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David L. Lusco

David L. Lusco, age 69, of Sandpoint, died Thursday, October 20, 2016 at Hospice House in Coeur d’Alene. He was born on May 23, 1947 in Springfield, Vermont, the adopted child of Leon and Delia Lusco.  He graduated from Sweet Home Union High School, Vermont in 1965, and received his B.S. in business administration from Lewis-Clark State College in 1978.  David served in the Army as a medic 1966-68 during the Vietnam War.  When he returned from the war, he was a builder for Grand Coulee, Dworshak Read more [...]

Louise Tina Freeman

Louise Tina Freeman (also known as Tina Louise Freeman-Toole) suddenly passed away in Moscow on October 18. Known as Tina to family and childhood friends, she was born in Garden­­­­a, California, to Marguerite “Peggy” and Peter Freeman on November 8, 1957, the fifth of seven children. For most of her childhood, the Freeman family resided in Redondo Beach but for a few years in Bethesda, Maryland. After graduating from Redondo Union High School, she then attended Cal State University, Read more [...]

Shirley Ann Newcomb

Professor Shirley Ann Newcomb passed away peacefully on Monday October 16, 2016 in Moscow Idaho. She was 93. Shirley was born on June 30, 1923 in Cambridge, Nebraska to Leila Lodica Babcock Newcomb and Kenneth Ralph Newcomb.  Shirley grew up in Cambridge with her older sister Jennette in a very loving family.  She graduated from the University of Nebraska in dietetics and was recruited to teach home economics at the University of Idaho by Margaret Ritchie.  Shirley promised two years and Read more [...]

Elvon Skinner

Elvon Teuscher Skinner, 75, passed away on October 18 while surrounded by the love of her family after a valiant battle with Lewy Body dementia.  Elvon was born to Alvin and Irene Teuscher on March 22, 1941 in Montpelier, Idaho.  Adored by her parents, grandparents, and dear friends she grew up on a beautiful ranch in Geneva, Idaho where she attended a one room schoolhouse.  She helped her mom cook meals for farm workers and could be found helping her dad on the ranch, often nursing bum lambs. Elvon Read more [...]

Dawn Price

Dawn Shahan Price formally of Moscow, Idaho passed away on Sept 23, 2016 at St Joseph's Regional Hospital in Lewiston, Idaho at the age of 61 with her daughters at her side. Dawn was born May 28, 1955 to Royce and Sherry (Flowers) Shahan in Colfax, Washington. Dawn grew up on the family ranch at the base of Steptoe Butte. She attended grade school in Steptoe, WA, Jr high and high school in Colfax, WA where she graduated in 1973. Dawn later moved to Moscow, Id where she attended Mr. Nicks Beauty Read more [...]

Jennifer Coan

Jennifer Nechey Coan of Moscow died unexpectedly at her home on Tuesday, October 11, 2016. She was 34. Jenny was born January 13, 1982 in Caldwell, Idaho to Michael Everly and Jacqueline E. Coan. The family moved to Moscow in 1989 where Jenny attended McDonald Elementary, and Moscow Junior and Senior High Schools, graduating in 1999. She lived in Oregon for a time and later returned to Moscow. She then worked variously before going to work for Eco-Analytics where she met her longtime partner, Read more [...]

Violet May McAvoy

Violet May McAvoy, longtime area resident, died of age related causes Sunday, October 9, 2016 at Tri-State Memorial Hospital in Clarkston. She was 92. Violet was born March 31, 1924 to Oscar and Alice Spencer Branting at their home east of Troy. She was the fourth of ten children and attended school at Spring Valley and Troy. She married Earl “Pat” McAvoy, April 4, 1942 and they made their home for many years in Moscow. Vi was a homemaker who loved cooking and gardening. She and Pat Read more [...]

Joan F. Stout

Joan F. Stout was born in Moscow, Idaho on Feb. 15, 1940.  The daughter of Elvon and Betty Hampton.  Joan attended school and graduated from Genesee High School.  Music has always been a big part of Joan’s life.  Joan attended summer music camps at the University of Idaho in Jr. High and High School.  She performed solos every year for competition at music festival in Lewiston.  She was also a member of the Future Homemakers of America, and student body treasurer.  Joan attended the University Read more [...]

Merle Butler

Valle “Merle” Butler, of Moscow died Thursday, September 15, 2016 at Good Samaritan Moscow Village. She was 95. Merle was born June 19, 1921 in St. Louis, MO to Harry and Grace McMillen Johnson. She moved to Pueblo, CO at a young age and lived there until she graduated from Centennial high school in 1939. She married, the love of her life, John Paul Butler on October 13, 1945 in San Francisco, CA. They moved to Moscow in 1949 where John passed away in March of 1959 leaving Merle with 4 Read more [...]

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. Read more [...]