Robert D. Lawson, 94, Pierce
Robert D. Lawson, 94, Pierce, passed away Sunday, August 17, 2014 at his home in Pierce. He was born Oct. 27, 1919.
Funeral Services are pending with Pine Hills Funeral Chapel and Crematory in Orofino.
Clayton V. Ahlstrom, 49, Weippe
Clayton V. Ahlstrom, 49, Weippe, passed away at Clearwater Valley Hospital in Orofino on Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014. He was born Jan. 28, 1965.
Services are pending with Pine Hills Funeral Chapel and Crematory.
Bonnie Lynn Thomas Ogden, 64, Cavendish
Bonnie Lynn Thomas Ogden was not only a mother and a wife, but also a friend. Most everyone who she met became a friend after a short period of time.
Bonnie was born Oct. 28, 1949, in Kirkland, WA. Her parents were Helen and William (Bill) Thomas. She was the youngest of four children.
She met her husband, Mike Gary Ogden, in the summer of 1968. They were married in September of that year. They enjoyed their new life together, and in 1973 their first child, Clint Ryan, was born. Daughter Christine Nicole soon followed in 1976. There were not many things that Bonnie was unable or unwilling to do, from taking the children to soccer practice, to helping them learn to swim. She felt if they could do it, she wanted to learn also, so she could share that experience with them. This included skiing, snowmobiling, riding dirt bikes, boating and of course enjoying the wonderful campfires that we all loved so much. She helped build the cabin in Cle Elum where she and Gary (Mike) lived for 10 years. There she cooked on a wood stove and used only propane lights as the light source. After moving from the cabin, she designed and helped build their current home in Cavendish.
Bonnie enjoyed sewing and quilting. She completed many quilts that were given as special gifts to family or friends. She also enjoyed helping others learn more about sewing and quilting. Gardening was one of the things she liked to do. Her flowers were always happy and she canned many jars of vegetables. Bonnie's homemade salsa was one of the best, along with her dilly beans, which everyone liked.
Bonnie is survived by her husband and her two children, Christine Lewis and Clint Ogden. She also has four grandchildren, Jarod, Erica and Jillian Ogden and Rory Lewis. She also is survived by her sister, Jeannie Howard; and brother, Larry Thomas. She was preceded in death by her mother and father, Bill and Helen Thomas; and also brother, Tom Thomas.
A celebration of life will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Southwick Bible Church and officiated by Pastor Charlie Olson. Donations can be made to the Southwick Bible Church or a church of your choice. A luncheon will follow.
Bonnie would like to give a big hug to all the ladies at Southwick Bible Church for the direction given her and the faith that was bestowed.
Bonnie will be greatly missed.
Carl Day, 94, Orofino
Carl passed away July 29, 2014, at Lewiston Care Facility Rehab Center following hip surgery. Carl resided at Brookside Senior Retirement Center, Orofino.
Carl was born the fourth child of five to Orba and Carl Day Sr. on Dec. 28, 1919, in Nora, NE. The family moved to Republic, KS, and then settled in Declo, Idaho, for Carl's school years. Carl grew up on a farm and was involved with farming/ranching most of his life. He also worked in the timber industry and as a dispatcher at Kimberly Clark Paper Co. in Anderson, CA, for many years. Carl lived in Lakeview, OR, Cottonwood, CA, Anderson, CA, Redding, CA, and Orofino. Carl treasured his friends, and had many in each location.
Carl married Mary Thompson in 1946, and they had two children, Diana and Denny. Carl was also the proud grandfather of Spencer Graham, Haily Graham, Cora Beld and Leota Day. Carl married the "love of his life," Dottie Meyer, in 1966, and they were married until she passed away. Carl also helped raise Dottie's two youngest sons, Auggie and Kenny Meyer.
Carl enjoyed fishing, hunting and camping. He also followed his favorite sports teams on TV. Carl played on athletic sports teams in school, and also when he worked at the mill. He was a great Little League coach and taught his children to ride a horse, sportsmanship, and never missed a school activity if either of his children were performing.
Carl had a great sense of humor and believed in staying active. Carl will be greatly missed as he was a loving son, husband, brother, father, grandfather, uncle and friend.
Carl is survived by his son, Denny and his wife Derry; his daughter, Diana and her husband Greg; his grandchildren; his sister, Marian McKenzie and husband Ken; as well as two stepsons, Dennis and Orville Meyer; and numerous beloved nieces and nephews. Carl was preceded in death by his wife, Dottie; former wife, Mary; his parents, Orba and Carl Day Sr.; his sisters, Leota Mulkey and Grace Jacobs; brother, Bill Day; as well as his stepsons, Kenny Meyer, Auggie Meyer, Adrian Meyer and Steve Meyer.
A memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at his church, the Orofino Community Church, located at 14233 U.S. Highway 12, Orofino. All who knew Carl are welcome and invited to attend.
Elwin L. Hutchins, Weippe
A viewing will be held for Elwin L. Hutchins on Friday, Aug. 8 from 9:30 - 10:30 a.m. at the Weippe Wesleyan Church. A Service will follow at the Weippe Mini Park at 11 a.m. with a Celebration Potluck Dinner.
Pine Hills Funeral Chapel and Crematory is caring for arrangements.
Clara Marie Degregorio, Weippe
Clara Marie Degregorio of Weippe passed away Monday, Aug. 4, 2014, at Clearwater Valley Hospital.
Services are pending. Pine Hills Funeral Chapel and Crematory is caring for arrangements.
Rudolph 'Rudy' Wade Knapik, Sr., Orofino
Rudolph 'Rudy' Wade Knapik, Sr. of Orofino passed Thursday, July 31, 2014 at Clearwater Valley Hospital.
Pine Hills Funeral Chapel and Crematory is caring for arrangements.
Elwin L. Hutchins, 77, Weippe
Elwin L. Hutchins, 77, Weippe, passed away Thursday, July 31, 2014 at Clearwater Valley Hospital.
Pine Hills Funeral Chapel and Crematory is in charge of arrangements.
June Eileen Cook Judd, 88, formerly of Fraser
June Eileen Cook Judd, beloved mother, grandmother, teacher, and civic leader, passed away due to complications from a fractured hip on July 28, 2014 at North Idaho Hospice House, surrounded by her three children.
The oldest of five children raised on a farm during the Great Depression, June experienced economic hardships and learned to work hard and be frugal. She also learned the value of community service and caring for others. In addition to participating in civic activities she and her family were regularly inviting people in for a meal or asking someone who might be alone to join the family for holidays and special occasions.
June grew up determined to have a stable family life, provide a good home for her family, and stay close to her extended family. In addition to her devotion and love for her family she was committed to her faith and church, the State of Idaho, and the University of Idaho--alma mater to her and most of her family. She loved camping, picnics, picking huckleberries, drives in the mountains, games, dining out and any activities with her family. She sought continual learning and was an avid reader of five regional newspapers.
June was born March 2, 1926 at Lenore, Idaho to Boyd and Bina Cook. She advanced quickly through the local grammar school and at age 12 she moved to Lewiston to attend high school, where she worked as a nanny for her room and board. June was largely self-supported for the rest of her 88 years. She transferred to Lapwai High School for her senior year, graduating in 1942, and then attended Lewiston Normal School (now Lewis-Clark State College) for one year.
Due to WWII (World War II) teacher shortages she began teaching in 1943 at age 17 at the one- room Fraser School near Greer, Idaho where the teacher also had to make fires in the stove, haul water from the well, prepare a hot lunch dish, handle the janitorial duties, in addition to teaching grades 1-8. She boarded with local farmer and school board member Lawrence Judd and his wife Bell, where she became best friends with their daughter, Verla, and met her future husband, their son Harry. June remained close to the Judd family after transferring to teach at a school in the Lewiston Orchards in 1945. She and Harry started dating in the fall of 1948 and were married on June 14, 1949 (Flag Day so Harry would always remember his anniversary).
June and Harry made their home in Lenore, Idaho where June taught at the one- room school and drove school bus while Harry taught vocational education to veterans. In 1950 the family moved to Orofino, Idaho, where daughters Elaine and Maureen were born. The family moved to Moscow, Idaho and lived in "Vets Village" while Harry attended the University of Idaho on the GI Bill. After Harry's graduation the family moved to Asotin, WA for nine months where Harry taught vo-ag and chemistry at the high school. This nine months living less than a mile into Washington was June's only time living outside the State of Idaho. June and family moved to Sandpoint, Idaho in 1955 where Harry went to work for the University of Idaho Cooperative Extension Service (County Agent). June was a busy homemaker, plus was active in the Sandpoint Methodist Church and the Sandpoint community. Son Norman was born in 1958.
In 1959 Harry became the lead Extension Agent for Benewah County and the family moved to St. Maries, Idaho. June was the model housewife-tending the house, gardening, cooking great meals, canning/freezing, sewing not only her children's and her clothes but also drapes for the new house. She was active in the Community Presbyterian Church, serving as a Deacon and an Elder; led 4-H groups for her children and other youth in the community; and participated in several civic organizations.
June returned to teaching full time in the St. Maries Schools when Norman started school and taught there from 1969 to 1990. Putting together a mix of summer school, workshops, and short courses from the University of Idaho, she finished her four- year degree and graduated with a BS (Bachelor of Science) in Elementary Education in 1972. After Harry passed away in 1974, June continued her education in the summers and graduated with a Masters in Reading Education from the University of Idaho in 1982.
June retired from teaching in 1990 and that same year was elected to the Idaho House of Representatives, serving for 10 years to 2000. During that time changing district lines had her at times representing areas as far north as Hope and Priest River and as far south as Riggins, Idaho and generally from the Washington to the Montana borders. June's political alignment came out of her background with farmers, loggers, millworkers and miners when the Democratic Party represented their interests. She was a conservative "Reagan Democrat." June rose to the position of Assistant Minority Leader during her time in the Legislature. June was especially proud to sponsor and gather the legislation to fund Idaho's portion of the WWII memorial in Washington, DC honoring the veterans and service of her generation.
Following her time in the Legislature June remained active in politics and many civic organizations. Among the civic organizations are PEO, Hughes House Historical Society, Camera Club, Kiwanis and Chamber of Commerce. June lived in St. Maries for 53 years until she moved to Garden Plaza Retirement Center in Post Falls in October 2013.
June was preceded in death by her husband, Harry Lewis Judd; her father, Boyd Levi Cook; her mother, Bina Caroline Raby Cook Eberhardt; step fathers, Herman Eberhardt and Walter Eberhardt; her step mother, Ella Cook; brother, Lawrence Cook; sister, Evelyn Cook Calvert; and two grandchildren, Noelle Judd and Joshua Judd.
June is survived by her daughter, Elaine White Harris (Duane) of Spokane Valley, WA, grandson, Ryan White (Jenn) of Virginia and step grandchildren, Katie Harris of Coeur d'Alene, Idaho and Matt Harris of Boise, Idaho; daughter, Maureen Edwards Wagner Martin (Don) of Coeur d'Alene, grandson Shawn Edwards of Tacoma, WA, granddaughter, Brook Edwards (Eli Meyer) of Eugene, OR, great-grandson, Ari Edwards-Meyer and step grandchildren, Jamie Young (Will Young) and Aaron Martin; son, Norman Judd (Lynda) of Spokane, WA, and granddaughter, Christianna Judd. In addition she is survived by brothers, Joe Cook (Wanda) of Lewiston, Idaho and David Cook (Marcia) of Las Vegas, NV, brothers-in-law Golan Calvert of Lewiston, and Bill McKinnon of Weippe, ID, plus numerous nieces, nephews and their families.
The family wishes to thank the many people who helped June stay in her home for so long, including Phu and Ahn Cong, Dale and Robin Baerlocher, John and Ruby Flerchinger, George and Delores Collinge, homecare workers from North Idaho Partners in Care and many others in the St. Maries community. The family also thanks Hospice of North Idaho, the staff of Hospice House at Hummingbird Fields and the staff of Ivy Court for their care in June's final days and efforts to make her comfortable.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made to the Judd Family Memorial Scholarship Fund at the St. Maries branch of US Bank that will fund scholarships to the University of Idaho; the Fraser Community Center, care of Donna Brown, 2310 Cottonwood Road, Orofino, ID 83544, or Hospice of North Idaho, 9493 Government Way, Hayden, ID 83835.
There will be a viewing Thursday evening July 31 from 5-7 p.m. at Hodge Funeral Home, 138 South Eighth St., St. Maries. There will be a Celebration of June's Life 11 am, Friday August 1, 2014 at the Community Presbyterian Church, 1100 West College Ave., St. Maries followed by a luncheon in the church social hall. Graveside services will be 11 a.m., Saturday Aug. 2, 2014 at the Fraser Cemetery along Highway 11 near Orofino.
Following that service there will be a lunch gathering at the Fraser Community Center, formerly Fraser School, where June started teaching in 1943. - See more at: http://www.hodgefuneralhome.com/obituary/June-Eileen-Judd/St.-Maries-ID/1405310#sthash.nRTaqT0I.dpuf.
William Chester Barnett, 82, Orofino
William Chester Barnett, 82, Orofino, passed away July 27, 2014 in Pullman, WA.
Memorial Services are pending. Pine Hills Funeral Chapel & Crematory is caring for the arrangements.
Theresa A. Grossklaus, 61, Orofino
Theresa (Terri) Bingham was born Nov. 18, 1952, to Charles and Mary Bingham in Pasadena, CA. She lived with her parents and two brothers in San Gabriel, CA, for 17 years, and attended Catholic elementary and high schools in Alhambra, CA. She was devoted to God and the Catholic Church, spending years as a Sunday school teacher and the head of the church library. Terri rests peacefully now in the hands of her Lord and Savior.
Her dream of attending the University of California at Los Angles was fulfilled in 1970, where she earned a bachelor's degree in sociology. While at UCLA, Terri met Robert (Bob) Grossklaus, and they were later married in 1974. Terri then attended Mount Saint Mary's College and graduated with a degree in nursing. From Los Angeles, they moved to Arizona to work for the Indian Health Service and the Papago Tribe. Hoping to buy a home and start a family, Bob and Terri moved to Lewiston, where Terri started working for the North Central Idaho Health Department as a school nurse for four years.
Terri wanted so much to be a mother that when she had the opportunity, she became a full-time mother to their three children, Carla, Kevin and Angela. She devoted her life to raising kids and being a supportive wife. Some of her favorite times were the family vacations they took every year.
Her favorite pastime was reading, averaging at least one book a week. Even as a child, she would visit the library every day in the summer. It was this love of knowledge that fueled Terri's one true profession, she was a lifetime student, always taking classes at Lewis-Clark State College, Gonzaga University and enrolling in numerous online courses to satisfy her thirst for knowledge in a variety of subjects.
Terri also enjoyed quilting, gourmet cooking and participating in numerous church activities. Many people remember Terri as a quiet, compassionate wife and mother, and a friend to all.
Terri and Bob were divorced in 2013, at which time Terri moved to Orofino and found her niche at St. Theresa's Catholic Church. She died Friday, July 18, 2014, in Orofino.
Terri is survived by her children, Carla Kucirek (Adam) of Omaha, NE, Kevin Grossklaus of Lewiston and Angela Richards (Cole) of Denver, CO. She is also survived by her brothers, Mark Bingham (Vickie Olson) of Pasadena and Chris Bingham (Pamela Gibson) of San Gabriel.
A personalized vigil for Terri will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday at St. Stanislaus Catholic Church in Lewiston, and a traditional funeral Mass will be held 10 a.m. Friday, also at St. Stanislaus. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to All Saints Catholic Parish.
Vassar-Rawls Funeral Chapel has been entrusted with arrangements.
Helen Bringman Glover, 86, Kooskia
Helen Bringman Glover, 86, Kooskia, passed away Wednesday, July 16, 2014 at her home.
Graveside service will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 23, at Riverside Cemetery in Orofino. Arrangements have been entrusted to Trenary Funeral Home of Kooskia.
Myrtle A. Matson, 98, born in Orofino
Myrtle A. Matson passed away Tuesday, July 15, 2014 at her residence in Lewiston. She was 98.
Myrtle Matson was born April 18, 1916 in Orofino to her parents Albert and Ida (Swenson) Stamper. At a year, old Myrtle went with her family to Weiser, they then moved to Tamarack eventually returning to Orofino when Myrtle was 8 years old. She attended the Orofino area schools.
Myrtle worked in the cookhouse at the Cow Creek Mill and in the bakery in Orofino. She married the love of her life Ed R. Matson in 1937. After her marriage, she became a homemaker devoting herself to raising her children. After her children were grown, she worked in several clothing stores as a clerk.
She attended Orofino Community Church on Riverside until she moved to Lewiston in 2006, She helped in 4-H with her three children and was a Cub Scout leader for her youngest. She enjoyed gardening, sewing, camping, fishing, hunting and huckleberry picking.
Myrtle is survived by her daughter, Geralden (Matson) Russell of Orofino; her son, Don Matson of Lewiston; eight grandchildren, numerous great-grandchildren; some great-great grandchildren and a few great, great great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Albert and Ida Stamper; her husband, Ed Matson in 1981; her son, Gerald Matson in 1986; and her brother and sisters.
A Funeral Service for Myrtle Matson will be held Saturday, July 19, 2014 at 10 a.m. at Pine Hills Funeral Chapel in Orofino with burial to follow at Wells Bench (Sanders) Cemetery.