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Dwaine A. Johnson

Dwaine A. Johnson of Deary died Tuesday, July 19th at Good Samaritan Moscow Village. He was 80. Dwaine was born January 9, 1936 at Opportunity, WA to Ike and Goldie Larson Johnson. He grew up and attended schools in Tensed and Plummer. He started working with his father logging at an early age until he was 18 when he then worked various jobs with different logging companies. He and Barbara Mitchell were married in Superior, Montana on February 16, 1958. In 1961 Dwaine started working for Potlatch Read more [...]

Judy Loaiza-Sarno

Judy Loaiza-Sarno of Moscow. Passed on Wednesday, July 13th in her Moscow home after a long battle with cancer. She was 78. Judy is survived by two sons, Tom Loaiza of Fairbanks, Alaska, and Mark Loaiza of Troy, Idaho. Additionally, she is survived by many grandchildren and great grandchildren.  At her request there will be no services. She requests that any flowers or gifts be made as a donation to the American Cancer Society. She will be forever missed. Arrangements have been entrusted Read more [...]

Nancy Jean Blewett

Nancy Jean Blewett passed from this life into the Presence of God at 2:10 A.M on July 12, 2016 after a six year illness caused by the disease COPD. Nancy spent her last days at her Genesee home and passed peacefully in the presence of her family. Nancy was born Nancy Jean Duff in the winter of 1947. Her parents were Eugene R.      Duff and Doris R. Duff of Spokane, WA. Nancy, her sister Connie (Constance Joan Duff), and her mother and father moved back to Lewiston, Idaho, when Nancy was Read more [...]

Coveta Dahmen

Coveta Yuvon Dahmen of Moscow died Friday, July 8, 2016 at Gritman Medical Center. She was 82. Coveta was born January 9, 1934 in Rush Springs, Oklahoma to Jim Bradley. and Janie James. Jim Bradley, Janie, Cauzet (sister), and Veta left Oklahoma around 1938 leaving the “Dust Bowl” for better fortune elsewhere. The Family settled far from the dusty farmlands of the south in Kalispell Montana. She grew up and did here schooling there in the Flathead Valley of Montana. The rest of her older brothers Read more [...]

Jean Van Dyke

Jean Knapik Van Dyke of Deary died Friday, July 8th at Kootenai Health in Coeur d’Alene. She was 81. Jean was born May 8, 1935 in Moscow to Frank and Clara C. Hobel Knapik. She grew up and attended Moscow schools, graduating from Moscow High. She and Jerry Van Dyke were married in Moscow on December 3, 1953. They made their home in Moscow where Jean was a homemaker, raising her family while Jerry farmed and later worked for the railroad. The family lived in Pullman from 1961 until 1986 when Read more [...]

Verlene E. McCoy Gourley

Verlene Evelyn McCoy Gourley of Moscow. At the age of 80 years old, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on July 7, 2016 in Pullman. She was born to Otto and Veneta McCoy on April 17, 1936 in Moscow. She grew up and went to school in Moscow and Palouse, graduating from Palouse High School.  She married the love of her life, Gordon Gourley July 21, 1956 at the Moscow Church of the Nazarene.   Verlene was a devoted wife and mother of two boys and homemaker.  She tried her hand at fishing, Read more [...]

Richard H. “Dick” Davis

Richard H. (“Dick”) Davis passed away peacefully on July 3, 2016, in Pullman, WA.  Dick, born on August 7, 1920, to the late Robert R. and Lillian A. Davis, resided in Moscow, ID, for the past twenty years. Dick was born August 7, 1920 in Penticton, BC, Canada. The family moved to the Wenatchee, WA area where he started school. They moved to the Santa Clara Valley, California area, where he graduated from high school. He worked construction for a time and married Vivian Hernstedt. He previously Read more [...]

Brian Hutcheson

Brian James Hutcheson, age 47, passed away Tuesday June 21st, at his home in Juliaetta.  Services are Friday, July 1st, 1:00 p.m., at Short’s Funeral Chapel, in Moscow, with burial to follow in the Juliaetta Cemetery.  A covered dish reception will follow at the V.F.W. Hall, in Kendrick. Brian was born December 17, 1968, in Moscow to Robert James and Vera Rosamond (Ulinder) Hutcheson.  He attended grade school in Juliaetta and graduated from Kendrick High School in 1987.  He was selected Read more [...]

Russell LaVern Olson

Russell LaVern Olson, 88, died of cancer peacefully at his Troy home on Saturday, June 18th, surrounded by his family. Russ was born June 10, 1928 in Deary to Otto and Freda Nelson Olson. He was raised on the farm on Osterberg Road and learned at a very young age to work the farm. Russell used to ride his horse to Bear Creek School. He helped break the ground for the Dry Creek Cemetery where he will be laid to rest. Dad held many jobs, at age 12 he cooked for the Lewis Mill and at 16 worked Read more [...]

Teresa M. “Terry” Knauss

Teresa Marie Knauss (80), a longtime Moscow resident, died Thursday, June 16, 2016, of cancer, at her home in Moscow surrounded by her family. Terry was born October 8, 1935 in South Amboy, NJ to Edward and Margaret O’Brien.  While attending Seattle University, she met Robert F Helbling. They were married in Seattle in 1957 and later moved to Moscow to raise their family. They were married ten years until his death. In 1973, she married Donald R Knauss. During their 36 years of marriage together, Read more [...]