Wednesday, October 20, 2021

Lifelong St. Maries resident Fred H. Guenther, age 86, passed away on October 12, 2021 from complications of Covid/pneumonia. He was born August 8, 1935 to Carl and Elsie (Vetter) Guenther in St. Maries.

Cindy Lea Barney (64), resident of St. Maries, passed away on October 11, 2021, at her home surrounded by her loving family. She was born on January 22, 1957, to Arlie “Buck” and Audrey (Nedrow) Page in Lewiston.

Charles Dennis Mullen (74), resident of Plummer, passed away in Coeur d’ Alene on October 13, 2021. He was born to Edward Sr. and Margaret (Cherrapkin) Mullen on May 4, 1947, in Tekoa, Wash.

Funeral homes often submit obituaries as a service to the families they are assisting. However, we will be happy to accept obituaries from family members pending proper verification of the death.

Wednesday, October 13, 2021

Rondi Lee Elders (45), resident of St. Maries, passed away at St. Luke’s Hospital in Boise, Idaho on October 6, 2021. She was born to Ronald Caines and Maxine Magers on March 20, 1976, in St. Maries. Rondi attended schools at Upriver, St. Maries, and Kootenai. She left for Job Corps. where s…

Charlotte Jane Plott, age 83, of Mesa, Ariz. went to be with the Lord on October 7, 2021 at her residence surrounded by her family. Charlotte was born on February 1, 1938 in Buffalo, Wyo., the daughter of Albert and Minnie (Stanley) Anxo.

Carol Jean Tennity (78), resident of Fernwood, passed away at her home on October 1, 2021. She was born to Delbert and Betty Langston on May 10, 1943, in Richmond, Calif. Carol spent many years in California before meeting John McQueen and moving to Fernwood.

Donald Lewis Prince, age 85, passed away on October 5, 2021. At his request, no public services will be held.

Debra Kay Mullins (65), resident of St. Maries, passed away peacefully at Kootenai Health on October 4, 2021. She was born to Henry and Eula “Maxine” Mullins on April 7, 1956, in Sedalia, Mo. Debra attended school in Missouri, and her family moved between there and Washington a few times dur…

Thomas Dean Wine (46), resident of St. Maries, passed away at Holy Family Hospital in Spokane, Wash. on October 5, 2021. He was born on February 7, 1975, in Orofino, Idaho. Thom grew up with his loving parents George and Deanna Wine along with his Aunt Terri. Born the first grandson on Deann…

Wednesday, October 06, 2021

John Edward Bailey (78), longtime St. Maries resident, passed away on October 2, 2021, with his family at his side. He was born on August 16, 1943, in Lewistown, Mont. to John R. and Nena (Craig) Bailey. Known by most as Johnny or Wagonburner, his childhood was spent in Lewistown, Mont., mov…

Wilbur Charles “Chuck” Mourning (78), lifelong resident of St. Maries, passed away on October 1, 2021, at Kootenai Health in Coeur d’ Alene. He was born to Wilbur and Charlotte (Sweeney) Mourning on February 19, 1943, in St. Maries. Chuck grew up in St. Maries and married Lynn Waldow on June…

Wednesday, September 29, 2021

Brendon Corey Nelson went to be with his Lord and Savior on September 2, 2021. He passed away in Wenatchee Hospital surrounded by his children and family. He was awaiting transplant, but succumbed to complications of organ failure.

Sandra May Siron (80), longtime resident of Plummer and Rocky Point, passed away at Benewah Community Hospital on September 19, 2021. She was born to Wilhelm and Minnie (Pederson) Bergman on May 5, 1941, in Troy, Idaho. Sandy grew up in Moscow on a farm just outside of town, and graduated fr…

Dale Selmer Braaten, 82, of Post Falls, died September 18, 2021 in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. Dale was born on February 4, 1939 in Upham, N.D. to Selmer Braaten and Louise Vatsvog.

June Louise Sheppard was born on May 20, 1955 in Moscow to Carl “Slim” Sheppard and Virginia Stone Sheppard. Being as the supposed due date was in June – hence her name.

Teddy Lynn Norton, age 74, died September 16 at Gritman Medical Center.

Robert J. Welz (71), longtime St. Maries resident, passed away at Benewah Community Hospital on September 25, 2021 with family by his side. He was born to John and Ida (Riesterer) Welz on August 21, 1950, in Salem, Ore. At the age of five, Robert moved with his family to St. Maries. He atten…

Thursday, September 23, 2021

Richard H. Hodge (87) passed away on September 6, 2021, and his loving wife of 63 years, Joy C. Hodge (89) joined him on September 14, 2021. Both passed at Valley Vista Care Center in St. Maries of natural causes.

Valorie Irene Furrow Simpson (35) gained her angel wings on August 26, 2021. She was born to John and Beckie Place on November 24, 1985, in Yakima, Wash. Valorie grew up in Yakima and graduated from AC Davis High School with the class of 2004.

Linda Gail Law (74), longtime St. Maries resident, passed away at her home on September 13, 2021. She was born in 1947 in Moscow, Idaho to George and Marion Hicks. She grew up in Fernwood and loved her middle school years in the Fernwood School, with two rooms and one teacher. She attended S…

Wednesday, September 22, 2021

Carol Jean McGinnis Clouser was born March 14, 1951 to Florence (Long) McGinnis and James McGinnis, Sr. in Davenport, Iowa. They moved to Savanna, Illinois when she was eight years old.

Joseph John Cabral Jr. (63) resident of St. Maries, passed away in Bangor, ME, on September 5, 2021. He was born to Joseph John Sr. and Dorothy Cabral on March 7, 1958, in Hartford, CT. Joe grew up in Windsor Locks, CT, and graduated from Windsor Locks High School with the class of 1976.

Londyn Jayde Stam, the daughter of Nathan Edwards and Zoey Stam, passed away on September 7, 2021 at Benewah Community Hospital in St. Maries, ID. Despite her short time on earth, she was deeply loved and brought so much joy to those around her. She loved her pacifier, hanging onto her mommy…

Nancy F. Hutcheson Sproul 68, of Missoula passed away on August 19, at her home of natural causes.

You may have noticed something is a bit off about the Heyburn Elementary School lately.

Diana Marie Dorendorf (70) longtime resident of St. Maries, ID, passed away at her home on August 30, 2021.  She was born to Richard and Virginia Kachelmier on April 16, 1951, in Cottonwood, ID.  Diana was raised in Nez Perce, ID, Clarkston, WA, and Headquarters, ID.

Casey Lee Amy was a man larger than life with a heart that was just as big. Born on October 11, 1960 to Robert and Judy Amy in Arco, Idaho; he was the eldest of the three siblings. His childhood was spent riding through the Little Lost Valley on the back of his pony Dictator, exploring, hunt…

Melissa Ann Karr Fuller, lifelong resident of northern Idaho, born to Norman Everett Karr and Shirley Jean Palmer at Gritman Hospital, Moscow, ID, on October 30, 1960, passed on this September 3, 2021, at Benewah Community Hospital.

Nathan Bornitz passed away at his home in Colorado Springs, Colo. in late July.

Wednesday, September 01, 2021

Born in Spokane on November 7, 1938, Boyd Leonard grew up in St. Maries, Idaho with a family that included his parents, Eugene and Frieda Lust Leonard, his brother, Jack Robert Leonard, grandparents, Beulah Leonard Wood and Henry and Katherina Lust, and several uncles and aunts. He died of h…

Wednesday, August 25, 2021

Robert James Offerman (71), resident of St. Maries, passed away at his home on August 15, 2021, surrounded by his loved ones. He was born on December 20, 1949, to Harry and Elizabeth (Traynor) Offerman in Bronx, NY. At the age of eight, Bob’s father moved his family to Pennsylvania and later…

Laurel Ann Smith (62) also known as “Mama Bear” by her friends and family, resident of St. Maries, passed away at her home near St. Maries. She was born to Larry and Daisy (Edgar) Shaff on June 21, 1959, in Visalia, Calif. Laurie grew up between Visalia and Santa Cruz, attending high school …

Dick was born January 28, 1941 in Coeur d’ Alene, Idaho to Lloyd and Marjorie (Litzenberger) Russell. After living in both Harrison and Fernwood Idaho, he graduated from St. Maries High School in 1959. He then served our nation after joining the Navy where he rapidly advanced in rank to Boil…

Wednesday, August 18, 2021
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Born Terry Leo Fuchs, August 6th, 1955 to Leo James Fuchs and Ila Rhea Louise (Weatherford) Fuchs in Spokane, Washington. Terry was the oldest sibling of four children born of this union, one brother and two sisters. Terry died July 18th, 2021 at approximately 6:00pm at his home outside Worl…

Roger Shoemaker (73) resident of St. Maries passed away at his home peacefully with his wife Angela by his side. He was born to Albert and Louise Shoemaker on January 29, 1948, in Ludlow, Miss. Roger grew up in Ludlow. As a child he sold peanuts around the Colosseum with his mother. He atten…

Bonnie Louise Peters, 93, passed away Saturday, July 10, 2021, at home due to natural causes.

Betty McKenna of Hayden, Idaho was born December 5, 1928 to Calvin and Grace (Eastabrooks) Carey. Betty passed away August 12, 2021 at the Schneidmiller Hospice House surrounded by family. Betty was born in Staples, Minnesota and grew up in Minnesota, Missouri and Illinois. She reminisced ab…

Laurel Ann Smith (62) also known as “Mama Bear” by her friends and family, resident of St. Maries, ID passed away at her home near St. Maries. She was born to Larry and Daisy (Edgar) Shaff on June 21, 1959, in Visalia, CA. Laurie grew up between Visalia and Santa Cruz, attending high school …

Wednesday, August 11, 2021

Don was born April 19, 1954 in Lewiston. Don passed away Aug. 3, 2021 at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle. Don lived in Kingston, Idaho and was retired.

James Wilson Titus (80) lifelong resident of St. Maries, passed away at the Schneidmiller Hospice House on August 4, 2021. He was born to Jim and Emeogene (Bennet) Titus on July 16, 1941, in St. Maries. Jim grew up in St. Maries and graduated from St. Maries High School with the class of 1960.

On August 3, 2021 Dave Cope succumbed after a long illness at the age of 81.

Vivian H. Sneve, age 90 of Worley, passed away August 3, 2021 at the Schneidmiller Hospice House in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho after a brief illness. Vivian was surrounded by family in her final hours and passed peacefully. Vivian was born August 22, 1930 to Grant and Edna (Bankson) Hagg in Lake N…

Wednesday, August 04, 2021

Carol Ann Croft (64), resident of St. Maries, passed away on July 31, 2021, surrounded by her loved ones. She was born on June 19, 1957, in Spokane, Wash. to Robert and Eva Dillon. Carol grew up around the Mt. Spokane area, and attended North Central High School.

Joan Genevieve Aswegan, 81, of St. Maries, passed away July 30, 2021 at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Lewiston, Idaho after a short illness.

Adeline Fanning (91), longtime resident of Plummer, passed away at her home on August 1, 2021. She was born to Albert and Mary (Tutu) Rickman on September 15, 1929, on their family farm in Tensed. Adeline grew up in Tensed, attending the Catholic School in DeSmet.

Paul Clayton Lindquist (72) longtime Avery resident passed away at his home surrounded by his family on July 28, 2021. He was born to George and Virginia Lindquist on July 11, 1949 in Moscow. Paul grew up in Deary and graduated from Deary High School with the class of 1967.

Harry Young, 85, of St. Maries, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Friday June 11, 2021 at his home surrounded by his loving family. He was born on June 5, 1936 to Ernest and Esther Young in Nampa, Idaho. He was the second of five children. His mother, Esther Young was an outstanding Mom…

Maurice “Morry” D. Heldreth (91), resident of St. Maries, passed away at home with his loved ones by his side on July 26, 2021. He was born to Charlie and America Heldreth on August 22, 1929, in Morton, Wash. Morry grew up in Woodland, Wash. attending school there. He left school and went to…

Wednesday, July 28, 2021

Ralph Jean Lester was born July 12, 1939 to Ralph and Beatha (Madden) Lester in Tacoma, Wash. He attended Woodland Grade School and graduated in 1957 from Puyallup High School.

Tuesday, July 20, 2021

Helen Yvonne Darst (90), resident of Coeur d’ Alene, passed away on July 15, 2021. She was born to Otis and Marian Maloy on May 22, 1931, in St. Maries. Helen grew up in St. Maries and graduated from St. Maries High School with the class of 1949. She married her high school sweetheart Martel…

Robert Richard Kingsley, age 89, was born July 29, 1931 to Richard O. Kingsley and Beatrice (Johnson) Kingsley.