Herman 'Sonny' Schilling, 92, Orofino
Herman 'Sonny' Schilling, Jr., was born to Herman and Effie Schilling in DeKalb, IL on June 2, 1920. He passed away April 19, 2013 from age related causes. Sonny was the oldest of 11, Warren, Curtis, Elmer, Dorothy, Clarence, Marvin, Lawrence, Mildred, Ester and Ron. The family moved to North Dakota in 1926.
Herman joined the CCCs (Civilian Conservation Corps) when he was 16. This was his first time in Idaho. He left the CCCs in 1938 and moved back to North Dakota. While in Idaho he me Annabell Pearsall. On June 14, 1941, they were married. Annabell was the love of his life.
In 1942, he went to work in the shipyards in Vancouver, WA. Robert was born March 7, 1943 in Vancouver. While in Vancouver, he was picked to work with the U.S. Maritime Commission for the Navy. They kept calling him for the draft, but the Maritime Commission wouldn't let him go. He finally quit his job and moved back to Orofino so he could enlist. He went to Spokane, WA for his physical, but failed due to high blood pressure. He went to work at the cement plant in Orofino. After a couple months, he went back to the shipyards to work. Sandy was born in the same hospital as Robert on June 13, 1945. Two months later, they moved back to Orofino where Sonny went to work at O'Mill. After a couple of years he went to work at the Ford garage during the day and swing shift at White Pine Lumber. Gloria was born May 6, 1947 in Orofino.
In 1953, they built a home in Orofino. Not long after the house was built, he had a chance to take over the Texaco station in town. They sold both of their houses and bought a lot at 130 G. St. and built a house there. On June 4, 1955, another son, Leslie was born. Four years later, last but not least on Aug. 24, 1959, Vicki was born. He ran the station for 26 years. Dad sold the station in the 1970s and went to work at Konkolville Lumber, then O'Keefe Oil and driving school bus.
Sonny and Annabell celebrated many wedding anniversaries with friends and family. They had celebrated their 71st anniversary together. Sonny and Annabell moved into Brookside Landing last summer so they would have an easier life. Annabell passed away on Oct. 21, 2012. Dad was lost without her.
The family spent a lot of time enjoying camping, fishing and hunting. Most summers there was a vacation to the coast to visit the people mom and dad got to know when living over there. Sonny had many grandchildren and great grandchildren. Dad can now be at peace again because he is with his true love, Mom.
Sonny and Annabell were lifelong members of Ascension Lutheran Church. We would like to thank all their friends that have helped out over the years, but special thanks to Roger and Lila who have gone above and beyond. Also thanks to Brookside for all their patience and caring.
Services will be at Pine Hills Funeral Chapel at 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 24, with burial to follow at Weseman Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Ascension Lutheran Church or Orofino Senior Center.
Pine Hills Funeral Chapel and Crematory is caring for arrangements.
Colby Stedman Lombard, 13, Orofino
Colby Stedman Lombard of Orofino passed away on Saturday, April 13, 2013. He was 13. Colby was born on April 11, 2000 at Twin Falls to Deanna Lombard and Lester Lombard.
Colby was very outgoing and loved to be with his family and friends. He was nicknamed "Goober" because he was very funny and loved to be silly and make people laugh. He was a "daddy's boy" and cherished the time he spent with his father.
He is survived by his parents and brothers, Little Lester Lombard and Brandon Stedman Lombard, as well as lots of family and friends who loved him very much and will miss him dearly.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, April 20 at 12 noon at the Orofino Community Church, 14233 Highway 12.
Lila West Baugh Zimbauer, 91, Orofino
Lila West Baugh Zimbauer, 91, died Saturday, April 13, 2013, in Boise from complications of pneumonia. She made her home in Orofino until March when she moved to Boise to be closer to family living there.
Lila was born at ther family's home on Central Ridge, out of Peck, June 1, 1921. She was the oldest child of Nona Walker West and Harry H. West. She attended school in Peck and then in Orofino where she gradauted in 1939 begining the family tradition of Orofino Maniacs.
She married Paul D. Baugh in August of 1941. He died in a logging accident in August of 1952. Paul and Lila had three children: Judy, John and Lura.
On Feb. 22, 1958, she married Theodore Zimbauer. He died of Lou Gehrig's Disease in September of 1988.
As a member of Bluebell Rebekah Lodge for over 60 years, she held numerous offices including Noble Grand. She was honored to receive the lodge's prestigious Ruth Award in recognition of her caring ways. She was a charter member of the Hit and Miss Club, a Camp Fire Girls leader, and a ready volunteer for many causes over the years.
One of her passions was in gardening. She raised beautiful flowers and always had a bumper crop of vegetables which she spent many hours canning.
Lila had a way with children, teaching Sunday School for many years at the Methodist Church and operating her own child care business. Many Orofino kids remember going to Lila's day care.
Survivors include her brother, Robert E. West (Bob) of Orofino; her sister, Mary West Woolum, Kellogg; daughters Judy (Jack) Coomer, Boise, Lura (Lyle) Mullikin, Orofino; daughter-in-law, Gloria Baugh, Orofino; four granddaughters, Cyndi Coomer-Smith (Dean), Clinton, UT, Angela (Mike) Bishop, Boise, Michelle Officer, Boise, Summer Baugh, Moscow; four grandsons, Paul Baugh, Lake Havasu City, AZ, Matthew Baugh, Deary, Mark Mullikin, Orofino, Derek Mullikin, Dennis Port, MS and Blain Graenig, Post Falls. She also had six great grandsons, two great granddaughters and one great-great grandson.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husbands and her son, John Baugh, who died in 2010.
Funeral services will be Monday, April 22, at Pine Hills Chapel in Orofino at 11 a.m. A viewing will be from 10-10:45 a.m. before the services.
Burial will be at the Normal Hill Cemetery, 1122 7th St., Lewiston, at 2 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Lila's name to the charity of one's choice.
Pine Hills Funeral Chapel and Crematory is caring for arrangements.
Vella Genevive Mendenhall Franklin, 88, Orofino
Vella was born August 20, 1924 at Princeton to Rolland (Rollie) Rex Mendenhall and Anna Amelia (Mary) Nelson Mendenhall. Mom passed away April 7, 2013 at home from complications of severe dementia. Mom grew up in Princeton and later at the base of Gold Hill out of Princeton. She went to school in Princeton, leaving school after completing the 8th grade.
On June 11, 1944 Vella married Forrest (Frog) E. Franklin at the Gold Hill home of her mother. Mom and Dad lived out of Princeton at the end of a road on what Dad called the Stump Ranch. It was after their daughter, Mary Jane, was born in 1946 that they got electricity. Dad had purchased a washing machine for Mom, but Dad said it sat on the back porch for two years before they knew if it worked.
Later in their marriage Dad got a job with C.T.P.A. (Clearwater Timber Protective Association) and they lived in Elk River for two summers; Dad worked on the fire lines as well as his other various jobs. Mom cooked in the cook house preparing meals for the brush crew. Then in the winter months they would go back to the Stump Ranch and Dad would build cabins on skids for the brush crew.
Later Dad was transferred to the C.T.P.A. in Headquarters. When they moved to Headquarters they lived year-round there. Then in 1953 Dad moved the family to Orofino so Mary Jane could go to school.
Mom always loved to cook, be it on an old wood cook stove for a brush crew or finally in Orofino on an electric cook stove. The electric was much cooler for her in the summertime. Mom was most happy when she was baking or cooking for someone. Mom baked and decorated any kind of cake for anyone. They ranged from birthday to beautiful wedding cakes. She was self taught in decorating cakes.
In March on 1958 Mom and Dad were blessed with a son, James E. (Jim) Franklin. Then eventually Mom's family grew to two granddaughters and one grandson. Then it grew again with one great granddaughter and two great grandsons; then eventually she had one great-great granddaughter.
Mom made a beautiful wedding cake for the second granddaughters' wedding. It was really big and mom was not sure she hadn't taken on more than she could handle, but as usual, it turned out great! Mom also made Jim and Jenny's' wedding cake. Mom made the birthday cakes for her children and grandchildren and the first great granddaughter birthday cake as well.
There was one other thing Mom really liked to do and that was to walk to the Post Office with her little dog, Suzy, in tow. You could see Mom and Suzy walking all over town paying bills or stopping to talk to someone. Mom loved to visit with anyone and never knew a stranger.
Mom loved her church. Mom was a faithful member of the First Christian Church. She was so happy that the church was next door, so she could walk to church. She will be with the Savior now.
Mom was preceded in death by both her parents, her husband, Forrest in 1992; and a grandson, Lance Corporal Bryan K. Cline United State Marine Corps in 1995.
Mom is survived by her daughter, Mary Jane and Gary Cline; son, Jim and Jenny Franklin; granddaughters, Jo Lynn Marlatt and Audrey Cline; great grandchildren, Ashlee Spears, Jeremiah Whybark, Bryton Henderson; and great-great granddaughter; Bryanna Spears.
Mom was much loved by her family and friends. She will be greatly missed.
The viewing will be held at Pine Hills Funeral Chapel on Saturday, April 13, from 10 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. with the funeral service at 11 a.m. with burial to follow at Orofino Riverside Cemetery. After services, there will be a dinner at the First Christian Church. Donations may be made to the First Christian Church in Mom's name.
Pine Hills Funeral Chapel and Crematory is caring for arrangements.
Martin Gene Agee, 75
Born: May 20, 1937 on the Kidder Ridge homestead; the son of Eldon and Mayme Agee. Martin attended his first school on Kidder Ridge until sixth grade when he went to Kooskia, then to Kamiah School for two years.
Martin married the love of his life, Irene Jean Potter on May 27, 1956 and they made their home on Kidder Ridge in Kooskia. Martin spent the majority of his life farming and ranching the Agee property. Martin was well known for his cattle drives from Kidder Ridge to Weitas Creek where his cattle ranged for the summer months. Most of his wranglers were kids, but Martin never lost his patience… "well, maybe not"!
Martin left the ranch in 1978 and started selling real estate for Agee Realty. Martin's love for the ranch brought him back to Kidder Ridge in 2002 when he retired. He spent most of his time helping his family and friends; he wasn't happy unless he was helping someone. He was a very devoted and loving husband, father, grandfather, uncle and friend.
We lost Martin on April 1st, 2013 doing what he loved to do - working outside at his home.
Martin is preceded in death by his parents; brother, Loren; and sister, Lavonne. He leaves behind his wife, Irene; brother, Vernon and sister-in-law, Kitty; son, Terry and Wanda; son, Mark and CJ; daughter, Jane and Carl; and daughter, Joan. He also leaves behind many nieces and nephews including Bobby and Mona Agee, and numerous grandchildren: Sarah, Holli, Travis, K.C., Krissy, Cody, Lindsay, Beau, Heidi, Shane, Corynn and numerous great grandchildren. He also has many other family members that love him dearly - too many to mention; this includes even those he "considered his children". We all love him for being himself and for all he did for us.
There will be a memorial service on Saturday April 6 at 1 p.m. in the Clearwater Valley High School gymnasium. A pot luck dinner will be held immediately following at the Kooskia Rebekah's Hall. We are also asking that in lieu of flowers; please make donations in Martin's name to the Clearwater Valley High School Booster Athletic Account at Sterling Bank in Kooskia. Arrangements are under the direction of the Blackmer Funeral Home, Grangeville.
James R. Clifford, 82, formerly of Headquarters
James 'Jimmy' R. Clifford passed on peacefully to the arms of his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ on March 25, 2013.
Jimmy was born to Charles and Sarah Clifford on Dec. 18, 1932, in Chillicothe, IL, where he and his family lived until they moved to McCall when he was eight. His dad was a logger who mastered the skill of skidding logs by Clydesdale horses (Chip and Dale), a trait that he passed onto his son, Jimmy. Logging became his life's adventure and he continued that adventure until retirement from the woods, in Headquarters.
In 1953 he married the true love of his life, Gerri Britton. After a brief stay in Asotin, WA, Gerri and Jimmy moved to Town Site Four, just outside of Headquarters. He returned to working on heavy equipment for Potlatch Forest Inc. at that time. In 1959, they moved to Headquarters and then moved to their house in Clarkston in 1965. He lived there until just before his passing.
Jimmy was preceded in death by his wife, Gerri; his sons, David L. and Samuel J. Clifford; a sister, Barbara Arp; and a brother, Charles (Mike) Clifford.
He is survived by his two daughters, Kathy A. Clifford and Susan D. Smith and her husband Bruce Smith; two sisters, Betty Rossiter of Juliaetta and Patricia Klemm and her husband Jerry of Lewiston; and a brother, Lester Clifford of Lewiston. He is also survived by four grandchildren, Jamie Donahoe, Jacquline Clifford, Adam Smith and Mara Jones; and six great-grandchildren.
He will always be loved and missed by those who were blessed to hear his stories and his phrasing of words. Being a lumberjack his whole life, he had many stories to tell filled with very artful expressions. To those who knew him, you could just sit and listen to these stories for hours.
A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. April 17 at the Guardian Angel Homes barn, 2221 Vineyard Ave., Lewiston. The Rev. Bill Gratz will officiate. In the style of the Headquarters Picnic, a covered-dish meal will follow the memorial service, also at the Guardian Angel barn.
Maldarine Ball McKinney, 97, area resident
Maldarine Ball McKinney passed away March 19, 2013 after a long and happy life in the Pierce and Weippe area. She was born in Kamiah on Dec. 13, 1915 to Earl and Elizabeth Shaw. The family moved to Orofino where she attended high school. It was there she met Hilmer Ball and they were married in 1931.
They moved to Pierce where Hilmer worked in the woods for Fromelt Logging and then at the Cardiff sawmill. While working there, they had four children, Janice Shubert, Ronnie Ball, Cheryl Smolinski and Terry Ball. Ronnie was later killed in a sledding accident. She was very close to her sister Mattie Ball, who lived close to her and was a mother figure. Hilmer and Maldarine then bought a house in Weippe. Hilmer then worked in Orofino for Joe Richardson as a sawyer int he saw mill. They lived in Weippe until Hilmer passed away on Nov. 19, 1974.
Maldarine was very active in school affairs, belonging to and working with the PTA. She was a chaperone on the busses for kids going to Orofino for swimming lessons. She also helped at school food sales and attended ball games and school dances where her daughter, Cheryl, was a cheerleader and son, Terry, played baseball, football and basketball. She was a librarian for the Weippe Library, past Noble Grand at the White Pine Rebekah Lodge and belonged to the pinochle club.
She married Willard McKinney June 10, 1977. They sold their home in Weippe and moved to Peck where she belonged to the Peck Community Club and Bunco club.
Large family gatherings were a happy part of her life. She also had a large doll collection and a large collection of antique glassware.
She loved to travel and made several trips to Cordova, AK to visit her granddaughter, Sharon, and several trips to Branson, MO and Nashville, TN. She enjoyed trips to Nevada with family and friends.
She lived at Brookside Landing in Orofino for several years where she made many new friends. After falling and breaking her leg, she was moved to Life Care Center in Lewiston where she passed away.
She is survived by three children, Janice Shubert, Cheryl and Jerry Smolinski and Terry and Charlene Ball. She is also survived by 6 grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren and 6 great great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 44 years Hilmer Ball; son, Ronnie; sisters, Mattie Ball, Mary Crisman, Margaret Shaw; brother, Jerry Shaw; and her late husband, Willard McKinney.
Gravesode servoces will be Monday, March 25 at 11 a.m. at Orofino Riverside Cemetery.
Pine Hills Funeral Chapel is caring for arrangements.
John Everett Gould, Jr. 'Johnny', 43, Orofino
John Everett Gould Jr. (Johnny) passed away March 12, 2013 due to complications from a burn accident.
Johnny was born in Orofino, Idaho on December 16, 1969 to John (Jack) Gould Sr. and Mary Joyce Gould. Johnny grew up in Orofino until 1984 when he moved to Klawock, AK. He graduated from Klawock High School in 1988. Johnny attended college in Anchorage, AK for a very short time and realized that wasn't where he wanted to be. He knew he was meant to be a logger, it was in his blood. He spent all the time he could with Dad in a truck from the time he was out of diapers. So he returned to work with his Dad. He worked road construction for a short time and then started driving log truck for Dad, later taking over the business. The last few years he was known as "Lowboy John" and drove truck for Steve Henderson Logging and no one could do it better than Johnny G. It made Johnny very proud to be hauling with his son who is also driving lowboy for the same company for the past two years.
Johnny married Robin Brink in 1992 while living in Alaska and they later divorced but they share a son John Everett Gould III "Bub" who was Johnny's world and best friend. He taught Bubba to follow in his footsteps with pride. Johnny also leaves behind his daughter Ashlie Gould of Lewiston who lit up his face every time he talked about her; she is his pride and joy. John had two step kids who also called him Dad, Kaleigh and David Ryno of Alaska. He was proud of the adults they became.
Johnny married Doris Lougee in Sept. 21, 2011 who John said he wanted to protect her and make her feel safe. Their life together was cut short way too soon.
Johnny loved spending time with his family, friends and fishing at his favorite camping spot on Little Beaver Creek near Pierce. There was never a time that he didn't have a new joke or a story to tell. All who knew John knew that he loved to cook and whatever he cooked you would be told every ingredient he used and how it came out in perfection. Who would have thought that a man with rough hands of a logger would be a cook?
Johnny is survived by his wife Doris Gould; childrenn John and Ashlie Gould; his mother, Joyce Gould; his sister, Renee Hedrick (Keith); his brothers, Bob Gould (Linda), Randy Gould (Teresia), Ron Gould and Rick Scott (Kathi). Step kids, Kaliegh Ryno, David Ryno, Jenn, Jessie, Jade and Austin Jasper; as well as many nieces and nephews that he adored and an unbelievable amount of friends.
Johnny was preceded in death by his father, Jack Gould; grandparents, Leal and Bethel Gould and Clarence and Ella Rugg.
Funeral Services will be held at the Lodge at Rivers Edge at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, March 19, 2013 with burial at the Orofino Cemetery then a reception for celebrating John's life at The Lodge at Rivers Edge following.
Family asks that donations be made at the Lewis Clark Credit Union to help with expenses rather than flowers.
Pine Hills Funeral Chapel & Crematory is caring for arrangements.