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Rosella Gladys Snyder, 102, Orofino
Rosella Gladys Snyder, 102, Orofino, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2011, at Clearwater Health and Rehabilitation in Orofino.
A memorial service will be held Tuesday, Jan. 18, at 1 p.m. at Pine Hills Funeral Chapel. Pine Hills Funeral Chapel and Crematory is caring for arrangements.

Rex E. O'Rourke, 87, formerly of Orofino
Rex O'Rourke, retired Nezperce farmer, was born Jan. 8, 1923, in Cushing, OK, and died quietly at home early the morning of Friday, Jan. 7, 2011.
Rex was brought to this area by his foster father, E.J. O'Rourke. At various times they lived in Orofino, Colfax, east of Spokane, Four Lakes, WA, as well as Nezperce. E.J. O'Rourke later married Hazel Kennedy Rowe.
Rex began school east of Spokane, at a one-room country school. He later attended Nezperce grade school, then the Harbkie School on Russell Ridge, finally returning to Nezperce, where he graduated from high school in 1943.
In November 1944, Rex entered the U.S. Army Transport System at Seattle, where he served on an Army transport seagoing tug operating between Seattle and Anchorage, AK. He was then transferred to an Army troop ship running between Seattle and Hawaii.
On June 23, 1947, Rex married Elizabeth Pearl Martin of Nezperce in the Nezperce Christian Church.
A man of many interests, Rex had been a private pilot, a HAM radio operator, an amateur gunsmith and competition rifle marksman. He served the Nezperce area as an emergency medical technician until his own health began declining. He was a member of the Masons and the Elks. He also provided lay ministry at several churches throughout the area for several years.
Rex was preceded in death by his wife, Elizabeth Pearl; their infant daughter, Mary Lavell; and their adult daughter, Marie Idel O'Rourke. He is survived by his two sons, Merel R. of Nezperce and Melvin Ray O'Rourke of Clarkston; and by two grandsons, Archie Jennings and Robert Eller, both of Nezperce.
A graveside service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Nezperce Cemetery, with a reception to follow at the Nezperce Senior Center.
Further information may be obtained through Vassar-Rawls Funeral Home (208) 743-6541, or by calling Merel at (208) 937-2250.

Betty Louise Brown, 77, Orofino
Betty Louise Brown was born in Jerome Sept. 8, 1933 to Lereatta Wolverton Brown and Morris Brown, Sr. She died Sunday, Jan. 9, 2011.
Her early childhood was spent in southern Idaho, rich with aunts and uncles. Betty graduated from Orofino High School in 1951, where she met the only man in her life, James Alden Brown, Sr.
Betty and Jim made their life home in Orofino, and raised two daughters, Chris and Debbie, and a son, Jim. The pride of her life was her family, of whom there are many members. They include: Christine and Gary McBee, Todd McBee and Stacy McBee; James Aldon Brown, Jr. and Billie Brown; Tansi Pedersen, Roddy and Tony Brown with children, Dakota, Tyra, Mikey, Lilly and Sierra; Tara Wilson with children Matea, Taylor, Payton and one yet to come; and Tessa Brown; Debra and Mike Claffey, Mike Claffey, Marc Claffey, Angie and Elmer Robertson with children, Ariel and Jaden; Brandi Claffey and fiancé Riley O'Brien. She also formed lifelong friends from which the "Wild Bunch" was formed.
During her life, Betty was involved with many organizations in the community. One place you could always count on seeing her was at the elections where she served as an election official. She was instrumental in getting the Clearwater Hospital Auxiliary started. She served on the Riverside Water and Sewer Board from 1993 to the present, for the past six years as chairwoman. Betty was involved in many enterprises in her life, retiring from a full-service drapery shop with partner, Edith Day.
Betty was very artistic. There wasn't any craft, sewing or painting project, to name a few, that she hadn't mastered. She blessed many with the fruits of her talents.
Someone very special in both Betty's life, as well as Jim's, was their lifelong best friend, Leif Howland. Leif, a childhood friend of Jim's has seen Jim and Betty through much of what life has thrown at them. During this last illness of Betty's, he was a godsend to her in every way. He has done so much that the family cannot thank him enough for.
Betty was preceded in death by her husband, Jim Brown, who passed away on July 25, 1997; her parents, Lereatta McDonald and James Morris Brown, Sr.; and her best friend, Pat Dewey.
A visitation will be held Wednesday, Jan. 12, from 2-5 p.m. at Pine Hills Funeral Chapel in Orofino. Services for Betty will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday at Pine Hills Funeral Chapel. Interment will be at the Riverside Cemetery following the service. There will be a dinner following at the Veterans of Foreign Wars in Orofino.
Donations may be made to a charity of choice.
Pine Hills Funeral Chapel is caring for arrangements.

Dollie Grace Colwell, 78, Peck
Dollie Grace Colwell passed away peacefully at Tri-State Memorial Hospital in Clarkston, WA on Saturday, Jan. 8, 2011 surrounded by her husband, four sons, daughters and numerous grandchildren at the age of 78.
She was born Oct. 3, 1932 to John Phillip and Elsie Dick in Peoria, IL She grew up on the family farm in Smithfield, IL and graduated from Yates City High School in 1950. From there, she went on to Saint Francis School of Nursing in Peoria. She graduated with a Registered Nursing degree in September 1953 when she also received an endorsement in psychiatric nursing from Creighton University Saint Joseph Unit in August 1953. After graduating, she continued working at Saint Francis Hospital as an RN until she met the love her life, 'Chuck'.
She married Chuck Edwin Colwell Feb. 27, 1955. After getting married, they made 15 moves within 5 years between Illinois, Montana and Idaho. They finally settled down permanently in Peck around 1961. She worked as a registered nurse in Orofino approximately 3.½ years at Clearwater Valley Hospital, then at State Hospital North for 28 years. She retired from SHN in 1993. Some of her many favorite hobbies were going to yard sales, gardening, canning, sewing and needlepoint.
Their original plan was to have six kids, three boys and three girls. After their fourth son was born, they decided the ratio of boys to girls was now out of balance. Although Dollie always wanted a daughter, she decided then that she would wait and let the boys bring her daughters home; "already trained and with no returns". She loved all her 'daughters-in-law' as if they were her own.
She leaves behind her children: Pat and Becky Colwell of Peck, Gary and Jerri Leigh Colwell of Lewiston, Darrel and Paula Colwell of Peck and Terry and Nancy Colwell of Orofino; grandchildren, Jerry and Lise Colwell, Kathleen and Arby Shown, Joshua and Kelsey Colwell, Madison Colwell, Jennifer Colwell, Jeremy Colwell, Randi Colwell, and Jordan Colwell; great-grandchildren, Michael, Natalia, Ryan, Ridge, Selway, Canyon, Syringa and Trinity; sisters, Marge and Russel Coulter, and Rosalie Smith; brothers, Bernie Dick, and John and Sherry Dick; plus numerous nieces and nephews.
Preceding her in death were her parents, John and Elsie; brother-in-law, Dean Smith (Rosalie); sister-in-law, Bonnie Colwell Dick (Bernie); and a great-niece, who she was very close to, Rhonda Orr.
A celebration of life will be held Friday, Jan. 14, at the Peck Community Center at 1 p.m. followed by a potluck dinner hosted by the Peck Ladies Club.
Pine Hills Funeral Chapel is caring for arrangements.

Darlene Faith Jackson, 74, Weippe
Darlene Faith Jackson, 74, Weippe, passed away at her home in Weippe on Monday, Jan. 10, 2011.
A visitation will be held Thursday, Jan. 13, from 2-5 p.m. at Pine Hills Funeral Chapel in Orofino. A service will be held Monday, Jan. 17 at 10 a.m. at Pine Hills Funeral Chapel with burial to follow at 2 p.m. at Lewis Clark Memorial Gardens in Lewiston.
Pine Hills Funeral Chapel and Crematory is caring for arrangements.

Ruth Grace Meadows Bausch, 88, Orofino
Ruth Grace Meadows Bausch passed away peacefully, surrounded by family and friends, Jan. 7, 2011 at Clearwater Valley Hospital in Orofino.
Ruth was born Dec. 10, 1922, in Grand Junction, CO to Louis and Grace Meadows. The family moved to Salt Lake City, UT, a few years later. When the Great Depression hit, they moved to Declo to work in the potato fields. Although Ruth and her three younger brothers, Albert, Rueben, and Merle, didn't have many possessions during their younger years, they were richly blessed with strong family values and a hard work ethic.
In 1939, her family relocated to Lewiston where Ruth graduated from high school in 1941. On July 4, 1942, she married Daniel Bausch in Wapato, WA, and they made their home in Lewiston while Dan served in World War II. Upon his discharge, they moved to O'Neil, NB, for a short time then returned to Lewiston where Dan went to work for Clearwater Power Company. Dan, Ruth, and their three children, Woody, Sandy, and Dennis, lived in Lewiston and Juliaetta for eight years before they moved to Orofino in 1955.
Ruth very much loved the home and farm that she and Dan built. She always welcomed guests, whether they were family, friends or strangers, into her home. Ruth would engage guests in a game of cards or entertain them with fond stories of her family. Guests never left her house without a full tummy and a smile on their face.
Ruth was famous for her cooking, especially her buttermilk pancakes and homemade cinnamon rolls. She would graciously share her recipes with anyone upon request, but all agreed that no one could quite replicate the taste because she always added a special ingredient (love) to everything she made.
Ruth lived a life of honesty, hard work, and a love for all people. If she wasn't cooking, cleaning, or tending to other chores around the family farm, she was painting ceramics, making yarn covered hangers, sewing, or crafting. She was well known as a grocery clerk in the old M&K; in Lewiston, and Bessents, and the old Hayes stores in Orofino.
Although Parkinson's disease limited her mobility in later years, she enjoyed taking trips to the casino and shopping.
Ruth is survived by her three children and their spouses: Woody and Colleen Bausch, Sandy and Ed Butler, and Dennis and Kim Bausch. She enjoyed her seven grandchildren, four great grandchildren, one brother and his spouse Rueben and Jeanne Meadows, and an abundance of extended family and close friends. Ruth was preceded in death by her parents, brothers Albert and Merle, and her husband, Dan.
A visitation will be held Friday, Jan. 14, from 2- 5 p.m. at Pine Hills Funeral Chapel in Orofino.
Services will be held Saturday, Jan. 15, 11 a.m. at Pine Hills Funeral Chapel in Orofino. A potluck luncheon will follow at the Orofino Senior Center. Meat and beverages will be provided. If desired, please bring a side dish, salad, or dessert. Burial will be held at Normal Hill Cemetery in Lewiston at 3 pm.
Memorials in honor of Ruth may be sent to Clearwater County Ambulance Service (CCAS).

Fran Goffinet Lukenbill, 89, grew up around Central Ridge
Mom passed away Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2011, of causes related to living a long, fabulous life. She was 89.
Not wanting to miss the fireworks, Mom decided to make an early and unscheduled entrance into this world while the family was enroute to Nezperce to celebrate the Fourth of July festivities. Born Zillah Maidia Frances Goffinet to Eugene and Elizabeth Goffinet of Central Ridge, on the Fourth of July, 1921, Mom was a firecracker from day one! She was the ninth of 10 children.
She was known to all her family and friends simply as "Scram." She had built a wooden car big enough for a nine-year-old girl to ride in that looked just like the car, "Scrambola," from a popular cartoon strip of the day. The name stuck.
Mom's favorite things were reading, fishing with dad, music and anything that had to do with family. She could still sing harmony to her old favorites until the end. Nearly as cherished as her family were her memories of growing up in Peck and Central Ridge, where the family farmed. Her stories made one think there was no other place quite like it on Earth. Her life and values were formed by small-town farm life and the Great Depression.
Mom married Jerry Lukenbill in 1939, and they spent most of their married life in the Lewis-Clark Valley, where their five children were born and raised. Like most moms, she was the best mom in the world, and we will miss her very much.
She is survived by daughters, Jeaneanne and husband Bill Henley of Marysville, Wash., Kathie and husband Jack Zimmer of Coeur d'Alene, Debbie and Cliff Wogsland of Clarkston, and son Marty Lukenbill and wife Sherry of Lewiston; 10 grandchildren; many great-grandchildren; a great-great-granddaughter; as well as many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband; eldest son, Monte; granddaughter, Jerri Kay Henley; her parents; and nine brothers and sisters.
We especially want to thank the wonderful staff at Wedgewood Terrace for the incredible loving care they gave to our mother.
We are going to have a celebration of Mom's life on the Fourth of July in Pioneer Park.

Crystal Dawn Hixson, 24, Orofino
Crystal Dawn Hixson, 24, Orofino, passed away Monday, Nov. 21, 2011.
A celebration of her life will be held Saturday, Nov. 26 at 2 p.m. at the Orofino Tabernacle Church in Orofino. A potluck will follow.
Pine Hills Funeral Chapel and Crematory is caring for arrangements.

Cleo Altmiller, 55, Lenore
Cleo Altmiller, 55, of Lenore, died Saturday, Nov. 19, 2011. In remembrance of a very dear mother, daughter, sister and friend, Cleo is now in her happy place enjoying her life just as she did here on earth.
No words can express what she meant to all. Her smiling face and tender personality is called beauty. She will be missed.
To celebrate her life, please join us at the VFW on Saturday, Nov. 26 at 3 p.m. A potluck will be held afterwards, so please bring a dish to share along with your memories.

Bonnie Jean Delaney, 89, born in Peck
Bonnie Jean Delaney, 89, Spokane, WA, passed away Sunday, Nov. 20, 2011 at Fairwood Retirement Community and Assisted Living in Spokane.
She was born March 13, 1922 to Heram and Martha McCollister in Peck.
A visitation will be held Saturday, Nov. 26, from 9-10 a.m. at the Orofino Tabernacle Church in Orofino with a funeral service to follow at 11 a.m. Burial will be at Riverside Cemetery.
Pine Hills Funeral Chapel and Crematory is caring for arrangements.

John Jacob Tierney, 100, coach at Weippe
John J. Tierney, a former superintendent and high school coach, passed away Thursday, Nov. 17, 2011, at the age of 100. He was born April 11, 1911, to William and Louise Tierney at Thorncreek, near Genesee. He attended Lower Thorncreek Grade School and graduated from Genesee High School in 1929. He later attended the University of Idaho, graduating with an education degree in 1936.
John taught and coached at Cambridge High School during 1936-37. From the fall of 1937 to 1941, he coached and taught at Ferdinand High School. He became head basketball coach and teacher at Grangeville High School in the fall of 1941. Later that fall, he was hired as superintendent and coach at Gifford High School. While at Gifford, he met grade school teacher Sylvia Kirkpatrick of Reubens. They were married Nov. 25, 1942.
Tierney was superintendent and coach at Weippe until 1950. In the spring of 1950, he resigned and moved to Lewiston, where he and Sylvia operated Tierney Grocery on Thain Road in the Orchards for six years. They then operated the Tierney IGA Foodliner for another 18 years before selling the business and retiring in 1973. John was an avid sports fan. While attending the University of Idaho, he worked at the college sports desk and created a column called "Tierney Tips" - which attempted to predict sporting results.
Tierney loved to bowl. He starting bowling at Orchard Lanes and formed his own league. Later, he became secretary-treasurer of the senior bowling league at the Imperial Bowl. He resigned in 2000 after 21 years of service.
During the 1940s, John and his brother Richard operated a traveling roller skating rink. They set up in the many gyms and dance halls in northern Idaho and eastern Washington, moving to a different location each day.
John is survived by his wife, Sylvia; sons, Ron of Lincoln City and Lannie of Portland; daughter, Karen Gailey and husband, Doug, of Boise; brother, Richard of Lewiston; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by sisters Mary Moehrle, Teresa Kuhn, Mabel Schlueter, Margaret Fleiger, Louise Moehrle and Evelyn Reisenauer; and brothers, William and Edward.
Rosary service will be recited at 10 a.m. Tuesday at All Saints Catholic Parish at St. Stanislaus Church. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:30 followed by burial at Normal Hill Cemetery in Lewiston.
The family requests that any memorial be made to the choice of the donor.

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