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Saturday, May 24, 2014 • A 7
OBITUARIES
DEATH NOTICES
Charles Harkness
HEYBURN • Charles Kenneth (C.K.) Harkness, 66, of
Heyburn, died Wednesday, May 21, 2014, at his home.
A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, May
27,at the Pleasant View Cemetery,1645 E.16th St.in Burley
(Rasmussen Funeral Home of Burley).
Patricia Fuechsel
ISLAND PARK • Patricia Marie Fuechsel of Island Park,
died Wednesday, May 21, 2014, at home of natural causes.
A graveside service will be held at 3 p.m. Tuesday, May
27, at Sunset Memorial Park in Twin Falls (Baxter Funeral
Home in Ashton).
Hilario Davila
TWIN FALLS • Hilario Olmeda Davila, 87, of Twin Falls,
died Friday, May 23, 2014, at St. Luke’s Magic Valley Medical Center in Twin Falls.
Arrangements will be private (Parke’s Magic Valley Funeral Home of Twin Falls.
Shirley Bolster
TWIN FALLS • Shirley A. Bolster, 86, of Twin Falls, died
Friday, May 23, 2014, at home.
Arrangements will be announced by Serenity Funeral
Chapel in Twin Falls.
Larry Arbaugh
TWIN FALLS • Larry Arbaugh, 68, of Twin Falls, died Friday, May 23, 2014, at his home.
Arrangements will be announced by Rosenau Funeral
Home in Twin Falls.
SERVICES
Leanore June McCraw of Twin Falls, memorial service at
11 a.m. today, May 24, at Reynolds Funeral Chapel, 2466
Addison Ave E. in Twin Falls.
Joyce Arlene Virtue of Boise,funeral at 11 a.m.today,May
24, at Summers Funeral Homes, Boise Chapel, 1205 W.
Bannock St. in Boise.
Willis Porter of Boise, celebration of life at 1 p.m. today,
May 24, at the Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Albion; meal follows at the Burley United Methodist Church, 450 E. 27th
St.
Vernon Eugene Doshier of Twin Falls, memorial service
at 2 p.m. today, May 24, at Reynolds Funeral Chapel, 2466
Addison Ave. E. in Twin Falls.
Pearl Miller Klaas of Twin Falls, celebration of life at 2
p.m. today, May 24, at the First Free Will Baptist Church,
3967 Pershing Drive in Boise (Parke’s Magic Valley Funeral
Home in Twin Falls).
William C. Hall of Oakley, celebration of life with potluck
meal at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 24, at the New Life Assembly
of God, 254 S. Highway 24 in Rupert (Morrison-Payne Funeral Home in Burley).
Edward G. Fehrenholz of Twin Falls, celebration of life at
4 p.m.Saturday,May 24,at Faith Assembly of God Church,
178 Filer Ave. W. in Twin Falls (Parke’s Magic Valley Funeral Home of Twin Falls).
Charles Howard “Chuck” Wilson of Jerome, memorial
service and potluck at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 25, at the Wilson home, 919 S. Fir St. in Jerome (Farnsworth Mortuary
of Jerome).
Charles Arthur “C.A.” Daw of Helena, Mont., and formerly of Boise, celebration of life memorial service at
3:30 p.m. Monday, May 26, at The Stonehouse by the Ram
in Boise.
Dorothy Severance of Gooding, graveside celebration of
life at 3 p.m. Tuesday, May 27, at the Elmwood Cemetery in
Gooding (Demaray Funeral Service, Gooding Chapel).
Julio Flores Aguinaga of Burley, vigil service with rosary
at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 27, at the Little Flower Catholic
Church,1601 Oakley Ave.in Burley; Mass of Christian burial at 10 a.m. Wednesday, May 28, at the church; visitation
from 6-6:30 p.m. Tuesday and one hour before Mass on
Wednesday at the church (Morrison-Payne Funeral Home
in Burley).
Crazy Horse Sculptor’s
Widow Dies, Project Ongoing
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) •
Ruth Ziolkowski, who carried on her late husband’s
dream of honoring Native
Americans by carving the
massive likeness of warrior
Crazy Horse into the Black
Hills in South Dakota, has
died. She was 87.
Ziolkowski,a soft-spoken
visionary, oversaw the ongoing project until she entered hospice care in April, a
month after her cancer diagnosis. She died Wednesday night in Rapid City, memorial spokesman Mike
Morgan said.
“Ruth Ziolkowski, the remarkable matriarch of
Crazy Horse Memorial, was
loved and admired by millions who were inspired by
her example to ‘never forget
your dreams,”‘ said Jack
Marsh, a member of Crazy
Horse Memorial Foundation. “Ruth, as much as
anyone,advanced reconciliation between the Native
and non-Native people of
the United States.”
Then Ruth Carolyn Ross,
she came to South Dakota’s
Black Hills from Connecticut in 1948, with other
young people who volunteered to help sculptor Korczak Ziolkowski begin the
carving that year. The two
were married Thanksgiving
Day in 1950 at the site. He
was 42 and she was 24.
The sculptor took on the
project at the invitation of
Lakota Chief Henry Standing Bear who, referring to
nearby Mount Rushmore
National Memorial, wrote a
letter to him saying, “We
would like the white man to
know the red men have
great heroes also.”
Korczak Ziolkowski, who
helped Gutzon Borglum at
Mount Rushmore in 1939,
contemplated the offer before accepting.
“He decided it would be
well worth his life carving a
mountain, not just as a memorial to the Indian people,”
Ruth Ziolkowski told The
Associated Press in 2006.
“He felt by having the
mountain carving, he could
give back some pride. And
he was a believer that if your
pride is intact you can do
anything in this world you
want to do.”
Crazy Horse was a legendary Oglala Lakota warrior who helped lead the
1876 attack against Gen.
George Custer’s 7th Cavalry
at the Battle of the Little
Bighorn in Montana. A soldier’s bayonet killed him the
following year in Nebraska.
Mrs. Z, as she was known
around the 1,000-acre
complex,took over the project upon Korczak Ziolkowski’s 1982 death and tried to
heed his last words: “Crazy
Horse must be finished. You
must work on the mountain
— but slowly, so you do it
right.”
ASSOCIATED PRESS FILE PHOTO
Ruth Ziolkowski, widow of sculptor Korczak Ziolkowski who began carving the
likeness of Sioux warrior Crazy Horse into a granite mountain in 1948, stands in
front of the ongoing project at Crazy Horse Memorial in the Black Hills near Custer,
S.D., in June 2006.
She helped lead the effort
to shift the focus from the
horse to carving the warrior’s 90-foot-tall face, a
move credited with an infusion of donations and
worldwide interest in the
project. It was dedicated in
1998 at the 50th anniversary
ceremony.
Although the carving remains slow-going, the site
now includes a welcome
center, Native American
museum, educational and
training area,restaurant,gift
shop and the Indian University of North America,
which will host 32 students
this summer who take college courses and work at the
complex.
While others worked on
the mountain, Ziolkowski
did most of her work in the
cabin where her and her
husband’s 10 children were
born. Her desk was simple
— the same linoleum-covered table all 12 family
members sat around during
meals — as were the dresses
and smocks Ziolkowski
made to wear with her
white moccasins and hair
bands.
Despite working long
hours, she was always willing to greet visitors with a
smile, pose for a photo and
ask where they were from.
“She’s very detailed but
also very visionary. She’s an
astute business person and
she lives this project 24/7. It
is her passion,” Rollie Noem,
Crazy Horse Memorial
Foundation chief operating
officer, told the AP in 2006.
“She’s not only kept things
together but she’s overseen
all of the growth that has
happened and the expansion and development from
all fronts.”
The memorial draws
more than a million visitors
to the southern Black Hills
annually and brings in millions of dollars every year,
mainly through admission
fees.
The family has followed
Korczak Ziolkowski’s admonition to refuse government
help and rely on private enterprise. The memorial has
received large donations,
but there also have been numerous smaller gifts, even
from children’s lemonade
sales.
Family members won’t
estimate when the carving
will be complete, saying it
depends largely on donations, harsh winters that
limit how much can be done
each year — and that the
project is unlike any other.
Much of the granite rock
has been blown away to create a blank canvass, though
the only defined carving is
the warrior’s head. But it’s
massive: All four 60-foot
heads on Mount Rushmore
could fit into it, according to
the memorial.
The memorial is envisioned to eventually show
Crazy Horse astride a horse
and pointing east to the
plains in a carving that will
be 641 feet long and 563 feet
high — higher than the
Washington Monument and
almost twice the size of the
Statue of Liberty.
“You can’t just have the
dream. You’ve got to work
for that dream,” Ruth Ziolkowski said in 2006.“This
is a team effort. It wouldn’t
be here if we didn’t have a
lot of great people.”
Many of her children and
grandchildren are heavily
involved in the project and
have promised to keep the
project going.
Ziolkowski, who grew up
in West Hartford, Connecticut, will be buried in a
stone coffin at the base of
the mountain next to her
husband.
Beth Wood Turner of Declo, funeral at 2 p.m. Wednesday,
May 28, at the Declo LDS Stake Center, 213 W. Main St.;
visitation from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, May 27, at the Rasmussen Funeral Home, 1350 E. 16th St. in Burley, and
1-1:45 p.m. Wednesday at the church.
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Nobel Winner Who Studied Immune,
Nervous Systems, Dies at 84 of Age
THE WASHINGTON POST
Gerald Edelman, a Nobel
Prize-winning scientist who
was credited with unlocking
mysteries of the immune
and nervous systems and
later ventured into ambitious studies of the human
mind, died May 17 at his
home in La Jolla, California.
He was 84.
His son David Edelman
confirmed the death and
said his father had Parkinson’s disease.
Once an aspiring violinist, Gerald Edelman ultimately pursued a scientific
career that spanned decades
and defied categorization.
His Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine, which he
shared in 1972 with the
British scientist Rodney
Porter, recognized his discoveries related to the
chemical structure of antibodies.
Antibodies are agents
used by the immune system
to attack bacteria, viruses
and other intruders in the
body. But Edelman did not
consider himself an immunologist.
He later embraced neuroscience,and particularly the
study of how the nervous
system is constructed beginning in the embryonic
stage.
He was credited with
leading the seminal discovery of a sort of cellular glue,
called the neural cell adhesion molecule (NCAM),
which allows nerve cells to
bind to one another and
form the circuits of the
nervous system.But he concluded that such biochemical discoveries,however significant, could not fully elu-
cidate the workings of the
brain.
Edelman was associated
for many years with Rockefeller University in New York
City, where he directed the
Neurosciences Institute that
today is located in La Jolla.
He delved into questions on
the vanguard of neuroscience, including the study
of human consciousness,
and developed a theory of
brain function called neural
Darwinism.
Some scientists regarded
his later work as unverifiable
or muddled.The late Francis
Crick, co-discoverer of the
double-helix structure of
DNA, was said to have dismissed neural Darwinism as
“neural Edelmanism.” Others admired Edelman for
daring to broach one of the
most vexing questions in
science.
He “straddled ... frontier
fields in biology and biomedical science in the last
century,” said AnthonySamuel LaMantia,the director of the Washington-based
George Washington Institute for Neuroscience, describing Edelman as “one of
the major intellects in science.”
In his earliest noted work,
Edelman essentially mapped
a key immunological structure the antibody that had
previously been uncharted.
“Never before has a molecule approaching this complexity been deciphered,”
The New York Times reported in 1969,when the extent of Edelman’s findings
were announced.
Edelman also was credited with recasting scientific
understanding of how antibodies operate.