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Rhonda Kaye Bocksnick·Emerson Rhonda Kaye Bocksnick·Emerson

RONAN - Rhonda Kaye Emerson passed away peacefully surrounded by friends, family and her beloved animals Tuesday, April 5, 2016. Rhonda was born July 16, 1955, to Herb and Edna Bocksnick in Ronan. Her proudest accomplishment was the over 300 hours she had in law enforcement training. In her own words:  I loved bowling and golf. As a high schooler I excelled in softball at third base. I loved life and would try anything once. I started working in the eighth grade at Price’s and never stopped working until I became ill at 55. I was never without work and people would call me to work for them.  I married Stephen Marsh in August of 1973; we had a daughter, Randi Lynn, and ...


Roberta Rae Gibson

RONAN — Roberta Rae Gibson, age 71, of Ronan, passed away on Friday, April 8, 2016, at St. Luke Community Hospital in Ronan. Cremation has taken place and services will be held at a later date. Shrider-Thompson Funeral and Cremation Services is assisting with arrangements


Patrick Darrel Thompson Patrick Darrel Thompson

POLSON — Patrick Darrel Thompson passed away on March 23, 2016, in Phoenix, Arizona.  His wife, Barbara; his daughters, Pamela and Deanna; his grandchildren, Alex, Zack, and Meka; and his two great-grandchildren, Zane and Legend, survive him. He is very loved and will be missed.  No pub...


Sharon Kay Padilla Sharon Kay Padilla

POLSON — Sharon Kay Padilla, 71, of Polson passed away on Wednesday, March 23, 2016, at Polson Health and Rehabilitation. She was born July 1, 1944, in Kalispell to Harley and Ruby Shepard.  She was raised on “The Old Ranch” on Eagle Pass Trail in Charlo, where Harley and Ruby&rsquo...


Marie Henry Bramsen Marie Henry Bramsen

POLSON — Marie Elizabeth Henry Bramsen, 92, passed away on Friday, April 1, 2016, at St. Luke Extended Care in Ronan. Marie was born on May 22, 1923, in Melstone, Montana, to William F. and Gladys McKenzie Henry.  Marie was the oldest of five children. She has two sisters, Millie (Larry) Williams ...


James ‘Jim’ Peel James ‘Jim’ Peel

RONAN — James “Jim” Lyndal Peel passed away peacefully into the arms of the Lord on Nov. 10, 2015 in Ronan. Jim was born on March 14, 1928, in Idalou, Texas, to Sylvester and Betty Peel.  As a young man, Jim was athletic and energetic and enjoyed many pursuits including the sport of...


Jade Damian “JD” Gun Hammer Jade Damian “JD” Gun Hammer

ST. IGNATIUS — Jade Damian “JD” Gun Hammer, 39, passed away at St. Patrick’s Hospital on March 25. Born in Billings, on Feb. 25, 1977, to John Gun Hammer Jr. and Agnes Hernandez Gun Hammer, he was raised and educated on the Flathead Reservation and in Missoula. A dry-waller by trad...


Ardith Jane Roragen Cordis Ardith Jane Roragen Cordis

ONTARIO, OREGON — Ardith Jane Roragen Cordis passed away March 8, 2016, in Ontario, Oregon.  She was born in Fertile, Minnesota, on June 24, 1941, to Madeline and Lawrence Roragen. Her siblings included: Kenneth, Truman, Cyrus, Loren, Terry, Randy, Lorena, Roselie, Victoria, and her twin, Audre...


Yvonne Frey

ST. IGNATIUS – Yvonne Frey passed on peacefully March 17 at her home. She was born in Tarkio, Montana, and was a lifetime resident of St. Ignatius. Charley Frey, Sr., her husband of 47 years, preceded her death. Her parents, Leo and Laura Rouillier have also passed. Yvonne’s siblings were Sam ...


Opal Lou Amos

Opal Lou Amos passed away suddenly on Feb. 22, 2016. She was surrounded by her loved ones.  Opal was born Dec. 16, 1938, in Riverside, California. She moved to Ronan in 1998. Opal spent her life caring for others; she loved taking care of others. She was a CNA, and also did home health care. She volu...


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