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Date: Friday, 28 April 2017, at 7:31 p.m.

Max Marvin McLellen, 70, Kamiah
Max Marvin McLellen, 70, Kamiah, passed away Monday, Nov. 17, 2008 near Headquarters.
At his request, there will be no services and a private family memorial will be held in the spring.
Pine Hills Funeral Chapel and Crematory is caring for arrangements.

Edna Hesler-Light, 84, Lenore
Edna Light-Hesler of Lenore passed away Monday, Oct. 27, 2008, at Clearwater Valley Hospital in Orofino. She was 84.
Edna was born Dec. 30, 1923, at Wagon Mound, NM, to Tranqlino Roybal and Tena Lewis-Roybal. Edna grew up in Wagon Mound and graduated in Las Vegas, NM.
Edna worked as a telephone operator. She met Lloyd Hesler while he was in the Army and they were married in 1942. Edna then moved to Idaho, where they raised four kids - Diane, Sherrie, Darrel and Dennis. Edna and Lloyd lived on the family farm in Fraser. Lloyd was a logger. He passed away in 1977. While married to Lloyd, Edna worked for the U.S. Post Office in Weippe.
In 1978, Edna married Elmer F. Light in Lewiston. Edna and Elmer lived in Lewiston for a time. Then they bought the Lenore Store in 1979 and moved to Lenore, where they lived until Elmer's death in 2004. Edna moved to Brookside Landing in Orofino in 2005, remaining there until her death.
Survivors are daughters, Diane Austin and her partner, Gary Mutum; Sherrie Parra and husband, Dave of Lenore; and sons, Darrel Hesler and partner Jean Benett, of Lenore; Dennis Hesler and wife Terri of Kennewick, WA; and three stepchildren, Alice Hollenbeck and Jim Light of Lewiston and Steve Light of Pierce. Edna had nine grandkids of her own and a number of stepgrandkids and lots of great-grandchildren.
Edna had four sisters, Louise, Marvel, Dorthy and Tag; one brother, Lewis Roybal; a granddaughter, Susan Meling; a great-granddaughter, Alicia Hesler; and two husbands, Lloyd Hesler and Elmer Light. All preceded her in death.
We all loved our mom, friend and grandma. She will be greatly missed and we will never forget her.
There will be a graveside service at 11 a.m. Friday at Mountain View Funeral Home in Lewiston. There will be a covered-dish dinner following the service at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Hall, 829 15th St., Clarkston, WA.

Patricia Luella Telecky, 77, Orofino
Patricia Luella Telecky, 77, Orofino, passed away at Clearwater Valley Hospital in Orofino Sunday, Oct. 26, 2008.
A graveside service will be held for Patricia at 2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 30, at the Orofino Riverside Cemetery.
Pine Hills Funeral Chapel and Crematory is caring for arrangements.

Elmer Laudenbach, 97, Orofino
Elmer Laudenbach, 97, Orofino, passed away at Clearwater Valley Hospital in Orofino Oct. 17, 2008.
Direct cremation has taken place and no services are planned at this time. Pine Hills Funeral Chapel and Crematory is caring for arrangements.

Janice Evelyn "Jann" Atkinson, 65, Orofino
Jann Atkinson, R.N., long time resident of Orofino passed away Wednesday, March 11, 2009 at Clearwater Valley Hospital in Orofino. Jann had fought a long and courageous battle with three different types of cancer. She was 65 years old.
Janice Evelyn was born July 9, 1943 in Morehead City, NC to John M Mellas and Bette Lou (Bonneau) Mellas. She was an only child. Her father was a career Marine and the family travelled all over living in North Carolina, Hawaii, Boston and finally settling in Santa Ana, CA where she graduated High school.
Jann was working in a carpet store where she met her husband, Thomas B. Atkinson. They were married Nov. 10, 1962 in Santa Ana, CA. Jann adopted her step-son, Tommy Atkinson when he was two years old. She and Thomas had their first daughter Misty in 1964.
Jann worked as an office secretary for Orange County, CA until 1967 when the family moved to Lewiston. She stayed home raising their children and had their second daughter Wendy in 1970.
Jann and Thomas moved their family to Pierce in 1973 where they stayed for about two years and Jann worked for the Forest Service as a tree planter. They then moved to Orofino where the family finally settled in 1975.
Jann worked for a short time for the Soil Conservation District. She really enjoyed animals. She started her own small business at home grooming dogs and was very successful as a dog breeder, under the name "Mis-T-Wend Kennels". Jann raised a variety of breeds for competition purposes; Cocker Spaniels, Newfoundland and Bernese mountain dogs. She showed her dogs all around the region.
As her children grew up and started families of their own and after she supported her husband in obtaining his nursing degree, Jann enrolled at Lewis-Clark State College in the Nursing program. She graduated in May 1992 with an R.N. Degree and started a career at Clearwater Valley Hospital. She worked all aspects of nursing. She loved it and was well respected, very dedicated and well loved for her sincere and kind bedside manner. She worked there until her illness forced her early retirement.
Jann had a great passion and knack for gardening. She loved tending to her flowers and water ponds. In June 2002 her garden was selected to be on the Clearwater Youth Alliance Fund Raiser Garden Tour. Jann enjoyed crocheting and made booties for incoming babies in the community as well as afghans. Even up to a week before she passed she shared her gift. Jann was also known for her love of books and reading and companionship with her beloved dog, Sadie.
Jann had a passion for celebrating Christmas, decorating inside and out with bright lights and festive decorations. It wasn't unusual; in fact it was a tradition in the neighborhood, family and friends to come see what "new" item had been added to the holiday decor.
After retirement she served for a short time as Assistant Deputy Coroner for Clearwater County. Jann became interested in old vehicles, her favorite, her first new car ever owned, a 1965 Mustang. It was well known that only Jann ever drove her car, let alone anyone touch it, especially her husband. Jann and her husband became involved in the Orofino Show and Shine. She was instrumental in organizing the club and developing a high school scholarship. She was secretary for the club for six years until illness forced her to pass the job on.
Jann's greatest love and what she held most dear was her family, holding a special joy for each and every grandchild she was blessed with. She doted on them and enjoyed spending time with them all, making many fond and special memories for those left behind.
Jann was preceded in death by her parents, John Manuel and Bette Lou Mellas.
She is survived by her husband, Thomas Atkinson of Orofino; daughters: Misty Midstokke and son-in-law Jeff Midstokke, of Peck; Wendy Dub and son-in-law Kelly Dub of Farmington, WA; her step-son Tommy Atkinson and two step-grandchildren and grandchildren: Shan (Midstokke) Avila, Brandon Midstokke, Kayler Dub and Kynlee Dub.
Jann's Memorial Service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday; March 18, at Pine Hills Funeral Chapel in Orofino. A reception will follow at the Veterans of Foreign Wars building, 330 Michigan Ave.
Pine Hills Funeral Chapel is caring for arrangements.

Joy Bonner Bullock, 69, Pierce
Joy Bonner Bullock, 69, Pierce, passed away March 12, 2009 at Spokane. She had been in ill health for some time.
Joy was born Jan. 21, 1940 at Orofino to Emmett Carl Bonner and Clara Hillis Pritchard Bonner. She grew up in Pierce and attended school there.
Joy married Carl L. Bullock March 21, 1956 at Pierce, in a ceremony officiated by her father. Joy and Carl lived in Pierce for several years before moving to Longview, WA where they lived until returning to Pierce in 1999.
Joy was a homemaker who devoted herself to caring for her family. She was active in her church, singing and playing the piano. She shared the love of Jesus with every person whose life she touched. Her hobbies included sewing and crochet.
Her husband Carl survives her at the family home in Pierce. She is also survived by sons Carl Emmett, Chadwick Timothy, and Christopher Paul, all of Longview, and Daniel Thomas of Orofino: daughters Carlena Joy DeLagrange and Capri Lenae Matzko, both of Longview. Brothers Jim, Terry, Tim and Phillip Bonner and sisters, Mona Hedges, Joann Hansen and Willi Jo Baron, also survive her. She had 18 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
Her parents, son Phillip Edmond and her brother, Emmett Lee Bonner, preceded Joy in death.
A viewing will be held Monday March 16 from 2-5 p.m. at Pine Hills Funeral Chapel in Orofino. Graveside services are Tuesday, March 17 at 11 a.m. at Cook's Cemetery on Upper Fords Creek Rd. A dinner will follow at the Pierce Community Center.
Pine Hills Funeral Chapel is caring for arrangements.

June Casteel, 84, formerly of Clearwater County
June Casteel, 84, passed away March 9, 2009 at Life Care Center of Lewiston due to multiple health issues.
June was born at Lenore to Oscar and Madge Hollingsworth o March 3, 1925. On Dec. 20, 1950, June married Harley Casteel. They went on to live in Orofino, Pierce, Townsite 4, Headquarters, Riverside and eventually moved to Lewiston in 2004. Harley was not able to live in their new place and moved to Wedgwood Terrace Assisted Living in July of 2004, but June was able to live on her own until October of 2008.
She is survived by two sons, David Casteel and his wife, Elsie, of Great Falls, MT and Brian Casteel and Elaine Best of Lewiston; a sister, Blanch Hosterman of Lewiston; two grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Harley; a daughter, Vicki; four sisters and one brother.
In accordance with her request, there will be no services and cremation has taken place. Malcom's Brower-Wann Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Stephen John Bunch, 44, formerly of Orofino
Stephen John Bunch, 44, Kamiah, passed away Friday, March 6, 2009 in Spokane, WA of a heart attack.
He was born Oct. 20, 1964 at Colorado Springs, CO to Lynnora Parker and Virgil Bunch.
He lived in Kamiah when he met Letha M. Meinhart. They were married Feb. 12, 1992 and the moved to Walla Walla, WA. They moved to Priest River and lived there for five years. After they divorced Aug. 31, 2000, he moved to Orofino and then to Kamiah. He worked in the woods for several years and then as a heavy equipment operator.
Stephen attended the Baptist Church in Kamiah while growing up and then went to the Woodland Friends Church or Sunday School at the Glenwood Schoolhouse.
He attended Kamiah schools for 10 years and then got his GED in Walla Walla. He belonged to the Operating Engineers in Spokane.
Stephen is survived by a daughter, Desirea Bunch of Orofino; sons, Philip Bunch and James Bunch both of Orofino; sister, Helen McFeron of Weippe and his step-father James Carroll of Kamiah. He was preceded in death by three brothers, David, Philip and Michael; his mother, Lynnora Carroll; his father, Virgil Bunch; and various nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held Friday, March 13 at 11 a.m. at the Kamiah Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints with Kent Ruppe officiating.
Pine Hills Funeral Chapel is caring for arrangements.

Carol L. Gray, 62, Weippe
Carol Lynne Clarke Gray, 62, Weippe, went to be with her Lord and Savior Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2009, at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center in Lewiston from an inoperable tumor.
She was born Sept. 11, 1946, at Gibsons Landing, British Columbia, Canada to Joseph and Marylizbeth Clarke at their home. Carol lived and went to school in Orofino, graduating in 1964.
She married her best friend and the love of her life, Gilbert (Gil) Gray April 1, 1962. The couple lived for many years in Orofino and then moved to Oklahoma for about five years before returning to Weippe in 2008.
Carol worked for many years in several nursing homes and loved to care for the elderly. Later, she ran an in-home day care and loved to spoil the children, hers and others.
She enjoyed reading her Bible and Louis L'Amour, doing crafts and playing games.
She was preceded in death by her parents and a grandson, Nathan Wesley Dietz.
Carol is survived by her husband, Gil; her four children, Rex and Jennifer, both of Oklahoma, Gilbert II of Orofino, and Jolynn of Weippe; three sisters, Beth Scarlett of Clark Fork, Margaret Gray of Fairbanks, AK, and Alice Kieman of Nampa; one brother, Jack Clarke of Lewiston; nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
A memorial was conducted at Riverside Assembly of God in Orofino with Rev. David King officiating. Interment will be at a later date.
Memorials are suggested to the American Cancer Society or the Clearwater County Ambulance Service fund.

Marie White, 89
Marie M. White passed away Saturday, Feb. 21, 2009, at Tri-State Memorial Hospital in Clarkston of age-related causes.
She was born May 22, 1919, at Oakesdale, WA, to Nancy Veil Mills and William Mills. She attended primary schools in Oakesdale and Elk River, graduating from Grangeville High School.
Marie married Victor Durden in Santa Cruz, CA. They lived and worked on a cattle ranch at New Meadows and later divorced.
In 1966 Marie moved to Lewiston and married Glen White. She worked at the Bon Marche, then in customer service at Klings until she retired.
Marie loved all animals and would take in any stray that needed a home. At an early age she loved her horses; in her later years she loved her cats. She loved to garden and kept a beautiful flower and vegetable garden. Marie and Glen loved to ride bikes, especially the tandem.
Marie is survived by her husband, Glen, at their Clarkston, WA home; stepdaughter Diana White Koethke and Rob Jellison of Kelso, WA; stepsons Gary White and wife, Penne, of Clarkston and Doug White and wife, Marcelline, of Fruitland, WA; a sister, Geneva Elsensohn of Lewiston; grandchildren Rick Koethke of Kelso, Karie Battell of Rockport, WA, Shelly Wolosyn of Longview, WA, Kylie Jensen and Aren Jensen; great-grandchildren Garrett, Dalton, Carly and Kjrstyn; and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, William and Nancy Mills; brothers Homer H. Mills, Amos A. Mills, Otis Charles Mills and Ambrose Mills; and sisters, Esper Mills Blair and Evelyn Mills.
Visitation and viewing will be from 10 a.m. to noon Friday at Mountain View Funeral Home, Seventh Street and Cedar Avenue in Lewiston, followed by a graveside service at 1 p.m. at Lewis-Clark Memorial Gardens. Barry Heasley will officiate.
Memorial donations may be made in Marie's name to the Lewis-Clark Animal Shelter.

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