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Obituaries, Death Notices in the May 19, 2016 issue Print E-mail

Shirley Elaine (Coe) Griner, 85

     Shirley Elaine (Coe) Griner, 85, died May 6, 2016 at her Kamiah home. Shirley was born to Lloyd Eldon and Mildred Pearl (Hill) Coe on April 28, 1931. She brought a ray of sunshine to what would have been a dreary spring day in Rapid City, S.D.5-19-16-obit-shirley-griner

     She was an amazing woman, wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, great-great-grandmother and friend. She often was referred to as the backbone of the family, not taking guff from anyone. Although very opinionated, she was a passionate woman and cared deeply for many. Day or night, you knew you could call on grandma Shirley, whether you needed to talk because you were upset, someone to pray with because you were scared, a ride home because you had too much to drink, or just someone to listen because you needed to get something off your chest. She was one to give you the shirt off her back or the last dime in her pocket without thinking twice about it.

     Grandma Shirley stood strong in her faith and religious beliefs. She always made sure everyone knew that God was just a prayer away and would never leave you. Many memories of church were shared between her children and grandchildren.

     A devoted wife and mother, she married her husband of 65 years Weldon Carl Griner, June 2, 1950, after a brief marriage and death of her first husband, John Pimble. She had three children: Candace (Pimble) Maki, Phyllis “Carla” (Griner) Cutler, and Carl Phillip Griner; nine grandchildren: Chris, Craig, and Shannon Maki, Carlane “Dede” Endicott, Shirla and Chelsie Cutler, Kyle, Zane and Echo Griner and numerous great- and great-great-grandchildren.

     She was preceded in death by both parents, a brother, a son-in-law and her husband.

     Funeral services were held May 13 at Trenary Funeral Chapel in Kooskia. Brother Robert Anthony officiated.


Grace McMillion, 83

     Grace McMillion, 83, of Nezperce passed away Friday, May 13, 2016 at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center.

     Services are pending at Trenary Funeral Home of Kooskia.


Janice G. James, 74

     Janice G. James, 74, of Lewiston and formerly of Kooskia, passed away peacefully Monday, May 9, 2016, as a result of heart and kidney failure, at Royal Plaza Health and Rehabilitation in Lewiston.5-19-16-obit-janice-james

     Janice was born Oct. 16, 1941 in Cloquet, Minn. to Karl and Anna Brandt. She lived the first year of her life in Minnesota before the family packed up and moved out to Pierce. They later moved to Kooskia where Janice attended public school.

     Janice met Raymond James in 1956 and the two married on March 16, 1957 in Grangeville. The couple made their home in Harpster for three years before moving to Kooskia where they raised six children.

     Janice was highly involved in community organizations as she was an active member of the St. Catherine’s Altar Society as well as the Rebekah Chapter in Kooskia. She volunteered at the Kooskia Public Library and was involved with the Clearwater Valley High School Booster Club during the years her children attended the school.

     Janice enjoyed reading and crocheting. She made many cherished blankets for her family and friends. She often donated blankets to various non-profit groups she supported. She greatly enjoyed spending time with her family and friends and wouldn’t hesitate to help others when needed. Janice made a fantastic potato salad and whenever there was a family or neighborhood barbecue you could expect her to bring one to share.

     Janice is survived by her children Cheryl Ludvik (Ken) of Lewiston, Carol James of Vancouver, Wash., Christy Payton (Shawn Larson) of Lewiston, David James (Laurie Heagle) of Spokane, Doug James (Kim) of Lewiston, and Kathy Pickel (Mark) of Walla Walla; brother Leonard Brandt of Colorado; nine grandchildren; and many beloved nieces and nephews.

     She was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond of 54 years; sisters Norma Landaker and Mary Alice Meador; and granddaughter Jenny Rae Endebrock.

     A funeral Mass will be celebrated on Saturday, May 21 at 11 a.m. at St. Catherine’s Catholic Church in Kamiah. A luncheon will follow at the parish hall.

     A private family graveside service assisted by Trenary Funeral Home will be held at the Pine Grove Cemetery in Kooskia.


Jim Hendren memorial

     Jim Hendren’s memorial potluck will be held May 21 at 1 p.m. in Kooskia at the IOOF Hall. Please come celebrate his life with us. For info call 935-5800.


Sister Angela Uhlorn, OSB, 80

     Sister Angela Uhlorn, OSB, 80, bringing the gift of music…5-19-16-obit--sr-angela-os

     Sister Angela Uhlorn of the Monastery of St. Gertrude was born into eternal life on May 12, 2016. She died peacefully surrounded by sisters and caregivers. Sister Angela will be remembered for her service in education, music, and parish work and also for her sense of humor and love of God.

     Sister Angela Uhlorn was born July 19, 1935, and raised on a Camas Prairie farm in an exceptionally musical family of 12 children. She played several instruments and was a vocalist. By high school, the young musician’s life was as robust as her music. She dove into school activities as well as social ones. Even through the excitement of her teens, she began to feel called to religious life, entering the Monastery in August 1953.

     She made her First Monastic Profession on June 13, 1955 and continued her music lessons with Sister Anna. Sister Angela began her first teaching job in Nampa, also helping to teach music after school. Later, she taught at Genesee, Our Lady of Lourdes in Lewiston, and St. Gertrude’s Academy, leading a large Glee Club and smaller ensembles called “tentets.”

     In 1969, Sister Angela was sent on mission to Bogota, Colombia to teach 5th grade boys. However, a severe injury to her elbow from a horseback riding accident cut her time there short and prevented her from ever playing violin again.

     Upon recovery, Sister Angela entered parish work beginning with St. Mary’s Parish in Boise and St. Jerome’s in Jerome. Her focus remained on Spanish-speaking parishes where she could use the language skills she learned in Bogota.

     Sister Angela came home to the Monastery in 2000 and participated in the community choir, filling the chapel with song. “Music has kept me renewed in my calling,” she said. “I am proud and happy to bring the gift of music to so many people.” She also worked in the Development Office as the Alumni Coordinator.

     Sister Angela is survived by her siblings Edna Ruhoff, Irma Tacke, Jane Hoene, Vern Uhlorn, Maurus Uhlorn, Sister Cecile Uhlorn, OSB, Sally Terhaar, and Merna Gehring and her monastic community.

     A Rosary Vigil Service will be held on Thursday, May 19, at 7 p.m. and the funeral liturgy will be held on Friday, May 20, at 1:30 p.m. at the Monastery chapel.

     Memorial gifts in Sister Angela’s honor can be made to the Monastery of St. Gertrude, 465 Keuterville Road, Cottonwood, ID 83522.

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