Obituaries for July 2018

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Clara Denham Naftzger

Pocatello, Idaho

Clara Denham Naftzger was born June 10, 1918, in Westlake, Idaho, the daughter of Henry and Ermal Denham. She died peacefully April 21, 2018, in Pocatello, Idaho at the age of 99. Clara’s parents were pioneers from Missouri who settled ...

George William Hitchcock, Jr.

Grangeville, Idaho

“There is one thing Alzheimer’s cannot take away, and that is love. Love is not a memory – it’s a feeling that resides in your heart and soul.” – Unknown Known fondly as George, Dad, Grandpa, Gramps, Pops, Papapapapa, Crazy ...

Matthew Daniel Matalamaki

Roseburg, Oregon

Matthew Daniel Matalamaki, 35, died suddenly on July 7, 2018 following an automotive accident in Roseburg, Oregon where he lived and worked. Matthew was born on Jan. 5, 1983 to Arne Matalamaki and Francis Givens in Lewiston, Idaho. Matt joins ...

James L Toennis

Cottonwood, Idaho

James Leo Toennis, of Cottonwood, Idaho, died Fri. July 20, 2018, at the age of 89. Jim was born July 6, 1929, in Cottonwood, Idaho to Leo and Mayme Toennis. Throughout his life, Jim had a special bond with his ...

Carol Marie Wohlsein

Grangeville, Idaho

“I have fought the good fight, I have finished the course, I have kept the faith.” Carol Marie Wohlsein, “Mom”, received her angel wings on July 15, 2018, after losing her battle with colon cancer. Mom was born in Grangeville, ...

Thomas Earl Johnson

Thomas “Tom” Earl Johnson was born March 10, 1928, in Boise, Idaho. Tom departed from this life on July 6, 2018, in Arlington, Wash. Tom was a resident of Stites, Idaho from 1977 to 2005 after he retired as a ...

Kimberly Dawn Julias Hamilton

Kimberly died due to a tragic accident at home, on July 5, 2018. Kimberly was born Sept. 7, 1982 in Honolulu, Hawaii, to Phillip and Ann. She joined two older sisters, Karen Ann and Fiona Lynne. The family transferred from ...

Martin A. Thompson

Martin A. (Marty) Thompson died Tuesday, July 10, 2018, at Lewiston, Idaho, due to heart failure. Marty was born Jan. 18, 1936, to Martin L. and Lenorah E. (Harbke) Thompson in Nezperce, Idaho. He joined three sisters: Barbara, Genevieve, and ...

Roberta May Gibbs

Roberta May Gibbs died in the Lewiston, Idaho, hospital on May 22, 2018, the date of her 95th birthday. She had fallen, breaking a hip, and died during the corrective surgery. She was a native of Colorado, having been born ...

Rodney S. Pilant

Rodney S. Pilant finished his heroic fight with a rare disease June 18, 2018. Rod was born on Aug. 14, 1972 in Grangeville, Idaho to Larry and Wanda Pilant. He was raised in White Bird, Idaho until graduating from Grangeville ...

Kenneth Fancis Goeckner

Kenneth Francis Goeckner, 76, died unexpectedly at his home in Cottonwood, Idaho, on Saturday, June 30, 2018. Born to Andrew and Ann (Enneking) Goeckner in Cottonwood on Nov. 11, 1941, he was their second child and first son. Ken grew ...

Neal Parsell

Neal Parsell was born Dec. 22, 1936 at Kooskia, Idaho, and died Sunday, June 24, 2018, at Clarkston, Wash. Parsell, son of Elmer and Marcella Kraemer Parsell, graduated from Clearwater Valley High School in 1954. He spent the following 22 ...

Sara Jeanne Kaufman

Sara Jeanne Kaufman, age 93, died peacefully from cancer on June 19, 2018. Sally, as she was known to everyone since high school, was born in Lewiston, Idaho, on April 20, 1925, to Franklin T. and Velma Anna (Frizzell) Pettibone. ...

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