Jessica Nicole Hosley, 25, Orofino
The adventurous, love of our life, Jessica Nicole Hosley, age 25, was taken from us the evening of April 9, 2009 after a day of fishing and target practice.
Jessica's love of life and endless smile touched everyone she came in contact with. Always there when you needed her, she never let you walk away without a big hug and "I love you".
Her love of the outdoors and desire to try anything once made her the life the party. Among the things Jessica enjoyed the most were camping, fishing, hunting, floating the river, spending time with her family and friends and hanging out with her best friend, Daisy (her dog). Jessica's endless supply of love and soft heart added joy to the staff and clients of her employer, A Compassionate Care Company.
Jessica leaves behind her parents, Rick and Teresa Alley of White Bird and Gerald and Nancy Hosley of Orofino; siblings, Gerry Jr., Ashley and her son, Caleb, Ben, Michelle and Kaylee Hosley; grandparents, Linda Canaday of Grangeville, Tim and Sharon Trefren of Thayne, WY, Jerry and Susan Alley of White Bird, Don Travis, Janene Alley of Grangeville; aunts and uncles, Gary and Lisa Canaday, Polly Ross, Jim Mozingo, Sharon Vandie, Susan Alexander, Sam and Marti Beck, Tom and Cheryl Cullin, Glen and Pauline Hosley, Victoria Wells, Keith Hosley, Rich and Barbara Sessions, Jon and Deanne Clark, Tim Trefren, Joe Ross, Steve and Lynnie Kemut, along with many cousins she loved with all her heart and of course her best friend, her dog Daisy. Jessica is also had a special place in her heart for Brook, Michael and Jordan Lee. She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Ben Canaday, Harve Hosley, Irene Hosley and uncle, Dave Hosley.
Happy fishing Jessica, we will love you forever.
Combined services for Jessica Hosley and Lee Grant will be held Wednesday, April 15, at 10 a.m. at the Orofino National Guard Armory, U.S. Highway 12 in Orofino. A potluck will follow. Graveside services for Jessica will follow at the White Bird Cemetery, White Bird at 3 p.m.
Audrey Carol Scoles, 69, Orofino
Audrey Carol Scoles, 69, passed on April 11, 2009, to be with her previously deceased father, mother and sister. Audrey was delivered into this world on the kitchen table, July, 15, 1939; born to Arthur and Opha Vignery of Caldwell. Audrey was a little sister to Betty Harris and brother, Wayne Vignery.
Audrey was raised in Idaho, Oregon and Washington State. If you were lucky enough to have known Audrey, you know she was a special lady that never knew a stranger. She always gave that second chance and was known to frequently invite a person to her home for a holiday meal if she knew they were spending it alone.
It was a testament to her tenacious spirit that she was a multiple cancer survivor of over 30 years. Her family has always felt blessed to enjoy her upbeat spirit and personality these many years.
Audrey's life passions were her family, traveling, camping and reading. She loved Westerns on television and always had one on in the background.
Audrey owned and managed several businesses in Orofino before her retirement due to health reasons. She was well liked by her customers. Audrey was very civic minded and in her own way, supported her home town of Orofino and the people she felt needed help.
Enjoying her friends and family was the primary spark that kept her going and as her health diminished, Audrey was unable to get out and about as often as she liked and was always appreciative to those that were able to take time out of their lives to visit her and was thankful for the special things done for her. Betty Crutcher's visits with her fresh baked bread and cookies probably added several years to her life.
Audrey was preceded in death by her sister, Betty Harris; companion, Douglas Walker; and former husband, Robert Scoles. Audrey is survived by her ex-husband and good friend, Roger Fisk of Orofino; a brother Gerald Wayne Vignery of Bennington, KN; and her four children, Viva Davis of Port Hadlock, WA; Debra Ehlinger of Scottsdale, AZ; Roger Fisk, Jr. of Poulsbo, WA and Carol Anderson of Orofino.
Audrey was blessed with seven grandchildren, two great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. We, her surviving clan, were blessed to have her as our mother, wife and grandmother. We will forever miss her caring, giving way and her spiritual energy.
Audrey's family would like to thank all the wonderful care-givers, doctors and nurses for their attention and assistance to her. Yours' is sometimes a thankless job that we acknowledge with our grateful appreciation.
Audrey has requested that in lieu of flowers, donations in her memory be made to the Sister Stephanie Wardle Scholarship via the Clearwater Valley Hospital Mission Committee.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, April 16, at Pine Hills Funeral Chapel in Orofino. Pine Hills Funeral Chapel is caring for arrangements.
Robert M. Hansen, 77, formerly of Elk River
Robert Marvin "Bob" Hansen was born Dec. 26, 1931, in Coeur d'Alene to Peter and Ida Hansen. Bob passed away, Saturday, April 11, 2009, at Pullman Regional Hospital in Pullman, WA due to complications of pneumonia and Parkinson's disease, he was 77.
Bob was the youngest of seven children and his mother died when he was two years old. He spent his youth in Coeur d'Alene and Spokane, WA with family until he moved to Elk River in 1945 to live with his sister and brother-in-law, Pearl and Vern Totten. Bob graduated from Elk River High School in 1951. At Elk River, Bob made life long friends. He also learned to work in the woods.
On June 4, 1952, Bob married Doris Shreffler of Deary, at Moscow. They were married for 57 years. In 1953, Bob was drafted into the Army. He was stationed in Austria and in 1955 was discharged from the Army.
Bob and Doris continued to live in Elk River where Bob began many years of working in the woods. His first job at that time was for Carney Pole. He also worked for J.E. Hall, Buswell Logging, S & M Logging, C&B; Logging, Farley and Son's Logging and Bert Souders Logging when he was forced to retire due to his health. Bob was known by all of his logging friends as "Crazy Horse".
Bob and Doris moved their young family to Deary in 1958. They have made their home there since. Bob served the City of Deary as a member of the City Council for 5 years and served as Mayor of Deary for 16 years. He was a member of the Deary Fire Department and lifetime member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars.
Bob lived for his family. He loved to watch ball games, boating, dancing with wife, taking trips to the Oregon and Washington coast, and spending time with friends. When his health began to fail, his love for his family remained a priority. He and Doris rarely missed seeing a ball game when a grandchild was playing, whether it was football, basketball or volleyball. He was there to watch and loved every second. Bob was blessed to be able to stay home the past several years, even though his health kept him from being able to enjoy many of his loves in life. It could not have happened if not for the constant help of family and dear friend, Russell Foster. He so enjoyed his trips to the coffee shop with Russell and trips to Spokane for doctor's appointments so he could meet with friends Dick and Roberta Payne.
Bob is survived by his wife Doris of Deary and children, Debbie Whitney and husband Ken, Terrie Sanderson and husband Gary, all of Troy; Bob Hansen and wife Krissy and Shelly Cannon and husband Byron of Deary; 15 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren A sister, Clara Huffman of Spokane and several nephews and nieces also survive him. He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers, Mel, Ralph, Harry and sisters Pearl and Ruthie.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial donations may be given to the Deary Recreation District, 1010 Des Jardin Road, The City of Deary, PO Box 236, or Zion Lutheran Church, PO Box 127, Deary, ID 83823.
Viewing will be at Short's Funeral Chapel in Moscow on Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
A private family burial will be held at Pinecrest Cemetery in Deary with a celebration of his life to follow at the Moscow Nazarene Church on Thursday at 11 a.m. for family and friends. Murray Stanton will officiate and a covered dish dinner will follow at the Deary Community Center.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Short's Funeral Chapel, Moscow.
Lois Mae Faris Brock, 103, Orofino
Lois Mae Brock, 103, passed away peacefully on Jan. 6, 2010 at the Clearwater Valley Hospital in Orofino.
Lois was born in Chilhowie, VA at her grandparent's home on October 11, 1906. Roanoke, VA became her home until she was five when the family (mother, father, and baby brother, Leo) traveled on the Northern Pacific railroad to make their fortune on a homestead near Brady, MT. After three years of futile efforts, they left Montana for Eastern Washington and to fast forward she grew up there, graduating from Meade High School in Spokane, WA and from Cheney Normal School with honors.
In 1940 Lois moved to Orofino with her husband, Carroll, and daughter Betty. Her husband took over the Public Accounting business of Mr. Loomis which grew into Goffinet and Clack, CPA's after Carroll retired in the 1970's. Their son, Norman, was born in 1942 and she was a "stay-at-home mom" until he was 15 years old. After returning to school, she received a full teaching degree from the University of Idaho in 1963 and taught sixth grade at Orofino Elementary School for 20 years, retiring in 1974.
Many volunteer organizations benefited from her service including, Camp Fire Girls, Business and Professional Women, R.S.V.P., Clearwater Valley Hospital Auxiliary, Chapters AW and CD P.E.O., Retired Teachers, Clearwater Memorial Public Library and the United Methodist Church.
In 1988 Lois moved to Royal Plaza in Lewiston where she made her home until Brookside Landing was built in Orofino. On a very rainy May 1, 2001, she became the first resident at Brookside Landing where she enjoyed being with her many Orofino friends.
Lois is survived by her daughter, Betty Burnham of Orofino; son and daughter-in-law, Norman and Joan Brock, of Davenport, WA.; grandson and wife, Corey and Debra Brock and their children, Derek, Braden & Katelyn of Spokane WA.; grandson and wife, Rob and Joanne Burnham, of Appleton, WI; granddaughter Denise Burnham Whetzel and her husband Regis of Mc Clellandtown, PA and her children Scott, Matthew and Elizabeth Hoadley.
Arrangements have been made at Pine Hills Funeral Chapel, Orofino. At her request no service is planned. Memorials may be sent to the Orofino Peck United Methodist Church, P. O. Box 424, Orofino, ID 83544.
Esther Gladys Price, 90, Orofino
Esther Gladys Price, 90, passed away on Thursday, Dec. 31, 2009, at the Clearwater Valley Hospital in Orofino, after a sudden bout with pneumonia. She was surrounded by family and friends.
Esther was born on Jan. 26, 1919, at the family home in Kendrick to Oscar and Anna Bolon-Aiken. Esther went to school in Kendrick and always loved being an Idaho girl. From an early age she enjoyed the outdoors; especially gardening. In 1934 she met and married Richard Crooks in Moscow. He was killed in 1944 in the Marshall Islands and won a purple heart for his courageous efforts in WWII. They had one child together, Richard (Dick) Crooks. During WWII Esther worked for the Army Signal Depot in Sacramento, CA. She then returned to her beloved Idaho after the war and worked as a waitress and bartender in Orofino. After the death of her first husband she moved to Yakima, WA, and graduated from Washington Florist Design School. Esther loved flowers and worked in floral shops in the Yakima area until 1967. She found her way back to Orofino and worked at Oud's Hardware and Snyders Sporting Goods.
After being widowed at an early age she later remarried Orval (Buck) Kassel in Orofino, Idaho, but that ended in divorce. In 1968 she married Clyde Price in Kamiah. They had many happy years together, until his death 1993. She enjoyed reading, crossword puzzles, camping, fishing with family and gardening. She organized the Orofino Sodbusters Gardening Club in 1953. She loved her small family and her friends. In 1972, Esther started work for the State Liquor Store in Orofino and managed it for 12 years until retiring in 1984.
As all her family and friends know, Esther was very involved in politics, in both the local and state arenas. She was on the City Council for Orofino from 1981 until 1993. Esther was proud to be the Clearwater Democratic Party Chairman for several years in Orofino and she was awarded the State Chair's Award from the Idaho Democratic Party. Governor John Evans appointed her to the Idaho State JETPA Committee for one term and Governor Cecil Andrus appointed her to the same committee for an additional two terms. Esther served on the Executive Boards for CEDA and PIC. She worked hard on political campaigns for Governor Evans, Governor Andrus, Representative Richard Stallings, Representative Larry LaRocco and Attorney General Larry Echohawk, and Senator Frank Church. She served as treasurer on the political campaigns for Clearwater County Sheriff Nick Albers, her dearest and closest friend. The entire Albers family remained friends with Esther to her dying day. She loved them as her own family and often referred to the Albers children as her grandchildren.
After the sudden and untimely death of her only son, Dick, Esther sold her home in Riverside and moved to Brookside Landing in 2001. Esther, or Nana as her immediate family called her, was the pillar of strength of the family; often providing advise and wisdom to family, as only time and life experiences can provide.
Esther is survived by her grandchildren Bradley N. and Sandra M. Crooks of Moscow; Richard K. Crooks of Moscow; great-grandchildren Kimberly Mearse of Bend, OR, Nathan B. Crooks of Lewiston, Simonne M. Crooks of Moscow, and Kassandra Crooks of Moscow.. She is also survived by her great-great-grandchildren Octavia and Anikyn Crooks of Lewiston; Corbin Crooks of Mitchell, SD and Avery Mearse-Spikerman of Bend, OR. She is also survived by her nephew, Scott Crocker of Roseburg, OR.
She is preceded in death by her parents, Oscar and Anna Bolon-Aiken; siblings Leora Andrews, Inez Howington, and Jim Aiken; her son Richard (Dick) Crooks; and husbands Richard Crooks, Orval (Buck) Kassel, and Clyde Price.
She made a difference to her family, friends and community. All who knew her will miss her vivacious personality and strong character. Esther, Nana, your spirit will be with us always.
There will be a celebration of her life at Brookside Landing on Sunday, Jan. 10, from 2-4 p.m.
Pine Hills Funeral Chapel and Crematory is in care of arrangements.
Shirley Jean Carr Teed, 72, formerly of Weippe
Shirley Jean Carr Teed was born Dec. 24, 1937, in Lewiston, to Jessie White Carr and Irad Carr. She died Dec. 31, 2009.
Shirley attended elementary school at Cottonwood and graduated from Weippe High School in 1956.
Shirley married Milo Teed on Jan. 24, 1959, in Weippe. They moved to New Meadows in 1969, and then to Caldwell in 1970. Shirley and Milo had three children: Kenneth, Karla and Larry Teed.
Shirley was a member of 4-H and FFA while in school. During that time she was also crowned princess of the Lewiston Roundup in 1957.
While living in Caldwell, she attended and graduated from a medical transcription program. After graduating, she went on to work at the Caldwell Memorial Hospital.
She and Milo were both lifetime members of the Elks Club.
After their children's graduation, she and Milo made their home in Alaska, first in Fairbanks and then Anchorage. They returned to Idaho in 2005 and were making their home in Lewiston.
Shirley was preceded in death by her mother Jessie and father Irad Carr; two brothers, Bobby and Dale Carr; along with her son, Larry Teed.
She is survived by her husband, Milo Teed; children Kenneth Teed and Karla Moore; sister Ruth Carr Space; six grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Shirley will be cremated at Vassar-Rawls Funeral Home in Lewiston. Viewing will be at 10 a.m. Monday at the funeral home. Anyone who would like to attend is welcome.
Graveside services will be held at Weippe Cemetery in the spring. The family will announce the date and time.
Thelma May Colwell, 96, formerly of Clearwater County
Our mother, Thelma May Colwell, passed away Monday, Dec. 28, 2009, of causes related to age.
Burial will be at Southwick Cemetery, with a memorial service in the spring.
Thelma May Cantril was born Nov. 3, 1913, at Pomeroy, WA to Frank L. and Ida Wilson Cantril. While growing up, Mom lived with various relatives in Washington, Idaho and Montana, and spent part of her youth at the Lewiston Children's Home.
In a simple ceremony, Mom married Wilbur D. Colwell on May 31, 1931, at Pomeroy. They owned a service station in Pomeroy until they moved to the greater Seattle area. During World War II, Mom worked for Boeing as an expediter on the inboard wing of the Boeing B-17. After the war, they moved to Inglewood, CA, where Wilbur worked for the Northrup Corp. The family was privileged to watch the short historical flight of the Spruce Goose.
Mother became a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in 1947 and, in 1948, they moved to Southwick, where they were partners in a shake mill, which they later moved to the North Fork of the Clearwater River. A few years later, they moved to Kendrick, where Mom worked at the restaurant and the drug store. In 1951, they moved to Joseph, OR, to operate Walter Brennan's theater. In 1956, they made their final move to Lewiston, where they built a home. Mom worked as a bookkeeper for Payless Drug Store until retiring in 1975.
Wilbur passed away in 1992 and, in 1998, Mom moved to the Royal Plaza Retirement Center. For a few years, she enjoyed taking care of the library and the flowers outside of her apartment. Mom was especially interested in all activities of her family. She also enjoyed reading, gardening and genealogy.
Mom was preceded in death by her husband, Wilbur; her parents; and her brothers, Frank Cantril and Donald Cantril. She is survived by daughter Betty and son-in-law Jack Mustoe of Lewiston; daughter Barbara and son-in-law Orville Halseth of Kendrick; granddaughter Julie Halseth and Gary Donnelly of Casper, WY; grandson Mark Mustoe of Spokane, WA; granddaughter Chris Halseth and Jim Mattoon of Lake Stevens, WA; 10 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.
Mother was devoted to her family with an abundance of kindness in her heart. She will be remembered by her family as a strong, resilient woman due to the adversities she overcame as a girl. Mother, Granny and Great-Granny - we will miss you and your strength of character.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be given to an organization of your choice.
Ramona 'Peggy' Ethel Phillips, 88, formerly of Orofino
Ramona 'Peggy' Ethel Phillips passed away Dec. 23, 2009 at Clearwater Valley Hospital at age 88.
Peggy was born June 29, 1921 in St. Maries to Kalfra and Myrtle Wolfe. She was the youngest of four children. Peggy married Howard Phillips Nov. 25, 1938. They lived in Emida for a time and then moved to Kellogg. They moved to Orofino in 1943 and then on to Pierce in 1944 and finally back to Orofino where they lived until 1995. While Howard worked as a logger, Peggy stayed home and raised their five children.
Peggy loved to read, go metal detecting and play bingo. In the 70s, she helped her husband and daughter, Nancy, operate a ceramic shop and then later a rock shop in Orofino.
Peggy and Howard moved to Lewiston in 1995. She lost her husband of 67 years in October of 2006.
Peggy is survived by her children: daughters, Lorraine and Lyle Kidder, Orofino; Nancy and Larry Wunderlich, Lewiston; Barbie and Mark Deyo, Orofino; sons, Bill Phillips, Orofino and Rene and Karen Phillips, Boise. She is survived by 15 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren and 6 great-great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her father and mother, Kalfra and Myrtle Wolfe; brothers, Stanley and Bill Wolfe and sister, Javerina Bergman.
Cremation has taken place and a family gathering will be held at a later date.
Pine Hills Funeral Chapel and Crematory is caring for arrangements.