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Doris Nordyke Doris Nordyke

CHARLO — Doris Sena (Nielsen) Nordyke was born Dec. 10, 1929, in Enumclaw, Washington, to Jens Einer Nielsen and Sena (Jensen) Nielsen. Doris grew up on the Maple Tree Farm in the Osceola Community until 1969.  She attended the Osceola Community School through the 3rd grade. After the school closed, she attended fourth grade through high school in Enumclaw and graduated in 1947. After high school she went to Seattle and worked for Sears and Roebuck Store for two and one half years.  On July 8, 1950, she married Kenneth Nordyke of Puyallup, Washington. They were blessed with four children, Gordon, Kathryn, Cindy, and Karla. During her life Doris worked in the Farmer’...


Shirley Annette Nelson

RONAN — God answered Mom’s prayers, and guided her home, Thursday, Feb. 4, at St. Luke Hospital. She was 88 years old. Born March 15,1927, to Jay and Selma Mortensen in Lyle, Minnesota.  She graduated Lyle High School in 1944 and attended Junior College in Austin, Minnesota. In 1951 she m...


Gerald Eder Gerald Eder

SPRING CREEK, NEVADA — Gerald Eder was called home to be with his mother, Mary Branning Eder, his father, Fredrick Eder, and his step-son Carl Thomas Dunn. He passed away Tuesday evening, January 26, 2016 at his residence in Spring Creek, Nevada, at the age of 61. Jerry was born in Ronan on Dec. 24,...


Jean L. Orr Jean L. Orr

MISSOULA — Jean L. Orr, 89, passed away Saturday, Jan. 23, at Bee Hive Homes in Missoula. She was born in the train depot at Bearmouth, Montana, on Nov. 30, 1926, to James and Rebecca Wilson. She lived along the tracks in St. Regis where her father was a station agent until her senior year in high scho...


Audrey Hendrickson Audrey Hendrickson

RONAN – Audrey Alice (Kinkaid) Hendrickson born on Oct. 10, 1924, passed away on Jan. 16, 2016, at 91.  She is preceded in death by her husband of 61 years, Art Hendrickson.  She leaves a sister, Carol J. Bork of Oakley, Illinois; a sister in-law, Leota Stevens, of Riverside, California...


Lance Albert Rishel

ARLEE – Lance Albert Rishel, 30, passed away on Sunday, Jan. 3, 2016, at Dublin Gulch in Charlo. Lance was born in Missoula on Jan. 4, 1985, to Terri Marry and Eugene Arthur Rishel, and has had a wonderful stepfather, Scott Fletcher, for many years. He was also a proud member of the Confederated Salish...


Virginia Cornelius Virginia Cornelius

RONAN — “I am a child of God and He has sent me here.”  Virginia Lee Pickens Cornelius was born April 9, 1938. After a valiant battle with pancreatic cancer, she joined our Heavenly Father on Jan. 7, 2016, surrounded by her beloved husband and loving family,  Virginia’s p...


Charles D. Griffith Charles D. Griffith

RONAN — My beloved, Charles D. Griffith, passed away Sunday, Dec. 27, 2015, at St. Luke Community Hospital. Charles was born in Ackley, Iowa, on June 22, 1932, to Sophie Maifield and Charles Henry Griffith.  He served in the U.S. Marine Corps during the Korean Conflict. Upon his return he le...


Bertha “Birdie” Raze Bertha “Birdie” Raze

Polson — Bertha Anne “Birdie” Raze, 80, of Polson, passed away Dec. 15, 2015, at Kalispell Regional Medical Center. She was born in Polson on Jan. 8, 1935, to Bertha (Bocksnick) and Harry Sorensen. She graduated from Polson High School in 1953. She married Jim Jacobson in 1953 and they late...


Steve Hetzman Steve Hetzman

POLSON — Steve Hetzman, 63, of Polson, passed away on Thursday, Dec. 31, 2015, due to complications from Progressive Supranuclear Palsy.   Steve was born on Aug. 7, 1952, in Saginaw, Michigan, to Richard and Irene Hetzman. He spent the majority of his life in Michigan where he held various occu...


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