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Richard J. Halliday

December 17, 1945 May 16, 2019
Richard J. Halliday
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Dick Halliday of Coeur d’Alene died at home in his sleep on May 16, 2019. He was born December 17, 1945 in Coeur d’Alene to Warwick and Mary (Gilbertson) Halliday. He never ventured far and accumulated great memories of family, childhood, neighborhood, and classmates – graduating from Coeur d’Alene High School in 1965 and North Idaho College in 1967 in auto mechanics.
He married a Silver Valley girl, Myrl Lafrenz on November 22, 1969 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Coeur d’Alene. They were together for 50 years. Ten years later a daughter, Berna”dette” Caroline was born and in 1984 son, Darrin Richard was born. As years went by the family grew by ex son-in-law, Tony Etchechoury, wonderful granddaughter, Lydia Reign, son-in-law, Ira Lee, daughter-in-law, Brenda Finney and darling twin grandsons, Colton Jaxson and Kailer Dixson, making a large loving family.
During his teen years he worked for his uncle, Kyle Bates at Beaver Lake Stock Ranch. Later on he worked a little for Stoddard Transfer and Bunker Hill Mining Company. The majority of his working career was at Kaiser Aluminum. After 31 years in retired in 1999 on medical disability.
Dick loved the outdoors and had many toys to enjoy it, including hunting, fishing, boating, camping, cycle riding and collecting classic cars to cruise in. Through the healthy years of his life he would always be multitasking. As life slowed down he enjoyed bonding with people at bi-weekly breakfast and coffee time at the Lakers and 1210. His comment about everyone was that “they are such a nice person”. His heart was incredibly large. He was the go to guy who could always find anything anyone wanted or knew of someone that could use whatever was being parted with. From childhood he usually had a dog for a pet. Dick loved animals and he often did doggie 24 hour care for friends. Dick was a proud member of the Coeur d’Alene Eagles Lodge.
He was preceded in death by his parents; an older brother, Bruce; Uncle Tom and Aunt Eileen Evenden; Uncle Kyle and Aunt Gladys Bates; and cousin Bob, Bates. He is survived by his wife, children and grandchildren; brother, Ron and Donna Halliday with nieces Teresa and Holly; brother, Doug Halliday and Melodie Dixon; sister-in-law, Kay Halliday Millsap with nephews, Steve and Duane; and cousins, Gary and Patti Bates, Randy and Susan Bates, Jim Evenden and Mike Evenden.
A memorial service will be 3:00 p.m. Thursday, May 23, 2019 at Trinity Lutheran Church, 812 N. 5th St., Coeur d’Alene with a reception to follow at the church. Burial will be at Coeur d’Alene Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers please support our local Kootenai Humane Society as he was an avid pet lover.

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Memorial Service




3:00 PM 5/23/2019 3:00:00 PM
Trinity Lutheran Church

812 N. 5th Street
Coeur d' Alene, ID 83814

A reception will follow the service at the church.

Trinity Lutheran Church
812 N. 5th Street 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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