She will be remembered as compassionate, caring, and always putting others before herself.
She always made it a point to drive herself and her two kids out to North Dakota every summer, where they would visit with family and friends.
There will be a memorial service in Valley City, ND, on Nov. In lieu of flowers, the family wants to respect her wishes and donations can be made to the Weippe Community Hall, Weippe Museum, or the charity of your choice in her name. Following his high school graduation, he moved to Idaho, where he went to work for Potlatch Forests Inc. Ray often reminisced about his logging days and told of his experiences participating in a log drive down the Clearwater River. They moved to Alaska, where they spent the next eight years on Prince of Wales Island working for Valentine Logging.
They moved to Kodiak Island for a short time and then returned to Idaho.
She continued to visit her hometown every year even while going through many different cancer treatments.
She was a stay at home mom for several years, but then took a job at the Pierce Library as a librarian.