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Marvel Marrinan

Marvel Marrinan

POLSON — A life well lived. Marvel E. Marrinan, 92, died of natural causes on Aug. 5, 2018, at Mountain View Care Center in Ronan. Marvel was born to Inez and Granville Carr on Feb. 17, 1926, in Round Butte, near Ronan. She joined older brother Donald and later, siblings Tommy and Judy joined the

Leonard LaHaye

Leonard LaHaye

RAVALLI — Leonard Ronnie LaHaye, 71, passed away on July 31, 2018, at his home in Ravalli. He was born on Dec. 31, 1946, in St. Ignatius, to Pete LaHaye and Lucy Louderback. Leonard was raised and educated locally. He went on to join the US Army in 1965 and was given an honorable discharge

Mary Hoversland

Mary Hoversland

RONAN — Mary Bessie Hoversland, 100, of Ronan, passed away on Thursday, July 9, 2018, peacefully at home surrounded by family. Mary was born on July 7, 1918, at Ashley Lake, a daughter of the late Anton and Bessie Arnold Gamma. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, Aug. 18, at 10 a.m., at the

Faye Peterson

Faye Peterson

POLSON — Faye E. Peterson, 86, passed away Tuesday, July 17, surrounded by her loving family at her home in Polson. Faye was born to Frank and Bertha White in Polson on Nov. 20, 1931. She attended school in Plains. In 1946 Faye married Donald McMullin in Plains. They moved to Superior where they rai…

David Nowotny

David Nowotny

POLSON — David Nowotny passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, July 24, at his home in Polson. He was 68. David was born Sept. 18, 1949, in Longview, Washington, to Raymond and Nadine Nowotny. He was a U.S. Army veteran and lifetime member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. He is preceded in death by his…

Jane Kraft

Jane Kraft

ST. IGNATIUS — Jane JoAnn Kraft passed away May 1, 2018. A Celebration of Life will be held for Jane on Saturday, Aug. 11, 2018, at 2 p.m. at Mission Valley United Methodist Church on top of Post Creek Hill on Highway 93. The family asks that everyone wear bright colors. Messages of condolences may

Leola Taylor

Leola Taylor

RONAN — Leola Carol Stipe Taylor, 85, passed away peacefully on July 5, 2018, at the Tri-Cities Retirement Inn in Pasco, Washington. Leola was born to Paul B. Stipe and Bonnie F. Coleman Stipe on July 22, 1932, in Saint Ignatius. She grew up in Moiese Valley on the Stipe Family farm with her seven

Francis Burke, Sr.

Francis Burke, Sr.

PABLO — Franny’s illness was swift, not leaving us with much time to spend with him. He left this earth on July 16, 2018, leaving many devastated family and friends. He was born on July 3, 1953, in Nespelem, Washington. Franny was Kootenai/Colville from large families in both Montana and Washi…

Shirley Cummings

Shirley Cummings

RONAN — Shirley Mae Cummings, 88, of Ronan, passed away on Friday, July 20, 2018, at St. Luke’s Community Hospital. Cremation will take place and no services are planned at this time. Messages of condolence may be sent to the family online at: www.shriderthompson.com. Shrider-Thompson Funer…

Mary Krein

Mary Krein

ST. IGNATIUS — On July 18, 2018, Mary Beth Krein passed away at home surrounded by her family. Beth was born on April 30, 1953, to Hubert and Ruth Horton in Hayden, Colorado. Beth graduated high school from Campion Academy in Loveland, Colorado, in 1971. In 1972 Beth moved to St. Ignatius with her family.

Robert Gambrel

Robert Gambrel

POLSON — Robert Eugene Gambrel, 67, went to be with the Lord in the early morning hours of July 4, 2018. Robert (also known as Bob or Gene) was born on Jan. 21st, 1951, in Keokuk, Iowa, to Robert Leroy Gambrel and Mary Helen (LeMaster Gambrel) Ringstrom. As a child, Robert lived in Keokuk, Iowa;

Ernest Luke

Ernest Luke

COLUMBIA FALLS – Ernest Luke, 60, passed away at his home in Columbia Falls on July 11. Memorial services are planned for Saturday, July 21. Please contact the family for location and time 406-897-4757 or 406-261- 8689. Columbia Mortuary in Columbia Falls is caring for the family.

Teresa Lapka

Teresa Lapka

Teresa Thomas Lapka passed away on July 2, 2018, surrounded by family. Teresa was born March 29, 1929, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She loved to dance and entertain. Teresa taught school in Unalakleet, Nome, and Mountain Village, Alaska. She has travelled all over the U.S. Teresa is survived by her brot…

Urban Bear Don’t Walk

Urban Bear Don't Walk

Urban Bear Don’t Walk walked on Sunday, July 1st, 2018 due to long-term complications of Parkinson’s disease. He was born Nov. 9, 1941, to Emma (Crissler) Bear Don’t Walk and Ray Bear Don’t Walk in Crow Agency, Montana. His father was a member of the Apsaalooke tribe and his mother, of the Turtle Mountain Ch…