Lewiston Tribune, March 15, 2013

John Everett Gould, Jr. 'Johnny', 43, Orofino

      John Everett Gould Jr. (Johnny) passed away March 12, 2013 due to complications from a burn accident.

      Johnny was born in Orofino, Idaho on December 16, 1969 to John (Jack) Gould Sr. and Mary Joyce Gould. Johnny grew up in Orofino until 1984 when he moved to Klawock, AK. He graduated from Klawock High School in 1988. Johnny attended college in Anchorage, AK for a very short time and realized that wasn't where he wanted to be. He knew he was meant to be a logger, it was in his blood. He spent all the time he could with Dad in a truck from the time he was out of diapers. So he returned to work with his Dad. He worked road construction for a short time and then started driving log truck for Dad, later taking over the business. The last few years he was known as "Lowboy John" and drove truck for Steve Henderson Logging and no one could do it better than Johnny G. It made Johnny very proud to be hauling with his son who is also driving lowboy for the same company for the past two years.

      Johnny married Robin Brink in 1992 while living in Alaska and they later divorced but they share a son John Everett Gould III "Bub" who was Johnny's world and best friend. He taught Bubba to follow in his footsteps with pride. Johnny also leaves behind his daughter Ashlie Gould of Lewiston who lit up his face every time he talked about her; she is his pride and joy. John had two step kids who also called him Dad, Kaleigh and David Ryno of Alaska. He was proud of the adults they became.

      Johnny married Doris Lougee in Sept. 21, 2011 who John said he wanted to protect her and make her feel safe. Their life together was cut short way too soon.

      Johnny loved spending time with his family, friends and fishing at his favorite camping spot on Little Beaver Creek near Pierce. There was never a time that he didn't have a new joke or a story to tell. All who knew John knew that he loved to cook and whatever he cooked you would be told every ingredient he used and how it came out in perfection. Who would have thought that a man with rough hands of a logger would be a cook?

      Johnny is survived by his wife Doris Gould; childrenn John and Ashlie Gould; his mother, Joyce Gould; his sister, Renee Hedrick (Keith); his brothers, Bob Gould (Linda), Randy Gould (Teresia), Ron Gould and Rick Scott (Kathi). Step kids, Kaliegh Ryno, David Ryno, Jenn, Jessie, Jade and Austin Jasper; as well as many nieces and nephews that he adored and an unbelievable amount of friends.

      Johnny was preceded in death by his father, Jack Gould; grandparents, Leal and Bethel Gould and Clarence and Ella Rugg.

      Funeral Services will be held at the Lodge at Rivers Edge at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, March 19, 2013 with burial at the Orofino Cemetery then a reception for celebrating John's life at The Lodge at Rivers Edge following.

      Family asks that donations be made at the Lewis Clark Credit Union to help with expenses rather than flowers.

      Pine Hills Funeral Chapel & Crematory is caring for arrangements.

Transcribed by Michal Berreth-Beck, 2014

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