Steven Craig M.D.
1962 - 2021
BORN
1962
DIED
May 10, 2021
FUNERAL HOME
Bell Tower Funeral Home & Crematory
3398 E. Janalan Ave.
Post Falls, ID 83854
Dr. Stephen David ("Steve") Craig, 58, resident of Liberty Lake, Washington passed away on May 10, 2021. Born on June 8, 1962 in Idaho Falls, Idaho, son of David Edward Craig (deceased January 23, 1992) and Opal Ranee Bodily.

Steve grew up in Idaho Falls, Idaho. He enjoyed sports, worked hard and was an Eagle Scout. His studies took him to Rexburg, Idaho on a track scholarship at Ricks College. Steve served an 18-month religious mission in Columbia, South Carolina. He married Alicia Jane Cobabe on June 8, 1984 in Los Angeles, California. They are the loving parents of Kristen and Andrew.

He completed his college studies at Brigham Young University and the University of Utah School of Medicine. Dr. Craig served as Chief Resident during his dermatology residency at Wake Forest School of Medicine in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Sadly, his beloved wife Alicia passed away during his residency on August 7, 1995.

Steve married Julie Lynne Nicholes on July 5, 1996 in Logan, Utah. They had a long and loving marriage and are the parents of Ben and Hannah. He and his family ultimately settled into the Eastern Washington/North Idaho region.

Steve's military service included the Air Force Reserves and four years of active duty at Fairchild Air Force Base as Chief of Dermatology. He retired honorably at the rank of Major in 2000.

That year Dr. Craig established North Idaho Dermatology, serving the communities of Coeur d'Alene, Sandpoint and Moscow, Idaho and Liberty Lake, Washington. Dr. Craig specialized in general dermatology, Mohs surgery, and skin cancer treatment. He treasured caring for his patients. He was well-respected, and his patients and staff loved him.

Steve received a commendation from the Spokane Valley Fire Department for performing life-saving CPR on a person in cardiac arrest. He donated generously to the Coeur d'Alene Chapter of the United Way and his church congregation. In his medical practice, he organized and served at many free skin cancer screenings. He frequently coordinated food drives for the Spokane Valley Food Bank with local missionaries.

A lifelong member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, Steve dedicated his life to serving his neighbors and community. His joy was his family. Steve enjoyed fishing, long walks and bike rides. He had an unquenchable thirst for knowledge and read many books at the same time, with special interest in religious studies and US military history. He liked to drive fast cars with the top down, always making sure to apply sunscreen.

Steve is survived by his wife, Julie; daughter, Kristen Darling, and wife, Caroline; son, Andrew Craig; son, Ben Craig, and wife, Daria; and daughter, Hannah. He is also survived by his mother, Opal Craig; Alicia's mother, LaDeane Cobabe; Julie's parents, Mike and Lynne Nicholes; his brother Doug Craig and wife, Kaylene; and brother Jon Craig and wife, Sheri; many loving brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law; dozens of nieces and nephews. His two grandsons, Eli and Liam miss him already.

Steve's family welcomes you to join them for a viewing Friday, May 14th from 3:00-7:00 PM at Bell Tower Funeral Home, 3398 E Jenalan Ave, Post Falls, ID 83854.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, May 15th, 1PM at the LDS Church at 1670 N McGuire Rd, Post Falls, ID 83854. All are welcome.

"Night never had the last word. The dawn is always invincible." - Hugh B. Brown


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It makes me very sad to hear of the passing of Dr Craig. Her performed my Mohs surgery. My nose several years ago and ve never forgotten how caring he was. He knew I was very upset and he sat in the old surgical waiting area with me showing me pictures in a book of what to expect so that I wouldn´t be shocked. He told me I´d hate him for a couple months but then I´d be ok, lol. He was right, and I have never forgotten his kindness. Thank you Dr Craig; my condolences to the family for their loss.
Debbie Wilson
Other
June 6, 2021
It is with a heavy heart that I learned of Steve´s passing. Over the years of being a patient we developed a friendship and enjoyed laughing about the AF vs Navy (my husband served 24 yrs as a pilot). I feel blessed to have known him and send my deepest sympathies to his family.
Jo Goesling
Work
May 28, 2021
I met dr. Craig professionally in approx. 1995, I am upset to hear of his passing. His compassion was natural. And I to this day do my yearly visit to his clinic in Sandpoint id. Randolph Earle rowe 7,22,1947 Rest in peace,thank you
Randolph Earle rowe
Work
May 23, 2021
Dear Craig Family, I am so sorry to hear of your loss of Steve. He was always so kind to our family . He will be missed dearly. My heart goes out to you Julie. Please let me know if I can help with anything. Thoughts and prayers for all of you. Tonya Keeve
Tonya Keeve
May 19, 2021
I was devastated and so sad to hear of Dr Craig passing, my favorite dermatologist. My sincere condolences to his family, rest in peace. Gil and Roz Shearer
Roz Shearer
May 18, 2021
We have been so fortunate to go to church with Steve and Julie Craig for years and years. They are treasured friends and we have had many meaningful conversations. Steve has always been there with his intellect, knowledge, curiosity, concern for others and goofy wit. We benefited so much from his knowledge of Christian history and his tender love of the Savior. When he was in the bishopric, we loved the topics he chose for sacrament meeting as they were so relevant for current issues. we understand Julie helped with those which just shows you what a partnership they had. Julie and Steve´s partnership in marriage has been such an example to us; they were partners in all aspects of life, marriage, family, service, business, parenting, finances, and physical activities. Steve enjoyed teasing Tom especially nicknaming him Porter Rockwell. They enjoyed a good friendship of respect and trust with similar values. Professionally, we knew we could trust Steve to do his best with his vast knowledge and experience. Steve loved his family so much and had a hard time seeing the children leave home. He thought about each one in his thoughtful way and it was fun to see how excited he would be for them to come home. Steve has been a stalwart in our lives and we will miss him so much.
Margaret and Tom Vidmar
May 14, 2021
We loved talking with Dr. Craig when my husband had to come in for check ups. They both would poke fun at each other and just laugh. I truly believe Dr. Craig liked seeing my husband as much as my husband did him. He was such a nice soft spoken, caring man. He will be missed by us and I am sure so many others. Rest in Peace Dr. Craig.
Monica Moon
May 14, 2021
Julie, I am so sorry to read about your husband´s death. My deepest condolences to you and your family. My thoughts and prayers are with you during these trying times.
Paul Kays LMT
May 14, 2021
He was a fine man and gifted clinician. He lived what he preached, and we loved him for it. He will be sorely missed.
Rich Flygare
May 14, 2021