Obit Francis Fanning

Francis Fanning

Francis (Bubs) Fanning passed away peacefully Thursday, Dec. 19, 2019, at Clearwater Health and Rehab in Orofino, from complications of a spinal stroke.

He lost his loving wife Linda, last December, and God graciously granted his wish to be reunited with her, ending his suffering.

Bubs was born March 9, 1943, is Stibnite, ID, to June and Francis Schmitz. Following his father’s death, June married Butch Fanning who adopted and raised Bubs as his son.

He attended school in Grangeville, Orofino, and Craigmont before graduating high school in Pierce. He was also a graduate of the Collage of Idaho.

Bubs served one year in the army before being honorably discharged for medical reasons.

He lived many years in Pierce, working for several gypo loggers before moving to Payette. He and Linda ran the Holiday Motel in Ontario before deciding to once again go back to truck driving.

His favorite stories were of his logging days and driving lot, dairy and fuel trucks!

Bubs married his wife Linda and found himself an instant father to three children, loving us all as his own until the end.

He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, and son Rick Malone.

Survivers include: daughter, Debbie (Ed) Maki of Pierce; son, Dave (Kaylene) Malone of Mountain Home; granddaughter, Lindsay (Josh) Steiner of Orofino; granddaughters, Rachael (Trent) Daugherty of Mountain Home; Ashley Malone of Mountain Home; Rena (Eric) Stiger; and Leigha (Justin) Corsi, as well as 12 great grandchildren and one great great grandchild.

Per Bub’s request, no funeral is planned. Instead, please share a story or two, and have a toast in his honor.

A graveside service will be held in Boise where he will be laid to rest with his wife, when weather permits.

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