Sarah Arlene Kipp Ridley was born December 14, 1937 in Orofino, Idaho. Her mother was Mae Scott and her father was Adam Kipp. Sarah was raised by her grandmother Mary along with her sister Zola Kipp in Kamiah, Idaho and was a member of the Second Indian Presbyterian Church. Sarah spent summers in Tacoma, Washington, where after high school graduation she met Jack Richard Ridley Sr. from Reno, Nevada. They married in 1955. After moving to Reno, Nevada, Sarah worked at the University of Nevada while Jack Sr. continued his post baccalaureate education at the university. Jack Jr. was born in 1956 and Jana Marlane was born in 1958. The family moved to Davis, CA as Jack Sr. pursued his doctorate. Jeffrey Kipp Ridley was born in 1965 in Woodlawn, California. The family moved to Moscow, Idaho in 1966 and then to Northern Virginia in 1978. After retirement Sarah moved back to Kamiah in 2006. Sarah supported Indian Country by working with various DC organizations including: The American Indian National Bank, the National Congress of American Indians (NCAI), and Kauffman and Associates (KAI) with Jo Ann Kauffman. Sarah passed away in from natural causes in Spokane, Washington and is preceded in death by Jack Sr., Jack Jr., and Jeffrey. She is survived by her daughter Jana Ridley of Fairfax, VA, her granddaughter Andrea Taylor of Alexandria, VA, granddaughter Alexa Raymond of Redmond, South Dakota and her son-in-law Tony Taylor of Alexandria, VA. There will be a Funeral Service for Sara Ridley, Friday, April 26, 2019 at 2:00 P.M. at the Second Indian Presbyterian Church in Kamiah. Burial to follow at Second Indian Presbyterian Cemetery on No Kid Lane.
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There will be a Funeral Service for Sarah Ridley, Friday, April 26, 2019 at 2:00 P.M. at the Second Indian Presbyterian Church in Kamiah, Idaho. Burial to follow at Second Indian Presbyterian Cemetery on No Kid Lane.
Candace Joanne Shumate O’Hare “Candy” 66, of Syringa passed away Friday April 19, 2019 at her home after battling COPD. Candy was born November 8, 1952 in Hendersonville, North Carolina to Robert and Joan Caldwell Shumate. Candy’s father was in the Navy and like many military families she was able to see a lot of the country and went to 11 different schools in 12 years. With all the traveling and moving she was able to figure out what she liked and where she wanted to retire one day. After High School she made her way west and settled in Alpine, Oregon. While working at a plywood production plant she met Pat O’Hare. They were both adventuress and loved the outdoors. It wasn’t long and they were married. In 2000 they moved to Syringa, Idaho. Candy loved spending time on the river, collecting rocks, reading and hiking the trails. Candy worked at the Wilderness Inn as a maid and helped Pat at the restaurant when needed. She was always a hard worker. Candy was a Loving wife, mom, and friend. She is loved and will be missed. She was preceded in death by her parents and two brothers Collin and Kevin. Candy is survived by her husband Pat O’hare, two sons Cameron O’Hare & Jason O’Hare; a daughter Angie Rosenstiel; grandchildren Madeleine, Hayden, Carter, Briana, Ashley, Penelope, Cody, Rian, and Bailey; siblings Catherine Shumate, Kim Shumate and Karen Nowlin. We will be Celebrate her Life 1:00 P.M., Wednesday April 24, 2019 at Trenary Funeral Home Chapel in Kooskia. Condolences may be left at www.trenaryfuneralhome.com
Ellen Harper Waggoner, 60 of Kamiah Id passed away on a beautiful spring day on the 15th of April, 2019 at Clearwater Valley Hospital in Orofino Idaho. She was surrounded by friends and family. Ellen was born to James and Betty Harper on March 29, 1959 in Cleveland MS. Ellen grew up in Cleveland and attended school at Cleveland High School. Ellen spent her youth in the South and was always a place she dearly loved. Ellen married Ronnie Waggoner on October 28, 1977. Ellen had many fond memories on the river and in the woods of the Delta. Her and her husband Ronnie were the owners and operators of Cleveland Seafood which they worked until they moved out West to Idaho in 1997. Ellen was a hard worker with extraordinary work ethics. She was a very caring person at heart who was always willing to help those in need. She had a deep love of all wild things and could always be found outside working in her garden or tending to her animals, most of all her beloved chickens. One thing she loved the most was spending time with her Grandchildren riding 4-wheelers and camping during the summer. Ellen was Baptist by faith and did her best to do the Lords work throughout her life. Ellen worked at Clearwater valley Hospital until she could no longer and always cherished the relationships she made there. She was a strong woman who cared so much for those in her life and will be missed deeply by those that love her. She is preceded in death by her parents James and Betty Harper Ellen is Survived by her husband Ronnie Waggoner of Kamiah Idaho; (Son) Johnathan of Kamiah Idaho, (Son) Nathan & Kim (Grandson) Bryson of Navarre FL, Brothers Jimmy Harper and Percy Harper of Fox Lake WI Sisters Jeannie Miller (Ronnie) of Nesbit, MS, Patricia Harper Fox Lake, Granddaughters Kylie, Lauren, and Aubrey. The family would like to extend their gratitude to the extraordinary care given by the doctors and nurses and CNA’s of Clearwater Valley Hospital for Ellen. A Memorial Service for Ellen will be held Saturday, April 27, 2019 at 11:00 A.M., at Trenary Funeral Chapel in Kooskia, Idaho. Condolences can be left for the family at www.trenaryfuneralhome.com. In lieu of flowers contributions can be made to St. Jude Research Hospital or a charity of your choice.
There will be a Celebration of Life for Robert Hutchins on Sunday, May 5, 2019 at 1:00 P.M. at the Kooskia City Park. The Celebration will be followed by a potluck. Bring your chair and favorite memories of Bob to share.
Celebration of Life for Judith Voller will be Saturday, April 27, 2019 at Noon at the Kooskia City Park. There will be a potluck following the service.
Judith Alane Voller of Kamiah passed away at home April 4, 2019. She was 62. Judie was born to Delbert and Bonnie Hull on Oct. 3, 1956 in Watsonville, Calif. Her parents moved to Manteca, Calif. in the mid ’60s. In 1978 she met her future husband, Ken Voller. They married on Sept. 29, 1979. The young couple moved to Valley Springs, Calif. where they were blessed with two sons to raise while operating their own cabinet business for almost 25 years. After running the shop with her husband she needed a change. Judie went to cosmetology school and had her own manicurist business for approximately 10 years. Then life called again; her father was diagnosed with cancer. She was needed by her family and she dropped everything to be with her dad to help care for him with her mother. Soon after that her mother passed. Judie was always ready for what was next in life. Her faith in our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ gave her strength and courage. Her compassion, wisdom, and listening with care were her trademark gifts from God. Her caring was real and her heart was precious and true, so with sadness and joy, dear Lord, we give her to you. From beginning to end I will love you Judie. Judie is survived by her husband of 41 years, Ken Voller; eldest son Ian Voller of Manteca and his wife Nyma and daughter Eliezra; youngest son Kenneth Zackary “KZ” Voller and his wife Jamie (amazing daughter-in-law) and daughters Cayley, Ashlyn, Mackenzie and Ryan of Grangeville, and her sister Sandy Locke Paddon of Watsonville, Calif. A celebration of life will be held at the Kooskia park April 27 at noon with a potluck to follow. A memorial fund and aftercare account for Ken has been established at Freedom Northwest Credit Union. Trenary Funeral Home is handling arrangements.
George Allen Moore, 64 passed away of a heart attack on April 5, 2019. George was known for enjoying the country life while camping, hunting and ATV trail blazing. In addition, enjoyed the river for fishing and boating. He especially enjoyed spending time with all his family, weather it be for holidays or to enjoy a hot cup of coffee and chatting. Another George trait would be his knowing when the bonfires where lit and the wieners where roasting. Proceeded in death by both paternal and maternal grandparents, his father Dale Moore and his brother Tom Moore whom all are of Stites, Id. He is survived by his wife Marlys Moore of 25 years and their children, Xan Knapton and Christopher Moore, all of Stites, ID. His beautiful and only grand-daughter Haylee Davis also survives him along with his mother, Evelynn Stephenson of Stites, ID. George is also survived by his siblings, Sue Pence, Dale (Dean) Moore and Lila & Dave Winslow of Stites, ID. George was well known and had many friends from his time working at Clearwater Forest Industries for the past 30 years as a re-saw operated. He is survived by many more as he was a well loved and respected, uncle, brother and friend to so many. Family and friends are invited to celebrate the life of George on May 4, 2019 at the Kooskia City Hall located on main street beginning at 11 a.m. Potluck style luncheon all and any dishes will be appreciated, the family is providing the main dishes and drinks.
Patsy Stewart Parsell was born January 18, 1935 in Teton, Idaho to John Dahle and Ada Anderson Stewart. She spent her elementary years in Teton and moved with her parents and younger brother to Hamilton, Montana where she graduated from high school in 1953. On August 10, 1955 she married David Lee Parsell. After living in Fallbrook, California, where David finished his service with the Marine Corps, they made their home in Missoula, MT, and Powell Ranger Station until 1965 when David was transferred to Kamiah, Idaho with the Forest Service. Patsy was an active member of her community and held many positions of service in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints throughout her lifetime. She was the bookkeeper at Jim’s Market grocery store in Kamiah for many years before managing Karen’s Hallmark store. Patsy enjoyed camping trips with her husband and family, and four wheeler trips with friends. She was a professional cake decorator and a talented seamstress. She is preceded in death by three brothers, her daughter, Donna (Parsell) Hancock, her granddaughter, Kelsey Jo Cloninger, and grandson-in-law, David Jensen. She is survived by her husband, David Parsell and their daughters, Karen Cloninger of Kamiah, Jackie (Mike) Schmidt of Cottonwood, Paula (William) Willis of Kooskia, and Janet (Jonathan) Hughes of Lewiston, twelve grandchildren, 10 great- grandchildren, and one great- great-grandchild. Funeral services will be held at 10am at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints on Highway 12 in Kamiah on April 17, 2019 with burial to follow at the Kamiah Cemetery.
Gordon Allen Hawkins Jr. 76, of Kamiah, died peacefully April 3, 2019 at St. Mary’s Hospital, in Cottonwood, Idaho. Gordon Jr. was born September 8, 1942 to Gordon Alvy and Virginia Grace Bouldin Hawkins in Douglas, Arizona. His family left Arizona and after a brief period in Oregon they made it to “Pop Bouldins Place” on the North Fork, which is now underwater. Gordon’s father got a job in Kamiah at the hardware store and that is where the Hawkins family made their home. While in school Gordon played baseball, was a life guard, and really enjoyed being in the band. After graduating from Kamiah High School in 1961 he then purchased the Texaco Station in Kamiah. On his 21 birthday he meet Sherlee Luann Eller at the Orofino Drive Inn and asked her to go on a date. They had their first date at the Drive-In. Four months later on another date at the drive-in, he asked her to marry him. They found a small duplex in Kamiah to start their adventures and ended up buying the house right next door where they have resided since. Gordon and Sherlee loved Kamiah and were very active in the community. He was a member of the Jaycees, helping to build the Kamiah Clinic. Gordon formed the Kamiah Ambulance 47 years ago, was the Kamiah Assistant Fire Chief for more than 40 years, served as the Lewis County Coroner for 25 years, was a Charter Member of the Camp Creek Bunch. Over the years he received many various awards; eventually receiving the Outstanding Community Service Award in 2016. Gordon worked at several places over the years including the Texaco Station, Hanson’s Garage, Bill Lanes Auto Parts, Olives Auto Parts, and Napa. When Gordon wasn’t on an Ambulance run, saving lives, delivering several babies, helping with community events he loved to camp, hunt, and most of all to be with family and friends. Gordon was loved and will be missed by his family, friends, community, and the many people he helped over the years. He is survived by his wife of 54 years Sherlee Hawkins of Kamiah, his son Russell (Robin) Hawkins of Nampa, a daughter Kelly Wasson of Kamiah, grandchildren Nicholas (fiancé Erica Johnson) Wasson of Lewiston, Markey Wasson of Kamiah, Catherine (Troy) Woods of Boise, Kellie (Jeremiah) Mathot, and Johnathon Gillespie; great-grandson Levi Mathot, son-in-law Mark Wasson, kids Ted (Tiffany) Weeks of Kamiah, and grandkids Teresa “Pickle” Weeks, Tyson (Nicole) Weeks and Mitch (Samantha) Holman, brother Ed Hawkins of Kamiah, sister Janet McCabe, the twins Ken and Kathy Hawkins of Portland, a niece Jessica (Marcus) Mathison, and great nephew Oliver Mathison. A Memorial Service will be at 11:00 am Saturday, April 13, 2019 at St. Catherine’s Catholic Church (Idaho Street) in Kamiah. A potluck dinner will follow in the basement. Condolences may be left at www.trenaryfuneralhome.com In lieu of flowers contributions can be sent to the Kamiah Ambulance Fund In memory of Gordon at Freedom Northwest Credit Union.