There will be a Viewing and Funeral for Donald Martin Harris on Wednesday May 29, 2019 at the Nezperce Christian Church, in Nezperce, Idaho. The viewing will be at 11:00 A.M., with a funeral to follow at Noon. Interment will be at Nezperce City Cemetery.
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Robert Sumpter, 91, Clearwater, ID.
Robert Sumpter passed away Saturday, May 18, 2019 of cancer. He was born March 2, 1928 in Olympia, WA. to E. L. “Fort” and Celestine Sumpter. When he was five years old, the family moved to his dad’s hometown of Payette, ID. Later when he was 10, the family moved to Red River, ID., where he attended school in a one room school house. Later the family moved to Elk City. Robert served in the Army for three years. When he was discharged, he returned to Elk City and went to work on the Gold dredges in the area. In 1953 he went to work for the Union Pacific railroad as a lineman. He married his wife Marjorie Naval, on May 1, 1954, in Payette, ID. As he worked for the Union Pacific railroad they moved and lived in several states. In 1967 the family moved back to Elk City where he worked for his brother in law Wally York and also the Shears sawmill. Later moving to Clearwater, as his kids started high school. He worked in the area sawmills as an electrician and Millwright until retiring. Robert is survived by his wife of 65 years Marjorie, his son Robert (Jill) of Poulsbo, WA., Darlene (James) of Mobile, AL., Jackie (Jerry) of Clearwater, ID. Seven grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren. As his request, no services will be held. Trenary Funeral Home is assisting the family.
Delores Willig 85, Kooskia
Delores was born in Stites Idaho March 14, 1934. To Mathias McConivile and Grace Kash Kash. Delores Attended Native Boarding Schools throughout the Northwest, and later attended Lewis Clark State College she studied criminal justice.
She worked varies jobs around the region including the Nez Perce Tribe as a surveillance officer at the IT’SE-YE-YE CASION in Kamiah until retirement.
Delores loved to hunt and fish with her kids and grandkids she would fund various trips. She loved to go out and enjoy watching her grandkids play sports as they were growing up. She would always talk about how many grandkids she had and wasn’t able to attend all the games.
Delores was also active in the JOM program in the Clearwater Valley Schools in the 90s. Mom also loved all her TV programs mostly wrestling and just about any sport playoff game there was.Mom would tell interesting stories about her travels throughout the United States. Mom would donate to various charities.
She is survived byChildren: Betty Kinser, David Steffy, and Randy Willig. Delores is proceeded in death by her daughter Carrie Broncheau. Grandson Darreall Miller, Granddaughter Samantha Fignani.
Grandkids: Robert, Brent, Snuff, Scott, Kalz, Davo, Augie, Cesalli, Emali, Lance, Mathias, Jordan, Shamika, and Simon.
Services will be 11:00 AM Saturday May 18, 20019 at Trenary Funeral Home in Kooskia. A dinner will follow at The Kooskia Community Center.
Our beloved mother, Aletha Ann Brown passed away May 6, 2019 in Grangeville, Idaho at the age of 96 from complications of pneumonia. She was born to Walter Doyle Bateman and Clara Belle Armitage on January 21, 1923 in Southwick, Idaho, where she spent her youth until her late teens. She married Don Rogers October 28, 1940 in Weippe, Idaho. Don and Aletha had four daughters, Donna Maureen, Ruth Ann, Julia Mae and Shirley Jean. They lived in many surrounding towns while raising the girls until settling in Kamiah. Don passed away in 1957. Aletha later married Clifford Brown who passed away in 1972. She continued her life with the girls in Kamiah. She was very talented at sewing, crafts and above all wood working. She greatly enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and teaching them her tricks of the trade. There are countless pieces of furniture she made scattered throughout the local area. Aletha was very bright, even up to the age of 96. She was honest, giving, thoughtful and hard-working. She was loved and will be greatly missed by all. She was preceded in death by her mother and father, her husband, Don, her husband, Cliff, her sisters, Edith Wells and Dorothy King. She is survived by her sister Juanita Reece of Lewiston, Idaho, daughters Donna (Larry) Knight of Kamiah, Ruth Anderson of Milton, WA, Julia Ayers of Cahone, CO and Shirley Weddle of Kamiah, 12 grandchildren, many great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren. Services will be held at Trenary Funeral Home in Kooskia, Idaho on Saturday, May 11, 2019, at 11:00 A.M. with a graveside service to follow at 2:00 P.M. at Pine Cemetery near Southwick.
Michael Myers, of Kooskia, passed away Monday, May 6, 2019. He was born in Greenville, Texas and settled in the Kooskia area in the early 70’s. Mike worked for the US Forest Service fighting fires, building trails, packing mule strings and eventually finishing his career as a Law Enforcement Officer. He retired in 2009 and enjoyed raising animals. He married his wife Becky and spent 45 years together. He is survived by wife, Becky and two sons, Casey and Matt and their families. Casey with Laci raised two grandchildren, Bass and Megan. Matt with Tracey raised two grandchildren, Maggie and Decker. Mike loved being with his family. He is also survived by his mother, four sisters and two brothers. Mike preferred no services to be held. Trenary Funeral Home of Kooskia is assisting the family.
Russell Wiggins, 65, of Kamiah, died May 6, 2019 at his home in Kamiah. Trenary Funeral Home of Kooskia is assisting the family.