Gordon Ralph Hueth, 85, Weippe
Gordon Ralph Hueth, 85, Weippe, passed away Friday, July 27, 2012, at Clearwater Valley Hospital in Orofino.
A memorial service will be held Sunday, Aug. 5, at the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Weippe at 11 a.m.
Pine Hills Funeral Chapel and Crematory is caring for arrangements.
Leonetta E. Stanton, 89, Kamiah
Leonetta E. Stanton, 89, Kamiah, died Friday, July 27, 2012, at St. Mary's Hospital in Cottonwood.
Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 2, at Trenary Funeral Home Chapel in Kooskia.
Graveside Services will be at 10 a.m., Friday, Aug. 3, at Kamiah City Cemetery in Kamiah.
A covered dish dinner will follow at the American Legion Hall in Kamiah. Arrangements are by Trenary Funeral Home in Kooskia.
Patricia Ann Axtell, 65
Patricia Ann Axtell of Clarkston passed away July 16, 2012, at Saint Joseph Regional Medical Center after her long, six-year fight with cancer.
Patricia was born in Butte, MT, to Michael and Marion Hennelly on June 26, 1947. Patricia attended and graduated from Whitehall High School in Montana. She received a secretarial certificate from Lewis-Clark State College. She was employed by Servatius News Agency, Twin City Foods and Clarkston School District as a bus driver for 30+ years where she loved taking all of the kids to school and games.
Patricia is survived by two daughters, Brenda Bashir-Trout of Stamford, CT, and Rhonda and Eric Stuart of Fraser; four grandchildren, Adam Bashir of Stamford, CT, Josh and Samantha Stuart of Fraser, Nicole Stuart of Orofino and Alisha Stuart of Pueblo, CO; three great grandchildren, Justin Stuart of Orofino, Addyson Stuart of Fraser, Rylee Deal of Orofino, and a new great-grandson on the way.
Patricia enjoyed life to its fullest and loved to garden, crochet, travel, volunteer and spend time with friends. Patricia volunteered at the Pautler Center, Civic Theater, NAIA and was an active member of her church.
Services were conducted July 21. She was laid to rest at the Vineyard Cemetery.
Memorial donations are suggested to the Lewiston Civic Theater in honor of Patricia Ann Axtell.
Jerry William Blanchard, 84, Greer
Jerry William Blanchard, 84, Greer, passed away at his home Tuesday, July 24, 2012.
Memorial services will be held in Tacoma, WA. Pine Hills Funeral Chapel and Crematory is caring for arrangements.
Linda Sue Day, 65, formerly of Weippe
Our loving mother, Linda Sue Day of Lewiston, passed away Thursday, July 19, 2012, at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center at the age of 65.
Linda was born Dec. 8, 1946, at Orofino, to parents Paul James Wyatt and Mary Ruth Farence of Weippe. She spent her early years at the family ranch located on what is now Wyatt Road outside of Weippe. She attended school in Weippe and graduated from Weippe High School in 1965. Upon her graduation she married Darell Chenault and they moved to Edwards Air Force Base, CA, outside of Rosemond. In 1968 her first son, David Ray Chenault, was born at Edwards Base Hospital. Linda and Darell later divorced, and Linda stayed in California, later meeting and marrying Joe Rodarte. In 1980 Linda and Joe divorced and Linda moved back to the Weippe area. She went to work for the Community Action Agency, and in 1983 she married Robert (Bob) Allen Day. In 1984 her second son, James Allen Day, was born, and in 1985 she was blessed with her third son, Brandon Lee Day. In 1988 Linda and Bob moved to Lewiston, and in 1989 they settled at their longtime home on Warner Ave. in the Orchards. Linda left Community Action and for a year she and Bob headed a house for abused and abandoned children in Idaho Falls.
When she returned to northern Idaho, Linda went back into the food service industry, managing the kitchens at Farmhouse Fraternity at the University of Idaho, and Sigma Kappa Sorority at Washington State University. After several years of commuting to the universities, she took over as Food Service Manager at Northwest Children's Home in Lewiston. She retired from the children's home in 2002, and she and Bob managed the campground at Myrtle on the Clearwater River until they both retired for good in 2006. They enjoyed their retirement until Robert's death in November 2010, and Linda resided at the family home on Warner battling various ailments until her passing.
Linda was preceded in death by her parents, Paul and Mary Ruth Wyatt of Weippe; husband, Robert Allen Day of Lewiston; sister, Ilo Larson of Lewiston. She is survived by sisters, Jean Stacey and her husband, Elwood, of Pierce, Sharon Miles and her husband, Grant ,of Weippe; sons, David Ray Chenault and his wife, Alane, of Lewiston, James Allen Day and Brandon Lee Day of Poulsbo, WA; grandsons, Mitchell Ray, Cody Alan, and Braeden Dealney Chenault of Lewiston; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. Our family would like to thank the doctors, nurses, and staff of St. Joseph Regional Medical Center for the amazing care and support they have delivered to Linda over the past several years.
Mountain View Funeral Home, Lewiston, is handling arrangements for the family. Due to our mother's request there will be no formal service
Sharrai Celebration of Life planned
A Celebration of Life will be held for Larry Sharrai Sunday, July 29, from 4-6 p.m. at the Orofino Golf and Country Club. It will be a party.
He passed away June 11, 2012.
Robert Foster Naden, Sr., 79, Peck
Robert Foster Naden, Sr., 79, Peck passed away July 18, 2012 at Clearwater Valley Hospital in Orofino.
A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, July 23, at the Orofino Community Church. Pine Hills Funeral Chapel and Crematory is caring for arrangements.
Carol M. Armitage, 89, formerly of Fraser
Carol M. Armitage passed away peacefully on July 15, 2012 at the Guardian Angel home in Post Falls.. Carol was born on Feb. 23, 1923 in Clarkston, WA to Albert and Agnes Schroeder from Fraser. She graduated from Weippe High School. She then enrolled in a junior college in Los Angeles, CA. Upon completion, she worked for the Filipino Chamber of Commerce for a brief time before returning to Fraser.
On Feb. 14, 1942 she married Jay Armitage of Southwick. After Jay's discharge from the Army during World War II, they farmed in Fraser for 15 years. Carol was a member of the White Pine Rebekah Lodge in Weippe and served as Noble Grand.
In 1960, they moved the family to Coeur d'Alene. Carol worked in retail stores and retired from Rosauers as a Bakery Department Manager.
In 1991, Jay and Carol moved to Lewiston. After 67 years of marriage, Jay passed away on Oct. 21, 2000. Carol is preceded in death by Jay; her parents; and sisters, Gail Taylor and Linda Reynolds.
She is survived by children Gerry (Marie) Armitage of Fraser, Sherry (Steve) Johnson of Lewiston, Kathleen (Mike) McGuire of Wenatchee, WA, and Mike (Eva) Armitage of Coeur d'Alene. She also has 13 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; and 5 great-great-grandchildren.
Carol loved antique shopping, cooking, and gardening. A celebration of her life will be held at a later date for family and friends. The family would like to thank the Guardian Angel staff for the wonderful care that they provided.
English Funeral Chapel and Crematory of Coeur d'Alene is handling arrangements.
Susan E. Mattson Brown, 51, Orofino
Sue, 51, Orofino, passed away July 13, 2012, after a courageous four-month battle with cancer. Sue was born Dec. 19, 1960 in Orofino to Jerry and Carolyn Mattson. She graduated from Orofino High School in 1979. On Oct. 30, 1993, she married Lorne Brown and they had their daughter, Danielle Rae Brown, in 1994. They later divorced.
She worked for Coleman Oil in Lewiston, Atkinson Distributing, Tripco Inc. and Nightforce Optics in Orofino.
She is survived by her daughter, Danielle; her mother, Carolyn; her sister, Cheri and husband, Montie Walker; brother, Doug and wife Mary Ann Mattson; brothers, Rusty and Mike Mattson; niece, Misty Walker and fiancé', Jason Habeck and her daughter, Allie Chaye. Sue was preceded in death by her father, Jerry.
A celebration of Sue will be Friday, July 20, at the home of Ed and Dawn Lanphier, 199 Debertin Dr./ Orofino Golf Course Rd., from 5 to 9 p.m. Please bring a covered dish, your own beverage and lawn chairs. In lieu of flowers, a college savings account for her daughter has been established at Potlatch No. 1 Federal Credit Union.
Sue, we love and miss you so very much. You will be in our hearts for a lifetime and forever in our souls.
Betty Smolinski Crutcher, 73, Orofino
Betty Smolinski Crutcher passed away in her home at the age of 73 on Wednesday, July 11, 2012. She was born June 6, 1939 to Wallace and Bertys Smolinski. She grew up in the Fraser area where she loved to work outside with her dad on the family farm. She attended schools in the area and graduated from Weippe High School in 1957.
Betty married Robert Pollock in 1958 and moved to Pierce. They had two daughters Susan and Peggy. A lot of the summers were spent at Pine Creek and the Bungalow region in lumberjack camps. This marriage ended in divorce and she moved to Lewiston for a short period of time.
Betty moved to Orofino and in September of 1966 married James Crutcher. Jim had a daughter, Bonnie and four sons, Jim, Joe, Bill and Don so she became an instant mother to five more children. Betty and Jim celebrated 44 years of marriage. She not only worked hard at raising her children, she worked for the lunch program at Orofino Elementary for rwo years and Orofino High School for six years. While working for the school district Betty learned to make her infamous "cinnamon rolls."
In 1978, Jim and Betty purchased the Oasis Bar and, along with his brother, Bill, they turned it into "the hottest bar in town." During the 25 years of ownership, Betty prepared many Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners for local patrons and friends.
We will miss our daughter, mom, sister, grandma and aunt. She could brighten up a rainbow and we will always cherish our visits, cookies, phone calls and giggles. Betty never let any dust settle under her and her lovely home was always open. She took great pride in her home and beautiful flower gardens. Her gardens were decorated with yard sale items…she loved a good yard sale so much that she started having her own and made it an annual event. Many local residents came just for her cookies, pies and (yes) her infamous "cinnamon rolls."
Betty is survived by her mother, Bertys Smolinski; sister, Shirley Lutes and her husband Keith; and brother, Jerry Smolinski and his wife Cheryl. Surviving children are Susan Harris and her husband Bill, Peggy Klamke, Bonnie Buntin and her husband Mark, Joe Crutcher, Bill Crutcher and his wife Jan and Don Pitcher; 12 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.
Preceding her in death were her father, Wallace Smolinski; husband, James Crutcher; and son, James Crutcher Jr.
The family would like to invite everyone to a "Celebration of Life" potluck. Please bring a dish to share and memories of good times and share in the tribute to our daughter, mom, sister, grandma and aunt. The "Celebration of Life" will be held Saturday, July 21, 11 a.m. at the Peck Community Club.
James O'Neill Lineberry, 79, Pierce
James O'Neill Lineberry of Pierce, died July 8, 2012 in Orofino, Idaho. He was born Jan. 22, 1933 in Carroll County, VA to Coy C. and Allura Coltrane Lineberry. He is survived at the family home by his loving wife Mary Ann. They were married Jan. 22, 1988.
Jim's parents and three of his brothers, Rex, Earl, and Phil, preceded him in death. He is survived by his brothers Linden, Kelly (Lois), and Dallas (Gail) Lineberry. He is also survived by his children Walter, Ruby, Wesley, and Forrest, and stepchildren, Carla, Cindy, William Jody (deceased), Laura, Jean, Sue, Jo Ellen, Rod, Cindra, Scott, Steve, and their families.
Jim was raised at Hebron, VA, graduating from Woodlawn High School. He served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean Conflict, stationed in Guam as a jet mechanic. Later, he graduated from Danville Automotive College in Virginia with an automotive degree. He then received a degree in diesel mechanics from Nashville Auto Diesel College. He spent many years as a logging contractor in Pierce as a partner in Supak and Lineberry Logging. His hobbies included NASCAR and outdoor activities.
Graveside services for Jim will be held at the Riverside Cemetery in Orofino at 11 a.m. on Thursday, July 12. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Legion, the Howard Bradbury Museum, or Pierce Free Public Library.
Pine Hills Funeral Chapel is caring for arrangements.
Reita May Webb Legault, 94, Orofino
Reita May Webb Legault passed peacefully July 3, 2012 at Brookside Landing in Orofino. She was 94 years old.
Reita was born April 21, 1918 in Twin Falls to Robert and Doretha (Young) Webb.
She graduated from Roswell Idaho High School in 1938.
Reita Webb was married to Richard Legault in Elko, NV in 1938 and later divorced in 1960.
She started working as a cook in the 1950's in various restaurants in the Kooskia area. Then in the 1970's she went to work in a lodge on the Middle Fork of the Salmon River owned by Harrah's of Reno, NV. It was a very exclusive lodge catering to numerous celebrities where she cooked for them. Among her favorite memories was cooking for Lawrence Welk. She then went to work for Clearwater-Potlatch Timber Protective Association (CPTPA) at Headquarters where she retired after some 20 years.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Robert and Doretha Webb; her son, Dick Legault; and sisters Jo Ruka Vina and Fawn Wilson.
She is survived by her daughter Sally O'Brien of Orofino and numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren.
At her request, there will be no services. Pine Hills Funeral Chapel and Crematory is caring for arrangements.
Bobbie Lee Mullins
Bobbie L. Mullins, 75, of Clarkston, WA, passed away Monday, July 2, 2012, at his home. He was born March 16, 1937, to William M. Mullins and Reba E. Stapleton in Fullerton, KY.
Bobbie married Linda F. Zimmer Oct. 15, 1982, in Orofino.
He spent four years in the U.S. Air Force, from 1954-58, as an Airman 3rd Class. He worked for the city of Orofino from 1979 until his retirement, and was also court bailiff for Clearwater County from 1995-2000.
Bobbie is survived by his wife, Linda; his daughters, Rhonda L. Zaddock of Michigan and Wanda I. Mullins of Florida; sons Bobbie L. Mullins Jr. of Michigan, Sean P. Mullins of Florida, Timothy L. Zimmer, Thomas L. Zimmer and Todd L. Zimmer, all of Michigan; brother Donald R. Mullins of Orofino; sisters Wanda (Wendy) Enger and Inez Mullins, both of Clarkston, and Irene Miller of Grosse Ile, MI; and 17 grandkids and nine great-grandkids. He was preceded in death by his father, William M. Mullins; mother Reba E. Stokes; and brother, George Mullins.
A memorial service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday at Vassar-Rawls Funeral Home in Lewiston. Les Taylor of Clarkston will officiate at the service.