Obituaries for September 2015



Robert Walter Kinzer

Grangeville, Idaho

Robert “Bob” Walter Kinzer, 81, passed away Aug. 30, 2015, with his wife at his side. He was born in Van Nuys, Calif., on July 24, 1934, to Walter and Katherine Kinzer. He was one of six children. His family ...

Bill Schmadeka

Grangeville, Idaho

Bill “Wicker” Schmadeka, 54, passed away Friday, Aug. 28, after a logging accident in the flood woods of Clearwater County. Bill was born to Marshall Schmadeka and Georgia Ann Schmadeka on Nov. 25, 1960, at Syringa Hospital in Grangeville, Idaho. ...

Allen R. Brixen

Allen R. Brixen, 80, of Grangeville, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 2, at Daley Care in Culdesac from complications of Alzhheimer’s disease. His daughter and son were by his side. Allen was born to Audrey and Royel Brixen on April 19, ...

Steven Grant Adams

Steven Grant Adams, 60, was born on May 13 (Friday the 13th), 1955, in the town of Grangeville, Idaho, both of which were sources of great pride to him. He was the son of Grant and Verna Adams. Although he ...

Sydney Keith Walker

Sydney Keith “Butch” Walker, 72 Grangeville, Idaho Sydney Keith "Butch" Walker of Grangeville, Idaho, died on Sept. 3, 2015, at Syringa Hospital in Grangeville. He was born on May 18, 1943, in Ontario, Ore. Butch was the son of Sydney ...

Bartholomew Barnabas Nuxoll

Greencreek, Idaho

The oldest man in Greencreek, an active farmer for nearly 70 years, a man who never left a room without knowing the age of all of the older people present – Bart Nuxoll, 87, passed away on Sept. 1, 2015, ...

Doris La Verne Rainwater

Doris La Verne Rainwater, 92, passed away Monday, Sept. 7, 2015, at Grangeville Health & Rehabilitation Center. She was born Dec. 1, 1922, in Cummings, N.D., the daughter of Ray and Nettie Rohman. She met her husband, John, during WWII, ...

Charity Eckwortzel

Lucile, Idaho

Charity Eckwortzel, 59, went to be with our Lord on Sept. 6, 2015, at her home in Lucile, Idaho, one week before her 60th birthday, after a long battle with cancer. She was born Sept. 13, 1955, in Twin Falls, ...

Julie Ann Hitchcock

Grangeville, Idaho

After a long and courageous battle, our tough, sweet, little mama was finally able to rest in the arms of Jesus on Aug. 29, 2015, at OHSU in Portland, Ore. Mom started her life in Englewood, Calif., born to Richard ...

Dolores L. Billlups

Grangeville, Idaho

Dolores L. Billups, 91, of Grangeville, Idaho, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2015, in Boise. Dolores was born to John and Claire Frei of Ferdinand on Oct. 20, 1923. She attended grammar and high school in Ferdinand before graduating from ...

Kerry Scott Tyler

New Meadows, Idaho

We mourn the passing of Kerry Tyler, 64, of Riggins/New Meadows, Idaho. Kerry was born in Eugene, Ore., on Jan. 22, 1951, and moved to Boise at a young age, where he attended Cole Elementary, Fairmont Jr. High and Capitol ...

Paul A. Johnson

Kamiah, Idaho

Paul A. Johnson, 97, of Kamiah, Idaho, died Sunday, Sept. 13, 2015, at Clearwater Health and Rehab in Orofino. A celebration of life will be at 1 p.m. Friday at St. Catherine's Catholic Church in Kamiah. Light refreshments will follow ...

Lois Joyce Laufenberg

Phoenix, Ariz.

Lois Joyce Laufenberg, 82, passed away peacefully Sept. 10, 2015. Lois was born July 8, 1933, to Edward and Joyce Clifford. Lois had an abundance of great adventures in her life. She joined a water show and held the women’s ...

Lola May Finnell

Kooskia, ID

Lola May Finnell, 87, passed away peacefully on Sept. 9, 2015, from complications of a stroke. She was the oldest daughter born to Thomas J. Griffith and Myrtle Cora (Wells) Griffith, on Nov. 6, 1927, in Emmett, Idaho, and was ...

Glen Irvin Wilkins

Slate Creek, Idaho

Glen Irvin Wilkins, 81, of Slate Creek, Idaho, passed away Sept 13, 2015, one day short of his 82nd birthday. Memorial services will be held at his family home in Slate Creek, Friday, Sept 18. Family and friends are invited ...

Shirley Ann Larson Rinehart

Emmett, Idaho

Shirley Ann Larson Rinehart, 73, of Emmett, Idaho, died on Sept. 4, 2015, at her home of natural causes. A celebration of her life will be held at a later date. Shirley was born on Dec. 2, 1941, to Erling ...

Calvin J. White

Boise, Idaho

Calvin J. (Cal) White, 82, passed to his Lord Aug. 27, 2015. He was born in Moscow, Idaho, on June 19, 1933, to the Smith family. In 1938 he was adopted by Claud and Bellemetta White of Lucile. They raised ...

Paul Albert Johnson

Kamiah, Idaho

Paul Albert Johnson, 97, of Kamiah, Idaho, died Sunday, Sept. 13, 2015, at Clearwater Health and Rehab in Orofino, Idaho. He was born Aug. 14, 1918, in Helena, Mont., to Albert “AR” and Sadie Soward Johnson. Paul was soon joined ...

Debra Faye Holbrook

Grangeville, Idaho

Debra Faye Holbrook, 64, passed away peacefully on Aug. 31, 2015. She was born in Caldwell, Idaho, to Loren and Wilma Raymond. She spent her childhood in Caldwell on the Sunny Slope working on the family farm, learning to can ...

Wilfred Willie Jerome Frei

Ferdinand, Idaho

Wilfred Jerome Frei, 93, of Ferdinand, Idaho, died peacefully at his home on Sept. 17, 2015, from complications of Parkinson’s. Willie was born in Ferdinand to Clem and Philomena Frei on May 16, 1922, (11th of 15 children). He grew ...

Sharon Lea Voves

Grangeville, Idaho

It is with deep sadness that we announce the departure of our beloved Sharon Lea Voves, 76, from this life to the Lord above on Aug. 5, 2015. She was born June 27, 1939. Sharon was a free spirit who ...

John Lee Bailey

John Lee Bailey III, 66 Grangeville, Idaho John Lee Bailey III, 66, of Grangeville, Idaho, passed away Monday, Sept. 21, 2015, at Syringa Hospital in Grangeville. John was born Sept. 9, 1949, at Paradise, Calif., a son of John and ...

Death Notice

J.C. Gordon

J.C. Gordon, 89, of Grangeville, Idaho, died June 7, 2015, in Truckee, Calif. A graveside memorial will be held Saturday, Sept. 12, at noon at Prairie View Cemetery in Grangeville.

Dolores L. Billups

Dolores L. Billups, 91, of Grangeville, Idaho, died Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2015, at a Boise assisted living center in Boise, Idaho. Services are pending with the Blackmer Funeral Home, Grangeville.

Charity Eckwortzel

Charity Eckwortzel, 59, of Lucile, Idaho, died Sunday, Sept. 6, 2015, at her home. Arrangements are under the direction of the Blackmer Funeral Home, Grangeville.

Merwin C Harding

Merwin C. “Sonny” Harding, 88 Nezperce, Idaho Merwin C. “Sonny” Harding, 88, of Nezperce, Idaho, died Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2015, at the Grangeville Health and Rehab. Center. Arrangements are under the direction of Blackmer Funeral Home, Grangeville.

Ginger A. Cornia

Ginger A. Cornia, 37 Grangeville, Idaho Ginger A. Cornia, 37, died Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2015, at her home in Grangeville, Idaho. Arrangements are under the direction of Blackmer Funeral Home, Grangeville.


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