Frances Marion Pfefferkorn was born on March 29, 1931 in White Butte South Dakota to Charles and Mable Weisbeck. She passed away on January 20, 2019 in Lewiston, Idaho. She was 87. Frances was a lifelong resident of the Kooskia/Stites area. She married Gerald Dean Pfefferkorn on February 17, 1949. They had three children, Allen Pfefferkorn, Eunice Snyder and Julie Pfefferkorn. Frances and Gerald resided on Kidder Ridge, with their children. There was never a dull moment on the Pfefferkorn ranch as there was a lot of work to be done. She enjoyed camping, fishing, gardening, cooking and needle work. She also enjoyed visiting with her family and friends. Frances is proceeded in death by her parents Charles and Mable Weisback; several brothers and sisters; husband Gerald Pfefferkorn; son Allen Pfefferkorn; grandchild Michael Trowbridge; and loving companion Bob Gill. Survivors include her two daughters Eunice Snyder and Julie Pfefferkorn; grandchildren, Terry (Kristen) Snyder, Stacy (Reuben) Schaeffer, Patrick Snyder, Kama (Ken) Payton, Krista (Bill) Barrett, Melissa (Jeff) Ogle, Christopher (Nicole) Trowbridge and brother-in-law Doyle Pfefferkorn. Along with eighteen great grandchildren and four great-great grandchildren. She is also survived by her siblings, Ray (Donna), Evelyn, Lucille, Delores, Hazel and several nieces and nephews. Funeral Service will be 11:00 A.M., Saturday, January 26, 2019 at Trenary Funeral Chapel in Kooskia, Idaho with a covered dish dinner to follow.
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Charles “Chuck” Daeges, 87
Charles Francis Daeges was born May 9, 1931, in Portsmouth, Iowa to William and Catherine Riley Daeges. His wife, brother John and his wife Jean, were with him when he passed to his next life on January 19, 2019 from pancreatic cancer. He moved to Washington State in his early years and then moved to Sheridan, Ore. where he graduated from Sheridan High School in 1950. He served with the U.S. Air Force from January 1951 to December 1954. He married Sandra Lee Daeges on June 11, 1963, at Santa Maria, Calif., and made their home in Lompoc, Calif. for 28 years. He retired from Lockheed Missiles and Space Corporation at Vandenberg AFB, California in May 1990 after 33 years. He was an electrical technician and vehicle planning test coordinator. Hunting and fishing was what brought them to Idaho. They moved to their present home in Stites in May 1990. He was a member the Lompoc Elks Lodge #2274 for 25 years. He was also a member of the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, Central Idaho Bowling Association and was a life member of the National Rifle Association. His hobby was making small items out of wood and doing scroll work with a saw. He sold his work at local venues. One of his passions was bowling with his wife for the past 15 years He is survived by his wife Sandie, two children Darrell Daeges (Stephanie) of Navarre, Fla., two grandchildren, Reece and Ryan Daeges, and a daughter, Sherry Daeges of Kamiah. Also surviving him are sisters Helen Sandbothe of Gresham, Ore.; Mary Wandler of Scappoose, Ore.; brother John Daeges (Jean) of McMinnville, Ore.; Elizabeth Daeges of Clackamas, Ore.; and Margaret Malone of Bellingham, Wash. Preceding him in death were brother Jim Daeges, his twin sister Charlotte Mattis, sister Barbara Andre, and brothers-in-law Jim Andre and Ralph Wandler. Funeral services will be held in McMinnville at St. James Catholic Church. A memorial service will be held locally in the near future at a time and date to be determined. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to ICARE, c/o Dee Crane, 4088 Canyon Creek Road, Orofino, ID 83544. This is a local organization that helps local people with cancer in a monetary way.
Grayce Brannan was born, in Nacogdoches, Texas on May 9, 1922. She died on January 18, 2019 at Clearwater Health and Rehab in Orofino following a brief stay at Clearwater Valley Hospital. She married Leslie Brannan on August 9, 1942, in Santa Monica, California. Grace had one daughter, Linda. Grayce and her husband bought a ranch on Battle Ridge, outside of Stites, in 1946. They moved back to Santa Monica, California in 1963. After retirement, they bought a peach orchard in Littlerock, California. In 1977, Grayce sold the orchard in Littlerock and returned to the ranch on Battle Ridge in 1991. The last few years, she spent her time between Orofino and the ranch on Battle Ridge. Grayce loved to get in her car and travel. She loved spending time with her family in Texas and California especially her granddaughter, Jennifer. She was a homemaker most of her life, but she did work in the shipyards in Houston and a riverter during World War II. She worked several years in the garment industry as a seamstress and cutter for custom wedding and evening dresses. Her hobbies were sewing and fishing. Grayce is survived by her daughter Linda Brannan (Russ Rojan) of Battle Ridge, her granddaughter Jennifer Hill Kurfess of Rosamond, California, and two great-grandchildren, Izaak and Lauren as well as many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Leslie Brannan, parents Morris and Cora Parrott, brothers Layton and Raymond Parrott, sisters Marie Palasota, Rena Doane, Lillian Mangham, Lucille Tolle Cora Lee Cook and her grandson Glenn William Rojan. A private family service will be held in the spring. Arrangements have been made through Trenary Funeral Home of Kooskia. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.trenaryfuneralhome.com.
Katherine (Kitty) Goss (Julian), was born August 20, 1927 in Brooklyn, New York. She died January 10, 2019 at Brookside Landing in Orofino, Idaho. Kitty married the love of her life Harold Goss on January 5, 1947. They raised six children together Harold Jr. (Butch), Lois, Gary, Paul, Kurt and Kathy. Kitty enjoyed traveling and seeing new sights. She was always ready for an adventure. She was preceded in death by her parents Anthony and Cora Julian, her sisters Anne & Flo, son Harold Jr., daughter Lois, husband Harold, great granddaughter Samantha and son in law Danny Carroll. Katherine is survived by son Gary (Pat), son Paul (Freda), son Kurt (Cindy), daughter Kathy (Ed), sister Laurie Scanlan, 18 grandchildren and numerous great grandchildren. She was loved by everyone who met her. Her passing is leaving a large hole in all of our hearts. A private family service will be held in the spring. Condolences can sent to the family at www.trenaryfuneralhome.com.
Bertha Mae Hager passed away at home on January 5, 2019. She was surrounded with both her children, her first grandchild and friends who all love her dearly. Bertha was born on December 9, 1942 in Bremerton, WA to her parents, Burr and Oma Abell of Kooskia, Idaho. After the war her family bought a ranch in Clearwater where Bertha went to school. She was preceded in death by both her parents and her husband Roger Hager from Grangeville whom she met and married after her graduation. During their 52 years of marriage they moved to several cities while working construction. After retirement, they returned to their beloved home in the Clearwater Valley and enjoyed camping and riding four wheelers with so many treasured friends. Bertha also enjoyed her stamping club where she made cards for all her children and grandchildren and great grandchildren cards for every occasion. Bertha is survived by her daughter Cethley Dunbar of Tri Cities, Washington. Her son, Marty Hager of Boise, Idaho and four beloved grandchildren as well as 5 great grandchildren. There will be a memorial held in late spring for the spreading of both Bertha and Roger’s ashes as per their wish. Details will follow.
Nadine T. Finney, 92, died December 24, 2018, at St Mary’s Hospital, Cottonwood. She was born February 20, 1926, Adair County, Iowa, the second child of Eva (Culver) Thomsen. Nadine married Charles E. Finney at St James Chapel in New London, Connecticut in 1944; they were married 74 years. Following the war, Nadine and Charles moved to Fenn, Idaho, where they were employed by a farmer/rancher there. In 1948, they moved to Woodland, Idaho, onto the old Wilson George place. There they remained, raised four children, farmed and ranched. Nadine is preceded, in death, by her husband (on December 8, 2018), her two siblings, one daughter, and one grandson; she is survived by sons Lee (Marcia) Finney and Chris (Diane) Finney, and daughters Julie Geiger and Lynn Finney, nine grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren. Trenary Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. The funeral service will be Friday, January 11, 2019, at 2 p.m., at the Woodland Friends Church, Pastor Kevin Davis officiating. A private family interment will follow.