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Ted LeRoy Smith

RONAN - Ted LeRoy Smith, 82, a Moses Lake, Wash. resident, died on Nov. 22, 2011. Family and friends surrounded Ted during his final days during his fight against lung cancer. Ted was born on August 31, 1929 in Chelan, Wash. to Ed and Kate Smith. He married Frances Alayne Everett on August 12, 1947 in Seattle, Wash. They were inseparable for over 64 years and together had five children, Marsha, the oldest, Mark, Geoff, Paul and Ned. Ted and Frances moved to Othello, Wash. in 1950. They farmed 150 acres in block 49 from 1954 to1962 and Ted was farmer of the year during that time. He then went to work for Big Bend Electric, where he worked his way up to line superintendent. In 1977 they...


Kevin Cole McCrea

POLSON - Kevin Cole McCrea, 45, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2011. A Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribal member, he was born Dec. 10,1965 to Robert and Dorothy McCrea, Sr. An accomplished special Olympian, he received many medals. He was preceded in death by his parents and siblings Mike, Linda, V...


Dr. John Paul Daniel

ST. IGNATIUS - Dr. John Paul Daniels (“Doc Daniels”) 78, passed away on Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2011. John was born on Jan. 4, 1933, in Madison, Wisc., to Einar and Lorraine Daniels. John is predeceased by his parents, and his son Erik. John is survived by two sons and a daughter: Jeffrey Dani...


Chester Winfred Zimmer

POLSON — Chester Winfred Zimmer was born on March 15, 1913 in Banks, Idaho. He was the only son of Carl and Evie Zimmer. He had three sisters, Florence, Beulah, and Jewel. He married Betty Hahn and brought her to Polson in 1947.  He is survived by his four children: Lloyd Kilman, of San Fran...


Merrie Holley Prewett

ARLEE — Merrie Holley Prewett, of Arlee, died from cancer on Nov. 13, 2011. She was taken into the arms of the Savior she loved and served for forty years. Merrie was born Dec. 31, 1952 in Memphis, Tenn.to Grace and Kelsie Holley. Merrie married Kenny Prewett and together they had four children. They m...


J. Viola Herak

RONAN — Julia Viola (Vi) Sullivan Herak, 91, beloved mother and grandmother, died early Nov. 16, 2011 in Ronan. Vi was born in D’Aste, Montana, on May 27, 1920, the youngest of four children born to Julia and John Sullivan, immigrants from County Cork, Ireland. She graduated from Charlo High Scho...


Melva Lee Imbert

PABLO — Melva Lee Imbert, 70, of Pablo, passed away on Monday, Oct. 24 at the Sacred Heart Medical Center in Spokane, Wash. Melva was born at home in Polson on April 16, 1941. She was the second of four daughters of the late Elwood “Shorty” and Leota Joy. While Melva was young she worked...


Ayasha Alessandra Darlene Courville

ST. IGNATIUS — Ayasha Alessandra Darlene Courville was made an angel on Saturday, Nov. 12. Born in Ronan on Oct. 21 to Ashley (Matt) and Jesse Courville, she was welcomed into the family home by her big brothers Nirada and Gunner and big sister Destiny. Here but for a little while, she was loved ...


Margaret Irene Woyden

RONAN — Margaret Irene Woyden, 88, of Ronan, passed away at her home on Thursday, Nov. 10. Margaret was born on Jan. 15, 1923, in Bridgeport, Pa., where she grew up and attended St. Augustine’s School. Margaret moved to Maryland and worked at the Triumph Explosive Factory during WWII making...


John Robert Grinde

POLSON — John Robert “Bob” Grinde, 89, of Polson, passed away at his home on Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2011. Bob was born on July 24, 1922 in Roy, Mont., son of Severin and Anna Olnes Grinde. He is preceded in death by his parents and a son-in-law, Bill Love. Survivors include his loving wife o...


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