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Paul Joyce

Paul Joseph Joyce was born September 26, 1958 in Butte, Montana, one of the 12 children of Thomas and Dorothy Joyce. Academically gifted, he breezed through the Butte schools, and then graduated from Montana State University in just four years with both a bachelor’s and master’s degrees in mathematics.  He went on to the University of Utah for his doctorate, where he met and married his wife and best friend, Janalyn Steed.  They had a son, Andrew, who brought great joy to the couple and Read more [...]

Raymond Jones

Raymond F. Jones, 78, of Clarkston WA, died Sunday April 24, 2016 at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center in Lewiston, ID. Ray is survived by many children, grandchildren, great grandchildren, nephews and nieces. Born November 15, 1937 and raised in Genesee, ID, to Glen L. and Reta J. Clark Jones.  Ray joined the USAR after graduating from Genesee High School in 1957. He married Nancy Conrady on September 2, 1961.  While stationed at Mather Air Force Base, they settled in Rancho Cordova, Read more [...]

Doak Britzmann

  Doak Michael Britzmann gave his all to enjoy the gifts that life had to offer him. As a young man preparing for his life, Doak accepted the reality of his diagnosis of multiple sclerosis   Even as the reality of his limitations became clear, Doak marveled at the presence of love which was bestowed upon him by family and friends.  With his death, a great presence is gone and the person who touched each of us through his incredible grit and subtle humor is etched in our hearts and Read more [...]

Ruth E. Smith

Ruth E. Smith, 93, a life-long area resident passed away peacefully of natural causes Saturday at her home at Clark Place Senior Living in Moscow surrounded by her children.  She entered the dance floor in Heaven to unite for the eternal dance with her loving husband Clyde. She was born June 20, 1922 to Oscar and Ida Swanberg Asplund at Troy, Idaho, where she was reared and attended school.  She graduated from Troy High School as Salutatorian of her class. She married Clyde L Smith on Read more [...]

Norma Mae Lewis

Norma Mae Stone Lewis, a long-time resident of Moscow, died April 22, 2016 in Seattle where she has resided the last six years. Norma was born in Crookston, Minnesota on May 1st, 1926, the second of four daughters of Alice and Walter Stone. She graduated from the University of Minnesota in 1948 and was a hospital dietician in Maryland, Minnesota, and Pennsylvania before moving to Moscow in 1955 to take a dietician job at Willis Sweet Hall on the UI campus. It was in Moscow that she met Glenn Read more [...]

James Fisher

James C. Fisher of Moscow died Tuesday, April 19, 2016 at his home. He was 69. Jim was born October 13, 1946 at Moscow to Ephraim P. and Edith H. Finneman Fisher. He grew up and attended Moscow schools, graduating from Moscow High School in 1964. He joined the Navy that year, serving until 1970. Following his discharge, he returned to Moscow and Brenda Miller in 1969, the couple had two sons and later divorced. He worked as an electrical engineer for Sromberg-Carlson installing phone offices Read more [...]

Richard R. “Dick” Crossler

Richard R. “Dick” Crossler, a life-long area resident, died Wednesday morning, April 20, 2016 at Good Samaritan Moscow Village. He was 83. Dick was born May 29, 1932 at Moscow to Donald H. and Nellie E. Thompson Crossler. He grew up and went to school in Moscow, graduating from Moscow High School in 1950. On December 27, 1950, he married his high school sweetheart, Royleen Chaney in Viola. He worked for the railroad in Potlatch for a time, the Moscow Steam Laundry, the Ford Garage and then Read more [...]

Jim Papineau

James Robert “Jim” Papineau of Moscow died Monday morning, April 18, 2016 at Good Samaritan Moscow Village. He was 81. Jim was born June 22, 1934 in Moscow to Felix and Thelma O’Connor Papineau. He grew up in Moscow, attending the Ursuline Academy. He joined the Air Force and following basic training, came home on leave and married Shirley A. Soncarty at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Moscow. Following his discharge in 1956, they returned to Moscow where Jim served in the National Guard Read more [...]

Rosa Kilborn

Rosa Kilborn, of Potlatch, passed away on Thursday, April 14, 2016 at Gritman Medical Center in Moscow, 24 days shy of her 90th birthday, surrounded by her loving family. She was born on May 9, 1926 in Midvale, Idaho to Herbert and Betty Wahl Shaw and was the oldest of three children. She was raised in southern Idaho where she met her future husband and love of her life Elmer “Bud” Kilborn and they were married in May 1943, in Payette, ID. She was a homemaker who enjoyed cooking, photography, Read more [...]

Mary Louise Esser

The community of Genesee has lost a sweet soul.  Mary Louise Esser heard her greatest Love whisper and her spirit took wings. Mary Louise Esser of Genesee passed peacefully Friday, April 15, 2016 at Royal Plaza Care Center in Lewiston.  She was 94. She was born March 25, 1922 at Clarkston, WA to Henry and Mary T. Kluss Herman.  She attended schools in Clarkston and Uniontown before the family moved to Genesee.  Upon graduating from Genesee High School she worked for the Farmer’s Union Read more [...]