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Wednesday 04/22/2015
Sheryl Christine Sullivan
Posted: April 22, 2015 - 12:00 am

Sheryl Christine Sullivan, 65, passed away April 19, 2015 at her home in Fernwood after a battle with cancer. She was born in Raleigh, NC on March 23, 1950 to Samuel and Phyllis Mills. In 1956, the family moved to Peanutville which was a little town located between Santa and Fernwood. She attended school in Fernwood and graduated from St. Maries High School in 1969.

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Ora Lee Suydam
Posted: April 22, 2015 - 12:00 am

Ora Lee Suydam, 73, died April 18, 2015 in St. Maries after an extended illness. She was born to Carl and Flossie Crittenden in Oklahoma City, OK on November 29, 1941. Ora Lee attended grade school in Oklahoma before the family relocated to Riddle, OR where she graduated. Following high school, Ora Lee was a model for Dodge Sweptwing.

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Wednesday 04/15/2015
Nicole M. Beebower
Posted: April 15, 2015 - 9:48 am

Nicole Michelle Beebower, 37, passed away at her home on April 3, 2015 in St. Maries. Nicole was born to Russell and Nancy Beebower in Riverside, CA on March 16, 1978. When Nicole was two years old, her father died. Her mother Nancy relocated the family to St. Maries where Nicole started grade school. When Nicole was a junior in high school, the family moved to Rathdrum, ID and she graduated from Lakeland High School in 1996. She met Nick Peterson during her time at Lakeland.

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Gene Grimes
Posted: April 15, 2015 - 9:47 am

Gene Grimes, 81, passed away on March 19, 2015 at Hospice House in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho following a 20 year battle with cancer.

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Tuesday 04/07/2015
Harriet Sue Dianda
Posted: April 07, 2015 - 1:54 pm

Harriet Sue Dianda, 69, passed away March 30, 2015. Her final weeks were spent surrounded by family. She was born September 4, 1945 in Reno, Nevada, the daughter of John and Harriet (Hellen) Church.

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Marian Gossett
Posted: April 07, 2015 - 1:54 pm

A memorial service for Marian Gossett, 97, will be Saturday, April 11, 2015 at 2 p.m. at the Tekoa Community Church. Pastor Kathy Kramer will officiate at the service. Mrs. Gossett passed away Sunday, March 8 at Royal Park Health and Rehabilitation in Spokane.

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Edward J. Fecko
Posted: April 07, 2015 - 1:55 pm

Edward J. Fecko, 86, longtime Parkline and St. Maries area resident, died March 31, 2015 at his home following a battle with cancer. He was born November 12, 1928 to John and Helen (Sujeta) Fecko in Garfield, NJ.

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Tuesday 03/31/2015
Linda L. Richardson
Posted: March 31, 2015 - 2:43 pm

Linda L. Richardson, 71, longtime resident of St. Maries, died March 25, 2015 following a short illness. Linda was born January 24, 1944 to Clifford and Dorothy Richardson in San Diego, CA. She grew up and attended grade school in Miami, AZ. The family relocated to El Cajon, CA where she graduated from Granite Hills High School.

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Leland Thomason
Posted: March 31, 2015 - 2:44 pm

In loving memory of LELAND (Lee) E. THOMASON, born Sept. 22, 1932.  Lee was called to heaven on March 21, 2015, 15 months after the passing of his wife Jackie. Our father, grandfather, brother and uncle was a good and loving man with a huge heart -  always a smile on his face, he was loved and respected by all who knew him.

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Tuesday 03/24/2015
Thomas J. Davidson, Jr.
Updated: March 24, 2015 - 3:37 pm

Thomas J Davidson, Jr. (Tom), 79, of Plummer, died Wednesday, March 4, 2015.

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Edgar “Moses” Allen
Posted: March 24, 2015 - 3:35 pm

Edgar Charles Allen, 59, died at the University of Washington Medical Center March 3, 2015 in Seattle after a difficult and courageous fight with cancer.

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Delbert G. Zurcher Jr.
Posted: March 24, 2015 - 3:29 pm

Delbert G. Zurcher Jr., 51, was born February 11, 1964 in St. Maries to Delbert Sr. and Ann Zurcher. He died March 15, 2015 in Spokane. He lived in Spokane, Portland, and Kentucky for a few years but spent the last 20 years in Plummer.

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Stella Braaten
Posted: March 24, 2015 - 3:31 pm

Stella Braaten, a long time resident of St. Maries, died September 17, 2014 after an extended illness. She was born to Ray and Dorothy Burke in Seattle, WA.

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Bobby L. Cochran
Posted: March 24, 2015 - 3:32 pm

Bobby L. Cochran, 69, resident of St. Maries, died March 18, 2015 after a short battle with cancer. He was born in Curryville, Missouri to Glen and Opal Cochran August 10, 1945. At the age of 10, Bobby’s family relocated to California where he attended school graduating from Hoopa High School. Following high school, he went to work in the automotive industry. Bobby started his career as a mechanic for Western States CAT and retired as a Master Mechanic from AAMCO Transmissions in 2011.

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Wednesday 03/18/2015
Donal Dean Irelan
Posted: March 18, 2015 - 8:48 am

Donal Dean Irelan, a long-time resident of Fernwood, Idaho, passed away the morning of March 5 at Kootenai Medical Center, in the company of his family. Don was born March 19, 1929 and raised in Arapahoe, NE. In 1952, he married Shirley Young.

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Alonzo Stafford (Renfro)
Posted: March 18, 2015 - 8:50 am

Alonzo was born on February 23, 1922 in St Maries and died Friday, March 5, 2015 in Milwaukie, Oregon.

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Tammie Joe Spottedblanket
Posted: March 18, 2015 - 8:46 am

A Mass of Christian Burial for Tammie Joe Spottedblanket, 39, was Tuesday, March 17, 2015 at 10 a.m. at the Rose Creek Longhouse at Worley. Rosary was Monday at 7 p.m. at the Longhouse. A Rosary was also be, Sunday evening at the Wellpinit Longhouse in Wellpinit, WA. Burial will be held at St. Michaels Cemetery at Worley. Father Bob Erickson, S. J. will officiate at the services. Mrs. Spottedblanket died Friday morning at Spokane from injuries in an automobile accident.

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Stacey Lynn Pluff
Posted: March 18, 2015 - 8:47 am

A Sunrise Burial Service for Stacey Lynn Pluff, 37, was Friday, March 13, 2015 at 7 a.m. at the DeSmet Mission Cemetery in DeSmet. Rosary was Thursday, March 12 at 7 p.m. at the Evan Abraham Longhouse in DeSmet. Father Jake Morton, S.J. will officiate at the services. Mrs. Pluff died Sunday, March 8, in an auto accident on Highway 95 north of Worley.

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Ross Gordon Chandler
Posted: March 18, 2015 - 8:38 am

Ross Gordon Chandler, 86, a longtime resident of St. Maries, Idaho passed away at his home of 690 E. Meadowhurst Drive on Monday, March 16, 2015. He was surrounded by his loving wife, Nahyda and their children, spouses and grandchildren.

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Margaret Rose Pritchett
Posted: March 18, 2015 - 8:39 am

Margaret Rose "Maggie" Pritchett, 80, resident of St. Maries, died March 16, 2015 at Kootenai Health. She was born July 13, 1934 to her parents Horace and Clara (Osborne) Smith at Wickham Market, England.

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Norman Campbell Odekirk Jr.
Posted: March 18, 2015 - 8:36 am

Norman "Dutch" Odekirk passed away March 13, 2015. His life was shared with a multitude of children, grandchildren and great grandchildren that looked up to him and loved him with their whole existence.

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Frances DeLang Grissom
Posted: March 18, 2015 - 8:37 am

Frances DeLang Grissom, a long-time resident of Trona, California, died Saturday, March 7, 2015 at the home of her son and daughter-in-law, Paul and Bronwyn Grissom of St. Maries. Her daughter, Sally Grissom Dolfini, and son-in-law, Steve Dolfini, were also present at the time of her passing.

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Wednesday 03/11/2015
Joseph R. Skwanqhqn
Posted: March 11, 2015 - 12:00 am

A Mass of Christian Burial for Joseph P. Skwanqhqn, 72, was Saturday, March 7, 2015 at 10 a.m. at the Rose Creek Longhouse at Worley. Rosary will be Friday evening at 7 p.m. at the Longhouse. Burial will be held at the DeSmet Mission Cemetery. Father Bob Erickson, S. J. will officiate at the services. Mr. Skwanqhqn died Sunday, March 1, at Hospice House in Coeur d’Alene.

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Frances L. Sauer
Posted: March 11, 2015 - 12:00 am

A Mass of Christian Burial for Frances L. Sauer, 81, was Monday, March 9, 2015 at 10 a.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Tekoa. Rosary was Sunday evening at the church. Father Mike Savelesky will officiate at the service and burial will follow at Goldenrod Cemetery in Tekoa. Fran died Wednesday at Whitman Hospital in Colfax.

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Marcia Lynn Deany
Posted: March 11, 2015 - 12:00 am

Marcia Lynn Deany, 66, resident of St. Maries died March 5, 2015. Marcia was born to Thomas and Betty Cherpeski on March 5, 1949 in Ely, NV. She grew up in Ely and graduated high school there. Following high school, she traveled all over the United States with her brother Tom. Later, she attended Walla Walla Community College and graduated with a degree in general bookkeeping. Marcia managed gas stations and worked for an accounting firm in Lewiston.

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Tuesday 03/10/2015
Alonzo H. Stafford (Renfro)
Updated: March 10, 2015 - 2:24 pm

Alonzo H. Stafford (Renfro) died March 5, 2015. Services will be held at Oak Grove United Methodist Church, Saturday, March 14 at 2 p.m. A full obituary will be published next week.

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Edgar C. Allen, 59
Updated: March 10, 2015 - 2:24 pm

Edgar C. "Ed" Allen, 59, resident of St. Maries, ID died March 3, 2015 at University of Washington Medical Center following an extended battle with cancer.  Memorial Services will be held at a later date and time to be announced.  A complete obituary will be published at a later date.

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Wednesday 03/04/2015
Theodore Philip Sowers Jr.
Posted: March 04, 2015 - 10:58 am

Theodore "Ted" Philip Sowers Jr., 81, resident of St. Maries, died Feb. 19, 2015 at Peace Health St. Joseph’s Hospital in Bellingham, WA. He was born March 3, 1933 to Theodore and Alice (Wert) Sowers Sr. at Indianapolis, IN.

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Charles Thomas Agte
Posted: March 04, 2015 - 10:59 am

Tom Agte (Charles Thomas Agte), born March 19, 1928 in Plummer Idaho to Fern Irene (Campbell) Agte and William Frederick Agte passed away suddenly and peacefully at Valley General Hospital in Spokane Valley, Washington on February 26, 2015.

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Albert Christian Schiermeister
Posted: March 04, 2015 - 11:00 am

Albert Christian Schiermeister, 82, long time St. Maries resident, died Feb. 28, 2015 at St. Maries. He was born August 26, 1932 to Christ and Elizabeth (Walter) Schiermeister at Moffit, ND. He was the youngest of four children and lived on the family farm until 1954. While living on the family farm, Al also worked at a local Ford garage. Al moved to Anaconda, MT in 1954 and worked as a smelterman at a local copper processing smelter.

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Joan R. Lewis
Posted: March 04, 2015 - 11:01 am

Joan Lewis died February 26, 2015 at Life Care Center in Coeur d' Alene. She was born February 13, 1929 to Neil and Winifred Sullivan Ward in Butte, Montana. She attended lmmaculate Conception Grade School and graduated from Butte Girls Central High. Upon graduation she moved to Spokane and was an employee of the telephone company. It was there she met Bud Lewis and they were married in 1954.

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Steven Zimmerman
Posted: March 04, 2015 - 10:56 am

Steven Zimmerman passed away Monday, Feb. 23, 2015, in Juliaetta due to injuries sustained in an accidental fall. Steve was 47 years old at the time of his death.

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Jennifer Rose Horton Crane
Posted: March 04, 2015 - 10:55 am

Jennifer Rose Horton Crane, 26, resident of St. Maries, passed away February 25, 2015 after an extended stay at Deaconess Medical Center in Spokane. She was born to Ernie and Yvonne Horton on September 5, 1988 in St. Maries, ID. Jennifer grew up in St. Maries and attended St. Maries High School.

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Wednesday 02/25/2015
Gayle Pauline Odekirk Erz
Posted: February 25, 2015 - 9:20 am

Gayle Pauline died Thursday, December 11, 2014, surrounded by those she loved. Her life was shared with multitude of family and friends that delighted in her presence, because of her smile, wit and sincerity. Gayle was born in Deweyville, UT and later moved to Ogden, where she spent the majority of her life. There she met Norman Odekirk with whom she was married for 21 years and had the privilege of raising four beautiful children with.

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Marjorie E. Russell
Posted: February 25, 2015 - 9:18 am

Marjorie E. Russell, 93, long-time St. Maries area resident, died February 17, 2015 at St. Maries. She was born April 25, 1921 to Phillip and Mary (Weitz) Litzenberger at Oaksdale, WA. When she was a year old, the family moved to the Fort Ground area of Coeur d’ Alene. Marge spent her early years there growing up and attending Sherman Elementary school.

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Theodore Albert Gaze
Posted: February 25, 2015 - 9:15 am

A Mass of Christian Burial for Theodore Albert Gaze, 77, will be Friday, February 20, 2015 at 10 a.m. at the Rose Creek Longhouse at Worley. Rosary will be Thursday evening at 7 p.m. at the Longhouse. Burial will be held at the DeSmet Mission Cemetery. Father Bob Erickson, S. J. will officiate at the services. Mr. Gaze died Saturday at Kootenai Health in Coeur d’Alene.

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Chad Crocker Ryle
Posted: February 25, 2015 - 9:16 am

Chad Crocker Ryle, 22, Colton-Uniontown.

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Mary L. Becktel
Posted: February 25, 2015 - 9:17 am

Mary L. Becktel, 69, lifetime resident of St. Maries, died February 19, 2015 at Kootenai Health in Coeur d’ Alene, ID. She was born December 27, 1945 to Erling "Ling" and Martha (Laws) Moe at St. Maries. Mary grew up in St. Maries and graduated from St. Maries High School with the class of 1964. She played clarinet in high school for four years. Mary also taught herself to play the piano.

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Tuesday 02/17/2015
Eldon C. Loe
Posted: February 17, 2015 - 3:19 pm

Eldon C. Loe died January 27, 2015 at Hospice House in Coeur d’Alene. He was born on Sept. 3, 1933 to George and Ida Loe in Plummer. He attended the Plummer schools. During his childhood days he spent a lot of time herding cows and then enjoyed making toys out of wood.

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Linda R. Adams
Posted: February 17, 2015 - 3:18 pm

Linda R. Adams, 46, longtime St. Maries area resident, died Feb. 13, 2015 at St. Maries following an extended illness. She was born January 22, 1969 to Raymond and Carol (Seibert) Trautman Sr. at Los Angeles, CA.

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Archie H. Smith Jr.
Posted: February 17, 2015 - 3:17 pm

Archie H. Smith Jr., 52, a longtime Sanders, Idaho resident, died Friday, February 6, 2015 at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center in Lewiston from complications from a farming truck accident in July 2012.

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Wednesday 02/11/2015
Irene Berreth
Posted: February 11, 2015 - 8:30 am

Irene Berreth, 90, a longtime Sanders, Idaho resident died Saturday, February 7, 2015 at Aspen Park Care Center in Moscow.

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Michael C. Adams
Posted: February 11, 2015 - 8:30 am

Michael C. Adams (Mike) died January 26, 2015 at Bisbee, Ariz. He was born May 4, 1950 in Spokane to Robert T. Adams and Margery (English) Adams.

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Don Eastman
Posted: February 11, 2015 - 8:31 am

Don Eastman, born December 15, 1941, grew up in St. Maries, Idaho swimming the St. Joe River and roving the woods—experiences that cemented his deep and abiding love for wild waters and wild country.

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Wednesday 02/04/2015
Michael C. Adams
Posted: February 04, 2015 - 9:18 am

Michael C. Adams (Mike) died January 26, 2015 at Bisbee, Ariz. He was born May 4, 1950 in Spokane to Robert T. Adams and Margery (English) Adams.

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Myrna R. Linnemeyer
Posted: February 04, 2015 - 9:19 am

Myrna R. Linnemeyer, 74, longtime resident and former city of St. Maries Clerk, passed away January 31, 2015, at Coeur d’Alene, following an extended illness. She was born Sept. 3, 1940, to Jack and Myra (Young) Alavana, at Kalispell, Mont.

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Phyllis Ann White
Posted: February 04, 2015 - 9:16 am

Phyllis Ann Moorman died January 7, 2015 after a long and courageous battle with cancer. Phyllis was born in Lewiston on November 5, 1935 to Harold and Marie Weisgerber White.

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Wednesday 01/28/2015
Margaret Linehan
Posted: January 28, 2015 - 12:00 am

Margaret Linehan, 91, of Sunnyside, Wash. passed away on Sunday, January 18, 2015 in Kennewick, Wash.

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Katherine Ann McFadden
Posted: January 28, 2015 - 12:00 am

Katherine Ann McFadden, 90, lifelong resident of St. Maries, died January 21, 2015 at her home. Katherine was born to William and Catherine (Lannen) McCaffery in St. Maries on February 22, 1924. She graduated from St. Maries High School in 1942 where she belonged to the state champion drum and bugle corps. Following high school, Katherine moved to Spokane, Wash. where she attended and graduated from Holy Names College. She went to work as a lab technician.

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Kenneth "Sam" Crowe
Posted: January 28, 2015 - 12:00 am

Kenneth David Crowe "Sam" died January 18, 2015 in Memphis, Tenn. He was born May 16, 1954 in Ridgecrest, Calif. to Amos Jr. and Jacquie (Bishop) Crowe.

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