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“Dear Ruth and Family, It has been so long since I have seen all of you, though never forgotten the sunny understanding attitude and Molly as a small...Read More »
1 of 13 | Posted by: Denise Layton(Thompson) - ID

“Dear Ruth and Family, Gary and I convey our deep sympathy in the loss of your beloved husband and father. Finding the right words is never easy but...Read More »
2 of 13 | Posted by: Gary & Anna Marie Willard - ID

“Please accept our deepist condolences and prayers during your time of lose. May the fact that he is now in Heaven with GOD bring you some PEASE and...Read More »
3 of 13 | Posted by: Andy & Laurie Pfister and Family - OK

“Our thoughts and prayers are with your family during this difficult time. May God's love and peace comfort you all. ”
4 of 13 | Posted by: The Pfister Family: Anthony, Linda, Jason, Kelley and Nicholas - FL

“Dear Sue, Gib, Jamie Marie and Rob, I am sorry for your loss. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. Love, Mom (Pfister)/Grandma...Read More »
5 of 13 | Posted by: Nancy Pfister - Palm Bay, FL

“Ruth, sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers. ”
6 of 13 | Posted by: Nancy Pfister - Palm Bay, FL

“Ray & I were in the Benewah County Sheriff's Posse. I thought this was the roughest ridin' and drinkin' and talkin' bunch of guys I'd ever been...Read More »
7 of 13 | Posted by: Gary Foster - St. Maries, ID

“Molly- Thinking of you and your family. Hugs to you and your mom. ”
8 of 13 | Posted by: Tammy Johnson - CDA, ID

“Daddy, you will be missed. We love you ”
9 of 13 | Posted by: Gil & Sue Pfister - Crystal, MN

“Our thoughts and prayers are with you. He was such an amazing man who scared the heck out of me when we were kids.(LOL). ”
10 of 13 | Posted by: Tami - Plummer, ID

“Molly and Family, So sorry for the loss of Ray. Thoughts, prayers and condolences to all of you. Jyl ”
11 of 13 | Posted by: Jyl - Tekoa, WA

“I'm so sorry for your loss. Please know you are in my prayers. Ken and I enjoyed our visit with your father so much. He and Kenny talked and...Read More »
12 of 13 | Posted by: Darlene - St. Maries, ID

“Loved your Dad Molly...I will miss him. Love to you and the family. Maggie ”
13 of 13 | Posted by: Maggie - Archdale, NC

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James "Ray" Whitecotton (87) resident of Plummer, ID., died May 2, 2013 at LaCrosse Health and Rehab in Coeur d' Alene, ID. Ray was born November 27, 1925 to Amos and Ludia (LeMaster) Whitecotton at Rice, WA. He grew up in Hood River, Oregon. He graduated from Hood River High School in 1944. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy June 15, 1944 and served in the Asiatic Pacific Theater of War. He was honorably discharged in 1946. He returned to Hood River and worked in the logging industry. Ray married Ruth Nance on March 14, 1953 at Mt. Hood Community, OR. He moved to St. Maries, ID in 1963 where he continued to work in the logging industry, before going to work for the St. Maries Complex of Potlatch Corp. He retired from there in 1987. He moved to Plummer, ID in 1997. Ray enjoyed hunting, fishing, yard and garden work as well as horseback riding. Ray is survived by his wife Ruth at the family home in Plummer. Also surviving are his son Don Whitecotton of Worley, ID and daughters Kay Mosholder of Spokane, WA, Judi (Ed) Miller of Redmond, OR, Susan (Gilbert) Pfister of Minneapolis, MN and Molly (Rick) Schnebly of Plummer, ID. Ray is also survived by Brothers Richard (Verna) Whitecotton of Odell, OR, and Robert (Evelyn) Whitecotton of Odell, Also surviving are 13 grandchildren, 16 great grandchildren and one great great grandson and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by daughter Radene Cannon and brother Laurence Whitecotton and sister Florence Ryan. Private interment has taken place at Evergreen Cemetery, Plummer, ID A celebration of his life will be Monday, May 6th at 11:00 a.m. at the Plummer Assembly of God Church , County line Road, Plummer, ID with Pastor Charles Inks officiating. A gathering of family and friends will follow services. Visit his online memorial and sign his guestbook at www.hodgefuneralhome.com

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