Dolores “Coo” Palush, 92
Dolores Emily Marie (Teets) Palush, 92, was welcomed into the loving arms of Jesus on February 13, 2019. She was the only child born to Thurman and Emma (Semok) Teets, of Donora, PA, on February 21, 1926. She was adoringly nicknamed Coo because she was a happy baby who cooed all the time. Coo’s mother died in 1927 when Coo was twenty-two months old. Coo was raised by her grandparents John and Susan (Pokol) Semok. Coo was united in holy matrimony to Louis Joseph Palush on March 6, 1948, and celebrated sixty-three years of marriage before Lou’s passing in 2011.
Everyone who knew Coo recollects an exceptionally tender and kind-hearted woman. She found no fault in anyone and always acknowledged your good and loving side. She warmly greeted you into her home and always offered you something to eat or drink. Coo was salt for this earth and light for this world.
Coo leaves behind three children and their spouses: daughter Carol and Ken Skaggs of Puyallup, WA; son Louis “Bud” and Joan Palush of Sparks, NV; and daughter Susan & Marc “Tamarack” Andrews of Coeur d’Alene, ID. She is also blessed with eight grandchildren and twenty-two great-grandchildren.
Coo is a member of Pope St. Pius X Catholic Church in Coeur d’Alene, ID, and during the last year of her life she resided at Wellspring Meadows Assisted Living in Hayden, ID.
A Mass of Christian Inurnment will be Wednesday, May 1, 2019 . First a Rosary at 10:30, Mass at 11:00, Urn placement in niche wall and a reception to follow; contact Pope St. Pius X Catholic Church (208) 765-5108 for details. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation in memory of Dolores “Coo” Palush to Hospice of North Idaho Schneidmiller House at 2290 W. Prairie Avenue, Coeur d’Alene, ID 83815, (208) 772-7994.