Obituaries for April 24, 2013

Written by Baker City Herald May 01, 2013 09:18 am

Joyce Hindman

Baker City, 1932-2013

Joyce Trudel Kiilsgaard Hindman, 80, of Baker City, died April 19, 2013, at St. Alphnsus Care Center.

Her funeral will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 2625 Hughes Lane. Bishop Parker Ussery will conduct the service. Visitations will be from noon to 1 p.m. Saturday at the church. Burial will be at Mount Hope Cemetery. There will be a reception afterward at the church.

Joyce was born on Nov. 7, 1932, to Christian Peder Christan Kiilsgaard and Martha Hunsaker Kiilsgaard in a small house at Inkom, Idaho.

At the age of 3, her family moved to northern Idaho to settle at Bonners Ferry, Idaho.

She grew up tending to the work of a dairy farming family. She attended a one-room school until she reached high school. Joyce was a 1951 Bonners Ferry High School graduate.

She followed a family tradition of attending the University of Idaho at Moscow where she graduated with a teaching credential and a bachelor’s degree in physical education, with a minor in health and biology. She quickly found a job teaching PE at Baker High School.

While attending a dance at the Community Center on Armistice Day, she met a young Dick Hindman. They were married on June 17, 1956. This was a partnership of nearly 58 years. A son, Richard Christian, was born in July of 1957 and a daughter, Kerri Martha was born the following July. She was able to take off three years during that time from teaching.

While supporting Dick as a local contractor an opportunity arose to begin a lumberyard. She and Dick began Cashway Lumber Co. in 1968. 

She taught during the day and did the bookkeeping on nights and weekends for the business for many years.

While teaching she served in many advising capacities, such as : GAA, Pep Club, cheerleading, class, and the last few years with student council. Additionally, she began organized girls interscholastic sports in Baker by organizing a track team.

In 1973 she switched from being the girls PE teacher to the high school guidance counselor. This prompted her return to higher education and she completed her master’s degree in guidance counseling through Oregon State University in 1981.

She retired after 30 years at Baker High School in 1988.

Retirement gave her opportunities to travel extensively, volunteer and serve on the boards of organizations such as Baker County Mental Health, St. Elizabeth Hospital and the St. Elizabeth Hospital Auxiliary.

But, the most important part of her life was her family. She and Dick were practically inseparable. 

They were able to be very close to all of their grandchildren and support all of their activities. She shared her love of family, cooking, gardening, sewing, family history, and her faith with them.

She was a lifelong member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and held many leadership positions. She and Dick were sealed for eternity in the Salt Lake Temple on Dec. 27, 1981.

Survivors include her husband, Richard John Hindman; son, Richard, and his wife, Chrisanne; and daughter, Kerri Smith, and husband, Sherwood; her sisters, Tedde Healey, Elene (Hep) Rock; brother, Dane Kiilsgaard; and grandchildren, Richard (Jeremy) Hindman, Emily Mosier, Katy Hindman, Breanne Fifield, Dylan Smith, and Kelsey Smith; great-grandchildren, Lirael Odessa Fifield, Anne Hindman and R. William Hindman; and many more to come; and numerous nieces and nephews who she truly loved. 

She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Thor and Carl; and sister, Marco.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions to the St. Alphonsus Hospital Auxiliary Scholarship Fund or Baker Heritage Museum through Coles Tribute Center, 1950 Place St., Baker City, OR 97814.

‘Bobbie’ Loynes

Baker City, 1938-2013

Roberta “Bobbie” Loynes, 74, died April 20, 2013, at her  home with family around her.

Her memorial service will be scheduled later. 

She was born on Aug. 9, 1938, at Colfax, Wash. She was the second of three children of Kenneth and Rowena Shawgo.

The family later moved to Baker City where she met and married Keith Kirkwood in 1953. They had two children. They divorced in 1966 and she moved to the Payette, Idaho, area where she lived most of her adult life. She retired from managing the Idaho Youth Ranch store at Payette in 2003 after seven years of service, and then returned as a regular volunteer.

Her sense of humor, laughter and outgoing personality will be deeply missed, family members said.

 Survivors include her sons, Alan and Brian Kirkwood; younger sister, Sharon Huffman; and her good friend, Jodi Mantz. Memorial services will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to  the Idaho Youth Ranch, or a charity of one’s  choice in her honor.