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Angie Renee’ (Hanson) Coxen

POLSON — Angie Renee’ (Hanson) Coxen passed away peacefully on Aug. 16, 2014, at Providence St. Joseph Medical Center in Polson, at age 47. Survivors include her husband Doug and their daughter Candace and parents Jerome and Marge Hanson, all of Polson; sisters Jolene (Jay) Morine of Kalispell, Wendy (James) Popelka of Belleville, Kan., and Dawn (Janos) Balog of Palm Springs, Calif.; her brother Jami (Staci) Hanson of Polson; mother-in-law Frances Coxen of Polson; and brother-in-law Randy (Marie) Coxen of Scotts Mills, Ore. She was preceded in death by her daughter Cheyanne Kay Renee’ and her father-in-law Earl Coxen. Services have been held.  


Laura “Laurie” Corcoran

POLSON — Laura “Laurie” Corcoran, 64, of Polson, passed away in Missoula on March 20, 2014. Laurie’s graveside service will be on Saturday, Aug. 30, at 1 p.m. at Lakeview Cemetery in Polson.  


Dick W. Stipe Dick W. Stipe

CHARLO — Dick W. Stipe, 82, unexpectedly passed away at St. Patrick Hospital, on Aug. 15, 2014, from an aortic aneurysm. Dick was born on February 26, 1932, in Devil’s Lake, N.D., to Hazel (Curry) and Stanley Stipe. The youngest of five children, he joined sisters Fern and Vivian, along with brot...


Roy E. Mathis

PABLO — Heaven received another angel on Aug. 4, 2014, Roy E. Mathis, 69. He joined his parents and brother Rick.  He was a strong and caring man, who lived for the love of his life, Jackie Mathis.  Survivors include his wife Jackie; seven children: Joellen, Janet (Bill), Tom (Lorraine)...


Frank Lloyd Ingraham Frank Lloyd Ingraham

RONAN — Lloyd Ingraham, 88, passed away on Aug. 10, 2014, not far from his birthplace where his pioneer grandparents put down roots a century ago. He died of complications following a tractor accident while tending his golf course on Terrace Lake Road east of Ronan.  Frank Lloyd was born Oct. 2...


Mildred Audrey Mullen Weber Hanson Mildred Audrey Mullen Weber Hanson

POLSON – Mildred Audrey Mullen Weber Hanson was born April 16, 1920, in Forest Park, Ill. She died Oct. 15, 2013 in Polson, Montana at age 93. Her parents were Lewis J. Mullen and Mildred Seibert Mullen. She had two brothers, Arnold Mullen and Lewis J. Mullen. In high school Mildred ran track, sang in ...


Wallace West Nelson

WASILLA, ALASKA – Wallace West Nelson, 66, of Wasilla, Alaska, passed away on July 1, 2014. Wallace was born in Spokane, Wash. on Jan. 15, 1948. He graduated from Ronan High School. He moved to Alaska in 1972. Wallace married Louise Nelson on Feb. 14, 1974. Wallaces wife Louise Nelson; sisters Nita You...


Donald G. Friske

KALISPELL – Donald G. “Don” Friske passed away on Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014, in Kalispell, Montana. His home in Rollins, Montana, is the place he loved more than any other. He was born on Jan. 23, 1927, in Halfmoon, Montana, to Herbert and Violet Friske.  Don spent his growing up years ...


Jerry Van Ness Jerry Van Ness

MOSES LAKE —Jerry was born July 18, 1938, in Ronan, to George Allan Van Ness and Evalina Goings Van Ness. Jerry passed away July 20, 2014, at his new home in Moses Lake, Wash. Jerry was the second oldest of 11 children. He joined the Army at a young age and was honorably discharged in October 1961. Sho...


June Vessey Johnson

RAWLINS, WYOMING — On the evening of July 17, 2014, June Vessey Johnson passed away at Kindred Nursing Home in Rawlins, Wyo., after a brief stay. June was 77 years old. June was born in Ronan, on June 22, 1937. She was the eldest daughter of Russell M. Vessey and Lydia Alice Starkel Vessey. She grad...


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