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Elaine Louise Brockmann, 75, Orofino
Elaine Louise Brockmann, 75, Orofino, passed away at Clearwater Valley Hospital in Orofino Thursday, Jan. 1, 2009.
Cremation will take place. Service arrangements are pending. Pine Hills Funeral Chapel is caring for arrangements.

Margery Harvey, 85, formerly of Orofino
Margery Alice Harvey passed away on Jan. 1, 2009 at Moscow due to complications from Alzheimer's disease.
Margery was born Sept. 20, 1923 to Roy and Ina Palmatier at Betula, PA. During her youth she lived in several rural towns in northwest Pennsylvania and southeast New York. In 1942 Margery graduated from high school at Olean, NY. She then attended the Arnot-Ogden Memorial Hospital School of Nursing at Elmira, NY and graduated as a registered nurse in 1945. She worked as a surgical nurse at Olean General Hospital in Olean, NY for several years. She married Walter L. Harvey on March 22, 1946.
She and her husband and children moved to East Aurora, NY in 1951 where she worked in a physician's office and at Lady of Victory Hospital in Buffalo, NY. The family then moved to Bradford, PA and also lived on a farm near Eldred, PA. In 1960 they moved to Long Beach and then Lakewood, CA where Margery worked as surgery supervisor at Artesia Hospital.
Margery and her husband moved to Orofino in 1977 to be near family. Her husband, Walter, died in January 2001. She moved to Moscow in 2002 and lived with her daughter and son-in-law before moving to assisted living at Latah Health Services in Moscow and then to Wedgewood Terrace in Lewiston. At the time of her death she lived at Aspen Park Healthcare in Moscow.
Margery's career in nursing was a joy to her and she was a skilled and compassionate professional. She was an avid and talented bowler and she and Walter participated in several leagues over the years. Particularly in retirement, she and her husband enjoyed raising bountiful gardens and beautiful flowers. They enjoyed camping, fishing and bird watching. She dearly loved her children and grandchildren.
Margery is survived by her daughters, Susan Appelgren and husband, Ross, of Moscow and Jayne Streiff and husband Dutch of Palmer, AK. She is also survived by her daughter-in-law Michelle Harvey of Olympia, WA. Also surviving are her sisters Shirley Crone, Ann (Mike) Welch and sister-in-law Alice Ford. She was preceded in death by her son, Glenn, her sister Thelma Welch and husband Clair, her brother Harley Ford and brother-in-law Mark Crone. She is survived by eight grandchildren: Jennifer (Brad) Pope, Comfort (Scott) Langill, Chelsea (Joe) Kincaid; Katy (Brian) Nuttbrock, Douglas Appelgren; Shannon, Robert and Stephen Harvey and nine great-grandchildren.
The family would like to offer heartfelt appreciation to the assisted living nurses and staff at Latah Health Services, Wedgewood Terrace and most recently Aspen Park Healthcare for the care they provided for Margery. You have been a blessing to Margery and her family. Memorial donations are suggested to either Wedgewood Terrace Assisted Living at 2114 Vineyard Ave., Lewiston, ID 83501 or Aspen Park Healthcare at 420 Rowe St., Moscow. ID 83843.
A memorial service will be held at Short's Funeral Chapel in Moscow on Wednesday Jan. 7 at 11 a.m. with Pastor Toby Sumpter of Trinity Reformed Church of Moscow officiating.

Pearl Gertrude Bowler, 95, Orofino
Pearl Gertrude Bowler, 95, Orofino, passed away at Clearwater Valley Hospital in Orofino Thursday, Dec. 25, 2008.
Cremation will take place and a memorial service will be held at a later date.
Pine Hills Funeral Chapel and Crematory is caring for arrangements.

Walter J. Frazier, 92, Orofino
Walter Frazier, 92, passed away peacefully at his granddaughter's home in Orofino Dec. 18, 2008.
Walter John Frazier was born on Jan. 20, 1916 to Walter G. and Maude Frazier in Hartford City, IN. He grew up there. He met and married his longtime love Marguerite Evelyn Lines in 1937. During the war he worked at the defense plant, Studebaker Aviation and was drafted but did not serve as the war ended the day before he was to leave. He was a longtime resident of Portland, Indiana and later Florida.
He owned and operated a ditching machine and farmed for over 50 years. After selling the farm he moved to Florida with his wife of 69 years, Marguerite Frazier, who passed away in 2006. Walter's favorite past time was fishing. He belonged to antique car clubs in both Indiana and Florida. He owned and lovingly restored many cars over the years. His favorite was his grandfather's 1936 Plymouth. Walter loved to travel and seeing the country, making several trips to Alaska.
He is survived by his sister, Ruby Haisley of Fairview, IN., sons Glenn (Joan) Frazier of Smartville, CA, Jay Frazier of Delta Junction, AK, and Gould Frazier of Weirsdale, FL; 8 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, and 6 great-great grandchildren.
According to his wishes, internment of both Marguerite and Walter's ashes will be held later in the summer of 2009 in Indiana. Pine Hills Funeral Chapel of Orofino is in caring for arrangements.

Levon Earl Wendle Chase, 85, Orofino
Levon Earl Wendle Chase passed away Sunday Dec. 21, 2008 at Clearwater Health and Rehabilitation in Orofino, due to complications of Parkinson's Disease.
Levon came into this world at the family home in Lewiston on July 10, 1923, the second of four sons born to Charlie Irvin and Agnes Marie Eikum Chase. He lived in Reubens, where he started first grade at five years of age because they needed students to fill a class. Soon after first grade, upon his father becoming ill, the family moved to Lewiston where his father passed away when Levon was six.
He attended the Orchards School through eighth grade, moving on to Lewiston High School where he was active in the National Honor Society, baseball and football. Levon played on Lewiston's first American Legion Baseball Team during the summer of 1939.
After graduating from Lewiston High School in 1940 he attended Lewiston Normal School for one year then transferred to the University of Idaho to play football. There he seriously injured his knee, putting an end to his football career at the U of I. He returned to Lewiston Normal (Lewis Clark State College) in the spring of 1942 and was elected student body president in 1943. During his college days he played football, basketball and baseball for the college and for town teams against such opponents as the Harlem Globe Trotters, the Kansas City Monarchs and the House of David baseball clubs. He had professional offers, being scouted by five different professional teams, all the while working for Potlatch, the Forest Service and McCann's Ranch during those college summers.
Upon graduating from Lewiston Normal, Levon began his illustrious teaching career at Genesee from 1943-1948 (because of wartime) he was teacher, principal, coach and most likely janitor and bus driver. He returned to NICE in the fall of 1948 to earn his Bachelor's Degree in Education and met his future bride, Nellie Bruce. Levon had many college honoraries including Alpha Epsilon, I Club, student body president, Phi Beta Sigma. In 1949 he went south to Weiser where he coached and taught math and sciences at Weiser High School for two years. Parma High School was Levon's next career move where he taught sciences and was the High School principal for three years. Levon earned his Masters of Education degree during the summer of 1953, but didn't walk until the University of Idaho graduation of 1954.
During this time he was officiating many basketball and football games from the local to the state level. In June of 1954 he moved to Orofino where he was the Orofino High School Principal for 28 years. He was proud of his students and started National Honor Society chapters at any school where he taught that did not have one at that time. By his retirement in 1982 he was the "grandfather" of Idaho Principals, being in one school longer than any other principal in Idaho.
Levon was a past member of the Mason's in Genesee, a current member of the Lewiston Elks and lifetime member of the IEA (Idaho Education Association) and NEA (National Education Association). He served two terms on the IEA Executive Board and helped to get the first IEA building in Boise. Through his association and membership in the Idaho High School Athletics Association, he helped organize the different leagues in the high schools around Orofino and held many positions in the athletic groups. Levon helped organize the youth baseball league in Orofino and was treasurer of that group. He was awarded the IHSAA Distinguished Service Award in 1987. During the summers of 1956-1968 he worked for the Clearwater-Potlatch Timber Protective Association (C-PTPA) as a fire inspector, a job he loved and always looked forward to. Levon's service to the community of Orofino included the Orofino Chamber of Commerce and after retirement he was active with the R.S.V.P., the Clearwater County Senior Citizens, Orofino meal site volunteer for many years and student teacher supervisor with LCSC.
Among his many interests were hunting, fishing, gardening and photography, where his handiwork can be seen in any of 28 Orofino High School yearbooks. He was very adept at woodworking, fixing anything, helping anyone, loving children and was a voracious reader (the genre: always factual history and definitely National Geographic!) Levon was very proud of his Norwegian heritage and his immigrant grandparents. He would tell fabulous stories about the wonderful Christmas Eve dinners of lutefisk, lefse, and krumkake.
Levon is survived by his wife of 58 years, Nellie Lou Bruce whom he met at NICE and married on June 4, 1950 in the Presbyterian Church in Lapwai. He is the father of, and survived by, three children: Patricia Larson (Lyman), Richard Chase (Becky), and Charles Chase (Christi); four grandchildren: Jerimy Chase (Amy), Cindy Patterson (Aaron), Marta Larson, and Chase Larson; three great-grand children: Logan Chase, Brooke Chase, and Troy Patterson. Also surviving him are two brothers: Wayne Chase of Bloomington, Indiana and Palmer Chase of Orofino; along with two nieces and four nephews. Levon was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Clinton Chase of Bloomington, IN.
The family would like to thank all the many people who helped during Levon's illness. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Orofino High School Alumni Scholarship, P.O. Box 855, Orofino, ID 83544 or the Clearwater County Senior Citizens Inc., P.O. Box 95, Orofino, ID 83544.
Services will begin at 10 a.m. Monday at Pine Hills Funeral Chapel in Orofino. As Levon said, "It's better to be an HOUR early than a minute late." Public visitation will be from 8 to 9:45 prior to the service at the funeral home. A reception will follow at the Clearwater County Senior Citizens building. Burial will be at Normal Hill Cemetery in Lewiston at 2 p.m.

Edith Raby, 97, Peck native
Edith Raby, longtime resident of Clarkston, died Sunday, Dec. 21, 2008, at the age of 97, at Tri-State Memorial Hospital in Clarkston, WA.
Edith was born Feb. 11, 1911, in Peck, to Oscar Hollingsworth and Madge Logan Hollingsworth, the first of their seven children. The family homesteaded at Boles and lived there for four and a half years. They moved to the Lenore area in August 1918, and Edith attended the Star School.
On Oct. 22, 1930, she was married at Lenore to Oscar Raby of Kendrick. That same year they, along with Oscar's parents, purchased the Kendrick Hotel, which they helped to manage for a few years.
In 1942, the couple with their four children, moved to Clarkston, where Oscar worked for Prarie Flour Mill and later for Star Trucking Company. Edith worked at City Dye Works and later at C.C. Anderson's. She was a member of the Tri-State Memorial Hospital Auxiliary, the Eastern Star and a longtime member of the Methodist Church. Edith enjoyed camping trips, working in her yard, and flower garden, and playing pinochle, as well as entertaining friends and family.
In 2003, she moved to Evergreen Estates in Clarkston where she has resided since.
Edith is survived by two daughters, Gwen and husband John Hufnagle of Sandusky, OH, and Myra Luoma of Clarkston; and two sisters, Blanch Hosterman and June Casteel, both of Lewiston. She also leaves behind 17 grandchildren, 34 great-grandchildren and 13 great-great- grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Oscar; daughter Phillis Luoma; son, Gary; three sisters; a brother and two grandsons.
Merchant's Funeral Home in Clarkston is caring for arrangements.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Northwest Children's Home or a charity of your choice.

Lauran A. Kittle, 94, Orofino
Lauran A. Kittle, 94, Orofino passed away Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2008 at Clearwater Valley Hospital in Orofino.
Cremation will take place and a memorial service will be held at a later date.
Pine Hills Funeral Chapel and Crematory is caring for arrangements.

Eddie Benjiman Usery, 95, Orofino
Eddie Benjiman Usery, 95, Orofino, passed away at Clearwater Health and Rehabilitation in Orofino Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2008.
A funeral service will be held Tuesday, Dec. 23, at 9 a.m. in Hamilton, MT.
Pine Hills Funeral Chapel and Crematory is caring for arrangements.

George Vrieling, 103
George Vrieling, 103, Grangeville, passed away Sunday, Dec. 14, 2008, at his home in Grangeville.
George was born Sept. 30, 1905 at Manhattan, MT, a son of Lambert and Aussilina Hamming Vrieling. The family moved to Hollister before moving to Grangeville where he received his education.
He married Tena Workman on Nov. 1, 1927 at Grangeville. Together they farmed and ranched near Grangeville. Tena passed away in 1973. He married Beulah Riek in 1976 and following their marriage; he retired and moved into town.
He enjoyed gardening, raising chickens and living the farming and ranching life. He was a member of the Grangeville Christian Reformed Church.
He is survived by his wife Beulah; his daughters, Helen Walker of Clarkston, WA, Johanna and Orville Biggers and Bertha and Dick Arends, all of Grangeville; his sons, John and Jeannette Vrieling and George and Ruth Vrieling, all of Grangeville; 17 grandchildren, and many great and great great grandchildren. George is also survived by his stepchildren, Bob Riek of Peck, Marilyn Krieger of Cottonwood, and Ron Riek of Colorado.
He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Garit and Edward.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, Dec. 17, at 1 p.m., at the Blackmer Funeral Home in Grangeville. Private family burial will follow at Prairie View Cemetery in Grangeville.
The family suggests memorials may be made to the Gideon's or to the Memorial Fund of the Grangeville Christian Reformed Church, c/o Blackmer Funeral Home, 305 No Mill St., Grangeville, ID 83530.

Fay D. Barbee, 71, formerly of Weippe
Fay D. Barbee passed away Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2008, at Royal Plaza Care Center in Lewiston.
Fay was born in Orofino to Forrest and Lola Hayes on June 1, 1937. She grew up and attended schools in Weippe and graduated from Weippe High School.
Fay married Donald Hayes in 1955. Don and Fay welcomed two children into their lives, Debbie and Rick. The marriage ended in divorce.
She then married Vollie (Dude) Hunter in August 1964, and they were divorced in 1980. In 1986, Fay was working at the Idaho Department Store in Lewiston, where she met Ed Barbee, the love of her life, and they were married in May 1987.
Fay loved spending time with her family. Her favorite pastime was shopping for her many grandchildren. Fay and Ed looked forward to their many trips to Jackpot, NV., and enjoyed winning.
Fay is survived by her husband, Ed; sister, Donna and husband Bill Jackson; brother James Hayes; daughter, Debbie and husband Pat Hightower; daughter-in-law, Cheryl Hayes; stepson Kevin Barbee and wife Shelley; stepdaughter Michelle and husband Mike Kelley; eight grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Fay was preceded in death by her brother Richard Hayes; a son, Rick Hayes; and a stepson, Mike Barbee.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Mountain View Funeral Home in Lewiston, with burial to follow at Lewis-Clark Memorial Gardens.
Any donations may be made to Lewis-Clark Humane Society.

Darrel E. Titus, 83, Orofino
Darrel Titus will be remembered by his family and friends for many, many things. Among those was his sense of humor, his enjoyment of people, especially children and his loving dedication to Alyce, his wife of 63 years.
He passed away, Monday, Dec. 1, 2008 at Clearwater Health and Rehab in Orofino after a three-month illness.
Although his life was filled with many accomplishments and honors the greatest was his rise from rags to riches. His family homesteaded in Ahsahka living in a tent house by a bend in the river. There was never the expectation Darrel would go to college, but after being student body and senior class president at Orofino High School; being voted Outstanding Maniac; lettering in four sports and serving two years in the Marine Corps, Darrel received a boxing scholarship and attended the University of Idaho graduating in 1950 with a degree in education.
At one of his college boxing matches which he easily won on points, his coach asked him why he didn't knock out his rival. Darrel calmly told him he couldn't because his opponent's parents were in the audience.
After graduation Darrel taught Civics for two years at the high school in Anatone, WA then four years at a junior high school in Prosser, WA until moving to Bakersfield, CA where he taught and coached for a number of years prior to becoming principal and being named Teacher of the Year. Tradition dictated that principals have a paddle on the wall to encourage students to do the right thing, but one day a particularly unruly second grader came into his office. Darrel removed the paddle and set it on his desk. The student slowly pulled off his belt and also silently laid it on the desk. Refraining from laughter wasn't easy for a man described as a Pied Piper for children. He preferred to lead by example. He spent 48 years in the teaching and coaching profession positively influencing two generations of students and athletes. After retiring, one of his biggest joys was skiing at Tahoe on a free senior pass so he could tease the paying customers.
From the age of 19 on, the light of Darrel's life was Alyce. She was a fellow student at OHS, but never voted for him preferring instead to vote for the 'best dancer'. However, they first 'saw' each other after graduation and had six dates before he left for the service where he prepared planes on an aircraft carrier in the Pacific. He proposed via mail and bought her engagement ring while in Hawaii. They had 12 more dates before their wedding day in the Orofino Methodist Church. Later, as a member of that same church he remarked that the aisle always seemed so much shorter.
In 1952 they adopted their son, Brad, and in 1954 their daughter, Alyson. Our dad was a very patient man who never raised his voice. We aspired to be like him. He put his whole heart into everything he did. He never cursed, but would often say 'that frosts me' when someone didn't do the right thing.
Alyce and Darrel came full circle 12 years ago when they returned to Orofino, their original hometown. Darrel volunteered at Clearwater Health and Rehab, Meals on Wheels, the Orofino Senior Center and Clearwater Valley Hospital, but his greatest joy was playing with his grandchildren and the neighborhood kids.
Darrel leaves behind his wife, Alyce, his two children, Brad and Alyson, four grandchildren, Grant, Lauren, Renessa and James, his siblings, Ron, Bob and Glenna Skinner, numerous other family members and many, many friends.
A memorial service was held at Pine Hills Chapel in Orofino on Friday Dec. 5.

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