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Myrna J. Vincent

| December 29, 2020 1:00 AM

Myrna J. Vincent passed away on Oct. 6, 2020, and heaven gained a beautiful angel. Our mother/grandma passed away at 3:20 a.m., surrounded by her loved ones. She was an amazing mom, grandma, and great-grandma to not just her own family, but to more than can be counted throughout her life. She welcomed all into her home with loving arms, an open heart and a warm kitchen. We are truly blessed to have spent our whole lives growing up with such a strong, beautiful, kind and loving mom and grandma. We laughed together, cried together, traveled together and built a lifetime of memories that will forever be cherished. I don't know if we can ever put into words how much she truly means to our family and how much we all love her. She was our best friend and our hearts are broken.

She leaves behind two younger sisters, Dorothy Burke and Rose Meronuck; her children Steven, Doug and Joan; grandchildren, Sidney, Tiara, Tj, Nate, J.D. and Norbie; great-grandchildren, Aryah, Tiegan, Rowyn, Haddie and Charlee; along with uncles, aunts, cousins (Myron), numerous relatives and friends.

She was born and raised in North Dakota where she met and married her sweetheart, "William Perry Vincent POW." They traveled the world during his tour in the military, to Panama, Germany and Norway, to name a few. Upon his retirement from the Army they moved to Priest River to settle in a quiet life, where they raised their three children.

She worked as a CNA/EMT until she needed to take care of our father during his illness and until his death in 1984. She then moved to Coeur d’Alene where she reconnected with their best friend who had been widowed as well. Falling in love again she married her second sweetheart, "Milow Howard," and they were together until his death in 1997. She spent the rest of her years with her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren while taking many trips together and exploring the countryside.

Thank you to all of those who checked in, stopped by, called and kept us in your thoughts and prayers. You were all so amazing and we are forever grateful. Thank you to Les, Shannon, Megan and Sheri for helping put together a beautiful ceremony, and thank you Claudie at CDA Casino for all your help and the beautiful room and food. Grandma was truly loved by all. We also want to thank the Hospice House staff for allowing us to move in and be with our mom/grandma during her last days with us. We truly are grateful for your loving support and kindness. Your place is truly an amazing place to let us embrace our time with our loved one. To our mom, rest in peace.