Charles Elton 'Chuck' Schoonover, 70

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Charles Elton "Chuck" Schoonover, 70, passed away on Friday, Oct. 8, 2004, at Kootenai Medical Center in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho.Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 14, 2004, at the First Lutheran Church in Sandpoint with Pastor Dave Olson officiating.

Chuck was born on June 7, 1934, in Seward, Neb., to Roley and Fairy Schoonover. He attended grade schools in Gering, Neb., and Whittier, Calif.

The family moved to Sandpoint, Idaho, and Chuck attended seventh Grade at Farmin Elementary. Chuck excelled at athletics; in high school he played baseball, football, and track. During his senior year of football he was elected as co-captain and to the North-South all-star team. After graduation in 1952, Chuck attended the University of Idaho on a football scholarship.

Chuck married his high school sweetheart Anita Beauchamp on Feb. 14, 1954, in Sandpoint. He went on to serve his country for two years in the United States Marines during the Korean War. After returning stateside, coach Cotton Barlow helped him secure a football scholarship to Columbia Basin College for one year. He then transferred back to the University of Idaho, where he completed his football career and graduated with a degree in education in 1962.

Chuck taught and coached at Orofino High School for four years, before returning to Sandpoint. During his 15 year teaching and coaching career at Sandpoint High School he served as assistant football coach, assistant track coach and eventually head wrestling coach of the wrestling program he and Francis MacDonald helped start.

In 1969, he was named "Outstanding Young Educator" by the Sandpoint Jaycees, and was named "teacher of the year" seven times.

In 1979, Chuck went to work in Alaska building the pipeline. Three years later, he went to work for Boeing working on the minuteman missiles, which took him to Cheyenne, Wyo., and Ogden, Utah. He then moved to Everett, Wash., where he worked as an inspector on the flight line in the airplane division. In 1999, he retired and moved back to Sandpoint.

Chuck is a member of the First Lutheran Church, Golden Spike Elks Lodge No. 719 in Roy, UT, Lakeside Lodge No. 42 A.F. & A.M., Moyie Shrine Club, North Idaho Shrine Clowns, Scottish Rite, and Sons of Norway. He also served as equipment manager for the Bulldog football team, cooked hot dogs and hamburgers at the football and basketball concession stand, and dressed up as "Ole" the hobo clown to entertain sick children in area hospitals. Chuck enjoyed spending time with his family, helping children, camping, watching baseball and football on TV, and especially ice fishing with friend Swede Hansen.

He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Anita Schoonover of Sandpoint; a son, Charles A. (Debbie) Schoonover of Sandpoint; a daughter, Christy (Dave) Arnot of Everett, Wash.; a grandson, Christopher A. (Crystal) Schoonover of Sandpoint; a granddaughter, Lindsay Ann Schoonover of Coeur d'Alene; three sisters-in-law, Marilla Kemmis of Sandpoint, Frances Crandall of Sandpoint and Janet Duncan of Spokane, Wash.; seven nieces and nephews, Sandy Dawson of Denver, Colo., Roley Schoonover of Sandpoint, Bobby Schoonover of Edmonds, Wash., Jacque Rowlley of Meridian, Idaho, Cathy Gregory of Nampa, Idaho, Barry Crandall of Meridian, and Jerry Duncan of Spokane; several cousins, Midy (Gary) Gross, Leslie (Jim) Kniss, Kelly (Katie) Danielson and Grace (Mel) Carter.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Robert and Warren; and a grandson, Charles Schoonover.

Memorial donations may be made to the Shriner's Hospital "Sneaker Fund", PO Box 704, Sandpoint, ID 83864, to aid child burn victims.

Lakeview Funeral Home in Sandpoint is handling the arrangements. Please visit Chuck's memorial at and sign his online guest book.Bernice L. Spade, 84Bernice L. Spade, 84, passed away in Sandpoint, Idaho, on Sunday, Oct. 10, 2004.Funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 15, 2004, in Coffelt's Moon Chapel. Pastor Jon Pomeroy of First Church of God will officiate. Interment will follow at 2 p.m. Friday in the Westmond Cemetery.Friends may call to pay their respects on Thursday, Oct. 14, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Coffelt Funeral Service.Bernice was born in Odessa, Neb., on Oct. 4, 1920. She attended schools in Nebraska and married Pascal Spade in Phillipsberg, Kan., on May 8, 1937. They came to Kootenai, Idaho, on July 11, 1937, driving a Model T truck. In 1944, the family moved to Sagle and operated the family farm.Bernice was known for her leadership in 4-H and, at the time of her death, was still a leader in the Sagle Yodeling Coyotes 4-H Club. She won many awards, including the "Sapphire" award for 35 years of leadership. On Aug. 25, 1990, she was inducted into the Epsilon Sigma Phi honorary extension fraternity in recognition of outstanding public service to the state of Idaho.For 25 years, Bernice served on the Bonner County Fair Board. She worked with several advisory committees and has volunteered many hours to the market animal committee. She served as superintendent of both the 4-H and open swine and sheep departments. She worked as a fair judge in Boundary County and at other district events.She was a member of the Sagle School PTA and held all of the offices. She worked with the Bonner County Needs Assessment Committee and served as secretary of the citizens tax committee.For many years, Bernice was the Sagle news correspondent for the Sandpoint News Bulletin, writing the local news and stories.She is survived by her husband of 67 years, Pascal Spade of Sagle, Idaho; eight children, Jerry Spade of Sagle, Tom (and Barbara) Spade of Sunnyside, Idaho, Dick (and Lillian) Spade of Sagle, Gary Spade of Cocolalla, Idaho, Ray (and Mary Jane) of Careywood, Patty (and Clint) Harkey of Sagle, Karen Spade of Sagle and Donna Parnell of Sagle; 18 grandchildren, 35 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great-grandchildren; a brother, Richard McElhinney of Texas; and a sister, Peggy (and Red) Wilson of Nebraska.She was preceded in death by her parents, two grandchildren, Debra and Wayne; her son-in-law, Ken Parnell; a brother and a sister.Funeral arrangements are under the care of Coffelt Funeral Service of Sandpoint.

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