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Dorothy Mincher, 90

| October 19, 2023 1:00 AM

Dorothy Ann Mincher passed away peacefully Oct. 6, 2023. Dorothy was born Sept. 12, 1933, in Fortuna, N.D., to Harold and Corella Levig.

As a child, Dorothy’s family moved from North Dakota to Oregon and then to Bonners Ferry, where Dorothy attended grade school and graduated from Bonners Ferry High School. Dorothy married Edward Funkhouser and, together, had six children. They later divorced but remained friends. Dorothy worked for the city of Bonners Ferry for many years.

In 1981, she moved to Anchorage, Alaska, where she met T.Ray Mincher. They married in 1985, moved to Talkeetna, Alaska, and started a construction company — Mincher Enterprises. Upon retirement, Dorothy and T.Ray sold Mincher Enterprises and moved to Bandon, Ore., where they lived for many years. In 2020, they moved to Moyie Springs to be closer to family.

In Dorothy's younger years, she enjoyed hunting but became passionate about fishing while living in Alaska. This love of fishing continued, as would be witnessed by her fishing on her 90th birthday.

Dorothy is survived by her husband, T.Ray; her children, Linda Rustigan (Wayne Curley), Larry (Donna) Funkhouser and Debbie (David) Miller; T.Ray’s living children, Tammi, Dana, and Michael; her sister, Lenora Rudman; and many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Dorothy is preceded in death by her sons, Michael Funkhouser, Daniel Funkhouser and David Funkhouser; T.Ray’s son, Donnie; her parents, Harold and Corella Levig; her brother, Leslie Levig; and her sister, Lois Wells.

Respecting Dorothy’s wishes, there will be no memorial. The Bonners Ferry Funeral Home is caring for the family.