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Ann Sherrill Richarz

Ann Sherrill Hay Richarz of Moscow passed away on February 21, 2017, in Pullman, Washington. She was 89. She was born on September 26, 1927, in Lubbock, Texas. Raised in the tiny Panhandle town of Sudan, Texas, she enjoyed a childhood that included riding her beloved palomino Concho across the open prairie with her sister and friends. After graduating from high school at 16, she attended Trinity University in San Antonio where she met Will Richarz. They married in 1948 and remained so until Read more [...]

Marjorie J. Meyer

Marjorie J. Meyer of Moscow died Wednesday, February 15, 2017 at her home. She was 89. Marjorie Jeanne (Colberg) Meyer was born September 24, 1927, in Stockton California.  Her parents Arthur and Ethel Colberg were medical missionaries in Shuchang, Honan China, where Marjorie spent most of her childhood.  When she was 12, Marjorie moved to St. Peters Minnesota where she eventually studied radiology at Gustavus Adolphus College. In 1951, she married Charles F. Meyer in Anchorage Alaska.  Read more [...]

Glenda R. Becker

Glenda Ruth Hall Becker, age 81, died of natural causes on February 12, 2017. She was born on July 8, 1935 in American falls to the late Glenn and Gertrude Hall.  She lived in Washington D.C. during World War II, and in Moscow, Idaho following the war.  The Hall family settled permanently in Boise Idaho, where Glenda graduated from Boise High School and Boise Junior College.  In 1955 Glenda enrolled at the University of Idaho and shortly thereafter met her future husband, Dale Becker.  They Read more [...]

Sister Mary David Hartse

Sister Mary David Hartse, osu age 88   Sister Mary David Hartse osu, (baptismal name-Lenora May) a member of the Ursuline Community in Moscow, Idaho peacefully answered the call of God to “come home” on Tuesday morning, February 7th, 2017 at Good Samaritan Moscow Village. Sister Mary David will lie in state at Short’s Funeral Chapel at 1225 E 6th St, Moscow, ID beginning Thursday at Noon. The vigil service (rosary and sharing of memories of Sister’s life) will be at Short’s Read more [...]

Evelyn M. Becker

Evelyn May Becker of Genesee died Thursday, February 2, 2017 at Life Care Center in Lewiston. She was 85. Evelyn “Lynnie” was born June 11, 1931 at Buhl, Idaho to Leo N. and Eva Maud Scully Jankowski. She grew up and attended school at Buhl, graduating from high school there. She enrolled in college at Marylhurst, OR for a year, before entering Holy Names Convent at Marylhurst. She completed college at Holy Names in Spokane. In her senior year, she met Donald S. Becker who, with a friend, Read more [...]

Sidonia E. “Donna” DeWitt

Sidonia “Donna” Elsie DeWitt, of Moscow, died Tuesday January 31, 2017 at Kindred Health – Aspen Park in Moscow. She was 92. Donna was born April 15, 1924 in Staten Island, New York to William and Sidonia Van Riper. She graduated from Curtis high school and Manhattan Business College.  On February 17, 1944 Donna married Melvin DeWitt in Staten Island. After school Donna went to work for the Cuban sugar company in New York. In 1946 Melvin and Donna moved to Idaho and in 1966 she began to Read more [...]

Robert Hook

Robert Douglas Hook of Moscow died peacefully at Gritman Medical Center in Moscow on January 16, 2017. He was 77. Robert was born May 13, 1939 in Susanville, CA, the second son of Elva Augusta Lowry Hook and Percy Derling Hook. He spent his early years in the Sierras, attending Washington Elementary School and Quincy Jr.-Sr. High School. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in Social Sciences at California State College, Chico and a Master of Arts, Library Science, at San Jose State University and a Master Read more [...]

Betty Biggam

Betty J. Biggam, loving wife, mother and grandmother, of Moscow, passed on to be with her Lord, Tuesday, January 17, 2017 at Swedish Hospital in Seattle. She was 64. Betty was born October 23, 1952, in Moscow, to Lawrence E. and Joan B. Cleveland. She attended Moscow schools and graduated from Moscow high school in 1971. On June 15, 1973, Betty married Russell C. Biggam at Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Moscow. Betty went to work for GTE out of High School, where she worked for 32 years before Read more [...]

Mike Bowman

Robert Michael (Mike) Bowman, age 81, passed away on at his home in Moscow on Monday, January 23, 2017.  He suffered from pulmonary fibrosis complicated by a heart condition. He was born September 12, 1935, in Fairmont, West Virginia, to Robert Lear Bowman and Gladys Daisy Grimes Bowman. Mike started his education in the Fairmont schools, then went on to the University of West Virginia at Morgantown, WV.  He knew as a small boy that he wanted to become a forester.    He came west from Read more [...]

Gloria Jensen

Gloria Dawn Jensen of Deary died Wednesday, January 18, 2017 at her home. She was 76. Gloria was born May 18, 1940 in Moscow to Hans Lewis and Vada R. Shove Jensen. The family lived at Bovill and Gloria graduated from Deary High School in 1958. In 1959 she moved to Moscow where she went to work for Weisel Insurance Agency at a bookkeeper. She later worked for Roy Spencer in Pullman making “logging tapes” and was a bookkeeper. Gloria worked for Palouse Empire Plumbing and Heating for several Read more [...]