|Leila A. Johson, 84, Colfax area
TEKOA -- Leila A. Johnson, a longtime Colfax
resident, died of congestive heart failure Saturday at the Tekoa Care Center.
She was 84.
She was born March 4, 1913, at Central Ferry
to William and Ada Morris Hastings. She attended a country school in Central
Ferry. She was a boarder in Pomeroy while she attended Pomeroy High School,
graduating in 1931.
She married Ellery Johnson Nov. 27, 1932, at
Pomeroy. They moved to a farm between Colfax and Pullman, where they spent
their married life.
Her husband died in 1980, she remained at the
farm until 1989.
She was a member of the Colfax Methodist Church,
the Rebekah Lodge and a life member of the Ewartsville Grange.
She enjoyed reading, learning, flowers, her rose
garden and her family.
Her survivors include two sons, Donald Lee Johnson
of Bainbridge Island, Wash., and James George Johnson of Norco, Calif.;
two daughters, Linda Leila Johnson of Maple Valley, Wash., and Virginia
Ada Freeman of Kennewick; 14 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and
Besides her husband she was preceded in death
by a son, Robert Ellery Johnson, two brothers and a sister.
Her funeral will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the
Colfax First United Methodist Church with the Rev Don Shipley officiating.
Burial will follow at the Colfax Cemetery.
Bruning Funeral Home of Colfax is in charge of
Estella M. Bain, 76, longtime of Harvard
PRINCETON -- A funeral for Estella Mary Bain,
a longtime Harvard resident, will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday at the Princeton
Nazarene Church in Princeton, followed by burial at Mendenhall Cemetery
outside of Onaway.
The Rev. Don Weber of the Rathdrum Methodist
Church will officiate.
Bain died of cancer Monday at Kootenai Medical
Center in Coeur d'Alene at the age of 76.
She was born Oct. 14, 1921, to Edward Thomas
and Gladys Hemmelman Gilmore in Hampton, Idaho. She grew up and attended
school in the Princeton-Harvard area and graduated from Potlatch High School.
She worked as a housekeeper and cook at area
She married Charles Harris Bain Nov. 18, 1942,
in Princeton. They lived in the Harvard area and she became a full-time
She was a member of the Harvard Ladies Aid and
a volunteer with the American Cancer Society.
Her hobbies were quilting, cooking and the outdoors.
Survivors include her son, Doug Bain of Rathdrum;
two sisters, Medine Leef of Harvard and Margaret Burris of Bucoda, Wash.;
one grandson; one stepgranddaughter; and a great-grandson.
She was preceded in death by her husband in 1988
and three brothers, Mert Gilmore, Harvey Gilmore and Tom Gilmore.
Visitation will be at Short's Funeral Chapel
in Moscow from 2 to 9 p.m. today.
Gwendolyn Cochrane, 86, retired medical secretary
Gwendolyn W. Cochrane, a former medical secretary
and area homemaker, died of causes related to age Monday at Sycamore Glen
in Clarkston. She was 86.
She was born May 9, 1911, to Franklin and Nadine
Dwyer Weber at Miller, S.D. She played basketball for and graduated from
Miller High School and attended Yankton College at Yankton, S.D.
After college she moved to Minneapolis, Minn.,
and worked as a medical secretary.
She married Allen M. Cochrane Aug. 25, 1940.
The couple moved to Chicago, where she worked as a medical secretary and
he finished medical school. She lived in Denver, Colo., while he served
with the U.S. Army during World War II. After his discharge they moved
to Aspen, Colo., and then to Iowa.
The family moved to Moscow in 1964 and she worked
as a secretary for the University of Idaho Law School. She was also a housemother
for the Delta Chi fraternity and a member of the Pi Beta Phi sorority.
The family moved to Lewiston in 1972 when her
husband took over Eugene Baldeck's medical practice and she volunteered
at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center's gift shop.
The couple belonged to the Clarkston Country
Club and she enjoyed reading, playing bridge, golf and gardening. She was
a member of the Church of the Nativity (Episcopal) in Lewiston and in earlier
years taught Sunday School and was active with Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts.
Her survivors include two sons, Dennis R. Cochrane
of Moscow and Allen M Cochrane Jr. of Lewiston; four grandchildren; and
She was preceded in death by her husband in 1991,
a brother, Edward Weber, and a sister, Jeanette Howell.
Cremation has taken place and there will be no
The family suggests memorials be sent to St.
Joseph Regional Medical Center Home Health Hospice, P.O. Box 816, Lewiston
Pina G. Stanford, 84, longtime of Greer
OROFINO -- A graveside service for Pina Geneva
Stanford, 84, is scheduled for 1 p.m. Friday at Riverside Cemetery with
Rev. Phil Bonner of Orofino Tabernacle Church officiating.
Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday
at Pine Hills Funeral Chapel in Orofino.
Stanford died of respiratory arrest Monday at
her granddaughter's home in San Luis Obispo, Calif..
She was born Nov. 26, 1913, to Thomas and Rose
Bolon at Deer Park, Wash. She was raised in Greer.
She married Tex Stanford March 18, 1935, in Spokane.
He died Aug. 12, 1965.
She was a homemaker for most of her life and
enjoyed fishing, camping, spending time outdoors and traveling. She also
spent time reading and crocheting.
She had lived in Greer the last 20 years.
She belonged to the Bluebell Rebekahs' Lodge
No. 72 of Orofino, the VFW Auxiliary 3296 and the Homehoppers Homemakers
She is survived by two sons, Oscar Carl Stanford
of Murray, Utah, and Paul L. Stanford of Washougal, Wash.; three daughters,
Nova Lee Thorton of Greer, Stella R. Whipple of Quincy, Calif., and Melinda
Souders of Pierce; a sister, Catherine Gilmore; 21 grandchildren; and 34
A son, Tex B. Stanford, three brothers and two
sisters died previously.
The family suggests memorials may be sent to
the Cal-Poly Fund in memory of Pina G. Stanford, California Poly-Technical
State University, College of Architecture and Environmental Design, Heron
Hall, San Luis Obispo, CA 93407.
Terry D. Slagowski, 35, formerly of Lewiston
VANCOUVER, Wash. -- Terry Dee Slagowski, 35,
a former truck driver in the Lewiston area, died at his home here Feb.
3 of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
He was born March 25, 1962, to Arthur Dee and
Lane Slagowski at Murray, Utah.
He attended schools in Draper, Utah, and was
a 1981 graduate of Draper High School. He attended Lewis-Clark State College
He was married to Kelley Watkins. The marriage
ended in divorce.
He was married to Laurel Music. That marriage
also ended in divorce.
He then married Debbie Baker Feb. 14, 1996.
Survivors in addition to his wife include two
sons, Justin Slagowski of Utah and Seth Kornoely of Lewiston; his father
and stepmother, Arthur and Launa Slagowski of Draper; one brother, Todd
Slagowski of Draper; a sister, Diane Slagowski of Draper; and five stepbrothers.
Services were held in Vancouver Saturday.
Joseph B. Mitchell, 62, Lewiston truck driver
Joseph Brack Mitchell, 62, a self-employed owner-operator
truck driver, died of cancer Sunday at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center
He was born June 16, 1935, to Max Warren and
Elizabeth Jones Mitchell at Quesnel, British Columbia, Canada.
He married Nolia Ankrun at Salmon. That marriage
ended in divorce.
He married Darby Mitchell June 4, 1968, at Las
He hauled grain in his own truck between Montana
and Idaho for many years. In his earlier years he was a miner and construction
He is survived by his wife at the family home
in Lewiston; five sons, Gary Mitchell of Arlee, Mont., John Mitchell of
Henderson, Nev., Dennis Mitchell of Frenchtown, Mont., Daryl Mitchell of
Vulcan, Alberta, Canada, and Bill Mitchell of Juliaetta; 10 grandchildren;
and one great-grandchild.
His funeral will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Vassar-Rawls
Funeral Home in Lewiston with the Rev. Steve Taulbee of Lewiston officiating.
Margaret Huffman, 76, native of Southwick
GRANTS PASS, Ore. -- Margaret Huffman, 76, a
Southwick native, died of cancer and congestive heart failure Sunday at
her home here.
She was born at Southwick on her grandfather's
homestead Feb. 23, 1921, to Harold and Blanch Hoffman Whitinger.
She attended area schools and then worked various
jobs in Lewiston.
She married William Huffman Oct. 24, 1938, at
They moved to Grants Pass in 1939. Her husband
died March 12, 1990.
She was a retired secretary, having worked for
several businesses in Grants Pass.
She was a member of the Faith Baptist Church
at Grants Pass.
She is survived by two sons, James and Paul of
Grants Pass; four grandchildren; three stepgrandchildren; one great-granddaughter;
and a brother, James Whitinger of Southwick.
A brother, Ray Whitinger, preceded her in death.
Services are pending with the Hull and Hull Funeral
Home at Grants Pass.
Phil R. Matchey, 88, retired from railroad
Phil R. Matchey, a retired railroad worker, died
of causes related to age Monday at Sun River Care and Rehabilitation in
Lewiston. He was 88.
He was born Feb. 5, 1910, to Thomas P. and Mary
E. Wiench Matchey at the family home in Hale Township, Trempleau County,
Wis. He attended schools there, leaving Wisconsin in his late teens.
He married Birgit E. Rutgerson Oct. 7, 1937,
at Jamestown, N.D. They made their home there. He worked as a carman, welder
and on the wrecking crew for the Northern Pacific Railroad.
During World War II he worked at the U.S. Munitions
Depot in Denver.
In 1960 they moved to Topeka, Kan., where he
worked for the Santa Fe Railroad until his retirement in 1975. At that
time they moved to a small farm near Juliaetta. They raised pheasants and
grouse for the Idaho Fish and Game Department.
His wife died Feb. 2, 1981.
He moved to Lewiston in 1993.
He was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church
in Lapwai and since moving to Lewiston has been a member of St. James Catholic
Church. He was also a life member of the National Rifle Association, the
Knights of Columbus, the Eagles and the Brotherhood of Railway Carmen of
His hobbies included fishing, hunting, camping
His survivors include a son, Edwin T. Matchey
of Lewiston; two daughters, Romelle R. Manske of Lewiston and Phyllis M.
Zentner of Topeka; two sisters, Monica Liley of Boise and Verna Steen of
Hettinger, N.D.; a brother, Laddie Matchey of Independence, Wis., 12 grandchildren;
and 22 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a son, Robert E.
Matchey; two brothers, Andrew Matchey and Dominic Matchey; three sisters,
Katheryn Matchey, Carolyn Matchey and Clara Quackenbush; and two grandsons.
There will be a recitation of the rosary Wednesday
at 7:30 p.m. at Vassar-Rawls Funeral Home in Lewiston. Funeral Mass will
be celebrated Thursday at 10 a.m. at St. James Catholic Church. The Rev.
William Crowley of St. James will be the celebrant.
Burial will be at St. Margaret's Cemetery in
Buchanan, N.D., Monday at 10 a.m. The rosary will be recited at 7 p.m.
Sunday at the Daly Peterson-Lisco Funeral Chapel in Jamestown.
Carol (Maggi) Wyatt Sullivan, 60, salon owner
Carol Marguerite (Maggi) Wyatt Sullivan, a former
beauty salon owner and operator, died of complications of cancer Sunday
at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center in Lewiston. She was 60.
She was born March 8, 1938, to Edgar and Julia
Ette Bacon Wyatt at Pomeroy.
She was raised in Clarkston and graduated in
1956 from Clarkston High School. She was the Banana Belt Queen and May
Queen in 1956.
She graduated from Cleo's Beauty School at Lewiston.
She managed the Pink Poodle salon and then opened her own salon, The Glamor
Trap, in 1974.
She was an Avon consultant and coordinator for
15 years and received numerous awards.
After she was diagnosed with cancer in 1980 she
closed her salon and focused her energies on Avon and helping others. She
also participated in the American Cancer Society's Walk For Life.
She was a member of the First Church of God and
the Moose and Eagles lodges, all in Clarkston. She loved her family and
spent a lot of time with her nephews Toby and Bryce Wyatt, who were like
her own children. She also enjoyed traveling, gardening and fishing.
Her survivors include a brother, James Wyatt
Her memorial service will be held at 11 a.m.
Friday at the First Church of God at Clarkston. The Rev. Dale Johnson of
Clarkston will officiate.
Memorials may be gifts to the church or the Eagles
Lodge building fund at Clarkston.
Malcom's Brower-Wann Memorial Chapel in Lewiston
is handling arrangements.
Ruth Webb Hill, 80, retired teacher
Ruth Lenore Webb Hill, a former teacher and Clarkston
resident, died Monday of causes related to age at St. Joseph Regional Medical
Center in Lewiston. She was 80.
She was born Oct. 7, 1917, to William Thomas
and Marian Elelyn Acly Webb at Chenango Forks, N.Y.
She graduated from high school in Afton, N.Y.
She received a bachelor's degree from California State University at San
Jose and a master's degree from the University of Santa Clara at Santa
She married Guy Hill May 10, 1935, at Bainbridge,
N.Y. They lived at Schenectady, N.Y., from 1937 to 1948. They then moved
to Richland, Wash., and lived there until 1955. They lived at San Jose
from 1955 to 1977.
She was a teacher in San Jose.
She had lived in Clarkston since 1978.
She was an active member of the Church of the
Nativity (Episcopal) in Lewiston, and Chapter DM, PEO and Organization
X in Clarkston. She played bridge and enjoyed reading, needlework and had
a lifelong interest in natural history.
Her survivors include two sons, W. David Hill
of San Jose and Robert E. Hill of Clarkston; a sister, Roberta Nickerson
of Afton; and two grandsons.
She was preceded in death by her husband in July
1996; and a daughter, Virginia Hill Desmond.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday
at the Church of the Nativity (Episcopal) in Lewiston. The Rev. John K.
Dempsey of the church will officiate. Inurnment will be at the church.
The family suggest memorials to the Church of
the Nativity (Episcopal), 731 Eighth Ave., Lewiston 83501 or Organization
X, in care of Doris Goodnow, 923 16th St., Clarkston.
Merchant Funeral Home in Clarkston is in charge
Steve Shelton, 40, resident of Orofino
OROFINO -- Steve Shelton, an Orofino video store
clerk, died of pneumonia Sunday at Clearwater Valley Hospital here. He
He was born Feb. 24, 1958, to James and Marge
Myers Shelton at Huntington Park, Calif. He moved with his family to Boise
when he was a teen-ager.
He earned his General Education Development certificate
and attended one year of college.
Later he moved to the Pierce area. He worked
for Potlatch Corp. from 1978 to 1991.
He married Laurie Ely June 6, 1981, in Pierce.
In 1983 they moved to Orofino. After leaving Potlatch he went into construction
work. Most recently he worked at Video Flicks in Orofino.
He enjoyed driving heavy equipment, watching
and recording videos and taking care of his fish, plants, flowers and his
His survivors include his wife at the family
home in Orofino; two daughters, Shelby Shelton and Jennifer Dunaway, both
of Orofino; his mother, Marge Myers of Pierce; two sisters, Linda Hicks
of Yorba Linda, Calif., and Gale Candler of Fontana, Calif.; a brother,
Danny Shelton of Washington; two stepsisters, Nancy Troy of Boise and Judy
Klinchuch of Nampa; and two stepbrothers, Roger Myers of Eagle, Idaho,
and Don Myers of Nampa.
His memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday
at Pine Hills Funeral Chapel in Orofino. The Rev. Phil Bonner of Orofino
Jack M. Smith, 68, of Grangeville and Riggins
GRANGEVILLE -- Jack M. Smith, a longtime resident
of Grangeville and Riggins, died of cancer Friday at the Idaho County Nursing
Home here. He was 68.
He was born Jan. 6, 1930, to Eva Frances and
Clarance Lee Smith at Olathe, Kan.
He married Lola Maybell Eaken Feb. 15, 1950,
at Paola, Kan. She died July 27, 1976.
He made a living at various jobs such as trapping
and working at an ice house. He was a registered nurse at the Kansas State
Institution and later worked for Union Pacific and Sante Fe Railroad.
He worked on farms in Kansas, Montana and Nebraska
during harvest seasons. He was also a foreman of the Inglewood Park Cemetery
and later was promoted to superintendent manager of the Skyline Memorial
Park Cemetery in California, and was a U.S. deputy marshal. After moving
to Idaho, he became a logger.
He enjoyed making knives, doing woodwork and
building boats. He also liked fishing, hunting and spending time with family
He is survived by four daughters, Eva Werline
and Suzanna Lowry, both of White Bird, Karlene Burman of Burns, Ore., and
Bonnie Paul of Grangeville; two sons, Zack Smith of Grangeville and Jamie
Smith of Odessa, Texas; and 11 grandchildren.
No service is planned, at his request.
Ernest Andrews, 85, farmed on American Ridge
A memorial service for Ernest Andrews of Moscow
will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Malcom's Brower-Wann Memorial Chapel
in Lewiston. The Rev. Dean Stewart of Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Moscow
Andrews, a retired Kendrick farmer, died Friday
of causes related to age at the Latah Health Services Nursing Home at Moscow.
He was 85.
He was born May 9, 1913, to William E. and Daisy
A. Winegar Andrews at Hermes, Colo. He grew up in the Burlington, Colo.
area and attended school there.
In 1936 he moved to Lewiston and worked for the
Civilian Conservation Corps for one year. He married Rena F. Hill July
He continued to work in the Lewiston area as
a carpenter until 1953, when he moved his family to Kendrick to farm and
ranch on American Ridge. He retired in 1983 and moved to Moscow.
His wife died April 14, 1994.
He enjoyed fishing, hunting, camping and spending
time with family and friends. He was a member of the Elks, Eagles and Moose
lodges, Palouse Clearwater Search and Rescue, Moscow Eagles Camper Club
and Emmanuel Lutheran Church of Moscow.
He is survived by two daughters, Norma Crocker
of Spalding and Evelyn Russell of Kent, Wash.; a son, Wesley L. Andrews
of Moscow; a sister, Valda Andrews of Lewiston; a brother, Bud Andrews
of Eugene, Ore.; eight grandchildren; and seven great grandchildren.
A son, Monte C. Andrews, and five brothers died
Memorials may be sent to Palouse Clearwater Search
and Rescue in care of Latah County Sheriff's Department at Moscow or the
Elks Rehabilitation Hospital, P.O. Box 1100, Boise, 83701.