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Olthenia 'Irene' Bullock Olthenia 'Irene' Bullock

POLSON — “Oh my word!” says Olthenia “Irene” Bullock who peacefully passed away June 26, 2019 in Polson Montana. Irene was a one of kind, once you met her you never forgot her. And she never forgot you. Her family was always picking her brain for names of relatives and friends long past. Yes, she will be missed but she left us all with memories, family history, and a bunch of funny stories that will be carried on to future generations. For that we thank you Irene. Irene was born in Long Beach, California, Feb. 19, 1930 to Henry (deceased 1998) and Olthenia Mitchell (deceased 1967). She was the oldest of the Mitchell children (Ethel Marie Lemon, Henriette Jos...


Glenn Howlett Glenn Howlett

POLSON — Glenn Charles Howlett, age 64 of Polson, passed away July 7, 2019, in his home and surrounded by family; after his battle with cancer. He was born in St. Ignatius, Sept. 24, 1954, to Gene and Clara (Bourdon) Howlett of Hot Springs. Glenn was a proud member of the Confederated Salish and ...


Audi Moran

ARLEE — Audi (Audrey Ann) Moran, 66, passed away due to injuries sustained in an automobile accident at mile marker 43, Highway 93, Charlo, on June 24, 2019. Audi was born on Oct. 5, 1952, in Shurz, Nevada; she was raised in Gardnerville, Nevada, and attended schools in Douglas County, Nevada. Audi mar...


Dustin Stur

FISHTAIL — Dustin “Dusty” Sturm, age 53, of Fishtail, Montana, passed away on July 3, 2019, as the result of an ATV accident. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, July 13, at the Absarokee High School football field. A full obituary will be available at www.smithfuneralch...


Gale Miller

RONAN — Our beloved little brother, Gale Patrick Miller, left us on July 6, 2019, from the same Ronan hospital where he was born on May 13, 1964. He was welcomed into the family of Clara Bick Miller and Ray “Pat” Miller as the youngest of nine children. In large families, the youngest child...


Tom Driscoll

TUCSON, ARIZONA — Tom Driscoll passed away on July 4, 2019, in Tucson, Arizona, from complications of Agent Orange Parkinson’s Disease, surrounded by his family. Thomas James Driscoll was born in St. Ignatius, Montana, on Sept. 11, 1949, to Stanley and Anne Driscoll of Charlo. Tom served in the U...


Delbert Malgren

POLSON — Delbert A. Malgren passed away on July 3, 2019, from natural causes at the age of 99. Del was born on April 23, 1920, in Antelope, Montana, to Carl and Louise Malgren. He moved to Polson in 1925 where he remained the rest of his life. Del graduated from Polson High School in 1938. He attend...


John Varnum

POLSON — John Phillips Varnum, 86, passed away on Monday, July 1, 2019, in his home, surrounded by his loving family, after a longfought battle with cancer. John was born on June 23, 1933, to Frederick and Genevieve Varnum, in Fort Belknap. He was the sixth of seven children. At the age of six, his fat...


Marie Mutchler

POLSON — Marie Mutchler passed away while holding the hands of her daughters on June 28, 2019, at Heritage Place in Kalispell. Born on March 4, 1933, to Alfred and Monica (Shue) Whitehouse, she grew up in a small home in Polson where McDonald’s now stands. Marie’s mother passed away when...


Sidney “Sid” Turnquist Sidney “Sid” Turnquist

POLSON — Sidney “Sid” Turnquist, 91, died on May 6, 2019. He was born in Polson on June 25, 1927, to Louise and Mark Turnquist. As a youngster he survived whooping cough, which they treated by giving him mare’s milk. His sister, Reba, was born four years later. He attended Round Butte...


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