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Jewel Elizabeth Stonehocker

RONAN – Jewel Elizabeth Stonehocker, 85, of Ronan, passed away on Saturday, March 26 at St. Luke Community Hospital of natural causes. Friends may pay their respects on Wednesday, March 30 from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Shrider-Thompson Funeral Chapel. Funeral services will be held Thursday, March 31 at the Ronan Alliance Church at 11 a.m. Interment will follow at the Ronan Cemetery. Shrider-Thompson Funeral and Cremation Services is assisting with arrangements. A complete obituary will appear later.


Howard R. Spidel

ST. IGNATIUS – Howard R. Spidel, 76, passed away in Missoula on March 22 from lung cancer. He was born Dec. 4 1934 to Otto and Caroline Spidel in Circle, Mont., where he graduated from Circle High School in 1953. After high school he worked two years in the Aleutian Islands in Alaska as an electric ...


Gary E. Plummer

POLSON – Gary E. Plummer “Chief”, 73, of Polson, passed away on Tuesday, March 22. Born on November 24, 1937 in Browning, he was the son of Charles and Valerie Plummer. Besides his parents, Gary is preceded in death by many great relatives and friends. Gary is survived by his longt...


Gregory Allik

POLSON — Gregory Allik, 54, of Polson, passed away Tuesday, March 22, at St. Joseph Medical Center. Cremation has taken place and services will be held privately. Messages of condolence may be sent to the family online at www.groganfuneralahome.com. Grogan Funeral Home and Crematory, Polson, is assisti...


Florence Marie Kneebone

RONAN -Florence Marie (Peterson) Kneebone died March 18, 2011. Always a strong and independent woman, she finally succumbed to the pancreatic cancer that dominated the last months of her life. She was born in Butte, Mont., on September 30, 1931 to Olive and Grant Peterson. A premature birth, the doctor h...


Dorothy M. Rowley Spang

RONAN — Dorothy M. Rowley Spang was born Nov. 20, 1930, to John Emerson Rowley and Amy Florella Davis Rowley in Bynum, Mont. She was then the youngest of nine children. Dorothy graduated from Charlo High School on May 24, 1949. She married James E. Spang the next day. She and Jimmy had four children...


Marilyn Joan Burrowes

POLSON – Marilyn Joan Burrowes, 82, of Polson, passed away on March 12 at The Pines in Polson. She is survived by her husband of 63 years, Wendell; a daughter, Linda (David) Weaver; a son, James (Laura) Burrowes, all of Polson; six grandchildren, Kristina (Mike) Landfried of Spokane, Wash., Malena W...


Donald Oswell Owen

POST CREEK – Don Owen passed away at his home on Post Creek hill on February 26. He was born September 20, 1938 in Malta, Mont. to Oswell Kenneth and Mary Johnson Owen. Don moved to the Mission Valley with his family in 1942, settling on the family ranch at the rim of Post Creek hill, overlooking th...


Douglas George LeBrun

RONAN – Douglas George LeBrun, 74, a long-time educator and coach went to be with the Lord Wednesday, March 9, in Helena due to an aneurysm. He was born in Ronan, in 1936. From the time he was young, Doug had a passion for sports. This interest paid off after he graduated from Ronan High School, whe...


Hellen Leuvica Stevens

CHARLO – Hellen Leuvica Stevens (Saxton) was born on March 26, 1927 in Blackfoot, ID, to Anglo Moore Saxton and Ethel Harbaugh. She taught special education, Resource and Chapter One in Charlo and also worked as an aide in the Community Action Program on the Flathead Indian Reservation. She served i...


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