Obituaries for September 2015



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 ...

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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.


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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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, ...

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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.


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 ...


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