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Oscar 'Al' Peterson Oscar 'Al' Peterson

POLSON — Oscar Albert “Al” Peterson departed this earth on Aug. 13, 2018, at his home of natural causes. Al was born April 18, 1943, in Butte, to Ted and Mary (Nicholson) Peterson. He attended Emerson Grade School in Butte before the family moved to Missoula where he attended Lowell Elementary School and Missoula County High School. He worked for Anaconda Forest Products for several years before enlisting in the Navy where he proudly served his country on a destroyer during the Vietnam War. After discharge from the Navy, he worked in Columbia Falls and Spokane at the lumber mills. He also worked in the assay lab at WR Grace in Libby for several years. Al enjoyed s...


Malcolm O’Leary Malcolm O’Leary

ARLEE — Malcolm Patrick O’Leary, aka Malcolm Magpie, left this earth on July 31, 2018, in Arlee, where he made his home for the last 20 years. The cause of death was heart failure. His strong spirit lives on through his art and through the love that many hold for him in their hearts. Malcolm was ...


Kaitlin Kirkland

HOUSTON, TEXAS — On Aug. 8, 2018, Kaitlin Marissa Roddam Kirkland, 31, became a free bird to soar above us all. Cremation has taken place. A celebration of life will be held in Houston, Texas, on Sept. 22, 2018.  


Jerry Bisson Jerry Bisson

RONAN — Jerry Leonard Bisson was born Aug. 11, 1947, and left us to be with the Creator and walk among the angels on Aug. 11, 2018. Beloved brother, uncle and friend ... we were not ready for him to go but his wings were. Jerry served in the Navy, and worked for the forest service and as a mechanic ...


Jerry Bisson

RONAN — Jerry Leonard Bisson, born Aug. 11, 1947, passed away on Aug. 11, 2018. No services are scheduled. A full obituary will run next week.


Mary Hoversland

RONAN — Mary Bessie Hoversland, 100, of Ronan, passed away on Thursday, July 9, 2018, peacefully at home surrounded by family. Mary was born on July 7, 1918, at Ashley Lake, a daughter of the late Anton and Bessie Arnold Gamma. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, Aug. 18, at 10 a.m., at the Rona...


Leonard LaHaye Leonard LaHaye

RAVALLI — Leonard Ronnie LaHaye, 71, passed away on July 31, 2018, at his home in Ravalli. He was born on Dec. 31, 1946, in St. Ignatius, to Pete LaHaye and Lucy Louderback. Leonard was raised and educated locally. He went on to join the US Army in 1965 and was given an honorable discharge in 1971. ...


Marvel Marrinan Marvel Marrinan

POLSON — A life well lived. Marvel E. Marrinan, 92, died of natural causes on Aug. 5, 2018, at Mountain View Care Center in Ronan. Marvel was born to Inez and Granville Carr on Feb. 17, 1926, in Round Butte, near Ronan. She joined older brother Donald and later, siblings Tommy and Judy joined the famil...


Niva Resner

MISSOULA — Niva Lockwood Resner, 93 years old, passed away March 24, 2018, in Missoula. Her service will take place at Ronan Christian Church on Aug. 24, 2018, at 11 a.m. with a pancake lunch to follow.


Janice Durant

POLSON — Janice M. Durant, 71 of Polson, died July 26, 2018. She is survived by her husband, Michael Durant. A service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 4, 2018, at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Polson, 37719 Commerce Drive. Austin Funeral and Cremation Services in Whitefish is c...


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