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Sharon Kaye Bowman Dorr Sharon Kaye Bowman Dorr

LEWISTOWN — Sharon Kaye Bowman Dorr went to be with the Lord on Thursday, Oct. 13, 2016. She passed away from an upper respiratory illness. Sharon was born Dec. 28, 1943, to Myrtle C. and Eva Bowman. She graduated from Ronan High School in 1962. She also attended St Patrick School of Nursing in Missoula. Sharon married Terrill Dorr in December 1966. A son, Shane, was born in 1967 and died shortly after birth. Her second child, a daughter, Heather was born in 1972. Her third child, a son, Casey, was born in 1977. Sharon struggled with mental illness, paranoid schizophrenia, most of her adult life. She was divorced in 1986 and moved to Polson. She lived a short time in Missoula be...

Marilou Foster Cheff Marilou Foster Cheff

MISSOULA — Marilou Foster Cheff left us peacefully on Friday, Oct. 7, 2016, at the age of 88. She was born and raised in Detroit, Michigan, the oldest child of the late Harold and Bernadette (McLernan) Foster. It was with her parents’ support and encouragement that saw her graduated from the U...

Shirley Cutler Drew Shirley Cutler Drew

POLSON — Shirley Cutler Drew, born Aug. 24, 1939, in Honolulu, Territory of Hawaii, died Sept. 17, 2016, in Polson. She was 77. Shirley’s husband of 33 years, Kenneth Lee Drew, and her parents, Shirley Youngs Cutler and Louise McLean Cutler precede her in death. Her brother, Lee McLean Cutl...

Kenneth Ray Cheff Kenneth Ray Cheff

MISSOULA — Our Dad Kenneth Ray Cheff was born Aug. 22, 1939, to Vern E. (Bud) Sr. and Adelle Cheff. He was born in the one room log cabin his father Bud had built at the foot of the Mission Range near Ronan. Bud’s sister, Bernida (Cheff ) Byrd, came to help deliver Dad. Bud was standing on the po...

Carl M. Resner Carl M. Resner

MISSOULA — Carl M. Resner, 83, formerly of Ronan, passed away Sept. 28, 2016, at his residence in Missoula. He was born and raised on a farm northwest of Charlo and graduated from Charlo High School. He worked in Missoula and also in California. Carl enlisted in the United States Air Force and did his ...

Michael Joseph Faas 1944 - 2016 Michael Joseph Faas 1944 - 2016

POLSON — “In spite of the unprecedented volume of hostile ground fire that was directed at his aircraft, Captain Faas continued to direct the rescue operation until his aircraft sustained major battle damage, forcing him to bailout a short distance away,” reads the citation on the Silver St...

Betty Lou Aadsen Betty Lou Aadsen

KALISPELL — Betty Lou Aadsen, was born Dec. 11, 1930, to Benjamen and Anna Thompson in Unionville, Missouri. Betty passed away Sept. 30, 2016, with her family by her side. At the age of 5, Betty moved with her family to Kalispell where she attended school, graduating from Flathead High School. After...

Alice Fite Grilley Alice Fite Grilley

POLSON — Alice Fite Grilley, 90, a long-time resident of Polson, died Saturday, Oct. 1, 2016. She was born to Carl and Louise Malgren on Oct. 4, 1925, in Kalispell. Alice started working at the S&J Dime Store when she was 13 years old. During high school she worked at Security State Bank in Pols...

Mary Tomas Martinez Doty Mary Tomas Martinez Doty

ST. IGNATIUS —Prov. 20:7 “ the righteous one is walking in his integrity, happy are his children who come after him.” Our wonderful mother and grandmother passed away on Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2016, at her home in Arlee. She was born in Hysham, Montana, on Sept. 18, 1933. The youngest of f...

Della Marie (Miller) Wipplinger Della Marie (Miller) Wipplinger

RONAN — Della Marie (Miller) Wipplinger, age 92, passed on to be with the Lord on Sept. 23, 2016, at St. Luke ECF. She was born Feb. 11, 1924, in Columbus, North Dakota, the youngest of three children born to William Anthony Miller and Ruth Ann (Prince) Miller. The family farmed in Opheim, Montana, ...

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