Valerie Kay Downs, 71

Print Article

Downs

Valerie Kay Downs, 71

Valerie Kay Downs, of Post Falls, Idaho, met the Lord on May 11, 2017, at the age of 71 years, in South Carolina surrounded by family. Val was born June 4, 1944, in Portland, Ore., and her family soon moved to Burke, Idaho, where she grew up.

Burke is where she would meet Don Downs and marry him in July 1960 and had two beautiful daughters, Shannon (Larry) Bohanan and Carrie (Michael) Wilson. Val will be fondly remembered by her three grandchildren, Shawn (Jaclyn) and Cory Bohanan, and Brandon Wilson; great-grandchildren Charlie, Crosby and Jovi Bohanan; her sisters, Linda (Ed) Hunter, Denise Buck, Lori (Tom) Brownley and Shelly McMahan; her sisters-in-law, Roberta Ussleman-Manthos, Marie Lacorix and Cheri Stein; and brother-in-law John Walker. Valerie was preceded in death by her parents, Earl and Evelyn McMahan.

All who knew Val would say she had a heart of gold and showed her compassion to the needy and by her generosity to always give. Val was a loving Christian, wife, mother and friend. She had a gifted creative side expressed on her toll paintings, quilting, sewing, arts and crafts, and did many craft shows. She was also a part of the Silver Valley Bible Study for 10 years and was a member to the Lake City Church.

Memorial donations in memory of Valerie may be made to the Women’s Gospel Mission at www.uniongospelmission.org/donate/.

Memorial services will be held at a later date.

Print Article

Read More Obituaries

Ocie Laverne Peterson, 79

July 27, 2017 at 5:00 am | Coeur d'Alene Press Ocie Laverne Peterson, 79 Our Mother, Ocie “Laverne” Peterson, passed peacefully on July 21, 2017, at Kootenai Health. Laverne was born March 12, 1938, to Joseph Benjamin “Buck” Wilson and Bessie...

Read More

Ronald F. McRae, 76

July 26, 2017 at 5:00 am | Coeur d'Alene Press Ronald F. McRae, 76 Ron McRae died July 22, 2017, at Kootenai Health in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, with his devoted sister Judy M. Danner at his side. Ron was born in Alameda, Calif., on Feb. 21, 1941....

Read More

Esther M. Quiring, 90

July 26, 2017 at 5:00 am | Coeur d'Alene Press Esther M. Quiring, 90 Esther Marie Quiring departed this world and was welcomed into the Kingdom of Heaven on July 19, 2017. The welcoming committee was led by Jesus Christ, her Lord and Savior, f...

Read More

Jayne Sue (Meyer) Ulrich, 60

July 26, 2017 at 5:00 am | Coeur d'Alene Press Jayne Sue (Meyer) Ulrich, 60 June 26, 1957 – July 6, 2017 Mother, wife, sister and aunt, Jayne Sue (Meyer) Ulrich, 60, was abruptly and unexpectedly taken from our world on July 6, 2017. She pass...

Read More

Contact Us

(208) 664-8176
215 N. Second St
Coeur d'Alene, Idaho 83814

©2017 The Coeur d'Alene Press Terms of Use Privacy Policy
X
X