James Anson “Bud” Stobie M.A. ’75 was born on Nov. 17, 1932, in Spokane, Washington, to John and Mildred Stobie. He graduated from Lewis and Clark High School in 1951. He attended Washington State University for two years before being drafted into the Army. Bud married Jean Dixon in 1954 in Yakima, Washington. The couple raised three children together. Bud completed his bachelor degree at Eastern Washington University and then earned his master’s degree from SCU. He then taught middle school and coached at Union Middle School, retiring in 1990. In 2000 Bud married Gail Eskotter at his lake cabin in Coolin, Idaho. Bud loved spending time at the cabin on Priest Lake. They also purchased a home in Lewiston in 2010. He loved the outdoors, shooting, four-wheeling, fishing, boating, and picking huckleberries. Bud passed away on Aug. 15, 2019, in Sandpoint, Idaho. He will be remembered as a “gentle giant” and is survived by his wife, Gail Stobie; children Jana Koshinz, Maya (Tim) Clark, and Casey Stobie; one grandson and nine granddaughters; one brother, Bob (Carol) Stobie; and three stepsons, James Heck (Ardie Young), David (Cheryl) Bauer, and Craig Heck (Karen Medina). He was preceded in death by his parents, first wife Jean Stobie, and sister Jean VanLeuven.

21 Oct 2019