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Doris Marie Lyons Kendley

POLSON — Doris Kendley passed away peacefully to be with the Lord on March 18, 2010. Mom was born on June 22, 1917 on a family ranch near Two Dot to Minnie and George Lyons. She attended high school in Helena. Prior to World War II, she moved to Canada and then to Alaska, where she worked for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. She met her husband, Thomas “Ed” Kendley there. After the war, the couple moved back to Montana. Doris was generous to a fault, giving to those less fortunate anything she could. Doris is survived by her loving husband Ed; sons, Jack and Steve (Mary); and grandchildren Sam and Haley Marie. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Satur...


E. Emma Kauffman

ST. IGNATIUS — E. Emma Kauffman, 84, passed away Friday, March 26 at her home near St. Ignatius. A devoted wife and mother, she moved to the area around 1998. She was preceded in death by parents, Emmanuel and Nora (Miller) Schlabach; brother, John Schlabach; and sister, Orva Schlabach. She is...


Joshua "Joshie" P. Howard

ARLEE — Joshua “Joshie” P. Howard, 13, passed away Tuesday, March 23 at Community Medical Center in Missoula from complications from diabetes. Josh was born on June 5, 1996 in Missoula to Angel and Matt Howard, Sr. (BigSam). He was raised on the Flathead Reservation and attended Charlo M...


Margie L. Fisher

POLSON — Margie L. Fisher, 87, passed away Tuesday, March 23, 2010 at St. Joseph Medical Center. She was born June 20, 1922 in Deer, Ark., to the late John and Delpha Faught. Margie married Harold “Harry” Fisher in Reno, Nev. on Feb. 11, 1968. Her life was devoted to Jehovah. Margie w...


Joyce Ann Easter

ST. IGNATIUS — Joyce Ann Easter, 69, passed away on Friday, March 26, at St. Luke’s Hospital in Ronan of natural causes. She was born August 17, 1940, in Cincinnati, Ohio to Elbert and Rubie Hecker.  In high school, she was the only recipient of the William Woodward Scholarship, which gav...


Gloria Jean Phillips Trahan

ELMO — Gloria Jean Phillips Trahan, 62, of Elmo died in her home Monday, March 15, 2010. Gloria was born Aug. 30, 1947 to James Douglas Phillips Sr. and Mary Gravelle Phillips in Flagstone, British Columbia. Gloria is survived by husband, Art Trahan Sr.; daughters Crystal Couture Houle, Michelle ...


Marion M. Suter

POLSON — Marion M. Suter, 88, passed away on Monday, March 22, 2010 in Polson. Marion was born on August 12, 1921 in Paterson, N.J., a daughter of the late Martin and Emily Thelen Tanis. She attended the Sherwood Secretarial School in Hawthorne, N.J. and in 1946, married John T. Suter in North Haled...


Layn Kenneth Lozeau

RONAN — Layn Kenneth Lozeau, 7, son of Shannon and Ken Lozeau, Jr., passed away Monday afternoon, March 22, 2010 at his home in Ronan from (ALD) adrenoleukodystrophy. A wake began Wednesday at the Longhouse with the rosary being recited on Thursday and services being held on Friday, March 26. &nb...


Esther Ruby Larsen Jenter

LOLO CREEK — Esther Ruby Larsen Jenter, 89, left us on Friday, March 12, 2010 and walked quietly the bright beautiful trail to join her husband Bill in heaven. Esther loved and was devoted to Bill and their daughter Nancy. Esther was a good mother-in-law to son-in-law, Gerald Mininger, who helped Na...


ObitsJohn Albert Brooks

RONAN — John Albert Brooks, 78, passed away on Monday, March 18, 2010, at St. Luke Community Hospital in Ronan. Born in Ronan on Dec. 2, 1931, he was the son of the late Perry and Mabel Collins Brooks. For many years he was a heavy equipment operator for various companies throughout the area. Sur...


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