Clifford Zierlein Jr. 63, of Orofino passed away Saturday July 21, 2018 in Orofino. Services are pending.
Robert E. Johnson Jr.
Robert E. Johnson Jr. (B.J.), was 39 when he passed away in his home July 18, 2018. He was born July 8, 1979 to Luella & Robert E. Johnson. He left behind his three children; Robert E. Johnson III, Kimberly Dallas Johnson and Hunter D. Johnson; a wife Rebecca; and two stepsons, Drew and Jacob Blimka; his three sisters, Brandy Young, Tiffany Calico and Cynthia Calico; his beloved nephews, nieces and his extended family.
Robert (BJ) was a loved father, son, brother, Uncle, Husband and friend.
BJ was an avid outdoorsman who had a passion for hunting and fishing in the mountains. Robert (BJ) always had something to say that put a smiles on our faces He had such a inspiring personality.
We will Celebrate his life at 11:00 a.m on Wednesday July 25, 2018 at Trenary Funeral Home Chapel in Kooskia, Idaho. It will be a time of sharing stories and celebrating his life
Joyce Elaine Dupont Williams Crawford of Kooskia, Idaho died April 6, 2018 at Guardian Angel Homes in Lewiston, Idaho. Joyce was born October 17, 1931 in Red Lake Falls, Minnesota to Phillip and Louria Dupont. She had three brothers and one sister.
Joyce was raised in Minnisota and the Moxee-Yakima area of Washington. She returned to Red Lake Falls to graduate High School and then returned to Washington. While in Washington she met and married Pete Williams, who was in the Navy. They had three children; Jim, Kathy and John. They lived in California, Washington and Idaho until they settled in the Clearwater Valley of Idaho where they bought Pete’s Cashway now known as Dale’s Cashway between Kamiah and Kooskia and ran that business for eleven years. Pete passed away in 1979. Joyce then met and married James Crawford. They made their home on the Middle Fork of the Clearwater River.
Joyce was active in the Catholic Church, VFW Women’s Auxiliary (holding the record for the longest membership). She loved fishing, hunting, and camping along with feeding quail and humming birds. She had many friends and extended family and will be dearly missed.
Joyce was preceded in death by her parents, Phillip and Louria; her first husband, Pete Williams; her brothers, Phil & George; her sister, Patricia; her son, Jim and her step son, Jimmy.
She is survived by her husband James Crawford; her brother Lee Dupont; daughter, Kathy Hanshaw; son, John Williams; step daughter, Jayme Watson; and grandchildren, Jeff Williams, Brian Williams, Jennifer Huffman, Tonya Patterson, Cheryl Lycan, Matt Bratcher, Casey Koszalka, Jason Crawford, and many grandchildren.
Mass and Celebration Service will be at 11:00 a.m., Saturday May 5, 2018 at St. Catherine’s Catholic Church in Kamiah, Idaho. A meal will follow in the church basement. Reverend Father Sipho will officiate. Arrangements have been entrusted to Trenary Funeral Home of Kooskia, Idaho.
Thelma Thomas Oberly (Ayat-Tohtinmine), 78, died Wednesday morning at Sacred Heart Medical Center in Spokane. A memorial service will be held at 7 p.m. Monday at Trenary Funeral Chapel in Kooskia, with Reverend Dr. Mary Jane Miles and Elder Maple Stuivenga officiating.
Funeral to be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Second Indian Presbyterian Church in Kamiah, with Rev. Dr. Cecil Corbett officiating. He will be assisted by Elder Jeannie Wheeler Strong.
Thelma was born in Kamiah on Aug. 24, 1939, to Edna (Emontsaekonmai) Homer and Moses Thomas. As an infant she was given her Indian name Ayat-Tohtinmine “respected highly by her people.” She was a descendant of A-pus-wahhykt, the elder Chief Lookingglass. Thelma was a full blood, enrolled member of the Nez Perce Tribe.
She graduated from Kamiah High School in 1957. She graduated from Haskell Institute in May 1959. She attended Bacone Junior College from 1959 to 1962 and completed coursework for an associate degree. Thelma attended Lewis-Clark State College and earned credits towards a communications degree.
She married Acey Oberly Jr. in 1961 at Broken Arrow, Okla.
She was a member of the Second Presbyterian Church in Kamiah. She was a member of the Talmaks Board for 35 years and served as the Board’s secretary for 27 years. She was a member of the North American Indian Women’s Association (NAIWA) and served as the National Historian in the 1970s. She also served as a Nez Perce Tribe General Council Secretary in the 1960s.
She was a member of the Lookingglass descendants’ pow wow committee, commemorating the centennial of the 1877 war with the first Lookingglass Pow wow in 1977. Thelma was fluent in the Nez Perce language. She gained a fluency in the Nimiipuu dialect when she helped to interpret for her great grandmother, Fannie Bailey Hayes.
Thelma enjoyed travel, photography and playing the piano at the various church events. While in college, she had the opportunity to perform with the Bacone Choir. Thelma also enjoyed horseback riding. She was proud to have served as part of the Chief Joseph Rodeo “Warrior Princess” court in her youth.
Thelma held various jobs throughout her career. She worked as a clerk typist for the Nez Perce Tribe and Bureau of Indian Affairs in the 1960s. She also employed as an Assistant Bookkeeper for the Yakama Nation Area Agency on Aging for five years. In 2011, she retired from the Nez Perce Tribe’s Judicial Services Department, where she served as a court clerk for 27 years. She won Employee of the Year for the Nez Perce Tribe in 1988.
Survivors include her husband, Acey Oberly Jr.; three daughters, Jorja Oberly Valandra, and husband Howard, of Eagan, Minn., Yvonne Oberly of Olympia and Sonya Oberly of Lewiston; and a grandson, Cato Acey Valandra of Eagan, Minn.
A sister, Beverly Thomas; and two brothers, Melvin and Gordon Thomas, preceded her in death.
Burial will be at the First Indian Presbyterian Church Tribal Cemetery in East Kamiah.
Gregory Munson, 70
Greg Munson , 70, went to be with his heavenly Father on January 21, 2018 at Clearwater Health and Rehab in Orofino, Idaho, he had been battling various health issues over the past few years.
He was born on September 24, 1947 in Ogden, Utah. The family moved to Sacramento, CA where dad graduated high school then attended C.O.S. in Weed, CA with honors. After graduation he served in the Navy as an air traffic controller on the U.S.S. Enterprise during the Vietnam War.
Greg married Colleen Shannon in 1973 and they began their life together in Weed, CA. In the early eighties dad became owner and Broker of Century 21 in Yreka, CA. He was a very intelligent, hard working, driven entrepreneur. He was a major factor in the development of Lake Shastina Golf Course, one of the original owners in the Golf Club and was the general manager there for 11 years before starting his next adventure in a computer programming company.
Dad had a big heart and loved to make others laugh. He dearly loved his family and was always there for anyone who needed help. Everyone who knew dad considered him a wonderful friend, family member, or boss. He never let his illness get him down but tried to always uplift those around him with his jokes. He will be deeply missed.
He was preceded in death by his parents Earl and Genett Munson, and brother Jeff Munson.
He is survived by his daughters Michelle (David) Crawford of Orofino, ID, Erin (William) Rocha of San Diego, CA, brother Brad Munson of Weed, Ca, six grandchildren, Rileigh and Grayden from Orofino and Jade, Jesse, Christian, and Justin of San Diego.
As per his request there will be no service but a family gathering at a later date. Arrangements have been entrusted to Trenary Funeral Home of Kooskia, Idaho.
Julie Wells 59, of Kooskia passed away Thursday January 18, 2018 at Clearwater Valley Hospital in Orofino. There will be a open house for family and friends Sunday January 21, 2017 from 12noon to 5:00pm at the coffee shop.