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Milestone Announcements

| May 3, 2020 1:00 AM

Robert and Marjorie Moate

71st Anniversary

Bob and Marjorie Moate’s family are proud to announce their parents’ 71st wedding anniversary. They were married on May 1, 1949, at St. Thomas Catholic Church in Coeur d’Alene.

Bob and Marjorie are longtime residents of the area and built a home on Fernan Lake in 1955 where they raised their six children. They enjoyed making a life together with family and friends.

Bob is an Army veteran and served time in Korea.

For more than 50 years, they have owned and operated Custom Building & Supply with their three sons and now with two of their grandsons and a granddaughter.

We would like to thank them for all the love and wonderful memories they’ve given us. God Bless.

We love you!

Ken and Theresa Miller

70th Anniversary

Ken Miller met Theresa Bowman on a blind date in the fall of 1948. They were married on May 6, 1950, by Father Birmingham in St. Thomas Church. Ken was a non-Catholic at that time.

They honeymooned on the Oregon Coast. They were blessed with six children (three boys and three girls): K. Mike (Linda) of Rathdrum, Susan Kuku of Anchorage, Alaska, Kristine Monaghan of Anchorage, Kathleen Henry (Mike) of Henderson, Nev., Dan (Lisa) of Harrison, Ark., and Tom of Coeur d’Alene; 22 grandchildren 21 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.

Ken already had a job at one of the local sawmills. He started working at the sawmill in 1946. In 1954, we bought the farm next to Ken’s parents farm. After 46, years with the sawmill, Ken retired in 1992.

Ken and Theresa enjoyed traveling in their motor home, making blankets, enjoying their family and living out in the country on their own farm in the new house Ken built. Lots and lots of fishing, including all the local lakes, Oregon Coast, Washington Coast, Columbia River, Vancouver Island and Lake Koocanusa in Montana. The biggest fish was caught by Theresa, a 46-pound Chinook salmon on Vancouver Island.

On Ken and Theresa’s 50th anniversary, their children surprised them by reenacting their 1950 wedding, with even the same music in their son’s backyard. They repeated their vows of when they were married with the priest. They went through two different weekends of Marriage Encounter and two Marriage Encounter Conventions in Portland, Ore.

Because of their handicaps and Ken not driving anymore, they’ve had to give up a few of their enjoyments like fishing.

Paul E. Caraway Jr.

95th Birthday

Paul “Pappy” Caraway celebrated his 95th birthday on May 1, 2020. Although in lockdown, his spirits are high. He said “How could they not be. I’m in lockdown with mostly women.”

He is pictured with Paul Jr. during their trip on the honor flight. Since their trip, Pappy has opened up about his experiences in the Pacific Theater during World War II enlightening Paul Jr. with his adventures as a Sea Bee in Iwo Jima and Nagasaki and of a young man tasked with helping to clean up horrific sites. He is a true hero in the eyes of his son, as well as countless others! Happy Pappy’s Day Pappy!

Colleen ‘Coke’ Hough

91st Birthday

Colleen “Coke” was born May 8, 1929, in Snohomish, Wash., to Tena and Alex Wood. She is the third of six daughters in the family. She was raised in Snohomish, and moved to Coeur d’Alene, where she graduated in the class of 1948, and has lived here for more than 65 years.

She attended Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah, before meeting Robert “Bob” Hough, who was working in Provo, as a radio broadcast journalist. They married in Coeur d’Alene on Aug. 12, 1950.

She enjoys going for walks, swimming, and spending time with family and friends. Due to COVID-19 precautions, the family is not able to hold a birthday celebration this year. Her children, Terry, Bruce, John, Scott and Wendy, wish her a very Happy 91st Birthday!

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Submit your milestones to or in person at the Coeur d’Alene Press, 215 Second St., Coeur d’Alene, ID 83814.

Listings include:

• Wedding anniversaries for couples married 25 years and every fifth year thereafter (2 photos accepted)

• Engagement announcements (1 photo accepted)

• Wedding announcements (1 photo accepted)

• Births (1 photo accepted)

• Milestone birthdays at age 70 and every fifth year thereafter or every year after age 90 (1 photo accepted)

• Generations (1 photo accepted)

• Academic honors and higher education accomplishments (1 photo accepted)

• Military announcements (1 photo accepted)

Deadline is 3 p.m. Tuesdays.


Ken and Theresa Miller, 70th Anniversary


Ken and Theresa Miller, 70th Anniversary


Paul E. Caraway Jr., 95th Birthday


Colleen ‘Coke’ Hough, 91st Birthday