Norman Riddle, 87, formerly of Orofino
Norm passed away Monday, Nov. 3, 2014, of natural causes at 87 years of age. A true Idaho innovator and individual, he was born in Meridian, Idaho, on Sept. 29, 1927 to Voyne and Bernice Riddle and was the youngest of two boys.
Norm grew up and was schooled in Mountain Home, Idaho, and joined the U.S. Army in 1944. After his discharge, he married Patricia Kimball in 1949. After the births of his sons, Michael and Douglas, the Riddles moved to northern Idaho during the lumber boom in Grangemont, above Orofino. He worked on log trucks, eventually building his own. Norm was a gyppo logger.
Because of his great love for tinkering, he and a partner started a saw shop in Orofino, selling and repairing motorcycles on the side. Norm saw the future in that and moved to Lewiston to start Lewiston Saw and Cycle. This was the first Homelite dealership in Lewiston, and it also sold various motorcycles. During this time, Norm and Patricia welcomed children Marty, Becky and a surprise late daughter, Leslie.
Motorcycles were the craze in the late 1950s and early '60s, and Norm was racing, winning and placing in the most prestigious Northwest races. Norm was always seeking new things to try, and when he saw the new line of motorcycles from Japan, he jumped on the opportunity to open the 29th Honda dealership in the U.S. He took it upon himself to convert the Honda into a trail bike, something not available anywhere in the world. He designed all of the accessories to bolt on, and thus started an aluminum welding and fabrication shop, Western Alloys, to build all of these parts. Soon, Honda dealerships all around the U.S. were ordering parts from him to add onto their bikes. In 1961, Norm sold so many bikes that Honda brought him to Japan to honor him and other large dealers. By the next year, Honda came out with most of Norm's innovations on their new trail bikes.
In 1965, Norm and boat marine owner Chuck Cassell decided to go deer hunting in Hells Canyon. With their sons, both named Doug, and two Honda bikes in the back of Chuck's 19-foot fiberglass inboard/outboard boat, they went into Hells Canyon. Upon the return, Norm's gears were turning, "I want a boat." This started a new chapter in his life. He would be boating on that river for many years to come, becoming a guide, fishing, hunting, holding tours and building a lodge in the upper depths of the canyon in the 1970s.
In the 1960s, Norm was commissioned by Valley Boat to build aluminum jet boat hulls for the Potlatch Forest log drives on the North Fork of the Clearwater River. After that, he was contacted by the U.S. Forest Service, Fish and Game as well as other river outfitters to build these new aluminum jet boats. In 1968, Norm started Weldcraft Custom Boats, which quickly grew in business. He sold his Honda shop to Roger Becker, one of Norm's mentored friends. Near this time, the lodge went up at Kirby Creek on the Snake River, which encouraged him to design and build a better boat to reach the depths of Hells Canyon. He started Snake River Outfitters, Rafting, and Jetboating. By 1978, Norm desired to be on the river full time and opted to sell Weldcraft to his son, Doug.
In 1982, Norm met and married Edie and gained another son, Mike Milano. They ran the Kirby Creek Lodge until retirement in 1997. Norm and Edie were inseparable for 32 years and lived an even busier retirement. Riding four-wheelers became a passion. He and Edie were active in the Northwest All-Terrain Vehicle Club. He always had a project or invention he was working on, and was frequently busy at Doug's boat shop with special projects. He was also one of the founders of the Northwest River Runners, along with Rich Rogers and Barry Barnes. They worked to keep the river open to multiple uses for all, against the U.S. government. Norm lived and worked at what he loved. If you were on any of his many outings, you were always having fun.
Norm is survived by his wife, Edie; children, Mike (Tracy) Milano of Palouse, Mike (Nicki) Riddle, Doug (Mary Lou) Riddle, Marty Riddle, Becky (Barry) Fagan, all of Lewiston and Leslie (Chuck) Jausoro and former wife, Pat, both of Walla Walla; 11 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren with one on the way. In addition, Norm is survived by his valued four-wheeler friends, Jack Mann and Jim McIver; and jet boating friends Ernie Heimgartner, Dave Medlock, Mike Rector and Roy Lombardo; and his other son, Randy Olmstead.
The memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Clarkston Event Center, 841 Sixth St.
Harriette (Hanna) Kamp, 79, formerly of Orofino
Harriette (Hanna) Kamp passed away March 31, 2014 in Spokane, WA.
Mark and Amber (Bach) Hanna welcomed their first of three children, Harriette Amber, on Sept. 29, 1934 in Orofino. Harriette was a natural leader from an early age which led to her involvement in baton twirling, playing baritone saxophone in band, and field hockey in her college years. Her energy was insurmountable; she was a powerful influence for many during her 79 years.
After she graduated from Orofino High School in 1953, she attended the University of Idaho in Moscow, receiving her bachelor's degree with emphasis in physical education and biology. She was active in the university's Delta Delta Delta Sorority and the Catholic Newman Club. One day she saw "this handsome older man across campus," Donald A. Kamp of Harrison, ID, and in 1957 she married him in Kellogg, ID. Together the couple taught at Kellogg High School. The pair was well known for their partnership on the ballroom dance floor. In the years that followed, they moved to Walla Walla, WA where Harriette continued to teach at the high school level.
When their first child, Kaye, was born, Harriette chose to stay home to care for her and the twins, Brian and LouAnn, born two and a half years later. The family enjoyed years of camping throughout the Northwest and Canada. Harriette was a highly involved parent serving as a Camp Fire Leader, a member of the district Camp Fire Outdoor Committee, and joining her son on Boy Scout hiking and camping ventures sometimes as the only mom amongst the dads and sons.
She returned to school attending Fort George Wright College where she received a Master's degree in General Science. She continued her teaching career when her twins were in high school teaching wilderness survival at Gonzaga University. Harriette was best known for her ballroom (social) dance programs at Gonzaga University and Spokane Falls Community College for three decades influencing countless Zags and Spokanites to "trip the light fantastic." Even though Ginger Rogers could "do everything Fred Astaire did except backward and in high heels," Harriette could whip anyone into shape to "dance with the stars."
She became the first female Moose Lodge Member in Washington State. Harriette was a devout member of Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Catholic Parish.
Harriette will never be forgotten for her infectious laugh, boundless energy, compassionate devotion to her family, and her zest for life.
Harriette is survived by her children: Kaye, Brian (Catherine), and LouAnn (David); grandchildren: Vaughn, Kara, Megan (Michael), Hanna, Bobby (Vanessa), Michael (Beth), and Bryan; one great-grandchild, Arianna; one brother, Mark (Linda) Hanna of Orofino, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her husband, Donald A.; parents, Mark and Amber Hanna; and her sister, Helen Ann Herndon. Visitation was held on Friday, April 11, at Hennessey-Smith Funeral Home (2203 N. Division) with a Rosary following at at Assumption Parish. A Funeral Mass was held on Saturday, April 12, also at Assumption Parish.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Gonzaga University's Donald A. Kamp Memorial Mathematics Scholarship (https://www.gonzaga.edu/Campus-Resources/Offices-and-Services-A-Z/University-Relations/Giving/Donor-Appreciation/NamesThatLive.asp). To view Harriette's online memorial, please visit www.hennesseyfuneralhomes.com. Arrangements entrusted to Hennessey-Smith Funeral Homes.
Geraldine Faye Meisner, 76, Orofino
Geraldine Faye Meisner, 76, Orofino, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014 at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center in Lewiston.
Pine Hills Funeral Chapel and Crematory is caring for arrangements.
Susan Lee Goetz, 67, Orofino
Susan Lee Goetz of Orofino passed away in Pullman, WA on Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014, from her battle with ALS (Lou Gehrig's). She was 67.
Susan was born in Weippe on Oct. 12, 1947 to Gordon and Lillie (Snyder) Thiessen. Susan was raised in Weippe and worked for C-PTPA (Clearwater-Potlatch Timber Protective Association) in the summers as camp cook and other odd jobs in the logging communities. Her senior year of high school the family moved to Orofino.
She enjoyed cheerleading throughout high school and was Clearwater County Fair Lumberjack Queen her senior year before graduating from Orofino High School in 1965.
Susan moved to Moscow, Idaho in fall 1965 to attend the University of Idaho. She started working for the University part time while taking classes and later retired from the University with 33 years of service. She worked for the College of Education, the College of Mines and Earth Resources and ended her career as a management assistant for the Wilderness Research Center in the College of Natural Resources.
After retiring from the University, Susan and David purchased the White Pine Motel in Orofino and have lived there the past 13 years.
She married David L. Goetz in 1977 and made their home in Moscow, where they raised three daughters together. Susan enjoyed being involved in all her daughters' activities for band and sports. She volunteered her time in the elementary school classrooms, chaperoned many band trips to festivals and classroom field trips and was active with the Moscow Bear Boosters for many years. Susan made it a priority to attend every sporting event and band concert and always emphasized the importance of education.
While her daughters were in school, Susan's home was often the gathering place for most of the volleyball or basketball team at any given time and always a place the neighborhood children would congregate, as she had a way of making everyone feel welcome and enjoyed having company.
The family has fond memories of camping trips, especially around Dworshak, and traveling to be with family for the holidays, sporting events and other special activities; however, her favorite pastime for the last 10 years was spending time with her grandchildren.
Susan was preceded in death by her brother, Tony Thiessen. She leaves behind her parents, Gordon and Lillie Thiessen; her husband of 37 years, David Goetz; her daughters and their spouses, Toni and Dan Broyles, Tami Goetz and Jen Jackson, and Courtney and Geoff Soderquist; grandchildren Natalia and Eric Soderquist; and her sister, Sylvia Peters, in addition to nieces, nephews, and grandnieces and grandnephews.
Susan has requested not to have a formal memorial service. Condolences can be sent to the family at P.O. Box 1190, Orofino, ID, 83544.
Martin Douglas Heieren, 27, OHS graduate
Martin Douglas Heieren, 27, of Clarkston, WA, and his daughter, Neveah Davenport, passed away on Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014.
He was born to Douglas and Donna Heieren on March 1, 1987, in Orofino. Martin graduated from Orofino High School and worked as a firefighter and emergency medical technician with the Lewiston Fire Department.
Martin took great pride in being a part of the Lewiston Fire Department family. He worked hard for many years to earn a position as a full-time firefighter and EMT.
Martin shared an uncommon bond with many childhood friends from Orofino. Their presence in his life was of great importance to him; they were his buddies.
Martin had a big heart, humor and he loved children. He would do anything for anybody and often did. Martin had an uncanny ability of making others feel important and loved. He was easy to work with, because he made others laugh. Like his father, he collected trucks and enjoyed tinkering on them. Martin had a set of rules all his own. Wherever he was, there was laughter and fun; we will miss him very much.
Martin is survived by his significant other, Ashley Davenport of Clarkston; father and mother, Douglas and Donna Heieren of Orofino; siblings Christopher and Brittany Heieren, Kirsten Heieren, Marc and Abby Luckstead and Jacky Heieren; grandmother, Neva Ennes; uncle, Richard Heieren; nephews, Johnathan, Jaydon, and Kane; and uncles, aunts, cousins and many friends who loved him.
A memorial service will be held at noon Friday at CrossPoint Alliance Church, 1330 Powers Ave., Lewiston. Memorial contributions can be made in Martin's name at Potlatch Credit Union.
Nevaeh Davenport, 4
Nevaeh Rae Grace, along with the loved one she called daddy, Martin Heieren, were tragically and suddenly taken to be with our Lord. She was born Sept. 2, 2010, and passed Nov. 1, 2014.
Her amazingly infectious personality touched us all and will live in our hearts forever. Nevaeh and Auntie Meghan loved spending weekends together, going to the park and some orange sorbet. She enjoyed being outdoors playing, boating, camping and fishing with family.
She was preceded in death by her great-grandma, Dorothy Francis; and grandma, Glenda Lawen.
She is survived by her mother, Ashley Davenport; grandparents Ed and Tami Ellis and Dave and Lila Davenport; uncle, Justin Davenport; auntie, Meghan Ellis; great-grandparents, Bill Francis, Karen Kelley Stevens, Jim and Connie Spitzer and Dan and Marie Davenport.
An open viewing will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday at Merchant Funeral Home in Clarkston. Memorial services will be held at noon Friday at Crosspoint Alliance Church, located at 1330 Powers Ave., Lewiston. Burial services will follow at Clarkston's Vineland Cemetery, with a reception to follow at Crosspoint Alliance Church. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Nevaeh's Fund at gofundme.com/glcffp8 or Potlatch No. 1 Federal Credit Union.
LaVelle Amos, 97, Pierce High graduate
LaVelle M. Hinman Amos passed away Friday, Oct. 31, 2014, at Kindred Care in Lewiston. She was 97.
LaVelle was born March 18, 1917, in Rathdrum, Idaho, to Owen and Hazel (Pierce) Hammond. She was raised with her sister and brothers in Deary and graduated from Pierce High School. LaVelle married Strut Hinman in July 1939, and he passed in 1962. They had two sons, Larry and Monty. The family moved to Lewiston in the mid-1960s, and she worked for and retired from Nez Perce Tractor. In October 1985, she married Edwin Amos. He passed in December 2007.
Lavelle is survived by her son, Larry Hinman; daughter-in-law, Renate Hinman; grandson, Dean Hinman; and great-great grandsons, Clay Hinman and Chad Dunkel; as well as many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and -nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her husbands; son, Monty Hinman; granddaughter, Debbie Hinman Dunkel; one sister and two brothers.
Cremation has taken place, and interment is scheduled at Lewis-Clark Memorial Gardens in Lewiston. Mountain View Funeral Home is handling arrangements.
Clara Helm, 81, formerly of Orofino
Clara Helm, 81, of Lewiston, passed away peacefully Oct. 20, 2014, at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center in Lewiston. Clara was born March 13, 1933, and grew up on a farm in South Dakota. She attended a country school near the family's farm, where she graduated from the eighth grade. She made her way to the Northwest by joining her sister in Bremerton, WA.
After making her way to the Northwest, she met Guy Helm. They later married and made their home in Orofino. Guy and Clara welcomed two sons, Kenneth and Allan. Clara worked as a waitress in Orofino. Clara and Guy later divorced, and at this time she and her two sons relocated to Lewiston. Clara put herself through school, where she earned her licensed practical nurse degree from the nursing program in 1964, at what is known today as Lewis-Clark State College. She worked as a licensed practical nurse for St. Joseph Regional Medical Center upon graduating, and retired in 1998. She took much pride in her profession as she loved taking care of her patients. Following retirement, Clara was honored by the nursing program at LCSC, where they now award the top licensed practical nurse students in Clara's name. She enjoyed ceramics, crafting, quilting and spending time with her family.
Clara is survived by her two sons, Kenneth (Rosemary) Helm and Allan Helm; two grandsons, Kyle (Lindsey) Helm and Jared Helm; and two great-grandchildren, Grady and Madelynn Helm. She is also survived by two sisters, Irene Greenwalt of Spearfish, S.D., and Emmie Dillon of Bremerton.
She was preceded in death by parents John and Mary (Wannamaker) Krogman; four brothers; and seven sisters.
A memorial service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday at the First Methodist Church, 1906 Broadview Drive, Lewiston. A luncheon will follow.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Cardondelet House through the St. Joseph Regional Medical Center Foundation, Cardondelet House, P.O. Box 816, Lewiston, ID 83501. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Vassar-Rawls Funeral Home. You can view the online memorial and sign the guest book at www.vassar-rawls.com.
Alvin L. Howerton, 76, formerly of Orofino
Alvin LeRoy Howerton, 76, passed away peacefully in his sleep Oct. 20, 2014, at home. He was born to Harold E. and Emma K. Heese Howerton on Feb. 20, 1938, at the White Hospital in Lewiston.
He attended high school in Kamiah and Culdesac. After graduation he joined the U.S. Marine Corps and served in the Philippines and Hawaii from 1956 to 1959. He was a lifetime member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 3913. On a blind date he met and then married Lillian Marie Cochran from Orofino on April 22, 1960. They lived in Lewiston and Orofino before settling in Kendrick to raise their family.
He is survived by his wife, Lillian; their children, Lora Howerton, Duane and Cheryl Howerton and Teresa Atkinson; nine grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; a brother, Stanley D. and Pam Howerton; three nephews; and a niece. He was preceded in death by his parents and a niece, Karla Howerton.
He created lifelong memories with his kids and grandkids though sports, hunting, fishing and his love of the outdoors. Over the years, he worked for United Freight Lines, Holsum Bakery and Pepsi Bottling Co.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Orchards United Methodist Church, 213 Burrell Ave., Lewiston. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Kendrick-Juliaetta Ambulance Service or a charity of one's choice.
Harold 'Bud' D. McDougall, 69, born in Orofino
Harold (Bud) McDougall passed away Friday, Nov. 28, 2014, in Lewiston, after a long battle with Parkinson's disease and other ailments. He was 69 years old.
Bud was born May 2, 1945, in Orofino, to Dale and Ernestine (Dolly) McDougall. He attended many different schools in Idaho and Montana, graduating from Superior High School in 1962.
After two previous marriages that ended in divorce, Bud met Gloria, the love of his life, in Norman, OK, in 1980. Shortly after they wed, he moved their blended family back to Idaho. In October of this year, Bud and Gloria celebrated 34 years of marriage.
Bud was a very hard worker and very much enjoyed working with Gloria in her court reporting firm, Clearwater Reporting. His support and dedication to her throughout the process of owning and operating the business was invaluable. He loved the closeness of working together with his spouse.
Bud was a very gifted artist. He also loved camping, hunting, fishing, bowling and cooking. He had a great sense of humor and loved to make people laugh. He loved spending time with his grandchildren.
Bud is survived by his wife, Gloria McDougall of Clarkston; his son, Jeff McDougall; daughter-in-law Elizabeth McDougall; and grandchildren Adessa, Margo and Kate of Lewiston; his daughter, Beth Thomson; and granddaughter Cameron of Mountlake Terrace, WA; his daughter, Amy Wilkins; son-in-law, Donnie Wilkins; and grandchildren Xander, Kyler and Sylvia of Post Falls; his daughter, DaLynn Nickell; and grandson, Julian of Missoula, MT.
Bud was preceded in death by his stepson, Jason; mother, Dolly Reed; and his father, Dale McDougall.
Please join the family for a memorial service at 2 p.m. Dec. 13 at the Orchards Nazarene Church, 347 Thain Rd. in Lewiston. Pastor Curt Blackwell will officiate. The family will gather after the service for dinner at Antonio's, 1407 Main St., and everyone is welcome to join.
William H. McKinnon, 86, Orofino
William H. McKinnon, 86, Orofino passed away Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014 at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center in Lewiston.
Services are pending. Pine Hills Funeral Chapel and Crematory are caring for arraignments.