Obituaries/Death Notices

LaSarte, Angie
Rosary service for Angie R. LaSarte, 39, a member of the Coeur d'Alene Tribe, is set for 7 p.m. today at the Coeur d'Alene tribal gymnasium, Desmet, Idaho. Burial Mass will begin at 10 a.m. Thursday at Sacred Heart Mission Catholic Church in DeSmet, where she was a member. Yates-Hodge Funeral Home of St. Maries is in charge of arrangements. Ms. LaSarte was shot to death in Plummer just before midnight Saturday. She had owned and operated Angie's Smoke Shop in St. Maries for 20 years. She most recently had been working at the Benewah Market in Plummer.

Survivors include three sons; Gene James Jr. of Plummer, and Joseph and Joshua James, both of St. Maries; one daughter, Angella James of Tensed, Idaho; five brothers, Elmer and Ed Crow, both of Lapwai, Idaho, Regie Crowe and Louie LaSarte, both of Spokane, and Ray LaSarte of DeSmet; and three sisters, Bernie LaSarte of Seattle, Joyce Admyers of Bellevue, Wash., and Brenda Moses of DeSmet.

Source: Idaho Spokesman-Review - June 14, 1995

Submitted and transcribed by Sandra Davis

LaSarte, Bernard J.
DESMET, Idaho - Bernard J. "Happy" LaSarte, a former chairman of the Coeur d'Alene Indian Tribe, died Monday of a heart attack at Sacred Heart Medical Center in Spokane. He was 64.
He was appointed to the Tribal Council in 1961 and served 25 consecutive years, including 10 as chairman. His term of leadership emphasized economic development for the tribe. Under his guidance, the tribe started a 1,500-acre farm near Tensed that has since expanded to 5,700 acres. LaSarte also laid the groundwork for the tribal-development corporation, which began such enterprises as the Benewah Center shopping plaza and the Benewah Health Center, both in Plummer.

A funeral Mass was to be said today in DeSmet.
Survivors include his wife, Hattie; three sons; three daughters; three stepsons; and one stepdaughter.

Source: The Seattle Times - August 9, 1991

Submitted and transcribed by Sandra Davis

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