Bonnie Lou Nejdl, 84, longtime resident
Bonnie Lou Nejdl, 84, passed away Sunday, May 25, 2008, due to complications of age.
She will be missed by the millions of people she touched and most will agree that this world will be quieter from now on.
Bonnie was born Feb. 21, 1924 in Gooding to E.E. (Joe) Kyser and Cordelia Leeper Kyser. She was doted on and spent her childhood playing and riding horses and doing no more work than absolutely necessary.
After high school she married Donald Fager and moved to California while he went to serve in World War II. Donald was killed at sea and never met his son Ronald Dean, born Jan. 6, 1943.
Bonnie and Ron moved home to Idaho and she took some bookkeeping classes and eventually met and married Emil Nejdl. This marriage produced daughter, Leila Nejdl Crockett.
The family moved to Orofino in the early 60's and started a salvage business called Auto & Iron Salvage Co. on the banks of the Clearwater River, where the Lodge at River's Edge now sits.
They also had the business NADL Enterprises and had the garbage disposal contract for the city of Orofino for many years.
After her divorce from Emil, Bonnie kept and operated the business until she sold it in 2001 to Don Simmons of Simmons Sanitation.
Bonnie was active in the V.F.W. Ladies Auxiliary for many years and also active in the United Methodist Church, serving as a trustee. During her years of business she served as an officer with the National Solid Waste Management Association.
After her retirement she became one of the first residents of Brookside Landing and took on the job of shaping that place up.
When asked how she was, Bonnie always replied, "I'm perfect," and Miss Perfect is what they called her. Even as her health started to fail, she always had a smile on her face and some smart remark to make. If her body worked as well as her mouth did, she would have had no complaints.
Her laughter and songs will be missed, but as one of her grandsons said, "There may not be peace in Heaven for a while."
Waiting for her in Heaven are her parents and her beloved son, Ron.
Survivors include daughter Leila Crockett and son-in-law Steve; grandchildren, Tony, Tim and Will and wife Becca, all of Orofino, and Bryan and Angie Fager and Chrys and Dave Stephenson of Gooding; and great grandchildren, Amanda, Declan, Ronnie, A.J., Ayla, Katie and Genny.
A memorial of her life will be held Saturday, May 31 at 11 a.m. at Pine Hills Funeral Chapel in Orofino. Please bring Bonnie stories to share.
Memorial donations may be made to the Orofino United Methodist Church, Clearwater Humane Society or the charity of your choice.
Shirley Hornsby, 73, Orofino
Precious Lord, take my hand. Lead me on. Let me stand. I am tired, I am weak, I am worn. Through the storm, through the night, lead me on to the light. Take my hand, precious Lord, and lead me home.
On Saturday, May, 24, 2008, Shirley Hornsby, our loving mother and grandmother, was led home. Shirley was born in Iron River, MI, April 18, 1935, to Forrest and Florence Borske. The family moved to Weippe when she was age 13.
She met Roger and they wed Dec. 27, 1952. Mom was a homemaker for several years until the family moved back to Idaho, and after receiving her general education development certificate, she became a certified nurse's aide at Clearwater Valley Hospital in Orofino. She then became a surgery technician. She spoke often about her family, friends and co-workers.
Ill health forced mom to retire, which let her enjoy being involved in her church. She loved her faith and being a part of the Legion of Mary.
She loved scrapbooking, camping, picnicking and spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren. Her favorite thing was to play games and feed us kids. You could go grocery shopping in her pantry, but she always knew company would come and she had to feed them.
She was a strong-willed, loving, faithful woman and her family was always among her thoughts and prayers.
She and Dad loved to travel. Among her favorite memories was when she took three trips to Hawaii. She was also able to go with her three kids to Alvin, WI., and Iron River, for a family reunion to the Borske family farm.
She is survived by her brother, Forrest (Sonny) Borske; a son, David and wife April; grandchildren, Noah, and Autumn and her partner Josh, and their daughter, Avery; a daughter, Debbie Adams and her partner Adam; grandchildren David, Ryan, and Amy and her husband Corey, and their son, Riley; and a daughter, Dianna, and husband Charlie Seeley, and grandchild, Kylie. Also surviving are many cousins, nieces, nephews and close friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents; and her husband, Roger.
We love you Mom, and we know you are among us praying for us.
A rosary, led by the Legion of Mary will begin at 1 p.m. Friday at St. Theresa's Catholic Church in Orofino, followed by a funeral Mass conducted by the Rev. George King at 1:30 p.m.
Bonnie Helen Younglove, 86,
Bonnie Helen Younglove, 86 died gently May 24, 2008 at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center in Lewiston. She was born March 1, 1922 in Winters, TX to Charles H. and Grace T. (McManus) Mulanax. She attended high school in Coleman, TX.
She met, then later married Lester W. Younglove in Reno, NV June 29, 1940. They then moved to Fairfield, CA. where their child, Bonnie June, was born March 1, 1941. The family then moved to Barstow, CA and then to San Bernardino, CA for a short time before moving back to Barstow.
In 1954, they moved to 29 Palms, CA where Les and Bonnie lived for 20 years. Both Bonnie and Les were very active in their church, helping organize Palms Baptist Church. Bonnie assisted the Marine wives in teaching them English at the church and on numerous occasions would have the Marines and their families over for dinner. She was a very generous and caring person. She also worked in the church youth group; both Bonnie and Les were like parents to many of the youth and young adults there. Bonnie also helped start the Credit Union in 29 Palms.
A few years after Les retired from the Civil Service, the entire family moved to Orofino in 1977. Bonnie and Les have been very involved with their church, Orofino Baptist Church. Bonnie enjoyed painting and was a breast cancer survivor. She took great joy and love in her family, especially her two grandsons and great-grandchildren. She will be greatly missed.
She is survived by her husband, Lester W. Younglove of Orofino; daughter: Bonnie & Don Cleveland of Orofino; grandson, Bradley & Cheri Cleveland and great-grandsons Matt T. & Stevi D. of Lewiston; grandson: Brian & Cori Cleveland and great-granddaughters Cheyenne D. and Zayne R. of Lewiston.
The family would like to express a special thanks to the caregivers from Compassionate Care: Amanda, Gloria, Stephanie and Kelsey.
A Funeral Service will be held May 28, 2008 at 1 p.m. at the First Baptist Church in Orofino. There will be a public visitation one hour prior to the service at the church. Pine Hills Funeral Chapel and Crematory is in caring for arrangements.
Dale Monroe Brown, 73, formerly of Pierce-Weippe area
Dale Monroe Brown of Juliaetta passed away Thursday, May 22, 2008, at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center in Lewiston. Dale had been sick with liver disease and is now at peace.
He was born Sept. 26, 1934, in Wauconda, WA, to Odd M. Brown and Ethel Borders Brown. He lived in Curlew, WA, for 24 years.
In 1959, he went to Elk City to look for work. He ended up working at Berklunds sawmill as a pond monkey. In 1968, Potlatch bought Berklunds and closed it down in 1970, at which time Dale moved his family to the Pierce-Weippe area. He started working at the Jaype mill at the time and eventually retired from that Potlatch mill.
He met his future wife, Jerry, in Elk City. They had two children, Tammy Sue in 1960 and Ted Monroe in 1963.
His favorite pastime was driving. He could drive his Ford pickup for hours on the back roads of Idaho, listening to country music. He also was a very skilled artist, especially of the wildlife he encountered on his drives. He also enjoyed the idea of finding buried treasure while using his metal detector.
He is survived by his wife, Jerry; daughter, Tammy O'Donnell and husband Dave; granddaughter, Brandi Thrall and husband, Jon, and their children Madalynn and Alex; grandson, Sean West and girlfriend, Missy, and their baby son, Landon. He is survived by three sisters, Lila, Lois and Betty and three brothers, Gerald, Evan and Eddie.
His parents preceded him in death. He lost his beloved son, Ted M. Brown in 2006. He also lost his beloved dog, Tia, in March.
There will be a graveside service at 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 27, at Lewis-Clark Memorial Gardens in Lewiston.
Andrew M. "Andy" Siverson, 85, Orofino
Andrew M. "Andy" Siverson, 85, Orofino, passed away at Clearwater Health and Rehabilitation Center in Orofino Thursday, May 22, 2008.
Cremation has taken place and funeral services are pending. Pine Hills Funeral Chapel and Crematory is caring for arrangements.
Catherine Ann Karnowski, 83
Catherine Ann Karnowski was surrounded by her children at home when she left this world on May 1, 2008.
She was the sixth of eight children, born to William B. and Anna E. Hussman. Born July 19, 1924, in Cottonwood, Idaho, Catherine was proud of being a direct descendent of Idaho pioneers, Barney and Gertrude Forsmann Luchtefeld. Barney's family emigrated from Illinois in 1886. They settled on land which contains the present St. Gertrude's Monastery west of Cottonwood. The following spring a sawmill was erected near the foot of Cottonwood Butte by JB Forsmann and Henry Kuther. It is this sawmill that eventually became the Hussman Lumber Company that Catherine's parents owned and operated until 1937.
Mom always talked about picking huckleberries near Cottonwood and the annual trips to Red River Hot Springs for everyone's health.
Catherine "Katie" was 12 when her family moved to Boise. She attended St. Teresa's Academy and graduated from Boise High School. She graduated as a registered nurse from Holy Cross Hospital in Salt Lake City, UT.
Mom met the "kindest and gentlest man," Albert B. Karnowski, whom she married in Boise on October 21, 1947. While raising four children, she worked as an RN at the Boise hospitals and also as a private duty nurse. Mom spent several years at the Veteran's Hospital until she retired in 1973 to care for Dad at home until he died in 1989.
Throughout her whole life, Mom was always caring for someone. She assisted her mother in her sister Gertrude's care and her own parents in their later years. She offered her home to her grandchildren and others who needed her, even while tending to Dad. Mom had an acute moral sense of responsibility towards all of her family members and supported them even when disagreements arose.
Mom was the legendary force behind large family dinners, whether they were for holidays, birthdays or other special occasions. She would not rest until everyone had been served. When complimented on the fine quality of the food, she would always say: "It was just a simple meal." At backyard dinner parties, she would host as many as 30-50 people.
Catherine loved playing table tennis and she taught most of her grandchildren to play well. No one could beat her until the last couple years. She played Pinochle and also passed that skill on to some of the grandchildren. Her favorite pastimes were reading detective novels and the daily paper, watching BSU Bronco football, World Series Baseball, Jeopardy, the news and Jay Leno. She could actively debate current events and politics with much gusto. She also enjoyed watching old time movies with her son, Chris, who tended her in her later years.
Survivors include her children, Albert (and Cheryl), Barbara, Christopher of Boise; Kay (and Mike) Kirkpatrick, Orofino; her sister, Betty DuBois of Boise; and brother, William P. (and Carolynn) Hussman of Tucson, AZ; nine grandchildren; two great-grandchildren and numerous nephews and nieces. She was preceded in death by her parents, sisters, Leona, Gertrude and Margaret; and brothers, Bernard and John.
Funeral Mass will be celebrated Saturday, May 24, at 10 a.m. at St. John's Cathedral in Boise. Rosary will be recited Friday, May 23, at 7 p.m. at Summers Funeral Homes, 1205 W. Bannock St., Boise. Internment will follow at a later date at Morris Hill Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made to the Holy Cross Roof Fund, St. Mary's Parish, P.O. Box 425, Cottonwood, ID 83522.
Roger W. Adams, 82, formerly of Orofino
Roger W. Adams, 82, of Lewiston passed away Sunday, May 18, 2008, at Life Care Center of congestive heart failure.
Roger was born June 22, 1925, to Earl and Bessie Adams in Winegar, Wisconsin. He attended school in Wisconsin and later in Orofino, Idaho. During World War II, Roger enlisted in the Navy when he was 17 and spent the next four years aboard the USS Bancroft. He later described those four years as "an adventure of a lifetime."
After his discharge, he returned to Orofino and married Dorothy McGee of Peck on December 8, 1945. They then moved to Port Angeles, WA for a year and then moved to Lewiston where they lived and raised their family.
Roger attended North Idaho College of Education (NICE), which later became Lewis-Clark State College, where he received his Bachelor's degree in Education. He later received his Master's degree from the University of Idaho in Moscow.
Roger's first teaching job was at Webster Elementary in Lewiston. He and Dorothy then moved to Redmond, OR for a year and then returned to Lewiston. He then worked at Warner Elementary, which is now McGhee Elementary. Roger then became a teaching principal at Garfield Elementary. He was the first principal at Centennial Elementary and then went on to be principal at McSorley Elementary. Roger spent one year at the Lewiston School District office before he went on to become a principal at both Jenifer and Sacajawea junior high schools. He retired from Lewiston School District in 1985.
During his early teaching career, he worked for the Parks and Recreation as the director of the sports division and worked with little league children. He also worked weekends for PFI, which is now Potlatch Corporation.
In 1978, Roger returned to LCSC to become their public address announcer for the Warriors. He announced the women's basketball and volleyball games as well as the men's basketball and baseball games.
Upon his retirement from being the Warrior announcer, he earned the title as the "Retired Voice of the Warriors."
Roger is survived by his four children: Wayne of Lewiston, Donald of Tigard, OR, Janie Strand and husband Steve of Silverdale, WA, and Cindy Padget and husband Mike of Kennewick, WA. He has eight grandchildren: Shane Adams and wife, Lisa, Shawn Wiggins and wife DeAnna; Jennifer Hanson and husband Jon; Justin Adams; Melissa Kershisnik and husband Bill; Irene Adams, Roger Adams and Christa Adams. He also has 11 great-grandchildren which were his pride and joy. Roger is also survived by his sister Donna Ehrsam of Clarkston and his brother James Adams of Pocatello.
Roger was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Dorothy; sisters, Norma Devlin and Millie Johnson; and brothers, Frank and Delbert Adams.
A funeral service has been scheduled for Friday, May 23, 2008, at 11:00 am at Malcom's Brower-Wann Funeral Home in Lewiston. There will be a light luncheon following the service at the United Methodist Church of Lewiston 1906 Broadview Dr. immediately following the service. Memorial donations can be made in Roger's name to the LCSC Athletic Department 500 8th Ave., Lewiston, ID 83501.
Mamie C. Ogden, 85, Teakean native
Mamie Caroline Fackenthall Ogden, 85, passed away at Life Care Center of Lewiston Friday, May 16, 2008.
Mamie was born July 7, 1922, at Teakean, Idaho, to parents Edward and Lily Choate. She was raised as a farmer's daughter and one of six children. She attended a one-room school at Teakean and rode horses to high school at Southwick. She enjoyed school and was on the Southwick girls' basketball team.
On March 13, 1939, she married Tom Fackenthall. She and Tom made their home in Ahsahka from 1939 to 1967. During that time, Mamie and Tom had a mail route and delivered mail on the North Fork, Dent route, which is now underwater and is a part of the Dworshak Reservoir. Mamie was active as a 4-H leader and enjoyed young people. In 1967, Tom and Mamie moved to Post Falls due to the closure of Ahsahka Mill. While living there Mamie worked in a drapery shop in Coeur d'Alene. Tom died July 13, 1979.
She and Tom were blessed with four children, Thomas Dale of Ahsahka; David Tim of Woodland, WA; Wilma Louise Kleinsmith of Rathdrum; and Ila Dawn Jenkins, who preceded her mother in death Jan. 9, 1995.
Mamie had a love of vegetable and flower gardening and continued this as one of her hobbies during her healthy years. She enjoyed cooking, canning and shared this culinary talent with many who wanted to learn. She was skilled in sewing, making her own clothes and home decorating items.
Mamie married Harrison (Mick) Ogden at Coeur d'Alene Dec. 29, 1979. They made their home in Teakean. With this union she became stepmother to Barbara Marvin of Lewiston, Gary Ogden of Teakean, and Patricia Ogden of Longville, MN.
Mick and Mamie spent time camping, fishing and gardening, and she always kept the hummingbird feeders full. She was a naturalist at heart and found relaxation and pleasures in viewing and identifying the species of birds and animals.
Due to failing health after Mick died June 10, 2001, Mamie became a resident at Brookside Landing in Orofino, then Wedgewood Terrace in Lewiston after a broken hip from a fall, and finally Life Care Center of Lewiston. The family appreciates and gives thanks to all of the dedicated caregivers and kind friends she met at each residence.
Mamie is survived by the above-mentioned children, 10 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, 11 great-great-grandchildren, and her special Yorkshire terrier, Missy.
Mamie was preceded in death by her parents, Edward Z. and Lily J. Choate; brothers, Edward Choate, Gordon Choate, Earl Choate, and Jesse Choate; sister, Ruby Ogden; and daughter Ila Jenkins.
Memorials may be sent in her name to Orchards Methodist Church, 1213 Burrell Ave., Lewiston, ID 83501 or a charity of choice.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Mountain View Funeral Home, 3521 7th St., Lewiston.