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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 partner Duane Kallowat, parents Tracy and Silas Perez and Dana and Adrian Hewankorn, God-parents Yevette Black and Clay Burke, brothers Silas Perez (Kelly), Derek Hewankorn (Alisha), Jord Hewankorn (Tot), Lane Perez, Mitch Michael, Tony Plant, and Arnie Sherwood, sisters Amanda Perez, Nisa Perez (James), Alicia Perez (Cobee), Su-san Perez-Tenas (Eddie), Cait Hewankorn (Richard), Kristan H...


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.


Ted LeRoy Smith

RONAN - Ted LeRoy Smith, 82, a Moses Lake, Wash. resident, died on Nov. 22, 2011. Family and friends surrounded Ted during his final days during his fight against lung cancer. Ted was born on August 31, 1929 in Chelan, Wash. to Ed and Kate Smith. He married Frances Alayne Everett on August 12, 1947 in Sea...


Kevin Cole McCrea

POLSON - Kevin Cole McCrea, 45, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2011. A Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribal member, he was born Dec. 10,1965 to Robert and Dorothy McCrea, Sr. An accomplished special Olympian, he received many medals. He was preceded in death by his parents and siblings Mike, Linda, V...


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