Julius E. Trukositz, 64, born in Orofino
Julius E. Trukositz, 64, of Potlatch, passed away at his home Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2012.
Julius was born Nov. 18, 1947, in Orofino, to Matthew Trukositz and Nellie Grace Trukositz (Drube) of Greer. Julius attended the first and second grade at Orofino Elementary School, then continued his education in Cottonwood, where he attended Prairie schools and graduated in 1966. Julius served in the military for 22 years total, serving a tour in Vietnam, where he was awarded the Purple Heart and many other service medals. After Julius retired in October 1990, he spent his time doing what he loved to do best, fishing, hunting, throwing darts and spending time with his family and friends.
He is survived by his two sons, Robert and Jerry Trukositz; and their mother, Tuk Trukositz; his brothers, Bob Dupea (Diane) of Moscow and Matthew Trukositz (Pamela) of Panama City, FL; sister, Betty Steffensmeier (Larry) of Rocks Springs, WY; and also by numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents; his brother, Wayne Dupea; and sister, Arlene Hewitt.
A memorial service will be conducted at 1 p.m. Monday at Normal Hill Cemetery, 1122 Seventh St., Lewiston.
Raymond George Scoles, 89, Orofino
Raymond George Scoles passed peacefully surrounded by his family, Thursday, Feb. 16, 2012. Ray was born in Winchester on Feb. 13, 1923, the oldest son and second oldest of seven children born to Earl and Rosanna Scoles.
After graduating from Orofino High School, Ray served in the U.S. Air Force during World War II. Following his return to Orofino he worked as an apprentice baker at The Bakery where was smitten with Miss Nellie Nelson, who later became his bride of 64 years. Ray worked a variety of jobs before launching a 31 year career with the U.S. Postal Service, starting as a clerk and retiring as Postmaster. His dedication to family was apparent in that he worked two jobs for many years. You could see him at the Post Office during the day and cleaning the Ponderosa every evening. His strong work ethic and care for customers guided him to work weekends during the holidays to make sure everyone received their packages.
Ray is survived by his wife, Nellie, at their home; sister, Doris of Lewiston; sister, Alyce of Carlsbad, CA; son, John of Orofino; son, Ted and Lorrie of Dutch Harbor, AK; son, Steve and Annie of Orofino; son Jim and Kristi of North Pole, AK; daughter, Deena, of Moscow; 11 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Anna Mae; and brothers, Weston, Bob and Jerry.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at the Pine Hills Funeral Chapel, 939 Michigan Ave., Orofino. Burial will be at 1 p.m. at Lewis-Clark Memorial Gardens, 7th and Cedar, Lewiston.
Pine Hills Funeral Chapel and Crematory of Orofino is caring for arrangements.
Frank Atkinson, 40, formerly of Orofino
A memorial service will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 25, at Musgrove Family Mortuary in Eugene, OR for Frank Atkinson of Eugene, who died Feb. 16, 2011 of heart failure. He was 40. Visitation will be from noon to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 21, at the funeral home.
He was born Dec. 22, 1971, in Salem, OR to William and Betty Reynolds Atkinson. He married Bee Atkinson on Jan. 20, 2004, in Coeur d' Alene.
He was a programmer with Farwest Steel.
Survivors include his wife; his parents, now of Orofino; a daughter, Leigh-Ann Jones of South Africa; three brothers, Chris of Lewiston, and Toby and Mike, both of Orofino; two sisters, Peggy Byers and Lori Nanninga, both of Lewiston.
Arrangements are by Musgrove Family Mortuary in Eugene.
Donald Lee Bloom, 75, OHS grad
Donald Lee Bloom, 75, died on Feb. 7, 2012, at Virginia Mason Hospital in Seattle, WA.
He was born Sept. 12, 1936, in Peck, to the late Violet Craddick Bloom and Elbert Bloom.
Don graduated in 1955 from Orofino High School in Orofino and attended the University of Idaho and Washington State University. He then worked for WSU until moving to the Seattle area in 1977.
Don spent most of his career in higher education as a facilities director and worked on capital projects for various colleges in Washington State. He enjoyed his work very much and hoped to continue until he was 90; in fact, he tried retirement a couple times and quickly discovered that it was not the life for him. Don had an outstanding work ethic and rarely missed a day of work.
When he did take time off from work, he loved to travel with Donna, his wife of 32 years. The warmer the location the better; Hawaii and Lincoln City, Oregon, were two of their favorite places. Another true love throughout his life was his four-legged companions; he received his first dog at age four and was a dog lover since. Don loved photography and always looked forward to catching up with old friends and classmates at reunions.
Don will be missed by his seven surviving children, Rick Bloom, Chris (Deb) Bloom, Steve (Vicki) Bloom, Lisa (Scott) Smith, Lauren (Ric) Brandt, Sean Anderson and Rochelle (John) Hill. He also leaves behind sisters, Ruth Watson and Beverly (Ed) Langley, 13 grandchildren, 1 great grandchild, and many lifelong friends. Preceding him in death were his mother and father; brother, Bernard Bloom; sister, Doris Glantz; an infant sister; and his wife, Donna Bloom.
Services will be held Feb. 21, 2012, at 11:00am at Holy Family Parish in Kirkland, WA.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Don's name can be made to Holy Family Parish in Kirkland, WA or to Shriners.
Patricia May Goedde, 76, Orofino
Patricia May Goedde, 76, Orofino, passed away Monday, May 6, 2013, at Clearwater Valley Hospital in Orofino.
Memorial services are pending. Pine Hills Funeral Chapel and Crematory is caring for arrangements.
Roy E. Jenkins, 91, Kooskia
Roy E. Jenkins, 91, of Kooskia passed away Friday, May 3, 2013 at Grangeville Health and Rehab Center.
Funeral Services will be 2 p.m. Thursday, May 9, at Trenary Funeral Home Chapel in Kooskia Interment will follow at Pinegrove Cemetery in Kooskia. A covered dish dinner will be at Kooskia IOOF Hall.
Arrangements are by Trenary Funeral Home in Kooskia.
JoAnn 'Jody' Reed, 83, Lewiston
JoAnn Reed passed away May 2, 2013, at Virginia Mason Medical Center in Seattle, WA following complications from surgery. She was born Nov. 12, 1929, in Orofino to Luella Smith Hutchinson and George Hutchinson, the oldest of their four children. She attended public schools in Orofino and graduated from high school in 1947. She attended the University of Idaho and graduated with a degree in 1951. She was a member of Kappa Alpha Theta sorority and served as an alumni adviser for many years after her graduation.
Jody met Richard Reed in her senior year in college. They were married Aug. 25, 1951, in Orofino. The couple remained in Moscow for the next 37 years. During that time they were blessed with three children, Jim, John and Sally. In 1988, Jody and Dick retired and moved to Lewiston to be closer to the golf course.
Jody worked as a teacher in Genesee and in various secretarial positions in Moscow, including 16 years as secretary at Moscow Junior High School. She also served as executive secretary for the American Red Cross for three years.
She was an active member of the PEO sisterhood for 64 years, held all offices and served as president three times. Jody enjoyed doing handiwork such as needlepoint and knitting. She loved to play bridge, attempted the game of golf and enjoyed following her grandchildren's active lives. In her later years she spent many hours working jigsaw puzzles.
She is survived by Dick, her husband of 62 years; son, John Reed; daughter Sally Druffel (Kirk); grandchildren, Tyler Reed and Kasie Martinez, Taylor and Jamie Reed and Sam, Ben and Anna Druffel; four great-grandchildren; and a sister, Bonnie Hawk of Boise. A son, Jim Reed, preceded her in death in 2005, brother, John Hutchinson in 1995, and sister, Sue Blenden in 2013.
A memorial service is at 2 p.m. Friday at Mountain View Funeral Home. Memorial donations may be made in Jody's name to the Education Fund for PEO Chapter B.L., 2018 14th St., Lewiston, ID 83501 or to a charity of one's choice.
Zachary Allen Cook, 19, Juliaetta
Zachary Allen Cook, 19, resident of Juliaetta died April 30, 2013 at St. Maries from injuries received in a logging truck accident. He was born Dec. 22, 1993 to James 'Eddie' and Evelyn (Sproul) Cook at Lewiston.
Zac grew up in Juliaetta and St. Maries. He attended schools at Kendrick, St. Maries and Plummer. He started driving logging truck last year for Cook Canyon Trucking. It was the greatest joy of his life driving his truck. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and just having fun. His mother said "the littlest things in life brought him happiness". He enjoyed working with a chainsaw and cutting firewood.
Zac is survived by his girl friend Shayla Arnett of Kendrick; his parents, Eddie and Evelyn Cook of St. Maries; his grandfather, Asa Cook of Juliaetta and grandmother, Vonnell Sproul of St. Maries. Also surviving are his brothers, Anthony and Logan Cook both of St. Maries and sister and brother-in-law, Kendra and Jack Willis of Orofino and sisters, Selina and Mariah Cook both of Juliaetta. Zac is also survived by; three nieces, one nephew and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.
Family viewing will be Saturday May 4 at 9 a.m. Services will be held at 10 a.m. at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, St. Maries Ward. A lunch will follow services at the church before traveling to Lewiston. Interment will follow at 3 p.m. at Lewis-Clark Memorial Gardens, Lewiston.
Visit his online memorial and sign his guestbook at www.hodgefuneralhome.com.
Leona Mae Miller, 69, Orofino
Leona Mae Miller passed away on Orofino on April 23, 2013.
Leona was born Nov. 10, 1943 to Richard and Vivian Gilmore in Iola, KS. Mom spent most of her childhood in Iola. Her family moved to Payette in 1953, but Mom stayed in Kansas with her and aunt and uncle, Jay and June Gilmore, for a couple of years. Mom joined the rest of the family in Idaho in 1955.
Mom graduated from Payette High School in 1961. After graduation, she attended beauty school in Boise. Soon after receiving her cosmetology license, Mom moved to St. Maries. While in St. Maries, Mom met and married Dad, Carl Miller, and became an instant mother to Deanna, Karla and Garry in December of 1965. Mom and Dad had two more sons, Richard (Ricky), who was born in St. Maries and Michael who was born in Bonners Ferry.
Our family moved to Bonners Ferry in 1968. Mom continued to be a hairdresser in different salons until they built a new house on the south hill in 1971. Dad then built a beauty shop in the basement where Mom did hair for her well-established clientele that became her life-long friends.
In 1980, Dad, Mom and the two little boys moved to Peck. While in Peck, it didn't take Mom long to find a ceramic shop where she not only enjoyed the ceramics, but began several new friendships.
The biggest life change that occurred in Peck was when Mom answered an ad that was posted on the Post Office bulletin board. Mom met the Elsbury family. She then began babysitting for their six-week-old baby, Mickey. As John and Nancy Jo added to their family, Katie, Danny and Stevie became part of ours as well. Mom loved all the kids in her life.
In 1986, the family moved to Orofino and Dad and Mom started a logging company that eventually led Dad and the boys to go to work in Colville, WA. Mom drove back and forth from Orofino to Colville each weekend, so she was here for the Elsbury kids during the week and with the rest of her family on the weekends.
Mom always loved to create things such as ceramics and sewing. But, above all, quilting became her passion. Her quilts have blessed each of us, as well as many others throughout the country. Quilting became such a part of her that she had a heart attack at a quilt retreat. When she suffered a stroke, she could hardly read or write, but she was always able to continue quilting. As she was undergoing chemo treatments, she would make lap quilts to take to other cancer patients in Lewiston.
Even though Mom fought hard through the several illnesses, she never lost her smile, her laugh and her love of life, family and quilts.
Mom will be greatly missed by her husband, Carl of Orofino; her children, Deanna (Steve) Mastre of Anchor Point, AK; Jessica (Darrell) Brooks, Cadence, and Alayna; Callie (Michael) Scalia, Aedan and Cameron; Leeza Mastre and Kristie Mastre; Quentin, Jaxon; Michael Miller of Orofino and the John Elsbury family; her brothers, George (Linda) Gilmore, Mike (Candy) Gilmore; her sister, Diana Martin; and several nieces and nephews, and all her friends.
Leona was preceded in death by her parents, Richard and Vivian Gilmore; her brother, Richard (Dick) Gilmore, and her grandson, Tyler Keith Mastre.
Services were held Tuesday, April 30, with Pine Hills Funeral Chapel and Crematory caring for arrangements.
Allen Joseph West, 31, Orofino
Allen Joseph West 1981 - 2013 (Orofino, ID) died in a house fire that took the lives of his wife, Rosemary, and two children, Trevor and Zachary. Allen is survived by his father, Michael West (Vicki) McMinnville, OR; brothers, Richard Choate (Jen) Lafayette, OR., Gayland Choate (Lynn) Arlington, WA., Michael West (Bobbie) Salem, OR, Tchad Wiley, Orofino, and Tracy Weese, Orofino.
Allen loved his family first, fishing and a good practical joke. He was always in great spirits and was known for his huge heart and kindness. Allen was preceded in death by his mother, Juanita West, Salem, OR; grandparents, Marvin and Hattie Choate, Albany, OR, Al and Bev Beeler, McMinnville, OR, and Joseph West, Garibaldi, OR.
Allen was popular at work, and loved at home. His friends and family knew that they could depend on him to be there for support in times of crisis. From rounding up a family dog, to helping a friend move into a new home, Allen was there to help. Allen was an active and supportive parent, and loving husband. Allen was a faithful friend, and loyal brother.
Memorial services will be held at the Orofino High School at 10 a.m., Friday, April 26. There will be a gathering directly after the memorial service at the Orofino City Park.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent to West Family Fund c/o Lewis & Clark Credit Union, Orofino, ID 83544.
Rosemary Eileen Wooster/West, 39, Orofino
Rosemary Eileen Wooster/West age 39, was born in Portland, OR on Nov. 15, 1973 and passed away due to carbon monoxide poisoning on April 13, 2013 with her loving family Allen West, Trevor Wiley, and Zachary Wooster in a house fire.
She is survived by her brother and sister-in-law, Tchad J Wiley and Tracy M. Weese Orofino; her father, Roger D. Edwards, Albany, OR; her uncle, John R. Betts, Sweet Home, OR, and her co-parent Jay P. Wooster, Lewiston; her niece Jaime Weese and nephew Bean Weese, Orofino; as well as the numerous friends she had. Rosey was preceded in death by mother, Judy Edwards; father, Donald Wiley; Uncle Dana Wiley; as well as her grandparents, Russell and Ida Betts, and Bill Wiley.
Rosey attended Renton Alternative High School, and had many friends that continue to be her friends to this day. She touched the hearts of many people, and cared for her family very much! She was a loving mother, supportive wife, best friend, and a perfect sister. Rosey maintained friendships that transcended time and distance by doing her best to keep in contact with those she loved.
Rosey lived with her family in Orofino for many years, and became a familiar face in town. She loved the small town atmosphere here in Orofino, and all of the nice people she met. She was working at H&R; Block, and loved her job and her employer. She had recently reported being very happy about her job, and thankful for having the opportunity to work there again. Rosey's beautiful smile would warm your heart, and those beautiful eyes would plainly show how much she cared.
Rosey also had affections for two things shoes and purses, those that knew Rosey know that her love for purses and shoes went to the extreme. She also poured her heart and soul into everything she was into, whether it was beads for necklaces, or something for the family.
Her memorial service will be held at the Orofino High School at 10 a.m. Friday, April 26, followed by a gathering for friends and family at the city park, weather permitting. Memorial contributions can be made in her name at Lewis-Clark Credit Union, Orofino.
Trevor Joseph Wiley, 17, Orofino
Trevor Joseph Wiley, was born in Renton, WA on May 12, 1995 and passed away due to carbon monoxide poisoning on April 13, 2013 with his loving family Rosemary West, Allen West, and Zachary Wooster, along with Zachary's friend Colby in a house fire.
He is survived by his father, Jamie Schlicht, Kent, WA; grandparents, Nandy and Kathy (Fluffly) Rivera, Grandpa Frank Lunka, Kent, his dad, Jay P. Wooster, Lewiston; Uncle Tchad J. Wiley and Aunt Tracy M. Weese, Orofino; his Aunt Rachel Wooster, Orofino; his Grandfather Roger D. Edwards, Albany, OR; his Uncle John R. Betts, Sweet Home, OR; as well as the numerous friends. Trevor was preceded in death by his Grandmother Judy Edwards; Grandfather Donald Wiley, Uncle Dana Wiley, as well as his grandparents, Russell and Ida Betts, and Bill Wiley.
Trevor grew up in areas of Seattle, WA and Salem, OR, as well as here in Orofino. He inspired many and was adored by even more throughout his life. Some have said that Trevor was an old soul, and wise beyond his years. This inner wisdom was undeniable after spending just a little time with him.
Trevor moved to Orofino with his family where he attended school, and gained friends. He was preparing to graduate high school in December and had plans to continue on to get a degree in Internet security and business.
Trevor was a quiet, but thoughtful young man. When you spoke with him, you would quickly realize how deep his thoughts would go. He was extremely smart, and had a select group of friends that he was very close to. Family was as important to Trevor as it was with his entire family. He touched the hearts of many, and enjoyed going to family events.
Trevor loved animals. His closest pet was Spinx, his cat, but he also had two dogs, Precious, and Duke. His cat was always at his side, and Trevor cared very well for Spinx, and the family dogs. Trevor was also at his computer most of the time. He did his school work on the computer, and he also played his games online there too.
Trevor loved all of his family, he would often tell me of having conversations with his family from the Seattle area, and how he looked forward to spending more time with them. Trevor was blessed with the love of many people; he had plans for panning for gold with his Uncle John along with his brother, and plans for spending time with his Grandma Fluffy as well.
His memorial service will be held at Orofino High School at 10 a.m. Friday, April 26, , followed by a gathering for friends and family at the city park, weather permitting. Memorial contributions can be made in their name at Lewis-Clark Credit Union, Orofino.