Russell Bishop Sandpoint
Memorial service for Russell “Russ” Bishop, 83, was Tuesday at Coffelt Funeral Service in Sandpoint.
Mr. Bishop, who was born in Sandpoint, died Friday.
He attended Bonner County Schools and later served with the Civilian Conservation Corps before working for Potlatch Lumber in Pierce and Headquarters, Idaho.
Mr. Bishop moved to Coolin, Idaho, in 1946 and worked for the Northern Navigation Co. before establishing Bishop’s Marina in 1953.
He sold the marina in 1969 and was appointed to the Idaho Commission for Federal Land Laws.
Mr. Bishop had served on the Kaniksu Forest Advisory Council, the Coolin Sewer Board, and the Northern Lights board of Directors, where he served as president.
He was elected District 1 Representative and served in the state legislature in 1972-73.
Mr. Bishop was a member of the Sandpoint Elks Lodge, the Priest Lake Chamber of Commerce and the Bonner County Sportsmen’s Association.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Mona.
Survivors include three nieces and six nephews.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Priest Lake Emergency Medical Technicians, Coolin, Idaho, or the Bonner County Historical Society.
Mable Woolf Spokane
Service for Mable Woolf, 75, was Monday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Bowdish Chapel. Burial followed at the Pines Cemetery. Thornhill Valley Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Woolf, who was a 50-year resident of Spokane, died Friday.
She was born and raised in Mountain View, Alberta, where she graduated from high school.
In 1941 she married Lloyd Woolf in Cardston, Alberta, and they moved to Spokane in 1948.
Mrs. Woolf worked for Payless in the cosmetics department for 12 years before retiring in 1977.
She was a member of the Evergreen Ward of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Survivors include her husband of 57 years, Lloyd; a son, Ken Woolf of Spokane; two daughters, Barbara Gomez of Lewiston and Kathy Kunkel of Pullman; a sister, Dorothy Osborn of Cheney; a brother, Wilbur Earl of Spokane; 20 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Richard Wight St. Maries
Memorial service for Richard K. “Dick” Wight, 88, will be held today at 11 a.m. at the St. Maries Eagles Lodge. Yates-Hodge Funeral Home in St. Maries is in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Wight, who was born in Montana, died Sunday.
He grew up in Montana and then moved to Hell’s Gulch near St. Maries in 1936 and farmed.
Mr. Wight was a member of St. Maries Grange No. 255.
He was preceded in death by two wives, Mina in 1981 and Bessie in 1990.
Survivors include a son, Dale Wight of St. Maries; three daughters, Shirley Wight of St. Maries, Judy Bennett of Nine Mile Falls and Diane Looney of Hammett, Idaho; three brothers, Lyle, Robin and Dale Wight, all of Montana; three sisters, Doris Taylor of Montana, Mariane Miller of Boise and Maxine Watts of Oregon; 15 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
Edward Furtado Sandpoint
Memorial service for Edward D. Furtado, 72, will be held today at 11 a.m. at Coffelt’s Funeral Service in Sandpoint. Inurnment will be at Pinecrest Memorial Park in Sandpoint.
Mr. Furtado, who was born in Providence, R.I., died Friday.
He served with the Army in the Pacific Theater during World War II and later returned to Rhode Island.
He moved to California in 1960 and worked for Lockheed Aerospace in the manufacture of space-shuttle ceramic tiles.
Mr. Furtado retired and moved to Sparks, Nev., in 1987 before moving to Sandpoint in 1992.
He was a member of the Sandpoint Bowling League, the Eagles Lodge and the American Association of Retired Persons.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Evelyn, in 1996.
Survivors include two children, Ed Furtado and Nancy McHone, both of Sandpoint; three brothers, Joseph Furtado of Rhode Island, Antone Furtado of Texas and Charles Furtado of Arizona; a sister, Linda Furtado of Rhode Island; five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Howard Krickl Post Falls
Viewing for Howard F. Krickl, 78, will be today from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at English Funeral Chapel in Post Falls. Service will be Thursday at 11 a.m. at the funeral chapel. Burial will be in Chicago.
Mr. Krickl, who was born in Chicago, died Monday.
He grew up and attended in high school in Illinois and served with the Army infantry during World War II.
Mr. Krickl later returned to Chicago and worked for several companies before retiring and moving to Post Falls in 1990.
He was a member of Calvary Lutheran Church in Post Falls, the Retired Officers Association, the Disabled American Veterans and the 78th (Lightning) Division Association.
Survivors include his wife, Marion; a son, James Krickl of Post Falls; two daughters, Dolores Bjorkman of Illinois and Sharon Moody of California; 10 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Gerald ‘Jerry’ Moberg St. Maries
Memorial service for Gerald F. “Jerry” Moberg, 65, was Monday at Yates-Hodge Funeral Home in St. Maries.
Mr. Moberg, who was born in Milwaukee, died Friday.
He grew up in Milwaukee and later moved to California, where he graduated from high school.
Mr. Moberg served with the Navy in the South Pacific and later returned to California.
He worked for Continental Can Co. and Pacific Bell Telephone before working for Aero Jet General Co. in the space industry.
Mr. Moberg moved to Reno in 1965 and worked in the construction business and metallurgy and was a car salesman.
He retired in 1994 and moved to St. Maries in 1996.
Mr. Moberg was a former member of the Jehovah’s Witnesses.
Survivors include his wife, Marjorie; a daughter, Sherry Miller of St. Maries; two sons, Steve and Bryan Sullivan, both of Sparks, Nev.; a sister, Dorothy of Milwaukee; and 11 grandchildren.
Robert Stephens Spokane
Memorial service for Robert Burrell Stephens, 75, will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Pala Tribal Hall in Pala, Calif. The Cremation Society of South Bay in Redondo Beach, Calif., is in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Stephens, who was born in Los Angles, died Tuesday.
He joined the Army in 1941 and was in the first unit of the Special Forces Devil Brigade. In 1947 he became a fireman for Naval Air Station Cornado in California and then worked for the San Diego Road Department from 1958 to 1973.
During that time, he also worked at Lake Wohlford Resort in Valley Center, Calif.
Mr. Stephens moved to Sandpoint and worked for the Bonner County Road Department from 1974 to 1989. He also worked for Schweitzer Mountain Ski Resort.
He moved to San Diego in 1995.
Survivors include his wife of 52 years, Kathy; two sons, Edward and Ken Stephens; two daughters, Barbara Lewis and Kris Casey; 10 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Walter Olson Plummer, Idaho
Service for Walter H. Olson, 81, will be at 11 a.m. today at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in DeSmet, Idaho. Burial will follow at the Goldenrod Cemetery in Tekoa, Wash. Kramer Funeral Home in Tekoa is in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Olson, who was born on a farm near Tekoa, died Friday.
He graduated in 1934 from Tekoa High School and then worked as a bus driver for the St. Maries School District for two years. He also did some logging for a lumber mill in Benewah County.
In 1941 he married Mary Spils in Coeur d’Alene and they made their home on the Spils family farm in Benewah County, where he began his farming career.
They moved in 1956 to the adjoining farm, where he built their home and a grain-storage building. He began a hograising operation in conjunction with the University of Idaho.
In the early 1970s, he and two partners built a fertilizer plant at the Tekoa Airport. He semi-retired in 1974.
He was elected to the board of directors at the Bank of Latah in 1978 and served for 17 years. He retired in 1995.
Survivors include his wife; three daughters, Linda Taff and Shelley Yama, both of Moscow, Idaho, and Lisa Smith of Dayton, Ohio; two sons, Michael Olson of Alamo, Calif., and James Olson of Grandview, Wash.; a brother, Everett Olson of Seattle; a sister, Mae Watson of Spokane; 19 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Tekoa Ambulance Fund or the Tekoa Care Center.
Ruth Wells Coeur d’Alene
Memorial service for Ruth E. Wells, 60, will be held today at 2 p.m. at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Coeur d’Alene. Yates Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Wells, who was born in Chelan, Wash., died Thursday from injuries suffered in an automobile accident near Coeur d’Alene.
She grew up and was educated in Spokane and moved to Coeur d’Alene at age 15.
Mrs. Wells was a member of bowling leagues at Cove Bowl and Sunset Bowling Centers.
Survivors include her husband, Darrol; two sons, Terry Thomas of Post Falls and Donald Thomas of Idaho Falls; two daughters, Shirley Walton of Rathdrum, Idaho, and Susan Whitesitt of Coeur d’Alene; two stepdaughters, Barbara Calhau of Hawaii and Valerie Nelson of Portland; four brothers, Arthur Brison of Montana, William and N. Edward Brison, both of Spokane, and David Brison of Nebraska; two sisters, Arlean Thomas of Spokane and Betty Butkowski of Seattle; 17 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
Andrew Devlin, M.D. Pullman
Funeral Mass for Andrew Joseph Devlin, M.D., 73, will be at 10:30 a.m. today at Sacred Heart Church in Pullman. Burial will follow at the Pullman Cemetery. Kimball Funeral in Pullman is in charge of arrangements.
Dr. Devlin, who was born in Spokane, died Saturday.
He served with the Army Medical Corps in Europe during World War II and took part in the Battle of the Bulge. He was awarded the Bronze Star.
In 1945, he married Rosalie Zimmer in Evansville, Ind., and they lived in Baltimore, Md., where he graduated from the University of Maryland Medical School in 1952.
After serving his residency and practicing for two years in Spokane he moved to Pullman and became the first obstetrics-gynecology specialist in the area. He retired in 1995 after 39 years of service.
Dr. Devlin was a member of Rotary International, the Spokane Surgical Society, the Spokane County Medical Society, the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology, the American College of Surgeons and the Pacific Northwest ObstetricsGynecology Society. He was also a board member of the Inland Northwest Blood Center.
Survivors include his wife; four daughters, Connie Makse of Trail, British Columbia, Susan Koenig of Pasco, Janice Charles of Spokane and Andrea Gall of Seattle; a son, Drew Devlin of Bozeman, Mont.; two sisters, Frances Lenoue and Rosemary Bippes, both of Spokane; and 11 grandchildren.
Memorial contributions may be made to Sacred Heart Church in Pullman or Catholic Charities of Spokane.
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