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Joshua "Joshie" P. Howard

ARLEE — Joshua “Joshie” P. Howard, 13, passed away Tuesday, March 23 at Community Medical Center in Missoula from complications from diabetes. Josh was born on June 5, 1996 in Missoula to Angel and Matt Howard, Sr. (BigSam). He was raised on the Flathead Reservation and attended Charlo Middle School. Josh enjoyed hunting, fishing and being with friends and family. He was preceded in death by brother Stephen Howard; uncle Joe Howard; Auntie Traci Hernandez; and Grandma Lou Oldhorn. He leaves behind his parents, Matt (BigSam) and Angel; siblings Kathy, Robert (Suset and Robert), Matt-Matt, Jeremiah and Kaileen; Aunt Marie and Uncle Eli Diaz, and their children Am...


Margie L. Fisher

POLSON — Margie L. Fisher, 87, passed away Tuesday, March 23, 2010 at St. Joseph Medical Center. She was born June 20, 1922 in Deer, Ark., to the late John and Delpha Faught. Margie married Harold “Harry” Fisher in Reno, Nev. on Feb. 11, 1968. Her life was devoted to Jehovah. Margie w...


Joyce Ann Easter

ST. IGNATIUS — Joyce Ann Easter, 69, passed away on Friday, March 26, at St. Luke’s Hospital in Ronan of natural causes. She was born August 17, 1940, in Cincinnati, Ohio to Elbert and Rubie Hecker.  In high school, she was the only recipient of the William Woodward Scholarship, which gav...


Gloria Jean Phillips Trahan

ELMO — Gloria Jean Phillips Trahan, 62, of Elmo died in her home Monday, March 15, 2010. Gloria was born Aug. 30, 1947 to James Douglas Phillips Sr. and Mary Gravelle Phillips in Flagstone, British Columbia. Gloria is survived by husband, Art Trahan Sr.; daughters Crystal Couture Houle, Michelle ...


Marion M. Suter

POLSON — Marion M. Suter, 88, passed away on Monday, March 22, 2010 in Polson. Marion was born on August 12, 1921 in Paterson, N.J., a daughter of the late Martin and Emily Thelen Tanis. She attended the Sherwood Secretarial School in Hawthorne, N.J. and in 1946, married John T. Suter in North Haled...


Layn Kenneth Lozeau

RONAN — Layn Kenneth Lozeau, 7, son of Shannon and Ken Lozeau, Jr., passed away Monday afternoon, March 22, 2010 at his home in Ronan from (ALD) adrenoleukodystrophy. A wake began Wednesday at the Longhouse with the rosary being recited on Thursday and services being held on Friday, March 26. &nb...


Esther Ruby Larsen Jenter

LOLO CREEK — Esther Ruby Larsen Jenter, 89, left us on Friday, March 12, 2010 and walked quietly the bright beautiful trail to join her husband Bill in heaven. Esther loved and was devoted to Bill and their daughter Nancy. Esther was a good mother-in-law to son-in-law, Gerald Mininger, who helped Na...


ObitsJohn Albert Brooks

RONAN — John Albert Brooks, 78, passed away on Monday, March 18, 2010, at St. Luke Community Hospital in Ronan. Born in Ronan on Dec. 2, 1931, he was the son of the late Perry and Mabel Collins Brooks. For many years he was a heavy equipment operator for various companies throughout the area. Sur...


James Alexander Murdock

POLSON — James Alexander Murdock, 87, passed away Monday, March 8, 2010 of natural causes at Ronan’s St. Luke Community Hospital. Jim was born to William and Maggie Russell Murdock July 12, 1922 and was raised in Whitefish, graduating in 1940. Jim married Miriam L. Allred May 21, 1955. In 1...


Howard Joel Erickson

ARLEE — Howard Joel Erickson, 87, passed away Wednesday, March 10, 2010 at his home in Arlee. Born Sept. 29, 1922 in Minnesota, he moved with his family to Montana in 1958 and worked on a ranch in Roundup, moving to Arlee in 1963. He worked at Peavey’s in Ronan, the Cenex Station in Arlee endi...


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