For the Record
August 2008 Obituaries
ST. IGNATIUS — Thomas Eugene "Satch" McDonald was the twelfth child
born to the late John A. McDonald and Lydia Luddington McDonald of St.
Ignatius on November 28, 1934. He died at Missoula Community Hospital
on August 28, 2008.
Satch was a proud member of the Confederated
Kootenai Tribes. He was also a descendant of the Nez Perce, Eastern
Shoshone, Chinook, and Iroquois Tribes, in addition to being of
Scottish, French, and English descent. His grandparents were the late
Joseph and Lucy Deschamps McDonald, and Richard and Elsie Tellier
Luddington. His great grandparents were Angus and Catherine Baptiste
"Eagle From the Light" McDonald. Angus was an early fur trader and
settler in the Mission Valley, who came to the U. S. in 1838 from Craig
and Glencoe in the Highlands of Scotland. Catherine was closely related
to the Nez Perce Chiefs, Eagle From the Light, Looking Glass, White
Bird, and Joseph. Angus established Fort Connah, a Hudson Bay fur
trading post in the Mission Valley in 1847.
Satch attended the Ursuline academy in St.
graduated from St. Ignatius High School in 1953. He was a good
all-around athlete and particularly excelled in basketball. He was well
known throughout the area for his ball handling, passing and shooting
skills for many years. He had a very quick wit, and had a phenomenal
manner of relating to children.
Although, he spent most of his
life working in the woods as a logger for various logging contractors,
and independently cutting posts, poles and Christmas trees, he was also
a well-known political and environmental activist. In 1964, he ran for
the United States Senate against Mike Mansfield in the democratic
primary, and took second in that primary with nearly half the vote
total of the Senator. He spent numerous years working for and directing
the Reservation Community Action Programs, and the LIGHT (Low Income
Group for Human Treatment) program in Missoula in the 1960’s and 70’s.
his later years he could often be seen hitting golf balls from his yard
across the street from the Mission Church to the adjacent park. He was
always an athletic man and continued his athletic pursuits through his
passion for golf. He transcended cultural and socioeconomic
expectations by playing, teaching and inspiring young people to share
in his love for the sport of golf and all of his endeavors through his
life. He treated his knowledge of golf as he did most things in life as
an opportunity to teach young people and adults alike.
Satch was a visionary of his time, a politician,
an activist, a
proud man, a warrior, a leader, a lover, a fighter, and a hero to many
including his children and grandchildren. He was loved and honored by
many, not due to obligation but due to his inescapable magnetic charm
and charismatic personality. He was a handsome, strong man that honored
us all with his presence. He was an icon that touched the lives of many
youth on and off the reservation. He had a strength and wisdom that
captured people and a personality that commanded respect. He was loved
by his family, and many others. Satch is irreplaceable and will be
greatly missed by his family and friends.
He is preceded in death by his sisters, Lona,
Alma, Mary Lou, and Betty Jean, and his brothers Donald (Boots), Roy,
Jack, and Daniel.
Satch is survived by his children, Valarie
McDonald and her
children Thomas Tanner, Jennifer Shelby, and Samantha Shelby of Arlee,
his son Jeffrey (Huck) McDonald and his daughter Paula McDonald of
Arlee, his other son Paul McDonald of St. Ignatius, Judy Gobert of St.
Ignatius, Mockalee McDonald and her children Susep and Elisha of Santa
Cruz, California, and Mary Jane Billideaux of Charlo. He is also
survived by one sister Gladys Disney of Polson, and one brother, Wyman
J. McDonald of Ronan, his former wife, Sylvia McDonald of Arlee and
many grandchildren and great grand children who loved him dearly.
has taken place and a meal will be held in the Longhouse September 12,
2008 at noon with memorial services following at 2 p.m. in the
Longhouse in St. Ignatius.
ST. IGNATIUS — John Joseph Driscoll, 99, died August 7, 2008, in
Overland Park, Kansas. John was born May 14, 1909, in Butte, to
Jeremiah and Catherine (Sullivan) Driscoll.
John was married to Anne Simeone for 50 years. She
in death in 1991. John was also preceded in death by his parents; three
brothers, Stanley, Lawrence and James Driscoll; and two sisters, Mary
Walsh and Irene Driscoll.
John is survived by his daughter,
Kathleen Bastasch (Paul), Overland Park, Kansas; son, Dr. Michael
Driscoll (Lorilee) of Butte; sisters, Alice McNamara, Katherine
Millnamow and Geraldine Murdock; six grandchildren, Elizabeth Hoffmann,
Michael Bastasch, Stephen Bastasch, Michael Driscoll, Neal Driscoll
(Alia) and Callan Driscoll; one great-grandson, Joshua Hoffmann, and 31
nieces and nephews.
John was a schoolteacher for many years, and was a
person who tried to live a good life and had many friends. A Memorial
Mass was held Saturday, August 16, 2008, at The Church of the Holy
Cross in Overland Park, Kansas.
Services in St. Ignatius, Montana will be held 10
Saturday, Sept 13, 2008 in the St. Ignatius Catholic Mission with
inurnment following at the St. Ignatius Catholic Cemetery. In lieu of
flowers, contributions may be made to Catholic Charities Hospice, 9720
W. 87th St., Overland Park, KS 66212.
The family would like to thank the staffs of the
Forum and Catholic Charities Hospice for their love and concern for
COPPERAS COVE, TX — Wendell Richard "Rich" Silverthorne, age 67, of
Kempner passed away Thursday, August 28, 2008 in a Temple Hospital with
his family at his side.
Rich was born September 10, 1940 on the Northern
Reservation in Lame Deer to Woodrow Silverthorne and Frances (Drier)
Silverthorne. He grew up in North Dakota and Minnesota.
On September 27, 1957 he married the love of his
life Mary Mallon in Webster, South Dakota.
served in the United States Army and retired April 30, 1979 at the rank
of Sergeant First Class. While serving he received the Good Conduct
Medal Clasp, Bronze 3 Loops, the Army Commendation Medal, the Vietnam
Service Medal with 1 Silver Star, the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal
(Korea), was an expert (Rifle) and a marksman (Pistol).
was a member of Grace United Methodist Church in Copperas Cove, the
Disabled American Veterans and the American Legion. He enjoyed hard
work, being outside, hunting, working on cars, his dog Sugar #2, and
most of all spending time with his grandchildren and great
He was preceded in death by his father and a son
Richard Wendell Silverthorne in 1979.
is survived by his wife of 50 plus years, Mary Silverthorne of Kempner;
two daughters, Debbra Fausnaugh and her husband Steven of Copperas
Cove; and Cheryl Perez and her husband David of Copperas Cove, Texas;
his mother, Frances Olson of Breckenridge, Minnesota; two brothers:
James David Olson of Breckenridge, Minnesota; and Lester Silverthorne
of Missoula; three sisters: Wenda Livingston of Dixon; Joyce
Silverthorne of Dixon; and Ruth Silverthorne of Washington State; four
granddaughters and nine great grandchildren.
were held on Monday, September 1, 2008 in the Chapel of Crawford-Bowers
Funeral Home in Copperas Cove with Pastor Stephen Schmidt officiating.
Interment services followed in the Copperas Cove City Cemetery with
Full Military Honors.
For those that desire the family requests that
contributions be made to Grace United Methodist Church, 101 West Avenue
F, Copperas Cove, Texas 76522.
The Silverthorne family would like to express
appreciation for the outstanding care provided by the Veterans
Administration Hospital in Temple to Rich.
Words of comfort may be shared with the family at
Services have been entrusted to the care of
Crawford-Bowers Funeral Home in Copperas Cove.
Jeanette Courville Carns
ST. IGNATIUS — Constance Jeanette Courville Carns of St. Ignatius
passed away at age 62, surrounded by her family, on Thursday, Aug. 7,
2008. She passed away after a yearlong battle with lung cancer.
She was a loyal Wal-Mart employee for 13 years
until she retired in 2007.
Born Nov. 11, 1945, she was a loving wife, mother
grandmother. She gave everything for her family and we will be lost
without her for a long time to come.
She is survived by her son, Edward Carns of Yuma,
daughter, Kimberly Carns of St. Ignatius; her future son-in-law, S.P.C.
Keven Pangburn; and her granddaughter, Alexandria Carns Pangburn of St.
Ignatius. She is also survived by her brothers, Fred Courville of
Polson; Kenneth Courville of Pablo; Alex Courville and Henry Courville
both of Ronan; her sisters, Leona May Courville of Polson; Donna Lee of
New Mexico and Laura Villegas of Washington. She is also survived by
many nieces, nephews and cousins.
She was preceded in death by her loving husband,
Carns; her mother, Elsie Bisson Courville; her father, Alexander
Courville; her sisters, Clare Rogers, Marlene Adams and Dolores
Durgeloh Ramsey; and her niece, Michelle Courville.
She loved her family with all of her heart. We
know she hated
to leave us, but she didn’t want to be in pain any longer or suffer as
others do from the horrible illness called cancer. May we all find
comfort in knowing that she is now cancer free and no longer in pain.
She has rejoined the love of her life, whom she missed so much. They
are finally together again, holding hands, and watching over us all.
We will miss you, Mom, and we will love you
always. You will
always remain in our hearts. Thank you for being our mom and Alex’s
RONAN — Anthony P. Snow, 66, passed away Wednesday near his home at
He was born Feb. 2, 1942 in Hinsdale, IL to
Gilbert and Louise
(Garrett) Snow. Serving in the Navy, he became a system engineer in the
telecommunications industry before moving to Ronan three years ago.
He is survived by his wife Jan of Ronan; his
Lynn ((Bill) Springsteen of Browns Mill, CA; grandchildren Michael and
Amy Mills; a sister Nancy Allan; a brother Peter (Linda) Snow; niece
Susan; step mother Rhoda Snow; father in law Ed Jones; brother in law
Donald (Robin) Jones and niece Melanie.
Cremation has taken place and memorial services
will be held at later date.
Foster Funeral Home and Crematory of St. Ignatius
is assisting the family with arrangements.
Chad Hernandez III
POPLAR — Carmen Chad Hernandez, III, 33, of Poplar, left this world
to be with the Lord and many relatives and friends who passed on before
him, on August 8, at NEMHS in Poplar after a long illness.
Carmen was born on December 20, 1974 in Missoula
to Mavis Scott Hernandez and the late Carmen Anthony Hernandez, Jr.
Chad, as he was known to his friends and family,
schools in Missoula, West Riverside Mt. and Poplar. He graduated from
Poplar High School in 1993 where he was active in football and band.
After high school he enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps and was a
Chad was an avid outdoorsman; he loved hunting,
camping. His favorite pastimes were: rodeoing, singing and dancing at
powwows, playing his guitar and video games, and working on cars. Chad
also loved visiting with friends and family, especially his children
and numerous nieces and nephews, all of whom will miss him a lot,
especially his cousin, Delvin Conrad-Chad Red Eagle.
Chad is survived by his wife, Sheila of Poplar;
Dorene Hernandez of Poplar; two sons, James Scott and Allen Red Boy of
Poplar; his mother, Mavis Hernandez; adopted mother, Anne Lester and
adopted father Craig Cain of Poplar; an adopted grandmother, Ramona
Kirn of Poplar; four sisters, Robyn (Don) Hernandez, Margaret (Ralph)
Hernandez, Michelle Aims Back and Elayne Scott all of Poplar; one
brother, Conrad (Vangie) Scott and one adopted brother, Orlando Hale
both of Poplar; aunties, Verbena Savior (Royce) Jackson, Faryl (Carlos)
Pedraza, Karen Smoker, Rhonda Kirn and Johnelle Menz all of Poplar,
Neva Loudermilk of Billings, Carmella Scott of Nebraska, Julia and
Evelyn Hernandez of St. Ignatius, Delores Martinez, Mary Heppler, Diane
Stagger, Patty Wagner, Carol Wood and Agnes GunHammer all of the
Flathead Reservation; uncles Royce Jackson and Jim Loudermilk of
Billings, Alvin Savior, Mathew Scott Sr., Jesse Kirn, Jr., and Tom and
Russell Kirn, all of Poplar, Ronald Hernandez of Dixon, John Hernandez
of California and James and Robert Little of St. Michaels, ND; adopted
parents, Orin and Dorothy Denny of Brockton; in-laws that thought
highly of him, grandma Thelma Thompson, Benny Nice and Dale and Robin
Manning all of Bainville; Monica Schroeder and Val Manning of
Williston, ND and Tawnya Wetzel of SD.
Chad was preceded in death by his father Carmen
maternal grandparents, Artie Crazy Bull, Raymond Scott and Melvin Toby
Scott, Sr.; paternal grandparents, Margaret and Carmen Hernandez, Sr.;
grandfather, Jesse Kirn, Sr. and adopted grandmother Raquel Menz;
uncles Earlwin Sam Savior, Francis Macdonald Sr., Michael and Karl
Hernandez; aunties Shirley Hernandez, Marveen Savior Larson and
Elizabeth Youpee; adopted dad, Oliver Archdale; grandpa Malcolm Dale
Manning; adopted brother Callen Cloke; niece Ashley Cantrell; and
grandma Betty Nice.
Visitation with a Vigil Service was held at 8 p.m.
August 15 at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Poplar. A Mass of
Christian Burial was held Saturday August 16 at Our Lady of Lourdes
Catholic Church in Poplar. Inurnment at Poplar City Cemetery will
follow at a later date.
PABLO — Tara Lilian Mae Routzen, 34, was born November 11, 1973,
and was a homemaker who enjoyed doing arts and crafts, sewing,
embroidery and beading. Tara was a C.N.A. for the Salish and Kootenai
Tribal Health Services and a seamstress for Greywolf Embroidery. She
loved being with her children and family. She was always able to see
the better side to a bad situation. Tara passed away Tuesday, August 5,
2008 of natural causes in Missoula.
She is survived by her husband Vince Gladue;
children: Joseph A
Routzen, Shashena A. Gladue, Elijah T. Gladue, and Kayala A. Gladue,
all of Missoula; mother Brenda Parmer of Missoula; mother-in-law Pam
Daniels of Missoula; siblings, Brian Pierre, Tracy Parmer, Howdie
Hiner, all of Missoula; Autumn Yamelst Charlo of Billings; Claton
Yamelst Charlo of Canada; great aunt Mary Jane Charlo of Arlee; and
great uncle Vic Charlo of Dixon; and many numerous nieces, nephews,
uncles, aunts and cousins.
Tara was preceded in death by her mother Denita
Lloyd Routzen; dad Howard Hiner; grandma Lillian Boggs; grandpa Albert
Charlo; Aunt Beth Charlo; cousin Candy; great grandpa Chief Antoine
Charlo; and great grandma Mary Mitchell Charlo.
Traditional wake services began Wednesday at the
Longhouse. A prayer service was held Thursday afternoon and funeral
services were held Friday at the St. Ignatius Catholic Church. She will
be laid to rest with her Mother at the St. Ignatius Catholic cemetery.
A traditional meal followed the funeral services at the St. Ignatius
Her smile and laughter that would always light up
a room will be truly missed.