John Carter Scott, 89, formerly of Headquarters
John Carter Scott passed away Wednesday, June 10, 2009, at Sacred Heart Medical Center in Spokane, WA.
He was born Nov. 30, 1919, at Davis City, Iowa. He was the second child of his mother, Una McClaran Scott and father Erald Scott. During his high school years he learned the benefits of hard work and thrift by working at his dad's grocery store. He graduated from Davis City High School in 1938 and then attended Graceland College in Lamoni, Iowa.
In 1940, he married Anita Ruth McAlwee. They began their marriage in Davis City, but were soon overtaken by the chaotic events of World War II. John enlisted in the United States Army Air Corps and was sent to Reno, NV, for basic training. He completed cadet and pilot training in the Mitchell B-25 bomber and was in the process of being transferred to the Pacific combat zone when the war ended.
After the war, John and Anita tried farming in partnership with his father in Iowa. Too many long days in the corn fields and the responsibility for too many cows, sheep and hogs convinced him to try another way. In 1949, they moved to Headquarters, where John was a Potlatch Forests camp clerk. John worked for Potlatch until his retirement in 1983. His career at Potlatch included positions as "cat boss," construction foreman, camp foreman, contract logging supervisor and finally the Headquarters unit logging manager. His quiet demeanor, fair treatment of people and ability to get the job done earned him great respect from his peers in the logging industry.
During their years with Potlatch, John and Anita "volunteered" to join the company's tropical logging experiment in Western Samoa. John was responsible for the training and supervision of the native Samoans in logging practices and the operation of modern logging equipment. Although the logging operation was short-lived, the social and cultural experiences he encountered there had a great influence on his life. Both John and Anita left with profound respect for the people of Samoa. During this time they were also able to visit many other countries in the South Pacific, including Fiji and New Zealand.
After his retirement, John and Anita moved to Hayden for several years before returning to Lewiston. John was a farmer at heart and loved to tend his flower gardens, trees and lawn. He also liked woodworking and made furniture and decorative things out of wood. Several really nice things he made are still in the family home. He also liked to take their pet Yorkie, Chipper, for walks along the Lewiston levee paths.
John is survived by Anita, his wife of 69 years; his children, Peggy Koellmann and husband Udo of Spokane, and John Scott and wife Earlinia of Clarkston, WA; his brothers, Julian Scott and Ronald Scott of Portland, OR; as well as four grandchildren and a number of great-grandchildren. His parents and a sister, Lu Ellen Scott Cox, preceded him in death.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at Merchant Funeral Home in Clarkston.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the Lewis-Clark Animal Shelter.
Albert Wolverton, 83, formerly of Orofino
Born 1925...Died 2009
Albert was raised on Wells Bench in the cabin built by his father.
Albert was an honest, compassionate, gentle man who has left this world and is now "dancing with the stars".
He graduated from Orofino High School, a four-year letterman in boxing. He was a World War II vet and an avid target shooter with Washington and Idaho championships.
He was a square-dancer and a square-dance caller for more than 55 years with beloved wife, Elsie.
As a self-taught electrician, he operated the only motor rewinding shop between Seattle and St. Louis. He kept the "light on" for log mills, school districts, water and sewer districts, for all municipal districts including Kamiah, Pierce, Weippe, Peck and Orofino, and for the U.S. Forest Service.
He was an educator giving history, shooting and dancing lessons to lots of people. He used his sharp wit and buoyant personality to keep you laughing (mostly at your own expense).
He was also a published poet. One of his favorites was:
You'll Win If
When you think that life has given you a swift kick in the pants,
and they've got you by the short hair and you don't have a chance,
just keep right in there fightin', kickin', bitin', gougin' too,
cause that's the only way you'll win this fight that life has given you.
Albert was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Arlond; and sister, Mala.
He is survived by his beloved wife of 63 years, Elsie; his children, Mildred, Linda and Duane; sister, Carol; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and an extended family of friends and family of dancers.
Cremation has taken place and no services are planned. Donations to St. Joseph's Hospice and Orofino Senior Center would be appreciated in lieu of flowers.
Chester Winder, 88, Orofino
Chester Winder, 88 of Orofino passed away peacefully May 29, 2009 at his residence due to complications of age.
Chester Winder was born May 16, 1921 in Qulin, MO to Joseph & Ida (Allen) Winder. At the age of 16 he travelled to Oregon to work in a C.C. Camp then traveled back to Cape Girardeau, MO and worked for M.E. Leming Lumber Co. Chester did some carpenter work for a few years and worked in St. Louis, MO on the railroad for a short period, ending back at M.E. Leming Lumber Co. until he retired.
Chester married Selma McClard on November 20, 1940. They later divorced in 1969. He was in the Army in 1940 and received a medical discharge due to injuries received. Chester Winder is survived by his daughters: Brenda Davis of Orofino and Linda Bruce of Jackson, MO.; granddaughter, Cheryl Davis of Peck; grandsons: Chad David of Brunswick, GA, Michael Davis of Orofino; great-granddaughter; Brenda Davis of Lewiston; grandsons: Scott Bruce and Christopher Bruce, both of Jackson, MO and great-grandson Truett Bruce of Jackson, MO.
He was preceded in death by his parents Joe and Ida Winder, sisters: Dorothy Abernathy and Martha Bagby and brothers: Bill Winder, Bob Winder and Wink Winder.
The Family of Chester Winder will be taking him to Featherville to rest where he loved to go camping and spent time enjoying nature. Pine Hills Funeral Chapel is caring for arrangements.
Vivian Corbett Allman, 64, Orofino
Our beloved wife, mother, grandmother, sister, and aunt, Vivian Corbett Allman went to be with the Creator on May 27, 2009 of natural causes.
Vivian was born on April 10, 1945 to Alicia Corbett. With the help of her grandparents, Warren and Suzy Moody Corbett, Vivian was raised at their Ahsahka home, which was located along the river. As a child, Vivian attended the Ahsahka Presbyterian Church every Sunday with her cousins. Her Grandmother Suzy made sure they all attended church. She attended elementary school at the Ahsahka School, Orofino Elementary School and St. Anthony's School, located in southeastern Idaho.
Vivian married Cecil Daniels in 1959 and gave birth to their oldest son Jerry in 1962 and then their son David in 1963. They raised their boys at Cherry Lane Bridge on the Daniels family ranch. She grew her own vegetable gardens and always had a milk cow on hand. She loved canning her own vegetables, meats, and salmon as well as making her homemade butter.
As her boys grew older and began to attend school at Lapwai, she decided to join the work force again and worked at the Lapwai Elementary School as a teachers' aid from 1972 to 1974. She then went to work at the Knotty Pine Inn at Kendrick from 1975 to 1977 as a bartender/cook and discovered one of her many talents at cooking.
Her marriage to Cecil ended in 1987 and she moved in with her older sister, Lydia and brother-in-law Mickey Steele at their Orofino home. Vivian worked as the head cook at the Dworshak Big Eddy Restaurant from 1985 to 1986 where she met the love of her life William (Bill) Allman Jr. and they were later married in 1994. Vivian began another cooking job with the Orofino Nursing Home from 1987 to 1994. She decided to move to State Hospital North as a cook in 1994, and she was forced into an early retirement due to health issues in 2008. She always told her family how important her co-workers were to her as well as how much she enjoyed working with them all. Each of you know who you are and do not forget how much she loved each of you.
When Vivian was not working she wanted to spend her time out in the mountains driving around, looking for huckleberries, kouskous root, mushrooms, or looking for the perfect fishing hole. Kelly Creek was her favorite place to camp with her family and she loved to go hunting with friends and family.
Vivian is survived by her husband Bill at their Orofino home; son Jerry Daniels and fiance' Hillarie, granddaughter, Emalie, and step-granddaughters Mary and Dawn; her son, David Daniels, wife Janice, and granddaughters Amanda and Keri; her step-children Bonnie and family, Shirley and family and Willie and family. She is also survived by her sisters, Lydia Steele and family, Delores Hughes and family and her brother, Jerry and family. Survivors also include all of her many cousins with her favorite cousin, Diane Singer, who was like a sister to her.
She was preceded in death by her mother, Alicia Corbett, and grandparents, Warren and Suzy Moody Corbett.
At Vivian's request cremation will take place and a memorial service will be held at the Spaulding Park June 6 beginning at 11 a.m.
Chester Winder, 88, Orofino
Chester Winder, 88, passed away at his Orofino residence Friday, May 29, 2009.
Following his wishes, cremation will take place and no services are planned at this time.
Pine Hills Funeral Chapel is caring for of arrangements.
June Luvena Snyder, 87, Orofino
June Luvena Snyder, 87, Orofino passed away at Clearwater Valley Hospital in Orofino Wednesday, May 27, 2009.
A public viewing will be held at Pine Hills Funeral Chapel from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday, June 1. Following will be a graveside service at Weseman Cemetery at 2 p.m.
Pine Hills Funeral Chapel is caring for arrangements.
Vivian Corbett Allman, 64, Orofino
Vivian Corbett Allman, 64, Orofino, passed away at her home Wednesday, May 27, 2009.
Following her wishes, cremation will take place. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 6, at Spalding Park, 39063 U.S. Highway 95, Spalding.
Pine Hills Funeral Chapel is caring for arrangements.
Theodore W. "Ted" Dorendorf, 84
Theodore W. "Ted" Dorendorf of Deary died Friday, May 22, 2009, at Aspen Park Healthcare Center in Moscow. He was 84.
Ted was born Aug. 31, 1924 at Kellogg to Fred and Erna Bliesner Dorendorf. Ted's mother died when he was very young and was raised by his grandparents, Andrew and Minnie Dorendorf. He grew up in the Southwick area and attended the Crescent School. Ted served in the South Pacific during World War II. He married Blanche Blevins Carlson on June 15, 1957 in Lewiston. Ted worked for various logging companies including JE Hall and he retired from Potlatch Corporation in 1990. He lived in several communities in North Idaho, including Clarkia and Avery, and has lived in Deary for the last 40 years.
Ted enjoyed fishing, gardening and huckleberry picking. He loved to play pinochle at the Kendrick card parties and also enjoyed visiting with family and friends.
He and Blanche, who survives him, 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. He had three children by a previous marriage and is survived by 22 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren.
Survivors also include his sisters, Lillian Brown, Vi Roberts and half-sisters, Della Wright, Margaret O'Brien and Carol Forsyth. He was preceded in death by his brother, Floyd, step-brother, George, step-sister, Helen Shook and an infant daughter.
A memorial service will be held Saturday, May 30, at 11 a.m. at Short's Funeral Chapel in Moscow with Pastor Matt Hallson officiating. A covered dish dinner reception will follow in Deary.
The family suggests memorials be made to the Deary Ambulance Fund or to the Deary Community Center.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Short's Funeral Chapel, Moscow, and online condolences may be left at www.shortsfuneralchapel.net.
Josephine Campbell, 80, Orofino
Josephine Campbell, 80, Orofino, passed away Friday, April 17, 2009. Josephine (Josie) was born Feb 15, 1929 to Benjamin and Lillian (Hettrick) Zumwalt of Grangeville. Josie was the oldest of 11 siblings.
She was raised in Grangeville and Kamiah and attended schools in the area. If you were lucky enough to have known Josie, you remember she was always positive and upbeat. She walked most everywhere she went, and enjoyed getting her exercise and seeing people. She was a homemaker and mother, who did domestic work and enjoyed having family visit. She liked short trips and traveling. She enjoyed her church, and was for many years an active member of the United Methodist Church.
In 1951 she married Jim Wisdom and the couple had one daughter. The marriage ended in divorce. In 1959 she married Francis L. Campbell with whom she had three sons. Josie was preceded in death by her husband Francis, a son Ronny and eight siblings.
She is survived by three sisters; Goldie Vicory of Orofino, Hazel Goodson and Verla Yates both of Lewiston and one brother Donny of Orofino. She is also survived by three children Judy (Wisdom) Peterson, Robert Campbell, Burke, VA and Keith Campbell of Orofino and four grandchildren.
We, her surviving clan, were blessed to have her as our mother and grandmother. We will forever miss her positive attitude and her energy.
The family would like to thank all the wonderful caregivers, doctors and nurses for their never-ending attention to Josie and her family at the various hospitals and care facilities. You have a difficult job assisting people on the last miles of their lives and we acknowledge your professional efforts do make a difference and we are ever grateful for your dedication.
The family has requested that, in lieu of flowers, donations in her memory be made to the Orofino United Methodist Church, the Orofino Hospice Care or The Alzheimer's Foundation of America.
A graveside service will be held Monday, 8 June at 9 a.m. at Lewis-Clark Memorial Gardens. A reception will follow the memorial service.
Emery George Bateman, 85, formerly of Lenore
Emery George Bateman, 85, died on Thursday, May 14, 2009, at Paramount Park Assisted Living Facility at Eagle. There will be no public services, at Emery's request. A direct burial will take place at Lewis-Clark Memorial Gardens in Lewiston. Mountain View Funeral Home of Lewiston is in charge of the arrangements.
Emery was born on July 13, 1923 in Lapwai, the first son of Harvey and Rose Bateman. His early years of growing up were spent at Cow Creek near Orofino, Winchester and later at Garden Gulch near Lapwai. He attended school at Lapwai and graduated in 1942. In September of that year, he married Myrtea Lavel Cate of Lenore, who was also a member of his senior class at Lapwai.
He enlisted in the United States Army on Jan. 19, 1943, and served with the Army Air Corps in England, and later in Wiesbaden, Germany, during the occupation. He was assigned as a cook and also a telephone lineman. He was always proud of his military service, was a lifelong member of the American Legion, and told many stories of his three years away at war before he could again come home to his family. He traveled to England aboard a Liberty ship, the SS Joel Chandler Harris, and always told us what a terrible trip it was with 21 days at sea. He never wanted to have much to do with the ocean or ships after that trip. He was discharged from the Army on Feb. 11, 1946, at Fort Douglas, UT. At that time he returned to Lenore and began farming and working for the Camas Prairie Railroad as a section laborer.
On Sept. 12, 1950, he was recalled to active duty with the Army and spent time at Grand Island, NE; in Florida; and finally at Fort Lewis, WA, where he was a training drill instructor. He was again discharged from the Army on Feb. 2, 1951, and returned to the family farm at Lenore. He again began working for the railroad and ultimately worked more than 30 years, ending as a section foreman. During this time he also moved to Arrow, Lapwai, Central Ferry, WA, Colfax, WA, Post Falls and finally back to Lenore to retire. During these years he served as American Legion post commander at Post Falls. He also served on the Lapwai School Board of Education. He was always an active supporter of the Lenore community and was a member of the Cottonwood Creek Community Church.
Emery loved aviation and flying and learned to fly under the G.I. Bill. He traveled to the old Asotin airport and to the Orofino airport after work to take flying lessons. He had many fond memories of those days and ultimately got his private pilot certificate. He loved to fly, and his greatest fun was to go for airplane rides with his brother-in-law, Roy Wood of Reubens. They had many wonderful flying trips back to Moose Creek and around the Camas Prairie. Some of his greatest fun in life was flying and fishing on the Lochsa and the South Fork of the Clearwater. He never knew a stranger, always worked hard, was a kind and gentle man, and was a fairly talented barber who cut hair for most of the family and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his brother, Art Bateman; and sons Rodney and Bradley Bateman.
He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Myrtea, at Paramount Park in Eagle; sister Helen Wood of Reubens; son Terry Bateman and his wife Judy of Meridian; son Randy Bateman of Patton, MO; five grandchildren and five great grandchildren.
A memorial and celebration of life will be conducted at a later date.
Our family wishes to thank the entire staff at Paramount Park Assisted Living facility for their help and loving care during Dad's three-year stay there. We would also like to thank the staff at Hearts for Hospice for their help during the final months of Dad's life. Donations may be made to your favorite charity.