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Marlyn Cooper Ronan Marlyn Cooper Ronan

PONCA CITY, OKLAHOMA — Marlyn Juanita Cooper Ronan, 81, longtime Ponca City resident, died Saturday evening, Nov. 22, 2014. at Via Christi Nursing Home. The daughter of Walter Henry Cooper and Esther Juanita Maxwell, Marlyn was born on Oct. 3, 1933, in Ronan, Montana. She is the youngest of thirteen children. After graduating from Ronan High School, Marlyn attended Bible College in Saskatchewan, Canada, but did not finish due to the unexpected death of her father. Not sure which avenue to take, Marlyn moved to Washington state to be closer to her sister. There she met her husband, Thomas Ronan, Jr., at the local roller-skating rink. She often joked that because he was dressed in ci...

Janice Gail McClure

RONAN — Janice Gail McClure, 69, of Ronan, passed away Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014, at Kalispell Regional Medical Center. She was born on July 5, 1945, in St. Ignatius, to George Walter McClure and Laura Helen McClure. From birth to the age of five she lived in Polson with her parents and two older sist...

Esther Clay

PABLO — Esther Clay, 77 of Pablo, died Nov. 18 at her home with her loving family at her side.  Esther was born to Adam and Lena Kuntz on March 11, 1937, in Edgar, Montana and later moved to Ronan where she attended school. She married Mel Wickey in 1954 and they had three children and later di...

Andre Nigel Dullinger Andre Nigel Dullinger

RONAN — On Sept. 23, 2014, Andre Nigel Dullinger passed away from injuries sustained in an auto accident. Born Oct. 24, 1988, in Portland, Oregon, Andre spent his first 10 years exploring the beauty and wonder of Oregon. In 1998 Andre’s family moved to Ronan. He fell in love with the mountains...

Delbert Mearl Palmer Delbert Mearl Palmer

CHARLO — Del Palmer, 93, a lifelong resident of Charlo, passed away quietly at his home, surrounded by family and friends on Friday Nov. 14. Where do we begin to tell the story of a “Life Well Lived?” Del’s life began in Salem, Oregon, on Jan. 10, 1921, where he was born to E.M....

Samuel I. Becker, Jr.

STATE COLLEGE, PENNSYLVANIA — Samuel I. Becker, Jr., age 78, beloved husband of Mary C. (nee Simco); loving father of Michael (Julie) of Washington, Samuel III of Montana and Greg (Andrea) of Ohio; grandfather of 12; great-grandfather of two; brother of Joan Heimbach; uncle and great-uncle of many; pas...

Perry Walter Bowerman Perry Walter Bowerman

HOT SPRINGS — Perry Walter Bowerman, 84, passed away at his home on Oct. 21, 2014, after a 9-year battle with prostate cancer. His wife Vera, of 57 years, and family, surrounded him. Perry was the first child of Walter Bowerman and Sylvia Baxter Bowerman. He was born April 18, 1930, in Hot Springs w...

Larry L. Jensen Larry L. Jensen

CALDWELL, IDAHO — Larry L. Jensen, a resident of the Mission Valley for many years, peacefully went to sleep Oct. 6, 2014, at his home in Caldwell, Idaho, surrounded by his loving family and devoted wife, Eunice.   In his youth, Larry’s family ranched in the St. Ignatius area, where he at...

James E. Johnson

POLSON – James E. Johnson, age 69, passed away on Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014, at his home in Polson. Memorial services for James will be held on Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Anthony Catholic Church in Missoula. Burial will follow services at the Western Montana State Veterans Cemetery wi...

Leonard Haack Leonard Haack

POLSON — Leonard Haack was born on Oct. 13, 1919, to Julius and Emma Haack in Polson. Leonard passed away Oct. 23, 2014, at the age of 95.  Leonard’s parents and two brothers preceded him in death.  During the war effort Leonard worked for North American Airlines building airplane...


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