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Katherine Irene Washula Miller

ST. IGNATIUS — Katherine Irene Washula Miller, 95, of St. Ignatius, passed away Feb. 5, 2010 at St. Luke’s in Ronan. Katherine was born in Canada on Dec. 7, 1914 to Mike and Pauline Washula. She was raised in Malta and graduated from Mission High School. On Nov. 16, 1935, she married Merle Miller and they lived in St. Ignatius. Katherine was preceded in death by husband, Merle; brother, John Ivanovitch; sisters Ann Hirschman, Susie Cote, MaryAnn Buffington, Pauline Toczek, and Rosine Davis; son, Wayne Miller; and grandson, Ray Stonehocker. Katherine is survived by daughters Barbara Griffiths, Nell Buffington and Thelma Brown; son, Mike Miller; grandchildren Kim Archa...


Alberta Moody Hempstead

RONAN — Alberta Moody Hempstead, 71, died Feb. 3 at St. Patrick’s Hospital. She was born Feb. 25, 1938 to Mae and Albert Moody in Ronan. She is survived by daughter, Paula Homuth of Missoula; son, Rick DeSaussure of Santa Fe, N.M.; grandchildren Chris and Kevin Gardipe, Andrew Homuth, Ali S...


Fern Mollohan Giltner

POLSON — Fern Mollohan Giltner, 85, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2010 at Evergreen Polson Health and Rehabilitation Center of complications from Alzheimer’s disease. Born May 25, 1924 in Burns, Kan. to T.K. and Lena Mollohan, she was schooled in El Dorado and Iola, Kan. and at the Andover Newt...


Marvin J. Peone

SEATTLE, Wash. — Marvin J. Peone, 47, passed away Thursday, Jan. 28 at Harborview Medical Center from injuries received in an auto/pedestrian accident. A member of the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribe, Marvin was born in St. Ignatius to Adeline Bernice (Marengo) and Francis Peone. He was ra...


Charles Logan

ST. IGNATIUS — Charles Logan, 44, passed away Thursday, Jan. 28, 2010 from injuries after being struck by a vehicle in Portland, Ore. Charles was Born in Aberdeen, Wash. on Nov. 30, 1965 to James and Christine (Lozeau) Logan. He was a member of the CS&KT Tribe. He was preceded in death by par...


Cecil M. Madsen

POLSON — Cecil M. Madsen, 86, of Polson, passed away Thursday, Jan. 28, 2010 at home. Cecil was born Oct. 25, 1923, to Emery and Cecelia Madsen. He was a member of the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Elks Club, and Lions Club. He was preceded in death by parents; sisters Frieda and Marie; and b...


Kathy Lynn Nimrick

RONAN — Kathy Lynn Nimrick, 50, of Ronan, passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2010 at her residence. Kathy was born June 16, 1959 in Polson, to the late Robert and Esther Morgan. Kathy attended local schools in Ronan and in 1978, married Jimmy Leroy Nimrick, who passed away in 1989. She enjoyed maki...


Obits

Sherry LaMoine  Couture Malatare   ARLEE — Sherry LaMoine Couture Malatare, 61, passed away at home with family by her side, Jan. 23, 2010, ending a courageous battle with cancer. She was born to Gene and Jeanette Couture in St. Ignatius on Dec. 5, 1948. She attended schools in Ar...


Doug Walker

POLSON — Doug Walker, 84, of Polson, rancher and WWII Army Veteran, died on Friday, Jan. 15, 2010, at Polson Health and Rehabilitation. Cremation has taken place and no formal services are scheduled at this time. Grogan Funeral Home and Crematory, Polson is assisting the family. www.groganfuneralhome.c...


Louise M. Grund

COLUMBUS — Louise M. Grund, 102, a well-known resident at Beartooth Manor in Columbus, Mont., passed away on Monday, Jan. 11, 2010. Louise was born on Aug. 20, 1907 in Butte, Mont. to Charles and Victoria Grund. She graduated from Butte Central High and Butte Business College. She was employed at...


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