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Rosalia Torgrimson Rosalia Torgrimson

ST. IGNATIUS — Rosalia Marie Torgrimson, 88, of St. Ignatius, passed away peacefully at home on Wednesday, March 8, 2017. She was born on July 8, 1928, to Myrtle and Patrick McLinden at their Swamp Creek home near Trout Creek. She graduated from Noxon High School in 1946 and it was there she met the love of her life, Kenneth Torgrimson. They were married on Easter Sunday, March 28, 1948. They had three children, Melvina, Gary, and Kevin. After living in Thompson Falls for 60 years they moved to St. Ignatius in 2009 to be near their daughter. Rose was a kind, loving, and giving wife, mother, sister, and friend. She loved sewing, crocheting, cooking and gardening. Many people rece...


Lillian Mary Pablo Lillian Mary Pablo

RONAN — Lillian Mary Pablo, 90, died peacefully on May 5, 2017, surrounded by her children. She was born near Malta, Montana, on Jan. 23, 1927, to Pete and Pearl Walchuk. Lillian was preceded in death by her parents; three brothers, Tommy, Tony, and Jim Walchuk; and her son, Michael T. (Mickey) Pabl...


Arnold Armstrong Arnold Armstrong

RONAN — Arnold Jesse Armstrong, life-long resident and businessman in the Mission Valley, passed away quietly in the night, May 11, 2017, at aged 90 years. Arnold (Arnie) was born in Pablo to Hermine L. Armstrong (nee Carstens) and Percy W. Armstrong on Nov. 29, 1926. He was the second of four ch...


Myrna Louise DuCharme Myrna Louise DuCharme

POLSON — Myrna Louise DuCharme Johnson, 73, of Polson returned home to her heavenly Father on April 27, 2017, after a long courageous battle with pulmonary fibrosis. Myrna was born in Polson to Basil and Vivian DuCharme on Nov. 28, 1943. She grew up in a large family with eleven brothers and sisters at...


Gerald Joseph Hamel Gerald Joseph Hamel

POLSON — Gerald Joseph Hamel became a free spirit on April 29, 2017. He was surrounded by his family. Gerald was born on June 12, 1996, to Jami Hawk-Pluff and James R. Hamel. He arrived 1-minute before his twin sister Malia, whom he liked to tease and remind that he was her elder. Gerald had a keen sen...


Donald Robert Stewart Donald Robert Stewart

ARLEE — Donald Robert Stewart of Arlee, was born at home in Hutchinson Township, North Dakota, on Aug. 8, 1941, to Donald and Alice Stewart. He attended schools in St. John, North Dakota, and after the family moved to Seattle, Washington, he attended Ballard High School. Don was in the U.S. Army from 1...


Tavia Jo Nesbit Tavia Jo Nesbit

KALISPELL — Tavia Jo Nesbit received her angel wings on Friday, April 21, 2017, just a short four months after she came into the world. On Dec. 21, 2016, Melinda Deneault and Tylor Nesbit welcomed their beautiful identical twin girls into the world; they were 12 weeks early. Tavia was born first, sh...


Vernon Hennesay Vernon Hennesay

BILLINGS — Vernon E. Hennesay, while encircled with loved ones, rode into heaven on horseback. He passed away in Billings on April 21, 2017. Vern was born June 7, 1927, in Gouldbusk, Texas, to Joe H. Hennesay and Rhoda F. Wood. He was the youngest of 13 in a family of farm laborers in Texas and Cali...


Margalo Christensen Margalo Christensen

RONAN — Margalo “Marg” Christensen passed away in her home last Friday after a short battle with cancer. She was 81 years old and lived in Ronan. Marg was born in Sheridan, Wyoming, on Dec. 12, 1935. She grew up in Round Butte and graduated from Ronan High School. After graduating, Marg ...


Allene Edna Houle Cole Allene Edna Houle Cole

CORVALLIS, OREGON — Allene Edna Houle Cole lived a long and love-filled life. She was born and raised on the Confederated Salish Kootenai and Pend d’ Oreille (Flathead) Reservation near Ronan in 1919 to Fred and Hellen Houle. She peacefully passed away on April 10, 2017, at the age of 97, at her ...


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