Many wonderful people who loved Priest Lake are remembered at the Priest Lake Memory Garden.
Below are some remembrances of those people written by their loved ones.

Jim (Poppy) Anderson (7/31/1934 – 9/4/2017)


Jim “Poppy” loved Priest Lake since he was a child. His dream had always been to raise his family here. In 1972, he fulfilled that dream when he purchased Linger Longer Lodge and we became full time residents. Jim spent the next 45 years developing Linger Longer Condominiums, Cougar Run and built many custom homes around the lake. Dad always believed in helping others. He was only a phone call away from those in need. He helped start the West Priest Lake Volunteer Fire Department. He loved to sail, fish, golf, water ski, snow ski and snowmobile. He enjoyed huckleberry picking with his family. He would pull his daughters and friends water skiing for hours. Poppy was an incredible granddad and loved dearly by all his grandchildren. Poppy’s warmth and big smile always made you feel welcome and special. And, to him, you were.

Jim (Poppy) Anderson

Lillian and her husband Ed discovered Priest Lake in the late 1950s when they moved from Pendleton, Oregon to Spokane. They stayed at Hill's Resort until the early 1970s when they found a home at the Outlet Bay Resort. They enjoyed fishing, pinochle, family and especially introducing family and friends to the place they loved. Even family from as far away as Holland and Ireland made their way to Priest Lake. After retiring, they traveled but always loved returning to their place at the Lake. The love of Priest Lake continues through their family and all the other families that were introduced by Lillian and Ed. Lillian Kenney was Rocky Kennedy’s Great Aunt. Rocky and Autumn's daughter is named after her. As a boy, Rocky Kennedy discovered Priest Lake because of Ed and Lillian Kenny.

Lillian Kenny




Ron Hardin, Executive Director

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