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Marcia Harris

RAVALLI — Marcia “Marsha” Marie Day Harris, 61, of Ravalli, passed Monday, Jan. 9, 2012. She is preceded in death by her parents Don and Geneva Day, and life partner Morrie Wilson. She is survived by her sons Steven Day of Ravalli and Stacy (Rhonda) Harris of Florence; grandchildren Ashley Shafer and Seth Harris; great-granddaughter Madison Shafer; sister Jeanette Heberle of Great Falls; nephews and extended family. Funeral Mass will be celebrated Thursday, Jan. 19, 2012, at 11 a.m. at St. Ignatius Catholic Church followed by a memorial lunch at the Longhouse in St. Ignatius. Interment will occur later.


Billy Dale Achenbaugh

POLSON — Billy Dale Achenbaugh, 75, of Polson passed away on Jan. 9, 2012, at St. Patrick Hospital. Billy was born on Oct. 8, 1936, in Red Bluff, Calif. He received his education in Westwood and Roseville, both in Calif. He married Ellen Louise Sipes in Las Vegas, Nev. on Oct. 8, 1962. Billy served ...


Joan Christensen

POLSON —A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2012 at 2 p.m. at the St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church in Polson for Joan Christensen of Polson, who passed away on July 29, 2011. Joan was 85. Arrangements are by Grogan Funeral Home of Polson.


Gerald Charles Doty

RONAN — Our loving father and granddad passed away Jan. 1, 2012 from a heart attack at St. Luke Hospital. Gerald was born Sept. 11, 1926 in Saco, Mont. to Gerald and Verna Doty. There he was raised along with two brothers, Dick ad Kenneth and a twin sister, Shirley. Gerald had two loving parents that l...


Wesley Richard Johnson

RONAN — Wesley Richard Johnson, 63, of Ronan, passed away unexpectedly on Dec. 31, 2011 at Community Medical Center in Missoula surrounded by his family. Wes was born in Shell Lake, Wis., on March 2, 1948. He was born to John Wesley and Beverly Johnson. He is survived by his wife Gina, mother Beverl...


Bruce Darryl Kuck Sr.

PABLO — Bruce Darryl Kuck Sr., 81, of Pablo, passed away Monday, Dec. 26, 2011 in Missoula. He is survived by his wife Genevieve of Pablo, four children; Rose (Bob) Fouts of Eaton, Colo., Pamela (Ken) Campbell of Smithfield, Neb., Bruce “Chip” (Kristi) Kuck, Jr. of Bertrand, Neb., and Cindy...


Richard A. Rasmussen

ARLEE – Richard A. Rasmussen, 60, passed away Dec. 22 at his home. Born in Missoula to Anker and June (Love) Rasmussen on April 8, 1951, he was raised and educated in the Arlee area. Following graduation he became a truck driver and heavy equipment operator who most recently worked in North Dakota. ...


Mondell F. Metz

POLSON — Mondell F. Metz, 77, died on Monday, Dec. 26, 2011 at St. Joseph Assisted Living. Mondell was born on Dec. 2, 1934 in Miles City to Mondell and June Metz. He is preceded in death by his parents, his granduncle “Doc” Metz and granddad Scanlon. He is survived by wife Cristina, childr...


Sidion Gosselin

RONAN — Grandpa Sid, 87, passed away on Dec. 21 in Ronan. Born in 1924 in Saskatchewan, Canada, he moved to the US when he was 24 years old. Sid was a Renaissance man, who worked at many things and on many ranches before settling on the Flathead Reservation. He was preceded in death by his wif...


Millie Marie Hendrix

POLSON — Mildred Marie Hendrix, 91, of Polson, passed away on Dec. 22, 2011. Mildred was born on Oct. 14, 1920, in New York City to Salvator and Marietta Paolillo. Mildred is preceded in death by her husband Ed, her parents, and her sister Rose. She is survived by her daughter Marianne Hendrix of Charl...


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