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Ursula Ann Apple

  • Born: 15 Apr 1962, Raton, NM
  • Marriage (1): James Harlan Hitch on 20 Nov 1982 in Parma, ID
  • Died: 12 Sep 2009, ID
  • Buried: Abt 15 Sep 2009, Viola Cemetery, Viola, Latah Co., ID


Ursula Ann Hitch of Onaway died Saturday evening near Potlatch from injuries from an ATV accident. She was 47. Ursula was born April 15, 1962, at Raton, N.M., to Melvin "Hap" and Mary Cosgrove Apple. She grew up and graduated from high school there. She then attended college at the Technical Vocational Institute at Albuquerque, where she met her fantastic husband, James Harlan Hitch. They were married in Parma, Idaho, on Nov. 20, 1982, and moved to Moscow. She worked at Gritman Medical Center for 15 years, where she started as a volunteer for the birthing center, later becoming the child birth educator. She moved from that field to be being a certified nurse's aid with Home Health and Hospice, and also worked at Palouse Empire Gymnastics for about eight years. Ursula found joy in quilting, which she excelled at. She belonged to several quilt groups, including Palouse Patchers and Sanity Seekers. She devoted her whole life to making sure her kids grew up to be loving, caring and generous, just like she was every single day. She was a mother to everyone and anyone who needed one. She touched so many people's lives through her work and involvement in the community and made the world more special just by being in it. Her family was always her first priority. Ursula was able to look at life's obstacles and always knew that they were always temporary and never let them hold her back from life. She saw each day as a new opportunity for an adventure and lived everyday to its fullest. We can only imagine the size of the party she is holding up in heaven. Surviving are her husband, James Hitch of Onaway; her son, Jimmie Hitch of Dawson, M.N.; daughters, Heather Hitch of Boise and Heidy Hitch of Coeur d'Alene; three sisters, Martha Gonzolas in Paton, N.M., Virginia Apple-Ginn and her husband, Bill, in Tucson, Ariz., and Rachel Apple of Trinidad, Colo., and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents. A graveside service will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Viola Cemetery with John Sherman officiating. A reception will follow at Fire Station No. 2 (near Safeway) in Moscow. A memorial fund has been established at Potlatch No. 1 Credit Union at the Rosauers Branch. Arrangements have been entrusted to Short's Funeral Chapel in Moscow

Ursula married James Harlan Hitch, son of James Houston Hitch Jr. and Bette (?), on 20 Nov 1982 in Parma, ID.

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