Mary Ann Adams, 72, Peck native
Mary Ann Adams, 72, passed away Nov. 11, 2009 after a courageous battle with cancer.
Mary was born Dec. 16, 1936 in Peck. She attended Peck Elementary and Orofino High School. She married Charles Adams in 1955 in Lewiston. They made their home in Spokane, WA.
Mary worked in the travel industry for a number of years and traveled extensively during that time. She was known for her outgoing personality and her sharp wit.
Mary is survived by her husband of 54 years, Charles Adams; children Kayla Johnson (Cliff) of Spokane; David Adams (Ani) of Las Vegas, NV and Ginny Moran (Brian) of Spokane; six grandchildren, Ryan, Andy, Will, Brianna, Ben and Sam. She is also survived by Bill Deyo, Punch and Jeannie Deyo, Bonnie Clay, Pat and Duane Millard, Jeannette and Bill Barnett, Tim and Carol Adams, Bill and Bev Adams and numerous nieces and nephews.
Mary was preceded in death by her parents, her brother Bud Deyo and sister, Joyce Stach.
Viewing will be held at Heritage Funeral Home in Spokane Wednesday, Nov. 18, from 12-5 p.m. Funeral Services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 19, in Heritage Chapel. Memorial contributions can be made to Hospice of Spokane.
Henry Charles Kazda, 86, born at Southwick
Henry C. Kazda, "Hank the Barber," a longtime resident of Lewiston and Clarkston, WA, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2009, at the Idaho State Veterans Home in Lewiston. He had fought a courageous battle against pancreatic cancer for more than a year. He now abides in heaven with the Lord and his angels.
He was born at Southwick on April 10, 1923, to Matt and Barbara Kazda. He attended school at Southwick and worked on his father's farm until he entered the U.S. Army in November 1944. He was issued an honorable discharge for disability in March 1945, and spent several months in the hospital at Farragut Naval Station, near Spokane, WA.
He returned to Lewiston and worked at the Potlatch Forests Inc. mill. In the fall of 1946, with the help of the GI Bill, he attended Mohler Barber School in Portland, OR, graduating in June 1947. He worked in his uncle's barber shop in Salem, OR, until he returned to the Lewiston area to be married.
Henry married Dorothy Buttrey at Westlake, west of Cottonwood, on Dec. 28, 1947. Hank barbered in Ketchikan and Juneau, AK, where they lived for more than three years. They returned to Lewiston in 1955 and he opened a barber shop across from the Lewis-Clark State College campus. In 1988, he moved his business to Clarkston, retiring in 2002.
Starting in 1989, Henry and Dorothy spent part of each winter in Yuma, AZ They also traveled through many states and in Canada until a fall resulted in brain surgery and limited his activities.
He was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church in Clarkston, and a member of the Twin City Twirlers square dance club. He and Dorothy traveled to many state and national square dance conventions during this time.
He enjoyed watching sports and traveling. He loved his family and he loved life. He was generous with his time and money, always ready to help someone in need. Every year on the Saturday before Christmas he gave free haircuts to everyone who came to his shop. Surviving him are Dorothy, his wife of 61 years; three sons, William Kazda and his wife Sharon, Larry Kazda and his wife Peggy, and Gary Kazda and his wife Carol, all of Lewiston; one daughter, Doreen Cramer of Clarkston; two sisters, Bernadette Gooding and her husband Charlie of Yamhill, OR, and Marge Wright of Whitebird; one brother, Matt Kazda of Othello, WA; 12 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Matt and Barbara Kazda; and his two sisters, Theresa Ezetti and Helen Davis.
In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be given to the Idaho State Veterans Home in Lewiston, or a charity of your choice.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Holy Family Church, with burial to follow at Vineland Cemetery, both in Clarkston. Visitation will be from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday at Merchant Funeral Home in Clarkston.
William Joseph 'Bill' Gilmore, 72, Orofino
William Joseph 'Bill' Gilmore died Friday, Oct. 30, 2009, at his home just outside Orofino.
Bill was born Oct. 13, 1937 at Kamiah to Charles W. and Erma See Gilmore. He grew up at the top of the Greer Grade and went to school in Weippe. In 1957, Bill married Deana M. Crawford in Orofino.
Bill and Deana had three children, Dan, Tammy and Julie.
Bill worked in the woods most his life running equipment, shovel, loader, etc.
Bill and Deana moved to the Grangemont area in 1968 and he became a rancher. He loved his cows. He learned to do A.I. for cattle and enjoyed traveling to many other ranches in the area. Bill got interested in horticulture and loved to graft fruit trees and roses. One of his trees had five different apples.
Bill is survived by his wife, Deana; son, Dan and Kathy Gilmore of Deer Park, WA; daughters, Tammy and Kendall Kjaldgaard of Waterloo, WI, and Julie Grandstaff and Dan Bullock of Orofino; his sisters, Betty M. Reed of White City, OR, Loralee Brown, and brother, Charles 'Chuck' Gilmore of Orofino. He is also survived by his stepfather, Ben Farrow of Orofino; 13 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren.
Bill was preceded in death by his parents, Charles W. Gilmore and Erma Farrow; stepmother, Catherine Gilmore; and infant son, John.
Internment will be at 2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 6, at Pine Grove Cemetery in Kooskia.
Pine Hills Funeral Chapel and Crematory are caring for arrangements.
Eleanor H. Kime, 90, formerly of Orofino
Eleanor H. Kime, 90, died of natural causes Sunday, Oct. 25, 2009, at Carol Galles Shelter Care Home in Clarkston, WA. Eleanor was born Dec. 13, 1918, at Pomeroy, WA to Dennis and Hulda Porter. She grew up at Bear Ridge and attended school near Kendrick.
At a young age she worked during the summers doing cooking for area farmers during harvest.
Eleanor married Earl Kime in 1937. They soon moved to Orofino, where Earl worked in logging camps, and then on to Vanport, WA, where he worked in the shipyards during the war. They lived in Pomeroy and Clarkston raising their four children before finally retiring in Kennewick, WA.
She was a homemaker most of her life but did manage to find time to run a laundromat in Kennewick for several years. She was always cooking or baking for everyone and anyone who happened to stop by to visit.
Her grandchildren called her "Grandma Pie" as she always had several pies on the counter and many more in the freezer.
In 1989, the love of her life for 50 years, Earl, passed away. She remained in Kennewick until four months ago when she moved back to Clarkston.
She was a faithful member of the Jehovah Witnesses until her passing.
She enjoyed cooking, baking, sewing and gardening. She also enjoyed playing her harmonica and juice harp.
Eleanor is survived by two daughters, Nellie Flatt and husband Bob of Malden, WA, Charlotte Roberts of Kennewick; two sons, Jack Kime and wife Diana of Clarkston, and Harley (Bud) Kime and wife Jan of Kennewick; 17 grandchildren; 41 great-grandchildren; 17 great-great-grandchildren; and one sister, Charlotte (Bun) Kennedy of Okanogan, WA.
She was preceded in death by her husband Earl, four sisters and four brothers.
Graveside services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Pomeroy City Cemetery. Terry Howard of Lewiston will officiate at the service.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Eleanor's memory may be made to the charity of the donor's choice.
The family wishes to invite friends to gather at Rowdy's Steak House in Lewiston after the service at 4:30.
Violet 'Tiny' Maynard Masterson, 61, Pierce
Violet 'Tiny' Maynard Masterson of Pierce passed away peacefully at home Monday, Oct. 26, 2009.
She was born Jan. 25, 1948 at the family home in Wayne County, WV to Hardin and Genieve McNeely Maynard. Early childhood was spent on the farm with her twin sister and seven other siblings before moving to Hunting, WV where she attended Huntington High School. In 1967 she met and married Raymond Masterson and began a family. Soon after Ray's discharge from the Army they moved to Pierce.
Their move to Idaho started her love of the outdoors where she enjoyed camping with family and friends. She looked forward to picking huckleberries every year and we all looked forward to her famous huckleberry cheesecake!
Tiny was very active in her small community and would lend a hand whenever possible whether serving you in one of the local watering holes or checking your Bingo card. She knew everyone by name. Though over the years as her health declined, she remained an active member of the Timberline Lions Club doing what she could.
Even though their marriage ended their friendship remained until his death, when Ray died in 1999. Also preceding her in death were her parents, a brother and four sisters: Dallas, Tamsey, Martha, Delsie and her twin, Eva.
Surviving her are her children Renee Smith and James Masterson. Also surviving are grandchildren Darold and Dallas Smith, Steven, Harley and Allyssa Masterson and Annie and Elaine Wilson, three siblings Daisy Pennington, Harlan and Duke Maynard and many, many, many nieces, nephews and friends. She also leaves behind her very special friend Joe Meely loving known to the family as "Papa Joe".
Her family would also like to thank Compassionate Care for their services and thank the many caregivers that cared for her over the years.
Funeral Services will be held Friday, Oct. 30 at Mountain View Baptist Church in Pierce. Prior to services, a public viewing will be held at 10:00 a.m. and services to start at 11:00 a.m. with burial to follow at Pierce Cemetery. Following the burial, a potluck dinner will be held back at the church.
Pine Hills Funeral Chapel and Crematory is caring for arrangements.
Spencer Clark Campbell, 69, Dworshak Dam construction worker
Spencer Clark Campbell entered heaven on Monday, Oct. 19, 2009, surrounded by family, after a 14-year battle with heart disease.
Spencer was born March 24, 1940, to Orville Clark (Jack) and Irene Alda Campbell, at Miller, SD. He was the fourth of seven children born to their union. He was raised on the farm in Hand County with the love of a large extended family and spent many hours with his Grandma Kane and Grandma Campbell, eating fresh strawberries and oranges and enjoying their company.
When Spencer was nine years old, his father passed away suddenly from diabetes. While this was a difficult time for the family, they were determined to stay together. The close family bond between Irene Campbell and Lloyd and Josie Campbell that would last for eternity was cemented during this time. Spencer's cousins, Don, Delmer, Milton, Anna, Ruth and Millard, became his brothers and sisters. Spencer and his siblings rode horses 21/2 miles to attend school in a one-room schoolhouse. This was a time for mischief and adventure. The Campbell kids grew up spending time spotlighting jackrabbits, pheasant hunting, running trap lines for mink and muskrats and creating their own adventures, but also learned the ways of the Lord during their many hours in church.
Spencer accepted the role of caretaker and provider from an early age when he quit school at the age of 14. He worked on many farms as a youth, including Dearborn Ranch, Hines Ranch and Pangburn Ranch. The proceeds from his weekly labor allowed him to purchase a can of No. 2 peaches and a half gallon of vanilla ice cream for the family; one dollar of spending money for himself; and the rest for his mother to cover family expenses.
It was while Spencer was working for Robert Pangburn that he met the love of his life, 13-year-old Lorna Mins. They would marry two days after her high school graduation and shared 47 wonderful years together. They made their home at the "home place" while Spencer worked construction on Big Ben Dam in Fort Thomas, SD, for one year before moving to Chambers, NE.
After three years in Nebraska, they moved to Clarkston, WA where Spencer continued employment working construction on the dams. Over the next 11 years, he worked on Little Goose, Lower Granite, Dworshak and Libby dams. It was during this time that he contributed to the historical markers of working on the last dam built in South Dakota, Montana, Idaho and Washington. In his years of construction work, he was nicknamed "Red" for his bright red hair. In 1977, Spencer obtained employment at Potlatch Corp., and worked there until his retirement in 2000, due to heart disease.
Horses were always a part of Spencer's life. He taught all of his children and grandchildren to ride and did everything possible to make sure they had a horse of their own. He had been a member of the Lewis-Clark Saddle Club for the past 50 years, participating in many O-Mok-Sees and horse events. Spencer loved a good horse race!
Spencer had many other hobbies, including driving his tractor, driving ponies, pheasant hunting, ranching and storytelling, but most of all he enjoyed spending time with his many grandchildren. Spencer loved watching them participate in their many activities, no matter what it was. Spencer had a caring spirit and helped anyone he could. He gave generously of his home, time and love to his family and friends, and was a foster parent to more than 50 children.
He was preceded in death by his parents; aunt and uncle, Josie and Lloyd Campbell; brothers, LeRoy and Dale Campbell; cousins, Don and Delmer Campbell; nephew, George Campbell; great-niece, Toni Rediger; and son-in-law, Brian Prior.
Survivors include his wife, Lorna Campbell; daughter, Lesa Milburn of Kamiah; daughter and son-in-law, Kamme and Rick Hust of Clarkston; son, Jason Campbell of Clarkston; daughter and son-in-law, Kopper and Paul Blunt of Clarkston; sister-in-law, Donna Campbell of Harrisburg, OR; sister-in-law Sharon Campbell of St. Lawrence, SD; sister and brother-in-law, Valoris and Larry Hewitt of Beaver Creek, OR; brother and sister-in-law, Garland and Karen Campbell of Crestview, FL; brother and sister-in-law, Gary and Betty Campbell of Cottonwood; sister and brother-in-law, Velma and Gordon Bennett of Austin, TX; brother-in-law and wife, Boyd and Tootie Mins of Texas; brother-in-law and wife, Don and Linda Mins of Lexington, NE; brother-in-law and wife, Ron and Sharon Mins of Miller, SD; sister-in-law and husband, Linda and Roy Arnzen of Greencreek; and their families. He is survived by cousins, Melva Campbell of Lolo, MT, Milton and Jeanette Campbell of Clarkston, Anna and Pete Kauffman of McPherson, KS, Ruth McCoy and Jeff Eagan of Allen, TX, Millard and Connie Campbell of Venice, FL, and their families. Spencer was blessed with 23 grandchildren: Luke and Micah Milburn, Leah and Josiah Dickson, Jerica, Shayla, Savannah and Keyonna Hust, Cameron Auker, Bethany, Spencer, Benjamin, Jessica, Maliik and Nathaniel Prior, Jayce and Jayden Campbell, Caleb, DePaul, Koby, Dawson, Kameron and Zaid Blunt and Jason Mack; one great-grandchild, Andrew Dickson; and numerous nieces and nephews who greatly valued his caring and generous spirit and came to know him as "Uncle Penny." Spencer also leaves behind his trusted companion, Pard, his dog.
The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Guy Bennett Pavilion in Asotin, WA followed by a graveside service at Vineland Cemetery in Clarkston. A covered-dish dinner at the pavilion will follow the graveside service.
In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the Lewis-Clark Saddle Club tractor fund, Asotin County Little League or Special Olympics in his name.
Merchant Funeral Home in Clarkston is caring for arrangements.
Kenneth James Sander, 79
Kenneth James Sander, 79, of Lewiston, died Monday Oct. 19, 2009, at Saint Joseph Regional Medical Center in Lewiston.
Ken was born April 19, 1930, the ninth of 11 children to Bernard Joseph Sander and Anna Delsman Sander of Lapwai. Dad attended grade school at Webb Ridge School and the Mission School at Slickpoo. After graduating from Lapwai High School in 1950, Dad worked for Harvey Herndon as a farmhand and for Potlatch Forests Inc., for a short time, before being drafted into the U.S. Army. Prior to shipping out to the Korean Conflict, Dad met a young impressionable farm girl from Colton, WA Mary Guettinger. Little did she know what she was getting into'
On Oct. 11, 1952, during an attack on T-Bone Hill on the Korean Peninsula, Dad was gravely wounded. Incredibly he survived after months of treatment in various military hospitals, during which time he said he shook hands with Bob Hope and met the actors from the TV show "Gunsmoke". He was released, and found Mary waiting for him.
Apparently Mom saw something in the young man from Lapwai and stuck with him, wheelchair and all. They were married June 27, 1953, at Saint Galls Catholic Church in Colton. It is a testament to Mom's love and care that Dad lived a complete and full life of 79 years. Ken and Mary made a home in Lewiston, where they raised three children in a loving and caring home. We learned to be honest and true to your family and friends and we learned how to work for what you want in life. Thank you, Dad.
Dad and Mom operated a tax consulting business out of the family home for many years until "retirement".
Kenny is survived by his wife of 56 years, Mary; children, Bernard and Carla Sander of Lewiston, Brenda and Kirk Daehling of Dalton, MA, and Steve Sander of Lewiston; grandchildren, Mitchell, Adam, Kayla, Hannah and Dustin; brother, Wayne of Lapwai; sisters, Ethel of Orofino and Wilma of Dayton, WA; and nephews, nieces and cousins almost beyond count. Dad was preceded in death by his father, Bernard; mother, Anna; and siblings, Dorthea, Leona, Lawrence, Sylvester, Raymond, Bernard and Vincent.
The service for Dad will start with a rosary at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Lewiston, followed by a funeral Mass at 11. A burial service will follow at Lewis-Clark Memorial Gardens in Lewiston. The Rev. Les Kish and Monsignor Andrew Schumacher will officiate.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of your choice.
We would like to thank Dr. David Peterson and Renee, his nurse, for caring for Dad these last few years. Thanks also to the Lewiston firefighters and paramedics, St. Joseph Regional Medical Center ER staff, and Dr. Dir and the staff of St. Joe's ICU for their kind words and loving care of our Dad these couple of days.
Genevieve 'Genny' Irwin, 83, formerly of Lenore
Genevieve 'Genny' Irwin passed away Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2009, at her home in Lewiston, from lung cancer.
She was born May 23, 1926, at Spokane, WA to Eunice and Harry Hardy. She graduated from Lewis and Clark High School in Spokane.
Genny married Shirley 'Shirm' Irwin on June 18, 1944, at Spokane. Shirm died Nov. 21, 2006.
Genny was a homemaker and lived in Spokane, Aurora, Colo., Portland, Ore., Honolulu, San Francisco and Lenore. She was past president and honorary member of Willing Workers of Lenore. She also belonged to the Lewiston Country Club.
She is survived by three children, Kristine Irwin and Scott Johnson of Lexington, KY, Patrick and Maureen Irwin of Murrietta, CA, and Deborah and Mark Emery of Hillsboro, OR; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
In addition to her husband and parents, Genny was preceded in death by a sister, Bernadine Bagley; and a brother, Wesley Hardy.
A memorial service will take place at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Vassar-Rawls Funeral Home, 920 21st Ave., Lewiston.
Memorial donations are suggested to Family Hospice, 1250 Idaho St., Lewiston, ID 83501.