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J. Hilbert (Hib) Hanson

POLSON — J. Hilbert (Hib) Hanson died in Lacey, Wash., on Dec. 20, 2011, at the age of 94. He was born in Polson on May 27, 1917, the son of Hilbert S. and Inez S. Hanson. Hib’s father and J. A. Johnson founded the Security State Bank in Polson in 1910. Hib graduated from Polson High School in 1936 and from the University of Montana in 1940, earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration. Upon graduation he was commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant in the US Army with immediate assignment to the University of Montana as an Assistance Professor of Military Science and Tactics in the ROTC program. After two years at the University he transferred to the Army Air Corps t...


LuRea Cobb Tanner

RONAN — Mrs. LuRea (Luella Rea) Cobb Tanner passed away peacefully in her sleep Monday morning, Dec. 12, 2011, at St. Luke’s Extended Care Facility. She was 90 years old. Shrider-Thompson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. A service and remembrance of her long and happy life will be held ...


Lela Clairmont Perez

ELMO — On Dec. 9, 2011, our beloved daughter Lela was called home. Lela is the daughter of Tracy and Silas Perez and Dana and Adrian Hewankorn. She was born on Nov. 10, 1989, to Lisa Michael and Anthony Plant in Coeur D’Alene, Idaho Lela is survived by her baby boy, Robin James Kallowat, her p...


Donald C. Pollack

POLSON — Donald C. “Don” Pollack, 84, of Polson and formerly of Craig, Mont., passed away Oct. 28 in Polson. Memorial services will be held on Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2011, 11:00 a.m. at the First United Methodist Church, Polson. Messages of condolence may be sent to the family online at http:/...


Marjorie Ann Jones

RONAN — Marjorie Ann Jones passed away on Sunday Dec. 11, 2011, surrounded by her daughters at St. Luke’s Hospital. Her health had recently failed and eventually she succumbed to congestive heart failure. Marjorie, and her twin sister Myrtle were born in St. Ignatius on March 15, 1933. She was...


Ralph Edward Bick

RONAN — Ralph E. Bick passed away Nov. 30, 2011, in Williams Lake, B.C. He was born April 14, 1923, at home near Broadview, Mont., the second child of Clarence and Evelyn Bick. His childhood was spent on farms in the Broadview and later Creston areas and finally the family moved to the Mission Valley i...


Merle Jo Murray

POLSON —Merle Jo Murray, 90, of Polson, Mont., died on Dec. 8, 2011. Merle Jo was born in Forsyth, Mont., on Oct. 6, 1921. She married Clarence Murray and became mother to his three sons. Merle and Clarence had seven children, three of whom died prior to birth. She is survived by her children, daughter...


Stephen Ray Shaw

RONAN — Stephen Ray Shaw, 61, of Ronan, passed away on Sunday, Nov. 27, 2011 at St. Luke’s Community Hospital. Cremation will take place and no services are planned at this time. Grogan Funeral Home and Crematory in Polson is assisting with arrangements: www.groganfuneralhom.com


Alice McCrea Gillin

RONAN - Alice Loretta McCrea Gillin, 76, passed on Nov. 19, 2011. Alice was born on May 28, 1935 at St. Lukes Community Hospital to Oliver McCrea and Loretta Dellwo McCrea. A member of the CS&K Tribes, she attended school in Ronan. Alice is survived by her two sons, Lytle “Bud” Gillin (Cha...


William “Bill” E. Phillips

PABLO - William “Bill” E. Phillips, 83, of Pablo, and formerly a Perma, Mont, resident, died peacefully in his sleep on Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2011, at his home. Cremation will take place and services will be announced. Grogan Funeral Home and Crematory, Polson, is assisting with arrangements.


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