Katherine M. Kampa, 88, Lewiston
Katherine Mae Kampa of Lewiston passed away Monday evening April 5, 2010 from an age related illness at Clearwater Valley Hospital and Clinics in Orofino.
Mrs. Kampa was born in Grand Rapids, MN on May 2, 1921 to Martin and Alice Halvorsen, the youngest of four daughters. She married Bernard Kampa in February of 1943, who was serving in the U. S. Army at Camp Hale, CO. She and Ben celebrated their 66th wedding anniversary shortly before his passing on March 31, 2009.
Katherine, as she was known to her friends, was employed by the Bell Telephone Company throughout World War II and was a head operator working with personnel throughout the United States during the war-time period.
Katherine, Ben, and their first three children left Minnesota and moved to Lewiston in 1951, where he was employed by the Lewiston Morning Tribune. There, she resumed her work with the telephone company. After her family grew to six children, she settled into life as a homemaker and loving mother. In the late 1960's, she established a home day care center, and over a period of 20 years, cared for hundreds of children in the Lewis Clark Valley. She retired in the late 1980's with her husband Ben.
Katherine is survived by her six children: Paige MacDonald (Jack) of Great Falls, VA, Jane Cooke (Terry) of Oak Hill, VA, Joe Kampa (Kate) of Oak Hill, VA, Tim Kampa (Randi) of Great Falls, VA, Midge Vivian (George) of Idaho Falls, Casey Meza (Michael) of Orofino; 20 grandchildren; and 5 great grandchildren.
Funeral services were held at St. Theresa's Catholic Church of Orofino on April 8th.
In recognition of the care provided to Katherine over the past year by the Clearwater Valley Hospital and Clinics and the Clearwater Health and Rehab and their dedicated staff members, a memorial fund in honor of Katherine has been established. The family has asked that in lieu of flowers, contributions be made to the: Katherine Mae Kampa Memorial Fund, U.S. Bank, Orofino, Idaho 83544.
Penelope 'Penny' Ann Jared, 66, Weippe
Penelope 'Penny' Ann Jared, 66, went to her heavenly home on Tuesday, March 30, 2010 after waging a strong battle with cancer for six months. She was a fun, loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother and friend to all who knew her.
Penny was born in Orofino on Oct. 16, 1943 to John Howard and Ellen Idaho Platt. She grew up in Pierce, graduating from Pierce High School in 1961. On Oct. 14, 1961, she and Thomas S. Jared wed and began their life's journey as one. Together they raised four sons in their Weippe home and took in numerous other children. Penny had a penchant for helping children and was a foster mother to many. She also opened her home to two very special foreign exchange students, Marleen Zee-Kerkvliet of Holland and Marietta Velikova of Russia, both of whom remained lifelong friends. Penny greatly enjoyed traveling and took the opportunity to visit both friends overseas which provided her with much joy.
Penny was compassionate and tended to countless people in home health and care centers. She was most recently employed by State Hospital North in Orofino as a physician's aide, a position which she had for the past several years.
Penny's greatest joys were her numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren. She reveled in camping, fishing and playing in the water with them on the North Fork Clearwater River, one of her favorite places to spend time. She was notorious for her pranks and antics and enjoyed a lifelong rivalry with her cousin, Orrin, vying to see who could pull the best prank. Her great sense of humor and mischief provide survivors with many wonderful memories.
Penny is survived at the family home by husband, Tom; sons, Mitch (Julie), Dave (Amy), both of Pierce, Tommy (Barbi) of Weippe, Greg (Caroline) of Hermiston, OR, and honorary son, Kris Bonner (Robin) of Missoula, MT. Her mother, Ellen Platt of Weippe; sister, Nancy Finch, of Salt Lake City, UT; and brother, Scott Platt of Lewiston also survive. She counted among her blessings 24 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren that carry on her legacy. She was preceded in death by her father, John Platt and in-laws, Jack and Virginia Jared. Penny and Tom attended the Church of God in Orofino, and considered Pastor Lester Boone and wife, Delores, to be very special friends.
Services will be held at Pine Hills Funeral Chapel in Orofino on Friday, April 2, at 11 with burial following at Weippe Cemetery and a dinner at the Weippe IOOF Hall sponsored by Weippe Rebekahs.
Memorials in honor of Penny may be sent to either of the following programs: Timberline Basketball Programs c/o Timberline Schools, 22869 Highway 11, Weippe or Black Bear Youth Camp c/o First Protestant Church, P.O. Box 216, Pierce.
Willa Lackey, 84, Orofino
Willa Lackey, 84, Orofino, passed away at Clearwater Valley Hospital in Orofino Monday, March 29, 2010.
Private family services will be held at a later date. Pine Hills Funeral Chapel and Crematory is caring for arrangements.
James Earl Brewer, 61, Lewiston
James Earl 'Jim' Brewer, 61, of Lewiston, passed away Friday, March 19, 2010, at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center in Lewiston. He was born May 11, 1948, in Dayton, KY, to William Vernon Brewer and Jessie Creech.
He grew up in Dayton and attended school there. He moved west at age 18, when he joined the Job Corps.
He and Darcy Cornelia were married in 1967 and later divorced.
Jim and Diana Harrington were married June 18, 1992, in Lewiston.
Jim turned his hobby of tying Bucktail Jigs into a side business. He also loved the outdoors; his passion was fishing and he enjoyed spending time with family and gardening.
He was preceded in death by his parents and siblings.
Surviving Jim are his wife, Diana Brewer of Lewiston; ex-wife, Darcy Brewer of Lewiston; his two sons, Eric and wife Christine Brewer of Clarkston, and Scott and wife Charlene Brewer of Orofino; one daughter, Sarah and husband Neil Story of Lewiston; six brothers and two sisters, all of Kentucky; stepdaughter, Carolyn Quenneville of Grace; and two stepsons, Vernie Perrigo of Berthod, CO, and Tom Perrigo of Kendrick.
In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been set up in Jim's name at Potlatch No. 1 Federal Credit Union, to help with expenses.
Vassar-Rawls Funeral Home, Lewiston, is caring for arrangements.
Carmelita Kellar, 74, Orofino
Carmelita Kellar, 74, Orofino, passed away at Tri-State Memorial Hospital in Clarkston, WA Saturday, March 27, 2010.
As per her family's request, cremation will take place. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 3 at Pine Hills Funeral Chapel in Orofino.
Pine Hills Funeral Chapel and Crematory is caring for arrangements.
Leona Deldee Crouch, 81, Orofino
Leona Deldee Crouch, 81, Orofino, passed away Saturday, March 27, 2010 at Guardian Angel Homes in Lewiston.
As per family request, cremation will take place. Pine Hills Funeral Chapel is caring for arrangements.
Sharon Kay Elliott, 66, Orofino
Sharon Kay Elliott, 66, Orofino passed away at her residence in Orofino, Friday, March 25, 2010.
As per family request, cremation will take place. Pine Hills Funeral Chapel and Crematory is caring for arrangements.
Kenny Rea Coonce, 50, Orofino
Kenny Rea Coonce, 50, Orofino, passed away at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center in Lewiston, Monday, March 22, 2010.
As per family request, cremation will take place. Pine Hills Funeral Chapel and Crematory is caring for arrangements.
A. Beatrice Reed, 81, born in Southwick
A. Beatrice (Bea) Reed passed away peacefully Wednesday, March 24, 2010. She was born July 30, 1928, in Southwick, to Nyda and Harry Smith. She graduated from Kendrick High School in 1946 and then moved to Lewiston.
Bea married Willard J. Reed Aug. 1, 1947, at Leland, and they celebrated their 62nd wedding anniversary in 2009.
Bea and Willie settled in Clarkston, WA at the Reed family home, where they raised their five children.
Bea was very active in the community. She did volunteer work for the Clarkston School District and the Asotin County Health Department. She was active in the PTA as well as at the church as a Sunday school teacher. Bea enjoyed working part time at Patrick's Craft Shop in Clarkston for many years, where she could express her creativity with crafts. Bea was passionate about gardening, reading, and cooking for her family and friends.
Bea will be dearly missed by her husband, Willie; their five children, Tim Reed and his wife, Marlene, Sue Pittman, Doug Reed and his wife, Donna, Janice Reed, and Melissa Wortman and her husband, Tom; as well as her nine grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; brothers, Stanley Smith and wife, Eleanor, and Clinton Smith and wife, Ethel.
Those who passed before her include her parents; sister, Shirley; brother, Waldo; and grandson, Jay Colson.
Throughout her life, Bea's strength, compassion and positive attitude was an inspiration to many. She was a loving woman and was more than happy to care for others before herself. She shaped the lives of many children in addition to her own. Her spirit will live on in the hearts of those she touched.
An open house will take place from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday at the family home, 1376 Elm St., Clarkston. A celebration of her life will be conducted in July.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Interlink Volunteers of Clarkston.
Judy Kilmer, 70, Pierce High School graduate
Judy Kilmer passed away Friday, March 19, 2010, at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center in Lewiston.
She was born April 21, 1939, to Wallace and Joy Boll in Moscow. She attended grade school in Headquarters and graduated from Pierce High School in 1957.
Judy married Larry Kilmer Nov. 19, 1960, in Clarkston, WA. They made their home in Lewiston, where her career was spent with Potlatch Corp. (now Clearwater Paper) until she retired from there in 2000.
In her leisure time, she especially enjoyed traveling. Along with many other trips, she and Larry enjoyed at least 15 cruises, one to St. Petersburg, Russia, and the Scandinavian countries. Of the many trips she took, the one to China was the highlight. One of her greatest enjoyments in life was spending time with her four grandchildren. She never missed an opportunity to spend time with them, whether it was sports activities, school functions, vacations or just watching them at her home. They were a very important part of her life.
She is survived by her husband, Larry; her two sons, Scott and wife, Mary, and Wally and wife, Connie; a sister, Gwen Peterson of Spokane, WA; and her four grandchildren, Austin, Krysta, Cooper and Hailee Kilmer.
Her parents preceded her in death.
She requested that a private family service be conducted.
We will all miss her very much.
Vassar-Rawls Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
Mildred 'Midge' Morrison, 88, born in Southwick
Mildred (Midge) Morrison of Lewiston passed away peacefully Wednesday, March 18, 2010, at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center in Lewiston, surrounded by her family.
Born Mildred Emma Bateman on Dec. 4, 1921, to Grant and Jesse Bateman in Southwick, Midge married her sweetheart, James W. Morrison, May 13, 1939, in Clarkston. This past May the couple celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary.
During World War II, the couple resided in Vanport, OR, where Midge made a perfect bead as a certified welder in the Willamette shipyards. Midge and Jim then owned and operated three Lewiston restaurants during the 1950s and '60s: The Corner Fountain, Chicken Broaster No. 1 and Chicken Broaster No. 2. In the late '60s, the couple moved to Syringa, where they opened Syringa Ceramics.
Midge enjoyed cultivating lavish vegetable and flower gardens with Jim and was an active member in the Kooskia Rebekah Lodge. They resided in Syringa for nearly a decade before "retiring" and returning to the Lewiston-Clarkston Valley.
Preceding her in death were her parents, Grant and Jesse Bateman; and her siblings, Francis Clem, Lester Bateman, Arthur Bateman, Donald Bateman and Walter Bateman. Midge loved to share stories of her youth - making mischief with her brothers or riding the mail wagon on adventures with her father. Surviving Midge are siblings Edna McBride of Clarkston and Gerald Bateman with wife, Ginger, of Lewiston.
Midge is also survived by her husband, Jim Morrison, of Lewiston; her children, Shirley and Gordon Hall, Lynda and Jerry Mooers and Frank and Lori Morrison, all of Lewiston; her grandchildren and their families, Lynn-Marie and Steve Frucci of Connell, WA, and their son Josh Petrie of Klamath Falls, OR, Gordie and Jody Hall of Sitka, AK, Todd and Kendra Mooers and their son Brandon Mooers, all of Lewiston, Jenny and Lou Cantu with their children Dominic and Alexis of Eugene, OR, and grandson Jimmy Morrison of Clarkston.
Midge's life will be celebrated with a family gathering at a later date. In lieu of flowers a donation to your local food bank would be appreciated.
Beloved wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and sister: Your arms remain wrapped around us as you are ever on our minds and in our hearts. "Love you forever and ever and ever."
Carey Simpson, 92, Dworshak Dam worker
Carey Simpson passed on to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ during the early morning hours Friday, March 12, 2010, at the North Idaho Veterans Home in Lewiston. He was 92.
Carey was born Dec. 9, 1917, to Tom Simpson and Julia Henry Simpson in Union Parish near Downsville, LA. He was the youngest and last surviving of 13 children.
His passion was baseball and in recent years he was a faithful Mariners fan. He boasted "Big League" talent, playing the semi-pro circuit as a catcher until his marriage to Sallie Marie Campbell of Eudora, AR, Oct. 31, 1935. He joked that he had to look for a wife outside of Union Parish, to keep from marrying family.
Carey entered the U.S. Army in May 1945 and served the remaining months of World War II in Sicily, Italy, separating from active duty in September 1946, and was honored to be counted among the many WWII veterans.
A carpenter by trade, Carey moved his family to Page, AZ, in 1960, where he began a career working on hydroelectric projects. He followed these projects with his family, helping to build Glenn Canyon, John Day, Little Goose, Lower Granite and Dworshak dams.
Carey left Lewiston upon completion of the Dworshak project and followed other heavy construction jobs until Marie's untimely death in 1975. Shortly thereafter, he returned to Lewiston where he rekindled a friendship with Emmy Louise Bowen Hundrup, who had lost her first husband Carl Hundrup in 1971. Carey and Emmy Lou were married in 1980 and maintained a caring relationship until Emmy Lou's death in 2004. During the final years of Emmy Lou's life, she was a resident of the Idaho State Veterans Home in Lewiston where, during his daily visits, Carey became a volunteer and helped with the canteen and social activities until he became a resident in March 2009. Carey's family is deeply and eternally grateful to the entire staff and management of the Idaho State Veterans Home for your loving care and devotion to him and your enrichment of the final years of his life.
Second only to baseball, Carey was an avid outdoorsman who loved fishing, hunting, camping and especially gardening. He first moved to Lewiston in 1968 and although being born in the deep South, he considered Lewiston his home. Here he put down his roots, making many friends serving as a deacon in the Orchards Baptist Church, where he first met the Hundrups. He was also a founding member of the Tammany View Baptist Church, where he served as a pro-bono contractor in the building of the church facilities. Carey was deeply anchored in his faith, living both publicly and privately a Christian life.
Carey is survived by four sons with Marie, Gene of Maricopa, AZ, Van of Phoenix, and Michael and Joe, both of Lewiston. He also had four stepsons with Emmy Lou, Dan Hundrup of Lewiston, Rick Hundrup of Healy, AK, Mike Hundrup of Clarkston, WA, and Dave Hundrup of Anchorage, AK. Between the two families, there are 24 grandchildren and 28 great-grandchildren.
Vassar-Rawls Funeral Home in Lewiston cared for arrangements. Funeral services were held Saturday at Tammany View Baptist Church, followed by a graveside military tribute at Lewis-Clark Memorial Gardens.
In lieu of flowers, those who wish may make contributions to the Tammany View Baptist Church Missionary Fund or the Lewiston Idaho State Veterans Home.