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ELMO — Miranda Rose Kenmille was born in Polson, October 16, 1983, to Allan Kenmille and Alberta Caye. She was the 2nd oldest of 12 siblings—four on her mom's side and eight on her father’s side. Being the oldest also meant she had many nieces and nephews who loved and treasured her. Rosie i…

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Edmund James “Swerv’’ Irvine died on April 15, 2021 in Ronan, Montana. He was 54 years old.

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COLVILLE, WA — Betty Lou Gano, a longtime resident of Colville, Washington, passed away peacefully at the age of 96 on Saturday, April 17, 2021. Betty was born on January 27, 1925 to Charles and Angeline (Morigeau) Layton in Townsend, Montana. She was raised, along with her four siblings, in…

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Dane Alexander Morigeau, loving husband, father of five, and “the best guy ever,” passed away on Thursday April 1, 2021 at the age of 58. 

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SALEM, OR — Richard Sarton Gates passed away on Friday April 9, 2021 in peace surrounded by a loving community. Richard was born on December 13, 1961 to George W Gates III and Joan Samsel (Gates) and was welcomed by his 2 sisters Frances and Suzanne. He was followed a few years later by a yo…

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Ronni Marie MacDonald was born to Ronald Smith and Clara Victoria (Plant) Smith on November 10, 1957. Ronni lived with Louis “Sonny” and Armenia Matt and attended the Ursulines; she’d often talk about loving both dearly. She was adopted, at age 6 by Alex and Helen Horne of Great Falls, Monta…

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PABLO — William Bryan Ashley, age 58, passed away on April 6, 2021 in Missoula. Billy was born in Polson to William and Lois (Doney) Ashley on February 14, 1963. Billy graduated from Ronan High School in 1981. He worked for several years as a skidder operator for several logging operations o…

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On March 9, 2021 Charlene Lucille (Tellier) Matt, a member of the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes, after a long battle with numerous health issues, passed on to be with her ancestors as she was lovingly surrounded by family. 

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Linda Lee Marie Howlett Zackuse was born April 1st,1956 in St. Ignatius, Montana to Steve and Mary Lou (McDonald) Howlett She went to join her relatives on March 14th, 2021. 

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ELMO — Margaret Mary Elliott, aged 91, passed unexpectedly on Wednesday, March 10, 2021. She was born December 9, 1929 in Roosville.

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ST. IGNATIUS — Stacy A. Courville, born December 13, 1967 passed away at his home on February 15, 2021.

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PABLO — Kevin Lee Aldrich, age 59, passed away March 3, 2021. He was born September 4, 1961 to Joan Hawkins and George Donald Aldrich but was raised by Chuck Hawkins.

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Virgil T. Mathias, 67, lived at Priest Rapids amongst his family and children. He was born in St. Ignatius to Paul and Bessie on December 24, 1953 and joined all the loved ones and the creator that have gone on February 18, 2021. Virgil attended many schools throughout his lifetime and gradu…

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Vicki Lucile Peterson, 71, of Arlee, passed away on Sunday, February 7, 2021 at home. 

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Jack Howlett, 70, joined his ancestors on January 21, 2021 in Ronan as a result of an automobile accident.

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Shawn Dean Zaste was born October 19, 1972 in Wenatchee, Washington to Leota Lorraine and David Joseph Zaste. He was raised and attended schools in Wenatchee and received his GED at Edmond’s College in Everett, WA. Later he lived in various Washington towns eventually settling on the Flathea…

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POLSON — Lawrence (Larry) Carl Gauthier passed away early in the morning on Sunday, January 24, 2021 at Kalispell Regional Hospital as a result of injuries sustained in a fall at home as well as from other complications.

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During the early morning hours of Saturday, January 16, 2021, Duane Christopher Plant passed away while surrounded by loving family. He was 52 years of age. 

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Alma lost her courageous battle with COVID on December 15, 2020. She was born March 28, 1952 to Thomas and Vida Pablo, the third of six children.

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Daniel Alexander Mays “Dan Dan,” 35, passed away in Polson Montana on January 1, 2021.

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RONAN — Wilcoxson Eriacho (Sonny) Martinez, 53 passed away Tuesday, December 15, 2020 at St. Luke Hospital of natural causes. 

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Maureen Pearl “Kelly” Swaney, 72, passed away December 21, 2020 at Community Hospital in Missoula, Montana due to COVID complications. She was born March 1, 1948, to Juanita and Joseph James Swaney. Kelly was a proud member of the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes. 

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Clifford Edward Miller Sr., “Chief”, 97, passed on December 11, 2020, at St. Patrick Hospital in Missoula. Clifford was born in a cabin up the Jocko at Shovel Camp on July 27, 1923 to Felicity Dee Delaware and biological father William “Pinto” McClure. 

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For all of his life, Alan “Chauncey” Beaverhead stood at the heart of tribal culture and tribal life on the Flathead Reservation. Raised with his brother Gene by their great-grandparents, Pete and Josephine Beaverhead, they were the most recent children to be raised to complete fluency in th…

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DIXON — James McDonald, 61, passed away from multiple health conditions at Riverside Health and Rehabilitation Center on December 23, 2020 in Missoula. A member of the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes, Jimmy was born February 27, 1959 to Francis and Julia McDonald in St Ignatius Montana. 

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Glenn Emanuel Rogers fell asleep on December 11, 2020, here on Earth and awoke next to Angels as he was accompanied on this journey by a band of angels that included: his parents Emanuel and Marie Rogers, his brother Allen Rogers, his two sons Glenn Raymond and Mark Lee James and his wife of…

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BIG ARM – Sue Antiste, passed away on December 18, 2020 at the family home in Big Arm. Sue was born on February 10, 1935 in St. Ignatius to Josephine Caye and Louis Finley Squeque.

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POLSON — Her family is sad to announce the passing of Annie Catherine Cote Edwards on December 8, 2020, after suffering a stroke. Annie was 94 years old and she resided at the St. Joseph Assisted Living facility in Polson, with her loving husband. Annie was born November 21, 1926, to Joe and…

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Wynn Lee “Pooh Bear” Lindquist 38, a proud member of the Confederated Salish & Kootenai Tribe, passed away peacefully in his sleep on Saturday, December 12, 2020 in Arlee. 

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ST. IGNATIUS — James Henry Dally, 68, passed away Dec. 8th, 2020 in Kalispell while surrounded by his family. 

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EVARO — Ron was born to Eldena (Bellmore) and Charles Hunter Jr. on April 24, 1957. He was born at the Holy Family Hospital in St. Ignatius. He died at his home at the Schley Home sites on October 23, 2020.

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RONAN — John F. Madrigal passed away in Kalispell on October 21, 2020 from complications of the Coronavirus. His passing has left a deep ache in our hearts.

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POLSON – On November 20, 2020 “Willie” Llewellyn Caye from Polson crossed over to his ancestors. He was born on July 16, 1947 in Elmo. One of midwife Madeline Couture’s home deliveries. Madeline took the privilege of giving him his unique name. He was blessed with his parents Lucy (Tenas) an…

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RONAN — Thomas Fredrick Paro, 75, passed away November 7, 2020 at Polson Health Care Center. Tom was born May 24, 1945 to Mildreth and Lester Merle Paro, Sr.

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Janice Marie Marciana Schliep Cordier (Marciana was her confirmation name), born to Arnold Schliep and Laura Soucie Schliep on August 29th, 1945 at the Holy Family Hospital in St. Ignatius, died of natural causes on November 11th, 2020 at the age of 75. 

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James Lloyd Matt, 77, has passed away Thursday November 5, 2020. He was born August 30, 1943 at 11:05 AM in Tulalip, Washington to Clarence Alexander Matt of Arlee and June Rita (Sol Louie) Matt of St. Ignatius. 

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POLSON – Darlene Roylance Wilder, age 20, of Polson, passed away on Sunday, October 4, 2020 at St. Patrick Hospital in Missoula from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. Darlene was born on January 3, 2000 to Tyrone Burke and Weemus Wilder.

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TURTLE LAKE — Aron Jarid Yellow Owl, 32, AO, AYO, A-Aron, passed away at his home in Turtle Lake, Polson on Friday October 9, 2020.

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Well known tribal cultural preservationist and environmental activist Joe Azure passes on

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ARLEE — It is with deep sorrow and much love that we mourn the passing of Lyle George “Swivel Eye” Zeiler of Arlee on September 1, 2020 at the age of 64 from congestive heart failure at St. Pats in Missoula. He was born February 22, 1956 in Ronan and was raised by his adopted parents Blanche…

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CAMAS PRAIRIE — Angela Lynn Joscum “A.J.”, 50 passed away at St. Patrick’s Hospital in Missoula September 3, 2020.

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DIXON – Rodney Jay Schall, 69, passed away on Sept. 24, 2020 at his home surrounded by family and loved ones. Rodney was born March 27, 1951 in St. Ignatius, Montana to William & Betty (Wemple) Schall. He graduated from Dixon High School in 1969. After graduation, he continued to work th…

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