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Darlene Mitchell Darlene Mitchell

HELENA — Darlene Lanette Mitchell (Honeydew), 68, died in Helena on Jan. 7, 2019, due to COPD. She was born in Shelby on May 8, 1950, to Jess and Ethel Maxwell (Christopherson), who resided in Sunburst, Montana. Lanette worked at Anthony’s, Cenex, Jore and the liquor store in Ronan. Her favorite things to do were bowling, horseshoes, going to soak at Hot Springs, and attending stock car and drag races. She also enjoyed road trips to the coast. She was preceded in death by her parents and her brother Neil. She is survived by her husband, George A. Mitchell; her children and grandchildren, Shane and Mandy Andersen (Jessica, Zachary and Kenny), Shad and Tricia Andersen ...


Gregory Devlin

POLSON — Gregory Devlin, 71, of Missoula and Polson, passed away at his home on Thursday, Jan. 10, 2019. Services will be held at St. Anthony Catholic Church in Missoula, 217 Tremont Street. On Thursday, Jan. 17, a Rosary will be held at 6:30 p.m. and a vigil at 7 p.m. A funeral Mass will be held on Fr...


Virginia Reber

KALISPELL – Virginia Reber, age 92, passed away on Friday, Jan. 11, 2019, at the Brendan House in Kalispell. Memorial services for Virginia will be held at a later date. Arrangements are under the direction of The Lake Funeral Home and Crematory.  


Lois Slater Lois Slater

RONAN — Lois Lafromboise Slater was born on Dec. 29, 1951, in Browning to Rosalie and Robert LaFromboise. Lois was an enrolled member of the Blackfeet Tribe, lived in Browning for much of her childhood but moved to the Flathead Reservation where she lived the rest of life and died at her home on Jan. 1...


Raymond Addington

RONAN – Raymond P. “Sonny” Addington, age 79, passed away on Monday, Dec. 31, 2018, surrounded by his family at St. Luke Hospital. He was born on March 14, 1939, in Randolph County, Indiana. His lifelong passion was sitting in the cab of his semi, driving those 6 million accident free mi...


Martillis Maarstad

RONAN — Martillis “Mart” Llewellyn Maarstad, 79, passed away on Dec. 31, 2018. Mart was born on Sept. 26, 1939, to Martinus Henrik and Lydia Sophie (Strand). A 1957 Ronan High School graduate, he joined the army reserves and graduated from Montana State University with an automotive design ...


Lori Kelly–Mitchell Lori Kelly–Mitchell

RONAN – Lori Ann Kelly–Mitchell, 58, passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019, at St. Patrick Hospital surrounded by her loved ones. She was born on Feb. 15, 1960, in Butte, to Zane and Carol Kelly. She attended grade school in Pablo and graduated from Ronan High School in 1978. She continued her ...


Leo Jones Leo Jones

GRANGEVILLE, IDAHO — Leo Laurence Jones passed away in Grangeville, Idaho, on Dec. 25, 2018. Leo was born on Dec. 6, 1943, in St. Ignatius and was one of eleven children born to John A. Jones and Amelia Tellier Jones. Leo was joined in birth by his twin brother, Loubert. Leo was raised in St. Ignatius....


Eileen Waugh Eileen Waugh

BUTTE — Eileen Estelle Waugh passed away on Monday, Nov. 19, 2018, in St. James Healthcare in Butte. She was born on Wednesday, Jan.2, 1929, in Bakersfield, California, to Frank Guy and Mabelle Estelle (Stonehocker) Parker. She was raised and educated in Ronan and it was there on Aug. 25, 1946, that sh...


Anthony Ostheimer

ST. IGNATIUS — Tony McIlvain Ostheimer, 82, of St. Ignatius and Missoula passed away on Tuesday, Dec. 18, at home, surrounded by family. He was born on Jan. 27, 1936, in West Chester, Pennsylvania, to Alfred James Ostheimer III and Ruth Eloise Magargle. He attended the Booth School in Devon, Penn...


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