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Michael J. Flannery

RONAN – Dr. Michael J. Flannery, 63, of Grand Junction, Colo., died at his home Friday, Sept. 24th.  Dr. Flannery was born on Feb. 7, 1947 and was living in Ronan, Montana with his wife Dianna. He was the ultimate outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting and fishing excursions all over the world. He shared a passion for animals which was shown by caring for his horses, dogs, cats, pigs, goats, and sheep. He is survived by his wife Dianna; his brother Gary and wife Linda; his sister Carolyn; sons Patrick, Christopher, Brad, Ian, Forrest, Garrett; his daughters Melissa and Ashley; his four grandchildren, Alexis, Thomas, Zailey, Nathan, and Chadry; and his nephew Eric. Michael wa...


Marvin L. Sharbono

RONAN – Marvin L. Sharbono, 72, of Ronan, passed away at his home on Sunday, Oct. 3, 2010 from natural causes. Funeral services will be held Saturday, Oct. 9, 2010 at 10:30 a.m. at the Ronan Alliance Church. Military graveside services will be held at the Ronan Cemetery. Shrider-Thompson Funeral and...


Vivian Moore Luke

POLSON – Vivian Moore Luke, 99, of Polson, passed away Sunday, Oct. 3, at Polson Health and Rehabilitation.  Born March 27, 1913, Vivian was the daughter of Alfred Roy Moore and Hannah M. (Johnson) Moore.  She married LeRoy (Bud) Luke on Dec. 7, 1933. Vivian is preceded in death by h...


Mae J. Johnson Fowler

MOIESE – Mae J. Johnson Fowler passed away in her home at Sun City, Ariz., Saturday, Sept. 25, 2010 from esophageal cancer.  Mae was born to LeRoy and Nellie Anderson Johnson at Diamond Lake, Wash. On Aug. 12, 1916. The family moved several places while her father was logging and had a brief tr...


Dorothy Slinker Keil

RONAN – Dorothy Luella Mason Slinker Keil, died Sept. 29, 2010 at the St. Luke Extended Care Facility in Ronan. She was born May 2, 1923, to Opha and James Arthur Mason. Dorothy was married twice, had 5 children with her first husband, Murrell:  William Murrell Slinker, Orlando, Fla.; James ...


Mariea Blake

RONAN – Mariea Blake, 65, died Sept. 28, 2010 as a result of complications associated with a fall. Born May 14, 1945 in Pocatello, Idaho, Mariea married Stanley Shafer and had two children with him, Scott and Melanie.  In 1986, two years after Stan passed away from cancer, she moved to Monta...


Gaye Wheeler

ST. IGNATIUS – Gaye Wheeler, 60, of St. Ignatius, passed away on Sunday, Oct. 3 at St. Patrick Hospital in Missoula. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday, Oct. 9 at 11 a.m. at the St. Ignatius Mission Church with Father Drew Maddock officiating. A luncheon will be held immediately follo...


David Thorp

RONAN – All family and friends of David Thorp, son of Don Thorp of Ronan, who passed away Sept. 11, 2010 in Texas, are invited to a memorial luncheon in his honor. The luncheon will be held at the Ronan Indian Senior Center, across from Dary Queen, at 2:30 p.m.  Bring your memories to share wit...


Mazilla Belle Detwiler

PABLO – Mazilla Belle Detwiler, 68, of Pablo, passed away Sunday, Sept. 19. Mazilla was born March 31, 1942 in Hereford, Texas, a daughter of the late Robert Fredrick and Edna Morrison Burns. Besides her parents, Mazilla Belle is preceded in death by her husband, Forrest, two sisters-in-law, Pat ...


LeRoy Auldin Carlson

LAKESIDE – LeRoy Auldin Carlson, 43, of Lakeside, passed away on Thursday, Sept. 23, 2010 in Dayton, as a result of a tragic car accident. LeRoy was born on December 30, 1966 in Libby, son of Larry Carlson and Alma “Schatzi” Peek Wood. His father, Larry Carlson, and grandparents, Elfr...


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