Wednesday, August 17, 2022

The world changed when he entered on May 12, 1958, and again when he left May 30, 2022. Born in Kensington, Philadelphia, PA where men are men (and so are some of the women), Brian joined a large brood. A couple of years into his life, he moved with his family to Virginia. At about 8 years o…

Wednesday, August 10, 2022

Kathleen Jackson was born in 1941 in Pasco, Wash. to Percy and Doris Erickson. Her dad was a farmer and the grass always seemed greener on the other side, so they moved a lot, 12 times by the time she graduated from high school. Her mother was so pleased she was the first in her family to gr…

David Eugene Spooner (73), longtime St. Maries, resident passed away in Ocala, Fla. on August 2, 2022. He was born to Truman and Bernice (Walker) Spooner on August 6, 1948 in Spokane, Wash. David’s family moved around several times and lived in Oregon before settling near St. Maries at the a…

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, August 10, 2022

Joan Swaner passed away peacefully surrounded by people who loved her on April 7, 2022 of natural causes. She was 80 years old.

Wednesday, August 03, 2022

Thomas Patrick Hayes died July 21, 2022 in Chinook helicopter crash fighting fire. He was the captain of the helicopter that crashed near Salmon, Idaho. He was born August 27, 1980 to Tim and Becky (Craner) Hayes of Orofino, Idaho.

Denise Kathryne Boice was born November 3, 1953 in Moscow, Idaho. She died February 21, 2022 in Everett, Wash. Sarcomatoid Mesothelioma two months after diagnosis.

Wednesday, July 20, 2022

Veronica Evonne Cross (49), resident of St. Maries, passed away at her home on July 8, 2022. She was born to Rickie and Betty (Duvall) Boatwright in Sacramento, Calif. on March 12, 1973. Veronica grew up in Sacramento and obtained her GED.

Rudolph “Rudy” Phillip Crane (87), resident of St. Maries, passed away on July 10, 2022 at Valley Vista Care Center. He was born to Walter Crane and Mary Fairchild in Boone, Iowa on October 2, 1934. He loved his children and grandchildren and would do anything for them. Rudy also enjoyed dan…

Janice LaRue Sturgill (79), longtime resident of Harrison, passed away on July 13, 2022, at Benewah Community Hospital in St. Maries. She was born to Harold and Ruth (Kinsey) Louton on March 6, 1943, in National City, Calif. Janice grew up in Gridley, Calif., and graduated from Biggs High Sc…

Our treasured father, husband, brother, teacher, and friend Del Foy Blackburn passed away on January 18th, 2022, with his family by his side. We are appreciative of the many advances in cancer treatments that helped him have nearly five good years with those that love him, even after a termi…

Wednesday, July 13, 2022

Guy Lawrence Gardner (65), resident of Harrison, passed away at his home on July 1 ,2022. He was born in November 1, 1956 in Mesa, Ariz. Guy grew up in Flagstaff and Phoenix, graduating from High School in Mesa with the class of 1974.

When I was much younger, my Mom decided to learn to knit. In the months that followed I often witnessed episodes of frustration, accompanied by what was then considered “inappropriate language”, while she unraveled her knitting to reach a “dropped stitch” to correct each mistake. Eventually …

Wednesday, July 06, 2022

April Diane Huffman (Albright) 75, of Fernwood, Idaho passed away July 1, 2022, at her family’s home in Kalama, Wash.

Moses Zachariah Shearer (23), resident of St. Maries, passed away on June 29, 2022 at Benewah Community Hospital. He was born to Timothy Shearer and Crystal Baker on August 19, 1998, in Tualatin, Ore. In 2003, the family moved to St. Maries, where Moses attended school. With Moses’ charismat…

Shirley Theresa (Fung) Ferris was born on April 21, 1936, in Kingston Jamaica, to George and Zilla Fung as the eldest of seven children. At the vibrant age of 27, Shirley serendipitously met the love of her life after she was rescued from a near drowning experience, whisked down the beach by…

Wednesday, June 29, 2022

Donna Marie Cannon (68), resident of St. Maries, passed away at her home on June 22, 2022 after a courageous battle with cancer. She was born to Leslie and Marion (Pickering) Hill on May 13, 1954, in Spokane, Wash. Donna grew up traveling between Salem, Ore. and Albuquerque, N.M. She graduat…

Rose Marie Curran (85), resident of St. Maries, passed away at Valley Vista Care Center on June 20, 2022. She was born to Raymond and Alma (York) Hills on April 3, 1937, in International Falls, Minn. At the age of five, Rose’s family moved to Tekoa, Wash. and then onto St. Maries. She attend…

Wednesday, June 22, 2022

Lynn Arthur Reddekopp, age 79, died peacefully at Avalon Progressive Care in Clarkston, Wash. on June 11, 2022. Lynn was a 1961 graduate of St. Maries High School. He went on to get a Bachelor of Science degree in AgEcon at the University of Idaho. Lynn married Barbara Allen White in 1970. H…

Roxanna Elaine Traicoff (71), longtime resident of St. Maries, passed away at her home on June 17, 2022. She was born to Paul and Gladys (Mullendore) Koshney on November 20, 1950, in Greybull, Wyo. Roxy grew up on her family’s property up Hells Gulch. She attended schools in St. Maries. On M…

Barbara Jewel Magwire, 90, of St. Maries, Idaho, passed away on June 18 after a beautiful, rich, and joyful life.

Brian Arthur Hodgson (46) resident of the Benewah passed away at his home on June 13, 2022. He was born to Kenneth and Bonnie (Capparelli) Hodgson on April 15, 1976, in Coeur d’ Alene. Brian grew up in Post Falls and Plummer. He graduated from Lakeside High School with the class of 1994.

Clarence “Pete” O. Thomason (95), resident of St. Maries, passed away at home on June 18, 2022. He was born to Milton and Dolly (Dahlquist) Thomason on September 6, 1926, in Gannett, Idaho. Growing up during the Great Depression, near Gooding, without electricity and running water, and ridin…

Carol S. Richel, 57, of Plummer, passed away June 7, 2022, at Schneidmiller Hospice House in Coeur d’Alene.

Wednesday, June 15, 2022

On June 4, 2022, Randall Eugene Cordle finished his last battle, placed his sword on his shield, and stepped into Heaven. He is deeply loved and will be greatly missed on this side of eternity. Randall was born on August 14, 1949. He married Marie Courtier, the love of his life, on February …

Peter Joel Bloomsburg of Spokane died March 26, 2022 at age 62. Peter was born July 1, 1959 to Joseph and Beverly Bloomsburg. He is survived by his wife, Caitlin; his sons, Sam and Dave, and his seven brothers and sisters; Vicky, Walter, Dory, Ruth, Jeff, Anne, and Gwen.

Steven Joseph Bilte, 94, passed away on Memorial Day, May 30, 2022. He was 94 years young at heart and seemingly forever invincible. He was endearing to everyone that met him. He was an amazing husband, dad, Papa, brother, uncle and friend!

Wednesday, June 08, 2022

Sheri Dawn Hubbard, 68, longtime Kittitas Valley resident, passed away at her home on Monday, May 23, 2022.  A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, June 17, 2022 at Johnston & Williams Funeral Home in Ellensburg.

Wednesday, June 01, 2022

Emma Katherine Hustler McLaughlin (90) passed away from lymphoma cancer at home on May 24, 2022. Emma was first born child of Robert and Katheran (Hayter) Hustler on May 30, 1931 in a country log cabin built by her father in east Goosehaven near St. Maries. Seven years later, sister Marilyn …

Sándor Barta (77), former resident of St. Maries, passed away on May 21, 2022 in Mesa, Ariz. He was born December 29, 1944 in Újszentiván, Hungary to Mihaly and Ilona (Puskas) Barta. He was the only boy in a family of six sisters including one fraternal twin.

Wednesday, May 25, 2022

Charles Raymond Martin, Jr. passed away peacefully surrounded by loved ones at age 59 on May 13, 2022. Born February 22, 1963, he was raised by his mother, Judith Karpus. He was loved dearly by his brothers, Jim Martin and Anthony Ginolfi, as well as by his sister, Patty Martin-Pryor. While …

Jerry D. “Mike” Johnston (82), longtime St. Maries native, died May 16, 2022, at St. Maries. He was born November 24, 1939, to Barney and Ruth (Floyd) Johnston, Sr. at St. Maries. He grew up in St. Maries and attended schools here. He left school early to go to work in the construction indus…

Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Gary Alan “Waa” Michael (63), lifelong resident of the St. Maries and Fernwood areas, passed away on May 14, 2022, at the Schneidmiller Hospice House in Coeur d’Alene. He was born to Alan and Myrna (Geier) Michael on July 19, 1958, in St. Maries. Waa grew up in Emida where he was close to al…

Thomas Merle “Todd” Hust (50), resident of Fernwood, passed away at his home on May 7, 2022. He was born the youngest of 10 children to Nicholas and Merlene (Williams) Hust on December 7, 1971, in Ontario, Ore. Todd grew up in SW Idaho where his father’s employment took the family.

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Kim “Vince” R. Peters (67), lifelong resident of St. Maries, passed away at his home on May 6, 2022. He was born to George and Bernadine Peters on December 19, 1954, in St. Maries. Vince attended St. Maries schools where he excelled in every sport he played. He graduated from St. Maries High…

Shelly Lea Ausmus (49), resident of St. Maries, passed away at her home on May 12, 2022. She was born to James and Patricia Sweet on August 1, 1972, in Orofino. Shelly grew up in Tekoa, Wash. and graduated from Tekoa High School with the class of 1990.

Melody Vera Stephens (64), resident of St. Maries, passed away at her home on May 5, 2022. She was born to Marvin “Lucky” and Reda Harper on December 25, 1957 in Modesto, Calif. Being born on Christmas, she used to dress up on Christmas and remind her family she was the best Christmas birthd…

Wednesday, May 11, 2022

Robert D. “Rob” Adkins, 59, of Sissonville WV, 1982 classmate of St. Maries High School, passed away April 21, 2022 in Charleston WV. Rob was born February 8, 1963, in Quantico, Va. to Douglas Adkins and Karen Mitchell Adkins. At the time of his death he was employed by Bostic Concrete Services.

Gary was born in Coeur d’Alene and was indeed a son of northern Idaho. His birth interrupted a family huckleberry picking trek on a hot summer day, July 18, 1937. On the same day, Gary’s grandmother, Bertha Gray, gave birth to her 13th child (Shirley), who would become Gary’s aunt. The only …

Frank Day Michael (78), longtime Emida resident, passed away at his home on May 1, 2022. He was born to J. Keith and Cathern (Day) Michael on September 13, 1943, in Davenport, Wash. Shortly after Frank was born, the Michael family moved to Idaho. Frank attended the Emida school and St. Marie…

Elizabeth LaSarte (60), resident of Plummer, passed away at Kootenai Health in Coeur d’ Alene on April 29, 2022. She was born to Hubert Mullen and Edna LaSarte on April 19, 1962, in Spokane, Wash. Liz grew up around the DeSmet and Tensed area, attending grade school in DeSmet and high school…

Wednesday, April 27, 2022

Lynn C. Marion (68) passed away peacefully at home in Spokane, Wash. on April 7, 2022. Lynn had courageously battled an illness for two and-a-half years.

Joseph V. Martin (78), resident of St. Maries, passed away at Benewah Community Hospital on April 19, 2022 surrounded by his loving family. He was born to Alanzo and Mary Martin on January 11, 1944 in Twin Falls, Idaho. Joe grew up all around Southern Idaho, and he graduated from Boise High …

Eric entered this world via c-section (or "popped out like toast" as he used to say) on February 26, 1970 to Eddie and Lolly Jerome. He left on April 21, 2022.

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Wiley Keith Reeves (34) passed away on April 18, 2022, near Emida. He was born to David and Lois (Walden) Reeves on November 1, 1987, in Coeur d’ Alene. Wiley grew up in Emida and graduated from St. Maries High School in 2006.

Jo Evelyn Smart (87), longtime Santa resident, passed away at her home on April 18, 2022. She was born to William and Ruth Allbee on March 3, 1935, in Cape Prince of Wales, Alaska. Jo’s parents were explorers and authors. While growing up, she went on various adventures, even hiking the Yuko…

Wednesday, April 20, 2022

Norman James Bell, 82, took his last breath on March 26, 2022 in Helmer, Idaho. He was born on Jan. 30, 1940, to James and Hilda Bell. He grew up and graduated high school in Troy, Idaho.

Wednesday, April 13, 2022

Ella Rae Dutro Chase, age 88, of Madison, Miss., passed away at home on April 28, 2020 after a brief illness. Ella Rae was born to Hugh Aubrey Parker and Mary Jane Miller Parker on June 18, 1931 in Gulfport, Miss. and grew up there; graduating from Gulfport High School with the class of 1949.

Thomas Norvell Simons died April 3, 2022 at 86 after a long illness in Davis, Calif. where his daughter Andrea lives. Tom was born on October 19, 1935, in Pasadena, Calif. to Edmund Rice Simons, Jr., and Fern Cordelia Norvell Simons. Edmund was working on the San Gabriel Dam. Around 1938 the…

Wednesday, April 06, 2022

While surrounded by family, Jimmy Joe Robinson passed away in the log house he built on the St. Joe River in St. Maries, Idaho on April 3, 2022 at the age of 66.

Ace Martin “World Traveling Harley Man,” died Tuesday, March 29, 2022. Ace had many great adventures in his life and lived every day of his 83 years to the fullest. He was born and raised in San Francisco.

Earl H. “Bud” Daniels (83), resident of Emida, passed away on March 29, 2022, at Kootenai Health in Coeur d’ Alene. He was born to Earl and Mildred (Goffman) Daniels on September 29, 1938, in Portland, Ore. Bud grew up in Portland, and he left school to enlist in the U.S. Navy (serving 1955-…

Wednesday, March 16, 2022

Edward Allen Titus, Sr. (80), longtime St. Maries resident, passed away at his home surrounded by his loving family on March 10, 2022. He was born to Allen and Margaret “Jayne” (Magers) Titus on January 10, 1942, in Sanders, Idaho. Ed grew up out on Sanders; however, at the age of two, he tr…

James Wesley “Wes” Goodwin left this world Saturday March 5, 2022 at Kootenai Health in Coeur d’ Alene. He was born to James W. and Hazel (Danial) Goodwin on August 2, 1941. They owned a small farm just southwest of Heyburn State Park near Plummer. Wes attended grade school in Plummer and la…