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Sister Mary David Hartse

Sister Mary David Hartse, osu age 88   Sister Mary David Hartse osu, (baptismal name-Lenora May) a member of the Ursuline Community in Moscow, Idaho peacefully answered the call of God to “come home” on Tuesday morning, February 7th, 2017 at Good Samaritan Moscow Village. Sister Mary David will lie in state at Short’s Funeral Chapel at 1225 E 6th St, Moscow, ID beginning Thursday at Noon. The vigil service (rosary and sharing of memories of Sister’s life) will be at Short’s Read more [...]

Evelyn M. Becker

Evelyn May Becker of Genesee died Thursday, February 2, 2017 at Life Care Center in Lewiston. She was 85. Evelyn “Lynnie” was born June 11, 1931 at Buhl, Idaho to Leo N. and Eva Maud Scully Jankowski. She grew up and attended school at Buhl, graduating from high school there. She enrolled in college at Marylhurst, OR for a year, before entering Holy Names Convent at Marylhurst. She completed college at Holy Names in Spokane. In her senior year, she met Donald S. Becker who, with a friend, Read more [...]

Sidonia E. “Donna” DeWitt

Sidonia “Donna” Elsie DeWitt, of Moscow, died Tuesday January 31, 2017 at Kindred Health – Aspen Park in Moscow. She was 92. Donna was born April 15, 1924 in Staten Island, New York to William and Sidonia Van Riper. She graduated from Curtis high school and Manhattan Business College.  On February 17, 1944 Donna married Melvin DeWitt in Staten Island. After school Donna went to work for the Cuban sugar company in New York. In 1946 Melvin and Donna moved to Idaho and in 1966 she began to Read more [...]

Robert Hook

Robert Douglas Hook of Moscow died peacefully at Gritman Medical Center in Moscow on January 16, 2017. He was 77. Robert was born May 13, 1939 in Susanville, CA, the second son of Elva Augusta Lowry Hook and Percy Derling Hook. He spent his early years in the Sierras, attending Washington Elementary School and Quincy Jr.-Sr. High School. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in Social Sciences at California State College, Chico and a Master of Arts, Library Science, at San Jose State University and a Master Read more [...]

Betty Biggam

Betty J. Biggam, loving wife, mother and grandmother, of Moscow, passed on to be with her Lord, Tuesday, January 17, 2017 at Swedish Hospital in Seattle. She was 64. Betty was born October 23, 1952, in Moscow, to Lawrence E. and Joan B. Cleveland. She attended Moscow schools and graduated from Moscow high school in 1971. On June 15, 1973, Betty married Russell C. Biggam at Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Moscow. Betty went to work for GTE out of High School, where she worked for 32 years before Read more [...]

Mike Bowman

Robert Michael (Mike) Bowman, age 81, passed away on at his home in Moscow on Monday, January 23, 2017.  He suffered from pulmonary fibrosis complicated by a heart condition. He was born September 12, 1935, in Fairmont, West Virginia, to Robert Lear Bowman and Gladys Daisy Grimes Bowman. Mike started his education in the Fairmont schools, then went on to the University of West Virginia at Morgantown, WV.  He knew as a small boy that he wanted to become a forester.    He came west from Read more [...]

Gloria Jensen

Gloria Dawn Jensen of Deary died Wednesday, January 18, 2017 at her home. She was 76. Gloria was born May 18, 1940 in Moscow to Hans Lewis and Vada R. Shove Jensen. The family lived at Bovill and Gloria graduated from Deary High School in 1958. In 1959 she moved to Moscow where she went to work for Weisel Insurance Agency at a bookkeeper. She later worked for Roy Spencer in Pullman making “logging tapes” and was a bookkeeper. Gloria worked for Palouse Empire Plumbing and Heating for several Read more [...]

Bryan Johnson

Bryan Wayne Johnson, lifelong area resident, lost his short battle with cancer Sunday January 15, 2017, in Moscow, surrounded by his family and beloved pets. He was 42. Bryan was born April 16, 1974 in Moscow to Gary and Lorrayne Olesen Johnson. He grew up in Troy and graduated from Troy high school in 1992. During high school he worked for Eddie Swanson and Ole Hanson on their farms. He attended North Idaho College after high school and became a certified welder in 1993. After college Bryan went Read more [...]

Carol J. Meserve

Carol Jean (Halseth) Meserve of Deary died Saturday January 7, 2017 at Holy Family Hospital in Spokane. She was 69. Carol was born August 19, 1947 in Moscow to Melvin C. and Myrtle A. Carmen Halseth. She grew up and attended school in Deary, graduating from high school there. She worked as Deputy City Clerk for Deary for many years, and later for Magnuson Insurance. She and Robert Meserve, Jr. were married on January 9, 1987 at Kauai, Hawaii. Carol enjoyed outdoors, working in her flower gardens, Read more [...]

Roy Reisenauer

  Roy Francis Reisenauer of Moscow died December 16, 2016 at Hospice House in Coeur d’ Alene. He was 69. Roy was born April 13, 1947 in Moscow toEdward J. and Edith Becker Reisenauer. Roy was raised on the family farm south of Moscow and attended Moscow high school graduating in 1965. Roy joined the U.S. Marine Corp after high school, serving a tour in Vietnam and was honorably discharged in 1969. After returning home to Moscow he attended the University of Idaho. In 1975, Read more [...]