Deanna Lynn Wilks

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Deanna Lynn Wilks, longtime Moscow resident died January 30, 2015 in New Port Beach, California. She was 54.

Deanna was born July 31, 1960 in St. Maries, Idaho. She grew up in Moscow, attended local schools and graduated from Moscow High School in 1980. Deanna will be greatly missed by all who knew her, for her gentle heart was something to be admired. She never spoke ill of anyone and placed others above herself, no matter the circumstances.

Deanna was an avid collector of porcelain dolls, and had amassed a collection of over 150. She was also a dog lover and was rarely seen without her companions. Her love for others shone with her crocheting skills as she would spend countless hours making blankets for others as gifts. After her mother, Willa Geffre, died in 2013, Deanna moved to Huntington Beach, CA to live with her brother Kent. Deanna flourished in California where she learned to ride a bike, and loved to spend time at the beach.

Deanna was preceded in death by her parents Arnold and Willa. She is survived by her siblings Chip (Marie) Geffre of Asotin, WA, Donna Scarborough of Bend, OR, Scott Geffre of Genesee, Kevin Wilks of Moscow, Todd Geffre of San Francisco, CA, Kent Wilks of Huntington Beach, CA, and Kim Puryer of Seattle.

The funeral service will be held Monday, February 9, 2015 at 11:00 AM at Short’s Funeral Chapel in Moscow. Burial will follow at the Moscow Cemetery. A reception and time of fellowship will be at The CROSSing social hall afterward.

5 Responses to Deanna Lynn Wilks

  1. Sherry Ireland says:

    Deanna you and the rest of the family are in our thoughts and prayers. I’m so happy that you were able to explore life this last year with Kent. Love and miss you. Uncle Ray and Aunt Sherry

  2. Nancy Carter says:

    So sorry to hear about Deanna. My thoughts are with her family.


  3. Rebecca (Wilks) Darrah says:

    “Heartfelt condolences to all of Deanna’s extended family and friends. The world has lost a truly beautiful soul with her passing; but heaven has surely gained another angel. Deanna was my younger half-sister. Having spent the majority of my adult life living in Michigan, I missed sharing the majority of Deanna’s life. December 1995, my daughter, Shannon; husband, Don; and I were blessed by a surprise visit from Deanna, Kent and Kevin while we were in Idaho visiting my Mother. I will always treasure that special visit. Recalling the memories we all made that day is like receiving a warm family hug! Deepest sympathy to all of you in whose love Deanna’s special light and warm heart glowed.”

    Rebecca (Wilks) Darrah

  4. Jackie Diecinson says:

    I was so sorry to hear about the passing of Deanna. She was the most loving ladies I every had the privilege of knowing.
    I hope you all, family and friends, find peace and comfort knowing she is with her Maker, her mom,dad and uncle Bub.
    Love to you all,
    Aunt Jackie

  5. Lon Fletcher says:

    I am so very sorry to learn of Deanna’s untimely passing. I know that she had some of her most joyful experiences during her time in California. I hope that helps you in your time of mourning.

    Lon Fletcher

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