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Justin Lee Lockwood

RONAN – Justin Lee Lockwood went to be with his Grandma Marsha on March 1, 2011. He was 25 years old. Justin was born May 31, 1985 in Ronan, Mont., to Molly Lynn Holmes and Daniel Lee Lockwood Jr. He was born with beautiful big blue eyes and a wonderful, happy smile that brightened the world around him. Justin started school in Ronan then moved with his family to Charlo where he made many lifelong friends. He had an especially great relationship with his little sister Megan. He participated in basketball and football in grade school, but his greatest joy as a youth was baseball. He excelled as a shortstop, catcher and pitcher. He made the 10-year-old all-star team when he wa...


Jewel Elizabeth Stonehocker

RONAN — Jewel Elizabeth Stonehocker, 85, was born to Alton and Helen Needham in Ronan on Aug. 24, 1925. She passed away at St. Luke Hospital in Ronan on Saturday, March 26. Jewel graduated from Ronan High School in 1943 and married George Stonehocker on Aug. 17, 1947. Jewel and George raised five ch...


Helen Louise Resner Waters

RONAN – Helen Louise Resner Waters passed away March 25, 2011 in Gardnerville, Nevada. Helen was born September 25, 1922 in Ronan, to Carl and Eunice Resner. She graduated as valedictorian from Charlo High School in 1940. She went on to college where she received her teaching credentials and became a t...


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...


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...


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