Frances V. Cole, 84, born in Orofino
Frances V. Cole, 84, of Pullman passed away on Sunday Feb. 2, 2014 at Pullman Regional Hospital, Pullman, WA. Private family graveside services will be held at the Pullman Cemetery.
Frances was born on Nov. 10, 1929 at Orofino to Guy and Kathryn (Theu) Sargent. She met Harvey G. Cole and they were married in Orofino on July 17, 1948. She worked as a lab technician for Washington State University as a lab technician in the primate lab. She also catered food for the Clints & Lam Auction Company for many years.
Frances is survived by her husband Harvey G. Cole of Pullman; sons, Harvey A. Cole of Pullman and Christopher G. Cole of Colton, WA, as well as four grandchildren and six great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents and six siblings.
Scott Wilson, 38, Stites
Scott Wilson, 38, of Stites passed away Jan. 21, 2014, at his home.
A memorial and celebration will be held at 11 Saturday, Feb.1, at Trenary Funeral Home in Kooskia.
Timothy 'Tim' Armstrong, 66, Kooskia
Timothy 'Tim' Armstrong, 66, of Kooskia passed away Jan, 18, 2014, at his home.
A service will be held at a later date. Arrangements have been entrusted to Trenary Funeral Home of Kooskia.
Miles Gustavson, 59, OHS teacher
Miles Gustavson was a beloved brother and uncle, 59 years old and a long resident of Kooskia. He is survived in life by one brother, Roy Gustavson; and two sisters, Mavis Wallace and Bob and Betty Beckman. Many of his nephews and nieces and cousins remain residing in the great northwest.
He was born in Cottonwood on May 17, 1954, having lived a full life passing on January 20, 2014. He was preceded in his death by his father, George A Gustavson; mother, Anna Marion Gustavson; and one brother, John George Gustavson.
During his many years he was an educator of the Industrial Arts, and of Secondary Schools, enhancing the lives of his students while they were in his teaching career. Most recently, he taught at Orofino High School.
Previous to teaching his service encased the military in both the Idaho National Guard and attendance of the ROTC, Air Force for many years.
While enjoying the many and diverse friends he traveled often and enjoyed the outdoors. With his four- wheeler roaring and a buzz, it took him on many an adventure in the mountainous area of his home and beyond. A smile was usually lighting his face as music and dancing brought him great joy, and he could be caught lifting a song uninhibited.
Celebration in memorial of his life will be Jan. 27 at 11 a.m. at the Kamiah Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Following the service there will be a graveside burial at the Pinegrove Cemetery.
Carol Marie Lane King, 75, formerly of Idaho
Carol Marie Lane King, a Pendleton, OR resident passed away Thursday, Ja. 16, 2014, at Kadlec Regional Medical Center in Richland, WA. She was 75 years old.
A Memorial Service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday Jan. 25, at the Peace Lutheran Church in Pendleton. In lieu of flowers, contributions in memory of Carol King may be made to the Pendleton Animal Welfare Shelter (P.A.W.S.) and may be sent in care of Burns Mortuary of Pendleton, PO Box 489, Pendleton, OR 97801. Sign the online condolence book at www.burnsmortuary.com Burns Mortuary of Pendleton is in charge of arrangements.
Carol was born June 8, 1938, in Pendleton to Vernon and Marie (Weltzin) Lane. Carol spent most of her early life in Portland, OR, where she attended schools, graduating from Washington High School. Carol married Carl King in Pendleton. The couple moved to Idaho where they made their home. Carol spent much of her adult life in Idaho. Following the death of her husband Carol returned to Pendleton where she remained until her passing. She was a member of the Peace Lutheran Church in Pendleton where she loved to meet her Lutheran World Relief Quilters group every Thursday morning. Carol was very artistic and enjoyed making all kinds of crafts while enjoying television programs.
Carol was preceded in death by her husband, Carl King; her parents, Vernon and Marie Lane; and her brother, Ronald Vernon Lane. She is survived by: first-cousins, Jerry and Peggy Lane and Jerry and Ruth Weigand; close friends, Bill, Barbara and Jennifer Snyder, Yvonne Rasmussen, as well as close friends in Idaho, and other nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Donna M. Jackson, 79, formerly of Orofino, Weippe, Fraser
Donna M. Jackson passed away Saturday, March 22, 2014. at Tri-State Memorial Hospital in Clarkston, WA, of complications related to cancer. She was 79 years old.
Born to Lola and Forrest Hayes on Aug. 12, 1934 in Orofino, Donna grew up and attended school in Weippe, graduating from high school in 1952. On Oct. 16, 1952, she married Bill Jackson at the farm in Fraser where they made their home for the next 60 years. Donna and Bill moved to Lewiston in March of 2013. The couple had three children; Sherry, Dianna and Dennis.
Donna was a homemaker and devoted farm wife. She enjoyed gardening, canning, cooking, baking and sewing. She was well known for the delicious meals that she prepared for the Jackson hay hands, her family and friends. She worked side-by-side with Bill in the fields, driving grain truck during harvest season. She was often found helping Bill in the feed lot with the cattle they raised together. She volunteered in the local 4-H club and was active in community clubs and events.
The greatest joy of Donna's life was spending time with her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. She had a great sense of humor and taught all of her grandchildren the importance of learning to 'take a tease'. She had a love for animals and no animal went cold or hungry if they were lucky enough to find themselves at her door.
Donna is survived by her loving husband, Bill of Lewiston; daughter, Sherry Schlader (husband, Larry) of Fraser; daughter, Dianna Funke (husband Bill) of Lewiston; son, Dennis Jackson (wife Candy) of Orofino; brother, Jim Hayes of Council Bluffs, IA; brother-in-law, Mick Jackson of Weippe; grandchildren, Heather Haworth, Chad Koppel, Dustin Rodgers, Mackenzie Jackson, Makayla Jackson, Kimberly Jackson and Alexis Jackson; great-grandchildren, Gavin and Claire Koppel, Whitney, Mallory and Sophie Haworth, Ciarra and Hailey Rodgers; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Dick; granddaughter, Morgan; and nephew, Rick.
A special thanks to Dr. Fisher and the staffs at Royal Plaza and Tri-State Memorial Hospital for their compassionate, loving care.
A service honoring Donna's life will take place Wednesday, March 26, at 1 p.m. at Pine Hills Funeral Chapel in Orofino, followed by a dinner at the Fraser Grange Hall. Memorials may be made in Donna's honor to the Weippe Ambulance Fund or the Clearwater Humane Society.
Alfred Lang, 79, born in Orofino
Al was called home to the Lord March 21, 2014, at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center in Lewiston.
He was born Aug. 24, 1934, in Orofino to Margaret and Lee Lang. He graduated from Potlatch High School in 1952, and then from Lewis-Clark State College in 1969. He and Nevalon Thompson were married Feb. 19, 1965 in Lewiston.
In 1970, he started teaching fifth- and sixth-grades at Asotin Grade School. He coached high school football and track, and seventh- and eighth-grade basketball. During the summer months he spent many wonderful times with his family while sawing in the woods.
Al attended CrossPoint Alliance Church in Lewiston.
He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Carol Sykes; and brothers, Melvin Lang and Ellis Lang.
Al is survived by his wife, Nevalon Thompson Smith Lang of Lewiston; his daughters, Linda Lang Boyle of Seattle, WA, and Janice Lang Ferrell (Garth) of Denver, CO; his son, Kent Lang (Paula) of Lewiston; his sister, Pauline Boller of Potlatch; his brother, Allen Lang of Lewiston; five grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
His gentle spirit will be greatly missed by his family and all who knew and loved him.
A memorial service will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at CrossPoint Alliance Church, 1330 Powers Ave. in Lewiston.
Memorials in Al's name may be made to CrossPoint Alliance Church.
Fred Anthony Jabbora, 84, formerly of Orofino
Fred Anthony Jabbora passed away peacefully March 14, 2014, with his family at his side.
Fred was born Feb. 2, 1930, in Orofino to Effie Juhnke Jabbora and Thomas Jabbora. Fred was involved in football, boxing and the radio club. He was a charter member of the Hi Sports school paper, pep band and the yearbook. Fred graduated from Orofino High School in 1948 and worked for the Camas Prairie Railroad before enlisting in the U.S. Army. Fred was stationed in Korea as a railroad telegraph operator from 1951 to 1953. While stationed in Korea, he would travel to Japan to visit his sister and brother-in-law, Katherine and Bob Reilly. Fred was known as "The Littlest Sergeant in the Army" and "Idaho." Upon his honorable discharge, Fred returned home to work for the Camas Prairie Railroad. He married Rose Elizabeth (Betty) Drake on Aug. 21, 1955.
In his earlier years, Fred broke horses; drag raced and drove race cars with Ernie Church.
Fred worked at the Camas Prairie Railroad as a telegraph operator at Orofino and then in Lewiston. He worked at the Culdesac depot as the depot agent and telegraph operator and transferred to Craigmont in 1969. When the Craigmont depot closed in 1976, he transferred back to Lewiston. Fred retired from the Camas Prairie Railroad in 1991 after more than 40 years of service. Fred was also the city clerk for Culdesac.
Fred and Betty made their home at Culdesac from 1956 until 1976 before moving back to Lewiston. Together they enjoyed huckleberry picking, bowling, playing cards at the pinochle parties and square and round dancing with the Twin City Twirlers and the Square Devils. He was also involved with the Knights of Columbus, American Legion Post No. 13, the Elks No. 896, Toastmasters and AARP Alive at 55. Fred was past exalted ruler for the Elks. He was treasurer and then post commander for American Legion Post No. 13 and vice-commander for the state of Idaho for the American Legion. He lived a life full of love and fun, spending time with his family, traveling and attending meetings with his many clubs.
Fred enjoyed taking month-long vacations with his family. We would visit family, tour the dams in the Northwest, Glacier National Park, Portland, OR, and Yellowstone National Park and traveled with the square dancers to Wallowa Lake, OR, and Creston, Canada. Fred also enjoyed traveling to Jackpot and Reno.
Fred ran for state representative in 1968 and 1970 and ran for the state Senate in 1972. Fred belonged to the Nez Perce Republicans. He loved watching his grandchildren grow up.
He is survived by his children, Betty Ann and Randy Peters of Lewiston, Fred and Patti Jabbora of Spokane, WA, John and Rheanda Jabbora of Anatone, WA, Sue and Dan King of Lewiston, and Katie and Tom Lightfield of Texas; grandchildren, Karen, Michelle, Josh, Thomas, John, Rheanda, Leah and a baby grandchild due this summer; siblings, Katherine Reilly of Lewiston, Dorothy and Jerry Johnson of Las Vegas, and Dick and Bert Jabbora of Bellingham, WA. He was preceded in death by his wife, Betty; parents, Thomas and Effie Jabbora; brothers, Joseph and Pat; sisters Mary, Joan and Virginia; and a grandson, Jacob Jabbora.
The rosary will be recited at 10:30 a.m. Friday at St. Stanislaus Catholic Church, with the funeral at 11 a.m. Graveside services will follow immediately after the funeral, with a luncheon afterward at St. Stanislaus Parish Center.
Rowena June Nelson, 91, formerly of Peck, Pierce
Rowena June Nelson was born June 20, 1922, to William and Alice (Sanford) Millage at Nezperce, and passed away Friday, March 7, 2014, in Lewiston. She grew up in the Nezperce area and married Loren F. Bolen Sept. 1, 1940. They resided in Peck for a time and had a son, William. The couple moved to Pierce and a son, Loren, was born. Bolen died in March 1951.
Rowena married Albert Nelson Sept. 1, 1951. The couple resided in Pierce and had a son, Darvin. Albert passed away in 2001, and Rowena moved to Lewiston a few years later.
Rowena was a homemaker and particularly enjoyed cooking, baking and canning. Her pie-making skills were well-known and enjoyed by friends and family through the years. She was an avid gardener, enjoyed going to yard sales with friends and having friends over for coffee and a good visit.
She was preceded in death by brothers Clair, Curtis, Virgil, Larry and John Millage; and sisters Verla and Hester.
Sons William and wife Darlene, Loren and wife Linda and Darvin and wife Ronda survive Rowena. She has one surviving sister, Clella Carr. She is also survived by 13 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren and 8 great-great-grandchildren.
Cremation has taken place. A memorial service in her honor will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 22, at House of Faith, 2502 16th Ave., Lewiston. Mountain View Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Doris J. Kirkland, 76, born in Orofino
Doris J. Kirkland passed away March 11, 2014, at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center. Doris was born Jan. 31 1938 at Orofino to Gerald H. (Blackie) and Clara White McCall.
Doris and husband, Jack, were married in 1954 in Grangeville. After Jack's 23-year career in the U.S. Navy, they retired to the Kooskia area, remaining there for 26 years before moving to Lewiston in 2003.
Doris was preceded in death by her parents; sister, Mary Lee Miller; and son, John L. Kirkland. Survivors include her husband, Jack Kirkland; children, Laura Taylor of Kennewick, WA, Jack (Cecilia) Kirkland of Stites and Leslie (David) Parker of Grandview, WA; four brothers, Jack (Rose), Mick, Glenn and Raymond McCall; two sisters, Geraldine (Ronald) Wilson and Emily Billie Ralston; 11 grandchildren; and 21 great-grandchildren.
At her request, no services will be held.
Scott Avarett, Orofino
Graveside services will be held for Scott Averett 11 a.m. on Saturday, March 15, 2014 at the Orofino Riverside Cemetary.
Pastor Jeremy Gering will officiating and a reception in Scott's honor will follow at 1 p.m. at the Orofino Veterans of Foreign Wars building, 330 Michigan Ave. Cookies and coffee to be served.
Scott's parents, Gene and Betty Averett, appreciate all the support and well wishes during this difficult time. Cards may be sent to the family at: PO Box 306, Kendrick, ID 83537.
Betty McClain Carr, 82
Betty McClain Carr, 82 of Kamiah, Idaho died March 5, 2014 at Clearwater Health & Rehab in Orofino.
Betty was born April 29, 1931 in Lakeside, CA to Doug and Fanny McClain. Betty grew up on a dairy farm. Betty graduated from Grossmont High in El Cajon, CA. She attended San Diego State College achieving her teaching certificate.
Betty married Lloyd "Bud" Carr October 8, 1960. While Bud built homes and was a rancher, she taught school at Lakeside for 20 years and then for another 20 years near Klamath Falls, OR. When she retired they moved to Kamiah.
Betty belonged to Jobs Daughter and Eastern Star, she played the piano, enjoyed the outdoors, fishing and hunting.
Betty was preceded in death by her parents, Doug and Fanny McClain and a brother, Jim McClain.
Betty is survived by her husband, Bud Carr at their Kamiah home; son, Will (Donna) Carr of Alabama; daughter, Denise Carr of Arizona; grandson, Duke Carr of Alabama; and granddaughter, Bethany Williams of California.
Memorial Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 11, 2014 at Community Presbyterian Church in Kamiah. Inurnment will follow at the Kamiah City Cemetery. Arrangements have been entrusted to Trenary Funeral Home of Kooskia.