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John Gordon Kaye

POLSON — After a long battle with cancer, John Gordon Kaye went home to be with his Lord Jesus Christ, July 13, 2010.  He was born September 3, 1932 in Reseda, California. He fought the good fight and won the big race. His request: “Please don’t weep for me as I’m now with my Lord and rejoice knowing that I am at peace. Praise the Lord always“. Surviving loved ones include wife Barbara Kaye and son Jim Engelsberger of Polson; and daughter and son-in-law Karen and Jon Lopez, daughter Kathy Kaye, son David Kaye, and grandchildren Jason and Angela Lopez and Brandon Kaye – all of California. John, Barbara and Jim moved to Polson in 1980 on John&...


Jamie MaryLynn Dunkerson

RONAN — Jamie MaryLynn Dunkerson, infant daughter of Brandon and Samantha Dunkerson of Ronan, passed away Sunday, July 18, 2010 at Community Medical Center in Missoula of natural causes.  Arrangements are pending and will be announced by Shrider-Thompson Funeral and Cremation Services in Ronan....


Herbert E. Sias

RONAN — Herbert E. Sias, 71, Ronan, died at Kalispell Regional Medical Center after a logging accident on July 9, 2010.  Memorial services will be held at noon July 17 at the Ronan Alliance Church with Pastor Jeff Kingery officiating. Shrider-Thompson Funeral and Cremation Services of Ronan is ...


James R. Noel

POLSON – James “Jim” R. Noel, 68, passed away in Polson on Wednesday, June 30.  He was preceded in death by his parents Laura (Glover) and William H. Noel; brother Wilbur “Bud”; sisters Leota “Dottie”, Joy and Dorothy (Bob) Watson, as well as several brothers...


Lynette Catherine Moran

ARLEE — Lynette Catherine Moran, 42, began her journey to the Promised Land surrounded by her family and friends at St. Patrick’s Hospital on July 4, 2010. She is survived by her husband Ernie of 23 years; sons Austin (Abbe) and Alex; her parents Bear and Irma; sisters Cheryl (Darrin) Finley, ...


L. Fern Merritt

POLSON — L. Fern (Swope) Merritt, 72, of Polson, passed away June 25, 2010. Fern is preceded in death by her parents, Fredric and Ellen Green Swope, and a sister, Bertha Goettlich. She is survived by her loving husband of 49 years, Rex Merritt; their children, Patti, Bill, Polly, Rose, Barb, Heat...


Walter Lyle Jones

POLSON — Walter Lyle Jones, 84, passed away June 23, 2010 at his home in Polson.  His parents Harry and Jeanette Mills Jones; sisters Janice Heise, Ada Leach, and Dorothy Yeager; along with brothers Gary, Don, Dick, and Roy Jones preceded him in death. He is survived by his wife Winnifred (Winn...


Taylor Rose Skare

Ronan – Taylor Rose Skare, infant daughter of Tara Branson and Eric Skare, became an angel on June 24 at St. Joseph Hospital in Polson. In addition to her parents, she also leaves behind her sisters Emily and Lillian, maternal grandmother Georgia Vizzo of Ronan, and paternal grandparents Frances Ska...


Lillian Grant

POLSON — Lillian Grant, 95, of Polson, passed away Sunday, June 20, 2010 at St. Joseph Medical Center in Polson.  Cremation has taken place and services will be scheduled at a later date. Messages of condolence may be sent to the family online at www.groganfuneralhome.com. Grogan Funeral Hom...


Gary Lynn Purser

POLSON — Gary Lynn Purser, 78, of Polson, passed away on June 13, 2010 at his home. Gary was born on February 19, 1932 in Rigby, Idaho, to Clifford and Bernice Robbins Purser. He joined the US Air Force in 1948 and was honorably discharged in 1952. He married Karen Bergmann in 1974. Karen passed awa...


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