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Madie E. THOMAS~~ CDA Press Jan 29 1974
 
 Madie E. Thomas,77, of Coeur d' Alene, died Sunday in a nursing home after an extended illness.
 She was born in LaFarge WI Oct 21 1896. She came to this locality in 1936 from South Dakota. She was a member of the First CHristian Church and was affiliated with Cedar Creek Community Club and Christian Women's Fellowship.
 Her husband,Doad (Purdy Leode) Thomas preceded her in death in 1972.
 Survivors are three sons; Paul,Joseph, and Leo; five daughters, Irma Doty,Roxy Hanson,Ruby Nash,Doris Swanson,Donna Hoiland ; five sisters and two brothres, 15 grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren.
 The funeral is pending at English Funeral Chapel.
 
Doad L. THOMAS~~ CDA Press Sat June 3 1972
Doad L Thomas,79, died Friday morning at Sunset Terrace Nursing Home following an illness of several years. The former farmer came to Coeur d Alene in 1936 from Isabel SD. He was born Junw 1 1893 in WI.
 Mr. Thomas and the former Madie Strait were married Feb 26 1914 in WI. Mrs. Thomas survives her husband at the home.
 Other survivors include three sons,Paul,Joseph and Leo Thomas; five daughters, Irma Doty,Roxy Hanson,Doris Swanson,Ruby Yates,and Donna Hoiland. Fifteen grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren,2 sisters and a brother also survive. The funeral services are pending at English Funeral Chapel.
 
 Reinhold J. Wenzig, 88, of Coeur d'Alene, died Feb. 27, 2003, at Heritage Place in Coeur d'Alene.

He was born in Mount Ida, Ark., Aug. 30, 1914, to Reinhold and Lillian (Whitehouse) Wenzig. Reinhold, a member of the U.S. Army Air Corps, married Oyia May Chitwood in LaJunta, Colo., Aug. 27, 1944. He moved to the area in 1970, from Pueblo, Colo., where he had lived for 18 years. Reinhold worked as an auto body mechanic at Appleway Chevrolet in Spokane, retiring in 1980.
Reinhold was a member of the Lincoln Way Church of God and D.A.V.
He is survived by his sons, James Wenzig of Pineville, La., and Tim Wenzig of Salem, Ore.; daughter Linda May Ownlette of Ypsalanti, Mich.; five grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Reinhold was preceded in death by his wife Oyia in 1971.
Memorial services will be held Thursday, Mar. 6, 2003, at 2:30 p.m. at the Lincoln Way Church of God. English Funeral Chapel, Coeur d'Alene, is in charge of the arrangements.
Marjorie Ann Berscheid, 66, Portland, Ore., died Feb. 24, 2003, in Sun City West, Ariz.

Born Feb. 17, 1937, in Burley to Irene (Sharp) and Glenn Wyatt, Marjorie spent time in Coeur d'Alene on several occasions. On Dec. 28, 1957, she married George Berscheid in Coeur d'Alene. They lived in Portland, Ore., for 35 years and spent the winter months in Arizona. Marjorie was a teacher and Realtor.
Survivors include her husband, George at home; sons Brian, Puyallup, Wash., Jeff, Portland, Ore., Cynthia Berscheid, Austin, Texas; brother Frank Wyatt, Washington; sister Juanita Pool, Coeur d'Alene; grandchildren Zachary Berscheid, Jordan Berscheid, Matthew Herndon and Lindsey Herndon.
Marjorie was preceded in death by her parents
 
Ivan A. Hanson, 83, Coeur d'Alene, left this world as he lived it, with a life exemplified by integrity, love for his family and service to others. Ivan died Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2003.

Born Dec. 22, 1919, in Sand Springs, Mont., to Rodi (Bakken) and Andrew Hanson, Ivan's family moved to Coeur d'Alene when he was 2 years old. Even in high school, he was designated a leader, being elected senior class president. Ivan attended the University of Idaho, where he met his bride of 61 years, Betty Leaton. They were married Sept. 24, 1942.
Ivan graduated from the University of Idaho with a commission in the Navy and served in the Supply Corps. He served with the CB Battalion in the Gilbert Islands in the South Pacific. Discharged from the Navy in 1945, Ivan worked for Potlach Corp., and then Atlas Tie Co., which later became Idaho Forest Industries. He was with IFI for 32 years.
Ivan devoted his life to his career, his family and to public service. He was active in community service, notably serving as president of Rotary, on the Coeur d'Alene City Council for eight years and was a state senator for a term.
After he retired, Ivan was on the Advisory Council for the Aging and Adult Services in Coeur d'Alene. He was appointed by former Gov. Batt on the Commission for the Idaho Agency on Aging in Boise and was on the board for the Panhandle Health District.
A lifelong member of Trinity Lutheran Church, Ivan believed in service to others and community. He loved his family and, as a result, he was loved by many in the community. Even though the disease which took his life made his latter years difficult, he never lost the ability to love and be loved.
Ivan is survived by his wife, Betty; daughters and sons-in-law Karen and Cliff Starry, Las Vegas, Mary Ann and Mike Underwood, Cheyenne, Wyo., Sally and Jim Husted, Boise; son and daughter-in-law Jim and Karen Hanson, Bothell, Wash; 10 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, brother Arthur Hanson and sister Ella Trout.
 
Robert V. Caton, 76, Coeur d'Alene, died Sunday, Feb. 23, 2003, at Kootenai Medical Center.

He was born March 13, 1926, to Clara (Lanegan) and Vernie Virgil Caton in Everett, Wash. Robert proudly joined the Navy in 1944 and shipped out on the DD574-John Rodgers during World War II. He also served his country during the Korean Conflict.
Robert worked dry kilns at Atlas Tie, Weyerhaeuser, and in Danbury, Conn., and he polished lenses for laser beam technology in the early 1960s. On June 6, 1978, he married Inez M. Tweeten in Reno, Nev. Robert later became a woodworking craftsman and built beautiful furniture for his family. He returned to Coeur d'Alene in 1997 after leaving the area in 1958.
Robert was a member of National Association of Destroyer Veterans, "Tin Can Sailors" and attended the Kamikaze Survivors Reunion at the naval base in Everett, Wash., in 2002. He loved to travel and explore his country. He made goofy faces, left messages on family answering machines in accents, slipped his grandchildren candy bars and quarters, and was a generous and loving man.
Robert leaves his beloved and devoted wife of 25 years, Inez; daughter Denece Tasca, Coeur d'Alene, Christina Leno, Seattle; eight grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren; and five stepchildren and their families.
His daughter, Dorothy, preceded him in death in 2000
 
Sharon E. Lau, 38, Coeur d'Alene, died of natural causes Feb. 20, 2003, at Kootenai Medical Center.

She was born Sept. 26, 1964, to Alan and Alice McGlothlin in San Gabriel, Calif. She was raised in Tacoma, Wash., where she married Robert Lau, Sr., Aug. 25, 1990. Sharon and her family moved to Coeur d'Alene in 2000.
Sharon was a member of the Lake City Community Church in Coeur d'Alene.
She was also a volunteer for the Boy Scouts of America and Camp Fire Girls, as well as a volunteer at Ramsey Elementary in her children's activities.
Sharon was an avid reader and enjoyed arts and crafts.
She is survived by her husband, Robert; son Robert "BJ" Lau Jr., 11; daughters Amber, 8, and Alice, 6; father Alan of Tacoma, Wash.; and sisters Colleen Mitchell and Penny McGlothlin of Tacoma, Wash.
Sharon was preceded in death by her mother, Alice McGlothlin.
 
Charlotte Carlson Booth, 84, beloved mother of Joanie Fish, Mary Cohoe and Charlaine Nelson, passed Friday, Feb. 21, 2003, at home.

Charlotte was born in 1918 in Minneapolis and married Fred Carlson in 1937. She later moved to Sun Valley, Calif., where she raised her daughters. Charlotte had a love for adventure and travel and moved to Coeur d'Alene in the summer of 1963. She loved the pine trees and the beautiful area of North Idaho.
A talented and creative woman, Charlotte was mother to more than just her daughters. She is known for her fabulous sense of humor and "kid at heart" ways. She enjoyed fishing, camping, sewing and many talented crafts. Charlotte will be remembered for her fun and loving ways, and will be missed dearly by all who knew her.
Survivors include her daughter, Joanie, and husband Merle Fish, grandson Josh and wife Shannon Fish of Post Falls; daughter Mary and husband Charlie Cohoe, granddaughter Kim and husband Patrick Delli Bovi, grandson Jon Cohoe, Granada Hills, Calif., grandson Ron and wife Kathy Cohoe, Glendale, Ariz.; daughter Charlaine and husband Jerry Nelson, Auburn, Calif.
Memorial services were 2-24-03 at St. George's Catholic Church, Post Falls. English Funeral Chapel, Coeur d'Alene, is in charge of arrangements.

Isabelle R. Hayenga, 90, Hayden, passed Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2003, at Hayden Country Guest Home in Hayden.

Born March 1, 1912, to Louise (Lancrain) and Fred Rosenberger in Kalispell, Mont., Isabelle moved to North Idaho from the Midwest in 1936. She married Richard W. Hayenga in 1940 in Bonners Ferry. Isabelle was a homemaker.
She was a member of Hayden Lake Eagles Auxiliary and enjoyed playing pinochle and bowling.
Isabelle is survived by her sons, Gary Hayenga of Entiat, Wash., and Greg Hayenga, Camano Island, Wash.; daughters Gail Walton, Otis Orchards, Wash., and Claire Price, Rathdrum; brother Bill Rosenberger, Hayden Lake; sister Jean Hempel, Coeur d'Alene; 16 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren.
Her husband, Richard, preceded her in death on Oct. 2, 1971.
Funeral service were 2-21-03 at
English Funeral Chapel, Coeur d'Alene, who is in charge of arrangements. Burial will follow at the Riverview Section of Forest Cemetery, Coeur d'Alene.

Ruth N. Bohner, 87, Post Falls, passed Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2003, at home.

She was born April 21, 1915, to Anna (McEuen) and Benjamin F. Kuhler in Ainsworth, Neb., where she was raised. Ruth graduated from high school in Atkinson, Neb., in 1932, and then became a registered nurse after graduating from nursing school in June 1938.
That same year on Oct. 12, Ruth married Ray B. Bohner in Nebraska City, Neb. They moved to Hot Springs, Ark., where they lived for 2 1/2 years. After her husband returned from military service, they moved to Denver. Ruth and Ray lived in Tokyo, Japan, from August 1948 to November 1951. From there, they moved to Fort Reilly, Kan., then lived in Des Moines, Iowa, for two years. Next, they moved to Fort Lewis in Tacoma, Wash., then Anchorage, Alaska, where they lived from 1956 to 1977. Finally, in Sept. 1977, they moved to Post Falls.
A member of Community United Methodist Church in Coeur d'Alene, Ruth enjoyed volunteering in the church's activities.  She also enjoyed volunteering her nursing services to friends and people in need. Ruth studied Japanese flower arranging and enjoyed gardening, especially flowers. She also enjoyed the outdoors, traveling and driving in their motor home, square dancing, cake decorating, berry picking, camping, canning salmon and entertaining family and friends.
Survivors include her husband, Ray, at home; daughters and sons-in-law Donna Ruth and Carl Pearson, Anchorage, Alaska, Karen Kay and Jon Hester, Oklahoma City; grandchildren Greg, Scott and Michael Hester, Stephen Ray Bohner, and Mark and Claudia Pearson; great-granddaughter Brooke Marie Hester; sister Esther Frey; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Ruth was preceded in death by her parents, sister Lois Martens and brother Joyce "Jay" Kuhler.
Memorial services were 2-22-03, at English Funeral Chapel, Post Falls.
Ellis E. Hanna, 58, Hayden Lake, passed Saturday, Feb. 15, 2003, at Kootenai Medical Center.

He was born March 31, 1944, in San Diego, and served in the Army. A North Idaho resident since 1978, Ellis worked as a mechanic in heavy equipment.
He enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping and ham radios.
Ellis is survived by his wife, Linda Hanna at home; sons Brian Hanna, Coeur d'Alene, Mark and wife Kim Hanna, Hauser; grandchildren Tristyn Hanna, Coeur d'Alene, and Cooper Hanna, Hauser.
He was preceded in death by his parents and grandson Trathen Hanna.
Graveside service were 2-19-03 at Coeur d'Alene Memorial Gardens. English Funeral Chapel, Coeur d'Alene, is in charge of arrangements.
Louella M. (Jolin) Smith, 77, died Friday, Feb. 14, 2003, at Kootenai Medical Center.

She was born April 15, 1925, in Mott, N.D., to Ruby (Gilbert) and Lloyd Jolin. A graduate of Coeur d'Alene High School, Louella was a homemaker and a lifetime resident of North Idaho.
She was a master gardener and enjoyed fishing, collecting and reading.
Louella is survived by her sons, Gary and wife Barbara Gilliland of North Patimic, Md., Greg Gilliland, Joe and wife Michelle Gilliland, all of Coeur d'Alene; daughters and sons-in-law Barbara (McKay) and John "Hunt" Swan, Spokane, Kathleen and Lisle Olson, Coeur d'Alene, and Rebecca "Toad" and Lance Bridges, Post Falls; sisters Clarabelle Skotvold, San Antonio, R. June White, Sevana Park, Md., Ethel Marisch, Spokane, and JoAnne Derus, Acme, Wash.; brothers Charles E. Jolin, Lakeport, Calif., Gene Jolin, Kalislof, Alaska, and Robert Jolin, Coeur d'Alene.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert D. Smith, and grandchildren Eric Gilliland and Richard Degryse.
Funeral services were Saturday Feb. 15, 2003 at English Funeral Chapel, Coeur d'Alene, who is in charge of arrangements. Burial will follow at Forest Cemetery, Coeur d'Alene.
Aloysius H. (Al) Sprute died Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2003, at Pinewood Care Center. He was 86.

     Born Nov. 21,1916, in Keuterville, Idaho, Al was the son of the late Kasper and Clara (Dasenbrok) Sprute.  He moved in 1940 to Mullan, where he married Catherine Segarini in 1941.  Al was employed by Hecla Mining Company and retired as a supervisor. Catherine preceded him in death in 1975.

     Al later moved to Coeur d'Alene, where he married Anna Whaley and, together,

they enjoyed dancing, camping and travel. She preceded him in death in 2002.

A member of St Pius X Parish, Al was a former member of the Coeur d'Alene Elks and Eagles, and Good Sam's Club.

     He is survived by his daughter Gail Tuttle of Palouse, Wash.; stepson Mike Whaley, Coeur d'Alene; stepdaughter Pam Shelden, Garfield, Wash.; one brother; three sisters; six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Al's daughter Rita Manor of Colville, Wash., also preceded him in death.

     Memorial services were 2-22-03 at St Pius X Parish, followed by inurnment at Coeur d'Alene Memorial Gardens. English Funeral Chapel, Coeur d'Alene, is in charge of the arrangements.

Jessica Lynn Slaney, 23, Post Falls, died from natural causes as a result of a cerebral hemorrhage Saturday, Feb. 8, 2003, in Post Falls

Born Sept. 20, 1979, to Beverly J. (Holmen) and Steven D. Slaney in Jacksonville, N.C., at 6 weeks of age Jessica moved with her family to Post Falls, where she was raised. She was a 12 year senior graduating from Post Falls High School in 1997.
Jessica was recently working at The Mustard Seed in the Spokane Valley. 
She was a past member of the Post Falls and Rathdrum Kiwanis Clubs and enjoyed snow and water skiing, camping and outdoor activities. She also enjoyed spending time with her daughter and friends.
Jessica is survived by her mother and stepfather, Beverly and Chauncey Thoeny of Newman Lake, Wash.; father and stepmother Steven and Debra Slaney of Post Falls; daughter Carmin Rae Schooler-Slaney at home in Post Falls; sisters Diana Marie Slaney, San Francisco, Meaghan Clarice Slaney, Erica Lynn Slaney, Marcina Neff and Nicole Malar, all of Post Falls, Allison Thoeny, Newman Lake, Wash., and Charity Turner, Coeur d'Alene; brother Glenn Thoeny, Spokane; grandparents Ben and Marie Holmen, Don and Ivey Slaney, Becky and Adrian Thoeny, and Dave and Joanne Johnson; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.
Visitation was Thursday (2-13-03) at English Funeral Chapel, Post Falls. Memorial services were Saturday (2-15-03) at Prairie Avenue Christian Center.

 Marilyn Margaret (Smith) Henry-Kean, 78, died Monday, Feb. 10, 2003, at her home.

She was born to Elmer James and Marjorie Maeva (Caswell) Smith on Aug. 7, 1924, in St. Maries, where Marilyn attended the local schools and graduated from St. Maries High School in 1942. The following June, she moved with her mother and siblings to Bremerton, Wash., where her father had taken a job at the Naval Ammunition Depot.
Marilyn worked in the Bremerton Navy Yard for a time until she was promoted from the shop to the administration office. On Aug. 29, 1944, she was married in the rectory of Our Lady, The Star of The Sea Catholic Church in Bremerton to Pharmacist's Mate Thomas Reid Henry. To this couple were born three children: Ronald Thomas Henry on Feb. 19, 1946; Christie Rae Henry on Sept. 27, 1940; and Marjorie Louise Henry, on March 12, 1951.
After Thomas Henry left the service, they lived in St. Maries, where Tom worked for the St. Maries Creamery. Later, they moved to Spokane, where Marilyn worked for the Washington State Court of Appeals for many years. She retired in 1986. She and Thomas divided their retirement years between Spokane and El Centro, Calif.
Thomas Henry died in 1990 from a heart attack at their home in Spokane. Daughter Christie died Jan. 7, 1973, and was buried in Holy Cross Cemetery.
Marilyn married a second time to David Kean, a Canadian, on Jan. 12, 1993. David died in December 1993 in Canada. The following spring, Marilyn moved from Canada to Coeur d'Alene.
In December 1999, Marilyn suffered a stroke and has suffered from Aphasia since that time. She found it difficult to read, write, play bridge, golf and do the cross-stitch which she had loved.
Marilyn is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Ronald and Sherri Henry, of Spokane; daughter Marjorie (Henry) Kirkpatrick, Wenatchee, Wash.; three grandsons; two step-granddaughters; a granddaughter-in-law; two great-grandchildren; six step-great-grandchildren; sisters Noreen Haler, Grand Prairie, Texas, Sister Joan Smith, Cottonwood, and Marjorie Delaney, Orofino; brother Elmer James Smith Jr., North Bend, Wash.; and numerous nieces and nephews.
At her request, Marilyn was cremated. Memorial Mass was at St. Pius X Catholic Church. Burial will be at Holy Cross Cemetery, where Thomas and Christie are buried. English Funeral Chapel, Coeur d'Alene is in charge of the arrangements.
Raymond M. Sabrowski, 58, Coeur d'Alene, died Monday, Feb. 10, 2003, at Sacred Heart Medical Center in Spokane.

He was born Jan. 27, 1945, in Portland, Ore., to Frances (Hauer) and William Sabrowski. On July 27, 1974, he married Linda Chandler in Elko, Nev. They moved in 1984 to Coeur d'Alene from Aberdeen, Wash. Raymond worked at Brack's Welding and then in sales for Oxarc Welding Supplies.
He was a member of St. Pius X Catholic Church, the American Welding Association and a former member of the North Idaho College Vo-Tech Advisory Board. He was also a member of Knights of Columbus and served as past regional Master of Idaho.
Raymond is survived by his wife, Linda, at home; sons Raymond A. Sabrowski, Bellingham, Wash., Jeff Sabrowski, stationed in Hawaii with the Army, Steven G. Barton, Salem, Ala., and Darryl Barton, White Mountain Lake, Ariz.; daughter Andrea J. Streeter, Post Falls; mother Frances Sabrowski, Fairview, Ore.; brothers Larry Sabrowski, Portland, Ore., Greg Sabrowski, Battle Ground, Wash., Pat Sabrowski, Coeur d'Alene, Marty Sabrowski, Rathdrum, and Roger Sabrowski, Milwaukee; sisters Chris Taylor, Portland, Ore., Barbara Trigg, Fairview, Ore., and Sussie Schnee, Vancouver, Wash.; grandchildren Joshua Sabrowski, Jona Sabrowski, Danielle Barton, Kevin Barton, Danielle Sabrowski and Amanda Sabrowski.
Raymond's father preceded him in death.
Visitation hours was at English Funeral Chapel, Coeur d'Alene, who is in charge of arrangements. Vigil services were 2-14-03, and Funeral Mass was 2-15-03, both at St. Pius X Catholic Church. Burial was at St. Thomas Cemetery.

Charles Hopkins WHITE~~ CDA Press Oct 20 1950

Charles Hopkins White, pioneer resident of Coeur d' Alene,who recently celebrated his 85th birthday,died this morning at a local hospital following a four weeks willness.

Born in Booneville IN, he came to Coeur d' Alene in 1909 from Elk WA and was a retired sawmill worker. He was a member of the First Baptist Church here for many years.

Mr. Whits is survived by his wife,Mrs. RUth White at the family home; three sons, Joseph,Arthur,and Gilbert; daughter Mrs. William C. Waisanen; two brothres WT WHite and George WHite, two sisters Mrs. Hattie Bellamy and Mrs. Emma Lindhart; seven grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. The English Yates Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Ruth E. WHITE~~~CDA Press Aug 10 1972

The oldest member of the First Baptist Church of Coeur d Alene, Ruth E. White, died Wednesday at Pinewood Manor Nursing Home. She was 95. Mrs. White had lived in Coeur d' Alene since 1909 when she and her husband moved here from eastern Washington.

Born Mar 23 1877 at Indianapolis IN, she and Charles White were married June 14 1899 at Indianapolis.

Her husband died in 1950. Two of her children also preceded her in death. Mrs. White was admitted to Pinewood Manor last October.

She is survived by 2 sons, Gilbert and Joseph;her daughter Norma Waisansen, nine grandchildren; 21 great grandchildren, and six great great grandchildren. The funeral service will be at 10:30 am Friday at Yates Funeal Home. Burial will be in Forest Cemetery.

Reinhold J. Wenzig, 88, of Coeur d'Alene, died Feb. 27, 2003, at Heritage Place in Coeur d'Alene.

He was born in Mount Ida, Ark., Aug. 30, 1914, to Reinhold and Lillian (Whitehouse) Wenzig. Reinhold, a member of the U.S. Army Air Corps, married Oyia May Chitwood in LaJunta, Colo., Aug. 27, 1944. He moved to the area in 1970, from Pueblo, Colo., where he had lived for 18 years. Reinhold worked as an auto body mechanic at Appleway Chevrolet in Spokane, retiring in 1980.
Reinhold was a member of the Lincoln Way Church of God and D.A.V.
He is survived by his sons, James Wenzig of Pineville, La., and Tim Wenzig of Salem, Ore.; daughter Linda May Ownlette of Ypsalanti, Mich.; five grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Reinhold was preceded in death by his wife Oyia in 1971.
Memorial services will be held Thursday, Mar. 6, 2003, at 2:30 p.m. at the Lincoln Way Church of God. English Funeral Chapel, Coeur d'Alene, is in charge of the arrangements.
Contributions can be made to Discovery Day School and Preschool, 521 Emma, Coeur d'Alene, ID 83814.
 

Marjorie Ann Berscheid, 66, Portland, Ore., died Feb. 24, 2003, in Sun City West, Ariz.

Born Feb. 17, 1937, in Burley to Irene (Sharp) and Glenn Wyatt, Marjorie spent time in Coeur d'Alene on several occasions. On Dec. 28, 1957, she married George Berscheid in Coeur d'Alene. They lived in Portland, Ore., for 35 years and spent the winter months in Arizona. Marjorie was a teacher and Realtor.
Survivors include her husband, George at home; sons Brian, Puyallup, Wash., Jeff, Portland, Ore., Cynthia Berscheid, Austin, Texas; brother Frank Wyatt, Washington; sister Juanita Pool, Coeur d'Alene; grandchildren Zachary Berscheid, Jordan Berscheid, Matthew Herndon and Lindsey Herndon.
Marjorie was preceded in death by her parents.

Ivan A. Hanson, 83, Coeur d'Alene, left this world as he lived it, with a life exemplified by integrity, love for his family and service to others. Ivan died Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2003.

Born Dec. 22, 1919, in Sand Springs, Mont., to Rodi (Bakken) and Andrew Hanson, Ivan's family moved to Coeur d'Alene when he was 2 years old. Even in high school, he was designated a leader, being elected senior class president. Ivan attended the University of Idaho, where he met his bride of 61 years, Betty Leaton. They were married Sept. 24, 1942.
Ivan graduated from the University of Idaho with a commission in the Navy and served in the Supply Corps. He served with the CB Battalion in the Gilbert Islands in the South Pacific. Discharged from the Navy in 1945, Ivan worked for Potlach Corp., and then Atlas Tie Co., which later became Idaho Forest Industries. He was with IFI for 32 years.
Ivan devoted his life to his career, his family and to public service. He was active in community service, notably serving as president of Rotary, on the Coeur d'Alene City Council for eight years and was a state senator for a term.
After he retired, Ivan was on the Advisory Council for the Aging and Adult Services in Coeur d'Alene. He was appointed by former Gov. Batt on the Commission for the Idaho Agency on Aging in Boise and was on the board for the Panhandle Health District.
A lifelong member of Trinity Lutheran Church, Ivan believed in service to others and community. He loved his family and, as a result, he was loved by many in the community. Even though the disease which took his life made his latter years difficult, he never lost the ability to love and be loved.
Ivan is survived by his wife, Betty; daughters and sons-in-law Karen and Cliff Starry, Las Vegas, Mary Ann and Mike Underwood, Cheyenne, Wyo., Sally and Jim Husted, Boise; son and daughter-in-law Jim and Karen Hanson, Bothell, Wash; 10 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, brother Arthur Hanson and sister Ella Trout.
Memorial contributions may be made to Trinity Lutheran Church, 812 N. Fifth, Coeur d'Alene ID 83814.
Memorial service were Monday 3-03-03 at Trinity Lutheran Church, 812 N. Fifth, Coeur d'Alene. English Funeral Chapel, Coeur d'Alene is in charge of arrangements.
Robert V. Caton, 76, Coeur d'Alene, died Sunday, Feb. 23, 2003, at Kootenai Medical Center.

He was born March 13, 1926, to Clara (Lanegan) and Vernie Virgil Caton in Everett, Wash. Robert proudly joined the Navy in 1944 and shipped out on the DD574-John Rodgers during World War II. He also served his country during the Korean Conflict.
Robert worked dry kilns at Atlas Tie, Weyerhaeuser, and in Danbury, Conn., and he polished lenses for laser beam technology in the early 1960s. On June 6, 1978, he married Inez M. Tweeten in Reno, Nev. Robert later became a woodworking craftsman and built beautiful furniture for his family. He returned to Coeur d'Alene in 1997 after leaving the area in 1958.
Robert was a member of National Association of Destroyer Veterans, "Tin Can Sailors" and attended the Kamikaze Survivors Reunion at the naval base in Everett, Wash., in 2002. He loved to travel and explore his country. He made goofy faces, left messages on family answering machines in accents, slipped his grandchildren candy bars and quarters, and was a generous and loving man.
Robert leaves his beloved and devoted wife of 25 years, Inez; daughter Denece Tasca, Coeur d'Alene, Christina Leno, Seattle; eight grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren; and five stepchildren and their families.
His daughter, Dorothy, preceded him in death in 2000.
Graveside inurnment service will be 11 a.m. Friday at
Coeur d'Alene Memorial Gardens, Coeur d'Alene. English Funeral Chapel, Coeur d'Alene, is in charge of arrangements.
Sharon E. Lau, 38, Coeur d'Alene, died of natural causes Feb. 20, 2003, at Kootenai Medical Center.

She was born Sept. 26, 1964, to Alan and Alice McGlothlin in San Gabriel, Calif. She was raised in Tacoma, Wash., where she married Robert Lau, Sr., Aug. 25, 1990. Sharon and her family moved to Coeur d'Alene in 2000.
Sharon was a member of the Lake City Community Church in Coeur d'Alene.
She was also a volunteer for the Boy Scouts of America and Camp Fire Girls, as well as a volunteer at Ramsey Elementary in her children's activities.
Sharon was an avid reader and enjoyed arts and crafts.
She is survived by her husband, Robert; son Robert "BJ" Lau Jr., 11; daughters Amber, 8, and Alice, 6; father Alan of Tacoma, Wash.; and sisters Colleen Mitchell and Penny McGlothlin of Tacoma, Wash.
Sharon was preceded in death by her mother, Alice McGlothlin.
Funeral services will be Thursday, Feb. 27, 2003, at 1 p.m. at the English Funeral Chapel in Coeur d'Alene
Contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 1111 South Orchard, Suite 234, Boise, ID 83705.


Charlotte Carlson Booth, 84, beloved mother of Joanie Fish, Mary Cohoe and Charlaine Nelson, passed Friday, Feb. 21, 2003, at home.

Charlotte was born in 1918 in Minneapolis and married Fred Carlson in 1937. She later moved to Sun Valley, Calif., where she raised her daughters. Charlotte had a love for adventure and travel and moved to Coeur d'Alene in the summer of 1963. She loved the pine trees and the beautiful area of North Idaho.
A talented and creative woman, Charlotte was mother to more than just her daughters. She is known for her fabulous sense of humor and "kid at heart" ways. She enjoyed fishing, camping, sewing and many talented crafts. Charlotte will be remembered for her fun and loving ways, and will be missed dearly by all who knew her.
Survivors include her daughter, Joanie, and husband Merle Fish, grandson Josh and wife Shannon Fish of Post Falls; daughter Mary and husband Charlie Cohoe, granddaughter Kim and husband Patrick Delli Bovi, grandson Jon Cohoe, Granada Hills, Calif., grandson Ron and wife Kathy Cohoe, Glendale, Ariz.; daughter Charlaine and husband Jerry Nelson, Auburn, Calif.
Memorial services were 2-24-03 at St. George's Catholic Church, Post Falls. English Funeral Chapel, Coeur d'Alene, is in charge of arrangements.
The family prefers contributions to Hospice of North Idaho, 9493 Government Way, Hayden ID 83835.
Boyd Lester Rada, 78, Spokane, passed Thursday, Feb. 20, 2003, in Spokane.
He was born March 8, 1924, to Louise and James Rada in Snohomish, Wash., and served in the Navy from 1943 to 1945. Boyd was a carpenter and came to Post Falls in 1965. He then lived in Clarkston, Wash., for seven years and returned to Spokane in 1973. On April 21, 1982, he married Lynda Phelps in Willow City, N.D.
Boyd was a member of Spokane Carpenter's Local No. 98 and First Lutheran. He enjoyed cross country skiing, traveling, woodworking and working in his garage.
Boyd is survived by his wife, Lynda Rada, of Spokane; sons Mike Rada, Seattle, and Gary Rada, St. Maries; daughter Bonnie Walker, Post Falls; six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
His first wife, Jeanette, preceded him in death in 1982. Other loved ones who preceded Boyd were his parents, brothers Leonard and Frosty, sisters Elaine and June, son Dale on Jan. 17, 1997, and daughter Cheryl Clawson on Dec. 22, 2001.
Memorial services were 2-24-03 at Calvary Lutheran Church, Post Falls. English Funeral Chapel, Post Falls, is in charge of arrangements.
Contributions may be made to Huntington's Disease Society of America, Northwest Chapter, PO Box 33345, Seattle, WA 98133.

Some of these obituaries were obtained from the English Funeal Chapel, Coeur d' Alene Idaho