Carol Louise (Forsman) Bloodsworth, 65
Carol Louise (Forsman) Bloodsworth, age 65, died June 8, 2014, at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center in Lewiston after a long fight with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis.
Carol was born June 26, 1948, to Alvin and Loretta Forsman in Cottonwood. She was raised outside of Keuterville, graduating from St. Gertrude's Academy in 1966. She followed her sister, Marlys (Forsman, Hargens) Seubert to South Dakota shortly afterward. Carol was married to Evert Comstock of Miller, SD, from 1967 to 1984 and together they had three girls, Lisa (Dudley "DJ") Mechels of Manhattan, KN, Wanda Jean (Mark "Oz") Osborne of Black Hawk, SD and Christy Comstock of Lewiston. Carol had four grandchildren, Brooke and Brandon Mechels, Hallie Osborne and Adrianna (Anna) Comstock.
Carol married Jimmy Lee Bloodsworth of Peck in 2001, making their home in Lewiston. They enjoyed many years of gardening, fishing, hunting and riding motorcycles. Some of her fondest memories were picking huckleberries with Rose (Rosie) Hawk and Marlys, canning with Christy and Anna, and four-wheeling, camping, playing pinochle and cutting wood with Terry and Donna Mayer, Paul and Mae Eckman, Vic and Maryls Seubert and Tim and Sally Seubert. Carol graduated from licensed practical nursing training in 1980 and spent 23 years serving the profession in geriatrics.
Carol is survived by siblings, Marvin Forsman of Elk City, Victor Forsman of Lewiston, Marlys (Victor) Seubert of Lewiston, Wayne (Twyla) Schnider of Ferdinand, Earl (Erb) Schnider of Cottonwood and Phyliss (Chuck) Pottala of Grangeville. She was preceded in death by her parents, Alvin and Loretta Forsman; twin brothers, Dale and Dennis Forsman; brother, Eugene (Geno) Schnider; sisters-in-law, Connie (Marvin) Forsman and Wilma (Erb) Schnider; and niece, Marva Jean Murphy.
Not only did Carol enjoy the great outdoors, she loved gardening, sewing, woodworking and needlework. Although Carol enjoyed many hobbies, her legacy and passion was quilting. She started quilting in the early 1980s and continued until her death. She spent countless hours quilting in her basement with her best friend and sister, Marlys. One of Carol's proudest accomplishments was teaching her 80-year-old friend, Rosie, to quilt.
Memorial donations may be accepted at Potlatch No. 1 Federal Credit Union.
Memorial services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Orchards Community Church, 822 Bryden Ave., in the Lewiston Orchards.
Jane Martin, 87, born in Southwick
On Thursday, May 29, 2014, Jane Martin passed away peacefully at her Clarkston, WA, home at the age of 87. Jane was retired and worked many jobs in her life. She was born Dec. 7, 1926, in Southwick. Her loving parents were Alexander Lawrence and Sarah Richie Lawrence.
She met the love of her life, Calvin Martin Jr., in Lewiston. They were married and spent a lifetime of happiness and joy. They had two daughters, Judy and Becky.
Jane worked at Safeway for a number of years before she retired. But before that, she worked in the orchards down the river and also, growing up, she worked alongside her folks at their family farm in Southwick.
Growing up on a farm gave her a green thumb. She loved her flowers and no matter where she went, it seemed like she always would buy a new flower. Even if it was in poor shape, she said she would have to save it. She also enjoyed fishing in her youth. She and Cal would go fishing with her folks and take their two daughters along too.
Jane attended Southwick School until her senior year, when the school was closed down, and then she rode the bus to Kendrick, where she graduated. She loved to play baseball and also participated in boxing.
Jane was a kind, gentle soul. She was, to everyone who knew her, not just a mom, a granny or a neighbor, she was a best friend. She was giving, honest, hardworking, had a great sense of humor and could make anyone smile, as she had a beautiful smile herself.
Jane is survived by her daughters, Judy Long and Becky Martin of Clarkston; her granddaughters, Janie Steele, Andrea Long and Tessah Martin; and three great-grandkids, all of Clarkston; her sister, Lois Thompson of Shoreline, WA; brother-in-law Vern McMillon of Shoreline; and her cousin, Albert Lawrence of Southwick.
Jane was preceded in death by her folks, Alexander and Sarah Lawrence; her husband, Calvin Martin; sister, Doris McMillon; her son-in-law, Dennis Long; and her granddaughter, Holly Cooter-Martin.
Graveside services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, June 23, at Lewis-Clark Memorial Gardens.
Cora Lee Sammons, 88, Orofino
Cora Lee Sammons, 88 of Orofino passed away Sunday, June 1, 2014 at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center in Lewiston.
Pine Hills Funeral Chapel and Crematory is caring for arrangements.
Diane Beryl Olson, 77, Orofino
Diane Beryl Olson, 77 of Orofino passed away Saturday, May 31, 2014 at Clearwater Valley Hospital in Orofino.
Pine Hills Funeral Chapel and Crematory is caring for arrangements.
Lucille 'Fay' Parris, 72, Orofino
Lucille 'Fay' Parris, 72 of Orofino passed Friday, May 30, 2014 at her residence at Brookside Landing in Orofino.
Services are pending. Pine Hills Funeral Chapel & Crematory is caring for arrangements.
Loretta Schneider, 68, Kooskia
Loretta Schneider, 68, of Kooskia, died at Tri State Memorial Hospital in Clarkston, WA on Thursday May 29 due to complications from cancer.
Loretta was born March 18, 1946 in Puyallup, WA to Thomas Wylie and Phyllis (Susee) Needham. She grew up in Orting, WA and lived in Portland, OR, Puyallup and Yelm, WA while working in the banking industry before retiring to Kooskia, in 2005.
Loretta is survived by her loving husband Victor Schneider, younger siblings Richard Needham, Wayne Needham and Brenda Cammer; and sons, Michael Hobert and Brett Hutcheson. She has 12 grand children and 1 great grandchild.
Clancy Howard will officiate at her service at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 7, at Pine Hills Funeral Chapel in Orofino. Her burial will follow at Wells Bench Cemetery. A reception will be held at the Independent Order of Odd Fellows (IOOF) hall in Kooskia, at 3 p.m.
Yvonne A. Burke, 66, formerly of Greer
Yvonne A. Burke, 66, a resident of Clarkston, WA, passed away Tuesday, May 27, 2014, while surrounded by her family.
Yvonne was born June 10, 1947, in Idaho. Her parents were Ray and Della Galarneau. Yvonne had one sister, Terrie, and one brother, Russ. She spent many of her early years growing up in Greer.
She attended school in Orofino and graduated from Nezperce High School. Not long after graduating, she married Edward Barbee. They were married for close to 20 years and had two boys, Kevin and Michael; and one daughter, Michelle. Yvonne later met her second husband, Andrew Burke. They had one daughter, Kayla.
Besides raising two families, she enjoyed working at Macy's and retired from there later on in life. She valued physical fitness and health throughout life, and in her late 30s she competed and placed in multiple body building contests. She enjoyed attending church, and making her home a beautiful place to spend time watching Mariner baseball games. She enjoyed making her yard a sanctuary where she could spend time relaxing, watching her grandkids climb trees, sitting on her bench swing, and just enjoying life and nature. She had a knack for interior decorating, and would spend endless hours finding treasures in antique stores.
Among other things, Yvonne was driven, strong-willed, capable, audacious and independent. She was also caring, nurturing, honest and genuine.
Yvonne is survived by her husband, Andrew Burke; daughter, Michelle and her husband, Michael Kelley Jr.; daughter, Kayla Burke; and son Kevin Barbee and his wife Shelley. Her grandchildren include: Sierra Kelley, Kendra Kelley, Dylan Barbee, Jordan Barbee; and one great-grandchild, Bryson Barbee. Yvonne was preceded in death by her parents, Ray and Della Galarneau; and her son, Michael Barbee.
Donations may be made to the Holy Family Catholic Church or the Holy Family Catholic School in Clarkston.
A memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, June 7, at Holy Family Catholic Church, 1109 Chestnut St., Clarkston. A reception will immediately following the service.
Daniel H. Telecky, 86, Pierce
Daniel Harold Telecky, age 86, of Pierce, Idaho died at Clearwater Health and Rehabilitation facility, May 24, 2014.
He was born July 10, 1927 in Silver Lake, MN, to Emil and Ella Telecky. Dan attended and graduated school in Waitsburg, WA. Later he enlisted in the Army and became a tank destroyer operator during World War II. Dan worked in the woods as a timber faller for much of his life and was highly respected by his peers. He looked forward to the days hunting and fishing, and enjoyed the freedom of the great outdoors.
He married Patricia Young, Sept.15, 1951. Together, they had three sons and a daughter.
He is survived by sons, Bob Telecky of Rock Springs, WY, William and Sue Telecky of PeEll, WA, and Brent and Traci of Orofino; grandsons, John, Sonny and Michael Telecky; granddaughter, Jessie Telecky; and great granddaughter, Emmalee Telecky.
He was preceded in death by his father Emil Telecky; mother, Ella Telecky; wife, Patricia L. Telecky; daughter; Denise K. Telecky; and brother, Leonard Telecky.
A Graveside Service will be held Saturday, May 31, 2014 at 12 p.m. at the Orofino Riverside Cemetery. Pine Hills Funeral Chapel and Crematory is caring for arrangements.
Daniel Harold Telecky, 86, Orofino
Daniel Harold Telecky, 86 of Orofino passed away at Clearwater Health and Rehabilitation Center on Saturday, May 24, 2014.
A Graveside Service will be held on Saturday, May 31, at 12 p.m. at Orofino Riverside Cemetery.
Pine Hills Funeral Chapel and Crematory is in care of arrangements.
Clarabell Judd Brown, 91, Fraser
Our beloved Mother, Clarabell Judd Brown, passed away on May 20, 2014 at the age of 91.
She was born to Lawrence and Bell Judd on August 16, 1922 at Fraser, Idaho, in the Reed House, where her grandson, Cory and his family now live. She lived in Fraser her entire life until moving to Brookside assisted living on March 8, 2011.
She attended the Fraser one-room grade school and graduated from Weippe High School in 1940. She was active in 4-H as a girl and as a teenager, she won a trip to Portland, OR and Chicago, IL for her achievements. She remained active in 4-H and was a leader for 25 years, seeing that her children won many awards and trips during their 4-H years. After high dchool she worked at S.S.S. (Draft Board) in Orofino. Clarabell joined the Fraser Grange when she was 14 as a Charter Member of Fraser. The "Get Together Club" started around 1941. She was also an extension member.
Clarabell married Marvin C. Brown, the boy next door, whom she first met in the one-room Fraser school when she was in the third grade. They married in Orofino on Oct. 23, 1943 and were happily married for 29 years. Marvin did some logging when they were first married, but they spent all of their life farming in Fraser until his death on Nov. 20h, 1972. They raised four children, Nancy, Danny, Robert and Neil. Clarabell and Marvin were very supportive and involved with their children's many activities as they were growing up including sports, scholastics, 4-H, cheerleading and music.
Clarabell remained on the farm until March of 2011. She enjoyed her grandchildren, and their many visits to the farm. She enjoyed her flowers, reading, playing the piano and crossword puzzles. She loved to travel and took many trips with the Banana Belt Senior Citizens. She spent many hours' playing cards with family and friends, winning most of the time. As a sports fan, she particularly enjoyed following Gonzaga College Basketball, the Seattle Mariners and the Seattle Seahawks.
Clarabell is survived by her children and spouses Nancy and Ed Borders, Danny and Donna Brown, Robert Brown and Neil and Sherri Brown. Grandchildren, include: Russell, Anita, Brad, Cory, Kevin, Derek, Danette, Kyle, Kirby, Scott, Conner, Sydney, Garrett, Josh, Jessica and Ashley. She had 23 great grandchildren and 1 great great grandchild.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Marvin Brown and siblings Verla McKinnon, Harry Judd, Claude Judd and Marie Green.
Services will be held May 27, at 11 a.m. at Pine Hills Funeral Chapel in Orofino. There will be a Grave Side Service immediately following at Fraser Cemetery. Family and friends are invited to a dinner at the Fraser Community Center. Donations may be made to Fraser Community Center c/o Donna Brown 2310 Cottonwood Rd., Orofino, ID 83544.
Kenneth Allen Woodin, 77, formerly of Lenore
Kenneth Allen Woodin passed away May 16, 2014, at home in Lewiston, after a long struggle with liver cancer.
He was born Dec. 20, 1936, in Athol, Idaho, to Hugh and Estella Foote Woodin. He spent his younger years in the Coeur d'Alene area. He joined the U.S. Air Force in 1954. He met his future wife, Sharon Gundlach, while stationed in Sacramento, CA, and they married in 1958. Their son, Steven, was born in 1959 in Sacramento, and their daughter, Sheryl, was born in 1961 in Aurora, CO. He left the service in 1962 and returned to Idaho. They made their home in Clarkia for many years while he became a "jack of all trades." He worked in all aspects of the timber industry; along with being a mechanic, truck driver, auto body repairman, and he even owned his own car lot. During this time, they lived in Fernwood, St. Maries, Aztec, NM, Lenore and then settled in Lewiston.
His hobbies included hunting and fishing, and his favorite pastime was attending gun shows, where he thoroughly enjoyed the buying and selling of guns or anything related to them.
He was preceded in death by both of his parents. He is survived by a twin sister, Judy (Tom) Giacobello of Kaneohe, HI; a brother, Lynn (Bertie) Woodin of Deary; his son, Steven (Cheri) Woodin; his daughter, Sheryl (Rodney) Boller, all of St. Maries; and grandchildren Nicole (Casey) Huffaker of Lewiston, Alisha (Reese) Woodin of Hauser Lake, Mike (Mallory) Boller, Vanessa (Darrin) Jackson, Holly Jo (Josh) Shea and Lexi (Ryan) Borbour, all of St. Maries. He is also survived by six great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Vassar-Rawls Funeral Home of Lewiston was in charge of cremation. At his request, there will be no services. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Idaho State Veterans Home, 821 21st Ave., Lewiston, Idaho 83501.
John Clayton Kayler, 85, Lewiston
John Clayton Kayler passed away Sunday, May 4, 2014 at Guardian Angel Homes in Lewiston.
John was born on Nov. 1, 1928 to James H. and Harriet Benscoter Kayler in Winchester. He grew up on the family farm on Angel Ridge in Peck along with his brother, Marion, and sister, Josephine. He attended school in Peck and Orofino, graduating from Orofino High School in 1947.
After graduation, he attended the University of Idaho and was a member of Phi Delta Theta. During the summer of 1950, he enlisted in the army. After his discharge, he returned to the U of I in 1952 and graduated in 1953 with a degree in Dairy Science.
While in college, he met Beverly Jo Benson. They were married in 1953 and went to live at Peck where he joined his father and brother in the family farm and dairy. There son, James Frank (Jeff) Kayler was born on 1954. In 1957, the family moved to their current home along the Clearwater River.
In 1968, John and Beverly started Fantasy Farms Nursery and Christmas Tree Farm, which became a tradition for many area families as they selected a special tree for the homes during the holidays. In 1997, John and his son, Jeff, began designing and constructing Kayler's Bend Golf. It opened to the public in September of 2000.
John was active in many projects and organizations, including the Inland Empire Christmas Tree Association and the Idaho Nursery Association. He was instrumental in raising funds for the Peck Park and the restoration of the Peck Cemetery. He was one of the first shareholders at the Orofino Golf and Country Club and was an active member for many years. As their former Little League coach, John was always proud of his Peck Wildcats.
John was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Marion Kayler and his wife, Helen; sister, Josephine Duff; grandson, John Robert Kayler; and his nephews James L. Gilbert and Jerry Conley.
He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Beverly; his son, Jeff and daughter-in-law, Treva; and grandson, Brian. Also surviving are his brother-in-law, Gene Duff, brother-in-law, F. Thomas Benson (Patricia); nieces, Janet Conley and Susan Kayler-Daley (Bill); and nephew, Jack Gilbert (Patricia) and their families, and Dixie Gilbert and family, along with several cousins.
John was a very special person and left a wonderful legacy of memories to all he loved and knew. Memorials may be made to the Orofino High School John R. Kayler/Loose Change Scholarship Funds at PO Box 82, Peck, ID 83545.
A memorial service is planned for Tuesday, May 20, at 3 p.m. at Malcom's Brower-Wann Funeral Home, 1711 18th Ave., Lewiston.