Memorials are in assistance of the Lewiston Morning
MEMORY OF A LEADER, FRIEND, HUSBAND, FATHER, BROTHER, MENTOR; VINCE STROOPS
"Do Not Mourn Me; But Celebrate
that I was There!"
On April 28th of 2014 the Labor
world lost a strong, ney, a monumental power known as Vince Stroops.
to Tom and Dona (Minahan)
Stroops in Coupeville, Washington
Vince started school in Oak
In 1958 he was home schooled
while living in Brazil with his
family. And in 1960
high school at University High
in Spokane, Wa. He
then attended the
he went to work in Lewiston, Id at Potlatch
Forests Inc. in 1968.
In 1971 he was
elected as Treasure of hisLocal
Union 608 of the UPP.
He was elected President of his local in 1974 and again
in 1976 and again in 1980
through 1985.On June 1,
went to work for the
(a successor organization to UPP)
as an International
worked as a representative of
the United Steelworkers)
his retirement on June 1, 2009. As an
duties included Lead negotiator,
advocate for the union in
arbitration and assisting the
locals assigned to him with
labor law compliance. For the 24
years he worked for
the union he was
assigned to a territory from the
Cascade Mountains to the Rocky
Mountains, covering Eastern
Washington, North Idaho and
Western Montana. During his
work he negotiated
about 100 contracts and
presented over 250 arbitration
is survived by his beautiful
wife Kay of 40
years and has 2 children, Brian
and Julie and 6 grand children.
A celebration of life will be at
11 a.m. Saturday at his 5 acres,
11760 Snake River Road, in
Asotin. There will be food, soda
and water. If you want anything
stronger, bring your own.
Memory Of CoWorker, Husband, Brother and Father; Paul Stuk.
On Dec. 1,
2013, Paul left this Earth and
into the arms of his Savior and
Loving Father. Paul was born
April 3, 1960, to Leo and
Dorothy Stuk at Tri-State
Memorial Hospital in Clarkston.
Paul was raised in Peck with six
other brothers and sisters. He
graduated from Lapwai High
School in 1978. After
graduation, he attended college
at Lewis-Clark State College in
worked on the family farm for
many years before becoming a
construction millwright worker.
In 2002, he became employed as
machine operator at Clearwater
Paper in Lewiston.
married Brenda Montambo Stuk in
1982. They were blessed with
their only child, a son, Travis
Paul Stuk, in 1985.
enjoyed gold mining, poker,
bingo, camping, fishing, road
trips, and was very passionate
about his political beliefs. But
all of these came second to the
loves of his life, which were
his two granddaughters, Carmen
and Lilly. He cherished every
minute with them.
survived by his wife, Brenda at
the family home; his son Travis
and wife Christiane and their
two daughters; two sisters,
Linda Meacham, Lisa Ruldolph;
four brothers, Leo (Bud) Stuk,
Steve Stuk, Donny Stuk, and Dave
Stuk; many nieces and nephews,
along with family and friends.
preceded in death by his parents
Leo and Dorothy Stuk; and
in-laws Russell and Joan
Paul's wishes, there will be no
funeral service, but a memorial
dinner will be held honoring
Paul's life at 1 p.m. Friday at
the Teweepuu Community Center,
3402 U.S. Highway 12, Orofino.
In Loving Memory of our Brother, Dale
Marvin Klaudt, 54, of Lewiston,
went home to be with his Lord
and Savior on Dec. 15, 2012, at
Oregon Health Sciences
University in Portland after a
short and courageous battle with
leukemia. He passed away
peacefully in the presence of
his loving wife Debbie and his
brother Ron. Dale's final days
were spent surrounded by family
and friends who were grateful
for every moment they had with
was born April 16, 1958, to
Raymond and June (Stringer)
Klaudt in Missoula, Mont. He
grew up in Orofino, where he
graduated in 1976. Dale went to
work at the Jaype Lumber Mill in
Pierce for a short time before
transferring to Clearwater Paper
in Lewiston, where he worked for
more than 35 years. Dale married
the love of his life, Debbie
Paris Vicory, on May 3, 2003.
was an avid hunter, fisherman
and outdoorsman. He could often
be found four-wheeling, camping,
or hunting with his
brother-in-law, nephews and
friends, and he especially
looked forward to his yearly
trips to Alaska to fish with his
brother. Some of his greatest
and proudest days have been
taking his mother huckleberry
picking in the Blue Mountains.
Dale was also the king of
one-liners. He continued to find
the joy and humor in every
situation, even throughout his
illness. Most importantly, Dale
was a compassionate and giving
husband and friend who let his
love for Jesus Christ shine
through in everything he did.
His company was a blessing to
many. He made everyone feel
important, and his family,
friends, and co-workers knew
they could rely on him for
support, encouragement, and
survived by wife, Debbie Klaudt
of Lewiston; parents, Ray and
June Klaudt of Clarkston;
brother, Ron (Rita) Klaudt of
Juneau, Alaska; sister, Coral (Theron)
Bruce of Peck; and stepsons,
Joseph, Jeremy, and Jeffrey
Vicory of Sacramento, Calif. He
is also survived by
brother-in-law, Jody (Melinda)
Paris of Lewiston;
father-in-law, Mike Paris
(Maura) of Dayton, Wash.;
uncles, Jerry (Ella Mae) Klaudt
and Neil (Caryl) Klaudt of
Missoula, Mont.; nieces, Cicely
(Nathan) Bernard of Yachats,
Ore., and Sara (Steve) Whitney
of Juneau, Alaska; nephews,
Jeremy (Krista) Bruce of
Wasilla, Alaska, Jason (Trisha)
Bruce of Campania, Italy, Jarel
(Megan) Bruce of St. Maries,
Cody Paris of Clarkston, and
Dustin Paris of Lewiston; niece,
Amber Paris of Boise; eight
great-nieces and great-nephews;
many cousins and friends; and
his ever-faithful MinPin Bruno.
memorial service will be held at
1:30 p.m. Saturday at Mountain
View Funeral Home 3521 Seventh
St. in Lewiston, with a
covered-dish meal to follow. A
glorious celebration of Dale's
life is going to be planned in
the spring on his birthday with
family. Please sign the online
guest book at
We lost a great Labor Advocate
Whaley, Idaho's AFL-CIO
4/5/12 Lewiston Tribune story
Undated photo of
Dave lending a hand
at one of the
State's locals many
BOISE - Dave
Whaley, who ascended from the
floor of a Lewiston sawmill to
become the president of the
AFL-CIO in Idaho, has died. He
had pancreatic cancer and
died at his home in Boise on
Wednesday, the Idaho
Statesman reported Thursday.
took over leadership of the
union in 1996. He was vice
president at the time, but
in the wake of the
then-president Randy Ambuehl,
Whaley left his job at
Potlatch Corp. to move to
basically dropped the keys
on the desk and said, 'I'm
out of here,' " recalled Jim
Kerns, president from
1981-93. "Dave had to learn
from Day 1. He did a fine
membership in Idaho has
fallen to about 11,000, down
from the more than 41,000
members in 1985 when state
lawmakers passed the Right
to Work law. That
legislation weakened unions
by prohibiting payment of
dues as a condition of
Undated photo of
Gerard and Dave
his tenure as union chief,
Whaley earned respect from
Republican leaders who were
often on the opposite end of
political and philosophical
clashes about the role of
unions and business.
Republican Gov. C.L. (Butch)
Otter spent an hour visiting
Whaley in the hospital
recently, calling him a
great friend and praising
his contributions to the
a good man," Otter said.
"Even in supporting my
political opponents, as he
had to do, he was always
even-handed and fair."
Department of Labor Director
Roger Madsen partnered with
Whaley and business leaders
to reform unemployment
insurance rates at the
request of employers.
been a strong supporter of
the business community,
knowing full well that
economic development and
work force development, to
be successful in Idaho,
needed a strong business
community and a strong work
force," Madsen said.
the decline of union
membership and influence
across the state, Whaley
refused to let it affect his
commitment to Idaho's
working class, union
"It was a
love of labor and a labor of
love," Hedge said. "He was
always for the worker and a
voice for dignity and
respect in the workplace."
AFL-CIO's executive board
will meet Tuesday to choose
a successor. Whaley had
resigned as president
effective Sunday to spend
more time with his family,
said Rian VanLeuven, acting
president of the Idaho
Leuven of Lewiston said he
counted heavily on Whaley,
who would give him advice
about where legislators and
other decision-makers were
insight made him more
labor's interests on groups
like the citizen advisory
council of the Idaho
Industrial Commission, which
among other activities,
compensation for employees
hurt on the job, said Van
Leuven, lead loader in the
tissue segment of Clearwater
Paper in Lewiston.
focused as Whaley was on
labor issues, he also knew,
at times, work needed to
take a back seat, Van Leuven
said. Whaley once asked him
to fill in delivering a talk
to a Democratic caucus of 13
western states that was
meeting in northern Idaho,
Van Leuven said.
called to tell Whaley how it
went, he could hear fans
cheering at a Boise State
Football game, Van Leuven
said. Whaley told him "there
are some things that are
more important than
delivering a speech."
---Celebration Times and Locations:
Saturday 4-14-12 @ 6:00pm to 10:00pm at the
7025 Overland Road
Boise, ID 83709
Saturday 4-21-12 @ 2:00pm to 6:00pm at the
505 Maple St.
Clarkston, WA 99403
---Cards, Condolences for President Dave Whaley:
939 NW 13th Ave
Meridian, ID 83642
lieu of flowers, donations can be made to:
Grace Carroll Rocky Mountain Labor School
c/o Utah State AFL-CIO
2261 Redwood, Suite M
Salt Lake City, Utah 84119
Jay Sutton, ever his family's
protector and strength, always the kind
and compassionate soul, passed away
Monday, April 9, 2012, in Lewiston.
Jeffrey was born on Thanksgiving Day,
1959, in Boise, to Eileene and Blaine
Sutton. His birth and his life were
truly gifts that his loved ones have
given thanks for every minute of every
day, year by year, step by step.
From the time he
was a skinny freckled child, Jeff's
shoulders were more solid than his child
frame would indicate. Jeff always cared
for his siblings, seeing them through
every joyous and difficult time and
loving them without limit or condition.
At 16, Jeff's little sister Raina was
born, and he always watched out for her
like a new father. That is just the type
of person he was. Growing up, Jeff
wanted to be a teacher and help kids. He
never wanted to impress those who
society deemed important, but rather
paid his attention to those society cast
off, loving them when no one else did.
from Lewiston High School in 1978. He
then attended Lewis-Clark State College,
majoring in Geology, and eventually
transferred to the University of Idaho.
Jeff graduated summa cum laude,
attaining a Bachelor of Arts in
Education with a focus on Earth Science
and History, following his childhood
dream of becoming a teacher.
Jeff was also a
woodsman. He loved nature, saw mystery
in each tree and rock formation, and
felt at peace knowing there was life and
wonder in every blade of grass. As a
teenager, Jeff honed his fly-fishing
skills in every creek he could find in
the deep woods, cooking beans in a can
over a campfire. After he graduated from
high school, Jeff joined the Forest
Service, where he worked for more than a
dozen years. Jeff's family and friends
would follow him blindly into the woods,
never asking to see a map or plan out
directions beforehand, knowing that he
would lead them on the most interesting
paths to reveal the hidden treasures of
the forest. His last hike with his
family was in the mountains of Vermont,
and even then, he never stopped
explaining the Latin names of flowers on
When Jeff was
20 years old, he met the love of his
life, Jill. In only a year, Jeff and
Jill knew they were meant to spend their
lives together and one night, a very
nervous Jeff pulled a box out of his
pocket over dinner and proposed. Jeff
and Jill were married for almost 31
years, and they were each other's best
friend and confidante. They approached
every major hurdle and celebration
together, from college admissions to job
decisions, but their love was apparent
in every in-between moment, every time
Jeff picked up Jill's favorite soda and
met her on her lunch break, every time
he covered her up with a blanket at
Later in life,
Jeff went to work at Clearwater Paper,
where he stayed for 20 years. He did so
to support his two children, Jessica and
Jenny, in every endeavor. Woodsman Jeff
became a tap dance coach, a craftsman
for ballet studios and jazz props, and a
chauffeur to dance lessons, civic
theater shows, SAT exams, and the
nation-wide college tours that he and
his daughters traveled together.
Professor Jeff's greatest passion was
ultimately not for the classroom - it
was for furthering his daughters'
education and making every sacrifice
necessary for them to pursue their
dreams and passions. The ultimate
sacrifice was taking them to college
thousands of miles away on the East
Coast, where he would miss them
terribly, but where they were able to
become the people they wanted to be.
survived by his wife, Jill; his
daughters, Jessica and Jenny; his
mother, Eileene and her husband Leroy;
his grandfather, Jay and Blaine Sutton;
and his brothers and sisters, Ronda,
Troy, Roger, Raina, Jerry, Ruby, Leroy
and Candy. He is also survived by his
father-in-law, Phil Severson, who was
his neighbor for more than 25 years, and
many nieces, nephews, cousins, friends
and other loved ones. Jeff was preceded
in death by his grandfather, Roger; his
grandmother, Ruby; and his much beloved
mother-in-law, Sylva, who he cared for
until her death.
service will be conducted at 1 p.m.
Saturday at St. James Catholic Church,
followed by a reception.
Daniel Dean Long, 28 years old, the son of Dan and Lori
Passed away October 15, 2011 while doing what he loved most... Hunting in the Blue
Mountains with his favorite hunting buddies...
His parent, Dan and Lori, part of our USW family,
have worked at the Lewiston Idaho Pulp and Paper plant and been very active
members of Local 608 for over 25 years, holding office 1985-1988.
Danny graduated from Clarkston High School in 2002
and has worked as a logger, at ATK and as a hunting guide in our great state
He is survived by his
parents, Dan and Lori Long of Clarkston; sister,
Brandi Long and brother-in-law Jason Deres of
Lewiston; nephews, Jayson and Ryan Deres of
Lewiston; nieces, Hannah and Bailee Deres of
Lewiston; grandfather, Dean Lodge and wife
Virginia of Lewiston; and grandfather, Ron
Benjamin and wife Unis of Clarkston. He was
preceded in death by his grandparents, Harry and
Zelpha Long, Pat Benjamin and Lanora Lodge.
A memorial service will be
held at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday at Merchant Funeral
Home of Clarkston.
On Tuesday, September 16, 2008
Greg Quigley, 48, beloved husband, father and friend, was taken from us too
soon as he was riding his Harley to Quigley, Mont.
Greg was born to Carol and Bob
Quigley in Lewiston Oct. 6, 1959. He grew up in Headquarters and graduated
from Timberline High School in 1977.
As a young man, Greg loved
spending time on the Weippe ranch of his grandparents, Ellis and Bessie
Snyder. One of his proudest moments was winning the team roping competition
with his grandpa at the Weippe Rodeo in 1980. Greg rode his much-loved horse,
Greg moved to Lewiston shortly
after graduating from high school and got a job at Bruneel Tire. It was during
this time that he met the love of his life, Joan. The couple married Jan. 12,
1980, at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church. Greg and Joan had two beautiful
daughters, Alyssa, now 26, and Jenna, 21.
Greg started working in the
forest industry in the early 1980s. In 1984, he and his family moved to Rowan
Bay, Alaska, where he worked for Seeley Logging. In 1987, they moved back to
Lewiston. Later, he got a job at Potlatch Corp., where he worked the rest of
Greg belonged to the Northwest
Timber Workers and lobbied for forest health. He was influential with
politicians around the Northwest.
Greg died doing what he loved,
riding his Harley. He rode his bike all around the West, including numerous
trips to Sturgis, S.D. He loved to find obscure, out-of-the-way places. He
would rather spend nights in his tent than at a hotel. He loved the freedom
that riding gave him.
Greg was a member of the
Crusaders Motorcycle Club, with whom he took many trips. The club's members
were his brothers. The group helped gather donations for the food bank and
participated in poker runs for the Lewiston Veterans Home.
Greg loved to read all sorts of
books. One of his favorite writers was Jack Kerouac, whose books about travel
resonated with him.
Greg was always there for his
daughters. If Alyssa needed a light bulb changed at her house in Twin Falls,
Greg would hop on his Harley and be there in a flash. The girls say their dad
always had the best advice - he always had the answers.
Greg went out of his way to make
his wife feel special. He e-mailed her every day to tell her what he loved
about her and how special she is. She lovingly referred to him as
"Craig," a nickname her dad had given him.
Greg had a gift for talking to
people and making everyone feel wanted and welcome. He had a sharp wit and was
a talented storyteller. He was representative of all the colorful characters
he grew up with on the Hill.
Greg is survived by his wife,
Joan; and daughters, Alyssa of Twin Falls and Jenna of Lewiston; as well as
the family dog, Sammie Joan. Greg also leaves behind Grandma Bessie of
Lewiston, and parents-in-law, Jerome and Jeanne Schrempp of Lewiston.
Sisters-in-law include Barb Baney and husband Don of Lewiston; Nancy Orton and
husband Duane of Lewiston; Jill Young and husband John of Glasgow, Scotland;
as well as cousin Rachel Johnson and husband Roger of Coeur d'Alene. Survivors
also include brother Mike Quigley and wife Dawny of Lewiston. Greg's nieces
and nephews include Matt and Tara Baney of Lewiston; Nathan Orton of Portland,
Ore.; Marcus Orton of Boise; Elizabeth Young of Glasgow; and Gib, Garner,
Denver and Derrick Quigley, all of Lewiston. He is also survived by several
great-aunts and uncles, and many friends.
A celebration of his
life will be conducted at 1 p.m. Thursday at Our Lady of Lourdes in Lewiston.
In lieu of flowers, the family
suggests memorial donations be made to the Lewiston Veterans Home.
Greg touched so many people in an
amazingly varied walks of life. He was always a welcome face to see at
the Union hall, the mill or on the road. May God watch over his family,
wife, daughters and give them strength and understanding in this
Marion Kirk, 76, Lewiston
Wednesday, August 6,
Marion Kirk in 1991
Born in Lewiston, April 12, 1932,
Marion (Buck) Kirk passed away Saturday, Aug. 2, 2008, after 76 years of a
full and happy life.
Marion was raised in Lewiston,
graduated from Lewiston High School and attended college at Lewis-Clark State
College. He served in the U.S. Air Force from 1950 to 1954.
He was married 53 years to his
high school sweetheart, Mary Rivers. They lived in the Lewiston Orchards area
for 51 years and raised five children.
The majority of Marion's career
was spent at Potlatch Corp., where he started as a pipe fitter and retired as
a maintenance supervisor in 1992.
He was a member of the Lewiston
Elks, Lewiston Eagles, Clarkston Moose, Seaport Good Sam's Club, and Cranker's
Club. He served on the advisory board for the Lewiston Morning Tribune and the
Nez Perce County Fair Board.
Farming was a pastime for Buck
with time spent traveling, fishing and golfing. He was fortunate to be active
his entire life. One of his favorite pastimes was camping with his family at
Priest Lake, Idaho, where he spent the past 39 summers with family and
Buck is survived by his wife,
Mary; their five children, Virginia Palm of Palmer, Alaska, Barbara and Derik
Mooberry of Reno, Nev., Kate and Roy Weber, Michael and Rhonda Kirk and Alan
Kirk, all of Lewiston; his grandchildren, Nicole, Lindsey and Kyle Pastrell of
Reno, Jeffrey Palm and Keith Hammond of Alaska, Nicholas, Christopher and
Stephanie Weber, Shawn and Kayla Kirk, and Landon, Cameron and RaeAnn Kirk,
all of Lewiston. Also surviving is his sister, Ella Mae Watson of Syringa;
brother-in-law, Swede Jensen of Lewiston; sister-in-law, Elaine Kirk of
Arizona; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his
parents and several siblings.
Funeral services are at 11 a.m.
Thursday at St. James Catholic Church in the Lewiston Orchards, with a
reception to follow at the church.
E. June Casteel, 84, Lewiston
June Casteel, 84, of
Lewiston, passed away on Monday, March 9, 2009, at
Life Care Center of Lewiston, due to multiple health
June was born at Lenore, to
Oscar and Madge Hollingsworth, on March 3, 1925. On
Dec. 20, 1950, June married Harley Casteel. They
went on to live in Orofino, Pierce, Townsite 4,
Headquarters and Riverside, eventually moving to
Lewiston in 2004. Harley wasn't able to live in
their new place in Lewiston and moved to Wedgewood
Terrace assisted living in July 2004, but Mom was
able to live on her own until October 2008.
June is survived by two
sons, David Casteel and his wife Elsie of Great
Falls, Mont., and Brian Casteel and Elaine Best of
Lewiston; and a sister, Blanch Hosterman, also of
Lewiston. Along with these, she has two
grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Mom was
preceded in death by her husband, Harley, and a
daughter, Vicki, along with four sisters and one
Per Mom's request, there
will be no services and cremation has taken place.
Malcom's Brower-Wann Funeral Home in Lewiston
handled the arrangements.
Harley D. Casteel, 83, Lewiston
Tuesday, August 5,
Harley David Casteel, 83 passed
away from Alzheimer's disease Sunday, Aug. 3, 2008, at Wedgewood Terrace,
Stepping Stones Care Facility in Lewiston. He had been living at the facility
for the past four years.
Harley was born July 10, 1925, at
Orofino, to George and Blanche Oliver Casteel, where he grew up and farmed on
Harley married E. June
Hollingsworth Dec. 20, 1950. They raised three children living in Pierce,
Townsite 4, and Headquarters, Idaho.
Dad always enjoyed being in the
outdoors and loved to spend time camping and fishing on the North Fork of the
Clearwater, cutting wood, and driving mountain roads looking for game or
huckleberry picking. Dad enjoyed hunting for years but eventually got to the
point that he enjoyed looking at wild game more than hunting it.
Dad spent many years as a
scoutmaster in Headquarters, taking scouts to many spring camps and winter
camps, and on a "50-miler" hike that subsisted on, among other food,
a massive amount of fish and gallons of Tang.
He worked different jobs,
including at the creamery in Orofino and at the Ahsahka mill. He eventually
landed in Headquarters working for Potlatch Corp. He started out working as a
cat mechanic and then eventually went to a salaried job, then shop foreman. At
the end of Dad's time with Potlatch, he was shop foreman at Jaype. He put in
32 years with the company.
Dad always kept busy after
retirement and worked at Barney's gas station on Riverside and was on the
Riverside Water Board after retirement in 1985. He also did various jobs for
Charlie (Red) McCollister on his property above Orofino.
Harley was preceded in death by
his parents; his sister, Vy; brothers, Marshall and Arden; and by his
Survivors include his wife, June;
two sons, David and Elsie Casteel of Great Falls, Mont., and Brian Casteel and
Elaine Best of Lewiston; two grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren, soon
to be five.
A memorial service is scheduled
for 11 a.m. Friday at Malcom's Brower-Wann Funeral Home in Lewiston.
Memorial contributions may be
made to the Wedgewood Stepping Stones Care Facility, 2114 Vineyard Ave.,
Lewiston, ID 83501.
Doris J. Seale, 74, Lewiston
Tuesday, June 17,
Doris J. Seale passed away
Friday, June 13, 2008, at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center in Lewiston.
Doris was born July 20, 1933, in
Orofino to Ross and Bertha Danner Haning. She attended first grade at Banner
School in Orofino, then moved to Lewiston, attending Lewiston schools until
graduating from Lewiston High School in 1952.
She married Tom Seale in 1953.
The couple had six children together before divorcing in 1966.
In 1969, she began working for
the Community Action Agency. She left there to work for the Idaho
Transportation Department, retiring as a clerical specialist in 1998.
She enjoyed country music,
dancing, NASCAR and football, especially the Seattle Sea-hawks.
Doris was very passionate about
supporting her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren in all of their
interests. Her children were her priority and her life. We hope that we would
all have a thimble of her strength.
We thank her for the life gifts
that she has given us. To quote her, "My children were the light of my
She is survived by son Michael
and his wife Kelley of Lewiston; son Curt and his wife Geralyn of Lewiston;
daughter Laura Fischer and her husband Don of Meridian, Idaho; son Steve of
Anchorage, Alaska; son Greg and wife Stacie of Meridian; daughter Cheryl
Smolinski and husband Mike of Lewiston; 13 grandchildren; and seven
great-grandchildren. (She is the mother of half-siblings to our own Tom
and John Seale.)
She was preceded in death by her
parents; brothers, Elmer, Jesse and Harry; and sisters, Rena Owen and Myrtle
The funeral will be at 3 p.m.
Thursday at Malcom's Brower-Wann Funeral Home in Lewiston. A celebration of
Doris' life will follow
Owen O. Sexton Jr, 52, Lewiston
(member USW local-608)
Tuesday, March 4,
O. Sexton Jr, also known as Sonny, passed away Thursday, Feb. 28, 2008, from
doing what he loved to do. He was 52.
was born Dec. 28, 1955, to Rosetta (Ruth) and Owen O. Sexton Sr., in Spokane.
graduated in 1975 from Kamiah High School; while there he ran track.
high school he joined the U.S. Army Aug. 28, 1975, and was stationed in
Germany, until he married his high school sweetheart, Wanda McLaughlin on Feb.
25, 1978; they divorced in 2002 but remained really good friends.
September 1978 he had a beautiful baby girl, Tiffany Lynn. Owen ended up doing
a second tour of duty in Germany and while there he had two sons. Trevor was
born in 1980 and Nicholas was born in 1982. Then in August 1982 the family
moved back to the states. He served his country for 23 years that ended when
he retired Nov. 30, 1997.
later married Carrie Huddleston in March 2003.
the time of his death he worked in CPD at Potlatch Corp.
loved to ride and travel all over on his Harley-Davidson motorcycle. He was
part of the former Banana Belt Cruisers, ABATE of northern Idaho and the
Warrior brotherhood. He also liked fishing, camping and hunting with his son,
Trevor. He loved spending time with his family.
is survived by his daughter, Tiffany Gray and her partner Erick Fitch of Coos
Bay, Ore.; his sons, Trevor and wife Julie Sexton and Nicholas Sexton; his
father, Owen Sexton Sr; and his wife, Carrie Sexton, all of Lewiston. He is
also survived by two sisters, Wanda and husband Jerry Dunn of Mattawa, Wash.,
and Faye Sexton of Spokane; he had five grandchildren, William, Chez and
Rosie, all of Coos Bay, and Lindsay and Evelynn Sexton, both of Lewiston. He
is also survived by nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and many friends. Sonny you
will be in our hearts forever, we miss you.
was preceded in death by his mother, Rosetta Ruth; grandparents; and uncle,
lieu of flowers the family would like donations made to Sterling Savings Bank
in memory of Owen and the family will donate them to the charities that he
was a military service 11 a.m. Saturday, March 8th, at Trenary Funeral
Home with a private family burial following. There will also be a gathering at
6 p.m. Saturday at the Wrangler in Lewiston.
May our blessings and sympathies be with Todd Burr and his
family in their time of need. Todd's Grandfather passed
recently. If you wish to help in any way, please, contact the union
our blessings and sympathies be with Mike Bowen and his family in this time of
need. Mike and family lost Mike's Father recently. If you wish to
help in any way contact the union hall.
Robert M. Street, 64, Casa
Grande, Ariz. (member USW local-608)
M. Street passed away Thursday, Jan. 10, 2008, in Casa Grande, Ariz., from
lung cancer. He was 64.
was born July 26, 1943, in San Francisco, to Darris W. Street and Bonnie Cass
Sanderson. He graduated from Clarkston High School in 1961, then spent four
years in the U.S. Navy.
and Joan Eldred were married May 21, 1966, in Lewiston.
worked for 10 years for IBM in San Jose, Calif. He spent five years working
for Bruneel Tire and Wonder Bread in Spokane. He worked for Potlatch Corp. in
Lewiston for 24 years.
did it all, had it all, enjoyed it all - boating, fishing, camping, skiing,
four-wheeling, snowmobiling, and RV traveling and cruising on the Gold Wing.
You were the love of my life and we had the best for 41 years. You will always
be in my life. We raised two wonderful daughters. Your loving wife.
Dad, our hero - When we think of Dad, we think of a family man. He was one who
devoted his life to us. His voice was his power, so he thought, but we knew
deep down that Dad's heart was his biggest power of all. He loved teaching us
how to ride a bike, how to drive Ol' Blue with that 454 Chevy, how to fish,
how to pilot a boat, but most of all, we know he just loved teaching us about
life. He was our Dad, our friend and our hero. He will live inside us forever.
We will continue to love and miss him and trust that he is always watching
over us. We love you, Dad! Angie and Julie.
is survived by his wife, Joan of Casa Grande; his daughters, Angela and
husband Daryl of Chandler, Ariz., and Julie Street of Casa Grande; brothers,
Joe and Dee Street of Madera, Calif., Larry and Sandy Street of Chandler;
grandchildren, Jaideyn Chanelle and Colten Jacob Goard; Bob's favorite
mother-in-law, Grace Eldred; in-laws, Judy and Roger Baker, Ken and Marsha
Eldred, Dawn and Dennis Thorpe, Deb and MT Mill, Terry and Teresa Eldred, all
of Lewiston, Kelly and Mike Vig of Mohall, N.D.; many extended family and
was preceded in death by his parents and a nephew, Kyle Street.
has taken place. A celebration of Robert's life and potluck will be from 1 to
4 p.m. Feb. 2, in the Bennett Pavilion at the Asotin County Fairgrounds in
family suggests memorial donation be made to Trinity Hospice, 1377 E. Florence
Blvd., Suite 149, Casa Grande, AZ 85222.
thoughts and prayers go out to Brother Steve McAtee (USW 712) for the loss of
David J. McAtee, 39, Lewiston
Joel McAtee passed away Saturday, Sept. 1, 2007, at Lakeview, Ore., while
camping with some of his brothers and a nephew, as a result of an allergic
reaction to a bee sting.
was born Jan. 14, 1968, in Boise to Cheryl Ann Stevens McAtee and Douglas Joel
graduated from Lewiston High School in 1986 and served in the U.S. Army during
the Gulf War as a medic in Wurzburg, Germany. During this time he married
Robin Yarber of Lewiston. The marriage later ended in divorce. He had no
worked for Potlatch Corporation for several years until a back injury
prevented him from working any longer.
enjoyed spending time in the mountains camping, fishing, hunting mushrooms and
picking berries. He also enjoyed spending time with his nieces and nephews
playing games, having barbecues, teaching them to garden and how to take care
of their pets.
is survived by both his parents; his stepmother, Beverly McAtee of Boise; and
six brothers and two sisters, Steven and Andrea McAtee, and their daughters,
Vanessa and Melissa, all of Lewiston; Roger McAtee of Spirit Lake, Idaho;
Kenneth McAtee and son, Charlie, both of Lewiston; Jennifer McAtee and her
children, Devin and Naomee, all of Clarkston; Peter McAtee of Clarkston;
Gregory and Tiffany McAtee and their daughter, Noelle, of Victoria, Texas;
Rebecca McAtee of Phoenix; and Jeffrey McAtee and his daughters, Jackie and
Katie, all of Lewiston. He is also survived by several aunts and uncles as
well as two great-nephews, Carson and Logan.
funeral service will be conducted at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Stake Center of
the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on Ninth and Preston in
Funeral Home of Lewiston is in charge of arrangements
Richard L. Gruell, 73, Lewiston
Saturday, July 7,
Lee (Dick) Gruell entered heaven Tuesday, July 3, 2007.
was born April 19, 1934, in Lewiston, to Albert Gruell and Millie Burr. He
graduated from Lewiston High School in 1952.
worked at Potlatch part-time for two years, then served in the U.S. Air Force
for four years, from 1953-57, reaching the rank of staff sergeant.
and Jeanette Louise Cridlebaugh were married Sept. 2, 1955.
returned to Potlatch after the service, retiring in May 1994. He also enjoyed
working in the maintenance department and made many lifelong friends.
was an active member of the Orchards Community Church.
was a stranger to no one. During high school he was very proud of his football
and track accomplishments. He enjoyed attending local sporting events.
was so proud of his family. They were the best part of his life. His
grandchildren were the very sparkle in his eye, always looking forward to
their activities and rarely missing an event.
had many good years at Black Lake. There wasn't much he missed out on. The
camping trips, 4-wheeling, snowmobiling, cruising, Reno and just traveling!
Dick was known and loved for his funny, exaggerated, lengthy detailed stories
... OVER & OVER again!
had a very happy, healthy and full life. Jean'e was his best friend and soul
mate for 52 years.
is survived by his wife, Jeanette (Jean'e) Gruell of Lewiston; daughter, Tracy
and husband Tony Webster of Clarkston; son, Kelly and wife Carmen Gruell of
Lewiston; daughter, Gina and husband Bob Sparks of Lewiston; grandchildren,
Christopher LaVoie, Tyler LaVoie, Kendall Webster, all of Clarkston, Chris
Webster and wife Andrea, Katia Sparks, Kinsey Sparks, all of Lewiston; and a
sister, Leona Wessonen of Seattle.
was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Mickey Gruell and Donald
Gruell; a son, Jerry Gruell; and his favorite mother-in-law, Louise
memorial service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday, July 9, at Orchards
Community Church in Lewiston, with Pastor Mark Brewster officiating.
donations may be made to the Orchards Community Church.
Brower-Wann Funeral Home of Lewiston is handling arrangements.
will forever miss you!
Jerry R. O\'Shaughnessy, 68,
Clarkston (Member of USW-608)
Saturday, June 16,
R. (Shag) O'Shaughnessy, 68, of Clarkston, passed away Thursday, June 7, 2007,
at Tri-State Memorial Hospital in Clarkston after a lengthy battle with
chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).
was born Sept. 12, 1938, in Lewiston, to Bernard and Irma Stewart
O'Shaughnessy. In November of 1956, he married Sharron Wassink. They remained
married for 33 years.
is survived by his three children, Pam O'Shaughnessy and Ronda Turner, both of
Clarkston, and Dan O'Shaughnessy of Las Vegas. Jerry is also survived by seven
grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, numerous cousins and four nieces.
was preceded in death by his father, Bernard, and mother, Irma; his older
brother, Bernard (Bud); and his stepfather, John B. Standley.
grandparents homesteaded in Winchester, where he spent much of his childhood,
enjoying the outdoors with his grandparents. Some of his relatives worked at
the old Winchester Mill and taught school in Winchester. One of his cousins
drowned in Winchester Lake, and some of his family members are buried in
Winchester's Golden Ridge Cemetery.
attended grade school in Yuba City, Calif., and finished his schooling in
Clarkston. In 1955 Jerry joined the U.S. Marine Corps and received a medical
honorable discharge after boot camp.
joined Potlatch Corp. in 1957. Most of his career was on the No. 2 paper
machine as a machine tender. For years, he was a member of the Papermakers
Union Local 608, where he helped negotiate a few contracts and supported other
members with union activities. He was chosen as part of the Potlatch team to
travel abroad in efforts to redesign and update the paper machine. At the time
of his retirement, Jerry was the No. 2 machine supervisor. Jerry loved making
was a member of the local Moose and Eagles lodges. After retirement, Jerry
enjoyed traveling in his RV, which took him throughout the western United
States. He loved sports. Some of his favorite activities were golfing, fishing
memorial service will be conducted at 11 a.m. June 30 at Vineland Cemetery in
Clarkston. After the service, his family are invited to gather at the home of
Jack and Delores O'Shaughnessy, located at 2026 Crestview Drive in Clarkston
to celebrate Jerry's life.
family suggests memorial donations be made to the American Lung Association or
a charity of your choice.
sign the online guest book at www.merchantfuneralhome.com
April 12, 2007
Russel Wilkerson, 51,
Lewiston (member USW local 608)
Dave's spirit left his body Easter
Sunday, April 8, 2007, at 12:50 p.m., in
was born April 19, 1955, in
, to William R. and Celestine F. Wilkerson. He was the oldest of four
children. He had three sisters, Diana Lodge, Loretta Wilkerson and Anita
Grimm. He grew up in
, attending Our Lady of Lourdes grade school,
Junior High School
was married to Danette and together they had two sons, Joshwa and Jothan
Wilkerson. He had four grandchildren, five nephews and three nieces.
trained for and became a journeyman carpenter, a job he had until changing
occupations by taking a job out at Potlatch in 1995. He continued to use his
carpentry skills helping others.
was known as a very giving and generous person. His life was devoted to his
family and friends. Dave was athletic, full of energy and always active. He
was precise, accurate, devoted to excellence and always eager to learn new
things. Dave's example for doing what's good is modeled through those that
will be a viewing from 1 to 5 p.m. today at Mountain View Funeral Home,
Seventh and Cedar in
. The memorial service will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at
707 Seventh Ave.
know we share the sentiment of all who know and love Dave, we want him back
and we thank God for him. And so, dear son, dear brother, dear father,
husband, uncle, grandfather, friend and mentor, we love you, Dave, and we miss
you very much.
Posted: Wednesday, Jun 21, 2006 Nicholas Zacharia
Moser, 17, born May 31, 1989, in Lewiston, was taken from us early Monday morning, June 19, 2006.
Nick grew up in Lewiston and had a life full of love and happiness. He enjoyed riding his motorcycle, 4-wheeling, camping, snowboarding and spending time with his girlfriend.
Nick was a wonderful lifeguard at Lewiston's Orchards Pool and worked part-time at
Applebee's in Lewiston.
Nick attended Orchards Elementary, Sacajawea Junior High and was entering his senior year at Lewiston High School.
We will be honoring Nick's memory with a vigil at 6:30 p.m. tonight at Vassar-Rawls Funeral Home in Lewiston, where all are welcome to come and share their thoughts and memories with all.
The memorial service will be at 10 Thursday morning at St. James Parish in the Lewiston Orchards.
Nick is survived by his father Philip Moser; mother and stepfather Vickey and John Marshall; his brothers: Andrew Davis, Cody Moser, Les Marshall, Todd Marshall and Dylan Marshall; his sister Rachel Moser; grandparents: Richard and Josephine Boson and Ruth Moser; great-grandparents Carl and Cruz Ringle; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, step-family and a niece.
Nick was preceded in death by his grandfather, Gilbert Moser, and his aunt, Sheri Boson.
Nick will be missed, loved and remembered by all -- forever.
Posted: Wednesday, Apr 5, 2006
[Larry Lee Speno, 50 -- LEWISTON]
Our brother passed away peacefully at the Tekoa Care Center on March 22, 2006, after fighting a courageous battle with Huntington's Chorea. He was only 39 when this disease struck him. God has taken him to a better place so there will be no more suffering. He will now have peace.
Larry was born in Lewiston on Aug. 26, 1955. He attended Our Lady of Lourdes School, Jennifer Jr. High and Lewiston High School.
He went to work for Potlatch Corp. and continued working there for 14 years. Larry was also a card shark, he spent a lot of time at Tom Smith's playing poker and blackjack with his buddies, although his favorite past time was spending time with his family and listening to his favorite music.
Larry is the fourth child to be born into this family of five children. He is leaving behind Mike Speno of Seattle, Mary Lou Cox and husband Merle of Clarkston and Gary Speno of Lewiston and many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins both here and in Italy.
Larry was preceded in death by our parents, Frank and Alfonsino Speno, our zia, Theresa Speno, one brother, Darrell Lewis (Louie) Speno, an aunt and cousin in Italy.
Larry never married.
We, as a family, celebrated our brother Larry's life in a private get-together.
Mom and dad, please take care of our brother.
From the Lewiston Morning Tribune (log on to www.lmtribune.com
to sign Nicks guestbook.)
Audrey N. Ausman, 43, Lewiston
Our Audrey went to Heaven on angels' wings, Monday, Feb. 20, 2006.
Audrey was born April 7, 1961, to Allen and Sandy Crawford in St. Maries, Idaho.
Audrey was raised in Headquarters, attending schools in Pierce and Weippe, graduating with honors from Timberline High School.
Following high school, Audrey married her high school sweetheart, Rick Ausman. Together they shared the responsibility of raising their two children, Joshua Jay and Rickelle Wesleyne Ausman.
Audrey graduated from Stylette Beauty College in Lewiston in 1984, and followed her cosmetology career to the McCall-Donnelly area for a short stint.
Later Audrey attended a technical school in Lewiston. After completion, she used her education to hold several positions in the L-C Valley, including Mike's Heating and Air Conditioning, Hobson Heat and Fabrication, Coleman Oil and Guardian Heating and Air Conditioning.
After her professional career, Audrey was active in trying to keep her classmates and friends together through class reunions. She loved her friends, her family, her animals and sharing old memories (even if they weren't her own memories). Audrey's favorite times were, and will continue to be at the North Fork of the Clearwater River.
Audrey is survived by her loving husband, Rick, at their home in Lewiston; son Joshua and wife Heather of Whidbey Island, Wash., and daughter, Rickelle Wesleyne Ausman of Alameda, Calif.; parents Allen and Sandy Crawford of Orofino; brothers Allen N. Crawford of Pierce, and Dimond Crawford and wife Sherry Crawford (Audrey's best friend) of Southwick. Audrey has two grandchildren, Brooke Nanette Ausman and Harley Ann Ausman. She also has numerous nieces and nephews that dearly love her.
At her request, cremation has taken place. A small service will take place at 10:30 a.m. today at the United Methodist Church in Asotin.
as Published in the Lewiston Tribune 2006-02-23
Robert (Rob) Alan Goodrich, age 41, passed away Friday, Feb. 24, 2006, at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center in Lewiston.
Rob was born Nov. 6, 1964, in Goldendale, Wash. He was the third child of five born to Daniel A. Goodrich Sr. and Patricia (Patty) Ann Wierman. Rob attended school in Pierce and graduated from Timberline High School in Weippe in 1984.
He joined the Idaho National Guard in 1983 and later joined the U.S. Marine Corps in 1984. He traveled to many places around the world during his enlistment in the service and was honorably discharged in 1987 as a lance corporal.
After Rob's enlistment in the service, he moved to Lewiston. At the time of his death he was employed at Potlatch Corp.
In 1987 he married Patricia Soule. They had two children, Lindsey Ren and Dylan Alan. The marriage later ended in divorce.
Rob was a very caring and loving father. His children were everything to him. He was proud of them and enjoyed attending their activities and events. They cherished spending time together camping, fishing and hunting. Rob was an avid hunter and loved being outdoors, especially with his family and friends. He also enjoyed woodworking and was a talented craftsman.
Rob is survived by his children, Lindsey and Dylan of Lewiston; his parents, Dan and Patty Goodrich of Pierce; his brother, Dan Goodrich Jr. and wife Tanjee of Pierce; his brother, Ray Goodrich and wife LeAnn of Lenore; his brother, Mel Goodrich and wife Marlene of Lewiston; and his sister, Lisa Ensman and her husband Fred of San Jose, Calif. He is also survived by his grandmother, Florence Weber of Lewiston; and several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Myron and Bonnie Goodrich, and Melvin Wierman.
Rob was engaged to Paula Brown.
There will be a rosary at 10:15 a.m. Saturday, March 4, at Our Lady of Woodland Catholic Church in Pierce. A funeral Mass will follow at 11 a.m. at the Pierce Community Center, with Fathers George King and Sean Caulfield officiating. Burial will follow at the Pierce Cemetery. After the burial, there will be a gathering of family and friends at the Pierce Community Center.
Rob will be terribly missed and forever loved by his family and friends. Our lives will never be the same, but we know he is now at peace and we will see him again in heaven.
Robert A. Houston, 73, Clarkston
Tuesday, May 13,
(Bob) Albert Houston, 73, died of heart failure Saturday, May 3, 2003, at his
was born Feb. 1, 1930, in Detroit. As a young child he moved frequently and
attended various schools.
joined the U.S. Navy in 1947 and served aboard the USS Turner as a signalman.
received the Navy Occupation Medal for service in Asia and a China Service
serving five years in the Navy he worked for General Motors in Trenton, N.J.
Later he attended ground school flight training and became an aviation
instructor in Washington, D.C. He then worked at the Weather Bureau Agency in
Harrisburg, Pa., and other aviation-related jobs as he worked his way toward
the western United States. His love of flying led him to become a crop duster
for 15 years in Oregon, Texas, Arizona and Canada. He settled in the
Lewiston-Clarkston Valley and became an employee of Potlatch Corp. for 15
years. He retired in 1994.
married Marietta Fry Nov. 23, 1984, in Coeur d'Alene.
is survived by his wife, Marietta, at the family home; two stepsons, Tony
Nelson of Lewiston and Wade Nelson of Spokane; two stepdaughters, Jody
Stephens of Spokane and Gina Davis of Lewiston; and three granddaughters.
was preceded in death by his first wife and two daughters.
has taken place, and inurnment will be held at a later date.
celebration of his life will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday at the family
home, 2614 Cascade St., Clarkston.
Brower-Wann Memorial Chapel of Lewiston is in charge of arrangements.