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Michael Troy Pierce

RONAN — Michael (Mikey) Troy Pierce was granted his angel wings and went home to God on Saturday May 8th, 2010. He was the tender age of 22. He was born in Missoula to Donald and Kelly Pierce.  Mikey graduated from Billings West High School in 2006. He moved back to the Mission Valley to work with his father at D&M Repair. He enjoyed hiking in the Mission Mountains, riding his mountain bike as often as he could, camping, boating, and being outdoors with family and friends.  You could always find Mikey out in the shop fixing and tinkering with his cars and toys. He had an amazing imagination with which he designed and fabricated his own creations and earned the name...


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Donald Dell Manning   COLUMBIA FALLS — Donald Dell Manning, 89, of Columbia Falls and formerly of Polson, passed away on Sunday, May 2, 2010, at the Montana Veteran’s Home in Columbia Falls.  Funeral services are pending and will be announced by Grogan Funeral Home and Cremator...


Vida Winkley

POLSON — A memorial service for Vida Winkley, 98, of Polson, will be held at 1:30 p.m., Saturday, May 1 at the Polson Community Church. Winkley passed away on Feb. 7.  In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy can be made as a donation to the Polson City Library, or to the charity of one&rsqu...


Matthew Roger Howlett

ST. IGNATIUS — Matthew Roger Howlett, 55, passed away April 21, 2010.  Matthew is survived by his brothers Jack of Helena, MT and Kevin (Ronda) of Arlee, MT., sisters, Jamie of LaConnor, WA, Linda of St. Marysville, WA, and Stephanie (Joe) Hawkins of Arlee, MT; son Ryan Smith (Morey Tellier) an...


Joshua Dean Ridgley

RONAN — Joshua Dean Ridgley, 21, became our guardian angel on April 22 in Ronan. He was preceded in death by his birth father, Scott Ridgley. Joshua leaves behind his wife Kayla (Keplin) Ridgley and their daughter JessaRae Michelle; his parents Randy and Ava Wright and Pamela Whalawitsa; siblings...


Thomas E. Orr

ST. IGNATIUS — Thomas E. Orr, 62, passed away at his home on Sunday, April 11, 2010 surrounded by his family. Thomas’s parents passed away before him and one brother, Ken, from Norfolk, Va. and two sisters Betty Van Dorn of Missoula and Donna Orr of St. Ignatius survive him. He also has numero...


Henry ‘Hank’ August Matter

POLSON — Henry “Hank” August Matter, 84, of Polson, Mont. passed away on Wednesday, April 21, 2010 in Polson. Hank never met a stranger and was a wonderful husband and father. He will be missed by all of us. Besides his loving wife, Geneva, he is survived by a daughter, Kathy Clark; f...


Robert E. Dettwiler

RONAN — Robert E. Dettwiler, 80, of Ronan, formerly of Arlee, passed away April 22, 2010 at St. Luke’s Extended Care Center in Ronan. Born to Maude (Butler) and Rudolph Dettwiler on July 4, 1929 in Missoula, he married Charlotte “Lottie” Monyan and they farmed near Arlee. After Lot...


Samuel Michael DeHart

POLSON — Samuel Michael DeHart, infant son of Charissa and Mike DeHart of Polson, passed away at his birth on April 22, 2010 at St. Luke Community Hospital in Ronan.  Services will be private. Messages of condolence may be sent to the family online at www.groganfuneralhome.com. Grogan Funeral H...


Edna Jones

PHILIPSBURG, Mont. — Edna N. Jones, 72, of Philipsburg, Mont., passed away March 15, 2010, at Granite County Medical Center, after a courageous battle with chronic lymphatic leukemia.   She was born October 18, 1937, in Charlo, Mont., the daughter of the late Arthur Lester Jones and Alma Cyr. S...


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