Helen Marie Lentz passed away on March 23, 2020 in Kooskia, Idaho. Marie was born September 1st, 1958 to David and Marjorie Lentz in Portland, Oregon. All of Marie’s school years were spent in Portland. She attended David Douglas high School but didn’t finish. In 1989 she earned a GED at Mt. Hood Community College. In July of 1976 she married Scott Kempton. They had two children together, David and Christina. That marriage ended in divorce. In March of 1979 she married Randy Mossman. They also had two children together, Tyler and Melissa. That marriage also ended in divorce but they remarried within the same year. They remained married until 1990. In 1988 she met Dave Johnson in Tumwater, Washington. That same year they moved the family to Orofino, Idaho. They lived together for 7 years, separating in 1995. From that union Marie gained a stepson, Christopher Johnson, who has always remained in her life. She was again remarried in April 1998 to Aaron Webb. That marriage also ended in divorce in 1999. She didn’t marry again. Marie was an awesome cook. She enjoyed baking for her family and friends. She was famous for her ham gravy and potato salad. She loved to camp, fish, play cards, canning, gambling, singing karaoke, rock hunting, sewing and floating the river. She loved to garden. She had a green thumb and could grow just about anything! She was known to brag about her kids and grandkids to anyone who would listen. Marie had a wild side in her younger years. She liked to ride motorcycles, listen to rock n roll, go to concerts and had several tattoos with plans for many more. She loved to travel. While she never did make it to some of the far off places she dreamed of going, she was able to travel to Arizona several times with her companion, Randy. She had also been to Las Vegas several times. Her family made a trip to the Redwood Forest as a child and she spoke of that trip often. Just weeks before her passing, she finally was able to see the Grand Canyon. She was preceded in death by her parents, David and Marjorie Lentz, Brother David Lentz Jr., Sister Susan Reynolds, son Tyler Mossman and grandson Aidan Richardson. She is survived by her son, David Kempton of Portland, Or, daughters Christina (Jabez) Richardson of Kamiah, Id. and Melissa (Jarrod) Carter of Kooskia,Id , stepson Christopher Johnson of Stites,Id, grandson KC Richardson of Lewiston,ID, granddaughter Libby Richardson of Kamiah, grandsons Cole, Anthony and Kaden Carter, all of Kooskia and Mariah Johnson of Stites. We thought of you today. But that is nothing new, we thought of you yesterday and days before that too. We think of you in silence, we often speak your name. Now all we have are memories and your picture in a frame. Your memory is our keepsake with which we’ll never part. God has you to keep, we’ll have you in our hearts. There is a memorial fund for Marie Lentz at Freedom Northwest Credit Union in Kamiah. Trenary Funeral Home is helping the family with arrangements. There will be services held at a later date.
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