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Donald M. Brudie

Donald Mathew Brudie, 89, passed away on April 20, 2015, at Kindred Health Care in Moscow.  He was the only son born to Martin and Clara (Krantz) Brudie on February 8, 1926, in Minot, North Dakota.  At the age of six the family transitioned to north Idaho where Don was educated in a one room schoolhouse and lived in a one room skid house in the mountains near Priest River, Idaho, while his dad worked as a log scaler.  We heard all the stories about how deep the snow was and how far he had Read more [...]

Robert Graff

Robert W. “Jock” Graff, of Moscow, died Thursday April 16, 2015 at his home in Moscow, surrounded by friends and family. He was 69. “Wandering spirits, if indeed ye wander … grant me this faint happiness, or take me, as your companion from the joys of life.” – Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley Jock was born October 30, 1945 in Waukegan, Illinois. He grew up and attended school in Maroa, IL, graduating in 1963. Immediately following graduation, Jock joined the United States Air Force Read more [...]

Bruce Bumgarner

Frank Bruce Bumgarner, “Bruce”, passed away peacefully at his home, surrounded by his family on Sunday, April 19, five days shy of his 80th birthday, after a hard fought battle with cancer.  He was born at home in Moscow, Idaho to Thomas and Marguerite (Yangel) Bumgarner on April 24, 1935, living his entire life in Moscow.  He attended Ursuline Academy, for all his schooling, graduating in 1953. He married Colleen O’Donnell, on June 28, 1958 in Sandpoint, ID.  In the early years Bruce Read more [...]

Charles Royce

Charles Edward Royce, Jr. passed away at his home Thursday, April 16, 2015 after a heroic fight with cancer. He was 55. Chuck was born December 20, 1959 in Cottonwood, Arizona. He grew up and went to school in Tucson, graduating from Tucson High School. He enjoyed working at his grandpa's camera store throughout high school, expanding on his passion and experience in photography.  In 1978, Chuck joined the US Navy serving as a radar operator for two years. Due to an accident, he was medically Read more [...]

Harold W. Poteet

Harold W. Poteet, Jr. of Viola died Thursday, April 9, 2015 while cutting wood near Viola. He was 62. Harold was born October 22, 1952 at Weaverville, CA to Harold W. and Amy Lee Upton Poteet. He grew up and attended school at Paradise, CA, graduating from high school there. He worked as a carpet layer, tractor driver in the rice fields and construction in California. In 1988 he married Debra Peter in Reno, Nevada. She preceded him in death in 2004, and shortly thereafter, he moved to Idaho, settling Read more [...]

Jeanne C. Vaughn

Jeanne C. Vaughn of Moscow died Monday, April 13, 2015 at Pullman Regional Hospital. She was 91. Jeanne was born March 15, 1924 in Pocatello, Idaho to Leroy and Muriel Lathrop Ruggles. She grew up and attended school there, graduating from Pocatello High School. She then attended Idaho State College (now University). She married Harry W. Vaughn on December 24, 1943 at Watsonville, California. Harry was serving in the Air Force as a pilot during WWII and when his plane went down, was captured as Read more [...]

D. “Gene” Hamilton

David “Gene” Hamilton, the world’s greatest husband, daddy and grandpa, of Bovill, died Friday April 3, 2015 at his home surrounded by his family. He was 79. Gene was born July 28, 1935 in Vardaman, MS to Toy and Maudie Hamilton. He grew up in Mississippi until he was 13 when the family moved to Ashland, OR. Gene lived in Oregon delivering newspapers, he used the money made delivering newspapers to buy his little sister, Rebecca her very first bicycle.  He lived in Oregon until Read more [...]

Alvin (Paca) Bohman

Alvin (Paca) Bohman, 90, a life-long Troy resident, died of natural causes, Saturday, March 28, 2015 at his home surrounded by his family. Alvin was born September 11, 1924 in Troy, Idaho to Johan Gustaf (Olsson) Bohman and Hilma Alida Westberg Bohman. He grew up on the family farm on Little Bear Ridge. He attended grade school at Little Bear Ridge Schoolhouse just east of Camps Canyon Road and graduated from Troy High School in 1942. His passion for agriculture was exhibited by being one of the Read more [...]

Dorothy Parton

                                         DOROTHY ANN CARLSON PARTON Dorothy was born July 29, 1930 in Holdrege, Nebraska. Her parents were farmers, and she was baptized at the Lutheran Church. After leaving the farm, she spent several years in Grand Island, Nebraska. When she was 12, the family moved to Denver. She was deeply impressed by her new Junior High School—it had a pool! She was confirmed at Augustana Lutheran Church, and graduated from Denver Read more [...]

Roy Krauss

Roy L. Krauss of Moscow died Thursday, March 26, 2015 at Aspen Park Healthcare. Roy was born August 18, 1926 at Ennis, Montana to John E. and Florence Daems Krauss. He grew up and started school at Norris, MT, then attended high school at Harrison, MT and graduated from Gallatin County High School at Bozeman. He worked at Montana Hardware Company in Great Falls, MT before entering the US Army in 1945. He served in the Pacific Theater and was discharged as a Staff Sergeant in 1946. He returned Read more [...]