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Dennis Wayne Sessions

RONAN – Dennis “Cabe” Wayne Sessions, a member of the Salish and Kootenai Tribes, passed away Saturday in Ronan. He is survived by his mother Lois Carlson of Ronan; father Bruce Sessions of Chico, Calif.; partner Mona Hayford of Post Creek; nephew Jay McElderry of Missoula; niece M’Lissa McElderry of St. Ignatius; great niece Rowan McElderry of St. Ignatius; niece Vanessa Ashwood of Wisconsin and nephew Brian Schlemmer of Chico, Calif.;his band brothers Calvin Tanner, Curstin Teigen and Charles Fyant. Dennis is preceded in death by his grandparents; brother Bruce Sessions; sister Patti Sessions; and many aunts, uncles and cousins from the Henry Matt family of ...


Shirley Winfree

ST. IGNATIUS – Shirley Winfree, 81, passed away Dec. 29 in Ronan. Born Feb. 2, 1929 in Ronan, to Claude and Kate Whittekiend, Shirley was preceded in death by her husband, parents and stepmother, sister Reathel Lehl, three stepbrothers and a stepsister. She is survived by two sons Wesley Dutt (S...


John Hunsucker

POLSON – John Hunsucker, 88, of Polson, passed away on Wednesday, Jan. 12 at his home of natural causes. John was born to William Avery and Nora Elizabeth Isenhower Hunsucker on the Hunsucker homestead near Buffalo, S.D. on Sunday of October 22, 1922, the fifth of eight children. He attended school ...


Irene Carter Olson

CHARLO – Irene Carter Olson passed away peacefully Dec. 6 with her family at her bedside. Please join us for a celebration of Irene’s life Saturday, Jan. 22, 2011 at 2 p.m. in Charlo at the Leon Community Clubhouse.


Utah Doyle Cooley

BIG ARM – Utah Doyle Cooley, age 79, of Big Arm, passed away Monday, Dec. 27 from natural causes. He is preceded in death by his parents and wife Wilma in 2009.  Utah is survived by his four children Linda Huston of West Richland, Wash.; Utanna Cooley of Calif.; Zane (Carey) Cooley of Dayton; Jann...


Kenneth J. Hulford

POLSON - Kenneth J. Hulford, 80, of Polson, and formerly of Broadus, Mont., passed away Wednesday, Dec. 29, at the Polson Health and Rehabilitation Center where he had been residing. Cremation has taken place and a memorial service will be scheduled for a later date. Grogan Funeral Home and Crematory, Polson...


James Barry Nygaard

POLSON – James (Jim) Barry Nygaard was called home to be with the Lord at sunset on Christmas day, Dec. 25, 2010 at his daughter’s home in Kalispell. He is survived by his daughter Tarah Hosking, her husband Brendan and grand-daughter Emma of Kalispell, mother Elsie Nygaard of Trout Creek, sis...


Doris A. Webb

POLSON – Doris (Pat) A. Webb, 87 of Polson, passed away on Friday, Dec. 24, at St. Joseph Hospital following years of ill health.   Pat is survived by her husband, Chic at the family home; daughter Dr. Khelly S.J. Webb, Long Beach, Calif.; son Craig and his wife Carmille, Mesquite, Nev.; sister...


Josephine Krone

POLSON – Josephine Krone, 100, of Polson, and formerly of Billings, passed away on Monday, Dec. 20, at St. Joseph Medical Center. Cremation has taken place and a private memorial service will be scheduled for this coming summer. Grogan Funeral Home and Crematory, Polson, is honored to assist Mrs. Kr...


Nicholas James Heiser

POLSON – Nicholas “Nick” James Heiser, 62, passed away at his home on Friday, Dec. 17, from cancer. He was born Nov. 3, 1948 in Helena, to Harold and Peggy Heiser. He married Myrna Backlin who preceded him in death in 2004. He is survived by his two sons -Travis and his wife Cody of Miss...


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