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Margarette M. Cox

Peacefully on Feb. 5, 2016 at her home in Avon, Margarette M. Halseth Cox passed from this life into her eternal life. She was 96. She was born July 19, 1919 at the Halseth Montana homestead in Conrad, Mt.; shortly thereafter her family moved to Kendrick, Id. to the Halseth homestead on Big Bear Ridge. She graduated from Kendrick High School in 1937 and the St. Joseph School of Nursing in Lewiston, Idaho, in 1940. She enlisted in the US Army and was assigned to Bakersfield Hospital, in Pasadena, Read more [...]

Robert Berry

Robert Max Berry Sr. of Moscow died January 30, 2016 at Kootenai Health in Coeur d’ Alene, ID . He was 82. Robert Max Berry Sr.  was born at home on May, 14, 1933 in Spirit Lake Idaho. He was the 5th child of Francis Gardner Berry and Sarah Frances Stith Berry. Dad had 3 sisters, Doris, Joyce and Lorraine and 1 brother Frank. All have preceded him in death. Beloved Son Robert Max Berry Jr. passed away in 1988. My father graduated from Spirit Lake High school where most of his boyhood Read more [...]

Mildred L. “Moody” Christian

Mildred (Moody) Garth Christian passed away peacefully at Good Samaritan Village in Moscow on Saturday, January 30, 2016 at the age of 91. She was born January 4, 1925 in St. Marys, PA to George and Katherine Pfaff Garth. She attended local schools and graduated from Penn State University. Upon graduation, she worked for the county as a social worker. Moody met Ross Christian on a blind date and was married September 10, 1946 in Middleton, PA. They moved to Madison, WI where Ross received his Read more [...]

Dr. Al J. Lingg

Loving husband and father, Dr. Al J. Lingg, of Moscow, Idaho died on Wednesday, January 27, 2016 at Gritman Memorial Hospital in Moscow. Aloysius Joseph Lingg was born March 26, 1938, in Mt. Hope, Kansas to Aloysius and Mary Martin Lingg.  He grew up in Andale, Kansas on the Lingg family farm. After graduating from high school in Andale, Kansas, Al served in the US Army at Fort Sam Houston as a medic, and later served in the Army Reserves.  Following active duty, he and Judy I. Luckman were Read more [...]

Dallas I. “Buzz” Purnell

Dallas “Buzz” I. Purnell died Wednesday, January 27, 2016 at Bishop Place in Pullman following a courageous battle with cancer. He was 75. Buzz was born March 11, 1940 in Moscow to Willie and Arnona Flanigan Purnell. He grew up and attended Moscow schools. He served in the U.S. Army in Germany for three years working with tanks and artillery. Following his discharge, he returned to Moscow and worked in auto detailing. He got into brick laying and opened his own business, Purnell Masonry, Read more [...]

Lucille “Lou” Stevens

Lou Stevens, a longtime Moscow resident, died Thursday, January 28, 2016 at Community Health and Hospice in Longview, WA. She was 93. Lucille Lorene “Lou” Steele was born January 16, 1923 at Sedalia, Missouri to John Milton and Sarah Ann (Sallie) Meyer Steele. She grew up there and graduated from Smith-Cotton High School in 1942.  That year she married Dave Sumner in Missouri. Lou started her career with telephone companies first in Portland, OR and then Kansas City, MO. In 1963 she Read more [...]

Ben “Jerry” Smith

Ben Jerry Smith of Deary and a lifelong area resident, died Monday, January 25, 2016 at Good Samaritan Moscow Village. He was 81. Jerry was born August 27, 1934 at Kendrick to Ben Isreal and Evalina R. Slatter Smith. He grew up attending schools at Park, Avon, Bovill, Deary and graduated from Kendrick High School in 1952. He worked at Potlatch Forests in Lewiston and for area farmers. Jerry and Betty Jo (Jody) Stone were married at Bovill on July 8, 1956. They lived in Lewiston for a time Read more [...]

Wayne Belles

Wayne Stuart Belles went home to be with his Lord and Savior the morning of January 22, 2016. He died of pancreatic cancer. He was born to Clarence and Alice Belles on July 17, 1937 in Sedro Woolley, Washington. After graduating from Sedro Woolley High School, he received his Bachelors and Masters in Agronomy from Washington State University and his Doctorate in Plant Physiology from University of Arizona. He married Christine Isaac on October 28, 1972 in Fullerton, California. His interests Read more [...]

William Willard

William Willard, professor emeritus at Washington State University, died suddenly and unexpectedly on Friday, January 15, 2016 at Pullman Regional Hospital. He was 89. William was born November 29, 1926 at Sanger, California to Thomas O. and Esther Stinnett Willard. He grew up and attended school there, graduating from Sanger High School, class of 1945. He served in Korea for a time in the US Army. William began his higher education, earning associates at Reedley College in 1947, Stanford University, Read more [...]

Ned N. Pence

Ned Pence passed away Friday, January 15, peacefully at home. Ned was born on July 21, 1937. He grew up in Mackay, Idaho, with his loving parents and four brothers. In 1955 he left Mackay to attend the College of Forestry at the University of Idaho to study Forest Management. He received his B.S. degree in Forest Management in 1959 and married Arleen Westfall, the love of his life, on January 29, 1959 in Salmon, Idaho. After graduation he worked at many jobs as a professional forester in Washington, Read more [...]