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Frank Pope Frank Pope

ST. IGNATIUS — On the afternoon of Jan. 12, 2019, Frank Pope passed away peacefully in Missoula, at the Beehive Home. He died of natural causes. Frank was born to Annie and Frank Pope in Butte, on March 11, 1928. He was raised in the Helmville community by his mother, Annie Pope and his uncle, John Jacobsen. Frank attended grade school in Helmville and then Deer Lodge for his junior high and high school education. In 1947, Frank enlisted in the Army and was stationed in Japan with the 7th Calvary for some of his time. He did not speak much of his time in the service. On July 3, 1955, he married Elizabeth Joan Wales at the St. Thomas Catholic Church. They lived in Helena for a...


Cletus Licht

ST. IGNATIUS – Cletus Joseph Licht, 98, passed away at his home in St. Ignatius on Jan. 14, 2019. He was born in Seco, Montana, on March 5, 1920, to Herman and Sophia Licht. His employment career included carpentry/construction, and he never completely retired, always doing something. He loved to co...


Audrey 'Marilyn' Kent Audrey 'Marilyn' Kent

ST. IGNATIUS — Audrey “Marilyn” Poole Kent, known by her middle name, went to be with her Lord on Dec. 20, 2018, at the age of 91. She was a longtime resident of Gering, Nebraska. Marilyn was born in Ottumwa, Iowa, to Leona Adeline Brown Poole and Virgil Kenneth Poole on Dec. 14, 1927. W...


James Lake

RONAN — James Lavar Lake, 56, passed away on Jan. 20, 2019. Services will be held on Saturday, Jan. 26, at 11 a.m. at Terrace Lake Community Church, 35663 Terrace Lake Road.


Virginia Reber Virginia Reber

KALISPELL — Virginia “Jean” Ellis Reber, 92, passed away peacefully on Friday, Jan. 11, 2019, in Kalispell. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, cousin, and friend, and will be deeply missed. She was born in Blackfoot, Idaho, on March 15, 1926, to John and Blanche El...


Margaret ‘Peggy’ Hurd Margaret ‘Peggy’ Hurd

KALISPELL — Beloved mother, wife, sister, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend, Peggy Hurd (Palmer) passed away on Jan. 8 of a heart attack while at Kalispell Regional Hospital. She was 77 years old and had been married to Gary “Herbie” Hurd for 55 years. Peggy was born in Missoula ...


Whisper Ivins Whisper Ivins

POLSON — On Jan. 19, 2019, Whisper Lakota Ivins, 24, was called home to be with the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Whisper was born in Kalispell, to Carl Ivins and Jodi Hunter. Whisper was the oldest daughter and had six siblings. Whisper graduated from high school in 2013. Whisper was known for her ...


Darlene Mitchell Darlene Mitchell

HELENA — Darlene Lanette Mitchell (Honeydew), 68, died in Helena on Jan. 7, 2019, due to COPD. She was born in Shelby on May 8, 1950, to Jess and Ethel Maxwell (Christopherson), who resided in Sunburst, Montana. Lanette worked at Anthony’s, Cenex, Jore and the liquor store in Ronan. Her fav...


Gregory Devlin

POLSON — Gregory Devlin, 71, of Missoula and Polson, passed away at his home on Thursday, Jan. 10, 2019. Services will be held at St. Anthony Catholic Church in Missoula, 217 Tremont Street. On Thursday, Jan. 17, a Rosary will be held at 6:30 p.m. and a vigil at 7 p.m. A funeral Mass will be held on Fr...


Virginia Reber

KALISPELL – Virginia Reber, age 92, passed away on Friday, Jan. 11, 2019, at the Brendan House in Kalispell. Memorial services for Virginia will be held at a later date. Arrangements are under the direction of The Lake Funeral Home and Crematory.  


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