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Katherine Elizabeth Reilley

POLSON – Katherine “Katie” Elizabeth Reilley, 43, of Polson, passed away on Saturday, Jan. 22 at her home.  Funeral services will be held on Thursday, Jan. 27 at 11 a.m. at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Polson. A full obituary will follow.  Messages of condolence may be sent to the family online at www.groganfuneralhome.com. Grogan Funeral Home and Crematory, Polson, is assisting the family with arrangements.  


Val Gene Louis Thomas

ARLEE – Val Gene Louis “Big Tom” Thomas, 73, passed away Thursday, Jan. 13, in Arlee. Well-known in the Jocko Valley, his remains will be scattered later this year. He is survived by his children Mark, Deano, Monte, Terry, Jolene, Dawn, Darren and Kevin.


Ralph Charles Murchie II

ST. IGNATIUS – Ralph Charles Murchie II, “R.C.”, passed away Monday, Jan. 17 at home surrounded by his loving family and friends. R.C. is preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Dennis. He is survived by his loving wife, Marilyn; a sister, Diane (Fred) Mercer; daughters, Angel...


Kenneth Roy Gordon

ARLEE - Kenneth Roy Gordon, 50, of Nevada, Iowa passed away Monday, Jan. 10, of injuries sustained in a car accident. 
Ken was born Aug. 20, 1960, the son of Franklin and Beverly Zoe (Nelson) Gordon in Delta, Colo. Ken graduated from Arlee High School in 1978, and graduated from Montana State University ...


Dennis Wayne Sessions

RONAN – Dennis “Cabe” Wayne Sessions, a member of the Salish and Kootenai Tribes, passed away Saturday in Ronan. He is survived by his mother Lois Carlson of Ronan; father Bruce Sessions of Chico, Calif.; partner Mona Hayford of Post Creek; nephew Jay McElderry of Missoula; niece M&rsqu...


Shirley Winfree

ST. IGNATIUS – Shirley Winfree, 81, passed away Dec. 29 in Ronan. Born Feb. 2, 1929 in Ronan, to Claude and Kate Whittekiend, Shirley was preceded in death by her husband, parents and stepmother, sister Reathel Lehl, three stepbrothers and a stepsister. She is survived by two sons Wesley Dutt (S...


John Hunsucker

POLSON – John Hunsucker, 88, of Polson, passed away on Wednesday, Jan. 12 at his home of natural causes. John was born to William Avery and Nora Elizabeth Isenhower Hunsucker on the Hunsucker homestead near Buffalo, S.D. on Sunday of October 22, 1922, the fifth of eight children. He attended school ...


Irene Carter Olson

CHARLO – Irene Carter Olson passed away peacefully Dec. 6 with her family at her bedside. Please join us for a celebration of Irene’s life Saturday, Jan. 22, 2011 at 2 p.m. in Charlo at the Leon Community Clubhouse.


Utah Doyle Cooley

BIG ARM – Utah Doyle Cooley, age 79, of Big Arm, passed away Monday, Dec. 27 from natural causes. He is preceded in death by his parents and wife Wilma in 2009.  Utah is survived by his four children Linda Huston of West Richland, Wash.; Utanna Cooley of Calif.; Zane (Carey) Cooley of Dayton; Jann...


Kenneth J. Hulford

POLSON - Kenneth J. Hulford, 80, of Polson, and formerly of Broadus, Mont., passed away Wednesday, Dec. 29, at the Polson Health and Rehabilitation Center where he had been residing. Cremation has taken place and a memorial service will be scheduled for a later date. Grogan Funeral Home and Crematory, Polson...


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