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Obituaries, Death Notices in the March 23, 2017 issue Print E-mail

Chester “Glenn” Simler, 96

     Chester “Glenn” Simler, 96, died March 17, 2017, in Lewiston, after a prolonged battle with Parkinson's disease.

     Celebration of life will be held on Saturday, April 8, his 97th birthday, at 1:30 p.m. at Valley View Church of the Nazarene in Kamiah.

     Mountain View Mortuary in Lewiston is assisting the family.


Ione Lockart, 87

     A memorial for Ione Lockart, 87, of Kamiah will be held on Saturday, March 25, 11 a.m. at the Kamiah Community Presbyterian Church, 630 6th St., Kamiah. Interment will follow at the cemetery.


Bonnie Gates, 81

     Bonnie Gates, 81, of Kooskia passed away Thursday, March 16, 2017 at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center in Lewiston.

     Arrangements are being handled through Trenary Funeral Home of Kooskia.


Ronald F. Tillery, 74

     Ronald F. Tillery, 74, of Kooskia died Friday, March 3, 2017 in Lewiston from chronic illness.3-23-17-obit-ron-tillery

     Ron was born Sept. 3, 1942 in Granite, Okla. to Frank and Dora (Heflin) Tillery. When Ron was three years old the family moved to Bakersfield, Calif.

     During his teenage years he worked at a local gas station. Ron attended East Bakersfield schools and completed two years of college.

     Ron served his country as a Medic in the Army. During this time, he married his beloved wife, Penny Clute, Aug. 14, 1965 in Bakersfield. When he completed his term with the Army, he returned to California and worked 10 years at Central California Ice Company.

     In February of 1976, Ron’s family moved to Kooskia where he began his 41-year career with CFI.

     Ron was a member of the Pine Ridge Baptist Church in Kamiah.

     Ron was preceded in death by his parents, Frank and Dora Tillery and his grandparents.

     Ron is survived by his wife, Penney at their Kooskia home; his children, Roben (Tillery) Law of Lawton, Okla. and Sherry Tillery and Chuck Camden of Kooskia; his grandchildren, Ashley (Jake) Tomiska, Holly Kooken, Chelsea Hoiland, and Sierra Tillery; great-grandchildren, Khloe and Jacoby Tomiska; his sister, Susie (Steve) Shultz of Sequim, Wash. and brother, Larry Tillery of Bakersfield.

     A celebration of life for Ron will be held this summer.

     Arrangements have been entrusted to Trenary Funeral home of Kooskia.


Joe L. (Red) Wilson

     There will be a celebration of life service at Tahoe Rest Cemetery on March 25 at 1 p.m. for Joe L. Wilson (Red) as most people knew him.3-23-17-obit-joe-red-wilson

     Red passed away on Aug. 8, 2016 at his home in Lampasas, Texas.

     He is survived by his daughter Debbie Smith and Dean, granddaughters Nicole Ash and Benny, and Kara Smith, his great-grandchildren Mallory, Wyatte, Abby, Antonia, Dawsonn and Santana and his great-great-grandson Bentley whom he called little Red.

     The family would like to invite Red’s Idaho friends to join them in celebrating his life.


Chase Alan McNeil, 18

     Chase Alan McNeil, 18, died March 3, 2017 as a result of a motorcycle accident in Clewiston, Fla.3-23-17-obit--chase-mcneil

     He was born to Joseph and Kelly (Trampe) McNeil July 15, 1998 in Kamiah.

     He was homeschooled and graduated in 2016.

     Chase recently completed basic training in the Navy and was scheduled for fighter jet mechanic training.

     He attended church regularly and often walked three miles to attend his local services. He loved music and was an avid guitar player.

     Chase is survived by grandparents Otto and Mary Trampe of Minnesota, Karen Werts of Florida, parents Joseph and Kelly McNeil of Kamiah, brother Dillon McNeil of Lewiston, brothers Tucker and Gavin McNeil, both of Kamiah, sister Brianna Trampe of Minnesota, and sisters Abby McNeil, Shelby McNeil and Memphis McNeil, all of Kamiah.

     A celebration of life will be held at a later date.



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