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Dean James Bigham
April 23, 1940 ~ May 17, 2017
Dean James Bigham, 77, died peacefully at home on May 17, 2017. There will be a Memorial at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 27, at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, 6829 Kaniksu Street, Bonners Ferry.

Dean is survived by his loving wife of only seven years, Linda (Hyland) Bigham, children Deana Yeager (Rick), Timmy Bigham (Julie) and Rhonda Acree, siblings David Bigham and Marilyn Condon, step-children Rick Hyland, Randy Hyland, Robyn Hyland-Perry (Mark) and Judah (Kerri Ann), grandchildren Jason (Christina) and Brandon, great grandchild Hunter and several nieces and nephews.

Dean was born and raised in Oakland, California. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1957 to 1960. While stationed in Guam and Honolulu, he fell in love with the tropics. Another love was his wife Joyce and children. He moved his family to southern Idaho in 1967. In 1971, the family came north to Sandpoint.

Dean has resided mostly in Boundary County for the last 35 years in a quaint cabin where the serene Ruby Creek runs through the property on Ruby Ridge Mountain.

He loved the outdoors; especially when the bear and moose were knocking on the cabin door. His Bear Sausage was delicious! His home-brewed beer was also quite tasty and sought after by those who had the pleasure of tasting it.

Dean was a lover of his God Jehovah and he enjoyed studying the Bible. He was an active member of the Bonners Ferry Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses.