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Mary Ann Decker, 75

| August 31, 2022 1:40 PM

Beloved wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend, Mary Ann Decker, 75, of Prichard, Idaho, passed away March 28, 2022, at her home in Prichard. She was born July 30, 1946, in Kellogg, Idaho. Mary was the daughter of Paul and Bertha (Bailey) Calabretta.

Mary has lived in the Silver Valley for most of her life. She attended and graduated from Kellogg High School in 1964. She furthered her education at North Idaho College.

Mary was united in marriage to Mike Decker on Nov. 2, 1991, in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho.

Mary was a homemaker and kept a beautiful home. She also co-owned and operated, along with her husband Mike, the North Fork Café in Prichard. Mary had also served as a bookkeeper for the Mike Decker Trucking Company.

Mary was very involved with the Prichard Murray Volunteer Fire Department, she had served as chairman of the board and helped with many fundraisers for the Fire Department.

Mary so loved her family, was a gracious host, enjoyed cooking and was exceptional at it — she had enjoyed taking Mexican cooking classes in Moses Lake. Mary also enjoyed playing darts, painting, gardening on the deck, reading and watching the hummingbirds, deer and elk. She was known for her dry sense of humor; she was loved and will be missed by her family and friends.

Mary is survived by her beloved husband, Mike Decker of the family home in Prichard; four children, David Quimby (Bernie) of Rathdrum, Idaho, Ryan Quimby (Valerie) of Coeur d’Alene, Dawn Thompson (Dan) of Panama City, Fla., and Marlena Decker of Seattle, Wash.; 10 grandchildren, Phoenix, Jocelyn, Taylor, Ryan, Kate, Kelsey, Sydney, Nathan, Katrina and Imani; and one sister, Toni Hill (Spike) of Page, Idaho. She is also survived by several nieces and nephews. Mary was preceded in death by her parents; one brother, Paul; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.

A celebration of Mary’s life will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 10, 2022, at the Prichard/Murray Fire Hall. This will be a potluck and everyone is welcome.

The family suggests memorials may be made to the Prichard Murray Volunteer Fire Department, 21109 Coeur d’Alene River Road, Wallace, ID 83873.

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

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