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Dorothy Marie Kroshus

RONAN — Dorothy Marie Kroshus, 74, passed away Wednesday, March 31, 2010 at St. Luke Extended Care. A member of the Confederated Salish & Kootenai Tribe, she was born in St. Ignatius March 10, 1936 to Lillian Matt and Elmer Bisson. Raised and educated on the reservation, she left as a young woman for Oregon and later Missoula. In the late '80s she returned to the Ronan area where she has resided since. Dorothy loved her animals and looked after many a stray. She enjoyed crafts, sewing and going to yard sales. A widower, she was preceded in death by husbands Dave Lutton and Ralph “Ole” Kroshus; son, David Lutton, Jr.; parents; four brothers; and two sisters....


Sheila (Burton) Collins

POLSON — Sheila (Burton) Collins, 70, longtime resident of Lake County, passed away of natural causes on Thursday, April 1, 2010, with her family at her side. Sheila was a single, divorced mother who devoted everything in raising her children and ensuring their happiness. With one child left to rais...


Alma Lorraine Rathbun

POLSON — Alma Lorraine Rathbun, 76, passed away March 27, 2010 in Polson. Alma was born to Annie Franks DuPuis and Everett Franks Nov. 1, 1933. She married Delbert Rathbun June 1, 1951 in Polson where they had five children. Alma is preceded in death by parents Annie Franks DuPuis, Everett Franks...


Layn Kenneth “Boo” Lozeau

RONAN — Layn Kenneth “Boo” Lozeau, 7, passed away Thursday March 22 at his home in Ronan. Layn blessed our lives on Dec. 20, 2002, when he was born in Polson. When Layn was 1, he moved to Phoenix, Ariz. so he could experience big city life. He spent four years there camping and riding qu...


Doris Marie Lyons Kendley

POLSON — Doris Kendley passed away peacefully to be with the Lord on March 18, 2010. Mom was born on June 22, 1917 on a family ranch near Two Dot to Minnie and George Lyons. She attended high school in Helena. Prior to World War II, she moved to Canada and then to Alaska, where she worked for the...


E. Emma Kauffman

ST. IGNATIUS — E. Emma Kauffman, 84, passed away Friday, March 26 at her home near St. Ignatius. A devoted wife and mother, she moved to the area around 1998. She was preceded in death by parents, Emmanuel and Nora (Miller) Schlabach; brother, John Schlabach; and sister, Orva Schlabach. She is...


Joshua "Joshie" P. Howard

ARLEE — Joshua “Joshie” P. Howard, 13, passed away Tuesday, March 23 at Community Medical Center in Missoula from complications from diabetes. Josh was born on June 5, 1996 in Missoula to Angel and Matt Howard, Sr. (BigSam). He was raised on the Flathead Reservation and attended Charlo M...


Margie L. Fisher

POLSON — Margie L. Fisher, 87, passed away Tuesday, March 23, 2010 at St. Joseph Medical Center. She was born June 20, 1922 in Deer, Ark., to the late John and Delpha Faught. Margie married Harold “Harry” Fisher in Reno, Nev. on Feb. 11, 1968. Her life was devoted to Jehovah. Margie w...


Joyce Ann Easter

ST. IGNATIUS — Joyce Ann Easter, 69, passed away on Friday, March 26, at St. Luke’s Hospital in Ronan of natural causes. She was born August 17, 1940, in Cincinnati, Ohio to Elbert and Rubie Hecker.  In high school, she was the only recipient of the William Woodward Scholarship, which gav...


Gloria Jean Phillips Trahan

ELMO — Gloria Jean Phillips Trahan, 62, of Elmo died in her home Monday, March 15, 2010. Gloria was born Aug. 30, 1947 to James Douglas Phillips Sr. and Mary Gravelle Phillips in Flagstone, British Columbia. Gloria is survived by husband, Art Trahan Sr.; daughters Crystal Couture Houle, Michelle ...


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