Francis Richard Tunney, Jr.
Francis Richard Tunney, Jr., 55, of Newport Beach, California and Ketchum, Idaho died tragically and suddenly in a car accident while driving near his ranch in Idaho on May 14, 2003.
Frank was born in Philadelphia, PA on August 10, 1947, the son of Francis R. Tunney, Sr. and Agatha Danowski Tunney. He grew up in Philadelphia graduating from Father Judge High School, and Franklin and Marshall College in Lancaster, PA.
He married Doris Jean Fosler on September 7, 1968. Frank then completed service in the United States Army Reserve. Frank earned his J.D. at Duquesne University School of Law, where he was Editor of the Law Review.
Frank began his distinguished legal career as a clerk to the Chief Justice of American Samoa. In American Samoa, Frank and Doris had their first son, Noah in 1973. Moving back to Philadelphia in 1975, Frank entered a private litigation firm of Feldman & Feldman, and then became Assistant Attorney General of Pennsylvania, specializing in securities law. From there, Frank became an international law specialist at Smith Kline Beckman in Philadelphia. Frank was then recruited by Allergan, Inc. of Irvine, CA in 1985 to become its new General Counsel. He served in that position for many years and loved his association with the Allergan family. He also served as Corporate VP, Secretary to the Board, and CFO. Frank retired from Allergan in 2001.
Frank also served on the Board of Directors of the Hoag Hospital Foundation, United Cerebral Palsy of Orange County, Ocular Sciences Inc., and Association Gate. Frank was awarded the Jurisprudence Award from the Anti-defamation League in 1997.
Frank’s greatest love was his family, his two sons Noah and Michael. They were the pride and joy of his life. He was planning on spending most of his retirement with Doris on his ranch at Double Springs in the Pahsimeroi Valley of Idaho, which he had strong passion for and always dreamed of doing.
Frank also loved skiing with the master’s group in Sun Valley, fly fishing, and skeet and trap shooting.
Frank is survived by his wife Dr. Doris Tunney; his sons: Noah Tunney of San Luis Obispo, California and Michael Tunney of Newport Beach, California; his mother Agatha Dan-owski Tunney; his two sisters: Daneen Snyder and Helene Tunney; and one brother Stanley Tunney of Huntingdon Valley, PA.
Services will be held at Pacific View Memorial Park in Corona Del Mar, California on Thursday, May 22 at noon. A memorial service will be held in Ketchum, Idaho at a later date. Donations can be sent in his memory to United Cerebral Palsy Association of Orange County or the Hoag Hospital Foundation.
The Jones & Casey Funeral Home of Salmon, Idaho is in charge of arrangements.
Samuel Martin Ysen
Sam Ysen, 58, of May, Idaho passed away at his home on June 25, 2003.
Sam was born December 8, 1944 in Bagley, Minnesota, to Ole and Lydia Ysen. He was raised in Clearwater County on the family farm. He graduated from Bagley High School in 1962. He had a passion for “Fast Cars” and any type of machinery.
As a young man he was a partner in a logging operation. He enjoyed logging with a team of horses and in later years with “Big Trucks.”
Sam married Kathy Dukek in 1965. They had two children, Natalie and Chad. They later divorced.
Sam sailed on the Great Lakes as a merchant marine and was later drafted into the Army where he served in the maintenance battalion. After being honorably discharged Sam made his way west to Wyoming and Montana working in the oil fields and logging industry. He met and married Glenna Roberts in 1973. They had two sons, Travis and Corey. They moved to Salmon and later divorced. Sam continued to log and helped clean up after the Teton Dam flood in the Rexburg area.
While living in Salmon, he met Linda Hayes. Sam made his home with her for many years helping her raise her three children. In 1986 Sam moved to May in the Pahsimeroi Valley where he lived and worked as a ranch hand until his death.
Sam loved the outdoors and was an extremely hard worker. He enjoyed all aspects of farming and ranching. He was highly respected by everyone in the valley, often going out of his way to help his friends. He had an unlimited talent for fixing anything broken, often making his own parts or special tools. Sam was an excellent welder and mechanic.
While living in May he raised pigs, horses, dogs and any neighbors kids. He was proud of his many champion 4-H pigs.
Sam was also known as being somewhat of a snake-wrangler, in addition to being a fun-loving character.
Sam was an honest and true friend to everyone and anyone he met. He was highly respected and loved by all. The void in our lives will never by filled.
He is survived by his children, Natalie (Don) Starren, Warroad, MN; Chad (Amanda) Ysen, Nashwalk, MN; Travis (Melanie) Ysen, Augusta, GA; and Corey Ysen, Fayetteville, NC. Three stepchildren, Charolette White, Fosston, MN; Eddie Hayes and April Edelymar, May; sisters Muriel Ranisate, Shevlin, MN; Arline (James) Jakeman, Bloomington, MN; Nancy (Gary) Thorson, Bagley, MN; Ruth (Garret) Willborg, Bemidji, MN; Mary Lou Freyholz, Hibbing, MN; Sylvia (Virgil) Miller, Landers, WY; brother Thomas Ysen of Bagley, MN and several grandchildren. He was preceded in death by Linda Hayes, his parents Ole and Lydia Ysen, one niece and four nephews.
Funeral services were held July 2 at the May Grange Hall, May, Idaho. Arrangements were under the direction of Salmon River Funeral Chapel of Salmon.
William R. Jordan
William “Bill” R. Jordan, 79, Challis, passed away June 13, 2003 in the St. Alphonsus Hospital in Boise, Idaho after about two years of suffering from chronic lung disease, probably due to the smoke and chemicals he inhaled during his working career as a professional firefighter with the Los Angeles County Fire Department.
He was born July 31, 1923.
Bill was proud to serve in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II from February 1942 through August of 1945. He served in three major campaigns: Guam, Marianas Islands, Guadalcanal and Iwo Jima. He received a citation for meritorious conduct as he led his platoon through the night despite repeated strong fanatical enemy attacks. Though wounded and in poor health, he continued in the performance of his duty throughout the operation. As a rifle platoon sergeant he was the highest ranking officer left of his platoon.
In March of 1946 he married Juanita Carpenter and two children were born of this union, a girl, Tanya Rae, and a boy, Rodney William.
Having been divorced, he married again in 1967 to Josephine Hager Green, who also had two sons, George Edward and Randy Paul. Bill and Jo had been married 35 years.
Soon after his discharge, Bill was employed with the Los Angeles County Fire Department where he had served 28 and a half years when he retired in 1974.
Bill loved the northwest, the mountains, fishing, hunting and simply being out and about. His friends all knew of his love for Hershey bars which he called his “vitamins.” He and Jo traveled a lot but mostly west of the Rockies. He never met a stranger, liked to tease and enjoyed little children so much.
He joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in 1957 and served in many different callings.
Bill was preceded in death by his sister Betty Miller and his parents, Frank and Helen Jordan.
Bill is survived by his wife Jo at home in Challis; two children, Tanya Maxfield of Murrieta, California, Rodney Jordan of Lancaster, California; his stepsons, Eddie Green of Heathsville, Virginia and Randy Green of Palmdale, California; nine grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.
He was laid to rest June 23 in the Riverside National Cemetery, Riverside, California, with full military honors.
Trola Cloward Gini
Trola Cloward Gini, 90 years of age, passed away on June 18, 2003 at the Discovery Care Centre of Salmon, Idaho.
She was born on January 22, 1913, in Downey, Idaho the daughter of Leo and Linnie (Reno) Johnson.
She attended high school in Pocatello and Idaho Falls, where she graduated. In 1933, Trola met and married Bazel Cloward in December and of this union eight children were born: Mardelle, Ann, Mae, Larry, Jack, Sue, Jerry and Nancy.
They made their home in Mackay for a few years and the Salmon Valley area, and then on to Challis. Trola spent many hours sewing clothes for the children, baking bread, bottled fruit, apple butter and jellies. She never wasted anything. Hard work and good values were very important to her and her family.
When the children were grown and coming home for a visit, she would wait in the window anxiously until their arrival. She was a very loving and caring person and rarely, if ever, found fault in others.
Trola was united in marriage to Andrew Gini in 1964 and they spent many happy years together. After Andrew’s death Trola went to work for the Forest Service for three years until retiring for health reasons. She really enjoyed that period in her life. It made her feel productive and gave her a feeling of self-confidence.
She is survived by her four daughters: Mardell Olsen and her husband Bob of Ridgecrest, California, Ann Thornock and her husband, Nyle of Challis, Idaho, Mae McCormick and her husband, Dale of Sand Point, Idaho, Sue Piva and her husband, Gary of Boise, Idaho; three sons: Larry Cloward and his wife, Cookie of Loys Ville, Pennsylvania, Jack Cloward and his wife, Dorothy of West Point, Georgia, and Jerry Cloward of Boise.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Andrew Gini, daughter Nancy in infancy and one brother.
Funeral services for Trola Cloward Gini were conducted from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Challis Ward on Saturday, June 21 with the Bishop Paul May officiating. Burial was in the Challis Cemetery.
The casketbearers were Robert Olsen, Gary Piva, Nyle Thornock, Dale McCormick, Jack Cloward and Larry Cloward. The honorary casketbearers were grandsons and granddaughters. The flower ladies were the Relief Society Ladies. Bishop Paul May conducted services with Sharon May as the organist providing the prelude and postlude music for the services. There were two songs during the service sung by a trio of Jack and Eileen Hardy and Ellen Hansen. They sang “Abide With Me” and “The Lord is My Shepherd” accompanied by Lenore Barrett.
The family prayer was given by Jack Cloward, opening prayer by Robert Olsen and the life sketch by Mardell Olsen. Jack Cloward was the speaker as well as giving the closing prayer. Bishop gave remarks during the service as well as the dedicatory prayer at the Challis Cemetery.
The Jones & Casey Funeral Home of Salmon was in charge of arrangements.
Hubert George Miller, 57, passed away in Elk Bend, Idaho June 15, 2003.
He was born August 3,1945 in Lone Pine, California, the son of Hubert E. and Gladys Miller.
The Alabama Hills and Mt. Whitney were the backdrop for many gritty Hollywood westerns of the 1940s and 50s. This landscape was the stage for the birth of Hubert G. Miller in 1945. He spent a carefree, sometimes ornery, childhood there, a few summers on a ranch learning his way around horses and cows, his school years as captain of the football team, eventually marrying his high school sweetheart, Lorraine Bramlette.
The new adventure began with the birth of his first son, Jared and a move to Salmon, Idaho in 1967. For a short time, he and Lorraine owned and operated Miller’s Meats but, by 1974, joined Lorraine’s parents 33 miles south at Allison Creek Ranch. By that time, Jared had an additional three siblings, Coleen, Rebecca and Hubert E.
Hubert had a curiosity for all subjects, a stubborn and proud nature, a razor-sharp sense of humor and the ability to capture anyone with a good story. He loved his family and friends fiercely and worked the land with passion and heart. Evidence of his passion are clearly visible on a drive down Highway 93 South, past Allison Creek Ranch. He enjoyed any movie starring John Wayne, hot-rod cars, beautiful countryside and hunting and fishing in Lemhi County.
He is survived by his wife, Lorraine; children Jared, Coleen, Rebecca, and Hubert E.; sister, Mary Alice; mother, Gladys; grandchildren, Allison, Samuel, Benjamin, Jonathan and Morgan.
We are lucky to have had this larger-than-life man in our lives. He will be greatly missed.
Funeral services were held Friday, June 20 at the Episcopal Church of the Redeemer with Father Bob Perry officiating.
Prelude and postlude music was by Chris Slavin. Pallbearers were Roy Ellis, David Willey, Rich Schowengerdt, Ron Rembelski, Bob Gibbs and Melvin Aldous. Honorary pallbearers were Clyde Phillips, Dennis Stevens, Bill Bramlette, Carl Heckendorf and Mike Davis.
In lieu of flowers, family requests donations be made to Salmon Search and Rescue, 206 Washington Street, Salmon, Idaho 83467 or Salmon EMTs, P.O. Box 2452, Salmon, Idaho 83467 or to a charity of their choice.
Arrangements were under the direction of the Salmon River Funeral Chapel of Salmon.