Harold T. Strom, 92, Orofino
Harold T. Strom, 92, Orofino, passed away Saturday, Feb. 5, 2011 at the Idaho State Veterans Nursing Home in Lewiston.
Arrangements are pending with Vassar-Rawls Funeral Home in Lewiston.
John R. 'Jack' Hathaway, 69, Orofino
The day Jack passed on to the happy hunting grounds, the sky had cleared and the sun had come out to welcome him Jan. 19, 2011. He was surrounded by family. He went peacefully and without pain.
Jack was born June 14, 1941 and spent his early years in the northern suburbs of Chicago. He entered the military in 1962 and was among the first to be deployed to Vietnam. He worked as a crypt analyst with the expeditionary forces.
In 1965 after his discharge in Northern California, he entered college at Sonoma State University where he received his Bachelors of Arts degree in Psychology. In 1970 he moved to San Diego CA, where he intended to work toward his doctorate degree in psychology. However, he went to work for San Diego County probation department . He worked almost exclusively with minority youth. During that time he and a partner developed and implemented the program that is now known as house arrest. He was instrumental in solving several cold case homicides. His eye for detail was amazing. He also taught psychology for National University.
In 1981, he and his second wife moved to Idaho where he went to work as a probation /parole officer. After three years of working with the adult system Jack decided he needed a change, so he enrolled in law school at the University of Idaho. He graduated in December 1986 and passed the bar exam in February 1987. He worked a few months in Lewiston and then moved to Orofino where he worked until his death.
The years he worked in Orofino were his favorite. He enjoyed being surrounded by his friends, He also enjoyed hunting and fishing in this beautiful area.
Jack was involved with families throughout his career, including two marriages of his own, first to Kathy Ward and then to April Allen. He was a very giving family man. If you knew Jack then you knew he was always with the ones who needed him most, often excluding his own family.
He is survived by his children, James W. Hathaway of Warrensburg, MO, Vivian Mckinney and her husband, Daniel, of Independence, MO, Amber Oser and her husband, Todd, of Raymore, MO and grandchildren, Collin, Corbert and Madelyn McKinney, Bailey and Blake Oser; mother, Marvel F. Hathaway of Orofino and brother, David and wife, Diane of Chicago, IL.
In lieu of an immediate celebration of his life, a potluck wake will be held at the Shot Glass Saturday, Feb. 19, at 1 p.m. Jack is gone but he still lives in all of our memories. He will be missed by many.
Ina Marie Jones, 71, born in Orofino
BURLEY - Ina Marie Jones, 71, beloved wife, mother, sister, grandmother, great-grandmother, aunt, and friend passed away Monday, Jan 31, 2011 at her home in Burley surrounded by her family.
Ina was born on Feb. 10, 1939 in Orofino, Idaho to Alvin and Deloris Wilson. She graduated from Nezperce High School in 1957. Following high school Ina pursued her dream to become a flight attendant and after graduating she chose to turn in her wings to marry the love of her life, Garth Jones. Ina and Garth were married June 7, 1960, and had four wonderful children.
Ina enjoyed spending time with her family, camping and playing cards. She spent many hours with her grandchildren laughing and having fun playing her favorite video game, Dr. Mario, which usually ended with a victory. Bowling was another passion she shared with her family; earning a trip to national competition in Reno with daughters Joni and Kristine. Her competitive spirit is one that will be missed dearly. Ina also spent many quiet hours toll painting, crafting, and painting her husband's wooden creations; garden frogs and bird houses to name a few. Together they made many wonderful gifts for friends and family to cherish.
Those fortunate enough to know Ina knew she was devoted to her family and friends. Her laughter was one that started deep and erupted with joy. The familiar twinkle in her eye meant something mischievous or comical was afoot. Even while going through her recent battle with breast cancer, there was never a moment that she couldn't make others laugh with her wit and quiet humor. Sadly, while their memories of Ina are not lost, the cherished hugs that she gave them are no more.
Ina is survived by her husband, Garth; sister, Mary (Fred) of Boise; daughters, Debbie (Dallas) Doty of Boise, Joni (Brad) Norman of Idaho Falls, Kristine Jones of Heyburn; daughter-in-law, Christina Lott of Twin Falls; several nieces and nephews; eleven grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren with one on the way. She was preceded in death by her parents, Alvin and Deloris Wilson; Aunt Louis Egan, and her son, Robert Jones.
As sad as we are to say goodbye, we have joy in knowing that Ina has gone to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ; where she will dance with Him on the streets of gold and wait for us to follow her into eternity. "Amazing Grace", her favorite hymn says it best, "When this flesh and heart shall fail, and mortal life shall cease, I shall possess within the veil, a life of joy and peace."
Memorial services will be held Saturday Feb. 5, 2011 at 3 p.m. at Morrison Funeral Home, 188 S Hwy 24 in Rupert, with urn placement to follow at Pleasant View Cemetery in Burley. A gathering for friends and family was held at New Beginnings in Burley, Friday Feb 4. Services are under the direction of Morrison Funeral Home.
Diane Marie Russell, 54, Orofino
Diane Marie Russell, 54, Orofino, passed away Thursday, Feb. 3, 2011 at Clearwater Health and Rehabilitation in Orofino.
Cremation services are pending per family request. Pine Hills Funeral Chapel and Crematory is caring for arrangements.
Alice Kathleen Goodman, 64, Kamiah
Alice Kathleen Goodman, 64, Kamiah, passed away at Clearwater Valley Hospital in Orofino on Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2011.
Cremation is to take place. Pine Hills Funeral Chapel and Crematory is caring for arrangements.
Harvey Harry Reimann, 74, formerly of Orofino
Harvey Harry Reimann was born on Oct. 1, 1936 in Garrison, North Dakota. His parents, Harry and Regina Reimann, were grain farmers. He had a sister Shirley who was one year younger.
He passed away at his home in Burley on Saturday, Jan. 29, 2011. A memorial service will be held Monday, Feb. 7, at Rasmussen Funeral Home in Burley with a dinner to follow at St. Mathews Episcopal Church fellowship hall in Rupert.
Harvey attended one year of college and then joined the United States Army. He was stationed in Germany in the medical corps. He enjoyed working in the medical field and qualified as an Army Sharpshooter. After receiving an Honorable Discharge from the Army, Harvey enrolled in and graduated from Radiology Technological School at Grand Forks, ND.
Harvey married Norma Olsen from his home town. They had a daughter, Darcie Lee Reimann, and lived for a time in Seattle, WA, where Harvey worked at Swedish Hospital. They moved to Orofino where eventually they divorced.
Harvey married Ann Pappenhagen [Reimann] on Nov. 10, 1965 at the home of her parents, Dr. and Mrs. Albert Pappenhagen. Harvey became step father to Ken Cottrell and Kay [Cottrell] Field. Harvey was a highly respected X- Ray Technician and both he and Ann worked at Clearwater Valley Hospital for several years. In 1971 he took Ann and Kay to live in Gallup, NM, where he and Ann (a Registered Nurse) worked at McKinley General Hospital. Harvey and Ann moved to Burley in 1977. Kay was nearby attending college at Caldwell. Darcie lived in Boise with her mother and then moved in with Harvey and Ann. They have been very happy in Burley.
Harvey had 38 sober years and was very active in AA. Also in the community, he sat on the Board of Directors of the Syringa Plaza in Burley. This facility houses low income seniors. Harvey was known for certain foods he brought to residents for some of the celebrations and for his sense of humor.
Harvey has always been an outdoorsman, hunting, and most especially, fishing. He and Ann were avid campers and canoed for many years. Harvey was always a good baker and cook. He developed an interest in Dutch oven cooking and even entered contests. He and Vickie Knight won First Prize in the Rupert Dutch Oven Cooking Contest on July 3, 1990 for their Chicken and Bread Dough Dumpling recipe.
When health problems limited Harvey's outdoor activities he took up wood carving, taking classes locally. He won First Prize at the Cassia County Fair in 2009 for his carving of a buffalo.
Harvey's parents, his sister, and his daughter, Darcie, all predeceased him. Harvey is survived by his wife, Ann and his step children, Ken and Kay. He is survived as well by four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Harvey is also survived by his sister's children, Tony Hummel and Peri Houten and their children.
Instead of flowers Harvey and Ann ask instead that donations be made in his name to local chapters of AA or Relay for Life.
Marietta Cross, 80, Orofino
Marietta Cross passed away peacefully on Jan. 24, 2011 in Spokane, WA, surrounded by her family. She was born to Elsie and Marion C. Purington on Oct. 1, 1930 in Weare, NH. She was raised there, graduating from Weare High School in 1948, and receiving her nursing degree from Mary Hitchcock Memorial Hospital in 1951.
In 1967, she moved to Missoula, MT, with her first husband, Warren E. Thamarus, Jr. and their four children. Moving to Montana was like coming home for Marietta, and she had many adventures under western skies. She enjoyed skiing, hunting, fishing, hiking, and camping with her family. She was a member of the Missoula Trap and Skeet Club, and also participated in English Springer Spaniel field trials with her dog "Checkerboom Jake."
In September of 1975 she married George W. Cross, and they established their home in Missoula. She had been working at Community Medical Center (CMC) for two years, and, with George by her side, she continued to dedicate herself to maternal-child health care in Montana. She became the obstetrics nursing supervisor in 1976 and was instrumental in developing the first neonatal intensive care unit for Montana at CMC. She was involved in the program "Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies", the Montana Council for Maternal and Child Health, and the March of Dimes. She was a founding member of the Montana Perinatal Association, and a leader for CMC in Maternal Child Health Education outreach. She served as chairwoman of the Governor's Council for the MIAMI Project (Montana Initiative for the Abatement of Mortality in Infants). She also helped establish the Rocky Mountain Childbirth conference and recently attended the 20th annual meeting. She believed that there was "so much you could do" to promote prenatal care and education, and her career was a shining example of that belief.
Marietta and George retired to the Orofino area in November 1992. They shared an active retirement, participating in the North Idaho Senior Games as well as other events around the country. She received medals in the long jump, trap shooting, shot-put, and discus. She loved all types of music, and was active with the Orofino Dance Club. She also enjoyed reading, walking her dogs and driving anywhere, which she often did to visit family and friends around the country.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Marion and Elsie Purington; her brother, Malcolm C. Purington; brother-in-law, Oscar Straw; daughter, Debra Cross; and an infant son. Survivors include her husband, George; sister, Elizabeth Straw; sister-in-law, June Purington; children, Donovan Cross, Karen Thamarus, Michael Thamarus, Carla Cross, Susan Horstmann (Mark), and Mary Meyer (Carter); grandchildren, Barbie Cross, Chani Dupuis, Dylan Cross, Joshua Cross, Stephanie Horstmann, Steven Horstmann, Carl Meyer, and Cassie Meyer; eight great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.
Marietta will be missed by all of us, a void never to be filled. We will always be grateful for her compassion, wisdom, and strength. She will live in our hearts forever.
A memorial service for Marietta will be held in Missoula, MT later in the spring.
Memorial donations may be made in Marietta's name to:
Community Medical Center Foundation
2827 Fort Missoula Road
Missoula, MT 59804
Clearwater Valley Hospital and Clinic
Orofino, ID 83544
Your local chapter of the American Cancer Society
Pine Hills Funeral Chapel is caring for arrangements.
Duane Junior Fredrick, 85, Lenore
Duane Junior Fredrick, 85, Lenore, passed away Thursday, Jan. 27, 2011 at his home.
Pine Hills Funeral Chapel and Crematory is caring for arrangements.
Marietta Cross, 80, Lenore
Marietta Cross, 80, Lenore passed away at Sacred Heart Medical Center in Spokane, WA, Monday, Jan. 24, 2011.
A gathering for family and friends will be held Saturday, Jan. 29, at the Krystal CafĂ© in Orofino from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Pine Hills Funeral Chapel and Crematory is caring for arrangements.
Betty Lou Baeseman, 77
Betty passed away Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2011, at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center in Lewiston. She was born Sept. 8, 1932, in Winegar, WI., to Margaret Elam and John Anderson. Betty grew up in the upper Michigan area.
She and Oliver P. Baeseman were married July 8, 1950, in Bessemer, MI. After their marriage and the birth of their first child, the couple moved to Crescent City, CA, where she worked and lived until moving to Centralia, WA. There she worked at Assured Home Health until she retired in 1994.
Following the death of her husband in 1997, she moved to Orofino.
Betty was a member of Kendrick First Assembly of God for the last 10 years.
Surviving her are six children, Alvin Baeseman and Kathleen Closson, both of Oregon, Oliver Joseph Baeseman, Jacqueline Amrine and Susie Ryan, all of Washington, and Gloria Hooks of Texas; three sisters, Dorothea Gerovac, Lucille Preussler and Beverly Pearcy, all of Idaho; and one brother, Frank Anderson of Washington; as well as 12 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.
Preceding her in death were her parents, three sisters and two brothers. A celebration of life will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at the Kendrick First Assembly of God Church, with a covered-dish dinner to follow.
Vassar Rawls Funeral Chapel and Crematory is caring for arrangements.
Rosella Gladys Snyder, 102, Orofino
Rosella Gladys Snyder, 102, Orofino, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2011 at Clearwater Health and Rehabilitation in Orofino from natural causes.
She was born Feb. 16, 1908, in Kippen to Carroll LeRoy Parkins and Muriel Louisa (Erickson) Parkins. She was their second child and though she cared for her younger siblings like a mother due to her mother's health, she said her childhood was a happy one. She attended school until she was 15 when she decided to quit, a decision she said she later regretted.
Her family members were all musical. Her father played the violin and her mother was talented at the piano. On Sundays they gathered with close neighbors to enjoy the music.
Rosella came to Orofino from Cold Spring at the age of 17 and worked for her aunt and uncle at Erickson's Palace of Sweets. She also sold tickets at the Rex Theatre and played the piano for silent movies.
It was at the Palace of Sweets that she met Eldon Snyder, her future husband. He came from one of the pioneer families of Clearwater County. The couple married on June 5, 1927. They owned and operated the Standard Oil Bulk Plant in Pierce until they purchased a store in Orofino and founded Snyder's Men's Clothing and Sporting Good Store in 1945. Rosella worked there until her retirement.
Eldon passed away in 1989.
Rosella was active in a number of organizations including Daughters of the Nile, Eastern Star, Veterans of Foreign Wars Ladies Auxiliary and a charter member of Orofino Golf Club. She was also a member of the Orofino Peck United Methodist Church. Each week until she moved to Clearwater Health and Rehabilitation, she played bridge with a group of friends.
Survivors include her sons, Maurice of Orofino and Elbert and his wife, Angie, also of Orofino; sisters, Vella Quillen and Vernica Sullivan, both of Lewiston; grandsons, A. Craig Snyder of Lewiston and Thomas C. Snyder, Lebanon, OR. She is also survived by three great grandchildren and three great great grandchildren.
Besides her husband, Eldon; she was preceded in death by two brothers, Major Parkins and Edward Parkins and a sister, Edna Parkins Johnson.
A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 18, at Pine Hills Funeral Chapel in Orofino with Pastor Hank Herschle officiating. That will be followed by a luncheon at the Orofino Peck United Methodist Church.
Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of your choice.