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Debora L. Welch

Debora Lynne Welch passed into the consciousness of the Tao on October 19, 2014 after dancing with cancer for four years. Born to Patsy and the late David Welch on May 29, 1957 at Fort Colorado Springs, Colo., her three brothers Allan, Dan and Damon later joined the family and they grew up in Sullivan, Ohio. She graduated from Black River High School in 1975 and traveled to Moscow the next year to attend the University of Idaho. She first began study in museology, but received a bachelor’s Read more [...]

Brianna Stangeland

Brianna Renee Stangeland of Moscow died Tuesday, October 14, 2014 at her home. She was 24. Brianna was born October 20, 1989 at San Louis Obispo, CA, the daughter of Caryn Stangeland and Keith Schachtell. She attended school at Atascadero, CA. She lived at San Louis Obispo and Atascadero until moving to Moscow in May of 2013 to be near family. She worked at Tri-State in Moscow and was recently employed by Best Western-University Inn in the catering department. Brianna enjoyed spending time Read more [...]

Lillian Mitzimberg

Lillian M. Mitzimberg, a former longtime Moscow resident, died Thursday, October 9, 2014 at Meridian Care, in Meridian, ID. She was 87. Lillian was born October 26, 1926 at Oakesdale, WA to Ira and Neva Hall Little. She attended various schools until moving to Moscow in 1938. She and Thomas M. Mitzimberg were married at Santa Ana, California on June 11, 1945. Lillian worked for Tri-State, Rollefson’s Grocery and in 1969, went to work as a custodian for the University of Idaho until her retirement Read more [...]

Douglas Jones Jr.

  Douglas M. Jones Jr. of Moscow died Tuesday, September 23, 2014, at his home in Moscow. Douglas was born on February 24, 1932, in New York City to Douglas and Lucille Jones. Douglas married Anna Cutayar on March 26, 1956, in Las Vegas, NV. Douglas was a Veteran of the Korean War, a member of Gideon International, a special education teacher, a collector of coins and stamps, a scout leader and an avid walker. Douglas is survived by his beloved wife of 58 years Anna, daughters Berta Read more [...]

Jeanne Jacobson

Jeanne Jacobson passed away at home in Moscow on September 29, 2014.  She was 83, a remarkable woman. In a note of condolence Jeanne’s niece Suzanne Rollier wrote, “I just can’t imagine that she’s gone. She was so strong and vibrant, so creative and beautiful and hilarious.” Add “bright and compassionate” to complete the word picture. She was a small woman, but she left a huge empty space. Born in Enid, Oklahoma in 1931 to Roy and Alvena Rollier, Jeanne grew up in the small Read more [...]

Robert Michael “Mike” Scoles

Robert Michael "Mike" Scoles, a lifetime Moscow resident, died Friday, September 26, 2014 while surrounded by family at Gritman Medical Center after his long battle with cancer. He was 60. Mike was born April 26, 1954 in Moscow to Robert C. and Virginia Johnson Scoles. Mike grew up in Moscow, attending Moscow schools, graduating from Moscow High in 1973. On June 28, 1975, he married his high school sweetheart, Linda Allert. They made their home in Moscow where Mike worked for Moscow Building Supply Read more [...]

Helen Davis Hill

Helen Davis Hill, 88, of Moscow, Idaho passed away with family by her side on September 20, 2014 at Gritman Medical Center. Helen was born to Roxie Leole Thomason Davis and Charles Eugene Davis on January 21, 1926 in Meridian, Idaho. She grew up in Emmett, Idaho graduating there in 1944. She was very active in school and was a drummer in the high school marching band, and an Apple Blossom Princess. Shortly after graduating, Helen wed her high school sweetheart, Calvin Wayne Hill on December Read more [...]

Thomas A. Kees

Thomas Alan Kees, 56 years old, passed away on September 1st, 2014 in Moscow, Idaho at the Milestone Decisions Lexington group home. Tom was born in Moscow on November 14th, 1957 to parents Don and Shirley Kees, the third of six children. Tom was a healthy and active baby, but within two years it became apparent he was afflicted by something that prevented him from walking without assistance and affected his ability to speak. Visits to the Boise Elks Rehabilitation Hospital and Seattle Children’s Read more [...]

Robert E. “Bob” Heisch

Robert E. Heisch of Moscow died Wednesday, September 3, 2014 at his home. He was 55. Bob was born February 19, 1959 at Daly City, CA to Harold E. (Hal) and Betty Heidegger Heisch. He grew up and attended school in San Jose, CA, graduating from high school there. He worked as a dietary aid at Stanford University Hospital for a time and was married to Joan Charves at Mill Valley, CA on September 6, 1980. They made their home in Burlingame and Marin County, CA where Bob worked as a press operator Read more [...]

Donald H. “Beaner” Bennett

Donald H. (Beaner) Bennett, 83, of Genesee passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family, Thursday, September 4th, of Alzheimer's. He had been ill a little over a year. Don was born May 5, 1931, in Edgar, Montana, to H.E. (Bus) and Evelyn Gorman Bennett. Don was the oldest of the three Bennett boys - Don, Jim & Bobby. When he was seven years old, the family moved to Genesee. Don graduated from Genesee High School in 1949 where he had excelled in football, basketball, and baseball. He attended Read more [...]