Inez Lydia Case

Inez Lydia Case

Case, Inez Lydia, Priest River (DOD 05/10/2020)

She was surrounded by loving family on Mother’s Day, when she received the best gift possible. She got to meet Jesus face to face, two days after her 75th birthday. She fought a long and courageous battle with Alzheimers. She was born May 7, 1945 to Louie and Ida Knotts in Newport, Washington. She loved working alongside her “Daddy” on their dairy farm. She graduated from Priest River High School in 1963.

She married Ron Lee Oscarson in 1964 and was married for 32 years. Together they raised 3 children. The family spent many summers camping at ‘Mosquito Bay’ (now called Lion Head), huckleberry picking, swimming, and enjoying the many outdoor activities that the Pacific Northwest has to offer. At home, she kept a very tidy and well-kept household, while enjoying cooking, baking, gardening, canning, reading and hosting many family and church gatherings and dinners. She had a love for music, a beautiful voice and was always singing.  She was especially fond of Elvis. She was actively involved in her church by teaching Sunday school, leading Missionettes, and leading worship.

She began working full time at the Albeni Falls Dam in 1976 after her last child began first grade. She later worked at the Priest River Bank as a teller and mostly ran the drive through window.

She then proceeded to work at the Priest Lake and Sandpoint Ranger Stations as a purchasing agent from 1988 to 2006 when she retired.

In 1999 she married Bill Case and they resided on the farmland where she was raised. Together they enjoyed camping, four wheeling, hunting, long drives through the country looking for wildlife, and enjoyed numerous trips to Yellowstone and Glacier National Parks. Their home was a constant place where family gathered for holidays and family celebrations. Her grandchildren remember all the times they came to her house to make crafts, have sleepovers, eat endless goodies, play games and bake all night long. She loved fast cars and was determined to get a brand-new black Camaro. She is most remembered for her love for Jesus and her family. One of her favorite scriptures is John 14:1-3, “Do not let your hearts be troubled.  You believe in God; believe also in me.  My Father’s house has many rooms; if that were not so, would I have told you that I am going there to prepare a place for you?  And if I go to prepare a place for you, I will come back to take you to be with me that you also may be where I am”.

She is preceded in death by her parents. She is survived by her husband Bill Case, her sister Carol (Rob) Stone, her brother Lee (Evelyn) Knotts, her son Arne (Paula) Oscarson, and daughters Ronda (Jeff) Saunders and Brenda (Jasen) Hansen. Her 6 grandchildren, Cory (Ashley) Oscarson, Courtney (Devon) Willenbrock, Aleasha and Michael Saunders, and Cassidy and Colton Hansen. Her 3 great-grandchildren Raelyn, Ryker, and Titus Oscarson along with numerous extended family members and friends.

The family would like to thank Bonner General Hospice and Bev Hutchins for her selfless care and help. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, a graveside service will be held for immediate family only with a celebration of life that will be announced at a later date.

Sherman-Campbell Funeral and Cremation Services in Priest River is in charge of arrangements.  Family and friends are invited to sign the online guest book at shermancampbell.com