WA; sister-in-law and special friend, Ann Bowlin; as well as two grandsons, two granddaughters, three step-granddaughters and two great-granddaughters. The bond of brotherhood played a very important part of his life.She was preceded in death by her parents, Blanch and George Collins; sister, Elizabeth Milton; and her son, Timothy L. Manuel 'Manny' Phillip Villalobos Jr., a warrior, veteran and strong Nimiipuu of the banks of the Clearwater River in Cherry Lane, passed away surrounded by his loved ones Thursday, Dec. He served two tours as a pathfinder in the Vietnam War, and later re-enlisted into the U. One of the highlights of his life was participating in local CVMA rides to support charitable causes like the annual Toys for Tots run, as well as various state and national meets.A color guard ceremony and 21-gun salute will follow at noon at Spalding Cemetery. 25, 1945, Hilda married Raymond Clifford Strong, a sergeant in the U. Army Air Corps stationed in England during World War II. She attended for two years at what was then Lewis-Clark Normal School, where she earned the Gertrude Mellon Dick Award, the college's highest academic award.Dinner will follow at the Pi-Nee-Waus Community Center. Hilda Gladys Strong, 93, passed away Wednesday, Dec. She was born July 7, 1924, in Preston, England, the daughter of Henry William Lund and Ellen Jane (Holding) Lund. She came to the United States in 1946 as a war bride. Her Bachelor of Arts in English followed in 1965 from the University of Idaho, where she received the Howard Packenham Award for Outstanding Graduate in English. with a perfect grade-point average of 4.0 in English literature from Washington State University in 1980. They later moved to Cashmere, WA, where she graduated from Cashmere High School in 1965. She moved to Wenatchee, WA, with her family when she was three years old.She also enjoyed going to the casino and playing the slots. Manny was one of the original founding members of the Combat Vets Motorcycle Association (CVMA), Chapter 13-3.She especially enjoyed time spent with her family and friends. Betty is survived by her beloved husband, Freddy Davis of Clarkston; daughters, Rachel Turner of Caldwell, Angela Jones and Jessica Ray, both of Clarkston; son, Steven Davis of Wenatchee; sisters, Marie Poirier of Wenatchee and Eloise Pierce of Clarkston; brothers, George Collins of Weippe and Earl Collins of Lake Wenatchee. The group includes veterans, with membership growing to 54 members.
Manny was a great father and loved each and every one of his children.
A celebration of life for Manuel will be held at 10 a.m.
Saturday at the Pi-Nee-Waus Community Center, Main Street South, Lapwai. Hilda had a love of learning, as evidenced by her actions after all her children had started school.
At age 15, he was among one of the first groups of young artists to attend the Wallowa County Educational Camp held by Alvin Josephy and family. Upon returning home to the Nez Perce Reservation, he worked for the Potlatch Corp.
pulp mill in Lewiston until he began his final career with the Nez Perce Tribe Department of Fisheries Resource Management.