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Elaine Iris Drury

  Loving wife, caring mother, wonderful grandma and devoted great grandma, Elaine Estes Drury passed away peacefully on March 26, 2014 in her home. Elaine was born on August 13, 1922 to Eva Pearl Search and Floyd Maderis Estes near Kalispell, Montana.  Her mother was picking huckleberries when Elaine decided to put in her appearance. Her husband, Omer Drury, liked to tease her that she was born in a huckleberry patch.  When she was six years old her family moved to Keno, Oregon and Read more [...]

Chris Papineau

Chris Papineau of Moscow died Thursday, March 20, 2014 from injuries received in an automobile accident. He was 30. Chris was born February 6, 1984 in Moscow to Timothy J. and Dianne (Kopf) Papineau. He grew up in Moscow, attending West Park Elementary School, Moscow Junior High, and graduated from Moscow High School in 2002. Chris was accomplished in both football and baseball and Boy Scouts, earning his Eagle Scout as a freshman. He also enjoyed archery and trap shoots and tormenting his older Read more [...]

Marie Normington

Marie Theresia Berner Normington was born May 4, 1921 in Rockford, Washington; along with her twin brother Marcellus Berner. Marie was the oldest daughter of Anna Fleckenstein Berner and Peter Berner. Marie died on March 12, 2014 at the age of 92. Marie grew up on a small family farm in the Rockford area with her 7 brothers and 1 sister. During the nineth grade her mother, Anna, became ill and Marie stayed home to take care of the large Berner family. After several months her mother returned home; Read more [...]

Phillip Greenwell

Phillip D. Greenwell of Genesee passed away Wednesday, March 19, 2014 at Guardian Angel Homes in Lewiston. He was 92. Phil was born August 25, 1921 at Spokane and was adopted by Donald and Mamie Grindstaff Greenwell. He attended boarding school at Colfax and graduated from Pullman High School. He attended Washington State College (now WSU) for a time until the family moved to Genesee in the early 1940’s. He worked on the family farm and was married to Betty L. Koster at Genesee on June 3, 1944. Read more [...]

Charlie Shoop

Moscow lost one of its finest on Sunday, March 16.  Charlie Shoop left us too soon. Charlie was born October 27, 1961 in Moscow to Bob and Mona Shoop joining siblings Bobby, Doug, Jerry and Julie.  He graduated from MoscowHigh School in 1980. Through high school and after, Charlie worked with his Uncle Bob and cousin Brian Mortenson at the Bowlerama.  With closure coming, Charlie went to work for Comstock Construction.  Having always been interested in mechanics, he went to work with Read more [...]

Jane Baillargeon

Jane Hallock Baillargeon, BA, MS, Ed.D, born September 28, 1957 in Junction City, KS, succumbed to cancer at Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center in Spokane, WA. on 11 March, 2014. Jane grew up in 12 different places, from Austria to Hawaii, attended Southern Colorado State College for two years, and earned her degrees in Anthropology, Public Administration, and Education at the University of Idaho where she worked in various staff positions for her entire career. She eventually became the Associate Read more [...]

Merle Frey

Merle Arthur Frey, 76, resident of Troy, passed away on Wednesday, March 5, 2014 at Gritman Medical Center.  He was born March 30, 1937 in Lyons, Nebraska to Arthur Glenn and Aida Elizabeth (Shawver) Frey.  At the age of 2, Merle’s Dad was killed instantly when hit by a gravel truck. Later, the family to move to San Diego, settling in the Potlatch area only a few years later where he was raised.  He attended school in Potlatch and Moscow.  He often talked about riding the horse to school Read more [...]

Kenneth Wilken

    Kenneth Wilken went to be with the Lord, His Savior on Monday, March 3 2014. Kenneth was born to George and Martha (Finke) Wilken on July 23, 1924 at the family farm near Cameron where his grandparents settled in 1886. Ken was a lifelong and faithful member of Cameron Emmanuel Lutheran Church where he was baptized, confirmed and married. He attended school at Cameron through the eighth grade and graduated from Kendrick High School in 1941. He studied forestry at the U of I for Read more [...]

Don Kees

On Saturday, March 1st 2014, Donald J. Kees passed away at the age of 87 years. Don was born in Cottonwood, Idaho on March 8th 1926, the 4th of 10 children by parents Joseph and Allie (Knop) Kees. He and four of his siblings grew up through the Depression era with very limited income and opportunities. Raised as a strict Catholic, Don attended St. Joseph's Parochial school for eight years. He worked for St. Mary's hospital to help make ends meet during 7th & 8th grade. In his spare time, Read more [...]

Ilene Rauch

Ilene Caroline Rauch, 84, life-long resident of Troy, passed away on Tuesday, March 4, 2014 in Moscow. She was born April 6, 1929 on Burnt Ridge outside of Troy to Clarence and Alice (Johnson) Anderson. Ilene graduated in 1947 from Troy High School. She married her high school sweetheart, Donald Rauch on June 28, 1949, and spent her life devoted to her family. Ilene was a life-long member of the Troy Lutheran Church and loved singing in the choir, served the congregation in many different ways, Read more [...]