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Grace Schumacher Grace Schumacher

POLSON — Grace Beverly Schumacher, age 100 - (born Oct. 20, 1918), of Polson, passed away on Tuesday, Feb 19, 2019, in her home surrounded by her family. Grace was born and educated in Conrad, Montana. She moved to Polson after her marriage on April 4,1936, to Edmund Schumacher in Shelby, Montana. Grace loved her friends and was a very active bowler for over 50 years, volunteered for Polson Loaves and Fish, Lady Elks, and was always helping her friends. She was employed by the Lake County government for over 33 years and was chief deputy treasurer for her last 11 years of employment. In the 1960s Grace and Eddy owned a little restaurant called the “Stop and Snack”...


Robert Goldsby

YUMA, ARIZONA — Robert (Bob) Goldsby, 82, passed away at his home in Yuma, Arizona, on Feb. 27, after a long illness, with his son and caregiver by his side. He was born to John ( Jack) and M. Blanche Goldsby on July 9, 1936, in Missoula. Bob was preceded in death by his parents; his brother, Paul, and...


Doris Polinsky Doris Polinsky

MISSOULA — Doris Ruth (Laws) Polinsky “The Afghan Lady” passed away at Riverside Nursing home in Missoula on Feb. 13, 2019. She was born to Frank E. Laws and Bessie (Hastings) Laws on March 13, 1917, in Gresham, Nebraska. Doris married Frank Polinsky on Nov. 26, 1934, and they had five c...


Christina Reum Santa Christina Reum Santa

GRAND JUNCTION, COLORADO — Christina Reum Santa was born on April 18, 1950, and passed away on Jan. 29, 2019. She was born to Clarence Reum (1912- 1954) and Freda Starkel Reum (1920-2000). Christina leaves behind her daughters, Christi Rezgui, Lori Kurta ( John), and Kari Parsons (Mike). Her grandchild...


William Martin Jr.

HELENA — William Donald Martin Jr. passed away peacefully at home on Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019. He was preceded in death by his parents, W.D. Martin, Sr. and Ann Marie Martin; his sons, William D. Martin III and Shawn Lester Martin; his brothers, Frank Martin and Jackie Bob Martin; and his sisters, Patsy M...


Dwight Preston Dwight Preston

POLSON — Dwight Ellsworth Preston, part of the greatest generation, passed away at his home in Polson on Feb. 14, 2019. He was 93 and fiercely independent to the very end. He was born to Grant and Garnet Preston on Aug. 10, 1925, in Hitchcock, South Dakota. His family moved to Hot Springs, while Dwi...


Brian Jones Brian Jones

POLSON — Brian Keith Jones, age 59, passed away on Jan. 29, 2019, at his home in Polson. Full obituary can be seen at: www.jgfuneralhome.com. Cremation has taken place and a Montana memorial service will be planned in the spring. Brian loved Montana but requested “send me back to Texas&rdqu...


Lesley Rice Lesley Rice

ST. IGNATIUS — Lesley Lawrence Rice was born on Sept. 27, 1957 and passed away on Feb. 11, 2019. Our community lost the best storyteller, coach, friend, dad, grandpa, and husband who lived every second on his own terms ... AHHSUM! Les lived a life full of joy and happiness. He lost his battle with c...


Fred Whitworth Jr.

NARADA — Fred Martin Whitworth Jr., 67, passed away at the family ranch in Narada on Feb. 15, 2019. Services are being arranged with Foster Funeral Home.


Paul Mahseelah

RONAN — Paul Edward Mahseelah, 73, passed away in Ronan on Feb. 14, 2019. A wake will begin on Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2019, in the evening, followed by a burial on Wednesday morning.


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