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Bud Fitzpatrick

CHARLO — Bud Jesse Fitzpatrick, 71, passed away on Monday, Nov. 19, 2018. Funeral services were held on Monday, Nov. 26, at Foster Funeral Home in St. Ignatius.


Darlene Jensen

POLSON — In 1945 Bill and Grace Green gave birth to a baby girl. They loved her so much they named her Darlene, because she was their little darling. In 1955 Darlene dedicated her life to God and was baptized as one of Jehovah’s Witnesses. Sharing her faith, and the hope from the scriptures, was ...


Phyllis Piedalue

RONAN — Phyllis Jean Piedalue, age 89, passed away Sunday, Oct. 21, 2018, at The Pines in St. Ignatius of natural causes. Phyllis was born April 6, 1929, in Buckeye, Arizona, to Art and Mary Schorer. She was the oldest of three children. On Nov. 17, 1947, Phyllis married Albert “Bud” Pie...


Louis McLeod

POLSON — Louis Eugene Mc- Leod, 80, passed away in Polson, on Nov. 11. His Rosary was held at the Longhouse in St. Ignatius, on Thursday, Nov. 15, at 8 p.m. followed by a closing ceremony on Friday at 2 p.m. A mass was held at the St. Ignatius Catholic Church on Friday, Nov. 16, 3 p.m. after the closin...


Ansel Rost Ansel Rost

PABLO — Ansel Allen Rost, best known as “Bud,” passed away Oct. 21, 2018, at his home surrounded by loved ones. Bud was born on March 23, 1942, in Minnesota. Bud served in the National Guard, and was also a long time rancher, mechanic, and worked at Westland Seed. In 1996, Bud and his wi...


Alda Allen

ST. IGNATIUS — Alda Doris Shear Johns Liebelt Allen was born to Charles Ernest Shear and Dortha Alda Hutchinson Shear on the family farm in Baker, Montana, on Nov. 28, 1916. Alda was the third child of seven. At the age of three, Alda and her family moved to Denver, Colorado, where she attended grad...


LaVerne McGreevey LaVerne McGreevey

RONAN — LaVerne Deschenes McGreevey, dedicated wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend passed away on Thursday, Nov. 15, at her home. LaVerne was born in Butte, during the depression, on July 6, 1935, to Adolph and Mary (Higgins) Deschenes. She was a premature baby weighing only 3 po...


Jason Smith

HELENA — Jason David Smith, 35, passed away unexpectedly on Oct. 8, 2018. Jason was born on April 11, 1983, and was raised in Helena. He lost his parents in 1998 and was adopted with three other boys. All the boys were from different families and all three graduated M.Y.C.P. of Dillon in 2001. Jason of...


Billy Wilkins, Jr.

WHITEFISH — Billy Wilkins, Jr. (Bill) passed away on Sept. 10, in Whitefish, due to complications of Lewy body dementia. Bill was born May 24, 1945, in Franklin, Pennsylvania, to Billy and Maxine Harlan Wilkins. Bill moved to Polson in the 1990s, where he resided until 2016. His final move was to The S...


Marion Fenn Marion Fenn

TWIN FALLS, IDAHO — Marion Frances Fenn, a resident of Ronan and Twin Falls, Idaho, passed away Nov. 10, 2018, surrounded by his loving family. Marion was born Nov. 28, 1929, in Los Angeles, California, to George and Marion Rice Fenn. Marion is preceded in death by his mother, Marion Rice Fenn, his ...


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