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October 2004 Obituaries

MISSOULA -- Warren Monroe Ardis of Dixon died on Oct. 22, 2004, at Community Medical Center here. He was born on May 15, 1924, at the family place on Revais Creek, the son of Ray and Mabel (Telling) Ardis. Warren grew up and attended school in the Dixon area. His passion for the western lifestyle began as a young man, when he headed to the Bitterroot Valley and took up work as a hired hand with several local ranches. After spending some time ranching in Wisdom, he made his way to Oregon, where he worked on the shipyards during WW II. He later returned to the Dixon area and worked at the sawmill. He married Marie Miles on July 17, 1943, in Butte. Warren continued as a saw operator for various sawmills in Sanders County. The family spent 14 years in Plains before moving to their current home at Magpie Creek in 1969. In 1972, Warren became disabled following a sawmill accident and soon after retired. He loved riding horses, listening to western music and watching movies on the western channel. He was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Pearl and Joyce; a son, John; a grandson; and a great-granddaughter. He is survived by his wife, Marie; two sons, Roy and his wife, Anna (Plains) and Robert and his wife, Laurel (Kalispell); two brothers, Jim Ashcroft and his wife, Judy and John Ashcroft (all of Newport, OR); a sister, Clara, and her husband, Vern (Haugan); six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral services took place on Oct. 26 at the St. James Catholic Church in Plains. Burial followed at the Plains Cemetery.

ST. IGNATIUS -- Dan Callahan died on Oct. 24, 2004, at St. Luke's Extended Care in Ronan. He was born on Feb. 17, 1923, to Daniel David Callahan Sr. and Mary Colgan Callahan in Baltimore. He was raised in Dallastown, PA, and graduated high school in 1939. He worked as a boilermaker and photographer and served in the U.S. Army in the European Theater during World War II. After the war, he returned home and married Afton Agnes Lundblade on March 2, 1946, in Idaho Falls. After almost a year of travel they settled on a farm in Salmon, Idaho. They later bought a bigger farm in St. Ignatius. Dan was active with the Lake County Democratic Central Committee, the Lake County Weed Board, the Montana State Potato Growers Assoc., the St. Ignatius Catholic Church and the Knights of Columbus. He was preceded in death by his wife, Afton, in 1994; daughter, Dianne, in 1959; brothers, Richard, Paul Carroll and Colgan; and sister, Jean Miller, all of Pennsylvania. He is survived by his children and their spouses, Anita and Ted Childs (Kent, WA), Daniel and Carol Callahan (Brighton, IA), Thomas and Patti Callahan (Las Vegas), Marilynn and Gary Shamblin (Four Lakes, WA), Christine and Jim Marks (Great Falls), Katherine and Jerry Krantz (Huson), Stephen and Shirley Callahan (Las Vegas), Timothy and Mary Callahan (St. Ignatius), Celeste and Bruce Hoyer (Belt), and Roseanne and William Rider (Manhattan); 29 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; three brothers, Donald, Walter. and Francis (all of Penn.); and two sisters, Rita Rossi and Kathleen Jones (both of Maryland). Mass of the Resurrection was celebrated on Oct. 29 at the St. Ignatius Catholic Church. Memorials may be made to the Mission Church Restoration Fund.

GREAT FALLS -- Ruth Buffalo Chippewa died here on Oct. 16, 2004, at the age of 83. She is remembered for how much she enjoyed playing stickgame and bingo, and cards with family. She also loved to go to powwows, giveaways, and sun dances, along with beading and making moccasins and wing dresses. She was preceded in death by her husband, David, in 2000; her parents; four children, Robert, Sylvia, Jim, and Lloyd Chippewa; six brothers, Jack, Jim, Sam, Dan, Albert, and David; and two sisters, Margie and Mary. Ruth has been laid to rest next to David and her sons in Helena.

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. -- Sharon Ann McDonald Christensen died on Oct. 14, 2004, of a heart attack here. She was born on Jan. 31, 1942, in St. Ignatius, to Alexander and Carmelita McDonald. A member of the Salish and Kootenai Tribes, Sharon lived in Montana until moving to California in 1960. She loved to play stickgame whenever she travelled home to the reservation for the 4th of July Celebration in Arlee. She was preceded in death by her parents; a brother, Thomas McDonald; her daughter, Rochelle; and Gerald Lewis and Joe Montague III. She is survived by her husband, James W. Christensen (Thousand Oaks); two daughters, Lynnae Tyler (Ozaukie, KS) and Denaise Montague (Phoenix); a son, Joseph Montaque III (Los Angeles); two granddaughters, Sharon Brouhard (Spokane) and Amber Brouhard (Thousand Oaks); and siblings Dennis McDonald (Crow Agency), Marliss Santos (Ronan), Eula Jean Bluff (Usk, WA), Patsy Urrabazo (Phoenix), Robert McDonald (Phoenix), and Terry McDonald (St. Ignatius).

POLSON -- Alice Julia Clark died on Oct. 20, 2004, of natural causes at Evergreen Health and Rehabilitation Center here. She was born in Vale, OR, on March 15, 1911, to John and Lizzy Phillips Dowell. She grew up in Lima, where she met and later married Alma Andrew Clark. She and Alma lived in Idaho and Oregon before moving to Missoula in 1945, living there until 1966, when they moved to Bountiful, Utah. They retired in 1976 to Yuma, Ariz. While in Missoula, Alice worked at the Missoula Mercantile and the University of Montana Library. She was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and was very active during her years in Bountiful. In Yuma, she and Alma enjoyed active retirement life, dancing, card games, travel and also square dancing. Alice was a homemaker and seamstress. She took care of her parents and Alma's mother during their illnesses. She was also an avid reader. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; her sister and brother-in-law, Mae and Les Brewerton; and her only grandson, Steven Reed. She is survived by her two children, son Jack V. Clark and his wife Phyllis Zigmund (Stevensville) and daughter Joyce Reed (Polson); two granddaughters; five great grandchildren; and two nieces. Cremation has taken place. A graveside service will be held in the Lima Cemetery at a later date. Friends wanting to honor her memory may make a donation to the Polson City Library.

LYLE, Wash. -- Emma Laverne Harrell died at Legacy Good Samaritan Hospital in Portland on Oct. 17, 2004. She was born on Jan. 28, 1932, in Polson, to Elliott and Alice (Dupuis) Menzie. She grew up on the family farm in Pablo and attended schools in Ronan. Emma married Raymond Arthur Oren Harrell on Nov. 13, 1948, in Bigfork. They moved to Roseberg, OR, in January of 1949. In 1960, they moved to Beaverton until retiring to Lyle in 1985. She was a member of Flathead Indian Nation and St. Peter's Catholic Church. She enjoyed gardening, painting and reading. She was preceded in death by two brothers and a sister, Rudolph Menzie, James Menzie and Vi Crouch. She is survived by her husband, Ray (Lyle); four children, Sandy Golden (Beaverton), Linda Sifferman (Bend), Donna Brandt (Oregon City), and Leah Carpenter (Portland); a stepson, Dennis Harrell, and his wife, Sandra (Lynnwood, WA); seven grandchildren; six great grandchildren; two sisters, Patsy Knutson (Polson) and Leah Shuemaker (Pablo); and numerous nieces and nephews. Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Oct. 19 at St. Peter's Catholic Church. Interment followed on Oct. 20 at St. Peter's Catholic Cemetery.

ARLEE -- Robert Andrew "Bob" Hawkins was born on Sept. 14, 1938, to Owen Burt and Julia Matt Hawkins. He died on Oct. 31, 2004, at home. He joined the Navy when he was 17. A couple of years later he met and married Joyce. They divorced a few years later. In 1964, Bob suffered a stroke and numerous operations which left him handicapped. After losing his ability to drive, Bob was well known hitchhiking. In the last six years, he served as a bouncer at the Silver Dollar Bar in St. Ignatius. He leaves behind son Denny; daughter Lori; three sisters, Amy Depoe, Ramona Liberty and Sybil Butler; one brother, Joseph Hawkins; and brother-in-law Joe Butler. Bob always kept dogs as companions, tending to their needs before his own. The family asks instead of flowers, to give contributions to animal shelters in his memory. Cremation has taken place. Memorial services were held on Nov. 4 at the Longhouse.

POLSON -- Richard L. "Dick" Hertz died at his home here on Oct. 14, 2004. He was born in Bridger on July 10, 1933, at the home of his parents, Adam and Helen Hertz. Dick grew up in Billings, graduating high school there in 1951. He loved motorcycles and owned the first 650 BSA in Billings. At 16 years of age, he hitchhiked to Seattle and caught a boat to Alaska, where he worked for the summer in the fish canneries. After graduation, he joined the Navy Reserve. While working on a seismic crew in Malta, he met Virginia Mae White. They were married on March 15, 1953. While living in Malta, Dick worked for Carter Oil and eventually owned his own bulk plant. He also worked in the logging and trucking industry and for Plum Creek Timber Co., from which he retired in 1988 after approximately 25 years of service. Dick loved to hunt and fish, and to go camping, snowmobiling and golfing. Both Dick and Virginia could also be seen at all of their sons' sporting and school events. In 1989, the couple moved to Wolford Heights, Calif. They returned to Montana in 1994 and continued to spend winters in warmer climates visiting friends and children. In 1997, Dick began his struggle with colon cancer. He went through many surgeries and fought hard to beat the disease. However, his battle was stopped short by apparent heart failure. Dick was preceded in death by his parents and his in-laws, Josephine and Pete White. He is survived by his wife, Virginia; three younger sisters and their spouses, Margie and Richard Kelly (Lake Havasu City, AZ), Judy and Milt Fretheim (Columbia Falls), and Connie and Rick Smith (Cave Creek, AZ); his five sons and four daughters-in-law, Mike and Peggy (Missoula), Steve (Polson), Rick and Gayle (Great Falls), Greg and Kate (Polson), and Shawn and Sondra (Ridge Crest, CA); 15 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Mass of the Resurrection was celebrated on Oct. 18 at the Immaculate Conception Church with Father Gary Reller officiating. Cremation followed and inurnment will be held at a later date. Remembrances may be directed to the American Cancer Society, 3350 Mullan Road, Suite 105, Missoula, MT 59808.

ARLEE -- Barney Ivanoff died on Oct. 19, 2004. He was born on May 3, 1922, in Hamilton, to Nick and Rose Ivanoff. At age four, Barney moved with his family to Arlee, where he attended school until 1943, when he enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps. He served in World War II. Barney married Evalyn in 1947. He worked as a laborer installing the Yellowstone Pipeline along with the Hi-Line. He started his business, Barney's Excavating, in 1960 which his sons continue to operate today. He played a major role in starting the Arlee Volunteer Fire Department. He served as an active member for 32 years, where he gained the position as fire chief. He retired as a charter member. During this time, he played an active role in starting the Arlee Quick Response, too. In 1975, Barney was involved in the Arlee Development Council road sign project, which selected historical names and installed the road signs in rural Arlee. He was an avid fisherman. He built and maintained fish ponds on his property. He also enjoyed irrigating, riding his four-wheeler, and attending Marine reunions and large family gatherings. Barney was preceded in death by his parents, Nick and Rose Ivanoff, and his grandson, Tyke Allaire. Survivors include his wife, Evalyn; his brother, George Ivanoff; a sister, Marie Chaffin; children and their spouses, Jeannine and Jim Pickens, Cindy and Tyke Allaire, Ed Ivanoff (Rena Lawson), Sheila and David Hoback, and Brad and Diane Ivanoff; nine grandchildren; and his many friends, including his close World War II USMC companions, Mack Jones and Bill Hixenbaugh. A memorial was conducted on Oct. 22 at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Arlee. Services were also conducted at the St. Ignatius Catholic Church, followed by a graveside service at Pleasant View Cemetery in St. Ignatius. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Arlee Volunteer Fire Department.

ST. IGNATIUS -- Helen D. Lippincott died in Missoula on Oct. 18, 2004, after an extended illness. She was born on Jan. 15, 1930, in Sydney, to Kenneth Earle and Julia Helen Roberts. Helen spent a great deal of her childhood and working in her father's logging operations, where she met her future husband, Roy. On Aug. 5, 1946, she married Roy Zinke and they eventually made their home in Missoula. Roy preceded her in death in 1965. On Sept. 3, 1968, Helen married James Lippincott and they settled in the Mission Valley. Jim preceded Helen in death in 1981. Helen was an avid gardener, loved to sew and knit and always held her family close. She was also preceded in death by her parents; her sisters, Shirley Roberts and Hazel Ponton; brother Darrold Roberts; and two grandchildren. Helen leaves behind her six children: Donald Zinke and partner Marie, and Richard Zinke and wife Mary (all of Missoula); Diana Logan and husband Jeff (Stanwood, WA); Kathy Hansen and husband Jim (Colorado Springs, CO); and Gregory Zinke and wife Sandy, and Gary Zinke and partner Donna (all of Stevensville); two sisters, Betty Erickson and husband Larry (Missoula) and Sandy Goss and husband Raymond (Stevensville); three brothers, including Kenneth Roberts and wife Helen (Victor) and Lyle Roberts (Ronan); 20 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. She also leaves behind her companion, Bill Hopping (St. Ignatius). Services were held on Oct. 22 at Sunset Memorial Gardens in Missoula.

MISSOULA -- Lavina Ann "Vi" Mays died on Oct. 27, 2004, at her home here. She was born on March 13, 1920, in Polson, the daughter of Minnie (Keeler) and Wright Smith. She graduated from St. Ignatius High School in 1940. She married Raymond "Red" Mays on Jan. 1, 1942. During World War II, she resided in Antioch, Calif., and operated a crane in a steel factory. Following the war, she and her family returned to western Montana. She enjoyed crafts, flowers, collecting rocks, gardening, fishing and the ocean. She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers Herschel and Willard Smith; and a son, Donald Lloyd Mays. Her family includes her husband, Red (Missoula); son Herschel R. Mays(Arlee); three brothers and their spouses, Lloyd and Jean Smith (Polson), Tom Smith (Pablo), and Munroe and Pat Smith of Portland; a sister, Lily Campbell (Tacoma, WA); three grandsons; nine great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. Private family graveside services were held on Oct. 29 in Missoula. The family suggests that memorials be made to Hospice of Missoula, 800 Kensington Ave., Missoula, MT 59801.

RONAN -- Jack W. Olsson died at his home here of kidney failure on Oct. 2, 2004. He was born at home on March 23, 1930, in Ronan, to Harald and Vida (Hogan) Olsson. He graduated from high school in 1949. From the start of World War II until 1951, he spent his summers at his grandmother's ranch at Hall. He worked as a ranch hand when farming was done mostly with horses. He always wanted a ranch of his own, but realized he wasn't physically able. In 1952 he spent a year in Bremerton, Wash., in the shipyards. In 1953 he went to work for the Northern Pacific Railway as a telegrapher, and retired in 1992. Among his achievements, he was a charter member of the Ravalli County Sheriff's Posse and was its secretary from 1962 to 1963. In 1968 he moved back to the Mission Valley, where he had lived ever since. In 1969 he married Ann Marie Schultz. They were married for 35 years. He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother and a sister. He is survived by his wife, Ann Marie; children and their spouses, Robert and Lori Olsson (Minnesota), Linda Rowe Stevensville, Nick and Ellen Corcoran (Blue Diamond, NV), Theresa and Jerimy Molzhon (Ronan) and Kevin and Deann Corcoran (Palmer, AK); 12 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; brothers and sisters-in-law Harald and Flo Olsson (Polson) and Don and Mildred Olsson (Ronan); five nieces and nephews and their children; and his many friends. Cremation will take place. No services are planned and his cremains will be scattered.

RONAN -- Elijah Allen Alexander Peone, 26, died at St. Lukešs Hospital here on Oct. 10, 2004. Elijah was born to Rose Alexander and Stanley Peone on July 10, 1978 in St. Ignatius. Elijah attended school in St. Ignatius and graduated from Two Eagle River School. He also attended SKC. During his school years he was a wrestler, basketball and football player. He enjoyed fishing, reading (especially the Bible), spending time with his elders, and watching videos with his family. He loved his food and coffee. Elijah was a firefighter on the MIFF crew out of Ronan. He was preceded in death by his father, Stanley Eugene Peone; grandfather Wally Peone; grandparents Eli and Agnes Alexander; uncles Levi Alexander, Kenny Peone, Gary Peone, William "Porky" Alexander and Isaac Alexander; and aunts Christine Gates and Cecil Alexander. Elijah is survived by his wife, Adeline, their daughter Rozaline, and their sons, Stanley and Josiah (all of Ronan); mother Rose Morigeau and stepfather Jimmy Morigeau; stepmother Lynn Hendrickson; mother-in-law Lee Ann Nicolai; brothers Harley Peone, Richard Morigeau and Shilo Brown (all of St. Ignatius), Levi Alexander (Deer Lodge), Anthony Alexander (Ronan), Eli Adams and Josh Brown (both of Pablo), Jarvis Ashley (Missoula) and Isiah Ashley (Washington); sisters Gabrielle (Charles), Desiree Peone (Isaac) of St. Ignatius, Jessica (Eric) of Charlo and Tina (Travis) of Pablo; grandmother Bernice Peone; aunts and uncles Josie, Richard (Bernadette), Mary "Lulu," Louie, Camille and Andy (Florence) Alexander, Josephine Hernandez; Les, Howard, Doug Darrell, Marvin, Allen, Raymond and Joyce Peone; Sharlene Mitchell and Beverly Bolman; and a very large extended family of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends who he considered family. Wake services were conducted at the Longhouse in St. Ignatius. Mass was celebrated on Oct. 14 in the St. Ignatius Catholic Mission. Burial followed in the St. Ignatius Catholic Cemetery.

ST. IGNATIUS -- Waldo K. Phillips was born on July 24, 1915, in a log cabin on his parent's homestead at the foot of McDonald Peak in St. Ignatius. He died on Oct. 14, 2004. Waldo and Mildred Stevens were married on Nov. 18, 1935, in Kalispell. Together they farmed, ranched, did construction work, reared six children, and extended hospitality to all. They had been married for 59 years when Mildred died on Nov. 15, 1994. Waldo loved his family, friends, all children, animals, and sports of any kind. He was a lifelong supporter of the Mission Bulldogs. Family and friends remember his love for telling stories and playing the accordion. Waldo leaves behind one brother and his wife, Dick and Edith (Arkansas); a sister and her husband, Vivienne and Jim Jennings (Kaslo, B.C.); six children and their spouses, Lorraine and Emery Johnson (Seeley Lake), Kenneth and Virgie (Arlee), Don and Rosemarie (Missoula), Ron and Carol (St. Ignatius), Lloyd and Jo (St. Ignatius), and Kathy and Dean Marquardt (Billings). Waldo is also survived by 20 grandchildren, 31 great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by one daughter, Barbara Jean, who died at the age of six months; several brothers and sisters; one grandson; and many special friends. Memorial services were held on Oct. 18 at the United Methodist Church in St. Ignatius. Inurnment followed at the Pleasant View Cemetery in St. Ignatius. A scholarship fund in Waldo's name will be established for deserving seniors at St. Ignatius High School. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be sent to the fund at the Lake County Bank in St. Ignatius.

HOT SPRINGS -- Charles Walter Radel, Jr., died on Oct. 28, 2004, at the Evergreen Convalescent Center here of diabetes and cancer. Walt was born on June 16, 1926, in Spokane. He attended schools at the Antelope School in Niarada, the Hog Heaven School and in Kalispell. He quit school early and joined the U.S. Marines. He served in the 4th Marine Division in World War II. He was honorably discharged as a corporal, and was a member of the VFW in Hot Springs. He married Ida Weingart in 1958. They lived in Elmo. He served on the Elmo School Board and was a member of the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes Veterans Warrior Society. He was also a member of the Salish-Kootenai Tribal Council from 1962 to 1966. He worked at a sawmill and loved working in the woods until he retired. He moved to Hot Springs in 1989. His hobbies were cooking, playing cards, hunting and spending as much time as he could with his family. He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles Walter Radel, Sr. and Victoria Radel; a niece; a nephew; and a granddaughter. He is survived by his sister, Dorothy Griffin (Polson); three sons and a daughter: Scott Radel and his wife, Jenny (Colorado), Mike Radel and his wife Carrie (also of Colorado), Dean Radel and his wife Debbie (Louisiana), and Heidi Radel (Polson); 11 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. At Walt's request, cremation has taken place and no services were held. Memorials are suggested to the Evergreen Convalescent Center in Hot Springs or to cancer research.

BROOMFIELD, Colo. -- Thomas W. (Tom) Sage, 59, formerly of Arlee, died of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS, or Lou Gehrig's Disease) on Oct. 15, 2004, at his home here. Born on Nov. 12, 1944, in Wild Rose, WI, he was the oldest son of Warren Sage and Clara Huffman Sage. Tom spent his younger years in Wild Rose except for his military service from 1965-68. He married Grace (Elaine) Powless on Dec. 19, 1970 in Waupaca, WI. Tom loved to travel. While truckdriving, he fell in love with the Mission Mountains and moved his family to Ronan in 1974. He was a voracious reader and a walking encyclopedia of knowledge. He loved the out-of-doors and taught his sons to fish, hunt, camp, cross-country ski, and bike. Tom taught himself to bead and became an expert artistic beader. He made traditional Oneida dance outfits for his family. He loved going to powwows, especially the Arlee 4th of July powwow. And he loved dogs, especially his dog, Ohkwa'li. His father and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins preceded Tom in death. He is survived by his wife of 34 years, Grace (Broomfield); his sons Chad and family (Bend, OR), Dennis and family (Broomfield), and Max and family (Darby); two brothers, Greg and family, and Richard and family (all of Wild Rose); Joe and Melinda Pablo and family (Arlee); Rachel and Jim Osborne and family (Colorado Springs, CO); Karen Raforth (Boulder, CO); and Carol Miyagishima and family (Golden, CO); and numerous nieces and nephews. A memorial service was held on Oct. 16 at his home in Broomfield. He was buried in the mountains he loved in Montana. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to ALS Association, 120 Ninth Ave., Suite A-6, Longmont, CO 80501.

ST. IGNATIUS -- Jean Senecal, 47, died on Oct. 15, 2004. A twin, she was born on Sept. 27, 1957, in St. Ignatius to Lucy Woodcock. She was raised and educated on the reservation by her adoptive parents, Alfred Raymond Senecal and Bernie Valentine. She was a dedicated mother and homemaker who enjoyed working in the woods. She also enjoyed beading, sewing, arts and crafts, and spending time with her family and all the numerous friends who loved her. She loved taking long rides and bar hopping with her "twisted sisters." Jeanne was preceded in death by Alfred Raymond Senecal, Bernie Valentine, T.J. Sias, Martin Andrew, Lucy Woodcock, Ken Ness, Theresa Ness, and numerous other family members. Survivors include her children, Aprill Marie Garfield, Amber Rose Garfield, Alida Rae Garfield and Max Joseph Andrew; brothers Joseph Senecal and Ronald Joseph (Candy) Martin; grandchildren Patrick Lee Hammel, Damion Michael Aragon, I'isha Rae Hammer, Stoney Boyer Aragon, Syris James Aragon, Ozzy Nathaniel Aragon, Creedence Irvine, Austin Irvine, Amber Rose (Jada) Garfield; as well as numerous aunties, uncles and cousins from the Sias, Woodcock, McLeod, Andrew and Ness extended families. A wake was conducted at the home in Woodcock and the Longhouse in St. Ignatius. Mass was celebrated on Oct. 20 in the St. Ignatius Catholic Mission. Interment was at Ronan Cemetery.

POLSON -- Gayle Winger Sheneman died on Oct. 30, 2004, at the Evergreen Health and Rehabilitation Center here. She was preceded in death by her husbands, Norman and Ralph. Survivors include three children, Ted Winger (Polson), Roy Winger (Seattle) and Debra Miller (Nevada); seven grandchildren; a sister, Jean Wolfe (Virginia); and one great-grandchild. A memorial service was held on Nov. 4 in Polson. Cremation has taken place and private interment was at Lakeview Cemetery.

MISSOULA -- Edward F. Tryon, 72, of St. Ignatius, died Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2004, at St. Patrick Hospital. Funeral services were held on Oct. 18 at the Ronan Alliance Church. Military graveside honors followed at the Calvary Cemetery.

ST. IGNATIUS -- Adeline Joan (Jones) Upton died on Oct. 20, 2004, as a result of many ailments, at the Village Health Care Center in Missoula. She was born on Aug. 27, 1939, in Lapwai, Idaho, to John and Amelia Jones. When she was two months old, the family moved to St. Ignatius. Adeline graduated from St. Ignatius High School in 1957. On Dec. 12, 1959, she married Glenn H. Upton and together they had four children whom they reared in Mt. Pleasant, Iowa, where she was a Cub Scout den mother and active in the Open Bible Church. In early 1995, Adeline moved back to Montana to care for her ailing mother. In her last years, she was very active in the community and the Cornerstone Faith Church. She loved to sing, and was involved in many church choirs. She loved walking outdoors and eating chocolate. She was preceded in death by her parents. Survivors include her husband, Glenn (Polson), four children and their families: Daniel,Tammy and Meghan Upton (Arlee); Denice, Michael, Jordan, and Miciah Ritz (Mt. Pleasant); Darren, Annette, Cris, Colton, Robin, and Rachel Upton (Wichita, KS); and Derric and Becky Upton (Missoula); siblings and their spouses: Alfred and Ada Jones (Ronan), Ken Jones (Kamiah, ID), Marie Ashley (St. Ignatius), Dennis and June Jones (Ronan), Pauline and Del Nicholson (Arlee), Leo Jones (Lewiston, ID), Lubert and Norma Jones (Ronan); Ira and Alice Jones (Arlee), Dalon and Anita Jones (St. Ignatius), and Vicky and Dave Belgard (Hays, MT). A traditional wake service began on Oct. 23 at the Salish Longhouse in St. Ignatius. Funeral services were conducted on Oct. 25 at the St. Ignatius Catholic Church, followed by a graveside service at the St. Ignatius Catholic Cemetery.


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