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Date: Friday, 28 April 2017, at 7:43 p.m.

Michael L. Blenden, 47, formerly of Orofino
Michael Larry Blenden of Lewiston passed away Tuesday, Aug. 10, 2010. He was born May 24, 1963, in Orofino, to Larry and Sue Blenden. Mike was the fourth of five children.
He spent his younger years running around town and playing with the neighborhood kids. He enjoyed his teen years by hunting, fishing and spending time with friends and family.
He graduated from Orofino High School in 1981 and from the University of Idaho in 1990, with a bachelor of science degree in fisheries biology.
He married Colleen Curry on May 20, 1989. They have three beautiful daughters, Amanda, Jerica and Tanaya, all of Lewiston.
Mike had a long career working for the Nez Perce Tribe as a fisheries biologist. He enjoyed his job with the tribe and considered his co-workers his friends. He had been employed there for 19 years. He especially enjoyed the field work on the Imnaha River and Big Creek; the only downfall to this was being away from his family.
He was a loving son, brother, husband and father. He was a quiet man, but you always knew how much he loved his family. We find comfort now knowing he is at peace. We will miss him greatly.
Mike is survived by his wife, Colleen; daughters Amanda, Jerica and Tanaya, all of Lewiston; also his parents, Larry and Sue Blenden of Lewiston; brother Gary Blenden of Austin, TX; sisters Karen and Tom Freeman of St. Maries, Lori and Dan Prado of Pahrump, NV, and LeAnn and Doyle Troyer of Boise; as well as many nieces and nephews.
A celebration of life was conducted Saturday at Tammany View Baptist Church in Lewiston.
A donation account for Mike's children has been established at Potlatch No. 1 Federal Credit Union for those wanting to help the family.

William Ellis 'Uncle Bill' Bolon, 89, Greer
Dad passed away on Aug. 11, 2010 from causes related to age, in the presence of people who loved and cared for him.
Bill was the oldest of three sons, born to William G. and Helen E. Bolon. He was born on Nov. 11, 1920 in Greer. He grew up and went to school in the surrounding area. He left school during the eighth grade and started working different jobs in the Northwest.
He entered the Marine Corps during World War II. Bill received two purple hearts for wounds while in Okinawa. After his service, Bill returned home beginning a lifelong career in law enforcement. It was during his stint as an Idaho State Trooper in the Lewiston area that he met and married his future wife Doreen Lincoln. Dad and mom moved all over North Idaho, dad working as a policeman, and mom raising five boys that they had in two and a half years. (Two sets of twins). After working in law enforcement for over 20 years, dad retired in 1973 due to injuries sustained in an accident.
After dad retired he moved his family to the best town in North Idaho, Greer. There he and his wife finished raising their family. It was also here that dad's love of the outdoors and his passion for helping children, gave him the idea for Uncle Bill's Youth Camp.
Uncle Bills Youth Camp was dad's idea to let Clearwater County's underprivileged children have a chance to go to summer camp. The youth camp was located one mile upstream from Weitas Creek Campground on the North Fork of the Clearwater River. The camp was a collection of tents, cabins, and a large "Cook Shack". There were thousands of memories made by hundreds of kids who were fortunate enough to go to camp. The biggest and best memory by far was "Uncle Bill" himself.
Dad made sure every "Camper" was treated with respect and given all the love everyone deserves. He worked tirelessly to make sure every kid who went to camp had a wonderful time. Dad was always seeking donations from businesses in the surrounding area, everything from lumber to ice cream. Uncle Bill's Youth Camp was a wonderful idea that came to reality because of dad and everybody who helped build, maintain, and work at the camp. All their work and efforts was greatly appreciated by dad.
Dad spent his entire life bringing hope, joy and humor to the people around him. He may be gone, but his memory and spirit will live on in his family and friends whom he cherished.
Everyone is invited to a celebration of his life on Aug. 18 at 2 pm at Pine Hills Funeral Chapel. Dads was a blue jean, work shirt, kind of person, so dress comfortably and bring your smile.
Pine Hills Funeral Chapel and Crematory is caring for arrangements.

William Ellis 'Uncle Bill' Bolon, 89, Greer
William Ellis 'Uncle Bill' Bolon, 89, Greer, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 11, 2010 in Orofino.
He was born Nov. 7, 1920.
Services are pending. Pine Hills Funeral Chapel is caring for arrangements.

Mildred Nina Entenmann, 80, Orofino
Mildred Nina Entenmann, 80, Orofino, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 10, 2010 at Sacred Heart Medical Center in Spokane, WA.
She was born Oct. 25, 1929.
A memorial service will be held at a later date. Pine Hills Funeral Chapel is caring for arrangements.

Arthur H. Sutton, 79, Orofino
Arthur H. Sutton passed away Monday, Aug. 9, 2010 at Clearwater Health and Rehabilitation Center in Orofino.
Arthur Henry Sutton was born March 20, 1931 in Roberts. He was the second of three Sutton boys born to Eugene Henry Sutton and Winifred Gladys Mundsen-Manning Sutton.
The family moved many times during the 1930s and settled in Ahsahka in 1944. Art attended Ahsahka Elementary School during his 8th grade under the tutelage of Miss Edith Crowley. He attended Orofino High School where he excelled in boxing and football. Art was a member of both the 1949 and 1950 undefeated "Maniac" football teams. Upon graduation from high school, Art married Betty Louise Clayton on Aug. 19, 1951 at the Orofino Methodist Church.
Art worked for Finke Logging and Norris Hengen until being drafted into the U.S. Army in 1952. He served in the U.S. Army until 1954. During this time, Art was stationed at Fort Lewis, WA; Camp Roberts, CA and Dugway Proving Grounds, UT.
Upon returning home to Idaho from the Army, Art went to work at the Ahsahka Planer. He worked there until 1963 when he formed a partnership with John Stephenson. They worked a rock drilling and blasting company until 1968. At that time, their company "Gem State Enterprises" purchased and operated an excavation business in Orofino. Art worked until well after he retired in 1997.
Art enjoyed working, operating his backhoe, hunting, steelhead fishing, gardening, his family and generally staying busy.
Art is survived by his wife of 59 years, Betty; his three children, Dan and Janice Sutton; Lori Sutton and Traci and Brent Telecky, all of Orofino. Art also leaves behind seven grandchildren, Ron Sutton, Rick Sutton, Stacey Ellis, Cassie Madsen, Lucas McIntosh, Jessica Telecky and Sonny Telecky; and 11 great grandchildren. One brother, Melvin Sutton, survives in Kelso, WA.
Art was preceded in death by his parents; his brother, William (Sonny) Sutton; half brothers, Wesley, Alonzo, Robert, Edward and John D. Manning; half sisters, Marjorie O'Farrell and Dorothy Dreyer; and infant daughter, Mary Jane.
Services will be held Friday, Aug. 13, at 11 a.m. at Pine Hills Funeral Chapel. A fellowship meal will follow the service at 1051 Michigan, Avista Auditorium.
Pine Hills Funeral Chapel and Crematory is caring for arrangements.

Donald E. Palin, 81, Weippe
Donald E. Palin passed away at his home from complication related to cancer.
Don was born to Elmer and Ethel Mason Palin Aug. 14, 1928 in Sutherland, NE. He was the youngest of seven siblings. He came to Montana as a young boy in 1935 and later on to Idaho when he was 18.
He married Shirley Anderson; they had a son, Russ, and later divorced. Don married Lucille Chapman Willis who had two daughters, LaDonna and Martha; together they had a daugther, Marlene. They built a house together and raised their children in the town of Weippe.
Lucille passed away Feb. 28, 2007, after they had been married 54 years.
Don worked in the logging industry for many years. He started out at logging camps outside of Headquarters. He worked on the log drive from the upper North Fork of the Clearwater River to Ahsahka and from there on to Lewiston, before Dworshak Dam was built.
Don ended his working career in the log yard at Jaype between Pierce and Headquarters as a shovel operator. He retired from Potlatch in 1997.
Most of all, Don enjoyed fishing trips, picnics, hunting, huckleberry picking and driving around the mountains in the Weippe area with his family and friends. His last few years were inspired by playing pinochle, pool and having an ice cold beer at the Elk Horn Bar where he made new friends.
His survivors are numerous including his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. Preceding him in death were his parents; his wife, Lucille; brothers, Elmer, George, Walter, Lindy, and half brother, Wilber; and sisters, Mary and Elizabeth.
There will be a celebration of Don and Lucille's lives at a later date.
Pine Hills Funeral Chapel and Crematory is caring for arrangements.

Dorothy J. Alexander, 86, Orofino
Dorothy Jean Alexander passed away due to causes related to age on Wednesday, July 21, 2010. She was 86.
She was born in Amber, OK on Aug. 2, 1923. She married the love of her life, Lowell 'Rip' Alexander in Carnegie, OK on May 6, 1944. They farmed in Oklahoma before moving to Oklahoma City, OK. They then moved to Newhall, CA. They lived there until they retired and moved to Orofino to be closer to their daughter and grandchildren. Dotty and Rip both loved fishing, camping and going to Mariner games. Her biggest delights were her grandchildren and great grandchildren. Dotty was even lucky enough to have one great grandchild born on her 80th birthday. She was a member of the Clearwater Valley Hospital Auxiliary and the local chapter of the Eagles. She was an avid bowler for years and she and Rip bowled every Friday night.
She is survived by one sister, Mildred Goodwin of Yukon, OK; three children, Beverly Hermann of Kent, WA, Allen Alexander of Kennewick, WA and Marilyn Fish of Lenore. She had 7 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Rip, and her identical twin, Dorene Good.
The family asks that memorials be sent to the Clearwater Valley Hospital Ladies Auxiliary. A private family service was held on July 31.

Lubin J. 'Pete' Nygaard, 77, Orofino
Lubin J. 'Pete' Nygaard was born Sept. 16, 1932 to Lubin L. & Edna C. (Brown) Nygaard. He was raised in Orofino and at a young age of 4, his fearless determination led him to swim the Clearwater River much to the alarm of his sisters who he had followed. This early example of rebellion would pave the way to a adolescence full of adventure. He was a man that lived his life on his own terms and relished challenges.
Pete grew up with two older sisters, Betty (Paul) Hart of Gunnison, CO and Phyllis Heywood. In 1949 and 1950, Pete was a proud member of the Orofino High School Maniacs Basketball State Champions led by Coach Monk Montgomery.
He found his life companion, Pauline D. Clark, and they were married Oct. 14, 1951. He and Pauline have four children: Steven C. Nygaard, Mark J. Nygaard, Hollie (Gale) Eller and Julie (Terry) Hollibaugh. As a family, they enjoyed camping, boating, fishing and gardening. Almost everyone has enjoyed Pete's corn. Pete became an avid hunter and fisherman and loved everything outdoors and taught his children and grandchildren his secrets of success.
Pete's early work history was alongside his Dad in the lumber industry and later most of his days were spent behind the wheel of a logging truck for numerous logging companies in the area.
After suffering a massive stroke in '98 Pete began to learn patience, understanding and how to let others take care of him, as he had done for his family and friends for many years.
Left behind to carry on his legacy, along with his four children are his grandchildren: Cassie (Tim) Adams, Joey (Geoff) Schneider, Trent (Debbi) Hoyle, Cody (Meranda) Nygaard and Heather Nygaard; great-grandchildren: Shaylen, Kaylie, Dalton Adams and Easton and Hudson Schneider. Extended family includes: Bill Hoyle, Cassie (his morning sunshine), Bryan Madsen and children Caleb, Abby and Lil' Man Cole.
Pete peacefully left us on July 27, 2010 to join his parents; wife, Pauline and his dog, LP Shooter, sister, Phyllis Heywood; grandson, Jeremy Hollibaugh and great-grandson, Andrew Adams.
Per his wishes cremation has taken place and a memorial service will be held on Saturday, Aug. 7 at 9 a.m. at Pine Hills Funeral Chapel In Orofino.
Pine Hills Funeral Chapel and Crematory are caring for arrangements.

Lubin 'Pete' Joy Nygaard, 77, Orofino
Lubin 'Pete' Joy Nygaard, 77, Orofino passed away Tuesday, July 27, 2010 in Orofino.
A memorial service is pending. Pine Hills Funeral Chapel and Crematory is caring for arrangements.

Donald E. Palin, 81, Weippe
Donald E. Palin, 81, Weippe, passed away Sunday, July 25, 2010 at his residence.
A memorial service will be held at a later date. Pine Hills Funeral Chapel and Crematory is caring for arrangements.

Charles Lester Haag, 74, Orofino
Charles Lester Haag, Orofino, passed away peacefully Saturday, July 10, 2010 with his children and loving nurses by his side, after his courageous battle with cancer.
Charles was born at home in Clarkston, WA on Oct. 9, 1935 to Victor and Velva Haag. He attended grade school at Weaskus Grade School in North Lewiston and graduated from Lewiston High School in 1953.
Charles served in the United States Air Force from 1954 to 1958 as a radar operator. He went in with his two best friends Spence Campbell and Roy Clark; the three were inseparable and had many adventures together. They have managed to stay in touch throughout the years and remain good friends.
He married Linda Irene Dalberg, May 21, 1960 in Coeur d'Alene at the infamous Hitching Post. They were married 50 years and were best friends to the end. They remained in the area moving to Culdesac where they raised their four children.
Charles loved anything to do with the outdoors and encouraged all his children to, "get up and go"! Charles worked for the Camas Prairie Railroad for 33 years, most of which was on the bridge crew. He made life long friends at the railroad, retiring in September of 1997.
Charlie had a passion for clocks. Everyone who knew about this hobby one time or another brought him one that needed repaired. He loved going to yard sales, auctions and flea markets looking for the one clock he did not have. Over the years, he collected over 200 clocks and they all chimed a different sound. They all were set to go off at different times so by the time the last one went off it was time for the first one to start again. From repairing to building new ones from scratch, he truly became a master of the trade.
Linda and Charles moved to Orofino in 1983 after the children left home. Charles loved anything that involved family and camping was one of his favorites. He soon became the official "camp cook" at their Moose Creek hunting camp. He especially had a love for baseball and volunteered for many tournaments, including the Trevor Haag Memorial Tournament in honor of his grandson. He was also the announcer for the Orofino High School and American Legion baseball teams. Up to his death, he had baseball on the TV keeping up with the Seattle Mariners.
He was also known as "Papa Charlie" to many who adopted him as their father/grandfather. His strong faith in the Lord has carried him on to be with his beloved wife, Linda, who left us on May 7, 2010.
He is survived by daughters, Diana Haag, Orofino, Holly and Ramiro Sosa, Miami, FL, Denise and Stephen Duren, Weiser; son, Tracy and Annette Haag, Orofino; a brother, Rick and Jeannie Haag, Lewiston; sister, Marlene and Bill Stellmon, Lewiston; seven grandchildren, Shantel, Nathan, Justin, Grayson, Shae, Christopher and Samantha; two great grandchildren and his best friend Dutch; brother-in-law, Larry and Maryellen Dalberg, Alaska and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Victor and Velva Haag; grandson, Trevor Haag, and wife, Linda Haag.
Our father, brother, grandpa, papa will be deeply missed and remembered for his strong faith in the Lord, his helping hands and kind heart and positive attitude.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. July 31 at Pine Hills Funeral Chapel in Orofino. A potluck will follow the service at the Veterans of Foreign Wars hall, 330 Michigan Ave. in Orofino.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Haag Family Memorial Fund at U.S. Bank, P.O. Box 1240, Orofino, ID 83544.

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