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Webb legacy to live on through Kids Klub facility, lives of kids


Opinion Lorie Palmer 983-1200

American entrepreneur and author Jim Rohn said, “All good men and women must take responsibility to create legacies that will take the next generation to a level we could only imagine.”

Once again, the community has occasion to think about the lasting legacy of Orrin and Eleanora Webb.

Six years ago, the Webbs left $6.1 million to the community. Benefitting were the City of Grangeville and Syringa Hospital, each receiving 20 percent of the total; and another 20 percent split in varying amounts between the Holy Trinity Episcopal, Christian and United Methodist churches; 10 percent each to the Shriners, University of Idaho and U of I Foundation; and the remainder between the Elks Rehabilitation Center, Mt. View School District 244 James Webb Memorial Scholarship, Kids Klub Inc., Grangeville Elks and Mt. Idaho Lodge No. 9 A.F. /A.M.

Webb and his wife, Eleonora, lived simply, humbly and kindly. They suffered the loss of their only son in the early ‘70s and continued to work in, invest in and live in the town they loved and called home.

Just last week, Kids Klub, Grangeville’s youth development program, opened the doors of its new 4,000-plus square-foot building. This facility was built largely in part due to the generosity of the Webbs. The couple supported Kids Klub during their lives including through personal donations as well as gifts of stock and an insurance policy. In their deaths they gave beyond what the wildest dream of Kids Klub employees and volunteers ever thought possible.

Thank you, Orrin and Eleanora Webb, for taking Grangeville’s next generation to a level we thought we could only imagine.


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