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Othella Jean Hamrin, 86, formerly of Pierce
Othella Jean Hamrin, 86, of Lewiston, passed away Friday, Dec. 18, 2009, at Life Care Center in Lewiston. She was born Feb. 24, 1923, at Grangeville, one of six children born to Sanford and Sarah Larson. She had three brothers and two sisters.
She attended school in Pierce and graduated from high school there.
Othella and Nels G. Hamrin were married Sept. 26, 1942, at Pierce. She and her husband moved to Kirkland, WA, so that Nels could work in the shipyards from 1942 through 1946. They then spent a short time in Clarkston, WA before moving to Bovill where Nels was a sawyer from 1948 until 1950. Then the family returned to Clarkston in 1950 where they remained. The couple had two sons.
Surviving Othella are her son, Larry Nels Hamrin; granddaughter, Jeannie Loree Hamrin; and sister, Norma Fauver, all of Clarkston.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Nels Gunnar Hamrin; her parents, Sanford and Sarah Larson; sister, Delisle McCollum; three brothers, Orville Larson, Len Larson and Lavar Larson; and son, Lyle Gene Hamrin.
No public services will be conducted. Merchant Funeral Home of Clarkston is handling arrangements.

David Duane Cady, 60, Orofino
David Duane Cady, 60, Orofino, passed away at his residence Sunday, Dec. 13, 2009.
A public visitation will be held Thursday, Dec. 17 at Pine Hills Funeral Chapel from 1-4 p.m. A graveside service will be held Friday, Dec. 18, at 12 p.m. at Cook Cemetery, Orofino.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Food Baskets c/o Harold Kinne, Post 3296, VFW, P.O. Box 1270, Orofino, ID 83544-1270.
Pine Hills Funeral Chapel and Crematory is caring for arrangements.

Michael Stanley Cornell, 73, Orofino
Michael Stanley Cornell, 73, Orofino, passed away at Clearwater Valley Hospital in Orofino Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2009.
Arrangements are pending with Pine Hills Funeral Chapel and Crematory.

Vernon C. Holloway, 77, Orofino
Vernon C. Holloway, 77, Orofino passed away Thursday, Dec. 10, 2009 at Clearwater Valley Hospital in Orofino.
Pine Hills Funeral Chapel and Crematory are caring for arrangements.

Garold E. Walker, 83, Orofino
Garold E. Walker, 83, passed away Nov. 26, 2009 from complications of congestive heart failure.
Garold was born Sept. 27, 1926, to Daniel E. and Nellie J. Walker at Hopeton, OK. They moved to Harrison, AR in 1936 along with his three year old brother, Eldon. Three more siblings joined the family, Bonnie, Donnita and Robert.
Garold, known to family and friends as JR, spent most of his early years helping with the family dairy farm in Harrison where he attended school. The winter of Jan. 11, 1945, he enlisted in the United States Army serving his country until Nov. 17, 1946. After the war, he started working on Bull Shoals Dam as a bell boy, and this was the start of a 55 year long career as an iron worker. He met his future wife, Margaret A. McMillin, in Harrison where she worked at the local hospital as a registered nurse. After the completion of Bull Shoals, he was on his way to Clark Fork to start work on Cabinet Gorge Dam. Margaret was hired by Morrison Knudsen Corp. as the first aid nurse for Cabinet Gorge Dam. Garold and Margaret married Oct. 11, 1952 at Thompson Falls, MT.
The next 13 years were spent traveling to new towns, states and countries to work on different dams. They moved to Orofino in August of 1967 to work on Dworshak Dam until its completion in 1972. Orofino remained his home until his passing.
He enjoyed reminiscing about "the jobs", and attending Iron Worker reunions. His greatest joys were hunting, fishing, golfing, gardening and taking care of his place. Many families and neighbors enjoyed the bounties from his vegetable garden and fruit trees.
Survivors include his wife, Margaret; daughter, Sue, and her husband, Chris Anderson; and grandchildren Max and Kelsey Anderson. His parents preceded him in death.
Cremation has taken place. Services will be at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Clearwater Valley Hospital and Clinic or to the charity of your choice.
Pine Hills Funeral Chapel and Crematory is caring for arrangements.

Eva Mae (Torgerson) Una, 86, former county resident
Eva Mae (Torgerson) Una, 86, of Coeur d' Alene died Dec. 3, 2009 at Coeur d' Alene Homes. She was born September 28, 1923 in Park, Idaho, the daughter of pioneer family George Torgerson and Julia Nolan Torgerson. The family moved to Elk River in 1925, where she was valedictorian of the Elk River High School class of 1942. She attended the University of Idaho and graduated from the Sacred Heart School of Nursing, Spokane, WA in 1946.
In 1945, she married Art Una of Orofino. They started their family in Orofino, and later moved to Eugene, OR where their children finished their education. They subsequently lived in Astoria, Lewiston and Denver before retiring in 1983 in Coeur d'Alene. Eva Mae's career in nursing was widespread: working in large hospitals, teaching at Lane Community College, Eugen), managing the Tongue Point, Astoria, Job Corps Infirmary and, her favorite, working in various small town hospitals. Her kitchen was a triage and first aid office wherever she lived.
Eva Mae was very personable, having many friends of all ages. In Coeur d'Alene, she was active in PEO and Habitat for Humanity with special friends Doris Frensdorf and Joyce Lovey. She maintained friendships with her nursing school companions Shirley Fitzgerald, Peggy Irving, Tony Tucker and "Scarp" Ferrara throughout her life and took yearly trips to the coast with these friends. They fondly nicknamed her "Torg".
Eva Mae was predeceased by her husband Art Una in 1984, brother Marvin Torgerson in 2001 and mother-in-law Mary Kiiskila in 1995. She is survived by her children: Steve and Monica Una of Danville, CA, Judy and Mike Carlson of Coeur d' Alene, and Ole and Susan Una of Palmer, WA. She is survived by her grandchildren: Nicole Una of San Francisco, CA; Erik Una, of Danville, CA; Erin Carlson Austin (Joey) of Ballard, WA; Erica Carlson of Denver, CO; Ben Carlson (Kim) of Issaquah, WA; and Toby and Rosie Una of Palmer, WA; and brothers Jim (Lucile) Torgerson of The Dalles, OR and Delbert Torgerson, of Cottonwood.
A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 12, at English Funeral Chapel in Coeur d'Alene. Remembrances may be made in Eva Mae's memory to Coeur d 'Alene Homes, 624 W. Harrison, Coeur d'Alene, ID 83814.

Thomas Orman Clark, Jr., 76, Orofino
Thomas Orman Clark, Jr., 76, Orofino passed away Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2009 at Clearwater Health and Rehabilitation in Orofino.
A gathering of friends and family will celebrate Thomas Clark's life Saturday, Dec. 5, at 2 p.m. at the Orofino Community Center (under Pizza Factory, 307 Michigan Ave.).
Pine Hills Funeral Chapel and Crematory is caring for arrangements.

William 'Billy' Olson, 80, Weippe native
William 'Billy' Olson, 80, went to be with Jesus Friday, Nov. 27, 2009. He passed away from complications from a stroke. He was born to William and Allie Olson Feb. 8, 1929. He grew up in Weippe and lived there all his life.
Billy was in the Air Force during the Korean War. He was part of the Berlin Air Lift. When he was discharged from the service, he worked in the woods and at area mills.
Billy wed the love of his life, Jolean Conway, on Oct. 12, 1952. They had 57 wonderful years of marriage. Together they had two daughters, Karen and Kathy. In 1986, they added their son-in-law, Scott Lefferts, to the family.
In 1974, Billy gained John and Sue Wyatt as his family. Then along came the "Grandkids", Nikki, Kacey and Mindy. Along with the Wyatts, Bonnie Jensen joined the family. They have all been such a blessing.
Billy enjoyed being with his family, going to church, fishing, hunting, getting wood and reading.
His parents, William and Allie Olson preceded him in death.
Survivors include, his wife Jolean; daughters, Karen, Kathy and Scott Lefferts; john and Sue Wyatt, Nikki and Chad Towslee, Kacey, Chris and Olivia Cagle, Mindy and Fred Michaelscheck and Bonnie Jensen. A new little great-grand baby will be born in February 2010.
A Memorial Service will be Saturday, Dec. 5, at 1 p.m. at the Weippe Wesleyan Church, Weippe. Following the service will be a reception with refreshments in the fellowship hall of the Wesleyan Church.
There will be a private family burial at a later date.
In lieu of flowers memorials for William Olson can be made to the Weippe Wesleyan Church or to the charity of your choice.
Pine Hills Funeral Chapel and Crematory is caring for arrangements.
We would like to thank all that have been praying for the family, supporting us during this time. We would also like to thank Clearwater Health and Rehab staff for all their care, Clearwater Valley Hospital and Dr. Jenkins.

Otis 'Russ' L. Davis, 80, Dworshak construction worker
Otis L. 'Russ' Davis, Clarkston, WA, passed away Thursday, Nov. 26, 2009, at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center in Lewiston, at the age of 80.
He began his life on Dec. 19, 1928, in Eden born to Kenneth and Maye Davis. He was one of six children born to the Davises. The Davis family later moved to Vancouver, WA where Kenneth and Maye worked in the shipyards during World War II. The family later returned to Eden, where Russ graduated from high school in 1948.
Russ went to work for the Bureau of Reclamation in 1948 and was then drafted for the Army in 1952 and served until 1954. During his service, he was aboard ship during the Korean War.
Upon receiving an honorable discharge from the Army, he married Betty J. Bollinger on Aug. 26, 1955, in Elko, NV.
Once married, Russ returned to the Bureau of Reclamation in 1956, this time in Colorado, where they started their family together. The Davis family then went on to California, where Russ continued to work for the Bureau of Reclamation. In 1967, Russ and the rest of the Davis family went to Idaho, where he worked on the Dworshak Dam project. Upon completion of the Dworshak Dam, the Davis family moved to the Lewiston-Clarkston Valley, where Russ worked on completion of the Lower Granite Dam. In 1981, Russ and Betty moved to Saudi Arabia, working for the Corps of Engineers, returning to Clarkston in 1985. Russ then retired from the Corps of Engineers in 1987. After his retirement, he and Betty both volunteered at Tri-State Memorial Hospital as Blue Angels.
Russ enjoyed fishing, camping and visiting his children. He was a life member and past master of the Clarkston Masonic Lodge No. 143, and a member of the Order of Eastern Star Vineland Chapter 84.
Russ is survived by his wife of 54 years, Betty; his four children and their spouses, Jock Davis and Glenda of West Richland, WA, Tammie Lester and Larry of Fallon, NV., Shawn Davis and Rena of Lewiston, and Roxanne Spendlove and John of Camp Verde, AZ. Russ leaves nine grandchildren, Kyle, Adam, Sara, Amy, Lacey, Jason, Jesse, Katie and Dillon; as well as 11 great-grandchildren.
Russ was preceded in death by his parents, Kenneth and Maye Davis, three brothers and two sisters.
He was an outstanding husband, wonderful father, superior grandfather and an all-around good man. Russ will be deeply missed by everyone whose lives he touched.
A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the United Methodist Church, located at 1242 Highland Ave. in Clarkston. The family asks that in lieu of flowers, you make a donation in Russ's name to the Tri-State Memorial Hospital Foundation.

Clayton O. Lyda, 76, formerly of Orofino
Clayton O. Lyda, 76, formerly of Orofino, passed away Friday, Nov. 13, 2009 at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center in Lewiston.
He was born at the family home on upper Canada Hill in Orofino on Feb. 15, 1933 to Priscilla Dunton Lyda and Perry Lyda. He attended Banner School in his early youth and graduated from Orofino High School in 1951.
He worked as a telegrapher for the Camas Prairie Railroad and later sold real estate in Lewiston.
He is survived by two brothers, Perk Lyda and Jesse Lyda, both of Orofino, and a sister, Betty Johnson or Thorp, WA.
He was preceded in death by his mother and father, one sister, Loree Huitt, and one brother, Sam Lyda.
At his request, cremation has taken place and no services are planned. Inurnment will be at Weseman Cemetery where his parents are buried.

Glenna Joan (Smolinski) Johnston, 73, Orofino
Glenna Johnston of Orofino passed away with her family by her side on Nov. 18, 2009 at St. Joseph's Hospital in Lewiston. Glenna was born March 13, 1936 to Alfred and Beatrice (Baker) Smolinski in the Fraser area near Weippe. She was the wife for 55 years of Philip Johnston and the mother of two sons, Gary and Donald.
Glenna's early years were spent on the family farm located at the top of the Greer Grade. She attended her first three years of school at the Fraser school followed by 4 1/2 years at the Cottonwood school until it burned. She then completed the 8th grade in Weippe where she also attended Weippe High School through the 10th grade. While attending Weippe High School, Glenna enjoyed being a Majorette and a Cheerleader. In 1952, the family moved to Orofino where Glenna graduated from the 12th grade in 1954. While attending Orofino High School, Glenna met Philip Johnston, and they wed on Sept. 25, 1954.
Glenna's attention to detail and proficiency with math served her well during her working career. She began part-time employment as a bookkeeper with the White Pine Lumber Company during her senior year in high school. After starting a family, Glenna went back to work full time in 1959 for White Pine until Potlatch Forests Inc (PFI) closed all White Pine operations in 1962 after purchasing them on January 1, 1961. Glenna then worked part time at the Clearwater County Courthouse as needed but particularly during tax collection and the annual issuance of vehicle license plates. After the family closed Johnson's Mill in 1972 and started Valley Recreation, she assumed bookkeeping responsibilities for the family business. In 1978, she became Chief Deputy Treasurer for Clearwater Country until leaving the job in 1987 to pursue more relaxing endeavors.
Glenna found many endeavors with which to relax. Summer camping trips with family were a favorite which in later years involved the participation in black powder muzzleloader shoots. Her eagle eye accuracy gave many men a run for their money. She was a past member of the Lolo Trail Muzzleloaders and is a current member of the Hog Heaven Muzzleloaders. In the 1970's, she enjoyed group snowmobile trips and was a founding member of the Orofino Ridge Runners Snowmobile Club. Glenna spent several years assembling the family genealogy which included many trips around the country looking through dusty courthouse and news office records. In her later years, Glenna enjoyed riding 4-wheelers, and seeing much of the local country not otherwise seen from the local highway.
Glenna is survived by her husband Philip of Orofino and her two sons: Gary of Kent, WA and Donald and his wife Lucy of Denton, TX.
A funeral service for Glenna will be held on Monday, Nov. 23, at 10 a.m. at Pine Hills Funeral Chapel in Orofino. Burial is to follow services at Lewis & Clark Memorial Gardens in Lewiston.
Pine Hills Funeral Chapel and Crematory is in care of arrangements.

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