Lewiston Morning Tribune - September 16, 2012

Elaine Gleason Rinehart

      Orofino native Elaine Rinehart passed away Friday, Sept. 14, 2012.

     Elaine was born in Orofino April 25, 1941, to Charles H. and Stila Harlan Gleason. She spent her childhood in Orofino and went to schools there.

     As an adult she lived in several places around the U.S., including Charleston, S.C., and Denver, two places which she particularly enjoyed. Her grandfather, John P. (Jack) Harlan, was a well-noted historian and local authority on Lewis and Clark; she inherited her love of history from him. She also inherited her memory and recollections of family history from her mother and her well-noted temper from her father. She shared with her family many stories and fond childhood memories of the times she spent with her "grandpa" and her much loved "Daddy." She loved interior design and always had a new home improvement project in mind.

     Elaine is survived by her sister, Carolyn Mattson; two daughters, Jo Frederiksen, The Woodlands, Texas, and Michele Rinehart (Tommy Nash), Fort Lee, N.J.; three grandchildren, Clinton Garrett, Portsmouth, N.H., Gavin and Chloe Nash, Fort Lee, N.J.; and six nephews and two nieces.

     She was preceded in death by her parents, Charley and Stila; a sister, Harla Matson; and niece Susan (Sue) Mattson Brown.

     The family suggests that memorial contributions be made to the Clearwater Humane Society, P.O. Box 2063, Orofino, ID 83544, or a charity of choice.

     At her request, no services will be held. A remembrance, in accordance with her wishes, will be held at the convenience of the family.

Transcribed by Jo Frederiksen

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