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Gary Eugene Eich

October 5, 1940 — January 28, 2019


Gary Eugene Eich, 78, went to be with the Lord on January 28 in his home with loved ones around him and joining his son, Sean up in heaven.


Gary was born on October 5, 1940 in Cocolalla, ID at home. He graduated from Sandpoint High School and after graduation went into the Army for two years.  He married Carol Pederson on July 4, 1963 in Coeur d Alene, ID. They moved on a farm in Selle valley and were married for 55 years and they raised their two children, Debbie and Sean. He logged with his brother Dean and some of his nephews for over forty years. 


He loved nature, fishing, hunting, watching football. He also loved traveling over to Portland to see his daughter’s family. In Portland, he enjoyed going to his grandkids sporting events, spending time with the employees at his son-in-laws tugboat business, going down the river on the tugboats and going to the Portland Trailblazer games with his family. 


His neighbors, Arnies, and the Pack River Store are going to miss his presence patrolling around the Selle area in his pickup truck.


Also, his last year brought him joy having his caretaker, Christina’s family live with him and seeing their horses and pigs on his farm each day as he loved farming and farm animals.

He is survived by his wife Carol, daughter Debra Shaver and son-in-law Steve Shaver, grandchildren Rickie McKee, Brooke Shaver, Ashley Shaver, Christopher Shaver, and Haley Shaver; five great-grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his mother and father, Mabel and Herman Eich; son, Sean Eich; and siblings; Don Eich and Dean Eich.


In the summertime, we will have a celebration of life at the Cocolalla School House with family and friends.


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