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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 grade school and high school, leaving school in her senior year. She then joined the CCC’s to help wrap bandages and knitted scarves and mittens for the service men and women. In 1937 in Denver, she met and married Edward Johns. To this union the couple welcomed Helen (Beth), Robert (Bob), and Dolly. After ten years in Colorado, the family moved to north Idaho, first living in Sa...


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 ...


James 'Mac' McClure James 'Mac' McClure

SANTA ROSA, CALIFORNIA — “He stopped loving her today …” on Nov. 5, 2018, James “Mac” McClure quietly embarked on a new adventure after 54 loving years with Nancy. Mac was born in Long beach, California. He lived in Long Beach, Lakewood and Anaheim until he was 17 year...


Carl Powell Carl Powell

ARLEE – Carl “Tuffy” Powell passed away in Missoula from pancreatic cancer on Oct. 23, 2018. Tuffy was born Aug. 28, 1934, to Andrew Paul Powell and Vivian (La- Munyon) Powell in Buffalo, Oklahoma. Tuffy spent his early years living in Oklahoma and later moved to Sunnyside, Washington. W...


Viola Lobdell-Holm Viola Lobdell-Holm

POLSON – Viola Jessie Lobdell-Holm, age 96, passed away in her home, surrounded by family, on Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018. Viola was born on May 15, 1922 in Lincoln, Nebraska to parents Goldie Olivia Johnson and Earl Irwin Lobdell. She was the oldest of seven children. Viola attended school until she ne...


Donald Davis Donald Davis

RONAN — Donald Rae Davis (Don), 78, of Ronan, passed away peacefully at his home on Sept. 21, 2018. He lived his life his own way, never missing a good drink, smoke or meal. He had a passion for hunting, fishing and cars. He enjoyed his grandchild Michelle, along with his adopted grandchildren, Carl, B...


Richard Rush Richard Rush

WORLAND, WYOMING — Richard M. Rush, age 51, was a resident of Worland, Wyoming, formerly of Ronan. He died on Sept. 8, 2018, in an ATV accident while pursuing his passion of hunting. He was the son of Barbara Parker Rush of Ronan and Dr. Richard M. Rush Sr. and step-mother Debra Featherstone Rush of...


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