Valley Journal
Valley Journal

Obituaries

Richard B. “Dickie” Matt

ARLEE — Richard B. “Dickie” Matt, 75, passed away at his home near Arlee on May 11.  A member of the Confederated Salish & Kootenai Tribe, he was born Aug. 8, 1935, to Baptiste Casey Matt and Catherine Finley Matt. He married Hester Matt and they later divorced.  He was preceded in death by his parents Baptiste Casey Matt and Catherine Finley Matt, and siblings Francis A. Matt, Frederick R. Matt, Jerry Matt, Roy A. Combs and Vicki Combs.  Survivors include brothers and sisters Leonard Combs, Joe (Bernie) Combs, Denise (Isaac) Garcia, Abbey Combs, and Elaine (Joe) Plant as well as many nieces, nephews and cousins.  


Tracy Lowell Pulse

POLSON — Tracy Lowell Pulse, 53, of Polson, passed away on May 9 at his home. He was born on April 14, 1958, in Dalles, Ore., to the late Jack Alden Pulse and Betty Raye Waldron Pulse. Besides his parents, Tracy is preceded in death by a sister, Jacque Lynn Hostman, and a brother, Guy Alexander Puls...


Joshua D. Pepion

PABLO — Joshua D. Pepion “Pep”, 35, passed away May 2 at his home in Pablo. He was born Feb. 6, 1976, in Missoula to Karen Adams and Ronald Pepion. He is survived by his partner of 17 years, Stacy Auld; his mother Karen Adams Cutfinger, his daughter Jurnie Pepion of Wadsworth, Nev., brot...


Ervin A. Powell

POLSON — Ervin A. Powell, 100, of Polson, passed away Friday, April 29 at St. Joseph Medical Center. Ervin was born Feb. 28, 1911, a son of James and Matilda Powell. Besides his parents, Ervin is preceded in death by a brother, Stanley Powell, and a sister, Iva Bethurem. Survivors include his lov...


LaNae Green Cooper Holyoak

THATCHER – LaNae Green Cooper Holyoak, 81, returned home on Friday, April 29, 2011, at her residence in Thatcher, Idaho. She was born Feb. 25, 1930 in Mt. Sterling, Utah, the daughter of Heber Parker and Nora Leishman Green Cooper. She married Gilbert Oral Holyoak on Sept. 29, 1949 in the Salt Lake ...


Orpha G. Edgren

POLSON — Orpha G. Edgren, 98, of Polson, passed away on Easter Sunday, April 24, 2011. She was born Feb. 15, 1913, in Malta, the daughter of Louis Hershman and Bessie Mummy Hershman, who were originally from Boone, Iowa. She was preceded in death by her parents and her sisters Elva Cronkite, Dorthea...


Nicole 'Nick" Fiorentino

MISSOULA — Our beloved husband, father, grandpa and friend went home to be with the Lord on April 25 surrounded by family at St. Patrick Hospital in Missoula. Nicole Fiorentino (Nick) was born in Oakland, Calif., on March 18, 1924, to Raphael and Mary (Visceglia) Fiorentino of Santeramo in Colle Bar...


Johnny Wayne Pierce

Johnny Wayne Pierce passed away on March 9, 2011 at the age of 63 from complications of a double lung transplant on October 19, 2011. Johnny was a latecomer to the Flathead area but he loved the country, the people and the view from everywhere and made it his permanent residence. First, last and always Johnn...


Warren Gustave Haugestuen

ARLEE — Warren Gustave Haugestuen was born in Barron, Wisc. Dec. 16, 1936 to Knute and Alma (Dalen) Haugestuen. In the early hours of Friday, April 29, 2011, surrounded by his family, Warren passed away from complication of pneumonia. He was only 74 years of age. Warren received his education and gr...


Danelle Rae Paul

RONAN – Danelle Rae “Babygirl” Tenas Paul, 37, passed away April 22 at St. Luke Community Hospital in Ronan. A member of the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes, she was born May 15, 1973 to Earline (Harrington) and Danny Tenas.  Babygirl is preceded in death by her father Da...


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