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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, Heather, Carolyn, Mike, and their spouses; 15 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; sisters, Kathleen and Evelene; brothers, Chuck, Clarence, John, Lee, and Ronnie, and their spouses and families. Funeral services were held June 30 in Lonepine, Mont. with burial following at Murray Memorial Cemetery. The family has suggested memorials to the Special Olympics, the Lonepine Hall, or a ...

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 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...

Mabel V. Reum

ST. IGNATIUS — Mabel V. Reum, 88, of St. Ignatius, passed away at the home of her daughter on Sunday, June 13, 2010 of natural causes.  Friends may pay their respects on Friday, June 18 from 4-6 p.m. at the Shrider-Thompson Funeral Chapel. Graveside services will be held on Saturday, June 19 at...

Winston Morigeau Brown

ARLEE — Winston Morigeau Brown, 32, passed away in Arlee in an auto accident on June 11, 2010. Winston was preceded in death by his brother Victor Brown, grandfathers Raymond Gardipe Sr. and John Brown Jr., aunt Ruth McCombs, and cousins Rosalie Charlo, Joseph McCombs, Kimo Brown, and Johnny Brown. ...

Philip Kuntz

RONAN — Philip Kuntz, 88, passed away June 3, 2010 at St. Joseph Hospital surrounded by family.  Philip was born to John and Franziska Kuntz on March 22, 1922 in Fromberg, Mont.  He is preceded in death by his wife Hazel, son Donald (Butch) Kuntz, son-in-law Gary Harrington and 12 sibli...

Francis Charles Gillette

POLSON — Francis Charles Gillette, 74, formerly from Polson, passed into God’s loving arms at 5:10 p.m. on Sunday June 13, 2010. A Mass of celebration for FranC will be held at 10 a.m. on Monday, June 21 in the St. Anthony Catholic Church in Casper, Wyoming.  A detailed obituary will be p...

Harry L. Hodges and Alene ‘Susie’ Hodges

RONAN — Harry L. Hodges, 76, passed away April 24, 2010, at Ronan Extended Care Facility, following a courageous battle with Parkinson’s Disease and cancer. He was born in Fort Yuma, California on October 22, 1933 to Albert C. and Mildred (Glass) Hodges, Sr. He was the youngest of three childr...

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