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Eugene Ashby Eugene Ashby

POLSON — Eugene Turner Ashby, passed away on March 17, 2019, peacefully in his sleep in the town he made his home, Polson. He was born on June 3, 1938, in Bluemont, Virginia, to Eugene K. Ashby and Hazel Sisk Williams. Gene Ashby, professional teller of tall tales, self-proclaimed master fisherman, beer-loving cowboy and Louis L’Amour’s biggest fan, road off into the sunset on Saint Patty’s Day last. Gene was survived by two brothers, Jerry and William and a sister, Joan; 22 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren, five children, Missy, Amber (Michael), Gene, Leah (Shawn), Micah and two special stepdaughters, Lorrie (Adam) and Donell. Gene moved his family f...


David Weinandy

PABLO — David Anthony Weinandy, long-time veterinarian in the Mission Valley, passed away on Feb. 18, 2018, of natural causes. He was born on Nov. 5, 1946, in Detroit, Michigan, to Adele Blinstrub and John Weinandy. David is survived by his children Kyle Weinandy of France and Krista Morrow of Bellingh...


Andrew Tressel Andrew Tressel

CUT BANK — Andrew Joel “AJ” Tressel, age 34, passed away on Monday March 11, 2019, at his home in Cut Bank. He was born on April 27, 1984, in Kalispell, and was raised primarily in Lakeside until the family moved to Rollins when he was 13. Andrew always loved being outdoors, especially c...


Aaron Thiel

RONAN – Aaron K. Thiel, 35, passed away on March 23, 2019. A celebration of Aaron’s life will be held on Saturday March 30, 2019 at 5:00 pm at the Jesus Community Church, 318 College Street in Stevensville. Garden City Funeral Home is assisting with the arrangements.  


Christopher David Christopher David

KALISPELL — On Saturday, March 16, 2019, our beloved Christopher Sean David passed from this life surrounded by his family at Kalispell Regional Hospital. He was born on Dec. 13, 2000, in Reno, Nevada, to Christine Mattingly Hesselman. On June 27, 2004, he and his mother married Charles David. The f...


Daniel Godwin Daniel Godwin

RONAN — Daniel M. Godwin passed away on March 7, 2019, at the age of 68. Daniel worked as a truck driver for most of his life. Daniel moved to Lake County in the mid-90s, making the Mission Valley his home until his death. Daniel met Donna Pena in 2012, and they were married on April 15, 2013. Danie...


George DeLie

ST. IGNATIUS — A Celebration of Life service for George DeLie will be held on Saturday, March 23, at 10 a.m. at the Mission Valley United Methodist Church (at the top of Post Creek Hill). A light lunch will follow. All friends are welcome.


Ethel Seals

POLSON — Ethel Alene Seals, age 76, passed away on Friday, March 1, 2019, at her home in Polson. She is survived by her husband of 58 years and her two children. She was greatly loved. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, April 13, at noon at the Mission Valley Church of Christ in Polson. In li...


Sylvia Staton Sylvia Staton

RONAN — Sylvia Staton, age 94, passed away on Jan. 21, 2019, at her residence with her son at her side. She was born on Dec. 12, 1924, in Douglas, North Dakota, the daughter of Torkel and Clara Carlson. She was a Rosie the Riveter in the San Diego Ship yards during WWII. She met and married Walter S...


John Cowan John Cowan

POLSON — John S. Cowan of Kalispell and Polson passed away on March 11, 2019. John was born in Bellefonte, Pennsylvania, on March 7, 1937, to John D. Cowan and Elizabeth Fowler Cowan. The family soon moved to Charleston, South Carolina, and subsequently in 1949 to Stamford, Connecticut. He attended the...


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