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Gordon P. Jore

RONAN — Gordon P. Jore was born in Keene, N.D., April 30, 1937 to Benert and Merriam Jore. He passed away Sept. 14, at Mountain View Care Center where he had been a resident for the last several years. Gordon was a 1956 graduate of Ronan High School. He went in the Army the same year. He spent 18 months of his enlistment in Korea and four years after his discharge in the Army Reserve.  He was employed by Plum Creek for 15 years. He loved driving trucks, which he did for many years. His last driving job was hauling parts for his nephews at Jore, Inc. Gordon was also a stock car enthusiast and raced for several years on the old dirt track in Pablo.  Gordon was precede...


Robert A. “Bob” Woodruff Robert A. “Bob” Woodruff

CHARLO – Robert A. “Bob” Woodruff, 82, passed away in Charlo on Thursday, Sept. 6. One of six children, he was born in Enumclaw, Wash. to Guy and Emily (van Hoof) Woodruff on May 20, 1930. He was raised in Washington where he married Delores Craig on Nov. 2, 1948 in Tukwila, Wash. A life...


Joseph F. Lee

ST. IGNATIUS – Joseph F. Lee, 89, longtime resident of St. Ignatius, passed away Monday, Sept. 10, at The Pines of Mission in St. Ignatius. He was the seventh of seven children born to John Ernest Lee and Lydia Lavina Longhurst Lee. He was born in Riverside, Idaho, on March 11, 1923. He attended sch...


Sharon Chadwick Sharon Chadwick

ARLEE – Sharon Chadwick, 69, passed away Saturday morning in Ronan. Born Jan. 12, 1943, Sharon was raised in Idaho by George and Carol (Perry) Liner. She made her home in Boise for many years where she was an owner and operator for Silver Wheels Trucking. She moved to Arlee in 1998 and was a devout Cat...


Rick Dale Meidinger Rick Dale Meidinger

POLSON — Rick Dale Meidinger was born on Aug. 17, 1957 in Ronan and passed away in Polson on Aug. 26, 2012. He is survived by his wife Carol, of whom he shared his life for 32 years; two daughters, Ashley and husband Matt Larson of Kirkland, Wash. and Kdee and husband Eric Pratum of Redmond, Wash., and...


Leatrice (Deda) Voss Leatrice (Deda) Voss

POLSON – Leatrice (Deda) Voss, 88, of Polson, left this earth bound for heaven, on Monday, Aug. 27. Deda was born Oct. 30, 1923, in LaMoure, N.D., and lived most of her life in Lakefield, Minn., until following her family to Polson, Mont., in 1979. She was married in 1945 to Virgil Voss and lived on...


David Edward Sincavage

POLSON — David Edward Sincavage joined his parents in heaven on Aug. 5, 2012. He passed away in Helena from natural causes. Dave was born July 25, 1951, in Conrad, to Hester M. (Webb) and Edward S. Sincavage. After graduating from Polson High School, Dave honorably served his country in the United S...


Ralph Bays Ralph Bays

RONAN — Ralph Bays, father, son, brother, and friend, passed on surrounded by his boys, family and friends on Aug. 18, 2012.  He fought a short but valiant battle with cancer. He never complained or asked, “Why me?” His concern was for his boys, Michael and James, who still live at hom...


Fred Gilleard

ST. IGNATIUS — A memorial for Fred Gilleard will be held Saturday, Aug. 25, at 2 p.m. in the Arlee brown building. A potluck dinner will be held with the meat provided. Mr. Gilleard, 80, a journeyman ironworker and former owner of the Stockman Bar and the Buffalo Bar, passed at his home in St. Ignat...


William Earley William Earley

POLSON — William (Bill) Albert Earley, 65, of Polson, went to heaven on Sunday, July 29, 2012. He died of natural causes. He was born in Phillipsburg, Pa., Dec. 16, 1946. Bill spent his childhood with his family in the woods of Pennsylvania developing his passion for fishing, hunting and the outdoors, ...


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