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June 24, 1938 ~ September 26, 2021 (age 83)


Bertha Nygaard, age 83

Bertha (Powe) Nygaard, 83 years old, passed away September 26, 2021, at Gritman Medical Center in Moscow. Born on June 24, 1938, in Palouse, WA to Lloyd and Mae Powe, Bertha was the youngest of 3 children. She attended Potlatch schools graduating in 1956.

Bertha married Gary Nygaard on June 9, 1957, and they made their home in Potlatch where they farmed and ranched. They had been married 43 years before Gary passed in 2001.

Bertha and Gary had a lot of fun on hunting and camping trips with their friends. They also enjoyed fishing at Dworshak and spending time at Dent Acres. Later they enjoyed going south to Yuma during the winter months. Bertha was one of the original “Pinochle Ladies”.

Bertha is survived by daughter Cindy (Mike) Miller of Princeton, son Dean (Kathi Jo) Nygaard of Potlatch; 6 grandchildren: Brett (Tami) Miller, Brad (Becca) Miller, Brian (Brittini) Lewis, Jason Lewis, Karl Nygaard and Chelsi Nygaard. 6 great-grandchildren: Tycee and Talon Miller, McKenzie, Brooklynn, Hailey, and Emma Lewis. She was preceded in death by her parents, siblings, husband Gary and daughter Carli Lewis.

Graveside services will be held on Thursday, October 7, 2021, at 1:00 p.m. at the Rock Creek Cemetery.

Memorial suggestions are:

Potlatch Flag Fund

PO Box 624

Potlatch ID 83855


Potlatch Historical Society

PO Box 5

Potlatch ID 83855


Potlatch Fire and Ambulance

PO Box 63

Potlatch ID 83855

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Graveside Service
October 7, 2021

1:00 PM
Rock Creek Cemetery
1039 Nicholson Road
Potlatch, ID 83855


Potlatch Ambulance Fund
PO Box 63, Potlatch ID 83855

P.O. BOX 624, POTLATCH ID 83855


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