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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Rita Jeanne Sylvester, 89, of Orofino, fell asleep in death January 7, 2020 under the loving and watchful care of family and nursing staff at Clearwater Valley Hospital in Orofino, ID.

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Darlene Marie Newland, 80, of Roseburg, Oregon passed away Thursday, January 2, 2020. She was born February 2, 1939 in LaCrosse, Wisconsin to Clifford and Myrtle Larson and moved to Orofino, Idaho as a child. Darlene later moved to Grants Pass, Oregon and finally to Roseburg.

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Doris (Jean) Aldrich, 89, of Grangeville, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020 at Meadowlark Homes in Grangeville.

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Agnes Ricks, 94, Orofino, was born October 19, 1925 in Straw, Montana to Cyril and Rose Knapp. She passed away January 7, 2020 at Orofino, Idaho.

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Lola Clementine Wilkins-Wilman was born November 22, 1927, in Winona, Idaho, to Lloyd and Rose Wilkins. Lola was the oldest and only sister of five brothers; Doyle, Don, Glen, Ray and Gerald. When asked, her brothers would tell you there were five brothers and each had a sister. For some tim…

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Jack C. Gilmer was reunited with family and friends that preceded him to a place with no pain and he regained his mind and memories.

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Rita J. Sylvester, 89, of Orofino, born Sept. 17, 1930, died Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020.

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Francis (Bubs) Fanning passed away peacefully Thursday, Dec. 19, 2019, at Clearwater Health and Rehab in Orofino, from complications of a spinal stroke.

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Jack Gilmer, 87, of Orofino, died Sunday, Dec. 22, 2019 in Winchester. He was born Dec. 10, l932.

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On November 30, 2019, Heaven gained a “one of a kind” Angel. Donald O. Simmons began his journey home with his family by his side. He was 85 years young.

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Patricia Mills, 81, of Kamiah passed away Wednesday, November 20, 2019 at Clearwater Valley Hospital in Orofino.

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William (Bill) E. Miller of Orofino, Idaho passed away on Thursday, Nov. 14, 2019. He was born on Nov. 27, 1947 in Glendale CA., the son of the late Emil and Sally Miller.

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Clyde James Gillespie, Jr. was born February 12, 1940 to parents Clyde John Gillespie, Sr. and Cleo Jeanette Gillespie in Lenore, Idaho. As a young boy he loved hunting and fishing, working with his dad in the hay fields, the old-fashioned way, all by hand. His favorite toys were ones he mad…

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Toni Lee Huff gained her wings on the morning of Nov. 4, 2019 in Kellogg, Idaho, at the age of 69.

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In remembrance of outfitter Leo Crane who passed away on Sept. 30, there will be a ‘Celebration of Life’ gathering on Saturday, Nov. 23 at the Twin Ridge Fire Station.

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Leonard Baldwin, 79, of Orofino, passed away Oct. 6, 2019 at Clearwater Health and Rehabilitation Center in Orofino.

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A Celebration of Life for Jerry Hedrick by Father Sipho will be held on Nov. 9 at St. Theresa’s Catholic Church, C Street, between Brown and Kalaspo, Orofino. Rosary will start at 10 a.m., followed by Mass.

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Tami Shope, 54, of Orofino, died unexpectedly Oct. 20, 2019. Tami (Tamra Lee Stallings) was born on March 10, 1965 in Ventura, CA to Clifton Stallings and Carolyn Founds. The family moved to Athol in 1975.

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Edith Day, proud mother of Nancy Strom, Rosalie Francisco, Debbie Bair and Cristie Cochrell, passed away peacefully at her home on Thursday, Oct. 31, 2019 surrounded by family. She had enjoyed a delightful summer and fall celebrating her 100th birthday with many visiting family and friends.

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Mary E, Irion, 88, of Orofino, was born November 23, 1930 in Cashmere, WA. She died on October 25, 2019 in Orofino. Rest in Peace.

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Edward “Ed” Allan Butler of East Hope, Idaho, passed away from a presumed heart attack on September 19, 2019, at age 78. He was born on August 26, 1941, in Sandpoint, Idaho, to Eugene W. Butler and Vernise G. Sharai Butler.

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Catherine Jean Fackenthall was born July 31, 1934 and passed away on September 10, 2019. She was the first-born child to Edward (Red) and Georgie Bell. Jean grew up in the Ahsahka area and made it her home for much of her life, except for a short stint in Orofino and Emida.

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Leonard Baldwin 79, formerly of Kooskia and Kenai, Alaska, passed away Sunday, Oct. 6, 2019 at Clearwater Health and Rehab, Orofino.

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Omer was called home by his Heavenly Father Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019, so he could enter into his eternal rest, after 83 years living and working for our Lord Jesus.

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Leo Kendall Crane, 84, was quietly and peacefully called home on Monday, September 30, due to a massive heart attack. As he had said many times over the past few years… ”I’m tired, I hurt all the time and I just wish I could be done.” He passed on his pontoon boat at Rooney Creek near his be…