Robert Lee Hutchins of Kamiah, Idaho, joined the angels in Heaven on Sunday, February 24, 2019. Bob was born May 5, 1944, in Sonora, California, to Wilger and Vera Adams Hutchins. He attended school in Sonora and later joined the U.S. Navy. Bob was married to Sandra Williams and they had four children, Sandra Lee, Christine Louise, Lucille Marjory, and Christopher Allen. After Bob and Sandra divorced Bob and his girls moved to Idaho where he met Patricia McPherson and her daughter Fay LaRae. Bob and Pat blended their families and spent many happy years together. Bob was a retired logger. He worked for many years in the Kamiah-Kooskia area and then he worked for Columbia Helicopter where he traveled all over the west. Bob and Pat also owned the Kooskia Inn for many years and when Bob was layed off from logging you could find him working there. When Bob finally retired from logging and moved back home to Kamiah he dedicated ten years of outstanding customer service to the Nez Perce Tribe Gaming Enterprise, It’se Ye Ye, Casino, as a floor person. Bob made many more friends at the Casino. Bob was preceded in death by his parents and his older brother, Bill. He is survived by his wife, Patricia, his sisters, Karen, Diane, and Linda, his daughters, Sandra, Chris (Darren), LaRae (Kelvin), Lucy and his son, Christopher. He is also survived by his grandchildren, Harry, Eben, Kasha, Brandon, Robert, Cassie, John, Caiden, Joshua, and Macqoy. He is also survived by six great-grandchildren with twins due in June. He is also survived by many nieces, nephews, and cousins who loved him dearly. Cremation has taken place with Trenary Funeral Home handling the arrangements and the family will have a Celebration of Life later this spring.
Archives for February 2019
|Roy Doane Gustavson was born February 16, 1953 at the Cottonwood Hospital and lived the beginning of his life at Camp 58 in Harpster, Idaho, moving with his family to Kooskia shortly after. He loved the outdoors, especially fishing. He worked for the Moose Creek Forest District in the summers- after he graduated from Kooskia – Clearwater Valley High School. He served Our Country as a Marine Corp Sergeant – Auto Mechanic Division at the San Francisco Military Base (from April 5, 1973 till his Honorary Discharge in Aug. 10, 1977). He went on to work at the Kamiah Potlatch Mill. He is survived by his sisters Mavis Wallace and Betty (Bob) Beckman., 3 Nieces and 4 Nephews (Audrey (Mike Drobnock), Kolane(Mike) Gilbert, Sandy Gustavson (Rob-Johnson), (Ryan(Amanda) Beckman, Andrew (Katie)Wallace, John and Chuck Gustavson. 8 Great Nephews and Nieces – Malcolm and Olivia Beckman, Scott and Alexandra Wallace, Bobbie and Sophie Johnson, and Jazz and Zoey Gilbert. He is preceded in death by his Parents – George and Anna Gustavson, Stepmother- Fanny Knight Gustavson, Brothers – John and Miles Gustavson. The Family wishes to express their Gratitude to the wonderful caring staff at Lakeside Residential Care, Syringa Hospice, and the caring physicians at St. Mary’s Hospital and Clinics. Viewing will be Thursday, February 21, 2019 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm at Trenary Funeral Home in Kooskia. The Funeral Service will be 11:00am Friday, February 22, 2019 at Pinegrove Cemetery. Donation can be made in his name to the Wounded Warrior Project.|
Our Father, Grandpa, Friend and “Governor of Kidder Ridge” passed away February 2, 2019. He was 94. Doyle was born in Woodland, Idaho to Gustel and Verla Pfefferkorn on January 29, 1925. He attended school in Kooskia. After leaving in his junior year, he joined the Army and served in World War II. Returning from the war, he worked at the Kamiah Mill, was a commissioner for the Kidder Ridge Road District and farmed with his brother Gerald. Doyle married Mary Lou Bowles on June 2, 1948. Making their home on Kidder Ridge at the Pintsize Ponderosa. They began their life together farming and raising four children; Carol, Dick, Frank, and Bobby. Doyle enjoyed being with family and friends, always checking on the neighbors on Kidder Ridge. Camping, fishing and exploring the back roads of Idaho were he and Mary’s passtime. Their favorite spots were Newsome Creek, Leggett Creek, El Dorado Creek, and the dredge ponds near Florence. Some Favorite Memories of Doyle. He always told us he had to have his fair share, also watch your pennies and they will watch out for you. Once he went shooting squirrels in a national park with a 357 and grandma chewed him out. He always yelled out when he caught a fish, you could hear him for miles, and always being able to fix ANYTHING…. with baling twine. Doyle is survived by his children, daughter Carol (Vernon) Davis, sons Dick Pfefferkorn, Frank (Patsy) Pfefferkorn. Grandchildren, Daniel (Leslie) Lyons, Marty Lyons, Angela Carpenter Hibbard, Nathan (Allison) Pfefferkorn, Joshua Pfefferkorn, Jennifer (Mike) Dalin. Great-grandchildren, Andrew (Taylor) Lyons, Kelsey (Cory) Corder, Kristofer Carpenter, Koby Carpenter, Kya Carpenter, Sydney Pfefferkorn, Stella Pfefferkorn, Hannah Dalin, Caden Dalin. Great-great grandchildren Clayne Lyons, Chance Corder, Lauren Corder. Doyle was predeceased by parents, Gustel and Verla Pfefferkorn, son Bobby Pfefferkorn, wife Mary Pfefferkorn, brothers, Gerald and Dorrence Pfefferkorn, sister-in-laws, Devota and Frances Pfefferkorn, brother-in-laws Edward Jr. and Berrill Bowles.
Thomas Jackson Bytheway, 12, of Woodland near Kamiah, passed away January 31, 2019 at Sacred Heart Hospital in Spokane, Washington. Thomas was born in Woodland, Idaho near Kamiah to Shane Bytheway and Angela Whitehead Bytheway. He grew up in the Woodland area on the family ranch, where he could run and explore the outdoors. Living on a ranch requires you to learn many skilled trades. He was an accomplished carpenter, and was learning to weld. He also learned how to make knives. At the age of 9 Thomas came to a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ. He attended Kamiah Elementary School and Jr. High. Thomas was an accomplished wrestler and had been in USA Wrestling for the last 5 years and just started Jr. High Wrestling. He held 9 Gold Medals, 4 Silver Medals, and 3 Bronze. Recently he learned to ice skate and wanted to play hockey on the Lewiston team. He also enjoyed basketball. Thomas is survived by his father Shane (Carley) Bytheway of Woodland; his mother Angela Whitehead Bytheway of Lewiston; siblings Stormy Gleason of Amarillo, TX, Mary (Larry) Leaton of Kamiah, Elisheba Bytheway of Caldwell, Abigail, Zacharias, Sarah, Amos, Andronicus, Susanna, Phinehas, Chloe, William, Shirley, Ember, and Annaleigh all of Woodland; his grandparents Bert and Joyce Bytheway of Amarillo, TX and Bob and Mary Whitehead of Amarillo, TX. He was preceded in death by his grandmother Jodi Bytheway. A viewing will be held Friday February 8, 2019 at Trenary Funeral Home from 4:00 pm-8:00 pm. The Funeral Service will be held at 10:00 am on Saturday February 9, 2019 at The Life Center Church, 4432 Highway 12, Kamiah.