Donald V. Kenoyer
Donald V. Kenoyer, 85, of Libby, Montana, died Friday, August 20, 2004 at the Libby Care Center, after an extended illness.
He was born October 26, 1918 to Fredrick and Della Kenoyer at Ferndale, Washington and was raised and educated at Bellingham, Washington. In 1942, he enlisted in the U.S. Army, serving with the 316th Engineer Battalion. He participated in several major campaigns in Italy including those at Anzio and Sicily and later in North Africa.
Following his honorable discharge in 1945, he returned to Bellingham for a brief period of time before beginning lifelong work in construction. He worked as an operating engineer for many years on numerous major construction projects throughout the western U.S. He worked on the Libby Dam Project in the 1960s and had resided in the tri-cities area of Washington state where he worked at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation before his retirement in 1981.
He and his wife Pat resided for an extended period of time in Challis where Don pursued his lifelong passion of training and working with horses as well as being an expert backcountry horseman. As an avid outdoorsman, he enjoyed hunting and fishing.
Don and Pat returned to Libby in 2003.
Don was a life member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, the American Legion, the National Rifle Association and the Brotherhood of Operating Engineers.
He was preceded in death by an infant daughter as well as a brother and two sisters.
He is survived by his wife Pat of Libby, Montana; a daughter, Victoria Santeford and husband Gary of Burlington, Washington; a son, Jeff Kenoyer and wife Mary of Marysville, Washington; a brother, Clarene Kenoyer and wife Vi of Bellingham, Washington; step-children Fred Brown of Missoula, Montana; Kendra Gaustad, Bobbie Nelson, Toni Glenn and Jean Brown, all of Libby, Montana; Patsy Klare of Missoula, Montana; and Laurie Brant of Stevensville, Montana; his special buddy Zachary Chivers of Challis; 12 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Graveside services with military honors were held Wednesday, August 25 at the City of Libby Cemetery.
Kirby Merle Power
Kirby Merle Power, 52, died on Monday, August 16, 2004 at St. Luke’s Wood River Medical Center in Ketchum.
He was born January 17, 1952 in Pocatello, the child of Otto and Charlotte Power. Kirby attended Pocatello High School and graduated from the American High School at Guadalajara, Mexico in 1970. While attending Idaho State College, he rediscovered his passion for the activities provided by Idaho’s incredible natural resources and adapted this love to the endeavors of seasonal commercial whitewater rafting and winter sports in the Sun Valley area.
Survivors include his wife Nancy Jolley Power of Hailey, his mother Charlotte Power of Colorado Springs, Colo., his brother and sister-in-law Kip and Tusi Power of Monument, Colo., his nieces and nephews Caprice Power Bass, Lisa Power, Shawn Power and Kris Power, and his grand-niece Caiyan Bass. From Ohio, his mother-in-law Virginia Dunlap Jolley, brother and sister-in-law Darrell Patrick Jolley and Rita Kathryn Miller and her daughter and son Paula and John.
His love of family, friends and nature and his anatomical gifting in the after life will forever enshrine his memory to those who knew him. We will miss him dearly.
A Memorial will be held from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m., Friday, September 10 at Heagle Park in Hailey.
Memorial contributions are suggested to Idaho Rivers United, www.idahorivers.org, PO Box 633, Boise, ID 83701.
Cremation was under the care of Wood River Chapel of Hailey, Idaho.
Estella Rosenkrance Ziegler
Estella “Snooky” Smith Rosenkrance Ziegler, of Mackay, died August 14, 2004, at her home from a long, courageous battle with cancer.
She was born March 3, 1938, in Rock Springs, Wyoming, a daughter of Leo Evan Smith and Gladys B. Pfeiffer Smith. In the early 1940s, she moved to Challis with her family. She attended several small rural schools in central Idaho and graduated from Challis High School.
She had several different occupations throughout her life. Working for Howard Baxter as a bookkeeper was her favorite.
On February 1, 1957, she married Howard F. Rosenkrance in Pocatello. They had their first home at the Wildhorse Mine. Their son Jerry was born at this time. The couple lived a short time in Roberts, Mackay, Firth and Chilly before relocating to Challis. Over the next several years their other children were born; Donna, Jim, Becky and Mary. The family moved to Cobalt for two years then back to Challis before moving to Mackay, Idaho in 1972. Snooky and Howard were later divorced.
On October 30, 2000, she married Kenneth A. Ziegler in Elko, Nevada. They lived in Mackay where they enjoyed their retirement.
Snooky enjoyed fishing, camping, reading and the outdoors. She loved to learn and took a special interest in learning about the native species of Idaho. She had many friends who loved her for who she was. She dearly loved her children and grandchildren and was very proud of them. She especially enjoyed her precious years with Kenny who was a childhood friend and devoted companion throughout her illness.
Her parents, three sisters, one brother and one stepson preceded her in death.
Survivors include her husband Kenneth Ziegler of Mackay; one brother, Neal Smith, and one sister, Fauntella Miller both of Salmon; two sons, Gerald Lee (Mary) Rosenkrance, of Mackay, James Dean Rosenkrance of Tacoma, Washington and three daughters, Donna Kay (Jim) McKelvey, of Mackay, Becky Jean (Thomas) McGowan, of Challis and Mary Ellen (Doug) Oates of Boise; step-children: Kathy Ann (James) Porter, Orem, Utah, Kris M. Ziegler, Cascade; 14 grandchildren, numerous step-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held Saturday, August 21 at 11:00 a.m. at the Challis Centennial Park in Challis. Services are under the direction of Simpson-Marvel Memorial Chapel, 153 Lost River Ave, Arco.
Walker Lee Latimer
Walker Lee Latimer of Berthoud, Colorado, formerly of Boulder, Colorado, died July 27, 2004, of an aortic aneurysm. He was 22.
He was born April 15, 1982, in Salmon, Idaho, to Dan and Leslie (Rayback) Latimer. He was training for an apprenticeship in plumbing. He moved to Berthoud in 1995.
Latimer’s interests included art, ice hockey, and basketball. He will be remembered as easy going, happy, fun-loving and loyal.
He is survived by his father (step-mother Cindy Campbell, step-sister Amber Campbell, and step-brother Scott Campbell) of Longmont, Colorado; his mother of Berthoud, Colorado; a sister, Lacy Latimer of Berthoud, Colorado; two brothers, John Latimer and Bryce Latimer, both of Berthoud, Colorado; his maternal and paternal grandparents (William and Madell Latimer Waetzig of St. George, Utah); and numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins.
A graveside service was held Sunday, August 1 at Mountain View Cemetery
in Boulder, Colorado with Bishop Michael Rayback (uncle) as the officiator.
Interment was at Mountain View Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be sent in care of Crist Mortuary, 3395 Penrose Place, Boulder, CO 80301, to be given to the family to be used toward Marfan Syndrome research.
Nathan Scott Dunlap
Nathan Scott Dunlap, 29, of Odessa, Texas, formerly of Challis, Idaho, passed away on August 4, 2004 in Odessa, Texas.
Nathan was born April 25, 1975, in Lubbock, Texas, to Samuel Jay and Mona Dunlap. After growing up in Idaho, Nathan returned to Odessa where he worked as a welder. Nathan loved riding his Harley Davidson motorcycle, hunting and hiking in the mountains of Challis.
Nathan is survived by his parents, Samuel Jay Dunlap and Mona Blocker Dunlap, both of Chubbuck; his brother Gerald, also of Chubbuck; a neice, Bailey, and a nephew, Jonah as well as many, many friends.
A memorial service will be held at the Pocatello Church of Christ located at 3224 Hawthorne Road at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, August 21.
Loyd "Steelhead" Sammons
Loyd “Steelhead” Sammons, 90, died August 1, at the home of his daughter Chrystal McCormick of Idaho Falls. Loyd had just celebrated his 90th birthday with his daughters and their families on July 24.
Loyd was born and raised in Hitchens, Kentucky. He lived in Hitchins until he joined the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) and was sent to Camp Challis in Idaho. His CCC years were some of the “best years of my life” he later would say. It was in the CCCs he received the nickname of “Steelhead” which was the only name many of the older residents of Challis knew him by. Loyd later worked for Boeing in Seattle. At the entry of the USA in WWII, he enlisted in the Marines and was part of the battle of Iwo Jima. Following the war, he returned to Challis in 1946 where he has lived since.
On May 16, 1948, he married Doris Gardiol of Challis whose parents and grandparents had been some of the early-day pioneers in the Challis and Mackay areas. He worked for the U.S. Forest Service in the Challis National Forest until his retirement.
For more than 50 years, he was a member of the American Legion, where he was a service officer helping veterans and veterans’ widows receive their benefits. One of his highest obligations was honoring those who had fought for their country. He also was a member of the Masonic Lodge, volunteered at Senior Citizens and had a great interest in the Challis Museum.
Loyd and Doris’ yard is an object of admiration for many Challis residents. Although in recent years, Doris had to reduce the size of her flower beds and Loyd didn’t have a garden, their yard still looked neat as a pin and beautiful to boot. Loyd couldn’t resist tending the volunteer sunflowers or potatoes that popped up.
Survivors include his daughters, Marie Sasser of Boise, Chrystal (Steve) McCormick of Idaho Falls and Delores (Doug) Rumble of Ammon; sisters Anna Lois Burke of Cabin Creek, W.Va and Elizabeth Rogers of Ceredo, W.Va; nine grandchildren; and 10 great-grand-children. He was preceded in death by his parents and six brothers and one sister.
Funeral services were held at the Challis Mission Church, August 7. Graveside military rites were performed by Philip Kirk Post of the American Legion. His grandson, Dan Rumble who is with the Idaho National Guard training in Texas to be sent to Irag, participated in the rites as well and presented the flag to Doris.
Doris will be staying at her daughter Chrystal’s in Idaho Falls until returning to Challis with her daughter Marie later on in September.
Loyd always greeted everyone with a smile and a joke. Many Challisites were very helpful in “watching” out for Loyd in his purple car as he checked out the changes at the Challis Golf Course or the activities at the Forest Service compound.
“Semper Fi (always faithful)", the Marine Corps motto, was also true of Loyd’s life. He was faithful in his service to his family, his community and his country. Loyd was born in Kentucky and loved his heritage, but Challis, Idaho was in his heart.