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Helen C. Spencer

POLSON — Helen C. Spencer, 91, of Polson, and formerly of California, went to be with her Lord and Savior on May 26 at St. Luke Extended Care Center in Ronan. She is survived by her daughter, Anne Shirley (Jim) McDevitt of Polson; her sons, Larry (Carole) Spencer of Chula Vista, Calif., and Herb Spencer Jr of Banning, Calif.; granddaughters Lettie Gibbs of Vista, Cali., Laurie (David) Cline of Arizona, Lillian (Daniel) Terry of San Bernadino, Calif., Carla (Jay) Azling of Villa Park, Calif., Cheryl (Matt) Fry of Redlands, Calif.; grandsons Craig Cannon and Steven Cannon and eight great-grandchildren and eight great great-grandchildren. A memorial service will take place in Calif...


E. George Markin

POLSON – A memorial service for E. George Markin will be held Saturday, June 4 at 11 a.m. at the Mission Valley Masonic Lodge at 1102 Fourth Ave. E. George passed away Dec. 2, 2010 at the Masonic home in Helena. A reception will follow the memorial service. All who knew George are welcome.  


Donald James Smith

POLSON — Donald James Smith, 58, of Polson, passed away unexpectedly from a heart attack on Saturday, May 21.  Don was preceded in death by his father Allen and aunt Jane Ryan. Don is survived by his wife Barbara Jane, sons Todd (Rebecca) Smith, Shawn (Michelle) Connell, daughters Lindsay (B...


Donald J. Smith

POLSON – Donald J. Smith, 58, of Polson died on Saturday, May 21 in Plains. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, May 24 from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Grogan Funeral Home in Polson. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, April 25 at 10 a.m. in the Linderman gym in Polson with Pastor Shawn Madsen o...


Beverly “Kay” Neiss

POLSON – Beverly “Kay” Neiss, 69, of Polson, passed away on Thursday, May 19, 2011 at St. Joseph Medical Center. Kay was born on June 9, 1941 in St. Ignatius, a daughter of Ernest Clairmont and Olive “Kelly” Dupuis Clairmont. She graduated from Polson High School in 1959. Kay...


Nelson Matthew “Matt” Howard

ARLEE — Nelson Matthew “Matt” Howard (BigSam), 41, of Arlee, passed away on May 18 at St. Patrick hospital in Missoula.  Matt is survived by parents Keon and Linda Weasel Head and Dallas and Lynda Howard; children Kathleen, Robert Sr., Matt Matt, Jeremiah and Kaileen; grandchildren ...


James Wendell Burrowes

POLSON — James Wendell Burrowes of Polson passed away on his 89th birthday on May 18, at the Pines of Polson with his family by his side. Wendell is survived by his daughter, Linda (David) Weaver; a son, James (Laura) Burrowes, all of Polson, six grandchildren, Kristina (Mike) Landfried of Spokane, ...


Erma Sophie Matt

BIG ARM — Erma Sophie Matt, 84, of Big Arm passed away at her home on May 16. She was born on May 30, 1926, in Polson to Mary Finley and Art Marengo. At age 3, she was adopted by Cecille Stasso and Phillip Kallowat.  In July of 1946, Sophie married Joseph Matt, and they had four children: Ra...


Marilyn D. Dougherty

RONAN — Marilyn D. Dougherty, 82, of Ronan, and formerly of Vaughan, Mont., passed away at the home of her daughter and son-in-law, Kathie and Hal Folts on Friday, May 20. A memorial service will be held in Great Falls in July for her and her husband, Wilfred Bill Dougherty, who passed away March 11. ...


Robin Marie Moll

POLSON – Robin Marie Moll, 52, of Polson, passed away on May 10, 2011, at St. Patrick Hospital in Missoula after a brief and valiant battle with a sudden illness. Robin was born on April 7, 1959 in Billings, Mont., to Robert and Mary Wodrich. She was raised on her family’s ranch at Rapelje, Mo...


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