Obituaries

Margie M. Gortsema

Margie M. Gortsema, 79 of Grangeville, Idaho, died Jan. 9, 2017, at Syringa Hospital. Margie was born July 26, 1937, in White Bird, Idaho, to Clifford and Mildred Paul. Margie spent her early years growing up in White Bird and ...

David Wayne Hitchcock

David Wayne Hitchcock, 57, resident of Grangeville, Idaho, died Jan. 8, 2017, at Syringa Hospital. David, or Dave as most of us knew him, was born July 8, 1959, in Roseville, Calif., to Lorna and George Hitchcock. Dave will be ...

Ruby Chaplin

Ruby Chaplin, 73, of Grangeville, Idaho, died Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017, at her home. Arrangements are pending with the Blackmer Funeral Home of Grangeville.

Joy Ann Roeper

Joy Ann (Irwin) Roeper, 74, of Lewiston, died peacefully surrounded by family on Jan. 1, 2017, due to complications from congestive heart failure. Joy was born to Buell and Helen (Clabby) Irwin on Aug. 5, 1942, in Weiser, Idaho. During ...

Rardon Bevill

Rardon (Wink) Bevill, 71, of Grangeville, Idaho, died Jan. 4, 2017, at St. Mary’s Hospital in Cottonwood, Idaho. Wink was born on June 23, 1945, in Weed, N.M., to Rardon and Lea Bevill. He moved to Idaho as a young ...

Carol Voris

Carol Voris, 77, of Grangeville, Idaho, died on Dec. 30, 2016, in Lewiston, Idaho, after a long illness. She was born April 22, 1939, in Ketchikan, Alaska, to Carl and Pearl Entwit. She attended Ketchikan schools and was in the ...

Patricia George

Patricia George 85, of Lewiston, Idaho, and formerly of Kamiah, Idaho, died Friday Jan. 6, 2017, at Royal Plaza Health and Rehabilitation. The Rosary will be 10 a.m., and Mass will be at 11 a.m., Saturday, Jan. 14, 2017, at ...

Margie M. Gortsema

Margie M. Gortsema, 79 of Grangeville, Idaho, died Monday, Jan. 9, 2017, at Syringa Hospital in Grangeville. Arrangements are pending with the Blackmer Funeral Home of Grangeville.

Kenneth Kenny Greig

Kenneth “Kenny” Greig, 81 of Grangeville, Idaho, died peacefully at his son’s home in Grangeville on Jan. 1, 2017. Kenny was born to Jack and Edith Rape Greig on Dec. 22, 1935, in White Bird, Idaho. He spent most of ...

Kenneth L. Ruttman

Kenneth L. Ruttman, 68, formerly of White Bird, Idaho, died Dec. 27, 2016, in Mesa, Ariz. A celebration of Ken’s life will be held in White Bird in May 2017. The date to be announced later. Cremation is under the ...

Warren Wieder

Warren Wieder, 85, died on Thursday, Dec. 8, 2016, at his home in Sunnyvale, Calif. He was born and raised in Grangeville, Idaho, to Fred and Eva Wieder. He was the youngest of four children: older brother, Jack; and sisters, ...

Roxie R. George

Roxie R. George, 80, died in Lewiston, Idaho, on Dec. 24, 2016. She was born in Winchester, Idaho, on Aug. 29, 1936. Roxie attended school at Clearwater, Idaho, rode every horse in the country, raised five children — Ross, Tina, ...

Mark Hayden Willig

Mark Hayden Willig, 64, died at home, surrounded by family, on Dec. 30, 2016. Born in Newton, N.J., Mark was a freethinker, union man, and beloved teacher, father, grandfather, and mentor to many. Though known locally as a teacher, he ...

David George Wagner

David George Wagner, 64, died Dec. 29, 2016, at his home in Grangeville, Idaho. David was born Sept. 8, 1952, in Dubuque, Iowa, to Reverend Albert and Mirney Wagner and is the oldest of four children: sister Beth, brother John, ...

David Wilson

Pollock, Idaho

On Dec. 15, 2016, Dave Wilson, 64, of Pollock, Idaho, was called home just the way that he would’ve wanted, out on the mountain rounding up his cows one last time. A celebration of his life will be held the ...

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