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Daniel Godwin Daniel Godwin

RONAN — Daniel M. Godwin passed away on March 7, 2019, at the age of 68. Daniel worked as a truck driver for most of his life. Daniel moved to Lake County in the mid-90s, making the Mission Valley his home until his death. Daniel met Donna Pena in 2012, and they were married on April 15, 2013. Daniel enjoyed collecting toys, amassing an impressive compilation of toys dating from 1950 to present. He was lovingly known as “Toy Man.” Daniel is survived by his wife, Donna; his children, Daniel H. (Danielle), and Narrissa Tucker (Warren); and his grandchildren, Azariah, Kaius, Reanna, and Norah. A vigil will be held Sunday, March 24, at 1 p.m. at Ronan Tribal Senior Ce...


George DeLie

ST. IGNATIUS — A Celebration of Life service for George DeLie will be held on Saturday, March 23, at 10 a.m. at the Mission Valley United Methodist Church (at the top of Post Creek Hill). A light lunch will follow. All friends are welcome.


Ethel Seals

POLSON — Ethel Alene Seals, age 76, passed away on Friday, March 1, 2019, at her home in Polson. She is survived by her husband of 58 years and her two children. She was greatly loved. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, April 13, at noon at the Mission Valley Church of Christ in Polson. In li...


Sylvia Staton Sylvia Staton

RONAN — Sylvia Staton, age 94, passed away on Jan. 21, 2019, at her residence with her son at her side. She was born on Dec. 12, 1924, in Douglas, North Dakota, the daughter of Torkel and Clara Carlson. She was a Rosie the Riveter in the San Diego Ship yards during WWII. She met and married Walter S...


John Cowan John Cowan

POLSON — John S. Cowan of Kalispell and Polson passed away on March 11, 2019. John was born in Bellefonte, Pennsylvania, on March 7, 1937, to John D. Cowan and Elizabeth Fowler Cowan. The family soon moved to Charleston, South Carolina, and subsequently in 1949 to Stamford, Connecticut. He attended the...


Christian McCurdy Christian McCurdy

POLSON — Christian William McCurdy, 27, was born on Feb. 7, 1992, in Polson to William and Lori McCurdy. He died at the family home on March 8, 2019, leaving us far too soon. As a baby, his wispy whiteblonde hair led the family to nickname him “Spud.” Christian was anxious to keep up wit...


Cheri Houle Cheri Houle

POLSON — Cherilee “Cheri” Alice Houle, 69, of Polson, passed away on Sunday, March 3, 2019, at home surrounded by her loving family. Cheri was born on April 27, 1949, in Polson, to Dick and Alice Dresen. Her family meant the world to her and she was a wonderful daughter, sister, aunt, mothe...


Roy Sinclair

POLSON — Roy Sinclair, 71, passed away on Feb. 26, 2019, at St. Luke Community Hospital. He was born in Lewistown on May 6, 1947, to Pat and Bobbie Sinclair. Roy attended elementary school in Winnett and Lewistown in Montana, and in Custer, Washington. Roy attended junior high school and the first t...


Roy Sinclair

POLSON — Roy Sinclair, 71, passed away on Feb. 26, 2019, at St. Luke Community Hospital. He was born in Lewistown on May 6, 1947, to Pat and Bobbie Sinclair. Roy attended elementary school in Winnett and Lewistown in Montana, and in Custer, Washington. Roy attended junior high school and the first t...


Matthew Darnell

PABLO — Matthew Adam Posey Darnell, 30, passed away on Feb. 28, 2019, in Pablo. Services will be held on Thursday at 2 p.m. at New Life Christian Center in Polson. Please send flowers and donations to the New Life Christian Center.


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