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Leonard McCravey

DALLAS, TEXAS — Leonard McCravey, 86, died July 15 in Dallas, Texas. He retired from a successful rodeo career of thirty years in 1980. He and wife Doris owned Ram Head Ranch in St. Ignatius for ten years. They moved to Ronan and built and ran the Timbers Bed and Breakfast. In 2009 they moved to Kalispell. Doris passed away in 2010. Leonard then joined his sister in Dallas. He was inducted into the Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame in 2012. Leonard served in the army in WWII. He was laid to rest beside Doris in Kalispell, July 31, 2013.


Margaret Ella Westbrook

POLSON — Margaret Ella Westbrook, 95, went to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Thursday, Aug. 1, surrounded by her loving family. Margaret was born on a farm in Surprise, Neb., on Dec. 27, 1917 to William and Mable McCoy. She was the second of three daughters. The family moved to Scottsbl...


Dennis Paulson

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Beloved son, father, husband and grandpa Dennis Paulson, 70, passed away in his home in Colorado Springs, Colo., Sunday, July 28, 2013, with his wife Georgia by his side. Dennis was born in Havre on Nov. 18, 1942, to LeRoy and Genevieve Paulson, the third of four children. He ...


Ronald ‘Ron’ Krantz

RONAN — “So God made a farmer.” Ron Krantz, 70, passed away Saturday, Aug. 3, 2013, at Community Medical Center in Missoula in the arms of his wife, surrounded by the family he dearly loved. The cause of his death was lung damage from complications of multiple melanoma and stem cell transpl...


Dorothy Ella Smith

PONTIAC, ILL. —  Dorothy Ella Smith, 85, formerly of Polson, passed away at 11:42 a.m., Tuesday, July 23, 2013, in Pontiac, Ill. Cremation rites have been accorded.  A private family inurnment will take place at Minnesota State Veteran’s Cemetery of Camp Ripley.  Dorothy was ...


Celina Lumpry Nault

ARLEE — A celebration of life for Celina Lumpry Nault, born Aug. 14, 1938, will be held Saturday, Aug. 10, in Arlee High School’s old gymnasium, at 2 p.m. Celina passed away on May 18, 2013. Please contact Shelly at (406) 360-5849, if you have any questions.  


Michael Daniel “Hunter” Alire Michael Daniel “Hunter” Alire

ST. IGNATIUS – On July 10, 2013, our beloved Michael Daniel “Hunter” Alire went to be with our loving Lord, Jesus Christ. Daniel was born in Monte Vista, Colo. to Caroline and Roy Alire on January 9, 1948. Daniel moved to Oregon where he worked in the mills. It was in Oregon he met his soul...


Rosemary T. Hibbs Rosemary T. Hibbs

LIBBY — Rosemary T. Hibbs, 77, of Libby, died Friday July 5, 2013, at the Libby Care Center from natural causes. Rosemary was born June 29, 1936, in River Falls, Wis., to Clarence and Edith Cernohous.  On Aug. 19, 1967, Rosemary married the love of her life Carl L. Hibbs in Boulder, Mont. Throu...


Helen Freshour Smith

RONAN — On June 29, 2013, Helen Freshour Smith passed away in Ronan. She was born Dec. 23, 1921, in St. Ignatius, to George and Zulema Freshour. Helen served in the Women’s Army Corp in WWII, and after the war returned to St. Ignatius and worked for Beckwith‘s.  From Beckwith’s, ...


Terrance (Terry) L. Sieges

CHARLO — Terrance (Terry) L. Sieges, 60, of Charlo, passed away on July 1, 2013 in his home surrounded by his family.  Terry entered this world with his twin brother Tim on a hot summer day in Phoenix, Ariz. on June 25, 1953. He grew up in Phoenix until the age of 8 when his family moved to the...


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