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William “Ray” Jensen William “Ray” Jensen

ST. IGNATIUS — William “Ray” Jensen, 90, passed through the veil into the arms of his sweetheart, Faye, Jan. 29, 2013, in West Jordan, Utah. Ray was born to David William and Bessie Pierce Jensen July 13, 1922, in Goshen, Idaho. His family moved to St. Ignatius, where he grew up and raised his own family.  Ray was a veteran of WWII, the Asiatic Pacific Campaign. He married Faye Riggin Feb. 16, 1950, in Spokane, Wash., and was sealed to her Sept. 15, 1950, in the Idaho Falls Temple. A dairy farmer, Ray was elected to the state legislature and served as a bishop and later as a missionary in England for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.  He was ...

Dr. Dwight P. Graham

POLSON — Dr. Dwight P. Graham, 88, died of natural causes Monday, Jan. 21 in Polson. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held in the middle of July; the specific date will be announced later. A full obituary can be found at  

Rebecca Jean Smith Rebecca Jean Smith

CHARLO — Rebecca Jean Smith, born July 13, 1994, left this world from complications with leukemia.  God gives us angels in our lives, but sometimes only for a brief time. Our angel Becky went to be with our Savior on Jan. 17, 2013.  She blessed our lives in so many ways with her smile, ...

Janet Graves Keller Giffin Janet Graves Keller Giffin

POLSON  — Janet Graves Keller Giffin, 83, passed away Sunday, Jan 6. She went to school in Polson and worked at the Security State Bank. Janet is survived by her four children, 12 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. Janet Giffin will be extremely missed beca...

Opal Cajune Opal Cajune

A brilliant light has left the world. On Jan. 13, 2013, Opal Swaney Cajune, 86, of Ronan passed away at her home surrounded by loved ones, songs, and prayers. Opal was the fifth of seven children born to James Swaney and Mary Catherine McDonald on Oct. 6, 1926. She attended school in Dixon and the Ursulin...

Ruth Allred Barber

RONAN — Ruth Barber, 88, of Ronan, passed away in Missoula at St. Patrick’s Hospital on Jan. 12 following hip surgery.  Her sons James R. (Rod) Eddington of Bigfork, Gregory L. McGuire of St. Ignatius and Max R. McGuire of West Linn, Ore.; brothers Buddie J. Allred of Lolo and Don Z. Allr...

Howard F. Kuning

STEVENSVILLE — Howard F. Kuning passed away on Jan. 6, 2013. He was born May 19, 1923. Howard will be remembered for his keen interest in plants, especially for the orchids he grew against all odds in his greenhouse and for his life long passion for Labrador retrievers. His greatest joy was having a...

Neal Eugene Soester

CHARLO — Neal Eugene Soester of Victoria, Texas, passed away on Dec. 18, 2012. He was born and raised in Charlo. His wife Stephanie; three children Amanda, Tyler, and Allison; and his three brothers Kenneth, Marvin, and Allan survive him.

Walter N. LeBrun

RONAN —Walter N. LeBrun, 85, passed away in Elliston, Mont. He was born March 21, 1927 in Butte, to Louis and Alice (Grund) LeBrun. At the age of two, he and his family moved to Ronan. He attended Ronan public schools and graduated in 1945 with honors for receiving his letter in basketball for all four...

Margaret Coulter Margaret Coulter

CHARLO — Margaret Coulter, 89, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and great-great grandmother, joined the angels early Thursday morning. Margaret was surrounded by her family; husband Neal, son Curt (Sandy), daughters Connie Sills and Cathy Maher, all of Charlo; Mary Pat (Rick) Leishm...

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