Alumni of IHM Academy, Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, class of 1954

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  28 Jan 2024
YEARS ITEM Notes Findagrave
1949-1950 8th grade group photo Eighth Grade graduation, on steps of St Thomas School. 24 students with Fr COLLINS, CSsR.
1950 - 1954 Le Coeur 1951, 1952 Yearbooks / annuals for our years at IHM, in PDF format.
Last Name First Name Notes FindAGrave
BATCHELDER Bernadine Marie

class treasurer 9. Born CdA on 24 Jul 1936 to Howard & Helene E (BRACKELSBERG) BATCHELDER. Sister of Joan'55, Richard'57, & Gary'59 BATCHELDER. In 1946, the family lived at 1411 Wallace. Married William HANSES, who died 6 Dec 1965. Maried 2nd to Vincent Julian ELBERT at Spokane in 1970.

BUBB Marilou

Born 3 Sep 1936 to Anthony Bernard (1909-1995) & Winifred Vivian (WESTFALL, 1912-1967) BUBB, who married 12 Feb 1934 in Kellogg. Lived (1940) in Murray, Shoshone, Idaho. Lived (1952, 1954) at 223 Foster, CdA. Anthony BUBB and (father-in-law) Otto WESTFALL were partners in Mountain States Lumber Company, Murray ID. Marilou lives in Blanchard ID. She married 15 Sep 1954 at Lewiston to Earl Warren TEASLEY (1937-2000), apparently later divorced. Winifred died 1967; Anthony in 1995 Yuma.


possibly, Eva Francine CLARK, a Native American from Pierce (1935) or Grays Harbor county WA (1940 census), daughter of Geraldine (TOULOU 1905-1984) CLARK, buried in Kewa cemetery, near William Stanley CLARK Sr (1898-1971). Eva Francine had a brother, William S, b c1927. If this is Eva'54, she is a cousin of classmate Leona'54 TOULOU.

Wm Sr (dad)
DOUGLASS Charles Maynard Jr

Born 21 Sep 1936 at Walla Walla to Charles Maynard Sr (of Umatilla OR) & Beulah Mabel (COX) DOUGLASS, who married 26 Dec 1925 at Walla Walla. Charles Jr Married 12 Oct 1963 to Ruth Ann CHAMBERS at St Pat's, Spokane. Apparently later married Susan ---. Charles Jr died 17 Sep 2007 at Cd'A.

FRUECHTL Carolyn Ann

Born 1 Jul 1936 at Billings MT to Frank X Jr and Dolores T (ALLEN) FRUECHTL. Lived 2318 Sherman (1946). She became a registered nurse and worked at Sacred Heart Hospital, Spokane. She married 23 Apr 1959 to Robert M CUZZETTO, in Spokane. Twelve years later, she married Philip WESTFALL on 14 Aug 1971 at Spokane. Phil was born 13 Aug 1934, died 5 Nov 2006. Carolyn died, age 67, on 30 Jun 2003 of lung cancer. Also, see a great tribute article and multimedia about her life, in the Spokesman-Review 14 Aug 2003. Died, age 67, on 30 Jun 2003 of lung cancer. See her obituary and more family information.

GALIPEAU Marie Martha

class treasurer 12; born 6 May 1936 to Aldhemar W (1898 QC CAN-1965 WA) & Florence M (TESKE 1906 MN-1964 ID) GALIPEAU, who married 9 Apr 1927 at Kellogg. Lived 1402 Cd'A Ave (1946). Sister of Virgil (b 5 Feb 1926), Earl'47, Yvonne'48, and Donna Jean'56 GALIPEAU.
Marie married --- SMITH. Lived in Spokane, and Gilbert AZ. She died 17 Dec 2017. See obituary notice.

St Thomas:

Born 27 May 1936 to William J and Laura (SECAUR) GARVEY. Lived 601 N 17th (1946). Sister of Kathleen, Rita, Bernita, & Mary GARVEY. Cousin of Catherine'55, Eddie, Lucille('58), Eleanor'61 & Gerald'64 GARVEY. Married Leslie STEELE Jr on 13 Oct 1962 at St Thomas. Joan died 12 April 2003.

GORDON Margaret Elizabeth

class secretary 9, 12. Lived 801 N 8th (1954). Born 19 Aug 1936 in WA to Charles J & Mildred (CROWFOOT) GORDON.
Married at St Thomas on 12 Feb 1955 to George '54 NIELSEN. Lived Federal Way WA. She divorced him 29 Dec 1992. Six children.

Mildred (mom)

Born 12 Oct 1936 to Roy Curtis & Genevera (KANE) GUSTAFSON. Lived 902 Montana (1946). Brother of Patricia '51 & Roy A '51, Todd Vincent ('61) and Thomas Paul('65) GUSTAFSON. Attended Univ of Idaho. Married #1 on 29 Sep 1956 at St Thomas to Carol MORELAND, daughter of Leonard T & Charlotte (PETERSON) MORELAND.

HAUGHTON William Thomas

Born 15 Mar 1936 at Wenatchee, to Tom (lived Cd'A RR 3 in 1952) and Hazel (DRAKE) HAUGHTON Brother of Bonnie '57, Jim ('63?), and Carol('65) HAUGHTON. Lives Cd'A (2009). Bill married Linda MAINS on 14 June 1967 at Cd'A. Bill died at home (Cd'A) on 5 Sept 2019.

Bill '54
KANE Thomas J

class president 12. Born 23 Nov 1935 to Raymond James and Laura Edith (LaPRATH) KANE. Lived 822 Garden (1950's, 1960's). Brother of Carol('52), Terry and Tim'57, Michael C ('Zag'60) KANE and Colleen('65) KANE. Attended Univ Montana at Missoula.
Married 25 Apr 1960 to Mary Lou HANSON; divorced in 1985, reconciled in 1992. Mary Lou died 13 May 2007. Three sons: John (1966~2005), Jim, and Justin. See Mary Lou's obituary.

Mary Lou
Holy Cross cem:
KOSS Dona Kay (Donna Lou)

Born 3 Sep 1936 to Sylvester "Smokey" and Monica (KNUTSON) KOSS, who married on 30 Nov 1933 at St Thomas parish. (two years later, they were witnesses for Howard & Helene BATCHELDER's wedding.) Lived 1901 Pennsylvania Ave (1946). Sister of Shirley '57, Lloyd (58?), and Kenneth '63 KOSS.
Dona married Duane ENDERSON of Fairchild Air Base, at St Thomas Catholic Church on 17 November 1957. Upon honorable discharge in 1959 from the Air Force, Dona and Duane moved to Albert Lea MN. Dona died 3 September 1998, and is buried there.
Sylvester KOSS was the son of Jakole & Anna KOSS, who emigrated from Germany (Austria/Slovenia) in 1903. Jack was a coal miner in Black Diamond WA, where Smokey was born. Monica KNUTSON was the daughter of John and Harriet (BACKES) KNUTSON. Myron and Magdeline KNUTSON witnessed the KOSS wedding.

Albert Lea MN:
Dona '54

St Thomas:

MEYER Robert Kenneth

class president 9; class vice-president 12. Born 22 Apr 1935 to Kenneth Leo (1913-1990) and Catherine Agnes (McEVOY 1914-1987) MEYER, who married 27 Jan 1934 in Rockwell IA. Lived 613 Locust (1946); 612 Annie (1954). Brother of Jerry('55) and Sharon '58 MEYER. Married Janet ROHRENBACH on 11 Apr 1964.

Bob '54
Jerry'55 (bro)
MULLER Henry Joseph

Born 9 Jun 1935 to Elmer Aloysius and Magdaline "Tommy" (SCHWARZEL) MULLER. Lived 2102 Mullan (1946); 820 Birch (1954). Brother of Eleanor'55 MULLER, and nephew of Magdalene'33 and Rita'37 MULLER. Cousin of Dick'61, Tom'61 & Jo Ellen '63 HOLZER. See more MULLER / HOLZER information. Elmer, born 13 Nov 1907 in Illinois to Joseph A & Josephine (MEYER) MULLER, was a Kootenai County deputy sheriff and county commissioner, and died 20 May 1964. He also attended IHM with class of 1927, but did not graduate. Elmer & Tommy operated the "1210 lounge" on Sherman from 1950-1964. Magdaline, born 24 Apr 1910, died Sep 1973.
Henry served in the Army 1954-1958. He married 11 June 1959 to Carol DAVIS. They had four children. Henry earned an accounting degree from EWSC, and worked in computer audits for the US Treasury. He retired in 1995, and began full-time RVing with Carol. In 2005 they settled in Chehalis WA. Hank died 29 March 2023 in Olympia WA.

St Thomas:
Elmer (dad)
Tommy (mom)
NIELSEN George David

Class president 10. Born 21 Jul 1936 to George Hans & Esther (STREETER '28) NIELSEN, died 4 Mar 1994. Brother of Helenmarie'50, Esther Marlene'53, John'56, Richard'58 & Margaret'60 NIELSEN. Nephew of Lillian'32, Rose'34, Irvin'37, Delico'38 & Irene'40 STREETER.
George married at St Thomas on 12 Feb 1955 to Margaret '54 GORDON. Lived Federal Way WA. They divorced 29 Dec 1992. Six children.

PIEDMONT Katherine

Boarding student, sister of Frances'52 PIEDMONT. Class secretary 10. Attended two years at Notre Dame College (Nelson BC), then switched to Gonzaga (1956). Taught in Japan (1959-), Married 23 Feb 1963 in Japan to USMC Capt Frederick Scott CARR of Florida.


Born 23 Oct 1936 to Walter W and Catherine (SAYER) STILLINGER. Lived 1222 N 10th (1938), 1220 N 10th (1941), 1001 Walnut (1946). Aunt of Penny'74 KACZOR. Sister of Phyllis'40, Wendell'42, Larry'44, Ramona (non-grad), Joan'50, and James'58 STILLINGER.
Mary married [1] at St Thomas on 24 Oct 1954 to James WILCOTT of Hayden, son of Glenn WILCOTT and Mabel FISCH. Married [2] Edgar A. BREEDEN (1914-2010). Lives Spokane (2011). See additional family information
Mary Louise died 27 Nov 2017 in Spokane. She is buried in St Thomas cemetery.

Mary '54
TOULOU Leona Lee

Born 5 Oct 1936 on Colville Indian Reservation, 3/16 blood quantum to Julius A (1912-1987) & Gertrude (VEACH 1915-1990) TOULOU. Boarding student at IHM, with sisters Lila'48 and Judy (unk) TOULOU. Married --- NICHOLS. Leona died age 44 in Jun 1981. Buried with TOULOU family in Kewa cemetery, Ferry county WA.

Kewa cem:
VEDDER Darlene M

Born 29 May 1936 to Clarence R and Katherine Leona (MARTELL) VEDDER. Sister of Colleen'55, Anna Marie'60, & Clarence ('68) VEDDER. Cousin of ============HEALY, REAGAN, RARICK, SCHAFFNER ===================
Lived 305 Garden (1938); 12A Mullan Pk (Project) (1946, 1949); 210 Indiana (1952). Married 30 Oct 1956 at St Thomas to Donald B MOORMANN, son of Henry & Mary M (BESTE) MOORMANN. Marriage nullified 29 Apr 1976.
Married #2 Andrew WRIGHT on 24 Nov 1966 (?) at the Hitchin' Post, Cd'A. They lived at Connell, Washington.
Darlene died 10 Jan 2014. Her ashes were scattered near Lake Coeur d'Alene. See obituary at Find-A-Grave.

VEDDER family:
Clarence R VEDDER, born 06 Apr 1903 in WI to Edgar (1872-1946) and Friedelena "Ella" (HERBST 1880-1949) VEDDER, died 14 Nov 1994. (Katherine) Leona, born 1912 to Leo (1880-1934) & Katherine C (REAGAN) MARTELL (1884-1976), married Clarence 5 Apr 1934 at mass at St Thomas, and died 16 Dec 1976. All six are buried in St Thomas cemetery.
About 1907, the VEDDER family moved from Wisconsin to Cd'A.
In 1910, the family lived on Davidson St.
in 1920, Clarence VEDDER, 16, lived with his parents & sibs in Cd'A (LaCrosse area) (1920 census).
In 1930, Clarence VEDDER, 26, lived with his parents & sibs in Cd'A. (1930 census)
In 1940, Clarence lived with wife Leona, and daughters Darlene and Colleen, at 305 Garden, Cd'A.
St Thomas:
class of 1954

Donna Eugenia BROOKS (b 1 Sep 1935) and her sister, Darlene "Sally" BROOKS (b 23 Oct 1936 in Philip SD to Martin N & Darlene Jean (FORTUNE) BROOKS [MORELAND], were in this class during sophomore year. Lived 2201 N 4th (1946, 1953). Sisters of Martin (??) and Roger '63 BROOKS.
Donna married Thomas Nelson LOUDIN Sr Tom's burial, lived in Kootenai county. They had 4 children in St Thomas school, until the St Pius school opened.
Sally married John J GAMET Jr on 24 Aug 1953, lived Cd'A, and died 27 Jun 2009. Buried in Riverview cemetery, as are her parents, Martin, 1906-1978, and Darlene J, 1918-2008.

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