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Gregory D. Higgins passed away Saturday, June 29, 2019 at St. Luke’s Medical Center in Boise after having a cardiac arrest while vacationing in McCall with family.

Funeral homes often submit obituaries as a service to the families they are assisting. However, we will be happy to accept obituaries from family members pending proper verification of the death.

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On Thursday, June 20, 2019, Jesse E. Weddle, passed away at the age of 77 losing his battle with cancer. He was the loving partner to Patsey Carpenter and a father to three children.

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There will be a memorial service for Lolli White, who passed away Jan. 29, 2019. The gathering will take place July 6 at 3 p.m. at Champion Park, behind the Orofino Elementary School.

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Dena Doralee Steward Rose was born in Orofino, January 10, 1962, one of eight children, to Bill and Vera Steward.

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Joyce (Aitken) Howe was born November 7, 1958 in Council to Ben and Donita Aitken. Joyce grew up in various locations throughout Idaho including Riggins, Pittsburg Landing on the Snake River, Riddle, Lewiston, Cambridge, Idaho City and Pierce, before the family finally settled in Weippe near…

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Leola Swearingen 86, of Kamiah, passed away Sunday June 23, 2019 at Grangeville Health and Rehabilitation Center.

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Sandra “Sandy” Lee Butler of East Hope, Idaho, passed away, with her family at her side, on June 12, 2019, at age 72 at Bonner General Hospital. She was born on October 26, 1946, in O’Neill, Nebraska to Daniel N. Bausch and Ruth G. Meadows Bausch.

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A gathering to celebrate the life of Linda (Waits) Fanning (formerly of Pierce) will be held June 29 at 1:00 p.m. at the Payette Kiwanis Park, 6th Avenue South and Hwy 95, near the pool that she loved so much. It will be potluck.

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Carol was born in Orofino on September 6, 1950 to parents Ramon and Lena Faucett, the third of seven children. She passed away on June 22, 2019.

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Milton “Bud” Crouch passed away peacefully on the morning of June 18, 2019 at Palouse Hills Assisted Living in Moscow. He was 94 years old.

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Craig Allen Driskell went home to be with his Lord and Savior June 12, 2019. Craig was born in Hermiston, Oregon on August 8, 1967.

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Patricia “Rea” Dobson, age 74, passed away on May 27, 2019 near Ellensburg, Washington. From her birth on February 17, 1945 until her death, Rea spread love and kindness wherever she went. She touched many lives and left a legacy that will not be soon forgotten.

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Frank Gilbert Norris, 61, died Wednesday, May 29, 2019, at St Joseph’s Regional Medical Center in Lewiston, Idaho, after a courageous 2½ year battle with cancer, surrounded by family.

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Pauline Rea Durham, longtime Weippe, Idaho resident, passed away June 2, 2019 in Pullman where she had been residing for a short time. She was 80 years old.

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Dorothy Catharine Bashaw, born July 19, 1923 in Gravity, Iowa, passed away June 11, 2019, at the age of 95. Dorothy’s middle name was after her grandmother, thus the unique spelling of Catharine.

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Jeff passed in peace at the age of 67. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Vivian, his parents Paul and Jean Young, and his brother Dave Young.

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Patricia Joan Williams, age 79, passed away peacefully May 29, 2019, due to Alzheimer related complications.  She was born June 6, 1939, in Orofino, Idaho to Patricia and Leonard Danner.  She is survived by husband, Rodger Williams. 

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Pauline Rea Durham, longtime Weippe resident, passed away June 2, 2019 in Pullman where she had been residing. She was 80. A full obituary will be published when available.

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Arminta (Minnie) Sinclair Weidner passed away on June 1, 2019 from complications from cancer. Minnie was born September 30, 1934 in a log house, eight miles from Weippe at Petersons Corner, to Chester Sinclair and Alberta Congelton Sinclair. She had two siblings, Wesley Sinclair and Ardella …

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Lenora E. Tourtellot, 92, was born on February 26, 1927. She died on May 28, 2019 in Orofino.

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Beatrice “Bea” Adams, 84, passed away on May 19, 2019, in Orofino. She was born on July 22, 1934.

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Jack Haslett, 68, of Rising Sun, Indiana, passed away on Saturday, May 11, 2019. He was born August 16, 1950 in Benton, Washington, son of the late Roy and Thelma (McGuffey) Haslett.

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Our beloved mother, Aletha Ann Brown passed away May 6, 2019 in Grangeville at the age of 96 from complications of pneumonia. She was born to Walter Doyle Bateman and Clara Belle Armitage on Jan. 21, 1923 in Southwick, where she spent her youth until her late teens.

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William Keith Dempsey, age 76, passed away on April 24 at his home in Orofino after being diagnosed with pancreatic cancer five months ago.

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Reid K. Mintonye, 73, of Pierce, was born April 24, 1945 in Myrtle Point, OR to Keith and Mary Mintonye. He passed away from cancer April 19, 2019.

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Ellen Harper Waggoner, 60 of Kamiah passed away on a beautiful spring day on the 15th of April, 2019 at Clearwater Valley Hospital in Orofino, Idaho. She was surrounded by friends and family.

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On Sunday, April 14, Danny (Butch) Huddleston lost his courageous battle with cancer. Butch was born Oct. 25, 1942 to Noah (Bo) Huddleston and Peggy Baney Huddleston. He joined three older sisters, Nancy, Diane and Donna.

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Vickie West was born Aug. 16, 1953 in Lewiston, ID. She went “home to heaven” on April 12, 2019 after a long fought battle with the disease Parkinson-plus. She passed away as she always hoped she would…. just drifted off peacefully.

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Bill Flowers, 71, passed away on Friday, April 5 at Gritman Memorial Hospital in Moscow.

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Patsy Parsell, 84, of Kamiah, died April 5, 2019, at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center, in Lewiston. 

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Frances Barbara Leff Burnham, of Orofino, passed away on March 31, 2019, at Clearwater Health and Rehabilitation in Orofino with family members by her side. Her daughter, Denise, was able to be there to say goodbye. Fran was 88 years old.

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Martha Jane Johnson was born to Alice and Ernest Ingwersen in Denver, CO on July 1, 1921 and died at age 97 in Orofino, Idaho on March 25, 2019. Her family moved to Southgate, CA where she graduated from Compton High School. Marty and her “baby” brother, Bill (“Doc”) Ingwersen had an idyllic…

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Friday morning at 7:40 Dr. Myrick W. Pullen Jr. died of natural causes; he was 103 years, six months and fives days old. He will be missed by his six children who survive him: Myrick, Ardella Culp, Bernice, Malcolm, Daniel, and Lorinda. He has eleven grandchildren, and sixteen great grandchi…

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Ellen May Byington, 90, of Orofino, was born Nov. 23, 1928 in Van Wick, Idaho. She passed away on March 16, 2019.