Obituaries

Rita F. Manko, 72

June 10, 2018 at 5:00 am

Rita F. Manko, 72Rita F. Manko, resident of Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, formerly of Hayden Lake, Idaho, and Spokane, Wash., passed away on Feb. 21, 2018 at the age of 72.Rita was born in Lusk, Wyo., to Fern Lucille Wells and Noah Brooks Thomas on...

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William ‘Bill’ Hamner Byers Jr., 78

June 10, 2018 at 5:00 am

William ‘Bill’ Hamner Byers Jr., age 78William “Bill” Hamner Byers Jr., age 78, passed away unexpectedly on June 4, 2018, at his home in Dewey, Ariz.Bill was born on Aug. 14, 1939, in Marietta, Ohio, to Sophie Zavistowski and William Hamner...

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Glenn Baum, 94

June 09, 2018 at 5:00 am

Glenn Baum, 94Glenn was born March 18, 1924, to Peter and Mollie Baum, in Dinuba, Calif. He left this world on May 21, 2018, at the age of 94, with his wife, Edna, and daughter, Patti at his side.Glenn grew up in the Fresno area of Californ...

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Austin Robert Croffoot, 16

June 09, 2018 at 5:00 am

Austin Robert Croffoot, 16Exuberant. Hilarious. Charismatic. Kind. Generous. Empathetic. Austin Robert Croffoot, 16, of Hayden, Idaho, was all of those things and more. His absence in our world will forever reverberate. Son, brother, grands...

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Catherine Claire Tubbs

June 09, 2018 at 5:00 am

Catherine Claire TubbsOct. 30, 1966 – May 29, 2018Catherine Claire Tubbs passed on at her home in Athol peacefully, with her husband and fur babies, after a long and valiant fight with cancer. God raised her to heaven after she had been ano...

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Gary Lee Purdey, 80

June 09, 2018 at 5:00 am

Gary Lee Purdey, 80Our dad, Gary Lee Purdey, passed away May 27, 2018. Having recently celebrated his 80th birthday, Gary was ready to run his final race. Born to John Purdey and Ethel VanSlyke, Gary spent the first years of life in the Sea...

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Chris Twardowski, 67

June 08, 2018 at 5:00 am

Chris Twardowski, 67Chris Ann Twardowski, cherished wife and “sweetie” to Frank Twardowski, died peacefully on May 27, 2018 due to complications of a stroke. Chris was born in Chicago, Ill. on March 10, 1951, to Richard and Cecilia Diemer....

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Leslie ‘Les’ Donald Schmehl, 74

June 06, 2018 at 5:00 am

Leslie ‘Les’ Donald Schmehl, 74Les passed away peacefully in his sleep on June 1, 2018, surrounded by his family. He was born in Reading, Pa., but lived his life in Post Falls, Idaho. Les was a very proud Vietnam veteran. He served our cou...

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Merton James Sheeley, Jr.

June 06, 2018 at 5:00 am

Merton James Sheeley, Jr.Merton James Sheeley, Jr. was born in Oakland, Calif. on April 11, 1928. He was the first born to Merton James Sheeley, Sr. and Mildred Vingo, followed by five siblings, Maureen, Eugene, Kathleen, Pauline and Rosema...

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Joyce Lucille Wick, 87

June 06, 2018 at 5:00 am

Joyce Lucille Wick, 87Joyce Lucille Wick, of Kennewick, Wash., died May 24, 2018, as the result of a stroke on May 13, 2018. She was 87.Joyce, a former juvenile court advocate, was born Dec. 3, 1930, in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. Joyce met her f...

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