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Garrard, Troy D.  
Garrard, Troy D., 54, of Ontario, Oregon, died on Wednesday, July 20, 2016 at his home. Arrangements are under the direction of the Haren-Wood Funeral Chapels, Ontario, Payette.
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Published in Idaho Statesman on July 21, 2016
Gossi, Peggy Jean (Fouts) - Cascade  
Peggy Jean (Fouts) Gossi October 1, 1933 ~ July 13, 2016 Peggy Jean (Fouts) Gossi, 82, of Cascade, Idaho, passed away at home on July 13, 2016, after battling many years of illness. Peggy was born in Ottawa, Kansas, on October 1, 1933, to Edwin Duane Fouts and Katherine Inez Crawford. The Fouts family moved to Boise, Idaho in 1934. Peggy started grade school and attended Boise High School. Her father owned a radio and TV repair business and also played in a band. Her mother took in laundry and sewing to help support the family. Peggy's impressive work ethic began at an early age. She babysat, mowed lawns, and painted fences. She had a paper route, delivering the Idaho Statesman newspaper to 105 customers. She also worked at the Pinney and Granada Theaters in Boise, often walking home after work from 1st Street to 36th Street at 1:00 in the morning. Peggy met Delbert Ellis Gossi at Bing's Dance Hall on Highway 55 in Boise. They were married on March 19, 1951, in Tacoma, Washington, anticipating Del's deployment to Germany with the U.S. Army. His orders were changed, and they were transferred to Camp Stoneman in Pittsburg, California, before eventually returning to Boise when his military service ended. Their early years of marriage were spent visiting with family in the Clayton and Challis area. The many incredible talents of Peggy Gossi are etched forever in the minds and hearts of her family and friends. If you have ever been to the lovely home she designed herself, you would have seen her beautiful oil paintings hung throughout. She always engaged her grandchildren in painting and arts and crafts activities as well. Peggy was an accomplished seamstress, having made beautiful dresses for her girls throughout their lives. In her early years, she designed ballet and theater costumes for a dance company in Boise, rodeo and barrel racing outfits for youngest daughter Jill, wedding, bridesmaids, baptism, first communion dresses, and numerous Halloween costumes for grandchildren. She made sure any new great-grandchildren had a "blankie" before she passed and enjoyed knitting and crocheting as well. Peggy spent countless hours designing and working on floats for the Winter Wonderland parades held in Boise many years ago. The floats she designed always took top awards. She had an eye for beauty and was so amazingly creative. She could teach beginning piano lessons and inspired the love of music in her children and grandchildren. Spending time with "Grammy" meant rock collecting, hiking, bird watching, and appreciating flowers and the outdoors. Garden Club in Cascade was one of her favorite activities. Peggy was the bookkeeper for Delbert's business, Gossi Logging Company, and enjoyed being a homemaker. She had the energy and passion to devote her talents and time in many different areas. She was a Girl Scout leader, statewide secretary for the Silver Sage Girl Scout council, a Sunday school teacher and active church member, a 4H volunteer, a PTA member, Eastern Star member, Women's Auxiliary of the American Veterans of Foreign Wars member, past coordinator for The American Cancer Society, secretary for the Idaho Standard Quarter Horse Association, and a volunteer in any capacity when needed. She was a world wide traveler and kept a journal of each place that she visited. She made the most of her travels, always eager to learn more about the history, people and areas she visited. Peggy traveled extensively across America and also enjoyed England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales. Peggy was also passionate about politics and her civic duties. She served as the State Committee Woman for Valley County and was awarded Outstanding Precinct Committee Person, for which she had been inducted into the Idaho Republican Party Hall of Fame. In 1981, Peggy played a huge part in the Horseshoe Bend Hill road re-build. She and her volunteers stood on Highway 55 while construction work was being done on the silver railroad bridge. The construction project had flaggers who had stopped traffic, which is how she got the numerous highway improvement petitions signed. In 1984, Peggy represented the State of Idaho as a delegate to the Republican National Convention; she and Sally traveled to Dallas, Texas, for that memorable event. She was passionate in her quest to have the Inheritance Tax revised by President Reagan. Peggy often enjoyed watching sports, particularly baseball. One year she was even voted the Seattle Mariners' #1 Fan after we submitted her name in a contest. The BSU Broncos also brought her much enjoyment; she knitted hats and scarves in blue and orange for anyone who wanted them. She loved Shirley Temple. Lastly, we as a family all knew her love for animals. Her many dogs, cats, horses, rabbits, not to mention the deer, fox, and bobcats she fed in the snow on her deck, all had a special place in her heart. She would have liked to have gone to college to become a veterinarian. She would have been a great one! Peggy was preceded in death by her parents and her stepfather, Harvey "Bing" Bingman. Peggy's surviving family members include her devoted husband of 65 years, Delbert Gossi, and their children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren: Susan and Jerry Folger and their children and grandchildren, Derek and Jen Folger and daughter Florence; Lindsey and Brian Etchison and daughter Jane; Kara and Darrin Carlson and daughter Allie; Doug and Deedee Gossi and their children C.W. and Marina White, Corbin White and Deven Gossi, and grandchildren, Jordyn White, Casen White and Bryson Benton; Sally Gossi and her daughter Molly Bradford; Jill and Cody Huddleston and their daughters Erin, Kylie Jo and Jacie. Peggy is also survived by her four brothers: Bob, Raymond, Jack and Dale Fouts and numerous nieces and nephews. A special thank you goes to Jon Remaklus for his help and concern for Peggy during her illness. A memorial service and celebration of Peggy's life will be held on Friday, July 29th, at 2:00 p.m. at Cascade Community Church, 109 W. Pine Street, Cascade, Idaho. A reception will be held at the church immediately following the services. Family members would like to thank Cascade Medical Center, Cascade Rural Fire Department, McCall St. Luke's Hospital and the ER staff. We give a very special thank you to Dr. Caitlin Gustafson, the Wound Clinic and Hospice. Your care and compassion for Peggy was unsurpassed. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be made to McPaws (a regional animal shelter) in McCall, Idaho.
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Published in Idaho Statesman on July 24, 2016
Green, Scott W.  
Green, Scott W., 63, of Boise, died on Friday, July 22, 2016 at a local hospital. Arrangements are under the direction of the Alden-Waggoner Funeral Chapel.
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Published in Idaho Statesman on July 26, 2016
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