Timothy “Tim” Gianopulos 60, of Crane Hill near Kooskia passed away Thursday September 12, 2019 at his home. A Graveside Funeral Service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, September 21, 2019 at Tahoe Mountain Rest Cemetery followed by a Celebration of Life
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William ” Bill ” Delacy of Kamiah passed away Friday September 6, 2019 at Grangeville Health and Rehab.
A Graveside Funeral Service will be held 10:00 am Wednesday September 11, 2019 at Kamiah City Cemetery. A Requiem will be held at a later date.
Darryle “Dow” Broncheau of Kamiah.
Dow Broncheau, husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and champion fast & fancy dancer made his grand entry to the heavenly pow-wow, Monday September 2, 2019 at Lewiston, Idaho. Dow was born to Leo & Alvina Broncheau December 20, 1953 in Lewiston, Idaho. Dow attended school at Lapwai. Kamiah Barbeque Days in 1969 he met his future wife Angela Wheeler. Dow and Angela were married Labor Day September 2, 1974 at 2nd Indian Presbyterian Church with Rev. Walt Moffett officiating. In 1988 Dow and I were visiting with Rev. Moffett, telling him we were celebrating our 14th wedding anniversary, Rev. Moffett’s reply was ”By golly I must have tied a good knot!”. Dow worked at Kamiah Mills, Potlatch Twin Feathers in Kamiah and later transferred to Lewiston PFI Paper production. Dow worked seasonal jobs with the Nez Perce Tribe Fisheries Department. Dow worked for Kamiah Nimiipuu Health Maintenance for 11 years, he later took medical retirement. Dow had a strong work ethic, he enjoyed working and meeting people, many have became long time friends.
As a young lad, Dow’s favorite past time was the log runs they had in the Clearwater River back in the 60’s, he enjoyed gathering the logs with his Dad and uncles. Dow hit the Pow-wow trail at a young age, often winning many championship dance contests. He made many pow-wow buddies throughout the pow-wow trail.
Dow enjoyed visiting his Aunt Margaret Broncheau and niece Linda & Dave White at the Broncheau home in Spalding, he was very close with his niece Linda and her family.
Dow enjoyed the outdoors, fishing, hunting, and gathering. Dow enjoyed watching his children and grandchildren pound the pavement playing in the Spokane Hoopfest 3 on 3 Basketball tournament; it was a holiday for his family. Dow was an avid Kub fan cheering for his Sons during their junior/high school years as they played football, basketball, and track. He was proud of his daughters Feather and Delores during their Kub Cheerleader and dance team years. Dow was a number one fan of the Kub Nation Warriors, he taped granddaughter Graciela’s games, was proud of her fast break and defense. Dow was the Seattle Seahawk 12th player(Fan) way back before being a Seahawk fan was cool!
Dow is survived by his wife Angela(Wheeler) Broncheau, sons Abraham (Susan) Broncheau of Clarkston, Casey(Heather) Broncheau of Kamiah, Alex (Jennifer) Broncheau of Post Falls, Zachary (Olivia) Broncheau of Caldwell, and Timmy (Janelle) Broncheau of Middleton; daughters Feather DelRae (James) Holt of Lapwai, and Delores Higheagle of Kamiah; 35 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren; several bonus Sons that made our house their home; and a sister Gloria Broncheau. Dow was preceded in death by his son Darryle Wayne Broncheau Jr. and his parents Leo and Alvina Broncheau.
The Memorial Service will be 6:30pm Thursday September 5, 2019 at the Wa-a’yas Community Building in Kamiah.
Funeral Services will be 3:00pm Friday September 6, 2019 at the Wa-a’yas Community Center. Interment will follow at 2nd Church Cemetery on No Kid Lane. ocked0 Li
Evelyn passed peacefully in her sleep at home on August 31, 2019 at the age of 92. Evelyn was born July 13, 1927 in Haynes, North Dakota to Charles and Mabel Weisbeck. On December 22, 1944 she married Thomas Hendren in Asotin, Washington. Together they raised five sons on a cattle ranch in the Crane Hill area near Kooskia, Idaho. Her husband Tom passed away January 12, 1982. Her whole life she enjoyed visiting with her family and friends, gardening, crocheting, and making quilts for her loved ones. On October 27, 1989 she married Owen Johnson. He passed away March 30, 1993. She is survived by her five sons David of Lapwai, Elbert and Janet of Kamiah, Jeff, Tom and Fred of Kooskia; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; her three sisters Delores Breen of Nampa, Lucille Conard of Spokane, Wa. and Hazel Paul of Kooskia; a brother Ray and Donna Weisbeck of Ellensburg, Wa. A Graveside Funeral will be held 10:00 am Saturday September 7, 2019 at Pinegrove Cemetery.
Bill E. Williams, of Kamiah, passed away after a short illness Sunday, Aug. 25, 2019, with his family by his side. He was 83 years young. Bill was born the only son to Elmer and Lou Williams on Sept. 14, 1935. He joined sisters Betty and Dorothy. Much of his young life was spent in and around Kamiah, and he graduated a proud Kub. He met and married Joanne Bowles on Feb. 17, 1956. They had one daughter and two sons who they raised in Kamiah. They were later divorced. Bill was very proud of the years he spent helping to build Dworshak Dam. He also painted and constructed many homes and commercial buildings. Bill married Jackie Zentz in October 1979. That marriage also ended in divorce. He was a lifetime Jaycee I Senator and was very involved with the establishment of the Kamiah Medical Clinic. In his final years, he resided in Kamiah with his loving companion, Nancy Martin. They enjoyed going to yard sales and visiting the casino until her passing in 2013. He was preceded in death by his parents and his sisters, Betty Cole and Dorothy Jones. He is survived by daughter Karla (Jerry), sons Doug (Vicky) and David (Rita). Also surviving are five grandchildren, Travis, Shelley, Trevor, Desiree and Dawnelle. He was especially proud of his five great-grandchildren, Jagger, Sawyer, Cooper, Morgan and Lavella. Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Sept. 14 at the Kamiah Cemetery. A celebration of life will follow at the Kamiah Community Presbyterian Church in Kamiah.
Jim A. Ragains, of Kamiah, died at his daughter’s home in Upton, Wyo., Friday, July 5, 2019. He was 90. Born June 20, 1929, in Melba, Idaho, to Franklin and Mary Ragains, Jim was one of nine children. He attended school in Melba and then he enlisted in the U.S. Army. A decorated combat war veteran, he received a marksman excellence award, an Army-Navy Production Award for World War II and a medal of accommodation for the Korean War, where he was in the 1st Armored Division. Jim returned from overseas to California. He married Jackie Ebe on Sept. 19, 1953, in Los Angeles. They had three children, Rick, Terry and Vickie. They lived in California, running a Texaco station and racing stock cars before moving back to Idaho, to Kamiah, in 1970. Jim delivered fuel for Chevron for several years before he and Jackie bought a cafe. They were the proud owners of JJ’s Cafe. Customers were friends and so were the many waitresses and cooks who worked alongside Jim and Jackie over the years. A gift given to them from staff upon retirement claimed they were the “World’s Greatest Bosses.” He greeted everyone warmly and made friends easily. Jim enjoyed visiting with people, had a great sense of humor and a million sayings, many one-line zingers that were heard over and over though the years. What he loved most was being a grandparent — to his own grandchildren and their friends. Fondly referred to as G-pa, he was proud of all his grandchildren and then his great-grandchildren. The walls of his home were covered in photos of his family in frames he made. Jim also loved to hunt, and the annual hunting trips included gathering his friends, his son and his friends, and then later his grandkids and their friends for the adventure. Jim is survived by his brother, Marion (Caroline) Ragains, of California; his son, Terry Ragains, of Lewiston; his daughter, Vickie (Guy) Jackson, of Wyoming; and grandchildren Mitch Ragains (and family, of Washington), Tara Tibetts (and family, of Spokane Valley, Wash.), Samantha Skinner (and family, of Lewiston), Rickie Ragains (and family, of Spokane), Chase Jackson (and family, of Wyoming), Breeana Reiner (and family, of Lewiston), Tyler Jackson (and family, of Federal Way, Wash.) and Shasta Porter (and family, of Montana); and 21 great-grandchildren. Jim was preceded in death by his wife, son Richard “Rick” Ragains, grandson Bucky Leach, daughter-in-law Tammy Ragains, his parents and seven of his siblings, Frankie, Zelpha, Floyd, Irene, Otto, Darrel and Virginia.