Sally Lucille Lombard, 90, Orofino
Sally Lucille Lombard, 90, Orofino, passed away at Clearwater Health and Rehabilitation in Orofino Friday, July 24, 2009.
A graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, July 30, at Weippe Cemetery. Pine Hills Funeral Chapel is caring for arrangements.
Douglas D. Hoffman, 68, Peck
Douglas D. Hoffman, 68, Peck, passed away Saturday, July 25, 2009, at his residence.
Arrangements are pending at Malcom's Brower-Wann Funeral Home in Lewiston.
Elnora Victoria Hall, 90, formerly of Peck
Elnora Victoria Hall, of Lewiston, passed away Saturday, Feb. 6, 2010, at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center in Lewiston, at the age of 90.
Elnora was born to Alva R. and Esther E. Evans Hall, on Nov. 22, 1919, at Lewiston. She was a proud member of the Nez Perce Tribe and had lived at the Orchards Rehabilitation and Care Center in Lewiston for the past 10 years.
She attended grade school at Spalding. While attending high school in Lapwai, she worked for area farmers. She graduated from Lapwai High School in 1942.
After graduation, she was the area representative for the Grand Union Tea and Coffee Company, and was later transferred to Salt Lake City. Within six months, she was promoted to assistant manager. In 1946 she returned to Lewiston.
She married Fred Townsend on June 3, 1946, at Moscow. They operated a farm near Peck until his ill health forced them to give up their farm.
In 1949 she attended Lewiston Business College. From 1952 to 1955, they managed a hotel in Spokane. The marriage ended in divorce in 1955, and Elnora returned to Lewiston.
At Lewiston, she worked for City Dye Works in the Service Master Division and then as a dry cleaning route driver. She was a route driver for Kay's Vogue Cleaners and a route driver for Lee's Cleaners. During 1965 and 1966, she worked on the Howard Ranch. From 1966 to 1989 she operated her own carpentry and painting business.
Elnora is survived by her sisters, Rosamond Agatha Proper Szewczyk of Lewiston and Norma C. Hall Miller of Lapwai; and a brother, Alva Reynold Hall of Coeur d'Alene.
She was preceded in death by her parents and sisters, Gloria Faith and Vera Hall Gibbs.
At Elnora's request, there will not be a service. A private family burial will take place at Normal Hill Cemetery in Lewiston at a later date. Cremation has taken place, and memorial contributions can be made to the Orchards Care and Rehabilitation Center Activity Fund, 1014 Burrell Ave., Lewiston.
Vassar-Rawls Funeral Home in Lewiston is in charge of the arrangements.
John Paul Baugh, 65, Orofino
John Paul Baugh passed away on Feb. 3, 2010 due to complications following surgery. John was a loving and devoted husband, son, brother, uncle, father and grandfather and will be missed by all.
John was born on July 14, 1944 at Orofino, to Paul and Lila Baugh. He is survived by his wife, Gloria Baugh at the family home; his mother, Lila; two sisters, Judy Coomer (husband Jack) of Boise and Lura Mullikin (husband Lyle) of Orofino; his children, Paul and Matt Baugh, Summer Mechling all of Deary and Blaine Graening of Post Falls. Grandchildren Ryan Baugh, of Lewiston and Sage, Montana and Jacob Mechling of Deary, also survive him.
John was preceded in death by his father Paul, who died in a logging accident when John was a young boy. He was also preceded in death by his step-father Ted Zimhauer, who John loved and respected very much.
He married Linda Weddle in Lewiston on April 23, 1966. That marriage later ended in divorce. He always had a special place in his heart for Dorothy Jones, who cared for Summer after the divorce. He spoke many times of the strength and love she gave to both Summer and himself.
He met his current wife, Gloria, on September 30, 1989 when she asked him to dance. They have been inseparable sweethearts since they fell in love that night. They married in Orofino on Feb. 14, 1992.
John proudly served his country with the Idaho National Guard beginning in 1964 doing weekend and summer drills with Company D of the 116th Combat Engineer Battalion in Orofino. John attended Basic Training in Fort Leonardwood, MO in 1965. He was a heavy equipment operator and served a tour of duty in Vietnam from Sept. 11, 1968 until his discharge Sept. 4, 1969. His rank was Specialist 5th Class. He spent time near the demilitarized zone in Vietnam and was awarded the Army Accommodation Medal.
John loved 4-wheeling with his dog, Gracie May, spending time in the great outdoors, hunting, fishing, and exploring. He enjoyed working on projects in his shop for family and friends. Most of all he loved spending time with family and watching his grandchildren grow up.
Funeral services are at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 6, at Pine Hills Funeral Chapel. There will be a potluck dinner at the National Guard Armory on U.S. Highway 12 in Orofino following the funeral.
Pine Hills Funeral Chapel and Crematory is caring for the arrangements.
Sally J. Irby, 72, Orofino
Sally Jane Irby passed away Monday, Feb. 1, 2010, at Lewiston. She was born, Feb. 5, 1937, in Snohomish, WA, to Gordon and Alice Frost.
Sally is survived by one brother in Idaho and two brothers in California; two daughters, Tammie Rovertson of Peck and Nancy Hartness of Athens, GA; one stepdaughter and three stepsons; along with several grandchildren and step-grandchildren.
Sally enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping, and huckleberry picking and especially spending time with her husband Billie.
A celebration of life memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Feb. 13 at the Peck Community Center. The Rev. Tristan Harvey will conduct the services. A covered dish potluck will follow immediately after the services.
Memorial donations may be made to Orchards Rehabilitation and Care Center in Lewiston in her name.
Pine Hills Funeral Chapel and Crematory of Orofino is caring for the arrangements.
Roger Dale Morgan, 64, formerly of Orofino
Roger Dale Morgan passed away Friday, Jan. 29, 2010 at 2:10 am at Banner Baywood Medical Center in Mesa, AZ after a brief illness.
Roger was born Feb. 9, 1945 in Kendrick to Don and LenaBelle Morgan.
After graduation from Orofino High School in 1963, Roger went to work for the Forest Service. When the National Guard was activated, he was deployed to Vietnam as a Combat Engineer with the 116th Battalion. After serving in Vietnam, he returned to Cavendish to farm with his wife, Karen (later divorced). In addition to farming, Roger was a truck owner/operator and also drove logging truck and belly dump truck locally in the Orofino area.
Roger was employed by the Clearwater County Road Department as road grader operator from 1987 until he retired March 31, 2000. During his employment with the Road Department, he was also a volunteer Reserve Deputy for the Clearwater County Sheriff's Department and Search and Rescue Posse, where he met his wife Linda.
After retiring from Clearwater County, Roger and Linda travelled the United States while Roger worked as an RV insurance agent for Camping World before taking up permanent residence in Apache Junction, AZ.
Survivors include his wife, Linda; daughter, Becky and Kyle Johnston; son, Scott and Tona Morgan; son, John and Sara Cox,; son, Ernest and Denise Cox; six grandchildren, Ashley, Brenden, Caroline, Taylor, Donald, and Dallas; and one great-grandson, Logan. He is also survived by is mother, LenaBelle Morgan of Lewiston; sister, Jan and Ralph Colwell, Genesee; brother, Dave and Shirley Morgan of Lewiston ID; and four nephews, Steve and Brad Colwell and Ron and Mike Morgan.
The celebration of Roger's life will be held at the Pueblo Manor clubhouse in Apache Junction, AZ on Thursday, Feb. 4 at 4 p.m. The clubhouse is located at 834 Meridian Rd. in Apache Junction.
Sally Jane Irby, 72, Orofino
Sally Jane Irby, 72, Orofino, passed away at Orchards Rehab and Care Center in Lewiston Monday, Feb. 1, 2010.
A memorial service is pending. Pine Hills Funeral Chapel and Crematory is caring for arrangements.
Billie Mae White, 76, Orofino
Billie Mae White, 76, of Orofino passed away Thursday, Jan. 21, 2010, at Clearwater Valley Hospital.
Billie was born July 25, 1933 in Orofino to Wayne & Dorothy (Stanton) Herres. She had an older sister, Jerre. She lived in Orofino until her Dad died in 1941. After his death her mother worked to support the family and Billie lived in various locations including Moscow; St. Maries; Coville, WA; Marcus, WA and Lewiston.
In 1949, she met the love of her life, Bill White at Camp Y on the North Fork of the Clearwater. Bill was the only one from then on. Bill was drafted in 1952 while Billie was a senior at Lewiston High School. They eloped to Orofino on March 3, 1952. Bill shipped out to boot camp and Billie went back and lived with her Mom and stepdad, George Kolasa, in Lewiston while finishing high school.
After graduation Billie joined Bill at Fort Ord, CA where he was stationed. They lived there until being transferred to Anchorage, AK. While stationed in Alaska, their first bundle of joy, Lolli, was born. When Bills' tour of duty was up, they moved back to the North Fork where their second bundle of joy, Rena, was born. They had many happy years of life on the North Fork. They then moved to Orofino and the final bundle of joy, Dot, rounded out their family of girls. They lived the rest of their married life in Orofino.
Billie had the best husband in the world and they enjoyed square dancing, fishing, camping, jeep club adventures, and of course weekly, sometimes daily, trips to the casino. They always had a standing date for first day of steelhead fishing. Billie enjoyed bowling, playing cards with friends or alone, needlepoint and cooking. But she loved most being a wife and mother. She belonged to Eastern Star, Clearwater County Search and Rescue Auxiliary, Hit and Miss Club and Rebekahs. She collected Santa Clauses and delighted when her grandchildren and great grandchildren wound them all up at the same time.
Billie is survived by her husband of 57 years, Bill White, of Orofino; three daughters Lolli of CA, Rena of Kamiah, and Dot of Orofino. She leaves behind seven grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her father, Wayne Herres; her mother, Dorothy Kolasa; her stepfather George Kolasa "Pappy"; her sister, Jerre South; and a great granddaughter, Madison Grace.
Graveside services will be Tuesday Jan. 26, 2010 at 11 a.m. at Orofino Cemetery with a dinner to follow at the Orofino VFW. All family & friends are invited to join together to share happy memories and laughs.
Donations may be made to Clearwater Valley Hospital Auxiliary in honor of all the wonderful nurses and aides who attended and loved Billie the last two years.
Pine Hills Funeral Chapel and Crematory is caring for arrangements.
Carlene Janice Bernadine McKay, 74, Orofino
Carlene Janice Bernadine McKay, our loving mother, grandmother, wife and friend, passed away Thursday, Jan. 14, 2010, at her home on Orofino Creek surrounded by her loving family. She was 74.
On the day of her passing, a bald eagle was spotted by her niece soaring over the Clearwater River. This symbolized to us her gentle flight to heaven. Her deep devotion to Christ enabled her strength of spirit to be victorious to the end.
She was born April 1, 1935, the daughter of Verner and Christle McKay at Myrtle. She grew up on the banks of the Clearwater River with one sister and three brothers. She moved away many times but always returned to her home.
She met and married Robert W. Love and had three girls, Vicki Horton of Spokane, Andrea Wolverton of Orofino and Leanne Love of Lewiston. She was also blessed with nine grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
She met and married, in Christ, Glenn Richey on May 20, 2006.
In the last years of her life she enjoyed traveling and helping Glenn provide dental services for the not-so-fortunate souls of this Earth.
Mom was an exceptionally accomplished musician. She played at many church services, weddings and at all family gatherings.
A family service was conducted and burial took place at the Wolverton home.
We will all love and miss you Mom.
Harold 'Hal' George Baker, 52, formerly of Orofino
Harold 'Hal' George Baker, age 52, passed away Friday, Jan. 15, 2010, after a long illness. He was born in Anaconda, MT, on March 10, 1957, to Harold and Donna Baker.
When he was three years old, his family moved to Libby, MT, where he attended school through the seventh grade. The family moved to Orofino, Dec. 28, 1970, and to Asotin, WA in 1971, where he went to high school. He was active in football, track and baseball.
In 1974, he joined the U.S. Navy and was honorably discharged after three years. He was married and had a son. The marriage ended in divorce.
He graduated from Lewis-Clark State College at Lewiston with an associate's degree in appliance repair.
While employed as head of maintenance at the Highlander Senior Citizen Center, one of his greatest joys was helping the elderly.
He was a dedicated outdoorsman who loved his fishing, hunting and spending time in the outdoors with all his adored animals. He also loved gardening.
He is survived by Cindy Brackelsberg, longtime companion and friend; his mother Donna Baker; son Chad Baker; daughter Jessica; two sisters, Lyne Rugg and husband of Lewiston, and Katy Mitchell and husband of Suffolk, VA; and many nieces, nephews and other family members in Montana.
Hal was preceded in death by his father Harold Baker, uncles and grandparents.
Memorial services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Vassar-Rawls Funeral Home in Lewiston.