For the Record
ST. IGNATIUS — Shad passed away the evening of July 23, 2009 from a
tragic gun accident.
Shad was born on January 12, 1989 in Polson to
Denise and Pat Marks.
Shad lived more in his 20 years than most live in
60 years. He
loved to ride motorcycles, four-wheelers and anything that gave an
adrenaline rush, but his real passion was bull riding. He had no fear
for life or limb. His life motto: Live to Ride, Ride to Live.
Shad loved his dogs, as well as his friends. While
Shad was an honorary member of many families. He had a tight knit
circle of friends and this circle could never be broken. Although very
tough, he was also very compassionate.
Shad attended school in St. Ignatius but felt that
he had too
much adventure to pursue. He was a well-known Mr. fix-it and a true
farm kid. After leaving St. Ignatius High School, Shad pursued his GED
in Spokane, Washington. He worked many different jobs and had no
trouble finding new jobs when he lost interest in the old one. Some of
his jobs included working as an ironworker and at a tire shop. He most
recently worked as an equipment operator on a large ranch in Spokane
Valley, which he truly loved.
He is survived by his mother and father, along
with his sisters
Jodie Marks-Dias of Seattle, Washington and Bryanna Toussaint of
Carlsbad, California; brother-in-law Blake Marks-Dias; nephew Hudson
Marks-Dias; his maternal grandmother Karen Cross of Missoula; Phil
Hollowell of Arizona; uncles Gary and Shanna Hollowell, Rodger and
Sally Hollowell, Rob and Trisha Cross, Pat and Debbie Cross, Dave and
Donna Marks, Jim and Chriss Marks, and aunt Marilyn and David Dehn; and
his girlfriend Krystal McCarthy.
He is preceded in death by brothers Brandon Marks
Marks; uncles Jim Cross and Ed Hollowell; and cousins Dariek Dehn and
Services were held Friday July 31, 2009 at the St.
Ignatius Catholic Church.
Donations can be made to the Shad Marks Memorial
Scholarship Fund at the Lake County Bank.
MISSOULA — Hope Mae (Richard) Crofoot joined her Lord on July 29,
2009, in Missoula. Hope was born in Loma on October 14, 1918 to George
and Louise Richard. She grew up on a wheat farm around the Loma/Big
Sandy area, where she graduated from Big Sandy High School. On February
24, 1939, she married Gordyn L. Crofoot in Loma. They were the proud
parents of three children, Wanda (died at birth), Sheila (Vallejo) and
For majority of their married life, they owned a
wheat farm in
Big Sandy. In 1961, they moved to Arlee to raise Santa Gertrudis
cattle. In the 1970’s, after moving to the Bitterroot Valley, Hope
participated in the Eagles Auxiliary, even enjoying a run as President.
She enjoyed horses, hunting, oil painting and dancing.
Hope is preceded in death by her parents; Gordyn
Crofoot; daughter, Wanda; son, Steve; two brothers and one sister.
Hope’s legacy includes daughter, Sheila (Roy)
daughter-in-law, Dee Ann (Hogge); six grandchildren, fourteen
great-grandchildren, four great-great grandchild and was anxiously
anticipating her fifth great-great grandchild.
Services were held at St. Ignatius Catholic
Mission. Burial was in Fort Benton.
BIG ARM — Darian Lee Medina, 2, was made an angel on July 29, 2009.
Darian was born on May 15, 2007 in Ronan to Farrah
Lynn Hameline and Pedro Medina.
He was preceded in death by his great grandparents
Felicite and Robert MadPlume, Louise Burke and Louis Caye, Sr.
Survivors include his mother and father Farrah and
Pedro of Big
Arm; his brothers and sisters Joseph Parizeau, Amber Parizeau, Omar
Medina, Sophia Medina and Hannah Medina; his grandparents Marcia and
Dwayne Fisher of Big Arm and the Medina family of California and
A wake was held at the Elmo Cultural Home;
services were held
the Elmo Cultural Hall and the burial followed in the Dayton Cemetery.
ST. IGNATIUS — Michael Allen Blood, 37, resident of St. Ignatius,
passed away at Community Hospital in Missoula on July 23, 2009.
He was born to Bill and Joanne Blood of St.
Ignatius on July 16, 1972. He attended Mission High School graduating
in 1992 and then enlisted in the Army in 1993 and served for three
years in Texas. He was recently employed at Rod’s Harvest Foods in
which he had made many friends. Michael’s personal interests were
hunting, fishing, woodworking, sketching, and had a passion for
He is preceded in death by Pete and Emma Blood,
Gerald and Mary Hall and many loved ones.
He is survived by his parents Bill and Joanne
Blood of St. Ignatius; sister Barbie Larsh (Steve); niece and nephew
Jessica and Nathan of California; aunts Berdie Anderson of Ronan,
Geraldine Davaz of Spokane, Wash. and Karen Hall of Pablo; and many
cousins that loved him.
Michael will be very missed by many, we will all
miss his warm friendly smile that melted us all.
Graveside Services to be held on August 1, 2009 at
11:30 a.m. at Pleasant View Cemetery with Military Honors by Mission
Valley Honor Guard. A Celebration of life to follow with luncheon to be
served at the residence of Bill and Joanne Blood (Blood Ranch Lane).
All are welcome.
"Our deepest thanks to all the staff of Community
Hospital for all there care and support they had given to Michael and
his family." Please direct memorials and donations to the hospice care
program of your choice.
Marie Courville Lee
ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico — Word was received that Donna passed away on
July 20, 2009 in Albuquerque, NM.
She was born August 18, 1952 to Elsie Bisson and
She is survived by her husband Wade; son Kurtis
and his wife, all in Albuquerque, NM; daughter Michelle, her husband
and two children of Denver, CO; brothers Fred of Polson, Henrey (Tammy)
of Ronan, and Alex (Judy) of Pablo; sister Laura (Mike) of Ronan; and
numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
Preceding her in death are her parents; sisters
Marlene Adams, Delores Durgeloh, Clare Rogers, Connie Carns, Leona
Courville; and brother Kenny Courville.
A celebration of life will be held August 1 at the
Indian Senior Center in Ronan starting at 2 p.m.
Immediately following the final prayer at 3 p.m.,
a potluck dinner will be served in her memory and in the memory of her
sisters Connie and Leona and her brother Kenny, all of who we lost
within the past year.
We ask that you join us with your prayers,
stories, memories and pictures.
SALMON, Idaho Elizabeth Lee Hogge, 91, is celebrating a reunion
with her beloved family and friends who have preceded her. They include
parents, two brothers, three sisters, husband, daughter, granddaughter
and son in law.
Born in Woodville, Idaho on May 2, 1918 to John
Earnest and Lydia Lovina Longhurst Lee, she grew up in Idaho and
She left her earthly home, July 11, 2009 at
Center in Salmon, Idaho accompanied by her daughters Dee Ann and
She was preceded in death her husband Robert,
daughter Betty Lou Gamble and granddaughter LaTesa Hogge.
She is survived by brother Joseph Lee of St.
Beverly (Boyd) Kreipl of Millville, Utah, DeeAnn Crofoot of Salmon, ID,
Daniel Hogge of St. Ignatius and George (Gloria) Hogge of Mesa, AZ;
son-in-law Steve (Kristy) Gamble of Kennewick, WA; and 46 grandchildren
and great grandchildren.
She loved the "Mission Valley", outdoors, family
family and friends. She was the life of the party, loved to do
readings, dancing, skits and singing. Grandchildren loved to walk with
her, bake bread in tiny pans, make cookies, candies and homemade root
She and Bob served LDS Mission in Alabama and she
years in her church with children in Primary, Relief Society and Junior
Family was her greatest joy. We will remember her
examples and concern for all around her.
A viewing will take place Thursday, July 16 from
11 a.m. until
noon with services beginning at noon at the LDS Church in St. Ignatius.
Interment will follow in the Pleasant View Cemetery in St. Ignatius.
MISSOULA — A true world traveler and avid adventurer, Evin began
the greatest adventure of all when he went to join his ancestors on
July 8, 2009. Evin fought a valiant fight with cancer, winning the
battle once only to have it come back 10 years later to the day on June
Evin started out life in Missoula on Sept. 5, 1955
as the first
born of Ronald and Maxine Kimmel. At the age of 18 Evin enlisted in the
Air Force making a career out of it, becoming a veteran of three wars.
In 1976 Juiling Chen joined Evin’s adventure as
wife, best friend, and co-adventurer. Together they raised five
children, Chai-Wei of Taiwan, Chai-Wen Oliver of Dallas, Texas, Rebecca
McGregor of Oregon, Meiling Kimmel of Oregon, and John Kimmel of
Missoula. He was blessed with five beautiful grandchildren, Eric and
Erica Oliver of Dallas Texas, Kallisti and Nausicca McGregor of Oregon,
and Mykel Kimmel of Missoula.
Evin is survived by his wife Juiling; his children
grandchildren; his parents Ronald and Maxine Kimmel of Ronan; sisters
Kathy Kimmel of Ronan, Linda Haydon of Pablo, and Shirley (Craig) Pablo
of Arlee; along with several uncles, aunts and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his great grandparents
Mary Heath; grandparents O.E. and Luella Kimmel; and the Rev. Elmer and
Clara Robison; daughter Jennifer Kimmel; nephew Terje Pablo; and uncles
Heath, Gale, Dale Kimmel and Paul Robison.
POLSON — LaKishia Curley, 31, of Polson passed away on July 1, 2009 at
her home in Polson.
She was born on February 10, 1978 in Spokane, WA
to Brenda Curley.
Kisha attended schools at Two Eagle River High
School in Pablo and Salish and Kootenai College.
She enjoyed music, movies, Pow Wows and loved
She was outgoing, energetic, caring, sensitive and protective. She was
a true people person.
She is preceded in death by her grandparents,
Alice Curley and grandfather Frank Pierce.
She is survived by her daughters Emonie Couture
Burshia; parents Brenda and Virgil Brave Rock of Ronan; sisters Chelsea
Brave Rock of St. Ignatius, Alycia Shorty of Polson, Cecelia Shorty of
Ronan, Mackenzie Brave Rock of Canada, Feather Wildshoe of Ronan; and
brother Chasen Curley of Ronan. She is also survived by her aunts
Marcella White and Tessie Curley; uncle Francis (Deanna) Auld of Elmo;
grandparents Louise Brave Rock and Mervyn Brave Rock of Canada; and
numerous other relatives.
Services were held on Saturday, July 4, 2009 at 10
a.m. at the
Elmo Hall with Rev. Kenny Prewett officiating, and burial followed at
the Elmo Cemetery.
Arrangements are by Grogan Funeral Home of Polson
and messages of condolence may be sent to the family online at www.groganfuneralhome.com.