Harold Duman; Lois Harris; David
Stottlemeyer; Benjamin Howard
Harold Stephen Duman,
88, Kooskia, Idaho
God held out his hand and Harold went with the Lord.
Harold Stephen Duman, 88, passed away May 25, 2013, at St.
Mary’s Hospital in Cottonwood. He was born Sept. 2, 1924, to Vincent Michael
Duman and Anna Marie Bogli, sixth in a line of 13 children.
Harold grew up at Cottonwood on his father’s farm four miles
northwest of Cottonwood. He always had a love for horses and grew into an avid
horseman, whether riding saddle horses, training or working with a team. He
loved giving buggy or sleigh rides at the ranch, including his annual Christmas
tree hunts and for special occasions for other people. He was a member of the
Cottonwood Riding Club and was the head trail boss for years, leading the
members on numerous adventurous trail rides.
Harold went to grade school at St. Joseph’s School in
Cottonwood and graduated from the eighth grade, but never went to high school.
He helped out on the farm until he was drafted into the
service. He went to boot camp at Farragut. A story Harold always told was how
he had never learned to swim and gave his dog tags to his friend, Lee Rehder,
who helped him pass the swim test, and no one was the wiser! He was in the Navy
from Jan. 1, 1943, until April 26, 1946. After Harold got out he took over the
farm with his brother, Gregory.
Harold married the love of his life, Marie Lillian Kuther,
on Sept. 7, 1946, at The Dalles, Ore. The couple had seven children during
In 1951, he and Marie sold all of the farm machinery and
cattle at an auction and they moved to Oregon City, Ore. He thought the grass
looked greener in Oregon, which it was but had too much rain to suit them, so
in 1954 they moved back to the Camas Prairie where Harold went to work at Hoene
Implement Co. as a mechanic. Then in November of 1956, Harold opened the
Cottonwood Bowling Alley and called it Harold’s Recreation, operating that for
10 years. He also worked for the Cottonwood Grange, drove school bus and
garbage truck for a time through the years. In 1968 Harold started logging for
Channel Lumber Co., at Craigmont.
After his older brother, Alfred, passed away in 1977, Harold
took over his cattle operation but still kept logging while renting the land
and cattle from Alfred’s family. He loved that land north of Nezperce, and
truly enjoyed his time working there with the cattle and the yearly roundups.
He was basically a “jack of all trades.” Everyone called him with a task and he
was eager to help. He taught his sons and grandsons many of his skills. In
1980, he quit logging and started carpentering and doing his handyman jobs
around the Cottonwood area. He also purchased the Greencreek Store and Bar and
ran it for several years. Harold had moved three houses and had built three
homes in his life span which he was proud of.
Harold was very active in the Knights of Columbus in
Cottonwood for many years and was the instigator of the monthly breakfast which
is still served.
Marie passed away Nov. 6, 1966, leaving a large void in his
life after recently celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary.
On April 13, 1998, Harold married Edna Krasselt. They lived
at Cottonwood for one year and then moved to Kooskia, where he resided at the
time of his death. During their marriage they vacationed in Alaska, Yuma,
Ariz., the Bahamas, Texas and Oregon.
Harold was preceded in death by his parents, Vincent and
Anna; wife, Marie; sisters, Mary and Regina; brothers, Alfred, Dominic, Gregory
and Vincent; and a stepson, Cecil Bothum.
He is survived by his wife, Edna; brother, John (Marge)
Duman; sisters, Aggie (John) Terhaar, Frannie (Ed) Pieper, Betty (Gene) Kuther,
Casey (Richie) Brockamp and Patty (Dick) Seubert; his children, Mick (Helen)
Duman, Dave (Sally) Duman, Barb (Jim) Remacle, Lynn (Vern) Sonnen, Tim (Kathy)
Duman, Jan (Bob) Brannan and Julie (Steve) Lancaster; 27 grandchildren; several
great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews; and stepchildren, Ray Bothum,
Martin Bothum, Earl Krasselt and Sharon Bower.
Harold was a great man, husband, father, grandpa and friend
who was loved by many and will be sincerely missed by all. If there really are
“Saints,” he will be on the top of the list.
A rosary was recited at St Mary’s Catholic Church in
Cottonwood, a funeral Mass was celebrated followed by the burial at Cottonwood
Catholic Cemetery on Friday, May 31. Uhlorn Funeral Home of Cottonwood was in
charge of arrangements.
Lois Vincent Harris,
95, Olympia, Wash.
Lois V. Harris, 95, a 51-year resident of the Olympia area,
passed away from natural causes on May 21, 2013, in San Antonio, Texas. At the
time of her death she was staying with her daughter Judith and close friend
She was preceded in death by her husband, James K Harris,
son of James Oscar and Emily (Cash) Harris, who passed away in 1983; as well as
her sister, Berle (Vincent) Wright, who passed away in 1993.
Lois was born near Slate Creek and raised in Grangeville, to
Harry G. and Ida G. Vincent. She often fondly referred to herself as a “Salmon
River Savage.” Following high school in Grangeville, Lois went to business
school in Spokane, and was subsequently employed in Washington, D.C. as a
secretary at the Department of Commerce during World War II, while her husband
James served in the U.S. Marine Corps in the Pacific Theater. She culminated
her career in 1983, serving as the administrative assistant to Chief Justice
Robert Brachtenbach in the Washington State Supreme Court.
Lois was active in the community and in local, regional and
national fraternal organizations, including the Order of Amaranth, in which she
served as Royal Matron of Capitol Court (twice), and Washington State Grand
Royal Matron. She was also actively engaged in Masonic-affiliated fraternal
organizations, serving as Worthy Matron in the Olympia Chapter of the Order of
the Eastern Star, the White Shrine of Jerusalem, Daughters of the Nile Selah
Club, Ladies of the Oriental Shrine, Olympia
Orthopedic Guild and the Olympia Women’s Club. She loved music, being an
accomplished pianist, and having an active and inquisitive mind, she loved to
read and travel.
She is survived by daughter, Judith, and close friend,
Patricia; her son, James and daughter-in-law, Kathleen (Lau), who reside at
2570 Sapp Road SW, Olympia, WA 98512; as well as grandchildren, Scott
(Christa), Cory, Lorien (John) and Dan (Khealynn); three great-grandsons, Jack,
Inoke and Ezra; and niece Brenda (Shira) Bowles (Bucky) of Grangeville.
A memorial was held on Saturday, June 1, at Mills and Mills
Funeral Home (5725 Littlerock Road SW, Tumwater, WA 98512), followed by
interment at Olympic Memorial Gardens in Tumwater. In lieu of flowers,
donations can be made in her name to the Juvenile Diabetes Association, the
Amaranth Scholarship Fund or to the charity of your choice.
59, Kooskia, Idaho
David Stottlemyer, 59, died Tuesday, May 30, 2013, at his
home in Kooskia, Idaho. David was born Oct. 24, 1953, in Corona, Calif., to Harvey
and Carol (Borg) Stottlemyer. David grew up in the Riverside California area
and loved music, camping, reading, gardening and was active in his local
Pathfinders. He attended school and graduated from La Sierra Academy. David
went on to receive his BS in agriculture and masters in biology from Loma Linda
University. His passion for gardening showed in school and work.
Following college, he had an opportunity to work on the farm
and later teach agriculture at the La Sierra University. In 1980 while working
at La Sierra campus farm he met his future wife, Cheryl, and they married in
March of 1983. In 1985 they settled in Riverside. David worked at UCR in the
avocado-breeding program, and became a master of avocado knowledge. After 20
years in their Riverside home, David and Cheryl decided to move to Kooskia and
build their dream of a small family farm business that they named Summer Hill
Farm. He taught gardening seminars around the country, and was known to be a
very spiritual and wise man with a keen sense of humor.
David was preceded in death by his grandparents, his father,
Harvey Stottlemyer; and brother-in-law, Wayne Barnhart.
David is survived by his wife, Cheryl; and daughters, Jolene
and Kayla at their Kooskia, Idaho, home; mother, Carol Stottlemyer of
California; sister, Debi Barnhart of California; brothers, Chris and Craig
Stottlemyer of California; and many nieces and nephews.
Memorial service will be at 4 p.m., Sunday, June 16, 2013,
at the Seventh Day Adventist Church in Orofino, Idaho. Services will be
followed by a light supper. A memorial service will be held in California also
at a later date. Trenary Funeral Home of Kooskia, Idaho, is assisting the
Howard, 90, Challis, Idaho
Benjamin “Ben” Nathan Howard, 90, of Challis, died on
Sunday, May 26, 2013, at his daughter’s home in Bruneau. Arrangements are under
the direction of Rost Funeral Home, McMurtrey Chapel in Mountain Home.