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Mary Button

Feb 17, 1938 - Oct 02, 2023

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Coeur d'Alene, ID

Mary Button, 85, of Post Falls, passed away peacefully on October 2, 2023, in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho.Mary was born in Burliegh County, North Dakota where she started her family before moving to the Inland Northwest where she enjoyed the outdoors and camping. Mary had a long and successful career in real estate and banking. After her retirement, she dedicated her time to serving her community by volunteering for the Post Falls Police Department. Her commitment and dedication were recognized with a...Read More

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Marion (Mick) Buzzard

Mar 26, 1930 - Feb 22, 2024

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Coeur d'Alene, ID

Marion (Mick) Buzzard, 93, a beloved resident of North Star Retirement Community in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho (where he was known as the "Tomato Man"), passed away peacefully on Thursday, February 22, 2024 at The Schneidmiller Hospice House in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. Mick was born in Plentywood, Montana on March 26, 1930 to Marion F. and Ester Victoria (Walters) Buzzard. He lived in Polson, Montana for many years. He was a Korean War veteran and was a lifelong member of the VFW and a 60-year member of American Legion Post 0013 in St. Regis, Montana. He was privileged to participate in an Inland Northwest Honor Flight to Washington DC in April of last year.Mick is preceded in death by his parents, his beloved wife, Nona; and brother, George "Corky".He is survived by step –daughters, Diane (Ron) Costa of Kingston, Idaho, and Andrea Sutton of Orlando, Florida; 4 grandchildren, Kristi (Jerry) Williams of Virginia Beach, Virginia, Kenn Sutton of Orlando, Florida, Tyson Costa and Leah (Jason) Figueroa of Coeur d’Alene, Idaho , and eight great-grandchildren. Memorial services will be held on Wednesday, February 28, 2024, 3:00 PM at North Star Retirement Community, 2340 W. Seltice Way, Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Hospice of Notch Idaho, 2290 W. Prairie Ave, Coeur d'Alene, ID 83815Memories of Mick and messages of condolence may be shared with his family online. Shoshone Funeral Services, Kellogg, ID is honored to assist Mick’s family with arrangements.

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Margaret Ann Wilson

Jan 26, 1940 - Feb 25, 2024

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Coeur d'Alene, ID

Margaret Ann Wilson, 84, of Smelterville, ID, passed away on February 25, 2024 at Kootenai Health in Coeur d'Alene, ID. Margaret was born on January 26, 1940 in New Zealand. No services are planned at this time and a full obituary will be published. Shoshone Funeral Services, Kellogg, is assisting with arrangements.

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Terry Robert Dellinger

Aug 27, 1970 - Feb 25, 2024

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Coeur d'Alene, ID

Terry Robert Dellinger, 53, of Wallace, ID, passed away on February 25, 2024 at The Schneidmiller Hospice House in Coeur d'Alene, ID. Terry was born on August 27, 1970 in Bellevue, WA. At his request, no services are planned and a full obituary will be published. Shoshone Funeral Services, Kellogg, is assisting with arrangements.

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Audrey Straub Schertz

Jan 28, 1937 - Feb 14, 2024

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Coeur d'Alene, ID

Audrey Straub Schertz passed away on February 14, 2024 at the age of 87. She was born in Whitefish, Montana and raised in Sandpoint, Idaho. She was the oldest of four children in the Evenson family.Audrey was attending trade school at Spokane Community College when she met Jack Straub. They married in 1958. They built their first house and had two children in Spokane. In 1969, the family moved to Priest Lake where they helped develop the Three Waters Association subdivision. Mom was active at the elementary school, in scouting, and PTA fundraisers. She was a caregiver for her in-laws and a helper for dad. They divorced in 1980 and she moved to Coeur d’Alene. She had an active life there attending NIC and working.In 1983 she married Cecil Schertz. They enjoyed attending auctions, crafting, and owning and operating a hot dog cart every summer on the city beach. Mom enjoyed meeting people and making them happy. Cecil and Audrey moved to Rathdrum and lived there for almost twenty years. They enjoyed going to dances at the grange and Newman Lake, treasuring their many friendships. Mom especially enjoyed gardening, walking and riding her bicycle. In 2016, mom had a severe car accident that put her in assisted living. She lived in Rathdrum for a while, then Alpine Vista in Sandpoint for several years. Her favorite thing while in Sandpoint was walking around the town.These past ten months, mom has lived very happily at Renaissance Assisted Living in Coeur d’Alene. Mom was the life of the party, walking circles around people living there, and razing the staff. She will be sorely missed.Audrey was preceded in death by her parents, and her two husbands. She is survived by her daughter, Sue (Roy) and her son, Steve. She had four grandchildren and two great- grandchildren. A summer memorial will be planned.

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Sharon Lee Geddes

Jan 24, 1943 - Feb 15, 2024

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Coeur d'Alene, ID

Sharon Lee Geddes, age 81, of Coeur d’ Alene, passed from this life into the loving arms of her Savior, Jesus Christ, on February 15, 2024.Sharon is survived by her two sons, Mike (Julie) Geddes of Lacey, WA and Nick (Julie) Geddes of Coeur d’ Alene, ID. Sharon also leaves behind her two younger sisters, Jo Ann Wahrer and Debbie Avant as well as her friend and sister-in-law, Sue Coffey and niece, Sylvia.The daughter of Lee and Evelyn (Hodges) Wahrer, she was born in San Jose, CA where she graduated from Willow Glen High School and a few years later married her beloved life-long husband, Mike Geddes, who preceded her in death on January 3, 2020.Sharon pursued her passion for teaching by completing a Bachelors Degree at San Jose State University and then teaching at various school districts including Live Oak School District in Santa Cruz, California and later in Coeur d’ Alene, ID. Her love of teaching didn’t stop at the public school district level but also her desire to share the love of Jesus with the children of Post Falls Baptist Church, along with her husband, Mike. She was dedicated to the spiritual growth of each child in her classroom through the AWANA program for 14 years. She also served on the Gideon's Auxiliary where she supported her husband in spreading the word of God to their local community.Not to be over shadowed by her love of teaching, her love of music was equally as strong. She enjoyed the privilege of ministering to the congregations of Coeur d’ Alene Bible Church and Post Falls Baptist Church through the gift of music. She began playing her violin in elementary school and continued to play up to the last few years of her life.While spending the last four years of her life at an assisted living facility, those who cared for her always used to mention how much they loved her smile and what a joy it was to care for her during those final years of life. For those who knew of her faith in Jesus, know that it’s not just her they are seeing but the image of Christ being displayed because of God’s sovereign work in her life.Graveside service will be held Thursday, February 22 at 10 AM at the Coeur d’Alene Memorial Gardens Cemetery with a reception to follow at Hayden Bible Church on Miles Avenue.

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Norman Keith Dewey

Sep 28, 1925 - Feb 18, 2024

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Coeur d'Alene, ID

Norman "Keith" Dewey, or as he liked to be called, "Dirty Dewey," passed away on February 18, 2024. After his birth on September 28, 1925 to Ernest and Mary Dewey in Flint Michigan, he traveled as an infant with his Mother back to their home in Moscow, Idaho. As a child he took a job as a paper boy and added his earnings to his Mother’s household finances. As a teenager with entrepreneurial dreams, Keith and his older brother Don opened Moscow Cycle Shop at 318 W. 3rd St. for bicycle rentals, sales, and repairs.While still in high school, WWII called and Keith answered. He trained, and received his aerial gunnery wings at Las Vegas, Nevada June, 1944. He was stationed at Bury St Edmunds, England with the Army Air Corps, 8th Air Force, 94th Bomb Group as a Tail Gunner in a B-17 "Flying Fortress." His crew flew 35 bombing Missions over Nazi military and industrial installations. This Bomb Group was cited by the president for its historic bombing of the Muhlembau aircraft assembly plants at Brunswick, Germany. With his distinguished combat career, at the age of 19 Keith was awarded the fourth oak leaf cluster to the air medal for meritorious achievement during bombing attacks.As dangerous as these missions were, Keith was ever so mischievous. Returning to base from more productive missions, Keith told how he would put his foot up on the rudder cable and mess up the plane’s trim. The pilot compensated for the wobbly trim and after struggling with it a while, finally got the plane flying straight. Then Keith would remove his foot from the rudder cable and the plane’s trim would be messed up again. The pilot trimmed the plane and Keith repeated the process. The pilot figured it out and yelled into the headset, "Dewey! Are you [messing] around with the rudder controls?" After the war, around 1949 Keith and his brother Don ventured into real estate and purchased an expanse of lakefront property on Lake Coeur d’Alene which they divided into several lots and sold them over many years to various families and friends. Something extraordinary resulted from this endeavor. A community was born of lifelong friendships that has spanned four generations.In December of 1950 Keith married Ursula Harlan and they settled in Spokane, Washington where they started their family of four children. In 1951, Keith and his brother Don became business partners again and bought Spokane Hobby Distributors from Elmer Vordahl. Then in 1959 the brothers expanded their enterprise when they bought out PD Hayes and changed the name to Northwestern Hobby Distributors. This expansion included a warehouse in Spokane and a second one in Seattle, where Keith and his family re-settled a couple of years later. Around 1969, Keith and Don bought the company Unique Merchandise and changed the name to Northwestern Hobby and Toy, Inc.Keith and Ursula introduced their children to travel, snow skiing, water skiing, and outdoor camping adventures. During his life, Keith spent most of his time at Lake Coeur d’Alene where he and Ursula eventually retired. One of Keith’s hobbies was flying model airplanes with a group of other flight enthusiasts. Every summer for about 20 years he and a life-long friend co-hosted the Great North Idaho Invitational Float Fly at the lake.Keith was unmistakable in his electric orange shirts. One could find him in the early days, as a family friend described him, "Holding a chainsaw in one hand and a gin and tonic in the other." He was a loving and generous husband, partner, father, brother, uncle, grandfather and friend. He was always telling jokes and messing up the punchlines, and he enjoyed hunting with his buddies, and there were many. He followed his dreams and was industrious, but never in a hurry.After losing his wife to cancer, he found love again with Shirley and their relationship lasted over 22 years. She was a comfort to him until his passing.Keith is survived by his loving partner Shirley, his daughter Daylene Dewey of Coeur d’Alene, son David Dewey (Karen) of Everett, daughter Dana Dewey of Otis Orchards, six grand children, and two great-grand children. He is also survived by many nephews and nieces.Keith was preceded in death by his wife Ursula Dewey in 1999, and his daughter Denise Dewey in 2009.Tombstones list birth date – death date. What is most important is what happens between the dates, the dash. Keith filled the dash with 98 years of living a meaningful and joyful life. We are the recipients of the greatest gift and legacy he gave all of us, and that is an enduring love and friendship we have for all of our family and friends.A celebration of Keith’s life will take place on July 27, 2024 at 4:30 in the afternoon at his family home on Lake Coeur d’Alene.

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William Hensley

Nov 27, 1943 - Feb 23, 2024

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William Hensley passed peacefully from this world on February 23, 2024. He was eighty years old. Bill was raised in Denver, Colorado, and spent most of his life there. He drove a bus for 35 years for the Denver Regional Transportation Department. He moved to Coeur d' Alene, Idaho in 2015 to be closer to his family. He leaves behind three sisters, one brother, and many nieces and nephews. Arrangements by English Funeral Chapel, Post Falls, Idaho.

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Karen Faur Passaro

May 18, 1960 - Feb 09, 2024

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Coeur d'Alene, ID

On a bright bluebird day, Karen Faur Passaro hiked a mountain. Let’s say she was 26 or 62. At the top—the good part—breathing hard, alive in her body, she threw her arms wide, saying this day will be a memory. The palmier at a bakery in a little nook in Barcelona after walking 28 miles that day. The dinner in Scotland after trekking in the Cuillin mountains in the blowing rain. A perfect three sets of upper body weights with the sun sliding in the window. The yoga on the beach in Oregon after walking twelve miles with a Pvolve workout before. If you are what you love, Karen was that feeling.She radiated the energy to her relationships, to acquaintances, to the person in the back of the room no one else was talking to. She made friends everywhere, asking a bazillion questions, cheering you on. She was a mama bear and a support system, an impeccable dresser with a shopping habit to match, a producer of spectacular outdoor flowerpots, a New York City marathon finisher, the first— and last—one on the dance floor.When she was diagnosed with metastatic colon cancer in 2018, Karen refused to believe she had months to live. Parts of her that were always there magnified: her strength, resilience, her displays of affection for those she loved. She moved stubbornly forward, always forward, as if nothing was wrong. She walked her daughter down the aisle, led the wedding guests in a rousing Zumba set, traveled with her husband, David, saw the birth of her grandson, read to him, held his hand on the beach, savored every sunset. She was doing side planks a month before she died. “I’m not afraid of dying,” Karen said. “I just don’t want to miss out on all the living.”Karen died February 9, 2024, at her Coeur d’ Alene home. She was 63.She was born in Omaha, Nebraska, May 18, 1960. Just two minutes after her twin, Kimberly, she was a surprise to her parents, Paul and Patricia Faur.From the time she was little she loved being outside. She played Little House on the Prairie with her siblings—along with Kim, there was Kristen and Keith. She went to Catholic church, holding pinkies with her dad. In another life Karen would have played team soccer and run cross-country, but those options weren’t open to girls at the time. She danced and took piano lessons. She and Kim were dressed in matching beautiful outfits until 8th grade. Their bond was strong, talking daily throughout their lives, laughing, finding the joy in most everything they did, supporting each other.Her grandparents on her mother’s side emigrated from Poland, and they would sit and talk about the old country after dinner. Karka, as she was known to family, was proud of that heritage. She loved the language and the way of connecting with people, of taking care of family. Aunt Dorothy (her mom’s sister) and Uncle Merv were like a second set of parents for Karen and her siblings.After graduating from Westside High School in 1978, Karen studied at the University of Nebraska - Omaha, where she was on the flag team. She followed Kim to Los Angeles because she missed her so dearly. At a party Karen met a handsome boy with dark curly hair that she wanted to run her fingers through. He wooed her with food, taking a picnic to the hospital where she worked, then to a Japanese restaurant where the food was OK but the company was sparkling. Karen and David were quickly inseparable and this lasted until she took her final breath.They had a big Polish wedding in Omaha and a month-long honeymoon in Italy before moving to Hailey, Idaho. Their daughter, Jennifer, was born in 1988. Karen worked at the daycare at the Sun Valley Athletic Club, so she could keep her daughter with her. Karen, ever chatty, ever a whole-hearted listener, made a community among the celebrities and health enthusiasts.The family moved to Boise, where son Jeffrey was born in 1997. She was an ever-present, ever-patient mother. She volunteered in her kids’ schools and went on every field trip. She had close friendships, as she would in each city where they moved. She was always heading out the door with her visor and her children, ready for a wander on bikes or foot. She visited Omaha every summer and sent boxes of cookies every Christmas.Karen was a perfectionist. This was apparent in her four homes, from Hailey to Boise to Katy, Texas, where the family moved in 2006, to Coeur d’ Alene, where they made their home in 2011. She and David made the kitchen and dining room the heart of these houses, the place where family and friends gathered. The longer they were married the more playful they became. Empty nesters, they would linger over breakfast, reading the newspaper aloud to each other.Karen didn’t like silence, so there was constantly music playing or a story being told. She didn’t like it if you didn’t wear sunscreen. She didn’t like it when doctors had scuffs on their shoes. She was polished, in her appearance, in her mannerisms; even when she was sick, she radiated well-being and joy.Zumba was her medicine, both a sisterhood and a community, a way to go dancing in the middle of the day. And music, let’s not forget music. Karen loved the weepy ballads of Jackson Browne and the Avett Brothers, entire albums by Tom Petty and Van Morrison that could be danced to in the kitchen. She was always starting a song over from the beginning, especially a country song, and pulling David up to twirl her.Karen leaves behind about 40 water bottles, three drawers of scarves, several bags of TJ Maxx returns, 4,496 Shazam-ed songs on her phone, dozens of cookbooks with torn tissues marking recipes she wanted to try, assorted greeting cards bought and unsent. She leaves everyone who knew her wanting more time with her. She leaves ripples of her energy— this walk, that conversation, that beaming smile. We recipients are everywhere, our days buoyed, our lives inspired.Karen is survived by her husband of 39 years, David; daughter, Jennifer (Scott Gittens); son, Jeffrey; grandson, June; sisters Kimberly (Sylvio) Rebolloso and Kristen Kelly; Aunt Dorothy Harvey; brother-in-law Robert (Jamie) Passaro; many cousins, nieces and nephews, and dear, beloved friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, Paul and Patricia Faur; grandparents, Paul and Helen Faur; and Joseph and Stella Kocol; brother, Keith Faur; nephew, Nick Rebolloso; parent-in-laws, Jean and Frank Passaro; and many aunts, uncles, and cousins.A celebration of her life will be held Saturday, March 23, at 11 a.m. at Lumen Hall, 618 E Wallace Avenue, Coeur d'Alene. Lunch and music to follow. Wear your dancing shoes!In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Karen's name to the Coeur d'Alene Kroc Scholarship Fund to provide fitness memberships to youth in need: https://give-kroc.salvationarmy.org/give/226923/#!/donation/checkout or by mail toThe Kroc Scholarship Fund1765 W Golf Course RdCoeur d'Alene, ID 83815The family would like to thank the exceptional doctors, nurses, and staff at Beacon Clinic, Seattle Cancer Care Alliance/UW Medical Center, Huntsman Cancer Center, and Hospice of North Idaho that gave Karen the gift of more time.

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Alva "Ozzie" Osborn

Nov 13, 1932 - Feb 13, 2024

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Coeur d'Alene, ID

Alva "Ozzie" Osborn, 91 of Coeur d'Alene, Idaho died February 13, 2024.  Ozzie was born November 13, 1932 in Kahoka, Missouri to Earl and Zola (Christy) Osborn. A memorial service will be held at 1:00PM, Thursday, February 29, 2024 at First Presbyterian Church (521 E. Lakeside Ave. Coeur d'Alene, Idaho 83814). A full obituary will be published later.  

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Adriana Johanna Justesen Park

Apr 22, 1943 - Feb 11, 2024

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Coeur d'Alene, ID

Adriana Johanna Justesen Park, 80, was born April 22, 1943 in Pilburg, Holland, The Netherlands, the daughter of Marinus and Maria (Wilschutt) Verbrugge.  She passed away Sunday, February 11, 2024 in Coeur  d'Alene, Idaho.Memorial Services will be held in March, 2024.

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