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Eileen Swaney Decker

ST. IGNATIUS — Eileen Swaney Decker, 86, passed away at her home Jan. 4, 2010, of natural causes. Born to James and Mary McDonald Swaney on Nov. 21, 1923 in St. Ignatius, she attended school at Ursuline Boarding School and graduated from Dixon High School. She married Fred H. Decker April 17, 1948. She was a member of the CS&KT and started a long career working for the Tribal Council and the Bureau of Indian Affairs in the 1930s. She was preceded in death by husband, Fred; brothers Jay, Doogie, Bill and Bearhead; and sister, Doris. She is survived by children Denise (Gary) Morigeau, Daniel F. Decker and Mary Jean Decker; seventeen grandchildren; and twenty great-grandc...


Loretta Rose McDougall

HOT SPRINGS — Loretta Rose McDougall, 45, passed away Jan. 3, 2010 at St. Patrick's Hospital in Missoula. Born July 11, 1964 in Denver to Dan and Harriett (Stanislaw) McDougall, she was raised in Denver and then moved to Yakima, Wash. where she received CNA training and went to work for the local nu...


Peter J. Liberti

EVARO — Peter J. Liberti, 69, passed away Dec. 28, 2009. Born August 2, 1940 to Antoinette Cutronio and Salvatore Liberti in Buffalo, N.Y., he attended schools there and then joined the Army. After two tours to Vietnam, Peter returned to Missoula and served as an Army recruiter. He enjoyed visiti...


Donna J. Kudlock

RAVALLI — Donna J. Kudlock, 68, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2009, after losing her battle against cancer. She was born Oct. 11, 1941. Donna “K” was a wonderful wife, mother, grandma and friend. She will be deeply missed. We love you, Mom! Cremation has taken place and there will ...


Leonard Gerald 'Grandpa' Lytle

ARLEE — Leonard Gerald “Grandpa” Lytle, 86, passed away Dec. 25, 2009, peacefully at home surrounded by family. Born in York, Neb., Oct. 23, 1923, to Stanley William and Anna Catherine Reiners Lytle, he lived there until 1940 when his family moved to Buhl, Idaho. In 1943, he came to M...


Richard Wallace 'Dick' Jungers

RONAN — Richard Wallace "Dick" Jungers, 74, passed away at home on Sunday, Jan. 3, 2010 after a five-year battle with lung disease. He was born Nov. 13, 1935 in Missoula to Wallace Jones and Sybil Jungers. He was raised and attended school in Missoula and Florence, where he met and married his high ...


Eileen Swaney Decker

ST. IGNATIUS — Eileen Swaney Decker, 86, passed away peacefully at her home near St. Ignatius on Monday, Jan. 4, 2010. Arrangements are pending with Foster Funeral Home of St. Ignatius.  


Sandy Starkel Cheff

TROUT CREEK — Sandy Starkel Cheff, 58, died Monday, Jan. 4, 2010 of breast cancer at her home in Trout Creek. Sandy was born to Whitey and Belle Starkel in Los Angeles, Calif. in 1951. Her family moved back to the Mission Valley when she was 4 years old. Sandy met the love of her life at age 5 after...


Beverly Grayce Bonamie

POLSON — Beverly Grayce Bonamie, 73, of Polson, passed away peacefully on Monday, Jan. 4, 2010, at home surrounded by friends and family from cancer. Born on Sept. 1, 1936 in Petrel, N.D. to Edward and Grayce Christman, she married Bernard Bonamie on Sept. 1, 1957, and they shared 52 years together....


Rebecca 'Becky' Dawn Williams Rebecca 'Becky' Dawn Williams

POLSON — Rebecca "Becky" Dawn Williams passed away Dec. 27, 2009 at a dementia care facility in Missoula. She was born in Washington in 1947. She soon moved to Montana, spending most of her school years in Polson. She graduated from Polson High School in 1966. After graduation, she joined the Nav...


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