Wednesday, November 23, 2022
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James “Jim” Patrick Whipple (58), resident of Harrison, went to his eternal home on November 14, 2022, with his family by his side. He fought hard against cancer for two years. He was born to James David and Margaret Rose (Bednar) Whipple on April 23, 1964, in Binghamton, N.Y. Jim grew up in…

James Paul (J.P.) Vedder (81), resident of St. Maries, passed away at the Schneidmiller Hospice House on November 13, 2022. He was born to Rolland and Margaret (Burke) Vedder on January 2, 1941 in Hawthorne, Calif. J.P. grew up in Hawthorne and attended Junipero Serra High School. He graduat…

Billie Rae Brown (63) passed away in St. Maries on November 18, 2022 with family by her side. She was born to William and Winnie (Usrey) Tiller on July 18, 1959, in Burns, Ore. Billie attended school in Orofino and graduated from Orofino High School with the class of 1977. Following high sch…

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, November 16, 2022

Rodney Oliver Dickenson (85), resident of Santa, passed away at Benewah Community Hospital on November 6, 2022. Rodney was born (1937) in Portland, Ore. to Robert Royce and Daisy Fern (Warner) Dickenson, and grew up in Pine Grove and Pendleton, Ore. He graduated from Pendleton High School wi…

James Summers (76), resident of St. Maries, passed away at Kootenai Health on November 10, 2022. He was born to Bill and Betty (Vicks) Summers on January 23, 1946, in Lewistown, Mont. Jim grew up all over in the state of Montana as his parents moved frequently.

David Arthur McQueen Sr. (80), resident of Fernwood, passed away at home surrounded by his loving family on November 8, 2022.  He was born to Robert and Pearl (Spicer) McQueen on August 5, 1942, in Everett, Wash. As a child, David grew up in Washington and Southern California.  Following his…

Frank Alexander Hebert Jr. (73), resident of Plummer, passed away at Kootenai Health on November 5, 2022. He was born to Frank Sr. and Ellen Hebert on January 2, 1949 in Marenisco, Mich. As a child, Frank’s family moved around quite a bit before settling in St. Maries. Frank attended St. Mar…

Wednesday, November 09, 2022

Doug “Hot Rod” Michael (68), lifelong resident of the St. Maries and Emida areas, passed away in Boise on October 27, 2022. He was born to J. Keith and Cathern (Day) Michael on January 23, 1954. Doug attended school through the 8th grade at Upriver, and then St. Maries High School graduating…

On November 3, 2022, DeVonne Lee Waddell left the prison of her failing body and stepped into the arms of Jesus. Since her recent leg injury, she worried about not being able to walk again or return to her home. Now she is Home. She is probably walking through heaven in jeweled barefoot sand…

Wednesday, November 02, 2022

Thomas D. DuHamel (91) was born in Chicago and was adopted by Thomas and Merle DuHamel. They lived in Chicago for a few years before moving to Reno, Nev. As the Second World War approached the family moved to California where his father worked for Douglas Aircraft.

The world lost a beautiful soul and heaven gained another beautiful saint as Patsy June Angelo passed October 22, 2022 at age 89.

Wednesday, October 26, 2022

Gerald “Jerry” Lee Issler was born May 29, 1934, to Sam and Doris Issler in Oakes, N.D. He grew up in the Plummer/St. Maries area and attended school in Plummer. He passed away peacefully on October 14, 2022 at the age of 88.

Edward Earl Haskins (80) resident of St. Maries, was called home to Jesus on October 24, 2022, after a long and courageous battle with cancer. He was born to John and Nova (Williams) Haskins on September 10, 1942, in Heber Springs, Ark. Ed’s family moved to St. Maries when he was in grade sc…

Myron James Hodgson, 94, passed away peacefully on Sept. 2, 2022 in Spokane Valley, Wash. He was born October 25, 1927, in Benewah Valley to Loy and Agnes Hodgson, the sixth of 10 children.

Bernard “Bud” James Rose (86), longtime St. Maries resident, passed away at his home on October 15, 2022. He was born to Robert and Martha (Libolt) Rose on March 15, 1936, in Valentine, Neb.. When he was a child, Bud’s family headed out west as his father was seeking work. The family of 10+ …

Wednesday, October 19, 2022

Ray and Joy Brouse, lifetime residents of Worley/Plummer, Idaho, doing what they loved to do, returned to their home in heaven on October 2, 2022. Their love for their family, friends, and community will be truly missed.  

Douglas Anthony Thorp (59), resident of Harrison, passed away at Kootenai Health on October 8, 2022, surrounded by his loving family. He was born to Marshall and Vicky (Burrell) Thorp on February 19, 1963, in West Covina, Calif. Doug grew up in Ocean Side, Calif. until his family moved to Pl…

Wednesday, October 12, 2022

Richard (Rick) R. Carney, age 69, joined the Lord at his home on Oct. 5, 2022, after a courageous fight with cancer. Rick was born to Carl and Eve Carney in San Jose, Calif. on May 30, 1953.

Hazel Virginia Alexander (100) was born on December 29, 1921, to Perry and Fay (McLain) Alexander in La Verne, Calif. Hazel was called home on September 21, 2022, in the early morning at Valley Vista Care Center.

Wednesday, October 05, 2022

Daniel H. Duross, age 89, passed away Sept. 9, 2022 at Schneidmiller House in Coeur d’Alene from age related causes.

Roger Leroy Kibbee passed away the evening of Sept. 9, 2022 after a short battle with cancer.

Linda K. Sherrod, 75, peacefully passed away Sunday, September 25, 2022.

Wednesday, September 28, 2022
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William “Steve” Ettinger (90), resident of St. Maries, passed away at his home on September 20, 2022, surrounded by his loving family. He was born the fifth of nine children to Allan and Mary Ann (Rigsby) Ettinger on August 5, 1932, in Taylorville, Ill. When Steve was two years old, his fami…

Thursday, September 22, 2022

Eleanor Rae Law (76), resident of St. Maries, passed away at Kootenai Health surrounded by her family on September 11, 2022. She was born to Lester and Irene Lamb on September 28, 1945 in Grangeville, Idaho. Eleanor grew up on a ranch between Grangeville and Kamiah. She attended Grangeville …

Larry Allen Joines (54), Post Falls resident, passed away at his home on September 12, 2022 after a courageous 15 month battle with cancer. He was born to Irvin and Joyce (Tindell) Joines on November 25, 1967 in Evansville, Ind. Larry grew up in Indiana and California before his family moved…

Keith D. Washburn (75), resident of St. Maries, passed away at his home on September 12, 2022. He was born to George and Delois (Bryant) Washburn on January 21, 1947, in Boise.

Stephen Robert DeSaussure (70), longtime St. Maries resident, passed away at his home on September 10, 2022. He was born to Robert and Jean DeSaussure on September 18, 2022 in San Francisco, Calif. Steve grew up in San Francisco and graduated from San Rafael High School with the class of 1968.

Wednesday, September 14, 2022

Wilma L. Murray (85), resident of Santa, passed away at her home on September 11, 2022. She was born on February 21, 1937, in Pittsburgh, Pa. At the age of 14 she left home with her boyfriend Earl Willard and ended up in the Reno, Nev. area. At the age of 16, Wilma married Earl and they even…

Mabel Evans Lovett, of Hobbs, passed away on August 28, 2022 at her home. She was born July 9, 1931 in Albuquerque, N.M. to B. Clarence and Olita Evans. Mabel was everyone’s biggest cheerleader and greatest fan. Mabel loved her husband Jack.

William Eugene Hochstetler (90), resident of St. Maries, passed away on September 3, 2022 at Kootenai Health in Coeur d’ Alene, ID. He was born to Vernon and Marie Hochstetler on November 24, 1931 in Medina, Ohio. Bill graduated from Ashland High School in 1950 and joined the US Navy shortly…

Wednesday, September 07, 2022

Matilda Inez Vinson (87), resident of Puyallup, Wash. and former St. Maries resident, passed away on September 1, 2022. She was born to Edward and Marie (Whatkin) Herbinaux on June 21, 1935 in DeSmet.

Eric Eugene Hedlund (80), longtime St. Maries resident, passed away at his home on August 28, 2022. He was born to Emery and Vera (Moody) Hedlund on September 29, 1941, in St. Maries. Gene attended school in St. Maries and graduated from St. Maries High School with the class of 1959.

Nannette E. Moore (62), resident of St. Maries, passed away at her home on August 26, 2022. She was born to Wally and Donna Moore on February 16, 1960, in Avery, Idaho. Nannette grew up in Avery and attended school there. She graduated from St. Maries High School with the class of 1978.

Robert (Bob) Earl Woodbury, age 89, passed away August 24, 2022, in the comfort of his favorite chair at his home in St. Maries, Idaho. He was predeceased by his father and mother, Harry and Pauline Woodbury, as well as his brother Richard (Dick) Woodbury. Bob is survived by his loving and d…

Robert Gregg VanVleet (75) passed away on August 26, 2022, at Schneidmiller Hospice House in Coeur d’ Alene. He was born June 12, 1947, in Burns, Ore. to Harvey N. VanVleet and Una M (Murphy) VanVleet. Robert grew up in Killdeer, N.D. and attended and boarded at St. Mary’s Parochial School i…

Wednesday, August 31, 2022

Life is so short, but Lane Hathaway packed in so much living. He was born March 9, 1938. He died August 22, 2022 at the age of 84.

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…

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…