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Beulah Marjorie Carkhuff

April 1, 1929 June 2, 2019
Beulah Marjorie Carkhuff
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Obituary for Beulah Marjorie Carkhuff

Coeur d'Alene, Idaho

Beulah Marjorie Carkhuff was born April 1, 1929 to Donald Kenneth and Edna Cora (Loucks) Vore in Keego Harbor, Michigan. Beulah's musical journey began in her childhood when her father blessed her with her first piano. She grew up in Lansing, Michigan and graduated from Roosevelt High School in 1946 with Summa Cum Laude honors. She then continued her education at Northwest Nazarene College in Nampa, Idaho where she studied business and music. While attending college she met James Carkhuff. The couple was united in marriage on December 15, 1950 at the Church of the Nazarene in Nampa. Their union was blessed with four children, Marjorie, James, Jay, and David, and 68 years marriage together. The couple made their home and raised their family in various communities and states in the northwest. Beulah worked as a pianist while pursuing a business degree, taught piano lessons from her home, and cared for her home and family. Beulah and James blessed many faith communities, churches, and revivals with their combined gifts of piano and voice. In 1970, the couple moved to Coeur d'Alene to be closer to Beulah's parents. Following a decline in health the past few years, Beulah died on Sunday, June 2, 2019 at Kootenai Hospital at the age of 90 years.

Beulah was a member of First Presbyterian Church in Coeur d'Alene. She was active in the life of the congregation and area playing as a pianist. She had served the Church of the Nazarene, Hayden Friends Church, and First Presbyterian Church. Beulah enjoyed teaching piano to students, needlepoint, making her own clothing, making music for others, and especially time spent with her family.

Beulah is lovingly remembered by her husband, James of Coeur d'Alene; her children, Marjorie Carkhuff of Post Falls, Idaho, James L. Carkhuff of Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, Jay Carkhuff (and Jake Kline) of Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, and David (and Ruthann) Carkhuff of Maine; her sister, Marian (and Robert) Parret of Nampa, Idaho; and nieces, Jan, Brenda, Holly, and Karen. She was preceded in death by her parents, Donald and Edna; and her brother, Harold.

Blessed and eternal be the memory of Beulah Marjorie Carkhuff

Funeral service will be Friday, June 7, 2019 at 11:00 AM at First Presbyterian Church in Coeur d'Alene located at 521 E. Lakeside Avenue. Visitation is Thursday, 4:00 - 6:00 PM at Yates Funeral Home in Coeur d'Alene at 744 N. 4th Street. Interment will be at Coeur d'Alene Memorial Gardens. Arrangements are provided by Yates Funeral Home. On-line registry and condolences may be found at

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4:00 PM 6/6/2019 4:00:00 PM - 6:00 PM 6/6/2019 6:00:00 PM
Yates Funeral Homes & Cremation - Coeur d'Alene Chapel

744 N 4th Street
Coeur d'Alene, ID 83814

Yates Funeral Homes & Cremation - Coeur d'Alene Chapel
744 N 4th Street Coeur d'Alene 83814 ID
United States

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11:00 AM 6/7/2019 11:00:00 AM
First Presbyterian

521 Lakeside Ave
Coeur d'Alene, ID 83814

First Presbyterian
521 Lakeside Ave Coeur d'Alene 83814 ID
United States

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Coeur d' Alene Memorial Gardens Final Resting Place

7315 Government Way
Coeur d' Alene, ID 83814

7315 Government Way Coeur d' Alene 83814 ID
United States

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