Spending time with the kids
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Rebecca Gray, 51, is a single parent and works as a planning analyst for British Gas in Leeds. She lives with her children William Smales, 17, and Libby Smales, 13, on the Leeds/Wakefield border. She also has another son Jake Gray, 29.
What are your top tips for getting children to do what you ask?
Threaten to turn off the WiFi.
What family task takes you the longest?
Ironing because I hate it.
What’s the weirdest thing your children have done/brought home/done to your house?
Decorated the bathroom without being asked.
Mini moan – what really gets your goat?
Ignorance and bad manners.
What’s your favourite family day out?
Anything as long we do it as a family.
What hobbies/pastimes do you enjoy as a family and separately?
Rugby League, massive Leeds Rhinos fans. Cinema and eating out.
What’s the hardest thing about being a parent?
Seeing your children hurting and wishing you could take the pain away.
What’s a typical evening for the grown-ups once the children are in bed?
My children are teenagers so the time their bedtime and mine is no existent.
What is Leeds’ most family-friendly restaurant and why?
For us Nandos, the kids love it and it’s chicken, even the fussy eaters like chicken!
What’s the best thing about weekends and why?
Spending time with the kids.
What is your most treasured memory?
Cliched but the birth of my children.
What’s the number one thing you would change about Leeds?
Absolutely nothing, I love being from Leeds.
What’s the children’s favourite food/meal?
Their Grandmas’ Sunday dinner.
What can your children not live without?
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In Loving Memory of James Walter Sanberg
In Loving Memory of James Walter Sanberg 9 hrs ago Save
Jim Sanberg of Moscow died Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2018, at Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center in Spokane. He was 83.
Jim was born Aug. 29, 1934, in Wendell, Idaho, to Linus W. and Madelyn Hanafin Sanberg. He was raised in Jerome, Idaho. After high school graduation, Jim attended the University of Idaho, where he was a member of the Phi Delta Theta fraternity. While working as a “hasher” at the Delta Gamma house, he met the love of his life, Bettina “Tina” Libby. They married July 21, 1956, and Moscow would be their permanent home for the next 62 years.
Upon graduation, Jim went to work for KRPL radio station. In 1970, he became part owner of Ken’s Stationery, where he remained until his retirement in 1993.
Jim was active in the Moscow City Council for eight years and served on the board of directors for the Association of Idaho Cities; President of the Alumni Association of Phi Delta Theta; an active Moscow Jaycee and received the Distinguished Service Award in 1964; served with the Moscow unit of the National Guard for eight years; active member of the Knights of Columbus, holding positions of grand knight in the third degree and faithful navigator in the fourth degree; was an avid bowler serving as secretary and as president of the Moscow Bowling Association. He was active in St. Mary’s Catholic Church, serving as eucharistic minister.
Jim and Tina enjoyed traveling with Jim’s sister Madelyn and husband John Wagner from Grangeville. They touched foot in all 50 states in their journeys. After they retired, they became “snow birds,” spending half their year in Sun City, Ariz. When they were back home in Moscow, Jim enjoyed fishing with the grandkids, watching Mariners games and visiting with their friends at McDonalds “coffee club.” Jim and Tina chaperoned Guardian Angel — St. Boniface sixth grade Camp Winchester for the past 10 years. Jim served as the “fishing expert” for many first-time fishermen. His other hobbies included bowling, camping, hunting, skiing, photography, gardening and fly tying. A favorite pastime in his later years was collecting pallets for “re-purposing.”
Survivors include his wife, Tina; two daughters, Vicki Roys (Richard Doede) of Spokane, and Lori Becker (Mike) of Colton; grandchildren Josh Roys (Kristina), Jessica Rizzuto (Joe), Andy Becker, Christy Becker (Scott Cron), Katie Becker, Matt Becker (Shauni Wemhoff), and Rachel Becker; great-grandchildren Alex and Kyla Rizzuto and Cooper Roys; sister-in-law Barbara Steffens; and four nieces.
He was preceded in death by his mom, Madelyn Sanberg; dad Linus Sanberg; sister Madelyn Wagner; brothers-in-law John Wagner and Robert Steffens; son Michael Sanberg; niece Mary Wagner; and nephew Jim Wagner.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to St. Mary’s School Foundation, P.O. Box 8485, Moscow, ID 83843; or Guardian Angel — St. Boniface School, P.O. Box 48 in Colton, WA 99193.
Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday at Short’s Funeral Chapel.
A rosary will be recited at 10:30 a.m. Thursday followed by the funeral Mass at 11 a.m. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Moscow. There will be a luncheon and time of fellowship at St. Mary’s Family Center immediately following. The graveside service will be at 2:30 p.m. at the Moscow Cemetery.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Short’s Funeral Chapel, Moscow, and online condolences may be sent to www.shortsfuneralchapel.net .