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Cindy Ellman Martinez

KALISPELL — Cindy Ellman Martinez, age 57, passed away on Feb. 21, 2014, at her residence in Kalispell. Her daughter Brittany Ellman Lilley survives her. A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, March 1, 2014 at the Grace Church in Kalispell, at 10 a.m. A luncheon at the church for friends and family to gather will follow the service. Johnson-Gloschat Funeral Home is caring for Cindy’s family.  


Francie Marie Dailey

RONAN — On the morning of Feb. 18, 2014, Francie Marie Dailey passed away after a battle with Early On-Set Alzheimer’s, in the company of her husband Bob and her sister Julie.  Francie was born May 29, 1951, in Polson to Del and Lillian Horner. She was the middle child, born between older...


Morris Robert ‘Bob’ Houle

NIARADA — Morris Robert “Bob” Houle, 81, of Niarada passed away from natural causes on Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014, surrounded by all his loving children. Bob was born Sept. 5, 1932, in Ronan, to Fredrick J. Houle and Hellen E. Houle (Winslow).  He is preceded in death by his father an...


David Palmer David Palmer

RONAN — David Palmer, 58, passed away Saturday Jan. 18 at home surrounded by his family after a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer. A celebration of life will be held on April 26, 2014 at Leon Hall in Charlo.  David was born in Ronan on Dec. 26, 1955 to Del and Bernice Palmer. He graduate...


Walter Calvin Gainan Walter Calvin Gainan

Walter Calvin Gainan, 70, a lifelong Ronan area resident, passed away at his home on Jan. 29, 2014.  Walt was born on Nov. 7, 1943 in Laurin, Mont., to the late Melvin and Myrtle (Coad) Gainan. The Gainan family relocated to Ronan in 1945, where Walt was raised and educated. He graduated from Ronan H...


Donna Jean Mikkola Rolfson Donna Jean Mikkola Rolfson

POLSON — Donna Jean Mikkola Rolfson was born on April 20, 1944, to Auna Nordling Mikkola and Filmore John Mikkola. She died on Jan. 28, 2014, from complications of lupus and pneumonia at what she called “her second home,” St. Joseph’s Medical Center. Donna always had a smile, a laugh ...


Lois Eileen McPherson Lois Eileen McPherson

Lois Eileen McPherson, age 83, crossed over to the other side on Jan. 24, 2014. She had moved to Fresno, Calif. in the summer of 2013 from her home of 20 years in St. Ignatius. She was married to Harold McPherson in 1992 in Nashville, Tenn. and then moved to Montana where she was very active in the United Me...


Douglas E. (Calver) Calvert Douglas E. (Calver) Calvert

Doug (Calver) Calvert, 59, died peacefully in his sleep of an apparent heart attack at his home in Bigfork on Jan. 8, 2014.   Doug was born Douglas E. Calver on Oct. 4, 1954, in Ogden, Utah. He spent his youth there, moving to Montana when he was in his early thirties. Listening to him talk about Mon...


Corie Ray Burland

Corie Ray Burland, age 48, went to a more resting place Feb. 7, 2014. He was born Aug., 1, 1965. He is preceded in death by his parents Ernestine (Tiny) and Lloyd Burland; brothers Robert (Bobby), Victor, and Lloyd, Jr.; a sister, Linda Rasmussen (David). He is survived by a brother, Donald Burland, Polson; ...


Lela Gertrude Smith Lela Gertrude Smith

GREELEY, COLO. — Lela Gertrude Smith, 93, went to be with her Lord on Jan. 14, 2014, at her home in Greeley, Colo., surrounded by her family. Lela was born to Perry and Ethyl Baker on April 14, 1920, in Dexter, Kansas. She was raised in Hutchinson, Kan. The family moved to Ft. Collins in Dec. of 1949. ...


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