William D. Mulvaney
February 13, 1925 ~ August 7, 2012
August 9, 2012
Daniel Mulvaney, beloved father, grandfather and
great grandfather passed into his heavenly home
on August 7, 2012.
Funeral mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m.
Saturday, August 11, at St. Ann Catholic Church
with Father Joseph Blattner as celebrant and
Wayne Crooks and Joe Nicholas as assisting
Visitation will begin at noon Friday, followed
by rosary and parish vigil at 7 p.m. at the
Bonners Ferry Funeral Home. Inurnment and
committal will be at Grandview Cemetery.
Born February 13, 1925, in Casper, Wyoming, son
of James and Ethel Mulvaney, he was the sixth of
William, known to most as Bill, grew up in Ely,
Nevada. He enjoyed a childhood of riding and
wrangling horses across the sage. Those days
were some of his fondest memories.
After serving in the Army as a medic during
World War II, he came north with his parents in
Bill married Olive Carrither, May 11, 1950, in
St Ann's Catholic Church in Bonners Ferry. Most
of their married life was spent at their home
outside Moyie Springs, raising their six
He was employed at the Moyie Lumber Mill for
thirty-two years and later at the Priest River
lumber mill as a grader for a few years. He also
worked at the Rocky Mountain Academy, Bonners
Ferry, for a few years before he retired.
Bill was an active member of the community,
working on the Skin Creek Water Association
board and he assisted in the maintenance of the
He and Olive grew produce in their garden to
supplement the local Food Bank. He was a sketch
artist, and has passed along to family many
Western cowpoke-influenced drawings. He and
Olive enjoyed woodworking and provided many
loved gifts each year with this hobby.
Bill is survived by his children: Ellen and
Wayne Crooks, Penny and Terry Pollard, Betty and
Steven Jones, Patrick and Judy Mulvaney, Mike
and Teresa Mulvaney, and Katy and Kenneth McGee,
and his 20 grandchildren and 38 great
grandchildren. Bill loved life and lived his
faith as a man of integrity and honor.
He is loved and will be terribly missed.
Family and friends are invited to visit and sign
the online guest book at