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Ray W. Grannis

December 29, 1930 January 21, 2020
Ray W. Grannis
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Raymond (Ray) W. Grannis, 89, of Post Falls, Idaho passed away at Hospice of North Idaho Schneidmiller House Tuesday January 21, 2020. Ray was born in New England, North Dakota December 29, 1930 to Mervil Grannis and Angela Gehr Grannis. He moved to Coeur d’Alene in 1945 where he graduated from High School in 1949 and attended North Idaho College for a year.

Ray married Eleanor Anderson April 6, 1950 in Coeur d’Alene. He served in the Idaho National Guard and was on active duty in Colorado Springs during the Korean conflict where his son Mark was born. Daughter Lynette was born in Coeur d’Alene after he returned from active duty. Ray remained in the Guard for several years and started in the petroleum business in Coeur d’Alene in 1958, working there until selling the business in 2019.

Ray was a member of the Presbyterian Church, the Kootenai Masonic Lodge #24 AF&AM, Elks Lodge #1254, Cd’A Shrine Club, and the Royal Order of Jesters. He was on the Board of Directors of the Shriners Hospital in Spokane, WA for several years and served as Chairman of the Board. He was active in Royal Order of Jesters and was Past Royal Director. He was also a member of the Western Petroleum Marketers Association and the Idaho Petroleum Marketers and Convenience Store Owners Association. Ray was a generous supporter of several local charities. He enjoyed many sports throughout his life including hunting, fishing, snow skiing, snowmobiling, as well as being an avid fan of men’s and women’s Gonzaga Basketball in recent years. He loved animals and traveling with Eleanor.

Ray is survived by wife, Eleanor (of 69 years) at home; son, Mark (wife Nancy) Grannis of Twin Lakes; daughter, Lynette (husband Michael) Arhutick of Cd’A; four grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Ray’s family was very important to him.

The family would like to thank Kootenai Health Medical Center and the Schneidmiller Hospice House for the wonderful care Ray received in those facilities. In lieu of flowers please send memorials to the Shriners Hospital for Children, 911 West Fifth Ave., Spokane, WA 99204 or Hospice of North Idaho, 2290 West Prairie Ave. Coeur d’Alene, ID 83815.

Services are Friday, February 7, 2020 at 1:00 PM at First Presbyterian Church, 521 Lakeside Ave., Coeur d’Alene. Viewing is the evening prior, Thursday, February 6, 2020 at Yates Funeral Home – Coeur d’ Alene Chapel, 744 N. 4th St., Coeur d’ Alene from 5:00–7:00 PM. A graveside service is Saturday, February 8, 2020 at 1:00 PM at Coeur d’Alene Memorial Gardens

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Funeral Service




1:00 PM 2/7/2020 1:00:00 PM
First Presbyterian Church

521 Lakeside Avenue
Couer d'Alene, ID 83814

Visitation Friday, Feb 6, 2020 from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. at the Yates Funeral Home, Coeur d'Alene. A reception will follow the funeral at the church.

First Presbyterian Church
521 Lakeside Avenue Couer d'Alene 83814 ID
United States

Cemetery Details


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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