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Paul W. Cullen Paul W. Cullen

RONAN – Paul W. Cullen passed peacefully away April 28, 2018 at the Cullen ranch surrounded by family and friends. He was born to L.E. “Tut” and Edna Cullen July 13, 1934 in Belt, Montana.  He moved with his parents to what was to become the “Cullen Ranch” at the age of three and discovered paradise. He was later joined by three siblings: Virginia, Joseph, and Carol.  Unfortunately a yellow school bus arrived and “changed his world.” He preferred to farm, work with the animals, go hiking with his friends, work on cars, and occasionally dismantle a tractor, only to find it intact on some poor soul’s roof. He graduated from Round Bu...


Charles "Denny" Orr Charles "Denny" Orr

MESA, ARIZONA – Charles “Denny” Orr, 76, died Saturday, Feb. 10, 2018 at his home surrounded by his wife, Sandy, and sons Dennis and Jeff and family after a long and courageous battle with cancer.  Denny was born to Joseph and Elizabeth (Hembricker) Orr on Feb. 28, 1941 at St. Ignat...


Jane JoAnn Kraft Jane JoAnn Kraft

RONAN – Jane JoAnn Kraft passed away from Alzheimer’s on May 1, 2018 with family by her side at St. Luke Extended Care Facility in Ronan. She finally gets to go to heaven and hand out mail to the angels! JoAnn was born June 27, 1931 to George and Ruth Furhan in Tracy, Minnesota. She had one ol...


Doris ‘Aletha’ Durrant-Lee Doris ‘Aletha’ Durrant-Lee

ST. IGNATIUS – On May 1, 2018, Doris “Aletha” as she preferred to be called, Lee entered the gates of heaven after a long fought battle with Alzheimer’s disease. Aletha was born Dec. 26, 1926, the second of 11 children to Leon and Mary Durrant, in Smithfield, Utah. The family moved to...


Clara Miller Clara Miller

RONAN — Our Mom often reminded us that life isn’t fair. But sometimes it isn’t fair in your favor. We were the most blessed of children to have Clara as our mother because this was what she wanted most … to be a mother. Clara Elizabeth Bick was born Sept. 4, 1924, to Clarence and ...


Stephanie Standen

SPOKANE, WASHINGTON — Stephanie Ann Pedersen Standen, beloved daughter, mother and wife, passed away on Thursday, April 5, 2018, at the age of 79 in Spokane, Washington. She was born on Nov. 20, 1938, in Reno, Nevada. She grew up in Ronan, where she completed her high school education and was attending...


Marie Johnson

POLSON — Marie Lorraine (McNally) Johnson began her life on Dec. 9, 1924, and peacefully went to her rest on April 22, 2018. Marie was born in New York, New York to Lorrinda and Frank McNally. She graduated from high school at Public School No. 52 in New York. At the age of nineteen, in October, 194...


Edward Ertle Edward Ertle

STERLING, COLORADO — Edward “Fast Eddie” Ertle, 76, of Sterling passed away on Monday, April 23, 2018, in Sterling. Memorial services will be on May 18 at 11 a.m. at Tennant Funeral Home. A private family inurnment will be at Riverside Cemetery. Eddie was born on May 27, 1941, in Sterlin...


Ervin Roberts

MEDFORD, OREGON — Ervin Edmond Roberts, 74, of Charlo passed away in Medford, Oregon, on Wednesday, April 18, 2018. Arrangements are in care of Memory Gardens Mortuary: memorygardensmortuary.com.


Bonnie Burnett Bonnie Burnett

ARLEE – Bonnie Lorene McCollum Burnett, 86, passed away Friday, April 13, 2018, in Missoula, surrounded by her loving family. Bonnie died in much the same way she lived; with grace and dignity and at peace with the world. Bonnie was born Jan. 8, 1932, in St. Ignatius, to Ralph and Louise McCollum. A...


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