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.
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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.
Barbara June Graham passed away at 4:21 A.M., April 1, 2019 at her home in Kooskia, Idaho.
Barbara was born June 16, 1933, to Anne & Clye Gates in Seattle, Washington. She joined a brother, Gerald and a sister, DeeDee. Her mother worked at the Bon Marche, and Barbara grew up exploring the store fronts of Pikes Place Market, where she was well known by all the store owners. Barbara’s uncle took her under his wing and entered her in the Barkley School of Dance where she performed in several productions. In 1952, she graduated from Bothell High School. She then went to work at the Bon Marche as a assistant buyer. After two years she re-entered show business as a vocalist and dancer. She traveled and performed in Alaska and several West Coast tours of the Air Force. She once opened a show for Sammie Davis Jr. and also performed at San Quentin. She later moved to Lake Tahoe, Reno Nevada area performing at various clubs and casino’s like the Nevada Club, North Shore Holiday Inn, Riverside, and The Mapes Motel. She then took a job at Kolo Tv as a tv host for Pete Carothers. She then met Claude Graham at a show where she was performing at the Mapes Motel. They began playing various clubs together, she played drums and sang. She then took a job at the Horseshoe Club in Reno, Nevada where she managed the Keno runners. Claude and Barbara were married and began raising his four children from his first marriage then adding one of their own. They began adding their children to their band, known as the “Good Times Band”. Their catch phrase was, “We’re not here for a long time, just a good time”. They eventually bought 160 acres in Kooskia, Idaho overlooking the Clearwater River with plans of retirement. June however worked as a bartender in every bar in the valley from 1976 to 2013. In addition to raising and caring for her immediate family, she took on the task of raising Charles and Mark Bechtold, as if they were her own. She is preceded in death by her husband Claude, son Donald, and daughter Julie Graham. Barbara is survived and loved by her sons Martin and Claude Jr. Grandchildren – Autumn, Heather, Jeff, Terrah, Melinda, Kristen, Michael, Christopher and Julie. She has 21 great grandchildren. Barbara was loved by her family and anyone who come into her life, and she will be greatly missed. Celebration of Life will be held June 15, 2019, location and details will follow at a later date.