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Donald S. Pym, 82

| June 17, 2010 4:56 AM

Donald S. Pym, of Troy, died Saturday, June 12, 2010, at Kootenai Medical Center in Coeur d’Alene. He was 82.

Don was born Dec. 7, 1927, in Spokane to Kenneth and Elsie Pym. He was raised by his grandma Mary and two uncles (Bill and Bun Benjamin). He was drafted into the Army before graduation and served with the 187 TH Glider Infantry during WWII. Following his discharge in 1947 he returned to Troy and farming. Later he moved to Spokane and worked as a bottle shop worker for Bohemian Brewery (15 years) and later for Pepsi (one year) and Coca Cola (15 years).

He and Geneva E. Fowler were married in 1965 and lived in Coeur d’Alene. In 1979 they moved back to Troy and later retired. He was a member of the Spokane Eagles Lodge for 63 years. Don enjoyed gardening, fishing, going for long drives and going to the Clearwater River Casino.

Surviving are his wife, Geneva, at their home in Troy; two sons, Daniel (Linda) and Richard “Rick” (Terry) in Rathdrum; along with four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren with another on the way. He also leaves several step grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

At his request there will be no memorial service and cremation has taken place. The family suggests memorials be made to the Troy Ambulance Fund.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Short’s Funeral Chapel, Moscow, and online condolences may be sent to www.shortsfuneralchapel.net.

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