Sister Emagene Warren; Neoma Brotnov;
Carl Weholt; Paul Remillard; Charles
Moses; Henry Lerandeau
Uhlenkott Warren, OSB, 77, Cottonwood, Idaho
“You will suffer in
the world but take courage! I am with you always.” ~ Gospel of John
Sister Emagene Uhlenkott Warren, OSB, 77, was born into
eternal life at the Monastery of St. Gertrude on May 11, 2013,
at 1:15 p.m. Sister Emagene will be remembered as a committed community member,
a wise business woman, as well as a loving and devoted mother and grandmother.
The first born of five children, Emagene was born Jan. 18,
1936, in Craigmont, Idaho, and grew up in Clarkston, Wash., in a devout,
Catholic family. She enjoyed her career as a real estate broker and appraiser
and joyfully raised her daughter, Terri. When Terri grew up and married,
Emagene welcomed her grandchildren as the new “wonders of her life.”
In her late 40s, she felt called to religious life and
became a Benedictine sister of the Monastery of St. Gertrude in 1985. Monastery
life allowed her to express her talent for playing the piano, particularly in a
Monastery ensemble called “Thee Band.” She also returned to school and studied
sociology and women’s studies at Gonzaga University. She worked in Spokane as a
social service coordinator in Catholic charities outreach centers for
low-income elderly. She then returned to St. Gertrude’s, serving as house
coordinator for 12 years and overseeing the business office for six. She also
founded the Monastery’s volunteer program. Most recently, she lived in Lewiston
in semi-retirement and conducted outreach ministry.
Sister Emagene was inspired by the Benedictine promise of
obedience. She wrote: “St. Benedict’s definition of obedience deals more with
listening well and attentively to what is being asked and then discerning, with
prayer, the appropriate action. After delving into monastic life I understood
that the Prioress and all the sisters would listen and discern with me. When
this love is present, obedience is a way to live with a life directed toward
wholeness and joy.”
Emagene lived “looking through the kaleidoscope” of her
life. This image resonated for her as she considered the bright colors of her
happy childhood, being a mother and then a grandma/great-grandma, and learning
new history and forming new relationships in her ministries – and the dark
colors of early struggles with finding her path, a divorce, the 2003 death of
her daughter, and the deaths of her parents. “Together,” she said, “these form
the colorful picture of my life.”
The Vigil Service was on Thursday, May 16, and the Mass of
Christian Burial was on May 17 in the Monastery chapel.
Sister Emagene was preceded in death by her daughter, Terri
Baker; and her parents, Claudine and Vince Uhlenkott. She is survived by her great-granddaughter,
Kayla Troumbley of Lewiston; grandchildren in Lewiston – Nicole Troumbley,
Shawn Warren and Eric Baker; her siblings, Loren Uhlenkott of Alaska, Glen
Uhlenkott and his wife, Cyndie of Redmond, Wash., Lloyd Uhlenkott and wife,
Judy of Cottonwood, and Mary Uhlenkott Weeks and her husband, Richard of
Spokane; and the Benedictine sisters.
On Saturday, May 25, at 2 p.m. a memorial service for Neoma
Brotnov will be held at the church in Clearwater with a potluck dinner to be
held afterwards in the basement of the church. All her friends and family are
invited to attend and help celebrate her life.
Carl J. Weholt,
Friends and relatives of the late Carl J. Weholt, formerly
of Grangeville are invited to attend a memorial celebration of his life, to be
held on Sunday, May 26. A brief interment gathering will take place at the
Harpster Cemetery at about 2 p.m.
The memorial reception will be held at the Harpster
Community Center (old school house) beginning at about 3 p.m. Pictures,
memorabilia and a multimedia presentation will be on display. Guests are
encouraged to reminisce and recall how Carl touched their lives. Refreshments
and a buffet will be available. The family thanks all of those who supported
Carl during his final years in Idaho County.
A celebration of life gathering for Paul Remillard will be
held at the Grangeville Christian Church on May 25 at 2 p.m. He died Dec. 19,
Come and bring memories along.
Charles “Jack” Moses,
80, Elk City, Idaho
Charles “Jack” Moses, 80, passed away April 23, 2013, in
Lake Havasu, Ariz. Jack was born in Fort Smith, Ark., on Sept. 12, 1932, to
Verna and Vada Moses. He attended school in Muskogee, Okla.
Jack married Leota “Josie” Rimel on May 28, 1988, in
Clarkston, Wash. The couple resided in Elk City, Idaho, which they both love.
For the past 15 years they have traveled as snowbirds to Arizona.
Jack was an ironworker retiring in 1989. He worked in every
state west of the Mississippi.
Jack enjoyed the outdoors. He loved to fish, hunt, ride
four-wheelers, play solitaire, playing music and visiting with friends. More
than anything he loved spending time with his wife.
He is survived by his wife at the home in Elk City, Idaho;
two daughters, Kandrie and husband, Don, and Kellie; three step-sons, Mike
Moses, Wayne and Angie Zimmerman and Steve Zimmerman; a step-daughter, Nancy
and Pat Roberts; grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Jack will be deeply missed by all who knew him. He will be
remembered as a patient and generous man who loved his family and friends
There will be a celebration of life and potluck on July 20
from 1-6 p.m. at the VFW Hall, 1104 Warner Street, Lewiston, Idaho. Please join
us to celebrate Jack’s life.
Henry Lerandeau, 76,
Henry Lerandeau, better known by his friends and family as
Hank, Dad or Grandpa, was born on Aug. 31, 1936, to Meta and Wilfred Lerandeau
in Keene, N.H. He passed away on Saturday, May 18, 2013, at St. Mary’s Hospital
in Cottonwood, Idaho, with family at his side. Hank was one of three children,
and he and his two siblings, Fran and Robert, spent their childhoods in
Marlborough, N.H. Hank left his boyhood home after graduating from the
University of Maine with a degree in Forestry in 1958. In the summer following
graduation, Hank married Nancy McDonough and the couple moved to Montana where
they spent the first years of their marriage before relocating to Cottonwood,
Idaho, in 1965.
During this time, Hank worked for the U.S. Forest Service as
well as the Job Corps in both Montana and Idaho and also spent many years as a
Forest Service firefighter and fire crew boss. Hank and Nancy had seven
children together, Michael, Michelle, Jackie, John, Ann, Patrick and Elizabeth,
before divorcing in 1972.
In June of 1976 Hank married Marie Kaschmitter after meeting
her at the Cottonwood Butte ski area several years earlier. Hank and Marie had
two children together, Heather and Joshua, and Hank spent the rest of his life
living in Cottonwood with his wife, Marie, and parenting his nine children
while working for the U.S. forest Service in offices located in Grangeville,
Idaho. He retired from the Forest Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture in
1994 after 36 years of dedicated service.
During his time in Cottonwood, Hank, an expert skier,
enjoyed being involved at the Cottonwood Butte Ski Course, both personally, and
as the hill’s manager, and as a member of the ski patrol. He spent many happy
hours skiing with his friends and family. Not only did Hank enjoy the
recreational benefits of this picturesque rural town, but he also worked toward
improving this community by serving on the Cottonwood City Council for two
terms. He was especially proud of his accomplishments in establishing a tree
farm for the Agra-Forest water treatment facility. He also ran the Youth
Conservation Corps based in Grangeville for several years.
Hank enjoyed a variety of activities such as gardening,
mushrooming, woodworking, hiking, trail riding with Marie, hunting, fishing,
camping and city league baseball and basketball. While Hank had many talents
and pastimes, his family was always dearest to his heart and he consistently
made time to act as a positive influence in his children and grandchildren’s
Hank is survived by his wife, Marie, at the family home; and
his children, Mike and wife, Marilyn of Cottonwood; Michelle of Santa Rosa,
Calif.; Jackie and husband, Jim Campigli of Walnut Creek, Calif.; John and
wife, Delena of Fairbanks, Alaska; Ann of Ridgecrest, Calif.; Patrick and wife,
Hiroko of Torrance, Calif.; Elizabeth and husband, Barry Hillman of Moscow,
Idaho; Heather and husband, Linc Way of Lewiston, Idaho; and Josh also of
Hank was a loving and caring grandfather to Eric and Emily
Lerandeau, Rehana Lerandeau, Nick and Alex Campigli, Jake and Makayla
Lerandeau, Adam and Kate Ashton, Ryan and Luke Lerandeau, Ian and Vivian
Hillman, Riley, Carson, Mason and Chloe Way, and Broox Lerandeau.
A kind and loving husband, father and grandfather, a hard
worker and lifelong silviculturist, Hank was dedicated to all that he did. He
had the unique and rare characteristic of always seeing the good in people.
In his final years, he enjoyed being involved in his
grandchildren’s various activities, spending time with family and playing with
He was always happiest in the woods and the family plans to
scatter his ashes amongst some of the trees he planted, which is in accordance
with his wishes.
A true man of the forest, family-oriented husband, father
and grandfather, and a kind soul, Hank will be deeply missed, but his love and
positive influence will live on long after his departure from this earth.
We would like to especially thank Dr. Andrew Jones for his
unwavering dedication in helping Hank. The care and compassion he showed Hank
and his family will never be forgotten. The nursing staff at
St. Mary’s Hospital are all angels and was there for all of us during
this sad time.
Per Hank’s wishes, no services will be held. Uhlorn’s
Funeral Home, Cottonwood, is in charge of final arrangements. The family would
like to invite everyone who knew Hank to please join them at his home in
Cottonwood on Sunday, June 2, starting at 11 a.m. for a time of visiting and
reminiscing. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the Cottonwood Butte
Ski Area in Hank’s memory.