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Date: Friday, 28 April 2017, at 8:07 p.m.

Jack Nightingale, 98, Fraser
Jack Nightingale, 98, of Orofino (Fraser) passed away April 15, 2014, from causes related to age.
Jack was born June 1, 1915, in Walla Walla, WA, to Wallace and Nora (Nan) Nightingale. The family lived in the Walla Walla area until 1920, when they moved to Craigmont.
Jack helped on the family farm and attended Craigmont High School, where he graduated with honors in 1935.
Jack and his older brother, Jesse, were drafted into the 15th U.S. Army Air Forces in 1942. They spent four years overseas in Europe, North Africa and Italy during World War II. Jack was honored to serve his county and proud of his military service.
After discharge from the military, Jack continued to help on the family farm, and later he and his brother Jesse formed Nightingale Bros. Farming.
In 1969, Jack, his mother and father moved to the Fraser area, where he continued to farm and ranch. There, he cared for his parents until their death. Jack took great pride in his crops and cattle, and continued to farm until his retirement in 2000.
Jack enjoyed all outdoor activities, especially hunting and fishing. He had a special talent for restoring antique furniture. Jack was a prince among men. He loved and cared for his family his entire life. Those of us who were privileged enough to be influenced by Uncle Jack as we grew up are truly blessed.
Jack is survived by his sister, Wanda Isabelle (Belle) Thomason of Craigmont, and numerous nieces and nephews. His mother, father, brother and two sisters preceded him in death.
A graveside service will be held 2 p.m. Saturday at Lewis-Clark Memorial Gardens in Lewiston. A gathering to celebrate Jack's life will immediately follow at Darren and Wendy Tolman's residence, 2009 Ripon Ave., Lewiston. All are welcome to attend.

Arlene Nelson, 72, formerly of Weippe
Arlene was born Aug. 6, 1941, and died of lung problems March 30, 2014, at the age of 72. She spent her first three years on a small farm near Weippe. She and her younger sister moved with their parents, Harold Chapman and Phyllis (Bowlin) Chapman, to Osburn where he worked in the mines.
The parents divorced, and Harold remarried and had three children named David, Donna and Gary, who is deceased. Phyllis moved with her daughters to Anchorage, AK, in 1954, a 28-day trip on the Alaska-Canada Highway. Arlene married Neil Nelson, who died from a heart attack in his 30s. Arlene never remarried and raised their two sons as a single mother, working many different jobs.
She is survived by her sons, Gregory Nelson of Lewiston and Douglas Nelson of Clarkston, WA; her sisters, Dianna Kirkland of Clarkston and Donna Marie Zoller of Sundance, WY.; and her brother, David Chapman of Huntley, MT.
Arlene was very talented in oil and tole painting, crocheting and knitting. We treasure these items even more now that she has passed to a better place.
Mountain View Funeral Home and Crematory handled arrangements.

Albert G. Carr, 92, formerly of Orofino
Albert G. Carr, a powerful man of God, went to be with Jesus on April 11. He was 92 and resided in Cleveland, TN.
Albert was born on Dec. 7, 1921 at Upper Fords Creek near Orofino to Gordon and Ada Carr. The family resided at the Carr ranch.
His early childhood included working on the family farm, going to school on Upper Fords Creek, and often walking or riding horses to Orofino.
Albert met the love of his life, Clella Millage, at the county fair in Orofino. They were married on April 25, 1940 and were nearly inseparable for the next 74 years. The couple left the large ranch to begin their life together. After spending time at various locations discovering Washington and Idaho in what they affectionately called the "Chevy Hotel", the couple purchased a home in Pierce and had three daughters.
Albert worked hard to provide a comfortable living for his family. He held several positions in the logging industry in North Idaho, before starting his own business. He continued to farm and later managed the Carr ranch.
Albert came to know the Lord when he was 41. Eight years later he and his wife began a ministry and opened Mount Hephzibah church in Weippe. After 17 years, they moved to Lewiston and opened Seaport Full Gospel church. They spent 8 years in Lewiston before moving to Cleveland, TN where they later retired.
As a pastor Albert officiated hundreds of weddings, funerals, and children dedications. He often served as a teacher, mentor and guest minister for churches in his community. Albert and his wife traveled around the world to places like Austria and the Ukraine spreading the gospel.
Albert lived a full life. He loved spending time with his family. This included camping, hunting, fishing, picking huckleberries, riding horses, and vacationing to Alaska, Canada and Mexico.
Throughout his life and even in retirement, Albert was truly exceptional. His bold character and direct style of communication, combined with his passion for teaching people about Christ allowed him to preach to anyone he met. Those who spent time with him, even for a short period of time, knew he genuinely cared for you. People would say "spending time with Albert makes you feel like you want to be a better person."
Albert was known by everyone to be patient, kind and filled with love, joy and patience. He was loved immensely by adults and children alike as he played and sang with little ones on his knee, shared stories filled with his laughter and could always be trusted at his word. He lived every day as the perfect example of a loving and devoted husband.
Albert is survived by his wife Clella; daughters, Lavonne Love (Jim), Levita Carr (Chester), Lorena Parker (Steve) and Helen Hoyt (Brent); 19 grandchildren; 48 great-grandchildren; and 3 great-great-grandchildren; nieces Marvell, Louise, Loraine, Wanda, Darla and nephews, Melvin and Delbert.
Albert was preceded in death by his parents, brother, Daniel; sister, Violet; grandchildren, Clella and Delta; great-grandchild, Travis, and great-great-grandchild, Dillon.
A service to celebrate Albert's life was held at Trinity Chapel at 2779 APD 40, Cleveland, TN on April 15. Interment followed at the Cohulla Baptist Church Cemetery.
Jim Rush Funeral Homes took care of arrangements.

Claud E. Umphenour, 81, Weippe
Claud E. Umphenour, 81, Weippe, passed away Sunday, April 6, 2014, in Lewiston.
He was born Jan. 30, 1933.
Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. Friday, April 18, at the Woodland Cemetery near Kamiah.
Pine Hills Funeral Chapel and Crematory is caring for arrangements.

Dale 'Shorty' Hendren
There will be a graveside service held for Dale "Shorty" Hendren Wednesday, April 9, 2014 at Pine Grove Cemetery in Kooskia at 11 a.m.
Pine Hills Funeral Chapel & Crematory is caring for arrangements.

Barbara J. Wyatt Nicolls, 78, Orofino
Barbara Jean Wyatt Nicolls, 78, of Orofino, passed away Thursday, April 3, 2014 at Clearwater Health and Rehab in Orofino.
She was born Aug. 19, 1935 to Fred and Josephine Kern in Lewiston. The family lived at Craigmont until 1943 when they moved to Culdesac. She met Gerald (Jerry) Wyatt at a community dance and they were married on June 14, 1952, in San Diego, CA. They lived at Webb Ridge until moving to O'Mill near Orofino in 1959. In 1964 Jerry and Barbara moved to Grangemont Rd. outside of Orofino, where they made their family's home. Jerry passed away on July 15, 1997 after 45 years of marriage. Barbara remained at the family home until December 2013 when she moved into Clearwater Health and Rehab.
On Nov. 22, 2000, Barbara married Carroll (Nick) Nicolls. Nick remains at the family home.
Barbara enjoyed being a homemaker, mother, and grandmother. She worked at various place as a cook, including Orofino schools and Clearwater-Potlatch Timber Protective Association (CPTPA) at Boehls Cabin. She later went into the catering business with partner Linda Brewer and they opened "Two Spoons Catering".
Barbara loved spending time with her family. Barb and Jerry spent many years playing music at local establishments and at jam sessions. She loved to dance and play music. She also enjoyed camping, fishing, berry picking, crocheting and gardening.
Barbara is survived by her husband Nick Nicolls of Orofino; her daughters, Judy Reilly (Jim) of Orofino, Susan Martin (Bruce) of Lewiston, Terry Wyatt of Clarkston, and step-daughter, Dory York (Dan) of Seattle. She is also survived by eight grandchildren and nine great grandchildren.
Barbara was preceded in death by her husband, Jerry Wyatt; son, Steven Wyatt; granddaughter, Echo Bradley; her parents; and sisters, Anna Christensen, Leona Claus, Kathleen Picavet; and brother, Lloyd Kern.
There will be a memorial service at the VFW in Orofino on Friday April 11, at 2 p.m. with potluck to follow.
In lieu of flowers, please make contributions in Barbara's name to Clearwater Health and Rehab, 1204 Shriver Rd, Orofino, ID 83544.
Pine Hills Funeral Chapel and Crematory is caring for arrangements.

Larry Leonard, 76, Orofino
Larry Leonard, 76, Orofino, passed away Thursday, April 3, 2014. A memorial service will be held Saturday at 1 p.m. at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Building, 330 Michigan Ave. in Orofino. He and his wife, Patsy Wright Leonard, are 1955 graduates of Orofino High School.
Pine Hills Funeral Chapel and Crematory is caring for arrangements.

Howard G. Stolte, 80, Peck
Howard George Stolte entered into the loving arms of Jesus on March 30, 2014. He was born March 20, 1934, at Summit (near Gifford) to William G. and Christina Munsterman Stolte at the family home. He grew up near Gifford, the oldest of four children. He was a big brother to Lester, Jeanette and Stanley. He attended Fairview School for grades one through seven, Gifford School for grades eight and nine and graduated from Reubens High School in 1952.
He met Jeanette Alice Springston at a square dance. They became smitten and were later married Nov. 18, 1956, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Lewiston. They shared a marriage filled with love, faith and happiness. Together they shared in the ups and downs of farming and ranching. They have two daughters, Valerie Jean and Carmen Renee.
After high school, Howard worked for local farmers Howard Pea (his namesake) and Clifford Coon before working for Coon and Graham logging. On Dec. 5, 1956, he was inducted into the U.S. Army and spent 18 months in Korea. After his discharge, he worked for Potlatch Forest Industries in Lewiston before farming for Clifford Coon of Peck. He took over working the Coon farm in 1974 and continued farming until 1997. Howard loved working the land and watching a seed turn into a crop that could feed a community. He also raised Black Angus cattle, and spring was always a special season at the ranch as they watched all of the new calves arrive.
Howard was baptized at Immanuel Lutheran Church at Gifford, but since he was very young has been a member of Good Hope Lutheran Church at Gifford. He served as Sunday school teacher and held different offices in the congregation at Good Hope over the years and could often be found working on various projects at the church. Howard enjoyed woodworking, fishing, reading, local history and mostly visiting and spending time with his family and friends and doing anything he could to make their lives better.
Survivors include his wife, Jeanette, at their home in Peck; daughters Valerie (Mike) Bettinson of Richland, WA, and Carmen (Dave) Petersen of Lewiston; four precious (princesses) granddaughters, Brittany Petersen, Chelsey Bettinson, Alisha Bettinson and Molly Petersen; two brothers, Lester (Linda) Stolte of Sublimity, OR, and Stanley (Ritaann) Stolte of Vacaville, CA; one sister, Jeanette Totten of Fresno, CA; and many nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews who were special to their Uncle Howard.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at Good Hope Lutheran Church at Gifford. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to Good Hope Lutheran Church or a charity of one's choice.

Helen Marie (Koren) Byers, 74, formerly of Southwick
Helen Marie (Konen) Byers passed away peacefully Thursday morning, Oct. 16, 2014, at Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center, nearly two weeks after the death of her husband, Kelvin Byers.
Helen was born to Sylvester J. Konen and Mae Ann (Riley) Konen on Aug. 20, 1940, at St. Joseph's Hospital. Helen had two other siblings who have also since passed, Joseph and Richard Konen. The Konens farmed in the Tammany Creek area for several years prior to moving to Cedar Ridge near Southwick. The Konens later moved to Lewiston, where Helen graduated from Lewiston High School in 1958, and later that year married Kelvin.
Helen was a hard-working, devoted, spirited and family-loving woman. She loved life and church. Helen was well-known for her cooking and how clean she kept a house. She also loved to travel, swim, fish and spend time at the cabin. She loved to work in her flower garden.
Helen is survived by her two children, Larry Byers and Tammy McKeirnan; son-in-law Dan McKeirnan; and her two grandchildren, Danielle McKeirnan and Matthew Byers.
Services will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday at Orchards Community Church, 822 Bryden Ave., Lewiston. A graveside service will follow. Mountain View Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Eva Mae (Howard) Fay, 92, Orofino
Eva Mae (Howard) Fay of Orofino passed away Monday, Oct. 6, 2014 at the Avalon Care Center in Clarkston, WA, after a long illness. She was 92.
Eva Mae was born Jan. 9, 1922 at Dent, and grew up on her parents' homestead in the area of the North Fork of the Clearwater River. She had a sister, Nona, and a brother, Harry.
After her first marriage, Eva Mae spent a short time living in California and then in Plummer; otherwise, her adult life was spent in the Orofino area.
In 1940 she married Oscar M. Denney, and from that union came one daughter, Rosetta. The marriage ended in divorce.
In 1950 she married Alvin L. Fay, and from that union came a daughter, Irene, and a son, Gary.
During her lifetime Eva Mae enjoyed her family and friends. She worked hard her whole life at various jobs. She was a waitress, cleaned houses, and worked her way up from a dish washer to head cook at Clearwater Valley Hospital in Orofino. She retired in 1984.
Eva Mae enjoyed housework and television (especially movies with a happy ending), and some soap operas and game shows. She loved to go fishing, and told of times when she and Alvin (Cub) and another friend hiked to Skull Creek and caught big fish. During that time the area was only accessible by walking.
Eva Mae loved her flowers, especially begonias.
She was stricken with Alzheimer's, and only thanks to the care of her husband (while he was alive) and her son, and a caretaker (Gwen), was she able to stay home.
After falling and injuring her hip, she went to a nursing home.
Eva Mae was preceded in death by her parents, Thomas and Alice Howard; her husband, Alvin Fay; sister, Nona Criswell; and brother, Harry Howard.
She leaves behind her daughters, Rosetta Christopher of Powderville, MT, and Irene Dowd of Clarkston, WA; a son, Gary Fay of Orofino; and two grandsons, her great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.
Mom often said she wanted to go home, and asked, would we just take her there? It is our wish that she is home now, with loved ones that passed before her.
We will miss her just the same.
A graveside service will be held Thursday, Oct. 9 at 11 a.m. at Melrose Cemetery, near Gifford.
Pine Hills Funeral Chapel and Crematory is caring for arrangements.

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