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Esther Clay

PABLO — Esther Clay, 77 of Pablo, died Nov. 18 at her home with her loving family at her side.  Esther was born to Adam and Lena Kuntz on March 11, 1937, in Edgar, Montana and later moved to Ronan where she attended school. She married Mel Wickey in 1954 and they had three children and later divorced.  She married Ron Clay in 1989 and they settled in Pablo. Ron died in 2006. She continued to live in Pablo after his death.  She will always be remembered by friends and family as always being busy doing something, whether it was in the house or in her neatly kept yard and her beautiful flower gardens that she took such great pride in. She was very proud of her chi...

Andre Nigel Dullinger Andre Nigel Dullinger

RONAN — On Sept. 23, 2014, Andre Nigel Dullinger passed away from injuries sustained in an auto accident. Born Oct. 24, 1988, in Portland, Oregon, Andre spent his first 10 years exploring the beauty and wonder of Oregon. In 1998 Andre’s family moved to Ronan. He fell in love with the mountains...

Delbert Mearl Palmer Delbert Mearl Palmer

CHARLO — Del Palmer, 93, a lifelong resident of Charlo, passed away quietly at his home, surrounded by family and friends on Friday Nov. 14. Where do we begin to tell the story of a “Life Well Lived?” Del’s life began in Salem, Oregon, on Jan. 10, 1921, where he was born to E.M....

Samuel I. Becker, Jr.

STATE COLLEGE, PENNSYLVANIA — Samuel I. Becker, Jr., age 78, beloved husband of Mary C. (nee Simco); loving father of Michael (Julie) of Washington, Samuel III of Montana and Greg (Andrea) of Ohio; grandfather of 12; great-grandfather of two; brother of Joan Heimbach; uncle and great-uncle of many; pas...

Perry Walter Bowerman Perry Walter Bowerman

HOT SPRINGS — Perry Walter Bowerman, 84, passed away at his home on Oct. 21, 2014, after a 9-year battle with prostate cancer. His wife Vera, of 57 years, and family, surrounded him. Perry was the first child of Walter Bowerman and Sylvia Baxter Bowerman. He was born April 18, 1930, in Hot Springs w...

Larry L. Jensen Larry L. Jensen

CALDWELL, IDAHO — Larry L. Jensen, a resident of the Mission Valley for many years, peacefully went to sleep Oct. 6, 2014, at his home in Caldwell, Idaho, surrounded by his loving family and devoted wife, Eunice.   In his youth, Larry’s family ranched in the St. Ignatius area, where he at...

James E. Johnson

POLSON – James E. Johnson, age 69, passed away on Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014, at his home in Polson. Memorial services for James will be held on Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Anthony Catholic Church in Missoula. Burial will follow services at the Western Montana State Veterans Cemetery wi...

Leonard Haack Leonard Haack

POLSON — Leonard Haack was born on Oct. 13, 1919, to Julius and Emma Haack in Polson. Leonard passed away Oct. 23, 2014, at the age of 95.  Leonard’s parents and two brothers preceded him in death.  During the war effort Leonard worked for North American Airlines building airplane...

Kathryn Coffman Kathryn Coffman

RONAN — Kathryn “Kathy” Jean (Snyder) Coffman, 63, of Ronan, Montana joined her loved ones that left before her and are in Heaven, on Oct. 22, 2014, at St. Luke’s Hospital in Kansas City, Mo., after her courageous battle with pulmonary fibrosis. She was born July 5, 1951, in Ronan, da...

Mark Alan Lee Mark Alan Lee

RONAN – Mark Alan Lee, age 58, passed away suddenly at his home on Oct. 11, 2014. Born Dec. 4, 1955, in St. Ignatius to Joseph Fay Lee and Doris Aletha (Durrant) Lee, he was raised in St. Ignatius on their dairy farm. Mark graduated in 1974 from St. Ignatius High School.  Mark was self-taugh...


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