Donald Marion Stolley (72) passed away on April 4, 2010 at his Moyie Springs area home. Services will be held on Saturday, April 10, 2010 at 10:00 am at the Boundary County Fair Grounds Exhibit Hall, in Bonners Ferry, Idaho.
Donald was born on July 14, 1937 in Mesa, Arizona to George Matt and Donna Lee (Rice) Stolley. His family moved to the Duford Rd. area near Wesmond, Idaho in 1943. Don enlisted in the U.S. Navy on December 28, 1954 as a Yeoman. After his discharge he returned home for a year and re-enlisted as a machinist/mechanic for the next eight years being discharged on September 15, 1967 with honors. Don married Edith Heath of Sagle, Idaho on January 7, 1960 the couple recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary.
In 1970 Don and Edith moved to Bonners Ferry, Idaho where he worked as a mechanic and spent several years as a sawyer in the woods. In 1995 Don retired from the Boundary County Road and Bridge department where he worked as a mechanic. In 1997 he became the Commander of Boundary County Search and Rescue where he has served for 13 years. As commander in 2008 he received the Everett Bogart award being voted on by his piers in the State.
Don and Edith have been active providing foster home for children and have had 177 foster children through their home.
Survivors include his wife Edith Stolley of Moyie Springs, Children: Don and Gina Stolley, Naples, ID, Duane Stolley Naples, ID, Darryl and Sue Stolley Naples, ID
Dale and Lesia Stolley Spirit Lake, ID, Derrell Davis, Sacramento, CA, Cheyanne and Richard White, Amanda Francis, brother Maurice Stolley and wife Caroline of Coeurd'Alene, sisters; Wilma Kopp of Seattle, WA, Wilda Kirk and husband Larry of Sagle, ID, 12 Grandchildren, 9.5 great grandchildren
Preceded in death by his parents Donna and George Stolley