- Finding your family tree data online.

Obituary and Death Notice Archives

Idaho Obituary and Death Notice Archive

(Obituaries archived from all over the state of Idaho. Confirm death dates with the Social Security Death Index)

First Name: Last Name:

Search the Idaho State Journal Obit Collection:


Search OFFSITE Idaho Obituaries:


Search fulltext Idaho Genealogy Discussion Groups:
  First Name:
   Last Name:


Search Idaho Newspaper Archives from 1864–1922
Search Idaho Obituary Archives from 1994-Present
Idaho Newspaper List
Idaho Military Records

[ Return to Index ] [ Read Prev Msg ] [ Read Next Msg ]

Idaho Obituary and Death Notice Archive

Idaho Obituary and Death Notice Archive - Page 21

Posted By: GenLookups
Date: Friday, 8 November 2013, at 9:04 p.m.

George Getz Koenig, 67, passed away on Tuesday, December 16, 2008 in Sandpoint, Idaho. He will be laid to rest in Arlington National Cemetery with memorial services to be held at a later date.
George was born on July 24, 1941 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to Edward and Saray Koenig. He grew up and attended schools in the Philadelphia area. He enlisted in the U.S. Army at the age of 16, and retired 23 years later. He spent most of his military career stationed in Germany, and he did two tours in Vietnam.
He married Olivia Stone in Massachusetts in 1961, and they divorced 3 years later. In 1988 he moved to Sandpoint, Idaho to be closer to family. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends here and in Germany.
He was a member of the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary. He enjoyed his golden retriever “Rudy,” bowling, and boating.
He is survived by his daughter, Danette Balsam of Fitchburg, MA; two sisters, Saray (John) Zeazeas of Coeur d’Alene, ID and Barbara Hughes of Turnersville, NJ; aunt, Elynor Sassone of New Hope, PA
He was preceded in death by his parents Edward Koenig and Saray Bell, and son Edward K. Koenig.
Memorial donations may be made to the Disabled American Veterans, 211 S. Lincoln, Sandpoint, ID 83864; or the Panhandle Animal Shelter, 870 Kootenai Cut-Off Road, Ponderay, ID 83852.
Lakeview Funeral Home in Sandpoint is handling the arrangements.

Marianne Johnson Finlay, 92, passed away on Wednesday, December 10, 2008 in Sandpoint, Idaho, seventeen days before her 93rd birthday with her three children by her side. A celebration of Marianne’s life will be held in Sandpoint sometime in the summer of 2009 and will be announced.
Marianne was born on December 27, 1915 in Lincoln, Nebraska to Henry Theodore and Edna (Miller) Johnson. She spent her early youth in Omaha. In 1932, after numerous moves seeking help for her tubercular father, the family settled in Redlands, California.
After graduating from Redlands High School in 1933, she attended Scripps College where she studied the Humanities and served as president of her graduating class in 1937.
She served on the Board of Trustees at Scripps College in the 1960’s.
Marianne quickly put her talents to good use as national chairman of young voters for Pro America, a political organization whose purpose was to interest and inform young woman about current issues. She continued her civic involvement during the war as chairman of the San Bernardino unit of the Committee for the Army and Navy. In 1945 she was one of the founders of “Footlighters”, Redlands’ little theater group. During the mid 50’s she was on the Board of the Redlands Day Nursery and served as president in 1957 and 1958.
In 1978 she became volunteer art curator for Redlands Community Hospital. Over a period of 20 years she amassed a collection of over 600 paintings to bring warmth and comfort to that otherwise sterile clinical environment. This, after her family, was her proudest achievement. For her contribution to the arts she was a 2007 Town and Gown honoree at the University of Redlands.
In 1940 she married Madison Finlay and celebrated 67 years of happiness with him until his death in 2007. The Finlays were avid golfers and were part of a small group that saved the Redlands Country Club from dissolution after World War II. Marianne won many tournaments and continued playing golf into her 90’s. They played at Hidden Lakes, The Spokane Country Club and Marianne was an honorary life time member of the local Elks course. Since 1961 the Finlays have spent summers here on Lake Pend Oreille.
Marianne founded the art program at Bonner General Hospital in 2000 and remained active in that endeavor until her death. After a hospital stay in October she donated a painting she purchased from local artist Lori Moore in honor of the BGH nurses who gave her exemplary care.
She is survived by her children, Joann Craig of Portland, OR, Hank Finlay of Worcester, MA, and Maria (Larry) Larson of Sandpoint, ID; seven grandchildren and three great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Madison, and one sister Barbara, Johnson.
In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to Bonner General Hospital Art Program, 520 N. Third, Sandpoint, ID 83864 or Scripps College Annual Fund for Scholarship Aid, 1030 Columbia Ave., Claremont, CA, 91711.
Lakeview Funeral Home in Sandpoint, Idaho is handling the arrangements.

Norman Smith, of Sandpoint Idaho, beloved brother of Louise Smith of Seattle WA, devoted brother of Ferrell Smith of Simi Valley, CA and friend of many will have a final Interment at the Lakeview Cemetery located at the end of south Division Street off Highway 2 in Sandpoint, where the Service will be held at 2:00pm on Saturday, October 11, 2008. Friends of Norman are invited to attend.
After a knockdown dragout battle against cancer, artist, teacher, adventurer and blizzard walker Louis Norman Smith rocketed himself out of here at midnight on Aug. 18, 2008.
His creativity, generosity, love of friends, nature, and life endeared him to us all. Norm freely shared his talents, his food, and his listening. He had the art of chat down and was never in a hurry. He wasn’t hung up on money, but rather shared it and always seemed to have what he needed. Normie was able to live in the moment, which is reflected in his art and relationships. No matter what his age, he kept the energy and wonderment of a child.
Norman Smith was born to Martha “Margo” and Louis Smith on Oct. 11, 1947, in Highwood, Ill. His parents believed in his artist’s life and reveled in his uniqueness. Norm’s sister Louise lives in Seattle, Wash., and his brother Ferrell, married to Mimi, lives in Simi Valley, Calif. Their sons Louis and Bryan loved Tio Norm and followed the “call of the Norm.” He was the “draw,” the “carrot” of the family.
Norm’s mischievous nature sparked the glint in his very blue eyes. As a nascent artist, Norm carved nudes in the butter before his parents’ parties, revealed when a guest lifted the silver lid. From there, his artist’s nature mushroomed. His mother Margo owned too many pairs of shoes to keep track of and Norman labeled every box with a caricature of what stood inside. To match his talent with money-making, young Norm worked summers at the country club, painting signs.
In 1974, Norm alit in Sandpoint, joining friends from Steamboat and Denver University. A few years later, he moved into his house, “an eclectic treasure,” which he filled with all of his passions. He planted lilacs, put in a store of herbs and spices, and nursed a good crop of apples from the doddering fruit trees. He was crazy for apples and once carved and costumed a full chess set from his trademark apple-head carvings.
This story of his life is a mosaic from the people who loved him. Born a middle child, he was a facilitator. His gentleness rubbed off on other people and calmed them. Norm had a “complete absence of negativity” and never criticized anything. He was fearless. Even on the toughest, rockiest bike climbs, Norm always had extra to go that little bit farther. He would never give up. He bought a 2008-’09 season ski pass for Schweitzer. Norman embraced the elements, from the 120-degree desert to a Chicago blizzard. He savored sensations and contrasts. Norm marveled at the world. He loved every inch of his cactus collection, gathered from Palm Desert and Mexico.
Skiing, he watched for the untracked, enjoying the climb up as much as the dance down. Last winter he skated the length of MacArthur Lake and passed over a golden-haired beaver swimming below the ice. He was mad for huckleberries. Norm was an inspired artist who “did it for the love and all the right reasons.” He created paintings, wire, wood & clay sculptures, pen & ink sketches and did art restorations. As part of the Winters Snow Sculpting Team, Norm’s innovative approach led them to smoke the competition many times in McCall. This past winter, he rallied with good energy. “Norm is out in a blizzard. Everyone else is under the shelter but Norm’s out there carving, snow blowing sideways.”
Norm Smith called himself “nearly normal.” Some call him Stormin’ Norman. We will call him Norm on Monday, Aug. 25, at 2 p.m. at Schweitzer. It’s a pot-luck. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Bonner Community Food Center.
Lakeview Funeral Home in Sandpoint is handling the arrangements.

Frances Marie Pearson, 89, passed away on Saturday, August 23, 2008 in Sandpoint, Idaho. Memorial Services will be held at 1:00 pm, today, Wednesday, August 27, 2008 at the Lakeview Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Jim Osman of the Kootenai Community Church officiating.
Frances was born on April 15, 1919 in Homedale, Idaho to Cleo and Pearl Painter. She married Clyde Pearson on March 19, 1937 in Homedale; they had known each other since they were children.
Frances and Clyde had a chicken farm in Homedale until 1952 when they moved to Seattle and went to work for Boeing. Frances worked soldering components together. Frances was forced to retire after suffering a heart attack, and the couple retired to Hope, Idaho in 1976. They later moved to Sagle where Clyde passed away in 2004.
Frances enjoyed needlework.
She is survived by two sons, Delbert Pearson of Tumwater, WA and Bob Pearson of Auburn, WA
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Clyde, brother Kenneth, and sister Leora.
Lakeview Funeral Home in Sandpoint is handling the arrangements.

Dona Mae Meehan, 73, retired music teacher, passed away on Monday, August 4, 2008 in Hope, Idaho. Memorial services will be held at 11:00 am, Monday, August11, 2008 at the First Lutheran Church in Sandpoint with Pastors Dave Olson and Bob Nale officiating.
Dona was born on May 23, 1935 in Shell Lake, Wisconsin to Joel and Emily Henderson. She grew up and attended schools there, graduating high school in 1953. She earned her teaching degree in vocal music at Northland College in Ashland, WI, where she also met her future husband.
Dona married David Meehan on July 27, 1957 in Shell Lake. The couple moved to Sandpoint, Idaho where they both accepted teaching positions. Over her career, Dona taught music at the Jr. and Sr. High Schools, and when needed taught English. She and David also owned and operated the Edelhaus Restaurant in Hope, Idaho from 1973-1996.
She was a member of the First Lutheran Church and an associate member of the Clark Fork Lutheran Church. She enjoyed music, baking, and reading; she also cherished her family and friends. Dona had recently been making plans to travel to the Grand Canyon and to take a cruise.
She is survived by her one brother, Glen (Norma) Henderson of Kalispell, MT; two sisters, Helen (Don) Jacklen of Hibbing, MN and Judy (Paul) Markgren of Rice Lake, WI; sister-in-law, Kathy Taylor of Washburn, WI and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband David Meehan, and niece Beth Markgren.
Memorial donations may be made to the First Lutheran Church or the Clark Fork Lutheran Church.
Lakeview Funeral Home in Sandpoint is handling the arrangements.

Glenn McFarland, 89, a longtime community and political activist, passed away at his home in Clark Fork, Idaho, on Aug. 6, 2008. Private memorial services will be held at a later date.
He was born on Sept. 3, 1918, in Cumberland, Okla., the son of Octavus and Rebecca White McFarland. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1937, following one and a half years of college at Ada, Okla., serving four years on the USS Lexington.
During shore leave in Bremerton, Wash., he met his future wife, Mary Sutton of Washtucna, Wash., while attending a Washington State College football game in Pullman, Wash. At the end of his first hitch in the Navy, they were married in Ring Gold, Ga., on Oct. 3, 1941. On Dec. 8, 1941, he re-enlisted in the Navy and served on the USS Walke as a chief radioman.
His ship was a destroyer escort and was involved in four major battles in the Pacific. Glenn received a Navy letter of commendation and was medically discharged at the end of World War II. After the war, Glenn worked as an air traffic controller for the Federal Aviation Administration on assignment in San Francisco, Mount Shasta and Montague, Calif., Reno, Nev., Casper, Wyo., and Klamath Falls, Ore.
It was while they were in Montague that the couple returned to part-time farming, raising alfalfa crops that they marketed to dairy farmers in the area. This lead to a two-year search for property throughout the Northwest and Canada that would satisfy their dream of operating a cattle ranch. They found their dream property in the Clark Fork River Valley. In 1963, Glenn and Mary moved to Clark Fork and established the McFarland Ranch on property they purchased in Idaho and Montana. They raised cattle on their ranch until 1989, when ill health forced Glenn’s retirement.
Glenn helped establish and served as a longtime board member of the Lake Pend Oreille Shoreline Property Owners Association. While living in Mount Shasta, he was a member of the Masonic Lodge. He was a 50-year member of the Benevolent and Protective Order of the Elks, a longtime member of the East Bonner County Library District and was instrumental in establishing a branch of the library in Clark Fork. He served on the Bonner County Airport Board and was a life member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars.
McFarland served for years as legislative District 1 chairman for the Idaho State Democratic Party in the 1970s and 1980s. He was elected and served four terms as an Idaho Democratic representative to the Presidential Electoral College, a Democratic state committeeman for Bonner County and as Idaho Gov. Cecil D. Andrus’ personal representative to the National Governor’s Conference in Washington, D.C., on one occasion when Gov. Andrus was unable to attend.
Glenn’s hobbies included a love for flying, ranching, boating on Lake Pend Oreille and motorcycling on his favorite Harley-Davidson. Over the years, he and Mary enjoyed many motorcycle trips around the United States, England and Europe. He also had an insatiable appetite for reading. He particularly delighted in sharing his opinions and observations of the human condition, politics and life in general with his family and many friends.
Glenn is preceded in death by his parents and six sisters. Survivors include his wife, Mary, and daughter, Sarah, both of Clark Fork. Three grandchildren and six great-grandchildren also survive.
Memorials may be made to Bonner Community Hospice, P.O. Box 1448, Sandpoint, ID 83864.
Lakeview Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

Surname Search Utility

[ Return to Index ] [ Read Prev Msg ] [ Read Next Msg ]

Idaho Obituary and Death Notice Archive is maintained by GenLookups with WebBBS 5.12.

For your convenience, here is a huge, growing collection of obituaries at

- Click to Search the Large Databases

- Historical Records and Person Search

- Census and Voter Lists

- Military Records

- Surname Meanings

- Births, Marriages, and Deaths Search

Look up the meaning of any surname!

Find-a-Grave Cemetery Search

Incredibly COOL Genealogy Databases on the Web!

Rootsweb Review Archives Search
Search through the archives of this past genealogy update!

First Name:
Last Name:

Search through tons of fulltext obits
from all over the United States.


First Name:
Last Name:

Search through tons of marriage records
from all over the United States.


Marriage Search Engines

Statewide Obituary Archives

Free Surname Meanings and History Lookup NEW!!!


I want to look for information about this surname:

You must use the SUBMIT button; hitting ENTER will not work!

If the results that you get turn out to be a death notice rather than an obituary, many times you can find a fulltext obituary by doing a search HERE.


The ULTIMATE Vital Records Database!

Newest Data Additions to

Message Boards

Historical Person Search


Alabama  - Alaska  - Arizona  - Arkansas  - California  - Colorado  - Connecticut  - Delaware  - Florida  - Georgia  - Hawaii  - Idaho  - Illinois  - Indiana  - Iowa  - Kansas  - Kentucky  - Louisiana  - Maine  - Maryland  - Massachusetts  - Michigan  - Minnesota  - Mississippi  - Missouri  - Montana  - Nebraska  - Nevada  - New Hampshire  - New Jersey  - New Mexico  - New York  - North Carolina  - North Dakota  - Ohio  - Oklahoma  - Oregon  - Pennsylvania  - Rhode Island  - South Carolina  - South Dakota  - Tennessee  - Texas  - Utah  - Vermont  - Virginia  - Washington  - West Virginia  - Wisconsin  - Wyoming



Alabama  - Arizona  - Arkansas  - Connecticut  - Georgia  - Idaho  - Indiana  - Iowa  - Kansas  - Kentucky  - Louisiana  - Maryland  - Massachusetts  - Michigan  - Mississippi  - Missouri  - Nebraska  - New York  - North Carolina  - Ohio  - Oklahoma  - Pennsylvania  - South Carolina  - Tennessee  - Texas  - Vermont  - Virginia  - West Virginia

Alabama Newspapers

Alaska Newspapers

Arizona Newspapers

Arkansas Newspapers

California Newspapers

Colorado Newspapers

Connecticut Newspapers

Delaware Newspapers

Florida Newspapers

Georgia Newspapers

Idaho Newspapers

Illinois Newspapers

Indiana Newspapers

Iowa Newspapers

Kansas Newspapers

Kentucky Newspapers

Louisiana Newspapers

Maine Newspapers

Maryland Newspapers

Massachusetts Newspapers

Michigan Newspapers

Minnesota Newspapers

Missouri Newspapers

Montana Newspapers

Nebraska Newspapers

Nevada Newspapers

New Hampshire Newspapers

New Jersey Newspapers

New Mexico Newspapers

New York Newspapers

North Carolina Newspapers

North Dakota Newspapers

Ohio Newspapers

Oklahoma Newspapers

Oregon Newspapers

Pennsylvania Newspapers

Rhode Island Newspapers

South Carolina Newspapers

South Dakota Newspapers

Tennessee Newspapers

Texas Newspapers

Utah Newspapers

Virginia Newspapers

Washington Newspapers

West Virginia Newspapers

Alabama Census Records

Alaska Census Records

Arizona Census Records

Arkansas Census Records

California Census Records

Colorado Census Records

Connecticut Census Records

Delaware Census Records

Florida Census Records

Georgia Census Records

Idaho Census Records

Illinois Census Records

Indiana Census Records

Iowa Census Records

Kansas Census Records

Kentucky Census Records

Louisiana Census Records

Maine Census Records

Maryland Census Records

Massachusetts Census Records

Michigan Census Records

Minnesota Census Records

Missouri Census Records

Montana Census Records

Nebraska Census Records

Nevada Census Records

New Hampshire Census Records

New Jersey Census Records

New Mexico Census Records

New York Census Records

North Carolina Census Records

North Dakota Census Records

Ohio Census Records

Oklahoma Census Records

Oregon Census Records

Pennsylvania Census Records

Rhode Island Census Records

South Carolina Census Records

South Dakota Census Records

Tennessee Census Records

Texas Census Records

Utah Census Records

Virginia Census Records

Washington Census Records

West Virginia Census Records

Confirm birth and death dates with the Social Security Death Index: - - - - Surname Search Utility - - Marriage Search Engines


One of the sponsors of this site is: