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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 later at Plum Creek. In 2000 Clark remarried Elda Cordier-Umphrey.  He was preceded in death by Bertha and stepdaughter Laura Hauck. Clark is survived by his wife Elda; children Robert Joy, Donna (Joy) Hedge, Clara (Joy) Sayles and Ronald Joy; his stepchildren Faye (Larry) Garlock, Mike (Valerie), Kenneth, John & Jim Umphrey; 10 grandchildren; 15 great grandchildren as we...


Calvin Andrew

RONAN – Calvin Andrew, 17, passed away from injuries received in an auto accident on Sept. 27. Arrangements are pending with Foster Funeral Home of St. Ignatius.  


Mark A. McCarthy

POLSON – Mark A. McCarthy, also known as “Mick” or “Crash”, 54, of Polson, passed away on Monday, Sept. 13, at St. Joseph Medical Center after a long battle with cancer. Born Aug. 15, 1956 in Scranton, Penn., to Joseph and Emily McCarthy, Mick was very laid back and loved to ...


Robert L. Langdale

POLSON - Robert L. Langdale, 83, passed away Tues, Sept. 14 in Ronan. Born near Mabton, Wash., on July 30, 1927, Robert was raised in Wash., and served as a Merchant Marine during WWII and the Korean War.  He was a retired Sheriff’s Deputy from Yakima County before retiring in 1979. He re...


Donna Louise Mithun Elmore

POLSON – Donna Louise Mithun Elmore, 78, of Polson, passed away Thursday, Sept. 16, at St. Joseph Medical Center. Born Sept. 27, 1931 in Missoula, to Noral and Gertrude Mithun, Donna earned a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in botany with a teaching certificate from the University of Montana. She...


Grace Elvira Eichhorn

POLSON – Grace Elvira Eichhorn, 97, of Polson, passed away on Friday, Sept. 10, 2010, at her home surrounded by her family. Survivors include her husband of nearly 69 years, Jim Eichhorn of Polson; daughters, Donna Joyce Davey (Chuck) of Scottsbluff, Neb. and Jacqueline Sue Trujillo (Leroy “Yo...


Ralph Anders Andersen

RONAN – Ralph Anders Andersen, 88, of Ronan, passed away on Monday, Sept. 13, 2010, at St. Joseph Medical Center in Polson. Ralph was born on January 23, 1922 in Moline, Ill., a son of the late Anders and Laura Anderson. He earned his Bachelor’s of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering f...


David Wayne Thorp

RONAN – David Wayne Thorp, 45, died Saturday, Sept. 11 at his home of a massive heart attack. David was born in Butte, Mont., to Don and Maxine Thorp. David grew up in the Moiese Valley and Ronan. Early in his life he decided to be a long distance truck driver. He followed his dream until his health...


Harley Gordon Sullivan

PABLO – Harley Gordon Sullivan, 90, of Pablo, passed away on Thursday, Sept. 2, 2010 at St. Joseph Medical Center in Polson. Harley was born Dec. 8, 1919 in San Saba, Texas, one of eleven children of John and Lula Johnson Sullivan. He married Nola Stockman and together they raised six children. I...


Mildred Francis Thompson

ST. IGNATIUS – Mildred “Millie” Francis Thompson died on June 24, 2010 in Yuma, Ariz. Millie was born on January 13, 1927 in Miles City.  She is survived by her daughters Cathy Gardner of Yuma and Sharon Brouillette of Idaho Falls, five grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and si...


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