Obituaries: Nov. 14, 2018

James T. Mael

Sept. 9, 1941 - Nov. 4, 2018

James T. Mael, 77, of Monument passed away peacefully at his residence on Nov. 4.

He was born in Pendleton, Oregon, Sept. 9, 1941, to Stoney and Ruth Mael. He attended most of his schooling at Ukiah, Gibbon and Weston, Oregon. He graduated high school in Enterprise, Oregon, in 1959.

He entered the U.S. Navy soon after graduation and completed his basic training in San Diego, California. He was assigned to the air craft carrier USS Princeton LPH-5 in the Philippines from 1959 to 1963 as a sheet metal worker building and refurbishing ships and boats. He received his honorable discharge in 1965, after his three years of serving in the reserves in the Navy.

His worked as an auto body mechanic, mill worker and, in his younger years, a firefighter.

His hobbies included hunting, fishing and trapping, along with his participation in car shows, in which he won multiple awards with his 1976 Luv pickup.

He was an enrolled Assiniboine-Sioux at Ft. Peck, Montana. He was proud of his Native American bloodline and used his skills to build reproductions of Native American weaponry, which included lances, bows and arrows with quivers and tomahawks. He was also a master at making horn-handle knives.

He is survived by his wife, Suzi, of 32 years; daughters, Toni Jones, Cove, Oregon, and Staci Perry, Portland, Oregon; stepdaughter Pamela Pollard, St. Petersburg, Florida; stepson Bryon Gardner, Orlando, Florida; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

He is proceeded in death by his parents, both sisters and his stepson Scott Gardner.

At the family’s request, memorial contributions may be made in his name to: Hope 4 Paws, John Day, Oregon, or to Silent Wave Horse Rescue, Kimberly, Oregon, through Driskill Memorial Chapel, 241 S. Canyon Blvd., John Day, OR 97845.

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

March 19, 1925 - Nov. 4, 2018

Robert “Bob” Lee Boethin passed away at his home on Pine Creek, Nov. 4, 2018. Bob was born in Manitou Springs, Colorado, on March 19, 1925.

Bob was a decorated World War II veteran who served as a rear gunner for the Army Air Corps in the Pacific Theater.

In November of 1948, Bob married Shirley Mea (Mickey) Boethin. Together they ran Boethin Plumbing and Heating for 40 years.

Bob is survived by three sons, Ken (Shermayne) of John Day, Mike (Ruth) of Bend and Jim of Vancouver; two daughters, Kathleen (Ken) Palmrose of Meridian, Idaho, and Liz (Dennis) Pennington of Bend; nine grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife of 69 years, Mickey, and grandson Dustin.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Elks Eye Clinic or the Shriners Hospitals for Children through Driskill Memorial Chapel.

Jimmy “Jim” Clapp, 69, of Prairie City died at his home surrounded by his family and friends on Saturday, Nov. 10. Memorial donations may be made to the Shriners Hospitals for Children through Tami’s Pine Valley Funeral Home, P.O. Box 543, Halfway, OR 97834. Online condolences may be shared at tamispinevalleyfuneralhome.com.

Oct. 1, 1942 - Nov. 2, 2018

David Daniel Good, 76, of Lucile, Idaho, was born on Oct. 1, 1942, to Daniel and Almeta Hilty Good in Nampa, Idaho. On Nov. 2, he passed from this life into the glorious kingdom of God. A memorial will be held from 1-3 p.m. Mountain Time Sunday, Dec. 2, at the Assembly of God Church in Riggins, Idaho.

He was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Bonny Leatherman; his parents; and his sister, Charity (Jimmy) Ekwortzel.

His surviving family includes his daughter, Brenda (Mike) Stinnett of Canyon City; three granddaughters; three great-grandchildren; his sisters Yvonne (Ron) Todd of Grangeville, Idaho, and Rachel Rupp of Lucile, Idaho; and brothers Forest Good of Lucile, Idaho, and Philip (Julie) Good of New Meadows, Idaho; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

A celebration of his life will be announced at a later date to be held in the spring of 2019.

Dave grew up in the Indian Cove and Hammett area, and also resided in various other places in Idaho, including Boise, Council and Riggins. Those who knew him loved his humorous ways and the mischievous twinkle in his eyes. He was a hardworking, faithful husband, a wonderful father and loving grandfather. He made his living in many ways including farming, ranching and driving truck. He retired after working at the Co-gen plant in Prairie City.

He and his wife, Bonny, spent 23 years in Grant County until her death in 2008. His pastimes included hunting, fishing and enjoying the outdoors. He was an avid amateur radio operator and a member of the ARRL. He was also a great fan of aviation.

He enjoyed his last seven years living in Lucile, Idaho, among his brothers, sisters and their families and took great pleasure in helping out on the Fiddle Creek Ranch. A marriage to Greta Tindall in 2016 ended in annulment.

Barbara Ann Lynch, 93, of John Day passed away Nov. 10 at Valley View Assisted Living in John Day. Arrangements have been entrusted to Driskill Memorial Chapel. To offer online condolences, visit driskillmemorialchapel.

James Mark Moulton, 58, of John Day passed away Nov. 11 in John Day. Arrangements have been entrusted to Driskill Memorial Chapel. To offer online condolences, visit drsikillmemorialchapel.com.

John Hicks Saunders Jr., 95, of Seneca passed away at Blue Mountain Hospital in John Day on Nov. 5. A potluck celebration will be held at noon Saturday, Nov. 17, at the Seneca City Hall to celebrate his life. Memorial contributions may be made to the Seneca School or the Seneca Golf Course through Driskill Memorial Chapel, 241 S. Canyon Blvd., John Day, OR 97845. To leave online condolences, visit driskillmemorialchapel.com.

David Thomas Saxton, 85, of Canyon City passed away Nov. 11 at his residence. Arrangements have been entrusted to Driskill Memorial Chapel. To offer online condolences, visit driskillmemorialchapel.

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