Lewiston Tribune, February 19, 2013

Dwight Everett McIntire, 95, formerly of Clearwater County

      Dwight E. McIntire of Woodland went home to be with his Lord on Feb. 15, 2013. Dwight was born at Winona on April 25, 1917 to Frank and Edna Kirkpatrick McIntire. His family moved around a lot in his younger years. He attended school in Cusick, WA, Newport, WA, Orofino, and Fraser. He graduated from Weippe High School in 1934. After graduation, Dwight worked at Schmidt's Mill in Weippe and drove a team of horses skidding logs in 1936. His family then moved to Woodland where he started farming with eight Percheron horses. On June 26, 1948 he married Anna Marie Altmiller, and they made their home on the family farm where Dwight continued to farm and raise cattle until he retired at 88.

      Dwight served on the Woodland and Kamiah school boards for 16 years. He was chairman of the board when the Kamiah High School was built, and in 2012 was one of the first inductees to the Kamiah School District Hall of Fame. He was one of the founders of the Carrot Ridge Volunteer Fire District and was their first president. Dwight belonged to the Woodland Friends Church. He had a strong faith in God and was a wonderful example of love and generosity to his family and neighbors. He was also well-known for his gentle strength and wisdom.

      Dwight was preceded in death by his parents; four brothers, Leland, Gerald (Irish), Lester (Dutch), and Lyle; a sister, Marion Baker; and an infant son, Raymond Dwight. He is survived by his wife, Anna, at the family home; a daughter, Linda (& Don) Burnside; a son, Frank (& Pamela) McIntire; and a daughter, Kathy (& Phil) Hendrickson. He is survived by his grandchildren: Robert (& Kira) Burnside, Jodi (& Shawn) Hudson, Stephanie (& Chris) Duclos, Teri (& Phillip) Rogers, Toni (& Adam) Gillie, Daniel (& Leslie) McIntire, Kevin (& Kate) Hendrickson, Lacey (& Mat) Faeth, and 15 great-grandchildren. He is also survived by many nephews and nieces who loved him dearly. As the people at the Clearwater Health and Rehab noted, "He was a man who was truly loved."

      A memorial service will be held Friday, Feb. 22, at 2 p.m. at The Life Center in Kamiah followed by graveside services at the Woodland Cemetery and a dinner at the Woodland Friends Church. Donations in lieu of flowers may be made to the Woodland Friends Church or a charity of your choice. Arrangements are by Trenary Funeral Home, Kooskia.

Transcribed by Michal Berreth-Beck, 2014

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