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Paul Mann Moscow, Idaho

Memorial service for Paul Mann, 79, will be at 2 p.m. today at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in Moscow. Short’s Funeral Chapel in Moscow is in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Mann, who was born in Lewiston, Idaho, died Tuesday.

He graduated from high school in Lewiston and received a bachelors degree and a masters degree in electrical engineering from the University of Idaho.

Mr. Mann began a career as a substation operator with Pacific Power and Light in Eastern Washington and went on to work for Westinghouse in Pennsylvania.

He accepted a teaching assignment at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and joined the electrical engineering department at UI in 1948.

He became a registered professional engineer in Idaho in 1959. Mr. Mann served as acting department head from 1964 to 1965 and retired in 1981.

In the summer and during sabbaticals he worked in the protective relay group at General Electric Company, at a substation for Washington Water Power and served as a visiting professor at Dartmouth College in New Hampshire.

He taught power system engineering in Ecuador and was awarded a lifetime membership in the Northwest Light and Power Association in 1981.

He was a member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers and was named Engineer of the Year for the Spokane Section in 1969. He was also a member of the Idaho Society of Professional Engineers and the National Society of Engineers.

He was the former mayor of Moscow and served on the Moscow city council in the 1970s. He had participated in an Idaho-Libya people to people exchange and served on the Moscow Planning and Zoning Commission, retiring in 1996.

Mr. Mann served as the Moscow District Chairman of Camp Fire, chaired the Sacajawea Council and the National Council of Camp Fire, and received the Luther Halsey Gulick Award in 1979.

Survivors include his wife of 52 years, Elsie; three sons, Paul Mann of California, David Mann of Sandpoint, and Michael Mann of Boise; and two daughters, Margaret Mann of Bellevue and Mary Mann of Fall City, Wash.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Paul Mann Electrical Engineering Scholarship Endowment, c/o University of Idaho Foundation, Moscow, ID 83843.

Harold Geren Bellevue, Wash.

Service for Harold Geren, 64, will be 1 p.m. Tuesday at Yates Funeral Home, Hayden Chapel in Coeur d’Alene. A reception will follow at the Yates Hayden Chapel Gathering Center.

Mr. Geren, who was born in Great Falls, Mont., died June 26 from complications due to cancer.

He graduated from high school in Coeur d’Alene and attended North Idaho Junior College.

Mr. Geren served in the military in Korea before graduating from Montana State University in 1957.

He worked for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for 38 years and retired in 1993. He received the President’s award for Excellence in Management.

Mr. Geren moved to Bellevue 20 years ago.

Survivors include his wife, Bonnie; two daughters, Sarah Geren-Ziegler and Julie Geren; his mother, Marie Crabtree of Greenacres; three sisters, Donna George, Joyce Ulrich and Patty Bymaster; three brothers, Larry, Jim and Lee Geren; and three grandsons.

Memorial contributions may be made to Evergreen Hospice, 12822 124th Lane N.E., Kirkland, WA 98034.

Gary Coy Spokane

Memorial service for Gary R. Coy, 55, will be at 11 a.m. today at the Thornhill Valley Funeral Home.

Mr. Coy, who was a lifetime Spokane resident, died Tuesday.

He worked as a receiving clerk for Rosauers Supermarket for 41 years.

Mr. Coy served in the Navy and was a member of the Elks Club.

Mr. Coy is survived by his wife, Lynda; a son, Todd Coy of Redding, Calif.; a daughter, Traci Sebert of Spokane; a brother, David Coy of Newman Lake; a sister, Pat Davis of Spokane; and two grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be made to the First Baptist Church of Rathdrum (Idaho), Shriners Hospital for Children or the Vanessa Behan Crisis Nursery.

Ellamae Habel Schini Coeur d’Alene

No service will be held for Ellamae Habel Schini, 82, at her request. Private inurnment will be at the Lewiston (Idaho) Cemetery. Thornhill Valley Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Schini, who was born in Lewiston, died June 29.

She was a homemaker.

Two husbands preceded her in death, Lee Habel and Forrest Schini.

Survivors include three children, Lou Ann Eason, Louisa Wheeler and Lee Habel Jr., all of Spokane; a sister, Dawn Ann Nelson of Moses Lake; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be made to Shriners Hospital for Children.

Odile Tilbrook Spokane

Service for Odile Leonie Tilbrook, 95, will be at 11 a.m. Monday at St. Peter Lutheran Church. Burial will be at Riverside Memorial Park. Riplinger Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Tilbrook, who died Wednesday, was born in France.

She had lived in Spokane for 18 years and was a homemaker.

Survivors include two daughters, Andree Stewart of Spokane and Dione Kinge of England; three grandchildren; six greatgrandchildren and one great-great grandchild.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Peter Lutheran Church or the Visiting Nurse Association.

George Sevier Coeur d’Alene

Memorial service for George Bryan Sevier, 77, will be today at 4 p.m. at the Coeur d’Alene Seventh-day Adventist Church. Coeur d’Alene Memorial Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Sevier, who was born in California, died Wednesday.

He grew up in California and was the owner of Sevier Termite Control until retiring in 1986 and moving to Coeur d’Alene.

Survivors include his wife Pat; two daughters, Susan Anderson of Post Falls and Terri Movius of California; a sister, Lucille Kelsey of California; two granddaughters, Kelly and Kristin; and one great-granddaughter, Katie.

Jeanne Holmberg Coeur d’Alene

Memorial service for Jeanne Holmberg, 75, will be held Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. at English Funeral Chapel in Coeur d’Alene.

Mrs. Holmberg, who was born in Montgomery, Minn., died Tuesday.

She moved to the Coeur d’Alene area in 1953 from Minnesota, and owned Holmberg and Associates Printing in Coeur d’Alene.

Her husband, Ralph, died in 1975.

Survivors include a sister, Myrtle Grette of Minnesota; and a brother, Edward Sebesta of Illinois.

, DataTimes

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