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Carrie Mae Inman Passes Early Thursday morning: Few Cases at Priest River

    Carrie Mae Inman, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Inman of the Pack River district, died early Thursday morning a siege of scarlet fever. County Health Officer Dr. P. B. Evans reported yesterday.
    Dr. Evans reported that the little girl was the first in the family to become ill with the disease and had about recovered when death came. "She suffered a digestive disturbance probably from over eating", he said.
    The health official reported nearly the whole family is ill with scarlet fever. But as far as I know there is only a few cases in the vicinity. There are a few cases in the Priest River the doctor said.

Northern Idaho News, December 27, 1935


    Final rites Friday afternoon at 2 0'clock in the Moon Chapel will be conducted by the Rev. Willholland Williams for Mrs. Minnie bonnie Inman, Kootenai, who died Tuesday afternoon at Bonner General Hospital following an extended illness. Interment will be made in the Pinecrest cemetery.
    Mrs. Inman was born May 24, 1896 at Elkhorn Basin, Wyo., and with her husband and children moved to the county 22 years ago. For the past 10 years she has been a resident of Kootenai.
    She is survived by her husband, Elmer O. at the family home; four sons; Raymond L., American Lake, Wash.; Milton L. and Clifford O., both Thompson Falls, Mont.; and William D. of Kootenai. Four daughters: Mrs. Clyde Wilson, Seattle; Mrs. Floyd Hoover and Mrs. John Breeden, both of Kootenai; and Mrs. Milo McFarland, Metaline Falls., Wash.
    Her mother, Mrs. Luella Rogers, resides in Chadwick, Mo. and half sister and one half brother in Colorado. A second half brother, Isaac Bonny, resides near Sandpoint. There are also 30 grandchildren surviving.

Inman Services Saturday, Feb. 28

    Funeral services will be held Saturday, Feb. 28 at 2 p.m., at the Moon chapel for Elmer Odell Inman, 60, of Kootenai, who died Tuesday, Feb. 24 at Bonner General Hospital. Rev. Rodger Stewart of the first Baptist church will officiate and interment will be in Pinecrest cemetery.
    Mr. Inman was born Jan. 20, 1880 in Kerwin, Kan., and came to Idaho in 1922. He has lived in Kootenai for the past 19 years. He is a member of I.O.O.F. lodge 81 of Colburn and a veteran of WW I.
    Survivors include four daughters, Leona Wilson, Seattle; Dorothy McFarland, Coeur d'Alene, and Elsie Hoover and Laura Breeden, both of Kootenai.
    Four sons, Milton, Trout Creek, Mont.; Cliford, Thompson Falls, Mont.., William and Raymond, both of Kootenai. Several grandchildren and three sister are also listed among the survivors.

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Early A.M. Wreck Takes Life of Elsie Hoover at Kootenai

    Mrs. Floyd (Elsie) Hoover, 41, Kootenai, was dead on arrival at Bonner General Hospital early Saturday morning after she had been thrown from her careening pickup onto the pavement of a street in Kootenai and then run over by an approaching car.
    Mrs. Hoover apparently lost control of the machine just after turning off highway 10-A, Ron Bruce, state policeman, reports. The pickup seems to have run off the side of the road and as the driver attempted to pull it back she was tossed out, striking her head on the pavement. The pickup proceeded on a considerable distance and came to rest in a neighboring yard.
    A car driven by Leander J. Wemhoff, Samuels, ran over Mrs. Hoover's body very shortly after the original accident. Wemhoff did not see the woman at all, he told officers, but felt a bump and though he had struck a dog. He drove to the end of the block and turned around to return and investigate. The accident occurred directly in front of the home of Mrs. Laura Breeden, Mrs. Hoover's sister, who heard the commotion and came to the scene very shortly.
    Officers held Wemhoff blameless in the tragedy and Coroner Barry Nelson says a severe head injury caused by striking the pavement was the cause of death.
    Funeral services were held yesterday morning from the Moon chapel with the Rev. E. G. G. Meyer of the Clark Fork Lutheran Church officiating.
    A resident of Kootenai for the past 20 years, Mrs. Hoover was born in Kirvin, Kan., on Jan. 29, 1922. She was a member of the Eagles auxiliary.
    Surviving are her husband, four sons, Teddy, in the service at White Sands, N.M.; Larry, Clifford, and Johnnie of Kootenai, and three daughters, Claudia Burk, Clark Fork; Sharon, Lewiston, and Jeannette, Kootenai. Also surviving are four brothers, Raymond Inman, Blackfoot, Idaho; Milton Inman, Hope; Clifford Inman, Clark Fork and William Inman, Kootenai, and three sisters, Leona Wilson, Seattle; Laura Breeden, Kootenai, and Dorothy McFarland, Coeur d'Alene.

SNB - 8-8-63

Floyd M. Hoover

    Floyd M. Hoover, 64, a longtime resident of the Sandpoint area, died Aug. 21 at Bonner General Hospital.
    He was born May 15, 1915, in Huntington, West Virginia, the son of Theodore and Bell Hoover. He moved to the Sandpoint area with his family in 1929 and resided here since. He worked as a sawyer.
    He married Fern Graham on July 28, 1968, in Coeur d'Alene. He was a member of the Sandpoint Eagles.
    He is survived by his wife, Fern Hoover of Kootenai; three sons, Ted Hoover of Germany, Clifford Hoover of Troy, Montana, and Johnny Hoover, also of Troy; three daughters, Jeanette Richardson of Troy, Claudia Burk of Troy, and Shanon Dotson of Sandpoint; 11 grandchildren; and two sisters, Lora Bucklin of Ponderay and Goldie Gerke of Ponderay.
    Funeral services will be Saturday, Aug. 25, at 1 p.m. from the Moon Chapel in Sandpoint, with the Rev. Chuck Wigton officiating. burial will follow at Pinecrest Memorial Park with rites by the Sandpoint Eagles.

Sandpoint Daily Bee Aug. 23, 1979

Milton "Blackie" Inman

    Milton "Blackie" Inman, 59, died Oct. 15 in Sandpoint. He was born Feb. 8, 1920 at Kit Carson County, Colo. He grew up in the Grouse Creek area and then served with the U. S. Army during World War II, serving in Europe where he received the Purple Heart and other decorations.
    He married Carrol Eastman Jan. 7, 1946, at Thompson falls, Mont. He had worked for John and Russelll Oliver in construction and lumbering in the area. He was a member of the Sandpoint Eagles Lodge.
    He is survived by his wife, Carrol, at the home in Colburn; four sons, Lloyd "Butch" Byfield of Sandpoint, Dick Inman of Kootenai, Frank Inman of Colburn, and Wally Inman of Colburn; five daughters, Ann Laws, of Thompson Falls, Mont., Elsie Littlefield of Colburn, Linda Morgan of Colburn, Patty Berg of Samuels, and Debbie Poelstra of Colburn; two brothers, bud Inman of Thompson Falls and Bill Inman of Sandpoint; and two sisters, Laura Breeden of Kootenai and Dorothy Richardson of Spokane, Wash.
    He was preceded in death by his parents, Elmer and Minnie Inman, and by three brothers, John, Whitey, Charles, and by three sisters, Carrie, Elsie and Leona.
    Funeral services will be held Thursday, Oct. 18 at the Moon Chapel at 11:00 a.m.
    Interment will follow at Pinecrest Memorial Park.

Sandpoint Daily Bee - Oct. 16, 1979

Carroll Rosetta Inman

    Longtime area resident Carrol Rosetta Inman, 62, died Tuesday at Sacred Heart Hospital in Spokane.
    A funeral service will be held Saturday, 11 a.m., at Coffelt's Moon chapel with the Rev. Warren Pomeroy officiating. Interment will follow at Pinecrest Memorial Park.
    She was born Dec. 25, 1924, in Shell Lake, Wisc., to Frank and Maude Eastman. She came to the Dover area with her family in 1930, and resided in Sandpoint, Colburn and Thompson Falls. She married Milton Inman on Jan. 7, 1946, in Thompson Falls; he preceded her in death in 1979.
    She is survived by four sons; Lloyd Byfield of Sandpoint, Dick Inman of Sandpoint, Frank Inman of Sandpoint; five daughters, Ann Laws of Dalton Gardens, Elsie Littlefield of Colburn, Patty Berg of Sandpoint, and Debbie Thomas of Samuels; 25 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; a brother, Jim Eastman of Oregon; and a soster, Jerry Dolan of St. Regis, Mont.
    She was preceded in death by two sisters.

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    PRICE, Utah J. A. (Jim) Wilson, 64, a longtime Kooskia area resident, died Thursday of unknown causes while driving a truck in Carbon County, Utah, near
    Wilson had been a carnival worker in his younger years. He moved to the Kooskia area in the 1950s and worked for MacFarland Pole Co. for several years.
    During the 1970s, he drove bus for School District 241 in Kooskia and for many years had been an independent trucker.
    He also had been involved in a variety of enterprises in the Kooskia and Kamiah area, including a youth recreation business and a second-hand store.
    He was born June 24, 1929, in Oklahoma, to Harvey and Lucy Jane Brown Wilson. When he was 10, the family moved to California. He later joined the
carnival, which took him to many places across the country.
    He and Lucille F. Glover were married Sept. 20, 1950, in Mendota, Calif. She survives at their home in Kooskia.
    Wilson enjoyed playing pool and working with youth.
    Survivors in addition to his wife include two sons, Dale Wilson of Germany and Jerry Wilson of Kooskia; a daughter, Kathy Wilson of Weippe; two brothers,
Homer Wilson of Salinas, Calif., and Bobby Wilson of Garden City, Texas; a sister, Stella Wilson of Madras, Ore.; 15 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Two brothers, Herb and Harvey, died previously.
    At his request, no funeral will be held.
    Trenary Funeral Home in Kooskia is in charge of arrangements.

Source: Lewiston Tribune, 12/25/1993

Lucille Wilson, 63, Kooskia businesswoman

    OROFINO -- Lucille Wilson, of Kooskia, died Friday of lung cancer at Clearwater Valley Hospital at Orofino. She was 63.
    She was born June 30, 1933, to Philip and Irene Sanky Glover at Meeting Lake, Saskatchewan. When she was an infant, her family moved to the Weippe and
Pierce area, where she attended school through eighth grade. She met A. J. Wilson while they worked for a traveling carnival in northern California and were married Sept. 20, 1950, in Mendota, Calif. Shortly after marrying, they moved to Kamiah. Four years later, they moved to Kooskia.
    She planted trees for the U.S. Forest Service in 1971 and 1972. She and her husband owned and operated a second-hand store in Kamiah and Kooskia. They also owned a trucking business.
    She enjoyed crafts, collecting rocks, camping and the outdoors.
    She was preceded in death by her husband, who died Dec. 23, 1993.
    She is survived by one brother, Art Glover of Kooskia; two sisters, Anna Robinett of Tucson, Ariz., and Alta Foster of Eugene, Ore.; two sons, Dale L. Wilson
of Germany and Jerry W. Wilson of Boise; one daughter, Kathy J. Wilson of Pierce; 16 grandchildren and two great grandchildren.
    No service will be scheduled. Memorials may be made to the Lucille Wilson fund in care of Trenary Funeral Chapel, Kooskia, Idaho 83539.

Source: Lewiston Tribune, 08/12/1996

William Inman

    William D. "Bill" Inman, 67, passed away in Sandpoint, Idaho on March 7, 1999.
    A family gathering with friends invited, will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 13, 1999 at the Sandpoint Eagles Lodge.
    Bill Inman was born in Samuels, Idaho on Oct. 29, 1931, the son of Elmer and Minnie Inman. He attended school in Samuels and served with the U. S. Army, during Korea, as a medic. He received five bronze stars.
    He married Marie Thomas in 1953, in Sandpoint, and they were later divorced. He worked for Pack River Lumber Co., from 1952 until 1979. He was a member of the Sandpoint Eagle Lodge Aerie No. 589, and a life member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars.
    Bill married Virginia G. Murphy on Aug. 2, 1969 in Lewiston, Idaho. He enjoyed all outdoor activities and was an avid hunter and fisherman.
    He is survived by his wife, Virginia G. Inman, Sandpoint; five children, Walter L. Inman, Sandpoint, Robert L. Inman, Olympia, Wash., Gordon R. Murphy, Sandpoint, Juliann Murphy, Spokane, Wash., Nila L. Harding, Sandpoint; 13 grandchildren; two sisters, Lora Davenport, Craig, Alaska, Dorothy Rickertson, Spokane; numerous nieces and nephews.
    He was preceded in death by his parents and eight siblings.
    Memorials may be made to the Eagles Heart Fund, in care of the Sandpoint Eagles Lodge.

Sandpoint Daily Bee - 3/10/99

Debbie Inman
    Service for Debbie Sue Inman, 42, was held Monday at Coffelt Funeral Service in Sandpoint.
    Mrs. Inman, who was born in Hot Springs, Mont., died Thursday.
    She moved to Sandpoint as a child and attended schools in Sandpoint, Hope and Kootenai, Idaho, and later lived in Millstone, Mont., before returning to Sandpoint.
    She worked at Schweitzer Mountain, Bert's, Kmart, and WalMart.
    She married Dale Larson in 1998.
    She enjoyed hunting, camping, and horseback riding and collected Indian art and artifacts.
    Survivors include her husband; three sons, Terry Poelstra of Coeur d'Alene, Luke Inman of Sandpoint, Idaho, and Carlos Thomas of Samuels, Idaho; three brothers, Dick, Frank and Wally Inman, all of Sandpoint; three sisters, Ann Laws of Coeur d'Alene, and Linda Gooby and Patty Berg, both of Sandpoint; and three grandchildren, Alex, Samantha and Taya.
 (Based on the names of her surviving siblings, this person is probably the daughter of Milton & Carrol (Eastman) Inman.)

Copyright (c) 2001 Idaho Spokesman-Review February 20, 2001 Section: IN LIFE Page: D5

Patricia A. Inman

    Patricia A. Inman fought a courageous battle against cancer for 9 1/2 years that ended on Nov. 6, 2006. She never complained, but chose to live her life to the fullest. Her remarkable strength to survive came from her loving husband Gary Inman, children, and grandchildren. Patti was born Jan. 1, 1947 in Los Angeles, Calif. to Chris and Pat Christianson. They moved to Wichita, Kan. where they stayed until Patti was 15. Her family moved to Rupert, Idaho where Patti graduated from Minico High School in 1965 and Briggs Business College one year later. Patti worked as a bookkeeper for many years. In 1968, Patti married John Weber and gave birth to her daughter Melissa on July 19. They later divorced. She met the love of her life, Gary Inman soon after. When Gary passed the 'Melissa' test, they married July 29, 1975. In the spring of 1976 Gary, Patti, and Melissa moved to Boise. Ryan joined the family Oct. 31, 1976, followed by Michael on Sept. 6, 1978. Patti´s family was her joy. She loved nothing more than to spend time with her parents, brothers, sisters, nieces, and nephews. Family reunions, holidays, weddings, and births were highly anticipated in her life! Patti was always happiest going to any events to support her family, but especially the many soccer games of Ryan and Michael, and later her grandkids. Patti´s cancer recurred in 1997, soon after the birth of her first grandson Colin. It was at this time that Gary showed his true colors. Gary was sincerely devoted to Patti through sickness and health. His unfailing optimism and the magical birth of a grandchild at each health crisis were her reasons to continue the fight to live. Colin, Jacob, Tanner, Madeline, Maya, Devin, and Sawyer were her blessings. Patti is survived by her devoted husband Gary Inman, her three children Melissa, Ryan, and Michael, and their spouses Gordon Andersen, Kandiss, and Dallas, her seven grandchildren, sister Linda Cooper, brother Brian Christianson and wife Marie, brother Brad Christianson and wife Mary, sister Susan Cox, several nieces, nephews, aunts, and uncles. Her Aunt Mike and Uncle Claire held a special place in her heart for always providing support and comfort to our family in the years after her parents died. Patti has joined her beloved parents Pat and Chris where, as our guardian angels, they watch over us all. Memorial services will be held at 4: p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 11, at the Cathedral of the Rockies. Arrangements are under the direction of Summers Funeral Homes, Ustick Chapel in Meridian. Our family wishes to extend our heartfelt gratitude to the wonderful doctors and nurses who provided Patti such a good quality of life over the past nine years. She appreciated all their hard work and dedication in helping her defy the odds for so long. In lieu of flowers, Patti would want donations sent to the American Cancer Society 2676 S. Vista Ave. Boise, ID 83705.

Published in the Idaho Statesman from 11/9/2006 - 11/11/2006.

Rose Marie Russell

    Rose Marie Russell went to be with her Lord and Savior Thursday, Nov. 16, 2006. Rose was born Dec. 17, 1957 in Twin Falls, Idaho. Rose graduated from Twin Falls High School in 1976. She married the love of her life, Joe Russell on Feb. 21, 1987. Roses love for the Lord and love for her family were central in her life. Rose owned and operated Russell Property Management, Inc. where she managed properties she and her husband developed and or acquired during their marriage. Rose was admired, in that role, for her firm but compassionate nature. Rose was a gracious, vibrant lady of faith with a quick wit and a wonderful sense of humor. She touched and affected many lives in a positive manner. Roses passions included spending time at the family cabin, in the Sawtooth Mountains with family and close friends, gardening, going to the movies, and lively music. Rose was an excellent artist and she loved traveling to collect art, especially to San Francisco and to her favorite city Florence, Italy. Rose is survived by her husband, Joe Russell, two daughters Jamie Michelle (Jim) Anderson, Megan Danielle Russell and one son Justin Charles Russell. She is also survived by her parents Bob and Alice Inman, and two sisters Sherrie (Carl) Johnson and Teresa (Walter) Gorman and grandmother Ruby Inman. A celebration of Roses life will be held at the First Assembly of God church located at Locust Street and Addison Avenue East in Twin Falls, on Tuesday, Nov. 21 at 1 p.m. Donations made to The College of Southern Idaho Foundation, FBO the School of Nursing or the Lighthouse Christian School.

Published in the Idaho Statesman from 11/18/2006 - 11/20/2006.