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Mary K. Harris Mary K. Harris

RONAN — Mary K. Harris died at her home on Feb. 24 at the age of 81. She was born on Dec. 18, 1932 to Emmett and Goldie Cox in White Sulphur Springs, Mont. She graduated from school there in 1951. She married O. S. “Bud” Harris on July 11, 1952. They ranched in Meagher County until moving to the Ronan area in 1959, where they have lived ever since.  Mary K. was an active member of the Round Butte Women’s Club for many years. Her family was her world and all loved to get “goodie boxes” with sugar cookies, “gingie” cookies, or some treat near the holidays and special occasions.   Mary’s  parents, son Mark and brother B...


Faye Lillian Keith Pitts Faye Lillian Keith Pitts

DIXON — Faye Lillian Oehrling Keith Pitts, 88 years old, was taken into the arms of Jesus on March 6, 2014, surrounded by the love of her family, after a gallant battle with breast cancer and osteoporosis. Faye was born, Sept. 15, 1925, in Rose Lake, Idaho, to a first generation German immigrant family...


Doris June Scott Doris June Scott

RONAN — Doris June (Huston) Scott, 81, of Pablo, passed away peacefully in her sleep at St. Luke Hospital in Ronan, on Feb. 23, 2014.  Born June 18, 1932, to Stephen Albert Huston and Dora Belle Fox in Everette, Wash., she moved to Montana at a very young age and grew up in the Bigfork and Cres...


David G. Yutzy

ST. IGNATIUS — David G. Yutzy died Feb. 22, 2014, at the Hospice of the Valley in Phoenix, Ariz., after suffering a massive stroke four days earlier. He was born in Plain City, Ohio, on Feb. 12, 1931, to Gideon and Anna (Kauffman) Yutzy. In 1946, David moved with his parents and siblings to Buchanan...


Cindy Ellman Martinez

KALISPELL — Cindy Ellman Martinez, age 57, passed away on Feb. 21, 2014, at her residence in Kalispell. Her daughter Brittany Ellman Lilley survives her. A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, March 1, 2014 at the Grace Church in Kalispell, at 10 a.m. A luncheon at the church for friends an...


Francie Marie Dailey

RONAN — On the morning of Feb. 18, 2014, Francie Marie Dailey passed away after a battle with Early On-Set Alzheimer’s, in the company of her husband Bob and her sister Julie.  Francie was born May 29, 1951, in Polson to Del and Lillian Horner. She was the middle child, born between older...


Morris Robert ‘Bob’ Houle

NIARADA — Morris Robert “Bob” Houle, 81, of Niarada passed away from natural causes on Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014, surrounded by all his loving children. Bob was born Sept. 5, 1932, in Ronan, to Fredrick J. Houle and Hellen E. Houle (Winslow).  He is preceded in death by his father an...


David Palmer David Palmer

RONAN — David Palmer, 58, passed away Saturday Jan. 18 at home surrounded by his family after a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer. A celebration of life will be held on April 26, 2014 at Leon Hall in Charlo.  David was born in Ronan on Dec. 26, 1955 to Del and Bernice Palmer. He graduate...


Walter Calvin Gainan Walter Calvin Gainan

Walter Calvin Gainan, 70, a lifelong Ronan area resident, passed away at his home on Jan. 29, 2014.  Walt was born on Nov. 7, 1943 in Laurin, Mont., to the late Melvin and Myrtle (Coad) Gainan. The Gainan family relocated to Ronan in 1945, where Walt was raised and educated. He graduated from Ronan H...


Donna Jean Mikkola Rolfson Donna Jean Mikkola Rolfson

POLSON — Donna Jean Mikkola Rolfson was born on April 20, 1944, to Auna Nordling Mikkola and Filmore John Mikkola. She died on Jan. 28, 2014, from complications of lupus and pneumonia at what she called “her second home,” St. Joseph’s Medical Center. Donna always had a smile, a laugh ...


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