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Geneva Ruth Hollibaugh Fullen, 73

     On March 17, 2015 surrounded with love from her husband and children at her side, Geneva passed away at Sacred Heart Hospital in Spokane.3-26-15-obit-fullen-geneva

     Geneva was born to Glen and Hattie Potter on Aug. 9, 1941 in Kooskia. She attended schools in Kooskia and enjoyed growing up on the family farm along the Clearwater River.

     In 1955, she married Larry Hollibaugh of Orofino. They had five children. The most important role in our mother’s life was being a devoted housewife and loving mother to her children and grandkids. For a number of years they owned and operated the Greer Café in Greer, where Mom would always meet new people with her beautiful smile and warm heart and because of her generosity she would many times feed someone who had no money. After 42 years of marriage it later ended in divorce.

     Geneva later remarried Roger Fullen of Lewiston. They resided in Culdesac, Idaho. Mom always said that he was her rock and was the kindest and most loveable husband that a woman could ever ask for. They enjoyed the outdoors, camping and fishing at Waha and Winchester Lake. Mom almost always caught the most fish.

     Geneva is survived by her husband, Roger of Culdesac; daughters Debbie (Bernie) Wilmarth of Medimont, Idaho, Traci (Marvin) Skiles of Osburn, Idaho, special daughter Brynn (Randy) Long of Kooskia, sons Randy, (Lauri) Hollibaugh of Orofino, Bradley Joe Hollibaugh, Mary Burke of Liberty Lake, Wash., special son, Chris Berry of Orofino, and Ray Fullen of Culdesac; grandchildren Justin Hollibaugh of Lewiston, Jason (Melissa) Hollibaugh of Rathdrum, Idaho, Cody Hollibaugh of Coeur d’Alene, Michael Ryan of Sydney, Mont., Casey Ryan of Liberty Lake, Travis Skiles of Osburn, Alyssa Hollibaugh of Liberty Lake, Heather (Noah) Payne Hankel of Coeur d’Alene, Arne (Rebecca) Taylor of Tri Cities, Wash., Cherish (Josh) Merritt, and Erin (Josh) Wilmarth Klare of Missoula, Mont., Josh Warden of Pullman, Wash., Misty Hollibaugh of Prescott, Wash., Sarah Warden of Clarkston; sister Gladys (Eddie) Swanson of Clarkston; brothers Gary (Frieda) Potter of Kooskia, Lamar Potter of Boise, and Les Potter of Reno, Nev. Geneva had many great-grandchildren and nieces and nephews who she so dearly loved.

     Geneva was preceded in death by her son, Scotty Hollibaugh, grandson Dusty Hollibaugh, son-in-law Kelly Ryan, sister Lana Schneider, and parents Glen Potter and Hattie Peterson.

     Geneva was the kindest, loving, and most caring person there could ever be. She had a great love for animals and helped rescue and care for many just to give them a home. Her greatest love/passion was spending time with her husband, children, family and close friends.

     A celebration of Geneva’s life will be March 28 at noon at the Orofino Tabernacle Church, 1839 Michigan Ave., Orofino. Gary Potter will preside as pastor over the services. A potluck will follow the service at the VFW Building, 330 Michigan Ave., Orofino. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Geneva’s name to the Kootenai Humane Society, 11650 North Ramsey Road, Hayden, Idaho 83835 or the Shriner’s Hospital, Spokane.

     Bell Tower Funeral Home has been entrusted with arrangements.


Darvon Darol Fleury, 73

     Darvon Darol Fleury, 73, of Kooskia, passed away peacefully with his family by his side Tuesday, March 10, 2015, at the Idaho State Veterans Home in Lewiston.3-26-15-obit-darvon-fleury

     Darvon was born April 3, 1941, in Windsor, Colo. In August 1963, he met the love of his life, Grace, at a dance in Laramie, Wyo. They married three months later. In 2001, they divorced after 38 years of marriage. Over the years, they have remained friends, and Grace, along with their children, have been there continuously during his health issues.

     In 1965, he became a born-again Christian while attending Idledale Community Church. He attended Parks School of Business College to study the Bible, which led him to ministering to inmates and holding open Bible studies.

     As a young boy, he attended Red Rocks Elementary in Morrison, Colo. In 1959, he joined Sheppard Air Force Base in Texas and received his General Educational Development certificate as an airman second class in March 1963. In 1965, he was released with honorable discharge as an airman third class.

     In 1979, Darvon and Grace moved to Kooskia, where he was a deacon at Valley Bible Church and was dedicated to the Awana program.

     Throughout his life, he worked various jobs, including at Baker Truck, the U.S. Forest Service, Corey Lumber and Clearwater Valley Elementary School, and he was also a member/president of the Lions Club.

     In 2004, he began caring for his mother, Pauline, because of her health, until her death in 2010. Shortly after she passed, Darvon was diagnosed with pulmonary fibrosis.

     He was a craftsman in many areas, such as gunsmithing, art, and archery. His favorite hobbies were reading his Bible, fishing, helping others and spending time with family and friends. He was a hard worker, family-oriented and a rock to many family members and friends along the way.

     He had a love for the Lord that was “huge” and wanted to share this love to all who would listen. He had a heart for the needy and the youth. He was a friend you could count on, no matter what the problem or the time of day. He made time!

     He is survived by his four children and their mother, Grace; children Jessica and husband Jesse Guest, Zane and wife Bambi Fleury, Justin and wife Amy Fleury and Holly and husband Issac Santa Maria; 12 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; sister Gwen and husband Gary Nagle; brothers Joe and wife Lynn Fleury and Rye Fleury; and many nieces and nephews.

     He was preceded in death by his mother, Pauline; brother Kevin; infant sister Norine; and nephew Rob Nagel.

     Services were held Friday, March 20 at Trenary Funeral Home, Kooskia.

     The family wishes to thank the staff at the Veterans Home in Lewiston, the staff at Syringa Hospital in Grangeville, Pastor Art Finney for officiating services, Trenary Funeral Home in Kooskia and all of our family and friends for your continued support and prayers during this difficult time. It is very much appreciated.


Douglas Wayne Schroeder, 54

     Douglas Wayne Schroeder, 54, passed away March 15, 2015 at Clearwater Valley Hospital in Orofino. Doug spent his growing up years on the family ranch on Kidder Ridge north of Kooskia. He graduated from Clearwater Valley High School in 1979. Doug worked on the ranch for a short time before taking a position with Clearwater Forests which ended in an industrial accident that disabled him.3-26-15-obit-douglas-schroe

     Doug married Kim Sorenson in December 1980. They had two children, Dougie and Hope. The marriage ended in divorce after 23 years. Doug later married Tanya Tarro in 2001. Although a short marriage, Doug was blessed with another daughter, Desiree Tarro.

     Doug loved the outdoors, hunting, fishing, and camping. He spent a lot of time outdoors with his two grandsons, Carter and Kyler, teaching them all his secrets of hunting, shooting guns, and fishing.

     Doug was preceded in death by his mother, Anna (Babe) Schroeder. He is survived by his parents, Alferd and Kerri Schroeder of Kooskia, brothers Glen Schroeder (Chris) of Medford, Ore., Gerald Schroeder (Eldonna) of Kamiah, sister Carol Wholsein of Grangeville, son Dougie Schroeder, (Teresa), grandsons Carter and Kyler of Kooskia, daughter Hope Doyle (Cody), granddaughters, Trynity, Ellie, and grandson Brody, all of Lewiston, and numerous nieces and nephews. Douglas shared two very special relations with his best friend Denyse Rich and Mark Paxton, both of Spokane.

     Celebration of his life will take place with stories, and a potluck dinner at the IOOF Hall in Kooskia on March 28 at 1 p.m.


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