For the Record...
October 2007 Obituaries
POLSON — Keith Douglas Mohr, 54, of Polson, MT died on Nov.
22, 2007 at his home at the base of the mountain in Polson.
Keith was born on October 16, 1953 to Doug and
Keith was a hard working man and a loving father,
friend, brother, companion and uncle. He lived and worked throughout
Canada, the United States and Costa Rica. Keith enjoyed the simple
luxuries of life, which included his family and friends. Keith built
houses and worked as a building contractor. He enjoyed working on his
own house and he loved riding his Harley.
Keith liked old school Bob Marley, Bob Dylan and
Keith was a native at heart. He loved to cut wood,
ride in the mountains, cruising around the lake and play cards at the
powwows. He especially enjoyed watching and coaching all of his
children's sporting activities. He also enjoyed watching his daughter
Caroline dance and sing.
Keith is preceded in death by his Parents, a
brother-Gary and his dogs, Sipp and Hector.
He is survived by his children, Alonzo (Monica) of
Missoula; Caroline and Louis of Polson; his companion- Melissa
Horseman; step-children, Marrisa; Meriah; Nathan and Darren all of
Polson; and cousins, Douglas and Pamela Clark of North Carolina; and
numerous nieces, nephews, brothers and friends scattered throughout the
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.groganfuneralhome.com
Arrangements are by Grogan Funeral Home, Polson,
HOT SPRINGS - Glenn Lewis Campbell age 84 of Hot Springs passed away on
Friday October 19, 2007 at Lakeview Care Center in Big Fork from
natural causes. He was born February 6, 1923 at West Linn, Oregon to
Frank J. and Louise Knowles Campbell.
He attended elementary and high school in West
Oregon and graduated from Oregon State University. Glenn served his
country during WW II serving at Fort Lewis, WA. and also in Alaska.
After his discharge from the service, he worked 38 years for
Consolidated Freightways and held various jobs with them.
He was involved with the Boy Scouts for 32 years,
enjoyed camping and was always doing something with his family and
loved his family very much. He spent 42 years with his wife Emily
enjoying square dancing, but after she became ill, Glenn volunteered
He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife
Emily and a grandson Michael Campbell, Jr.
Glenn is survived by his sons David (Yvonne)
Hot Springs, Steve (Charilyn) Campbell of Spanaway, WA., Michael
(Jesse) Campbell of Anchorage, AK, and Alan Campbell of Madras,
Oregon., 5 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren.
Visitation will be held on Sunday, October 28,
the Grogan Funeral Home from noon until 4 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial
will be held on Monday, October 29, 2007 at 11 a.m. in the St. Ignatius
Catholic Mission with Father Drew Maddock officiating. Military honors
will be held following the services at the church. Cremation will
follow services. A reception will be held following the services at the
Indian Center in Hot Springs. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.groganfhuneralhome.com.
POLSON - Donald Claffey, age 74, passed away on Monday October 22, 2007
at his home in Polson.
Don was born on April 10, 1933 at Polson, MT to
and Ruby Claffey. He attended school in Polson and graduated from
Polson High School in 1952. Don took his freshman year of high school
off to "work in the woods." Don served his country with the US Army
during the Korean War from 1953 to 1954. Don was active with the
Ironworker Union and worked the Alaskan Pipeline. He was a "snowbird"
ironworker working in California and Arizona during the winter.
Don and Karen spent the last eight winters at
in Mohave Valley, Arizona. Don was a Lifetime member of the VFW and a
Cootie member. He also belonged to the National Horseshoe Pitching
Association, and loved to pitch horseshoes and compete in tournaments.
Don also helped with the Polson Boxing Club and was quite accomplished
(commented before commentators did).
Rodeo kept Don from playing college basketball and
promising acting career. Don had quite a "hook shot" and loved
basketball. He had several parts in 26 Men. If anyone has access to
this movie, Karen would love to have a copy. Don enjoyed watching
sports on TV. He loved working with horses and was very willing and
anxious to tackle all. Their herd would follow the pied piper with his
pocket full of pellets.
Don loved to create anything out of nothing. He
created metal tree picture frames that could not be recreated.
His parents Ernest and Ruby Claffey, and his only
son "K.O." Kenneth Orion Claffey preceded Don in death.
He is survived by his wife Karen of Polson, his
Erik (Anisa) and Edward Lanphier of Plainfield, IL, his granddaughters
Breena, Whitney, and Leah and numerous cousins.
A memorial service will be held on Friday October
2007 at 4 p.m. at the VFW Hall with Deacon Wes Vert officiating. A
reception will follow the services at the VFW Hall. Arrangements and
cremation are under the direction of Grogan Funeral Home &
Karen, Don's wife, asked that memorials be made in
name to the Humane Society, Lake County Search & Rescue, or to
donors choice. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.groganfuneralhome.com.
Dixon — Carol Jane Gillette, 85, passed away on October 5,
Born to William Leroy and Stella Hogan, she grew
Silverdale, WA and attended the Clear Creek School and had many fond
memories of that place and time. She married the love of her youth,
Douglas H. Gillette and they moved to the Burien, WA area in 1947 where
they raised their three children and was a longtime resident of the
same house until 2004.
Her last years were spent with her daughter Alison
Rose in Dixon, MT.
She was preceded in death by Douglas in 1968 and
in 2004. Surviving children are a daughter Alison and son Bill, two
grandchildren and three great grandchildren.
Cremation has taken place and services will be
held this spring in Washington.