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Violet Lewis Violet Lewis

POLSON — Violet Viola (Pinkerman) Lewis, age 92, passed away quietly on Dec. 27, 2022. She was born to Violet Hazel (Gauss) Pinkerman and Karl Clifton Pinkerman on Feb. 21, 1930, in Anaconda. The family, along with her brother, Duane, moved to the East Shore of Flathead Lake in 1941.   Vi graduated from Polson High School in 1948 and lived and worked at the bowling alley until being accepted into the Hollywood Flight Academy for stewardess training. She was hired by Western Airlines in 1951 and flew as a stewardess for 10 years out of Salt Lake City and roomed with fellow stewardess, Betty McCoy. She then became a Regional Manager of stewardesses for Western Airlines out of th...


Marshall Bjork Marshall Bjork

POLSON — Marshall Loren Bjork passed peacefully in his home in Polson on Jan. 8, 2023, at the age of 85. Marshall was born to Earl and Clara Bjork in Great Falls and spent his early years in Malta and Lincoln before the family settled in Stevensville, where he graduated from High School in 1955. He ...


Marshall Bjork

POLSON — Marshall Loren Bjork passed peacefully in his home in Polson on Jan. 8, 2023, at the age of 85. Marshall was born to Earl and Clara Bjork in Great Falls and spent his early years in Malta and Lincoln before the family settled in Stevensville, where he graduated from High School in 1955. He ...


Marshall Bjork

POLSON — Marshall Loren Bjork passed peacefully in his home in Polson on Jan. 8, 2023, at the age of 85. Marshall was born to Earl and Clara Bjork in Great Falls and spent his early years in Malta and Lincoln before the family settled in Stevensville, where he graduated from High School in 1955. He ...


Kenneth Petticrew Kenneth Petticrew

PORT TOWNSEND, WASHINGTON — Kenneth Gerald Petticrew, a member of  the Confederated Salish & Kootenai Tribes, passed away on Dec. 10, 2022, at Jefferson Health Care, Port Townsend, Washington, at age 67. He fought a hard fight after being diagnosed with bile duct cancer earlier this year. ...


Zana Niblack

POLSON — Firm in her faith, Zana F. Niblack went home to her Lord on Dec. 1, 2022. She was born in Missoula on April 16, 1940, and spent her life before marriage on the family ranch.  Combined with all the ranching activities, Zana was also a musician, earning a clarinet chair in the All-Northw...


Lucy McCrumb Lucy McCrumb

POLSON — Lucy (Simmon) McCrumb, 81, of Polson passed away on Dec. 16, 2022.  Mom was born on Nov. 24, 1941, to Jerome and Viola (Weiber) Simmon in Fowler, Michigan. She was raised on a farm, the eighth child of eleven.  In 1963, Mom married Dennis McCrumb and during the next four years,...


Lee Roy Boyd Lee Roy Boyd

BOISE, IDAHO — Lee Roy Boyd, 65, former a resident of Ronan, passed away suddenly at the home of his sister, Janice in Boise, Idaho, on Dec. 2, 2022. Lee was born on Jan. 20, 1957, in Polson to Kenneth and Bernice Boyd. He was the fifth of six children in the family.  Lee graduated from Rona...


Patricia Rawlings Patricia Rawlings

MESA, ARIZONA — Patricia “Pat” Jane (Bruner) Rawlings, passed away peacefully, surrounded by her family on Friday, Nov. 25, 2022, at her winter home in Mesa, Arizona. Pat was born on Aug. 24, 1928, in Myrtle Point, Oregon, to Sam and Anna Bruner(Delamater). She grew up with and was very clo...


Beatrice Kruse Beatrice Kruse

POLSON — Beatrice Louise “Bea” Kruse, age 62. of Polson, passed away on Monday, Nov. 28, 2022, at St. Luke Hospital, surrounded by her family. She was born on Oct. 25, 1960, in Glasgow, the daughter of Francis and Belva (Emeline) Morin.  She attended schools in both Saco and Malta. ...


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