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Stephanie Nicole Parker–Shepard

ST. IGNATIUS — Stephanie Nicole Parker–Shepard, 21, passed away from injuries sustained in an auto accident July 2 on U.S. Highway 93 near Spring Creek. Stephanie is a member of the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes and is the daughter of Frank (Mary Jo) Parker and Chyrel Matt and wife of Vincent Shepard. A wake was held Friday in the St. Ignatius Community Center and funeral services were held Monday in the Center with burial following in the Adams Family Cemetery. Condolences may be left and a complete obituary may be viewed at fosterfhandcrematory.com .


Paulette Faye Morigeau O’Neill

POLSON — Paulette Faye Morigeau O’Neill was born in Missoula on May 15, 1949, to John A. and Phyllis (Wood) Morigeau. She left us to join our Heavenly Father on July 2 after a courageous battle with lung cancer. She was surrounded by her family. Paulette graduated from Polson High School in 1...


Ronald James Evans

POLSON – Ronald James Evans left this life June 15, 2011. He was born in El Paso, Texas Oct. 22, 1950, grew up an "Army Brat," graduating 1968 from high school in Colorado Springs. He was the first Class President FVCC, graduated Rocky Mountain College with a degree in political science/history/economi...


George Allen Thorsrud

POLSON — George Allen Thorsrud, 54, went on to another plane of existence on June 24 from lung cancer at his home in Libby, Mont. He was two weeks shy of his 55th birthday. George was born July 7, 1956, in Butte, Mont., to George and Darlene Shaw. He attended several schools until the family landed...


Paulette Morigeau O’Neill

POLSON — Paulette Morigeau O’Neill, 62, of Polson passed away at her home on July 2, 2011 surrounded by her family. Arrangements will be announced by Grogan Funeral Home of Polson, and a full obituary will be available in next week’s paper.


Bud Cheff Sr.

RONAN – Bud Cheff Sr., 96 years old, passed away June 27th at his home from natural causes with his family at his side. Viewing will be July 1 from 1 – 7 p.m. at Shrider-Thompson Funeral Home in Ronan. Services will be held Saturday, July 2 at Ronan High School gym at 11a.m. with burial at Ron...


Suzanne Luepke

POLSON – Suzanne Luepke, 77, died peacefully and on her own terms on June 23, after a courageous battle with cancer. Born on February 26, 1934 to Louis and Rosemary (Colletti) Luepke, Suzanne grew up in St. Louis, Missouri. At the age of 17 she entered the convent, earning a bachelor’s degree...


John Michael “Jack” Marrinan

John Michael “Jack” Marrinan, 89, left this earth for the rolling green prairies beyond St. Peter’s gates. He passed away on June 23, 2011 in Ronan after a short illness. The son of an Irish immigrant, Jack was born on October 22, 1921 to Michael and Anna (Holland) Marrinan. He grew up o...


Albert Barnier

RONAN — Albert Barnier passed on to be with Anna on Jan. 2, 2011. A celebration of life and internment of his ashes with Anna will be held on Saturday, July 2. The internment will be at 2 p.m. at the Ronan Cemetery. The celebration of life will follow at 3 p.m. at the Charlo Senior Citizen Center. W...


Helen Hayner

Helen Hayner, 77, of Polson passed away on June 22 at her home. She was preceded in death by her husband John. She is survived by her son, David Hayner of Austin, Texas, daughter Janet LaBarge of Lynnfield, Mass., four grandchildren and a sister, Frances Hamm of Polson. No services are planned and crem...


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