Carolyn Sue Gilder, 74

| November 2, 2020 12:38 PM

Beloved wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, daughter and sister, Carolyn Sue Gilder, 74, of Osburn, Idaho, passed away Oct. 29, 2020, at the family home of Osburn. She was born June 1, 1946, in Webb City, Mo. Carolyn was the daughter of William Frank and Mary Jane (Carson) Fannan.

Carolyn moved to the Silver Valley from Missouri with her family as a little girl. She attended schools in Burke and Wallace.

Carolyn married Gene Gilder on Aug. 21, 1965, in Wallace, Idaho.

Carolyn was a homemaker. She loved and enjoyed her family and grandchildren, dancing, cooking and baking (she was known for her delicious fried chicken and most requested — peanut butter fudge). In her earlier years, she enjoyed softball, volleyball and bowling.

Carolyn is survived by her beloved husband of 55 years, Gene Gilder of the family home in Osburn; two daughters, Lisa (Jon) Heiser of Kingston, Idaho, and Hope (Tom) Jerome of Spring Creek, Nev.; nine grandchildren, Jared, Kaitlyn and Seth Fausett, Jeff, Dylan Jerome and John, Ian, Chelsy and Kayti Heiser; four great-grandchildren, Elius and Akren Fausett, Ariana Christmann and Justin Jerome; her mother, Mary Fannan of Coeur d’Alene, Idaho; four sisters, Mary Williamson of Missouri, Mabel Kosanke of Washington, Sharon Counts of Missouri and Charlotte Bailey of Arkansas; and one brother, Frank Fannan of Kingston. She is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Carolyn was preceded in death by her father; one sister, Marjie and one granddaughter, Brittany.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, Nov. 6, 2020, at Kellogg Funeral Chapel in Kellogg, Idaho, with Rev. Art Fleming officiating; those attending are asked to please wear masks. Interment will be held at Osburn Day Cemetery in Osburn. A reception for family and friends will be held at the Wallace Elks following services.

The family suggests memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 315 W. Mission Ave., Spokane, WA 99201.

Shoshone Funeral Services & Crematory, Kellogg, is entrusted with services. You may share your memories of Carolyn and sign her guest book at