Eunice Weaver, 79
Eunice Carol Weaver died Sunday, March 2, 2014, at Kindred Care in Lewiston. She was 79.
Eunice Carol Deyo was born Dec. 27, 1934, to Leonard Clifford and Essie Ione (Goffinet) Deyo in Lewiston. She attended schools in Lewiston.
She has two sons, Rob (Bernie) Koppel of Lewiston and Mike (Diane) Koppel of Rosalia, WA. She married Larry Weaver Oct. 3, 1981. Euny was a member of Eagles Lodge Women's Auxiliary in Lewiston and enjoyed fishing, camping, cooking, snowmobiling and spending time with friends and family at Elk River.
Euny worked at J.P. Plywood Mill from 1965-1973 and One Hour Martinizing in Lewiston for about five years.
In addition to her sons, she is survived by her husband, Larry; brother, Pat Deyo of Poulson, MT; grandchildren Chad (Heather) Koppel of Lewiston, Kelli Jo (Daniel) Broeckel of Farmington, WA, and Shane (Samantha) Koppel of Seneca, OR; six great-grandchildren; three step grandchildren; and six step great-grandchildren.
No services are planned at this time. A memorial dinner will be held at a later date at the Lewiston Eagles.
Kenneth Ray Wilson, 62, formerly of Weippe
Kenneth Ray Wilson, Kendrick, passed away at home on Feb. 22, 2014. Ken was known by most as Kenny or Bushwhacker, was beloved by many and will be terribly missed.
Kenny was born May 16, 1951 along with his twin sister, Cathie Fay, to Lloyd and Louise Wilson in Clarkston, WA. He grew up on the Weippe Prairie and enjoyed all the simple joys of childhood with his siblings and friends. Kenny graduated with the last class at Weippe High School in 1969 making his mark as a Weippe Gorilla in football and basketball. He was always proud of the fact that they were state champions in both basketball and football in 1969.
He was the quarterback of the football team, and the spirited smirky grinning point guard for the basketball team. He spent summers of his youth working in the hay fields for Bill and Mick Jackson, enjoying the delicious meals prepared for hay hands. Upon graduation, he attended Lewis Clark State College for one year, before returning to Weippe.
June 20, 1970, Kenny and Jeanne Snyder were married in Weippe. In 1972, their daughter, Nicole Marie, was born and the family moved to Lewiston. In 1975, Shane Michael joined the family, after the tragic death of Kenny's twin sister, Cathie and her husband, David Powell. He spent his work career as an equipment operator, working on the construction of the Lewiston Levee and at various dams.
In 1977, Kenny began is 37-year career with Steve Henderson Logging, first operating a line -machine and shifting to loader operator for most of those years. He had many fond memories and stories of the truck drivers that worked with him through the years. He took great pride in his work, and expected the same from his fellow workers, who saw his gruff exterior at times, but also his willingness to be a caring friend. He had many true friendships, including the friendships made through work.
Kenny was an avid hunter, enjoying hunting camp with his hunting buddies and his family. Favorite camps were at Fish Creek and Smith Ridge. Other hobbies were fishing (usually kokanee fishing at Dworshak Lake), four-wheeling with family and friends, hosting many Texas hold-em poker parties, cheering for Jeff Gordon on Nascar race days, riding and caring for his beloved horses. He was a life-long LA Dodgers fan.
His most cherished activities were attending his grandkids' sports activities, and he was a familiar face at games.
Due to work commitments Kenny missed a lot of his children's activities, and was happy to be able to attend the grandkids' games. Kenny and Jeanne worked closely together on their home and small acreage, and he felt blessed to has some special neighbors that all looked out for each other.
Kenny had his fourth ankle surgery in December and was two weeks from being able to walk again, pain free. Saturday morning while getting ready to attend and Idaho Vandal basketball game, he collapsed and our world changed in an instant. Kenny had retired, somewhat reluctantly, but was excited for camping and fishing, and spending quality family time. No words can explain the loss of this caring, loving man, gone in an instant.
He was preceded in death by his parents; twin sister, Cathie; and his father and mother-in-law, Dean and Irene Snyder.
He is survived by dozens of loved ones, friends and family, whose hearts are broken by his sudden passing. Survivors are his wife, Jeanne at home; daughter, Nicole Konen of Moscow; son, Shane Wilson and wife Tammy of Defiance, OH; Cade Konen of Moscow, and seven grandchildren. He is also survived by his sister, Linda and husband Len Spreiter of Juliaetta; brothers, Marvin Watts and wife Karen of Weippe and Wayne Wilson and wife Cindy of Meridian., brother-in-law, Mike Snyder and wife Brenda of Orofino and sister-in-law, Wilma Hartig and husband Gary of Lewiston; two aunts, Josephine Jorgensen and Debbie Kluss. He also had many dear nieces, nephews and cousins.
His brother, Wayne Wilson, says, "There are certain things a man can't take with him, and for Kenny, it is his legacy. Kenny was a faithful husband, father brother, son, grandfather and friend. And I challenge anyone to show me a man with a greater heart, and a greater work ethic than his."
Kenny's daughter, Nicole, says "Words cannot describe the love shared between my Dad and Mom. If there was ever an example of one person completing another, this was the case."
A memorial service is scheduled for Thursday, Feb. 27, at 2 p.m. at Pine Hills Funeral Chapel in Orofino.
Memorials may be made to Shriners Hospital for Children, or the Clearwater Humane Society, if you wish to do so.
Marvin Leonard Henson, 88, formerly of Dent
Marvin Leonard Henson, 88, passed away Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014, at Tri-State Memorial Hospital in Clarkston, WA.
He was born Jan. 29, 1926, at Chaonia, MO, to Aaron Henson and Margot (Holsouser) Henson and was the third of eight children. When he was a youngster, the family moved from Missouri to Coos Bay, OR, and then to Dent, were he completed his eighth-grade education.
On April 8, 1944, he joined the U.S. Navy and served on the USS Isherwood DD 520 - a Fletcher Class destroyer - which was hit by a kamikaze April 22, 1945, in the invasion of Okinawa. More than 80 men were killed, wounded or missing. He was honorably discharged from the Navy May 21, 1946.
He and Ila Ann Wilkins were married Aug. 31, 1946, a marriage that lasted for the next 66 years. Over this time he worked in sawmills as a millwright or foreman moving around the Northwest, living in Oregon, Washington, Idaho and Missoula, MT, where he spent 17 years as a millwright for Lousiana Pacific until his retirement in 1991.
His first son, Buddy, was born July 22, 1947, in Myrtle Point, OR; his second son, Darel, was born Sept. 7, 1949, in Moscow.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Ila; brother, Aaron Joeseph Henson; sister, Beaterice Rode; brothers, Chuck Henson and Art Henson; and sister, Margot Rode.
He is survived by his sons and their wives, Buddy and Alice Henson and Darel and Barbara Henson; brothers Melvin Henson and Jerry Henson; eight grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.
A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the Juliaetta Cemetery.
The family suggests memorials be sent to the Idaho State Veterans Home or the Wounded Warrior Project.
Kenneth R. Wilson, 62, Kendrick
Kenneth R. Wilson, 62, Kendrick, passed away at his home on Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014.
There will be a Memorial Service held Thursday, Feb. 27, at 2 p.m. at Pine Hills Funeral Chapel and Crematory in Orofino.
Floyd E. Goedde, 90, worked on Dworshak Dam
Floyd E. Goedde passed away Feb. 16, 2014, at Kindred Health Care in Lewiston. He was 90 years old.
Floyd was born to A.T. and Mary (Clute) Goedde on Sept. 9, 1923, in Butte, NE. He worked as a diesel mechanic in several cities across Wyoming, Montana and Idaho. He worked in the construction of Dworshak and Lower Granite dams.
Floyd married Karen Nelson, with whom he had four children. He was a very loving father and grandfather and had many wonderful friends. Later in life he married Patricia Eckerman.
His favorite pastime and hobby was his horses, owning 32 head at one point in time. He enjoyed raising and breeding quarter horse paints. He was an active member in the Shriners and Masons for many years.
Floyd is survived by his four children, Glen and Clara Goedde, Lila Hart and Mike Kiefer, Brian and Cheryl Goedde, and Janet Sarbacher, as well as numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Lois Truman and Ella Mae Harris; and brothers, Chuck and David Goedde.
Memorial services will take place at 10 a.m. Friday at Mountain View Funeral Home, 3521 Seventh St., Lewiston, with a luncheon to follow.
Patricia Woolstenhulme, 74
Patricia Woolstenhulme, 74, passed away Wednesday, April 23, 2014, at Clearwater Valley Hospital in Orofino.
At her request, no service will be held at this time. Pine Hills Funeral Chapel is caring for arrangements.
John H. Timperley, 95, Weippe
John H. Timperley, 95, Weippe, died Monday, April 21, 2014, at Clearwater Valley Hospital in Orofino.
Services are pending with Trenary Funeral Home of Kooskia.
Earl Pickett, 78, formerly of Orofino
Earl Pickett, of Spokane Valley, WA-formerly of Orofino- passed away with his loved ones by his side on April 17, 2014. Earl was born May 12, 1935 to Calvin and Julia Pickett in Barnston, NE. He served in the Air Force as a radio technician at Larson Air Force Base in Moses Lake, WA until 1956. He moved to Orofino and married Yvonne Keltner in 1957.
During his career years, Earl worked for the Camas Prairie Railroad, the Ahsahka planer mill, the U.S. Post Office, and owned his Farmers Insurance Agency for 27 years. Civically, Earl was a County Commissioner for Clearwater County, served on the Idaho Counties Risk Management board and the North Central Board of Health. In Orofino he served as a volunteer E.M.T. (Emergency Medical Technician), Back Country Medical Rescue member, participated in the Jaycees, Boy Scouts, Kiwanis, Eagles, OCI (Orofino Celebrations, Inc.) and the Iguanas club. He was also involved in Meals on Wheels while living in Spokane.
Earl lived in Orofino until 2002 when they moved to Spokane Valley, WA, to be close to family. He is survived his loving wife of 56 years, Yvonne. He is also survived by daughter, Erlene; son, Randy, and his wife, Donette, and granddaughters, Alexandria and Samantha, Spokane, WA; son, Mike and his wife, Linda, and grandchildren Madison and Lucas from Overland Park, KS; and his sister, Waunita Mayhew, Kearney NE. He was preceded in death by his Mother, Father and brother Kenneth Pickett.
The inurnment will be held at the VA cemetery, Medical Lake, WA, June 20 and a celebration of life will be held in Orofino on June 21 with details to follow. In lieu of flowers or memorials, the family asks that you give your time or money generously to Meals on Wheels or the organizations of your choice. We look forward to sharing time together with friends in Earl's memory on June 21 in Orofino.
Rosalie (Cermak) Oxford, 75, formerly of Orofino
Rosalie Joy Oxford was born in Lewiston, Idaho on May 17, 1938, the first child of Ruth Prudence Jay and William Cermak. She passed away Feb. 20, 2014, surrounded by her children and grandchildren.
Rosalie grew up in Idaho, Pennsylvania and Washington. She attended Pittwood School on Eureka Ridge, Orofino Junior High and was graduated from Orofino High School in 1956. She was working in California when she met Neal Oxford, who was stationed at Coronado Naval Base near San Diego. They married in 1960 and raised a family together until his death in 1986. Many of those years were spent in residence in Orofino.
Rosalie had lived in or traveled to many locations in her life, including most of the states in the U.S., and into Canada and Mexico. A move to Illinois two decades ago brought her closer to family. However, she remained interested in news from Idaho, and was a regular reader of "Window on the Clearwater." She particularly enjoyed the "Orofino Trivia" challenge.
Rosalie drew strength and pride from her Mayflower heritage and her great-granduncle's efforts fighting for the North in the Civil War. A fond memory was when the Mayflower Society in Chicago sang her "Happy Birthday" at their annual luncheon the day she turned 70.
Well-known as a family story-teller, Rosalie loved language and incorporated a rich vocabulary into her daily life. She was passionate about learning new things and appreciated genealogy, history, psychology and fringe science. Rosalie was talented in the creative arts, including writing, painting, sculpture, and crochet. She was an inventive cook who loved nature and gardening.
Rosalie was preceded in death by her mother and father; husband, Neal; and younger brother, John. She leaves behind a sister Lynn, of Orofino; sons, Jefferson and Royce; daughters, Mariah, Lea-Rose, and Naidra, as well as 13 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren.
Rosalie was thoughtful and enjoyed acts of kindness toward others, including those she did not personally know. She relished making others laugh, and felt it a kindness to ease the burden for her caregivers through humor during her final days. As she was saying her last words - "I love you" - to her daughters, a new doctor came in the room. She made everyone laugh by announcing, "And I love you, too!"
In memorial, the family thanks you for doing something kind for someone else, for spreading the laughter and joy that are part of Rosalie's legacy. Condolences may be sent to: Oxford family, P.O. Box 1068, Galesburg, IL 61401.
Chris Dupea, 49, formerly of Orofino
Chris Dupea, 49, passed away Tuesday, April 15, 2014, of organ failure at Gritman Medical Center in Moscow.
Chris was born Feb. 16, 1965, to Bob and Diane (Benscoter) Dupea at Orofino.
Chris graduated from Orofino High School in 1983, and then attended the University of Idaho for three years. Later, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy and served eight years.
He returned to Orofino and worked for the Idaho Department of Correction. In 2011, he transferred to a unit in the Boise Valley. Recently, because of his declining health, he moved to Clarkston, WA.
He is survived by his parents, Bob and Diane Dupea of Moscow; sons, Kyler Dupea of Moscow and C.J. Krei of Lewiston; his brother, Tim and wife, Kathy, of Salem, OR.; as well as grandchildren Jace and Hayden Krei of Lewiston; and his best friend, Chris Snyder; as well as many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.
He will be sorely missed and was deeply loved. At Chris' request, there will be no service. Memorial donations can be made to the John Kayler Loose Change Scholarship Fund, care of Orofino High School, 300 Dunlap Road, Orofino, ID., 83544.
Like Chris always said, "No worries, guys!"
Kim Yvonne Smith, 51, formerly of Orofino
Kim Yvonne Smith, 51, of Clarkston, WA, passed away Sunday, April 13, 2014, at her home.
Kim was the youngest daughter born on Sept. 22, 1962, in Orofino, to the late Harold and Helen Smith. Kim graduated from Lewiston High School in 1981.
Kim followed her passion of cooking by working various jobs, including at Lewiston's Royal Plaza, where her love of Halloween brought much joy to their residents. Each year for all 31 days in October, she would dress up in a different costume each day. As the month progressed, so would the costume's creativity and difficulty level. Later, she worked at Orofino's Dining on the Edge.
Kim is survived by her two daughters, Christine (Sean) Stubblefield and Jessica Smith of Lewiston. She is also survived by her older brother, Herman Smith; and older sister, Cheryl Bynum; and one grandson.
The memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. April 26 at the Teeweepuu Community Center in Orofino, located on U.S. Highway 12 one half-mile past Orofino on the left side. Immediately following the memorial service will be a covered-dish dinner. The family requests that those attending bring a side dish if possible. In lieu of flowers, the family has set up a donation fund at Potlatch No. 1 Federal Credit Union.