Barbara Eidsvig

Obituary of Barbara M. Eidsvig

Barbara M. (Ross) Eidsvig (67) former long-time resident of St. Maries, ID was called home on April 4th, 2024, after a lengthy and courageous battle with lung cancer. She was born to Donald and Berta “Jackie” Ross on May 17th, 1956 in Hamilton, MT and grew up all over the Pacific Northwest. Being of the youngest of 7 children; you can only imagine the stories told – not to mention lived and survived!  While “Happily Ever After”, may not have been in the cards, Barbara was blessed with 2 beautiful children (Annie and Michael) and loved living a simple life.

Barb was a “Jack of All Trades” and worked various jobs all of which met her personality. She definitely wasn’t afraid to try new things! Upon returning to St. Maries in 1991, Barbara managed the Eagles Lodge, waitressed/bartended at Knicker’s for Dave and Connie Hanley and also in the Pro Shop. She worked at IGA and subcontracted a rural postal delivery route. In 2000, she was promoted to “Nana” – the best title she ever held. She retired in 2010, but stayed busy and later moved to Wisconsin in 2018 to be near her daughter Annie. However, the lure of the mountains and her siblings brought her back home to Idaho where she settled in Coeur d’ Alene.

Enjoying the simplicity of life, Barb had few wants and found joy in most things; especially her loyal companion Rosie and her granddaughter McKaylah. If you couldn’t find her tending to her garden, cooking up something she had dreamt about, or simply reading a book on her swing, you could always count on finding her up the Joe taking in everything outdoors in our area. Huckleberry campground and Sasquatch floats was always something she looked forward to. Most importantly, she loved being with her family and friends.

Barb is survived by her children Annie (Keith) Nance of Boscobel, WI and Michael (Kelly) Voss of Benton Harbor, MI; siblings Marsha (Gary) Habberstad of St. Maries, ID, Charlotte (George) Davis of Emida, ID, Betsy Bieren of Blanchard, ID, Don (Cheryl) Ross of Fernwood, ID, and Reilly Gallagher of Larkspur, CO; 3 grandchildren plus 5 bonus grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews.  She is preceded in death by her parents, her brother Dick Jones, and infant sister Amy Ross. 

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