February 4, 1956 - March 15, 2019
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
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.