ALTA MAY PETEFISH YADON
Funeral services were held on Monday at
the Dowling chapel for Mr. V.V. Yadon, 81, former longtime
Corvallis area resident who died at the Valley View Estates
January 5 at 7 p.m. after an illness of several years. Rev.
Robert Elwell officiated and interment was in the family plot
at Corvallis cemetery. Pallbearers were Eugene Sperry, William
Sperry, Glenn Sperry, Orville Sperry, Boyd Reeder and Charles
July 4, 1886 - January 5, 1968
Alta May Petefish was born July 4, 1886 at
Des Moines, Iowa. She moved to Colorado Springs, Colorado with
her family in early childhood. She was employed by the
telephone company in various Colorado cities for several years
previous to her marriage to Vincent V. Yadon July 12, 1914.
They came to the Bitter Root in 1925 from Idaho and the family
has made the valley their home. In late years, Mrs. Yadon
lived in the Nielsen apartments in Corvallis. She had lived at
the nursing home about two years. Her husband and son Carl
both preceded her in death on October 29, 1938 and June
9, 1958 respectively. Before her health deteriorated, Mrs.
Yadon attended the Corvallis Community church and participated
in the activities of the church Ladies Aid.
Surviving is a daughter, Mrs. Konrad
(Estella) Toftoy, Great Falls; granddaughter, Mrs. Les
(Janice) Aaberg, Bozeman; grandson, Stephen K. Toftoy, in the
army stationed on Okinawa; two great grandchildren. There are
several cousins, nieces and a nephew.
Mrs. Yadon was a quiet, gentle, kind
person, beloved of all who knew her and there are many friends
to cherish her memory.
The Western News, January 10, 1968
ROBERT CARL YADON
Carl Yadon Killed In Idaho Monday
May 7, 1915 - June 9, 1956
Funeral services will be Friday at 2
p.m. at the Dowling chapel for Carl Yadon, 43, who was
instantly killed Monday near Idaho Falls when his car
was hit by a tanker, throwing him out of the vehicle. Rev.
Jesse Dove will officiate at the rites and burial will be in
Corvallis cemetery where his father, Vincent Yadon is buried.
Pallbearers will be Gene, William, Glenn and Orville Sperry,
Claris Glidewell, Jesse Mickens.
Robert Carl Yadon was born May 7, 1915 at
Brockton, Montana and came here with his family in 1926. He
attended Corvallis schools. He spent several years in Alaska
in construction work and as business manager for a union. He
returned to the valley last November and he and his mother
went to Idaho Falls recently to live.
Survivors besides his mother, Mrs. Alta
Yadon, are a sister, Mrs. Kibby (Stella) Toftoy of Great
Falls; nephew Steve Toftoy and niece Janet Toftoy.
The Western News, June 12, 1956
VINCENT V. YADON
December 31, 1885 - October 29,
WORKS IN FIELDS; DIES
V.V. Yadon Victim of Heart Attack Saturday at Corvallis;
Funeral Rites Held Here Tuesday
A heart attack claimed the life of
Vincent V. Yadon, Corvallis farmer, as he worked in his beet
field Saturday forenoon. The end came as Mrs. Yadon was
operating a beet lifter and Coroner John Dowling said death
was instantaneous. Mrs. Yadon and their son, Carl, and
daughter, Stella, are the immediate family members. Sisters
of Mr. Yadon to survive are Mrs. Walter Howsley of Filer,
Idaho; Mrs. Homer Tetter of Paradise, and Mrs. Clara Berry
of Ryderswood, Washington. Robert Yadon of Lewistown, Price
of Wibaux, and Everett of Kirksville, Missouri, are the
Mr. Yadon was born at Kirksville,
Missouri, December 31, 1885, and he came from that place to
the Bitter Root valley 16 years ago. Funeral services were
held at the Dowling chapel Tuesday afternoon by REv. C.J.
Taber and interment was in the Corvallis Cemetery. The
pallbearers were Lee White, W.V. Sperry, A.N. Neilson, O.A.
Glidewell, Charles Reeder, and Clyde Pendergraft.
Ravalli Republican, November 3, 1938, page 1
December 23, 1875 - October 26, 1946
LAST RITES HELD TUESDAY FOR MRS. AMANDA YOKI, LONG RESIDENT OF
Funeral services were conducted at the
Dowling Chapel in Hamilton Tuesday afternoon by Rev. W.H. Sanderson
in tribute to Mrs. Amanda Yoki, who died at her home in Hamilton
Saturday, Ocotber 26. Following the rites, interment was made in
Riverview cemetery. Those who served as pallbearers were: Joseph
Haigh, Bert Beavers, Victor Hangas, John Maki, Jack Maki, and Claude
Mrs. Yoki was born at Vassa, Finland,
December 23, 1875. She came to America with her husband in 1910 and
her home had been Hamilton ever since. She was known as a fine wife
and mother and an industrious housewife, being held in high regard
by all who knew her.
Mrs. Yoki is survived by her husband and
one son, five daughters, 19 grandchildren and four great
grandchildren. The son is Allan Yoki of Seattle. The daughters are
Mrs. Floyd Haley and Mrs. George Isaacson of Hamilton, Mrs. Lloyd
Meske, Missoula; Mrs. Anna Marttila and Mrs. Mirja Haaranaki, both
The Western News, October 31, 1946
April 21, 1872 - January 10, 1948
Robert Zehntner, 75, died late Saturday at his
home here and funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock Wednesday
afternoon at the Methodist Church with the Rev. C.G. spellman
officiating. Interment will be in Riverview Cemetery.
He was born in Winchester, Tennessee, April 21,
1872, and came overland to Montana with his family in 1877. He was
married to Grace Shorey, who survives, in November 1900 at White
Sulphur Springs, Montana. They came to the valley in 1920. Later,
they moved to Billings but returned to the Bitter Root last year.
Other survivors are daughters, Mrs. Earl Stewart,
Stevensville; Mrs. Roy Mace, Hamilton; son, Karl Zehntner, Kent,
Washington; sister, two brothers and four grandsons.
Ravalli Republican, January 13, 1948
CLARENCE W. ZEIHEN
November 24, 1915 - September 24, 1996
Victor - Clarence W. Zeihen, 80, of Victor died at his home Tuesday
September 24, 1996. He was born November 24, 1915 in Coeur D'Alene,
Idaho, to Peter and Nettie Norton Zeihen. He received his formal
education at Chewelah, Washington.
He married Arlene Personett Mansfield in 1946.
She preceded him in death on August 19. He was also preceded in
death by his parents, a nephew, Peter Zeihen; stepsons, Wayne and
Jerry Mansfield; and three grandchildren.
Survivors include a sister, Elizabeth Wilson of
Spokane; a brother, Frank Zeihen of Chewelah; stepsons and their
wives, Carroll and Barbara Mansfield of Wasilla, Alaska; Clyde and
Betty Mansfield of Post Falls, Idaho; and Jim and Margaret Mansfield
of Short Creek West Virginia; stepdaughters and their husbands, Judy
and Elden Roberts of Stevensville; and Marilyn and Dick Manny of
Corvallis; nieces, Karla, Dianne, and Joanne; numerous grandchildren
Visitation will be from 2 to 8 p.m. Friday at the
Whitesitt Funeral Home in Stevensville. Funeral services will be at
2 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials
are suggested to the Hospice of the Bitterroot.
Abstract from: Missoulian, September 26, 1996, page B3, col 3
PETER ZEIHEN CALLED BY DEATH
Gregory Zeihen was recently
called to Chewelah, Washington on account of the death of his
brother, Peter, who formerly resided here. The following account
of Mr. Zeihen's death is taken from the Chewelah newspaper:
Could he have so willed it, the brief illness
and quiet passing of Peter Zeihen, 56, who was claimed by death
about 9:30 p.m. Saturday, would have been in keeping with his own
wish, for although known and loved by many, his was a quiet
retiring disposition; his main ambition to serve rather be served.
The well attended funeral yesterday at the
Congregational church and the many floral offerings bore testimony
to the high esteem in which he was held in this community. He had
worked overtime at the plant Thursday and complained of not
feeling well the next morning. He was too ill to go to work on
Friday and became suddenly worse on Saturday when he was taken to
St. Joseph's hospital by Dr. C.J. Carson. He continued to sink
rapidly and the end came a few hours later.
Born in Wisconsin, he lived in South Dakota and
in the Bitter Root Valley of Montana through the years of his
early manhood. His first wife was the former Nettie Norton who
passed away in Chewelah about 15 years ago. To this union two
children were born: Elizabeth and Clarence Zeihen, both of whom
survive their father. In 1924, he was married to Mrs. Myrtle Hall
and to them a son, Frankie, was born about six years ago.
Mr. Zeihen was construction engineer for the
Termax plant of the Northwest Magnesite company, also the resident
property of the company on Main Street. The flue at the United
Copper mine was constructed under his supervision.
Besides his widow and three children, he is
survived by three step children: Keith, Dorsa Ellen, and Betty
Jane Hall of Chewelah; his mother, Mrs. Rosalie Zeihen, a brother,
Gregory F, and a sister, Mrs. Robert Parker, all of Stevensville.
Northwest Tribune, May 11, 1933
ROSALIE PHOZEE ZEIHEN
March 30, 1840 - February 7, 1936
Mrs. Rosalie Zeihen Buried Here on Last Monday
Mrs. Rosalie Zeihen passed away Friday morning at the
home of her daughter, Mrs. Robert Parker, south of town, at the
advanced age of 89 years, 10 months, and eight days. Had she lived
until March 30, she would have been 90 years old.
Mrs. Zeihen had made her home with her daughter
for the past 12 years. She was born at Kenosha, Wisconsin. She was
married to John Zeihen and they came to live in South Dakota, where
they resided about 35 years, until Mr. Zeihen's death. She then
moved, with her family, to the Bitter Root and resided on a farm
southeast of Stevensville where her son, Gregory Zeihen, now lives.
Besides Mrs. Parker, the only immediate member of
the family is a son, Gregory Zeihen. A Son, Peter Zeihen, passed
away some three or four years ago.
Mrs. Zeihen was in good health until in recent
months. She had the misfortune to fall at that time, breaking a hip.
The injury never healed and since that time she had been confined to
Mrs. Zeihen was of a quiet disposition and was
known to her many close friends for her kind christian sympathy. She
was a devoted member of the catholic church. The funeral services
were held here Monday morning at 10 o'clock, at St. Mary's Mission,
and the Reverend Father J.A. O'Shea was in charge of the services.
The burial was in St. Mary's Cemetery.
Northwest Tribune, Thursday, February 13, 1936
ANNA DeANGELO ZITO
May 8, 1876 - July 21, 1966
Mass was said at St. Francis Church Tuesday
morning for Mrs. John Zito, 90, of northeast of Corvallis who died
July 21 at St. Patrick Hospital in Missoula. She had been in ill
health since suffering a stroke in April. Until then, her health had
been good considering her advanced age. Father John Redman
officiated and interment was in Riverview cemetery. Pallbearers were
Arne Olson, William Barrington, Paul Zito, John E. Zito, Bryan Zito,
and John Paul Zito.
Anna DeAngelo was born May 8, 1876 in Italy. She
married John Zito there and they came to the United States in 1896.
She became a citizen in 1906. They came to the Stevensville area in
1916 then moved to Colorado, coming back to the Bitter Root in 1927.
They rented the E.L. Popham place for a time and then purchased the
E.E. Scott place four miles northeast of Corvallis. Their eldest son
Tony died in May 1933. Mrs. Zito had resided with a son Frank on the
home place since Mr. Zito’s death April 11, 1961.
Surviving are daughters Mrs. Sam (Mary) Caterino,
Mrs. Arne (Frances) Olson, both of Missoula, Mrs. Pete (Ludy)
Busnardo, Victor, Mrs. Orion (Josephine) Cobb, Inglewood,
California; sons, Frank, Jack and Leonard, all on the home place,
Joe of Deer Lodge, Paul in Yakima, Washington; 28 grandchildren; 12
Relatives coming for the rites were Mr. and Mrs.
O. Cobb of Inglewell, California; Mr. and Mrs. Paul Zito and Gary,
Mr. and Mrs. Fray Dotson, Yakima, Washington; Mr. and Mrs. John
Zito, Dallas, Texas; Mr. and Mrs. John Zito, Baker,Idaho; Mrs. Jack
Mills, Orofino, Idaho.
The Western News, July 27, 1966