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Keith McCurdy Keith McCurdy

POLSON — Keith Warren McCurdy has trekked his last hunting trail, delivered his final closing argument, imparted his last sage advice, and honored us with his final compliments on April 8, 2021. He was born in Lewiston to E.B. McCurdy and Esther Zumwalt McCurdy on March 25, 1933.  Keith started life at Coffee Creek. His formative years were spent exploring, hunting, and fishing around Glacier National Park while his dad taught school at East Glacier. His family later moved to Charlo where his folks were lifelong educators.   Following his graduation from Charlo High School, he and two of his closest buddies helped build Hungry Horse Reservoir Dam. Keith proudly...


William Ashley William Ashley

PABLO — William Bryan Ashley, age 58, passed away on April 6, 2021, in Missoula. Billy was born in Polson to William and Lois (Doney) Ashley on Feb. 14, 1963. Billy graduated from Ronan High School in 1981. He worked for several years as a skidder operator for several logging operations on the Flathead...


Helen Penry

HOT SPRINGS — Helen J. Penry, 69, passed away in the afternoon of Wednesday, April 7, 2021, at St. Patrick Hospital in Missoula. Brothers Mortuary and Crematory are honored to care for the family. Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at: www.brothersmortuary.com  


Marvin Douma Marvin Douma

SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH — Marvin John Douma passed away on April 2, 2021, in Salt Lake City, Utah. He was born on Oct. 6, 1935, in Bozeman to John and Maxine Moody Douma. He was raised near Anceney, west of Bozeman, on the Elk Creek Ranch. Marvin walked four miles to the Anceney grade school each day and ...


Sharron (Sadie) Violette Sharron (Sadie) Violette

POLSON — Sharron Darlene (Sadie) Thompson Violette, age 81, entered the pearly gates on March 28, 2021. She was born on Feb. 18, 1940, in Polson to Joe and Dorothy (Smith) Thompson. She graduated from St. Patrick’s School of Nursing and became a registered nurse on Dec. 15, 1961.  She als...


Mark Moderie Mark Moderie

POLSON — Mark Curtis Moderie passed away of natural causes on March 8, 2021. Mark was born on Nov. 16, 1964, to Keran (Nicholson) Moderie and Richard “Dick” Moderie in Polson. Mark grew up on the family farm outside Polson raising cows, horses, pigs, and chickens. He loved cars throughout h...


Robert Goeckel

POLSON — Robert W. Goeckel, also affectionately known as “Geck,” completed his extraordinary life here on March 22, 2021. He was born on Nov. 7, 1942, in Bremerton, Washington, to Matilda (nee: Orr) Goeckel and George Goeckel. Robert served his country in the Army with honor and lived his l...


Raymond Cooper

RONAN — Raymond V. Cooper, age 91, passed away on Saturday, March 20, 2021, at Mountain View Care Center in Ronan. Memorial services for Raymond will be held at a later date. Arrangements are under the care of Shrider – Thompson Funeral Home.  


Carol Timmons Carol Timmons

POLSON — On Friday, March 19, 2021,  Carol Elaine Cook Timmons passed away at the age of 85 in Polson. She was born on Oct. 16, 1935, in Rugby, North Dakota, to Carl and Elaine Anderson. The family moved to Sweeney Creek in Florence, Montana, when Carol was 14.   She attended school in Flo...


John Onigkeit

TRUTH OR CONSEQUENCES, NEW MEXICO — John Onigkeit, a longtime resident of Polson, passed away peacefully on March 20, 2021, in Truth or Consequences, New Mexico. John Onigkeit was born in 1958. John is preceded in death by his parents Harry and Ruth Onigkeit. He worked at Super 1 Foods for many y...


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