Obituaries for December 2015



Grant Smith

Grangeville, Idaho

Grant Smith, 81, beloved husband, father and grandfather, born in 1934, passed on Dec. 26, 2015. He was born to Sterling and Lucille Smith in Peoria, Ariz., and spent his youth in Williams, Ariz. As a high school sophomore, the ...

Sister Carolyn Miguel, OSB

Cottonwood, Idaho

“Thank you, God. It’s over, and it’s beautiful.” Sister Carolyn Miguel, 84, a Benedictine sister of the Monastery of St. Gertrude, was born into eternal life on Dec. 19, 2015, at 9 a.m. Her daughter, Nan, was with her, along ...

Violet Kinnick

Kooskia, Idaho

Violet Kinnick, 85, of Kooskia, Idaho, died Sunday, Dec. 20, 2015. Funeral Services will be at 1 p.m., Monday, Dec. 28, at Trenary Funeral Home Chapel in Kooskia. Burial will follow at Tahoe Mountain Rest Cemetery, and a dinner will ...

Truman Arlton Hill

Grangeville, Idaho

Truman Arlton Hill, 83, of Grangeville, Idaho, passed away Dec. 19, 2015, at his daughter and son-in-law's home in Grangeville. Truman was born in a log cabin in Arkansas on Nov. 27, 1932, to Don Cecil and Nancy Serena Hill. ...

Gary W. Ellsworth

Grangeville, Idaho

Gary W. Ellsworth, 74, of Grangeville, Idaho, died Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2015, at Syringa Hospital in Grangeville. Arrangements are pending with the Blackmer Funeral Home, Grangeville.

Darrol G. Frazier

Kamiah, Idaho

Darrol G. Frazier, 83, of Kamiah, Idaho, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2015, at St. Mary’s Hospital in Cottonwood. He struggled with renal cell carcinoma of the kidney for three years which led to congestive heart failure that was the ...

Emmett Luke Wilkins

Kamiah, Idaho

Emmett Luke Wilkins died at his Kamiah home Thursday, Dec. 10, 2015. Emmett was born March 28, 1929, at Winona, Idaho, to Amos and Odessa (Heath) Wilkins. He and his three sisters grew up on the family farm there and ...

Nicole Monique Frei-Jenkins

Clarkston, Wash.

Nicole Monique Frei-Jenkins’s blessed soul was set free Saturday, Dec. 6, 2015. She was surrounded by her loving family and devoted friends as she passed on. She was 35. Nicole was born June 8, 1980, to Cheryl and Rick Frei ...

Rochelle Hilbert

Grangeville, Idaho

On Nov. 27, 1999, a beautiful baby girl was born to Nick and Shawna Hilbert in Grangeville, Idaho. She joined sisters, Caitland and Whitney, in the family home on the Grangeville-Salmon road. Rochelle grew up a country girl, spending time ...

Dennis Randall Jaques

Vancouver, British Columbia

Dennis Randall Jaques, 66, born to Merlin (Jake) and Gladys Brown Jaques in Lewiston, Idaho, on Dec. 6, 1948, left us suddenly on Nov. 20, 2015, due to a stroke. He will be grieved for and missed always by his ...

Ronald H. Johns

Grangeville, Idaho

Ronald H. Johns, 68, of Grangeville, passed away on Dec. 2, 2015, at OHSU hospital. Ron was born on Aug. 1, 1947, in Lima, Ohio, to Orville and Jeanette Johns, who preceded him in death. He graduated from Cridersville High ...

Death Notice

Virginia F. Brossard

White Bird, Idaho

Virginia F. Brossard, 77, of White Bird, Idaho, died Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2015, at her home. Arrangements are under the direction of the Blackmer Funeral Home, Grangeville, Idaho.

Nicole Monique Frei Jenkins

Clarkston, Wash.

Nicole Monique Frei Jenkins, 35, of Clarkston, Wash., died Sunday, Dec. 6, 2015, at a Spokane hospital. A Rosary will be held on Saturday, Dec. 12, at 11 a.m. at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Grangeville followed by ...


Leland H. Rehder

Cottonwood, ID

On Nov. 25, 2015, we lost an amazing husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend. Leland H. Rehder, 92, passed away with his wife, children and many grandchildren at his side. Lee was born Oct. 14, 1923, to Carl and Mamie ...

Carolyn M. Brown-Wood

White Bird, Idaho

Carolyn M. Brown-Wood was born to William and Dorothy Young in White Salmon, Wash., on Dec. 25, 1937. She passed away Nov. 27, 2015, of natural causes. She married Vic Early of Goldendale, Wash., in 1955. The marriage ended in ...

Richard Gordon Bashaw, Sr.

Kooskia, Idaho

Richard Gordon Bashaw Sr., 75, of Kooskia, Idaho, passed away peacefully at his home Saturday, Nov. 28, 2015. Richard was born Feb. 15, 1940, to Wilford and Florence Wilson Bashaw in Charleston, N.H. He attended school in Charleston, Sunapee and ...

Kathryn Jean Cox

Newman Lake, Wash.

Kathryn Jean (Cleaver) Cox, 65 Kathryn Jean (Cleaver) Cox, 65, died on Nov. 12, 2015, of natural causes at home in Newman Lake, Wash. Kathryn was born on Nov. 21, 1950, in Boise, Idaho. She enjoyed an amazing childhood in ...


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