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Neil Dennis Collins

RONAN — Neil Dennis Collins, beloved husband, father and gramps, died peacefully Aug. 27, 2010, at Community Hospital in Missoula. He has reached the finish line in this life and has started eternal life anew in God’s Kingdom. Neil was born Nov. 15, 1943, in Kalispell to Stewart (Slim) and Mary Collins. He served in the United States Navy for six years on the USS Piedmont. After completing his military service, he moved to Ronan to marry his sweetheart Donna Dellwo. Together, Neil and Donna raised two children, Corena and Mike, both of whom filled Neil’s heart with pride and love. Neil excelled at working on vehicles, perfecting body work with Ron Rieben, Micky McCal...


Robert “Bob” Earl Reed

POLSON — Robert “Bob” Earl Reed, 82, of Condon and Polson, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 17, 2010 at his home in Polson. Survivors include his loving wife of nearly 60 years, Peggy; three daughters, Valli Bigley of Condon, Kathy Zdnuiak of South Lake Tahoe, Calif., Jody Sullivan of Rio Vista...


Lera Minnie Connell

ST. IGNATIUS — Lera Minnie Connell died Monday, Aug. 16, at the Mill Pond Home in St. Ignatius. She was just over a century old, and much admired throughout her long life for her graciousness, appreciation of beauty, loyalty to friends and family and kindness to generations of canine companions. Ler...


Bruce Joseph Woodcock Big Sam ‘Susep’

ARLEE — Bruce Joseph Woodcock Big Sam “Susep,” 56, died Aug. 15, 2010.   He was born Jan. 17, 1954, in St. Ignatius to Joseph and Molly (Snakeperson – Whitegrass) Big Sam, and was raised in Arlee. Survivors include his daughters, Delray, Lanneil and Rosie; siblings Nelson, Mar...


Anna Lee Cowan

POLSON — Anna Lee Cowan, 82, Polson, passed away on Tuesday, Aug. 24, at St. Patrick Hospital in Missoula. Visitation will be Thursday, Aug. 26, from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. at Grogan Funeral Home, 101 Sixth Ave. E., Polson.  Mrs. Cowan will be taken to Immaculate Conception Catholic Church at 5 p.m., ...


Frank Edwin “Ed” Scott

PABLO — Frank Edwin “Ed” Scott, of Pablo, passed away Aug. 21, 2010 at St. Mary’s Medical Center in Evansville, Ind., after a courageous fight with cancer. Ed was born July 23, 1951, to the late Clayton Scott and Doris Scott of Pablo, where he grew up. He graduated from Ronan High ...


Ernest “Rawhide” Sorrell

Ernest “Rawhide” Sorrell, 71, passed away Aug. 14 in Ronan. Born April 29, 1939 in St. Ignatius to Ernest and Annie (Finley) Sorrell, he married MaryLou McClure on April 24, 1972. She survives as well as his daughters, Sandy Sorrell, Wendy Sorrell, Lolanda Sorrell Buck, Tammy Fragua, Gigi Y...


Winogene Clairmont Cherry

Winogene Clairmont Cherry, 82, of Polson, passed away on Friday, Aug. 13, 2010, at St. Luke Community Hospital in Ronan. Winogene was an active member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, and was a member of the Confederated Salish Kootenai Tribe. She is survived by two sons, Corwin “Corky&r...


Edwin Robison

RONAN — Edwin Robison, 73, of Missoula and formerly of Ronan, died Monday, Aug. 9, 2010. Grogan Funeral Home and Crematory, Polson, is assisting the family.


MacKenzie Lily BraveRock Plant

ST. IGNATIUS – MacKenzie Lily BraveRock Plant, 20, passed away on Tuesday, Aug. 3. Born to Virgil BraveRock and Dale StandingAlone, she attended schools in Ronan and college at Dillon & Calgary. She is survived her husband, Louie Plant; son Pius Francis BraveRock DeRouche; parents Dale Standi...


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