Patricia Lidean


Patricia Louise (Suiter) Lidean, of Potlatch, died Sunday September 25, 2016 at Gritman Medical Center in Moscow. She was 84.

Pat was born on October 22, 1931 to O.D. and Madeline Suiter in Denison, Iowa. She was the middle child with one older brother, Joe, and a younger brother, Chuck. Pat, as she was known, and her family moved to Potlatch, Idaho after her father retired from the Navy. In 1949, Pat graduated from Potlatch High School and attended the University of Idaho for a couple years. In 1951, Pat and Gordon Lidean met through mutual friends and got married in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho on September 22, 1951.

The couple had 3 children while living in Moscow, Princeton, Spokane, and finally settling in Potlatch. Pat enjoyed league bowling, and belonged to The Potlatch Leisure League. Pat also loved sitting in her rocker and reading as many crime novels she could during the days that she borrowed from the Potlatch Library on a weekly basis. Pat worked for Pipeline Distributors and Harvest Foods in Potlatch for 14 years.

She is preceded in death by her husband in April of 1981 as well as her brothers, Joe and Chuck and is survived by her children Kathy Norelius of Otis Orchards, WA, Sherry Lidean and Bill Lidean, both in Potlatch, her grandchildren Crystal, Brandy, Alicia, Rebecca and Charlie, 11 great grandchildren, and 1 great great-grandchild.

A graveside service will be held Friday, September 30, 2016 at 10:30 A.M. at Mendenhall Cemetery in Onaway. Memorial donations can be made to the Potlatch Ambulance Fund or Potlatch Public Library.

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