Obituaries of IHM Students, friends and family

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Spokesman-Review note: It appears that the Spokane paper removed all of it's content from the FindArticles website in June 2007. Many of the links below, to Spokesman-Review obituaries, no longer work. If the link contains this directory: "mi_qn4186", the link will come up as "publication not found".


New Additions! I recently collected over 100 related Cd'A Press obituaries from the 1970's through 2000, and have temporarily posted scanned versions of them on a separate page, Scanned Obituaries.

New Additions! See new index and more obituaries


Bob '70 WEBER, 1952-2011

Catherine HOFMEISTER, 1915-2011

Ramona (STILLINGER) OLSON, 1929-2009

see New Obituary Page

Sister Rosalian (ARMBRUSTER), IHM, 1926 ~ 2011

Sister Rosalian served at St Thomas Elementary School (not at IHM) in Cd'A from 1960-1967. She died 26 March 2011 at Scranton PA. See full obituary and picture.


Photo of Pat (RANSOM) SMITH

Patricia Marie ('67 RANSOM) SMITH, 1949 ~ 2011

Pat ('67 RANSOM) SMITH, age 61, died Monday, May 23, 2011 at Newport WA. She is the sister of Mike '66 RANSOM, of Albany, Oregon; Sue '68 (Jerry) BURREY of Springboro, Ohio; Mary "Liz" '72 (Mike) MOUDY of Newport; Barbara '73 BOLICH, Spokane, and Dave (Patty) RANSOM, Richland WA.
See full obituary. Also see Cd'A Press obituary, 31 May 2011.

Kevin P KING, 1967 ~ 2011

Kevin P KING, age 43, of Spokane, died suddenly on 12 Jan 2011. He is the youngest child of Charles Patrick & Dorothy (NEUMAYER) KING. Kevin's siblings are Kris '67, Patrick '70, Bob '72, Elizabeth '74, and Dan KING. See obituary, or Cd'A Press obituary, and Hennessey Funeral Home online memorial.
Photo of Kevin KING

Philip DOLAN

Philip Edwin DOLAN, 1919 ~ 2011

Philip E DOLAN, age 91, died 11 Jan 2011 at Cd'A. Phil is the father of Stephen '67, James '69, Timothy '72, David '73 and Anne DOLAN. See obituary transcript, or read the Cd'A Press obituary. Picture and memorial at Yates Funeral Home site. Also see a 2006 Gonzaga tribute.

Mary A ('38 BAUMGARTNER) CARLSON, 1920 ~ 2010

Mary A (BAUMGARTNER) CARLSON is the sister of Harriett F '35, & Elsie M '37 BAUMGARTNER. Mother of Richard ('65) CARLSON and Cynthia ('67) CARLSON. Died 27 Dec 2010 at Cd'A. See Obituary. Also see more family information.

Henry C. HAMMRICH, 1927 ~ 2010

Henry HAMMRICH, father of Kathy ('71 HAMMRICH) RUMELHART, died 30 Nov 2010. See obituary

James A DALY, 1916 ~ 2010

Mr DALY was the father of Michael DALY, who attended St Thomas with the IHM class of 1966. See obituary.

Julia J (LADESIC) O'CONNELL, 1945 ~ 2010

The wife of Dr Jim '60 O'CONNELL died 8 Dec 2010. See obituary.

Marie Ann (BLOCK) MACY, 1936 ~ 2010

Marie MACY, mother of Rosemary '56, Jean '58 and Alice '60 MACY, and widow of George MACY, died 4 Aug 2010 at Cd'A. See obituary.

Katherine ('60 McCORMICK) OLSEN, 1942 ~ 2009

Kathy '60 McCORMICK died of cancer on 1 July 2009 at Bonners Ferry. See obituary for more family information.

Jo Ellen ('62 MEYERS) PROSSER, 1944 ~ 2010

Jo Ellen '62 MEYERS died of cancer about 22 Dec 2010 at Post Falls. She is the sister of Bob '66 MEYERS and Kathleen (married Michael '73 McDOWELL). See obituary.

Roger William SEMANKO, 1918 ~ 2010

Roger SEMANKO, age 92, was the father of Terry '58 SEMANKO, and Claudia '62 SEMANKO. See obituary or Cd'A Press obituary,, 23 Nov 2010.

Paul William ('62) SMITH Jr, 1944 ~ 2010

Colonel Paul William SMITH, 66, died at home Thursday 15 July 2010, surrounded by family when he succumbed to advanced metastatic melanoma.
Visitation, rosary and funeral Mass were held at St Patrick's Catholic Church in Anchorage, Alaska. He was buried with full military honors at Fort Richardson National Cemetery.
Born in Sandpoint, 13 Feb 1944 to Paul William and Elizabeth Josephine (HUDON) SMITH, he spent his childhood in North Idaho and Washington state. His family settled in Coeur d'Alene in 1953 where Paul attended St Thomas Catholic Grade School. He spent six years at Holy Redeemer College, a Redemptorist seminary in Oakland CA, and was a graduate of Gonzaga University in 1967.
Paul is survived by his wife, Cheryl; his two sisters, Theresa ('64 SMITH) ESZTERGALYOS, Vancouver WA, and Celine LEHMAN, C'dA; his five sons, Paul William III, Daniel, Matthew, Peter and Alan SMITH; and six grandchildren, Alexander, Denali, Margarete, Eleanor, Julia and Finnegan SMITH. Paul was preceded in death by his unborn sons, John and James, his parents, and younger brother, Dennis '70 SMITH.
from: Cd'A Press, 27 Jul 2010     |     Full obituary, family information

Donald Lynn PURDY, 1918 ~ 2009

Donald L PURDY, father of Janice '66, Don ('68), Dennis '70, & Susan '72 PURDY, died 3 Jan 2009 at Cd'A. He married Martha Corrine CABBAGE, sister of Dorus Eby CABBAGE who married Helen E GRIBNAU ('48?) (b 8 Feb 1930), sister of the GRIBNAU graduates.
Cd'A Press obituary, 7 Jan 2009.     |     SSDI.

Darlene “Sally” ('54 BROOKS) GAMET, 1936~2009

Darlene (Sally) GAMET, age 72, died 27 Jun 2009 at Cd'A. She was born 23 Oct 1936 at Phillip SD to Martin & Darlene (FORTUNE) BROOKS. She married John J GAMET Jr on 24 Aug 1953.
Sally worked for Cd'A Creamery and Hanks grocery store in BestLand). She was a bookkeeper for Gamet Logging and a McNess Dealer.
She is survived by her husband, John; three children Marcia (DJ) GLEASON, Chewelah WA, Jeff (Roni) GAMET. Condon MT, Traci (Jerry) TERRA, Dalton Gardens; grandchildren, Heather (Eric) PARDICK, Rathdrum ID, Travis (Katie) GLEASON, Swan Lake MT, Jason and Cole GAMET, Condon MT, Billy and Robyn GAMET, Dalton Gardens; four great-grandchildren, Austin and Kylee PARDICK, Dakota WOOD, Darby GLEASON; sister Donna LOUDIN, Hayden Lake, brothers Martin (Judy) BROOKS, Santa ID, and Roger '63 (Linda) BROOKS, Fairbanks, Alaska.
Visitation at English Funeral Chapel; funeral at St Pius, burial at Riverview Cemetery, with her parents.
See obituary

Julia (Julie) Josephine (LADESIC) O'CONNELL, 1945 ~ 2010

Julie is survived by her husband, Dr James P '60 O'CONNELL, of almost 44 years; and her three children. See Cd'A Press obituary, Thursday, 9 December 2010. or, see copy of obituary.

Donald Byron '62 WILEY Jr, 1943 ~ 2004

Funeral for Donald B WILEY Jr, age 60, held 6 May 2004 at Thornhill Valley Funeral Home. He died on Sunday (2 May). He was born in Cottonwood ID, and lived in Spokane for 40 years.
He was an employee of Albertsons for more than 40 years and was an avid Washington State University football fan.
Survivors include his father, Donald B WILEY Sr, Cd'A; a son, Mark WILEY, Spokane; two daughters, Brenda WILEY, Spokane and Sabrina McGUIRE, Portland; a sister, Rene (WILEY '73) WILLIAMS, Clayton WA; and a brother, Terry G '66 WILEY, Spokane.
Spokesman-Review obituary, 6 May 2004     |     SSDI

Donald Byron WILEY Sr, 1922 ~ 2010

Donald Byron WILEY (Sr) died Tuesday, 21 Sep 2010 after a short and courageous battle with cancer. He was born 9 May 1922 in Wauneta NE, one of 10 children born to Leslie Cleveland and Minnie Ethel (TERRY) WILEY. He married Bette Jean TRAUTMAN at Spokane on 17 Sep 1942, and enlisted in the Army on 14 Dec 1942. He was a Browning automatic rifle specialist and spent seven months in a German concentration camp, due to the wounds he received carrying out that duty. He received several commendations, including the bronze star and several purple hearts. He retired from the Idaho State Department of Highways and was an active member of the Catholic Church and remained faithful to the end. All who witnessed his death were edified by his peace of soul.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Bette (1 Apr 1924 ~ 10 Aug 2002) and son Donald B '62 WILEY (Jr) (1943-2004).
He is survived by two of his children: Terry '66 WILEY of Spokane, and Rene' ('73 WILEY) WILLIAMS, Phoenix AZ. He leaves six grandchildren and four great grandchildren.
Rosary and sung Requiem Mass at Immaculate Conception Church, Post Falls. Interment at Saint Joseph's Cemetery, Trentwood WA. Donations to St Thomas Aquinas Seminary, Winona MN.
Cd'A Press obituary, 29 Sep 2010     |    

John Louis MONTREUIL, 1922 ~ 2010

Father of Stephanie '66, Ken '68 & Paul '73 MONTREUIL. See family history.
Cd'A Press obituary, 20 Aug 2010

Lawrence Henry ('33) FROST, 1915 ~ 2010

Lawrence Henry FROST, 95, died 18 May 2010. He was born 12 May 1915 in Harrison to Rose (MORIN) and Peter FROST. He was the last surviving of their 11 children. All of his life he lived on the shores of Lake Coeur d'Alene. After his mother died in 1921, he moved to Cd'A with his sister, Dorothy '37 (FROST) and attended IHM Academy and Coeur d'Alene High School. In 1937 he married Arvella Marie HAMILTON. She died in 2006.
He is survived by daughters, Cheryel THOSTENSON, St Maries, and Kathleen (George) SAYLER, Cd'A; granddaughters, Marie DYMKOSKI, Cherie McCALL, Debbie YEAROUT, Heather AMOREBIETA and Michelle QUERY, and 7 great-grandchildren, plus 2 great-great-grandchildren.
He was a great supporter of local athletic programs from local girl's softball to NIC basketball. Many young women in Coeur d'Alene knew him as Grampa Gum as he provided bubble gum for all the girls on his granddaughters' softball teams over the years. His passion for improving activities for youth included serving as president of the White Pine Council of Camp Fire, establishing Camp Neewahlu in Kidd Island, and coordinating work teams of dads to build the camp.
Memorials to Children's Village, the Jewitt House Trust Fund, or the Tubbs Hill Foundation.
Cd'A Press obituary, 9 Jun 2010.     |     SSDI: Lawrence     |     Yates Funeral Home memorial
Larry FROST, recent photo

Lawrence B "Butch" '58 ANDERSON, 1940 ~ 2010

Died 31 May 2010, following a six-year battle with cancer. |
Cd'A Press notice | Hodge Funeral Home memorial

Jordan Cory BOLLER, 2010

Jordan Cory BOLLER was born 11 May 2010 to Cory BOLLER and Michelle SAND at Kootenai Medical Center, Cd'A. He died 2 days later at Sacred Heart Medical Center in Spokane.
He is survived by his parents, brother Michael and sister Kaitlin at home in Post Falls; grandparents Clara & John '70 BOLLER of Hayden, Kelly & Mike SAND of Cd'A, and Mark & Kevyn CASSON of Post Falls; great-grandparents Mary McGRAW of Coeur d'Alene, JR & Karen APPLEBY of Cd'A, and Earl & Kathleen WATSON of Anchorage; aunts and uncles Rob & Carrie (BOLLER) BUTTERFIELD of Post Falls, and Ryan REEVES of Cd'A.
Cd'A Press obituary, 19 May 2010     |     Yates Funeral Home memorial

Ivor Allen BAUMAN, 1920 ~ 2010

Ivor A BAUMAN, 89, formerly of Kingston, died at Spokane on Monday, 29 Mar 2010.
Ivor was born 20 May 1920, in Kingston ID to Philip Gustav & Cora Maude (JAMES) BAUMAN (who married at Kellogg on 8 Nov 1911). He was a World War II Veteran, studied at the University of Idaho and taught music in Potlatch where he met his wife, M Genevieve "Genny". They were married for 51 years. They raised their 11 children in the same home he was raised in.
Ivor retired from Bunker Hill as an accountant when it closed in 1981. He and Genny were very active at St Rita's Parish in Kellogg. He was an active member of the Knights of Columbus and the VFW. His final years were spent at Park Place Retirement Community in Spokane Valley WA.
Ivor was preceded in death by his wife, Genny (1925~1999). He is survived by his children and their spouses: Phyllis '67 (Lon) HADFIELD, Terry '68 BAUMAN, Mary '69 (Jim) TAYLOR, Dave '71 (Jan) BAUMAN, Dorothy (John) ANDERSON, Dianne (Bruce) TUNING, Annette (Al) BARRIL, Carol (Craig) LEWIS, Chris BAUMAN, Rob (Debbie) BAUMAN, Karan (Jeff) TUCKER; 31 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren.
Memorial service Saturday 3 April 2010 at St Pius X, Cd'A. Memorials to Hospice of Spokane. Burial in Bauman Family Cemetery, Pinehurst ID.
Yates Funeral Home guestbook     |     Cd'A Press obituary, 1 Apr 2010     |    
Ivor A BAUMAN, 1920 ~ 2010

John J '55 COSTELLO, 1937 ~ 2010

John J COSTELLO, 73, died 15 March 2010 after a brief battle with leukemia. He was born 12 Feb 1937 in Coeur d'Alene to John S and Elizabeth (KARRER) COSTELLO.
He graduated from the University of Idaho, then served in the US Navy until 1961. He married and had family in Long Beach CA. He was licensed as a CPA in Aug 1964, and had a successful CPA career in forensic accounting, as a partner in Arthur Young & Co, and later with Gursey Schneider, and then Hemming Morse.
He was twice elected president of the Virginia Country Club, served on the board of the Jonathan Club, CalCPA, St Anthony College Prep High School, and AICPA Council. He supported the Long Beach Symphony, was a faculty member of the National Judicial College, and was campaign treasurer for a governor and congressman. He attended 25 Super Bowls, visited all seven continents, owned thoroughbred race horses, had several holes-in-one and was a member of the Hayden Lake Country Club.
He is survived by his wife, Cindy; children John Jr (Jenny), Jane (Jay) and Jim; grandsons John III and Jared, and his brother, Bill '56 (Kathy) COSTELLO. He was preceded in death by his parents, John S (1892~1976) and Elizabeth (1896~1984), both in southern California.
Cd'A Press obituary, Sat 27 Mar 2010     |     Long Beach Press-Telegram obituary, 17 Mar 2010     |     SSDI John S     |     SSDI Elizabeth     |     Parents' marriage certificate     |     John '55; family info

William M GIESA, 1915 ~ 2010

William M. GIESA died Saturday, 13 Mar 2010 in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho. He was 94. His wife died the previous day.
Bill was born in Potlatch ID to William Frederick and Marie (PEVAN) GIESA on 4 Sep 1915. The oldest of seven children, he lived his early years in Spokane, attending St Al's, Gonzaga Prep and GU, and the University of Washington.
He married Margaret (GRIDLEY) GIESA in 1942, then reported for training for the RCAF, served in the US Army Air Corps, and was credited with 50 missions over the Ploesti mine fields in Romania.
After the war, he went into business with A L GRIDLEY, Oscar NELSON and Jim GRIDLEY to open Gridley Investment Co. He retired in 1983, following 38 years of service. He was active in his trade association and many local organizations.
He was preceded in death by his wife; his four brothers, Donald, Robert, Paul and Gerry Pat; and two sisters, Marguerite and Mary Louise. Survivors include his three sons, Mike '61 (Audrey Long) of Sheboygan Falls WI, Patrick '67 (Cheryl) of Northville MI, and Jim '68 (Donna) of Richland WA; and one daughter, Kathy '63 MONTGOMERY (Pat PICKENS) of Coeur d'Alene, and nine grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Cd'A Press obituary, 16 Mar 2010     |     PDF version, full obituary

Margaret L (GRIDLEY) GIESA, 1918 ~ 2010

Margaret L (GRIDLEY) GIESA died Friday, 12 Mar 2010, at Coeur d'Alene. She was 91.
Margie was born 29 May 1918 in Cd'A, to A Lawrence and Inger (STRAALSJOE) GRIDLEY. After attending local grade schools and high school, she was affiliated with the Alpha Chi Omega Sorority at the University of Idaho for two years, followed by a quarter at the University of Washington, and then a year at Chouinard's Art Institute in Los Angeles.
On 1 Jan 1942, she married William M GIESA from Spokane WA.
She was a 50-year member of Chapter AV PEO, she helped found the original Kootenai Medical Center "pink lady" auxiliary, and enjoyed sewing, art work and volunteering for many local charities and groups.
She was preceded in death by her two brothers, Jim and Jack. Joint memorial service 11 am Friday, 19 Mar 2010, at St Thomas Catholic Church.
Cd'A Press obituary, 16 Mar 2010     |     PDF version, full obituary

Alma MIHELICH, 1912 ~ 2010

Alma Josephine (FOLDEN) MIHELICH, 97, entered eternal life peacefully at home on 1 March 2010. She was born in Clearwater ID on 27 July 1912 to Martin Jergon and Emma (OLSON) FOLDEN, the seventh of eight children, all of whom preceded her in death.
Her father died when she was five. She came to North Idaho as a freshman at Cd'A HS and worked for her board, a challenge she was proud of meeting all her life. Though it was wrenching to be separated from her widowed mother and many of her family, her sister Clara did the same, and they persevered together. Alma graduated from CHS in 1930.
After attending business school, Alma worked at F W Woolworth Company, where she met the store manager, Joseph A MIHELICH. They married 10 Jan 1944 in Seattle, after Joe joined the Navy. After residing at Farragut Naval Station and Spokane WA, they settled in Coeur d'Alene where they raised five children.
Alma became a Catholic at St Thomas Church on 20 Dec 1959. She was a member of the St Thomas Auxiliary and active as a Cub Scout den mother. Her favorite hobby was gardening, and she worked wonders on every inch of the Mihelich property.
Alma was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Joe; brothers Oscar, Ed and Henry FOLDEN; sisters Julia FOLDEN, Mabel HAND, Thelma SKINNER and Clara MELIS.
She is survived by her children and their spouses; Sister Christine '63 MIHELICH, IHM; Mike '66 MIHELICH, both Cd'A; John '64 MIHELICH, Estancia NM; Ed '68 (Lorie) MIHELICH, Evergreen CO; Tom '71 (Becky) MIHELICH, Portland OR; grandsons Christopher MIHELICH and wife, Laura OPENSHAW, and Patrick MIHELICH, as well as nieces and nephews.
Vigil service Sunday, 7 March 2010 at English Funeral Chapel, Cd'A, with funeral Mass at 11 am Monday, 8 March at St Thomas, Cd'A. Burial at St Thomas Catholic Cemetery, Cd'A.
Cd'A Press obituary, 3 Mar 2010.    |     SSDI Joe (1903-1968)     |    

Alice Virginia (GRIBNAU '51) ROSENLUND, 1933 ~ 2010

Alice Virginia (GRIBNAU) ROSENLUND, age 76, was born 25 Feb 1933, in Post Falls ID to Frank and Eugenia (FRIEDT) GRIBNAU. At a young age her family moved to Coeur d'Alene where she grew up and graduated from IHM High School in 1951. She later married Floyd ROSENLUND, her husband of 56 years.
For many years she and Floyd owned the Tower Inn and later the Lakers Inn taverns. It was there that she advised and guided many people through life especially those that called her mother. She was a good friend to everyone that came in and shared her hospitality. Many have commented how she helped them at some point in their lives move through troubled times or was simply a friend when they needed one. She was also known for her beautiful yard that was constantly in bloom. In the spring the rhododendrons and azaleas were spectacular and worth a detour to see. Her love of her garden helped make her an expert on plant varieties and garden pests which she put to use advising her friends or when she worked at Duncan's gardens.
She also enjoyed collecting antiques and porcelain that she would find at estate and yard sales. Alice was not afraid to try anything and would throw herself into her efforts by learning and experimenting with her new subject. She did this with painting landscapes and showed that she had an eye for color and proportion.
She is survived by her husband, Floyd and four children and their spouses, Axel (Rusty) ROSENLUND, Jim '71 and Theresa ROSENLUND (Cd'A), Lynn ('74 ROSENLUND) IVERSON, Joe '74 and Sarah ROSENLUND (Boise); grandchildren Kelly Van DEWERKER, Shaun WILCOX, Joe IVERSON, Jenevra WATKINS, Adam ROSENLUND and Jamie HOLLISTER; great-grandchildren Donovan IVERSON and Antonio WATKINS; her sisters, Cecilia (GRIBNAU) JACOBS, Helen La BELLE, Theresa (GRIBNAU '46) HOUCK, Patricia SALE, Norma (GRIBNAU '55) WOOCK and Barbara HIPPLER.
She was preceded in death by her parents, grandson William WILCOX, great-granddaughter Arriana Rose WATKINS, brothers Bill, Ed, Pius and Adam GRIBNAU and sister Elizabeth Marie (1925~1939) GRIBNAU.
There will be a celebration of her life at 1 pm Sunday, at the Coeur d'Alene Eagles upstairs.
Cd'A Press obituary, 26 Jan 2010     |     Father's obituary

Laddie John NOVAK, 1924 ~ 2009

Laddie John NOVAK, age 85, died 24 Dec 2009. He was born 21 May 1924 at Chicago IL to Jacob and Arnosta NOVAK, who emigrated from Czechosovakia in 1911 & 1913, and married c 1917. Laddie grew up in North Riverside IL with siblings James [b c1918 IL] and Lillian [b c 1921 IA]. Jacob was a carpenter.
Laddie enlisted in the Navy during WW2 and served for 4-1/2 years, stationed on the Destroyer USS Hazelwood in the Pacific as a gunner and coxswain. He was honorably discharged in 1945. He married Mary Ann HEDRLIN in January 1948 in Cicero IL. They moved to Crystal Lake IL, where he managed his own construction business, and they raised their family. He enjoyed the outdoors, including swimming, waterskiing, fishing and hunting. He was an avid gardener and loved to play the accordion.
In October 1964 the family to Coeur d'Alene, where Laddie achieved his dream of owning and flying his own small aircraft, and mastering his talent as a magician. He built many houses here, and retired for a short time to the San Diego area where he had his own orange and avocado orchard. He soon moved back to Coeur d'Alene, enjoying his retirement as a gardener, sharing his abundant produce with family and friends. During the winter months he enjoyed woodworking in his shop.
Laddie John is survived by his wife of 62 years, Mary Ann, and his five children : daughters Nancy '67 and her husband Gary '65 HALER, Linda '69 (Jerry) MAYER, Connie '73 (Tom) DUNN; sons John (Renee) NOVAK and Bill (Dawn) NOVAK; ten grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Funeral 2 Jan 2010 at St Pius X.
Cd'A Press obituary, 28 Dec 2009

Daniel John YEAROUT, 1954 ~ 2008

Daniel YEAROUT, 53, of Vancouver WA, died there Saturday 26 April 2008. He was born 24 Sept 1954 in Cd'A to Dalbert and Elizabeth (BALLIOT) YEAROUT. He grew up in Northern Idaho, entered the Air Force after high school and served four years. After discharge he attended the University of Arizona in Tucson. He worked as a computer programmer for different companies, but his passion was scuba diving. He became a Dive Master and taught diving at Clark College. He was also a Merchant Marine officer and earned credentials to captain 100-ton vessels. He owned and operated Beneath the Waves Dive Shop in Vancouver for many years but sold it when he learned of his illness, working the last four years in the Caribbean. He had a zest for life and made one last trip to Las Vegas with his mother and sisters to see a show shortly before his death.
Daniel is survived by his mother, Elizabeth BALLIOT, Cd'A; ex-wife and cherished friend, Kathy (KELLER) YEAROUT of Vancouver; daughter, Angela (YEAROUT) RICHARDSON of Omaha NE; sons, Ian, Ryan and Aaron YEAROUT, all Vancouver; brother, David of LaLiberstad, Nicaragua; sisters, Debra SAMSEL and Diana FARQUHAR of Cd'A, and Dolores BORLEY of Smelterville ID. He also has two grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his father in 2006. Memorial service at the Briar Rose Inn in Vancouver. Memorial donations to the American Cancer Society.
Funeral home obituary     |     Published in the Columbian, Vancouver WA, 4 May 2008.     |     SSDI Daniel     |     Dalbert, 1934~2006    |     BALLIOT family information

Thomas Arthur '68 MARTIN, 1949 ~ 2009

Thomas Arthur MARTIN, 60, passed away in Springfield OR on Friday 27 Nov 2009. Tom was born 30 Jun 1949 at Cd'A to Thomas Earl and Mary Jo (BUTLER '42) MARTIN. He attended St Thomas grade school and graduated from IHM High School in 1968.
He is survived by his wife of 30 years, Jan (PARKER) MARTIN of Springfield; son Tyson MARTIN, Phoenix AZ; and daughter Quincy MARTIN, Eugene OR. Other survivors include his mother, Mary Jo (BUTLER '42) CROWDER, Cd'A; brothers Dan '70 MARTIN and Greg '74 (Cindy) MARTIN, both Cd'A, and Glenn (Lynne) MARTIN, Post Falls; sister Judy '68 (Larry) FUSON, Post Falls; aunt Margaret (BUTLER '42) LINDLEY, Wallace ID; uncle Glenn '49 BUTLER, Florence OR; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his father Tom, by stepfather, Frank '47 CROWDER and by grandparents. No service is planned at this time.
Cd'A Press obituary, 3 Dec 2009

Sharon L '62 SCHARFF, 1943 ~ 2009

Sharon L SCHARFF, age 65, peacefully entered into an eternal rest on Tuesday, 1 Dec 2009. Sharon was born 3 Dec 1943 in St Maries ID and lived there until moving with her family to Cd'A when she was 11 years old.
Sharon graduated IHM Academy and attended NIJC. Even though Sharon lived a rather simple adult life, she very easily made friends and would willingly help others to the best of her ability. Sharon was especially devoted to God and to her family. She was an avid sports fan and although she enjoyed watching the Seahawks and the Zags, baseball was her favorite. Her best days were when the Mariners were playing and even better when the team won the game. She just could not wait to pass game information on to family members before, during or after the game. Her trademark was to call a family member to discuss the Mariners for about one minute or so and then say, "I'll let you go now," and hang up.
Sharon was preceded in death by her father, Leo SCHARFF in 1972; mother Rose Agnes (HENDRICKX) JOHNSON in 2005, and sister-in-law Lotte SCHARFF in 2004. She is survived by her stepfather, Hillmer JOHNSON, Cd'A; brother Ron '58 (Maria) SCHARFF, Spokane; sister Barbara '64 SCHARFF, Spokane; stepbrother Charles (Sandra) JOHNSON, Post Falls and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
Rosary and visitation at Ball & Dodd Funeral Home, Spokane. Memorial service Monday, 7 Dec 2009, at the Holy Cross Cemetery Mausoleum Chapel, Spokane.
A special thanks from Sharon's family is extended to the staff of Spokane Mental Health, the staff and residents of the Broadmoor Apartments and of the Mirabeau House Group Home for all their warm and tender loving care they extended to Sharon. She loved you all.
Cd'A Press obituary, 3 Dec 2009     |     Sharon '62

Rose Agnes (HENDRICKX) [SCHARFF] JOHNSON, 1919 ~ 2005

Rose Agnes (HENDRICKX) JOHNSON, age 85, died 20 May 2005 in the loving arms of her husband and her son at Kootenai Medical Center, Cd'A. Rose, one of 13 children, was born on 27 Oct 1919 in DeSmet, Idaho, to Mabel PETERSON and Louis HENDRICKX.
She is survived by her husband of 43 years, Hillmer JOHNSON, as well as her son, Ronald SCHARFF, her two daughters, Sharon and Barbara SCHARFF, and her step-son and wife, Charles and Sandra JOHNSON. She is also survived by her sisters, Helen and Elizabeth, seven grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.
Rose was a lifetime resident of Idaho. She passionately supported her local community and participated in patriotic ceremonies and activities ranging from the "Sky Watch" program in the late 1940s to her modern day involvement with the Veterans of Foreign War Post 889 and the Fraternal Order of the 486 Eagles Women's Auxiliary organizations. For example, she selflessly volunteered her time to support the "Buddy Poppy" program and placed many miniature American flags at local cemeteries to honor fallen veterans. Rose was also a devoted member of St. Thomas Catholic parish. She and her beloved husband, Hillmer, were frequent RV travelers throughout the Inland Northwest to include Canada, where Hillmer's family lived. When not traveling and volunteering, Rose filled her time with special hobbies - gardening, canning, sewing, and fishing to name a few. She possessed an amazing work ethic and always lived each experience to the fullest.
She was preceded in death by her first husband, Leo SCHARFF, her parents, and her 10 brothers and sisters - William, Leonard, Francis, Louis, Joe, Marie, Henry, Edward, Gertrude, and Johnie. She touched the hearts of not only her family, but all who came into contact with her. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and friend who will be dearly missed by all.
Visitation and rosary at the Yates Funeral Home. Funeral Mass at St Thomas parish, Cd'A, followed by burial in Forest Cemetery. Remembrances to Hospice of North Idaho, or the St Thomas School Fund. Special thanks to the CCU and the Oncology staffs at Kootenai Memorial Hospital for giving their personalized and dedicated attention to Rose, ensuring that her last hours were dignified and peaceful.
--from the Spokesman-Review obituaries, 25 May 2005     |     More family information

Lieselotte E `Lotte' (BOURBONUS) SCHARFF, 1948 ~ 2004

Funeral for Lieselotte "Lotte" (BOURBONUS) SCHARFF, 55, will be at Hazen and Jaeger Valley Funeral Home, with a reception at the Deutsches Haus. Graveside service at Holy Cross Cemetery.
Mrs SCHARFF, who died Thursday, was born in Eifel Mountains, Germany. She was a longtime resident of the Spokane Valley. After completing her education in 1967, she married Ronald Eugene '58 SCHARFF and was a military spouse for 26 years. Throughout those 26 years she participated in numerous Officers' Wives Clubs, Army community services and PTA activities. She helped German citizens improve their English skills and Americans stationed in Germany adapt and learn a new culture through the Families Learning All About Germany program. While living in Spokane she was involved with the German-American Society and sang with the Concordia Choir. She was an artist and enjoyed cooking, gardening and designing.
Survivors include her husband; two daughters, Rosie HARRISON and Michelle SCHARFF-SIMS; a brother, Klaus BOURBONUS; and five grandchildren. Memorials to Hospice of Spokane or Northwest Cancer Care.
Spokesman-Review obituary, 23 Feb 2004

Thomas E '65 NEESER, 1947 ~ 2009

Tom lost his battle with cancer on Thursday, August 27 in Reno. Funeral on Saturday, September 5, at St Thomas, Cd'A, followed by an Irish wake in the Hagadone Suite at the Cd'A Resort.
Cd'A Press obituary, 31 Aug 2009    |   Reno Gazette-Journal obituary, 2 Sept 2009

Lucille M (STAN '34) ANTONSON, 1917 ~ 2007

Lucille M ANTONSON, 90, Cd'A, died 22 Aug 2007. She was born 23 Nov 1917, at Cd'A to Fanny and Joseph STAN. Lucille was a lifetime resident of Cd'A and married Paul ANTONSON 28 June 1941 at Cd'A. She was a secretary for the Idaho Transportation Department, and a member of St Pius X parish, Cd'A.
She is survived by her daughters, Marci (Gary) WILLIS, and Valerie JOHNSON; granddaughter, Stacey (Alex) SHAFFER; great-granddaughter, Kiera; and grandson, Marc JOHNSON. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Paul, and three brothers.
Cd'A Press obituary   |  

Corine (SHEPARD) RANSOM, 1943 ~ 2009

Corine RANSOM, wife of
Mike '66 RANSOM, died from lung disease on 24 June 2009, at Albany, Oregon.
The World obituary (Coos Bay, OR)   |    Albany Democrat Herald obituary    |  

Elizabeth "Bette" (JONES) HARTNETT, 1922 ~ 2009

Bette HARTNETT was married to Jack HARTNETT, longtime Texaco distributor in North Idaho. They were parents of Daryl, Suzanne and Maureen HARTNETT, and
John '66 HARTNETT, who is married to Patricia '68 MILES.
Cd'A Press obituary, 11 Aug 2009

John Pierson MILLER, 1922 ~ 2009

John P MILLER, 86, died Sunday, 12 July 2009, at Cd'A. He was the father of Monica and
John '66 MILLER, who is married to Ann "Suzy" '66 KRYGER.
Cd'A Press obituary, 15 July 2009.

Margaret L (FROMM) HECK, 1915 ~ 2009

Aunt of
Jim '64 FROMM, Paul '68 FROMM and Mark '72 FROMM, and Mike '73 McDOWELL. Sister of Maxine (FROMM) McDOWELL, mother of Mike '73, Randy and Pat McDOWELL.
Cd'A Press obituary, 15 July 2009.

Allen Francis WILHELM Jr, 1959 ~ 2009

Allen was married to Shari JOHNSTON, sister of
Marcia '72 (JOHNSTON) BINGHAM and Robert '74 JOHNSTON, and daughter of Robert '44 JOHNSTON.
Cd'A Press obituary, 15 July 2009.     |     JOHNSTON family page and Allen's full obituary.

Diane T (BAUERNFEIND '63) WEAR, 1945 ~ 2008

Diane T WEAR,age 63, died 17 Aug 2008. She was born 26 Jul 1945 in Anaconda MT to Alvin and Alveda BAUERNFEIND. She graduated high school from IHM Academy in 1963. Survived by sons Barry Alan and Scott Garrett WEAR, of Marshall WA; sister Alice M (BAUERNFEIND '62) ROLFNESS, and brother Alvin ('65) BAUERNFEIND. She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother Dennis '73 BAUERNFEIND. Graveside Service Sat 23 Aug 2008 at Spokane Memorial Gardens.
Spokesman-Review obituary, 20 Aug 2008.     |     Diane '63     |     More family information    

Dr Jim O'CONNELL, 1916 ~ 2008

Long-time veterinarian Dr James P O'CONNELL, 92, died 13 Dec 2008. He was born 12 Apr 1916 in San Diego to James Aloysius and Margaret E (HENGEHOLD) O'CONNELL. He married Ona Marie WHITNEY on 8 Oct 1941, and moved to Cd'A in 1945. They were parents to Jim '60, Sharon '61 and Gary '65 O'CONNELL, and four more daughters. See
Cd'A Press obituary, and also more OCONNELL family information.

Nels ANDERSON, 1916 ~ 2008

Nels ANDERSON, 92, died 30 Nov 2008 at home in Depoe Bay OR. He married Mary McEVOY (1909-1985) in 1939. They had one child,
Judith '61 ANDERSON. See Nels' Cd'A Press obituary, and ANDERSON family history.

Hank KOMOSINSKI, 1922 ~ 2007

Henry KOMOSINSKI, age 84, father of
Cheryl '71 and Jay KOMOSINSKI, died at Cd'A on 24 July 2007. He was born in Watertown CT to Dominic and Helen (ADAMSKI) KOMOSINSKI, the youngest of six children (Mary, Stanley, Frank, Veronica, Felix). In 1920, the family lived on New Haven Rd in Naugatuck CT. In 1930, the family lived at 18 Garfield St, Yonkers NY. Hank enlisted in the Army on 25 Apr 1941 at NYC for Panama Canal/Ordnance Dept.
Spokesman-Review obituary     |    Cd'A Press obituary     |     English Funeral chapel memorial, guestbook, & photo     |     SSDI: Hank     |     Ruth (1930-1995)

George H GILLHOOVER, 1924-2008

George H GILLHOOVER, 1924 ~ 2008

George H GILLHOOVER, 81, of Hayden, died 14 Sept 2008 at Cd'A. He was born 11 Dec 1926 at Naperville IL to George and Leona (GILBERT) GILLHOOVER. George H grew up in Illinois, and served in the Army's 82nd Airborne Division. He married Lillian PRECUP in Aurora IL on 15 Feb 1947, and later moved to California. They moved to Cd'A in 1968. He was a custom home builder. He is survived by his wife, Lillian, and seven children: Cheryl (Frank) FRAMPTON, Geraldine S (GILLHOOVER '70) "Geri" HARSHMAN, Jan L (GILLHOOVER '73) (Harry) JEFFREY, and G Frank GILLHOOVER, all of Cd'A; Mary A (CHS '83)(Dane) BLACK, Boise; Kathy G (Tim) BUSHFIELD, Lynwood WA, and Richard R GILLHOOVER, Cathlamet WA. He also has 13 grandchildren, and 7 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a son James Todd GILLHOOVER, (b 27 Jun 1962, died 7 Feb 1963 in Orange Co CA), and his parents, George H (1902-1968) and Leona C (1904-1964), who died in Los Angeles county.
Cd'A Press obituary     |     Jan '73     |     Geri '70     |    WorldConnect (parents)     |    Yates Funeral Home obituary

Lillian (PRECUP) GILLHOOVER, 1929 ~ 2008

Lillian GILLHOOVER, 79, Hayden, died 23 Nov 2008 at Cd'A. She was born 28 Sep 1929 in Aurora IL to Romanian immigrants Ellis and Mary (AMAZI) PRECUP, the youngest of 16 children.
Lillian married George GILLHOOVER on 15 Feb 1947 in Aurora IL. They later moved to California where they raised seven children. They moved to Cd'A in 1968, and were active members of St Thomas parish. She was involved in the 3C's bowling league and Triumph Club fun runs.
Lillian was preceded in death by her parents; her husband George (two months earlier); her son James Todd; and many brothers and sisters. Lillian is survived by her sisters, Helen KALLAN & Beatrice VIG, and six children: Cheryl (Frank) FRAMPTON, Geraldine S (GILLHOOVER '70) "Geri" HARSHMAN, Jan L (GILLHOOVER '73) (Harry) JEFFREY, and G Frank GILLHOOVER, all of Cd'A; Mary A (CHS '83)(Dane) BLACK, Boise; Kathy G (Tim) BUSHFIELD, Lynwood WA, and Richard R GILLHOOVER, Cathlamet WA. She is also survived by 13 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren, including a set of triplets.
Funeral Mass at St Thomas Church; burial in St Thomas cemetery.
Yates funeral home memorial    |     Jan '73     |     Geri '70     |    Cd'A Press obituary
Lillian GILLHOOVER, 1929~2008

John "Jack" William '42 CROWLEY, 1924 ~ 2008

Jack '42 CROWLEY, related to many CROWLEY, PETERS and BLESSING graduates, died 7 Sep 2008. See
family history and Cd'A Press obituary.


Marjory Virginia (CURTIS) CROWLEY, 1915 ~ 2007

Marjory CROWLEY, 91, died 15 July 2007 in Sacramento CA. She was born 19 Nov 1915 to Harold Kinzer & Ethel (WEBB) CURTIS, in Wasco Co OR. She married in 1936 to Robert Monaghan CROWLEY of Spokane. Bob died in 1984. They worked together for many years in family businesses, including the Wine House in Spokane, and Panhandle Distributors in Cd'A.
she is survived by her three children; Michael J (& Sissy) CROWLEY, Sacramento; James P (& Vicki) CROWLEY, St Maries ID, and Mary Beth (CROWLEY '60) BRODERICK and husband J J '59 BRODERICK, Lake Oswego OR; 13 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren; her brother Robert (& Gladys) RHODES and many nieces and nephews. In 1996, Marjory moved to Sacramento to be near Michael and Sissy. Interment at St Thomas Cemetery, Cd'A. Memorials to the SNJM nuns at Ft Wright.
Cd'A Press obituary    |    Spokesman Review obituary    |    English Funeral Chapel memorial
WorldConnect genealogy    |    More family information     |    SSDI

Mary Muriel (McBRIDE '39) HUBBARD, 1920 ~ 2008

Mary (McBRIDE) HUBBARD, 87, Spokane, died 3 Aug 2008. See
obituary and family history.


Dennis Gabriel SMITH, '70, 1950 ~ 2006
Elizabeth Josephine (HUDON) SMITH, 1916 ~ 2008

Dennis '70 SMITH, 55, Cd'A, died of cancer on 21 May 2006.

His mother, Elizabeth Josephine (HUDON) SMITH, died 15 Aug 2008, age 91.

See obituaries and more family information.

Theresa (HEALY '34) MAUSER, 1915 ~ 2006

Sister of Margaret L (HEALY '35) [WHITELEY] SOUTHER, Geraldine (HEALY '39) KOEP, and Florence (HEALY '44) KELLER; aunt of Barbara (WHITELEY '65) BOYLE, Mickey (WHITELEY '58) GOOLIE and Sandra (WHITELEY '56) HARBERT. See
Cd'A Press obituary.   |   Theresa '34.

Margaret L (HEALY '35) [WHITELEY] SOUTHER, 1917-1999

She was born 22 March 1917 in Sturgis, Saskatchewan, and died Sunday, 18 April 1999. She moved to the Cd'A area in 1923, and graduated IHM in 1935. She worked as a dental assistant for Dr Richard OLESBERG in Cd'A for more than 25 years and was a member of St Thomas Catholic Church. Her second husband, Marc SOUTHER, died in 1986. Survivors include three daughters, Barbara (WHITELEY '65) BOYLE of Kalispell MT, Mickey (WHITELEY '58) GOOLIE of Post Falls and Sandra (WHITELEY '56) HARBERT of Spokane; three sisters, Geraldine (HEALY '39) KOEP Cd'A, Florence (HEALY '44) KELLER of Greenacres WA and Theresa (HEALY '34) MAUSER of California; nine grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren, and several great-great-grandchildren. Memorial contributions to Holy Family Catholic School, Cd'A. --Spokesman Review, 20 Apr 1999

Geraldine "Gerry" Helen ('39 HEALY) KOEP, 1926 - 2006

Geraldine "Gerry" Helen KOEP, 84, Cd'A, died Wednesday, 20 Sept 2006. She was born 16 Mar 1922 in Sturgis SK CAN to Edward C and Elma H (STENNES) HEALY. Gerry graduated IHM in 1939, and married
Ralph H '40 KOEP in 1943 in Cd'A. She was a member of St Thomas parish. She was an office secretary, and worked in US Senator James McCLURE's Cd'A office for 10 years, retiring in 1983.
She is survived by her husband, Ralph H '40 KOEP Cd'A; sons, Kenneth R '62 KOEP,Coeur d'Alene, Ronald H '68 KOEP, Spokane Valley, and Stanley H KOEP, Olympia WA; daughters, Melanie M ('69 KOEP) SCHAFFNER, Cd'A; and Julia J ('73 KOEP) FITZGERALD, Post Falls; sister, Florence ('44 HEALY) KELLER, Greenacres; seven grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by sisters, Margaret ('35 HEALY) WHITELEY SOUTHER, Patricia ('37 HEALY) FERGUSON, Veronica ('35 HEALY) SCHAFFNER, and Theresa ('34 HEALY) MAUSER. Memorials to Hospice NI. Mass at St Thomas, burial in St Thomas cemetery.
CdA Press obituary    |     English Funeral Chapel memorial    |     SSDI    |     More HEALY information

Marilyn Ann (LARSEN ?'64?) SMITH, 1946 ~ 2008

Marilyn was born 24 Feb 1946 in Spokane, moved to Cd'A in 1947, and attended St Thomas and IHM. She married Terry SMITH on 1 April 1964, and had two children. Sister of Darrell "Butch" '66 LARSEN. See
Obituary and family information.

Rita "Tubby" (MULLER '37) HOLZER, 1918 ~ 2008

Rita was born 11 June 1918 in French Gulch, married
Fred G HOLZER, IHM football coach. Mother of Dick '61, Tom '61, and Jo Ellen '63 HOLZER. Rita died around 1 July 2008 at Cd'A. Obituary, and MULLER - HOLZER family information.

Eileen (McPOLAND '65) HARRIS, 1947 ~ 2002

Eileen '65 (McPOLAND) HARRIS, retired teacher, died of muscular dystrophy on 4 March 2002. Obituary and family information.

LuVerne (SERVICK '35) TACKLIND, 1918 ~ 2008

LuVerne '35 (SERVICK) TACKLIND, 90, died 7 April 2008 at Santa Cruz CA.

Gwendolyn (SERVICK '41) SISK, 1923 ~ 2007

Gwendolyn '41 (SERVICK) SISK, 84, died at Seattle on 15 Aug 2007.

Eloise F (SERVICK '45) GORDON, 1927 ~ 2005

Eloise '45 (SERVICK) GORDON, 78, died 18 Nov 2005 in Mason Co WA.

Carmen (SERVICK '37) GALBRAITH, 1920 ~ 2008

Carmen Elaine '35 (SERVICK) GALBRAITH, 88, Cd'A, died 9 May 2008 at home.
LuVerne '35    |     Carmen '37    |     Eloise '45    |     Gwen '41    |     full obituaries and more family information

Aice Irene (---) HERIZA, 1908 ~ 1992

Mother of Judy (HERIZA '62) MOISANT, and of Cathy '64 HERIZA. See full obituary, and additional family history.

Sister M Adalbert, IHM '44-'51

Sister Mary SCHELB, IHM, formerly known as Sister M Adalbert, IHM, died 4 June 2006 at Our Lady of Peace Residence in Scranton PA. She taught (music and ?) at IHM Academy from 1944 to 1951. She was born Mary A SCHELB on 15 July 1910 in Williamsport PA. See full obituary at IHM site.

Frances "Fran" Adalade (CLARK) FROMM, 1919 ~ 2007

Frances "Fran" Adalade (CLARK) FROMM, 87, died 30 Oct 2007, at Cd'A. She was born 9 Nov 1919 in Marshall county, Iowa to Ray A and Pearl (BENCE) CLARK. Her mother died in 1928, and she was raised by her uncle and aunt George and Stella (BENCE) YEAGER.
    She married Richard William FROMM. They came to Northern Idaho in the early 1940's, living in Rathdrum in the 1950's and then to Coeur d'Alene in 1957. Over the years, she worked for J.C. Penney's, Ace Travel and Time to Travel all of Coeur d'Alene. She traveled the world which was one of her passions. She also loved crafts, her flower garden and knitting.
    Fran is survived by sons and daughters-in-law:
James '64 (Lisa R) FROMM, and Paul '68 (Lisa M) FROMM, all Cd'A; five grandchildren: Eric, Richard, Janelle, Ashley & Nick; and six great-grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her husband, Richard (1910-1988); son, Mark David FROMM (1953-1978); and a brother, Floyd CLARK (1921~).
Cd'A Press obituary    |    English Chapel memorial    |    SSDI    |    Ancestral information

Donald Eugene IHLY, 1933 ~ 2007

Donald Eugene IHLY, 73, died 1 May 2007 at Cd'A. He was born 2 Nov 1933 to Jack and Irene IHLY, and lived his life in Cd'A.. He attended IHM Academy and North Idaho College where he obtained a degree in criminal justice.
Don served in the Army during the Korean War as a paratrooper. Don returned home and married Ann STOWE. Seventeen years later they divorced. Don married Irene St PIERRE in 1973.
Don began work for the Cd'A Police Department in 1966, and retired as captain after 25 years in October 1991. He was Secretary/Treasurer of the Cd'A Police Retirement Fund for 35 years. He enjoyed working in his garden, camping on the Coeur d'Alene River, furniture restoration and traveling with his wife of 34 years.
Don is survived by his wife, Irene and faithful companion, Missy; son, Larry IHLY, Post Falls; daughter, Linda HARWOOD, Rathdrum; sons, Harold St PIERRE, Ephrata and Jon St PIERRE, Mead WA; seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Cd'A Press obituary    |    SSDI: 519-28-9422    |    Yates Memorial, and picture

Ruth Marie (MASON) SUSEDIK, 1928 ~ 2007

Ruth Marie SUSEDIK, 79, died 29 Apr 2007 at Cd'A. She was born 10 Apr 1928 in Johnson AR to Manson and Alpha (WOOTEN) MASON. Manson MASON, b 4 Oct 1897 in AR, died in Los Angeles County on 3 Feb 1957. His mother's maiden name was DUNCAN.
Ruth moved to Orange County CA as a child, and married Frank SUSEDIK there. They had
four children 1949~1954 there, then moved to Cd'A in 1959.
The children attended St Thomas school, and perhaps IHM. Ruth operated Timberline Catering [mobile lunchwagon truck in the 1960's], the Four Seasons Restaurant, and Back Door Tavern.
Ruth was preceded in death by her husband, Frank (1920-1972). She is survived by three daughters: Teresa (Keith) BROWN, Deborah (Dale) PARKINS, Dee Ayn (Jim) BAILLIE; and son Frank (Debbie) SUSEDIK.
Yates memorial and photo    |    SSDI: 555-30-2764    |     Frank: 547-36-5222

Elizabeth Jean "Bette" MATHES, 1919 ~ 2007

Bette MATHES, 88 Cd'A, died Sunday, 7 Oct 2007. She was born 24 July 1919 on the SHARPE family homestead in Sweet Grass County, Montana, to Jonas and Lucy (DAVIS) SHARPE. She married Frank MATHES in 1937 in Kalispell, and moved to Idaho in 1948.
She was preceded in death by husband, Frank MATHES; her parents; sister, Bessie JONES and brother, Ernest SHARPE. She is survived by two sisters, Ellen NUTTING and Mary MacDONALD; and one brother, Bob (Marilyn) CARTWRIGHT of Kalispell, Mont. She is also survived by her nine children,
Constance (MATHES '56) (Richard) SCHROEDER, Tim (Dianne) MATHES, Frank MATHES (Virginia O'Neill), Patricia (MATHES '67) (Ted) ROBINSON, Kathleen (Phil) SHIVELL, Charisse MATHES, Thomas (Rose) MATHES, Michelle (Michael) MICALLEF and Gerard (Liz) MATHES; 19 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
SSDI     |     Cd'A Press obituary     |     Yates Funeral Home Memorial    |    More Family Information

Alice J MILES, 1913 ~ 2007

Alice J MILES, 94, died Sunday 29 July 2007 in Spokane. She was born 19 Mar 1913 at Cd'A to James and Marie Emmaline (JACQUES) O'TOOLE. She married 21 Jun 1936 to Edward M MILES of Cd'A. She is survived by her daughters, Kathleen ROUSE and Patricia (MILES '68) and husband (John '66) HARTNETT, Spokane; and son, Gary '65 (Kathryn) MILES, Clyde CA; seven grandchildren, and twelve great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Edward (1910~1975), her parents James and Mayme (Marie) O'TOOLE; brothers, Lawrence, Tom, Jim, and Russ O'TOOLE; and sisters, Verna STAEHELI and Vi LUMPER. Funeral at St Thomas, Cd'A, with burial in St Thomas cemetery, with
Edward and her parents & brother.
Cd'A Press obituary    |    more MILES family information    |     SSDI

Kirk '70 MILLER, 1951 ~ 2002

Kirk Richard MILLER, 50, Cd'A, died Tuesday, 22 Oct 2002. He was born 4 Nov 1951 at Spirit Lake, to Eugene and Mary Ellen MILLER. He graduated IHM in 1970, and the University of Idaho in 1974. He worked in accounting for Kootenai County. He belonged to the AFROTC, St Pius X parish, and Phi Delta Theta. He enjoyed fishing, hunting and outdoor recreation.
Survivors include two children, Tara and Bret MILLER, Cd'A; his parents, Eugene & Mary Ellen MILLER, and brother, Patrick '68 MILLER, all Cd'A; and a sister, Mary Kathleen SEPPI, Spokane. Funeral at St Pius X, burial at St Thomas cemetery. Memorials to Boy Scouts of America.
532-56-4421    |    Spokesman-Review obituary    |     More family information.

Francis Xavier FRUECHTL, 1940 ~ 2007

Brother of Carolyn '54, Mike ('66) and John FRUECHTL. See
obituary and more family information

Carolyn Ann (FRUECHTL '54) WESTFALL, 1936 ~ 2003

Carolyn Ann WESTFALL, 66, died in Spokane Valley on Mon 30 Jun 2003 of lung cancer. She was born 1 Jul 1936 in Billings MT to Frank and Dolores T FRUECHTL.
Spokesman-Review obituary    |    More family information    |     Spokesman-Review Hero Tribute.

Florry F HARRINGTON, 1916 ~ 1992
Lucille Elizabeth ( ) HARRINGTON, 1925 ~ 2004

Florance F HARRINGTON, 76, of Chandler AZ, died 10 Feb 1992 at his home. He was born Florry F HARRINGTON on 17 Jan 1916 in Los Angeles to John and Margaret (SULLIVAN) HARRINGTON. He served in the US Marines in WW2. He married Lucille --- about 1946. They raised a large family on a farm near Post Falls, then moved to Chandler in 1988, where he owned a farming business.
He was survived by his wife, Lucille, Chandler AZ; sons Michael '66, Montana; Pat '67, Chandler; Greg, Washington, Jeff, Rhode Island; daughters Mary Kaye (HARRINGTON '66) BARTLETT and Joan (HARRINGTON '71) BARNES, Idaho; Ruth (HARRINGTON '69) DONOHOE, Jean (HARRINGTON '73) BACON & Barbara DOWLING, Alaska; Christine RYAN & Margaret HARRINGTON, Washington; Marcia BOWEN, California; Paula J HARRINGTON, Chandler; a brother Rev Jack HARRINGTON, Montana; and 12 grandchildren. --Arizona Republic, 12 Feb 1992; Mesa Tribune, 13 Feb 1992

Lucille Elizabeth HARRINGTON, 78, of Chandler died 15 April 2004, in Chandler. --East Valley Tribune, 20 Apr 2004

Flory SSDI: 518-30-6118    |    Lucille SSDI: 518-50-7348     |    More family information

Sadie (ASSAD '32) BROOTEN, 1914 ~ 2007

Sadie J BROOTEN, 93, died on 2 July 2007 in Cd'A.
Sadie '32    |     ASSAD and BROOTEN family information    |     obituaries

Rev George DAWSON CSsR, 1923 ~ 2007

Father George DAWSON, 84, Ligouri MO, died there 26 May 2007. He was born 29 Sep 1923 in Cd'A to Earl N '16 and Gertrude (GROVES '18) DAWSON, the oldest of nine siblings. He attended IHM through eighth grade, and graduated HS from the Redemptorist seminary in Oakland CA. He officially joined the Redeptorists on 2 Aug 1945 at DeSoto MO, and was ordained a priest in 1950. Through his example, Father George led many others to the Redemptorist seminary, including three brothers and a nephew (Pat ['66] JACOBSON). Some of those he inspired were later ordained.
Father George is survived by his sisters, Catherine Ann (DAWSON '43) (Tom) JACOBSON, Cd'A; Mary '47 DAWSON, Spokane; Edna DAWSON, Cd'A; brothers, Earl Jr ('45?) (Adaline) DAWSON, Canby OR; Jim '36 DAWSON, Spokane, Bob (Margret) DAWSON, Asheville NC; and Joe '59 (JoAnn HATTELL '58) DAWSON, Spokane. He was preceeded in death by his mother, Gertrude (GROVES '18) DAWSON in 1969, his father Earl N '16 DAWSON in 1972, and his brother, Bill '51 DAWSON in 2005.
Memorials to Holy Family Catholic School, or St Clements (Redemptorist) Health Center.
English Chapel obit    |    Cd'A Press obituary    |    More family information    |    SSDI: 518-20-4198

William J '51 DAWSON, 1933 ~ 2005

Bill passed away peacefully, surrounded by his four children, on 4 March 2005. He was born in Cd'A to Earl N '16 & Gertrude (GROVES '18) DAWSON. He graduated Gonzaga University in music and education. He served in the US Army for 25 years, retiring at Ft Lewis WA as a Lt Colonel in 1984. His career included tours in Korea, Vietnam, France, Germany, Virginia, North Carolina, and Texas. He earned a Bronze Star while serving as a Medical Service Officer in Vietnam in 1965-66. While in Europe, he met and married a Department of Defense schoolteacher, Marilyn McCAFFREY, on 27 April 1963 in Orleans, France. She died 3 Aug 1983.
In retirement, Bill founded "The Colonel's Cradle", a daycare business he operated with family and friends. Bill enjoyed classical music and excelled in playing the piano and church organ. He also enjoyed dancing, gardening, skiing, traveling, the Seattle Mariners, and playing cards. He spent the past four years at Merrill Gardens Assisted Living.
Bill is survived by his daughters, Michaela P MOREAU, Michelle T CHARBA, and Monica B BREWSTER; son, Michael A DAWSON; five brothers; three sisters, and 21 grandchildren. Mass at St George Byzantine, Olympia. Donations to OLPH Shrine, Olympia.
Woodlawn Funeral Home memorial     |    SSDI: 519-32-7470    |    The Olympian, Lacey WA (9 Mar 2005)    |    Bill '51

Susan (BOUGHTON '59) BOWRING, c1941 ~ 2007

Susan died on 29 May 2007 in Seattle WA. She suffered from bile duct cancer for the last year and a half, having refused traditional treatment that has proved both ineffectual in the circumstances and the probable cause of early and painful death. She made the most of her last year by publishing a volume of her poetry and presenting a show of her artful embroidery and paintings before she was too weak to do that close work.
She had planned to die in Ireland, close to her large group of very close friends there, including her husband of 12 years. However, in the end, she chose to come home to her children and siblings, who were all with her when she died. They held a joyful celebration of her life, then sent some of her ashes back to her husband, who was too ill to travel here with her. While the family attended the funeral Mass in Seattle, Susan's community in Connamara and Galway held parallel celebrations at a Quaker meeting, and in a lovely traditional garden she helped to establish.
Susan is survived by her husband, Dennis BOWRING in Roundstone, Ireland, her four children: Kristin ZAVORSKA and son, Finnian, Seattle; Kathryn (Tom) COLEMAN and Emily, Arthur & Alexander, Bremerton WA; T J MORIN and daughter Autumn, Portland; and Jason BOUGHTON, Brooklyn NY; her siblings, 'Salie (BOUGHTON '57) (Pat) COCKRILL, Yakima; Don '61 (Diane) BOUGHTON, Covina CA; Michael '63 (Christine) BOUGHTON, Yakima; and ten nieces and nephews. Her parents, Don and Victoria BOUGHTON, predeceased her.
    |    obit courtesy of 'Salie '57    |     More family info

Theo (BRAUN) WILLIAMS, 1915 ~ 2007

Theophila (Theo) WILLIAMS, 92, died peacefully 17 May 2007 in Cd'A. Theo was born to Dionysius and Armelia (TERNES) BRAUN on the family farm near Strasburg ND on 31 Jan 1915. She spoke only German until age 6, when she began school. Her family moved to Cd'A during the Great Depression. She married Clinton Bernard "CB" '27 WILLIAMS on 5 Feb 1940 in St Thomas Church.
Theo was active in St Thomas parish, Catholic Daughters, and VFW Auxiliary. She worked at the North Shore Convention Center, and was a volunteer organizer for weddings, funerals, bazaars and yard sales in her retirement. She continued to live at home until shortly before she died.
Survivors include sons, Fred ('66) (Linda) WILLIAMS, Camano Island WA; Gary '68 (Donna) WILLIAMS, and Pat WILLIAMS, Cd'A; grandchildren, Robert, Garrett, Brian and Clinton WILLIAMS, Vickie RANDALL, and Molly SHEPARD; great-grandchildren, Briana and Shannon WILLIAMS, Ashlyn and Hannah SHEPARD, Jordan and Ashley RANDALL, and Camilla Theophila WILLIAMS; sister, Hilda DeVANEY; brother, Mike BRAUN; uncle, Otto BRAUN; aunt, Katie TERNES; and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by husband CB (1993); beloved daughter and best friend
Theo Ann; sisters, Isabell and Rose; and brothers Mustie and Earhart BRAUN.
Funeral Mass at St Thomas, burial in St Thomas cemetery.
Cd'A Press obituary    |     C B WILLIAMS, '27    |    English Funeral Chapel memorial    |    SSDI: 518-14-4902

Mary Lou (HANSON) KANE, 1938 ~ 2007

Mary Lou KANE, 69, Cd'A, died at home Sunday, 13 May 2007 following a four-year battle with cancer. She was born 6 Feb 1938 in Dover ID to Arthur and Mary (CONNIFF) HANSON. The family moved to California when she was 7, later returning to Cd'A, where she graduated CHS in 1955, age 16. She married Tom '54 KANE on 25 April 1960. They divorced after 25 years, then reunited in 1992.
She was preceded in death by her parents and a son, John KANE in Aug 2005. She is survived by her husband, Tom; two sons, Jim (Tammy) KANE, Post Falls, and Justin (Angier) KANE, Hayden; a brother, Robert (Pat) HANSON, Stevenson WA; daughter-in-law, Kim KANE, Cd'A; grandchildren Matthew, Megan, Nathan, Brennan, Whitney, Halle, J and Lina KANE.
Memorial service at Yates Funeral Home.
SSDI: 519-38-8321    |    Spokesman-Review obituary    |    Yates Funeral home memorial    |     Son John's obituary, Cd'A Press

Harry GOOLIE, 1919 ~ 2007

Harry died 8 May 2007 at his home in Cd'A. He was born in Hillyard WA on 10 June 1919, to Charles and Catherine GOOLIE, and attended St Pat's and Arlington Schools. During his high school years, he enrolled in the CCC's at Sullivan Lake, and later worked for the Great Northern Railroad. During WWII he enlisted in the Navy and trained as a deep sea diver in New Caledonia. After the war, Harry worked for the Spokane International Railroad (later the Union Pacific) and retired at 65. He then worked for Avis rent-a-car for five years and shuttled visitors between Templin's Resort and the Spokane airport for two years.
He was preceded in death by his brother, Frankie, and sisters, Rose, Mary, Theresa and Eve, grandsons Joey GOOLIE and Zachary MULLINS. He is survived by his wife
Margaret "Mickey" (WHITELEY '58); brother Bob (Shirley) GOOLIE, Spokane; sons, Harry (Bonnie LEONARD) GOOLIE Jr, Spokane and Lonnie GOOLIE; stepdaughters, Sue (Dave) BEESON, KS; Becky (Stephen) MULLINS, OK; Cathy (Will) STAFFORD, NC; and Tina WILHELM, Spokane; and 15 grandchildren.
Funeral at St Pius X, Cd'A; memorials to Hospice of North Idaho.
English Funeral memorial    |     SSDI    |     CdA Press obituary

Sandra '56 WHITELEY, 1939 ~ 2005

Sandra "Sandi" (WHITELEY '56) [COVINGTON] HARBERT, 66, died Friday 11 Mar 2005 at home in Spokane. She was born 10 Jan 1939 to
Margaret (HEALY '35) and Charles WHITELEY.
She is survived by her husband of 36 years, Stan HARBERT, daughters Diane COVINGTON and Kimberly R (Brad) DOTSON, all of Spokane; son Dennis (Jennifer) COVINGTON, Ford WA; sisters Mickey (WHITELEY '58) (Harry) GOOLIE, Cd'A; Barbara (WHITELEY '65) (Gene) BOYLE, Kalispell MT; 10 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Funeral Mass at St Thomas, Cd'A. Arrangements by Hazen and Jaeger, Spokane. Memorials to Hospice Spokane.
Cd'A Press obit [age wrong]     |     Spokesman-Review obit    |     SSDI=518-44-6541    |    Sandi '56

Thomas E WERNETTE, 1919 ~ 1999

Thomas E WERNETTE, 80, died 19 Dec 1999 at Mesa AZ. He was born 28 Aug 1919 in Cd'A to Nicodemus and Ozalinda (BLANCHARD) WERNETTE. Brother of Frances '28, Bernice '30, Blanche '32, & Margaret '33 WERNETTE. He married Betty RUSE in 1947. He was a veteran of the US Air Force, and earned bachelor and law degrees from Georgetown University. He moved to Portland in the mid-1950s, where he was a claims manager for Safeco for 34 years. He retired and moved to Mesa AZ in 1990.
He is survived by his wife, Betty; and sisters, Blanche '32 FLAJOLE, Whidbey Island WA; Mary PFEIFFER, Arcata CA; and Dolores VELLING, Prescott AZ. Mass and cremation in Mesa AZ. Memorials to Benedictine Foundation, Mt Angel OR, or SW Wildlife Rehab in Scottsdale AZ. --(Portland) Oregonian, 25 Dec 1999.
SSDI: 533-12-7588    |    More family information

Blanche M (WERNETTE '32) FLAJOLE, 1913 ~ 2005

Passed away peacefully on 15 September 2005 in Gig Harbor WA at the age of 91. Blanche was born in Coeur d'Alene ID on 12 December 1913 as the 3rd oldest of 9 children to Nicodemus WERNETTE, Justice of the Supreme Court of the State of Idaho and his wife, Ozalinda. She was preceded in death by her loving husband of 42 years, Bob FLAJOLE, 7 sisters and one brother. Blanche is survived by her youngest sister,
Dolores (Gene) VELLING, Altadena CA; sons Bobby (Carol) of Monroe, Terry (Nancy) of Gig Harbor, Dick (Linda) of Kirkland and Jack (Patti) of Seattle; grandsons Rob, Brian, Brad, Kyle, Tim, Ben and Pat FLAJOLE; granddaughters Mimi (FLAJOLE) FLOWERS and Stacy (FLAJOLE) (Kevin) KINGSLEY; and great-grandsons Christian and Samuel KINGSEY. A Celebration of Life Service will be held at St John Vianney Catholic Church. Remembrances to the Jesuit Seminary Association, Portland OR.
obituary (Seattle Times, 21 Sep 2005)     |    Blanche '32     |    More family information

Eugene V "Bill" BOUGHTON, 1913 ~ 2006

Eugene Vincent "Bill" BOUGHTON, 92, Cd'A, died 29 Sept 2006. He was born 1 Nov 1913 in Cd'A to Eugene and Eda (SAYLES) BOUGHTON. Bill grew up in Cd'A, graduated from CHS, and from the University of Idaho (1938). He married Virginia BERGMAN on 12 September 1939 in Cd'A, then lived in the Silver Valley until returning to Cd'A in 1945. He a district materials engineer for the State Highway Department. Throughout his life he was active in church and civic affairs. He was a long time member of First Presbyterian Church, coached church league basketball, was a Boy Scout leader, and was active in "pairs and spares". He was a member of the Elks Lodge, the Jewitt House board of directors, and past president of the school board. Bill had a passion for youth and golf. He was a member of the Cd'A Public Golf Club and designed the back 9 holes. He worked with the Youth Diversion Program, and set up swimming programs at several local lakes and communities as a volunteer with the American Red Cross.
He is survived by his children, Judy (Bob) SCHMAND, Cd'A; Thomas, Carpinteria CA; Jacque (Ed) LEONARD, Liberty Lake WA, and Bill '71 (Sandi) BOUGHTON, Olympia WA; 8 grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren and 6 great-great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Virginia in 2002; brothers, Don and Bob; and a sister Bernadine. Memorials to the Humane Society, Jewitt House, or Hospice.
Yates Funeral Home memorial    |     More BOUGHTON information    |    SSDI: 518-05-5242    |    Cd'A Press obituary

Dan J SCHNEBERGER, 1953 ~ 2003

Dan SCHNEBERGER, 50, of Portland OR, died 1 Dec 2003. He was born 10 Nov 1953 at Cd'A to Riba & Wilfred '52 SCHNEBERGER. His family moved to Sandy OR in 1962, and to Portland in 1969. He graduated from Parkrose High School and was a welder for Cal-Ore.
He is survived by his mother, Riba GRAY; father,
Wilfred '52 SCHNEBERGER; stepmother, Erna; sisters, Rosemarie LYNAM and Karin COOK; brothers, Ron, David, Rick and Lars SCHNEBERGER, and his aunt Judy '62 SCHNEBERGER. Memorials to Birthright of Oregon. --4 Dec 2003, The Oregonian. Dan was featured in an Oregonian (2 Dec 1999) article about Safe Haven, a respite center for mentally ill citizens. He began suffering manic episodes about 25 years ago after being thrown through the windshield of a car.

Norbert Francis 'Babe' RIPLINGER Jr, 1926 ~ 2007

"Babe" RIPLINGER, 90, Cd'A, died Thursday, 8 Mar 2007. He was born 30 May 1926 in Cd'A, to N F Sr and Veronica (BOTRELL) RIPLINGER. By 1930, the family lived in Lewiston, and in 1932 moved to Clarkston WA, where Babe graduated. He later graduated from Cincinnati (OH) College, and then enlisted in the US Army at Spokane on 21 Jul 1944. In 1945, he returned to Cd'A, where he married in 1947 to
Patricia ROCHE '45.
"Babe" was a funeral director with English Funeral Chapel for over 40 years, retiring in 1992. He was active in St Thomas parish, the Cemetery Board, Eagles Aerie and Elks Lodge, Scouts, league basketball, and golf.
Babe was preceded in death by his son James '69 in 1976, wife Patricia (ROCHE '45) in 2002, and two of his golfing buddies, Sterling CARPER and Kelly KURDY.
Babe is survived by sons, Larry '68 and Jack '72, Cd'A; Mike, Eugene OR; daughters, Patricia '70 "Susie" RIPLINGER and Barbara KIRKPATRICK, Cd'A, Peg '67 SUENKEL, St Maries, Mary A GIER, Ketchikan AK; sister Erma WILSON, Spokane; nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Memorials to Holy Family Catholic School. Funeral Mass on March 12 at St Thomas.
English Funeral Home memorial     |     Cd'A Press obituary    |    Spokesman-Review obituary    |     Family history     |    Peg '67

Margaret K (GUSHURST) MASON, 1918 ~ 2007

Margaret K MASON, 88, Cd'A, died 26 Jan 2007. Mother of
Mary Ann '63, Pauline ('66), Jerry '69 and Jo '74 MASON. See obituary and more family information

Gabriel L "Gabe" BETIT, 1919 ~ 2007

Gabriel "Gabe" BETIT, 87, died Saturday, 6 Jan 2007 following a lengthy illness at Augusta, Maine. He was the father of Roland '64 and Beatrice '65 BETIT.
More family information    |     Obituary

Leslie Jo (WHITEMAN) NEESER, 1947 - 2003

Leslie Jo NEESER was born 7 Sep 1947 in Wardner ID. She died Fri 3 Jan 2003. She grew up in Cataldo and graduated 1965 from Kellogg HS. She majored in art at Spokane Falls Community College. She married Jerry '67 NEESER and moved to Anchorage AK in 1975, where they developed NEESER Construction. Leslie returned to North Idaho in 1997 and continued her art education at North Idaho College. She was a talented artist and enjoyed creating with watercolors, pencil sketches and various mixed media.
She is survived by Jerry '67 NEESER, Anchorage; four children, Jeremy NEESER, Cd'A; Christopher NEESER, Eagle River AK; Ryan NEESER, Otis Orchards WA, and Amanda NEESER, Anchorage; her mother, Joyce WHITEMAN, Cataldo; two sisters, Ann DARRINGTON, Belen NM, and Connie WHITE, Rose Lake ID; brother, Ronnie WHITEMAN, Cataldo; and four grandchildren. Memorials to Hospice of North Idaho, or the Susan Komen Breast Cancer Foundation.
Spokesman-Review obituary    |    SSDI: 518-60-4685

Shirley J (O'REILLY) FISCUS, 1931 ~ 2007

Shirley J (O'REILLY) FISCUS died quietly on 4 Jan 2007, three days before her 76th birthday. She was born 7 Jan 1931 on her family's farm near Potlatch ID, the third of three daughters born to John F and Alma (McMILLAN) O'REILLY. She graduated from Palouse WA High School in 1948 and married Walter FISCUS Jr on 5 Sep 1948. They had three children, John '68, Sherry '70 and Randy FISCUS, all born in Moscow ID. The family moved to Cd'A in 1961.
Shirley returned to college when her children were all in school, commuting to Spokane Community College to become an LPN in 1963. She went on to become a registered nurse, working primarily in the newborn nursery at Kootenai Medical Center. She retired after 22 years.
Her husband Walter, born 21 May 1928, died 7 Aug 1992. Shirley's sister Phyllis ANDERSON and an
infant brother, Michael (1935), also preceded her in death. She is survived by her sister Dorothy (Dick) HOSKINS, Cd'A; sons John '68 (Mary BRAUN) FISCUS of Omaha NE; Randy (Polly FULLWILER) FISCUS, Cd'A; and daughter, Sherry (FISCUS '70) (Joe) SCHROEDER, Kennewick WA; grandchildren Brennan, Eden & Austen WHITE, Conner & Kramer FISCUS, and Leo & Delaney SCHROEDER, and many nieces and nephews.
Memorials to Make-a-Wish Foundation.
English Funeral Chapel memorial    |    More family information    |    SSDI:518-30-5098

ELMER JORDAN 1919 - 2007, CHS Vikings Football, Basketball Coach 1945-1968

from his obituary:
"He was a man of honesty and integrity. He taught so many that they could accomplish anything with hard work and determination. Elmer was a man of his word and a figure of success and accomplishment. He will always be an inspiration and part of the many lives he has touched."
Read the full obituary for many more details of his long career in coaching, real estate and civic participation.
Spokesman-Review obituary    |     Yates Funeral Home memorial    |     Cd'A Press obituary (no picture)    |    

Mike GRAY, '68, 1949 ~ 2006

Michael Gedney "Mike" GRAY, 57, died suddenly on Christmas morning [25 Dec 2006], while visiting his twin brother Pat in South Dakota. Mike was born in Cd'A on 28 Sep 1949 to Wyatt and Ruth (PARR) GRAY, joining sisters Gloria, Gilda and Julie, and brothers Wyatt, Bill, Jack and Joe at the family home in the Fort Grounds. His father died when Mike was 4.
Mike and Pat, the red-headed "Gray Twins", starred as IHM Panthers, particularly in baseball, basketball, and football, and received numerous awards and special recognitions for their sports abilities before graduating in 1968. Mike graduated Carroll College in Helena MT in 1972 in business, and returned to Cd'A. His last venture was as owner of the Fort Ground Tavern, which his parents established in 1943 as Gray's Grocery.
In 1982, Mike married Pam COX. They had two children, Patricia Michelle (Tricia) and Michael Kelly (Mick).
He was preceded in death by his parents Wyatt and Ruth, brothers Wyatt and Bill, and sister Gilda. He is survived by his children, Tricia and Mick, and his former wife, Pam. He is also survived by brothers John E "Jack" (Mary F BROPHY '66) GRAY, Joseph M GRAY, all of Cd'A; twin Patrick G '68 (Mimi ANDERSEN '70) GRAY, Spearfish SD; sisters Gloria (William) BOND, Ballwin MO, and Julie (Virgil) ZABINSKI, Spokane. See the links below for fuller obituaries and family information.
Spokesman-Review obituary    |    English Chapel memorial    |    Cd'A Press obituary    |    REVISED Press obituary    |    Family information
SSDI    |     DF Oliveria's Huckleberries    |    Press editorial (letter)    |    Mike IHM '68    |    mother's obituary

Gilda J (GRAY) FOUNTAIN, 1934 ~ 1999

Gilda (GRAY) FOUNTAIN, 64, Hayden ID, was born 20 Oct 1934 in Cd'A to Wyatt and Ruth (PARR) GRAY. She died 15 Jan 1999 at Hayden ID. She lived in the Cd'A area most of her life, spending from 1978 until 1983 in the Silver Valley. She worked as a counselor and also with the elderly. Her husband of 43 years, Gary M FOUNTAIN, born 23 Jul 1931, died 5 Aug 1997. Survivors include a son, Bradley '73 FOUNTAIN, Arkansas; two daughters, Kellie FOUNTAIN, Cd'A, and Shellie (FOUNTAIN) RITZIUS, Hayden; five brothers, Wyatt GRAY Jr, Spokane, Jack, Joe and Mike '68 GRAY, all Cd'A; and Pat '68 (Mimi ANDERSEN '70) GRAY, South Dakota; two sisters, Gloria (GRAY) BOND, Missouri and Julie (GRAY) ZABINSKI, Spokane; and four grandchildren.
Spokesman-Review obituary     |    SSDI: Gary FOUNTAIN    |    SSDI: Gilda

Ruth Ann (PARR) GRAY, 1908 - 2006

Ruth Ann Gray, 97, Cd'A, died 1 March 2006, at Pinewood Care Center in Cd'A. She was born 10 Dec 1908 in Granite Falls WA to Merrill and Margaret (KELLY) PARR. She moved to Cd'A in 1926.
She married Wyatt N GRAY on 15 Sep 1926 in Everett WA. She was a homemaker and a clerk at St Vincent de Paul. She also was a cook at St Thomas Rectory. Ruth was a member of St. Thomas parish, Idaho Council of Catholic Women, Our Lady of the Lake Court #1447 of Catholic Daughters, and the Altar Society.
Survivors include sons John E "Jack" (Mary F BROPHY '66) GRAY, Joseph M GRAY, Michael G '68 (Pam) GRAY, all of Cd'A; Patrick G '68 (Mimi ANDERSEN '70) GRAY, Spearfish SD; daughters Gloria (William) BOND, Ballwin MO, and Julie (Virgil) ZABINSKI, Spokane; 34 grandchildren, 45 great-grandchildren, and 6 great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Wyatt in 1953, son William W "Bill" GRAY on 24 Jan 1982, son Wyatt GRAY on 11 Jan 2003; daughter Gloria Gilda GRAY on 15 Jan 1999; sisters Elizabeth SMITH, Mercedes LANE and Mary F McCORMICK; and brother Donald PARR.
Memorials to St Vincent de Paul. Funeral March 6 at St Thomas. Burial at St Thomas cemetery.
English Funeral memorial     |     Cd'A Press obituary     |     SSN=519-48-9719

John J "Jack" DEBARBRIE, 1916 - 1999

John "Jack" DeBARBRIE was born 8 Nov 1916 in Painesville OH. He died Wednesday, 1 Dec 1999 at Lewiston ID. He grew up in Ohio, then served four years with the Marine Corps during World War II. He married Billie Jo WADDILL of Texas in 1947.
The couple settled in Texas after his military service. They moved to Spokane in 1958, and to Cd'A in 1966. He was a Realtor and operated DeBarbrie Realty in Cd'A for several years. He was a member of St Thomas parish, and the Knights of Columbus.
Survivors include his wife, Billie Jo; a son, Chris '73 DeBARBRIE, Lewiston; a daughter,
Lyn ('69 DeBARBRIE) HOUGH, Portland; a sister, Beatrice LUSE, Illinois; six grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Funeral at St Thomas, then cremation.
Spokesman-Review obituary    |     SSDI: 282-07-4436    |    More family information

photo 2004

Margaret (DELMAR '43) ELLER, 1925 -2004

Born 2 Aug 1925 in Portland OR to Blanche DALLIER and ?? DELMAR. Margaret married Earl '42 ELLER in 1945. He died in 1962, and Marguerite reared their six children in Burien WA. She died 9 Dec 2004 in White Center WA. See a delightful obituary memorial about Margaret (Marguerite) in
The Seattle Times, Christmas 2004.
Ancestors & photo     |     ELLER family information    |     SSDI

Sister Dorothy '37 [FROST] McDONNELL, 1918 - 1976

Sister Dorothy McDONNELL's early years of teaching were spent in Oregon at St Frederic's School, St Helens; The Madeleine School, Portland; St Mary's Academy, Medford; and St Mary's Academy, The Dalles. Almost from the start, Sister was an excellent teacher. Slow learners found her patient and resourceful in assisting them to learn. With all her pupils, she was kind and genuine and interested. She had the humility and simplicity to enjoy a joke even when it was on herself. Her fine sense of humor and joyous laugh made her a blessing both in class and in her Community. In fact, an affable manner attracted all who dealt with her. At the same time, she had a clear vision of what she wanted and the determination to accomplish it.
Beginning in 1949, Sister served in the Spokane parishes of St Francis of Assisi (Superior 1956-58), Our Lady of Lourdes, St Patrick, St Aloysius, and St Paschal. In 1964, Sister taught eighth grade at Immaculate Conception in Everett, Washington for seven years. Afterward she was appointed to the secretarial staff at the Convent of the Holy Names, in Spokane, where she remained until her death on November 29, 1976.
Sister Dorothy formed good friendships and was faithful and loyal. Carping and criticism had no part in her conversations. A Sister-friend of many years who knew her both as companion and as Superior wrote: "Sister had every reason to be taken up with herself. She had adopted parents who wanted to do everything for her. She was a beautiful looking person, very gifted in intelligence and very winning in personality. Yet, some how Sister managed to keep her values straight and live an admirable life of giving for the Community she chose to join. Sister is one the finest person I have ever known and I will always be thankful to God for letting me be a friend of Sister Dorothy McDonnell." --SNJM Archives, Spokane
Family history    |     Holy Cross cemetery burial    |     WorldConnect and anecdotes

Johanna A '23 STROYAN, 1905 - 1996

Miss Johanna STROYAN, 91, died Friday, 22 March 1996 at Chewelah WA. She was born 5 Jan 1905 in Valley WA. She graduated from IHM in 1923, then worked in the insurance and real estate industry and retired at age 65.
Miss STROYAN is survived by one brother, Jake STROYAN, Chewelah; and three sisters, Helen '29 STROYAN, Chewelah; Cecilia GENECK, Spokane, and Christina BOGNER, Hayden Lake. Memorials to St Joseph's Long-Term Center in Chewelah. Funeral at Holy Ghost Catholic Church, Valley WA. Burial at St Joseph cemetery, Jump Off Joe WA.
Spokesman-Review obituary    |    More family information    |     SSDI

Eugene W "Sandy" MacDONALD, 1914 - 1995

Eugene W "Sandy" MacDONALD, 81, Cd'A, died Thursday, 16 Nov 1995. He was born 22 Jul 1914 in Minnesota, and moved to Cd'A in 1923. He served in the Army in Europe during World War II. He married Mary '41 QUINN in 1947. She
died in 2005.
Sandy attended IHM, but graduated from CHS, and attended Gonzaga U and Gonzaga School of Law. He served as a Kootenai County probate judge, and later as the Cd'A postmaster, retiring in 1971.
Survivors include his wife, at home; two sons, Robert '67, Spokane, and Don, Cd'A; one daughter, Maureen ('71 MacDONALD) of Portland; and seven grandchildren.
SSDI: 518-05-4066    |    More family information    |    Spokesman-Review obituary

Mary Teresa (BRODERICK '40) RARICK, 1922 - 1995

Mary RARICK, 73, Cd'A, died Tuesday, 7 Nov 1995. She was born in 1922 in Spokane, moved to Cd'A in 1935 to board at IHM Academy. She married Douglas '40 RARICK before Nov 1942 and became a homemaker. She was preceded in death by her husband in 1975.
She is survived by three sons, Bob '63, Hayden Lake; Tim '64, Cd'A; and Jim '67, South Dakota; one daughter, Mary Dell '61 RARICK, Kirkland WA; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Memorials to the Alzheimer's Association. Burial at St Thomas cemetery.
Spokesman-Review obituary    |    Doug '40 RARICK    |    Mary '40 BRODERICK

Red HALPERN

Arnold "Red" HALPERN, 1924 - 2003

Arnold "Red" HALPERN, 79, Cd'A, died Friday, 3 Oct 2003 at Kootenai Medical Center. He was born 3 Sep 1924 in Brooklyn NY, to Rose & Morris HALPERN. He graduated from HS in Hutchinson MN, and held a BS degree in physical education from the University of Minnesota. He served two years in the Army.
Red married the former Ruth Irene GISVOLD, who preceded him in death. Red then married
Anna Marie ('60 VEDDER) [BOREK] in 1972. Read the articles at the links, below, for a fuller discussion of Red's career and lasting impact on Coeur d'Alene, and sports.
Red is survived by his wife, Anna Marie, at home; sons Mike (Gina) HALPERN, SFC Scott (Pam) BOREK; four grandchildren; brother Joe HALPERN, Minnesota; and sister Florence AIN, Philadelphia PA.
Memorial service and potluck at St Pius X church. Contributions to "Red" Halpern Memorial Fund at Sterling Bank.
English Funeral Chapel memorial    |    SSDI: 469-22-0486    |    Red's Legacy to Cd'A (S-R article 7 Oct 2003)
    |    Red's Family Legacy (S-R article 25 Oct 2003)    |    Spokesman-Review obituary

Robert B '35 McFARLAND, 1918 ~ 2006

Robert B McFARLAND, age 88, Cd'A, died Wednesday 11 Oct 2006. He and twin sister, Elizabeth '36, were born 8 Jul 1918 in Cd'A to William B & Ferne (BERRY) McFARLAND. He graduated from St Thomas grade school, IHM (1935), and the University of Idaho. He enlisted at the Presidio on 5 Mar 1942, and served in the US Army, Pacific theater, in WW2.
After the war, he worked for WWP, where he met and married (1948)
Ruth SIMMELINK, who died in May 2006. Bob sold real estate for Cd'A Realty, then founded (1959) McFarland Realty, from which he retired in 1987.
Bob is survived by his three children: Dr Robert M '67 McFARLAND, Cd'A; Mary ('68 McFARLAND) LEWIS, Montesano WA; and Jane ('70 McFARLAND) PETERSON, Bayview; and by his sister Betty ('36 McFARLAND) GLAUBER, Louisville KY; and brother William David '39 McFARLAND, Cd'A; and five grandchildren and one great-grandaughter.
Funeral Mass and reception at St Thomas church. Burial in St Thomas cemetery.
Yates Funeral Home memorial    |    Cd'A Press obituary    |    SSDI    |    Bob '35 and more relatives    |     Family History

Ruth M (SIMMELINK) McFARLAND, 1924 ~ 2006

Ruth M McFARLAND, 81, died 24 May 2006. She was born 28 Nov 1924 in Kennewick WA to Merrill "Bob" and Ruth (DICKINSON) SIMMELINK, and grew up on the family wheat ranch in the Horse Heaven Hills, attending a one room schoolhouse. Later, the family moved to Kennewick, where she graduated from Kennewick HS, then spent the war years as secretary to the head of the Hanford Nuclear Project. After the war, she graduated from Washington State College and moved to Cd'A to work as a home economics instructor for Washington Water Power. She married her co-worker there, Robert B McFARLAND '35 and joined the Catholic Church.
Ruth was an active volunteer in church, school, and community organizations. She was employed as a Home Economics teacher at IHM High School and later at North Idaho College. For several years, she served as Executive Director for United Way of Kootenai County.
Ruth is survived by her daughters, Jane (McFARLAND '70) PETERSON, Bayview; and Mary (McFARLAND '68) LEWIS, Montesano WA; and son Dr Robert M '67 McFARLAND, Cd'A.
SSDI     |     English Funeral Home memorial     |     Cd'A Press obituary     |     Robert '35     |     More family information

William David '39 McFARLAND, 1921 ~ 2007

William David McFARLAND died Tuesday 6 March 2007. He was born 1 May 1921 at Cd'A to William B & Ferne (BERRY) McFARLAND. After graduating IHM in 1939, he attended Gonzaga U, then served in the US Coast Guard during WWII. After the war, he obtained a Law Degree at the University of Idaho, and joined his father's law firm. McFARLANDS served Cd'A as City Attorney or Counsel since 1888, with Bill serving for 57 years. He helped the City acquire Tubb's Hill. The city honored Bill's long career by declaring 15 Dec 2006 "Bill McFARLAND Day". At one point, Bill served as Athletic Director for IHM. He was a lifelong member of the Elks (BPOE) and St Thomas Parish.
In 1943 Bill married Anna Marie DESILET (IHM '41), with whom he had seven children. She died in 1973. In 1979 Bill married Lina PUFAUL. They traveled extensively, and enjoyed playing bridge, boating, and spending time with friends and family. Bill is survived by his wife, Lina; his sister, Betty (McFARLAND'36) GLAUBER; daughter, Kathy (McFARLAND '62) DOBNER, sons Tom '68, Steve and Chris McFARLAND; six grandchildren: Caroline RICE, Bill DOBNER Jr, and Jared, Kelly, Stephanie and Evan McFARLAND, four great grandchildren: Sidney and Alison DOBNER, & Joshua and Andrew RICE. His first wife, Anna Marie (DESILET '41), preceded Bill in death, as did his brother Robert '36 McFARLAND, and sons Bill Jr '65, John '70, and Jim '73 McFARLAND. Memorials to Holy Family Catholic School. Funeral Mass at St Thomas.
English Chapel memorial    |     Cd'A Press obituary    |    SSDI: 519-12-8117    |    Bill '39

William David '65 McFARLAND, Jr 1947 ~ 1998

Bill McFARLAND Jr, 51, died Wed 18 Feb 1998 at St Maries ID. He was born in Cd'A on 26 Jan 1947 to William D '39 & Anna Marie (DESILET '41, 1923-1973) McFARLAND. He graduated IHM in 1965, and from Eastern Washington University. He served two years in the Army during the Vietnam War. He returned to North Idaho to begin a teaching career in Plummer ID. He later moved to St Maries and taught junior and senior high school while earning a master's degree in education from the University of Idaho. He also administered the district gifted children's program for the state of Idaho. He belonged to St Thomas parish, the Audubon Society and St Maries Elks Lodge.
He is survived by his father, William D '39 McFARLAND, four brothers, Thomas '68 McFARLAND, Seattle, James '73 and Christopher McFARLAND, Cd'A, Steve McFARLAND, Moses Lake; and a sister, Kathleen ('62 McFARLAND) DOBNER, California. His mother died in 1973.
Memorial Mass at St Thomas church. Burial in St Thomas cemetery.
Spokesman-Review obituary    |    Family History    |    Bill '65    |     SSDI=518-50-5314

John Scott '70 McFARLAND, 1952 ~ 1995

John Scott McFARLAND, 42, died 1 Jul 1995 in Reno NV of heart problems. He was born 22 Jul 1952 at Cd'A to William '39 & Anna Marie (DESILET '41) McFARLAND. He graduated IHM in 1970, and later from Boise State University. He moved to Nevada in 1990.
He was preceded in death by his mother in 1973. Survivors include his father, William '39 McFARLAND, Cd'A; five brothers, Jim '73 and Chris McFARLAND, Cd'A; Bill '65, St Maries; Tom '68, Seattle and Steve McFARLAND, Moscow; one sister, Kathleen (McFARLAND '62) DOBNER, Agoura Hills CA; and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.
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James '73 McFARLAND, 1955 ~ 2006

James Early McFARLAND (Jim or Mac to his many friends), died Monday 11 Sept 2006 in Cd'A following a battle with cancer. He was born 2 Aug 1955 in Cd'A to William D '39 & Anna Marie (DESILET '41) McFARLAND. He attended St Thomas School and IHM before graduating CHS in 1973. He married Helen TORGERSON in 1981. They have two children.
Jim is survived by his wife, Helen; son, Jared; daughter, Kelly; his father, Bill '39 McFARLAND; sister, Kathy (McFARLAND '62) DOBNER; and brothers, Tom '68, Steve, and Chris McFARLAND. He was preceded in death by his mother, Anna Marie (DESILET '41), and brothers John '70 and Bill '65 McFARLAND. Funeral Mass at St Thomas. Memorials to Hospice North Idaho.
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Steve McFARLAND, 1957 ~ 2007

Stephen Edward McFARLAND (Steve or Mac to his many friends) died 22 March 2007 in Moses Lake WA, following a lengthy battle with renal cell cancer. He was born 7 July 1957 in Cd'A to William D '39 & Anna Marie (DESILET '41) McFARLAND. He attended St Thomas Grade School and graduated from CHS in 1975. Steve graduated the University of Idaho in 1981. He married 27 Jun 1987 at Moscow to Tamara SHIMP. They have two children.
Steve is survived by his wife, Tammy; daughter, Stephanie; son, Evan; sister, Kathy (McFARLAND '62) DOBNER; brothers Tom '68 and Chris McFARLAND. He was preceded in death by his mother, Anna Marie (DESILET '41), brothers John '70, Bill '65, and Jim '73, and his father, William D '39 McFARLAND. (see obits, above) Mass of Christian Burial at Our Lady of Fatima, Moses Lake.
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Emma Elizabeth (SEAGRAVES '25?) VANLAKEN, 1907 - 1997

Emma Elizabeth (SEAGRAVES) VANLAKEN, 89, Cd'A, died 22 Jan 1997. Emma was born 20 Apr 1907 at the family homestead on Fernan Hill, to Harry E (1851 PA - ?) & Anna (RAMSEY,
1872 CAN -1944 ID) SEAGRAVES. Emma grew up in Cd'A and attended IHM Academy in the 1920's. She received a teaching degree from Oregon State Normal School (Monmouth), then taught schools in Post Falls and French Gulch for more than 25 years before moving to California. She retired in 1957 and returned to Cd'A where she was active in environmental, social and political issues. Her husband, Peter, died in 1959. She donated 20 acres of her Fernan Hill homestead as a public park. Survivors include a brother, Charles SEAGRAVES (age 102) of Oregon.
A memorial service and park dedication were held at her Fernan Hill homestead, 3005 Fernan Hill Road.
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coach Chester V "Chet" '39 JOHNSON, 1918 - 1997

Chet JOHNSON, 79, died Sunday, 28 Dec 1997 in Boise. He was born 17 Sep 1918 in Wisconsin to Julius N (1890 WI-) & Thea JOHNSON (1890 Norway -
1950 Cd'A), and grew up in Cd'A. He was a patrolman with the Cd'A Police Department and coached football at IHM Academy. Chet later was a teacher and coach in Plummer ID, and then taught in Spirit Lake. He was elected a Kootenai county commissioner in 1958, and later moved to Boise, where he was an investigator for the attorney general's office, retiring in 1978. Survivors include three sons, Robin, David and Terry JOHNSON; a daughter, Lynn; eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
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Catherine M '24 ROCHE, 1907 - 1996

Catherine Mary ROCHE, 89, a lifelong Cd'A resident, died Wednesday, 5 Jun 1996. She was born 11 Jun 1906 to Mike & Mary ROCHE. She graduated from IHM in 1924. She worked for Montgomery Ward for over 50 years before retiring in 1971, and then continued to work there part time after retirement.
Catherine was a founding member of Our Lady of the Lake Court #1447, Catholic Daughters of the Americas, and was a past president of the Retail Credit Association. She belonged to the Business and Professional Women's Club, the Credit Women's Breakfast Club, the American Contract Bridge Club, and was a lifelong member of St Thomas parish.
Survivors include three nieces: Agnes '60 ROCHE, Seattle; Marilyn (ROCHE '63) FREI, Royal City WA; and Theresa (ROCHE '69) RUSCIO, Spokane; four nephews: Pat '62 ROCHE, Seattle, Terry ROCHE, Bainbridge Island WA; Jim RICHARDSON, Oregon; and Kevin '71 ROCHE, New York City.
Funeral at St Thomas, burial in St Thomas cemetery.
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Justin "Jud" '28 BRODERICK, 1910 - 1995

Funeral Mass for Justin "Jud" Broderick, a Coeur d'Alene native, will begin at 1:30 p.m. today at St. Thomas Catholic Church in Coeur d'Alene. Burial will follow at the Riverview section of Forest Cemetery. English Funeral Chapel of Coeur d'Alene is in charge of arrangements. Jud BRODERICK, 84, Hayden, died Sunday 26 Mar 1995 at Cd'A. He was born 5 July 1910 in Idaho to Patrick J & Ellen "Nellie" (REILLY) BRODERICK. He graduated from IHM in 1928, and is a brother of Darrell '24 BRODERICK. Jud owned Broderick Motor Co for 40 years, retiring in 1977. His first wife, Mary (WARE) BRODERICK, died in Dec 1980. He married Vera --- [McDONALD] [WAKEFIELD] in 1981 in Cd'A. She was previously married to Newton WAKEFIELD (1903-1980), father of John '66 WAKEFIELD. Vera, 93, died 19 Apr 1997.
Jud was a parish council member for St Thomas Catholic Church, a fourth-degree Knight of Columbus, and belonged to the Coeur d'Alene Rotary Club, the Coeur d'Alene Elks Lodge and the Idaho Automobile Dealers Association.
Survivors include his wife, at home; one son, John "JJ" '59 BRODERICK (and wife Mary Beth '60 CROWLEY), Richland WA; two grandchildren and one great-granddaughter.
Funeral Mass at St Thomas; burial in Riverview section, Forest Cemetery, Cd'A.
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Vera I [MacDONALD] [WAKEFIELD] BRODERICK, 1903 - 1997

Vera was born 18 Aug 1903 in Minnesota (1930 census, Phoenix AZ, says b MO, parents b IA), and died Saturday, 19 Apr 1997. She moved to Coeur d'Alene in 1935 and owned a Merle Norman Studio in Spokane for 50 years. She was a member of the Spokane Figure Skating Club. Mrs BRODERICK was preceded in death by three husbands, Donald L MacDONALD (1902 CO -1973; son of Allan J (physician) & Mary MacDONALD; married c1927 CO),
Newt WAKEFIELD, (1903-1980) and Justin "Jud" '28 BRODERICK (1910-1995). Survivors include a daughter, Donna RASMUSSEN of Seattle; three grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
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Peter Robert KOM, 1914 - 2000

Peter KOM, 86, Cd'A, died Saturday, 14 Oct 2000 at Cd'A. He was born 12 Apr 1914 in Lemmon SD, the youngest child (of 8) of Anton and Katrina (GESSEL) KOM, both of Odessa (Ukraine). Anton died in 1918 in Lemmon SD. Katie died 24 Jan 1935 in Aberdeen SD. They both emigrated from Odessa in 1904, and became naturalized US citizens in 1911.
Peter grew up and graduated high school in Lemmon, then moved to Sandpoint ID in 1936. He married
Vera Roseanna SAUNDERS on 17 July 1937 at Sandpoint ID. They moved to Oregon, and later, to Cd'A in 1954. He belonged to the Cd'A Eagles, St Pius X parish, Knights of Columbus, the Lake City Good Samaritans, and a volunteer at Kootenai Medical Center for eight years. He was preceded in death by his son, Robert M '60 KOM (1942-1998).
Survivors include his wife, Vera; three sons, Donald '58 KOM, Middleton ID; Richard '67 KOM, Boise, and Thomas '69 KOM, Hayden Lake; daughter, Kathy (KOM '61) GEHLEN, Cd'A; 19 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren.
Memorials to Hospice NI or KMC Auxiliary. Funeral at St Pius X, burial at St Thomas cemetery.
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Vera Roseanna (SAUNDERS) KOM, 1917 - 2002

Vera KOM, 84, died Sat 13 Jul 2002 at Cd'A. She was born 9 Nov 1917 in Sandpoint to Frank M
(1883-1969) and Sinie Jane (CHANDLER 1886-1970) SAUNDERS. Vera graduated from Sandpoint High School, and married Peter KOM on 17 Jul 1937 in Sandpoint. They moved to Oregon in 1950 and settled in Cd'A in 1954. Peter died in 2000, and she married Willfred "Bill" THOM in January 2002.
She belonged to St Pius X parish, and the Lake City Good Sams II. She was a longtime volunteer at Kootenai Medical Center, a house mother at Walden House, and helped with meal preparation at St Pius.
Survivors include her second husband; three sons, Donald '58 KOM, Middleton ID; Richard '67 KOM, Boise, and Thomas '69 KOM, Hayden Lake; daughter, Kathy (KOM '61) GEHLEN, Cd'A; 19 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren.; three brothers, Leonard SAUNDERS, Ephrata WA; Mack SAUNDERS, Tillamook OR; and Oliver SAUNDERS, Riverside WA. Memorials to the American Heart Association or Hospice NI.
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Robert Marvin '60 KOM, 1942 ~ 1998

Robert M KOM, 56, Vancouver WA, died 24 April 1998. He was born 13 Feb 1942 in Sandpoint ID. He served in the US Navy during the Vietnam War. He lived in Vancouver for 20 years. He worked as a loss control engineer in the insurance industry for 25 years, most recently for IRI (Industrial Risk Insurers). He married Vickie STEPHENS in 1965.
Survivors include his wife, Vickie KOM; son, Stephen KOM, Seattle; daughters, Angela PARKS, Ridgefield WA, and Mary Ann KOM, Vancouver; parents,
Peter and Vera (SAUNDERS) KOM, Cd'A; brothers, Donald '58, Middleton ID; Richard '67, Boise and Thomas'69, Hayden Lake; sister, Katherine (KOM '61) GEHLEN, Post Falls; and three grandchildren.
Funeral Mass at St John's, Vancouver. Burial in Willamette National Cemetery, Portland. Memorials to the American Heart Association. Arrangements by Memorial Gardens Funeral Home in Vancouver. -- 28 Apr 1998, (Portland) Oregonian.
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Lance R '68 KOEP, 1950 - 1999

Lance KOEP, 49, died Wednesday 8 Dec 1999 at Cd'A. He was born 15 Mar 1950 at Cd'A to Raymond and Constance (READ) KOEP. He graduated from IHM in 1968, and earned a degree in education and history at the University of Idaho. He worked for Roth Bros Logging and Nehring Logging, and then at LaVoy/Centennial Distributing for 19 years. He belonged to the American Contract Bridge League and St Thomas parish.
Survivors include his parents, and wife Melody and children Zachary and Elizabeth KOEP, Hayden Lake; three brothers and six sisters.
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Francis Warren Joseph "Frank" SECAUR (CHS '36), 1917 - 2000

Frank SECAUR, 83, Cd'A, died there 21 Sep 2000. He was born there 21 Feb 1917 to Warren Francis and Mary E (CHARTRAND) SECAUR. Frank is a nephew of Laura SECAUR, wife of William GARVEY. Frank is a cousin to at least eight GARVEY graduates or students 1943-1964, and several CHASE, HAGEN, and McFARLAND graduates.
His father, Warren Francis SECAUR, was born 16 Dec 1892 in Stanley, Chippewa, Wisconsin, and
died 10 Nov 1975 in Cd'A. Warren married 27 Nov 1913 at Cd'A to Mary E CHARTRAND, who was b 13 Jan 1897, died 12 Feb 1919 in childbirth (stillborn).
In Jan 1920, Frank and siblings Dorothy and Clement were living with their grandparents, Charles A and Mary Anna (WALD) SECAUR, in Cougar Gulch. ( Charles A SECAUR, born 21 Sep 1866, died 1 Jan 1942 at Cd'A.) Warren, his sister Laura and brother Albert, were living together in Cd'A in Jan 1920. Warren married (second) on 27 Feb 1920 at Cd'A to Bertha Florence WACHTER, b 1 Dec 1897 in Wilber WA.
Frank attended IHM, but graduated from CHS in 1936. He lettered in football, boxing and track. He married Neoma WHITELEY (b 1918 CO, dau of George & Mattie WHITELEY) in 1937 and served with the Army during World War II. He graduated from Kinman Business School and worked in the family business, Secaur Building Supply and Secaur Cement, for several years. He was treasurer for the City of Cd'A for 12 years. He belonged to St Thomas parish, the Knights of Columbus, the Cd'A Archery Club, the American Legion, the Cd'A Golf Club (past champion), and the Cd'A Eagles Aerie (president; and state president 1962).
Survivors include his wife of more than 62 years; a son, Clyde SECAUR, Cd'A; daughters, Sharon RYEN and Karla GIOVANELLI, Cd'A; brothers, Clem SECAUR, Orofino, and Bill SECAUR, Cd'A; six grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
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Elaine B SUSALLA, 1922 - 1999

Elaine B SUSALLA, 75, died Thursday, 18 Feb 1999 in Cd'A. She was born in Spokane on 30 Apr 1922 to Thomas V &
Alvina E ALLISON. She married in 1945 to Leroy John SUSALLA, and moved to Cd'A in 1951. She belonged to St Thomas parish. Her husband, LeRoy, died in Missoula MT on 10 Apr 1979. She was also preceded in death by an infant daughter, and son Rory '73 SUSALLA. Survivors include a son, Michael '65 SUSALLA, Tucson AZ, and a sister, Janet HARMON, Spokane. Inurnment in St Thomas cemetery.
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Rory P '73 SUSALLA, c1954 - 1998

Rory P '73 SUSALLA, 44, died Monday 7 Sep 1998. He was born c1954 in Spokane to Leroy and Elaine SUSALLA. He was in one of the last undergraduate classes at IHM. He lived in Cd'A, served in the US Marine Corps, and belonged to St Thomas parish.
Survivors include a son, Christopher SUSALLA, Puyallup WA; his mother, Elaine SUSALLA, Cd'A; and a brother, Michael '65 SUSALLA, Tucson AZ. (Christopher James SUSALLA married Amanda Marie ISOM in Pierce County WA in August 2004. -WA State Digital Archives) Inurnment in
St Thomas cemetery.
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John Elmer MILLHEISLER , 1932 - 2006

John Elmer MILLHEISLER, 74, died 13 Aug 2006 at home in Cd'A. He was born 21 March 1932 in Burlington CO to John A
(1895-1966) & Vera (COE) [MARTENS] MILLHEISLER (1894-1988). The family moved to Idaho from Kansas in 1938. John married Esther (Marlene '53) NIELSEN on 30 Aug 1953 at Cd'A. He served in the military during the Korean Conflict. He taught at IHM for 11 years, and then was a self-employed accountant. He also coached Little League and was a Boy Scout leader.
John is survived by son David, Aberdeen WA; daughter Karen TRUSTY, Cd'A; three grandchildren; and half-sisters Grace (MARTENS) JACKSON, Cheney WA, and Edith M (MARTENS) REED, Dalton Gardens. He was preceded in death by his wife, Marlene '53, on 29 Dec 1999; son Ronald J '73 on 25 July 1991 in King Co WA; half-sister Helen L (MARTENS) GREENFIELD on 12 Dec 1994; brothers Robert Leroy MILLHEISLER on 22 Jul 1999, and Herbert E MILLHEISLER (2001); and half brothers Cecil H (2000), Dale H (1985)and Paul E MARTENS (2005).
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Esther Marlene (NIELSEN '53) MILLHEISLER, 1935 - 1999

Marlene (NIELSEN) MILLHEISLER, 64, died Wednesday, 29 Dec 1999 at Cd'A. She was born 3 Apr 1935 to George H & Esther C (STREETER '28) NIELSEN. She attended St Thomas Grade School and graduated IHM in 1953. She married John MILLHEISLER in August 1953. She was a long-time Camp Fire leader, a member of St Thomas parish and the Altar Society.
Survivors include her husband of 46 years, John; a son, David MILLHEISLER, Aberdeen WA; daughter, Karen TRUSTY, Cd'A; her mother, Esther (STREETER '28) NIELSEN, Cd'A; two brothers, John '56 and Richard '58 NIELSEN, Cd'A; and two sisters, Helen (NIELSEN '50) HEDBERG, Vancouver WA; and Margaret (NIELSEN '60) SCHAFFNER, Cd'A.
She was preceded in death by a son, Ronnie '73; a brother, George '54 NIELSEN; and her father, George Hans NIELSEN. Funeral at St Thomas church.
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Esther Caroline (STREETER '28) NIELSEN, 1910 -2002

Esther NIELSEN, 81, died Sunday, 9 Jun 2002 at Cd'A. She was born 12 Sep 1910 at Belmont, Kootenai county ID to John B "Chuck" and Emma (BADRAUM) STREETER. She graduated from IHM in 1928, and then from Holy Names Normal School in Spokane. She taught in rural schools at Gotham Bay and Clagstone ID, and helped raise her 15 siblings after she married George H NIELSEN c1932.
She was active with the American Heart Association, American Cancer Association, Happy Homemakers Club, Catholic Daughters (Our Lady of the Lake Court #1447), Camp Fire Girls, Boy Scouts of America and the Lady Lions. She was a 75-year member of St Thomas parish, and was active with the Legion of Mary and St Thomas Mother's Club.
She was preceded in death by her husband, George Hans NIELSEN, a son, George '54, and a brother,
Fordy STREETER (1921-1996). Survivors include four children, Helenmarie (NIELSEN '50) HEDBERG, Vancouver WA; and John '56 NIELSEN, Dick '58 NIELSEN and Margaret (NIELSEN '60) SCHAFFNER, all Cd'A; five brothers and sisters, Delico "Bill" '38 STREETER, Cd'A; Irvin '37 STREETER, Tacoma; Lillian (STREETER '32) JOKI, Hayden; Rose (STREETER'34) MILOT, Norcross GA; and Irene (STREETER '40) WELLER, Bothell WA; 19 grandchildren, 30 great-grandchildren and three great-great- grandchildren.
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Lynda Marie (CARTER '70) LONG, 1952 - 1995

Lynda Marie (CARTER) LONG, 42, died Thursday 27 Apr 1995 at home in Mica Flats from cancer. She was born 23 Jul 1952 in Cd'A, graduated 1970 from IHM, and attended NIJC and U of Idaho. She worked at the Kootenai Medical Center cafeteria, and at Cd'A and Plummer schools cafeterias. She was also a volunteer at Garwood Elementary.
She and her husband, Dave, drove long-haul truck together. In 1982 and 1984 they were honored by Tiger Trucking of Missoula as "Trucker Team of the Year." She belonged to Bible Study Fellowship, and was office manager for Dave Long Trucking in Rathdrum ID.
Survivors include her husband of 21 years; three children, Allison, and twins Brittany & Benjamin LONG; two sisters, Debra (CARTER) DAHLBERG, Bonners Ferry, and Cynthia (CARTER) WOODS, Cd'A. Funeral at St Pius X, burial in St Thomas cemetery.
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Mary C TREICHEL, 1912 - 2006

Mary C TREICHEL, 94, died Friday, 25 Aug 2006 in Tacoma. She was born 7 Mar 1912 in Dubuque IA, and married Clarence L TREICHEL in 1935 in Illinois. They moved to Cd'A in 1948, and to Kent WA in 1978.
She was preceded in death by her husband Clarence L (1913-1996); son, Clarence J TREICHEL (1936-2003); and a great grandchild. Survivors include her sons, Dennis K '65 TREICHEL, Spokane, and Kenneth G TREICHEL, Blackfoot ID; daughters, Gloria M DAHL, Lake Havasu City AZ, and Kathleen Gail (TREICHEL '67) BAKER, Renton WA; sister, Adeline DAWSON, Canby OR; 13 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren. Inurnment at Hillcrest Burial Park, Kent WA.
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Paul B SAND, 1921 - 1998

Paul B SAND, 76, died Sunday, 7 Jun 1998. He was born 16 Nov 1921 in Minnesota to Peter and Ida (VORNBROCK) SAND. He grew up and attended school in Minnesota, then moved to Clarkston WA. He served with the Marine Corps during World War II, married Inez BARNES, and then moved to Cd'A in 1950. He worked in dry cleaning, and bought French Cleaners in 1963.
Paul belonged to St Thomas parish, the Knights of Columbus, Eagles Aerie and VFW. Survivors include his wife of more than 50 years, Inez; eight sons:
Don '66 SAND, Salt Lake City; Paul B "Skip" '67 SAND, Post Falls; Ken '72, Hayden; and PJ '73, Michael, Tim, Nick and Andy SAND, all of Cd'A; a daughter, Barbara LINES, Hayden; two brothers, the Rev John SAND, Pomeroy WA, and Ed SAND, Wenatchee; four sisters: Judy KNIGHT, Alaska, Cecelia ASHMEAD, Corral ID; Laura WILLITT, Lewiston and Ann KULZER, Minnesota; 16 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Funeral at St Thomas, Cd'A; burial in St Thomas cemetery.
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Inez Mae (BARNES) SAND, 1929 - 2006

Inez Mae (BARNES) SAND, 77, died Tues 29 Aug 2006. She was born 4 Mar 1929 in Lewiston ID, to Clifton Dwight and Bessie (MULKEY) BARNES. She married
Paul B SAND. They moved to Cd'A in 1950, and operated French's Cleaners since 1963.
She is survived by her sons, Don '66 SAND, Mesquite NV; Nick and Skip '67 SAND, Post Falls; Ken '72, PJ '73, Michael, Tim and Andy SAND, Cd'A; daughter, Barbara (SAND) TOLLEY, Cd'A; 25 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Paul; a daughter, Cathy (SAND '69) FARQUHAR, and 4 brothers.
Funeral at St Pius X. Burial in St Thomas cemetery.
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JEROME A '30 PELTIER, 1911 - 2004

Jerry PELTIER was born 5 Feb 1911 in Cloquet MN to Charles and Amanda PELTIER. He died Friday 24 Dec 2004 at Spokane. In 1925 his family moved from Minnesota to Cd'A. He graduated from IHM in 1930, and moved to Spokane by 1933.
He worked 17 years at John W Graham store and attended Kinman Business University in Spokane. He and his wife owned Clark's Old Book Store from 1950 until 1979. He was an avid collector of Western history material, and wrote 15 books on area history.
PELTIER was on the radio in the 1940s with the Serenaders, and in the 1950s had a history show on KXLY-TV4 called Northwest Album. He co-founded and was the first sheriff (president) of the Spokane Corral of the Westerners in 1955, and was Living Legend #16 of Westerners International. He was a founder of the Museum of Native American Culture, the Spokane Realistic Art Association and the Fort Wright Museum. He was president of Spokane chapter AARP and belonged to the Knights of Columbus; and St Paschal parish since 1933.
Survivors include two children, Charles PELTIER and Joan RHEINSCHMIDT, Spokane; two granddaughters and five great-grandchildren. Funeral at St Paschal, burial St Joseph cemetery, Trentwood. Preceded in death by his wife, LaVerle, and possibly son Frank.
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LaVerle C PELTIER, 1919 - 1995

LaVerle PELTIER, 76, Spokane, died Saturday 24 Jun 1995 at home. She was born 1 Jan 1919 in Garden MI. She is survived by her husband of 58 years, Jerome "Jerry" '30 PELTIER; two sons, Charles and Frank PELTIER; one daughter, Joan RHEINSCHMIDT; two granddaughters and two great-grandchildren. Funeral at St Paschal's.
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Joseph A MEYERS, 1916 - 2000

Joe was born 16 Jul 1910 in Cd'A, died 16 Aug 2000 in Post Falls. He attended high school and played football at IHM Academy. In 1941 he married Hazel WALTER. He worked as a salesman for several Oldsmobile and Buick dealerships until retiring in 1981, and also was a card dealer at Club Cigar, Cd'A.
He was a member of St Thomas parish. Survivors include his wife, Hazel; a son, Robert '66 MEYERS, Cd'A; two daughters, JoEllen '62 (MEYERS) PROSSER, and Kathleen McDOWELL, both of Cd'A; a sister, Margaret MOATE, Cd'A; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
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Rev Dwaine J MARSH, CSsR, 1923 - 2000

Rev Dwaine J MARSH, CSsR, was born 2 Sep 1923 in Cd'A to Earl Dewey and Julia Irene (BROPHY) MARSH, and died 17 May 2000 in Ligouri MO. He attended IHM Academy and graduated from Holy Redeemer Seminary, Oakland, California. He joined the Redemptorists in 1944, and was ordained a priest in 1949. As a Redemptorist, he served as a west coast missionary until 1965, when he became a parish priest in California. He was named pastor of St Al's, Fresno in 1985. He later worked in administration and priestly formation, and retired to the Redemptorist center in Ligouri, Missouri in 1994. Survivors include a sister-in-law, Angie MARSH of Spokane; one nephew; and numerous nieces. His brother,
William '49 MARSH, died 19 Oct 1993 in Spokane. Their father died Aug 1970 in Cd'A. Their mother, Julia I MARSH, died 10 Jan 1978 in Spokane. Dwaine is buried with his parents in St Thomas cemetery.
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Patrick KNUDTSON, 1914 - 1995

Patrick KNUDTSON was born 11 Apr 1914 in Alberta, Canada to George and Helen KNUDTSON. He died 30 Aug 1995 at Cd'A. He moved to Coeur d'Alene after 1919 with his family and attended IHM Academy (years unknown). He married Gertrude MANGOLD in Missoula in 1939. He retired as an electrician at Kaiser Aluminum in 1976.
In 1930, the KNUDTSON family lived at 114 Foster, and comprised: George 47 ND (parents b Norway), RR carpenter; Helen 45 MN (parents b Canada); Norman, 19 MN; Patricia & Patrick, 15 CAN; Francis 13 CAN; Alene 9 CAN. --5 Apr 1930 Cd'A ward 3, ED16 p5A [74]. The 1900 census shows George born Jan 1884 in South Dakota, living with his widower father, Halvor, in Brule SD.
Gertrude, born 18 Apr 1919, graduated CHS in 1936, died 7 Feb 2005 at Cd'A. Pat & Gertrude are buried in St Thomas cemetery. They have two daughters: Frances CAMPBELL and Patsy JEFFRIES. Other survivors include Pat's sisters, Patty BROOKS, Spokane, and Alene YOUNG, Garden Grove CA; four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
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George Franklin PETERS Jr '69, 1951 - 2000

Ikos VALLADAR, 48, a/k/a George Franklin PETERS Jr, died 20 March 2000 from a heart attack. PETERS was born 4 Jun 1951 at Cd'A, and grew up and attended school in Spokane, Illinois, Florida, New Jersey, Nevada and Coeur d'Alene. He graduated from IHM in 1969 and attended North Idaho College. He joined the Army and served in Vietnam, and after his discharge, traveled the country as a salesman and entrepreneur. He eventually purchased a home in Seattle, had also lived in Alaska and recently returned to Cd'A.
Survivors include his parents, Lee and Joisse KNOWLES, Cd'A; three sisters, Lori (PETERS '71) BLESSING, Cd'A; Suzi (PETERS '73) GREEN, Portland; Angi SHAMBLIN, Spokane; a brother, James KNOWLES; and numerous nieces and nephews. Interment at St Joseph's Cemetery, Spokane.
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Mary Ann DUNNIGAN '33, 1915 - 2006

Mary Ann DUNNIGAN, 90, died at Cd'A on 8 July 2006. She was a professional educator and administrator from 1936 until she retired from Cd'A Public Schools in 1981. She graduated IHM in 1933, and obtained degrees from Holy Names College and Gonzaga University. She also attended the University of Idaho and UCLA. She was active in Delta Kappa Gamma and Our Lady of the Lake Court #1447, Catholic Daughters of the Americas. Services at St Thomas, Cd'A. Memorials to
Holy Family Catholic School, Cd'A.
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Roberta F (WACHSMUTH '33) WEEKS, 1915 - 2003

Roberta '33 was born 21 (or 22) July 1915 in Kalispell MT, and died Friday 6 June 2003, age 87. Funeral Mass was at St Thomas, followed by burial at St Thomas Cemetery.
She married 20 Sep 1937 to Richard Welford WEEKS. They lived in Brewster WA for 40 years, then moved to Cd'A in 1977. Richard died in 1980, and is buried in St Thomas cemetery.
She is survived by four children: Richard WEEKS, Spokane Valley; Dave WEEKS, Cd'A; Tom and Janel WEEKS, Spokane; and a brother, Gilbert WACHSMUTH, Cd'A.
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Gregory Brian GAFFANEY (?'62?), 1944 - 2006

Greg was born 2 June 1944 in Colfax WA to Jack and Evelyn GAFFANEY. He attended IHM, and finished at Gonzaga Prep. He is survived by a son, Brian; a brother, Stephen, and a sister,
Valorie Ann (GAFFANEY '59) SHERMAN. Greg served in the US Army 1966-68, lived in Spokane, and worked at Kaiser Aluminum for 29 years. Greg died Sunday 4 Jun 2006 in Ocean Shores WA.
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Herman P "Dutch" WILHELM, 1919 - 2006

Herman P "Dutch" WILHELM, 86, Post Falls, died 1 Jun 2006 at Cd'A. He was born 26 Nov 1919 in Regent ND to Michael and Monica (DENIUS) WILHELM. Dutch moved to Nidaho in 1935. He married
Jean '42 PETERS on 13 June 1942 in Post Falls. He enlisted in the Army on 29 Feb 1944 at Fort Lewis WA, served in the Battle of the Bulge, and received a Purple Heart and Bronze Star. He retired as transportation superintendent after 30+ years with the Post Falls School District.
Dutch is survived by Jean (PETERS '42), his wife of 64 years; sons James '61 (Kathie) WILHELM; Richard, Roger (Linda), Tim, Dan, and Phil (Karen) WILHELM; daughters Mary Ann (Bruce) SCHEVENIUS, and Elizabeth (Mark) JENKS; 17 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; brothers Francis, Herold, Bernard and Robert. He was preceded in death by six brothers and one granddaughter. Memorials to St George's Catholic Church Building Fund, Post Falls.
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Mabel Mary Esther HARVEY, '31, 1912 ~ 2006 (Sister Rose Estelle HARVEY, SP)

Sister Rose Estelle, SP (Mabel Mary Esther HARVEY '31) age 94, died 8 April 2006 at Mount St Joseph in Spokane WA. She was a Sister of Providence for 73 years. She was born 28 Mar 1912 in Washburn WI, the second of five children of Joseph and Lucy (LEGACY) HARVEY. Her father was the son of a Methodist minister. She came to Cd'A as a young child and graduated from IHM in 1931. She entered the Sisters of Providence Novitiate in Seattle in 1932, and professed final vows in 1937. She earned a BA degree from the College of Great Falls (MT) in 1944, a certificate in business administration from Kinman Business University, Spokane, as well as teaching certificates in Idaho and Washington. In 1955 she completed studies at Portland University in Library Science. Following profession of vows, Sister Rose Estelle began a 38-year career in the field of education, teaching in secondary schools of the Sisters of Providence, and serving as a librarian at DeSales High School, Walla Walla. She taught in the following schools: Our Lady of Lourdes Academy, Wallace ID (1934-35, 1943-45, 1948-51, 1952-60), the College (now University) of Great Falls, Montana (1935-36, 1938-41, 1945-48), St Joseph Academy, Sprague WA (1936-38, 1951-52), St Thomas Home, Great Falls (1941-43), DeSales High School, Walla Walla (1960-72). She served three years as Provincial Secretary/Councilor in Spokane. From 1975 to 1990, she was Administrative Secretary/Receptionist at St Joseph Care Center, Spokane. She retired at Mount St Joseph in 1993.
Sister Rose Estelle is survived by a brother, Joseph (Sue) HARVEY, Hobbs NM; nephews: James (Jan) HARVEY, Green River AZ, Steve HARVEY, Spokane, Bruce KESSEL, Post Falls, ID; nieces: Mabel LANE of Terre Haute IN, Patty (Jack) TROTTER, Denton TX; and several grandnieces and nephews.   Mass and burial April 19th at Mount St Joseph; memorials to Sisters of Providence.
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Sister Rose Estelle HARVEY, 2002
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Patricia Louise (OLIN) ELGEE, 1924 ~ 2006

Patricia Louise ELGEE, 81, Cd'A, died 20 March 2006 at her home. She was born 17 Oct 1924 in Spokane WA to Howard and Leila (CLIFFORD) OLIN. Pat grew up in St Maries ID and attended WSU, USC and UCLA, studying music. She married Merrell MAJORS in 1944. He was killed later that year serving with the US armed forces over Norway. She married James ELGEE in 1947.
She is survived by her husband, Jim; sons, Michael '66, Robert '68, Tim ('73), Mark & Jim ELGEE; a sister, Shirley ALLEN; 13 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren.
Funeral 27 Mar 2006 at Immaculate Conception Church, Post Falls. Burial in St Thomas cemetery.

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Viola (GRISMER '32) RONDEAU, 1913 - 2006

Viola RONDEAU, 92, Puyallup WA, died 9 March 2006 in Puyallup. She was born 29 March 1913 in Mullan ID, to William and Teresa (SCHEIDECKER) GRISMER. She married Charles P RONDEAU [1905-1972) in Cd'A.
She was a member of St Thomas parish and enjoyed traveling, gardening and cooking. She is survived by her son, John RONDEAU, Monarch Beach CA, and daughter Joanne (RONDEAU '55) MILES, Lakewood WA. She was predeceased by her parents, husband Charles, brothers Eugene '32, Howard '38 and Robert GRISMER, and sisters Adelyn (GRISMER '36) ENQUIST & Frances (GRISMER '33) KRYGER.
Funeral at St Thomas, Cd'A, on 14 March; burial at St Thomas cemetery.

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Margaret Mary RASSIER, 1921 - 2006

Margaret Mary (SIMONEAU) RASSIER, 84, died 20 Jan 2006 in Boise. She was born 27 May 1921 in Hanks ND to Joseph and Lucille SIMONEAU. She married there to Martin RASSIER (20 Mar 1894 - 2 Mar 1975) on 16 Jun 1942. They moved to Hayden in 1959. In 1994, Margaret moved to Clatskanie OR. In 2000 she moved to Boise.
Margaret is survived by three children, Dianna '61 (Art) ENGEN, Clatskanie OR; Martin Jr (wife Carol HADLEY) RASSIER, Post Falls; and Philip '65 (wife Edith POTTIER) RASSIER, Boise; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; a brother, Joseph, of Georgia, and three sisters, Cecilia ARMSTRONG and Liz FRANCIS of California and Mary ANDERSON of Hayden. 4 brother and 4 sisters died earlier.
Funeral at English Funeral chapel, Rev Roger LaCHANCE officiating.
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Robert J EARIN '39, 1921 - 2000

Robert J EARIN, 79, died Thursday, 23 Mar 2000. He was born 5 Jan 1921 in Cd'A, He was a lifelong Coeur d'Alene resident and graduated from IHM in 1939. He served with the Coast Guard during World War II and returned to Cd'A, where he worked for the Postal Service for many years. He retired in 1976.
He was a member of St Thomas parish, the Cd'A Elks Lodge and the Veterans of Foreign Wars. He was preceded in death by two wives, Ossie (b 20 Oct 1924, d Oct 1965) and Blanche (d 1970).
Survivors include three stepdaughters, Janice HIGGINS and Kathy WILSON, both of Arizona, and Eileen WALKER, Boise; nine grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren. Memorials to Hospice of North Idaho.
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Leo Walter MATSON, IHM '33, 1914 - 1993

Dr L Walter MATSON, 79, of Cd'A, died there 15 Dec 1993. He was born in Cd'A on 5 Oct 1914 to Emil and Ida (MELANDER) MATSON. He
graduated IHM 1933, NIJC, and U of Oregon School of Dentistry. He served in WW2 as Lt Commander, USN. Following the death of his first wife, Patricia (1924 - 26 Sep 1970), he married Irene BOWSER (mother of Stephen '67, Ginny '68, Lorraine '70 & Connie '73 BOWSER). Following Irene's death (21 Dec 1924 - 16 Nov 1981), he married Jean SULLIVAN on 3 Oct 1982. Walt was active in St Thomas parish, Knights of Columbus, Toastmasters, and St Vincent DePaul. He was preceded in death by his son, Thomas MATSON in 1979.
Survivors include his wife, Jean, at home; sons Walter '70 MATSON and John MATSON, Blackfoot ID; Kelly MATSON, Seattle; David MATSON, Glendale CA; Barry MATSON, Hollywood CA; and Chris MATSON, Cd'A; daughters Ann (MATSON '65) ELGEE and Mary Beth (MATSON '66) GRYGNEY of Spokane, Ellen (MATSON ('68)) JAEGER, Cd'A; Patrice OVSTEDAL, Mukilteo WA; Sara SHAW, LaGrange IL; Margie RICHEY, Kennewick WA; brother Reino MATSON '34, Olympia WA; sister Elma (MATSON '38) WELLS, Newport Beach CA.
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Mary K RUSSELL, 1916 - 2005

Mary K RUSSELL, 89, went to be with our Lord Jesus, her beloved husband Lee and her cherished daughter Sharon on 23 Dec 2005. Her daughter and son-in-law had the privilege of being at her side.
Mary was born 15 Dec 1916 to Gustav H and Catherine (FALLON) CARLSON in Nine Mile Falls WA. She graduated in 1935 from Deer Park High School, and married Lee V RUSSELL on 6 Nov 1937. They lived in Burke ID, Spokane and Pullman WA before coming to Cd'A in 1945.
Mary was a homemaker. She loved to dance and began dancing with her parents at six months of age, going to grange dances and continuing throughout her life with Lee, whom Mary met at a dance when they were 16 years old. She was noted for her beautiful flower gardens wherever she lived. Mary and Lee loved to travel by car. They visited all but four of the states. In later years, Mary was happy just going for a ride around the area.
She is survived by her sons and daughters-in-law, John '60 (Kathleen) RUSSELL of Milwaukie OR; James '67 (Janice) RUSSELL, Portland; daughter and son-in-law, Ja-Nee (RUSSELL)'59 (Rod) NEWBY, Cd'A. Mary has six grandsons, four granddaughters, three great-grandsons, eight great-granddaughters and one great-great-grandson. She is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband Lee in Feb 2000, daughter Sharon (RUSSELL)'56 WILSON in March 2000, and grandson Ken RUSSELL in April 2004. Mary was also predeceased by her parents and sister Helen CARUCCI. Funeral at St Pius X on 7 Jan. Memorials to Children's Village, Cd'A.
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Mary M (QUINN '41) MacDONALD, 1923-2005

Mary M MacDONALD, 82, Dalton Gardens, died 13 Nov 2005 at Cd'A. She was born 11 Nov 1923 in Clear Lake WA to Joseph William and Winnifred (GRADY) QUINN. She attended Post Falls schools for 10 years and graduated from IHM in 1941. She served in the Navy 1944-1946.
She married Eugene W MacDONALD on 15 Oct 1947 at St Thomas Church, Cd'A. She worked as assistant treasurer for Kootenai County for 15 years, and her husband was Postmaster at Cd'A.
Mary is survived by sons Robert '67 (Sonja SIVERSON) MacDONALD, Spokane; and Donald (Nancy) MacDONALD, Dalton Gardens; daughters Maureen '71 (Dan) SEMPERT, Bend OR; and Margaret (Loren) JOHNSON, Hayden; sister Winnifred '43 BRADD, Salem OR; brother Francis C QUINN, Atlanta; seven grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Husband
Eugene died 16 Nov 1995. Her brothers Joseph W QUINN Jr and James QUINN also died earlier. Memorials to Holy Family Catholic School, Cd'A.
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Julia Evelyn (FISHER) WICKS, 1912 MN - 2005 ID

Julia Evelyn WICKS, 93, died 22 Oct 2005 in Cd'A. She was born 19 Jan 1912 at Bemidji MN to William FISHER and Helen SHRAMEK, and grew up in Rose Lake ID. She married
Cyril Leo WICKS '36 on 19 Jan 1946 in Cd'A. Cyril died in 1977 in Spokane, and Julia removed to Cd'A in 1979. She belonged to St Thomas parish, and the National Association of Retired Federal Employees.
Survivors include her daughter, Charlene M WICKS, Cd'A; two brothers, Pershing J (Vivian) FISHER, Cd'A, and James D (Erma) FISHER, Post Falls; sister-in-law, June FISHER, Cd'A; nieces and nephews, Ronald, Bill, Tom, & Donald FISHER, Lisa BILICH. Preceded in death by sisters Willa Mae & Delores; brothers, Kenneth L, Edward J, Thomas L, and Ray FISHER; and husband, Cyril '36 WICKS (1918-1977). Memorials to Humane Society. Burial in Holy Cross Cemetery, Spokane.
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Isabelle (BRIANT) [GRYGNY] GIERLACH, 1922-2005

Izzy, age 82, died 21 September 2005 at Lewiston ID after a brief illness. She was born 28 Oct 1922 in Dodson MT to George and Ann (ARVETTE) BRIANT. They moved to Hawkins WI in 1927 where she later met and married Stanley J GRYGNY. They moved to Cd'A in 1953. Her husband died in Nov 1972, and she moved to Oregon. She re-married, to Edward GIERLACH, and removed to Lewiston ID.
She was preceded in death by both husbands; and her son
Stanley John GRYGNY '67, (1949-1997). She is survived by her daughters: Janette (Mervin) BUFFINGTON, Centralia WA; Katherine (Edward) QUICK, Vancouver WA; Bonnie (Dennis) WILLIAMS, Hayden; and Marcine (Larry) WOOD, Lewiston ID.
Memorial service 8 Oct 2005 at St Thomas, Cd'A.
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Rosemarie Fern (NOVAK '66) WOOD, 1948 - 2005

Rea died 30 July 2005 at home in Spokane. She was born 7 Jul 1948 in Marshfield WI to John and Fern (STIBBE) NOVAK. She later moved to Cd'A, attended St Thomas School, and graduated IHM in 1966. She pursued a modeling career in Portland OR, later moving to Spokane.
She is survived by sons, Bryce NOVAK, Olympia WA, and Jeffrey (amp; Mindy) WOOD, Spokane; brothers Bob '56 (& Dixie) NOVAK, Davenport WA and Brad '71 (& Kerry) NOVAK, Rathdrum; sisters, Pam ('73), Spokane and Judy (& Wes) KRUEGER, Cd'A; and several nieces and nephews. Vigil service Sat 6 Aug, Mass Mon 8 Aug at St Pius X, Cd'A.
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John A SCHAN '64, 1946 - 2003

John A SCHAN, 56, Dalton Gardens, died 24 Feb 2003 at home. He was born 30 Oct 1946 in Blaisdell ND to John J (1916-1977) and Anna M (DOSTERT) SCHAN. He graduated IHM Academy in 1964, and attended NIJC. He was self-employed as a draftsman (JAS Enterprises). He belonged to St Thomas and (later) St Pius X parish, the gun club, the Eagles (FOE) and the Elks (BPOE).
He is survived by his mother, Anna SCHAN at home.
His father died Sept 1977. Mass at St Pius X, burial at St Thomas cemetery. obituary also published in Minot (ND) Daily News, 27 Feb 2003
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Rosemary ANTONSEN, 1914 - 2002

Rosemary E ANTONSEN, 87, died Thursday 16 May 2002. She was born 20 May 1914 in Medicine Lake MT, to Joseph and Elizabeth DOLIN(*). She married Raymond ANTONSEN Sr (12 May 1901-Dec 1981) in 1944.
She worked as a Linotype operator at The Oregonian (Portland) before moving to Cd'A in 1950. They managed the Flamingo Motel in Cd'A for many years. Ray Sr died in 1981. Rosemary moved to Spokane in 1990. She belonged to St Thomas parish. Mass at St John Vianney, Spokane Valley.
Survivors include a son, Raymond '64 ANTONSEN Jr, Chattaroy WA; a daughter, Elizabeth '53 MERRITT, Spokane; and four grandchildren. Memorials to St Thomas parish.
* - Joseph DOLIN, b Nov 1888 MN(**), newspaper publisher (1920), postmaster (1930); wife Elizabeth, b c1890 ND; son Francis (1913), daughter Rosemary (1914). --4 Apr 1930, Medicine Lake, Sheridan MT, ED8, p1B. --19 Jan 1920, Plentywood, Sheridan MT, ED204 p10A. possibly, the Joseph DOLIN 24 Nov 1886-10 Aug 1967 SSN=516-30-2303 (MT issue), although CADI shows born 1887 in MI, mother maiden name DOHENY.
** - 12 Jun 1900 census, York, Benson Co ND, ED15 p9B; John J DOLIN, b Feb 1859 MN, Editor; wife Mary A, b Mar 1861 MN, married 22 years, 3 children; Rose E, Jun 1881 MN; Joseph F, b Nov 1888 MN.

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Ernest 'Ernie' KARST, 1925 - 2002

Ernest Ralph "Ernie" KARST, 76, was born 5 Dec 1925 in Hoven, Potter county, SD to Frank* (b Sep 1898 Swan Creek Twp, Walworth county SD to Joseph & Lizzie KARST, immigrants from Germany in 1870**) & Katherin (--, b c1891 MN)* KARST. Ernie married Maxine HUNTER in 1946, and moved to the Silver Valley in 1951. He was a miner for ASARCO for 35 years, retiring in 1986. He was a member of St Rita's Parish and the Knights of Columbus in Kellogg ID. He died Wed 27 Feb 2002.
He is survived by his wife Maxine, 14 children, Janice '65 & Ginny '67 KARST, Gloria SAHAR, Patricia WOODS, Bonnie '70 CARTER, John '73, Laura, Christine, Matthew, Tom & Clifford KARST, Mary '73 GILMAN, Rebecca KOEHN, and Colleen PARKER; a sister, Renee PETERSON, Pinehurst ID; 39 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.
* --1930 census, Walworth Co SD, ED14 p1B; ** --1900 census, Swan Ck Twp, Walworth Co SD, ED343 p4B
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Leon C 'Chuck' BOLLER, 1924 - 2002

Chuck BOLLER, who was born 5 Oct 1924 in Moscow ID to John & Henrietta BOLLER, died Friday, 1 Feb 2002 in Federal Way WA. He grew up and graduated from high school in Potlatch ID, then served with the Navy on the USS New Orleans in the Pacific Theater during World War II. He returned to North Idaho and married Melva J GREEN (1924-1996) in 1946 and owned Boller Exxon in Coeur d'Alene. He retired in 1981 and later moved to Federal Way WA.
He was a member of St Pius X parish and the Lions Club. He enjoyed bowling, camping, fishing and cars. His first wife, Melva died in 1996. He married Cleo SORRELLS in 1997. He is survived by his wife; two sons, Dave'66 & John'70 BOLLER, both of Hayden Lake, Idaho; a daughter, Jeannette DEXTER of Beaverton OR; two sisters, Elvador SKILES of Kamiah ID and Camille HARP of Malden WA; a brother,
Orville BOLLER (1934-2002) of Fernwood ID; six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Mass at St Pius X, burial in Cd'A Memorial Gardens.
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Marian Agnes KOONTZ, 1922 - 2002

Marian Agnes (-) KOONTZ, 80, died Saturday 3 Aug 2002 while attending a family reunion in Bonners Ferry. She was born 10 Jun 1922 in Spokane, attended St Joseph's Elementary and graduated Marycliff High School in Spokane. She married in 1941 to Robert M KOONTZ (26 Jul 1922-30 Sep 1990, SSN=537-14-2749). They reared 8 children in Cd'A, in St Thomas and St Pius X parishes.
Survivors include five daughters, Sister Linda '60 KOONTZ, SNJM; Kathleen '62 RIETZ, Suzanne '66 ANDERSON, Melanie '70 STAPLES and Carolyn DEITZ; two sons, Robert II and David KOONTZ; 16 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. Burial at St Thomas cemetery.
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Katherine ('22 COPE) RASSLEY, 1904 - 2000

Katherine (COPE) RASSLEY, 95, a longtime educator, died 22 Jan 2000. She was born 1 Oct 1904 in Spokane, and lived in Spirit Lake before moving to Cd'A in 1910.
She graduated from IHM in 1922, and from Lewiston Normal School in 1924. She taught in Greencreek ID before moving to Montana, where she married George RASSLEY in 1927. They moved to Cd'A in 1938. She taught at Dalton Gardens School and earned a BA degree from Holy Names College, Spokane, in 1945. She then taught at Central Elementary, Cd'A, and became principal in 1950, and retired in 1970.
She was honored as Idaho Retired Teacher of the Year and Catholic Daughter of the Year, and recognized for Outstanding Volunteer Service at the 1982 Governor's Award Luncheon. She was a supporter of Holy Family Catholic School, and a member of St Thomas parish.
Her husband, George, died in 1948. Survivors include two sons, Rev George RASSLEY, Cd'A; Thomas '48 RASSLEY, Spokane; and a daughter, Sr Mary '50 RASSLEY IHM, Cd'A; four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Burial in St Thomas cemetery.
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Thomas Edward "Tom" '48 RASSLEY, 1930 - 2008

Son of George A and Katherine (COPE '22) RASSLEY. Died 29 Sep 2008.
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Leona C (BROWN) TYRRELL, 1918 - 2003

Leona TYRRELL, 85, Cd'A, died Wed 23 July 2003 at Cd'A. She was born 18 June 1917 or 1918* in Glenn Ullin ND to Henry and Katherine (DEICTRICH**) BROWN, the third of nine children. She grew up in Morristown, Corson, SD. During WWII she and her sisters worked in the shipyards in Tacoma WA.
She married Dan TYRRELL in Mitchell SD on 15 Jun 1944. They had one child, Wayne, born in Mitchell. In 1955 the family moved to Cd'A. She worked in hospitals in Lemmon SD, Wallace ID, and Cd'A, then spent 25 years as a CNA at Sunset Terrace Nursing Home.
She is survived by her son Wayne '65 TYRRELL (and wife Nancy), Issaquah WA; granddaughters, Katie and Nancy TYRRELL, Kirkland WA; sisters Bev (Charles) STEINER, Julie (Harry) RIEKER; brother Walter (Arlene) BROWN, sisters-in-law Pearl, Clara and Aki BROWN, Marvel CONNER and Maybell TYRRELL; brother-in-law, Dodd TYRRELL and numerous nieces and nephews. She is also survived by dear friend and long time companion, Sam NORTON. Leona was preceded in death by her husband, Daniel, and her grandson,
Danny (1974-2002).
Funeral mass at St Pius X, burial in St Thomas cemetery. Memorials to American Heart Assn.
   *    SSDI shows birth as 1917; obit says 1918; 1930 census shows Leona K, age 11 as of 23 May 1930.
    **    obit shows DEICTRICH; 1930 SD census shows DOCKTER; family immigrated 1898 from Russia/Germany. 1910 ND census shows DOCKTER, Katherine 19, immig 1892, dau of Jacob & Christina. 1900 ND census shows DOCKTER, Katherine, b Feb 1892, immig 1893.

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Otto H (Bud) HOFMEISTER, 1914 - 2003

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Sister Kathleen M '46 GARVEY, IHM (formerly Sr Mary Roderick. IHM), 1928 ~ 2004

died Sunday, 26 Dec 2004 at the Marian Convent. Born 25 March 1928 in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, to William GARVEY (1885-1965) and Laura (SECAUR 1894-1984) GARVEY, she graduated IHM in 1946, entered the IHM Congregation on 23 Aug 1946, made temporary profession of vows on 9 May 1949, and her final profession on 2 Aug 1952.
She served as teacher at Nativity School, Scranton, from 1949 to 1951. She also served in schools in La Plata MD, Portland OR, and Cd'A, and ministered at the Marian Convent and IHM Center in Scranton until her death. She received a bachelor of arts degree in elementary education from Marywood College.
Surviving are a brother, the Rev Roderick GARVEY CSsR, of Jal NM; five sisters (and IHM graduates): Colleen '43 CHASE, Cd'A; Frances '44 HAGEN, Rigby ID; Rita FITZPATRICK and Bernita GARVEY, both of Spokane WA, and Mary '52 MacFARLAND, Cd'A. She was preceded in death by a brother, William Jr 1921-1979, and a sister, Joan '54 STEELE 1936-2003.
Funeral Mass 3 Jan 2005 at the Marian Convent; interment at St Catherine's Cemetery, Moscow PA. --Scranton Times Tribune, 28 Dec 2004

Joan Marie (GARVEY '54) STEELE, 1936 - 2003

Joan Marie (GARVEY) STEELE, age 66, of Cd'A, died 12 April 2003 at home. She was born 27 May 1936 in Cd'A, the youngest of nine children of
William GARVEY (1885-1965) and Laura (SECAUR 1894-1984) GARVEY. She graduated from IHM Academy in 1954, was a life-long resident of Cd'A, and a member of St Pius X Parish.
Joan is survived by her daughter and son-in-law Joan (Tod) FEHMSTROM, Cd'A; daughter and partner Dr Kaydee STEELE and Theresa ALLEN, Cd'A; brothers and sisters Rev Roderick GARVEY, Colleen '43 CHASE, Frances '44 HAGEN, Sister Kathleen '46 GARVEY IHM, Rita FITZPATRICK, Bernita CUZZETO, and Mary '52 McFARLAND, 2 grandchildren Brigitt and Casey FEHMSTROM, and many nieces and nephews, including Catherine '55, Eleanor '61 and Gerald '64 GARVEY. She was preceded in death by her husband Leslie STEELE (b 5 Oct 1936, d 25 Sep 2000, SSN=519-36-8695), and her brother William J GARVEY 1921-1979.
Memorial service at St. Pius X Catholic Church. Memorial contributions to Hospice of North Idaho.
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Melvin Francis GREEN (1957), 1938-2003

Mel died Sunday, 9 Nov 2003 at Pinewood Care Center, Cd'A, at age 65. He was born 27 July 1938 in Washington DC to Melvin Norman GREEN and Irene (GARRON) GREEN. The family moved to Cd'A in 1947. He graduated IHM in 1957.
He married Esther Rose MARKER in 1980 in Boise, moved to Seattle in 1981 and to Cd'A in 1992. He was a computer software technician and repairman for Data Point with the US Government, retiring in 1981.
He is survived by his wife, Esther, at home; son Michael GREEN, Seattle; mother Irene GREEN, brother Bill GREEN, cousins Mike '64 and Jim '61 GARRON, all of Cd'A; cousin Joan (GARRON '57) ACOSTA, California; and numerous relatives in Virginia.
He was preceded in death by his father in May 2002, and infant daughter Tammy in 1975. Inurnment at St Thomas Cemetery.
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Melvin Norman GREEN, 1903 - 2002

Mel GREEN, 98, died 21 May 2002. He was born 6 Aug 1903 in New Market VA, the oldest of 13 children of Abner Norman GREEN (1881-1958) and Mary Ellen WILLIAMS (1885-1968), (married 3 Aug 1902). He grew up in Mount Jackson VA, where he worked in the family apple orchard. He graduated from business college in Washington DC, and married Irene GARRON in 1941. They moved to Cd'A in 1948, where he operated numerous businesses, and retired from real estate in 1977. He was instrumental in the development of the KOA Campground on the east end of Lake Coeur d'Alene.
He was a 4th Degree Knight of Columbus, a member of the Eagles Aerie, Elks Lodge and Elks Choir, and past president of the Cd'A Board of Realtors.
Survivors include his wife; two sons, Melvin '57 and Bill GREEN, Cd'A; five siblings, Ralph GREEN, Gladys LITTEN, Ruby GREEN, Nina WILL and Patsy WEAVER, all of Virginia; and one grandson, Michael. Memorials to St Pius Building Fund.
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Sr M Clement (Elsa) SCHERMANSON, IHM 1895-1978

died Sun 9 Jul 1978 at Marian Convent, Marywood, just days short of her 50th anniversary in the convent. Born 20 Aug (or Apr) 1895 in Coeur d'Alene to Joel and Henrietta (KULBERG) SCHERMANSON. Entered IHM order 13 Jul 1918 & pronounced final vows on 2 Aug 1921. Assigned to St Patrick's School, Scranton, and Sacred Heart School, Jermyn. Taught most of her life in schools near Coeur d'Alene, Twin Falls, Portland and Gresham OR. Survived by sister, Marie SCHERMANSON of Wallace ID and brother, Henry of Coeur d'Alene. Burial in St Catherine's Cemetery, Moscow PA. more family information --Scranton Times, Mon 10 Jul 1978

Lillian Martha (STREETER '32) JOKI, 1913-2004

Lillian, 90, of Hayden Lake, died Saturday 20 March 2004, at Kootenai Medical Center.
She was born to John B "Chuck" and Emma (BADRAUN) STREETER in Belmont ID on 8 Dec 1913, the seventh of 15 children. She graduated from IHM Academy in 1932, and later graduated from beauty school.
She married Onnie JOKI in Davenport WA on 23 Oct 1933. They moved to Dalton Gardens in 1959. Onnie died in September 1997.
She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Phillip (Joyce) JOKI; sister, Rose '34 MILOT of Georgia; brothers Irvin "Bic" STREETER '37 of Tacoma WA and Delico "Bill" STREETER '38 of Yuma AZ; granddaughters Lisa (Mrs Bill) BROOKS and Stephanie (Mrs Rick) BOGAR; grandson Rick SPOONER; great-grandsons Nicholas and Tanner BOGAR, all of Coeur d'Alene.
Lillian was preceded in death by her sisters Myrtle, Ester '28, Claurice '30, and Irene '40; and brothers, Lyle, Paul, Jack and Earl.   --RuralNorthwest.com, 27 Mar 2004.
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Joseph H BRUEGGEMAN '38, 1920 SD - 2006 Cd'A

Joseph H BRUEGGEMAN, age 85, Cd'A, died 7 April 2006 at Cd'A following a heart attack. He was born 19 April 1920 in Polo SD to Frank and Catherine (HOESING) BRUEGGEMAN, the fifth of nine children. In 1934 the family moved to Cd'A, where Joe graduated from IHM in 1938. After graduation he worked full time as a clerk for Knudson Seed & Feed Company in Cd'A. He joined the US Navy in 1942 and served as a First Class Carpenter's Mate until 1945. After returning, he worked for Northside Seed, then began a career as a postal carrier in Cd'A, working from 1946 to 1975. He married Betty WHALEY on 23 June 1946. Joe was a past member of the Coeur d'Alene Lions Club and Kootenai County Saddle Club, helping for years to put on the local rodeo. He enjoyed elk hunting and fishing, but carpentry and woodworking were his passion. One of his pieces of art, a Pascal lamb and cross, resides on the main altar at St Thomas Catholic Church. He leaves behind his beloved wife of almost 60 years, Betty at home in Cd'A; a son,
Bob '71 (Becky) BRUEGGEMAN, Spokane; daughters Joanne ('69 BRUEGGEMAN) KEESEE, Albany OR; and Donna ('72 BRUEGGEMAN) (Tom) STUART, Cd'A; a brother, Peter '48 BRUEGGEMAN, Bellevue WA; a sister, Mary (BRUEGGEMAN '41) SCHEIDEMAN, Colfax WA; 7 grandchildren, 4 great grandchildren and his many friends and other relatives, including nieces Darlene '69, & Phyllis '71 BRUEGGEMAN. Funeral 12 April 2006 at St Thomas Catholic Church; buried in St Thomas Cemetery.
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Irene T BRUEGGEMAN, 1915 - 2004

Irene T BRUEGGEMAN, 88, of Coeur d'Alene died Friday 23 April 2004. She was born 19 Nov 1915 in King Hill, Idaho to John and Anna (MENTGEN) FREITAG. She married Norbert BRUEGGEMAN (b 26 Aug 1914 - d May 1965, SSN=518-03-9565) on 28 May 1940 in Cottonwood ID. They moved to Cd'A in 1958, and owned and operated the Beauty Center until she retired in 1999, when Irene was the oldest licensed practicing cosmetologist in the state of Idaho. She was a member of St Thomas Catholic Church.
She is survived by daughter, Mary Patricia BRUEGGEMAN, Cd'A; son, Gary (Shirley) BRUEGGEMAN, Yakima WA; brothers Jack, Frank and Sy FREITAG; grandchildren D Kevin MILLER and Dani EBBS; brothers-in-law Joe '38 (Betty) BRUEGGEMAN and Pete '48 (Barbara) BRUEGGEMAN; sister-in-law Mary '41 (Dan) SCHEIDEMAN, and nieces/nephew Darlene '69, Joanna '69, Robert '71 and Phyllis '71 BRUEGGEMAN.
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Catherine T (GROVES) GEINZER, 1910 - 2004

Catherine, 94, Cd'A, died Sat 27 March 2004. She was born 6 March 1910 in Cd'A to George and Margaret (HICKEY) GROVES, an early pioneering family in the Coeur d'Alene area.
Catherine attended IHM Academy, then joined the IHM order. Later, she left the convent, moved to San Francisco and married Herbert S GEINZER in 1948. They lived in San Francisco, where Catherine taught school until the mid-1970s.
Preceeding her in death were her husband, Herb (b 1 Jun 1907, d 7 May 1977 CA; SSN=546182271); parents; and sisters Marguarite'12 McDANIELS,   Ellen (20 Jul 1894-Mar 1986, SSN=551-21-2925)   (Mrs Edward J [3 May 1893 CO - 15 Feb 1969 CA, SSN=558-05-0223]) PECK,   Gertrude'18 (Earl'16) DAWSON, and Mary'20 (Harry) PETERS.
She is survived by nieces and nephews: Rev George DAWSON, CSsR, Whittier CA; Catherine'43 JACOBSON, Cd'A; Earl DAWSON, Canby OR; Mary '47 and Jim '36 DAWSON, Spokane; Edna DAWSON, Cd'A; Bill'51 DAWSON, Lacey WA; Bob DAWSON, Ashville NC; and Joe'59 DAWSON, Spokane.
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Frances E (GRISMER '33) KRYGER, (1916 - 2004)

Frances, 88, died in Portland on 18 July 2004. She was born in Mullan ID on 25 June 1916, to William and Theresa GRISMER, one of six children.
Frances graduated from IHM Academy in 1933 and married Arthur KRYGER on 4 June 1938. They had six children: Gene '57, Cd'A; Jon David '58, Albany OR; Kathy '64 McGOWAN, Portland; Ann '66 (John '66) MILLER, Spokane; Kit '70 KRYGER, and Kristina EVENS, both of Portland.
Frances worked for the County Treasurer and Dr COHEN and Dr Joseph GRISMER. She was a member of St Thomas Catholic Church, and was active in both the Catholic Daughters (Our Lady of the Lake Court #1447) and Altar Society. She volunteered at St Vincent de Paul and Birthright.
Frances is survived by all six of her children, 18 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, sisters Viola (GRISMER'32) RONDEAU and Adelyn (GRISMER'36) ENQUIST, and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Arthur, in 1981; brothers Howard'38 and Eugene'32 GRISMER.
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Josephine Ramona (FLYNN '33) ROCHE, 1916 - 2005

Josephine FLYNN was born 14 Feb 1916 in Sandpoint ID to Judge John M & Mary Louise FLYNN. She died at age 89 on 5 Sep 2005, at home in Cd'A.
She was the fifth of eight children, living in Sandpoint until 1920, when the family moved to 1018 Front St, Cd'A. She attended St Thomas and IHM Academy, and was salutatorian and class president when she graduated in 1933.
She graduated from Kinman Business University in Spokane, and worked as secretary for the Works Progress Administration [WPA] in Cd'A.
She married on 7 Jun 1941 at St Thomas RC Church to John T ROCHE, born 2 Dec 1910 to Cd'A Police Chief Mike & Mary (KELLEHER) ROCHE. Jo & Jack moved to Olympia, then Seattle, before returning to Cd'A in 1947, and buying the family home at 622 Indiana Ave.
Following Jacks death (20 Apr 1985), Jo co-founded a widows' support group which continued for 20 years. Prior to that, Jo worked as St Thomas Church Secretary (1960-62); Civil Defense Secretary (1963-65) and Librarian assistant at the Cd'A Public Library (1975-85). She was also an Election registrar and poll monitor for many years.
Jo was a lifelong member of St Thomas parish, and was active in the PTA for both St Thomas School and IHM. She was a charter and life-long member of Our Lady of the Lake Court #1447, Catholic Daughters of the Americas, from 1947 until the present, and was nominated as Idaho Catholic Daughter of the Year in 1982.
She outlived all her [7] siblings, including Thomas '23, John '24, Francis '28, Mary '31, & Genevieve '39 FLYNN. She is survived by her six children: Agnes ROCHE '60, Seattle; Patrick ROCHE '62, Kirkland WA; Marilyn (ROCHE '63) FREI, Spokane; Terry ROCHE, Seattle; Theresa (ROCHE '69) (Mike) RUSCIO, Liberty Lake; and Kevin ROCHE '71, New York City. She also has six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.
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Roy "Mac" McMURRAY, 1923 - 2005

Roy "Mac" McMURRAY, 81, died 10 Feb 2005, at Cd'A. He was born 20 Dec 1923 in Puyallup, WA to M/M C E McMURRAY. In 1930, they moved to Cd'A. Mac graduated from CHS, attended NIJC and University of Idaho. He joined the Army Air Corps in 1942 and completed two combat tours in Italy. He married Patricia J KEALY of Hastings NE, on 16 March 1944 at St Thomas Catholic Church, Cd'A.
Mac got his real estate license in 1956 and owned McMurray Realty. He was lead trumpet in the Elks Club Band, commander of American Legion Post 14, athletic director of IHM Academy, and active in the Lions Club. He served as chairman of Coeur d'Alene Homes 1975-1983, and on the City Planning Commission 1971-1979.
Mac was preceeded in death by his wife Patricia (b 14 Jun 1923 NE, d 5 Nov 1998 ID, SSN=508-12-7192). He is survived by his children and their spouses, Fred '63 (Judy) McMURRAY, Cd'A; Kathleen '65 (Tom '64) KURDY, Kalispell MT; Sally '68 (Mike) RHODES, Mead WA; seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
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Fred G HOLZER, 1915 - 2005

Fred, 89, died 10 Jan 2005 at Coeur d'Alene. He was born 11 Sep 1915 in Saint Ignatius MT to Fred V & Elin (ANDERSON) HOLZER, and moved to Idaho in 1930. He graduated from Cd'A High School in 1933 and Kelsey Baird Business College in 1935. He married Rita "Tubby" MULLER (IHM '37) at St Thomas Catholic Church on 9 Nov 1940.
Fred served in the Cd'A Police Department from 1944 until 1970. Upon "retirement", he started the security department at North Idaho Junior College, and was part of the athletic department for the next 25 years. He also served on the City Parks & Recreation Board 1978-1994.
He coached football and baseball from 1953 until 1961 at IHM Academy. Fred's football teams from 1953 to 1957 had a record of 33 and 1.
Fred is survived by his wife of 64 years, Rita "Tubby"; sister Lillian BOUGHTON, Cd'A; children Dick '61 (Kathy) HOLZER, Seattle; Tom '61 (Sandy) HOLZER, Adams MA; daughter Jo Ellen '63 (John) NELSON, Federal Way WA; grandchildren Michele, Melissa, Kimberly and Mike HOLZER; and numerous nieces and nephews. Burial in St Thomas cemetery. Memorials to Holy Family Catholic School or Tubbs Hill Foundation, Cd'A.
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Raymond J KOEP, 1917 - 2004

Ray, 87, Kennewick WA, died 13 Dec 2004, at Kennewick. He was born 23 Sep 1917 in Engelfeld, Saskatchewan, Canada, to Hubert (12 Mar 1889 MN-Dec 1969 ID,
SSN=518-26-6712) and Elizabeth (KINTZ 8 Jul 1898 MN-Feb 1973 ID SSN=519-22-9592) KOEP. On 13 Dec 1940 he married Constance J READ in Sandpoint. They moved to Cd'A in 1944.
Ray was a Cd'A City councilor for 12 years, and a wholesale beer distributor for 30 years. He was a member of St Thomas Church, a Fourth Degree Knight of Columbus and a volunteer at St Vincent de Paul Society. He retired as captain in the USNR (aviation).
Ray is survived by his sons Ray Blaise '61 KOEP, Post Falls; Court '71 Alexander KOEP, Cd'A; Roch James KOEP, Boise; daughters Suzanne C RIPLINGER, Cd'A; Mary '62 C PRIEST, Lakewood CO; Deborah A '65 SLADE, Ruth '73 E PHILLIPS, Phoebe Julie '73 KOEP, all of West Richland WA; Amy N FENWICK, Tucson AZ; brothers Ralph '40 KOEP, Cd'A; Thomas '51 KOEP, Elk WA; sister Jeanette (KOEP '47) McKIMMEY, Spokane; 15 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Connie and son Lance '68.
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Constance J (READ) KOEP, 1917 - 2002

Constance J (READ) KOEP, 84, died Wednesday, 17 April 2002 in Cd'A. She was born 20 May 1917 in Waterville ME to James & Ruth B READ. She moved to Spokane with her family when she was 13 years old, and attended Lewis and Clark High School and Spokane Community College. She married Raymond J KOEP on 13 Dec 1940 in Sandpoint ID. They moved to Cd'A in 1944.
Connie was the head gardener at North Idaho College, and a founding member of Our Lady of the Lake Court #1447, Catholic Daughters of the Americas, at St Thomas parish. Funeral at St Pius X. Memorials to Hospice.
Connie was survived by her husband,
Ray, and sons Ray Blaise '61 KOEP, Post Falls; Court '71 Alexander KOEP, Cd'A; Roch James KOEP, Boise; daughters Suzanne C RIPLINGER, Cd'A; Mary '62 "Coco" PRIEST, Lakewood CO; Deborah A '65 SLADE, Ruth '73 E PHILLIPS, Phoebe Julie '73 KOEP, all of West Richland WA; Amy N FENWICK, Tucson AZ; brothers-in-law Ralph '40 KOEP, Cd'A; Thomas '51 KOEP, Elk WA; sister-in-law Jeanette (KOEP'47) McKIMMEY, Spokane; 16 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. Her son, Lance '68 KOEP died in 1999.
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Michael BOMBINO Jr, 1913 - 1998

Michael Bombino Jr, 84, Cd'A, died Tuesday, 6 Jan 1998. He was born 29 Mar 1913 at Priest River, to Bruno and Josephine (NACCARATO) BOMBINO. He graduated from Gonzaga University and lived in Wallace for eight years before moving to Coeur d'Alene in 1955. He worked for the IRS, retiring in 1970. He was the first president of the parish council at St Thomas parish, and a fourth-degree Knight of Columbus. Survivors include his wife of 53 years, Laura; a son, James '63 BOMBINO of Oregon; and two grandchildren, Jason and Tiffany.
Funeral at St Thomas; burial in Evergreen cemetery, Priest River.
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Laura R BOMBINO, 1916 - 2004

Laura R BOMBINO, 88, died 1 Dec 2004, in Cd'A. Sh was born 14 Oct 1916, raised in Priest River, and graduated from the University of Idaho. She married Mike BOMBINO in 1944. Laura taught school in Priest River, Moscow and Wallace, prior to moving to Cd'A in 1955, where she taught at Cd'A HS and NIJC until her retirement in 1978.
Laura was preceded in death by her husband,
Mike. She is survived by her son, Jim '63 (wife Carla) BOMBINO, and grandchildren Jason DEDRICK and Tiffany BOMBINO, all of Beaverton OR; and numerous nieces and nephews. Donations to Hospice or Alzheimer's Association.
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Elizabeth ZIEGLER, 1907 - 2003

Elizabeth (GACHNE) ZIEGLER, 95, Cd'A, died Sunday 10 Aug 2003, at LaCrosse Health and Rehabilitation Center. She was born 1 Sep 1907 to Mary Eva (FELLER) and Carl GACHNE in Balfour ND. She married Philip ZIEGLER (b 4 Oct 1905, d Apr 1975, SSN=
501-40-7235) on 31 Jan 1927 in Karlsruhe ND.
They settled near Balfour ND, farming and parenting their 16 children. The family moved to Spokane in 1958, then to the Rathdrum prairie in 1959, and finally to Post Falls in 1965. Several of the children attended St Thomas and IHM schools.
Elizabeth is survived by sons Carl, Anton ("Tony"), Leander '61 ("Andy"), and Philip David ZIEGLER (St Thomas '62), all of Post Falls; Leonard and Donovan ("Don") ZIEGLER, Devils Lake ND; Emanuel ("Bill") ZIEGLER, Kennewick WA; Lawrence ZIEGLER, Athol ID; daughters Eleanor EISENZIMMER and Rosella ("Rose") GROSSMAN, Minot ND; Anna (Ann) SCHIELE, Balfour ND; and Elizabeth (Betty) JOHNSON, Waterville WA; 56 grandchildren, 94 great-grandchildren, and 12 great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband Philip, in 1975; daughters Mary BROMLEY and Brigetha BACHMIER; sons Walter ("Valentine") and John ZIEGLER; and three grandchildren. Memorials to Hospice, St Pius X parish, or Walden House. Burial at Evergreen Cemetery.
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Mary K RANSOM, 1918 - 2003

Mary Kay RANSOM, 85, died Wednesday, 24 Sep 2003, in Cd'A. She was born 5 June 1918, at Fort Wayne IN to Joseph (SEPETOWSKI) and Isabelle Ann (STREBIG) SMITH. Mary Kay graduated from St Catherine Academy and worked for the International Accountants Society and General Electric in Fort Wayne until 1945, when she moved to Cd'A, where she was a secretary at the high school.
Mary Kay married
James RANSOM on 8 May 1947 at St Thomas Catholic Church in Cd'A. They honeymooned at Lake Louise in Banff, Alberta, Canada, and atop Mt Cd'A in a fire lookout station for the 1947 summer.
Mary Kay volunteered her time for civic and church organizations, including Catholic Daughters (Our Lady of the Lake Court #1447), Church Women United and Birthright. When her husband, Jim, retired after 27 years as a window clerk at the Coeur d'Alene Post Office, they served as camp rangers for Boy Scout Camp Easton on Lake Cd'A, and later wintered among the American Indian groups of southern Arizona from 1980 to 1990.
Mary Kay was preceded in death by her husband, Jim, in 2002, brother Robert J SMITH [father of Janice '67and Marilyn SMITH] of Cd'A in 1994 and sister Madeleine KORTOKRAX of Fort Wayne, and a granddaughter, Debbie RANSOM.
Mary Kay is survived by her sister, Eileen RICKORD, Decatur IN; children, Michael '66 James (Corine) RANSOM, Albany OR; Patricia '67 Marie (Jerry) SMITH, Newport WA; Susan '68 Kay (Jerry) BURREY, Springboro OH; Mary Elizabeth '72 (Mike) MOUDY, Twin Falls ID; Barbara '73 BOLICH, Spokane; David Kirk (Patty) RANSOM, Post Falls; 19 grandchildren, numerous great-grandchildren and several foster children. Memorial contributions to St Pius X.
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James RANSOM, 1912 - 2002

Jim, 89, was born 28 Aug 1912 in Mundelein IL, and died 4 Feb 2002 in Cd'A. He was in the Civilian Conservation Corps in the 1930's, and later served in the Army in the European-African-Middle Eastern Theater during World War II. He moved to Coeur d'Alene in 1946 and attended North Idaho College. In 1947 he married
Mary Kay SMITH at St Thomas Church. He was a clerk at the Cd'A post office for 28 years, retiring in 1974. He was a member of St Pius X parish, the Knights of Columbus and Kiwanis.
Survivors include his wife; two sons, Michael '66, Albany OR; David, Post Falls; four daughters, Patricia '67 SMITH, Newport WA; Mary '72 MOUDY, Kimberly ID; Barbara Jo '73 BOLICH, Spokane, and Susan '68 BURREY, Springboro OH; 20 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.
Funeral Mass at St Pius X, burial in St Thomas cemetery. Memorials to Birthright.
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William Allen DELYEA Sr, 1923 - 2003

Bill DELYEA, 80, died at home on Sunday 14 Dec 2003. He was born 20 March 1923 in Cd'A to William and Sadie A (b 19 Apr 1896, d 5 Mar 1992, SSN=
518-26-7240) DELYEA, and attended CHS. Taking after his father, a world champion log roller, he was very agile in tumbling and log rolling and was known to walk on his hands up the front entrance stairs of St Thomas Church.
William proudly served his country as a member of the 146th Combat Engineers and was wounded on Omaha Beach, Normandy, France, on 6 June 1944. He was a lifetime member of VFW Post 889, serving as post commander and as Idaho State commander in 1973. He also was active in American Legion Post #14 and Order of the Purple Heart. He was active in the Boy Scouts of America for 70 years, receiving both the Silver Beaver and St George awards for his leadership of young men in our community. He was also a member of the Elks, Eagles, Coeur d'Alene Boys and a lifetime member of St Thomas Catholic Church. SSN=519-14-5278
Bill married Beatrice O'BRIEN on 6 June 1946. He graduated from NIJC in watch making and jewelry and retired from the US Postal Service. He was preceded in death by his loving wife of 50 years, Bea (b 19 Sep 1923, d 27 Feb 1996, SSN= 519-22-1146); his only brother Richard '46 DELYEA (b 7 Jan 1928, d Oct 1975, SSN= 518-24-0055), and sister Shirley '37 (DELYEA) HUNT (b 14 Jan 1920, d Feb 1982, SSN= 519-10-5585) preceded him in death.
Bill is survived by sons William Jr (Carol) DELYEA, Cd'A; Robert '67 (Bonnie) DELYEA, Cd'A; Steven (JoAnn) DELYEA, Vancouver WA; devoted grandchildren Tracey, Todd, Audra, Rob, Lindsay and Ben; sister Virginia (Ginny DELYEA '44) O'NEILL, Tumwater WA; sister-in-law Lil DELYEA, Boise; close cousin Jack DELYEA, Cd'A; numerous nieces and nephews; and his many friends he met for lunch at the Lake City Senior Center.
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Lorraine Bell (CALL) LOVELL, 1924 - 2005

Lorraine, 80, Spokane, died 17 Feb 2005 in Spokane. She was born 23 Sep 1924 in Dover, to William and Marie (BARRETT) CALL. She married
Charles Benedict LOVELL on 11 Oct 1947 in Cd'A.
She is survived by two sisters, Dorothy JESSICK, Cd'A and Gladys BENSON, Hayden; twelve children: Mary LINHART, St Anthony; Charlotte '69 (LOVELL) ETTER, Spokane; Eileen '71 (LOVELL) PETERSEN, Post Falls; Teresa MASSALIA, Englewood CO; Linda MASON, Cd'A; Marvin LOVELL, Rosella LOVELL, Pamela HASHAGEN, Athol; Michael and Timothy LOVELL, Cd'A; Laura LANAHAN, Arvada CO; and Tina LOVELL, Athens TN; and 16 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Charles, daughter Janice (LOVELL) BITTLESTON, brother Russell CALL and twin sister Elaine (CALL) HOCHREIN. Burial, St Thomas cemetery. Memorials to Catholic Charities.
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Charles B LOVELL, 1916 - 2003

Charles Benedict Lovell, 87, Cd'A, died 19 July 2003 in Spokane WA. He was born 16 Feb 1916 to James Walter and Julia (O'NEIL) LOVELL in Sioux County NE. He has 6 sisters and 5 brothers.
He moved to the northwest in 1938, and served with the 99th Signal Corps, USArmy, during WWII in the Pacific. He married
Lorraine Bell CALL on 11 Oct 1947 at St Thomas Catholic Church, Cd'A. They raised 10 daughters and 3 sons, and have 17 grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren. They were founding members of St Pius X parish in 1962.
He worked for Diamond Match / International Lumber mill for 30 years, retiring in 1981. He is father of Charlotte '69 (LOVELL) ETTER, Spokane, and Eileen '71 (LOVELL) PETERSEN, Post Falls, and others (see list at wife's obituary). Burial, St Thomas cemetery. Memorials to Catholic Charities.
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Elizabeth T ANDERSON, 1917 - 2003

Elizabeth, 86, Cd'A, died Saturday 15 March 2003 at home. She was born 23 Jan 1917 in North Dakota, and was raised on the Rathdrum Prairie. She graduated from Post Falls High School. Elizabeth was a dental assistant for Dr L V KENNEDY for many years, and belonged to St Thomas parish.
Survivors include her sons, Richard '56 and Lawrence '58 ANDERSON, both of St. Maries; Don '64 ANDERSON, Lewiston; seven grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild.

Gil A WARDIAN, 1919 - 2004

Gil, 84, died 1 April 2004, at Cd'A. He was born 24 July 1919, in Avon MN to Monica (ABELN) and Edward W WARDIAN. Gil was a pilot for 20 years flying B-24s and B-47s. He retired as a major in the Air Force. In 1946, Gil married Dioma "Dottie" LUECK in Wausau WI. They came to Cd'A in 1963 from Spokane.
Gil purchased the Topper In'n'Out restaurant on east Sherman Avenue, and later built Topper Too on Government Way. In 1979, he purchased Dashco in Rathdrum, then built both the Post Falls and Coeur d'Alene Laundromats. He was a member of St Pius X Catholic Church.
Survivors include his wife; sons Gary, Austin TX; Gilbert, Seattle; Jack '69, Post Falls; Patrick '73, Cd'A; Brian, Liberty Lake WA; and Giles WARDIAN, Orlando FL; daughters Mary '74 BROWNELL, Post Falls; Connie WENDLANDT, Austin TX; Lynn '72 GRASSER, Cd'A; Joette '70 TANIGAWA, Hilo HI; 21 grandchildren; brothers Claud WARDIAN, Layton UT and Lloyd WARDIAN, Spokane; and sister Rita WARDIAN, Seattle.

John W GUIMOND (1933), 1915 - 2004

John GUIMOND, 88, Cd'A, died Tuesday, 10 Feb 2004. He was born 12 July 1915 in Cloquet MN to Lola E (SHIELS) and William GUIMOND (b 14 Mar 1894, d Sep 1972,
SSN=519-10-4387). John graduated IHM Academy in 1933.
John's career included working for the State of Idaho (6 yrs), Elliott Construction (4 yrs), Colonial Construction (3 yrs), and Modern Machine Co, Spokane (25 years, retired). He then worked as a welder for the City of Coeur d'Alene.
John first married Hazel WHITE (b 17 Sep 1914, d Oct 1978, SSN=518-54-3058). He married [second] Lucille F FRANKLIN in Spokane on 21 Jan 1980. He belonged to St Thomas parish.
John is survived by his wife Lucille, sons Michael J GUIMOND (1941-2004), Cd'A, Bill J '55 GUIMOND, Eureka CA; granddaughter Christine HAWKINS, Olympia WA; and several nieces and nephews, including Lola '69 GUIMOND.
Brothers James F '43 and William E '38 "Bud" GUIMOND preceded him in death.

Michael J GUIMOND, 1941 - 2004

Mike GUIMOND, 62, died 1 July 2004, at Cd'A. He was born there on 17 Nov 1941 to Hazel WHITE and John W GUIMOND '33. He served in the Army. He previously lived in Shoshone County, where he operated a barber shop. He later had a barber shop in mid-town Cd'A.
Mike married in February 1999 to
Arlene (DAVIS) BRINK, who died a day before Mike on 30 June 2004. A joint funeral service was held on 5 Jul 2004. Uncles James F '43 and William E '38 (Bud) GUIMOND preceded him in death, as did his father and mother.
Mike is survived by three stepdaughters: Shannon BRINK, Cd'A; Robin HIERONYMOUS and Shauna TRIPP, Post Falls; four grandchildren, stepmother Lucille (FRANKLIN) GUIMOND and aunt Mary GUIMOND, Cd'A; brother Bill'55 GUIMOND, Eureka CA, and cousin Lola'69 GUIMOND.

Frances (ROCHE '44) JOHNSTON, 1926 - 2003

Fran, 77, died Thursday, 2 Oct 2003. She was born 3 Jun 1926 to Will and Mayde ROCHE. She
graduated IHM Academy in 1944. She married 15 Feb 1946 to Joe JOHNSTON (23 Jun 1920-15 Mar 1999, SSN= 518-14-8098) at St Thomas Church.
Fran worked as a lab technician at Kaiser Aluminum throughout the 40s, 50s and 60s. From 1965 to 1988, she managed the Cd'A Multiple (Realty) Listing Service.
She is survived by her sons Matt '64 & Marty '73 JOHNSTON; daughter Sheila '67 GRAY; daughters-in-law Linda OAKSFORD, Tami JOHNSTON, Sandy JOHNSTON and Bonnie IRELAND; grandchildren Matt, Chris, & Jana GRAY; Leo, Gretchen, & Joselyn JOHNSTON; Jennifer JONQUET; Keggan, Nicholas & Carisa HEMENWAY; Rory WOODWORTH; Katie DAWSON; 4 great-grandchildren; brothers Bill '47, Larry and Joe '53 ROCHE; brother-in-law Babe RIPLINGER; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Fran was preceded in death by her husband Joe, sisters Kay HALL and Patricia '45 (ROCHE) RIPLINGER, sister-in-law Iven MOEN, and her son Mickey.
Cd'A Press obituary     |    English Funeral Home Memorial

Patricia A (ROCHE '45) RIPLINGER, 1927 - 2002

"Pat" RIPLINGER, 74, died 1 Apr 2002 at Cd'A. She was born 12 Dec 1927 at Lewiston ID. She graduated IHM Academy in 1945, and married N F "Babe" RIPLINGER in 1947. She was personnel director at Montgomery Ward for 15 years, then a secretary at English Funeral Chapel until retiring in 1992. She belonged to St Thomas parish.
Survivors include her husband of 55 years; 3 sons, Larry '68 and Jack '72 RIPLINGER, Cd'A, and Mike RIPLINGER, Eugene OR; 4 daughters, Margaret '67 SUENKEL, St Maries; Patricia '70 "Suzie" RIPLINGER and Barbara KIRKPATRICK, Cd'A, and Mary Ann GIER, Ketchikan AK; a sister,
Frances (ROCHE '44) JOHNSTON, Cd'A; 3 brothers, William '47 ROCHE, Soap Lake WA; Lawrence & Joseph '53 ROCHE, Yuma AZ; 6 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren.
Spokesman-Review obituary    |    Patricia ROCHE '45    |     Babe's obituary

DaMinica "Minnie" Marie (LENZ) SANDERSON, 1912-2004

Minnie (LENZ) SANDERSON, 92, Cd'A, died 6 November 2004 at Cd'A. She was born 13 September 1912 in Central City CO to Anton and Rose Marie LENZ, and grew up in Cougar Gulch (Cd'A).
Minnie began her career as a cook at the Brunswick Café during the 1950's. She then cooked for the Redemptorist Fathers at St Thomas Parish for ten years. She was a cook at the Cove Bowl, Templin's Resort and Avondale-on-Hayden.
Minnie was preceded in death by her sisters Rose GOTZ, Elsie JOHNSON, & Lucy FERRARO, brother George LENZ and beloved nephew
Henry GOTZ '49.
Minnie is survived by her son Harold "Tony" SANDERSON, Nampa ID; daughter Judy [SANDERSON '66] (Norman "Corky") MEYER, Post Falls; 2 granddaughters: Elizabeth BOUTIN, Ramstein AFB, Germany; Nancy LOGSDON, Lynwood WA, Washington; 3 great grandchildren: Ashley, Alisha, & Dylan BOUTIN, Germany; and sister-in-law Florence LENZ, Cd'A.
Mass at St Pius X, burial at St Thomas cemetery. Memorials to Hospice.
Yates Funeral Home memorial   |   Spokesman-Review obituary.     |     Cd'A Press obituary     |     SSN=535-20-3620

Henry John GOTZ '49, 1931 - 2002

Henry John GOTZ, 70, died 24 Jan 2002 in Cd'A. He was born 26 Apr 1931 to Frank L & Rose M (LENZ) GOTZ. He grew up in Cd'A and graduated from IHM Academy, North Idaho College and Gonzaga University.
In 1956, he began eight years of teaching at Cd'A Junior High School. He earned a masters degree in education from the University of Idaho and then served as principal for Sherman, Winton and Roosevelt Elementary schools until 1977. He then became executive director for the Idaho Board of Scaling Practices and served until his retirement in 2001.
Survivors include a sister, Gretchen HARRISON, Cd'A; niece, Heather HARRISON, Cd'A; uncle, George LENZ, Mesa AZ; aunt,
Minnie SANDERSON, Cd'A; and cousins Dixie REID, Cd'A; Judy (SANDERSON '66) MEYER, Hayden Lake; and Tony SANDERSON, Pocatello ID.
Spokesman-Review obituary     |     SSN=519-40-9784

Mary Frances (SIEK '45) JESSICK, 1926 - 2002

Mary F JESSICK, 75, died 20 Jan 2002 at Cd'A. She was born 5 Aug 1926 in Bonners Ferry to Joseph (b c1880 PA) and Margaret (b c1884 IA) SIEK. She grew up in Bonners Ferry and Coeur d'Alene, and graduated IHM Academy in 1945. She went to Sacred Heart Nursing School, Spokane, and worked locally as a nurse. She worked at the Hitching Post in Cd'A, and managed the Travel 9 Motel, retiring in the late '80's.
In 1950 she married Michael "Mickey" JESSICK (b 2 Feb 1910, d Jan 1971 Cd'A). She was a member of St Thomas parish and Our Lady of the Lake Court #1447, Catholic Daughters of the Americas. Survivors include two children, Raymond '73 JESSICK and Peggy (JESSICK) HORD, Cd'A, and several nephews and one niece, including David '71 JESSICK, Oregon; Frank '65 JESSICK, and Lucille '66 (JESSICK) BRADSHAW. Mass at St Thomas church, burial at St Thomas cemetery, memorials to the parish.
Spokesman-Review obituary. - | - SSN=519-32-5795 - | - more family information.

Lawrence "Larry" Gerald JESSICK, 1943 - 2002

Larry, born 18 Mar 1943 in Cd'A, died there on 27 Feb 2002. He was a lifetime Cd'A resident, and worked at the Pines Bakery.
Survivors include an uncle, Earl JESSICK of Coeur d'Alene; an aunt, Katherine JOSEPH; and cousins Ron JESSICK, Spokane; Ray '73 JESSICK, Post Falls; David '71 JESSICK, Oregon; Frank '65 JESSICK, Lucille '66 (JESSICK) BRADSHAW, and Peggy (JESSICK) HORD, Cd'A.
His parents preceded him in death. Inurnment at St Thomas cemetery.
Sokesman-Review obituary     |     SSN=519-50-7700

Florence Evelyn "Teeny" (CLARK) NEWELL, 1925 - 2003

Mrs NEWELL, 77, died Monday 12 May 2003. She was born 17 Oct 1925 in Yagen MT to Frederick Vernon (1893-1962, SSN=517-16-3174) and Florence Marie (SCARRAH b Jun 1893) CLARK. She was the youngest of seven children, raised in Billings MT. She earned her RN degree at St Vincent's School of Nursing in Billings in 1946. In April 1947, she married Jim NEWELL of Cd'A.
They lived in Moscow, Billings, Kellogg, and Great Falls, finally settling in Cd'A about 1959. Florence belonged to St Thomas and St Pius X parishes. She worked in obstetrics and surgery at Wallace and Wardner hospitals while in Kellogg, and Lake City Hospital in Cd'A. Florence was Director of Nursing at Coeur d'Alene Homes and later at Pinewood Care Center.
She is survived by daughters Gayla (NEWELL '69) MOSELEY, Marie CHILDERS and Christine NEWELL-TAYLOR, Cd'A; granddaughters Erin and Paige MOSELEY, Mandy LYONS, Kayleen and Larissa MEETER, and Kendyll TAYLOR; great-granddaughter Kirstin CHILDERS; and sisters Francis (sic, listed as "male, son" in 1930 census) FARNSWORTH and Eileen WALTER, Billings MT.
She was preceeded in death by daughter Bonnie Jean in 1957, also her parents, four brothers and a sister. Memorials to the American Cancer Society.
English Chapel memorial     |     SSN=517-22-9807    |    ancestors

Theo Ann WILLIAMS '61, 1943-2003

Theo A WILLIAMS, age 60, Spirit Lake, died Thursday 4 Sept 2003, at Kootenai Medical Center in Cd'A. She was born 24 May 1943 in Cd'A to Theo (BRAUN) and
Clinton Bernard WILLIAMS '27.
Theo was a vice president and advertising executive at Dancer, Fitzgerald and Sample in San Francisco. She later worked high fashion retail in Florida, and later at Office Depot in Cd'A. She was a member of St Joseph's parish, Spirit Lake and many charitable organizations.
Theo is survived by her mother, Cd'A; the love of her life, Butch OVESON ('61), Spirit Lake; brothers Fred('66) (Linda) WILLIAMS, Marysville WA; Gary'68 (Donna) WILLIAMS, and Pat WILLIAMS, Cd'A. She was preceded in death by her father Clinton. Contributions to Humane Society.
Spokesman Review obituary     |     English Funeral Home memorial     |     SSN=518-46-8623

Walter "Butch" OVESON ('61), 1943-2005

Walter R "Butch" OVESON, 62, Spirit Lake, died 25 April 2005, at home. He was born 26 Jan 1943 in Denver to Marguerite (LALOR) and Walter E OVESON. He attended the Academy of IHM and graduated Coeur d'Alene HS in 1962.
After graduation he went to work in oil camps with his uncle in Alaska. He returned to Coeur d'Alene in 1997. He was a member of St Thomas parish, Cd'A, and St Joseph's, Spirit Lake.
Survivors include his brother, Ken OVESON, Cd'A; sister Donna('68) DANZER, Spokane; aunts Margaret TWIGG, Hayden, and Irene BRAUSEN, Moscow; three nieces and three great-nieces. He was preceded in death by the love of his life
Theo Ann Williams'61, on 4 Sep 2003; mother Marguerite (1912-1981) and father Walter (1921-1989). Memorials to Humane Society, or Hospice of North Idaho.
English Chapel memorial     |     SSN=519-46-7189

Kaye Ellen (BECKER) KOM, 1953-2005

Kaye Ellen KOM, 51, Cd'A, died Wed 4 May 2005, at Kootenai Medical Center. She was born 23 Nov 1953, in Cd'A to Victor and Lucile (BRIGHT) BECKER. Burial next to her grandmother and grandfather, Flora and Harry BRIGHT, at Cd'A Memorial Gardens.
She is survived by her son, Antone KOM, Hayden; daughter Chelsea KOM, Rathdrum; grandchild Alexis Anne Marie; and her children's' father,
Thomas '69 KOM, Hayden. She is also survived by her sisters, Vicki BECKER, Nampa, and Dee HANCOCK, Hayden; brother David BECKER, Post Falls.
SSN=519-62-2697

Paul J BRAUNE '32, 1913 - 1998

Paul J BRAUNE, born 19 March 1913, died following an extended illness on 27 July 1998. He served in the Pacific in World War II. He was a lawyer in Spokane and Tacoma for many years. He is survived by his wife, Yvonne; sons Michael (Linda), Spokane; Dominic B "Nick", Yankton SD; granddaughter Joan; brother Edmund '45, Spokane; and many nieces and nephews. At his request no services were held. Arrangements by Piper-Morley-Mellinger Funeral Directors, Tacoma.
--Tacoma News Tribune, 29 Jul 1998     |     SSN=518-01-4892     |     family history

Darlene (MILLER) BRAUNE, 1933 - 2002

Mrs BRAUNE, 68, a 45-year resident of Spokane, died 6Jan 2002. She was born 13 Mar 1933 in Mohler WA. She graduated high school in 1952 in Harrington WA, and earned a bachelor's degree from WSU in 1956. She also attended the Kelsey-Baird Secretarial School.
She retired from Washington Water Power in 1983. She belonged to the WWP Trailblazers and the International Footprinters. Survivors include her husband of 43 years, Edmund '45 BRAUNE, Spokane. Memorials to Morning Star Boys Ranch.
SSDI:537-34-1702     |     Spokesman-Review obituary

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