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Pearl H. Heineman, 95

| June 15, 2010 5:07 AM

March 11, 1915 - June 4, 2010

Pearl H. Heineman was born in Coeur d’Alene on March 11, 1915, to Marie (Donart) and Claude Hamlin. Except for a few early years in Ritzville and Clarkston, Wash., she lived her entire life in Coeur d’Alene.

She graduated from Coeur d’Alene High School in 1933. She married Thomas Heineman on July 24, 1937. They were married for 57 years before he passed away in 1994.

Pearl was a devoted bowler. During the 1938-39 bowling season, she and several friends formed the Coeur d’Alene Woman’s Bowling Association. Pearl was it’s first president. This group of ladies became lifelong friends. Pearl won the Washington State Women’s Bowling Association tournament in 1959 and was the Idaho state woman’s bowling champion 1962. She was inducted into the Coeur d’Alene Women’s Bowling Hall of Fame in 1998. She was also an avid fisherman, always ready to go, whether to Alaska or a local lake. She loved being outdoors, berry picking, mushrooming, etc. She and friend, Polly, traveled much of the U.S.

Pearl worked at several early well-known businesses including McEuen’s IGA, the Pines Bakery and the Gibbs Mercantile.

Pearl moved into Heritage Place in 1997 and lived there until moving into newly completed Coeur d’Alene Homes in 2006.

She is survived by two nephews, Burney (Jodell) Hamlin and Lanny (Deanna) Heineman; three nieces, Bonnie (Ronnie) Lankford, Kaye (Warren) Larson and Maxine (Don) Schierman.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Tom; brother Burnette Hamlin and sister Rose Nettleton.

Pearl’s family would like to thank the staff at Coeur d’Alene Homes for the wonderful loving care she received there and they suggest in lieu of flowers a memorial be given to the Coeur d’Alene Homes, 624 W. Harrison, Coeur d’Alene, ID 83814.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 18, 2010, at English Funeral Chapel, 1133 N. Fourth St., Coeur d’Alene, ID 83814.

Please sign Pearl’s guest registry and view her online memorial at