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Earl William Britton

ST. IGNATIUS – Earl William Britton, age 82, passed away Aug. 24 2010 in Everett, Wash., after a short illness. Earl was born on July 3, 1928 in St. Ignatius, Mont., to Viola Marie and Earl Eugene Britton. He graduated from St. Ignatius High School in 1946. After graduation he attended the University of Montana in Missoula, marrying Virginia Crissey (Cris) on June 11, 1949.  He received his B.S. in Education from MSU-Billings (then EMC) and went on to teach in Spokane, Wash., Helena, Trout Creek and Billings, Mont.  He received his M.S. from MSU in Bozeman, and was a principal in Harlem, and later in Billings, at both Taft and Rose Park Elementary schools.  He ...


Marion Rae Mad Plume Matt

RONAN – Marion Rae Mad Plume Matt, 55, passed away Aug. 23, 2010. Marion was born in St. Ignatius on April 23, 1955. She is survived by her husband Ernie “Bugs” Matt; her daughters Renee Old Man Chief, Rachel Stanley, Aileen Stanley; her son Frank Lee Stanley; her five grandchildren Isai...


Cylus Drake Dentler

POLSON – Cylus Drake Dentler, infant son of Nicholas Dentler and Rhealene Cook of Polson, became an angel on Aug. 26, 2010. Cylus was born on Aug. 3, 2010 in Ronan. He leaves behind his parents, his siblings, Ayden, Aryia, Andrew, and Christian; paternal grandparents, Chris and Barbara Dentler of Polso...


Neil Dennis Collins

RONAN — Neil Dennis Collins, beloved husband, father and gramps, died peacefully Aug. 27, 2010, at Community Hospital in Missoula. He has reached the finish line in this life and has started eternal life anew in God’s Kingdom. Neil was born Nov. 15, 1943, in Kalispell to Stewart (Slim) and Mar...


Robert “Bob” Earl Reed

POLSON — Robert “Bob” Earl Reed, 82, of Condon and Polson, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 17, 2010 at his home in Polson. Survivors include his loving wife of nearly 60 years, Peggy; three daughters, Valli Bigley of Condon, Kathy Zdnuiak of South Lake Tahoe, Calif., Jody Sullivan of Rio Vista...


Lera Minnie Connell

ST. IGNATIUS — Lera Minnie Connell died Monday, Aug. 16, at the Mill Pond Home in St. Ignatius. She was just over a century old, and much admired throughout her long life for her graciousness, appreciation of beauty, loyalty to friends and family and kindness to generations of canine companions. Ler...


Bruce Joseph Woodcock Big Sam ‘Susep’

ARLEE — Bruce Joseph Woodcock Big Sam “Susep,” 56, died Aug. 15, 2010.   He was born Jan. 17, 1954, in St. Ignatius to Joseph and Molly (Snakeperson – Whitegrass) Big Sam, and was raised in Arlee. Survivors include his daughters, Delray, Lanneil and Rosie; siblings Nelson, Mar...


Anna Lee Cowan

POLSON — Anna Lee Cowan, 82, Polson, passed away on Tuesday, Aug. 24, at St. Patrick Hospital in Missoula. Visitation will be Thursday, Aug. 26, from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. at Grogan Funeral Home, 101 Sixth Ave. E., Polson.  Mrs. Cowan will be taken to Immaculate Conception Catholic Church at 5 p.m., ...


Frank Edwin “Ed” Scott

PABLO — Frank Edwin “Ed” Scott, of Pablo, passed away Aug. 21, 2010 at St. Mary’s Medical Center in Evansville, Ind., after a courageous fight with cancer. Ed was born July 23, 1951, to the late Clayton Scott and Doris Scott of Pablo, where he grew up. He graduated from Ronan High ...


Ernest “Rawhide” Sorrell

Ernest “Rawhide” Sorrell, 71, passed away Aug. 14 in Ronan. Born April 29, 1939 in St. Ignatius to Ernest and Annie (Finley) Sorrell, he married MaryLou McClure on April 24, 1972. She survives as well as his daughters, Sandy Sorrell, Wendy Sorrell, Lolanda Sorrell Buck, Tammy Fragua, Gigi Y...


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