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Hildur Gerda Lovel

Hildur Gerda Lovel died peacefully in her sleep Tuesday, September 20, 2016, at the age of 95.  A longtime resident of Troy and Moscow, Idaho, she was born in Fort Frances, Ontario, Canada to Swedish immigrants Gerda Adolfina and Leonard Anders Widing. Hildur was raised in Kootenai, Idaho, and graduated from Sandpoint High School, where she met her future husband R. Cecil Lovel.  They lived in Bonners Ferry and Plummer before moving to Moscow in 1951, where they operated Lovel Lumber and Read more [...]

Ivadell A. Chamberlain

Ivadell A. Chamberlain, a lifelong Moscow resident, died Wednesday, September 7, 2016 at Grtiman Medical Center. She was 82. Ivadell was born December 26, 1933 in Moscow to A. T. “Dutch” and F. Bernice Randall Green. She grew up and attended Moscow schools, graduating from Moscow High in 1951. She attended the University of Idaho for a time. She and Jack Chamberlain were married while he was home on leave from the Air Force on August 23, 1952 in Moscow. They lived, loved and worked in Moscow Read more [...]

Mary Ellen Pastor

On the morning of September 8, 2016, Mary Ellen Marta Pastor died in the comfort of her own home, surrounded by her children.  She was 58 years old and died 18 months after being diagnosed with cancer. A native of New York, Mary Ellen had lived in Idaho for more than three decades, settling in Moscow after extensive domestic and international adventure. Mary Ellen held two master's degrees, one is Music and one in English. Her education reflects two of her great passions in life, which were hearing Read more [...]

Katie M. Lundy

Katie M. Lundy went home to be with Jesus on Wednesday afternoon, August 31, 2016. She was 86. Katie was born October 29, 1929 in Genesee County, Michigan to John L. and Lula M. Lewis Heath. When she was an infant, the family moved to Broadwater, Nebraska where she attended a country school and later graduated from Broadwater High School. On August 31, 1952, she married Albert L. Lundy in Broadwater, Nebraska. They moved to Nampa, Idaho where Al enrolled at Northwest Nazarene College, where he Read more [...]

Allan N. Carson

Allan Newnan Carson of Moscow left this earthy place on Thursday, August 25, 2016 at Gritman Medical Center. He was 90. Allan was born on February 26, 1926 in Colfax, WA to Newnan T. and Nita Marie Guthrie Carson. He grew up and attended a Country grade school, Moscow Jr. and Senior High Schools, graduating in 1944. He joined the Army and served a 15 month tour of duty in Europe. Following his discharge, he returned to Moscow, enrolled and graduated from the University of Idaho. Allan began Read more [...]

Thomas E. Crossler

Thomas Eugene Crossler, a lifelong Moscow resident, died Sunday, August 28, 2016 at his home after a two and a half year battle with cancer. Tom was 62. Tom was born August 12, 1954 in Moscow to Richard R. and Royleen Chaney Crossler. He grew up and attended Moscow schools, graduating from Moscow High School in 1972. He was active in Scouting and attained the rank of Eagle Scout.  He then attended the University of Idaho to study music. While at the UI he met fellow music student Denise Gill. Read more [...]

Bill Blacker

William A. Blacker, Jr., a lifelong Moscow resident, died Friday, August 26. 2016 at Kindred Aspen Park Healthcare. He was 73. Bill was born October 24, 1942 in Moscow to William A. and Gladys M. Presby Blacker. He grew up and attended school in Moscow. At the age of 18, Bill started working as summer help at the University of Idaho. He continued there, retiring as the head of the landscaping department after 40 years with the UI. During his career, Bill received the U of I Outstanding Employee Read more [...]

Wanda Jane “Janie” Hocking

Wanda Jane “Janie” Hocking  Wanda Jane Hocking (Janie) passed away peacefully August 25, 2016 after a hard fought battle with cancer.  She refused to let her illness define her and remained active and involved with family and friends until her death. Janie was born a twin on November 12, 1946 to Ray “Rosie” & Helen Day. She grew up in Deary and graduated from Deary High School in 1965.  In 1966, she and Darrell Johnson were married and they had two children, Shannon and Christina.  Read more [...]

Donald Melvin Gustin

Donald (Melvin) Gustin passed away Tuesday, August 23rd, at home with family by his side.  He was 87 years old. Melvin was born July 31, 1929 to Clay and Hilda (Pflepsen) Gustin in Troy, Idaho. He grew up and lived in Helmer, Idaho attending grade school in Helmer and graduating from Deary High School in 1947. Melvin joined the U.S. Army in July 1948 with initial training in Fort Sill, Oklahoma.  He served 4 years and was discharged in 1952 after serving in the Korean War. Upon his Read more [...]

Shirley Ann Bikkie

Shirley Ann Bikkie of Moscow, affectionately called "Sam" by her husband James of over 64 years passed away Tuesday, August 16th, 2016 at Avalon Care Center in Pullman, WA at the age of 87. Shirley was born May 4th, 1929 in Brainerd, Minnesota to Clarence “Cax” and Dorothy Ann Gordon Grant. She grew up and attended school there, graduating from high school at Brainerd. She then enrolled at Macalester College in St. Paul, MN, graduating with her bachelor’s degree. She and James A. Bikkie Read more [...]