Obituaries for April 2017



Jack and SueAnne Gruell

A celebration of life for Jack and SueAnne Gruell of Riggins, Idaho, will be held at the Riggins Community Center on April 29, 2017, at 2:30 p.m. Refreshments will be served after the ceremony.

Glenn Beverly Vawter

Glenn Beverly Vawter, 90, of Clarkston, Wash., died in his home surrounded by his family on Monday, April 10, 2017, from aortic stenosis. He was born Aug. 14, 1926, in Culdesac, Idaho, to Arthur and Gladys (Parks) Vawter. He grew ...

Kenneth L. Ruttman

Beloved husband, brother, uncle and friend, Kenneth L. Ruttman, 68, died in Mesa, Ariz., on Dec. 27, 2016. It was his Dad’s birthday. Ken was born, Jan. 27, 1948, in Grangeville, Idaho, and grew up in White Bird, Idaho. He ...

Gretta J. Anderson

Gretta J. Anderson, 94, of Kamiah, Idaho, died Thursday, April 13, 2017, at Grangeville Health and Rehabilitation Center. Graveside services will be held at a later date. Arrangements have been entrusted to Trenary Funeral Home of Kooksia.

Isaac J. Aiken

Isaac J. Aiken, 32, of Grangeville, Idaho, died Saturday, April 15, 2017, at Syringa Hospital in Grangeville. Arrangements are pending with the Blackmer Funeral Home of Grangeville.

Milton G. Wash

Milton G. “Pappy” Wash was born Aug. 7, 1919, in Millville, Ky., and he died April 3, 2017, in McCall, Idaho. Cause of death was “the sand ran out of the glass.” Well, Pappy succumbed to the things afflicting him, ...

Gregory Scott Fast

Gregory Scott Fast was born Nov. 2, 1957, in France, and he died April 1, 2017, in Delta, Colo. He was 59. Greg spent most of his time living in White Bird, Idaho, and came to live in Delta where ...

David L. Hubbard

David L. Hubbard, 81, of Riggins, Idaho, died Sunday, April 2, 2017, at his home. Arrangements are under the direction of the Blackmer Funeral Home of Grangeville.

Joan L. Robinette

Joan Louise Robinette, 77, of Grangeville, Idaho, died Monday, April 3, 2017, at her home in Grangeville. She was born to Garrett and Johanna Workman in Grangeville, Idaho on June 18, 1939. During her childhood years she was a farmer’s ...

Philip M. Baerlocher

Philip Martin Baerlocher, 90, of Missoula, Mont., died on March 27, 2017. He was born May 3, 1926, in Greencreek, Idaho.

Innocent A. Schaff

A Mass of the Resurrection for Innocent A. “Inny” Schaff will be held Saturday, April 8, 2017, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Cottonwood The Rosary will be recited at 10 a.m. followed by the Mass at 10:30 a.m. with ...

John Lee Bailey

John “Jack” Lee Bailey, 87, of White Bird, Idaho, was born in Santa Cruz, California on Dec. 28, 1929. He died on March 30, 2017, in Grangeville, Idaho. He was the first born to John and Madeline Bailey. He has ...

Helen Castle

Helen Parker Garlick Castle, 88, died Tuesday, April 3, 2017, at her home in Orofino, Idaho. Born on June 22, 1928, and raised on a small farm in Galesville Wisc., with her three brothers and sister, Helen started a nearly ...

Garold D. Duden

Garold Dean Duden of Modesto, Calif., died on March 28, 2017, in Modesto, Calif., due to complications of age. He was born April 15, 1937, in Clio, Iowa, to parents Orlan and Cora Duden. Garold moved with his parents to ...

Theresa Paul

Celebration of Life for Theresa Paul, 73, of Kooskia, Idaho, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 8, 2017, at the Life Center, Kamiah, Idaho. Trenary Funeral Home of Kooskia assisted the family.

Joan W. Robinette

Joan Workman Robinette, 77, of Grangeville, Idaho, died Monday, April 3, 2017, at her home. Arrangements are pending with the Blackmer Funeral Home of Grangeville.


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