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Greggory Bancroft Greggory Bancroft

POLSON — Greggory Andrew Bancroft, age 25, of Polson and the Flathead Valley, passed away unexpectedly Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2020. Greggory was born April 9, 1994 to Leah Hancock and Andrew Bancroft in Kalispell, Montana. He graduated from Flathead High School in 2013. Gregg loved fishing, hunting, camping, travel, good food, hot babes, family, helping people and spending time with his family and friends. He was a practical joker and had people in gut wrenching laughter often. Welcoming Gregg to heaven are maternal uncle Keith Hancock-Allen of Minnesota; paternal grandparents Bonnie and George Bancroft of Martin City; maternal great-grandmother Verona Harshbarger; maternal grea...

Clayton Howard

BIG ARM — Clayton LeRoy Howard, age 81, passed away On Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020, at St. Joseph Medical Center in Polson. He was born on Aug. 2, 1938, in Newport, North Carolina, the son of Moses Clayton and Jessie Lee (Simmons) Howard. He attended schools in Newport and graduated from Newport Consoli...

David Wilkening David Wilkening

RONAN — David William Wilkening, born Jan. 14, 1958, passed away at home in Ronan, on the 23rd of December 2019 at the age of 61. David was the second of five children, and the first son, born to Ruth Linder Wilkening and Walter Deseniss Wilkening. He grew up in Libertyville, Illinois, and completed...

Sharon L. Anderson

RONAN — Sharon L. Anderson, age 77, passed away on Saturday, Jan. 25, 2020 at Polson Health and Rehab.  Memorial services for Sharon are pending. An obituary will follow.  Arrangements are under the direction of Shrider – Thompson Funeral Home.   

Hector Speckert Hector Speckert

POLSON — Hector Speckert, 88, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family, on Jan. 7, 2020, at the Polson Health and Rehabilitation Center. He was born on June 3, 1931, to Otto and Frassie Speckert in Marysville, California.  He grew up in Marysville where his family raised peaches and almo...

Lewis LaVerne Conklin Lewis LaVerne Conklin

RONAN — Lewis LaVerne Conklin was born to Ernest and Bertha Conklin in Curtis, Nebraska, on January 26, 1936. He had five sisters: Leila, Arlene, Myrna, Elaine, Sharon; and two brothers: Leo and Bob. As a young child the family moved to LaPorte, Colorado. Lewis graduated from LaPorte High School in ...

Mitchell King Waylett Mitchell King Waylett

MISSOULA — Mitchell King Waylett, born Nov. 26, 1958, left to join his mother Nancy and sister Wendy in Heaven on Sunday, Jan. 19, 2020. He was 61 and passed of natural causes. Mitch is survived by his loving wife Joy, father Lillis Manshadow, brother Tyler, stepmother Leisa, stepbrother Chance, stepsi...

Verona Young Verona Young

DIXON — Verona Lindquist Young, 84, passed away at St. Pat’s Hospital in Missoula, on Jan.2, 2020. Verona was born on Jan.10, 1937, in Pine Island, Minnesota, to Agnes and Edward Wobig. Verona married John Rex Young. She worked as a caregiver; cooking and caretaking for others as well as family. ...

Evelyn Lester Evelyn Lester

RONAN — Evelyn Lorraine (Phyllis Ann) Lester passed peacefully at her home in Ronan on Dec. 25 2019, at the age of 83. Phyllis was born in May 1936 to Harry and Agnes Brown. She attended school in Ronan, Ursuline Catholic school in St. Ignatius and pursued a degree in child psychology at SKC. She ma...

Sam Hayden

FLORENCE — Sam R. Hayden, 85, of Florence, passed away after a long battle with Alzheimer’s disease, on Monday, Dec. 23, 2019, at Kathy’s Place Assisted Living. He was born on March 7, 1934, in Stevensville, the son of the late Art and Jule Hayden.  Sam grew up and graduated from hi...

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