Clyde L. Bohman
Clyde L. Bohman, 77, longtime Troy, Idaho, resident, died today at Good Samaritan Village in Moscow, Idaho. Arrangements are pending at Short's Funeral Chapel in Moscow.
Verda Pauline Anderson Blacker
Verda Pauline Anderson Blacker, lifetime Moscow, Idaho, resident, died of cancer Saturday at her home. She was 58.
She was born Dec. 7, 1938, to Lionel L. "Andy" and Alice M. Fischer Anderson in Moscow where she was reared and educated.
She married William A. Blacker Jan. 14, 1957.
She worked for Rosauers for 34 years beginning in 1962. She started working at the snack bar, then was named luncheonette manager. She worked as checker and was named general merchandise manager in 1978. In 1988 she asked to be returned to checker position. Her employers and customers rated her superior.
She had been a member of the Women of The Moose since 1958, She held several offices including friendship in 1962, star recorder in 1984 and college of regents in 1988. She spent many hours cooking steak dinners, cooking "Roadrunner" breakfasts and serving on various committee works. She joined Thatuna Eagles Auxiliary in 1993.
She devoted her life to family and helping anyone in need. She loved to travel, crochet, do crossword puzzles, go fishing, old movies, history and camping. Anything to do with community service made her happy.
She is survived by her husband at their Moscow home; four daughters, Debby Darvell of Longview, Wash., Darlene Runyan of Harlingen, Texas, Kathie Dimmick of Troy, Idaho, and Karen Kappler of Moscow; a sister, Dorene Casali of Spokane; two brothers, Don of Vista, Calif., and Verne of Monroe, La.; five stepchildren, Shirley Crimmins of Vallejo, Calif., William Blacker Jr. of Moscow, Keith Blacker of Pullman, Frances Blacker of Pendleton, Ore., and Cairy Blacker of Moscow; 15 grandchildren; and 10 plus great-grandchildren.
Viewing will be from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Short's Funeral Chapel in Moscow.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Short's with Pastor Dallas Groseclose officiating. Following the services a luncheon will be held at the Moose Lodge, upper level, by the Women of the Moose and the Eagles Auxiliary.
Family suggests memorials may be made to Hospice of the Palouse, Gritman Medical Center, 710 S. Main St., Moscow Idaho 83843.
Frances M. Dohrman
Frances M. Dohrman, 87, longtime area resident, died of age-related causes Monday at Gritman Medical Center in Moscow, Idaho.
She was born March 27, 1910, to Adam and Amy Alice Phifer Groner in Mace, Idaho. She was reared and educated at country schools in Red Butte, Wyo., and at Cheyenne Crossing, S.D.
She married George Henry Dohrman Aug. 16, 1926, in Newcastle, Wyo. They moved to Washington and then to California where her husband worked in the oil fields for one year before returning to Wyoming. During World War II, the family moved to Seattle where she worked for Boeing from 1945-47.
After the war the family went into business with a son-in-law, Bill Rosenberry. They started a sawmill in Morton, Wash., and later moved the operation to Tensed, Idaho. They operated the mill until it was destroyed by fire in 1970. She was an active member of the Tensed Community Church where she taught Sunday School. She enjoyed traveling and had visited 49 states. She also liked to sew and write letters.
Survivors include two sons, Stuart Dohrman of Tensed and Wayne Dohrman of Priest Lake, Idaho; three daughters, Ruthie Rosenberry of Desmet, Idaho, Juanita Dalrymple of Seattle and Phyllis Zigalla of Grayland, Wash.; two sisters, Irene Cool of Gerber, Calif., and Helen Crowley of St. Onge, S.D.; 23 grandchildren; 55 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband in 1993, three brothers, Albert, Harry and Cecil Groner, and one sister, Lela Wade.
Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Tensed Community Church in Tensed. Pastor Bob Brown will officiate at the service. Burial will follow at the Freeze Cemetery north of Potlatch, Idaho.
Memorial gifts may be given to the Tensed Community Church in Tensed, Idaho 83870.
Kramer Funeral Home of Tekoa, Wash., is in charge of the arrangements.
Monroe C. 'Dode' Cranney
Monroe C. "Dode" Cranney, 91, a retired seedsman who worked at the Pure Line Seeds warehouse in Moscow, died of heart arrhythmia Friday at Latah Health Services in Moscow, Idaho.
He was born Dec. 16, 1905, to Willard D. and Stensa Jensen Cranney in Logan, Utah. He was reared and educated in northern Utah and graduated from Logan High School before attending the Utah State Agricultural School, now Utah State University.
He played football at the college and graduated in 1928 with a degree in history and agriculture. He began teaching high school history and coaching football and basketball at Grantsville, Utah.
He married Lola Jefferies May 25, 1933, in Salt Lake City.
They moved to Oakley, near Burley, Idaho, where he taught and coached until 1941. The couple then moved to Twin Falls, Idaho, where he taught for four years before taking a job with Washburn Wilson Seed Co. He was in charge of the company until taking the job with Pure Line Seeds and transferring to Moscow in 1950.
Cranney left the Moscow office to take over the Moses Lake Pure Line Seeds operation in 1964. He retired in 1970.
The Cranneys moved back to Moscow in the fall of 1988 and she died Dec. 28, 1988.
Cranney was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints second ward in Moscow. He also was a member of the Moscow Elks Lodge.
An avid gardener and golfer, he also liked to read and watch sports on television. He made it his practice to keep track of team standings and scores.
Cranney is survived by three daughters, Judy Randall, Sheila Loomis and Gayle Rogalski, all of Moscow; one son, Kay L. Flinders, currently on an LDS mission at Tonga; one sister, Cleo Hinckley of Salt Lake City; 11 grandchildren; and 13 great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by several brothers and sisters.
Visitation will be at Short's Chapel in Moscow until 9 p.m. today and from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday.
A graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Moscow Cemetery. Bishop James Milligan of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will officiate.
The family suggests memorials may be made to Latah Health Services, 510 W. Palouse Drive, Moscow, Idaho 83843.
Margaret G. Dobbins
Margaret G. Dobbins, 98, a retired Potlatch, Idaho, rancher, died of age-related causes Thursday at Gritman Medical Center.
She was born Dec. 20, 1898, to John and Nancy E. Boone Graham in Cora, Idaho, near Potlatch. The family moved to Nezperce then to Stites, Idaho, before homesteading on the Joseph Plains in 1912. She began working for hay crews when she was 10.
She graduated from high school.
She married Robert B. Dobbins April 18, 1917, in Grangeville, Idaho. They developed a cattle ranch on Joseph Plains and operated it until selling the ranch in 1949.
They moved to Washington's Yakima Valley and bought a farm and ranch at Outlook. They operated it until selling in 1972. They then moved to Irrigon, Ore., where they retired.
After her husband's death in October 1973 she moved to Zillah, Wash. In 1983 she moved to Potlatch to live with her granddaughter, Margaret Ann Reisenauer.
She was a member of the Grange for more than 60 years and was past master of the Outlook and Pomona, Wash., granges. She served as the Washington state chairwoman of woman's activities for the Grange from 1965 to 1968 and supervised the Washington State Grange installation team.
She is survived by six grandchildren including Reisenauer and Gary Longfellow of Lewiston, Idaho; and nine great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a daughter, Mary I. Longfellow and a great-grandchild.
Cremation will take place and a memorial service will be held at a later date. Vassar-Rawls Funeral Home in Lewiston is in charge of the arrangements.
Memorials may be made to the Shriners' Hospital for Crippled Children, P.O. Box 2472, Spokane 99210-2472.
Clara Headrick, 86, died today at Moscow Care Center in Moscow, Idaho. Arrangements are pending at Short's Funeral Chapel in Moscow.
Nora U. Weir Kite
Nora U. Weir Kite, 100, a longtime Moscow resident, died in her sleep Thursday at the Moscow Care Center in Moscow, Idaho. After several heart attacks, she had been a resident of the center since June 3.
She was born in Johnson County, Mo., Nov. 7, 1896, to William E. and Maryann Weir. She came west with her parents and family in 1913 and later attended Washington State College, now university, in Pullman, Wash.
She married Alvin Dempsey Kite Oct. 30, 1918, in Colfax, Wash. They moved to Superior, Neb., in 1919, then returned to Pullman in September 1925 and lived there two years before moving to Moscow.
Nora was a member of the Reorganized Church of Latter Day Saints in Pullman and loved to sing in past years at church. During her married years she and her husband owned several businesses including a livery and second-hand business in the 1930s on North Main in Moscow, while living on a small farm where the present Arby's and a service station are on the Pullman Highway.
Later, they owned and operated a rooming house at the present location of the Moscow Key Bank, then 125 E. Sixth St., and a tire shop just south of the Moscow Fire Station on South Main Street.
They also owned several restaurants including one in Troy, Idaho, which was destroyed by fire during Troy Days in the 1950s, and a small cafe on South Main in Moscow which he later turned into a second-hand store when his health began to fail.
They resided in Robinson Mobile Home Park until his death in 1981 at age 85, from age-related causes. She then moved to her son and daughter-in-laws duplex in Moscow and remained there in her own apartment with the company of more than 200 dolls, most with handmade clothes she sewed before her sight failed in recent years.
She celebrated her 100th birthday with an open house at the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ in Pullman last November, with friends coming from as far away as Las Vegas and Seattle.
She is survived by one son, Alvin Dempsey Kite Jr. of Moscow; two grandchildren, Alan Kite of Boise and Nancy Kite Sabatino, of Clarkston, Wash.; four great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by five brothers and five sisters.
A graveside service will be at 10 a.m. Monday at the Moscow Cemetery. Viewing will be Sunday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. at Short's Funeral Chapel in Moscow.
Michael Jay Browning
A graveside service for Michael Jay Browning will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Mendenhall Cemetery near Onaway, Idaho. The Rev. Kathy Williams of the Elmore United Methodist Church will officiate.
Browning, 42, died from complications of diabetes Saturday at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center in Lewiston, Idaho. He was a lifelong area resident. Browning was a former woods sawyer and worked at the Potlatch Corp. mill at Lewiston.
He was born July 12, 1954, at St. Maries, Idaho, to Dock and Sylvia Rueppel Browning.
His family moved to Elk River, Idaho, for a brief time before settling in Princeton, Idaho. His father worked in logging camps around the region and Browning started his schooling at Potlatch, Idaho, before the family moved to Deary. He graduated from Deary High School in 1972.
Upon graduation, Browning worked in construction before going to the woods for 13 years. He then transferred to the Potlatch Corp. mill at Lewiston, from which he was forced to take disability retirement in 1995.
He was an avid golfer and enjoyed sports on television.
Browning is survived by his parents, both of Deary; one brother, Douglas Browning of Auburn, Wash.; two sisters, Vickie Trout of Troy, Idaho, and Sheryl Bringman of Plummer, Idaho.
The family requests memorials be made to the Deary Ambulance Fund. Short's Funeral Chapel of Moscow is in charge of arrangements.
Nora Kite, 100, longtime Moscow, Idaho, resident, died today at the Moscow Care Center. Arrangements are pending at Short's Funeral Chapel in Moscow.
Clinton Mendenhall, 91, a longtime Moscow resident, died Wednesday at Latah Health Services in Moscow, Idaho. Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at the Moscow Cemetery.
Arrangements are under the direction of Short's Funeral Chapel in Moscow.
Jane W. Newbry
A memorial service for Jane W. Newbry, 42, a registered nurse and Genesee, Idaho, resident will be held at 6 p.m. Sunday at the Genesee Valley Lutheran Church.
The Rev. Michael Swain of Genesee will officiate. Cremation has taken place.
She died of cancer Monday at her home.
She was born May 6, 1955, to Harold and Winifred Hansel at Dickinson, N. D. The family moved to Spokane in 1958 and she graduated from North Central High School there.
She attended Concordia College at Morehead, Minn., and Eastern Washington University at Cheney.
She married William Newbry Nov. 4, 1978, at Spokane.
She worked for the Shriner's Hospital and Deaconess Medical Center, both at Spokane.
They moved to Genesee in 1984 and she worked at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center and the Valley Medical Center and Children's Clinic, both at Lewiston.
She is survived by her husband at Genesee; a daughter, Meagan Newbry of Genesee; her mother of Spokane; and a brother, Tom Hansel of Post Falls, Idaho. Memorial contributions may be made to the Genesee Education Foundation in care of the Genesee School District, Genesee, Idaho 83832. Vassar-Rawls Funeral Home at Lewiston is directing arrangements.