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Obituaries - Nov. 6
Terry Eckman; Dave Buffington; Naomi Schenck; Marjorie Konrad; Peggy Lovell


Terry Eckman; Dave Buffington; Naomi Schenck; Marjorie Konrad; Peggy Lovell

Terry Ray Eckman, 48, White Bird, Idaho

Terry Ray Eckman, 48, passed away from a car accident on Oct. 28 in Watford City, N.D.

Terry and his twin sister, Tracy, were born Jan. 13, 1965, in Blue Earth, Minn. His parents were Alvin and Lurene Eckman. He grew up in Henning, Minn., graduating from Henning High School in 1983 and shortly thereafter headed to Montana to become a logger.

In 1986 Terry moved to Idaho where he soon met Lynn Rhoades. They were married in 1987 and lived in White Bird where they had two sons together. 

The last two years Terry was driving truck in the oil business in North Dakota. He said more than once that it was the easiest work for the most money that he had ever done. Prior to that Terry did most of his work in the logging industry in and around Idaho County. Terry was known as a hard worker and not afraid to turn his hand at anything.

Terry is survived by his two sons, Ethan (girlfriend Chelsie) of Hebron, N.D., and Evan of White Bird, Idaho; his longtime girlfriend, Cindy Corina and her family of Payette, Idaho; his mother, Lurene and stepfather, David Holm, Henning, Minn.; sisters, Brenda McDougall (Guy) and Naomi of North Dakota, Tracy Eckman, Tammy Lueders (Tim) and Barb; along with stepbrothers, Richard, Mike and Bill Holm; and one stepsister, Laurie Smith (Geoff) all of Minnesota; and his mother-in-law, Lydia Chrane of White Bird. Terry was blessed with numerous family members still living in Minnesota.

 Along with his grandparents; Terry’s father, Alvin; and two fathers-in-law preceded him in death.

A celebration of life will be held Saturday, Nov. 9 at 11 a.m. with potluck at the IOOF Hall in White Bird. Come join us with your stories, pictures and laughter. 


Dave Leslie Buffington, 59, Stites, Idaho

Dave Leslie Buffington, 59, died Oct. 24, 2013, at his home in Stites.


Naomi Schenck, Grangeville, Idaho

Naomi Schenck, 87, passed away Oct. 29, 2013, in her home in Grangeville. She was born Aug. 26, 1926, to Truman (Tude) and Ada (Pollan) Schenck.

She was preceeded in death by her parents, Ada and Tude; her siblings, Rozanne, Floyd and Jack. She is survived by her sister, Veta; and many other friends and family.

Her celebration of life is Saturday, Nov. 9, at 1 p.m. at Grangeville Gospel Tabernacle.


Marjorie Geneva Curtis Konrad, 86, Clearwater, Idaho

Marjorie Geneva Curtis Konrad, 86, a longtime Clearwater, Idaho, resident, was born Nov. 30, 1926, in Grangeville, Idaho, to Riley and Iva (Schmadeka) Curtis. With her family by her side, she peacefully passed away at her home on Monday, Oct. 28, 2013.

Marjorie grew up on the Camas Prairie, with three brothers (Delbert, Wesley and Vance). Her father, Riley, was Marjorie’s role model of a truly unselfish and giving person. She attended a little country school called Rocky Point and graduated from high school at Kooskia, Idaho.

On Nov. 24, 1944, she married Ludwig (Luby) Konrad, Jr. in Walla Walla, Wash. Luby and Marge began their life together near Harpster, Idaho, farming and raising cattle. In 1968 they moved to Clearwater. They had four children, Gary, Linda, Rita and Janie. Marjorie was involved with raising the family, gardening and helping Luby with farm work. She was the typical farmer’s wife doing manual labor right along the side of her husband. She loved spending time with her family especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren!  

For years she was a member of the Clearwater Grange and Rebekahs. You could always find her washing dishes at the annual Groundhog Feed! She enjoyed spending time at the family cabin on Newsome Creek. Hunting, fishing, riding 4-wheelers and playing the piano were just a few of her enjoyments.

Marjorie was preceded in death by her parents, Riley and Iva Curtis; husband, Luby Konrad; brothers, Wesley and Delbert Curtis; son, Gary Konrad; and great-grandson, Robert Akin.

She is survived by her brother, Vance Curtis (Bay City, Ore.); daughters, Linda Konrad Hargens and husband, Ray (Clearwater, Idaho), Rita Konrad Bacon and husband, Leonard (Kamiah, Idaho), Janie Konrad Agee and husband, Bruce (Pasco, Wash.); daughter-in-law, Bonita Pixley Konrad (Clarkston, Wash.); numerous grandchildren,  great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

 We will miss Marjorie’s positive outlook, graceful manner, love and support. 

The family wishes to thank the health care professionals and Hospice nurses for their kindness and care throughout Marjorie’s illness. A special thank you to those who helped with her care.

There was a celebration of Marjorie’s life at the Clearwater Baptist Church on Saturday, Nov. 2 with Pastor Bill Horn officiating and arrangements by Trenary Funeral Home. Burial followed at the Clearwater Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Quick Response EMTs.



Peggy Lee Lovell, 56, Provo, Utah

Peggy Lee Lovell, 56, formerly of Grangeville and Elk City, passed away at 6:50 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 27, 2013, in Provo Utah.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Lovell, and her mother, Dawna Vee Bown. She is survived by her and Robert’s six children and many grandchildren.

Services for Peggy will be held on Nov. 16, at 1 p.m. at Nelson Creek Campground on Highway 14 on the Elk City River Road.  A potluck will follow at the Elk Creek Saloon in Elk City. We invite you to bring things that remind you of Peggy such as pictures, etc., to be displayed at the potluck.

Please join her family in celebrating her life.

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