Robert Michael “Mike” Scoles

Robert Michael ScolesRobert Michael “Mike” Scoles, a lifetime Moscow resident, died Friday, September 26, 2014 while surrounded by family at Gritman Medical Center after his long battle with cancer. He was 60.

Mike was born April 26, 1954 in Moscow to Robert C. and Virginia Johnson Scoles. Mike grew up in Moscow, attending Moscow schools, graduating from Moscow High in 1973. On June 28, 1975, he married his high school sweetheart, Linda Allert. They made their home in Moscow where Mike worked for Moscow Building Supply for the past 33 years. In his spare time, he enjoyed working on old cars, camping, snuggling up with his favorite “person” of all time, his dog Zoee, but he especially enjoyed spending time with his family, and attending his grandchildren’s sporting events.

He was preceded in death by his father, Robert C. Scoles in 1984, his mother, Virginia Bugh in 1994 and his step-dad, Ray Bugh in 2008.

He is survived by his wife, Linda, of 39 years, his daughters, April (Heath) Cane of Pullman, Jamie (Wayne) Jacobs and Jennifer (Joe) Kasper all of Moscow, and his grandchildren, Christopher, Trenton, Jayden and “Baby Cane” on the way. He also leaves his sister, Linda (Eric) Baunach, also of Moscow.

A Memorial Service will be held Thursday, October 2, 2014 at 10:30 AM at Short’s Funeral Chapel in Moscow. Mike’s cousin, Bob Wischmeier will officiate and a reception will follow.

The family suggests memorials be made to the Humane Society of the Palouse for the Moscow Dog Park.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Short’s Funeral Chapel, Moscow, and online condolences may be sent to

5 Responses to Robert Michael “Mike” Scoles

  1. Maureen Coleman says:

    Dear Linda, April, Jamie and Jennie,
    My deepest sympathy goes out to each of you. Mike was a good man and will be dearly missed. You are in my prayers for comfort at this very difficult time. Maureen Coleman

  2. Angie White says:

    Mike, I’ll miss you and the laughter you brought into my life.

  3. Judy Hudson says:

    Linda, I was so sorry to hear about Mike, my thoughts and prayers are with you – Judy Hudson

  4. Kathy Knox (formerly, Juscen,Turpin) says:

    Dear Linda, April, Jamie and Jennifer…..’s been a long time, heh? My Mom told me that she read about Mike in the paper and called to let me know.
    I am so sorry Linda, I did not know that Mike was fighting this battle,as so were you and the girls. It’s so hard on the entire family.
    I’ve been away from Moscow for a long time but get back once in awhile to see my family. But time away from people I have known in my hometown really comes to fruition when someone I have known or loved for years leaves us from this earth.
    But you know, Mike was a good person,would give his shirt off his back to help anyone. He was a good husband to you and father to his girls, I do know that. And I just know that he was an awesome grandfather as well. I guess the comforting thing is that he will be with his mother now,who he so loved and is in a better place in heaven and not having to suffer with cancer anymore. However, he will be missed but hold onto the good memories, and know that you are all in my prayers and I am thinking about you. And…thinking about the old times at Moscow Building Supply too.
    Take care of yourselves,
    With Love, Kathy Knox
    PS-if you want to email back to me I’ll give you my contact info. Would love to talk to you. I am in Olympia WA. these days.

  5. Debbie and Jeff Gilbertson says:

    We are so sorry for your loss. Jeff worked with Mike at Moscow Building Supply years ago. Mike was such a nice guy and will be missed.

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