Obituaries of IHM Students and families

Obituaries of IHM Students, friends and family

These obituaries are in no particular order, linked from the class lists. Use your browser search function [e.g., CTRL-F] to find a name. Submit information and obituaries/links to the editor, .     page updated 26 Aug 2007

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Spokesman-Review note: It appears that the Spokane paper removed all of it's content from the FindArticles website in June 2007. Many of the links below, to Spokesman-Review obituaries, no longer work. If the link contains this directory: "mi_qn4186", the link will come up as "publication not found".


Francis Xavier FRUECHTL, 1940 ~ 2007

Francis Xavier FRUECHTL, 66, Spokane, died 9 Aug 2007 at the VA Hospital, Spokane. He was born 11 Oct 1940 to Frank X and Delores (ALLEN) FRUECHTL. He attended IHM Academy. He was a brick-mason [as were his father and grandfather], a history buff and an excellent cook. Frank is survived by his brother, Michael FRUECHTL, Cd'A, and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; younger brother, John; and older sister, Carolyn (FRUECHTL '54) WESTFALL. Mass at St Thomas, inurnment at St Thomas cemetery.
Cd'A Press obituary    |        |    More family information

Gwendolyn (SERVICK '41) SISK, 1923 ~ 2007

Gwendolyn SISK, 84, died at Seattle o n 15 Aug 2007. She was born 16 Jun 1923 in Cd'A to George Milton & Minnie E (TONEY) SERVICK. She married John P SISK (1914~1997), who was a writer and professor at Gonzaga University. She raised six children in Spokane, and later moved to Seattle to be close to family. Gwen loved literature, art, gardening, bird-watching, and walking endless miles up and down Seattle hills. She is survived by her children Eric, Kitty, Gavin, Toney, Teresa and Paule, plus seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Memorials to St Martin de Porres Shelter. Memorial Mass at St Anne's, Seattle.
Spokesman-Review obituary    |    Seattle Times obituary    |    Gwen '41    |     more family information    |    

Carolyn Ann (FRUECHTL '54) WESTFALL, 1936 ~ 2003

Carolyn Ann WESTFALL, 66, died in Spokane Valley on Mon 30 Jun 2003 of lung cancer. She was born 1 Jul 1936 in Billings MT to Frank and Dolores T FRUECHTL.
After graduating IHM, she graduated Sacred Heart School of Nursing in 1957 as an RN, and later graduated Gonzaga U in nursing. She worked as a nurse for more than 40 years, at SHMC, Mount Carmel (Colville) and in ICU at Valley Hospital and Medical Center. Survivors include her husband of 32 years, Philip WESTFALL; four daughters, Elizabeth BRATCHER, Julia HANSEN, Brandi WESTFALL and Michelle FROEWISS; two brothers, Frank and Michael FRUECHTL; and seven grandchildren. Memorials to the American Cancer Society or to a memorial trust at WAMU
SSDI: 519-40-9885    |    Spokesman-Review obituary    |    More family information    |     Spokesman-Review Hero Tribute.

Marjory Virginia (CURTIS) CROWLEY, 1915 ~ 2007

Marjory CROWLEY, 91, died 15 July 2007 in Sacramento CA. She was born 19 Nov 1915 to Harold Kinzer & Ethel (WEBB) CURTIS, in Wasco Co OR. She married in 1936 to Robert Monaghan CROWLEY of Spokane. Bob died in 1984. They worked together for many years in family businesses, including the Wine House in Spokane, and Panhandle Distributors in Cd'A.
she is survived by her three children; Michael J (& Sissy) CROWLEY, Sacramento; James P (& Vicki) CROWLEY, St Maries ID, and Mary Beth (CROWLEY '60) BRODERICK and husband J J '59 BRODERICK, Lake Oswego OR; 13 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren; her brother Robert (& Gladys) RHODES and many nieces and nephews. In 1996, Marjory moved to Sacramento to be near Michael and Sissy. Interment at St Thomas Cemetery, Cd'A. Memorials to the SNJM nuns at Ft Wright.
Cd'A Press obituary    |    Spokesman Review obituary    |    English Funeral Chapel memorial
WorldConnect genealogy    |    More family information     |    

Florry F HARRINGTON, 1916 ~ 1992
Lucille Elizabeth ( ) HARRINGTON, 1925 ~ 2004

Florance F HARRINGTON, 76, of Chandler AZ, died 10 Feb 1992 at his home. He was born Florry F HARRINGTON on 17 Jan 1916 in Los Angeles to John and Margaret (SULLIVAN) HARRINGTON. He served in the US Marines in WW2. He married Lucille --- about 1946. They raised a large family on a farm near Post Falls, then moved to Chandler in 1988, where he owned a farming business.
He was survived by his wife, Lucille, Chandler AZ; sons Michael '66, Montana; Pat '67, Chandler; Greg, Washington, Jeff, Rhode Island; daughters Mary Kaye (HARRINGTON '66) BARTLETT and Joan (HARRINGTON '71) BARNES, Idaho; Ruth (HARRINGTON '69) DONOHOE, Jean (HARRINGTON '73) BACON & Barbara DOWLING, Alaska; Christine RYAN & Margaret HARRINGTON, Washington; Marcia BOWEN, California; Paula J HARRINGTON, Chandler; a brother Rev Jack HARRINGTON, Montana; and 12 grandchildren. --Arizona Republic, 12 Feb 1992; Mesa Tribune, 13 Feb 1992

Lucille Elizabeth HARRINGTON, 78, of Chandler died 15 April 2004, in Chandler. --East Valley Tribune, 20 Apr 2004

Flory SSDI: 518-30-6118    |    Lucille SSDI: 518-50-7348     |    More family information

Sadie (ASSAD '32) BROOTEN, 1914 ~ 2007

Sadie J BROOTEN, 93, died on 2 July 2007 in Cd'A. She was born in Spokane on 28 April 1914 to Joseph and Alice M (AYOB) ASSAD, immigrants from Lebanon. They homesteaded on Fern Creek in 4th of July Canyon, and moved to Cd'A in 1930.
Sadie married Kenneth E BROOTEN Sr in Kellogg on 22 June 1940, and raised four children. Sadie served as Kootenai County Administrator of Senior Services 1971-1980, and started the first Senior Centers in Coeur d'Alene, Rathdrum, Post Falls, and Spirit Lake, and the Meals on Wheels programs at Rose Lake.
Sadie received the following awards: 1976 Joe Kappler-National Senior Citizens Hall of Fame Award; 1985 Idaho Mother of the Year Award; 1989 American Cancer Society Quality of Life Service Idaho State Award; 1999 RSVP North Idaho "Deep appreciation Honor" for 22 years of service; 2005 Catholic Daughter of the Year Award. She was a 59-year member of the Catholic Daughters.
Sadie is survived by sons Kenneth E '60 BROOTEN Jr, Florida; Kent E BROOTEN, Kent WA; daughters, Barbara A (BROOTEN '62) JOB, Piedmont CA, and Bernadette J BROOTEN, Cambridge MA; six grandchildren and one great-grandchild, Grace Katherine BROOKS. She was preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth on 28 May 1958.
Memorials to Lake City Senior Center, or Susan G KOMEN Foundation for the Cure. Funeral at St Thomas, burial in St Thomas cemetery.
Cd'A Press obituary    |    Sadie '32    |    SSDI:     |    English funeral home memorial

Rev George DAWSON CSsR, 1923 ~ 2007

Father George DAWSON, 84, Ligouri MO, died there 26 May 2007. He was born 29 Sep 1923 in Cd'A to Earl N '16 and Gertrude (GROVES '18) DAWSON, the oldest of nine siblings. He attended IHM through eighth grade, and graduated HS from the Redemptorist seminary in Oakland CA. He officially joined the Redeptorists on 2 Aug 1945 at DeSoto MO, and was ordained a priest in 1950. Through his example, Father George led many others to the Redemptorist seminary, including three brothers and a nephew (Pat ['66] JACOBSON). Some of those he inspired were later ordained.
Father George is survived by his sisters, Catherine Ann (DAWSON '43) (Tom) JACOBSON, Cd'A; Mary '47 DAWSON, Spokane; Edna DAWSON, Cd'A; brothers, Earl Jr ('45?) (Adaline) DAWSON, Canby OR; Jim '36 DAWSON, Spokane, Bob (Margret) DAWSON, Asheville NC; and Joe '59 (JoAnn HATTELL '58) DAWSON, Spokane. He was preceeded in death by his mother, Gertrude (GROVES '18) DAWSON in 1969, his father Earl N '16 DAWSON in 1972, and his brother, Bill '51 DAWSON in 2005.
Memorials to Holy Family Catholic School, or St Clements (Redemptorist) Health Center.
English Chapel obit    |    Cd'A Press obituary    |    More family information    |    SSDI:

William J '51 DAWSON, 1933 ~ 2005

Bill passed away peacefully, surrounded by his four children, on 4 March 2005. He was born in Cd'A to Earl N '16 & Gertrude (GROVES '18) DAWSON. He graduated Gonzaga University in music and education. He served in the US Army for 25 years, retiring at Ft Lewis WA as a Lt Colonel in 1984. His career included tours in Korea, Vietnam, France, Germany, Virginia, North Carolina, and Texas. He earned a Bronze Star while serving as a Medical Service Officer in Vietnam in 1965-66. While in Europe, he met and married a Department of Defense schoolteacher, Marilyn McCAFFREY, on 27 April 1963 in Orleans, France. She died 3 Aug 1983.
In retirement, Bill founded "The Colonel's Cradle", a daycare business he operated with family and friends. Bill enjoyed classical music and excelled in playing the piano and church organ. He also enjoyed dancing, gardening, skiing, traveling, the Seattle Mariners, and playing cards. He spent the past four years at Merrill Gardens Assisted Living.
Bill is survived by his daughters, Michaela P MOREAU, Michelle T CHARBA, and Monica B BREWSTER; son, Michael A DAWSON; five brothers; three sisters, and 21 grandchildren. Mass at St George Byzantine, Olympia. Donations to OLPH Shrine, Olympia.
Woodlawn Funeral Home memorial     |    SSDI: 519-32-7470    |    The Olympian, Lacey WA (9 Mar 2005)    |    Bill '51

Susan (BOUGHTON '59) BOWRING, c1941 ~ 2007

Susan died on 29 May 2007 in Seattle WA. She suffered from bile duct cancer for the last year and a half, having refused traditional treatment that has proved both ineffectual in the circumstances and the probable cause of early and painful death. She made the most of her last year by publishing a volume of her poetry and presenting a show of her artful embroidery and paintings before she was too weak to do that close work.
She had planned to die in Ireland, close to her large group of very close friends there, including her husband of 12 years. However, in the end, she chose to come home to her children and siblings, who were all with her when she died. They held a joyful celebration of her life, then sent some of her ashes back to her husband, who was too ill to travel here with her. While the family attended the funeral Mass in Seattle, Susan's community in Connamara and Galway held parallel celebrations at a Quaker meeting, and in a lovely traditional garden she helped to establish.
Susan is survived by her husband, Dennis BOWRING in Roundstone, Ireland, her four children: Kristin ZAVORSKA and son, Finnian, Seattle; Kathryn (Tom) COLEMAN and Emily, Arthur & Alexander, Bremerton WA; T J MORIN and daughter Autumn, Portland; and Jason BOUGHTON, Brooklyn NY; her siblings, 'Salie (BOUGHTON '57) (Pat) COCKRILL, Yakima; Don '61 (Diane) BOUGHTON, Covina CA; Michael '63 (Christine) BOUGHTON, Yakima; and ten nieces and nephews. Her parents, Don and Victoria BOUGHTON, predeceased her.
SSDI:     |    obit courtesy of 'Salie '57    |     More family info

Theo (BRAUN) WILLIAMS, 1915 ~ 2007

Theophila (Theo) WILLIAMS, 92, died peacefully 17 May 2007 in Cd'A. Theo was born to Dionysius and Armelia (TERNES) BRAUN on the family farm near Strasburg ND on 31 Jan 1915. She spoke only German until age 6, when she began school. Her family moved to Cd'A during the Great Depression. She married Clinton Bernard "CB" '27 WILLIAMS on 5 Feb 1940 in St Thomas Church.
Theo was active in St Thomas parish, Catholic Daughters, and VFW Auxiliary. She worked at the North Shore Convention Center, and was a volunteer organizer for weddings, funerals, bazaars and yard sales in her retirement. She continued to live at home until shortly before she died.
Survivors include sons, Fred ('66) (Linda) WILLIAMS, Camano Island WA; Gary '68 (Donna) WILLIAMS, and Pat WILLIAMS, Cd'A; grandchildren, Robert, Garrett, Brian and Clinton WILLIAMS, Vickie RANDALL, and Molly SHEPARD; great-grandchildren, Briana and Shannon WILLIAMS, Ashlyn and Hannah SHEPARD, Jordan and Ashley RANDALL, and Camilla Theophila WILLIAMS; sister, Hilda DeVANEY; brother, Mike BRAUN; uncle, Otto BRAUN; aunt, Katie TERNES; and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by husband CB (1993); beloved daughter and best friend
Theo Ann; sisters, Isabell and Rose; and brothers Mustie and Earhart BRAUN.
Funeral Mass at St Thomas, burial in St Thomas cemetery.
Cd'A Press obituary    |     C B WILLIAMS, '27    |    English Funeral Chapel memorial    |    

Mary Lou (HANSON) KANE, 1938 ~ 2007

Mary Lou KANE, 69, Cd'A, died at home Sunday, 13 May 2007 following a four-year battle with cancer. She was born 6 Feb 1938 in Dover ID to Arthur and Mary (CONNIFF) HANSON. The family moved to California when she was 7, later returning to Cd'A, where she graduated CHS in 1955, age 16. She married Tom '54 KANE on 25 April 1960. They divorced after 25 years, then reunited in 1992.
She was preceded in death by her parents and a son, John KANE in Aug 2005. She is survived by her husband, Tom; two sons, Jim (Tammy) KANE, Post Falls, and Justin (Angier) KANE, Hayden; a brother, Robert (Pat) HANSON, Stevenson WA; daughter-in-law, Kim KANE, Cd'A; grandchildren Matthew, Megan, Nathan, Brennan, Whitney, Halle, J and Lina KANE.
Memorial service at Yates Funeral Home.
Spokesman-Review obituary    |    Yates Funeral home memorial    |     Son John's obituary, Cd'A Press

Harry GOOLIE, 1919 ~ 2007

Harry died 8 May 2007 at his home in Cd'A. He was born in Hillyard WA on 10 June 1919, to Charles and Catherine GOOLIE, and attended St Pat's and Arlington Schools. During his high school years, he enrolled in the CCC's at Sullivan Lake, and later worked for the Great Northern Railroad. During WWII he enlisted in the Navy and trained as a deep sea diver in New Caledonia. After the war, Harry worked for the Spokane International Railroad (later the Union Pacific) and retired at 65. He then worked for Avis rent-a-car for five years and shuttled visitors between Templin's Resort and the Spokane airport for two years.
He was preceded in death by his brother, Frankie, and sisters, Rose, Mary, Theresa and Eve, grandsons Joey GOOLIE and Zachary MULLINS. He is survived by his wife
Margaret "Mickey" (WHITELEY '58); brother Bob (Shirley) GOOLIE, Spokane; sons, Harry (Bonnie LEONARD) GOOLIE Jr, Spokane and Lonnie GOOLIE; stepdaughters, Sue (Dave) BEESON, KS; Becky (Stephen) MULLINS, OK; Cathy (Will) STAFFORD, NC; and Tina WILHELM, Spokane; and 15 grandchildren.
Funeral at St Pius X, Cd'A; memorials to Hospice of North Idaho.
English Funeral memorial    |     SSDI=     |     CdA Press obituary

Sandra '56 WHITELEY, 1939 ~ 2005

Sandra "Sandi" (WHITELEY '56) [COVINGTON] HARBERT, 66, died Friday 11 Mar 2005 at home in Spokane. She was born 10 Jan 1939 to
Margaret (HEALY '35) and Charles WHITELEY.
She is survived by her husband of 36 years, Stan HARBERT, daughters Diane COVINGTON and Kimberly R (Brad) DOTSON, all of Spokane; son Dennis (Jennifer) COVINGTON, Ford WA; sisters Mickey (WHITELEY '58) (Harry) GOOLIE, Cd'A; Barbara (WHITELEY '65) (Gene) BOYLE, Kalispell MT; 10 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Funeral Mass at St Thomas, Cd'A. Arrangements by Hazen and Jaeger, Spokane. Memorials to Hospice Spokane.
Cd'A Press obit [age wrong]     |     Spokesman-Review obit    |     SSDI=518-44-6541    |    Sandi '56

Thomas E WERNETTE, 1919 ~ 1999

Thomas E WERNETTE, 80, died 19 Dec 1999 at Mesa AZ. He was born 28 Aug 1919 in Cd'A to Nicodemus and Ozalinda (BLANCHARD) WERNETTE. Brother of Frances '28, Bernice '30, Blanche '32, & Margaret '33 WERNETTE. He married Betty RUSE in 1947. He was a veteran of the US Air Force, and earned bachelor and law degrees from Georgetown University. He moved to Portland in the mid-1950s, where he was a claims manager for Safeco for 34 years. He retired and moved to Mesa AZ in 1990.
He is survived by his wife, Betty; and sisters, Blanche '32 FLAJOLE, Whidbey Island WA; Mary PFEIFFER, Arcata CA; and Delores VELLING, Prescott AZ. Mass and cremation in Mesa AZ. Memorials to Benedictine Foundation, Mt Angel OR, or SW Wildlife Rehab in Scottsdale AZ. --(Portland) Oregonian, 25 Dec 1999.
SSDI: 533-12-7588    |    More family information

Eugene V "Bill" BOUGHTON, 1913 ~ 2006

Eugene Vincent "Bill" BOUGHTON, 92, Cd'A, died 29 Sept 2006. He was born 1 Nov 1913 in Cd'A to Eugene and Eda (SAYLES) BOUGHTON. Bill grew up in Cd'A, graduated from CHS, and from the University of Idaho (1938). He married Virginia BERGMAN on 12 September 1939 in Cd'A, then lived in the Silver Valley until returning to Cd'A in 1945. He a district materials engineer for the State Highway Department. Throughout his life he was active in church and civic affairs. He was a long time member of First Presbyterian Church, coached church league basketball, was a Boy Scout leader, and was active in "pairs and spares". He was a member of the Elks Lodge, the Jewitt House board of directors, and past president of the school board. Bill had a passion for youth and golf. He was a member of the Cd'A Public Golf Club and designed the back 9 holes. He worked with the Youth Diversion Program, and set up swimming programs at several local lakes and communities as a volunteer with the American Red Cross.
He is survived by his children, Judy (Bob) SCHMAND, Cd'A; Thomas, Carpinteria CA; Jacque (Ed) LEONARD, Liberty Lake WA, and Bill '71 (Sandi) BOUGHTON, Olympia WA; 8 grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren and 6 great-great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Virginia in 2002; brothers, Don and Bob; and a sister Bernadine. Memorials to the Humane Society, Jewitt House, or Hospice.
Yates Funeral Home memorial    |     More BOUGHTON information    |    SSDI: 518-05-5242    |    Cd'A Press obituary

Dan J SCHNEBERGER, 1953 ~ 2003

Dan SCHNEBERGER, 50, of Portland OR, died 1 Dec 2003. He was born 10 Nov 1953 at Cd'A to Riba & Wilfred '52 SCHNEBERGER. His family moved to Sandy OR in 1962, and to Portland in 1969. He graduated from Parkrose High School and was a welder for Cal-Ore.
He is survived by his mother, Riba GRAY; father,
Wilfred '52 SCHNEBERGER; stepmother, Erna; sisters, Rosemarie LYNAM and Karin COOK; brothers, Ron, David, Rick and Lars SCHNEBERGER, and his aunt Judy '62 SCHNEBERGER. Memorials to Birthright of Oregon. --4 Dec 2003, The Oregonian. Dan was featured in an Oregonian (2 Dec 1999) article about Safe Haven, a respite center for mentally ill citizens. He began suffering manic episodes about 25 years ago after being thrown through the windshield of a car.

Norbert Frank 'Babe' RIPLINGER Jr, 1926 ~ 2007

"Babe" RIPLINGER, 90, Cd'A, died Thursday, 8 Mar 2007. He was born 30 May 1926 in Cd'A, to N F Sr and Veronica (BOTRELL) RIPLINGER. By 1930, the family lived in Lewiston, and in 1932 moved to Clarkston WA, where Babe graduated. He later graduated from Cincinnati (OH) College, and then enlisted in the US Army at Spokane on 21 Jul 1944. In 1945, he returned to Cd'A, where he married in 1947 to
Patricia ROCHE '45.
"Babe" was a funeral director with English Funeral Chapel for over 40 years, retiring in 1992. He was active in St Thomas parish, the Cemetery Board, Eagles Aerie and Elks Lodge, Scouts, league basketball, and golf.
Babe was preceded in death by his son James '69 in 1976, wife Patricia (ROCHE '45) in 2002, and two of his golfing buddies, Sterling CARPER and Kelly KURDY.
Babe is survived by sons, Larry '68 and Jack, Cd'A; Mike, Eugene OR; daughters, Patricia '70 "Susie" RIPLINGER and Barbara KIRKPATRICK, Cd'A, Peg '67 SUENKEL, St Maries, Mary A GIER, Ketchikan AK; sister Erma WILSON, Spokane; nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Memorials to Holy Family Catholic School. Funeral Mass on March 12 at St Thomas.
English Funeral Home memorial     |     Cd'A Press obituary    |    Spokesman-Review obituary    |     Family history     |    Peg '67

Margaret K (GUSHURST) MASON, 1918 ~ 2007

Margaret K MASON, 88, Cd'A, died 26 Jan 2007. She was born 9 Dec 1918 in Mullan ID to Franz W and Pauline Caroline (RAUCH) GUSHURST.
She graduated Harrison HS in 1936, then earned a teaching certificate at Lewiston State Normal School, and later earned a bachelor's degree at North Idaho College. She taught all 8 grades at Eastpoint ID for two years, then taught at Hayden Lake elementary.
Margaret married Victor G MASON in 1943, and had four children while living on their ranch at Hayden Lake. In 1954, they moved to Cd'A so the children could attend St Thomas and IHM schools. Margaret taught kindergarten from 1961 to 1975. She was also active in Catholic Daughters and St Thomas parish.
Margaret was preceded in death by her husband, Victor (1913~1994), and her oldest daughter,
Mary Anne '63. She is survived by her children, Pauline (MASON '66) (Frank) GUZMITS, Palm Desert CA; Gerard "Jerry" '69 (Maura) MASON, Babylon NY; and Jo (MASON) PETERSON, Spokane WA; and five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Cd'A Press obituary    |    English Funeral Memorial    |    Spokesman-Review obituary    |    SSDI: Vic    |    SSDI:     |    More family information

Gabriel L "Gabe" BETIT, 1919 ~ 2007

Gabriel "Gabe" BETIT, 87, died Saturday, 6 Jan 2007 following a lengthy illness at Augusta, Maine. He was born in Mexico, Maine on 22 Sep 1919 to Cyprien and Elizabeth (THERIAULT) BETIT. After graduating High School in 1938, Gabe joined the Civilian Conservation Corps for three years, then joined the US Army (Medical Dept) on 8 Apr 1941 [height=63 inches, weight=110 lbs]. He served during World War II and the Korean Conflict.
Gabe was a past Grand Knight of the Knights of Columbus in Coeur d'Alene, and later in Maine, where he was also Faithful Navigator of a 4th degree Assembly, KofC. He also belonged to the American Legion and DAV, and volunteered with the Meals-on-Wheels Program.
He was preceeded in death by his parents; a son
Roland '64 BETIT [1946~1999]; grandson Army Sgt Thomas John DOSTIE [1984~2004, Mosul, Iraq]; three brothers: Adjutor, Florien and Joseph BETIT; two sisters Bernadette POMERLEAU and Lucienne CODY.
Survivors include: his wife, Rose M (JANSSENS) BETIT of Hallowell ME; two sons, Richard C (Debbie) BETIT of Warminster PA, and John G (Glenda) BETIT of Kintnersville PA; three daughters: Beatrice [BETIT '65] (Jan) BECKNELL of Sellersville PA, Catherine (David) BRYANT Pittston ME, and Margaret (Michael) DOSTIE of Somerville ME; one brother, Lionel BETIT, Bingham ME; two sisters: Gertrude VIRGIN and Julia COULOMBE of Augusta ME; six grandchildren; three great-grandchildren, several nieces, nephews and cousins, including a cousin, Cecile BETIT of Augusta. Mass at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, then cremation and burial in Maine Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Augusta.
Plummer Funeral Home obituary    |    More family information    |    SSDI:

Leslie Jo (WHITEMAN) NEESER, 1947 - 2003

Leslie Jo NEESER was born 7 Sep 1947 in Wardner ID. She died Fri 3 Jan 2003. She grew up in Cataldo and graduated 1965 from Kellogg HS. She majored in art at Spokane Falls Community College. She married Jerry '67 NEESER and moved to Anchorage AK in 1975, where they developed NEESER Construction. Leslie returned to North Idaho in 1997 and continued her art education at North Idaho College. She was a talented artist and enjoyed creating with watercolors, pencil sketches and various mixed media.
She is survived by Jerry '67 NEESER, Anchorage; four children, Jeremy NEESER, Cd'A; Christopher NEESER, Eagle River AK; Ryan NEESER, Otis Orchards WA, and Amanda NEESER, Anchorage; her mother, Joyce WHITEMAN, Cataldo; two sisters, Ann DARRINGTON, Belen NM, and Connie WHITE, Rose Lake ID; brother, Ronnie WHITEMAN, Cataldo; and four grandchildren. Memorials to Hospice of North Idaho, or the Susan Komen Breast Cancer Foundation.
Spokesman-Review obituary

Shirley J (O'REILLY) FISCUS, 1931 ~ 2007

Shirley J (O'REILLY) FISCUS died quietly on 4 Jan 2007, three days before her 76th birthday. She was born 7 Jan 1931 on her family's farm near Potlatch ID, the third of three daughters born to John F and Alma (McMILLAN) O'REILLY. She graduated from Palouse WA High School in 1948 and married Walter FISCUS Jr on 5 Sep 1948. They had three children, John '68, Sherry '70 and Randy FISCUS, all born in Moscow ID. The family moved to Cd'A in 1961.
Shirley returned to college when her children were all in school, commuting to Spokane Community College to become an LPN in 1963. She went on to become a registered nurse, working primarily in the newborn nursery at Kootenai Medical Center. She retired after 22 years.
Her husband Walter, born 21 May 1928, died 7 Aug 1992. Shirley's sister Phyllis ANDERSON and an
infant brother, Michael (1935), also preceded her in death. She is survived by her sister Dorothy (Dick) HOSKINS, Cd'A; sons John '68 (Mary BRAUN) FISCUS of Omaha NE; Randy (Polly FULLWILER) FISCUS, Cd'A; and daughter, Sherry (FISCUS '70) (Joe) SCHROEDER, Kennewick WA; grandchildren Brennan, Eden & Austen WHITE, Conner & Kramer FISCUS, and Leo & Delaney SCHROEDER, and many nieces and nephews.
Memorials to Make-a-Wish Foundation.
English Funeral Chapel memorial    |    More family information    |    SSDI:

ELMER JORDAN 1919 - 2007, CHS Vikings Football, Basketball Coach 1945-1968

from his obituary:
"He was a man of honesty and integrity. He taught so many that they could accomplish anything with hard work and determination. Elmer was a man of his word and a figure of success and accomplishment. He will always be an inspiration and part of the many lives he has touched."
Read the full obituary for many more details of his long career in coaching, real estate and civic participation.
Spokesman-Review obituary    |     Yates Funeral Home memorial    |     Cd'A Press obituary (no picture)    |    

Mike GRAY, '68, 1949 ~ 2006

Michael Gedney "Mike" GRAY, 57, died suddenly on Christmas morning [25 Dec 2006], while visiting his twin brother Pat in South Dakota. Mike was born in Cd'A on 28 Sep 1949 to Wyatt and Ruth (PARR) GRAY, joining sisters Gloria, Gilda and Julie, and brothers Wyatt, Bill, Jack and Joe at the family home in the Fort Grounds. His father died when Mike was 4.
Mike and Pat, the red-headed "Gray Twins", starred as IHM Panthers, particularly in baseball, basketball, and football, and received numerous awards and special recognitions for their sports abilities before graduating in 1968. Mike graduated Carroll College in Helena MT in 1972 in business, and returned to Cd'A. His last venture was as owner of the Fort Ground Tavern, which his parents established in 1943 as Gray's Grocery.
In 1982, Mike married Pam COX. They had two children, Patricia Michelle (Tricia) and Michael Kelly (Mick).
He was preceded in death by his parents Wyatt and Ruth, brothers Wyatt and Bill, and sister Gilda. He is survived by his children, Tricia and Mick, and his former wife, Pam. He is also survived by brothers John E "Jack" (Mary F BROPHY '66) GRAY, Joseph M GRAY, all of Cd'A; twin Patrick G '68 (Mimi ANDERSEN '70) GRAY, Spearfish SD; sisters Gloria (William) BOND, Ballwin MO, and Julie (Virgil) ZABINSKI, Spokane. See the links below for fuller obituaries and family information.
Spokesman-Review obituary    |    English Chapel memorial    |    Cd'A Press obituary    |    REVISED Press obituary    |    Family information
SSDI:    |     DF Oliveria's Huckleberries    |    Press editorial (letter)    |    Mike IHM '68    |    mother's obituary

Gilda J (GRAY) FOUNTAIN, 1934 ~ 1999

Gilda (GRAY) FOUNTAIN, 64, Hayden ID, was born 20 Oct 1934 in Cd'A to Wyatt and Ruth (PARR) GRAY. She died 15 Jan 1999 at Hayden ID. She lived in the Cd'A area most of her life, spending from 1978 until 1983 in the Silver Valley. She worked as a counselor and also with the elderly. Her husband of 43 years, Gary M FOUNTAIN, born 23 Jul 1931, died 5 Aug 1997. Survivors include a son, Bradley '73 FOUNTAIN, Arkansas; two daughters, Kellie FOUNTAIN, Cd'A, and Shellie (FOUNTAIN) RITZIUS, Hayden; five brothers, Wyatt GRAY Jr, Spokane, Jack, Joe and Mike '68 GRAY, all Cd'A; and Pat '68 (Mimi ANDERSEN '70) GRAY, South Dakota; two sisters, Gloria (GRAY) BOND, Missouri and Julie (GRAY) ZABINSKI, Spokane; and four grandchildren.
Spokesman-Review obituary     |    SSDI: Gary FOUNTAIN    |    SSDI: Gilda

Ruth Ann (PARR) GRAY, 1908 - 2006

Ruth Ann Gray, 97, Cd'A, died 1 March 2006, at Pinewood Care Center in Cd'A. She was born 10 Dec 1908 in Granite Falls WA to Merrill and Margaret (KELLY) PARR. She moved to Cd'A in 1926.
She married Wyatt N GRAY on 15 Sep 1926 in Everett WA. She was a homemaker and a clerk at St Vincent de Paul. She also was a cook at St Thomas Rectory. Ruth was a member of St. Thomas parish, Idaho Council of Catholic Women, Our Lady of the Lake Court of Catholic Daughters, and the Altar Society.
Survivors include sons John E "Jack" (Mary F BROPHY '66) GRAY, Joseph M GRAY, Michael G '68 (Pam) GRAY, all of Cd'A; Patrick G '68 (Mimi ANDERSEN '70) GRAY, Spearfish SD; daughters Gloria (William) BOND, Ballwin MO, and Julie (Virgil) ZABINSKI, Spokane; 34 grandchildren, 45 great-grandchildren, and 6 great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Wyatt in 1953, son William W "Bill" GRAY on 24 Jan 1982, son Wyatt GRAY on 11 Jan 2003; daughter Gloria Gilda GRAY on 15 Jan 1999; sisters Elizabeth SMITH, Mercedes LANE and Mary F McCORMICK; and brother Donald PARR.
Memorials to St Vincent de Paul. Funeral March 6 at St Thomas. Burial at St Thomas cemetery.
English Funeral memorial     |     Cd'A Press obituary     |     SSN=519-48-9719

John J "Jack" DEBARBRIE, 1916 - 1999

John "Jack" DeBARBRIE was born 8 Nov 1916 in Painesville OH. He died Wednesday, 1 Dec 1999 at Lewiston ID. He grew up in Ohio, then served four years with the Marine Corps during World War II. He married Billie Jo WADDILL of Texas in 1947.
The couple settled in Texas after his military service. They moved to Spokane in 1958, and to Cd'A in 1966. He was a Realtor and operated DeBarbrie Realty in Cd'A for several years. He was a member of St Thomas parish, and the Knights of Columbus.
Survivors include his wife, Billie Jo; a son, Chris '73 DeBARBRIE, Lewiston; a daughter,
Lyn ('69 DeBARBRIE) HOUGH, Portland; a sister, Beatrice LUSE, Illinois; six grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Funeral at St Thomas, then cremation.
Spokesman-Review obituary    |     SSDI: 282-07-4436    |    More family information

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Margaret (DELMAR '43) ELLER, 1925 -2004

Born 2 Aug 1925 in Portland OR to Blanche DALLIER and ?? DELMAR. Margaret married Earl '42 ELLER in 1945. He died in 1962, and Marguerite reared their six children in Burien WA. She died 9 Dec 2004 in White Center WA. See a delightful obituary memorial about Margaret (Marguerite) in
The Seattle Times, Christmas 2004.
Ancestors & photo     |     ELLER family information    |     SSDI

Sister Dorothy '37 [FROST] McDONNELL, 1918 - 1976

Sister Dorothy McDONNELL's early years of teaching were spent in Oregon at St Frederic's School, St Helens; The Madeleine School, Portland; St Mary's Academy, Medford; and St Mary's Academy, The Dalles. Almost from the start, Sister was an excellent teacher. Slow learners found her patient and resourceful in assisting them to learn. With all her pupils, she was kind and genuine and interested. She had the humility and simplicity to enjoy a joke even when it was on herself. Her fine sense of humor and joyous laugh made her a blessing both in class and in her Community. In fact, an affable manner attracted all who dealt with her. At the same time, she had a clear vision of what she wanted and the determination to accomplish it.
Beginning in 1949, Sister served in the Spokane parishes of St Francis of Assisi (Superior 1956-58), Our Lady of Lourdes, St Patrick, St Aloysius, and St Paschal. In 1964, Sister taught eighth grade at Immaculate Conception in Everett, Washington for seven years. Afterward she was appointed to the secretarial staff at the Convent of the Holy Names, in Spokane, where she remained until her death on November 29, 1976.
Sister Dorothy formed good friendships and was faithful and loyal. Carping and criticism had no part in her conversations. A Sister-friend of many years who knew her both as companion and as Superior wrote: "Sister had every reason to be taken up with herself. She had adopted parents who wanted to do everything for her. She was a beautiful looking person, very gifted in intelligence and very winning in personality. Yet, some how Sister managed to keep her values straight and live an admirable life of giving for the Community she chose to join. Sister is one the finest person I have ever known and I will always be thankful to God for letting me be a friend of Sister Dorothy McDonnell." --SNJM Archives, Spokane
Family history    |     Holy Cross cemetery burial    |     WorldConnect and anecdotes

Johanna A '23 STROYAN, 1905 - 1996

Miss Johanna STROYAN, 91, died Friday, 22 March 1996 at Chewelah WA. She was born 5 Jan 1905 in Valley WA. She graduated from IHM in 1923, then worked in the insurance and real estate industry and retired at age 65.
Miss STROYAN is survived by one brother, Jake STROYAN, Chewelah; and three sisters, Helen '29 STROYAN, Chewelah; Cecilia GENECK, Spokane, and Christina BOGNER, Hayden Lake. Memorials to St Joseph's Long-Term Center in Chewelah. Funeral at Holy Ghost Catholic Church, Valley WA. Burial at St Joseph cemetery, Jump Off Joe WA.
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Eugene W "Sandy" MacDONALD, 1914 - 1995

Eugene W "Sandy" MacDONALD, 81, Cd'A, died Thursday, 16 Nov 1995. He was born 22 Jul 1914 in Minnesota, and moved to Cd'A in 1923. He served in the Army in Europe during World War II. He married Mary '41 QUINN in 1947. She
died in 2005.
Sandy attended IHM, but graduated from CHS, and attended Gonzaga U and Gonzaga School of Law. He served as a Kootenai County probate judge, and later as the Cd'A postmaster, retiring in 1971.
Survivors include his wife, at home; two sons, Robert '67, Spokane, and Don, Cd'A; one daughter, Maureen ('71 MacDONALD) of Portland; and seven grandchildren.
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Mary Teresa (BRODERICK '40) RARICK, 1922 - 1995

Mary RARICK, 73, Cd'A, died Tuesday, 7 Nov 1995. She was born in 1922 in Spokane, moved to Cd'A in 1935 to board at IHM Academy. She married Douglas '40 RARICK before Nov 1942 and became a homemaker. She was preceded in death by her husband in 1975.
She is survived by three sons, Bob '63, Hayden Lake; Tim '64, Cd'A; and Jim '67, South Dakota; one daughter, Mary Dell '61 RARICK, Kirkland WA; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Memorials to the Alzheimer's Association. Burial at St Thomas cemetery.
Spokesman-Review obituary    |    Doug '40 RARICK    |    Mary '40 BRODERICK

Arnold "Red" HALPERN, 1924 - 2003

Arnold "Red" HALPERN, 79, Cd'A, died Friday, 3 Oct 2003 at Kootenai Medical Center. He was born 3 Sep 1924 in Brooklyn NY, to Rose & Morris HALPERN. He graduated from HS in Hutchinson MN, and held a BS degree in physical education from the University of Minnesota. He served two years in the Army.
Red married the former Ruth Irene GISVOLD, who preceded him in death. Red then married
Anna Marie ('60 VEDDER) [BOREK] in 1972. Read the articles at the links, below, for a fuller discussion of Red's career and lasting impact on Coeur d'Alene, and sports.
Red is survived by his wife, Anna Marie, at home; sons Mike (Gina) HALPERN, SFC Scott (Pam) BOREK; four grandchildren; brother Joe HALPERN, Minnesota; and sister Florence AIN, Philadelphia PA.
Memorial service and potluck at St Pius X church. Contributions to "Red" Halpern Memorial Fund at Sterling Bank.
English Funeral Chapel memorial    |    SSDI: 469-22-0486    |    Red's Legacy to Cd'A (S-R article 7 Oct 2003)
    |    Red's Family Legacy (S-R article 25 Oct 2003)    |    Spokesman-Review obituary

Robert B '35 McFARLAND, 1918 ~ 2006

Robert B McFARLAND, age 88, Cd'A, died Wednesday 11 Oct 2006. He and twin sister, Elizabeth '36, were born 8 Jul 1918 in Cd'A to William B & Ferne (BERRY) McFARLAND. He graduated from St Thomas grade school, IHM (1935), and the University of Idaho. He enlisted at the Presidio on 5 Mar 1942, and served in the US Army, Pacific theater, in WW2.
After the war, he worked for WWP, where he met and married (1948)
Ruth SIMMELINK, who died in May 2006. Bob sold real estate for Cd'A Realty, then founded (1959) McFarland Realty, from which he retired in 1987.
Bob is survived by his three children: Dr Robert M '67 McFARLAND, Cd'A; Mary ('68 McFARLAND) LEWIS, Montesano WA; and Jane ('70 McFARLAND) PETERSON, Bayview; and by his sister Betty ('36 McFARLAND) GLAUBER, Louisville KY; and brother William David '39 McFARLAND, Cd'A; and five grandchildren and one great-grandaughter.
Funeral Mass and reception at St Thomas church. Burial in St Thomas cemetery.
Yates Funeral Home memorial    |    Cd'A Press obituary    |    SSN=    |    Bob '35 and more relatives    |     Family History

Ruth M (SIMMELINK) McFARLAND, 1924 ~ 2006

Ruth M McFARLAND, 81, died 24 May 2006. She was born 28 Nov 1924 in Kennewick WA to Merrill "Bob" and Ruth (DICKINSON) SIMMELINK, and grew up on the family wheat ranch in the Horse Heaven Hills, attending a one room schoolhouse. Later, the family moved to Kennewick, where she graduated from Kennewick HS, then spent the war years as secretary to the head of the Hanford Nuclear Project. After the war, she graduated from Washington State College and moved to Cd'A to work as a home economics instructor for Washington Water Power. She married her co-worker there, Robert B McFARLAND '35 and joined the Catholic Church.
Ruth was an active volunteer in church, school, and community organizations. She was employed as a Home Economics teacher at IHM High School and later at North Idaho College. For several years, she served as Executive Director for United Way of Kootenai County.
Ruth is survived by her daughters, Jane (McFARLAND '70) PETERSON, Bayview; and Mary (McFARLAND '68) LEWIS, Montesano WA; and son Dr Robert M '67 McFARLAND, Cd'A.
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William David '39 McFARLAND, 1921 ~ 2007

William David McFARLAND died Tuesday 6 March 2007. He was born 1 May 1921 at Cd'A to William B & Ferne (BERRY) McFARLAND. After graduating IHM in 1939, he attended Gonzaga U, then served in the US Coast Guard during WWII. After the war, he obtained a Law Degree at the University of Idaho, and joined his father's law firm. McFARLANDS served Cd'A as City Attorney or Counsel since 1888, with Bill serving for 57 years. He helped the City acquire Tubb's Hill. The city honored Bill's long career by declaring 15 Dec 2006 "Bill McFARLAND Day". At one point, Bill served as Athletic Director for IHM. He was a lifelong member of the Elks (BPOE) and St Thomas Parish.
In 1943 Bill married Anna Marie DESILET (IHM '41), with whom he had seven children. She died in 1973. In 1979 Bill married Lina PUFAUL. They traveled extensively, and enjoyed playing bridge, boating, and spending time with friends and family. Bill is survived by his wife, Lina; his sister, Betty (McFARLAND'36) GLAUBER; daughter, Kathy (McFARLAND '62) DOBNER, sons Tom '68, Steve and Chris McFARLAND; six grandchildren: Caroline RICE, Bill DOBNER Jr, and Jared, Kelly, Stephanie and Evan McFARLAND, four great grandchildren: Sidney and Alison DOBNER, & Joshua and Andrew RICE. His first wife, Anna Marie (DESILET '41), preceded Bill in death, as did his brother Robert '36 McFARLAND, and sons Bill Jr '65, John '70, and Jim '73 McFARLAND. Memorials to Holy Family Catholic School. Funeral Mass at St Thomas.
English Chapel memorial    |     Cd'A Press obituary    |    SSDI: 519-12-8117    |    Bill '39

William David '65 McFARLAND, Jr 1947 ~ 1998

Bill McFARLAND Jr, 51, died Wed 18 Feb 1998 at St Maries ID. He was born in Cd'A on 26 Jan 1947 to William D '39 & Anna Marie (DESILET '41, 1923-1973) McFARLAND. He graduated IHM in 1965, and from Eastern Washington University. He served two years in the Army during the Vietnam War. He returned to North Idaho to begin a teaching career in Plummer ID. He later moved to St Maries and taught junior and senior high school while earning a master's degree in education from the University of Idaho. He also administered the district gifted children's program for the state of Idaho. He belonged to St Thomas parish, the Audubon Society and St Maries Elks Lodge.
He is survived by his father, William D '39 McFARLAND, four brothers, Thomas '68 McFARLAND, Seattle, James '73 and Christopher McFARLAND, Cd'A, Steve McFARLAND, Moses Lake; and a sister, Kathleen ('62 McFARLAND) DOBNER, California. His mother died in 1973.
Memorial Mass at St Thomas church. Burial in St Thomas cemetery.
Spokesman-Review obituary    |    Family History    |    Bill '65    |     SSDI=518-50-5314

John Scott '70 McFARLAND, 1952 ~ 1995

John Scott McFARLAND, 42, died 1 Jul 1995 in Reno NV of heart problems. He was born 22 Jul 1952 at Cd'A to William '39 & Anna Marie (DESILET '41) McFARLAND. He graduated IHM in 1970, and later from Boise State University. He moved to Nevada in 1990.
He was preceded in death by his mother in 1973. Survivors include his father, William '39 McFARLAND, Cd'A; five brothers, Jim '73 and Chris McFARLAND, Cd'A; Bill '65, St Maries; Tom '68, Seattle and Steve McFARLAND, Moscow; one sister, Kathleen (McFARLAND '62) DOBNER, Agoura Hills CA; and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.
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James '73 McFARLAND, 1955 ~ 2006

James Early McFARLAND (Jim or Mac to his many friends), died Monday 11 Sept 2006 in Cd'A following a battle with cancer. He was born 2 Aug 1955 in Cd'A to William D '39 & Anna Marie (DESILET '41) McFARLAND. He attended St Thomas School and IHM before graduating CHS in 1973. He married Helen TORGERSON in 1981. They have two children.
Jim is survived by his wife, Helen; son, Jared; daughter, Kelly; his father, Bill '39 McFARLAND; sister, Kathy (McFARLAND '62) DOBNER; and brothers, Tom '68, Steve, and Chris McFARLAND. He was preceded in death by his mother, Anna Marie (DESILET '41), and brothers John '70 and Bill '65 McFARLAND. Funeral Mass at St Thomas. Memorials to Hospice North Idaho.
Cd'A Press obituary    |    Press obit correction    |    SSDI: 519-70-1732>    |    More family information

Steve McFARLAND, 1957 ~ 2007

Stephen Edward McFARLAND (Steve or Mac to his many friends) died 22 March 2007 in Moses Lake WA, following a lengthy battle with renal cell cancer. He was born 7 July 1957 in Cd'A to William D '39 & Anna Marie (DESILET '41) McFARLAND. He attended St Thomas Grade School and graduated from CHS in 1975. Steve graduated the University of Idaho in 1981. He married 27 Jun 1987 at Moscow to Tamara SHIMP. They have two children.
Steve is survived by his wife, Tammy; daughter, Stephanie; son, Evan; sister, Kathy (McFARLAND '62) DOBNER; brothers Tom '68 and Chris McFARLAND. He was preceded in death by his mother, Anna Marie (DESILET '41), brothers John '70, Bill '65, and Jim '73, and his father, William D '39 McFARLAND. (see obits, above) Mass of Christian Burial at Our Lady of Fatima, Moses Lake.
CdA Press obituary    |    Columbia Basin Herald obituary    |     testimonials, family photo    |    SSDI: 519-74-3605    |    More family information

Emma Elizabeth (SEAGRAVES '25?) VANLAKEN, 1907 - 1997

Emma Elizabeth (SEAGRAVES) VANLAKEN, 89, Cd'A, died 22 Jan 1997. Emma was born 20 Apr 1907 at the family homestead on Fernan Hill, to Harry E (1851 PA - ?) & Anna (RAMSEY,
1872 CAN -1944 ID) SEAGRAVES. Emma grew up in Cd'A and attended IHM Academy in the 1920's. She received a teaching degree from Oregon State Normal School (Monmouth), then taught schools in Post Falls and French Gulch for more than 25 years before moving to California. She retired in 1957 and returned to Cd'A where she was active in environmental, social and political issues. Her husband, Peter, died in 1959. She donated 20 acres of her Fernan Hill homestead as a public park. Survivors include a brother, Charles SEAGRAVES (age 102) of Oregon.
A memorial service and park dedication were held at her Fernan Hill homestead, 3005 Fernan Hill Road.
SSN=571-36-5641    |    Peter VL (SSDI)    |    French Gulch census (fee req'd): 1910    |    1920    |    1930    |     Spokesman-Review obituary

coach Chester V "Chet" '39 JOHNSON, 1918 - 1997

Chet JOHNSON, 79, died Sunday, 28 Dec 1997 in Boise. He was born 17 Sep 1918 in Wisconsin to Julius N (1890 WI-) & Thea JOHNSON (1890 Norway -
1950 Cd'A), and grew up in Cd'A. He was a patrolman with the Cd'A Police Department and coached football at IHM Academy. Chet later was a teacher and coach in Plummer ID, and then taught in Spirit Lake. He was elected a Kootenai county commissioner in 1958, and later moved to Boise, where he was an investigator for the attorney general's office, retiring in 1978. Survivors include three sons, Robin, David and Terry JOHNSON; a daughter, Lynn; eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Spokesman-Review 3 Jan 1998    |     518-10-8986

Catherine M '24 ROCHE, 1907 - 1996

Catherine Mary ROCHE, 89, a lifelong Cd'A resident, died Wednesday, 5 Jun 1996. She was born 11 Jun 1906 to Mike & Mary ROCHE. She graduated from IHM in 1924. She worked for Montgomery Ward for over 50 years before retiring in 1971, and then continued to work there part time after retirement.
Catherine was a founding member of Our Lady of the Lake Court, Catholic Daughters of America, and was a past president of the Retail Credit Association. She belonged to the Business and Professional Women's Club, the Credit Women's Breakfast Club, the American Contract Bridge Club, and was a lifelong member of St Thomas parish.
Survivors include three nieces: Agnes '60 ROCHE, Seattle; Marilyn (ROCHE '63) FREI, Royal City WA; and Theresa (ROCHE '69) RUSCIO, Spokane; four nephews: Pat '62 ROCHE, Seattle, Terry ROCHE, Bainbridge Island WA; Jim RICHARDSON, Oregon; and Kevin '71 ROCHE, New York City.
Funeral at St Thomas, burial in St Thomas cemetery.
Spokesman-Review obituary    |     SSDI=518-03-0509     |    Catherine '24

Justin "Jud" '28 BRODERICK, 1910 - 1995

Funeral Mass for Justin "Jud" Broderick, a Coeur d'Alene native, will begin at 1:30 p.m. today at St. Thomas Catholic Church in Coeur d'Alene. Burial will follow at the Riverview section of Forest Cemetery. English Funeral Chapel of Coeur d'Alene is in charge of arrangements. Jud BRODERICK, 84, Hayden, died Sunday 26 Mar 1995 at Cd'A. He was born 5 July 1910 in Idaho to Patrick J & Ellen "Nellie" (REILLY) BRODERICK. He graduated from IHM in 1928, and is a brother of Darrell '24 BRODERICK. Jud owned Broderick Motor Co for 40 years, retiring in 1977. His first wife, Mary (WARE) BRODERICK, died in Dec 1980. He married Vera --- [McDONALD] [WAKEFIELD] in 1981 in Cd'A. She was previously married to Newton WAKEFIELD (1903-1980), father of John '66 WAKEFIELD. Vera, 93, died 19 Apr 1997.
Jud was a parish council member for St Thomas Catholic Church, a fourth-degree Knight of Columbus, and belonged to the Coeur d'Alene Rotary Club, the Coeur d'Alene Elks Lodge and the Idaho Automobile Dealers Association.
Survivors include his wife, at home; one son, John "JJ" '59 BRODERICK (and wife Mary Beth '60 CROWLEY), Richland WA; two grandchildren and one great-granddaughter.
Funeral Mass at St Thomas; burial in Riverview section, Forest Cemetery, Cd'A.
Spokesman-Review obituary    |    SSDI: 519-36-3004

Vera I [MacDONALD] [WAKEFIELD] BRODERICK, 1903 - 1997

Vera was born 18 Aug 1903 in Minnesota (1930 census, Phoenix AZ, says b MO, parents b IA), and died Saturday, 19 Apr 1997. She moved to Coeur d'Alene in 1935 and owned a Merle Norman Studio in Spokane for 50 years. She was a member of the Spokane Figure Skating Club. Mrs BRODERICK was preceded in death by three husbands, Donald L MacDONALD (1902 CO -1973; son of Allan J (physician) & Mary MacDONALD; married c1927 CO),
Newt WAKEFIELD, (1903-1980) and Justin "Jud" '28 BRODERICK (1910-1995). Survivors include a daughter, Donna RASMUSSEN of Seattle; three grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
MacDONALD (SSDI)    |     Vera SSDI: 518-38-7902    |    Spokesman-Review obituary    |    1930 AZ census

Dion L McPOLAND, 1938 - 1997

Dion McPOLAND, born 30 Oct 1938 in Dubuque IA, died Monday 14 Apr 1997 at Cd'A. He worked for the Army, a paper mill, Bunker Hill, and Diamond Intl, retiring in 1973 (disability). He is survived by his wife of 32 years, Barbara; son, Paul McPOLAND, Moscow ID; daughter, Teresa McPOLAND, Lewiston; mother, Thelma McPOLAND, Post Falls; two brothers, Dennis McPOLAND, St Maries and
Brian '69 McPOLAND, Hauser Lake; and three sisters, Pat BROWN and Eileen (McPOLAND '65) HARRIS, both Post Falls, and Candi DOUGALL, Seattle.
Memorial at First Presbyterian Church, Cd'A. Burial in Evergreen cemetery, Post Falls.
SSN=519-42-5637    |     Spokesman-Review obituary

Peter Robert KOM, 1914 - 2000

Peter KOM, 86, Cd'A, died Saturday, 14 Oct 2000 at Cd'A. He was born 12 Apr 1914 in Lemmon SD, the youngest child (of 8) of Anton and Katrina (GESSEL) KOM, both of Odessa (Ukraine). Anton died in 1918 in Lemmon SD. Katie died 24 Jan 1935 in Aberdeen SD. They both emigrated from Odessa in 1904, and became naturalized US citizens in 1911.
Peter grew up and graduated high school in Lemmon, then moved to Sandpoint ID in 1936. He married
Vera Roseanna SAUNDERS on 17 July 1937 at Sandpoint ID. They moved to Oregon, and later, to Cd'A in 1954. He belonged to the Cd'A Eagles, St Pius X parish, Knights of Columbus, the Lake City Good Samaritans, and a volunteer at Kootenai Medical Center for eight years. He was preceded in death by his son, Robert M '60 KOM (1942-1998).
Survivors include his wife, Vera; three sons, Donald '58 KOM, Middleton ID; Richard '67 KOM, Boise, and Thomas '69 KOM, Hayden Lake; daughter, Kathy (KOM '61) GEHLEN, Cd'A; 19 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren.
Memorials to Hospice NI or KMC Auxiliary. Funeral at St Pius X, burial at St Thomas cemetery.
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Vera Roseanna (SAUNDERS) KOM, 1917 - 2002

Vera KOM, 84, died Sat 13 Jul 2002 at Cd'A. She was born 9 Nov 1917 in Sandpoint to Frank M
(1883-1969) and Sinie Jane (CHANDLER 1886-1970) SAUNDERS. Vera graduated from Sandpoint High School, and married Peter KOM on 17 Jul 1937 in Sandpoint. They moved to Oregon in 1950 and settled in Cd'A in 1954. Peter died in 2000, and she married Willfred "Bill" THOM in January 2002.
She belonged to St Pius X parish, and the Lake City Good Sams II. She was a longtime volunteer at Kootenai Medical Center, a house mother at Walden House, and helped with meal preparation at St Pius.
Survivors include her second husband; three sons, Donald '58 KOM, Middleton ID; Richard '67 KOM, Boise, and Thomas '69 KOM, Hayden Lake; daughter, Kathy (KOM '61) GEHLEN, Cd'A; 19 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren.; three brothers, Leonard SAUNDERS, Ephrata WA; Mack SAUNDERS, Tillamook OR; and Oliver SAUNDERS, Riverside WA. Memorials to the American Heart Association or Hospice NI.
SSN=518-32-0240    |     Spokesman-Review obituary    |    SAUNDERS / CHANDLER family history, obits    |    More KOM family info

Robert Marvin '60 KOM, 1942 ~ 1998

Robert M KOM, 56, Vancouver WA, died 24 April 1998. He was born 13 Feb 1942 in Sandpoint ID. He served in the US Navy during the Vietnam War. He lived in Vancouver for 20 years. He worked as a loss control engineer in the insurance industry for 25 years, most recently for IRI (Industrial Risk Insurers). He married Vickie STEPHENS in 1965.
Survivors include his wife, Vickie KOM; son, Stephen KOM, Seattle; daughters, Angela PARKS, Ridgefield WA, and Mary Ann KOM, Vancouver; parents,
Peter and Vera (SAUNDERS) KOM, Cd'A; brothers, Donald '58, Middleton ID; Richard '67, Boise and Thomas'69, Hayden Lake; sister, Katherine (KOM '61) GEHLEN, Post Falls; and three grandchildren.
Funeral Mass at St John's, Vancouver. Burial in Willamette National Cemetery, Portland. Memorials to the American Heart Association. Arrangements by Memorial Gardens Funeral Home in Vancouver. -- 28 Apr 1998, (Portland) Oregonian.
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Lance R '68 KOEP, 1950 - 1999

Lance KOEP, 49, died Wednesday 8 Dec 1999 at Cd'A. He was born 15 Mar 1950 at Cd'A to Raymond and Constance (READ) KOEP. He graduated from IHM in 1968, and earned a degree in education and history at the University of Idaho. He worked for Roth Bros Logging and Nehring Logging, and then at LaVoy/Centennial Distributing for 19 years. He belonged to the American Contract Bridge League and St Thomas parish.
Survivors include his parents, and wife Melody and children Zachary and Elizabeth KOEP, Hayden Lake; three brothers and six sisters.
519-66-0311    |     Spokesman-Review obituary    |     parents' obituaries    |     More family information    |    Lance '68

Francis Warren Joseph "Frank" SECAUR (CHS '36), 1917 - 2000

Frank SECAUR, 83, Cd'A, died there 21 Sep 2000. He was born there 21 Feb 1917 to Warren Francis and Mary E (CHARTRAND) SECAUR. Frank is a nephew of Laura SECAUR, wife of William GARVEY. Frank is a cousin to at least eight GARVEY graduates or students 1943-1964, and several CHASE, HAGEN, and McFARLAND graduates.
His father, Warren Francis SECAUR, was born 16 Dec 1892 in Stanley, Chippewa, Wisconsin, and
died 10 Nov 1975 in Cd'A. Warren married 27 Nov 1913 at Cd'A to Mary E CHARTRAND, who was b 13 Jan 1897, died 12 Feb 1919 in childbirth (stillborn).
In Jan 1920, Frank and siblings Dorothy and Clement were living with their grandparents, Charles A and Mary Anna (WALD) SECAUR, in Cougar Gulch. ( Charles A SECAUR, born 21 Sep 1866, died 1 Jan 1942 at Cd'A.) Warren, his sister Laura and brother Albert, were living together in Cd'A in Jan 1920. Warren married (second) on 27 Feb 1920 at Cd'A to Bertha Florence WACHTER, b 1 Dec 1897 in Wilber WA.
Frank attended IHM, but graduated from CHS in 1936. He lettered in football, boxing and track. He married Neoma WHITELEY (b 1918 CO, dau of George & Mattie WHITELEY) in 1937 and served with the Army during World War II. He graduated from Kinman Business School and worked in the family business, Secaur Building Supply and Secaur Cement, for several years. He was treasurer for the City of Cd'A for 12 years. He belonged to St Thomas parish, the Knights of Columbus, the Cd'A Archery Club, the American Legion, the Cd'A Golf Club (past champion), and the Cd'A Eagles Aerie (president; and state president 1962).
Survivors include his wife of more than 62 years; a son, Clyde SECAUR, Cd'A; daughters, Sharon RYEN and Karla GIOVANELLI, Cd'A; brothers, Clem SECAUR, Orofino, and Bill SECAUR, Cd'A; six grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
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Geraldine "Gerry" Helen ('39 HEALY) KOEP, 1926 - 2006

Geraldine "Gerry" Helen KOEP, 84, Cd'A, died Wednesday, 20 Sept 2006. She was born 16 Mar 1922 in Sturgis SK CAN to Edward C and Elma H (STENNES) HEALY. Gerry graduated IHM in 1939, and married
Ralph H '40 KOEP in 1943 in Cd'A. She was a member of St Thomas parish. She was an office secretary, and worked in US Senator James McCLURE's Cd'A office for 10 years, retiring in 1983.
She is survived by her husband, Ralph H '40 KOEP Cd'A; sons, Kenneth R '62 KOEP,Coeur d'Alene, Ronald H '68 KOEP, Spokane Valley, and Stanley H KOEP, Olympia WA; daughters, Melanie M ('69 KOEP) SCHAFFNER, Cd'A; and Julia J ('73 KOEP) FITZGERALD, Post Falls; sister, Florence ('44 HEALY) KELLER, Greenacres; seven grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by sisters, Margaret ('35 HEALY) WHITELEY SOUTHER, Patricia ('37 HEALY) FERGUSON, Veronica ('35 HEALY) SCHAFFNER, and Theresa ('34 HEALY) MAUSER. Memorials to Hospice NI. Mass at St Thomas, burial in St Thomas cemetery.
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Elaine B SUSALLA, 1922 - 1999

Elaine B SUSALLA, 75, died Thursday, 18 Feb 1999 in Cd'A. She was born in Spokane on 30 Apr 1922 to Thomas V &
Alvina E ALLISON. She married in 1945 to Leroy John SUSALLA, and moved to Cd'A in 1951. She belonged to St Thomas parish. Her husband, LeRoy, died in Missoula MT on 10 Apr 1979. She was also preceded in death by an infant daughter, and son Rory '73 SUSALLA. Survivors include a son, Michael '65 SUSALLA, Tucson AZ, and a sister, Janet HARMON, Spokane. Inurnment in St Thomas cemetery.
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Rory P '73 SUSALLA, c1954 - 1998

Rory P '73 SUSALLA, 44, died Monday 7 Sep 1998. He was born c1954 in Spokane to Leroy and Elaine SUSALLA. He was in one of the last undergraduate classes at IHM. He lived in Cd'A, served in the US Marine Corps, and belonged to St Thomas parish.
Survivors include a son, Christopher SUSALLA, Puyallup WA; his mother, Elaine SUSALLA, Cd'A; and a brother, Michael '65 SUSALLA, Tucson AZ. (Christopher James SUSALLA married Amanda Marie ISOM in Pierce County WA in August 2004. -WA State Digital Archives) Inurnment in
St Thomas cemetery.
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John Elmer MILLHEISLER , 1932 - 2006

John Elmer MILLHEISLER, 74, died 13 Aug 2006 at home in Cd'A. He was born 21 March 1932 in Burlington CO to John A
(1895-1966) & Vera (COE) [MARTENS] MILLHEISLER (1894-1988). The family moved to Idaho from Kansas in 1938. John married Esther (Marlene '53) NIELSEN on 30 Aug 1953 at Cd'A. He served in the military during the Korean Conflict. He taught at IHM for 11 years, and then was a self-employed accountant. He also coached Little League and was a Boy Scout leader.
John is survived by son David, Aberdeen WA; daughter Karen TRUSTY, Cd'A; three grandchildren; and half-sisters Grace (MARTENS) JACKSON, Cheney WA, and Edith M (MARTENS) REED, Dalton Gardens. He was preceded in death by his wife, Marlene '53, on 29 Dec 1999; son Ronald J '73 on 25 July 1991 in King Co WA; half-sister Helen L (MARTENS) GREENFIELD on 12 Dec 1994; brothers Robert Leroy MILLHEISLER on 22 Jul 1999, and Herbert E MILLHEISLER (2001); and half brothers Cecil H (2000), Dale H (1985)and Paul E MARTENS (2005).
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Esther Marlene (NIELSEN '53) MILLHEISLER, 1935 - 1999

Marlene (NIELSEN) MILLHEISLER, 64, died Wednesday, 29 Dec 1999 at Cd'A. She was born 3 Apr 1935 to George H & Esther C (STREETER '28) NIELSEN. She attended St Thomas Grade School and graduated IHM in 1953. She married John MILLHEISLER in August 1953. She was a long-time Camp Fire leader, a member of St Thomas parish and the Altar Society.
Survivors include her husband of 46 years, John; a son, David MILLHEISLER, Aberdeen WA; daughter, Karen TRUSTY, Cd'A; her mother, Esther (STREETER '28) NIELSEN, Cd'A; two brothers, John '56 and Richard '58 NIELSEN, Cd'A; and two sisters, Helen (NIELSEN '50) HEDBERG, Vancouver WA; and Margaret (NIELSEN '60) SCHAFFNER, Cd'A.
She was preceded in death by a son, Ronnie '73; a brother, George '54 NIELSEN; and her father, George Hans NIELSEN. Funeral at St Thomas church.
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Esther Caroline (STREETER '28) NIELSEN, 1910 -2002

Esther NIELSEN, 81, died Sunday, 9 Jun 2002 at Cd'A. She was born 12 Sep 1910 at Belmont, Kootenai county ID to John B "Chuck" and Emma (BADRAUM) STREETER. She graduated from IHM in 1928, and then from Holy Names Normal School in Spokane. She taught in rural schools at Gotham Bay and Clagstone ID, and helped raise her 15 siblings after she married George H NIELSEN c1932.
She was active with the American Heart Association, American Cancer Association, Happy Homemakers Club, Catholic Daughters (Our Lady of the Lake Court), Camp Fire Girls, Boy Scouts of America and the Lady Lions. She was a 75-year member of St Thomas parish, and was active with the Legion of Mary and St Thomas Mother's Club.
She was preceded in death by her husband, George Hans NIELSEN, a son, George '54, and a brother,
Fordy STREETER (1921-1996). Survivors include four children, Helenmarie (NIELSEN '50) HEDBERG, Vancouver WA; and John '56 NIELSEN, Dick '58 NIELSEN and Margaret (NIELSEN '60) SCHAFFNER, all Cd'A; five brothers and sisters, Delico "Bill" '38 STREETER, Cd'A; Irvin '37 STREETER, Tacoma; Lillian (STREETER '32) JOKI, Hayden; Rose (STREETER'34) MILOT, Norcross GA; and Irene (STREETER '40) WELLER, Bothell WA; 19 grandchildren, 30 great-grandchildren and three great-great- grandchildren.
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Lynda Marie (CARTER '70) LONG, 1952 - 1995

Lynda Marie (CARTER) LONG, 42, died Thursday 27 Apr 1995 at home in Mica Flats from cancer. She was born 23 Jul 1952 in Cd'A, graduated 1970 from IHM, and attended NIJC and U of Idaho. She worked at the Kootenai Medical Center cafeteria, and at Cd'A and Plummer schools cafeterias. She was also a volunteer at Garwood Elementary.
She and her husband, Dave, drove long-haul truck together. In 1982 and 1984 they were honored by Tiger Trucking of Missoula as "Trucker Team of the Year." She belonged to Bible Study Fellowship, and was office manager for Dave Long Trucking in Rathdrum ID.
Survivors include her husband of 21 years; three children, Allison, and twins Brittany & Benjamin LONG; two sisters, Debra (CARTER) DAHLBERG, Bonners Ferry, and Cynthia (CARTER) WOODS, Cd'A. Funeral at St Pius X, burial in St Thomas cemetery.
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Mary C TREICHEL, 1912 - 2006

Mary C TREICHEL, 94, died Friday, 25 Aug 2006 in Tacoma. She was born 7 Mar 1912 in Dubuque IA, and married Clarence L TREICHEL in 1935 in Illinois. They moved to Cd'A in 1948, and to Kent WA in 1978.
She was preceded in death by her husband Clarence L (1913-1996); son, Clarence J TREICHEL (1936-2003); and a great grandchild. Survivors include her sons, Dennis K '65 TREICHEL, Spokane, and Kenneth G TREICHEL, Blackfoot ID; daughters, Gloria M DAHL, Lake Havasu City AZ, and Kathleen Gail (TREICHEL '67) BAKER, Renton WA; sister, Adeline DAWSON, Canby OR; 13 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren. Inurnment at Hillcrest Burial Park, Kent WA.
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Paul B SAND, 1921 - 1998

Paul B SAND, 76, died Sunday, 7 Jun 1998. He was born 16 Nov 1921 in Minnesota to Peter and Ida (VORNBROCK) SAND. He grew up and attended school in Minnesota, then moved to Clarkston WA. He served with the Marine Corps during World War II, married Inez BARNES, and then moved to Cd'A in 1950. He worked in dry cleaning, and bought French Cleaners in 1963.
Paul belonged to St Thomas parish, the Knights of Columbus, Eagles Aerie and VFW. Survivors include his wife of more than 50 years, Inez; eight sons:
Don '66 SAND, Salt Lake City; Paul B "Skip" '67 SAND, Post Falls; Ken SAND, Hayden; and PJ '73, Michael, Tim, Nick and Andy SAND, all of Cd'A; a daughter, Barbara LINES, Hayden; two brothers, the Rev John SAND, Pomeroy WA, and Ed SAND, Wenatchee; four sisters: Judy KNIGHT, Alaska, Cecelia ASHMEAD, Corral ID; Laura WILLITT, Lewiston and Ann KULZER, Minnesota; 16 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Funeral at St Thomas, Cd'A; burial in St Thomas cemetery.
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Inez Mae (BARNES) SAND, 1929 - 2006

Inez Mae (BARNES) SAND, 77, died Tues 29 Aug 2006. She was born 4 Mar 1929 in Lewiston ID, to Clifton Dwight and Bessie (MULKEY) BARNES. She married
Paul B SAND. They moved to Cd'A in 1950, and operated French's Cleaners since 1963.
She is survived by her sons, Don '66 SAND, Mesquite NV; Nick and Skip '67 SAND, Post Falls; Ken, PJ '73, Michael, Tim and Andy SAND, Cd'A; daughter, Barbara (SAND) TOLLEY, Cd'A; 25 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Paul; a daughter, Cathy (SAND '69) FARQUHAR, and 4 brothers.
Funeral at St Pius X. Burial in St Thomas cemetery.
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JEROME A '30 PELTIER, 1911 - 2004

Jerry PELTIER was born 5 Feb 1911 in Cloquet MN to Charles and Amanda PELTIER. He died Friday 24 Dec 2004 at Spokane. In 1925 his family moved from Minnesota to Cd'A. He graduated from IHM in 1930, and moved to Spokane by 1933.
He worked 17 years at John W Graham store and attended Kinman Business University in Spokane. He and his wife owned Clark's Old Book Store from 1950 until 1979. He was an avid collector of Western history material, and wrote 15 books on area history.
PELTIER was on the radio in the 1940s with the Serenaders, and in the 1950s had a history show on KXLY-TV4 called Northwest Album. He co-founded and was the first sheriff (president) of the Spokane Corral of the Westerners in 1955, and was Living Legend #16 of Westerners International. He was a founder of the Museum of Native American Culture, the Spokane Realistic Art Association and the Fort Wright Museum. He was president of Spokane chapter AARP and belonged to the Knights of Columbus; and St Paschal parish since 1933.
Survivors include two children, Charles PELTIER and Joan RHEINSCHMIDT, Spokane; two granddaughters and five great-grandchildren. Funeral at St Paschal, burial St Joseph cemetery, Trentwood. Preceded in death by his wife, LaVerle, and possibly son Frank.
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LaVerle C PELTIER, 1919 - 1995

LaVerle PELTIER, 76, Spokane, died Saturday 24 Jun 1995 at home. She was born 1 Jan 1919 in Garden MI. She is survived by her husband of 58 years, Jerome "Jerry" '30 PELTIER; two sons, Charles and Frank PELTIER; one daughter, Joan RHEINSCHMIDT; two granddaughters and two great-grandchildren. Funeral at St Paschal's.
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Joseph A MEYERS, 1916 - 2000

Joe was born 16 Jul 1910 in Cd'A, died 16 Aug 2000 in Post Falls. He attended high school and played football at IHM Academy. In 1941 he married Hazel WALTER. He worked as a salesman for several Oldsmobile and Buick dealerships until retiring in 1981, and also was a card dealer at Club Cigar, Cd'A.
He was a member of St Thomas parish. Survivors include his wife, Hazel; a son, Robert '66 MEYERS, Cd'A; two daughters, JoEllen '62 (MEYERS) PROSSER, and Kathleen McDOWELL, both of Cd'A; a sister, Margaret MOATE, Cd'A; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
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Rev Dwaine J MARSH, CSsR, 1923 - 2000

Rev Dwaine J MARSH, CSsR, was born 2 Sep 1923 in Cd'A to Earl Dewey and Julia Irene (BROPHY) MARSH, and died 17 May 2000 in Ligouri MO. He attended IHM Academy and graduated from Holy Redeemer Seminary, Oakland, California. He joined the Redemptorists in 1944, and was ordained a priest in 1949. As a Redemptorist, he served as a west coast missionary until 1965, when he became a parish priest in California. He was named pastor of St Al's, Fresno in 1985. He later worked in administration and priestly formation, and retired to the Redemptorist center in Ligouri, Missouri in 1994. Survivors include a sister-in-law, Angie MARSH of Spokane; one nephew; and numerous nieces. His brother,
William '49 MARSH, died 19 Oct 1993 in Spokane. Their father died Aug 1970 in Cd'A. Their mother, Julia I MARSH, died 10 Jan 1978 in Spokane. Dwaine is buried with his parents in St Thomas cemetery.
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Patrick KNUDTSON, 1914 - 1995

Patrick KNUDTSON was born 11 Apr 1914 in Alberta, Canada to George and Helen KNUDTSON. He died 30 Aug 1995 at Cd'A. He moved to Coeur d'Alene after 1919 with his family and attended IHM Academy (years unknown). He married Gertrude MANGOLD in Missoula in 1939. He retired as an electrician at Kaiser Aluminum in 1976.
In 1930, the KNUDTSON family lived at 114 Foster, and comprised: George 47 ND (parents b Norway), RR carpenter; Helen 45 MN (parents b Canada); Norman, 19 MN; Patricia & Patrick, 15 CAN; Francis 13 CAN; Alene 9 CAN. --5 Apr 1930 Cd'A ward 3, ED16 p5A [74]. The 1900 census shows George born Jan 1884 in South Dakota, living with his widower father, Halvor, in Brule SD.
Gertrude, born 18 Apr 1919, graduated CHS in 1936, died 7 Feb 2005 at Cd'A. Pat & Gertrude are buried in St Thomas cemetery. They have two daughters: Frances CAMPBELL and Patsy JEFFRIES. Other survivors include Pat's sisters, Patty BROOKS, Spokane, and Alene YOUNG, Garden Grove CA; four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
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George Franklin PETERS Jr '69, 1951 - 2000

Ikos VALLADAR, 48, a/k/a George Franklin PETERS Jr, died 20 March 2000 from a heart attack. PETERS was born 4 Jun 1951 at Cd'A, and grew up and attended school in Spokane, Illinois, Florida, New Jersey, Nevada and Coeur d'Alene. He graduated from IHM in 1969 and attended North Idaho College. He joined the Army and served in Vietnam, and after his discharge, traveled the country as a salesman and entrepreneur. He eventually purchased a home in Seattle, had also lived in Alaska and recently returned to Cd'A.
Survivors include his parents, Lee and Joisse KNOWLES, Cd'A; three sisters, Lori (PETERS '71) BLESSING, Cd'A; Suzi (PETERS '73) GREEN, Portland; Angi SHAMBLIN, Spokane; a brother, James KNOWLES; and numerous nieces and nephews. Interment at St Joseph's Cemetery, Spokane.
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Mary Ann DUNNIGAN '33, 1915 - 2006

Mary Ann DUNNIGAN, 90, died at Cd'A on 8 July 2006. She was a professional educator and administrator from 1936 until she retired from Cd'A Public Schools in 1981. She graduated IHM in 1933, and obtained degrees from Holy Names College and Gonzaga University. She also attended the University of Idaho and UCLA. She was active in Delta Kappa Gamma and Our Lady of the Lake Court, Catholic Daughters of America. Services at St Thomas, Cd'A. Memorials to
Holy Family Catholic School, Cd'A.
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Roberta F (WACHSMUTH '33) WEEKS, 1915 - 2003

Roberta '33 was born 21 (or 22) July 1915 in Kalispell MT, and died Friday 6 June 2003, age 87. Funeral Mass was at St Thomas, followed by burial at St Thomas Cemetery.
She married 20 Sep 1937 to Richard Welford WEEKS. They lived in Brewster WA for 40 years, then moved to Cd'A in 1977. Richard died in 1980, and is buried in St Thomas cemetery.
She is survived by four children: Richard WEEKS, Spokane Valley; Dave WEEKS, Cd'A; Tom and Janel WEEKS, Spokane; and a brother, Gilbert WACHSMUTH, Cd'A.
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Gregory Brian GAFFANEY (?'62?), 1944 - 2006

Greg was born 2 June 1944 in Colfax WA to Jack and Evelyn GAFFANEY. He attended IHM, and finished at Gonzaga Prep. He is survived by a son, Brian; a brother, Stephen, and a sister,
Valorie Ann (GAFFANEY '59) SHERMAN. Greg served in the US Army 1966-68, lived in Spokane, and worked at Kaiser Aluminum for 29 years. Greg died Sunday 4 Jun 2006 in Ocean Shores WA.
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Herman P "Dutch" WILHELM, 1919 - 2006

Herman P "Dutch" WILHELM, 86, Post Falls, died 1 Jun 2006 at Cd'A. He was born 26 Nov 1919 in Regent ND to Michael and Monica (DENIUS) WILHELM. Dutch moved to Nidaho in 1935. He married
Jean '42 PETERS on 13 June 1942 in Post Falls. He enlisted in the Army on 29 Feb 1944 at Fort Lewis WA, served in the Battle of the Bulge, and received a Purple Heart and Bronze Star. He retired as transportation superintendent after 30+ years with the Post Falls School District.
Dutch is survived by Jean (PETERS '42), his wife of 64 years; sons James '61 (Kathie) WILHELM; Richard, Roger (Linda), Tim, Dan, and Phil (Karen) WILHELM; daughters Mary Ann (Bruce) SCHEVENIUS, and Elizabeth (Mark) JENKS; 17 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; brothers Francis, Herold, Bernard and Robert. He was preceded in death by six brothers and one granddaughter. Memorials to St George's Catholic Church Building Fund, Post Falls.
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Dennis Gabriel SMITH, '70, 1950 - 2006

Dennis SMITH, 55, Cd'A, died of cancer on 21 May 2006. He was born 26 Nov 1950 in Colfax WA to Paul and Elizabeth (HUDON) SMITH. The family moved to Cd'A in 1952. Dennis attended St Thomas Grade School and graduated from IHM Academy in 1970. He served in the US Navy, and was later employed by the Potlatch Lumber Mill in Cd'A.
Dennis was preceded in death by his father, Paul W (1910-1991). He is survived by his mother Elizabeth, and siblings Paul Jr, Anchorage AK, Theresa (SMITH '64) ESZTERGALYOS, Vancouver WA; and Celine LEHMAN, Cd'A. Funeral at St Thomas, burial in St Thomas cemetery. Memorials to Holy Family Catholic School.
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Mabel Mary Esther HARVEY, '31, 1912 – 2006 (Sister Rose Estelle HARVEY, SP)

Sister Rose Estelle, SP (Mabel Mary Esther HARVEY '31) age 94, died 8 April 2006 at Mount St Joseph in Spokane WA. She was a Sister of Providence for 73 years. She was born 28 Mar 1912 in Washburn WI, the second of five children of Joseph and Lucy (LEGACY) HARVEY. Her father was the son of a Methodist minister. She came to Cd'A as a young child and graduated from IHM in 1931. She entered the Sisters of Providence Novitiate in Seattle in 1932, and professed final vows in 1937. She earned a BA degree from the College of Great Falls (MT) in 1944, a certificate in business administration from Kinman Business University, Spokane, as well as teaching certificates in Idaho and Washington. In 1955 she completed studies at Portland University in Library Science. Following profession of vows, Sister Rose Estelle began a 38-year career in the field of education, teaching in secondary schools of the Sisters of Providence, and serving as a librarian at DeSales High School, Walla Walla. She taught in the following schools: Our Lady of Lourdes Academy, Wallace ID (1934-35, 1943-45, 1948-51, 1952-60), the College (now University) of Great Falls, Montana (1935-36, 1938-41, 1945-48), St Joseph Academy, Sprague WA (1936-38, 1951-52), St Thomas Home, Great Falls (1941-43), DeSales High School, Walla Walla (1960-72). She served three years as Provincial Secretary/Councilor in Spokane. From 1975 to 1990, she was Administrative Secretary/Receptionist at St Joseph Care Center, Spokane. She retired at Mount St Joseph in 1993.
Sister Rose Estelle is survived by a brother, Joseph (Sue) HARVEY, Hobbs NM; nephews: James (Jan) HARVEY, Green River AZ, Steve HARVEY, Spokane, Bruce KESSEL, Post Falls, ID; nieces: Mabel LANE of Terre Haute IN, Patty (Jack) TROTTER, Denton TX; and several grandnieces and nephews.   Mass and burial April 19th at Mount St Joseph; memorials to Sisters of Providence.
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Sister Rose Estelle HARVEY, 2002
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Patricia Louise (OLIN) ELGEE, 1924 – 2006

Patricia Louise ELGEE, 81, Cd’A, died 20 March 2006 at her home. She was born 17 Oct 1924 in Spokane WA to Howard and Leila (CLIFFORD) OLIN. Pat grew up in St Maries ID and attended WSU, USC and UCLA, studying music. She married Merrell MAJORS in 1944. He was killed later that year serving with the US armed forces over Norway. She married James ELGEE in 1947.
She is survived by her husband, Jim; sons, Michael ’66, Robert ’68, Tim (’73), Mark & Jim ELGEE; a sister, Shirley ALLEN; 13 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren.
Funeral 27 Mar 2006 at Immaculate Conception Church, Post Falls. Burial in St Thomas cemetery.

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Viola (GRISMER '32) RONDEAU, 1913 - 2006

Viola RONDEAU, 92, Puyallup WA, died 9 March 2006 in Puyallup. She was born 29 March 1913 in Mullan ID, to William and Teresa (SCHEIDECKER) GRISMER. She married Charles P RONDEAU [1905-1972) in Cd'A.
She was a member of St Thomas parish and enjoyed traveling, gardening and cooking. She is survived by her son, John RONDEAU, Monarch Beach CA, and daughter Joanne (RONDEAU '55) MILES, Lakewood WA. She was predeceased by her parents, husband Charles, brothers Eugene '32, Howard '38 and Robert GRISMER, and sisters Adelyn (GRISMER '36) ENQUIST & Frances (GRISMER '33) KRYGER.
Funeral at St Thomas, Cd'A, on 14 March; burial at St Thomas cemetery.

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Margaret Mary RASSIER, 1921 - 2006

Margaret Mary (SIMONEAU) RASSIER, 84, died 20 Jan 2006 in Boise. She was born 27 May 1921 in Hanks ND to Joseph and Lucille SIMONEAU. She married there to Martin RASSIER (20 Mar 1894 - 2 Mar 1975) on 16 Jun 1942. They moved to Hayden in 1959. In 1994, Margaret moved to Clatskanie OR. In 2000 she moved to Boise.
Margaret is survived by three children, Dianna '61 (Art) ENGEN, Clatskanie OR; Martin Jr (wife Carol HADLEY) RASSIER, Post Falls; and Philip '65 (wife Edith POTTIER) RASSIER, Boise; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; a brother, Joseph, of Georgia, and three sisters, Cecilia ARMSTRONG and Liz FRANCIS of California and Mary ANDERSON of Hayden. 4 brother and 4 sisters died earlier.
Funeral at English Funeral chapel, Rev Roger LaCHANCE officiating.
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Robert J EARIN '39, 1921 - 2000

Robert J EARIN, 79, died Thursday, 23 Mar 2000. He was born 5 Jan 1921 in Cd'A, He was a lifelong Coeur d'Alene resident and graduated from IHM in 1939. He served with the Coast Guard during World War II and returned to Cd'A, where he worked for the Postal Service for many years. He retired in 1976.
He was a member of St Thomas parish, the Cd'A Elks Lodge and the Veterans of Foreign Wars. He was preceded in death by two wives, Ossie (b 20 Oct 1924, d Oct 1965) and Blanche (d 1970).
Survivors include three stepdaughters, Janice HIGGINS and Kathy WILSON, both of Arizona, and Eileen WALKER, Boise; nine grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren. Memorials to Hospice of North Idaho.
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Leo Walter MATSON, IHM '33, 1914 - 1993

Dr L Walter MATSON, 79, of Cd'A, died there 15 Dec 1993. He was born in Cd'A on 5 Oct 1914 to Emil and Ida (MELANDER) MATSON. He
graduated IHM 1933, NIJC, and U of Oregon School of Dentistry. He served in WW2 as Lt Commander, USN. Following the death of his first wife, Patricia (1924 - 26 Sep 1970), he married Irene BOWSER (mother of Stephen '67, Ginny '68, Lorraine '70 & Connie '73 BOWSER). Following Irene's death (21 Dec 1924 - 16 Nov 1981), he married Jean SULLIVAN on 3 Oct 1982. Walt was active in St Thomas parish, Knights of Columbus, Toastmasters, and St Vincent DePaul. He was preceded in death by his son, Thomas MATSON in 1979.
Survivors include his wife, Jean, at home; sons Walter '70 MATSON and John MATSON, Blackfoot ID; Kelly MATSON, Seattle; David MATSON, Glendale CA; Barry MATSON, Hollywood CA; and Chris MATSON, Cd'A; daughters Ann (MATSON '65) ELGEE and Mary Beth (MATSON '66) GRYGNEY of Spokane, Ellen (MATSON ('68)) JAEGER, Cd'A; Patrice OVSTEDAL, Mukilteo WA; Sara SHAW, LaGrange IL; Margie RICHEY, Kennewick WA; brother Reino MATSON '34, Olympia WA; sister Elma (MATSON '38) WELLS, Newport Beach CA.
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Mary K RUSSELL, 1916 - 2005

Mary K RUSSELL, 89, went to be with our Lord Jesus, her beloved husband Lee and her cherished daughter Sharon on 23 Dec 2005. Her daughter and son-in-law had the privilege of being at her side.
Mary was born 15 Dec 1916 to Gustav H and Catherine (FALLON) CARLSON in Nine Mile Falls WA. She graduated in 1935 from Deer Park High School, and married Lee V RUSSELL on 6 Nov 1937. They lived in Burke ID, Spokane and Pullman WA before coming to Cd'A in 1945.
Mary was a homemaker. She loved to dance and began dancing with her parents at six months of age, going to grange dances and continuing throughout her life with Lee, whom Mary met at a dance when they were 16 years old. She was noted for her beautiful flower gardens wherever she lived. Mary and Lee loved to travel by car. They visited all but four of the states. In later years, Mary was happy just going for a ride around the area.
She is survived by her sons and daughters-in-law, John '60 (Kathleen) RUSSELL of Milwaukie OR; James '67 (Janice) RUSSELL, Portland; daughter and son-in-law, Ja-Nee (RUSSELL)'59 (Rod) NEWBY, Cd'A. Mary has six grandsons, four granddaughters, three great-grandsons, eight great-granddaughters and one great-great-grandson. She is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband Lee in Feb 2000, daughter Sharon (RUSSELL)'56 WILSON in March 2000, and grandson Ken RUSSELL in April 2004. Mary was also predeceased by her parents and sister Helen CARUCCI. Funeral at St Pius X on 7 Jan. Memorials to Children's Village, Cd'A.
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Mary M (QUINN '41) MacDONALD, 1923-2005

Mary M MacDONALD, 82, Dalton Gardens, died 13 Nov 2005 at Cd'A. She was born 11 Nov 1923 in Clear Lake WA to Joseph William and Winnifred (GRADY) QUINN. She attended Post Falls schools for 10 years and graduated from IHM in 1941. She served in the Navy 1944-1946.
She married Eugene W MacDONALD on 15 Oct 1947 at St Thomas Church, Cd'A. She worked as assistant treasurer for Kootenai County for 15 years, and her husband was Postmaster at Cd'A.
Mary is survived by sons Robert '67 (Sonja SIVERSON) MacDONALD, Spokane; and Donald (Nancy) MacDONALD, Dalton Gardens; daughters Maureen '71 (Dan) SEMPERT, Bend OR; and Margaret (Loren) JOHNSON, Hayden; sister Winnifred '43 BRADD, Salem OR; brother Francis C QUINN, Atlanta; seven grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Husband
Eugene died 16 Nov 1995. Her brothers Joseph W QUINN Jr and James QUINN also died earlier. Memorials to Holy Family Catholic School, Cd'A.
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Julia Evelyn (FISHER) WICKS, 1912 MN - 2005 ID

Julia Evelyn WICKS, 93, died 22 Oct 2005 in Cd'A. She was born 19 Jan 1912 at Bemidji MN to William FISHER and Helen SHRAMEK, and grew up in Rose Lake ID. She married
Cyril Leo WICKS '36 on 19 Jan 1946 in Cd'A. Cyril died in 1977 in Spokane, and Julia removed to Cd'A in 1979. She belonged to St Thomas parish, and the National Association of Retired Federal Employees.
Survivors include her daughter, Charlene M WICKS, Cd'A; two brothers, Pershing J (Vivian) FISHER, Cd'A, and James D (Erma) FISHER, Post Falls; sister-in-law, June FISHER, Cd'A; nieces and nephews, Ronald, Bill, Tom, & Donald FISHER, Lisa BILICH. Preceded in death by sisters Willa Mae & Delores; brothers, Kenneth L, Edward J, Thomas L, and Ray FISHER; and husband, Cyril '36 WICKS (1918-1977). Memorials to Humane Society. Burial in Holy Cross Cemetery, Spokane.
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Isabelle (BRIANT) [GRYGNY] GIERLACH, 1922-2005

Izzy, age 82, died 21 September 2005 at Lewiston ID after a brief illness. She was born 28 Oct 1922 in Dodson MT to George and Ann (ARVETTE) BRIANT. They moved to Hawkins WI in 1927 where she later met and married Stanley J GRYGNY. They moved to Cd'A in 1953. Her husband died in Nov 1972, and she moved to Oregon. She re-married, to Edward GIERLACH, and removed to Lewiston ID.
She was preceded in death by both husbands; and her son
Stanley John GRYGNY '67, (1949-1997). She is survived by her daughters: Janette (Mervin) BUFFINGTON, Centralia WA; Katherine (Edward) QUICK, Vancouver WA; Bonnie (Dennis) WILLIAMS, Hayden; and Marcine (Larry) WOOD, Lewiston ID.
Memorial service 8 Oct 2005 at St Thomas, Cd'A.
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Rosemarie Fern (NOVAK '66) WOOD, 1948 - 2005

Rea died 30 July 2005 at home in Spokane. She was born 7 Jul 1948 in Marshfield WI to John and Fern (STIBBE) NOVAK. She later moved to Cd'A, attended St Thomas School, and graduated IHM in 1966. She pursued a modeling career in Portland OR, later moving to Spokane.
She is survived by sons, Bryce NOVAK, Olympia WA, and Jeffrey (amp; Mindy) WOOD, Spokane; brothers Bob '56 (& Dixie) NOVAK, Davenport WA and Brad '71 (& Kerry) NOVAK, Rathdrum; sisters, Pam ('73), Spokane and Judy (& Wes) KRUEGER, Cd'A; and several nieces and nephews. Vigil service Sat 6 Aug, Mass Mon 8 Aug at St Pius X, Cd'A.
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John A SCHAN '64, 1946 - 2003

John A SCHAN, 56, Dalton Gardens, died 24 Feb 2003 at home. He was born 30 Oct 1946 in Blaisdell ND to John J (1916-1977) and Anna M (DOSTERT) SCHAN. He graduated IHM Academy in 1964, and attended NIJC. He was self-employed as a draftsman (JAS Enterprises). He belonged to St Thomas and (later) St Pius X parish, the gun club, the Eagles (FOE) and the Elks (BPOE).
He is survived by his mother, Anna SCHAN at home.
His father died Sept 1977. Mass at St Pius X, burial at St Thomas cemetery. obituary also published in Minot (ND) Daily News, 27 Feb 2003
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Rosemary ANTONSEN, 1914 - 2002

Rosemary E ANTONSEN, 87, died Thursday 16 May 2002. She was born 20 May 1914 in Medicine Lake MT, to Joseph and Elizabeth DOLIN(*). She married Raymond ANTONSEN Sr (12 May 1901-Dec 1981) in 1944.
She worked as a Linotype operator at The Oregonian (Portland) before moving to Cd'A in 1950. They managed the Flamingo Motel in Cd'A for many years. Ray Sr died in 1981. Rosemary moved to Spokane in 1990. She belonged to St Thomas parish. Mass at St John Vianney, Spokane Valley.
Survivors include a son, Raymond '64 ANTONSEN Jr, Chattaroy WA; a daughter, Elizabeth '53 MERRITT, Spokane; and four grandchildren. Memorials to St Thomas parish.
* - Joseph DOLIN, b Nov 1888 MN(**), newspaper publisher (1920), postmaster (1930); wife Elizabeth, b c1890 ND; son Francis (1913), daughter Rosemary (1914). --4 Apr 1930, Medicine Lake, Sheridan MT, ED8, p1B. --19 Jan 1920, Plentywood, Sheridan MT, ED204 p10A. possibly, the Joseph DOLIN 24 Nov 1886-10 Aug 1967 SSN=516-30-2303 (MT issue), although CADI shows born 1887 in MI, mother maiden name DOHENY.
** - 12 Jun 1900 census, York, Benson Co ND, ED15 p9B; John J DOLIN, b Feb 1859 MN, Editor; wife Mary A, b Mar 1861 MN, married 22 years, 3 children; Rose E, Jun 1881 MN; Joseph F, b Nov 1888 MN.

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Ernest 'Ernie' KARST, 1925 - 2002

Ernest Ralph "Ernie" KARST, 76, was born 5 Dec 1925 in Hoven, Potter county, SD to Frank* (b Sep 1898 Swan Creek Twp, Walworth county SD to Joseph & Lizzie KARST, immigrants from Germany in 1870**) & Katherin (--, b c1891 MN)* KARST. Ernie married Maxine HUNTER in 1946, and moved to the Silver Valley in 1951. He was a miner for ASARCO for 35 years, retiring in 1986. He was a member of St Rita's Parish and the Knights of Columbus in Kellogg ID. He died Wed 27 Feb 2002.
He is survived by his wife Maxine, 14 children, Janice '65 & Ginny '67 KARST, Gloria SAHAR, Patricia WOODS, Bonnie '70 CARTER, John '73, Laura, Christine, Matthew, Tom & Clifford KARST, Mary '73 GILMAN, Rebecca KOEHN, and Colleen PARKER; a sister, Renee PETERSON, Pinehurst ID; 39 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.
* --1930 census, Walworth Co SD, ED14 p1B; ** --1900 census, Swan Ck Twp, Walworth Co SD, ED343 p4B
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Leon C 'Chuck' BOLLER, 1924 - 2002

Chuck BOLLER, who was born 5 Oct 1924 in Moscow ID to John & Henrietta BOLLER, died Friday, 1 Feb 2002 in Federal Way WA. He grew up and graduated from high school in Potlatch ID, then served with the Navy on the USS New Orleans in the Pacific Theater during World War II. He returned to North Idaho and married Melva J GREEN (1924-1996) in 1946 and owned Boller Exxon in Coeur d'Alene. He retired in 1981 and later moved to Federal Way WA.
He was a member of St Pius X parish and the Lions Club. He enjoyed bowling, camping, fishing and cars. His first wife, Melva died in 1996. He married Cleo SORRELLS in 1997. He is survived by his wife; two sons, Dave'66 & John'70 BOLLER, both of Hayden Lake, Idaho; a daughter, Jeannette DEXTER of Beaverton OR; two sisters, Elvador SKILES of Kamiah ID and Camille HARP of Malden WA; a brother,
Orville BOLLER (1934-2002) of Fernwood ID; six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Mass at St Pius X, burial in Cd'A Memorial Gardens.
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Marian Agnes KOONTZ, 1922 - 2002

Marian Agnes (-) KOONTZ, 80, died Saturday 3 Aug 2002 while attending a family reunion in Bonners Ferry. She was born 10 Jun 1922 in Spokane, attended St Joseph's Elementary and graduated Marycliff High School in Spokane. She married in 1941 to Robert M KOONTZ (26 Jul 1922-30 Sep 1990, SSN=537-14-2749). They reared 8 children in Cd’A, in St Thomas and St Pius X parishes.
Survivors include five daughters, Sister Linda’60 KOONTZ, SNJM; Kathleen’62 RIETZ, Suzanne’66 ANDERSON, Melanie’70 STAPLES and Carolyn DEITZ; two sons, Robert II and David KOONTZ; 16 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. Burial at St Thomas cemetery.
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Katherine ('22 COPE) RASSLEY, 1904 - 2000

Katherine (COPE) RASSLEY, 95, a longtime educator, died 22 Jan 2000. She was born 1 Oct 1904 in Spokane, and lived in Spirit Lake before moving to Cd'A in 1910.
She graduated from IHM in 1922, and from Lewiston Normal School in 1924. She taught in Greencreek ID before moving to Montana, where she married George RASSLEY in 1927. They moved to Cd'A in 1938. She taught at Dalton Gardens School and earned a BA degree from Holy Names College, Spokane, in 1945. She then taught at Central Elementary, Cd'A, and became principal in 1950, and retired in 1970.
She was honored as Idaho Retired Teacher of the Year and Catholic Daughter of the Year, and recognized for Outstanding Volunteer Service at the 1982 Governor's Award Luncheon. She was a supporter of Holy Family Catholic School, and a member of St Thomas parish.
Her husband, George, died in 1948. Survivors include two sons, Rev George RASSLEY, Cd'A; Thomas '48 RASSLEY, Spokane; and a daughter, Sr Mary '50 RASSLEY, Cd'A; four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Burial in St Thomas cemetery.
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Leona C (BROWN) TYRRELL, 1918 - 2003

Leona TYRRELL, 85, Cd’A, died Wed 23 July 2003 at Cd’A. She was born 18 June 1917 or 1918* in Glenn Ullin ND to Henry and Katherine (DEICTRICH**) BROWN, the third of nine children. She grew up in Morristown, Corson, SD. During WWII she and her sisters worked in the shipyards in Tacoma WA.
She married Dan TYRRELL in Mitchell SD on 15 Jun 1944. They had one child, Wayne, born in Mitchell. In 1955 the family moved to Cd’A. She worked in hospitals in Lemmon SD, Wallace ID, and Cd’A, then spent 25 years as a CNA at Sunset Terrace Nursing Home.
She is survived by her son Wayne'65 TYRRELL (and wife Nancy), Issaquah WA; granddaughters, Katie and Nancy TYRRELL, Kirkland WA; sisters Bev (Charles) STEINER, Julie (Harry) RIEKER; brother Walter (Arlene) BROWN, sisters-in-law Pearl, Clara and Aki BROWN, Marvel CONNER and Maybell TYRRELL; brother-in-law, Dodd TYRRELL and numerous nieces and nephews. She is also survived by dear friend and long time companion, Sam NORTON. Leona was preceded in death by her husband, Daniel, and her grandson,
Danny (1974-2002).
Funeral mass at St Pius X, burial in St Thomas cemetery. Memorials to American Heart Assn.
   *    SSDI shows birth as 1917; obit says 1918; 1930 census shows Leona K, age 11 as of 23 May 1930.
    **    obit shows DEICTRICH; 1930 SD census shows DOCKTER; family immigrated 1898 from Russia/Germany. 1910 ND census shows DOCKTER, Katherine 19, immig 1892, dau of Jacob & Christina. 1900 ND census shows DOCKTER, Katherine, b Feb 1892, immig 1893.

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Otto H (Bud) HOFMEISTER, 1914 - 2003

Otto H (Bud) HOFMEISTER, 88, Cd'A, died there Friday 28 March 2003. He was born 17 Nov 1914 in St Louis MO to Otto H and Johanna (--) HOFMEISTER. On 22 Feb 1944 he married Catherine BAUMAN at Lewiston ID.
Bud served in the Army Air Corps 1941-1946. He was head golf pro at Hayden Lake Country Club 1950-1969, and at Avondale Golf and Tennis Club 1975-1983. He was a top player in the Northwest for many years, won many championships and held course records at Hayden. He collected seven holes-in-one and shot his age every year from 1980 through 1995.
Bud was a member of St Pius X Parish, and a Life Member of the Professional Golfers Association of America.
He is survived by his wife Catherine, at home; sons Richard G'63 (Nina) HOFMEISTER, Veradale WA; James E'67 (Beverly) HOFMEISTER, Liberty Lake WA; daughter Janet'71 M HOFMEISTER, Spokane; brother Elmer HOFMEISTER, and sister Dorothy KISKER, St Louis MO; and grandchildren Stephanie BYRNE, Benjamin & Andrew HOFMEISTER, Johanna & Brian CARLSON. He was preceded in death by his brother Harvey. Mass at St Pius X, memorials to Hospice or Morning Star Boys Ranch.
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Sister Kathleen M '46 GARVEY, IHM (formerly Sr Mary Roderick. IHM)

died Sunday, 26 Dec 2004 at the Marian Convent. Born 25 March 1928 in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, to William GARVEY (1885-1965) and Laura (SECAUR 1894-1984) GARVEY, she graduated IHM in 1946, entered the IHM Congregation on 23 Aug 1946, made temporary profession of vows on 9 May 1949, and her final profession on 2 Aug 1952.
She served as teacher at Nativity School, Scranton, from 1949 to 1951. She also served in schools in La Plata MD, Portland OR, and Cd'A, and ministered at the Marian Convent and IHM Center in Scranton until her death. She received a bachelor of arts degree in elementary education from Marywood College.
Surviving are a brother, the Rev Roderick GARVEY CSsR, of Jal NM; five sisters (and IHM graduates): Colleen'43 CHASE, Cd'A; Frances'44 HAGEN, Rigby ID; Rita FITZPATRICK and Bernita GARVEY, both of Spokane WA, and Mary'52 MacFARLAND, Cd'A. She was preceded in death by a brother, William Jr 1921-1979, and a sister, Joan'54 STEELE 1936-2003.
Funeral Mass 3 Jan 2005 at the Marian Convent; interment at St Catherine's Cemetery, Moscow PA. --Scranton Times Tribune, 28 Dec 2004

Joan Marie (GARVEY '54) STEELE, 1936 - 2003

Joan Marie (GARVEY) STEELE, age 66, of Cd'A, died 12 April 2003 at home. She was born 27 May 1936 in Cd'A, the youngest of nine children of
William GARVEY (1885-1965) and Laura (SECAUR 1894-1984) GARVEY. She graduated from IHM Academy in 1954, was a life-long resident of Cd'A, and a member of St Pius X Parish.
Joan is survived by her daughter and son-in-law Joan (Tod) FEHMSTROM, Cd'A; daughter and partner Dr Kaydee STEELE and Theresa ALLEN, Cd'A; brothers and sisters Rev Roderick GARVEY, Colleen'43 CHASE, Frances'44 HAGEN, Sister Kathleen'46 GARVEY IHM, Rita FITZPATRICK, Bernita CUZZETO, and Mary'52 McFARLAND, 2 grandchildren Brigitt and Casey FEHMSTROM, and many nieces and nephews, including Catherine'55, Eleanor'61 and Gerald'64 GARVEY. She was preceded in death by her husband Leslie STEELE (b 5 Oct 1936, d 25 Sep 2000, SSN=519-36-8695), and her brother William J GARVEY 1921-1979.
Memorial service at St. Pius X Catholic Church. Memorial contributions to Hospice of North Idaho.
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Melvin Francis GREEN (1957), 1938-2003

Mel died Sunday, 9 Nov 2003 at Pinewood Care Center, Cd'A, at age 65. He was born 27 July 1938 in Washington DC to Melvin Norman GREEN and Irene (GARRON) GREEN. The family moved to Cd'A in 1947. He graduated IHM in 1957.
He married Esther Rose MARKER in 1980 in Boise, moved to Seattle in 1981 and to Cd'A in 1992. He was a computer software technician and repairman for Data Point with the US Government, retiring in 1981.
He is survived by his wife, Esther, at home; son Michael GREEN, Seattle; mother Irene GREEN, brother Bill GREEN, cousins Mike '64 and Jim '61 GARRON, all of Cd'A; cousin Joan (GARRON '57) ACOSTA, California; and numerous relatives in Virginia.
He was preceded in death by his father in May 2002, and infant daughter Tammy in 1975. Inurnment at St Thomas Cemetery.
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Melvin Norman GREEN, 1903 - 2002

Mel GREEN, 98, died 21 May 2002. He was born 6 Aug 1903 in New Market VA, the oldest of 13 children of Abner Norman GREEN (1881-1958) and Mary Ellen WILLIAMS (1885-1968), (married 3 Aug 1902). He grew up in Mount Jackson VA, where he worked in the family apple orchard. He graduated from business college in Washington DC, and married Irene GARRON in 1941. They moved to Cd'A in 1948, where he operated numerous businesses, and retired from real estate in 1977. He was instrumental in the development of the KOA Campground on the east end of Lake Coeur d'Alene.
He was a 4th Degree Knight of Columbus, a member of the Eagles Aerie, Elks Lodge and Elks Choir, and past president of the Cd'A Board of Realtors.
Survivors include his wife; two sons, Melvin'57 and Bill GREEN, Cd'A; five siblings, Ralph GREEN, Gladys LITTEN, Ruby GREEN, Nina WILL and Patsy WEAVER, all of Virginia; and one grandson, Michael. Memorials to St Pius Building Fund.
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Margaret L (HEALY '35) [WHITELEY] SOUTHER, 1917-1999

She was born 22 March 1917 in Sturgis, Saskatchewan, and died Sunday, 18 April 1999. She moved to the Cd'A area in 1923, and graduated IHM in 1935. She worked as a dental assistant for Dr Richard OLESBERG in Cd'A for more than 25 years and was a member of St Thomas Catholic Church. Her second husband, Marc SOUTHER, died in 1986. Survivors include three daughters, Barbara (WHITELEY'65) BOYLE of Kalispell MT, Mickey (WHITELEY'58) GOOLIE of Post Falls and Sandra (WHITELEY'56) HARBERT of Spokane; three sisters, Geraldine (HEALY'39) KOEP Cd'A, Florence (HEALY'44) KELLER of Greenacres WA and Theresa (HEALY'34) MAUSER of California; nine grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren, and several great-great-grandchildren. Memorial contributions to Holy Family Catholic School, Cd'A. --Spokesman Review, 20 Apr 1999

Sr M Clement (Elsa) SCHERMANSON, IHM 1895-1978

died Sun 9 Jul 1978 at Marian Convent, Marywood, just days short of her 50th anniversary in the convent. Born 20 Aug (or Apr) 1895 in Coeur d'Alene to
Joel and Henrietta (KULBERG) SCHERMANSON. Entered IHM order 13 Jul 1918 & pronounced final vows on 2 Aug 1921. Assigned to St Patrick's School, Scranton, and Sacred Heart School, Jermyn. Taught most of her life in schools near Coeur d'Alene, Twin Falls, Portland & Gresham OR. Survived by sister, Marie SCHERMANSON of Wallace ID and brother, Henry of Coeur d'Alene. Burial in St Catherine's Cemetery, Moscow. more family information --Scranton Times, Mon 10 Jul 1978

Lillian Martha (STREETER '32) JOKI, 1913-2004

Lillian, 90, of Hayden Lake, died Saturday 20 March 2004, at Kootenai Medical Center.
She was born to John B "Chuck" and Emma (BADRAUN) STREETER in Belmont ID on 8 Dec 1913, the seventh of 15 children. She graduated from IHM Academy in 1932, and later graduated from beauty school.
She married Onnie JOKI in Davenport WA on 23 Oct 1933. They moved to Dalton Gardens in 1959. Onnie died in September 1997.
She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Phillip (Joyce) JOKI; sister, Rose '34 MILOT of Georgia; brothers Irvin "Bic" STREETER '37 of Tacoma WA and Delico "Bill" STREETER '38 of Yuma AZ; granddaughters Lisa (Mrs Bill) BROOKS and Stephanie (Mrs Rick) BOGAR; grandson Rick SPOONER; great-grandsons Nicholas and Tanner BOGAR, all of Coeur d’Alene.
Lillian was preceded in death by her sisters Myrtle, Ester '28, Claurice '30, and Irene '40; and brothers, Lyle, Paul, Jack and Earl.   --RuralNorthwest.com, 27 Mar 2004.
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Joseph H BRUEGGEMAN '38, 1920 SD - 2006 Cd'A

Joseph H BRUEGGEMAN, age 85, Cd'A, died 7 April 2006 at Cd'A following a heart attack. He was born 19 April 1920 in Polo SD to Frank and Catherine (HOESING) BRUEGGEMAN, the fifth of nine children. In 1934 the family moved to Cd'A, where Joe graduated from IHM in 1938. After graduation he worked full time as a clerk for Knudson Seed & Feed Company in Cd'A. He joined the US Navy in 1942 and served as a First Class Carpenter's Mate until 1945. After returning, he worked for Northside Seed, then began a career as a postal carrier in Cd'A, working from 1946 to 1975. He married Betty WHALEY on 23 June 1946. Joe was a past member of the Coeur d'Alene Lions Club and Kootenai County Saddle Club, helping for years to put on the local rodeo. He enjoyed elk hunting and fishing, but carpentry and woodworking were his passion. One of his pieces of art, a Pascal lamb and cross, resides on the main altar at St Thomas Catholic Church. He leaves behind his beloved wife of almost 60 years, Betty at home in Cd'A; a son, Bob '71 (Becky) BRUEGGEMAN, Spokane; daughters Joanne (BRUEGGEMAN '69) KEESEE, Albany OR; and Donna (Tom) STUART, Cd'A; a brother, Peter '48 BRUEGGEMAN, Bellevue WA; a sister, Mary (BRUEGGEMAN '41) SCHEIDEMAN, Colfax WA; 7 grandchildren, 4 great grandchildren and his many friends and other relatives, including nieces Darlene '69, & Phyllis '71 BRUEGGEMAN. Funeral 12 April 2006 at St Thomas Catholic Church; buried in St Thomas Cemetery.
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Irene T BRUEGGEMAN, 1915 - 2004

Irene T BRUEGGEMAN, 88, of Coeur d'Alene died Friday 23 April 2004. She was born 19 Nov 1915 in King Hill, Idaho to John and Anna (MENTGEN) FREITAG. She married Norbert BRUEGGEMAN (b 26 Aug 1914 - d May 1965, SSN=518-03-9565) on 28 May 1940 in Cottonwood ID. They moved to Cd'A in 1958, and owned and operated the Beauty Center until she retired in 1999, when Irene was the oldest licensed practicing cosmetologist in the state of Idaho. She was a member of St Thomas Catholic Church.
She is survived by daughter, Mary Patricia BRUEGGEMAN, Cd'A; son, Gary (Shirley) BRUEGGEMAN, Yakima WA; brothers Jack, Frank and Sy FREITAG; grandchildren D Kevin MILLER and Dani EBBS; brothers-in-law Joe (IHM'38) (Betty) BRUEGGEMAN and Pete '48 (Barbara) BRUEGGEMAN; sister-in-law Mary '41 (Dan) SCHEIDEMAN, and nieces/nephew Darlene '69, Joanna '69, Robert '71 and Phyllis '71 BRUEGGEMAN.
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Catherine T (GROVES) GEINZER, 1910 - 2004

Catherine, 94, Cd'A, died Sat 27 March 2004. She was born 6 March 1910 in Cd'A to George and Margaret (HICKEY) GROVES, an early pioneering family in the Coeur d'Alene area.
Catherine attended IHM Academy, then joined the IHM order. Later, she left the convent, moved to San Francisco and married Herbert S GEINZER in 1948. They lived in San Francisco, where Catherine taught school until the mid-1970s.
Preceeding her in death were her husband, Herb (b 1 Jun 1907, d 7 May 1977 CA; SSN=546182271); parents; and sisters Marguarite'12 McDANIELS,   Ellen (20 Jul 1894-Mar 1986, SSN=551-21-2925)   (Mrs Edward J [3 May 1893 CO - 15 Feb 1969 CA, SSN=558-05-0223]) PECK,   Gertrude'18 (Earl'16) DAWSON, and Mary'20 (Harry) PETERS.
She is survived by nieces and nephews: Rev George DAWSON, CSsR, Whittier CA; Catherine'43 JACOBSON, Cd'A; Earl DAWSON, Canby OR; Mary '47 and Jim '36 DAWSON, Spokane; Edna DAWSON, Cd'A; Bill'51 DAWSON, Lacey WA; Bob DAWSON, Ashville NC; and Joe'59 DAWSON, Spokane.
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Frances E (GRISMER'33) KRYGER, (1916 - 2004)

Frances, 88, died in Portland on 18 July 2004. She was born in Mullan ID on 25 June 1916, to William and Theresa GRISMER, one of six children.
Frances graduated from IHM Academy in 1933 and married Arthur KRYGER on 4 June 1938. They had six children: Gene'57, Cd'A; Jon David'58, Albany OR; Kathy'64 McGOWAN, Portland; Ann'66 (John'66) MILLER, Spokane; Kit'70 KRYGER, and Kristina EVENS, both of Portland.
Frances worked for the County Treasurer and Dr COHEN and Dr Joseph GRISMER. She was a member of St Thomas Catholic Church, and was active in both the Catholic Daughters (Our Lady of the Lake Court) and Altar Society. She volunteered at St Vincent de Paul and Birthright.
Frances is survived by all six of her children, 18 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, sisters Viola (GRISMER'32) RONDEAU and Adelyn (GRISMER'36) ENQUIST, and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Arthur, in 1981; brothers Howard'38 and Eugene'32 GRISMER.
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Josephine Ramona (FLYNN '33) ROCHE, 1916 - 2005

Josephine FLYNN was born 14 Feb 1916 in Sandpoint ID to Judge John M & Mary Louise FLYNN. She died at age 89 on 5 Sep 2005, at home in Cd'A.
She was the fifth of eight children, living in Sandpoint until 1920, when the family moved to 1018 Front St, Cd'A. She attended St Thomas and IHM Academy, and was salutatorian and class president when she graduated in 1933.
She graduated from Kinman Business University in Spokane, and worked as secretary for the Works Progress Administration [WPA] in Cd'A.
She married on 7 Jun 1941 at St Thomas RC Church to John T ROCHE, born 2 Dec 1910 to Cd'A Police Chief Mike & Mary (KELLEHER) ROCHE. Jo & Jack moved to Olympia, then Seattle, before returning to Cd'A in 1947, and buying the family home at 622 Indiana Ave.
Following Jacks death (20 Apr 1985), Jo co-founded a widows' support group which continued for 20 years. Prior to that, Jo worked as St Thomas Church Secretary (1960-62); Civil Defense Secretary (1963-65) and Librarian assistant at the Cd'A Public Library (1975-85). She was also an Election registrar and poll monitor for many years.
Jo was a lifelong member of St Thomas parish, and was active in the PTA for both St Thomas School and IHM. She was a charter and life-long member of Our Lady of the Lake Court, Catholic Daughters of America from 1947 until the present, and was nominated as Idaho Catholic Daughter of the Year in 1982.
She outlived all her [7] siblings, including Thomas '23, John '24, Francis '28, Mary '31, & Genevieve '39 FLYNN. She is survived by her six children: Agnes ROCHE '60, Seattle; Patrick ROCHE '62, Kirkland WA; Marilyn (ROCHE '63) FREI, Spokane; Terry ROCHE, Seattle; Theresa (ROCHE '69) (Mike) RUSCIO, Liberty Lake; and Kevin ROCHE '71, New York City. She also has six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.
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Roy "Mac" McMURRAY, 1923 - 2005

Roy "Mac" McMURRAY, 81, died 10 Feb 2005, at Cd'A. He was born 20 Dec 1923 in Puyallup, WA to M/M C E McMURRAY. In 1930, they moved to Cd'A. Mac graduated from CHS, attended NIJC and University of Idaho. He joined the Army Air Corps in 1942 and completed two combat tours in Italy. He married Patricia J KEALY of Hastings NE, on 16 March 1944 at St Thomas Catholic Church, Cd'A.
Mac got his real estate license in 1956 and owned McMurray Realty. He was lead trumpet in the Elks Club Band, commander of American Legion Post 14, athletic director of IHM Academy, and active in the Lions Club. He served as chairman of Coeur d'Alene Homes 1975-1983, and on the City Planning Commission 1971-1979.
Mac was preceeded in death by his wife Patricia (b 14 Jun 1923 NE, d 5 Nov 1998 ID, SSN=508-12-7192). He is survived by his children and their spouses, Fred'63 (Judy) McMURRAY, Cd'A; Kathleen'65 (Tom'64) KURDY, Kalispell MT; Sally'68 (Mike) RHODES, Mead WA; seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Spokesman Review obituary     |     English Funeral Home memorial     |     SSN=519-16-2950.

Fred G HOLZER, 1915 - 2005

Fred, 89, died 10 Jan 2005 at Coeur d'Alene. He was born 11 Sep 1915 in Saint Ignatius MT to Fred V & Elin (ANDERSON) HOLZER, and moved to Idaho in 1930. He graduated from Cd'A High School in 1933 and Kelsey Baird Business College in 1935. He married Rita "Tubby" MULLER (IHM'37) at St Thomas Catholic Church on 9 Nov 1940.
Fred served in the Cd'A Police Department from 1944 until 1970. Upon "retirement", he started the security department at North Idaho Junior College, and was part of the athletic department for the next 25 years. He also served on the City Parks & Recreation Board 1978-1994.
He coached football and baseball from 1958 until 1961 at IHM Academy. Fred's football teams from 1953 to 1957 had a record of 33 and 1.
Fred is survived by his wife of 64 years, Rita "Tubby"; sister Lillian BOUGHTON, Cd'A; children Dick'61 (Kathy) HOLZER, Seattle; Tom'61 (Sandy) HOLZER, Adams MA; daughter Jo Ellen'63 (John) NELSON, Federal Way WA; grandchildren Michele, Melissa, Kimberly and Mike HOLZER; and numerous nieces and nephews. Burial in St Thomas cemetery. Memorials to Holy Family Catholic School or Tubbs Hill Foundation, Cd'A.
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Raymond J KOEP, 1917 - 2004

Ray, 87, Kennewick WA, died 13 Dec 2004, at Kennewick. He was born 23 Sep 1917 in Engelfeld, Saskatchewan, Canada, to Hubert (12 Mar 1889 MN-Dec 1969 ID,
SSN=518-26-6712) and Elizabeth (KINTZ 8 Jul 1898 MN-Feb 1973 ID SSN=519-22-9592) KOEP. On 13 Dec 1940 he married Constance J READ in Sandpoint. They moved to Cd'A in 1944.
Ray was a Cd'A City councilor for 12 years, and a wholesale beer distributor for 30 years. He was a member of St Thomas Church, a Fourth Degree Knight of Columbus and a volunteer at St Vincent de Paul Society. He retired as captain in the USNR (aviation).
Ray is survived by his sons Ray Blaise '61 KOEP, Post Falls; Court '71 Alexander KOEP, Cd'A; Roch James KOEP, Boise; daughters Suzanne C RIPLINGER, Cd'A; Mary '62 C PRIEST, Lakewood CO; Deborah A '65 SLADE, Ruth '73 E PHILLIPS, Phoebe Julie '73 KOEP, all of West Richland WA; Amy N FENWICK, Tucson AZ; brothers Ralph '40 KOEP, Cd'A; Thomas '51 KOEP, Elk WA; sister Jeanette (KOEP '47) McKIMMEY, Spokane; 15 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Connie and son Lance '68.
SSN=519-03-4981   |    Spokesman-Review obituary

Constance J (READ) KOEP, 1917 - 2002

Constance J (READ) KOEP, 84, died Wednesday, 17 April 2002 in Cd'A. She was born 20 May 1917 in Waterville ME to James & Ruth B READ. She moved to Spokane with her family when she was 13 years old, and attended Lewis and Clark High School and Spokane Community College. She married Raymond J KOEP on 13 Dec 1940 in Sandpoint ID. They moved to Cd'A in 1944.
Connie was the head gardener at North Idaho College, and a founding member of Our Lady of the Lake Court, Catholic Daughters of America, at St Thomas parish. Funeral at St Pius X. Memorials to Hospice.
Connie was survived by her husband,
Ray, and sons Ray Blaise '61 KOEP, Post Falls; Court '71 Alexander KOEP, Cd'A; Roch James KOEP, Boise; daughters Suzanne C RIPLINGER, Cd'A; Mary '62 "Coco" PRIEST, Lakewood CO; Deborah A '65 SLADE, Ruth '73 E PHILLIPS, Phoebe Julie '73 KOEP, all of West Richland WA; Amy N FENWICK, Tucson AZ; brothers-in-law Ralph '40 KOEP, Cd'A; Thomas '51 KOEP, Elk WA; sister-in-law Jeanette (KOEP'47) McKIMMEY, Spokane; 16 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. Her son, Lance '68 KOEP died in 1999.
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Michael BOMBINO Jr, 1913 - 1998

Michael Bombino Jr, 84, Cd'A, died Tuesday, 6 Jan 1998. He was born 29 Mar 1913 at Priest River, to Bruno and Josephine (NACCARATO) BOMBINO. He graduated from Gonzaga University and lived in Wallace for eight years before moving to Coeur d'Alene in 1955. He worked for the IRS, retiring in 1970. He was the first president of the parish council at St Thomas parish, and a fourth-degree Knight of Columbus. Survivors include his wife of 53 years, Laura; a son, James '63 BOMBINO of Oregon; and two grandchildren, Jason and Tiffany.
Funeral at St Thomas; burial in Evergreen cemetery, Priest River.
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Laura R BOMBINO, 1916 - 2004

Laura R BOMBINO, 88, died 1 Dec 2004, in Cd'A. Sh was born 14 Oct 1916, raised in Priest River, and graduated from the University of Idaho. She married Mike BOMBINO in 1944. Laura taught school in Priest River, Moscow and Wallace, prior to moving to Cd'A in 1955, where she taught at Cd'A HS and NIJC until her retirement in 1978.
Laura was preceded in death by her husband,
Mike. She is survived by her son, Jim '63 (wife Carla) BOMBINO, and grandchildren Jason DEDRICK and Tiffany BOMBINO, all of Beaverton OR; and numerous nieces and nephews. Donations to Hospice or Alzheimer's Association.
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Elizabeth ZIEGLER, 1907 - 2003

Elizabeth (GACHNE) ZIEGLER, 95, Cd'A, died Sunday 10 Aug 2003, at LaCrosse Health and Rehabilitation Center. She was born 1 Sep 1907 to Mary Eva (FELLER) and Carl GACHNE in Balfour ND. She married Philip ZIEGLER (b 4 Oct 1905, d Apr 1975, SSN=
501-40-7235) on 31 Jan 1927 in Karlsruhe ND.
They settled near Balfour ND, farming and parenting their 16 children. The family moved to Spokane in 1958, then to the Rathdrum prairie in 1959, and finally to Post Falls in 1965. Several of the children attended St Thomas and IHM schools.
Elizabeth is survived by sons Carl, Anton ("Tony"), Leander'61 ("Andy"), and Philip David ZIEGLER (St Thomas '62), all of Post Falls; Leonard and Donovan ("Don") ZIEGLER, Devils Lake ND; Emanuel ("Bill") ZIEGLER, Kennewick WA; Lawrence ZIEGLER, Athol ID; daughters Eleanor EISENZIMMER and Rosella ("Rose") GROSSMAN, Minot ND; Anna (Ann) SCHIELE, Balfour ND; and Elizabeth (Betty) JOHNSON, Waterville WA; 56 grandchildren, 94 great-grandchildren, and 12 great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband Philip, in 1975; daughters Mary BROMLEY and Brigetha BACHMIER; sons Walter ("Valentine") and John ZIEGLER; and three grandchildren. Memorials to Hospice, St Pius X parish, or Walden House. Burial at Evergreen Cemetery.
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Mary K RANSOM, 1918 - 2003

Mary Kay RANSOM, 85, died Wednesday, 24 Sep 2003, in Cd'A. She was born 5 June 1918, at Fort Wayne IN to Joseph (SEPETOWSKI) and Isabelle Ann (STREBIG) SMITH. Mary Kay graduated from St Catherine Academy and worked for the International Accountants Society and General Electric in Fort Wayne until 1945, when she moved to Cd'A, where she was a secretary at the high school.
Mary Kay married
James RANSOM on 8 May 1947 at St Thomas Catholic Church in Cd'A. They honeymooned at Lake Louise in Banff, Alberta, Canada, and atop Mt Cd'A in a fire lookout station for the 1947 summer.
Mary Kay volunteered her time for civic and church organizations, including Catholic Daughters (Our Lady of the Lake Court), Church Women United and Birthright. When her husband, Jim, retired after 27 years as a window clerk at the Coeur d'Alene Post Office, they served as camp rangers for Boy Scout Camp Easton on Lake Cd'A, and later wintered among the American Indian groups of southern Arizona from 1980 to 1990.
Mary Kay was preceded in death by her husband, Jim, in 2002, brother Robert J SMITH [father of Janice'67and Marilyn SMITH] of Cd'A in 1994 and sister Madeleine KORTOKRAX of Fort Wayne, and a granddaughter, Debbie RANSOM.
Mary Kay is survived by her sister, Eileen RICKORD, Decatur IN; children, Michael'66 James (Corine) RANSOM, Albany OR; Patricia'67 Marie (Jerry) SMITH, Newport WA; Susan'68 Kay (Jerry) BURREY, Springboro OH; Mary Elizabeth'72 (Mike) MOUDY, Twin Falls ID; Barbara'73 BOLICH, Spokane; David Kirk (Patty) RANSOM, Post Falls; 19 grandchildren, numerous great-grandchildren and several foster children. Memorial contributions to St Pius X.
Spokesman-Review obituary     |     Cd'A Press obituary     |     English Chapel memorial     |     SSN= 316-05-7339

James RANSOM, 1912 - 2002

Jim, 89, was born 28 Aug 1912 in Mundelein IL, and died 4 Feb 2002 in Cd'A. He was in the Civilian Conservation Corps in the 1930's, and later served in the Army in the European-African-Middle Eastern Theater during World War II. He moved to Coeur d'Alene in 1946 and attended North Idaho College. In 1947 he married
Mary Kay SMITH at St Thomas Church. He was a clerk at the Cd'A post office for 28 years, retiring in 1974. He was a member of St Pius X parish, the Knights of Columbus and Kiwanis.
Survivors include his wife; two sons, Michael '66, Albany OR; David, Post Falls; four daughters, Patricia '67 SMITH, Newport WA; Mary '72 MOUDY, Kimberly ID; Barbara Jo '73 BOLICH, Spokane, and Susan '68 BURREY, Springboro OH; 20 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.
Funeral Mass at St Pius X, burial in St Thomas cemetery. Memorials to Birthright.
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William Allen DELYEA Sr, 1923 - 2003

Bill DELYEA, 80, died at home on Sunday 14 Dec 2003. He was born 20 March 1923 in Cd'A to William and Sadie A (b 19 Apr 1896, d 5 Mar 1992, SSN=
518-26-7240) DELYEA, and attended CHS. Taking after his father, a world champion log roller, he was very agile in tumbling and log rolling and was known to walk on his hands up the front entrance stairs of St Thomas Church.
William proudly served his country as a member of the 146th Combat Engineers and was wounded on Omaha Beach, Normandy, France, on 6 June 1944. He was a lifetime member of VFW Post 889, serving as post commander and as Idaho State commander in 1973. He also was active in American Legion Post #14 and Order of the Purple Heart. He was active in the Boy Scouts of America for 70 years, receiving both the Silver Beaver and St George awards for his leadership of young men in our community. He was also a member of the Elks, Eagles, Coeur d'Alene Boys and a lifetime member of St Thomas Catholic Church. SSN=519-14-5278
Bill married Beatrice O'BRIEN on 6 June 1946. He graduated from NIJC in watch making and jewelry and retired from the US Postal Service. He was preceded in death by his loving wife of 50 years, Bea (b 19 Sep 1923, d 27 Feb 1996, SSN= 519-22-1146); his only brother Richard'46 DELYEA (b 7 Jan 1928, d Oct 1975, SSN= 518-24-0055), and sister Shirley'37 (DELYEA) HUNT (b 14 Jan 1920, d Feb 1982, SSN= 519-10-5585) preceded him in death.
Bill is survived by sons William Jr (Carol) DELYEA, Cd'A; Robert'67 (Bonnie) DELYEA, Cd'A; Steven (JoAnn) DELYEA, Vancouver WA; devoted grandchildren Tracey, Todd, Audra, Rob, Lindsay and Ben; sister Virginia (Ginny DELYEA'44) O'NEILL, Tumwater WA; sister-in-law Lil DELYEA, Boise; close cousin Jack DELYEA, Cd'A; numerous nieces and nephews; and his many friends he met for lunch at the Lake City Senior Center.
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Lorraine Bell (CALL) LOVELL, 1924 - 2005

Lorraine, 80, Spokane, died 17 Feb 2005 in Spokane. She was born 23 Sep 1924 in Dover, to William and Marie (BARRETT) CALL. She married
Charles Benedict LOVELL on 11 Oct 1947 in Cd'A.
She is survived by two sisters, Dorothy JESSICK, Cd'A and Gladys BENSON, Hayden; twelve children: Mary LINHART, St Anthony; Charlotte'69 (LOVELL) ETTER, Spokane; Eileen'71 (LOVELL) PETERSEN, Post Falls; Teresa MASSALIA, Englewood CO; Linda MASON, Cd'A; Marvin LOVELL, Rosella LOVELL, Pamela HASHAGEN, Athol; Michael and Timothy LOVELL, Cd'A; Laura LANAHAN, Arvada CO; and Tina LOVELL, Athens TN; and 16 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Charles, daughter Janice (LOVELL) BITTLESTON, brother Russell CALL and twin sister Elaine (CALL) HOCHREIN. Burial, St Thomas cemetery. Memorials to Catholic Charities.
Spokesman-Review obituary

Charles B LOVELL, 1916 - 2003

Charles Benedict Lovell, 87, Cd'A, died 19 July 2003 in Spokane WA. He was born 16 Feb 1916 to James Walter and Julia (O'NEIL) LOVELL in Sioux County NE. He has 6 sisters and 5 brothers.
He moved to the northwest in 1938, and served with the 99th Signal Corps, USArmy, during WWII in the Pacific. He married
Lorraine Bell CALL on 11 Oct 1947 at St Thomas Catholic Church, Cd'A. They raised 10 daughters and 3 sons, and have 17 grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren. They were founding members of St Pius X parish in 1962.
He worked for Diamond Match / International Lumber mill for 30 years, retiring in 1981. He is father of Charlotte'69 (LOVELL) ETTER, Spokane, and Eileen'71 (LOVELL) PETERSEN, Post Falls, and others (see list at wife's obituary). Burial, St Thomas cemetery. Memorials to Catholic Charities.
Spokesman-Review obituary

Elizabeth T ANDERSON, 1917 - 2003

Elizabeth, 86, Cd'A, died Saturday 15 March 2003 at home. She was born 23 Jan 1917 in North Dakota, and was raised on the Rathdrum Prairie. She graduated from Post Falls High School. Elizabeth was a dental assistant for Dr KENNEDY for many years, and belonged to St Thomas parish.
Survivors include her sons, Richard'56 and Lawrence'58 ANDERSON, both of St. Maries; Don'64 ANDERSON, Lewiston; seven grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild.

Gil A WARDIAN, 1919 - 2004

Gil, 84, died 1 April 2004, at Cd'A. He was born 24 July 1919, in Avon MN to Monica (ABELN) and Edward W WARDIAN. Gil was a pilot for 20 years flying B-24s and B-47s. He retired as a major in the Air Force. In 1946, Gil married Dioma "Dottie" LUECK in Wausau WI. They came to Cd'A in 1963 from Spokane.
Gil purchased the Topper In'n'Out restaurant on east Sherman Avenue, and later built Topper Too on Government Way. In 1979, he purchased Dashco in Rathdrum, then built both the Post Falls and Coeur d'Alene Laundromats. He was a member of St Pius X Catholic Church.
Survivors include his wife; sons Gary, Austin TX; Gilbert, Seattle; Jack'69, Post Falls; Patrick'73, Cd'A; Brian, Liberty Lake WA; and Giles WARDIAN, Orlando FL; daughters Mary BROWNELL, Post Falls; Connie WENDLANDT, Austin TX; Lynn GRASSER, Cd'A; Joette'70 TANIGAWA, Hilo HI; 21 grandchildren; brothers Cloud WARDIAN, Layton UT and Lloyd WARDIAN, Spokane; and sister Rita WARDIAN, Seattle.

John W GUIMOND (1933), 1915 - 2004

John GUIMOND, 88, Cd'A, died Tuesday, 10 Feb 2004. He was born 12 July 1915 in Cloquet MN to Lola E (SHIELS) and William GUIMOND (b 14 Mar 1894, d Sep 1972,
SSN=519-10-4387). John graduated IHM Academy in 1933.
John's career included working for the State of Idaho (6 yrs), Elliott Construction (4 yrs), Colonial Construction (3 yrs), and Modern Machine Co, Spokane (25 years, retired). He then worked as a welder for the City of Coeur d'Alene.
John first married Hazel WHITE (b 17 Sep 1914, d Oct 1978, SSN=518-54-3058). He married [second] Lucille F FRANKLIN in Spokane on 21 Jan 1980. He belonged to St Thomas parish.
John is survived by his wife Lucille, sons Michael J GUIMOND (1941-2004), Cd'A, Bill J'55 GUIMOND, Eureka CA; granddaughter Christine HAWKINS, Olympia WA; and several nieces and nephews, including Lola'69 GUIMOND.
Brothers James F '43 and William E '38 "Bud" GUIMOND preceded him in death.

Michael J GUIMOND, 1941 - 2004

Mike GUIMOND, 62, died 1 July 2004, at Cd'A. He was born there on 17 Nov 1941 to Hazel WHITE and John W GUIMOND '33. He served in the Army. He previously lived in Shoshone County, where he operated a barber shop. He later had a barber shop in mid-town Cd'A.
Mike married in February 1999 to
Arlene (DAVIS) BRINK, who died a day before Mike on 30 June 2004. A joint funeral service was held on 5 Jul 2004. Uncles James F '43 and William E '38 (Bud) GUIMOND preceded him in death, as did his father and mother.
Mike is survived by three stepdaughters: Shannon BRINK, Cd'A; Robin HIERONYMOUS and Shauna TRIPP, Post Falls; four grandchildren, stepmother Lucille (FRANKLIN) GUIMOND and aunt Mary GUIMOND, Cd'A; brother Bill'55 GUIMOND, Eureka CA, and cousin Lola'69 GUIMOND.

Frances (ROCHE '44) JOHNSTON, 1926 - 2003

Fran, 77, died Thursday, 2 Oct 2003. She was born 3 Jun 1926 to Will and Mayde ROCHE. She
graduated IHM Academy in 1944. She married 15 Feb 1946 to Joe JOHNSTON (23 Jun 1920-15 Mar 1999, SSN= 518-14-8098) at St Thomas Church.
Fran worked as a lab technician at Kaiser Aluminum throughout the 40s, 50s and 60s. From 1965 to 1988, she managed the Cd'A Multiple (Realty) Listing Service.
She is survived by her sons Matt '64 & Marty '73 JOHNSTON; daughter Sheila '67 GRAY; daughters-in-law Linda OAKSFORD, Tami JOHNSTON, Sandy JOHNSTON and Bonnie IRELAND; grandchildren Matt, Chris, & Jana GRAY; Leo, Gretchen, & Joselyn JOHNSTON; Jennifer JONQUET; Keggan, Nicholas & Carisa HEMENWAY; Rory WOODWORTH; Katie DAWSON; 4 great-grandchildren; brothers Bill '47, Larry and Joe '53 ROCHE; brother-in-law Babe RIPLINGER; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Fran was preceded in death by her husband Joe, sisters Kay HALL and Patricia '45 (ROCHE) RIPLINGER, sister-in-law Iven MOEN, and her son Mickey.
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Patricia A (ROCHE '45) RIPLINGER, 1927 - 2002

"Pat" RIPLINGER, 74, died 1 Apr 2002 at Cd'A. She was born 12 Dec 1927 at Lewiston ID. She graduated IHM Academy in 1945, and married N F "Babe" RIPLINGER in 1947. She was personnel director at Montgomery Ward for 15 years, then a secretary at English Funeral Chapel until retiring in 1992. She belonged to St Thomas parish.
Survivors include her husband of 55 years; 3 sons, Larry '68 and Jack RIPLINGER, Cd'A, and Mike RIPLINGER, Eugene OR; 4 daughters, Margaret '67 SUENKEL, St Maries; Patricia '70 "Suzie" RIPLINGER and Barbara KIRKPATRICK, Cd'A, and Mary Ann GIER, Ketchikan AK; a sister,
Frances (ROCHE '44) JOHNSTON, Cd'A; 3 brothers, William '47 ROCHE, Soap Lake WA; Lawrence & Joseph '53 ROCHE, Yuma AZ; 6 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren.
Spokesman-Review obituary    |    Patricia ROCHE '45    |     Babe's obituary

DaMinica "Minnie" Marie (LENZ) SANDERSON, 1912-2004

Minnie (LENZ) SANDERSON, 92, Cd'A, died 6 November 2004 at Cd'A. She was born 13 September 1912 in Central City CO to Anton and Rose Marie LENZ, and grew up in Cougar Gulch (Cd'A).
Minnie began her career as a cook at the Brunswick Café during the 1950's. She then cooked for the Redemptorist Fathers at St Thomas Parish for ten years. She was a cook at the Cove Bowl, Templin's Resort and Avondale-on-Hayden.
Minnie was preceded in death by her sisters Rose GOTZ, Elsie JOHNSON, & Lucy FERRARO, brother George LENZ and beloved nephew
Henry GOTZ'49.
Minnie is survived by her son Harold "Tony" SANDERSON, Nampa ID; daughter Judy [SANDERSON'66] (Norman "Corky") MEYER, Post Falls; 2 granddaughters: Elizabeth BOUTIN, Ramstein AFB, Germany; Nancy LOGSDON, Lynwood WA, Washington; 3 great grandchildren: Ashley, Alisha, & Dylan BOUTIN, Germany; and sister-in-law Florence LENZ, Cd'A.
Mass at St Pius X, burial at St Thomas cemetery. Memorials to Hospice.
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Henry John GOTZ '49, 1931 - 2002

Henry John GOTZ, 70, died 24 Jan 2002 in Cd'A. He was born 26 Apr 1931 to Frank L & Rose M (LENZ) GOTZ. He grew up in Cd'A and graduated from IHM Academy, North Idaho College and Gonzaga University.
In 1956, he began eight years of teaching at Cd'A Junior High School. He earned a masters degree in education from the University of Idaho and then served as principal for Sherman, Winton and Roosevelt Elementary schools until 1977. He then became executive director for the Idaho Board of Scaling Practices and served until his retirement in 2001.
Survivors include a sister, Gretchen HARRISON, Cd'A; niece, Heather HARRISON, Cd'A; uncle, George LENZ, Mesa AZ; aunt,
Minnie SANDERSON, Cd'A; and cousins Dixie REID, Cd'A; Judy (SANDERSON'66) MEYER, Hayden Lake; and Tony SANDERSON, Pocatello ID.
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Mary Frances (SIEK '45) JESSICK, 1926 - 2002

Mary F JESSICK, 75, died 20 Jan 2002 at Cd’A. She was born 5 Aug 1926 in Bonners Ferry to Joseph (b c1880 PA) and Margaret (b c1884 IA) SIEK. She grew up in Bonners Ferry and Coeur d'Alene, and graduated IHM Academy in 1945. She went to Sacred Heart Nursing School, Spokane, and worked locally as a nurse. She worked at the Hitching Post in Cd'A, and managed the Travel 9 Motel, retiring in the late ‘80’s.
In 1950 she married Michael "Mickey" JESSICK (b 2 Feb 1910, d Jan 1971 Cd’A). She was a member of St Thomas parish and Our Lady of the Lake Court, Catholic Daughters of America. Survivors include two children, Raymond’73 JESSICK and Peggy (JESSICK) HORD, Cd’A, and several nephews and one niece, including David’71 JESSICK, Oregon; Frank’65 JESSICK, and Lucille’66 (JESSICK) BRADSHAW. Mass at St Thomas church, burial at St Thomas cemetery, memorials to the parish.
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Lawrence "Larry" Gerald JESSICK, 1943 - 2002

Larry, born 18 Mar 1943 in Cd'A, died there on 27 Feb 2002. He was a lifetime Cd'A resident, and worked at the Pines Bakery.
Survivors include an uncle, Earl JESSICK of Coeur d'Alene; an aunt, Katherine JOSEPH; and cousins Ron JESSICK, Spokane; Ray’73 JESSICK, Post Falls; David’71 JESSICK, Oregon; Frank’65 JESSICK, Lucille’66 (JESSICK) BRADSHAW, and Peggy (JESSICK) HORD, Cd'A.
His parents preceded him in death. Inurnment at St Thomas cemetery.
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Florence Evelyn "Teeny" (CLARK) NEWELL, 1925 - 2003

Mrs NEWELL, 77, died Monday 12 May 2003. She was born 17 Oct 1925 in Yagen MT to Frederick Vernon (1893-1962, SSN=517-16-3174) and Florence Marie (SCARRAH b Jun 1893) CLARK. She was the youngest of seven children, raised in Billings MT. She earned her RN degree at St Vincent's School of Nursing in Billings in 1946. In April 1947, she married Jim NEWELL of Cd'A.
They lived in Moscow, Billings, Kellogg, and Great Falls, finally settling in Cd'A about 1959. Florence belonged to St Thomas and St Pius X parishes. She worked in obstetrics and surgery at Wallace and Wardner hospitals while in Kellogg, and Lake City Hospital in Cd'A. Florence was Director of Nursing at Coeur d'Alene Homes and later at Pinewood Care Center.
She is survived by daughters Gayla (NEWELL'69) MOSELEY, Marie CHILDERS and Christine NEWELL-TAYLOR, Cd'A; granddaughters Erin and Paige MOSELEY, Mandy LYONS, Kayleen and Larissa MEETER, and Kendyll TAYLOR; great-granddaughter Kirstin CHILDERS; and sisters Francis (sic, listed as "male, son" in 1930 census) FARNSWORTH and Eileen WALTER, Billings MT.
She was preceeded in death by daughter Bonnie Jean in 1957, also her parents, four brothers and a sister. Memorials to the American Cancer Society.
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Theo Ann WILLIAMS '61, 1943-2003

Theo A WILLIAMS, age 60, Spirit Lake, died Thursday 4 Sept 2003, at Kootenai Medical Center in Cd'A. She was born 24 May 1943 in Cd'A to Theo (BRAUN) and
Clinton Bernard WILLIAMS '27.
Theo was a vice president and advertising executive at Dancer, Fitzgerald and Sample in San Francisco. She later worked high fashion retail in Florida, and later at Office Depot in Cd'A. She was a member of St Joseph's parish, Spirit Lake and many charitable organizations.
Theo is survived by her mother, Cd'A; the love of her life, Butch OVESON('61), Spirit Lake; brothers Fred('66) (Linda) WILLIAMS, Marysville WA; Gary'68 (Donna) WILLIAMS, and Pat WILLIAMS, Cd'A. She was preceded in death by her father Clinton. Contributions to Humane Society.
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Walter "Butch" OVESON ('61), 1943-2005

Walter R "Butch" OVESON, 62, Spirit Lake, died 25 April 2005, at home. He was born 26 Jan 1943 in Denver to Marguerite (LALOR) and Walter E OVESON. He attended the Academy of IHM and graduated Coeur d'Alene HS in 1962.
After graduation he went to work in oil camps with his uncle in Alaska. He returned to Coeur d'Alene in 1997. He was a member of St Thomas parish, Cd'A, and St Joseph's, Spirit Lake.
Survivors include his brother, Ken OVESON, Cd'A; sister Donna('68) DANZER, Spokane; aunts Margaret TWIGG, Hayden, and Irene BRAUSEN, Moscow; three nieces and three great-nieces. He was preceded in death by the love of his life
Theo Ann Williams'61, on 4 Sep 2003; mother Marguerite (1912-1981) and father Walter (1921-1989). Memorials to Humane Society, or Hospice of North Idaho.
English Chapel memorial     |     SSN=519-46-7189

Kaye Ellen (BECKER) KOM, 1953-2005

Kaye Ellen KOM, 51, Cd'A, died Wed 4 May 2005, at Kootenai Medical Center. She was born 23 Nov 1953, in Cd'A to Victor and Lucile (BRIGHT) BECKER. Burial next to her grandmother and grandfather, Flora and Harry BRIGHT, at Cd'A Memorial Gardens.
She is survived by her son, Antone KOM, Hayden; daughter Chelsea KOM, Rathdrum; grandchild Alexis Anne Marie; and her children's' father,
Thomas '69 KOM, Hayden. She is also survived by her sisters, Vicki BECKER, Nampa, and Dee HANCOCK, Hayden; brother David BECKER, Post Falls.
SSN=519-62-2697

Paul J BRAUNE '32, 1913 - 1998

Paul J BRAUNE, born 19 March 1913, died following an extended illness on 27 July 1998. He served in the Pacific in World War II. He was a lawyer in Spokane and Tacoma for many years. He is survived by his wife, Yvonne; sons Michael (Linda), Spokane; Dominic B "Nick", Yankton SD; granddaughter Joan; brother Edmund '45, Spokane; and many nieces and nephews. At his request no services were held. Arrangements by Piper-Morley-Mellinger Funeral Directors, Tacoma.
--Tacoma News Tribune, 29 Jul 1998     |     SSN=518-01-4892     |     family history

Darlene (MILLER) BRAUNE, 1933 - 2002

Mrs BRAUNE, 68, a 45-year resident of Spokane, died 6Jan 2002. She was born 13 Mar 1933 in Mohler WA. She graduated high school in 1952 in Harrington WA, and earned a bachelor's degree from WSU in 1956. She also attended the Kelsey-Baird Secretarial School.
She retired from Washington Water Power in 1983. She belonged to the WWP Trailblazers and the International Footprinters. Survivors include her husband of 43 years, Edmund '45 BRAUNE, Spokane. Memorials to Morning Star Boys Ranch.
SSDI:537-34-1702     |     Spokesman-Review obituary

George and Mary (FLATS) GMEINER, died 1875 Ohio

(Grandparents of
Genevieve '21 GMEINER). "There are citizens of Putnam county, Ohio, who come here from many states in the Union, as well as many foreign countries. The Austrian empire has contributed some of the best citizens who are now making their homes in this country and among them, George and Mary (FLATS) GMEINER. They were born in or near Tyrol, Austria, and emigrated to the United States in 1846. actually, 1860 Shortly afterward they moved to Sandusky county, Ohio and purchased forty acres of timbered land, on which was a log school house, that had just been abandoned. They lived in the school house until such time as he was able to provide a better house. George GMEINER cleared his land and had it partly improved when the Civil War broke out. He enlisted in the Seventy-second Regiment, Ohio Volunteer infantry and after his enlistment had expired, in the spring of 1864, he sold his farm in Sandusky county and moved to Putnam county, where he bought eighty acres of timbered land, in Monterey township, four and one-half miles northwest of Ottoville. Here again the family lived in a school house for a short time, Mr GMEINER renting it for about two or three months until he could build a log cabin for the family. "On this farm George GMEINER and his wife lived, until their death, both dying in October, 1875, she dying on the second of the month and he on the sixteenth. It is a singular coincidence that both of them died at half past three, on a Friday morning. "When George GMEINER and his wife Mary died they left six children. Frank, the eldest and being about twenty-two years of age at this time. The next eldest child was six years younger than he, his eldest sister being fourteen years of age, at which time she became the housekeeper for the orphan children. The youngest child was only seven years of age. The six children were as follows: Frank, of Ottowa; Gerhard, of Washington; Mary, the wife of Charles DUVALL, of Havana, Arkansas; Leonard, who is a farmer in Putnam county, living between Kalida and Cloverdale; Kate, the wife of Joseph LEATHERMAN, a farmer living near Vaughnsville, in Putnam county; and George, a baker at St Louis, Missouri. Upon the death of his parents, Frank became the executor of his father's will and at his father's request before his death, took his place as head of the family and took charge of the farm and little flock of fatherless children, who were obedient and were industrious and prospered. A few years later, the paternal estate was divided equally, each of the children going into the world to make a living. All of them have become useful members of society." -- [possibly from "1880 History of Putnam County, Ohio"]

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