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Gordon Wilson

POLSON — Gordon Wilson, 81, of Polson, passed away on Friday, Dec. 27, 2014, in Mesa, Arizona. A full obituary will follow and services are pending.  


Ernest William Kraft Ernest William Kraft

MOIESE — On Dec. 28, 2013, Ernest William Kraft passed away in his sleep, taking his final ride on to a much greater place.  Ernie was born May 10, 1927, to Lewis and Velma Kraft in Sargent County, North Dakota. He had one sister and four brothers. He married Jane JoAnn Furan on Nov. 27, 1949, ...


Donald R. “Buck” Young Donald R. “Buck” Young

POLSON — Donald R. “Buck” Young passed away peacefully on Dec. 15, 2013, at home surrounded by his wife Toni and family, after battling metastatic melanoma. We have lost his indomitable spirit and zest for life. He was born on Aug. 1 in Newark, Ohio, to George and Florence Young, joining mu...


Carole Ann Perry Carole Ann Perry

MISSOULA — Carole Ann Perry, age 72 years young, went to be with our Lord and Savior on Dec. 14, 2013. Our Mommy was born on Dec. 10, 1941 in Deer Lodge, Montana. Dave and Dorothy Mahoney adopted her soon after. She grew up and went to school in Missoula. On her 19th birthday she met Ken Cheff Sr. They...


Julia Marie Maughan Julia Marie Maughan

RONAN – Julia Marie (Smith) Maughan, 85, of Ronan, died Dec. 19, 2013 from a stroke. Born May 26, 1928 in Cardston, Alberta, Canada, she married William Rex Maughan Sept. 24, 1947 in the Cardston, Alberta Temple. Rex died June 1, 1978.  Julia is survived by all 14 of their children and more ...


Mary Lou Roddam Bodwell

RONAN — Mary Lou was born to Burton and Ester Waller on Sept. 6, 1932, and joined her sister Ruth at the family home in the piney woods of east Texas. She married the love of her life J.D. Roddam in Lufkin, Texas and together they built a home. They added to their family with a daughter Shannon in 1953...


Florence A. Zimmermann

EUGENE, ORE. — Florence A. Zimmermann passed away on Sept. 25, 2013. She was born in Los Angeles, Calif. on June 26, 1927, to Herman and Francis Barberris Zimmermann and grew up in Lake Elsinore, Calif. After graduating from business college in Los Angeles, she worked in San Diego where she met Jack Ha...


Virginia McConnell

RONAN — Virginia Reichard McConnell, 97, died of natural causes in St. Luke Hospital in Ronan on Dec. 3, 2013. She was born on Feb. 8, 1916, to Clarence and Elsie Reichard in Ronan. She attended schools in Ronan. She and her sister Marge helped on her parents’ Round Butte sheep ranch. It was ther...


Wayne J. Black

POLSON -- Wayne J. Black, age 84, passed away on Monday, Dec. 2, 2013, at his residence in Polson. Memorial services for Wayne will be held at a later date. Arrangements are under the direction of Grogan Funeral Home and Crematory.  


James Holland

CAMAS PRAIRIE — James Holland, 83, of Camas Prairie, died Nov. 30, at the Brendan House in Kalispell. Mass of Christian Burial will be on Dec. 7 at 11 a.m. at Sacred Heart Mission in Hot Springs. Burial will take place immediately following at the Holland Family Cemetery in Camas Prairie with a recepti...


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