Valley Journal

Obituaries

Kenneth B. Jolley Kenneth B. Jolley

RONAN — It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Kenneth B. Jolley … a loving devoted husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. Born in Idaho Falls, Idaho, July 4, 1915, he spent the majority of his youth in San Bernardino, California. Ken passed away on April 7, 2016. His parents and four sisters along with three older brothers preceded him in death. Ken is survived by his wife, Barbara; son, Scott (Janet); and daughter Lynelle (Scott). Ken was also blessed to have six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Following high school Ken worked at a number of jobs to support his younger sisters and mother. Even in his final days, he fondly r...


Rhonda Kaye Bocksnick·Emerson Rhonda Kaye Bocksnick·Emerson

RONAN - Rhonda Kaye Emerson passed away peacefully surrounded by friends, family and her beloved animals Tuesday, April 5, 2016. Rhonda was born July 16, 1955, to Herb and Edna Bocksnick in Ronan. Her proudest accomplishment was the over 300 hours she had in law enforcement training. In her own words:  ...


Roberta Rae Gibson

RONAN — Roberta Rae Gibson, age 71, of Ronan, passed away on Friday, April 8, 2016, at St. Luke Community Hospital in Ronan. Cremation has taken place and services will be held at a later date. Shrider-Thompson Funeral and Cremation Services is assisting with arrangements


Patrick Darrel Thompson Patrick Darrel Thompson

POLSON — Patrick Darrel Thompson passed away on March 23, 2016, in Phoenix, Arizona.  His wife, Barbara; his daughters, Pamela and Deanna; his grandchildren, Alex, Zack, and Meka; and his two great-grandchildren, Zane and Legend, survive him. He is very loved and will be missed.  No pub...


Sharon Kay Padilla Sharon Kay Padilla

POLSON — Sharon Kay Padilla, 71, of Polson passed away on Wednesday, March 23, 2016, at Polson Health and Rehabilitation. She was born July 1, 1944, in Kalispell to Harley and Ruby Shepard.  She was raised on “The Old Ranch” on Eagle Pass Trail in Charlo, where Harley and Ruby&rsquo...


Marie Henry Bramsen Marie Henry Bramsen

POLSON — Marie Elizabeth Henry Bramsen, 92, passed away on Friday, April 1, 2016, at St. Luke Extended Care in Ronan. Marie was born on May 22, 1923, in Melstone, Montana, to William F. and Gladys McKenzie Henry.  Marie was the oldest of five children. She has two sisters, Millie (Larry) Williams ...


James ‘Jim’ Peel James ‘Jim’ Peel

RONAN — James “Jim” Lyndal Peel passed away peacefully into the arms of the Lord on Nov. 10, 2015 in Ronan. Jim was born on March 14, 1928, in Idalou, Texas, to Sylvester and Betty Peel.  As a young man, Jim was athletic and energetic and enjoyed many pursuits including the sport of...


Jade Damian “JD” Gun Hammer Jade Damian “JD” Gun Hammer

ST. IGNATIUS — Jade Damian “JD” Gun Hammer, 39, passed away at St. Patrick’s Hospital on March 25. Born in Billings, on Feb. 25, 1977, to John Gun Hammer Jr. and Agnes Hernandez Gun Hammer, he was raised and educated on the Flathead Reservation and in Missoula. A dry-waller by trad...


Ardith Jane Roragen Cordis Ardith Jane Roragen Cordis

ONTARIO, OREGON — Ardith Jane Roragen Cordis passed away March 8, 2016, in Ontario, Oregon.  She was born in Fertile, Minnesota, on June 24, 1941, to Madeline and Lawrence Roragen. Her siblings included: Kenneth, Truman, Cyrus, Loren, Terry, Randy, Lorena, Roselie, Victoria, and her twin, Audre...


Yvonne Frey

ST. IGNATIUS – Yvonne Frey passed on peacefully March 17 at her home. She was born in Tarkio, Montana, and was a lifetime resident of St. Ignatius. Charley Frey, Sr., her husband of 47 years, preceded her death. Her parents, Leo and Laura Rouillier have also passed. Yvonne’s siblings were Sam ...


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