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Larry Stokes Larry Stokes

PABLO – Larry Roy “Stoker” Stokes, 76, passed away at his home near Ronan on March 8, 2017. Born in Tremont, Utah, on April 26, 1940, to Nellie Jean Brown Stokes and Roy Joseph Stokes, he was raised and educated in the Mission Valley. He married Beverly Ann Ingraham and Cheryl McCoy. When he wasn’t hunting or fishing, which he loved to do, he was a mechanic and logger working in Seeley Lake, Montana, and Forks and Beaver, Washington, and later in the Mission Meadows Trailer Court. His parents; his wives; a grandson; and his daughter, Shiela Kay, precede him in death. Survivors include his children, Donald Roy, David Ray (Klista), Stacey Cory; sibling...


Kenneth Elling Esterby Kenneth Elling Esterby

CHARLO — Ken took his last ride on March 13, 2017. He was born on June 28, 1934, in Straubville, North Dakota, to W.W. and Adeline Esterby. He wasthe second of five children joining the family after his sister Francis, and before his sister Arlene, brother Walt and sister Grace. When he was two y...


Joyce DeMers Joyce DeMers

POLSON — Joyce DeMers passed away March 13, 2017, in the company of family and friends. Joyce was born on March 9, 1942, in Seattle, to parents Stan and Deloris “Dode” Young. She grew up primarily in Lakeside, attending school and helping with the family’s boat building and marina ope...


George Franks

PABLO – George Allen Franks, age 79, passed away on Monday, March 6, 2017, at Polson Health and Rehabilitation Center of health complications. He was born on May 4, 1937, in Polson to Everett and Ann (McTaggart) Franks. He attended high school in Polson, only completing three years before joining th...


Alan L. ‘Al’ Bohn Alan L. ‘Al’ Bohn

RONAN – Alan L. “Al” Bohn was born on Sept. 10, 1946, in Milbank, South Dakota, and left us on Feb. 7, 2017, at home in Ronan. The melanoma cancer got him much faster than expected. Al was the exact person that Paul Harvey talked about in his farmer dialog. He was tough and worked hard a...


Rosalia Torgrimson

ST. IGNATIUS — Rosalia Marie Torgrimson, 88, of St. Ignatius, passed away peacefully at home on Wednesday, March 8, 2017. Cremation will take place and a memorial service will be held at a later date. Arrangements are under the care of Shrider-Thompson Funeral Home.


Ruth Talley Ruth Talley

RONAN — Ruth Talley, daughter of William and Carolyn Anderson, was born in Valier, Montana, on June 15, 1926. She passed away on March 2, 2017. Ruth moved with her family at a young age to Harlem. After graduation, she moved to Spokane and attended nursing school. From there she moved on to Kalispel...


Jacob ‘TJ’ Jensen

ARLEE — On Feb. 21, 2017, Thomas Jacob “TJ” Jensen left the world with his family, friends, and his love, Lawna, by his side. What remains are stories of his kindness, generosity, friendship, and of course, fishing. TJ was born on Nov. 2, 1959, moved to Arlee in 1964, and called Arlee hi...


Paul Howard Fugleberg Paul Howard Fugleberg

POLSON — Paul Howard Fugleberg, age 86, passed away Sunday, March 5, of natural causes. He was surrounded by his loving family. Paul was born May 8, 1930, to Amelia and Paul Jonathan Fugleberg in Hollywood, California. Following the untimely death of his father, his mother remarried, after which, he...


Isaac Daniel Ouellette Isaac Daniel Ouellette

ANCHORAGE, ALASKA — Isaac Daniel Ouellette, aged 12, went to his heavenly home on Feb. 19, 2017. While taking a bath, one of his favorite things to do, Isaac unexpectedly drowned despite attempts of his father Jean Paul and grandfather Gerry to revive him. Upon Isaac’s passing, two children re...


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