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Tom Richards

Thomas Martin Richards, 57, died at his home on Tuesday, November 18, 2014. Tom was born August 8, 1957 in Hailey, Idaho to Art and Theresa Richards.  The third of eight children, Tom and his siblings grew-up hiking and skiing the mountains of the Wood River Valley. Tom was involved with the Boy Scouts from an early age and earned the Eagle Scout award. After graduating from high school in 1975, Tom moved to Moscow where he studied Forest Management at the University of Idaho.  There he met Read more [...]

Richard “Dick” Baysinger

Richard “Dick” Baysinger passed away on November 14 in Wenatchee, Washington.  Dick was born on March 6, 1922, in Casper, Wyoming, to Tallemon and Rose (Ritschard) Baysinger.  He graduated from high school in Lingle, Wyoming. Dick joined the Army and served as a paratrooper with the 517th Parachute Regimental Combat Team during World War II.  He was wounded while serving his country, was honorably discharged, and received the Purple Heart.  After his discharge he moved to Moscow, Idaho, Read more [...]

Jon C. Fleischman

Jon Charles “Peg-Leg” Fleischman of Palouse died suddenly of a heart attack Friday, November 14, 2014 at Sacred Heart Medical Center in Spokane. He was 62. Jon was born July 15, 1952 in Utica, NY to Richard F. and Cecelia Bird Fleischman. He grew up and attended school in Westbury, Long Island, NY, graduating from Clark High School. He married Denise Norman in April 1971 and they had 3 children. Jon worked at Honeywell in communications and security before starting his own business, Read more [...]

Dallas Lundgren

Dallas Lundgren, 49   Dallas Lundgren, a life-long Moscow-area resident, died Tuesday, November 11, 2014 at the family home in Moscow. He was 49. Dallas was born February 14, 1965 in Moscow to Kenneth and Dorothy Lundgren. His mother passed away in 2009 and his father in 2013. Dallas was the beloved grandson of Delbert and Annie Osborn. Dallas is survived by a brother, Gary, of Minneapolis, MN, an uncle and aunt, Virgil and Patricia Lundgren of Lewiston, and several cousins. A 1983 Read more [...]

Jo Ann W. Marineau

Jo Ann Wilde Marineau passed away peacefully hand in hand, amongst loved ones early Sunday morning, November 9, 2014 in Spokane, Washington. Jo Ann, age 84, was born on January 4, 1930 in Moscow, Idaho to Willard and Pearl Edith West Wilde. Her father was a long-time accounting professor at the University of Idaho. Following the death of her birth-mother she was raised by her second caring and loving mother—Alice Lucille Higgs Wilde, who most knew as Grandma Wilde. Jo Ann attended Moscow schools Read more [...]

Kathryn McGahan

Kathryn Jeanne McGahan, a lifelong resident of Troy, passed away Monday, November 10, at the age 82. Kathryn’s life was committed to her community, her church and her family. Kathryn was born December 9, 1931 and adopted as an infant by Alfred and Hanna Anderson Sandell of Troy. She grew up in Troy, graduating from Troy High School in 1949. She married Dale McGahan at the Troy Lutheran Church that same year. Kathryn began playing the organ at Troy Lutheran Church at the age of 16, and later Read more [...]

Eldora Weeks

Eldora D. Weeks of Moscow died Monday, November 10, 2014 at Good Samaritan Moscow Village. She was 89. Eldora was born November 6, 1925 on the family farm on Little Bear Ridge between Troy and Kendrick to Ernest and Anna Johnson Bovencamp. She grew up there, attending the Yellow Rose Country School and Troy Schools. She went to work caring for children, and was married to Myrel Weeks on June 3, 1944 at Moscow. They made their home in Moscow where she was a homemaker and worked at various jobs. Read more [...]

Lou E. Riesenberg

Dr. Lou E. Riesenberg passed away November 9th after a brief illness.  He was born to Margaret (Wiskus) and Anton Riesenberg on July 22, 1943, in Carroll, Iowa.  Dr. Riesenberg attended Kuemper High School in Carroll, Iowa, then earned his bachelor’s degree in agricultural education at Iowa State University. Lou taught urban agriculture at a secondary school in Minneapolis while earning his Master’s degree at the University of Minnesota, where he also completed his PhD. Lou was a long-term Read more [...]

Ruth B. Smith

Ruth B. Sampson Smith passed away at her home November 6, 2014 surrounded by close friends. She was 85. Ruth was born to Sven (Swan) A. Sampson and Hannah Branting Sampson on August 24, 1929. She was raised a Lutheran on the family homestead northeast of Troy where she was born.  Ruth walked or rode in a horse-drawn sleigh to Pleasant Hill Country School until fourth grade when she attended school in Troy, graduating from Troy High School.  After graduation her parents sold the family farm and Read more [...]

Shirley Town Jones

                                         SHIRLEY TOWN JONES  Our beloved mother, Shirley Town Jones, was born in Moscow on July 13, 1916 at a cottage hospital, the Asprey, which was located just east of what is now Moscow High School. Her parents were Harry Oliver Town and Mable Claire Moore Town, who were living at  "The Home Place"  on Mountain View, built by her grandfather Albert Lucien Town , who had hauled the lumber from Lewiston by horse and wagon. Read more [...]