Terri Kendall, 63, of Athol Idaho peacefully passed away on January 23rd, 2022. Terri was born on April 11th, 1958 in Stanley North Dakota to William and Shirley Robertson. When she was 5 years old, the family moved to Libby Montana where Terri graduated from Libby High School in 1976. Terri met the love of her life, and high school sweetheart, Michael Kendall; they married on March 26th, 1977. Mike loves to refer to her as, “his little flower”. In 1996, Terri’s young family decided to move and plant roots in North Idaho. Terri and Mike found their forever home in Athol, Idaho.
Terri worked at Lifecare Center of Coeur d’Alene for many years. She was an incredibly hard worker with a huge heart and a smile that could brighten anyone’s day. Everyone that knows her would describe her as the sweetest person! When Mike was presented with the opportunity to work on the road, Terri decided to retire and spend some time on the road with her love. They spent 2 years traveling and enjoying their time together. Finally, they missed their family and wanted to come back home. Terri was a talented gardener, seamstress, and crocheter. She loved to make blankets for her grandchildren and family. Terri’s family was her pride and joy; she absolutely adored them all! She would never forget any of her family’s birthdays, and she would always ensure they felt loved on their special day. She was always thinking of others; she touched many lives with her generosity and passion for life.
Terri leaves behind her mother, Shirley Robertson, her husband, Michael Kendall, three brothers; twin brother, Timothy, oldest brother, Steven, and two younger brothers, Wayne and Warren. Her three daughters Kara Rantala with husband Gary Rantala, Amanda Tirri with husband Ryan Tirri, Alexandra Kendall, and her stepson, Michael Shafer with wife Christine Shafer. Lastly, her grandchildren; Mary, Julia, Annika, Abigail, Kaylea, Brayden, Eric, Chad, Evan, and Colton. She is preceded in death by her father, William Robertson. As she said in her final days, “I’m a pretty lucky lady to have all of you in my life”.
In the words of Terri Kendall, “I love you more”.
Family and friends are invited to attend her funeral on Saturday, February 19, 2022 at 11:00 AM, followed by a lunch, at the Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church in Rathdrum, Idaho. At a later date, there will be burial service in Libby Montana.