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Marrion Clairmont

RONAN — Marrion J. VanNess Clairmont was born on Dec. 4, 1949, to George and Evalina VanNess, the ninth child of 11 children. Marrion passed away on May 26, 2020, in her home surrounded by family.  Marrion was a jack of all trades when it came to work. Growing up there were calves, pigs, chickens, and rabbits to feed and she helped milk cows. Later in her teen years she bucked bales for money along with her brothers and sister.  She loved the outdoors and hated housework and to this day still hates housework. After high school, she attended Kinman Business College and then returned home. She tended bar at the Pheasant for 29 years, cooked at St. Luke Community Hospital...

Larry Frey

POLSON — Larry Wayne Frey passed away on May 19, 2020, at his home in Polson. He was the loving husband of Helen Allen Frey. In accordance with his wishes, no services will be held.

Jerald Thompson

ST. IGNATUS — Jerald Thompson, 69, passed away at his home on May 16, 2020. He is survived by his wife, Joyce, and children: Brandy Snell of New York, and David Thompson of Missouri. In accordance with his wishes no services are to be held.  

Jack Hurley

POLSON — Jack Hurley, 73, passed away on May 14, 2020. He was born on June 30, 1946, in Great Falls and was raised on the family farm east of Conrad. Jack served in the U.S. Air Force (1966-72) and the Air National Guard. He owned Flathead Electric in Polson, which is where he met the love of his life,...

Doris Snyder

ST. IGNATIUS — Doris Snyder,79, passed away at her home on May 16, 2020. She is survived by her children Larry Schwartz of Ronan, Connie Bykonen of Battle Ground, Washington, Anthony Shwartz of Cascade, Brenda Shwartz of St. Ignatius, and Jackie Shwartz of West Jordan, Utah. No services are planned; th...

Ben there, Done that

Have you ever wondered what the difference is between people who can draw well and those who don’t? What if I told you the difference lay with the way we observe the world around us? While studying at university, I was required to take a studio drawing class. What I learned in this class changed the wa...

Joshua “Josh” Joseph LaBau Joshua “Josh” Joseph LaBau

POLSON — Joshua “Josh” Joseph LaBau, 42, of Polson, passed away on Saturday, May 2, 2020, at his home. He was born on Oct. 12, 1977, to Val and Sally LaBau in Miller, South Dakota.  Throughout his upbringing Josh lived in Miller, South Dakota; Thousand Oaks, California; Seattle, Was...

Gerald Noland Gerald Noland

POLSON — Gerald “Gary” D. Noland, age 71, passed away on Thursday, May 7, 2020. A happy, born in Montana man, who could design, build, repair anything; manage workers and complex projects; skillfully operate his beloved Bobcat; ride, pack and shoe horses; all while being a good husband, ...

Clarice H. Onsager Clarice H. Onsager

POLSON — Clarice H. Onsager passed away peacefully on May 3, 2020, at the age of 90, at Polson Health and Rehabilitation in Polson, of natural causes. She was born on Nov. 27, 1929, in Northwood, North Dakota, to Adolph and Sophia (Erickson) Thingelstad. She grew up in the home her father built and ...

Ilene Smith Ilene Smith

ST. IGNATIUS — Ilene Ann Smith passed away on Sunday, April 19, 2020, at her home in Polson, following a long battle with chronic lung disease. She was born on Jan.20, 1933. in Polson. She was the third child, with two older brothers.   Ilene graduated from high school in St. Ignatius. She marr...

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