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Sean Betts

Sean Ryan Betts, a proud Idaho native, died Sunday, March 1, 2015 in Moscow. He was 23. Sean was born February 7, 1992 in Moscow to Kerry J. and Karen J. Anderson Betts. The family lived in Troy until 2003 when they moved to Moscow where Sean finished school, graduating from Moscow High School in 2010. Sean had worked as a line cook for Applebee’s from the time he was 15, and until January, seasonally for Les Schwab Tire Store in Moscow. Sean had a great love and respect for the outdoors, Read more [...]

Janet I. George

Janet Irene George, born Janet Irene Riggins on August 28th 1939 in Grangeville Idaho, passed away March 1st 2015 at age 75 in Moscow Idaho, quietly in her sleep. Janet was the daughter of Ira Dale Riggins and Josephine Riggins, together with her sister Beatrice (Bea). They moved around in early years but moved to Pullman in 1948. Janet’s father was a physics professor at Washington State University. After graduating from Pullman High School in 1957, Janet attended college at the University Read more [...]

D. Craig Hays

D. Craig Hays of Bovill died Tuesday, February 24, 2015 at Tri-State Memorial Hospital in Clarkston. He was 54. Craig was born July 10, 1960 in Moscow to Donald S. and Diana Waldron Hays. He grew up and lived all of his life in Bovill, graduating from Deary High School. He started working weekends logging with his dad at the age of 12. In 1983, Craig went to work for Bob Shook as a sawyer. In 1986 he went to work for Steve Henderson Logging sawing until 2003 when he switched to running a processor. Read more [...]

Darlene McKenzie

Darlene McKenzie, a longtime Troy area resident, died Saturday, February 21, 2015 at Whitman Senior Living Center in Pullman. She was 88. Darlene was born November 2, 1926 at Gifford, Idaho to Leo and Edith Waterer Messinger. She grew up on the family farm in the Cottonwood Creek area and attended elementary grades at the Magpie School. She then went to Culdesac where she graduated from high school. Darlene enrolled in the nursing program at Lewiston Normal School (now LCSC). Darlene and Dan Read more [...]

Donald L. Sheets

Donald Lee Sheets of Moscow died Sunday, February 15, 2015 at Gritman Medical Center. He was 65. Don was born July 9th, 1949 to Gordon N. and Norma Sheets. A country doctor assisted with the home birth, about 4 ½ miles outside of Norwood, Colorado. As Donald’s family moved around the West, he studiously attended school in Spencer, ID, Death Valley, CA, Lima, MT, Deary, ID (where his father passed away), and returned to graduate high school in Norwood. He always enjoyed exploring his surroundings, Read more [...]

Dolores Howard

Dolores Howard of Moscow died in her own home on Sunday February 15th. She was born on July 19, 1922 in Indianapolis, Indiana. Dolores was raised by her mother Agnes Wernke, and graduated from Arsenal Tech High School in Indianapolis. She married Robert Howard on July 31, 1942. Dolores worked as a telephone operator, and as a secretary in a doctors’ office, and later at the Moscow United Methodist church. While Robert was in service during WW2 and during the next few years, Dolores lived in Read more [...]

Kenneth E. Quick

Kenneth Eugene Quick of Meridian, Idaho, and a former Moscow resident, died January 30, 2015. He was 83. Ken was born October 12, 1931 at Claremore, Oklahoma to August K. and Opal B. Nelson Quick. He grew up, attended school and graduated from high school there in 1949. He then enrolled at Oklahoma State University before joining the U.S. Navy and traveled to Hawaii, Hong Kong, Japan and the Philippines. Following his discharge in 1954, he continued his education, graduating with a Bachelor of Read more [...]

Harry Martin

Harry Martin, 96, passed away peacefully with his daughter Bonnie and caregivers at his side at Whitman Senior Living Community in Pullman on Sunday, February 8, following a long, slow decline in health.  He was  a lifelong Latah County resident. Harry was born on June 12, 1918, to August and Olga (Siegrist) Martin at Viola, Idaho.  Harry attended Flannigan Creek School at Viola and graduated from Moscow High School in 1937.  After high school he worked in the timber industry and for Bonneville Read more [...]

Don R. Eastman

Don Eastman, born December 15th, 1941, grew up in St. Maries, Idaho swimming the St. Joe River and roving the woods—experiences that cemented his deep and abiding love for wild waters and wild country. He enlisted in the Army at seventeen, working at the Nike Missile Site in Redmond, Washington, and in Texas where he married and had two children—Donnie Eastman and Vicki Lynn Raine. In the early 70s, he married Cathleen Eastman and moved with her two daughters—Michelle Carlson and Deborah Wood—from Read more [...]

Doris L. Lawton

Doris L. Lawton was born in Oakesdale, Washington on September 15, 1917 to Lafayette and Lula Davis Yarnell. She married Jack Lawton on April 11, 1936. The angles escorted her home on February 5, 2015. She was 97. Doris and Jack made their home in Moscow, Idaho, where he operated a gas station on the Northwest corner of Sixth and Washington Streets until World War II began. They ran a taxi service during the War. When cars became available again, Mr. Lawton opened a car dealership where they both Read more [...]