Valley Journal

Obituaries

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 one of 14 children born to William Herbert Noel and Laura Cecelia Glover. Her surviving siblings include Barbara Ross, Gerald Noel (Mae) and Patsy Anderson (Larry).  She was 78 years young when she passed. Her memory and quick wit surprised many of her family and friends. During Marjorie’s younger years she worked at Eddie’s Drug and the Ranch Supper Club, in Polson....


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...


Dr. John Paul Daniel

ST. IGNATIUS - Dr. John Paul Daniels (“Doc Daniels”) 78, passed away on Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2011. John was born on Jan. 4, 1933, in Madison, Wisc., to Einar and Lorraine Daniels. John is predeceased by his parents, and his son Erik. John is survived by two sons and a daughter: Jeffrey Dani...


Chester Winfred Zimmer

POLSON — Chester Winfred Zimmer was born on March 15, 1913 in Banks, Idaho. He was the only son of Carl and Evie Zimmer. He had three sisters, Florence, Beulah, and Jewel. He married Betty Hahn and brought her to Polson in 1947.  He is survived by his four children: Lloyd Kilman, of San Fran...


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