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. SUBMITTING OBITUARIES For obituary rates and information, call 735-3266 Monday through Saturday. Deadline is 3 p.m. for nextday publication. The email address for obituaries is [email protected] Death notices are a free service and can be placed until 4 p.m. every day. To view or submit obituaries online, or to place a message in an individual online guestbook, go to www.magicvalley.com and click on “Obituaries.” READ TOMORROW’S OBITUARIES TODAY @MAGICVALLEY.COM Read obituaries before they appear in the paper. Tomorrow’s obituaries appear online at 7:30 p.m. every evening. 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.
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