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Wayne Russell Gaston

February 4, 1956 - March 15, 2019

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Wayne Russell Gaston peacefully left us on Friday, March 15, 2019, surrounded by

his loved ones in Sandpoint, Idaho. He was 63 years old.

Wayne was born on February 4, 1956 to Wesley and Dorothy (Daniels) Gaston in

Pullman, Washington.

The family moved to Sandpoint when he was six months old. Wayne was a child full

of curiosity with a love for nature and the outdoors. He loved animals and was a

tender-hearted little boy. He had seven sisters and two brothers. Wayne graduated

from Sandpoint High School in 1975.

Wayne was blessed with three daughters whom he loved deeply; Brooke, Holli-Rae

and TaiAnn. His newest loves were his grandchildren; Henry, Ella and Poppy.

Wayne met his life partner of 31 years, Bea, in 1988. They spent many years in the

backcountry exploring the great Pacific Northwest and the Selkirk Mountain Range.

They would often venture to Roman Nose to explore the meadows, dig trees, search

for garnets and explore the areas around the lakes for lush huckleberry bushes.

They enjoyed countless hours of antiquing together, taking day trips to explore flea

markets and little shops for keepsakes.

Wayne had a passion for hunting arrowheads and artifacts – a hobby he passed on

to his daughters. When he wasn’t searching for his next treasure, he loved golfing,

fishing, cultivating his garden, and spending time with his faithful dog, Moa.

Wayne was a hard worker. He worked for McFarland Cascade Pole and Lumber for

10 years before moving to West Virginia in 2000 and subsequently opened his own

business. He owned and operated the Greenkeeper Lawn and Landscape until early

retirement due to illness.

Wayne will fondly be remembered for his humorous spirit — always trying to make

someone smile. He was one of a kind and always made us laugh. He will be deeply


Wayne is survived by his life partner, Bea Moreau; his daughters, Brooke Gaston

(John), Holli Gaston (Michael) and TaiAnn Gaston (Patrick). He is also survived by

his seven sisters; Louise, Patty, Dotty, Evelyn, Barbara, Janice, and Carol, numerous

nieces and nephews and by his three grandchildren; Henry, Ella and Poppy.

He was preceded in death by his father and mother, Wesley and Dorothy (Daniels)

Gaston; and by his two brothers, James and William.

A grove of trees will be planted in our Dad’s memory in the Idaho Panhandle

National Forest, because he cherished nature.

Private family services have been held.

Please sign Wayne’s guestbook.