Edward W. Arambarri was born on Aug. 13, 1950, in Hailey, Idaho, to Lewis J. Arambarri and Betty M. Wier Arambarri. He passed away on Feb. 17, 2017 at home in Coeur d' Alene, Idaho.
He attended school in Mountain Home, where he graduated from high school in 1969. He was a life-time sports fan who enjoyed managing the high school wrestling and baseball teams. Later in life, he rooted for the Boise State Broncos football team and was an avid fan of wrestler Hulk Hogan.
Ed was a history buff and enjoyed playing games with family and friends. As a young man, he was employed by the El Rancho and later worked at Kencke Electric, Omega Construction, Castle Wood Products and Mountain Home Air Force Base.
Ed enjoyed traveling and watching movies. He had an edgy sense of humor. He was a long-term supporter of Nobody for President.
He was a beloved uncle to several generations of nieces and nephews and family friends. He cared for and nurtured many dogs and cats over the years.
In 2013, he moved from Mountain Home to his Coeur d' Alene cottage, where he enjoyed spending quality time with his brother, Nick, and his extended family.
Ed is survived by his sister, Virgie (Dean) of Pocatello; brothers Tony of Pocatello, John (Holly) of Boise and Nick (Alice) of Coeur d' Alene; and many nephews, nieces, great-nephews and great-nieces. He was preceded in death by his parents and an infant brother.
Cremation has occurred, and a graveside family memorial in Glenns Ferry will be held later this spring. The family thanks English Funeral Chapel in Coeur d' Alene for their caring services. Please visit Ed's online memorial at www.englishfuneralchapel.com.