For the Record
ST. IGNATIUS —
Charles H. Logan, 44, son of James and Christine (Lozeau) Logan passed
away January 28, 2010 in Portland from injuries after being struck by a
Born in Aberdeen, Washington on November 30, 1965,
raised in Washington and Oregon where he worked construction and as a
forest fire fighter. A member of the Confederated Salish and Kootenai
Tribe, he was active in local cultural activities.
Loved by many, he was preceded in death by his
parents and sisters Julie and Esther.
Survivors include his children Angelina Cook, Dion
H. Logan, Jr., Candra Lawerance, Tana Lawerance, Delise, Holly and
Jayce Logan; six grandchildren and brothers and sisters Maria Jackson
Lopez, Rosie Logan, James Logan, Derek Gibbs, Margaret - Sharon Marker
and Serena Logan; uncles Kenny Lozeau and Pat Lozeau and auntie Clara
Bourdon as well as a large extended family on the Hawaiian islands, the
Quinault and Salish Kootenai Reservations.
A service was held at the family home in Portland
returning to St. Ignatius for the Rosary that was held on Monday
evening. A traditional closing service was held Tuesday morning at the
Longhouse with burial following in the Pleasant View Cemetery where he
will be laid to rest beside his mother.
SEATTLE, WA — Marvin J. Peone, 47, passed away Thursday, January
28, 2010 at Harborview Medical center from injuries received in an
A member of the Confederated Salish and Kootenai
was born in St. Ignatius to Adeline Bernice (Marengo) and Francis
Peone. He was raised on the Flathead Reservation where attended the
Urselines and Mission Schools before going to Utah to Job Corps. He
worked several areas before ending up in the Seattle area where he
lived for over the last 20 years.
He is preceded in death by his parents; siblings
Leslie, Gary, Stanley and Alan; and several extended family members.
Survivors include siblings Howard, Raymond,
Beverly, Joyce and Sharlene as well as numerous nieces, nephews and
A visitation began Wednesday morning at the Foster
in St. Ignatius with a Vigil/Rosary being recited Wednesday. Funeral
services will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. in the Foster Funeral Home
with burial following in the Snyelmn Sntmtmne.
LaMoine Couture Malatare
ARLEE — Sherry LaMoine Couture Malatare, 61, longtime resident of
Arlee passed away at home with family by her side, on January 23,
ending a courageous battle with cancer.
She was the fourth of six children born to Gene
Couture in St. Ignatius on December 5, 1948. She was raised and
attended school in Arlee and Seattle, WA area. She graduated from Arlee
High School. Sherry also attended and graduated from Griffen Business
College in Seattle with a degree in business.
Sherry used her education to work in various jobs
Seattle Indian Health and many facets of the Confederated Salish and
Kootenai Tribes, where she retired.
She enjoyed spending time with her family, going
on picnics and
joyrides through the mountains. She was a huge supporter and staple on
the sidelines of her grandkid's sporting events and watching her
grandkids dance at powwows. She loved to garden and decorate her lawn.
Sherry met the love of her life in Arlee at the
age of 18. She
went on to marry her high school sweetheart Jim Malatare at the age of
20 in January 1968. They enjoyed many things and places together over
the last 42 years and Jim will carry her memory on to many more
She was preceded in death by her father and mother
Jeanette Couture, daughter Shelly Malatare, sister Audrey Guardipee,
brother Kenny Couture and son in law Trace Mesteth.
Sherry is survived by her husband Jim Malatare;
(Allen) Pierre; son Clayton (Terri) Malatare; grandkids William
(Ashley) Mesteth, Sean (Miranda) Mesteth, Tashina Malatare, Clayton
Malatare, Trey Malatare and Theresa Malatare all of Arlee and Alyssa
Malatare of Seattle, WA; her great-grandkids William Mesteth Jr., Leah
Mesteth and Trace Mesteth II all of Arlee; brothers Carl Couture and
Ron Couture; sister Sandy Shocker; and great aunt Penny Jolly.
A wake began Sunday at the Arlee Community Center
Rosary being held Monday January 25 in the Arlee Community Center. Wake
closing was on Tuesday, January 26, at the Arlee Community Center and
Mass was celebrated in the St. Ignatius Catholic Mission in St.
Ignatius. Burial followed at Snyelmn Sntmtmne in St. Ignatius.
The family would ask all who knew Sherry in any
way to join the
family in celebrating her life, at the services as well as dinner.
RONAN — Stark O. "David" Cherry, 84, of Ronan, passed away on Tuesday,
January 19, 2010 at St. Luke Community Hospital.
David was born on June 26, 1925 in Pittsburgh, PA,
after his father, Stark O. Cherry, Sr. His mother, however wanted him
named David, and it stuck. He attended the Oakwood Academy in
Huntsville, AL and the University of Pittsburgh.
He served in
the US Army from 1944 until 1946 where he was awarded the
Asiatic-Pacific campaign medal with a Bronze Star. He also received a
Good Conduct and Victory medal, the WWII Army Occupation medal, the
WWII Japanese Clasp and the Philippine Liberation Ribbon.
went on to work for the railroad as a purchasing agent and in
retirement, became a bartender in Las Vegas. He has enjoyed trips to
Nova Scotia, Florida, California, and Old Mexico. His favorite car was
his Cadillac. David loved Italian food and Russian classical music. He
was a very optimistic person and truly believed in never giving up hope
no matter what the situation may be.
Those left with cherished
memories are; three sisters, Fannie Cherry, Louise Cherry, and Gladdys
Cherry; stepsons David Clairmont of Polson and Corky Clairmont of
Pablo; niece, Genne Umstead of Washington, DC; nephew, James Lyons of
Lexington, KY and David's best friend, Alf Salway of Ronan and Winogene
The family wishes to express their appreciation to
staff of St. Luke Extended Care Facility where David resided for the
last several years.
A memorial service was conducted on Friday,
January 22 at
Grogan Funeral Home with Rev. Dick Widerholdt officiating. Graveside
services with military honors were held at the Ronan Cemetery following
the memorial service on Friday.
Messages of condolence may be
sent tot the family online at www.groganfuneralhome.com. The staff at
Grogan Funeral Home and Crematory, Polson, considers it a privilege to
care for Mr. Cherry's family.
POLSON — Joan L. Hawkins, 74, of Polson passed away on Sunday, January
17, 2010 at St. Joseph Hospital.
Joan was born on May 29, 1935 on the Flathead
and was a daughter of the late Clifford and Alice Lozeau Courville.
Joan was a member of the Confederated Salish and
Tribes. She married Charles E. Hawkins and became a military wife.
After moving to several different locations, they returned to Montana
in 1978. Joan strongly believed in education and served the
as the JOM Coordinator for several years. She received an award from
the CS&KT for her efforts in the education system.
Anyone who truly knew Joan knew of her kindness
and the way she challenged to become a better person. She is known as a
dear mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, but most of all, friend.
Besides her parents, she is preceded in death by
Charles E. Hawkins, who passed away in 2007; brother George Mitchell;
her adoptive parents Joe and Bess Felsman; granddaughter Shelby Lynn
Hawkins; and a great grandson, Brayden Damon.
Those left with cherished memories are her
children Lori (Joe)
Sebestin of Polson, Regina Ely of Pablo, Tammi Jo (Francis) Plante of
Dayton, Kevin Aldrich of Great Falls, Cindi McPhearson of Utah, Dawn
Scott of Las Vegas, NV, Keith Hawkins of Polson, and Corey Hawkins also
of Polson; sister, Nadine Alison of St. Ignatius; grandchildren, Mike,
Toby, Jeremy, Uriah, Candace, Charity, Dani Lee, Hope, Adam, Justin,
Stormy, Amy, Timothy, Ryan, Skye, Zach, Alexis, Zane, Kenna, Kendall,
Bailey, Jana, and Cassie; and 24 great-grandchildren.
Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on
January 21, 10:30 a.m. at St. Ignatius Mission Church, St. Ignatius
with Father Drew Maddock officiating. Burial will follow at St.
Ignatius Catholic Cemetery
In lieu of flowers, Joan’s family suggests a
donation to the
charity of one’s choice or to the Missionary Oblates of Mary
Immaculate, 9480 North Demazenod Drive, Belleville, IL 62223-1160.
Messages of condolence may be sent to the family online at www.groganfuneralhome.com.
The staff at Grogan Funeral Home, Polson, considers it a privilege to
care for Mrs. Hawkins’ family.
ST. IGNATIUS — Eileen Swaney Decker, 86, of St. Ignatius, passed away
at her home on Monday, January 4, 2010, of natural causes.
She was the third of seven children born to James
McDonald Swaney on November 21, 1923 at St. Ignatius. She attended
school at Dixon, Montana and the Ursuline Boarding School at St.
Ignatius, graduating from Dixon High School.
On April 17, 1948 she and Fred H. Decker were
joined in marriage and raised three children.
She was a member of the Confederated Salish and
and an active member of this country's greatest generation; she
contributed to the World War II effort by working at Farragut Naval
Base. She started a long career in Indian affairs working for the
Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes Tribal Council by taking Tribal
Council meeting minutes in the late 1930's and providing secretarial
services to the tribal government and the Bureau of Indian Affairs.
was promoted and worked in the Flathead Agency Bureau of Indian Affairs
Realty Division until 1975 transferring to the Juneau Area Office to
work in the BIA's Trust Rights Protection Office. She was promoted
within the Trust Rights Division and received a transfer to the BIA's
Trust Protection Office in Washington, DC. Later she transferred back
to Alaska working in the BIA's Juneau Area Office, retiring in 1984.
She was well known for her love of history and her
the families of the Flathead Indian Reservation. She had been consulted
with by many historians regarding family histories during the allotment
era and of the McDonald family. She enjoyed traveling and learning the
history of all the areas she visited. She grew to love Alaska making
many friends there and loved the great expanse of the land and its
She lived life as she wanted and was well known
generosity many times bringing those in need into her life and home.
She encouraged those in her family to further their educations and
careers. She was a staunch supporter of Tribal Government and its quest
to protect the land and water of the reservation. She was an avid
supporter of President O'Bama's campaign predicting years ahead of his
announcement of running for office that he would one day become this
She was preceded in death by her late husband,
parents James and Mary McDonald Swaney; her brothers, Jay, Doogie, Bill
and Bearhead; and one sister Doris.
She is survived by her three children, Denise
Daniel F. Decker and Mary Jean Decker. Her grandchildren, James Steele,
Jr.; Rick Steele; Matt Steele; Bill Steele; Daniel J. Decker; Shawn
Decker; Joshua Decker; Amber Walks Over Ice; Amanda Decker; Dylan
Decker; Dustin Decker; Wyatt Decker; Shaniya Decker; Frederick Decker;
Victoria Decker; and Pauline Never Miss A Shot; her sister Opal Cajune,
and twenty great grandchildren.
She was returned to her home in St. Ignatius for
prayer last Wednesday evening with a Catholic Service held at the
Catholic Church in St. Ignatius on Thursday. Burial services were held
at the family cemetery.
HOT SPRINGS — Loretta Roseanne "Sister" McDougall, 45, passed away
January 3, 2010 in Missoula.
She was born July 11, 1964 in Denver, CO to Dan
(Stanislaw) McDougall. She was raised in Denver and at age three moved
with family to Renton, WA and then Yakima, WA. It was there that she
received her CNA training through the local college and went to work
for the local nursing home. While in Yakima she started her family with
Roberto Cuevas and to this union their daughter Crystal was born.
A member of the Confederated Salish and Kootenai
Tribe, In the
1990’s she moved to Hot Springs, where she enjoyed being with her
family and friends. True to her Indian name "Dancing Butterfly she was
a traveler going wherever the winds might blow her.
Sister had many interest and had most recently
learned to bead.
She enjoyed playing pool, dancing, and watching movies, CSI and
Charmed. An avid Bronco fan she also was ready to go fishing, camping
or outdoors even if it was working in the woods. A lucky person, she
was good at poker and even when she had her winnings she was a giving
person who cared for others and was one of the happiest people to be
Her favorite place though was to be with her
friends, she had three brothers and three grandchildren she enjoyed
being with and held very dear. Lexius, Kashton and Laynie held a
special place in her heart and she would spend as much time as she
could with them playing and helping with them.
She was preceded in death by her grandparents
Loretta Bad Road; Joseph and Annie Stanislaw; great-grandmother Mary
Louise Parker and brother Samuel Joseph McDougall.
Survivors include her daughter Crystal (Rocky
of Polson, her parents Harriett McDougall of Camas Prairie and Dan
McDougall, Sr. of Hot Springs: brothers Daniel "Mooch" McDougall, Billy
(Amber) McDougall and Henry "Bear" (Crystal) McDougall; three
grandchildren Lexius, Kashton and Laynie; her special aunts Rose
(LeRoy) O’Bennick, Angie (Butch) Andrew, Hazel (John "Bud") Barnaby and
uncle John Stanislaw as well as a large extended family of aunts,
uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends whom are too numerous to
A wake began Tuesday at Rose’s Plunge in Hot
Springs with a
Rosary being recited Wednesday at the bowling alley. Services will be
held at 11 am Thursday, January 7 at the old Bowling Alley in Hot
Springs and cremation will follow. A memorial will be announced for a