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Barbara Lueck, 89

| August 1, 2022 11:50 AM

Barbara Ann Lueck, 89, of Kingston, Idaho, passed away peacefully July 28, 2022, at Shoshone Medical Center in Kellogg, from complications related to ongoing health issues.

She was born Jan. 23, 1933, in Wallace, Idaho, the only child of Arthur and Annie (LaFon) Anspaugh. With the exception of her freshman year in high school, when she stayed with an aunt in Weiser to attend school, Barbara was a lifelong resident of the Silver Valley, growing up in Murray and graduating from Mullan High School in 1950. She married Fred Lueck in Superior, Mont., on Sept. 1, 1951, and moved to Duthie, Idaho, where Fred worked as a miner at the Jack Waite mine. Her son, David and daughter Carol were born during their time in Duthie. After the mine closed, they moved to Wallace for a short time before settling in Kingston during the winter of 1960, where they welcomed another daughter Susan in 1962, and Barbara lived until her death.

Barbara was very creative from the way she wrapped Christmas gifts to crocheting afghans and doilies. Every day of her adult life that she was able, was spent with a crochet needle in her hand, yarn or thread by her side, and squares of patterns nearby, waiting to be assembled into beautiful creations. Her work on doilies was so flawless it was hard to tell which side was right side up. Barbara also had a great love of cats, often taking in strays and feeding those who “just came by for a meal.” She also enjoyed fishing, camping and dancing with her beloved husband.

Barbara was preceded in death by Fred or “Sonny,” her husband of 47 years; and her daughter, Susan. She is survived by son David (Peggy) Lueck of Kellogg; daughter Carol (John) White of Coeur d’Alene; grandchildren John (Julie), Joey (Vern), Tom, Ryan (Karissa), Jasmine (Zachary) and Robbie; great-grandchildren Tori, Jonathan, Alijah, Nathan, Tristan, Devon, Shae, Davi, Killian, Logan, Jacqueline, Bobby, Nicole and Abigail; great-great-grandchildren Keelan, Summer, Isaiah and Hazel.

Upon her request, no services will be held.

The family wishes to express their sincere thanks to Shoshone Medical Center and Hospice of North Idaho for their kindness and wonderful care that was given to Barbara.

The family suggests memorials may be made to Hospice of North Idaho, 2290 W. Prairie Ave., Coeur d’Alene, ID 83815.

Shoshone Funeral Services & Crematory, Kellogg, Idaho, is entrusted with services. You may share your special memories of Barbara with her family at

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