Valley Journal
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Obituaries

Faye Peterson Faye Peterson

POLSON — Faye E. Peterson, 86, passed away Tuesday, July 17, surrounded by her loving family at her home in Polson. Faye was born to Frank and Bertha White in Polson on Nov. 20, 1931. She attended school in Plains. In 1946 Faye married Donald McMullin in Plains. They moved to Superior where they raised their family. Her husband Donald lost his life in a logging accident in 1974. That same year Faye proudly earned her G.E.D. diploma. Faye moved to Polson where she worked as a waitress at the Good Ship Lollipop restaurant and later served as the manager at the Copper Shop. Finally, she retired after working several years at the Plum Creek Lumber Company Nursery. On Aug. 20, 198...


Jane Kraft

ST. IGNATIUS — Jane JoAnn Kraft passed away May 1, 2018. A Celebration of Life will be held for Jane on Saturday, Aug. 11, 2018, at 2 p.m. at Mission Valley United Methodist Church on top of Post Creek Hill on Highway 93. The family asks that everyone wear bright colors. Messages of condolences may be ...


George Lockwood

TRACY, CALIFORNIA — George W. Lockwood, 81 years old, passed away Aug. 9, 2017, in Tracy, California. His burial will take place at Ronan Cemetery on Aug. 9, 2018, at 11 a.m.


Fordyce Erickson

RONAN — A memorial service for Fordyce Dale Erickson will be held Aug. 5, 2018, at 2 p.m. The address for the service is 41921 Leighton Road. Please bring chairs, drinks and your favorite dish for a potluck meal. Meat will be furnished. For questions or directions call Vicki at 406-314-3494 or Darrel a...


David Nowotny

POLSON — David Nowotny passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, July 24, at his home in Polson. He was 68. David was born Sept. 18, 1949, in Longview, Washington, to Raymond and Nadine Nowotny. He was a U.S. Army veteran and lifetime member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. He is preceded in death by his...


Mary Krein Mary Krein

ST. IGNATIUS — On July 18, 2018, Mary Beth Krein passed away at home surrounded by her family. Beth was born on April 30, 1953, to Hubert and Ruth Horton in Hayden, Colorado. Beth graduated high school from Campion Academy in Loveland, Colorado, in 1971. In 1972 Beth moved to St. Ignatius with her f...


Shirley Cummings

RONAN — Shirley Mae Cummings, 88, of Ronan, passed away on Friday, July 20, 2018, at St. Luke’s Community Hospital. Cremation will take place and no services are planned at this time. Messages of condolence may be sent to the family online at: www.shriderthompson.com. Shrider-Thompson Funer...


Leola Taylor Leola Taylor

RONAN — Leola Carol Stipe Taylor, 85, passed away peacefully on July 5, 2018, at the Tri-Cities Retirement Inn in Pasco, Washington. Leola was born to Paul B. Stipe and Bonnie F. Coleman Stipe on July 22, 1932, in Saint Ignatius. She grew up in Moiese Valley on the Stipe Family farm with her seven s...


Kathleen Young

POLSON — Kathleen L. Young, age 87, passed away on Saturday, July 14, 2018, at The Retreat in Polson. Memorial services for Kathleen will be held at a later date. Arrangements are under the direction of The Lake Funeral Home and Crematory.


Francis Burke, Sr. Francis Burke, Sr.

PABLO — Franny’s illness was swift, not leaving us with much time to spend with him. He left this earth on July 16, 2018, leaving many devastated family and friends. He was born on July 3, 1953, in Nespelem, Washington. Franny was Kootenai/Colville from large families in both Montana and Washi...


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