Jane Aaron, 75
Jane Aaron, 75, of Kamiah died Aug. 11, 2016 at Clearwater Valley Hospital in Orofino.
No services are planned at this time.
Pine Hills Funeral Chapel & Crematory is in care of arrangements.
David Alan Doty Sr., 57
David Alan Doty Sr. made his last cast on Aug. 5, 2016. He was born Feb. 9, 1959 in Joplin, Mo. He moved to Idaho in 1988. The last 11 years he has enjoyed his life living above Harpster. He now rests near his cabin there.
He was an avid hunter and fisherman. In 25 years, he missed one elk season with Dick, his hunting partner, best friend and brother; he never missed another.
Fishing was his passion. He made many friends, local and out-of-state, fishing along the South Fork and Clearwater rivers. His enthusiasm along these riverbanks will be missed for a long time to come.
His family and friends back home and in Idaho are way too numerous to mention. He was loved by so many.
He is survived by his sons David and Maya Doty Jr. of Neosho, Mo. and Travis Doty of Joplin, , grandson Landon and granddaughter Madison of Neosho, granddaughter Arianna of Carl Junction, Mo., sister Debbie Doty and Steve Lupoli of Harpster, brother Jeff and Kathy Doty of Seneca, Mo., niece Devin Doty and Jed Bergman of Stites, nephew Jesse and Rashelle Lupoli of Kooskia, five great-nephews: Dominic and Drake Ladd of Orofino, Zachary Bergman, LaDainian Lupoli, and Xander Lupoli of Kooskia, the Richard Adamson Family, and all who knew him as “Uncle Dave.”
He was preceded in death by father Jesse Doty and mother Velda (Smith) Doty.
There will be a benefit in September and another celebration next spring.
The family would like to thank Larry McPherson, ICSO, the Search and Rescue team, and everyone who helped us search. To Stites Hardware, Jarod Roy, Dick and Peanuts, Bill, Laura, Jaynelle, and all who were there to help lay him to rest proper.
Alexandria “Al” Davis, 83
Alexandria “Al” (Allen) Davis, 83, died Aug. 10, 2016 at Grangeville Health and Rehab in Grangeville.
“Fiesty Gram Al was a lover of horses, mules, and grandkids. She rode buggies in parades, knew everyone in the Clearwater Valley, and was keeper of the family history. Sweet, but not too sweet.”
Alexandria Frances (Allen) Davis was born May 8, 1933 in Lewiston to Percy Jasper Allen and Frieda Margaretha Brinkman Allen. The family lived outside of Lapwai at this time. They moved to Kooskia shortly after, where Al started her first year of school. She lost her dad when she was seven years old. Her mother and six children eventually moved to Stites where her mother was the telephone operator. Al loved to tell of when she would work for her mom as a relief operator and listen in on everyone’s conversations. She was a cheerleader at Stites High School and was 1948 princess of Grangeville Border Days.
In 1950 she married Rodney Earl Schneider of Stites and moved to Northern California. They lived in Eureka and Willow Creek. She worked at the Pat Veneer Lumber mill pulling green chain and delivered rural mail. Rod and Al had two sons, Allen (Schneider) Dolph and Rodney (Schneider) Dolph. They later divorced.
In 1956 she moved to Anacortes, Wash. where she met and married Clinton Hamilton Dolph in 1958. Clint “Jr.” and Al had three daughters: Andria, Shannon, and Tracy. They later divorced.
She moved back to the Clearwater Valley with her children in 1970. She worked as a grocery clerk in Kamiah and Kooskia and delivered rural mail while raising her children and she put up a huge garden every year. She loved young people and was a 4-H leader for 23 years.
Alexandria married Charles Everet Davis Nov. 29, 1986 at their home on Cashway Road. There, she had a very full life with Charlie doing the things she loved the most to do. Taking pack trips to the mountains, driving and riding horses and mules, raising beautiful flower gardens. Having her grandkids come to stay was something she always looked forward to. Al was a historian and was a member of the Kamiah Historical Society. She collected and compiled a huge collection of historical photos of Clearwater, Stites, Kooskia and the Elk City wagon road. She published a family genealogy book without the help of a computer. She was an artist, a master of quilting, beautiful beadwork, embroidery, and leather work. She played the guitar and piano, and was a pretty good carpenter too. She was even known to repair a chainsaw or two in her younger days.
Alexandria is survived by her husband, Charlie Davis at their home, a son, Rod Dolph of Santaquin, Utah, daughter Andria Brotnov (Mark) of Kamiah, daughter Shannon Perry (Rodney) of Kamiah, daughter Tracy Reis of Kamiah, a brother, Bob Allen of Orofino, a sister, Rena Dye (Gene) of Sandpoint, Idaho, 13 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, son, Allen Jerome Dolph, a granddaughter, Toni Nicole Spain, sister Priscilla Jean Peterson, two brothers, William “Bill” Lawrence Allen and Morris “Mick” Lee Allen, two nephews, Richard Allen Petterson and Steven Leroy Petterson.
There will be a memorial service at 11 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 10 at the Community Presbyterian Church at 620 7th St. in Kamiah.
Following the service there will be a potluck lunch at the church.
Trenary Funeral Home of Kooskia assisted the family.