Raymond 'Ray' Elsberry
January 6, 1925 ~ December 27, 2012
January 10, 2013
Raymond (Ray) Elsberry, 87, died on the
morning of December 27, 2012, at his son’s home
near Moyie Springs.
The most important part of our dad was being a
Christian in the Lord’s church, the Church of
Christ. He was most recently a member in Coeur
Our father was the hardest working man we’ve
ever known and taught us that attribute as well.
He worked in the lumber industry for many years
and later in life he repaired cars and sold
Dad was a good provider for his family and
loving father to his kids. When the kids were to
come in to dinner, he whistled loud and sharp
and we knew what that meant. He taught us to
play the game of marbles and he loved playing
card, especially pinochle. Our father loved
polka music and good old westerns and, of
No words can encapsulated what he meant to us
his children. Never will our hearts forget the
man we called dad!
Ray Elsberry was born to Ernest W. and Goldie B.
Elsberry in Nampa, Idaho.
Ray had seven children; five girls and two boys.
His oldest daughter, Diana Rae, and his daughter
Sabrina preceded him in death.
He is survived by his wife Jin, children
Christian and husband Brian; David and wife
Cheryl; Teal Espirit; Keith Elsberry; Kelly Pena
and husband Carlos; his brother Paul Elsberry,
sister Betty Smart, 19 grandchildren and 29
Family and friends are invited to sign Ray’s
Arrangements are entrusted to the care of
Bonners Ferry Funeral Home.