Cover photo for Edward "Ed" Hunter's Obituary
1941 Edward 2022

Edward "Ed" Hunter

March 12, 1941 — January 19, 2022

Edward “Ed” Phillip Hunter, 80

Edward “Ed” Phillip Hunter, 80, of Osburn, Idaho, passed away January 19, 2022 at the Community Medical Center of Missoula, Montana.  He was born March 12, 1941 in Hope, Idaho; Ed was the son of William H. and Verona E. (Tyler) Hunter.

Ed moved to the Silver Valley in 1955.  He attended and graduated from the Wallace High School in 1959.  Ed furthered his studies in mechanical engineering, while also working at the Star Mine.

Ed was united in marriage to Linda McMahan on December 10, 1960, at the First Baptist Church of Osburn.

Mining was Ed’s career; he had worked at the Star Mine, the Lucky Friday, Atlas Mine, Bunker Hill Mining Company and several other area mines.  Ed had also mined in Nevada, California and Oregon.  He also owned and operated the American Independent Mining in consulting for several years.

Ed so loved and enjoyed his family and the great outdoors- hunting, fishing, camping, gold panning and huckleberry picking.  He was also an avid Gonzaga fan!

Ed is survived by his beloved wife of sixty-one years Linda Hunter of the family home of Osburn; six children Michael Hunter of Coeur d’ Alene, Idaho, Julie McPheters (Ron) of St. Regis, Montana, Tim Hunter of Elk City, Idaho, Steven Hunter of Osburn, Jeffrey Hunter (Erica) of Osburn and Melinda Rogers (Walt) of Wallace, Idaho; seventeen grandchildren Josh, Katie, Allie, Danny, Griffyn, Gavin, Zayne, Grace, Savanna, Holly, Jake, Micheala, Jesse, Jade, Heather, Macayla and Sidney; numerous great-grandchildren; one brother Fred Hunter (Sue) of Pinehurst, Idaho; one sister Edna Calhoon of Bremerton, Washington; he is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews.  Ed was preceded in death by his parents, four brothers, three sisters and one great-grandson Kade Thomas Comer-McPheters.

The family invites you to leave your tears and tissues at the door and come Celebrate The Life of Ed on Saturday, June 18, 2022 from 12:00 Noon – 4:00 P.M. at the Gene Day Park in Osburn, Idaho.  This is a potluck event in which a barbecue main dish will be provided.  Please bring a favorite side dish and a comfortable lawn chair.  Come ready to share your best Ed story as we honor the legacy he has left behind.

The family suggests that memorials may be made to the charity of the Donor’s choice.

You may share your special memories of Ed with his family at


To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Edward "Ed" Hunter, please visit our flower store.


Visits: 16

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the
Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Service map data © OpenStreetMap contributors

Send Flowers

Send Flowers

Plant A Tree

Plant A Tree