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John Miller John Miller

POLSON — John H. Miller, 65, of Polson, and recently Las Vegas, Nevada,, passed away on March 14, 2022. He was born in April of 1956 in Dayton, Ohio, to Charles Miller and Betty Thorpe (to later marry Cleao Thomas).  At the young age of 18, he enlisted in the United States Marine Corps. During his enlistment his duty stations included Camp Pendleton in California, Marine Barracks in Guam and Okinawa, Japan. He followed this service by joining the Army Reserves. After his dedicated service to the United States, he continued his passion for serving and became a leader for the Boy Scouts of America. This leadership lasted for over 30 years. He also became a life member for both t...


Charles William Moody Charles William Moody

MISSOULA — Charles William Moody passed away at home on Tuesday, May 10. He was born on April 10, 1958, in Missoula to Leonard and Shirley Moody. He was the eldest of four children. His parents moved to Ronan in 1966 to open Moody’s Market and started a legacy that is still carried on today. He g...


Charles O. ‘Chuck’ Whitson

ST. IGNATIUS — Charles O. “Chuck” Whitson, 88, peacefully passed away at his home in St. Ignatius on Dec. 29, 2021, surrounded by family. A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, May 21, 2022, at 2 p.m. at the Elks Lodge in Polson. Arrangements are under the care of Shrider-Thompson ...


Constantine D. Plaissay Jr. Constantine D. Plaissay Jr.

(Please note: A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, May 28 at 4 p.m. at the Leon Club on Leon Road in Charlo. Refreshments will be served. This is a correction to the obituary that ran in the May 11, 2022 edition of the Valley Journal. We regret the error.) CHARLO — Cherished husband, brot...


Ruth Thronson

RONAN — Ruth Louise Thronson, age 90, formerly of Babb, Montana, passed away on Wednesday, May 5, 2022, at St. Luke Extended Care in Ronan. There are no services planned at this time for Ruth. Arrangements are under the care of The Lake Funeral Home and Crematory.


Services planned for Norma and Michael Knutson

POLSON — Memorial services for Norma Knutson and Michael Knutson will be held on Saturday, May 14, 2022, at 11 a.m. at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Polson. Arrangements are under the care of The Lake Funeral Home and Crematory.  


Constantine Plaissay Jr. Constantine Plaissay Jr.

CHARLO — Cherished husband, brother, father, grandfather and great-grandfather; beloved member of the Mission Valley, passed away unexpectedly on April 20. Connie Plaissay Jr. was born on Jan. 15, 1940. Connie’s parents were proud immigrants; his father from Greece and his mother from Germany....


Terry Piedalue Terry Piedalue

BUTTE — Terry Lee Piedalue, age 65, passed away on Wednesday, April 20, 2022, at his residence. He was born on Sept. 6, 1956, in Ronan the son of Homer George and Grace Emily (Jennison) Piedalue.  He attended schools in North Las Vegas, NV. He attended a community college and later an art insti...


Louis Marchello

POLSON — Louis John “Lou” Marchello, age 78, passed away on Tuesday, April 19, 2022, at University of Washington Hospitals in Seattle, Washington. A Memorial Mass for Lou will be held on Monday, May 9, at 10:30 a.m. at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Polson. Arrangements are un...


Constantine Plaissay Jr.

CHARLO — Constantine D. “Connie” Plaissay Jr., age 81, passed away on April 20, 2022, at St. Luke Community Hospital in Ronan. No services are planned. Memories and condolences may be sent to the family at: www.shriderthompson.com. Arrangements are under the care of The Lake Funeral Home an...


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