Lauretta Elaine Crabtree, 94, died Nov. 6, 2020, at her home on Battle Ridge, near Kooskia, Idaho. Lauretta was born April 14, 1926, in Chadron, Neb. She was the second child of Ralph and Peggy (Franey) Barber, and was the only daughter.

Frank J. Bower, age 89 (1931-2020), passed away peacefully Nov. 7th in his favorite recliner with coffee and homemade chocolate chip cookies beside him. He was known for saying, “Don’t worry about nothing. Be happy!”

Francis J. Pew, 70, of Kamiah, Idaho, died Thursday, Nov. 12, 2020, at his home. Arrangements are under the direction of Trenary Funeral Home, Kooskia, Idaho.

Funeral homes often submit obituaries as a service to the families they are assisting. However, we will be happy to accept obituaries from family members pending proper verification of the death.

Cynthia G. Steadman, 54, of Stites, Idaho, died Monday, Oct. 26, 2020, at her home. Arrangements are pending with Trenary Funeral Home, Kooskia, Idaho.

Joy A. Chase, 88, of Kamiah, Idaho, died Friday, Oct. 30, 2020, at Clearwater Valley Hospital in Orofino, Idaho. Arrangements are under the direction of Trenary Funeral Home, Kooskia, Idaho.

Scott S. Hamilton, 72, of Kamiah, Idaho, died Thursday, Oct. 29, 2020, at St. Mary’s Hospital in Cottonwood, Idaho. Arrangements are under the direction of Blackmer Funeral Home, Grangeville, Idaho.

With profound sadness we announce the passing of a beloved husband, father, brother and grandfather, John W. Cook. He passed away suddenly and unexpectedly on Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2020.

Phil Lamm died at home Sunday morning Oct. 18, 2020, from stage four prostate cancer.

Daniel R. Cornelius, 65, of Kamiah, Idaho, died Monday, Oct. 5, 2020, at Clearwater Valley Hospital in Orofino, Idaho. Arrangements are under the direction of Trenary Funeral Home, Kooskia, Idaho.

On Oct. 6, 2020, Charlie Phillips passed away at age 81. Charlie was born on Jan. 14, 1939, in Petaluma, Calif. Growing up in a family construction business, Charlie learned the value of hard work and self-discipline at a young age. He later went on to work for himself in various successful …

Julie I. Renne, 57, a lifetime resident of Kooskia, Idaho, died Saturday, Aug. 1, 2020, at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center in Lewiston, Idaho. Julie was born May 27, 1963, to Harrold and Irene (Massey) Smith, in Grangeville, Idaho. Following her attendance at Clearwater Valley High School, Julie worked as a cook and waitress for […]

Thomas Leroy Pethtel, 87 Idaho Falls Thomas LeRoy Pethtel, longtime and beloved resident of Kamiah, Idaho, died of cardiac arrest at his new home in Idaho Falls, Idaho, July 18, 2020. He was 87. Roy was born on Sept. 15, 1932, near Meridian in Southern Idaho. In 1944, his parents bought WP Ranch in Kamiah. […]

NOWATA, OKLA. — Julie Renne’, 57, of Kooskia, Idaho, died Aug. 1, 2020, at St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center in Lewiston, Idaho. Trenary Funeral home of Kooskia, is assisting the family.

Ruth Emma Andrews, at the age of 94, passed away peacefully in the early morning hours of July 21, 2020, at The Cottages in Meridian, Idaho. She was born in Pocatello, Idaho on Jan. 24, 1926, to Forres and Margery Whiting. At the time of her birth, the family lived in Chrystal, Idaho near Arbon […]

“All of life is a healing journey…..I do whatever I can to help people come to that.” Sister Agnes Reichlin was born into eternal life at 8:35 a.m. on July 22, 2020. She was 86 years old and had been a Benedictine sister for 67 years. She will be remembered for her influential career in […]

John W. Garland, formerly of Kamiah, passed away Saturday, July 11, 2020. John was born Sept. 18, 1962. A graveside funeral will be held Saturday, July 25 at 10 a.m. at the Kamiah Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Pine Hills Funeral Chapel and Crematory.

Graylon James Roberts was born March 28, 2018 to Cassie and Otis Roberts in Billings, Mont. Graylon was a bright spark in this world that touched the lives of so many. He attended the “tator tots” program with his mom through the Pioneer Museum/Heritage Park since he was six months old. Graylon loved everything his […]

Machell D. Donaldson, 45, of Kamiah passed away Monday, July 6, 2020, at St. Mary’s Hospital in Cottonwood. Arrangements are under the direction of Blackmer Funeral Home in Grangeville.

Elsie Jean Carroll of Portland, Ore., passed away July 9, 2020. She was 90. Jean was born March 12, 1930 to Alvin and Elna (Ranta) Renshaw at the mouth of Clear Creek near Kooskia at her grandma Rose Renshaw’s home. Jean married Marvin Carroll on Sept. 9, 1949 at Lewiston. She taught 4th grade at […]

A Celebration of Life for Evelyn Florance Ploharz will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 18, at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Hall, 330 Michigan Ave. in Orofino. Evelyn was a longtime Clearwater County resident. She was born June 5, 1930 in Little Falls, Minn. and passed away Feb. 4, 2020 in Orofino.

Gage Chandler Michael Frizzell was born in Lewiston, Idaho to mother Ellen Anderson, father Aaron Frizzell, big brother Dustin Anderson, and big sister Ariel Anderson (King) on Aug. 28, 1998 where he resided until the tender age of 5. In 2004 he moved with his mother and sister to the Clearwater Valley where they made […]

On July 4, 2020, Jerry Triplett took his final Harley ride, supporting a local charity. Jerry was born to Frank and Maxine Triplett on Feb. 9, 1937, in Moscow, Idaho. He graduated high school from Clarkston, Wash. in 1955. Shortly after he met and fell in love with Nellie Williams, together they had three children, […]

Rod Duane Piller passed away at his home, June 22, 2020. He had been an EMT in Kamiah since 1975. His life was dedicated to helping those who needed medical attention. At one time, he served at the state prison in Orofino in the clinic with good friend, Jim Van Bargan. He was really delighted […]

Clifford Durant of Kingston, Wash., died on May 9, 2020 in the Tri-Cities. Cliff was born in the Yakima Valley, in Grandview, Wash. on March 29, 1934 to Clarence and Zoe (Ludwig) Durant. Shortly afterward they moved to the family farm near Kamiah where Cliff grew up, played football in high school and was in […]

Naomi M. Burney, 94, of Kooskia passed away Wednesday, June 24, 2020 at her daughter’s home in Kooskia. Cremation has taken place and Naomi will be interred later this fall at the San Joaquin Valley National Cemetery, 32053 West McCabe Road, Gustine, CA 95322. Arrangements are under the direction of Trenary Funeral Home, Kooskia.

Jean Ann Nelson passed away May 20, 2020. She was 89. She was born Nov. 27, 1930 in Stambaugh, Mich. where she spent her childhood. Jean married Howard Nelson on May 27, 1950. In 1951 Jean and Howard followed a group of family members to Idaho to work in the lumber industry. They initially lived […]

Robert “Bob” Smith of Kooskia passed away of natural causes June 22, 2020, in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. He was 86. At his request, no service will be held.

A memorial service with military honors will be held for Irene Ellis on Saturday, June 27, at 11 a.m. at Kamiah Bible Church. Irene passed away March 30, 2020 at the age of 103. Family and friends in the community are invited.

On Sunday, June 14, 2020, Charlie Bentz, son, grandson, brother, nephew, and friend, entered into the Lord’s arms at the age of 23. Charlie was born Sept. 13, 1996 in Boise, Idaho to Jeb Bentz and Melanie Jack-Holbert. He graduated from Craigmont High School in 2015. Charlie was meant to help people and he loved […]

Charlie D. Bentz, 23, of Craigmont passed away Sunday, June 14, 2020 near Riggins due to injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident. A memorial service will be held Saturday, June 27, at 11 a.m. at The Life Center Church, Kamiah. Arrangements are under the direction of Blackmer Funeral Home, Grangeville.

A Celebration of Life for Steve Walker will be held Saturday, June 27 at noon at Kooskia City Park. Bring your favorite side dish for the barbecue potluck, memories, and lawn chair.

There will be a memorial service for Roseann Trainor on Friday, June 19, at 2 p.m. at Trenary Funeral Chapel in Kooskia. A potluck dinner will follow at 4 p.m. at the Clearwater Grange. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to ICARE Inc., 2134 Canyon Creek Road, Orofino, ID 83544. Make checks payable […]

Senior Chief Petty Officer Richard “Dick” Arnzen passed away unexpectedly Friday, June 12, 2020 at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center after suffering a heart attack. Dick was born on June 14, 1942 to George and Agnes Arnzen and raised on the family farm in Greencreek. After graduation from Greencreek School, Dick enlisted in the Navy […]

Phillip Eugene Kolar of Newport, Wash. and formerly of Kamiah, passed away June 8, 2020. He was 87.

Robert “Bob” William Wilcox, 44, of Nezperce, formerly Kamiah, lost his battle with cancer peacefully at home surrounded by his family, on Sunday, May 24, 2020. Bob was the son of Don Wilcox and Bruce Ann Gordy. He attended Whitedeer High School in Texas. After graduation, Bob entered college at the Dallas Institute of Funeral […]

Duane Merideth Coates of Kamiah passed away May 14, 2020 at 81 years of age. Born in Bloomington, Ill., Duane moved with his parents to San Diego, Calif. when he was a boy. He had no siblings. He married his wife Cheryl Aug. 14, 1966 and the union lasted 53 years until his death. They […]

Jean Nelson passed away Wednesday, May 20, 2020 in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. She was 89. A memorial service will be held at a later date in Kamiah.

Robert “Bob” Wilcox, 44, of Nezperce/Kamiah passed away Sunday, May 24, 2020 at his home. Viewing will be held Sunday, May 31, from 3-7 p.m. at Trenary Funeral Home in Kooskia. A funeral service will be held Monday, June 1, at 11 a.m. at The Life Center Church in Kamiah. Burial will follow at Kamiah […]

David Duane Howard, 75, passed away May 14, 2020 at his home in Kamiah. Trenary Funeral Home is assisting the family.

Judy E. Brooks, 77, of Kooskia passed away Saturday, May 16, 2020 at Syringa Hospital in Grangeville. A graveside service will be held Thursday, May 21, at 10:30 a.m. at Pine Grove Cemetery, Kooskia. Arrangements are under the direction of Trenary Funeral Home, Kooskia.

Bertha (Berdie) Lue Stephens, 94, died May 12, 2020, at Clearwater Health and Rehab in Orofino. She was born Feb. 1, 1926, to Luther and Ellen Hays in Seattle, Wash., and grew up with four brothers and one sister in Eugene, Ore. Berdie married Sidney Eugene Allen in 1945, and had a daughter, Linda. She […]

James T. Clark, 24, of Kooskia, died April 22, 2020, at his home in Kooskia. Trenary Funeral Home is assisting the family.

Mick Brown passed away on Saturday, April 4, 2020 at Yale Saint Raphael’s Hospital in New Haven, Ct. due to COPD, and COVID-19. Mick was preceded in death by his partner Larry Firrantello, his parents Louise Engle and Wayne Brown, his sister Linda Brown, and his brother Larry Wayne. He is survived by his brother […]

Kyle Ellis Price of Spokane, Wash., formerly of Kamiah, passed away April 10, 2020. He was 53. Kyle was born April 25, 1966 to Cecil E. and Patricia A. Price in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. He was the youngest of three. He worked various jobs in Kamiah before moving to Spokane. Kyle is preceded in death […]

My name is Pat Fale. I passed away on April 15, 2020 at my home in Kamiah. I was born in Wellington, New Zealand of a New Zealand mother and an American father on May 16, 1944. After World War 2 we moved to Seattle, Wash., where my other two brothers were born, however my […]

Charles A. Williams, 85, of Kamiah passed away Thursday, April 9, 2020 at his home. Arrangements are under the direction of Blackmer Funeral Home, Grangeville.

We are sad to share the passing of our dear dad and grandpa Jim Brotnov, who at 93 has laid down all his earthly burdens and cares to be with Jesus and Grandma Barbara. We know he is far better off with no more Alzheimer’s or frailties. He is special and will be greatly missed. […]

Steven Lyle Walker “Pa”, 66, passed away March 23, 2020 at Syringa Hospital in Grangeville. Steve was born to Jessie Lyle and Phyllis (Gray) Walker in Lewiston, Idaho on Jan. 26, 1954. He was raised on the farm, and left home young to serve in the U.S. Army in the early ’70s. He was stationed […]

Anne M. Johnson, 86, died March 31, 2020, at her home in Kamiah. Trenary Funeral Home of Kooskia is assisting the family.

Irene Hope Ellis passed away at home surrounded by her family on March 30, 2020, after suffering a stroke. She was laid to rest April 2 with Pastor Sam Perkins officiating. A celebration of her life will be held when life returns to normal. Born on Nov. 8, 1916 in Los Angeles, Calif., Irene was […]

Dude Hunter was born to Milton N. Hunter and Fannie A. Hunter (Langdon) in Eureka Ridge, Orofino. He was preceded in death by his wife, Helen L. Hunter, son Rick Hayes, grandchild Kim Sanford, parents, sister Edith, and five of six brothers, Lawrence, Wallace, Jamie, Lowell, and Rhoda. Dude loved fishing in Alaska and story-telling. […]

Helen Marie Lentz passed away on March 23, 2020 in Kooskia. Marie was born Sept. 1, 1958 to David and Marjorie Lentz in Portland, Ore. All of Marie’s school years were spent in Portland. She attended David Douglas High School but didn’t finish. In 1989 she earned a GED at Mt. Hood Community College. In […]