Friday, December 06, 2013

Two Went Last Month (November 2013)

Two of relatives by marriage took a trip on the other side...
My Aunt Glenda is an Aunt by marriage married one my mothers brothers...

Glenda Doreen McCalmant
(September 25, 1940 - November 15, 2013)
Glenda Doreen McCalmant passed away on November 15, 2013 at the Boundary Community Hospital after a short battle with cancer. Memorial services are to be held on Wednesday, November 20, 2013 at 11 a.m. at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Bonners Ferry, Idaho with a private family inurnment service at Grand View Cemetery also in Bonners Ferry, Idaho.
Glenda was the sixth of eight children born to Leslie Earl Frans and Elva Sabina Hodgson Frans on Sept. 25, 1940 in Sandpoint , Idaho. As a young child, she lived on Highland Flats in Naples, Idaho and attended 1st and 2nd grade there. After a house fire the family moved to Bonners Ferry where she attended the Northside School, Valley View School, and graduated from Bonners Ferry High School in 1959.
Glenda met her husband XXX in her later teens and married him on December 6, 1958. They celebrated almost 55 years of marriage together.
During the first few years of their marriage, they lived in town and then bought a home in District 2. Through years of hard work, XXX and Glenda turned an old homestead into a real home- a source of pride and joy in which each new project led to the next. It was here at this house that Glenda and XXX raised their 4 children.
Even though Glenda enjoyed being a homemaker, she also worked outside the home, serving 29 years as a librarian at the Boundary County Library. Her work at the library always provided entertaining stories of people she would meet there. She also developed many lasting friendships with her co-workers. Even after she retired you could catch her volunteering, just because she enjoyed being there.
One of Glenda`s greatest passions was singing. She sang in high school choir and continued singing in her church choir at Trinity Lutheran Church where she was a member for over 50 years. Another group she sang in was Wild Mountain Thyme which gave her opportunities for oversea travels and being under the directorship of renowned musicians such as Bobby McFerren. She was also a member of the Bonners Ferry Community Choir, never missing a Christmas performance in 40 years. Additional pursuits included reading, enjoying her pets, and watching Star Trek with family.
Glenda had also enjoyed being part of the community theater, doing parts large or small and especially participating in musicals. She also shared her voice by singing at many funerals and weddings. Glenda and XXX also fulfilled their life-long dream of a trip to England which they shared with some family members.
Glenda is survived by her husband XXX at home, her son XXX of Bonners Ferry, daughters XXX (XXX) of Post Falls, Id., XXX (XXX) of Bonners Ferry and XXX (XXX) of Bonners Ferry.
She also is survived by her treasured grandchildren XXX (XXX), XXX XXX (XXX), XXX M, XXX, XXX and great-grand daughter XXX. Other survivors include 2 sisters and 3 brothers and numerous nieces and nephews.
Glenda will be missed greatly by her family and many friends. We can hardly imagine life without her boisterous laugh and worlds-greatest hugs.
Memorials may be made to given in her memory to the Boundary County Library.
Family and friends are invited to sign Glenda’s book at Arrangements are entrusted to the care of Bonners Ferry Funeral Home.

Sherri passed away also. She was married to my cousin Doyle who she divorce and Doyle passed away first. Both of them remarried before they passed on. Sherri remarried Murphy step cousin... Sharon (Sherri) Anne (West) Miller, age 66 passed away peacefully on Friday morning, Nov 29th. Sherri was born December 8th, 1946 in Spokane, Washington to XXX and Mary Lee West. She attended primary school in Colbert, WA and Priest River, ID. She graduated from Bonners Ferry High School in 1965. Sherri is survived by her husband, XXX, brothers XXX and XXX, her 3 children, XXX, XXX, and XXX as well as 2 step children, XXX and XXX. Sherri has 7 grandchildren whom she adored as well as her precious nieces and nephews.
Sherri worked for many years as a waitress, most notably at Chic-n-chop Restaurant, as well as the mail carrier for Naples. In later years she worked for the Boundary County School District as Study Hall Monitor at the middle school level in addition to various aide positions, her favorite being at Riverside HS. She loved working with the kids and watching them progress into fine, young adults.
In her leisure time, Sherri enjoyed crocheting, gardening, baking, horseback riding, hiking, camping, fishing, bowling, riding roller coasters, and anything that involved her grandkids. One of Sherri’s last projects was to finish two beautiful afghans for individuals at the Cancer Center in Renton, WA where she they took such good care of her during her many chemo treatments.
Sherri was a kid at heart! She never missed a chance to ride the roller coasters at Silverwood with her “kids” from the schools or her grandkids! She will be remembered for her fun side as well as for the courage she showed during her long, 12 year battle with cancer. She was mom to so many more than just the three kids she gave birth to which she was reminded of in her final weeks with us here in this world. Her list of friends and family extends beyond any list we can create, but you all know who you are and how she loved you. We all have peace in knowing that she is with Jesus waiting for us to join her.
The memorial service for Sherri, will be held at the Mountain Springs Church in Bonners Ferry, Id on Saturday, Dec 7th at 2PM. There will also be a luncheon following at the Free Methodist Church.
Family and friends are invited to sign Sherri’s book at Arrangements are entrusted to the care of Bonners Ferry Funeral Home.


  1. My condolences to you and your family.

  2. My condolences to your family and the friends of your aunts.

  3. People die, not the relationships and memories.

    I hope my ashes get dumped in Tom Creek.


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