John 'Jack' Mathews memorial scheduled
A memorial service for John 'Jack' Mathews will be held Friday July 30 at St. Theresa's Catholic Church in Orofino.
Jack was a long time resident of Weippe that retired to Orofino.
He is survived by children Kay, John, Dan; a brother, Bill; six step children and many relatives and friends.
Irma L. White, 100, formerly of Lenore
Irma L. White, an Alpine resident, died peacefully at home surrounded by loved ones Monday, July 5, 2010, following a short illness. She was 100 years old.
Mrs. White was born to Ray and Helen Wilson on a ranch near Belt, MT, Oct. 19, 1909. She attended school in Belt and graduated as valedictorian at age 16. She attended college at Eastern Washington College, obtaining a teaching certificate at age 18. Years later, she received her bachelor's degree in education from the University of Idaho at Moscow. She taught school in Montana and retired from teaching in Kellogg in 1972.
Mrs. White married Beauford W. White in Cutbank, MT., Aug. 18, 1941. Mr. White died in Lewiston in 1999.
In 1972, the couple moved to Riggins and then relocated to Lenore in 1979.
Mrs. White was a former member and treasurer of the Lenore Community Center, a life member of the Riggins Art Club, and a former treasurer of the Willing Workers of Lenore. She had been a member of the Women's Club of Alpine and the Alpine Seniors Circle. She was an active member of the Alpine Senior Center, and a member of Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church in Alpine.
She traveled extensively in her later years, including three trips to Europe while in her 90s. She was very active in Alpine bridge clubs and only reluctantly surrendered her car at age 99.
Survivors include three sons, William B. White and spouse Janie of Alpine, James R. White and spouse Xiu Ying of Newcastle, WY, and Jon E. White and spouse Nancy of Burbank, WA; two nieces, Linda Neely of Spokane, WA and Shelley Blickerstaff of Scappoose, OR; nephew, Thomas White of Alpine, AZ; and brother-in-law Merle White of Scappoose; 10 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
Graveside services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday at Sunnyside Cemetery in Lenore. Rosary will be said for her at 7 p.m. July 23 at Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church. A memorial gathering will be at 2 p.m. July 24 at the Hallmark Apartments Fiesta Room in Alpine. Vassar-Rawls Funeral Home of Lewiston is in charge of arrangements.
Ralph Cecil Johnson, 69, Orofino
Ralph Cecil Johnson, 69 of Orofino died June 29, 2010 from a fishing accident at Rapid River near Riggins.
Ralph was born Nov. 21, 1940 in Lewiston to Frank R. Johnson and Pauline Finley Hill. Ralph attended schools in the Kamiah area, and attended ITT and Lewis Clark State College.
Ralph and Gloria J. Johnson were married Dec. 7, 1961. They lived in the Boise area where he drove bus for eight years for Garden City Public Works, worked for Boise Parks and Recreation, and worked at Eagle Hills Golf Course before moving back home and was working as a Surveillance officer at Nez Perce Tribe Itse'Ye'Ye Casino in Kamiah.
Ralph was a direct descendent of WEET'XU'WIIS. He received a Public Service Announcement Award from the Idaho Department of Transportation; He had a part in a commercial in the Boise area; and he volunteered for various Pow Wow committees in Boise, Nampa, and Orofino areas. Ralph loved to hunt, fish, gather roots and berries, and spend time in the mountains.
Ralph was preceded in death by his parents, Frank R. Johnson and Pauline Finley Hill; his brother, Frankie Johnson; and his son, Ralph C. Johnson, Jr.
Ralph is survived by his wife, Gloria J. Johnson of Orofino; his sons, Robert L. Johnson of Kooskia, Roland C. Johnson of Boise, and Richard E. Johnson and wife, Mary, of Lenore; his sister, Alice (Jenie) Warden of Kamiah; nine grandchildren and four great grandchildren.
Memorial Service will be at 7 p.m., Thursday, July 1, at Wa-A'yas Community Center at Kamiah. Funeral Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday, July 2, also at the Wa-A'yas Community Center in Kamiah. Interment will be at Kamiah Tribal Cemetery. Horace Axtel will officiate. A covered dish dinner will follow the services at the Wa-A'yas Community Center.
Memorial donations may go to Gloria Johnson. Trenary Funeral Home of Kooskia is assisting the family.
John Douglas Loseth, 79, Orofino
John Douglas Loseth, loving husband, father, grandfather, friend to many and life-long Orofino resident passed away peacefully at Tri State Memorial Hospital in Clarkston, WA on the morning of June 25, 2010. He was comfortable in his passing as he was surrounded by his family while courageously fighting the pneumonia that took his life.
He was born Sept. 10, 1931, in Lewiston to Johnny O. and Dorothy M. Page Loseth.
He married Mildred Merle Bobbitt on Dec. 31, 1956, in Orofino and they spent the past 53 years living in the family residence on Riverside Ave. where he had lived since age five.
John attended Orofino schools graduating from Orofino High School in 1949. He attended the University of Idaho for a year and a half before enlisting in the United States Army and serving in the Korean Conflict from 1951 through 1954 where he earned the Korean Service Medal, United Nations Service Medal and the National Defense Service Medal.
John was employed at Hanson's Garage as a youth through his high school years. He returned to work at the garage after being honorably discharged from the service after the Korean Conflict. He left the garage to drive a semi-truck for Star Motor Freight for several years and then campaigned with his wife and sons and was elected Probate Judge for Clearwater County serving from 1965 through 1971. John used his life experiences to help many young people get their lives back on track and become better citizens. He then took an interest in bookkeeping and worked for Konkolville Lumber Company and the Clearwater County Road department before starting his career in credit union management. He served as Manager of the Orofino Community Credit Union from 1979 through 1993 and finished his credit union career as the Orofino Branch Manager of Potlatch #1 Federal Credit Union from 1993 until retiring in 1995. He enjoyed helping many credit union members with their needs throughout his credit union career.
John was a volunteer fireman for the Orofino Fire Department for many years, an active member of the Orofino Lions Club in the 1960's and early 1970's, a member of the American Legion, and a member of the Veteran's of Foreign Wars Post #3296. He served as the Veteran's of Foreign Wars Post #3296 Commander for two years from 1966-68 and remained a lifelong member after being honorably discharged from the United States Army.
A member of Orofino Rotary Club for more than 20 years and a Paul Harris Fellow, John served as secretary during the early 1990's. He became an Honorary Member in 2009. He and his wife Merle enjoyed being members of the Orofino Fine Gold Camping Club and spent many years traveling and staying in campgrounds in the area while building fond memories with their many friends.
He enjoyed meeting with his many friends after retirement at the "coffee clutch" in the mornings at Krystal's Cafe' and in the afternoon at the Ponderosa Restaurant. He served as president of the "OFC" club, known locally among friends as the "Orofino's Finest Citizen's" club.
His many hobbies included trading cars, fixing them up for sale and boasted about owning over 113 vehicles throughout his life, his first one being a 1927 Nash purchased and rejuvenated by him at age 14. He was well loved by his son's many friends for always fixing their broken down cars through their high school years and keeping all their friends cruising around Orofino.
He was a self-taught carpenter, totally remodeling the family home several times and designed and made wooden furniture to include a built-in china cabinet to match the dining room table.
He was loyal in visiting sick friends and sensed when there was a need to help. He was known for his ability as a "mister fixit" and enjoyed doing any kind of repairs for his friends and others.
He was always interested in helping others. John could be seen in the early mornings plowing snow with his blue tractor from the sidewalks around town before going to work and until darkness fell after work. He helped keep the Rotary baseball field in good shape, mowing and taking care of weeds.
Over the last three years as his health declined he was seen about town riding his scooter greeting people and doing errands.
John especially loved his grandchildren. John and Merle took their grandkids on many camping trips and motor home excursions. He loved attending their many sporting events, dance recitals, Junior Miss competitions and numerous school events.
He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother Fred.
He is survived by his wife, Merle, in Orofino; his step-sister, Mary Lou Atkins, in Chino Valley, AZ; son, Pat and his wife Diane in Clarkston, WA and their children, Shawnna, Andrew and Keeton; and son, Chris and his wife Lori in Asotin, WA and their children, David, Caitlin and Erik.
Please join in the celebration of his life at his memorial service in Orofino at Pine Hills Funeral Chapel at 10 a.m. on Saturday, July 10th, immediately followed by a lunch at the Clearwater County Senior Citizen's Center across the street from the funeral home. There will be a burial service at the Orofino Cemetery at 2:30 p.m.
Memorials may be sent to the Clearwater County Senior Citizen's Center at P.O. Box 93, Orofino, ID, 83544 or the Orofino Rotary Foundation Scholarship Fund at P.O. Box 482, Orofino, ID, 83544.
Pine Hills Funeral Chapel and Crematory is caring for arrangements.
Memorial service planned for John D. Loseth
A memorial services for John D. Loseth will be held Saturday, July 10, at Pine Hills Funeral Chapel, Orofino at 10 a.m.
He passed away Friday, June 25, 2010 in Clarkston, WA.
Pine Hills Funeral Chapel and Crematory is in care of arrangements.
John Douglas Loseth, 78, Orofino
John Douglas Loseth, 78, Orofino, passed away Friday, June 25, 2010 in Clarkston, WA.
Funeral services are pending. Pine Hills Funeral Chapel and Crematory is caring for arrangements.
Jerry David Clemm, 64, former Jaype worker
Jerry David Clemm, 64, of Troy, passed away Thursday, June 17, 2010, in Lewiston.
Jerry was born May 4, 1946, in Moscow, to Lester and OmaVee Parsons Clemm.
After he graduated from Troy High School in 1964, he married Kathy Bramberry of Kendrick.
From 1965 to 1968, he worked for Jaype Mill in Pierce. In 1968, he worked on the family farm, between Troy and Kendrick, until 2001, when he retired because of medical reasons.
He was also a member of the Troy Seventh-day Adventist Church.
Survivors include his wife, Kathy Clemm of Troy; brother Dennis Clemm of Troy; three daughters, Michelle Collins and her husband Dan of Deer Park, WA, Tammy Clemm of Troy, and Tonya Blair and her husband Eric of Lewiston; as well as 11 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, OmaVee and Lester, his brother Larry and his daughter Tina Marie.
A memorial service will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at the Troy SDA Church, with Otis Parks officiating.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests a donation to the Troy Ambulance Fund or Deary Advent Community Services.
Doreene 'Doe' Hanning, 88, Orofino
Doreene 'Doe' Hanning of Orofino passed away June 9, 2010. She was 88. She's in peace with the Lord.
Doreene was born June 8, 1922 in Blackfoot to Elmer Jolley and Retha Butler. Doreene's from a family of 13 children.
She is survived by one brother, Wayne Jolley; sisters: Velma Fisher and Chris Van Duine. She is also survived by her sons, Richard and Dana Hanning of Everett, WA; Edward and Lena Hanning of Lenore, and daughter, Carol Jean Hanning of Orofino; five grandchildren: Rodney, Darren, Mark, Mike and Shana Hanning; eight great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
Doreene enjoyed her family, going for rides to see the country and she loved playing her organ.
Doreene retired from Scott Paper Co., now known as Kimberly-Clark Paper Co, after 30 years. She lived in Everett, WA for 65 years. She moved to Orofino in 2004 with her son Edward and wife Lena and her daughter Carol Jean Hanning.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Wallace R. Hanning.
She has touched many lives in her time on earth and will be missed by all that knew her.
Funeral arrangements are with Pine Hills Funeral Chapel, Orofino and Cypress Lawn in Everett, WA.
Cecil L. 'Luke' Aldrich, 91, Orofino
Cecil L. 'Luke' Aldrich was born Jan. 8, 1929 in Plentywood, MT to Minnie and Arthur Aldrich. He passed away Saturday, June 12, 2010.
Luke grew up in the small town of Kootenai outside Sandpoint and graduated from Sandpoint High School in 1948. He had three half-brothers and three half-sisters, all of them older and out of the household as he grew up.
He joined the Air Force in 1950 and was based in Florida and England during the Korean War.
He married his high school sweetheart Doris Jean Woodard in the Kootenai Church on June 9 ,1951.
When he was discharged from the Air Force he entered the University of Idaho graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree in Wildlife Management In 1959. After graduation he worked for the Idaho Forestry Department, now the Idaho Department of Lands, retiring from there as Area Supervisor for the Clearwater Area in 1989.
Luke is survived by his wife of 59 years, Jean; his daughter Darcy Pederson and husband Ray of Grangeville; sons; Alan and wife Donna of Gillette, WY and Luke and wife Tracie of La Grande, OR. His wonderful grandchildren are Debbie, Amy, Lisa, Eyler and Katie.
Luke was an avid outdoorsman with an uncanny woods sense. He shared his love of the outdoors with his family and friends. At work and at play, he respected the natural world around him and looked for a way to make things better.
A memorial service celebrating his life will be held at the Orofino City Park on Thursday, June 17 , at 10 a.m. Pine Hills Funeral Chapel and Crematory is caring for arrangements.
Donna Ann Fitzpatrick, 64, Pierce
Donna Ann Fitzpatrick was born July 11, 1945 to T. Roy Haley and Donna Inez (Burgin) Haley at Eudora, AR. She passed away June 7, 2010 at Orofino.
The family moved to Madera, CA. in 1955 where Donna attended school and graduated from Madera High Union School in 1963. She married Dwight Cornett and had one son, David Cornett. She later married Bud Childers and they had two sons, Dennis and John.
In 1972, Donna and her family moved to Pierce where she later met and married Tim Fitzpatrick in 1987. Tim still resides at their home in Pierce. Donna worked many years at Headquarters Bar & Cafe', and Clearwater Cafe'. In 1999 she went to work at Pierce Hardware. Donna was a member of the Lions Club. She loved to fish, camp, and work in her yard with her flowers. One of her favorite past time was spending time with her family.
Donna is survived by husband Tim; sons, David Cornett of Forest Grove, OR, Dennis (Jennifer) Childers of Hayden, John (Machelle Childers of Forest Grove, OR; stepson, Tommy Fitzpatrick of Weippe; stepdaughter, Lisa (Fitzpatrick) Dahl and husband Sandy of Fraser; and niece Brandi Nesheium, who lived with Donna and Tim through high school. Also surviving are brothers Jack (Judy) Haley of Juliaetta, Robert Haley of Pierce, Ed (Shannon) Haley of Athol, and sister Delia Sue (Bob) Leonard of Pierce; grandchildren, Devan, Layne, and Jared Cornett, Sydney and Jake Childers, Alexis and Dylan Frades, Brooklynn and Mason Childers; step grandchildren, Jaden and Krystal Dahl; great grandson, Cayden Cornett, and many nieces and nephews that loved their Aunt Donna and she cherished all of them.
She was preceded in death by her parents, T. Roy Haley and Donna Haley, and brother David Gene Haley.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, June 19, at 12 p.m. at Pine Hills Funeral Chapel in Orofino.
Pine Hills Funeral Chapel and Crematory is caring for arrangements.