Rosemary G. Lindsey, 60
LEWISTON -- Rosemary G. Lindsey, 60 of Lewiston passed away Monday, July 13, 2009, at St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center in Lewiston from cancer.
Rosemary was born June 16, 1949 at Orofino, Idaho a daughter of Rev. Lyndon and Shirley Delp Mack. She attended Lewiston Schools. She and Walt Lindsey were married for 20 years. She was employed at St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center as a operating room assistant and considered Blessed Hope Assembly of God her home church.
Rosemary will be remembered as a person with the "Welcome Mat" always out. She was a vibrant, loving and kind person and went the second mile to help wherever she could. She loved her family, loved gardening her flowers and birds. She also loved to cook, go boating and fishing with her husband Walt, her friends and family. Rosemary enjoyed being with people and always had a big smile on her face even when she was in pain.
Rosemary, you will be missed by all those you touched- your family, friends, coworkers and all who knew her!
She is survived by her husband, Walt of Lewiston, her son, Merlin Rogers of Lewiston; her daughter, Melanie Rogers of Lewiston; her brother, Robert Mack of New Meadows; her step son, Walter O. Lindsey of Lewiston; and her aunt, Audrey Manning of Eugene, OR. She is also survived by many nieces, nephews and cousins as well as many friends, and coworkers who will never forget her love, her big smile, helping hand and caring heart.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
Services will be held Saturday, July 17, at 10 a.m. at the Lindsey cabin on the Salmon River, four miles south of White Bird. Burial will follow at White Bird Cemetery. Services are under the direction of Blackmer Funeral Home, Grangeville. The family suggests memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society. Condolences may be sent to the family at: Blackmerfuneralhome.com.
Leo Thornton, 82, formerly of Orofino
Leo Thornton, formerly of Orofino, passed away Thursday, July 9, 2009, in Ninilchick, AK.
He was born Jan 2, 1927 in Orofino to Leon and Ethel Thornton. He attended Orofino schools.
Leo served on a destroyer in the U.S. Navy and his ship was hit by a Japanese kamikaze plane.
Later, he worked as a fireman at the airfield at Fairbanks, AK. Leo was an avid fisherman and hunter.
He is survived by his two daughters, Gail of Ninilchick, AK and Corrine of Alt, CO; brother, Donald Thornton of Juliaetta; sisters, Leonetta Spencer of Kamiah, Irene Parson of Ohio, Lozetta Holloway of Kamiah; his grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
He is being cremated and his ashes will be spread on Cook Island. Family in North Central Idaho will have a potluck gathering to remember him.
Marvin Crawford, 64, Orofino
Marvin Crawford passed away Monday, July 6, 2009 at his home in Orofino. He was 64 years old. Marvin was born Sept. 9, 1946 and was raised in Pioneer, CA. He had worked with Pacific Gas and Electric for over 44 years.
Marvin was a longtime resident of Livermore, CA and moved to Orofino with his family in 1995. He loved fishing and hunting at an early age. Camping and riding his ATVs with his family and friends were his joy. Marvin had been an active member of the P.L.A.Y. (Public Lands Access Year-round) organization since it was established over 10 years ago.
Marvin loved the dogs that he had throughout his life, and the many pets that his wife and daughter would bring home. He especially enjoyed his saltwater fish.
Marvin leaves in God's hands his wife Linda of 45 years; his two children, son Michael Crawford, and daughter Tess Bradley and son-in-law Levi Bradley; two grandchildren, Jessica Civitello and Bruce Bradley; and his two brothers Don Crawford of Mokelumme Hill, CA and Rob Ahlers of Livermore, CA.
A memorial service will be held Friday, July 10, 2 p.m. at the Crawford residence, 4060 Eureka Ridge Loop Rd.
The family has asked in lieu of flowers that donations are made in Marvin's name to the Public Lands Access Year-round, P.O. Box 2531, Orofino, ID 83544.
Russell Ray Montambo, Sr., 74, Orofino
"How come I love you so much...Because you're all mine."
Russell Ray Montambo, Sr. passed away July 6, 2009 at St. Josephs Regional Medical Center in Lewiston he was 74.
He was born to Robert and Norine (Ellsworth) Montambo on Dec. 14, 1934 in Merriweather, MI. Russell served four years in the U.S. Air Force with his twin brother, Roger Montambo. They did their basic training at Lackland Air Force Base in Texas. The entered the Air Force together in Jan. 1, 1952.
Both Russell and Roger served one year in Korea and 2 1/2 years in Masowa. Japan. They were discharged Jan 2, 1956. Their motto was "The First to Arrive & the Last to Leave." He married Joan Ann Stevens on Sept. 15, 1956 in Orofino where they raised their family. They had four children.
Russell worked construction for William G. Cummings and Continental Construction and also spent many years driving truck for Barnett Logging, Ken Miller Logging and other companies in the area.
Russell was preceded in death by his wife Joan Ann and parents, Robert and Norine Montambo, and a sister, Nancy Joyce Montambo.
Russell took the role of both Mom and Dad after his wife's passing and was a wonderful loving, giving father. He was truly one of a kind that would give the shirt off his back and often did.
Russell is survived by his sons, Steven R. Montambo, Montesano, WA and Russell R. Montambo Jr. of Orofino; daughters, Tammy L. Hackney, Elma, WA and Brenda L. Stuck of Lenore. He is also survived by 14 grandchildren: Jodie, Jamie, Michael, Marcus, Nathan, Kim, Jerod, Nick, Heath, Travis, Nichole, Stephanie, Mindy and Joe and 15 great grandchildren. His four sisters: Patricia Searls, Boring, OR; Connie Fry, Sandy, OR; Kathy Searls, Portland, OR and Sharon Schlaht of Sandy, OR and five brothers: Robert Montambo, Orofino; twin-Roger Montambo, Lewiston; James Montambo, Orofino; Bruce Montambo, Orofino; and Michael Montambo of Boring, OR; also survive him.
He will be loved and missed greatly by his entire family and friends.
A public viewing will be held Wednesday, July 8, from 3-5 p.m. Funeral Services will be held Thursday, July 9, at 10 a.m. at Pine Hills Funeral Chapel with burial to follow at Weseman Cemetery. Pine Hills Funeral Chapel is caring for arrangements.
Blanche Dorendorf, 83, Orofino native
Blanche M. (Blevins) Dorendorf of Deary died Saturday, July 4, 2009 at Gritman Hospital in Moscow. She was 83.
Blanche was born March 25, 1926, at Orofino to Robert "Steven" and Bertie Weinmann Blevins.
She attended schools in Ahsahka and Orofino and attended beauty school in Lewiston.
She married Ted Dorendorf on June 15, 1957, at Lewiston.
Blanche was a homemaker. She enjoyed gardening, berry picking, growing roses from cuttings, and crafts. She loved to play pinochle at the Kendrick card parties and also enjoyed visiting with family and friends. She was especially proud of her children and grandchildren and loved to share her brag book.
She and Ted raised seven children: Christy and husband Dan Asbury or Vancouver, WA; Eric of Benton City, WA. Bertie and husband Lynn Woodin of Deary; Steve and wife Sandy of Fiddletown, CA; Vernon "Pete" Dorendorf of Moscow; Julie and husband Roger Osborn of Lewiston; and Ted of Moscow. She is also survived by 22 grandchildren, numerous great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Ted, in May; her sisters, Freida Campbell, Georgia Bell, Juanita Stamper; brother, Grover Blevins; and her parents.
The funeral service will be held Friday, July 10, at 11 a.m. at Short's Funeral Chapel in Moscow. Pastor Matt Hallson will officiate and burial will follow at the Moscow Cemetery. A covered dish dinner will also be held at the Deary Community Center following.
The family suggests memorials be made to the Deary Community Center or to the Deary Ambulance Fund.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Short's Funeral Chapel and online condolences may be left at www.shortsfuneralchapel.net.
Eileen L. Patrick, 82
Eileen L. Patrick passed away Sunday, June 28, 2009, at her home in Asotin. She was born March 6, 1917, at Asotin, WA, to Nellie McMillan Pierce and Ralph L. Pierce. She lived in Cloverland for a short time before the family moved to Lewiston, and later to Culdesac, where she graduated with honors from high school. She worked at Smith's Frozen Foods in Lewiston for many years before retiring from there.
Eileen married Darwin Shaughnessy. They later divorced. She married James J. Patrick in 1954. He died in 1979.
Eileen spent her time playing with her great-nieces and nephews. She loved to have them visit with her.
She is survived by her sister-in-law, Bonnie Pierce of Asotin; her niece, Donna Pollock of Asotin; nephew Glenn Pierce of Clarkston, WA; great-nephew Cory Pollock of Orofino; great-nieces Tia Norland of Orofino and Bridget Sandoval of Anatone, WA; great-great-nieces, Elizabeth, Paloma, Ruby and Stephanie; and great-great-nephews, Marco and Thomas.
She was preceded in death by her son, John Shaughnessy; brothers Leslie Dale Pierce and Bruce Pierce; her parents, Ralph and Nellie Pierce; and her husband, James Patrick.
Visitation will be from 2 to 5 p.m. today at Merchant Funeral Home in Clarkston. A graveside service will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Vineland Cemetery in Clarkston.
Martin Homer 'Dick' Cheney, 69, Orofino
Martin Homer 'Dick' Cheney, 69, Orofino, passed away Thursday, June 13, 2009 at Sacred Heart Medical Center, Spokane, WA, suffering massive heart failure.
Graveside services will be at 2 p.m., Tuesday, June 23, at Riverside Cemetery in Payette. Services are under the direction of Shaffer-Jensen Memory Chapel, Payette.
Dick was born May 22, 1940 in LaGrande, OR to Martin U. and Stella (Phipps) Cheney. He grew up in many locations such as New Plymouth, Vale, OR, and eventually graduated from high school in John Day, OR. After graduating from high school, he went on to serve in our military and we are proud of his service to our country. Dick became employed with the Burlington Northern Railroad in various states, working mostly in Sheridan, WY and eventually retired with them. After years of living in Sheridan, WY, he ended up in Elk City, ID where he finished out the remainder of his life with Farris.
He was an amazing kind hearted, fun loving man and lived his life to the fullest while hunting, fishing, camping, and enjoying the outdoors. Dick spent many hours in the trees of Elk City and other locations such as Alaska hunting deer, bears and other species.
Dick will be met in heaven by his parents Martin and Stella Cheney of Payette. However, he leaves behind many who loved him including his wife, Farris of Orofino; daughter, Leslie and grandson, Logan of The Colony, TX; son, Perry and grandchildren, Levi and Mckenzie of Eugene, OR; sister, Margaret of Star; and nieces, Marta of Payette, and Marla of Eagle. Although these are immediate family members there are many family members he is leaving behind. We will truly miss you.
His vivacious personality and caring heart will be missed everyday by the rest of us that live on. Rest in peace, we love you.
Janice 'Ootsie' Elaine Sundayman, 60
Janice 'Ootsie' Elaine Sundayman, 60, was born Aug. 11, 1948 in Lewiston to Milton James Broncheau Sr. and Elizabeth Moody of Ahsahka. Janice attended school at Ahsahka, Orofino and Plummer. She was an enrolled member of the Nez Perce Tribe and a lifelong member of the Northfork Presbyterian Church. Janice was married twice and divorced until she met the love of her life of 22 years, Aaron Sundayman.
Janice enjoyed spending time with family, helping cook for special events and everyone especially loved her potato salad and her War Dance soup (Pax am siix). Janice had a wonderful sense of humor and loved making family and friends laugh. She especially loved her grandchildren. When Janice was able to, she really enjoyed going out for trips to the mountains. She loved to sing and tell stories and read the Bible to the kids.
Janice is survived by two children. a son, Vernon Bogar II, and wife, Patty Bogar, of Cle Elum, WA, and a daughter, Elizabeth Hill, and husband, Dennis Hill, of Orofino. Janice is survived by eight grandchildren Vernon Bogar III, Bobby Bogar, Timina Bogar, Kaileah Bogar, Nika Hill, Gabrielle Hill, Jason Hill, and Brandon Bogar and one great grandchild Skyler Bogar. Janice is also survived by two sisters, Dorothy Hudson and Susan Coomer and four brothers, Donald Broncheau, Walter Broncheau, William Broncheau and Milton Broncheau Jr.
Janice was preceded in death by 11 siblings; her son, Jason Bogar and her husband, Aaron Sundayman.
A Memorial Service will be held Saturday, June 20, at 10 a.m. at Pine Hills Funeral Chapel in Orofino. A potluck is to follow at Teweepuu Center. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Pine Hills for Janice's headstone.
Pine Hills Funeral Chapel is caring for arrangements.
Robert Bruce Hylton, 87, Orofino
Robert Bruce Hylton born April 24, 1922 in Oregon City, passed away June 14, 2009 to be with the Lord.
He was born to Louis and Edna Hylton. He is preceded in death by his wife Helen in 2005 after 50 years of marriage; his parents, two sisters; a brother, Conrad; and a step-daughter, Delores.
He was a veteran of World War II serving in Africa and Europe. Later, he moved to Orofino and owned the Riverside Motel.
He was a member of the First Baptist Church and served as a Deacon for several years.
Bob's passing leaves step-son, Jim and Karen Lawlor; five grandchildren; brother-in-law, Robert and Evelyn Marsh; sisters-in-law, Velva Marsh, Linda Neklason and Gladys Brydges.
He will be missed by many friends, nieces and nephews. Rest in Peace.
A Memorial Service will be held Friday, June 19 at 11 a.m. at the First Baptist Church in Orofino. A potluck luncheon will follow at noon.
Memorials can be made in Bob's name to: American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 73123-1718.
Pine Hills Funeral Chapel is caring for arrangements.
Thenton L. Todd, 92, worked on Dworshak Dam construction
Thenton L. Todd was born at Webb July 24, 1916, to Leora and Elisha Todd. He passed away Saturday, June 13, 2009, of age-related causes. He attended Webb School for eight years and graduated from Lapwai High School in 1934, and then continued his education at Lewiston Normal School for two years.
He married Donna Harris in December, 1940, at Lewiston.
He was a cattle rancher and farmer, and had a passion for raising Appaloosa horses. He owned and operated water trucks for 40 years, and helped with the new Culdesac Grade in 1959. He was especially proud of working on U.S. Highway 12 along the Lochsa River for three years, and for several summers used his truck to help fight forest fires. Thenton worked at Dworshak Dam during its construction, delivering supplies to the drillers. It was at Dworshak that he gained the nickname "Sweetwater Slim," which pleased him very much. After retiring from construction he became a dealer and installer of the first satellite dishes in the area. Thenton worked for 12 years for the highway district, and was a director of Nez Perce County Farmer's Mutual Insurance Company at Kendrick for 25 years.
He enjoyed deer and elk hunting in his earlier years. He always looked forward to the annual after-harvest hunting trip with his dad and brother Curtis, as well as other family members and friends. He owned pack strings for three years and enjoyed traveling the Lolo Trail in the late 1950s and early 1960s. He was fond of the cairns that were used by the Native Americans like a post office to tell one another that the fishing and hunting was good south of the Lochsa River.
Thenton was a man of faith and was an active member of the Lapwai Valley Presbyterian Church, where he served as an elder for more than 40 years. One of his fondest memories was his and Donna's trip to Sitka, AK, when he represented their church at a Presbyterian conference.
He is survived by his wife, Donna; his three daughters, Shirley and Chuck Lyons of Troy, Linda and Willie Boyer of Lapwai, and Cherry and Norm Tippett of Lewiston; nephew, Marcus and Ann Todd of St. Maries; his grandchildren, Tammy and Glenn Silaski, Curt and Leah Boyer, Scott and Jennifer Johnson, Sandra and David Mahan, Jeff and Shelley Boyer, Melissa and Glen Bierman and Derek Johnson; 10 great-grandchildren, Elisha Silaski, Nicole Mahan, Curtis Boyer, Jackson Silaski, Jasmine Boyer, Isabelle Bierman, Taya Johnson, Jaycee Johnson, Josiah Bierman and Hadley Boyer; as well as many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his twin sister Thelma Lane; sister, Helen Walsh; and brother, Curtis Todd.
A graveside service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Lewis-Clark Memorial Gardens in Lewiston. Vassar-Rawls Funeral Home in Lewiston is assisting with arrangements.
In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorial donations in Thenton's name be made to Lapwai Valley Presbyterian Church.