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Sheri Dixon

May 12, 1961 - Nov 11, 2023

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Coeur d'Alene, ID

Sheri Lynn Dixon, age 62, residing in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, passed peacefully with her family around her November 11, 2023. She was born in 1961 in Lewiston, Idaho to parents Donna Morrell and Francis Dixon. She is survived by her daughter, Ashlee Yager Loftis, and two grandchildren: Wyatt Vandever, 20 and Camryn Barnett, 13. Her grandchildren were the center of her world. She loved making people smile and she was loved by so many. She will be remembered by her contagious laugh, smile and her br...Read More

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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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Jean Torgerson

Jul 01, 1933 - Jan 22, 2024

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Coeur d'Alene, ID

Jean Torgerson, 90, of Coeur d'Alene passed away on January 22, 2024.  Jean was born on July 1, 1933 in Cantalupo nel Sannio, Isernia, Italy to Pasquale and Rosa Dire.  A funeral mass was held for Jean on Saturday, January 27, 2024 at St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church.  She was laid to rest at St. Thomas Catholic Cemetery.

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Phillip Lee Chapman

Jan 21, 1956 - Feb 05, 2024

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Coeur d'Alene, ID

Phillip Lee Chapman, 68, of Rathdrum, Idaho died February 5, 2024 in Coeur d'Alene.  Phillip was born January 21, 1956 in Sandpoint, Idaho to Glenn Robert and Geraldine Mae (Jurgens) Chapman.  A viewing will be held from 4:00PM-6:00PM, Monday, February 19, 2024 at Yates Funeral Home - Hayden Chapel (373 E. Hayden, Idaho 83835)  A funeral service will be held at 2:00PM, Tuesday, February 20, 2024 at Yates Funeral Home - Hayden Chapel.  Phillip will be laid to rest at Pinegrove Cemetery.A full obituary will appear later.

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Shirley Anne Davies

Jul 20, 1942 - Feb 07, 2024

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Coeur d'Alene, ID

Shirley Anne Davies, 81, of Hayden, Idaho passed away February 7, 2024 at the Schneidmiller Hospice House in Coeur d'Alene.  Shirley was born on July 20,1942 in Visalia, California to William and Bessie (Thompson) Hitchcock.  A funeral service will be held at 11:00 AM on Tuesday, February 13, 2024 at Cornerstone Pentecostal Church, 1622 Cornerstone Way, Liberty Lake, WA 99019.A viewing will be held from 9:30 - 11:00 AM on Tuesday, February 13, 2024 at Cornerstone Pentecostal Church.Shirley will be laid to rest following the funeral service at Riverview Cemetery in Coeur d'Alene.A full obituary is pending.

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David Estes

Apr 10, 1969 - Feb 01, 2024

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Coeur d'Alene, ID

David Estes "Ranger Dave", age 54, of Spirit Lake, Idaho, died February 1, 2024 at Schneidmiller Hospice House in Coeur d'Alene.  Full notice will follow.  

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John Logan

Jun 16, 1932 - Jan 29, 2024

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Coeur d'Alene, ID

John was born June 16, 1932 in Boise, Idaho to Lloyd and Bonnie Logan. He had a younger sister, Beulah and a half-sister, Clarice. In 1957 he married Myrle Vanderford and had two stepsons, John and Bill Vanderford. Myrle died in 2000 and John married Linda Aldendorf in 2001. Linda’s five grown children became John’s stepchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; his stepfather, Lloyd Clifford, who was killed during World War II and who John especially loved; his sisters; stepson, John; and his second wife, Linda Logan. He is survived by his stepsons, Bill Vanderford and Jim Nelson; and stepdaughters, Janice Schmidt, Jeanette Betton, and Jeri Allen, and her husband Dallas; also many grandchildren and great grandchildren.After dropping out of high school John spent four years in the Air Force during the Korean War training jet engine mechanics. He spent a large part of his life selling at retail. He immigrated to British Columbia for two years with his first wife and son. In 1962 they moved to San Diego, where John eventually became half-owner in a very successful insulation contracting business. He subsequently sold out to his partner and got involved in owning small motel properties. Once he had five at one time in four states. He became known to the Paul B. Larsen Real Estate Company in Boise and sold motel properties for them as a real estate agent.In John’s later years he sold furniture for Runge Furniture in Coeur d’Alene for about 15 years. John was a member of Community of Christ in Spokane.A visitation/viewing will be from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Friday, February 2, 2024 at Yates Funeral Home – Coeur d’Alene Chapel, 744 N. 4th St., Coeur d’Alene, ID. A funeral service will be held the next day, Saturday, February 3 at 10:00 AM at the same location. 

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Jerry W. Tefft

Mar 10, 1943 - Jan 26, 2024

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Coeur d'Alene, ID

Jerry W. Tefft, 80, of Coeur d'Alene, Idaho died January 26, 2024 in Coeur d'Alene.  Jerry was born March 10, 1943 in Jackson, Michigan to William Clyde and Lillian Irene (Treadwell) Tefft. A memorial mass will be held at 11:00AM, Friday, February 2, 2024 at St. Anthony Catholic Church (612 W. First St. Newport, WA 99156). A full obituary will be published here on the website at a later date.

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Bill Prescott

Jul 28, 1935 - Jan 13, 2024

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Coeur d'Alene, ID

Weldon, Bill (William W. Prescott)Coeur d'Alene, Idaho - Bill Prescott, age 88, passed away peacefully on January 13, 2024, in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho. He was born on July 28, 1935, in Weber County, Utah. Bill is survived by his son Roger Prescott (Rikki Hinchee) of Rathdrum, Idaho, his daughter Sherry Davis of Mead, Washington, his granddaughter Rachel (Prescott) West of Derbyshire, United Kingdom, grandsons Spencer Davis and Jared Davis, both of Mead, Washington, and three great-grandchildren Haden Davis, Ashlyn Davis, and Wyatt Davis. He is also survived by his sister Suzanne Williams of Spokane and Fred Prescott of Spokane. Bill was preceded in death by his wife Nuboko, his father Fred Prescott, mother Leah Prescott, sister Virginia Hanks, sister Margaret Rossi, and son-in-law Randy Davis.Bill had a fulfilling career, working for several different jobs before settling into a position at Great Northern Railway. He dedicated decades of his life to the company, witnessing their mergers to Burlington Northern and BNSF (Burlington Northern and Santa Fe) before retiring.A man of many interests, Bill had a deep passion for astronomy and was a member of several local, regional, and national Astronomy and Planetary Associations. He also enjoyed tinkering with electronics in his workshop, going on cruises, camping, fishing, hiking, swimming, panning for gold, antique bottle collecting, and being a rock hound. Bill's love for the outdoors was matched only by his love for his family, as he was adored by his nieces, nephews, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.Bill was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ and Latter-Day Saints throughout his life, finding solace and community in his faith.A celebration of Bill's life will be held on Thursday, February 1st, at noon at Heritage Funeral Home, located at 508 N. Government Way, Spokane, Washington. Following the service, a reception will immediately follow, and graveside services will take place thereafter.In lieu of flowers, the family kindly requests that donations be made to either the Alzheimer's Research Foundation or the Parkinson's Disease Research Foundation in memory of Bill.

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