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Edward Joseph Anson, 69

| August 18, 2020 1:00 AM

Beloved husband, father, grandfather and friend, Edward “Ed” Joseph Anson, 69, of Pinehurst, Idaho, passed away Aug. 11, 2020, at St. Patrick’s Hospital in Missoula, Mont. He was born Jan. 9, 1951, in Philadelphia, Pa.; Ed was the son of Edward and Theresa (Whelan) Anson.

Ed attended Washington College of Maryland, where he studied English and political science. During his undergrad time, Ed took a year off to travel and work across Europe. He then moved west, where he attended and graduated from Gonzaga University with a law degree. After graduation, Ed moved to Wallace, Idaho, where he began practicing law. He practiced at Anson & Sweeny for a few years before opening up the Coeur d’Alene branch of Witherspoon Kelly in the late 1980s, where he worked until he retired in April 2017.

On Oct. 13, 1990, Ed was united in marriage to Marla, in Paris, France.

Ed had many passions in life. He enjoyed golf, skiing, old movies, photography and listening to music, especially the Rolling Stones. Ed was a world traveler, with a particular affinity for France, Italy and Mexico. He was also known as a “foodie,” enjoying all types of cuisines and cooking for the family. At the end of the day, Ed loved nothing more than putting his nose in a good book.

Ed is survived by his beloved wife of 30 years, Marla Anson; four children: Ryan (Ashley) Bailey, James (Eryka) Anson, Stephen Anson and Rachelle Evans; and six grandchildren: Kyncie, Mason, Lexi, Brooklyn, Olivia and Violet. Ed was preceded in death by his parents.

Per Ed’s request, no services will be held.

You may share your memories of Ed and sign his guest book at

Shoshone Funeral Service and Crematory is entrusted with services.