There will be a Celebration of Life & Potluck for Richard “Dick” Needham on Saturday, December 15, 2018 at 2:00 P.M., at the Kooskia Community Center in Kooskia, Idaho.
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Marsha Paulsen Godwin, 68 passed away at her home in Kamiah, Idaho on November 22, 2018. Marsha was born in Idaho Falls, ID on March 18, 1950 to Herb & Ione Paulsen of Arco, ID. She attended school in Arco, ID and went ISU where she earned a Secretarial Degree.
She married Daryl “Butch” Godwin on January 2, 1971 in her family church in Arco, ID. They moved to Kamiah, ID in the spring of 1972. Marsha and Butch shared a child, Ryan Godwin.
She worked at Cloningers Market. Most recently (for many years) she was the secretary for Dabco Logging. She retired at the end of last year.
She enjoyed bowling, riding her horses and being a part of the Gold Trail Wranglers. She was very dedicated to creating beautiful quilts for family and friends. She was a part of North Idaho Quilters that traveled all over to share and work on various projects and spoke of all the cool places and people she got to share that experience with.
She was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and was loved by many.
She leaves behind her son, Ryan Godwin; daughter in law, Jamie Godwin; grandson, Kevin Godwin; granddaughter, Emma Godwin; twin brother Mark (Sherry) Paulsen; and older brother, Ray (Linda) Paulsen. She also had four “adoptees” who called her Grandma Marsha (Hali, Ryle, KC and Libby). She had many wonderful nieces and nephews, sister and brothers in law she loved dearly. She was blessed to be loved by her numerous friends and family. She left us too soon, but will never be forgotten.
Her services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, December 1, 2018 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Highway 12, Kamiah Idaho. A dinner will follow at the Church.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Bishop Brazzil and Trenary Funeral Home of Kooskia, Idaho.
Kenneth (Tuffy) Dale Payton Sr. was born to Claudia Wilsey Payton and Delbert Payton on September 23, 1946. He grew up in a family full of brothers and sisters who were very spirited and loved to push the envelope. His father died while he was young and he quit school to go to work to help support his mother and siblings. He never regretted it and was proud to do so. He was then drafted into the US Army to go to Vietnam in 1967. While on leave in Seoul South Korea he met Yu Su Kyong (Candy). They married on December 5, 1968. Kenneth and Candy welcomed their son Ken Payton Jr on November 8, 1973. Their little family had many adventures spending time in the mountains and spending time together as a family. They welcomed many of Ken’s friends to their home over the years and treated them as their own. They took them hunting, fishing and showed them a new world in the outdoors. On April 2, 1994 they welcomed Kama Pfefferkorn Payton to their family. March 15, 1997 Candy lost her battle to lung cancer and went home. Tuffy was lost without her but treasured the time they had together and talked of the time they would once again be together. April 19, 1999 he was blessed with his grandson Zachery Payton (Zack). Zack and Grandpa were best of friends. They were hunting and fishing partners.
Ken was proud of his service in the Army and to be a Veteran. He worked in sawmills in the area until he retired in 2008. He enjoyed watching his grandson play football and the friends who came over to play who all called him grandpa. He loved his family and his dogs. He would reminisce of all the crazy things he and his brothers did as kids and his adventures with Candy.
He is survived by his son Ken Payton Jr, Kama Payton, Zack Payton. Brothers Clifford and Gary (Dannette) Payton and many nieces and nephews.
Preceding him in death were his parents Claudia and Delbert Payton Sr, Sisters Marietta Payton Miller, Patricia (Patty) Payton, and Brothers Gale, Delbert (Sonny) Payton.
There will be a graveside service at 1:00 P.M., on Saturday, November 24, 2018 at Pine Grove Cemetery in Kooskia. A potluck will follow at the Clearwater Valley High School Cafeteria. In lieu of flowers, donations to help with expenses can be made at Trenary Funeral Home.
While saying goodbye is very difficult, knowing my parents are together again is a comfort.
Xa Xaac Kahato (Short Grizzly Bear) Harold Jerome Walker, Sr. the first born son of Lynus (Tarzan) Walker and Isabelle (Moody) Walker was born on April 7, 1938 and died Monday, November 12, 2018. He had been diagnosed with Lung Cancer and had been suffering with End Stage Renal Disease.
He attended elementary and High School in Kamiah where he made a name for himself on the basketball court shooting “3’s” long before the shot was given full credit. As a child he participated in Cub Scouts and as a teen ager he perfected his war dancing techniques under the tutelage of “Tex” Williams. The Troupe traveled around the region doing exhibition dancing with authentic regalia provided by “Tex”.
In 1955 he married Maudie Samuels and they had two children, Paula and Belle. They divorced and he later married Beulah Oatman and four children followed, they were Harold J. Walker, Jr., Tracey Walker (deceased), Troy Walker, and Tamzen Walker (deceased). This marriage also ended in divorce. His children collectively produced 26 grandchildren (3 preceded him in death) 19 great grandchildren (1 preceded him in death). Jerry loved children and besides grandpa (qalaca or pilaqa) and great grandpa (Poxc), he was affectionately known as Uncle Jerry. He worked as a laborer on many projects, but especially proud of helping construct the Lochsa highway connecting the Clearwater country to Missoula, MT. He received certificates in heavy equipment operation and worked in various jobs in Washington, Idaho and Oregon. He most enjoyed going for fish or firewood, harvesting traditional roots, making tipi poles and baking pies and making fry bread. Although not active inside the Presbyterian Church he was always faithful to serve God by working at the Ti’lapalo Indian Cemetery (2nd Church) and Church grounds. Each summer he traveled to the Talmaks Presbyterian Camp near Mason Butte near Craigmont. Here he enjoyed preparing the grounds before the camp meeting started.
He is survived by his children, Paula (Adrian) Moody, Belle Linda Walker, Harold, Jr. (Griz), and Roy, His sisters, Tootsie Souther, Connie (Steve) Evans, Christine Walker all of Lapwai and Shirley Guzman of Kamiah. His many grandchildren and great grandchildren, numerous, nieces, nephews and first cousins.
Funeral Services will be held on Thursday, November 15, 2018 at 10:00 AM at the 2nd Presbyterian Church, Burial at the Church Cemetery on No Kid Lane in Kamiah. Dinner will follow at the Church Dining Hall.