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Walter Delaney Walter Delaney

ST. IGNATIUS — Walter “Red” Delaney, age 93, passed away in Missoula on Sept. 11, 2019. He was born in St. Ignatius on May 2, 1926, and was raised with his three brothers and his sister in the Mission Valley near Post Creek. He took over the family ranch from his father in 1952. Red married Lois Freshour on June 9, 1956, and was happily married for 63 years. They raised four children on the family ranch. Many young people of that era tell stories of the hard work in the hay fields and the lessons learned from witnessing his phenomenal work ethic. He had a passion for sports, specifically basketball, where he played, coached, and was an MOA basketball official. He attend...


Earline Couture Earline Couture

ELMO — On Sept. 11, 2019, Earline Tenas Couture, 73, passed away in the comfort of her home. She was a quick- witted and brutally honest wife, mother, grandmother, and friend. She was known and loved for her ornery and blunt comments to those she loved most.  Earline was born on Oct. 30, 194...


Debora Jones Debora Jones

POLSON — Debora Mae (Pruitt) Jones, 62, unexpectedly passed away on Sept. 7, 2019, in her home. Deb, the second of four daughters, was born in 1957 in Ventura, California. Following graduation, she met Jim Jones and they married in 1976 in Polson. Deb and Jim continued to live in Polson and raised a hu...


Richard Cavalar Richard Cavalar

Arnold Schliep   POLSON — Arnold Joseph Schliep, Jr., age 77, passed away on Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019, at his residence. He was born on May 25, 1942, in St. Ignatius, the son of Arnold Joseph and Laura (Soucie) Schliep. He attended schools in St. Ignatius and graduated from St. Ignatius High...


Arnold Schliep Arnold Schliep

POLSON — Arnold Joseph Schliep, Jr., age 77, passed away on Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019, at his residence. He was born on May 25, 1942, in St. Ignatius, the son of Arnold Joseph and Laura (Soucie) Schliep. He attended schools in St. Ignatius and graduated from St. Ignatius High School in 1961. He served h...


Don Ambrose Don Ambrose

POLSON — Don Wayne Ambrose slipped from this life on Saturday, Aug. 24, 2019, with his beloved wife Shirley by his side. Don was born in 1943 in Buhl, Idaho, and spent his childhood and college years in southern Idaho before accepting a position with the Carnation Company in Spokane, Washington, in ...


Orville “Bud” Harris Orville “Bud” Harris

RONAN — Orville Stanley “Bud” Harris was born on Nov. 6, 1927, and passed away of natural causes on Aug. 30, 2019, at the age of 91.  He was preceded in death by his parents, Herbert and Dora Lee Harris; his siblings, Fred and Hugh McAdam, Hazel Ostrom, Billie Braaten, and Maxine Kn...


Dan Madsen Dan Madsen

RONAN — Dan Allen Madsen, 91, passed away peacefully at St. Joseph Hospital on Aug. 26, 2019. He was surrounded by loving family. Dan was born on Nov. 10, 1927, in Sheridan County, Montana, to Danish immigrants Hans and Henriette Madsen. He attended one room schools, Hawthorne and Garfield, in the Dagm...


Frederick McFarland Frederick McFarland

KALISPELL — Frederick William McFarland, 81, passed away on Aug.9, 2019, in Kalispell. Fred was born on April 27, 1938, to Frederick William and Jean Corrigan McFarland in Kansas City, Missouri. Fred grew up in Baldwin Park, California, where he graduated from Baldwin Park High School in 1957 and th...


Clara Mays Clara Mays

POLSON — Clara Florence (Pryor) Mays passed away at her home in Polson, on Aug. 11, 2019, at age 74. She was born to Edna and William Pryor on Dec. 31, 1944, in Morenci, Arizona.  Clara grew up with her five siblings in Butte. Along with achieving math student of the year, Clara shone as head m...


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