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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 Robert Slinker, Sunnyside Wash.;Cheryl Ann Williams, Anderson, Ind.; John Eric Slinker, Alexandria, Ind. and Carol Sue Cheff, Polson. Her second marriage was to George W. (Bill) Keil resulting in becoming stepmother to five “Keil Boys”; Craig Douglas Keil, Forks, Wash.; Duane Richard Keil, Seward, Alaska; Blair Windell Keil, Sweethome, Ore.; Grant William Keil, Forks, Wash, a...


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...


Keith W. Nelson

POLSON – Dr. Keith W. Nelson passed away from lymphoma on Friday, Sept. 17, 2010, at the home of his daughter in Kirkland, Wash. He was born September 25, 1928, at International Falls, Minn. His family moved to Fargo, N.D., when he was in junior high where he enjoyed playing hockey. He moved to Pols...


Deborah J. Smith

Deborah J. Smith, (Rahe), 44, passed away Thursday, Sept. 23.  Deborah was born July 6, 1966 to Linda (Plouffe) Rahe and Anthony Rahe of Cincinnati. Deborah was the beloved wife of Derrick Smith, dear daughter of Anthony and Linda Plouffe Rahe, loving sister of Diane (Steve) Ernst and David (Dawn)...


Frederick L. Courville

POLSON – Frederick L. Courville, 71, passed away Sept. 22. He was born July 5, 1939 in St. Ignatius to Alexander and Elsie (Bisson) Courville. An Army veteran, he married and later divorced Sharon Shepard. He is preceded in death by his parents and siblings Doris, Marlene, Claire, Connie, Leona, ...


Clark H. Joy

RONAN -  Clark H. Joy, 96, passed away Sept. 20. Clark was born July 4, 1914 near Pompey’s Pillar to Ruby and Warren Joy. He grew up with a sister, LaVange, and brothers Lloyd, Arles and Elwood. Clark married Bertha Zimmerman in 1934 and worked in the lumber industry in Kalispell, Polson and la...


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