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Clee Hollice Cossairt

 
October 11, 2021

Clee Hollice Cossairt passed away Saturday, October 2nd, 2021 at home in Bonners Ferry. There will be no service. He was born in Naples November 19, 1933, to Cecil and Carol (Aldridge) Cossairt. He attended several schools including Highland Flats, Movaria, Spokane, Naples and graduated from Bonners Ferry High School, Class of 1951.

Clee married his high school sweetheart, Betty Rice, on January 2, 1952 in Coeur d’Alene, and they had six children; twins Karen and Karla, Debra, Wally, Kevin and Toby. He worked at several lumber mills in the Northwest, retiring as head saw filer from the Crown Pacific mill in Bonners Ferry in 1995.

Clee enjoyed family gatherings, fishing, camping and hunting, including a few trips to Alaska. And he never turned down a sweet treat, especially apple pie and ice cream.

He is survived by his six children; Karen (John) Rugg, Lewiston, Karla (Dave) Ankrum, Athol, Debra (Larry) Shepherd, Post Falls, Wally (Sherrie) Cossairt and Kevin (Laresa) Cossairt, both of Bonners Ferry, and Toby (Lisa) Cossairt, Pasco, Washington; 12 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren, brothers Kay (Barbara) Cossairt, Bonners Ferry, Ace Cossairt, Laramie, Wyoming, Art (Lynda) Cossairt, Spokane, and Keith (Chris) Cossairt, San Diego, California, and sister Cathy (Dan) Summers, Pomeroy, Washington.

He is preceded in death by his wife Betty in 2015, sister Claire and husband Jim Godwin, sister-in-law Charlotte Cossairt and his parents.

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