Obituary : William Arthur Chubb

William Chubb

William A. Chubb, 80, former publisher of the Sandpoint News Bulletin and former owner of the Bonners Ferry Herald, died Friday at Sacred Heart Medical Center in Spokane. Private funeral services will be held under the direction of the Bonners Ferry Funeral Home. He began his newspaper work with the Cumberland Advocate, Cumberland, Wis., in 1922. He moved to Sandpoint in 1929, where he was employed by the Sandpoint Bulletin. In July 1944, he purchased the Northern Idaho News. In Sept. 1 of that year, he was instrumental in bringing about the consolidation of the Bulletin and the News into the Sandpoint News-Bulletin. He worked with L. E. Pietsch and S. O. Maxwell as co-publishers until he purchased the Bonners Ferry Herald on Feb. 1, 1946. The Herald was in the Chubb family until it was purchased by Pend Oreille Printers in 1978. He is survived by his wife Carol; two brothers, Arthur of Sandpoint and Pat of Mountain Home, and three sisters, Katherine Young and Margaret Harkness of Spooner, Wis. and Clara Evans of Sandpoint.

W. A. "Bill" Chubb

Former Bonners Ferry Herald Pulisher W. A. "Bill" Chubb, 80, died Friday at Sacred Heart Medical Center in Spokane after a short illness and complications from kidney failure. Private family service will be planned with Bonners Ferry Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. He was born Sept. 24, 1903, at Cumberland, Wis. In 1929 he came to Sandpoint, where he was employed by the Sandpoint Bulletin. Mr. Chubb purchased the thrice-weekly North Idaho News at Sandpoint in 1944. Shortly after that purchase, he was invited to join the other Sandpoint publication and it became the Sandpoint News Bulletin. He bought one-half interest in the Bonners Ferry Herald in 1945 and later acquired the other interest. (Private) purchased the Bonners Ferry Herald in 1969. He centered much of his civic work with the Bonners Ferry Chamber of Commerce and served in many chamber capacities, including president. In the early 1960s, Mr. Chubb served one session in the Idaho Senate. With flower gardening as a hobby, he made his home into a floral showplace and was instrumental in planting flowers and grasses along the Bonners Ferry bypass when that project was completed. Mr. Chubb and Carol Borg were married in 1937 at Newport, Wash. Survivors include his wife, at the Bonners Ferry home; (Private); three sisters, including Clara Evans of Sandpoint; two brothers, Art Chubb of Sandpoint and Pat Chubb of Mountain Home, Idaho; and nine grandchildren.
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