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Esther Ruby Larsen Jenter

LOLO CREEK — Esther Ruby Larsen Jenter, 89, left us on Friday, March 12, 2010 and walked quietly the bright beautiful trail to join her husband Bill in heaven. Esther loved and was devoted to Bill and their daughter Nancy. Esther was a good mother-in-law to son-in-law, Gerald Mininger, who helped Nancy take care of Esther until the end on Friday. Esther was a wife, mother, daughter, wonderful friend and neighbor to countless people during her 89 years. Esther was a middle child, born at her parent’s farm on Dec. 25, 1920, near Viborg, S.D., a Danish community. She was baptized at the Seventh Day Adventist Church in Hurley and became a member of the church as well. Esthe...


ObitsJohn Albert Brooks

RONAN — John Albert Brooks, 78, passed away on Monday, March 18, 2010, at St. Luke Community Hospital in Ronan. Born in Ronan on Dec. 2, 1931, he was the son of the late Perry and Mabel Collins Brooks. For many years he was a heavy equipment operator for various companies throughout the area. Sur...


James Alexander Murdock

POLSON — James Alexander Murdock, 87, passed away Monday, March 8, 2010 of natural causes at Ronan’s St. Luke Community Hospital. Jim was born to William and Maggie Russell Murdock July 12, 1922 and was raised in Whitefish, graduating in 1940. Jim married Miriam L. Allred May 21, 1955. In 1...


Howard Joel Erickson

ARLEE — Howard Joel Erickson, 87, passed away Wednesday, March 10, 2010 at his home in Arlee. Born Sept. 29, 1922 in Minnesota, he moved with his family to Montana in 1958 and worked on a ranch in Roundup, moving to Arlee in 1963. He worked at Peavey’s in Ronan, the Cenex Station in Arlee endi...


Jack Lee Linton

FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif. — Jack Lee Linton, son of George Sidney Linton and Luella Magee Linton, died Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2010, in Fountain Valley, Calif. Jack was born in 1930 in East Groveland, N.Y. He moved to Montana in 1960; living in Missoula 1979-1987 and then Polson until 2006. He is survive...


Rene Nikole Hunter Strahan

POLSON — Rene Nikole Hunter Strahan, 39, of Albuquerque, N.M., formerly of Polson, passed away Monday, March 1, 2010 at her home. Rene was born July 12, 1970 in Polson to Wilbert Michel and the late Florence Hunter. She attended local schools and graduated from Polson High School in 1988. Afterwards...


Denise J. Old Horn

ST. IGNATIUS — Denise J. Old Horn, 43, passed away Wednesday, March 3 in Missoula from an aneurism. She was born in Spokane, Wash. on June 28, 1966 to Delbert and Wilma Carol (Pratt) Lee. Raised in the Spokane area, she received her formal education from the Job Corps in Washington State and worked ...


William Joseph “Billy Joe” Erickson

POLSON — William Joseph “Billy Joe” Erickson, 68, died at St. Joseph Medical Center March 7, 2010. He was born August 26, 1931 in Kalispell to Joseph and Nellie (Brown) Erickson. Bill graduated from Polson High School in 1950. He attended the college of Puget Sound and the University of ...


Barry R. Webb

POLSON — Barry R. Webb, 69, passed away at home on Tuesday, Feb. 23 from late stage lymphoma. Cremation has taken place and a memorial service celebrating Barry's life is being planned for 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 20. Location has not been decided. Full obituary will follow.  Buffalo Hill Fune...


Ramone Jarren Yazzie

RONAN — Ramone Jarren Yazzie, newborn, was made an angel on Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2010 at St. Luke’s Hospital. He was preceded in death by great-grandfather, Ned Ramone Yazzie; great-great-grandparents Ernie and Annie Sorrell; and great-grandparents Johnny and Amelia Jones, who welcomed him into...


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