Bob Huebner, 82, of Woodland passed away December 16, 2016.
A Memorial and Celebration of Life will be held 10:00am Saturday July 22, 2017 at Woodland Friends Church near Kamiah.
2016 Obituaries posted by Trenary Funeral Home of Kooskia Idaho
George Jonathon (Jon) Vahlberg was born in Emmett, Idaho March 7, 1955 to Ruth (Leonard) and David “Barry” Vahlberg. He grew up with an older brother and two younger sisters. His early memories were colored with work and play on a chicken farm his parents owned and maintained.
He graduated from Emmett High School in 1973 but not before becoming the youngest black belt in the Boise Shotokon Dojo. He went as far as earning his third degree black belt in Shotokon. He worked hard at the Emmett Mill to put himself through college at Boise State University where he studied and instructed self-defense, karate, and defensive tactics to Criminology Majors. He graduated BSU with a Bachelor degree in Business Administration in 1977.
After College he managed two C R Anthony clothing stores before meeting his first wife, Debbie Hopson and her daughter. They married and had two more daughters before they decided to move their family of five to Kooskia, Idaho (Debbie’s hometown) in 1989. They later divorced but Jon had fallen in love with the area and decided to stay.
Jon then became a real estate agent which he loved. Being a real estate agent gave him the ability to schedule his work around his daughters’ extra-curricular activities which he joined in and enjoyed. His most recent work was with Idaho Country Properties where enjoyed working every day because of his coworkers.
When Jon met his second wife, Terri Alarcon the timing couldn’t have been more perfect. They met May 12, 2006 and were married July 6, 2013. She was a real blessing in his life and he was so proud and excited to help her open her beauty shop in Kooskia.
Jon believed in the higher power and was baptized six years ago beside his youngest daughter.
Jon was such a loving husband and father. Jon was a very caring man who once met could not be forgotten. He maintained close relationships with many people through his life. Jon was the type of man who would give the shirt off his back. A real hero. The type of man that would not run away from danger but toward it if someone was in need. He was also the jokester, loved to pull pranks and full of good humor. His punchlines always perfectly timed and his laughter was absolutely infectious!
His life was full of adventure from the start to finish, always having a story to tell and his grandchildren loved to hear Papa tell them. He was the master. Jon enjoyed playing pool, metal detecting, dancing, collecting treasures,and Boise State Football. He was passionate about politics and freedom. Most of all Jon loved his family…..and BSU Broncos….
He will be very missed by so many. He was a wonderful son, pesky younger brother, a cool older brother, a great dad, a fun and loving Papa and beloved husband. We lost him too soon to a heart attack which occurred on Saturday night September 3, 2016. He had been out walking with his wife near their home.
He was preceded in death by his father, D. Barry Vahlberg.
He is survived by his wife Terri Vahlberg, his mother, Ruth Vahlberg; his brother David Vahlberg; his sisters, Tona Henderson and Paula Terry; his daughter, Ashley and her children, Laith, MacKenzie and Ellysia Aasiby; daughter Whitney (James) and children, Korbin, Ayla, Odin, and Keara Aasiby; Step daughter, Jamie (Brian) and children, Coavin, Katie, Emily and Lany Coatney; step son, Mark Alarcon and daughter Azalea; step daughter Kaylana and sons, Issac, Zachary, and Mickey; step daughter Jonie and son Dillion.
There will be a Celebration of life at the Country Center, 4313 Hwy 13, Stites, ID at 1 p.m., Saturday September 24, 2016. It will be a cover dish dinner in Jon’s honor. There will be a second Celebration of life in Emmett, ID 3 p.m., October 9, 2016 at the City Park. Trenary Funeral Home of Kooskia, Idaho assisted the family. Send condolences to trenaryfuneralhome.com
Dawn L Graham Clopton
Mom came into this world June 21, 1943as her older sister Glenda’s third birthday present. She was born to Herman and Mildred McDougal Graham and joined three siblings; Norman, Gloria (passed away as a child), Glenda and later Sandy. They were all raised in Grangeville, ID.
Mom met the very handsome and daring Duane Clopton in high school and her heart was his for the next fifty five years. They were married straight out of schoolSeptember 10, 1961. Daren came along a year later followed by Diana then a few years later Danielle. After moving around a bit in Nevada and Oregon, Mom and Dad settled in Kamiah, ID in 1973.
Mom stayed home with her children until we were old enough to take care of ourselves, then she went to work for Moxley’s Furniture, the Kamiah Clinic and then Cloninger’s where she retired after eighteen years.
Mom and Dad belonged to the JC’s, the Fire Dept. and the EMT’s. I say both because even though only one may have joined, it becomes a family effort. Later they became a part of the local Snowmobile-ATV club. You could always find Mom zooming down highway 12 on her 4 wheeler with a cab heading to or from work up until she retired. The little old lady from Pasadena had nothing on Mom!!!
Mom was never happier than when she was holding a baby so her children provided her with seven grandchildren to cuddle. Daren and Shirley (Metcalf) gave her Brandy and Lee, Diana and John Schmidt gave her Jeremy and Chandra and Danielle gave her Ryan, Courtney and Crista. Brandy and Chandra then gave her two Great grandchildren, Allison Dawn and Ian.
Mom battled cancer for over twenty years. She showed us courage, strength and grace through it all. She finally lost her fierce battle Saturday, August 27, 2016 and went to be with the Lord.
Mom had three vices, her hidden chocolate chips, boxed White Zinfandel wine and being frugal, so on that note we must end this because we promised to keep it short and sweet even though we could go on for a novel telling you how wonderful our Mom was.
She was preceded in death by her parents and her three sisters.
Visitation for friends and family will be Thursday, September 1, 2016 5:00pm to 8:00pm at Trenary Funeral Home.
Mom’s life celebration will be Friday, September 2, 2016 at 11:00 am at Trenary Funeral Home in Kooskia, ID with burial at the Kamiah Cemetery and dinner to follow at the Fire Hall in Kamiah. In lieu of flowers a donation to the Kamiah EMT’s or Fire Dept. would be appreciated.
Alexandria “Al” (Allen) Davis, 83, died August 10 at Grangeville Health and Rehab. Grangeville, ID
“Fiesty Gram Al. Lover of horses, mules, and grandkids. Rode buggies in parades, knew everyone in the Clearwater valley, keeper of the family history. Sweet, but not too sweet.”
Alexandria Frances (Allen) Davis was born May 8th, 1933 in Lewiston ID to Percy Jasper Allen and Frieda Margaretha Brinkman Allen. The family lived outside of Lapwai at this time. They moved to Kooskia ID shortly after, where Al started her first year of school. She lost her Dad when she was seven yrs old. Her mother and six children eventually moved to Stites Id where her mother was the telephone operator. Al loved to tell of when she would work for her mom as a relief operator and listen in on everyones conversations. She was a cheerleader at Stites Highschool and was 1948 princess of Grangeville BorderDays.
In 1950 she married Rodney Earl Schneider of Stites and moved to Northern California. They lived in Ereka and Willowcreek. She worked at the Pat Veneer Lumber mill pulling green chain and delivered rural mail. Rod and Al had two sons. Allen (Schneider) Dolph and Rodney (Schneider) Dolph. They later divorced.
In 1956 she moved to Anacortes WA where she met and married Clinton Hamilton Dolph in 1958. Clint “Jr” and Al had three daughters: Andria, Shannon, and Tracy. They later divorced.
She moved back to the Clearwater Valley with her children in 1970. She worked as a grocery clerk in Kamiah and Kooskia and delivered rural mail while raising her children and she put up a huge garden every year. She loved young people and was a 4-H leader for 23 years.
Alexandria married Charles Everet Davis November 29, 1986 at their home on Cashway RD. There, she had a very full life with Charlie doing the things she loved the most to do. Taking pack trips to the mountains, driving and riding horses and mules, raising beautiful flower gardens. Having her grandkids come to stay was something she always looked forward to. Al was a historian and was a member of the Kamiah Historical society. She collected and compiled a huge collection of historical photos of Clearwater, Stites, Kooskia and the Elk City wagon road. She published a family Geneology book without the help of a computer. She was an artist, a master of quilting, beautiful beadwork, embroidery, and leather work. She played the guitar and piano, and was a pretty good carpenter too. She was even known to repair a chainsaw or two in her younger days.
Alexandria is survived by her husband, Charlie Davis at their home. A son, Rod Dolph of Santaquin, Utah. Daughter, Andria Brotnov(Mark), of Kamiah ID. Daughter, Shannon Perry (Rodney), of Kamiah ID. Daughter, Tracy Reis, of Kamiah ID. A brother, Bob Allen, of Orofino, ID. A sister, Rena Dye(Gene), of Sandpoint, ID. Thirteen grandchildren, Ten greatgrandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents. Son, Allen Jerome Dolph. A granddaughter, Toni Nicole Spain, a sister Priscilla Jean Peterson, two brothers, William “Bill” Lawrence Allen and Morris “Mick” Lee Allen. Two nephews, Richard Allen Petterson and Steven Leroy Petterson.
There will be a memorial service at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, September 10th at the Community Presbyterian Church at 620 7th St. in Kamiah, ID. Following the service there will be a potluck lunch at the church.
Wesley Eugene Shira, 34 died Friday, July 15, 2016 of a rollover accident on Graves Creek Road south of Cottonwood, Idaho. Wes was born April 13, 1982 in Augsburg, Germany to Richard & Audrey (McLean) Shira.
Wes had a big heart for family, friends and anyone in need.
Wes lived life on the edge and learned some things the hard way. A few of the jobs he loved was cooking, construction and the time he spent as a carny from Texas to Washington. A couple of years ago Wes overcame his demons, moved home to Grangeville, met his fiancée, Patti Clark, her three boys, Sean, Zak and Derek. They were to be married August 13.
Wes is survived by his fiancée, Patti, her three sons, Sean, Zak and Derek; parents, Rick Shira and Audrey McLean Shira; sisters, Amy (Jim) Matson and Valerie (Kevin) Carney; brother Lance Shira. Also several niece and nephews.
A final post on facebook: “Never be defined by your past. It was just a lesson, not a life sentence.”
A graveside Memorial Service will be at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, July 23, 2016 at Clearwater Cemetery, Clearwater, Idaho. A Covered dish dinner and fellowship will follow at the Clearwater IOOF Hall, Clearwater, Idaho. Arrangements have been entrusted to Trenary Funeral Home, Kooskia, Idaho
Richard Hansen, 69 died August 4, 2016 at his Kamiah, Idaho home.
Graveside Service with Military Honors will be at 3 p.m., Wednesday, August 9, 2016 at Idaho State Veterans Cemetery, Boise, Idaho.
Trenary Funeral Home of Kooskia, Idahoassisted the family.
Jonathan Michael Leach, the first-born of Michael and Ruth (Lynn) Leach, born Oct. 12, 1985, entered eternity on July 28, 2016 due to a tragic work accident.
Jonathan was married to his best friend and sweetheart, Hannah (Gulotta) Leach on July 11, 2015. Twelve weeks ago they welcomed their little daughter Tekoah Wren into the family. With new family, enjoyable job, and passionate Christian faith, he lived life with a contagious enthusiasm.
Jonathan’s many interests included creative writing, book collecting, avid reading, and knife and sword collecting. He was a lover of music, an artistic craftsman, and a member of Liberatus Training Group. In addition, he invested deeply in the lives of children with his time and talents.
He was humble and well aware of his faults and made no pretentions of being a saint. His sister aptly summarized Jonathan in these words: “He was an affectionate son, a playful and ornery brother and a passionate and loving husband. As a father he was sweet and adoring. A faithful and honest friend, he was loved by many and will be deeply missed.
A man’s legacy can only be measured by the ripples which he leaves behind. If Jonathan’s love were a wave it would be a Tsunami, and his love for Jesus an ocean.”
Jonathan is survived by his wife Hannah (Gulotta) Leach and daughter Tekoah Leach, father Michael Leach, mother Ruth (Lynn) Leach, brother Benjamin Leach of Kamiah, brother Mikael (Tiffany) Leach, sister Evie (Joshua) Loofbourrow of Lewiston, one niece and four nephews.
A memorial is planned on Saturday Aug. 6, 11 a.m. at Grangeville Christian Reformed Church at 4th and Junction St., Grangeville.
Bill G White was born Dec. 10, 1930 to Jess and Mildred (Crawford) White in Sweetwater, Id and passed away August 6, 2016 at the age of 85 at the North Idaho Veteran’s Home in Lewiston, Id.
Bill spent his youth in the Sweetwater area until his parents moved to Dent, id where he was raised on what is now known as Dent Acres. He attended school at the country school on the North Fork, riding his horse with his sisters to school. While in high school at Orofino he would spend the week at relatives or friends homes and return to the family farm at dent on weekends. He graduated from Orofino High School in 1950 and went to work driving supply truck for Potlatch.
Bill served in the U.S. Army and was stationed in several locations including Anchorage, Alaska.
He married Billie Mae Herres March 2, 1952 in Orofino, Idaho. They had a long and beautiful marriage with many happy memories. They were blessed with 3 daughters – Lolli, Rena & Dorothy (Dot). Although short periods of time were spent in logging camps they lived most of their entire marriage life in Orofino, Id in two homes.
Bill was a logger, river guide, fire patrol office on Dworshak and many other jobs in the outdoors. He loved fishing, hunting, growing tomatoes and times spend in his front lawn with his neighbors.
He was the last founder member of Clearwater County Sheriff’s Posse, now called Search and Rescue, the Jeep Club in the 1960s and V.F.W.
Bill is survived by his 3 daughters – Lolli White & Steve of Willits, Ca., Rena (Rockie) Jacobsen of Kamiah, Id. And Dot (Randy) Strom of Mississippi. He leaves behind 7 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren.
Delores Genevieve Heimgartner, 93 died June 28, 2016 at Grangeville Health and Rehabilitation Center in Grangeville, Idaho.
Delores will be missed by all who knew and loved her.
Delores was born on May 16, 1923 at Burley, Idaho to Chancellor and Elizabeth (Woodall) Gummow. She was the oldest of nine children. She graduated from Burley High School in 1941 and attended Idaho State College in Pocatello, Idaho. She moved to San Diego California to become a “Rosie the Riveter” in the Air Craft Factories working on B-12 Bombers. She met Vinal E. Straw and they were married on September 20, 1943. They had a daughter in August 1944, Lyndia Ann, who died a few months later. In 1947 after the war, they moved to the farm in Clearwater, Idaho where they made their life with their three children, Tim, David, and Jennie. Vinal died in 1959 and Delores and their children remained on the family farm.
She married Leslie Heimgartner on June 8, 1968 and moved to Juliaetta, Idaho. They had 25 wonderful years together until Leslie’s death in 1993. Delores then moved back to Clearwater to be closer to family, until health issues caused her to move first to Haven of Rest in Kamiah, Idaho and then to Grangeville Health & Rehabilitation Center.
Delores was very active in her communities; serving as a member of LDS Church, PTA, 4-H Leader, Granges at Clearwater & Juliaetta, Women in Agriculture and quilting Club. She loved being with family, reading, painting, sewing, quilting, crocheting, cooking, gardening, listening to music, watching TV and doing word searches.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Chancellor and Elizabeth; her husbands, Vinal and Leslie; daughter, Lyndia Ann Straw; her brother, Vern; her sister, Edith, step children, Bob and Elaine and a great grandchild.
She is survived by her children, Tim (Bernadette) Straw and David (Donna) Straw both of Clearwater, Idaho; Jennie (Larry) Lyons of Syringa, Idaho and step daughter, Marie Straw of Mountain Home, Idaho; and her six remaining siblings. Delores was grandmother to her and Leslie’s 12 grandchildren, 27 great grandchildren, and 13 great great grandchildren. She was lovingly known to many nieces, nephews, and extended family as “Auntie Delores.”
Memorial contributions in Delores’ name may be made to the charity of choice.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m., Friday, July 8, 2016 at Trenary Funeral Home Chapel in Kooskia, Idaho. Funeral Services will be at 10:00 am Saturday, July 9, 2016 at Trenary Funeral Home Chapel in Kooskia, Idaho. Dedication of Grave will follow at Pine Grove Cemetery. A dinner will be provided for family and friends at the LDS Church dining hall, HWY 12, Kamiah, Idaho.