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John 'Doc' Dochnahl John 'Doc' Dochnahl

ENNIS — On Saturday, Aug. 31, 2019, John “Doc” Alan Dochnahl, loving husband and father of two, passed away at the age of 66. John was born on June 12, 1953, in Madison, Wisconsin, to Joan and William Dochnahl. He was the third of five siblings and the first big eater of the family; “Give it to John; he’ll eat it.” He received his forestry degree from the University of Wisconsin, and fled west for quiet spaces and fire lines with the U. S. Forest Service. Doc landed in Dubois, Idaho, where he met Janet Bean. On June 17, 1978, they married and moved north to the big city of Ennis, Montana, where they raised two children, Jesse and Megan - whom Doc loved...


Stacey Stalheim Stacey Stalheim

POLSON – Stacey William Stalheim died peacefully in his home on Sept. 29, 2019, at the young age of 15. Stacey was born on June 24, 2004, in Missoula, to Nicole Curtiss Miller and Shane Stalheim. His life began with such complications it was said he would not make it, but Stacey beat all odds by liv...


Richard Taylor Richard Taylor

DAYTON — Richard C. Taylor died on Aug. 7 after a courageous battle with cancer, his wife Janie by his side. Richard was born in Harlowton, Montana, on Oct. 8, 1944, the second son of Charles and Nygren Taylor. Richard loved the Montana outdoors and grew up hunting and fishing in Judith Basin County...


Patricia Arie Patricia Arie

POLSON — Patricia “Patty” Rae Cutler Arie, 78, passed away on Wednesday morning, Sept. 25, peacefully at her home.  Patty was born on May 17, 1941, in Bonners Ferry, Idaho, to the late Thelma and David Cutler of Polson. Patty was a graduate of St. John’s School of Nursing in T...


Patricia Geyer Patricia Geyer

POLSON — Patricia Ann “Trisha” Ewing Geyer, age 61, passed away on Thursday, Sept. 12, at her home in Polson after a long battle with cancer. Trisha was born on March 4, 1958, in Spokane, Washington. Trisha graduated from Walla Walla University in 2007 with a Master’s of Social Work d...


Kerry Wiedrich Kerry Wiedrich

BIG ARM — Kerry Wiedrich lost his battle with Acute Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), often referred to as Lou Gehrig’s Disease, on Sept. 26, 2019, at his home on Flathead Lake. As much as he tried, he could not out-smart, out-think, fix or manipulate this progressive and horrific disease.  Kerry ...


Arthur Drake Arthur Drake

CHENEY, WASHINGTON — Arthur E. Drake, 94, of Cheney, Washington, passed away peacefully on Sept. 22, 2019, of complications due to chronic heart failure at Cheney Care Center. Art was born in St. Ignatius, on Nov. 26, 1924, to parents Guy William Drake and Charlotte “Lottie” Jane Orrison. H...


Patricia Geyer Patricia Geyer

POLSON — Patricia Ann “Trisha” Ewing Geyer, age 61, passed away on Thursday, Sept. 12, at her home in Polson after a long battle with cancer. Trisha was born on March 4, 1958, in Spokane, Washington. Trisha graduated from Walla Walla University in 2007 with a Master’s of Social Work d...


Jack James Guns Jack James Guns

POLSON — Jack Guns passed away peacefully at his home in Polson on Aug. 23, 2019. He was born to Katherine Lease and Gilliam Guns on March 1, 1928, in Toppenish, Washington. The third of three brothers, he grew up and attended school in Zillah, Washington, a small town near Yakima. Owing to the Depr...


Gyme Kelly Gyme Kelly

RONAN — Gyme Alan Kelly, 63, passed away on Aug. 31, 2019. Gyme was such a kind soul, always looking for the next person who might need his help. His family was everything to him and he was everything to us. Our hearts are broken, but we know it’s time to share Gyme with those who have passed on ...


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