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Sandra “Sandy” Kay Castor

RONAN — Sandra “Sandy” Kay Castor, 56, passed away on Feb. 7, at her home in the Mission Valley. Sandy was born Aug. 24, 1954 to Alvin Ernest Sloan and Marie Anne Gress. Sandy was raised and lived in the Mission Valley, went to high school at Mission High School in St. Ignatius, and continued onto the Modern Beauty School in Missoula. Sandy was blessed to have two great loves and three beautiful children. She spent the majority of her years working on the Glory B Ranch where she helped build her dream home, while gardening and sewing. She loved to sew and created unique Pendleton coats, fishing, going to St. Mary’s lake, traveling to exotic locations and spending ...

Shirley Lois (Frazier) Brantner

POLSON — Shirley passed away peacefully on Feb. 8, 2012 in her home with her loving family around her. She was born to George R. and Ethel F. Frazier on Feb. 9, 1920 in Jordan, Montana. She is preceded in death by her parents, and husband James (2006). Survivors include her children: John LaBonty...

Ronald Paul Hansen

St. Ignatius — Ronald Paul Hansen Sr., 54, passed away in Seeley Lake on Feb. 9. Ron worked for Jore Corporation and Pierce Construction until health issues forced an early retirement. Survived by his wife Mona and son Ron, a memorial service is tentatively scheduled for March in St. Ignatius. Co...

Billy Dale Achenbaugh

POLSON — Billy Dale Achenbaugh, 75, of Polson, passed away on Monday, Jan. 9, 2012, in Missoula. Services will be Saturday, Feb. 11, at 11:30 a.m. at the Polson Community Church; a reception will follow. Messages of condolence may be expressed to the family online at

Christopher Gerald Dentler

POLSON — Christopher Gerald Dentler, age 53, of Polson, passed away Sunday, Jan. 29, 2012 at St. Joseph Medical Center.  He is survived by his wife Barbara; children Angie Pazder of Polson, Anthony Dentler of Sidney, Neb., and Charissa, Nick, Gabe, Sophie, Lexi, Zack, Isaiah, Lydia, and Maria D...

Adam Grant Kirsch

RONAN — Adam Grant Kirsch, 83, of Ronan, passed away peacefully at his home, Jan. 30, 2012, surrounded by his family. Adam was born Nov. 9, 1928, in Burnstad, North Dakota. His family moved to Ronan in 1938. Adam graduated from Ronan High School in 1946. In 1950, he enlisted in the US Navy, serving wit...

Dorothy A. Allen

POLSON — Dorothy A. Allen, age 93, passed away on Jan. 18, 2012. Dorothy is preceded in death by her parents, husband John Allen, and brothers Seth and James Frazier. She is survived by her daughters Diane Buzzard (Ron) of Polson, Carol McCammon (Ray) of Maricopa, Ariz. and Winnie Birdsong (Craig) o...

Gerald John (Jerry) Kurzenbaum

MISSOULA — Gerald John (Jerry) Kurzenbaum, 75, of Missoula, with his family by his side, went to be with the Lord and his true love, Carolyn, on Feb. 2, 2012. Jerry was born on May 20, 1936 in Butte, to Rudolph and Adelaide Kurzenbaum. At an early age Jerry and his family moved to Missoula. As a chi...

Beverly J. (King) Hill

HELENA — Beverly J. (King) Hill, 77, passed away on Jan. 26, 2012, in Helena. Also known as “Sis” to her family and childhood friends, Beverly was born on March 29, 1934, in Missoula. Beverly grew up in a ranching family near Arlee. Some of her best childhood memories were those of livin...

Judith Anne Bean

RONAN — Judith Anne Bean, age 65, passed away on Sunday, Jan. 15, 2012 at St. Patrick Hospital of natural causes. Memorial services will be held at a later date. Shrider-Thompson Funeral and Cremation Services is assisting with cremation and arrangements.

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