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Marilyn Marlene (Gokey) Baltz

PABLO — Marilyn Marlene Baltz, 66, of Pablo, passed away Sunday morning, April 22, 2012 at 3:45 a.m. Marilyn passed away at home with her family and Kathy, an R.N. from Hospice by her side. Marilyn was born Nov. 21, 1945 in Burlington, Vt. She was the daughter of Joseph R. and Helen Gokey. Marilyn grew up in Missoula where she met and married Gene Schwaderer in October 1965. Marilyn was the widow of Gale Matt of Pablo. She later met and married Paul Baltz of Ronan on May 27, 1994. She was employed by Mission Mountain Enterprise as a C.N.A. for 14 years. Her parents and her niece Jennifer Gonzales preceded her in death. She leaves behind her loving husband Paul Baltz; her daughte...


Thomas F. Smith

POLSON – Thomas F. Smith, born March 20, 1929, passed away at his home in Polson on May 3, 2012. Tom was born in St. Ignatius, and graduated from Hot Springs High School. He married his high school sweetheart, Frankie Beebe, on July 31, 1949. She preceded him in death on June 24, 2004. Tom was membe...


Alverda “Verdi” Malgren

BIGFORK — Alverda “Verdi” Malgren passed away Saturday, April 28, at the Lakeview Care Center in Bigfork. Grogan Funeral Home has been entrusted with the arrangements and condolences can be left at: GroganFuneralHome.com.  


Johnny Lee Kelly

RONAN - Johnny Lee Kelly, 58, passed away April 29, at his home near Ronan. A member of the Blackfeet tribe, he was born to Dorce Jack and Edith Charlene (Nequette) Kelly on Dec. 27, 1953 in Ronan. John was raised locally on the Flathead Reservation and in Drummond. He logged with his uncle in his younger...


Paul F. Derflinger

ARLEE – Paul F. Derflinger, 83, of Arlee passed away Monday, March 12, 2012 of natural causes. Paul was born Jan 2, 1929, in Vinita, Craig County, Okla., to George Albert and Blanche Mae Derflinger. He married Violet Anita Derflinger in Eureka, Calif. and they were married for 54 years.  Paul i...


Darlene Louise Walker

ARLEE — Former Arlee resident, Darlene Louise Walker, passed away April 8, 2012 in Gates, Ore. Darlene was born to Walter and Bonnie Hacker Dec. 21, 1939. She married Charles Edward Walker in 1958 and they had two children. Her parents, her husband and her son Darrel Edward Walker precede her in ...


Charlotte Alice Terry Powell

RONAN — Charlotte Alice Terry Powell, “Grandmommy,” went to heaven to be with her husband and two of her daughters on April 15, 2012. Grandmommy died of natural causes at the age of 97 in Ronan. She lived a very full and blessed life. Grandmommy was born in Missoula on March 3, 1915 to L...


Marsha Coggeshall Manley Hunter

POLSON — Marsha  Coggeshall Manley Hunter, 61, passed away on April 28, 2012 of complications associated with Multiple Sclerosis. Marsha was born July 9, 1950 in Missoula, to Jack and Shirley Coggeshall. She grew up in Missoula graduating from Sentinel High School in 1968. After attending business...


Ann Evertz

POLSON — Ann Evertz , age 84, has passed away and the family is planning a memorial service at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Polson, May 4, at 10 a.m. Grogan Funeral Home has been entrusted with arrangements.  


Vernon Lee Cooper

POLSON — Vernon Lee Cooper, of Polson, went to be with his Lord on April 25, 2012. He was born on June 20, 1935 in O’Brien County, Iowa. He grew up in Paullina, Iowa, graduating from Paullina High School in 1953. ‘Coop’ married his high school sweetheart, Arlene Mae Eschenbacher, i...


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