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Mary Pankey

March 24, 1940 — April 19, 2024

Mary Pankey, of Kooskia, Idaho, age 84.

Mary passed away Friday, April 19th at Orofino Hospital, under the excellent and compassionate care of Dr. Brown and the hospital staff. Mary was born in her childhood home at Kooskia, Idaho, on March 24th, 1940. The home was in her family for nearly nine decades.

Mary attended the Kooskia schools, graduating as Salutatorian at Clearwater Valley High School (CVHS) in 1958.

After a couple of years attending the University of Idaho at Moscow, Idaho, she returned to Kooskia and married Steve Pankey, a local merchant, on May 5th, 1962. They missed their upcoming (63 year) anniversary by two weeks.

Mary was known for her quiet reserve and strength of character. She loved her home and garden and kept them full of beautiful plants and flowers.

Mrs. Harris, a local school teacher, had trained Mary in bookkeeping during high school; and after getting married she pursued that calling throughout her life-doing the books/accounting for the various family enterprises. She also loved to read and as such, read a mountain of books in her lifetime. Mary got interested in genealogy and spent over twenty years researching her family lineage. She wrote an excellent history of her family that dated all the way back to the 1500s.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Elmer and Marcella Parsell, her brother Richard "Dick" Parsell, her brother Neal "Pete" Parsell, her brother-in-law Gene (Margaret) Pankey, and her daughter, Mary Michelle Pankey.

She is survived by her husband, Steve Pankey, daughter Julieann Pankey Mamula, son-in-law Tyler Mamula, grandsons Gabriel Kirish and Jaxon Mamula, brother-in-law Jim (Cheryln) Pankey, sister-in-law Lynda (Leon) Swinehart, and many nieces and nephews.

Mary was a very private person and requested to have no memorial and no service.

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