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David Alexander Sr. David Alexander Sr.

POLSON — On June 17, 2018, at 1:55 a.m. a man of much kindness, love and wisdom, a jack of all trades, peacefully made his final journey in the warmth of his home with his loving wife Jeanne by his side. Born on March 16, 1950, in Phoenix, Arizona, to Bert H. Alexander and Ruth E. Wood Alexander (both deceased), David Lee Alexander Sr., raised as a single child, lived his life to the fullest. David dabbled in a multitude of professions to include: cabinet maker by trade, builder of custom homes and lastly, a true law enforcement man. David began his career in law enforcement in Phoenix moving to Lake County in 1973. He began his career with the Sheriff ’s Office on Jan. 29, 1983...


W. LaVerne Sandsmark

I come to the garden alone, while the dew is still on the roses … POLSON — Mom made her entrance into the world on Sept. 14, 1925, born to Otis and Iva Strickland in Altus, Oklahoma. She was the oldest, followed by brothers, Marvin and Don and sister, Jamie. Mom, at 92 years of age, peacefu...


Arthur G. Barber Arthur G. Barber

LONGMONT, COLORADO — Arthur G. Barber was born in St. Ignatius, on Nov. 4, 1936, to Arthur and Lillian (Tinka Weivoda) Barber. A member of the CSKT, Art spent his early youth (wartime) with brother, Dale and Uncle Wally on George and Anna’s (grandparents) ranch on Mud Creek. Later he moved with f...


Alicia Whitman Alicia Whitman

ST. IGNATIUS — Alicia L. Whitman, 91, of St. Ignatius, left us on June 13, 2018, of natural causes. She was born on Oct. 13, 1926, in Hot Springs, a daughter of Fred H. and Lela C. Fitzpatrick. Alicia joined her siblings, Violet and Fred Jr., and later Tom, James, Robert, and Eva. Alicia grew up in Hot...


Lesa Weddle Lesa Weddle

POLSON — Lesa Marie Weddle, 71, of Polson went to fly with her angels on June 12, 2018. She was born in Indianapolis, Indiana, on Sept. 9, 1946. She was a bright and shining light in the eyes of so many and will be missed beyond words. She was happily enjoying her retirement years. She loved traveling ...


Winfred Halter Jr. Winfred Halter Jr.

POLSON — Winfred (Jerry) P. Halter Jr., (Dad, Grandpa and Ol’Papa) was born June 9, 1923, to Winfred and Lillian Joyce Halter in Havre, Montana, at Sacred Heart Hospital. He passed peacefully at home outside of Polson on Sunday, June 3, 2018, just six days shy of his 95th birthday. He graduate...


Pamela “Ayla” Williams Pamela “Ayla” Williams

  POLSON — Pamela “Ayla” Williams, 76, of Polson, passed away peacefully at sunset on May 30, 2018, at her home at the Retreat. Ayla was born on May 24, 1942, in Los Angeles, California, to Evelyn and Spencer Prinz. She grew up in the Hollywood Hills with movie stars for neighbor...


Hildur Reksten

POLSON — Hildur Reksten (Lang), age 99 passed away on Wednesday, May 30. She was born on Jan. 12, 1919, to Hilda and George Reksten. She lived most of her life in Polson and worked for the telephone company for 35 years. She was very musical and known in several counties for her talent. She is survived...


Gary D. Thomas Gary D. Thomas

LAKE MARY RONAN — Gary D. Thomas, 80, passed away peacefully at his home at Camp Tuffit on Monday, June 4, 2018. Gary was born in Kalispell, on May 11, 1938. He was the first of three children born to Jerome and Ruth Thomas. During his first years of life at Camp Tuffit, his father, Jerome, was draf...


Ed Holland

POLSON — Ed Holland’s military burial service will be held June 16 at 11 a.m. at the Lake View Cemetery in Polson. All are welcome to come join his family and friends.  


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