Eugene Julius Tarola, 97, formerly of Orofino, Elk River
Eugene Julius Tarola, 97, of Lewiston, passed away Sunday, Dec. 15, 2013, at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center in Lewiston.
Eugene was born in Elk River on Aug. 16, 1916, to Julius and Nina (Wylie) Tarola. He took his first flying lesson in 1931 and continued to fly throughout his life. He graduated from Orofino High School in 1933. He was a clerk in the Orofino Post Office until early 1941 when he joined the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. He served until late 1945 in the Central Pacific and Asiatic areas during World War II, reaching the rank of master sergeant. Upon his return from the service, he purchased the Richfield Service Station in Lewiston and operated it for five years. Eugene married Margaret Englehardt on May 22, 1949, and they raised five children. After he sold the service station, he joined Empire Airlines, followed by West Coast Airlines and then Air-West as a station agent at the Lewiston airport. During this time he was also active in the Civil Air Patrol for a total of 14 years, serving as squadron commander and lieutenant colonel. Then in 1967, Eugene joined the Vo-Tech staff at Lewis-Clark State College as maintenance supervisor, from which he retired in 1981. He was a lifetime member of the Elks Lodge 896, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Eagles Nez Perce Aerie 631 and Lewis Clark Engine Club.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Margaret Tarola; and his brother, David Tarola. He is survived by his five children, Diane Tarola, Joanne (Dan) Speck, Wayne Tarola, Cynthia Tarola all of Lewiston and Elizabeth (Rick) Servatius of Scottsdale, AZ. Surviving relatives also include his brother, Robert (Patricia) Tarola of Arlington, TX; six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013, at Mountain View Funeral Home, Seventh Street and Cedar Avenue, Lewiston. Viewing will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 21.
James S. Everett, 60, former Jaype worker
Jim Everett, 60, died Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013, at his home in Clarkston, WA having lost his battle with cancer.
Jim was born Nov. 30, 1953, to Stanley Curtis Everett and Virginia Mae Cross in Seattle. He moved to Lewiston in the late 1960s and graduated from Lewiston High School in 1972. He worked at Clearwater Paper for 40 years, beginning in 1973 at Jaype Mill in Pierce, and then was transferred to Potlatch Corp. in Lewiston. He was proud to receive his 40-year commendation this year.
He was first married in 1972 to Cathy Finnell and had two children, John and Angie Everett. They later divorced. He and Linda Peterson had a daughter, Crystal Everett, in 1993, who arrived on his 40th birthday. They also later divorced. He and Kelly Barton met in May of 2000 at the Overtime Tavern in Lewiston and were married Nov. 3, 2003.
Jim loved fishing in particular, but also loved camping, hunting and the great outdoors. He loved spending time with his grandkids, Austin, Brady, Kasi, Gerrian, Urijah and Kadence. His brother, Jerry, has lost his best friend and, most of all, his big brother and fishing buddy. He will be lost without him.
Jim is survived by his wife and soulmate, Kelly; son, John Everett and wife, Erin; daughters, Angie and Crystal Everett; stepchildren Justin, Brandon and Andrew; also by his brother, Jerry Everett and wife, Barb; sister, Debbie Hobdey and husband Alan; stepmother, Verna Jean Gove and husband, Bob; and extended family, Brian Everett, Sue Clark, Nick Cross, Gregory Cross and Vickie Brandt. He is also survived by his dogs, Ivan, Rudy and his baby, Claire.
He was preceded in death by his parents and stepfather, John N. Cross.
The family has chosen cremation and a celebration of life will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at the Ketch Pen at the Lewiston Roundup grounds, followed by a covered-dish dinner. Vassar-Rawls Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Leonard Orville Knotts, 75, formerly of Orofino
Oct. 1, 1938 - Nov. 28, 2013
Brookdale, CA San Lorenzo Valley, Santa Cruz County
'Infamous Leonard'died of lung cancer at home attended in his last weeks with full-time care by his beloved son, David, as well as hospice, and supporting long-time friends. He is also survived by foster mom, Flo; brother, James; sister, Helen; and numerous relatives and friends.
Len will be remembered here in the valley by his 'gold-bug' VW and his friendly wave, his sense of humor, for over 30 years of his residence here. Len's greatest gift to all he met and knew was as a practical philosopher, who always questioned 'given assumptions' in the spirit of the counterculture and applied them to his life's decisions as a master creative cabinetmaker, printer for the Santa Cruz Sentinel for 30 years, homeowner/repairer, genealogist, loving father and loving friend also to many in Orofino, ID, Pomeroy, WA, and Effie, MN.
He will be both remembered and missed as an original, unique person who added to everyone's life, mostly with humor at the inconsistencies of artifact culture, but also in the daily events of fallible humans and natural events. His humor reflected his ability to not waste time wringing hands over disasters: when his home was damaged in the mudslides of '82, he put up a sign saying 'split level home -half-split, half-level'! When a tree fell removing a roof, he put up a sign saying 'open house'. In both cases, he simply rebuilt it.
Leonard was born in Effie, MN, son of Leonard and Irene Knotts. He moved with foster parents Flo and Pete Phillips to Orofino Idaho at a young age, where he completed most of his schooling. Then off he went to Washington State College (not University until 1959) before entering the Army National Guard. Having first worked as a "printer's devil" at the weekly Clearwater Tribune in Orofino ID, he followed this trade at the Pullman Herald while at WSC and throughout his life. Sometimes as itinerate printer, working as far away as Australia at his trade, before completing his career at the Santa Cruz Sentinel in 2006. In his lifetime printing technology changed radically, from the Linotype hot metal letterpress system of the Gutenberg era to modern, computer generated photocomposition and offset lithography. Len mastered it all.
He requested that his 'celebration of life as a blast' be completed by 'blasting his cremated remains out of a small cannon in Effie, MN…as a last glorious blast'.
Michael J. Monaghan, 51, Orofino
Michael J. Monaghan, Orofino, was born on Jan. 13, 1962 to Joe and Ruth Monaghan. Mike passed away Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013 near Alamo, ND in a vehicle accident (semi- rollover).
Mike grew up in Orofino and was a 12-year senior, graduating from Orofino High School in 1980. He was a stand out on the football team during that four-year period, earning the respect from his fellow players as a triple threat that could run, pass, or catch the ball. He was noted as passing being his favorite.
After high school Mike joined the Army, spending a few years overseas in Germany, earning the rank of E-4 before his discharge. Afterwards he came home to take care of his mother and worked locally until her passing.
Mike acquired a CDL and drove locally for Finke Logging before going to work in North Dakota for Profrac, where he had worked for about four years at the time of his passing.
Mike was a good man and a true friend who was loved by many. You could always count on a smile, a laugh or a hand from Mike if you needed it. He loved hunting, fishing and just about any outdoor activity. His recent purchase of a Harley and a trip to Sturgis this past summer was a long time dream of Mike's.
His love for sports never took a backseat, though, the Patriots being his favorite NFL team. He usually followed everything-basketball, baseball, and of course, football. If you wanted to know how a team was doing or how someone was doing, you could just ask Mike.
He will be deeply missed by those who knew and loved him. He is survived by his son, Danial Mathis; niece, Cathy Clark; granddaughter, Jayden Marie Lynn Monaghan; grandson, RJae Lee Praest; his faithful dog, Socks; and friends too many to list.
Mike has been cremated and a celebration of life and potluck will be held at The Shotglass Saturday, Dec. 21 at 1:30 p.m. A military ceremony (21 gun salute) will be scheduled and announced at a later date.
Anyone wishing to help out or make a donation can contact Mike Thacker at 476-3630 (UMF Motorcycle Club).
Michael Brent 'Mike' Richardson, 75, Lenore
Michael Brent (Mike) Richardson, 75, of Lenore, passed away unexpectedly of natural causes Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2013, at his home.
He was born in Orofino Nov. 17, 1937 to Edith (Ball) and Omer Richardson. He graduated from Orofino High School in 1956. He married Carol Brown on June 1, 1964 and they made their home in Orofino with their two daughters. They were together for 35 years until her untimely death in October of 1999.
Mike served in the Armed Forces after high school, but was drawn back to the place he loved so much. He earned his keep driving about anything, primarily a logging truck for many years in the Clearwater area, as well as construction on the Dworshak Dam, and with many companies on highway and road construction throughout the Northwest area.
He loved the outdoors as a young child and grew up fishing, hunting, and camping in the Clearwater. He also had the athletic ability to do most sports, however baseball was his true passion. He loved everything about the sport and rarely missed watching or listening to any games available.
In his later years, he took solitude in the ranch home he grew to love and the nature that surrounded him. He had a green thumb and took pride in his garden, growing an abundance to share with others. At the end of a hard working day he could always be found sitting with his best friend, his dog, and enjoying the view in front of him.
Mike is survived by two children: Noelle Sharrai, her husband, Adam, and two children, Jane and Jess, of Valdez, AK; and Rena Pearson, her husband, Ken, and two children, Jon Henry and Helena, of Harrison Lake. His long time companion, Harlene Martin, of Lenore, also survives him.
He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Judy; and wife.
A celebration of his life will be held at the VFW building at 330 Michigan Ave. in Orofino on Saturday, Dec. 21 from 1 to 5 p.m. Please bring your favorite dish for a potluck, any pictures you would like to share, and come join us in remembering our father and friend, Mike.
All are welcome, and in lieu of flowers, please make donations in his name to the animal shelter of your choice.
Leo Robinett, 68, Stites
Leo Robinett, 68, of Stites passed away Dec. 7, 2013 at his home.
Memorial Service will be at 11 a.m., Friday, Dec. 13, at The Life Center, Highway 12, Kamiah.
A covered dish dinner will follow at the Kooskia Community Center. Arrangements are entrusted to Trenary Funeral Home of Kooskia.
Tanjee Goodrich, 49, Pierce
Tanjee Goodrich, 49, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013, at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center, Lewiston, after a valiant fight to recover from multiple brain hemorrhages. Her strong will to live and the love and prayers of family, friends, and many supporters carried her through the past couple of weeks until she was able to rest in peace.
Tanjee was born on Nov. 15, 1964, to Tom and Jane Snyder of Pierce. She graduated valedictorian of Timberline High School Class of 1983. She later attended and graduated from Lewis Clark State College. She worked as a teacher's aid at Timberline Schools at the time of her death.
Throughout her life, she maintained a sweet, caring and loving demeanor that won the trust and hearts of many, who even now are being changed by her witness of constant nurturing, love and faith. Her signature gift of joy, shown through her constant smiling and laughter, will never be forgotten.
Her surviving family members are numerous, but mainly include: husband of 29 1/2 years: Dan Goodrich of Pierce; two children, Britney and husband, Abram Summerfield, of Kamiah, and Taylor Goodrich of Pierce; father, Tom Snyder of Lewiston; sister, Anjee and husband, Bob Toothaker, of Winchester.
Surviving in-laws include: Dan and Patty Goodrich, Ray and LeAnne Goodrich, Mel and Marlene Goodrich and Lisa Ensman. In addition, many beloved aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews too numerous to list but loved just the same.
Preceding her in death were her mother, Jane Snyder; grandparents, Daniel and Catherine Kiely and Bernard and Wilma Snyder, and brother in-law, Rob Goodrich.
A Memorial Service will be held at Timberline High School, Weippe, on Friday, Dec. 13, at 11:30 a.m. with a potluck dinner immediately following in the school cafeteria.
The family is deeply grateful for the outpouring of love, prayers, and support during this extremely difficult time.
Pine Hills Funeral Chapel and Crematory is caring for arrangements.
Robert A.T. Lineberry, 15, Pierce
Robert A.T. Lineberry 15, Pierce, went into the Arms of Our Lord on Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013. He was born July 6, 1998.
Robert was raised in the Weippe/Pierce community. He attended Weippe Elementary School and the Timberline schools, where he had a huge group of loving supporters.
Robert had a deep love for animals especially his pack of Basset hounds. He enjoyed fishing, riding bikes, swimming, skipping rocks, baseball, sledding, snowball fights, shooting hoops and constructing many projects. He always enjoyed eating and recently developed a real interest in cooking.
Robert had a deep connection with his friends young and old. He had a servant's heart; always quick to lend a helping hand.
Robert was very involved in his church and had a passion for sharing about God with others. Until we can be with you again you will be greatly missed and forever in our hearts.
Robert is survived by his parents, Wes and Macky Lineberry; his brothers, Josh Eastman and Colby Lineberry; and his sister, Asia Eastman; his grandparents: Gaylon and Evelyn Warford, Jim and Debby Santella, Bill and Ruth Young and Maryann Lineberry; numerous aunts and uncles; many cousins along with extended family and close friends.
Robert was preceded in death by his Grandpa Jim Lineberry.
Services will be held Wednesday, Dec. 11 at 11 a.m. the Pierce Community Center with burial at Pierce Cemetery.
Pine Hills Funeral Chapel and Crematory is caring for arrangements.
Robert 'Bob' Smith, Sr., 54, formerly of Orofino
A Mass of Christian Burial was held Thursday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church for Mr. Robert 'Bob' Smith, Sr. ( HMCS/E-8-US Navy Ret), 54, of Moselle, MS.
He died Sunday, Dec. 1, 2013 at his residence.
Burial will be in Connecticut State Veteran Cemetery with military honors.
Bob was born on Feb. 9, 1959 in Laurel, MS and graduated in 1977 from Orofino High School. He loved competing in sports, beginning with little league baseball to high school football and track and field which he broke several records and held for a number of years. Before joining the US Navy, Bob worked briefly as a logger in Idaho. After 24 years of dedicated service to his country, he retired while stationed in Groton, CT.
A couple of years later, he returned to Mississippi where he started his own woodworking business. For him it was a labor of love while he could. Bob touched many lives throughout his life and career and we will all miss him greatly. We are very grateful to UMC Hospital and Cancer Institute in Jackson, Forrest General Hospital & Cancer Center, and FGH Hospice for their love, support, and caring staff.
He was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church and Knights of Columbus.
He is survived by his wife, Mary L. Silva Smith of Moselle, MS; parents, Neil C. and Mae Pool Smith of Moselle, MS; one son, R. 'Neil' Smith, Jr. of Montpelier, VT; one daughter, Amanda R. Smith of Fairfield, CT; one sister, Renee Cleveland of Clayton, WA; one brother, Glenn Smith of Moselle, MS; and one granddaughter.
Memorials may be made to Wounded Warriors.org or Forrest General Hospice.
Hulett-Winstead Funeral Home in Hattiesburg, MS is in charge of arrangements.
Paul W. Stuk, 53, Peck
On Dec. 1, 2013, Paul left this Earth and into the arms of his Savior and Loving Father. Paul was born April 3, 1960, to Leo and Dorothy Stuk at Tri-State Memorial Hospital in Clarkston, WA. Paul was raised in Peck with six other brothers and sisters. He graduated from Lapwai High School in 1978. After graduation, he attended college at Lewis-Clark State College in Lewiston.
Paul worked on the family farm for many years before becoming a construction millwright worker. In 2002, he became employed as machine operator at Clearwater Paper in Lewiston.
Paul married Brenda Montambo Stuk in 1982. They were blessed with their only child, a son, Travis Paul Stuk, in 1985.
Paul enjoyed gold mining, poker, bingo, camping, fishing, road trips and was very passionate about his political beliefs. But all of these came second to the loves of his life, which were his two granddaughters, Carmen and Lilly. He cherished every minute with them.
Paul is survived by his wife, Brenda at the family home; his son, Travis and wife Christiane and their two daughters; two sisters, Linda Meacham and Lisa Ruldolph; four brothers, Leo (Bud) Stuk, Steve Stuk, Donny Stuk, and Dave Stuk; many nieces and nephews, along with family and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents Leo and Dorothy Stuk; and in-laws Russell and Joan Montambo.
At Paul's wishes, there will be no funeral service, but a memorial dinner will be held honoring Paul's life at 1 p.m. Friday at the Teweepuu Community Center, 3402 U.S. Highway 12, Orofino.