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Steven D. LeProwse

BIG ARM – Steven D. LeProwse, 64, of Big Arm, passed away on Saturday, Feb. 26, at St. Joseph Medical Center in Polson. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, March 5, at 1 p.m. at Grogan Funeral Home, 101 Sixth Ave. E., Polson. A reception will follow the services at the funeral home and a buffet dinner will be served later that evening at 5 p.m. at the Idle Spur in Dayton. All are welcome. Messages of condolence may be sent to the family by either visiting www.groganfuneralhome.com or by mailing to P.O. Box 206, Big Arm, Mont. 59910.


Eugene Lee Pitts

DIXON – Eugene (Gene) Lee Pitts, 90, a longtime resident of Dixon and a beloved husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and friend, passed away on Friday, Feb. 18, at St. Luke’s Hospital in Ronan.              Gene, a member of the Confederated Salish...


Violet Alice (Roylance) Perry

Our precious and devoted Mother and Grandmother returned to her heavenly home with family by her side on Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2011. She was born on January 24, 1925 in Inkom, Idaho, to Horace and Minnie Roylance. In 1929 she moved from Idaho to Charlo, Mont. with her parents and siblings: Albert, Norma, Am...


Leona Kuntz

Leona Kuntz was born Sept. 30, 1930, and went to be with the Lord on Feb. 1, 2011. She was the daughter of the late Adam and Lena Kuntz. Leona is preceded in death by two sisters (Irene Noble and Ida McGuire) and a brother (Ralph Kuntz). Survivors include her four children: Adam Folden of Vancouver, Wa...


Louis Barnaby

DIXON – Louis Barnaby, 48, of Dixon passed away Saturday morning in Missoula. Arrangements are pending with Foster Funeral Home of St. Ignatius.


Katherine “Katie” Kirwan Reilley

POLSON – Katherine Kirwan Reilley, 43, of Polson, passed away in her sleep at the family home on Saturday, Jan. 22. Katie was born on Aug. 11, 1967 to Patrick and Mary Kirwan.  She is preceded in death by a brother, Kevin. Survivors include her parents, Patrick Kirwan and Michael and Mary...


Katherine Elizabeth Reilley

POLSON – Katherine “Katie” Elizabeth Reilley, 43, of Polson, passed away on Saturday, Jan. 22 at her home.  Funeral services will be held on Thursday, Jan. 27 at 11 a.m. at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Polson. A full obituary will follow.  Messages of condolenc...


Val Gene Louis Thomas

ARLEE – Val Gene Louis “Big Tom” Thomas, 73, passed away Thursday, Jan. 13, in Arlee. Well-known in the Jocko Valley, his remains will be scattered later this year. He is survived by his children Mark, Deano, Monte, Terry, Jolene, Dawn, Darren and Kevin.


Ralph Charles Murchie II

ST. IGNATIUS – Ralph Charles Murchie II, “R.C.”, passed away Monday, Jan. 17 at home surrounded by his loving family and friends. R.C. is preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Dennis. He is survived by his loving wife, Marilyn; a sister, Diane (Fred) Mercer; daughters, Angel...


Kenneth Roy Gordon

ARLEE - Kenneth Roy Gordon, 50, of Nevada, Iowa passed away Monday, Jan. 10, of injuries sustained in a car accident. 
Ken was born Aug. 20, 1960, the son of Franklin and Beverly Zoe (Nelson) Gordon in Delta, Colo. Ken graduated from Arlee High School in 1978, and graduated from Montana State University ...


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