Jasper Ross Avery, 78, formerly of Orofino
Jasper Ross Avery of Moscow died Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2013 at Good Samaritan Moscow Village. He was 78.
Jasper was born Feb. 16, 1935 at Lewiston to Clyde L. and Mary E. (Jasper) Avery. He grew up and attended school at Orofino, graduating from high school there. He enrolled at the University of Idaho and continued driving truck for his father's business, Star Motor Freight to work his way through college. After high school, he married Dorothy Choate, later divorcing.
Following his graduation from the UI in 1957 as a mechanical engineer, he took a position with Westinghouse in Pittsburg, PA. The family returned to Moscow in 1959 when he took a professorship in the Mechanical Engineering Department, retiring in 1999 after 40 years of teaching. Professor Avery was a member of "The Golden I Club", as a 50 year graduate of UI. He was also a member of the Society of Mechanical Engineers, active in the First Presbyterian Church in Moscow, enjoyed traveling with the Northwest Travelers RV Club and square dancing.
In 1977 he and Louise (Ward) Cummins were married in Spokane. She survives at their Moscow home. Also surviving are his sons, Dale Avery of Yuma, AZ and Don Avery of Sparks, NV; his sister, Nancy Fish of Taylorsville, UT; and step-children, Les Cummins of Oak Harbor, WA, Dick Nordlund of Davenport, WA and Jerri Richardson of Lake Stevens, WA along with six grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a step-daughter, Theresa Patterson, a granddaughter, Karen Nordlund and a daughter-in-law, Carmen Avery.
A memorial service will held be Saturday, Dec. 7, at 3 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church in Moscow with a reception immediately following. A short inurnment will precede the service at the Moscow Cemetery.
The family suggests memorials be made to the Jasper R. Avery Mechanical Engineering Scholarship Fund, 875 Perimiter Dr., MS 3147, Moscow, ID 83843, or to the Moscow Food Bank, P.O. Box 9106, Moscow, ID 83843.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Short's Funeral Chapel, Moscow, and online condolences may be sent to www.shortsfuneralchapel.net.
Arthur 'Art' Edward Kerzman, 95, Weippe
Arthur 'Art' Edward Kerzman, longtime resident of Weippe, passed away peacefully in the arms of the Lord Friday, Nov. 22, 2013, at the Idaho State Veterans Home in Lewiston, where he resided since May of this year.
Art was born Oct. 1, 1918, to Andrew and Matilda Kerzman (Swanson), on a farm outside Roseglen, ND. He was the third of five children, Roy, Leo, Art, Elmer and Mae.
As a youngster, Art went to school through the eighth grade, as was common in that day, and stayed home to work with his family on the farm, raising turkeys and helping his mother with her large garden. In his spare time, he rode his pony over the North Dakota prairies and became interested in trapping fur-bearing animals to earn extra money for the family.
During the Depression in 1939, Art rode a freight train west as far as Coeur d'Alene to look for work, and thus began a lifelong love of the mountains and trees. A rancher in the area picked Art out of eight other men because he had the most calluses on his hands. Art proved to be a good worker for the rancher, but he returned to North Dakota in about a year because the work was not steady and he missed his family.
In 1942, Art married Opal Margaret Ostby. They made their home in Minot, N.D., and their daughter, Sharron Mae Kerzman, was born in 1943. The couple divorced in a while, and Art retained custody of Sharron. Because Art had to work, he placed Sharron with his cousin, Marie House Fix, who had two daughters of her own.
Art joined the U.S. Navy in 1945, and was honorably discharged in 1947. He was a gunner on the supply ship the USS George B. Porter, which served in the South Pacific area. He was very proud to care for and use the machine gun to protect the freedom of our country, though you never heard him brag about it.
After the war, Art returned to North Dakota and his family. Marie, her parents and the three girls had to sell their farm so the Garrison Dam could be built. Art suggested they all move to Idaho, so in 1948 they loaded up, lock, stock and barrel in their old jalopy and settled in Orofino.
Art began working in the logging industry and found his niche in life. He was everything from a pond monkey at the Potlatch Corp. mill in Lewiston to a log truck driver for Carl Nelson out of the Weippe/Pierce area. He loved his work.
In 1950, Art met and fell in love with Dorothy Blyler Millward, a divorcee with two daughters. They were married in January 1951, and by 1958 two more girls had been added to the family.
From 1954 to 1965, the family lived in the Upper Fords Creek area in Orofino. They bought some land high up on the hillside overlooking Orofino, and he began the daunting task of building a three-story house from scratch. It took 10 years, then sadly, due to an illness in the family, they had to sell it and move to Kamiah. The house still stands today and some lucky family is enjoying that beautiful view.
Art loved being outdoors, not only for working, but for hunting and fishing. He got his elk 13 years in a row, and many deer, too. Going on fishing picnics was a favorite pastime of the entire family.
In 1971, Art, Dorothy and their youngest daughter, Robin, moved to Weippe. Art continued working, fishing and hunting in the area. Orogrande Creek on the North Fork was his favorite fishing spot.
Dorothy passed away in 1995 and Art continued living in Weippe, enjoying life in the small community he loved. Art and Robin were pool champions two years in a row in the late 1990s.
Due to failing physical strength, Art moved to the Veterans Home in Lewiston six months ago, but his heart remained in his cabin in Weippe and he longed for those days again where he could sit at his table and tinker with some project he was working on and watch "Wheel of Fortune" and NASCAR racing.
Art was preceded in death by his parents, all siblings, aunts, uncles and cousins, as well as his wife, Dorothy, and daughter Sharron Marcell (2012).
He is survived by his daughters, Pat Rencehausen of Kamiah, Cathy Skiles of Lewiston, Rita Norton (Richard) of Missoula, MT, and Robin Allen of Cantwell, AK. He is survived by 14 grandchildren, Pete (Teri) Rencehausen of Phoenix, AZ, Kathy Palmer of Moscow, Tony Skiles of Pierce, Penni Azevado of Lewiston, Nikki Roeder of Orofino, Jakki Profitt of Otis Orchards, Wash., Shannon (Lonnie) Simpson of Orofino, Andy (Angela) Norton of Moscow, Richard (Kris) Norton, of Spokane Valley, WA, Charity Norton of Missoula, MT, Ben Norton of San Francisco, Marcie (Kelly) Teed of Bonney Lake, WA, Meagan (Phillip) McNich of Vancouver, WA, and Sam (Lisa) Allen of Twin Falls; 25 great-grandchildren; nine great-great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews and their families.
Art has chosen to be cremated. A memorial service and celebration of his independent spirit was held Friday at the IOOF Hall in Weippe.
Edward Dean Smith, 59, formerly of Orofino
Edward Dean Smith, age 59, passed away Nov. 25th, 2013.
He was born April 25, 1954 and grew up in Orofino. He presently resided in Dalton Gardens.
He is survived by his wife Pamela; and their children, Heather and her spouse Cory, Benjamin and his spouse Jennifer, Olevia and her spouse Joshua, Justin and his spouse Hillary, and Ruby. He was also the proud grandfather of 8 (and 1 on the way) beautiful grandchildren. His siblings include sisters, Diane, Kris, and brothers, Mike, Rob, and Stephan. His cousin-sisters include, Sharon, Shirley, and Christy. He is also a beloved uncle to many, many nieces and nephews.
He worked at Home Depot over 10 years and at Atlas Building Center for 25 years before that. If anyone had any questions about construction, Ed was the man to ask. Ed was a big man with a big smile, big hugs, and a big, deep voice made for soothing crying babies or duets in the kitchen with his children. Some of the color and music is gone from the world, leaving a 6'4" void in his friends' and families' lives. He was as generous of a man as there ever was. He loved life, he loved his family, and he loved taking care of people. His greatest passion was his children and playing with his grandchildren.
A memorial service will be Saturday, Nov. 30, 2013 at 2 p.m. at Yates Funeral Home, Coeur d' Alene Chapel, 744 N. Fourth St.
The Yates Funeral Homes web site is available for online condolences at: http://www.yatesfuneralhomes.com.
Allen Paul Slickpoo, 84, Orofino
Allen Paul Slickpoo Sr., 84, of Orofino, died Monday, Nov. 25, 2013, at Clearwater Valley Hospital in Orofino.
Trenary Funeral Home of Kooskia is in charge of arrangements.
David Paul Daniels, 50, born in Orofino
David Paul Daniels of Juliaetta passed away Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013, with his family by his side. David was a beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother and good friend.
David was born June 30, 1963, to Cecil Daniels and Vivian Allman in Orofino. He graduated from Lapwai High School. After high school, he enjoyed his career as a logger. He had hopes and dreams of going back to logging and never gave up his commercial driver's license. He enjoyed being outdoors, hunting, fishing, finding mushrooms and watching the stars at night. He especially loved watching lightning storms with his daughters and wife.
David was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his wife, Janice Daniels at their home in Juliaetta; his daughters, Amanda (Raymond) Hasenoehrl and Keri (Michael) Daniels; and grandson Kegan Stalder. He is also survived by his brother, Jerry Daniels.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Kendrick Grange Hall, with a covered-dish meal to follow.
Scherline Sara-Dawn McIntosh, 19, Orofino
At 19 years old, Schreline Sara-Dawn McIntosh follows her path to Heaven accompanied by her unborn son, Aiden James Easom.
Schreline was born Feb. 2, 1994 in Lewiston and passed away while sleeping at her parent's home in Orofino on Nov. 13, 2013; due to hidden heart complications (her heart was too big). Schreline was 8 ˝ months pregnant with Aiden who will be cradled by his mother on their Heavenward path.
Schreline was caring, lively and spirited and will be painfully missed by her family, friends, co-workers as well as any one who knew her.
Schreline was preceded into death by her close grandmother, Betty McIntosh, and Linda Easom (the mother of her fiancé) and her soon to be father-in-law, Charles (Pokey) Easom, who passed away only a couple weeks prior.
She leaves behind a large list of survivors: her father, Donald E. McIntosh; mother, Kimberly S. (Willis) McIntosh; sister, April McIntosh; brothers, Darrion and Taylor McIntosh; grandfathers, Don McIntosh and Larry Willis; grandmother, Phyllis Willis; fiancé, Jamie Easom; and a large host of close uncles, aunts and cousins who will miss her sorely.
A public viewing will be held at the Pine Hills Funeral Chapel on Monday, Nov. 25 from 11 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. A service will be held at the same site following the viewing, starting at 1 p.m.
The family is accepting calls and you may contact Don McIntosh at (208) 827-2467 or Kim McIntosh at (208) 827-2622 to express condolences, make donations, or if you have any questions.
Pine Hills Funeral Chapel and Crematory is caring for arraignments.
Charlotte Jeannette Gillespie Choate, 71, formerly of Orofino
Charlotte Jeannette Gillespie Choate, a retired teacher, passed away on Friday, Nov. 15, 2013 at St. Luke's Hospital in Boise. She was 71.
Charlotte was born Aug. 9, 1942 in Orofino to Clyde John Gillespie and Cleo Jenkins Gillespie. She grew up in Sunnyside/Lenore on her family farm. She graduated from Orofino High School in 1960 as the salutatorian.
Her interests included travel, baking, reading, gardening and being a great mother and grandmother. During the course of her lifetime she traveled throughout the United States as well as to England, Israel, Portugal, Russia, Scandinavia, Germany, Spain, Scotland, Denmark, Holland, France and Canada. She was never happier than when she was traveling with her family.
She moved to Meridian in 2005 and worked in the Meridian School District.
She is survived by her daughters: Cindee Williams and her husband, Verlin, of Auburn, WA, Cherri Choate Tom and husband, Randall, of San Ramon, CA and Christa Snyder and her husband, Theodore, of Meridian; her grandchildren: Courtnee Williams, Joshua Snyder, Rebecca Snyder and Casey Tom; her mother, Cleo Jenkins Gillespie; and her siblings: Clyde Gillespie Jr. and Carolyn Turner.
Her Celebration of Life service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 23, at Legacy Church, 1507 N. Meridian Rd in Meridian. The family is planning another Celebration of Life of service in Northern Idaho in the coming months.
Flowers are welcome, but in lieu of flowers donations can be made to Easter Seals, Attn: Online Giving Coordinator 233 South Wacker Drive, Suite 2400, Chicago, IL 60606. Remembrances may be left for Charlotte's family at www.AccentFuneral.com. Services are under the direction of Accent Funeral Home.
Charlotte was an amazing woman who was dedicated to her family and to her Christian faith. Her resilience and strength were inspirational. She touched many lives with her generosity and her loving nature. Her family will miss her presence and her love every day.
Michael Brent Richardson, 75, Lenore
Michael Brent Richardson of Lenore passed away Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2013 at his home. He was 75. Pine Hills Funeral Chapel and Crematory is caring for arrangements.
Selah Mae Hooper, 77, Orofino
Mrs. Selah Mae Hooper, 77 of Orofino passed away at her home Sunday, Nov. 10, 2013.
There will be a public viewing Wednesday, Nov. 13, from 3 to 6 p.m. at Pine Hills Funeral Chapel, Orofino.
The funeral will follow Saturday, Nov. 16 at Lemley Funeral Chapel in Sedro-Woolley, WA at 1 p.m.
Pine Hills Funeral Chapel and Crematory is caring for arrangements.
Edna Cash, 60, born in Orofino
Edna Cash, loving mother, grandma, daughter, sister and a person who was always willing to lend a hand, passed away Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013.
Edna was born April 4, 1953, in Orofino, to Delbert and Marie Wisdom.
Edna married Ed Calkins and they had two children, Dan and DeeDee. That marriage ended in divorce.
Edna moved to Winchester in 1984, where she quickly became a valued member of the community. Edna went to work for the Winchester Occupational Workshop, which is now known as Tri-Co. She worked there until her illness caused her to slow down. She loved her co-workers and clients.
Edna married Rick Cash on Sept. 18, 1992. Rick brought two daughters, Tanya and Angela, to join the family.
Edna loved the outdoors and playing cards with her mom and other dad and sister Jean. But more than anything she loved her grandkids. Edna always made sure you had a place to go for the holidays.
Edna is survived by her children, Dan (Kelly) Calkins, DeeDee (Mark) Morris, Tanya (Travis) Osburn and Angela Cash (Brian); her parents, Ken and Marie Hatke; brother, Jerry (Karen) Taylor; sisters, Jean Taylor and Karen (Don) Thornberry; stepsisters, Ada (Brian) Loper and Lori Johnson; her grandchildren, Connor, Madison, Kaysha, Kevin, Kenyatta, Shane, Malik, Ally and Aiden; many nieces and nephews; and many great friends, including Marvin Gilliam, Mike and Linda Dupuis and Leann Trautman.
She was preceded in death by her father, Delbert; husband, Rick; and brother, Ray.
Her many accomplishments include raising money for the baseball field and all that goes with it. In 2001, Edna received the Community Service award.
A special thanks to the friends and family and caregivers who helped during mom's illness.
Donations can be made to Winchester Quick Response Unit or the Winchester playground fund, c/o city of Winchester.
A celebration of life will be held at 11 a.m. Nov. 23 at the Winchester Community Center. There will be a covered-dish dinner to follow. Edna's family asks you to bring happy stories to share.