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Dorothy Darby

Dorothy D. Darby of Moscow died Thursday morning, April 13, 2017 at Kindred Aspen Park Health Care. She was 80. Dorothy was born January 17, 1937 in Kendrick to Arthur and Maxine Garner Foster. She grew up and attended school in Kendrick, graduating from high school there. She began working as a telephone operator in Kendrick, later transferring to Moscow. She and Wayne L. Darby were married in Coeur d’Alene on August 26, 1970. Dorothy retired from General Telephone (GTE) after 29 years with Read more [...]

Dick Salisbury

 Richard Lee “Dick” Salisbury, 75, of Moscow, Idaho passed away unexpectedly April 8, 2017 at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center in Lewiston. A celebration of his life will be held at the Moscow Church of the Nazarene at 2:00 pm, Friday April 14th. Dr. Randall Craker will be officiating. Dick was born July 30, 1941 at Caldwell, ID to Milton A. and Esther Daniels Salisbury. At the age of 6 Dick felt God’s call into ministry. God led him to college at NNU and Nazarene Theological Seminary. Read more [...]

Don Birchmier

Donald J. “Birch” Birchmier, of Lewiston and a longtime Moscow resident, died Sunday, April 8, 2017 at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center. He was 93. Don was born January 28, 1924 in Moscow to Gus and Amy Jacksha Birchmier. He grew up and attended school in Moscow, graduating from Moscow High. He attended the University of Idaho for a time prior to serving in the Army Air Corps from 1945-46. He was discharged as a First Lieutenant. Don returned to the University of Idaho, and earned his bachelor’s Read more [...]

Betty June Conrad

Betty June Andreoff Conrad was born September 2, 1927 in McLaughlin, South Dakota to Dick and Pearl Andreoff.  Betty is part of the Wyandotte Nation of Oklahoma through the lineage of her mother, Pearl.  In the midst of the Dust Bowl and depression, Betty’s family moved from their family farm in South Dakota to Oklahoma to live at her mother’s family home a summer before moving the family of eight to  Filer, ID.  Betty’s father went on to establish a successful onion farm in the Buhl Read more [...]

Sheila Wells

Sheila Wells, 72, died surrounded by her loved ones on April 3 at her home in Moscow, Idaho. She had been diagnosed with advanced pancreatic cancer only 2 weeks prior. She had also been quietly battling Parkinson's disease for over 10 years. Born Sheila Ane Baker, on June 30, 1944 in Moscow, Idaho, she lived there her entire adult life. She was an exceptionally devoted and caring daughter, wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother. Sheila was married to Pat Wells in 1961 and they raised Read more [...]

Dwaine J. “Marty” Marten

Dr. Dwaine (Marty) Marten, 83, beloved husband, father, grandfather, and great grandfather died peacefully Sunday afternoon at Good Samaritan, March 26, 2017, with his family at his side. Dwaine John Marten was born to Otto & Lillie Marten on January 2, 1934, at Clarissa, Minnesota.  He liked giving his birth date, saying, “1, 2, 3, 4.”   When Dwaine was nine years old his parents purchased a dairy farm at Bertha, Minnesota, where he lived and went to school.  He graduated from Read more [...]

Kenneth D. Brood

Kenneth Donald Brood of Palouse died Wednesday, March 22nd at his home. He was 87. Ken was born January 1, 1930 in Moscow to John R. and Mary B. Kaiser Brood. He grew up on the family dairy farm and attended a country school. After school Ken continued working on the family farm. While attending a square dance he met Betty Johnson and they were married at her family’s home near Troy on June 17, 1956. They moved into Moscow in 1978 and shortly thereafter, Ken went to work at Almota Elevator Read more [...]

Patrick Nunan

Our father, husband and grandfather, Patrick Joseph Nunan, 87, passed away on Saturday, March 18, 2017. In the months and weeks preceding his death, he was surrounded by people he loved and who loved him. We are certain that Patrick’s father, an immigrant from a large family in Ireland, would be exceedingly proud of his son’s career as a banker, his care for his family, and his significant contributions to his community. Patrick, born in Boise in 1929, was the eldest son of Cornelius Read more [...]

Walter Runkle

Walter Eugene Runkle, beloved husband father and grandfather, of Troy died Tuesday March 7, 2017 at his home in Troy after a long battle with cancer. He was 82. Walter was born on October 17, 1934 in Zanesville, OH to John & Trudy Runkle. The oldest of 10 children Walter attended school through the 10th grade then went to work doing Coal mining. Walter served in the US Navy in the Mediterranean after the Korean War. After leaving the service he ended up in California, and worked several Read more [...]

Aleta Belle Kresge

Aleta Belle Kresge was born March 3, 1926 to Harrison J. and Eva M. Finuf in Manhattan, Kansas, the youngest of three children.  Her family (along with grandparents and many aunts, uncles, and cousins) lived in Manhattan through most of Mom’s junior year in high school.  Mom idolized her brother and became quite a tom boy enjoying playing baseball and jumping out of the swing with him and his friends.  Mom attended the Catholic school across the street from the family home.  During her junior Read more [...]