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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 1960, they moved to Great Falls where Jim worked as a mechanic. In 1968, he worked for Great Northern Railroad, retiring in 1988 when they moved to Polson to farm and raise horses. Jim lost Miriam in 2006. Jim was preceded in death by parents; wife; one brother; three sisters; son, Russell; granddaughter, Felecia; and grandson, Terry. He is survived by children Ivan Murdock, Katheri...

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...

Jack Lee Linton

FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif. — Jack Lee Linton, son of George Sidney Linton and Luella Magee Linton, died Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2010, in Fountain Valley, Calif. Jack was born in 1930 in East Groveland, N.Y. He moved to Montana in 1960; living in Missoula 1979-1987 and then Polson until 2006. He is survive...

Rene Nikole Hunter Strahan

POLSON — Rene Nikole Hunter Strahan, 39, of Albuquerque, N.M., formerly of Polson, passed away Monday, March 1, 2010 at her home. Rene was born July 12, 1970 in Polson to Wilbert Michel and the late Florence Hunter. She attended local schools and graduated from Polson High School in 1988. Afterwards...

Denise J. Old Horn

ST. IGNATIUS — Denise J. Old Horn, 43, passed away Wednesday, March 3 in Missoula from an aneurism. She was born in Spokane, Wash. on June 28, 1966 to Delbert and Wilma Carol (Pratt) Lee. Raised in the Spokane area, she received her formal education from the Job Corps in Washington State and worked ...

William Joseph “Billy Joe” Erickson

POLSON — William Joseph “Billy Joe” Erickson, 68, died at St. Joseph Medical Center March 7, 2010. He was born August 26, 1931 in Kalispell to Joseph and Nellie (Brown) Erickson. Bill graduated from Polson High School in 1950. He attended the college of Puget Sound and the University of ...

Barry R. Webb

POLSON — Barry R. Webb, 69, passed away at home on Tuesday, Feb. 23 from late stage lymphoma. Cremation has taken place and a memorial service celebrating Barry's life is being planned for 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 20. Location has not been decided. Full obituary will follow.  Buffalo Hill Fune...

Ramone Jarren Yazzie

RONAN — Ramone Jarren Yazzie, newborn, was made an angel on Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2010 at St. Luke’s Hospital. He was preceded in death by great-grandfather, Ned Ramone Yazzie; great-great-grandparents Ernie and Annie Sorrell; and great-grandparents Johnny and Amelia Jones, who welcomed him into...

Annette M. Wiese

POLSON — Annette M. Wiese, 63, passed away Feb. 26, 2010 at her home from cancer. Born on Aug. 11, 1946 in Cheyenne, Wyo. to the late James and Betty Knight, Annette worked for many years as a cook at Price’s Café, Lake City Bakery, 4B’s, and several others. In 1991, Annette ma...

Ernest C. Rue

POLSON — Ernest C. Rue, 89, passed away on Saturday, February 27, 2010 at Evergreen Polson Health and Rehabilitation where he had currently been a resident. Cremation has taken place and services will be private. Messages of condolence may be sent to the family online at

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