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Ellen Katherine Hobson, 96, Weippe
Ellen Katherine Hobson, 96, went to join her Heavenly Father on May 13, 2010. She passed away at Clearwater Valley Hospital in Orofino.
Ellen was born in Portland, OR to Swedish immigrants Andrew John and Annie Eugenia (Nordvall) Johnson on April 28, 1914. She graduated from Oregon City High School in 1933. She started her working career in Portland where she cared for orphaned children--birth to five years old. Later, she worked at an elite girls school before she married George Raymond Hobson on July 19, 1941. She lived a busy life as a pastor's wife and enjoyed cooking, sewing and quilting.
She is survived by her husband, George. They were married 68 years. Ellen is also survived by four children--Katherine Hobson of Phoenix, AZ, Betty (Jim) McGill of Nampa, Allen (Mary Lou) Hobson of Ephrata, WA, and Eva (Dale) Durkee of Weippe. Also surviving are 6 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren.
Preceding her in death are her parents, one sister, Inez Nord, and one brother, John Harry Johnson. A visitation will take place Thursday, May 20, from 1-4 p.m. at Pine Hills Funeral Chapel in Orofino.
A funeral service will be at Pine Hills Friday, May 21, at 9 a.m. with burial to follow at the Weippe Cemetery.
Pine Hills Funeral Chapel and Crematory is caring for arrangements.

Naoma C. Smith, 86, formerly of Headquarters
Naoma C. Smith was born April 7, 1924 at Timber Ridge, VA, to Mary Ellen Slater and William Downey Cash. She died at her home on Thursday morning, May 13.
She attended Timber Ridge and later Fairfield Grade School. After the seventh grade, she went to work for Mr. Lots and two families on the property where she did laundry, cleaned and fed the animals. She later cared for two women. Working for DuPont, in Waynesboro, she was one of the first assigned to work with nylon to make parachutes for the war. She met Stewart Smith at Crum's Drug store while he was on assignment at Virginia Military Institute. in Lexington. They were married May 6, 1943 in Stanton, VA.
After marrying Stewart, Naoma lived in Montana for several months until Stewart was shipped out to California, then Guadalcanal, and the Philippines. Naoma stayed in Virginia with family until Stewart's discharge in 1946. They moved to Weippe. Employment with Potlatch brought them to Townsite 4, and later moved to Headquarters when housing became available. She was a homemaker, cleaned for the Headquarters School and worked at Clearwater Potlatch Timber Protective Association in the cookhouse for the crew building the Jaype Mill, and assisted Ben Marsh at the cookhouse in Headquarters. She was involved with the Women's group and attended church at the Community Hall. Naoma was known for teaching most of the children in Headquarters to swim. In 1966, she was one of the first women hired at Jaype Mill, and was known as one of the "grandmas of Jaype." She worked there until 1989, and served as a union representative, worked as a grader and loved to help cook the holiday meals.
Stewart died February 17, 1986. After retirement, Naoma retired to her Lewiston home with her daughter Barbara. She attended Faith Tabernacle Church, and looked forward to the annual Headquarters summer Picnic and the monthly Headquarters luncheons. She lived for her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Survivors include daughters Bessie Stenzel and husband Ron of Prineville, OR., and Barbara Smith of Lewiston; sons Frank Smith of Pierce, Doug Smith and wife Tammy of Lewiston, and Fred Smith of Olympia, WA; sisters Margariette Campbell of Stephens City, VA., Mary Ellen Camden and Edith C. Smith of Lexington, VA. Six grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren and one on the way in two weeks; and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her mother and father; husband, Stewart; son, Robert Charles; brothers, Gleason, Kenneth, Raymond, Bobby Lee, John Henry, Arthur and twins Donald and Ronald; and sisters Agnes, Louise, Bessie and Francis.
Viewing was held on Sunday at Malcom's Brower-Wann Funeral Home in Lewiston. A family burial was held at Lewis-Clark Memorial Garden on Monday, followed by the memorial service at Faith Tabernacle Church, 2502 16th Ave., in Lewiston.
Memorial gifts may be given to Victory Television, P. O. Box 1227, Lewiston, Idaho, 83501.

Cleo C. Rape, 86, born in Ahsahka
Cleo Charlotte Rape died Monday, May 10, 2010, at Syringa General Hospital in Grangeville.
Cleo was born to Earl and Winnifred Moffett on Aug. 21, 1923, on the family farm near Ahsakha. She was the youngest of six children.
As a child of the Depression, she first went to a small country schoolhouse through the second grade. When that school closed, she had to walk three miles on the railroad tracks to the school in Ahsahka, until she graduated six years later from the eighth grade. She wanted to continue on to high school in Orofino, but her father would not allow it. In her opinion that was a big mistake.
She married Cecil George Rape on Dec. 31, 1938, at the age of 15. From this union came their three children, Bonnie Jeanette, Georgia Mae and Terry Cecil. As a family, times were tough, especially for such a young mother. Cleo sacrificed many necessities to make sure her children had plenty; they never went without the things they needed. She spent the next 36 years as a devoted wife to Cecil until his death in 1974.
After Cecil's death, Cleo had many adventures, including a month long trip with her daughter Georgia, to see her oldest daughter Bonnie in Louisiana on the back of a Harley Davidson motorcycle.
She always loved visiting and picnicking at her old stomping grounds up Slate Creek. In her later years, she took great pleasure in her cats Bubbles and Muffin, and loved having friends stop by or call, even if only for a minute or two. In fact, she must have had half the town of Grangeville on speed dial on her constant companion…her telephone. It seemed everyone in town either knew her or was touched by her in one way or another. Mention her name, and the word "character" often followed by those who knew her.
Her greatest heartbreak in life came in 2005, with the loss of her only son Terry, from congestive heart failure at the age of 58. Although devastating, she was able to persevere and continue enjoying her busy life.
Cleo is survived by her two daughters, Bonnie Pepper and Georgia Woodley; son-in-law, Doug Pepper; grandchildren, Steve Pepper; David (Becky) Pepper; Penny Steadham; Susan (Jim) Moody; Cheri Ranft; Phillip Chandler; Allen Rape; Robert Nutting; Jim, Wyatt and Heath Morgan; Tammi (Murray) Schumacker; Toni (Jeff) Lincoln; and Terry Richter ( Rape); sister in law, Grace Rape, and niece Joyce Wynn. She is also survived by numerous great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, her long term care giver Judy Brackelsberg, and many beloved friends.
Preceding her in death were her parents; all of her sibling, Bert, Earl and Jesse Moffett, Winnie O'Brien, Philena Findley; husband, Cecil; and son, Terry.
Cremation has taken place and a memorial service will be held at the Grangeville Christian Church on Friday, May, 21, 2010, at 2 p.m., with Pastor Harold Gott officiating. A luncheon will follow the services at the church.
Donation can be made to the Grangeville Christian Church in Cleo's name.

Kenneth P. Schoenek, 89, Orofino
Kenneth P. Schoenek, 89, Orofino, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2011. He was born to Paul and Georgie Schoenek in McAllister, MT.
He graduated in 1940 from Bozeman High School. He spent one year in Seattle, WA where he worked for Boeing and attended University of Washington. There he also bought and learned to fly his first plane. He joined the Navy Air Force in 1942. He taught flying until deployed to the Pacific to fly torpedo planes, PBY-1 & PBY-2 targeting enemy shipping. In the spring of 1945 he was shot down. He and his crew of five escaped on a rubber raft. They floated for seven days before being picked up by a plane called "Mother Goose". He said he always thought if they were ever shot down, the only chance to get out would be if he could spin the plane and land on top of the water, like you do when skipping rocks. He did this and they were able to get out before the plane was riddled.
He spent his post war years in pharmacy, graduating from Auburn University, in Alabama.
He is survived by his wife, Shirley; his nephew, Paul Sagunsky; and his cousin Dr. Edna Lay of Bozeman, MT.
At his request no services will be held. Cremation will take place. Pine Hills Funeral Chapel is caring for arrangements.

Sulo Wuori, 88, Greer
Sulo Wuori, of Greer, passed away Jan. 1, 2011. while in Stevensville, MT. He was 88.
He was born to Raisa and Henery Wuori on Jan. 2, 1922 in Elo, MI.
In the late 1940's, he moved to the Orofino and Pierce area where he worked most of his life in the logging industry until he retired.
He married Sophia Lester on Dec. 18, 1953. She had two daughters Hazel and Erma.
In 1997 he married Betty Weigand in Montana. She has three daughters Beverly, Susie, and Debbie.
Sulo was an avid hunter and fisherman and enjoyed getting out in the backwoods of Idaho.
He is survived by his wife; Betty; her three daughters Beverly Rawls, Susie Hambrick and Debbie Miller all of Montana; daughters: Hazel Parker of Ludowici, GA and Erma Jones of Orofino; nephews and nieces from Michigan and California and several grandchildren in Montana and Idaho.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife Sophia, and 13 brothers and a sister.
He will be greatly missed by all his family and numerous friends.
A funeral service will be held Saturday, Jan. 8, at 11 a.m. at the Ascension Lutheran Church , 215 115th St., Orofino, with a dinner to follow.
Pine Hills Funeral Chapel & Crematory is caring for arrangements.

Betty Jean McIntosh, 67, Weippe
Betty Jean McIntosh, 67, Weippe, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2011, at Clearwater Valley Hospital in Orofino.
No services are planned at this time. Cremation is to take place.
Pine Hills Funeral Chapel and Crematory is caring for arrangements.

Ronald Dewaine Lyons, 51, Weippe
Ronald Dewaine Lyons, 51, Weippe, passed away Sunday, Jan. 2, 2011, at Clearwater Valley Hospital in Orofino.
A graveside service will be held Monday, Jan. 10, at 11 a.m. in Fraser Cemetery near Weippe.
Pine Hills Funeral Chapel and Crematory is caring for arrangements.

Thomas Patrick Coma, 63, Orofino
Thomas Patrick Coma, 63, Orofino, passed away Friday, Dec. 31, 2010, at Clearwater Valley Hospital in Orofino.
No services are planned. Cremation is to take place.
Pine Hills Funeral Chapel and Crematory is caring for arrangements.

Robert Lyle Clem, 72, born in Orofino
Robert Lyle Clem died Sunday, Dec. 26, 2010 at age 72. He was born in Orofino, Idaho to Frank and Ada Clem on March 6, 1938. He was raised in northern Idaho and North Bend, OR.
He joined the Navy at a young age and was proud to have been a SeaBee, serving time in Antarctica (Operation Deep Freeze I & II) and Cuba.
Bob moved to Yakima, WA in 1967 and began his career in radio and television broadcasting. In 1975 he started his own advertising agency. That same year he began traveling extensively across the U.S. and Canada as an entertainer. He was the "keynote" speaker for hundreds of conventions over the next 20 years.
He was a founder of the Yakima Air Fair and in 1995 became the manager of the Yakima Airport. He retired in 2005 and spent most days in his wood shop. He was an avid woodworker and always said that woodworking was his golf game.
He is survived by his wife, Rhinda; two sons, Cory (Marie) and Rob (Patty); a daughter, Marla; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; a sister, Frankie; four nieces and nephews and everyone else who's reading this.
At Bob's request, a private memorial will be held at a later date. An online guestbook is available at
In lieu of flowers, a donation can be made "In Memory of Bob Clem" to the Scholarship Fund at Perry Technical Institute.
To read more about Bob Clem and his involvement in the community while he lived in Yakima, see this Yakima Herald Online article.

A.E. (Al) Goodall, 79, born at Southwick
A.E. (Al) Goodall passed away at his home in Lewiston Wednesday, Dec. 22, 2010. Al was born in rural Southwick March 25, 1931, to Abrahm and Isabela Goodall, the youngest of seven children.
Al attended school in Orofino before moving with his family to the Lewiston Orchards. After graduation from Lewiston High School in 1949, he joined the U.S. Army. Upon his discharge, he was employed briefly at Potlatch Forests Inc. before going to work for the Camas Prairie Railroad. He worked there for many years and was proud to have earned his 40-year pin at the railroad. While working for the railroad, a treat his kids and grandkids will always remember was the time he had the engineer take them on a locomotive ride.
Al and his wife Jeannie enjoyed the Blue Mountains. They spent a lot of time riding their snowmobiles, cutting firewood, camping or just going for a ride "out in the Blues." Teal Point was a favorite spot for both of them.
He was an avid reader. He also liked a good argument. Whether he agreed or disagreed with you, you could always count on Al to debate you on the topic.
Al is survived by his wife of 37 years, Jeannine Cole; his sister, Edna Pennington; his daughters, Connie Goodall and Debbie Goodall with her family; his stepdaughters, Patty Mincher, Peggy Rode, Ann Jones and Lauri (Larry) Byers, with their families; and his stepsons, Rich Law Jr., Jim Roberts and Bill Copenspire, with their families.
He was preceded in death by a previous wife, Gladys Goodall; his sisters, Alice Delaney, Evelyn Goodall and Muriel Goodall; and his brothers, Bill Goodall and Irvin Goodall.
Al, also known as Alva Ernest, Alvie, Alice, Grandpa Charlie and Grandpa Goodie, you will be missed and we will be drinking Burgie Beers in your memory.
No formal memorial service is planned. Cremation has taken place.
Vassar Rawls Funeral and Crematory is in charge of arrangements.

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