Ernestine M. Berg, 84
Ernestine M. Berg, a former Lewiston resident, passed away Wednesday, June 25, 2008, at her home in Prescott, WA.
Ernestine was born April 6, 1924, in Leland, to Denzil and Marie Kuykendall. She graduated from Southwick High School in 1941, and worked during World War II at Galina Spokane Air Depot, repairing airplanes.
Ernestine married Kenneth Bonser on Feb. 16, 1946. The moved to Detroit and lived there until 1956. They then returned to Lewiston and divorced shortly thereafter.
She worked as a bookkeeper for Sears and Presnell, Fairley and Gage, a certified public accounting firm in Lewiston, until 1973.
Ernestine married Richard Berg on Dec. 16, 1972, and moved to Ayer, WA, later moving to Prescott.
She was happiest when she was spending time with her family and playing with her grandkids. She loved reading books, putting together jigsaw puzzles, doing crossword puzzles and playing games on her computer. She was an avid housekeeper and a great cook. Her family and friends knew her as Ernie. She was loved by all who knew her.
Ernie is survived by her husband, Richard; her three sons and their wives, James and Susan Bonser of Yakima, WA, Keith and Paula Bonser of West Richland, WA and LT Scott and Lisa Bonser of Chula Vista, CA; seven grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild; as well as her three brothers and their wives, Gene and Margaret Kuykendall of Lewiston, Herm and Jo Mary Kuykendall of Peck, and Jerry and Carol Kuykendall of Weston, OR; as well as two stepsons and stepdaughters.
Funeral and memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday, July 1, at Mountain View Funeral Home, 3521 Seventh St., Lewiston.
Donations in lieu of flowers may be sent to: Prescott Memorial Scholarship Fund, c/o Kathy Curtis, 401 May St., Prescott, WA 99348; or the Prescott Volunteer Fire Department.
Richard W. Jain, 74, formerly of Lenore
Richard W. (Dick) Jain of Lapwai passed away Saturday morning, June 21, 2008, at Tri-State Memorial Hospital in Clarkston, WA. He had been in declining health for several weeks.
He was born Nov. 27, 1933, at Sacred Heart Hospital in Spokane, WA the youngest child of Ben and Agnes (Magee) Jain of Genesee. Shortly before his birth his mother took the train to the hospital where she had previously been a nurse.
He grew up near Lenore and attended grade school at Agatha. His family later moved to the edge of Lapwai where he was active in FFA, graduating from high school in 1951. He attended the University of Idaho at Moscow.
He was drafted into the United States Army, serving his country from 1953-1955. He was the Army Rifle Division Champion of Fort Sill, OK, in 1953.
He worked as a cowboy in the Salmon River country and also the Judith Basin in Montana. He won the bareback event at the Riggins Rodeo in 1956.
Jan. 22, 1963, he married Marilyn Monroe of Culdesac. They briefly made their home on Garden Gulch until settling on the bottom of Tom Beall, now White Road, for the remainder of their lives. They were married 44 years.
Together they enjoyed raising a garden he loved to share. He and his wife were avid spectators of their son and grandsons' sporting events. They rarely missed a Mariners baseball or Gonzaga basketball game on television. He was an excellent shot and bird hunter. When his children were younger he helped them with their 4-H animals and horses. He liked to keep a few cows and was an accomplished fence builder.
He worked as a butcher at Meats Inc., Skow's, Stilson's and YJ Meats. He also worked at PFI, Gem State Lumber and Baker Truck Lines.
He was very well read and interested in a wide variety of subjects, especially local history. He was an excellent storyteller and a sincere listener. He had a wonderful ability to remember people's names. He was active in his church, Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Lapwai.
His retirement years were spent doing the daily crossword puzzle, playing card games, bowling on a league, visiting family and friends and helping his wife through her long battle with cancer.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Marilyn, in July 2007; sister, Carol Collier and brother, Walter Jain, both of Lewiston.
He is survived by his children: daughter, Loris and her husband Shann Profitt, their three sons, Dylan Profitt and his wife Jenna, their son Micah and a daughter to be born, Ava Grace, all of Evans, CO, Joel Profitt of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and Micah Profitt of Lewiston; and his son, Ryan Jain of McCall. He is also survived by his many friends and beloved extended family.
A funeral Mass was held Saturday, June 28, at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church at Lapwai. Burial was at the Genesee City Cemetery.
God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.
Richard Ivan Ross, 59, Weippe
Richard Irvin Ross, 59 of Weippe died May 26, 2008 in a tragic drowning accident in the Clearwater River near Orofino.
Richard Irvin Ross was born in Redding, CA, Feb. 4, 1949 to Irvin & Frances (Felch) Ross. He enlisted in the Army in 1969 and served with honors during Vietnam attainting the rank of SP4.
Guy Vandevender, 101, formerly of Clearwater County
Guy Vandevender, 101,Lewiston, passed away Sunday, Sept. 21, 2008, of age-related causes.
He was born Nov. 3, 1906, at his grandparents' home on Bonner Mountain in West Virginia, to Walter and Betty (Bonner) Vandevender. The family moved to the Weippe area when he was four years old. He spent most of his life working as a sawmill sawyer, retiring from L. Cardiff Lumber Co. at Pierce in 1972.
He married Pauline Ball in 1925. The couple later divorced.
Guy married Ellen Wells in 1948. They resided in Weippe and Pierce for many years. They also lived in Kamiah, Winchester and Orofino.
Guy served on the city councils in Weippe and Winchester. He was an avid fisherman and enjoyed camping, black powder shooting and carpentry.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Ellen; his son, Alvin Lee; and daughter, Arline.
He is survived by his son, Darryl, and daughter-in-law, Sharron Vandevender of Lewiston; 10 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; as well as many step-grandchildren, of whom Pam and Steve Umphenhour were special to him.
There will be a graveside service at 10 a.m. Saturday at Lewis-Clark Memorial Gardens in Lewiston.
Jas H. Hudson, 17, Orofino
Jas H. Hudson, age 17, an Orofino resident, died at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center in Lewiston Saturday, Sept. 20, 2008.
A visitation will be held Thursday, Sept. 25, from 4-7 p.m. at Pine Hills Funeral Chapel in Orofino. Funeral Services will be held Friday, Sept. 26, at 11 a.m. at the Orofino Tabernacle Church with burial to follow at Orofino Riverside Cemetery.
Pine Hills Funeral Chapel is caring for the arrangements.
Rilla 'Juanita' Munds, 91, Orofino
Rilla "Juanita" Munds, 91 passed away September 16, 2008 at Clearwater Valley Hospital in Orofino.
Rilla Juanita Munds was born to "Lee" Leopold and Ada Long Summers in Lincoln, NB on Jan. 23, 1917 in a sod house with a mid-wife's help. Juanita mother passed away when she was three years and her father passed away when she was six years old. She was raised by her grandparents Charles and Virginia Long on their homestead on the Breaks of Lolo Creek out of Weippe. She had one brother, Robert Summers. Juanita attended OK school about 1 1/2 miles from the home ranch until eighth grade then went to Weippe High School finishing her junior year. Juanita married Harry James Munds Aug. 16, 1934 in Orofino at the Methodist Mission.
Harry and Juanita started married life living in Weippe, then at the Coeur d'Alene Mill for some time in 1934. In 1935, they moved back to Charles Long's Ranch after Grandmother Virginia passed away.
Harry and Juanita worked the ranch for Charles until he passed away in 1940. They then moved to Weippe and then on to the Musselshell. Harry James Munds worked for the local mills.
Later in 1950, they moved to Pierce and Juanita started working at the Pierce Motel as a maid for two years. The motel was sold to Deyo & Gould and she became the manager working for around 30 years. The motel then sold to Dean & Lorraine Yocum and she worked for them until she retired in 1990. Juanita then made her home with her daughter and son-in-law Bucky Agost.
In the summer and fall months she would visit her sons for three to four months.
Juanita helped catch the bank robber in Pierce and was always helping someone.
Juanita was preceded in death by her parents Leopold and Ada Summers; grandparents, Charles and Virginia Long, brother, Robert Summers (wife, Maxine Hayes); son, James Robert Munds (wife, Sandra), daughter, Barbara Lee Munds and grandson, Dale Agost.
She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Frank and Juanita Mae Munds Agost of Kamiah; son and daughter-in-law, Glen Steven & Claudia Munds of Missoula, MT; grandchildren: Debra Agost Burk, Cheryl Munds Smalty, Karen Munds Bergerson, Christine Munds, Tareena Munds Kaurin, Stephanie Munds Hill; three step-grandchildren: Kelly Carvo, John Pendergast and Cindy Spencer and numerous great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren along with nieces and nephew of Robert Summers and first cousin Zona Speck and her son Howard Galbreath.
Cremation has taken place. There are no services planned at this time. Pine Hills Funeral Chapel and Crematory is caring for arrangements.
Gregory L. Quigley, 48, THS graduate
(October 6, 1959 - September 13, 2008)
Greg Quigley, beloved husband, father and friend, was taken from us too soon as he was riding his Harley to Quigley, MT Sept. 13, 2008
Greg was born to Carol and Bob Quigley in Lewiston Oct. 6, 1959. He grew up in Headquarters and graduated from Timberline High School in 1977.
As a young man, Greg loved spending time on the Weippe ranch of his grandparents, Ellis and Bessie Snyder. One of his proudest moments was winning the team roping competition with his grandpa at the Weippe Rodeo in 1980. Greg rode his much-loved horse, Chief.
Greg moved to Lewiston shortly after graduating from high school and got a job at Bruneel Tire. It was during this time that he met the love of his life, Joan. The couple married Jan. 12, 1980, at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church. Greg and Joan had two beautiful daughters, Alyssa, now 26, and Jenna, 21.
Greg started working in the forest industry in the early 1980s. In 1984, he and his family moved to Rowan Bay, AK, where he worked for Seeley Logging. In 1987, they moved back to Lewiston. Later, he got a job at Potlatch Corp., where he worked the rest of his life.
Greg belonged to the Northwest Timber Workers and lobbied for forest health. He was influential with politicians around the Northwest.
Greg died doing what he loved, riding his Harley. He rode his bike all around the West, including numerous trips to Sturgis, S.D. He loved to find obscure, out-of-the-way places. He would rather spend nights in his tent than at a hotel. He loved the freedom that riding gave him.
Greg was a member of the Crusaders Motorcycle Club, with whom he took many trips. The club's members were his brothers. The group helped gather donations for the food bank and participated in poker runs for the Lewiston Veterans Home.
Greg loved to read all sorts of books. One of his favorite writers was Jack Kerouac, whose books about travel resonated with him. Greg was always there for his daughters. If Alyssa needed a light bulb changed at her house in Twin Falls, Greg would hop on his Harley and be there in a flash. The girls say their dad always had the best advice - he always had the answers.
Greg went out of his way to make his wife feel special. He e-mailed her every day to tell her what he loved about her and how special she is. She lovingly referred to him as "Craig," a nickname her dad had given him.
Greg had a gift for talking to people and making everyone feel wanted and welcome. He had a sharp wit and was a talented storyteller. He was representative of all the colorful characters he grew up with on the Hill.
Greg is survived by his wife, Joan; and daughters, Alyssa of Twin Falls and Jenna of Lewiston; as well as the family dog, Sammie Joan. Greg also leaves behind Grandma Bessie of Lewiston, and parents-in-law, Jerome and Jeanne Schrempp of Lewiston. Sisters-in-law include Barb Baney and husband Don of Lewiston; Nancy Orton and husband Duane of Lewiston; Jill Young and husband John of Glasgow, Scotland; as well as cousin Rachel Johnson and husband Roger of Coeur d'Alene. Survivors also include a brother, Mike Quigley and wife Dawny of Lewiston. Greg's nieces and nephews include Matt and Tara Baney of Lewiston; Nathan Orton of Portland, OR; Marcus Orton of Boise; Elizabeth Young of Glasgow; and Gib, Garner, Denver and Derrick Quigley, all of Lewiston.
He is also survived by several great-aunts and uncles, and many friends.
A celebration of his life will be conducted at 1 p.m. Thursday at Our Lady of Lourdes in Lewiston.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial donations be made to the Lewiston Veterans Home.
Charles R. Morlan, 78, Dworshak Dam worker
Charles R. (Chuck) Morlan died Friday, Sept. 12, 2008, at his home. He was born Feb. 2, 1930, in Stafford, Kan., to Ralph and Jewell Morlan.
Chuck was born on a farm in Stafford. His family moved from Kansas to California, to eastern Oregon, then on to Portland, OR, finally settling in Moses Lake, WA. He was a Teamster; that was his life's work and he loved it.
He married June Harper in 1953; they later divorced. He married Beverly Weller in July 1986. When asked about his marriages, he would tell you that he was very lucky to have had two good wives; he would also tell you that he had it easy - he went to work, the moms raised the kids, and they had the hardest job of all.
He had an interesting and full life, with lots of adventures. He faced his illness as if it were another adventure and kept his positive outlook to the very end. He had many stories about his life as a kid on the farm. He boxed as a teen, and was a member of the Teamsters Union at the age of 16. He was in the Navy, and visited 17 countries during his lifetime, including a more recent three-month trip to South Africa.
As a Teamster, he worked many job sites, the bigger the better. He worked on most of the dams in our area, including Little Goose, Lower Granite and Dworshak. At the end of his career he worked in Alaska on the pipeline, at the North Slope and Prudhoe Bay, where he drove on ice roads and on the ice of the ocean while helping to build islands in the ocean.
Chuck is survived by three daughters, Carla and Mike Metcalf and Chris and Dave DeWitt, all of Clarkston, WA and Terri and Stewart Sackett of Seven Fields, PA; and a son, Kim and Glenda Morlan of Gardnerville, NV; and many grandkids and great-grandkids.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his brothers, R.L. Morlan and Earl Morlan. He buried two sons, Ralph L. Morlan and Bob Freeman; and his beloved Beverly. Those were the toughest times for him; he loved his family.
A graveside service will be at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday at Vineland Cemetery in Clarkston, followed by a potluck dinner at the Clarkston Eagles. Merchant Funeral Home in Clarkston is handling arrangements.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to the Tri-State Home Health and Hospice of Clarkston.