Gary "Blackie" Ralph Dugger

Gary “Blackie” Ralph Dugger, 77, died at Kootenai Health in Coeur d’ Alene, Idaho November 26, 2019. He was born to Ralph and Lorraine (Cardwell) Dugger in St. Maries, Idaho April 20, 1942.

Blackie grew up in the Emida area and attended school through the eighth grade. He left school to work in the woods as a logger, and over the years he operated several different machines. Blackie met and married Deanna Hemminger, and the couple had two children; the marriage later ended in divorce. Blackie ended up retiring from the woods after a lifetime in the timber industry. He enjoyed the outdoors, especially fishing.

Blackie is survived by his son Tom Dugger of Spokane, Wash. and sister Janice Weinmann of St. Maries. He is preceded in death by his parents, his brother Darrell Dugger and son Russ Dugger. At Blackie’s request there will be no services.

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