Obituaries for May 2017


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Joseph W. McDade

Grangeville, Idaho

Joseph W. McDade, 57, of Grangeville, Idaho, died Monday, May 22, 2017, at his home. Arrangements are under the direction of Blackmer Funeral Home, Grangeville.


Evelyn ‘Loretta’ Faulkner

Kamiah, Idaho

Evelyn “Loretta” Faulkner, 81, of Kamiah, Idaho, died Sunday, May 21, 2017, at the Grangeville Health and Rehab Center. Arrangements are under the direction of Blackmer Funeral Home, Grangeville, Idaho.

Laura Beth (Coppedge) Vawter

Clarkston, Wash.

Laura Beth (Coppedge) Vawter, 85, of Clarkston, Wash., died in her home surrounded by her family on Saturday, May 20, 2017. Laura was born Nov. 16, 1931, in Greeley, Colo. to William Bruce and Annie Laurie Coppedge. She had two ...

Paul Allen Bowman

Colfax, Wash

Paul Allen Bowman, 58, died at his home in Colfax, Wash., on May 16, 2017, from a heart attack. Our family lost a loving son, grandfather, father, brother, and uncle. Paul was the second of four children welcomed into Glenn ...

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Wayne C. MacGregor

Grangeville, Idaho

Wayne C. MacGregor, 91 of Grangeville, Idaho, died Sunday, May 21, 2017, at the Grangeville Health and Rehab Center. Services are pending with Blackmer Funeral Home, Grangeville.


Harry E Owens

Grangeville, Idaho

Harry E. Owens, 89, of Grangeville, Idaho, died in a single-car accident on State Highway 13 near Stites, Idaho, on Thursday, May 11, 2017. Harry was born May 11, 1928 in Spokane, Wash., the second son of Charles E. and ...

Scott Andrew Kissinger

Spokane, Wash.

Scott Andrew Kissinger died in Deer Park, Wash. on May 10, 2017. Scott was born June 3, 1954, in Moscow, Idaho to Donald Edward Kissinger and Anna Jane (Heron) Kissinger. He graduated from Grangeville High School in 1972 as valedictorian ...

Derek L Olson

Riggins, Idaho

Derek Lawrence Olson died March 20, 2017. He was born on April 26th, 1981, to David and Debbie Olson. Derek went to Collister Grade School, Hillside Jr. High and graduated from Valley Christian High School. He attended Baptist Temple Church ...

Roxie (Jacks) George

Lewiston, Idaho

Roxie Rae (Jacks) George was born Aug. 29, 1936, to Lloyd and Marie (Young) Jacks at Winchester, Idaho. Roxie died Dec. 31, 2016, at Royal Plaza Transition Rehab in Lewiston, Idaho. She had four siblings: Myrna (Joe) Hornbeck, Bill (Gloria) ...

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Grampa John W. Brandt

Kooskia, Idaho

A celebration of life for Grampa John W. Brandt, Jr., will be held May 27, 2017, noon to 3 p.m., at the Outpost (below the Old Opera House) on Main Street in Kooskia, Idaho. A catered lunch will be provided.


Sybil ‘Louise’ Carter

Meridian, Idaho

Sybil “Louise” Carter died of age-related natural causes at a Care Center in Meridian, Idaho, on May 5, 2017, at the age of 94. She had resided in the Care Center since May 2010. Louise was born in Kim, Colo., ...

Ruth O’Neal

Ruth Williams O’Neal, 93, of Lewiston, Idaho, formerly of Grangeville, Idaho, died Sunday, April 30, 2017, at the Royal Plaza Health and Rehabilitation Center in Lewiston. Ruth was born May 17, 1923, in Bernie, Mo., to William E. and Oma ...

Roxie George

Roxie (Jacks) George, 80, of Lewiston, Idaho, died Dec. 31, 2016. A celebration of her life will be held May 13, 2017, 11 a.m., at the First Baptist Church in Clearwater, Idaho. A potluck meal will follow at the Clearwater ...

Jerry L. Rothchild

Jerry L. Rothchild, 65, of Grangeville, Idaho, died Sunday, April 23, 2017, at Syringa Hospital in Grangeville. Arrangements are under the direction of the Blackmer Funeral Home of Grangeville.


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