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Obituaries, Death Notices in the May 21, 2015 issue Print E-mail

Robert I. Jackson, 95

     Robert I. Jackson left his house Monday, May 15 to be with his family “on higher ground.”5-21-15-obit---robert-jacks

     He was born in Portland, Ore. on April 4, 1920, Easter Sunday. He was 95 just a couple of weeks ago.

     Donna, his wife of 64 years, passed away July 8, 2010. The two of them were something to remember.

     “Bob” to most people, started working in a funeral home prior to joining the Army Medical Corps in WWII. He was a laboratory technician with duty stations in Australia, New Guinea, and the Phillipines. He married Donna Feb. 10, 1945. They started their family in Longview, Wash. He started in the pulp and paper industry there. They then moved to Clarkston, Wash. in 1950. Finally they moved to his dream location in Albany, Ore. to be on the start-up crew for Western Kraft (paper mill) in 1955. His last stop was in Kamiah in 2002. He may have thought this was heaven, since he was 82 years old when he got here. Lots don’t make it that long!

     Bob and Donna had four children, 10 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.

     He was preceded in death by Donna, oldest daughter Don Marie, and oldest son Mark. Two of his children are still living; daughter Robin in Albany, and son Randy in Kamiah.

     There will be a memorial service at the Jackson home on July 4, starting around noon to celebrate Bob and Donna’s independence from the earthly realm.


James Andrew Archuletta, 68

     James Andrew Archuletta was born in Holly, Colo. Sept. 26, 1946. He passed away May 13, 2015 in Kamiah from natural causes.

     Jim was raised in Gunnison, Colo. and graduated high school in 1964. After high school he proudly joined the Navy where he honorably served his country. Upon his discharge from the service, he pursued a career with Frontier Airlines in Denver for over 20 years. In 1987, Jim moved to a career with the Defense Finance and Accounting Service at Lowry AFB, in Indianapolis, Ind. where he retired as a Financial Systems Analyst in 2008. After retirement, Jim enjoyed the summers in Kamiah and dreaded the winters in Indianapolis.

     Jim married Pamela Woodard from Gunnison, in 1966 and later divorced. In 1991, he met the love of his life, Donna Withey from Kamiah and they enjoyed a very special friendship until his death.

     Jim had a love of aviation and was an accomplished skydiver. His passion was teaching students and enjoying this sport with all his friends. He also enjoyed woodworking and helping his neighbors with mowing lawns. He was a very devoted father and grandfather.

     He is survived by Donna Withey, her children Arrin, Paul, Sarah and Snickers, his daughter Jodie (Mitchell) Myers of Aurora, Colo., son Steven (Shirley) Archuletta of Peyton, Colo., sister Judy Kading of Boise, brothers Richard Archuletta of St. John USVI, and David (Lori) Archuletta of Cheyenne, Wyo. He is also survived by three grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

     Jim was preceded in death by his father Nemacio (NJ) Archuletta and mother Connie. There will be a memorial service in Denver this summer.


Norman Ray Blewett, 78

     Norman Ray Blewett, 78, passed away at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center in Lewiston on May 12, 2015.

     A memorial is planned for May 23 from noon to 4 p.m. at the Rebekah Hall in Kooskia on Main St.

     Bring your favorite dish to share and celebrate his life with the family.

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