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Lois Slater Lois Slater

RONAN — Lois Lafromboise Slater was born on Dec. 29, 1951, in Browning to Rosalie and Robert LaFromboise. Lois was an enrolled member of the Blackfeet Tribe, lived in Browning for much of her childhood but moved to the Flathead Reservation where she lived the rest of life and died at her home on Jan. 11, 2019. Lois, aka, Doll or Strikes in the Water, was married in 1968 to Alvin McClure. Together they had four children and later divorced. She attended Salish Kootenai College where she earned an associate degree in human services and went on to the University of Montana and received a bachelor’s degree in social work. Later, she earned her master’s degree in education fr...

Raymond Addington

RONAN – Raymond P. “Sonny” Addington, age 79, passed away on Monday, Dec. 31, 2018, surrounded by his family at St. Luke Hospital. He was born on March 14, 1939, in Randolph County, Indiana. His lifelong passion was sitting in the cab of his semi, driving those 6 million accident free mi...

Martillis Maarstad

RONAN — Martillis “Mart” Llewellyn Maarstad, 79, passed away on Dec. 31, 2018. Mart was born on Sept. 26, 1939, to Martinus Henrik and Lydia Sophie (Strand). A 1957 Ronan High School graduate, he joined the army reserves and graduated from Montana State University with an automotive design ...

Lori Kelly–Mitchell Lori Kelly–Mitchell

RONAN – Lori Ann Kelly–Mitchell, 58, passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019, at St. Patrick Hospital surrounded by her loved ones. She was born on Feb. 15, 1960, in Butte, to Zane and Carol Kelly. She attended grade school in Pablo and graduated from Ronan High School in 1978. She continued her ...

Leo Jones Leo Jones

GRANGEVILLE, IDAHO — Leo Laurence Jones passed away in Grangeville, Idaho, on Dec. 25, 2018. Leo was born on Dec. 6, 1943, in St. Ignatius and was one of eleven children born to John A. Jones and Amelia Tellier Jones. Leo was joined in birth by his twin brother, Loubert. Leo was raised in St. Ignatius....

Eileen Waugh Eileen Waugh

BUTTE — Eileen Estelle Waugh passed away on Monday, Nov. 19, 2018, in St. James Healthcare in Butte. She was born on Wednesday, Jan.2, 1929, in Bakersfield, California, to Frank Guy and Mabelle Estelle (Stonehocker) Parker. She was raised and educated in Ronan and it was there on Aug. 25, 1946, that sh...

Anthony Ostheimer

ST. IGNATIUS — Tony McIlvain Ostheimer, 82, of St. Ignatius and Missoula passed away on Tuesday, Dec. 18, at home, surrounded by family. He was born on Jan. 27, 1936, in West Chester, Pennsylvania, to Alfred James Ostheimer III and Ruth Eloise Magargle. He attended the Booth School in Devon, Penn...

Dennis Schiele Dennis Schiele

RONAN — Dennis Wayne Schiele, 69, passed from this life to his heavenly home on Dec. 25, 2018, at Mountain View Care Center in Ronan. He was born to Martin and Elsie Schiele on March 26, 1949, in Ronan. He was the youngest of their 12 children. He graduated from Ronan High School, class of 1968, and...

Anthony Ostheimer

RONAN — Anthony M. (Tony) Ostheimer, 82, of both Missoula and Ronan, passed away at his home in Missoula on Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2018. Arrangements are pending and will be announced. Cremation is under the care of Cremation Burial Society of the Rockies.

George DeLie

RONAN — George P. DeLie passed away on Dec. 9 after a marriage of 63 years to Nancy. He was father to Jeffrey and Daniel and brother to Richard. George arrived in Montana in 1974 to be employed at Western B, then Bishop Insurance before starting the DeLie Newman Insurance Agency in Ronan with Maggie...

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