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Alba Yanni Kalenian Alba Yanni Kalenian

ST. IGNATIUS — Alba Yanni Kalenian, 98, of Westborough, Massachusetts, passed away in her sleep on June 4, 2013, in St. Ignatius near the home of her daughter Ruth.  Alba was born December 23, 1914, in Brockton, Massachusetts, one of two children born to Italian immigrants John and Mary Yanni. She graduated from Brockton High School and Boston University. At the time she graduated from college during the depression, she would walk miles each day to save pennies for her family. She remained frugal all of her life when it related to herself, but was very generous to others. For a short time she worked as secretary to the principal of Brockton High School, but her calling was as ...

Mary Iola McConnell

RONAN — Mary Iola McConnell, 92, of Ronan passed away on Friday, May 31, 2013, at St. Luke Community Hospital. Funeral services will be held on Friday, June 7, at the Church of the Nazarene in Pablo at 12:30 p.m. Burial will follow at Ronan Cemetery. Shrider-Thompson Funeral and Creation Services is...

Charles Robert (Chas) Cantlon Charles Robert (Chas) Cantlon

WORLEY, IDAHO — Charles Robert (Chas) Cantlon, 67, formerly of Ronan, passed away in his sleep on May 29, 2013, at his home in Worley, Idaho. Chas was the Executive Director of the Lake County Youth Home and presented Big Productions concerts in the Valley for the past 25 years. He was born in Indianap...

Calvin “Bidda” Matt Calvin “Bidda” Matt

POLSON — Calvin “Bidda” Matt, 65, of St. Ignatius, passed away on Sunday, May 12, 2013, at Polson Health and Rehabilitation from natural causes. He was born May 14, 1948, in St. Ignatius to Dewey and Ferol Matt.  Bidda was an excellent guitar player and musician. He will be greatly ...

Betty Ann Marottek Knudsen Borden Betty Ann Marottek Knudsen Borden

CHARLO — Betty Ann Marottek Knudsen Borden was born Oct. 1, 1927 to Frank and Edna Marottek. Mom grew up riding her horse in the badlands of Eastern Montana. She went to school in Poplar, college in Havre and taught school for a short period of time. She married Cliff Knudsen in 1947. They lived in Pop...

Olga Luella (Lou) Krantz Williams Olga Luella (Lou)  Krantz Williams

RONAN — Olga Luella Syneva (Lou) Priddy Krantz Williams, 79, of Ronan, passed away on Wednesday, May 22, 2013, at Heritage Place, of natural causes in the arms of her daughter. She was born Oct. 9, 1933, in Dixon to R.W. “Buster” Priddy and Mae Olson Priddy. Lou grew up on the family ran...

Adele Louise Walenciak Adele Louise Walenciak

POLSON — Adele Louise Walenciak, 78, of Polson, passed away on May 18, 2013, due to pulmonary fibrosis. She was born Aug. 7, 1934, in Long Beach California to Hazel Vera Shields Leonard and James Robert Leonard. She graduated high school at Santa Ana High and attended the University of Montana. She ...

Paul Brueggeman Paul Brueggeman

POLSON — Paul Brueggeman, 62, of Polson passed away on Monday, May 6, 2013, at Kalispell Regional Medical Center of multiple complications due to his decades-long struggle with diabetes. He was born in Polson on May 12, 1950, to Arthur and Melanie Brueggeman. Paul spent the majority of his life in P...

Lonnie Harris Smith Lonnie Harris Smith

RONAN — Lonnie Harris Smith, 71, of Ronan, passed away at St. Luke Community Hospital on May 7, 2013 in Ronan, Montana. Lonnie was born to Rob Roy and Fran Smith, in Des Moines, Iowa, on August 10, 1941. He grew up in Box Elder, Mont. Lonnie graduated from Northern Montana College in 1964 with a bac...

Dan Emerson Dan Emerson

RONAN — Dan was born in Portland, Ore., on Jan. 29, 1942, to Harry and Violet Emerson. He passed away in Sun City, Ariz., on May 1, 2013, of natural causes. He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Kathryn; and three children Teresa (Dave) Lynch, Jeanne (Mike) Dennison, Wade (Joanne) Emerson; six grandc...

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