For the Record
A. "Betsy" Plant
MISSOULA — Betty A. "Betsy" Plant, age 84, of Arlee, passed away on
Thursday July 22, 2010 at St. Patrick Hospital. Betsy was born in
Nespelem, WA. at the family home on March 26, 1926, the sixth child of
Michel Plant and Cecille LaMoose Plant. She attended schools in
Washington, Idaho, the Ursulines at St. Ignatius and Arlee.
She married Clarence Charlo in 1944 in Arlee. They
had one son
Clarence (Beeb) Charlo. She later married Eneas Vanderburg; they had
three daughters - Shirley, Betty Jean, and Ruby. She later married
Ralph Scott and they had one daughter, Rebecca.
In 1975 she began her lifelong journey of
sobriety. She also
decided to start reading the Bible and soon after gave her life to the
Lord Jesus Christ.
She attended the Arlee Alliance Church for several
then attended the Dixon Community Baptist Church until the late 1990's
when the drive became too hard for her. She was a member of the Jocko
Valley Baptist Church and attended there until her death. She dearly
loved and appreciated her church family.
She had numerous jobs throughout her life; the
latter ones were
as a Tribal Alcohol Counselor, a home care worker and the last as a
librarian at the Arlee Library. Her grandchildren have fond memories of
Yiya's "Library years." She had been retired for several years.
loved the lord and her family and friends. She was preceded in death by
her parents, Michel and Cecille, daughter Shirley, infant daughter
Betty Jean, brothers Francis "Zok" Plant, Louis "Spill" Murray, three
infant brothers and an infant sister.
She is survived by her son Clarence "Beeb" Charlo
Jeri; daughters Ruby Vanderburg and Rebecca Relien; grandchildren
Shannon, Kristin, Landon and Cherra Charlo, Joe Charlo, June McDonald,
Luke Altenhofen, Loushie Charlo, Shilo, Candace Barbe and Madison
Scott; several great grandchildren Donovan McDonald, Larenz and SaanJay
Smallboy, Darian, Laine, and Jharen Charlo, Hunter, Marcos, and Joslyn
Barbe and Lauryn Gordon; and special nieces and nephews Dorothy Plant,
Anita George, Francis and James Plant.
Wake services began on Saturday, July 24 in the
Center. Funeral services were held on Monday, July 26 in the Arlee
Community Center and Pastor Kenny Prewett officiated. Interment
followed at the Jocko Valley Cemetery.
Condolences to the family at www.groganfuneralhome.com
RONAN — On Sunday, July 25, 2010, a Guardian Angel came to take
Alice Nenemay Camel, of Ronan, back to her God in Heaven. Before she
left, she said, “Do not cry for me for I am, at last, at peace.” Alice
passed away from natural causes at the St. Luke’s Community hospital.
She was 90!
Alice was a mother, grandmother, a great- and
great-great-grandmother, aunt, homemaker, friend, a Salish and Pend d’
Oreille language teacher, and a member of the Salish and Pend d’
Oreille Cultural Committee.
Alice was born to Alex and Elaine
Nenemay on January 16, 1920 at a home near Dixon. Alice was one of nine
children: Mitch, Michelle, Louie, Frank, Alex, Jr., Annie, Joseph, and
She was proceeded in death by two children, Henry
her mother and father; two adult siblings Mitch and Frank Nenemay, who
married and resided on the Kalispel Reservation in Washington state;
"Blind" Mose Chowteh; her aunt Mary "Daisy" Barnaby; Adelle Durgeloh;
and Elizabeth Yateelame Hammer.
She is survived by 12 children, Katherine
Camel, Thomas Camel, Helen Camel, Patricia (Issac) Kelly, Marvin
(Norma) Camel, Paula (Terry) McDonald, Florine (Todd) Clifford, Kenneth
Camel, Terry (David) Camel-Brown, Robert (Janet) Camel, and Renee
(Robert) Van Gunten. She is also survived by 28 grandchildren, 33
great- grandchildren, and six great-great-grandchildren and a vast
extended Nenemay family which resides in the Spokane/Cusick, Washington
Alice attended the Dixon Elementary School. After
majority of her children went out on their own, she went on to complete
her General Education degree, Associates of Arts degree in Native
American Studies in June 1998 and Bachelor of Arts degree in Native
American Human Services in June 2001 - all degrees were received
through the Salish and Kootenai College in Pablo.
Alice moved to Portland, Oregon and worked as a welder (Rosie the
Riveter) for the naval shipyard. During her stay in Portland, she
attended a USO dance where she met her future husband, Henry William
Camel, and father of her children. They married in 1944 and eventually
relocated back to an 80-acre home site in Ronan, located at the base of
the Mission Mountains, where they raised their 14 children.
To her children, Alice was generous,
supportive, and a strong role model. She taught her children to know
what was truly important in life and to never take anything for
granted. This, in turn, made her children strong and determined and
have the ability to succeed in whatever they chose to do in life. We
will miss her amazing strength and sense of humor.
began Tuesday, July 27 at the St. Ignatius Long House. The rosary was
scheduled for Wednesday and closing will start at 9 a.m. on Thursday,
July 29 with the funeral at 11 a.m. in the St. Ignatius Catholic
Church. Interment will follow in the Ronan Cemetery.
We'd like to thank Marie Fyant, Jeanie McCauley,
"Babe" Rose, who were her personal caregivers; the St. Luke's Hospital,
St. Luke's Extended Care, and Mountain View Care staff for all their
care and attention during Alice's days. Thanks to Dr. Cullis and Dr.
Jones who provided excellent care to her and allowed her to die with
dignity and grace. Thanks to Foster Funeral Home and staff for their
kind and respectful care that they provided to her body as she was
being prepared for burial.
K. "Lennie" Allison
RONAN — Ethel K. "Lennie" Allison, 87, long time resident of St.
Ignatius, passed away at St. Luke's Hospital.
Lennie was born on October 29, 1922 in Thief River
Minnesota. She was the oldest of four children to Nels and Grace Lenora
Nicolson Klopp. She grew up on a farm in Northern Minnesota. She moved
to Southern California as a teenager and graduated high school in 1940.
She then married her first husband Abe Lincoln. In 1945 she worked in
New York City, New York as an executive secretary for RCA while married
to her second husband, TV Producer Mike "Les" Shaw. Moved back to
Southern California and met a US Marine Corps. Sergeant, Charles "Red"
Allison and married in 1954. To this union they had one child, Rochelle
Allison. She worked as an Avon lady for a number of years. In 1989 she
work as a domestic for the Jesuit Fathers for the next 18 years.
Lennie was preceded in death by her parents,
sisters Betty Jean and Charlotte May and brother Everette.
is survived by previous husband Charles "Red" Allison; their daughter
Rochelle; grandchildren Adaire Rene' and Linus J. Big Beaver; long time
and dear friend George Ivanoff; numerous nieces and nephews; and canine
Visitation was held on Wednesday at Foster Funeral
Crematory in St. Ignatius. Rosary begins at 8 p.m., Thursday, July 29,
at Foster Funeral Home & Crematory. Funeral is Friday July 30
the St. Ignatius Catholic Church, with mass beginning at 11 a.m.; meal
is to follow in the basement of the St. Ignatius Catholic Church.
A special thanks to Doctor Heather Jones, Doctor
Doctor Lemire, and their staff. We would also like to thank Delphina,
Sue, Tyna, Anna, and Eva, at Home Sweet Home. Also the staff at St.
Luke's Hospital, in Ronan.
HELENA — Edmund "Ed" Hameline, 59, of Helena,
passed away on July 18, 2010 at St. Peters Hospital.
Ed was born in Browning to Viola and Sam Hameline.
He was an enrolled member of the Blackfeet Nation of Browning. He grew
up in Hamilton where he attended Hamilton High School. From there he
was drafted into the U.S. Army and served in the Vietnam War.
Ed enjoyed singing with friends during pow-wow
season. He enjoyed spending time with family and friends, and came to
love the lord later in his life.
Ed was preceded in death by his father and mother;
sisters Joyce Fisher and Samaria Fisher; and his brothers Elroy (Ozzy)
Hameline, and Ronald (Muggs) Hameline.
He is survived by his daughter Edie Rowan; sister
Sharon and many nephews and nieces.
Funeral Services were held Tuesday, July 27 at
Anderson Stevenson Wilke Funeral Home. Military graveside honors
followed at Montana State Veterans Cemetery at Fort Harrison, Helena.
E. Plant, Sr.
ARLEE — Dennis E. Plant, Sr., 62, passed away Saturday in Missoula.
Born in the St. Ignatius Hospital on June 16,
1948, he was the
second child of six born to Mary V. Plant and Peter L. Plant, Sr.
Dennis was raised in Arlee and educated at the Arlee Schools before
going onto the United Tribes Technical College in Bismarck, ND and
later to Madera, California. He enjoyed working in the auto body
industry and seasonally in the orchards.
He was a member of the Confederated Salish
& Kootenai Tribes and loved to bead, fish and pick berries.
Dennis was preceded in death by his father Peter
L. Plant, Sr.;
children Brenda, Deanna, Ambrose and Ronald Plant and granddaughter
Trisha Jo Plant; brothers Peter Plant, Jr. and Charles Anthony Plant
and sisters Sandra Marie Plant-Lozeau and Luanna Rose Plant Wesley.
He is survived by his mother Mary Val (Matt)
Valerie (Rick) Plant Two Teeth and Crystal (John) Bunce; sons Dennis
Plant, Jr. and Linden (Patrice) Plant; eight grandkids; brother Darryl
Plant; sister-in-law Nancy Plant and brother-in-law John Wesley, all of
Arlee; along with numerous other relatives and friends.
A wake began Monday at the Arlee Senior Citizens
moved to the Arlee Community Center on Tuesday. Wake closing was
Wednesday at the Arlee Community Center with Mass following at the St.
Ignatius Catholic Church in St. Ignatius. Interment followed in the
Louis DuMont, Jr.
CHARLO — Shawn Louis DuMont, Jr., 28, went to Heaven on Wednesday, July
14, 2010 from complications after surgery.
Shawn was born to Shawn, Sr. and Tammy DuMont on
May 11, 1982.
He was very proud to be the big brother of Nathan, Ben, Becky Jo and
his “brother” Drew, but he was most proud of being Uncle Nawn to his
Shawn graduated from Charlo High School and still
close friends from there. He had a great passion for working on cars.
He was especially proud of his 1973 Dodge Charger.
Shawn loved living in Charlo where he could drive
chair all over town visiting and laughing with family and friends. His
favorite hang out was the grocery store where he would have coffee with
Rick and Linda and talk to the people who came in. He also enjoyed
going to the café with Ervin and seeing the people there. He liked
going to the sporting events at the school, particularly when his
siblings were playing. He would love it when people would stop by his
house to visit him. Like when Uncle Ed would come so they could harass
each other and talk about the Mariners. Drew and Keagan would be
challenged to a game of Mario Kart. It was always a treat when Aunt
Brenda would bring fresh cinnamon rolls or donuts. He was very happy to
let Nathan and Whitney stay at his house as Whitney always had
something cooking for supper.
Shawn loved to go to Wal-Mart with Verlin and Mars
to Dairy Queen with his cousin Jody. He enjoyed going to church with
Uncle Rick and Aunt Kathy. He couldn’t wait to go to the Mission Valley
Speedway where he would cheer on his Dad, brothers and Uncle Dennis. He
enjoyed the family get togethers at Uncle Ed and Aunt Karen’s joking
with everyone and having chocolate pie for desert.
His most favorite place to go was to Grandpa Jeps.
Grandpa and Uncle Allan would drink coffee and watch sports on TV.
Uncle Allan would make him his favorite dinner, macaroni and cheese.
Every 4th of July there would be family reunion at Grandpa Jeps and
Shawn would enjoy teasing all his numerous cousins, his uncles, Murray,
Allan, Rick, Paul, Mike, Ricky, Gene, Jay and Joel and his aunts,
Karen, Kathy, Sharleen, Shellie, Theresa, Carrie and Jan. He would be
exhausted at the end of the day because there were so many of them.
We were all blessed to have known Shawn and will
dearly. He is up in Heaven now with grandpa DuMont, aunt Sandra, and
grandpa and grandma Jeppesen, probably having a cup of coffee with as
much sugar as he wants, looking down at us and laughing at all the
silly things we do.
A visitation was held Monday at the Foster Funeral
St. Ignatius. Funeral services were held on Tuesday at the Church of
Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (LDS) in Ronan with burial following
in the Ronan Cemetery.
ARLEE — Lynette Catherine Moran, 42, began her journey to the
Promised Land surrounded by her family and friends at St. Patrick's
Hospital on July 4, 2010. She was the fourth of five beautiful children
born on May 17, 1968 to John "Bear" and Irma Malatare.
On July 25, 1987, she married her high school
Moran. With the love they shared for each other they were blessed with
two wonderful sons Austin Lee and Alex Landen. The love and devotion
she had for her boys and husband was unconditional.
Lynette had such a charismatic and traditional way
that she could always find the best of the worst in people and in life,
and that was so true when she was diagnosed with Leukemia. She was such
a strong believer in her tradition that she knew she was going to win
her battle against cancer and that she did. On May 15, 2002 Lynette was
given a second chance at new life from a stem cell transplant she
received from her youngest sister, Jen, at the University Hospital in
Lynette was employed by CSKT Contract Care Dept.
until her illness prevented her from doing what she loved.
From that dedication she had for the job was the
lifelong friendships. She beat cancer but battled eight long years due
to complications of the treatments and medications she received from
the remission. Lyn never let it get her down and continued to be an
avid sports fan of her boys. You could always hear her laughter and
roar above the crowd. Lyn enjoyed spending quality time with her family
and whether it was at a stickgame tournament, camping, or picking
huckleberries, she was there with a smiling face. The most important
things to her were family and family gatherings, so many memories and
stories she told will continue to fill our hearts and bring a smile to
our faces. Lyn lost her battle to sepsis, a complication of a recent
Lyn was a proud member of the Confederated Salish
Tribe. She is survived by her husband Ernie of 23 years; sons Austin
(Abbe) and Alex; her parents Bear and Irma; sisters Cheryl (Darrin)
Finley, Darcy and her friend Joe and Jen (Ron) Swaney and brother John
(Becky) Malatare; grandparents Dollie and Willie Linsbeigler; her
mother-in-law Geri Moran; her father-in-law Bud (Audi) Moran and
numerous nieces, nephews and cousins as well as a host of good friends.
Special thanks for all the prayers over the past
from all her friends. The family would like to thank all of the St.
Pat's ICU doctors and nurses along with Dr. Speckart, Dr. Beatty and
Theresa and Caroline who took care of Lyn like she was one of their
own. They've touched our hearts and will never be forgotten.
A wake began Monday at the Arlee Community Center.
was held Wednesday and followed by the Mass at the Community Center.
Interment followed in the Jocko Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, a small donation in Lyn's name
to St. Pat's Leukemia Center would be appreciated.
POLSON — Our beloved Sandra Lee Mather, 39, passed away Thursday, July
1, 2010, in the arms of her husband.
Sandra had the most beautiful soul. She loved her
family and friends and husband most. Negativity was not her vocabulary.
She was born in Tennessee and moved to Reno, Nev.,
graduation. In Reno, she met and married the love of her life, Tony
Mather. The romance began with a single rose delivered each day. The
flowers never stopped, nor did their joy.
Together they moved to Las Vegas, where Sandra
waitress and bartender. And eventually back to Ronan, where she
continued her bartending career at the Second Chance Saloon.
Sandra is well known for her gentle demeanor and
Our bodies may die, but our spirit lives forever.
God bless you, Sandra, we love you and will miss you terribly.
Graveside services will be held in Kalispell at 2
p.m. Wednesday, July 7, at Glacier Memorial.
Survivors include her husband, Tony Mather;
Mather; sisters, Lisa Saville and Betty Christenson and their husbands;
mother, Shirley Brown; father, Kenneth Brown; and numerous other family
members and friends.
Gilbert Croff, Sr.
BROWNING — Clinton Gilbert Croff, Sr., 30, Substitute teacher and
Indian dancer and singer, passed away at Glacier Park on July 29. Cause
of death is still under investigation.
Survivors include wife, Destiney Marie No Runner;
Justine May No Runner Croff and Raymond James Croff; sons, Camdon
Skyler Croff and Clinton Gilbert Croff Jr.; a sister, Ramona Dean
Croff; brothers, Kemmer Croff and Loren Croff; Grandparents, James and
Marie Croff and Floyd Rider, Sr. Survivors are all of Browning.
He is preceded in death by his grandparents, Julia
Cecile Rider and Joe “Slim” John.
Funeral Mass was held Wednesday at Little Flower
Church. Burial followed in Willow Creek Cemetery. Pondera Funeral Home
was in charge of the arrangements.