For the Record
ST. IGNATIUS — Bernard Hayes, 78, passed away peacefully on Sunday,
December 5, 2010 at St. Luke’s Hospital. Services are planned for later
this summer in St. Ignatius.
She is survived by Laura, his partner and
caregiver for 16
years; daughter Sherry (Greg) Reed; granddaughter Laura (Jose’) Moreno;
grandson Dalton Reed; two great grandsons Jose’ Jr. and Keith Allen;
step-children Mike (Nikki) Clark and family of Nebraska, Lyle, Susan
(mike) Randall and family of Nevada, Richard in Utah; sister-in-law
Glenavon Baugh; nieces Glenda (Jack) Brass, Bonnie and Family, Nephew
Ricky (Theresa) Baugh and family of Iowa Falls; nephews Le Roy (Susan)
Hayes of Polson, Robert Hayes and family of Billings; nieces Laurie,
Jeannie and Helen Hayes of Ronan and Polson, Margritta Hayes and family
of Ames, Iowa; special people in his life Tim and DD Krantz; nephew Rod
and Nikki Hadley and girls, Adam Pierce, Tootie Lemon and family; and
longtime friend Alicia Whitman and family.
He was precede in death by his parents Roy and
brothers Glenn and Darrell; sons Keith Blood Hayes and Rex Allen; first
wife Frances Blood; stepchildren Judy and Joe in Calif., Terry of Iowa,
step grandson Charlie Cassill of Las Vegas and niece Sheila Hadley.
In the late 50’s/early 60’s, Bernard worked for
by milking cows for the sisters, then in 1961 and 62 he worked and
milked cows for dairy farms in Lake County.
Bernard and Frances (Blood) Hayes later divorced
met Laura in Polson in 1962. In early spring of 1964 they moved back to
Iowa where he worked for Farmland Hog Slaughter House in Iowa Falls,
Iowa. He worked for them until 1970 when Laura and Bernard parted in
July and Laura moved to Calif. And he moved back to Montana.
In 1970, he worked and lived with Alicia Whitman,
out for his mother and brother Darrell. He took his mother everywhere
she wanted to go, did lots of irrigation, plus worked for ranches in
In 1994 Bernard and Laura re-united and Laura
Montana. Bernard convinced her to stay and they made their home again
on the home place. In 1996-1998 Bernard’s eyesight started to fade. By
1998 he couldn’t drive anymore. In 2006 he had cancer and on Sept 29,
2006 he had cancer surgery; 2007 saw chemotherapy and radiation
Bernard and Laura spent three different winters in
with daughter Sherry and family, leaving in November and coming back in
March. Through the years, Laura took him wherever he wanted to go.
In 2009, Bernard’s cancer came back, which was not
No more fishing and hunting for him. Laura cared for him in the home
until she couldn’t do the care he needed. Bernard is with his mother,
back in her care.
Bernard, now you are free of pain and as you
travel your new journey with God, Mom, Glen, Darrell, Keith and Rex, as
you still watch over me and Sherry and Greg and grandchildren, I hear
you telling me to keep the house warm.
We love you and miss you - Laura, Sherry, Greg and
LEWISTOWN — Robert “Bobby” Emanuel Noble, 44, a descendant of the
Confederated Salish & Kootenai Tribes, passed away on Saturday,
December 4, 2010 due to complications of a brain tumor.
He was born in Ronan and was the son of Bob and
Bea Noble. He attended school in Arlee and graduated from high school.
He married Jackie Moran and they later divorced.
He had a son,
Cole Cash Noble, age 16, and a special stepdaughter, Alyssa Moran.
Bobby was known by many friends in the horse
racing industry as
both trainer and working the gates. He worked with his dad and brother
in the Bob Marshall Wilderness as a packer and guide.
He was a dedicated father. He always had a smile
on his face and was a friend to many.
Bobby is survived by his son Cole of Ronan;
parents Bob and Bea
Noble of Ronan; and brother Brad Noble of Ronan. He had many special
cousins, among his closest were Stacey, Chad and Laurie. There are
numerous aunts and uncles that he was very close to.
There will be a private family viewing and
cremation will take place. A memorial service will take place later in