Philip W. Malm

Phil Malm PhotoPhilip Wayne Malm of Moscow died Tuesday, September 12, 2017, at Gritman Medical Center. He was 60.

Phil was born December 13, 1956, along with his twin, Doug, to Carl E. and Margaret M. Lovell Malm. He grew up attending Moscow schools where he was active in football and wrestling, graduating from Moscow High School in 1975. He then attended the University of Idaho for a time. Phil enjoyed water skiing, golf, snowmobiling, radio controlled models, rebuilding a classic 1976 Trans Am, and worked at 49 Degrees North for 15 years, as a member of the National Ski Patrol. Phil worked as a carpenter on numerous construction projects until his retirement.

Phil and his twin, Doug, married twins Jena and Jill Lassen (Malm) in Twinsburg, Ohio on August 7, 1993.  It was a double double wedding.

Phil is survived by his wife, Jena and their son, Timothy, now a student at the University of Idaho, his brother and sister-in-law, Doug and Jill Malm and his niece, Rylie, all of Moscow. Also surviving are his sisters, Kirstin Malm of Moscow and Karleen Mays and her husband Ken of Tigard, OR. Aunts Pat Colbeck of Moscow ID, and Marilyn Sibley and her husband Lud, of Gold Hill, OR and numerous nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Randy Malm in 2004.

A memorial service will be held at 11:00 A.M., Saturday, September 30, 2017 at the Moscow First United Methodist Church with Pastor Debbie Sperry officiating.

The family suggests memorials be made to the, Spectrum II Arts & Dance Studio Scholarship Fund, 525 S main St. Moscow ID 83843, Moscow Volunteer Fire Department, or to Samaritan’s Purse,

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

6 Responses to Philip W. Malm

  1. Roy Kinner says:

    I read with great sadness of Phil’s passing. His infectious laugh and personality made him brighten anyones day. I recall fondly of he and Doug taking (forcing) me to join them in McCall for spring Break skiing when I attended Univ. of Idaho and how they always made us ski the crud first run and tried to teach me to ski powder. I talked with him at Costco a couple of times over the last year and I realized how much I missed the twins. My sincerest condolences to all the family. I will always be grateful for their friendship and their enthusiasm for life. He will be greatly missed.

  2. Linda Wagner Brown says:

    So sad to have to accept this. Phils death is a shock and great loss to all of us who knew him and loved him. So many memories with Phil and Doug. Twin life will never be the same. So thankful he was a big part of my life. May God now grant Jena and Tim and all the family with His comfort and peace. 🙏💔😥

  3. Sandra Ankney says:

    I’m saddened to hear the news of Phil’s passing. I hung out with his brother Randy in high school and the twins were always a riot. Your family and friends are in my prayers always.

  4. Corrie Legesse says:

    Doug, my dear 2nd cousin, I am so sad to hear of Phil’s passing! My heart goes out to you, and to all those who know and love you and Phil! I will never forget the times I would visit my Grandma Dee in Moscow…..I would always ask which twin was missing the finger, so I could pretend to know how to tell you apart! “Those we love don’t go away they walk beside us every day unseen, unheard but always near, still loved.” I lost my only son almost 3 years ago, the pain is great, but knowing we will be together again some day eases the pain. Be strong, we are thinking of you and praying for you through this very difficult time! Corrie (Janette McNeal’s daughter)

  5. Don and Marquita Eckerty says:

    Jena please know we are praying for you and your family during this time of the loss of your husband Phil. Regretfully we are not going to be able to attend the memorial service on Sept. 30th but our thoughts and prayers will be with you and your family as you celebrate Phil’s life and also his going home to heaven. Don and Marquita Eckerty (Mom and Dad Eckerty)

  6. Anonymous says:

    To Philip’s family, – I was recently reading in the Moscow news of your loss. It touches our hearts to hear about how such a close family has lost a husband / father / brother & I’m sure much more, … no doubt brings much sadness and heart ache as well as many questions. May you please find great comfort in the Bible’s words found at 2 Corinthians 1:3-4, and Revelation 21:3-4.

    – North Carolina

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