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July 1
Lawrence Joseph Brewer was born October 9, 1961, to Russell and Karen (Liston) Brewer in Sioux City, Iowa and passed away November 11, 2021, in Bonners Ferry. A celebration of life for Larry and his son Joey will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 16, at 62 Rocking Tree Road, Bonners ferry. All who knew him are welcome to come.
Joseph Nathaniel Brewer was born June 10, 1994, to Larry Brewer and Debra Henderson. He passed away peacefully on March 11, 2022, from his third battle with cancer. Those of you who knew Joey are invited to his and his father's life celebration at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 16, at 62 Rocking Tree Road, Bonners Ferry.
June 27
William Warren Swartz took his last breath on June 22,2022. Warren, as he was always called, was the son of Daniel L. Swartz and Louise M. Stewart Swartz, born on November 15, 1927, in the house built by his maternal grandparents near Daisy, Washington. The doctor who delivered him had delivered his mother in the same house 26 years earlier.
June 25
Jeffery Jerome Jordan, 63, died peacefully at home in Bonners Ferry on June 24, 2022, surrounded by his family. Jeff was born on August 31, 1958, in Lucerne, California, the son of Robert and Millie Jordan Barrett. No services are planned at this time.
June 17
Lana DeBoer Brady, 60, said goodbye as she left us early Tuesday morning, September 21, 2021. A celebration of her wonderful life will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 9, at the Kootenai River Inn, 7169 Plaza Street, Bonners Ferry. Her family would love for you to join them and share your stories and favorite memories of Alana.
June 10
James G. "Jim" Tolle, 85, died on Saturday, June 4, 2022, at Libby Care Center. No services are planned. He was born on February 14, 1937, in Ohio to James and Alice Tolle. Jim was stationed at the Air Force Radar Base in the Yaak in 1955. He went to Bonners Ferry with his friends to have some fun and that is where he met the dream girl of his life, Maryann Rose Eby.
June 8
Brenda Antoinette Dirks passed away surrounded by her loved ones on June 7, 2022. Brenda was born August 25, 1957, to Ben and Blanche Studer. Private family services will be held.
June 7
Francis Peter Winey, 93, passed away peacefully on June 6, 2022, at Sunset Home in Bonners Ferry, surrounded by family. Viewing will be held from 2 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, June 8, at the Bonners Ferry Funeral Home, 6485 Harrison Street. Graveside services will be held at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, June 9, at Grandview Cemetery.
June 6
William "Bill" Vernon Vetter was born in Bonners Ferry on October 24, 1942, to Vernon and Carlene Vetter. He passed away on May 25, 2022, in Houston, Texas at the age of 79. Bill attended grade school at Mount Hall and graduated in 1961 from Bonners Ferry High School. After high school, he attended college to study law and received his Master’s Degree.
June 3
Susan Carol "Sue" Howe finally lost her 45-year battle with MS at age 77 on May 28, 2022, after being airlifted from Boundary Community Hospital to Kootenai Health in Coeur d’Alene. No public memorial services are planned at this time, and Grandview Cemetery burial services will be announced at a future date. Even though her body failed, her spirit never faltered. Sue, loved by all that met her, will be dearly missed.
June 1
Josephine Isabelle Abraham, 17, died in Coeur d'Alene on May 28, 2022. Josephine was born on June 2, 2004, in Sandpoint, the daughter of Aaron Francis and Twyla Basil. Viewing will be held at 4 p.m. Thursday, June 2, with the vigil starting at 8 p.m. at the Kootenai Tribal Headquarters. Funeral Services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, June 3, with last viewing starting at 10 a.m. Burial will follow at St. Michael's Mission Cemetery.
May 26
Ashley M. Brady, 33, passed away peacefully at her Bonners Ferry home on May 23, 2022, surrounded by her family. Ashley was born January 10, 1989, the daughter of Charles "Chuck" Jones and Margaret Sieber in Aurora, Colorado. Services will be announced at a later date.
Patricia "Patti" Preston, 66, passed away at her home May 23, 2022, in Bonners Ferry. Patti was born in Chicago February 6, 1956. No services are planned at this time.
May 9
Myrna Lavey Phillips Carlson Watkins, 86, Bonners Ferry, passed away May 5, 2022. She was born August 15, 1935, in Mesa, Idaho, to Leslie (Jack) and Almeda Phillips. Funeral services will take place at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, May 14 at Trinity Lutheran Church, 6784 Cody Street, Bonners Ferry. Burial Services will be held at the Grandview Cemetery following the funeral service.
May 6
Carol Kristin “Kris” Lefebvre (Chubb) succumbed to cancer with her husband John at her side May 4, 2022. A memorial is planned for July 7, 2022 at Kris and John’s home. Kris was born in Bonners Ferry December 23, 1948, to Bill and Carol Chubb and lived in Bonners Ferry until graduating high school in 1967. She met her future husband John at a dance in 1964 in the parking lot next to what is now Larson’s.
May 4
Gina Randine Ballinger passed away peacefully in her house in Fleming Island, Florida, on March 8, 2022, surrounded by her loved ones. A memorial service will take place at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 21, at Advent Lutheran Church, 2156 Loch Rane Boulevard, Orange Park, Florida.
Joseph Thomas Richardson, 93, passed away peacefully in the early morning hours on April 24 from COPD. His last week was spent with various members of his family as he transitioned to his heavenly home. He was playful, loving and gentle during this transition. It was very much a reflection of who he was throughout his life. A memorial service will be scheduled at a later date.
April 30
Katie Sherman of Bonners Ferry died on April 18, 2022, at Mountain Valley of Cascadia Nursing Home in Kellogg, where she had been lovingly cared for by nurses, doctors and professional caregivers. She loved the people there and her beautiful view of the mountains. Funeral Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 14, at Bonners Ferry Funeral Home, 6485 Harrison Street.
April 24
Thomas R. Bennett Sr. passed away peacefully at Kootenai Health in Coeur d’Alene surrounded by family on April 21, 2022, at the age of 73. Services will be held at noon Saturday, April 30, at First Baptist Church, 6711 El Paso Street, Bonners Ferry. Potluck to follow, as well as sharing happy memories.
April 15
Marietta Merle Salyards passed away at the robust age of 100 on April 9, 2022, at Sunset Home Assisted Living in Bonners Ferry. Her daughter, RaNae, was at her side when she passed of natural causes. Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday, April 19, at Riverside Cemetery, 1969 North River Road, Payette.
April 14
Carol Jean Pomeroy, 92, died at her home at the Restorium in Bonners Ferry on November 25, 2021. A Celebration of Life gathering will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 16, at Trinity Lutheran Church, 6784 Cody Street, Bonners Ferry.
Evelyn Marie Stanczak was welcomed to heaven Thursday, April 7, 2022. A memorial service will be at 4 p.m. Tuesday, April 19, at Trinity Baptist Church, 711 Fairview Drive, Moscow. She was born to Frank and Irene Florea in Hopkins, Missouri, on September 8, 1927, the third of 11 children. The family moved to Bonners Ferry in 1938, where she graduated from high school in 1945.
April 13
William R. Mead, 68, passed away on Wednesday, March 30, 2022, at his home in Hope, Idaho, surrounded by his loving family. A private family service will be held at a later date.
Monica May Abraham, 20, passed away at home on April 11, 2022, in Bonners Ferry. Monica was born in Sandpoint on July 13, 2001, the daughter of Aaron and Twyla Basil Francis. Viewing will be held at 5 p.m. Wednesday, April 13, at Kootenai Tribal Headquarters, with a Rosary starting at 7 p.m. Funeral Services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, April 14, also at Kootenai Tribal Headquarters. Burial will follow at the St. Michael's Mission Cemetery.
April 7
Larry Ford Cripe, 79, passed away on Sunday, March 27, 2022, at his home in Troy of natural causes. He was born on February 17, 1943, in Bonners Ferry to Ford and Edith Cripe. The family plans a service on a future date.
Henry Lee Watkins, 68, Bonners Ferry, passed away at home on April 6, 2022, surrounded by his family. Henry was born on September 12, 1953, the son of Lonnie and Wilma Smith Watkins, in California. There will be no services at this time.
April 2
Dixie Ann West, 85, died March 29, 2022 at Kootenai Health in Coeur d'Alene. Dixie was born on Mary 20, 1936, the daughter of Bernard and Carrah Smith Jansen in Estherville, Iowa. No service is planned.
March 31
Loretta Elaine Bliss, 74, died peacefully at her home on March 28, 2022, in Bonners Ferry. Loretta was born on November 9, 1947, the daughter of Howard and Lorna Sutton Pfeif in Yakima, Washington. No services are planned at this time.
Richard Lee "Dick" Hollenbeck, 87, died on March 27, 2022 at his home in Bonners Ferry. Richard was born on September 4, 1934, the son of Harry and Beula Ferguson Hollenbeck in Bowman, North Dakota. A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, May 7, in the Becker Auditorium at Bonners Ferry High School.
Rachel Dianne Sego Snider peacefully passed away on March 25, 2022, in the comfort of her Bonners Ferry home and onto her eternal home with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Viewing will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday, April 7, with her funeral service following at 7 p.m. at Bonners Ferry Funeral Home, 6485 Harrison Street, Bonners Ferry. Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 9, Lee Cemetery, Rosebud County, Montana.
March 29
Kathryn Braatz, Bonners Ferry, died on December 22, 2021, at her daughter’s home in Spokane Valley due to complications following surgery in early October. She was cared for by professional caregivers, Hospice of Spokane, and her family until her death. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 23, at Trinity Lutheran Church, 6784 Cody Street, Bonners Ferry. In lieu of flowers, the family prefers gifts to the Memorial Fund of Trinity. The gifts will be used to support the Trinity quilting group and Lutheran Relief Quilting program which delivers quilts to needy people worldwide.
Bill Jack Clark passed peacefully Thursday, March 24, 2022, at the Coeur d'Alene Hospice House with family present after a gallant battle with lung cancer. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 23, at United Methodist Church, 6568 Lincoln Street, Bonners Ferry.
March 28
Carol Dillin passed away on Saturday, March 26, 2022, in Bonners Ferry with family by her side. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, April 1, at Grandview Cemetery. Carol was born on August 31, 1937, in Bonners Ferry, to Edward and Mary Alice Houck. She grew up with her older brother Edward on the family farm north of Copeland. She was one of the first students to attend Mt. Hall School.
Paul Steven Perez passed away on March 17, 2022, at Bozeman Deaconess Hospital in Montana at the age of 61 due to COVID complications. Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 9, at Grandview Cemetery. Everyone is also welcome to a gathering at the Memorial Hall at the Fairgrounds following the service.
March 21
Lois Louise Frazier, 80, of Bonners Ferry, Idaho passed away March 16, 2022, at the Boundary County Restorium. A memorial service and inurnment will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 26, at Grandview Cemetery, Bonners Ferry. Family and friends are invited to a memorial gathering at the Boundary County Fairgrounds Valley Event Center after the graveside service.
March 19
Gordon "Gordy" Allured, 68, died peacefully Thursday, February 24, 2022, at his home in Woodburn, Oregon, after a courageous 36-year battle with Parkinson’s disease and over six years with Lewy Body Dementia. A gathering of family and friends will be scheduled in the future.
March 18
Richard E. Waterloo passed peacefully in the care of Pacifica Senior Living in Pinehurst with help of Hospice and wonderful staff there on March 16, 2022, with his daughter close to him. He is at peace now and living life as he would like in heaven after a long battle with Alzheimer’s. Per his request there will be no service.
March 15
Barbara Lee (Allwardt) Priebe, 83, of St. Joseph, Michigan, passed away Friday, March 11, 2022, at Sunset Home Assisted Living in Bonners Ferry. A celebration of life service will be at Starks & Menchinger Chapel & Cremation Services. Burial will follow in Riverview Cemetery in St. Joseph.
Justin Lee Holmes, 51, flew “Bat out of Hell” into the sunset on January 22, 2022. Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 26, at Suncrest Worship Center, 6048 Highway 291, Nine Mile Falls, Washington.
March 14
Carl Boss, 74, passed away on March 9, 2022, at the Boundary County Nursing Home in Bonners Ferry. Carl was born on June 14, 1947, the son of Carl and Alene Haller Boss in Grand Junction, Colorado. Services will be held later in the summer.
James "Jim" Roger Hogan, 75, died February 18, 2022. Respecting his final wishes, cremation will take place and a celebration of Life will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 2, at Bridgeway Assembly of God Church, 66027 Highway 2, Bonners Ferry.
Dane William "Dan" Dogherra, Bonners Ferry, beloved husband, dad, grandpa, son, brother, uncle, nephew, cousin and friend, passed away February 26, 2022. Dan was born in New London, Connecticut ("Connecticut Yankee!"), to Santa Cruz natives Donald Eugene "Don" Dogherra (deceased) and Kathryn Susan "Kay" (Read) Bejarana.
Claudia Jeanne (Howe) Sommers, 76, went home to be with Jesus on March 9, 2022. Claudia was born February 9, 1946, to Clyde and Helen Howe in Bonners Ferry. A celebration of her life will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 19, at First Baptist Church, 67111 El Paso Street, Bonners Ferry. Graveside service will be held immediately following at Grandview Cemetery.
Dorothy Ann Wood, 98, died on March 5, 2022, at Boundary Community Hospital in Bonners Ferry. Dorothy was born August 24, 1923, in Woodland, California, to Theodore and Maude Summers Meyers. No services are planned. Family and friends may share memories of Dorothy by clicking here.
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