Samuel Harris: General Manager
Samuel Harris was born and raised in Burley, Idaho. He graduated from Burley High School in 2009. He attended Idaho State University for one semester and then started working full time for Memorial Monuments where he had worked part time since he was 11 years old. For the next ten years, he worked in Boise and Burley, Idaho; Salt Lake City, Utah; Glendive, Montana, for the monument company. For medical reasons, he changed jobs. He then started working and apprenticing at Rasmussen-Wilson Funeral Home. He genuinely loves serving people and helping them in their time of need. Sam was able to learn funeral home law and job details while working at Rasmussen-Wilson Funeral Home. In May of 2020, an opportunity came for Sam to be the General Manager of Coeur d’Alene Memorial Gardens. He continues to serve with compassion and sympathy with those whom he helps. Sam is the son of Peggy and Tim Harris of Burley, Idaho. He is married to Jessica Harris. They reside in Coeur d’Alene.
Rick Powe: Cemetery Sexton
Rick is our Cemetery Sexton. He has a lifetime of experience in Cemetery Caretaking and Maintenance. He has been able to work in four different cemeteries and knows the best way to help and serve our grounds. He has spent ten years at Vineland Cemetery, two years at Lewis-Clark Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Clarkston, Washington. One and half years over at Evergreen Cemetery in Post Falls. He now has been here are Coeur d’Alene Memorial Gardens for twenty years. Rick has seen it all. If you see him out in the gardens, he is happy to help and serve you.
Holden Wadley: Maintenance
Holden Wadley, our maintenance/do-it-all guy, is from Eastern Idaho, particularly Idaho Falls/Shelley area. Holden attended and graduated from Bonneville High School in 2011. In the fall of 2011, he moved on to LDS Business College in Salt Lake City, Utah where he did two semesters there and then, went on to serve a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Idaho Pocatello mission for three months and then served the rest of the time in the Washington Kennewick mission. Once he returned home in June of 2014, he went to work retail sales for Deseret Industries and worked there for a few months. Holden then returned to LDS Business College to resume earning his Associates. In December of 2015, he then returned home to work full time for a jerky processing plant. In April of 2016, he continued his education at Brigham Young University-Idaho in Rexburg. It was there where he earned his major in University Studies and a minor in Horticulture (Study of growing trees, vegetables, flowers and landscape architecture). It was also at BYU-Idaho, where he met his wife Sarah. They met in October of 2017, and got married on July 21, 2018, in the Columbia River Washington Temple.
Holden enjoys hiking, biking, weightlifting, and running long distance. Hard work is his middle name. Nothing can get in his way from getting any job done.