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Gerald “Jerry” Ratcliff, passed away suddenly May 1st in Grand Coulee, Washington. He is preceded in death by his mother, Rosie Jean (Hawkins), his father Howard Ratcliff, and his first wife Lynda (Palmenteer). He is survived by his wife Vicki Lynn and her son Kyle, his daughters Alexes and …

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Sherry Darlene Davis-Michele, 63 passed away on Friday, October 1, 2021, with her family by her side while she was at the University of Washington Medical Center in Seattle WA, for a liver transplant. Her sister Debra honored her with song and drum as she passed.

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Vincent C. “Spaghetti” Burrafato was born on August 2, 1945 to Mary Pablo and Vincenzo Burrafato in Missoula. He was raised in Ronan by Mary Pablo as his father was deported back to Sicily shortly after he was born.

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Gully enjoyed her job working at Tribal Finance until her retirement. She loved going with her family to pick huckleberries for as long as she could and made great jam. She loved holiday meals with family and one of her favorite pastimes was going out to gamble and seeing her friends. Gully …

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Thomas “Tim” Wall, 59, passed away at Missoula on May 3rd. A wake took place at Foster Funeral Home and Cremation followed. Memorial services will be held on June 18th at 2 pm in the Ronan Cemetery where military honors will be presented. 

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Diana Wynn Ducharme was born June 26, 1951 in St. Ignatius to Hazel Couture Ducharme and Frank Wilbur Ducharme. She left this world to join them and her Creator on April 29, 2022.

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Charlotte L. Wheeler, a proud enrolled tribal member of the Confederated Salish & Kootenai Tribe, was surrounded by family when she made her journey to the other side, on April 6, 2022. Charlotte Wheeler was born on July 1, 1959, in St. Ignatius and was the middle of seven children, born…

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It is with great sadness that we say, “see you later” to our beloved Joann Durgeloh who passed away unexpectedly at her home on February 26th, 2022.  Joann was born on August 1st, 1951, to Alex Lumpry and Mary “Dolly” Linsebigler and was an enrolled tribal member of the CSKT. Joann was also …

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ST. IGNATIUS — Mathew Frederick Steele’s journey through life came to an end on April 16, 2022. Mathew was the third son born to Denise Marie Decker Morigeau and James H. Steele, Sr. on August 17, 1972, at Missoula, Montana. He leaves behind a close-knit family that cares for him deeply. 

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Skyla Haynes was welcomed into heaven on March 24, 2022

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Eneas Eugene “In-Ya” Conko was born on June 24, 1979 to Kathleen “Kitty” Barnaby Conko and Eneas Conko, SR. In-Ya’s maternal grandparents the late Martha Curley and the late John P. “Bud” Barnaby. 

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Harley David Belcourt (Hawks) joined his son, Chad, in the eternal land of beer and camping on March 31, 2022 in Missoula. 

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Joyce Marie Dornbirer, 85, of Vancouver, WA, died Sunday, December 19, 2021, surrounded by loved ones. She was born July 23, 1936, in Spokane, Washington, the daughter of Genevieve (Blood) and Carl Harrison.

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Patty Jean Matt, 61, passed away at the Eastern Montana Veterans Home on Jan. 12, 2022. 

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Steven Gregory Long was called to the great spirit world on February 21, 2022. He was born in Anaconda to Leonard LeRoy Long and Judith M (Long) on November 5, 1959, also joining his sister Cynthia S Long. Steve was a free spirit even at an early age when he and the family moved to Montpelli…

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Margaret Mathias “Muggs” Friedlander moved on to join the ancestors on February 26, 2022. After an extended illness, she went peacefully in the comfort of her eldest son’s arms. Margaret was born on April 20,1932 at the family home on the Yawuʾnik̓ shores in Elmo Montana. She was delivered b…

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ST. IGNATIUS — Lois Irene Tyalor DuMont was born in Beaver City Nebraska on June 15th, 1928 to mother Irene Taylor and father Charles Phenice. Her step-father was Roland Felker.

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Rose was welcomed into the world December 23, 1971 she went home to be with her daughter Jade, her adopted mother and father Sophie and Leo Tellier, on Sunday, January 9, 2022.

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ST. IGNATIUS — On Sunday, February 6, 2022, Gary Michael Stevens, loving father of two children and six grandchildren passed away peacefully at his home in St. Ignatius. 

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Alan Grenier (Gernie, Al, Fat Dad, Papa), born January 1, 1948 began his journey to meet his beloved girl Timber and numerous family and friends on February 11, 2022. 

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Maureena Teelah Twoteeth, 31, of Pablo, passed away on Friday, January 14, 2022, in St. Ignatius. Maureena (nickname Mena) was born on June 16, 1990, in Ronan, to Bonnie Asencio and Ronald “Bam” Twoteeth. She was a tribal member of the Confederated Salish & Kootenai Tribes and was also Cree. 

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PABLO — Kelly N. Gilson passed away January 25, 2022, at home in Pablo, Montana.

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RONAN — Kristine Sara (Moy) Meili passed away from cancer on November 30, 2021. She was born on January 17, 1949, in Missoula to O. Marshall and Vivian E. Moy. Kris always expressed her faithful love for Jesus, her Savior. He was her best friend. She loved talking to Him and about Him. He al…

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ShaVonne Anna Marie Whitworth made her amazing grand entrance into the world on June 26, 1991, in Missoula born to Michelle Morigeau and Shawn Withworth she joined her brother and sister Steven and Ginger Morigeau, When Shawn seen his baby girl he immediately called her Chevy and to us she w…

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NIARADA – Alice Rose Finley Hewankorn, age 94, passed away peacefully on Friday, January 7, 2022 at her home. She was born in a Tipi on March 7, 1927 in Elmo, Montana to Sakali and Mary Susan (Amos) Finley.

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Kenneth Jones, Sr., age 85, passed away on Saturday, November 27, 2021 at the loving community of Bishops Senior Living Place from natural causes. He was born on January 30, 1936, in Lapwai, ID to John Jones and Amelia Tellier as a member of the Nez Perce Tribe.

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POLSON — Our beloved Mother, Grandmother, Great grandmother, Sister and Aunt Genevie (Gen) Jo Caye-Eneas, 60, of Elmo, began her Journey Home Thursday, December 2, 2021, in Missoula. 

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Daniel Zepeda passed away comfortably surrounded by his family on Saturday November 20, 2021. He was 72.

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Henry Lee Clairmont was born on April 3, 1983, in Missoula at Community Hospital to Dennis and Nadine (Whitworth) Clairmont. He passed away the evening of Thursday, November 4, 2021 at his home at Finley Point. 

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Regena Fay Ely passed away October 31, 2021. She was born to George Aldrich and Joan Hawkins but raised by her dad Charles Hawkins. She grew up all over the U.S. as an army brat, and finally made her permanent home in Montana. Here she met and married Daniel Bisson and later married Steve El…

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Marjorie Kathleen Gardipee-Seaman, 89, peacefully left this Earth to embrace her loving family and Heavenly Father (Creator) at 6:30pm on Saturday, October 23, 2021. 

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Mary Sue Ross died of cancer on November 13, 2021 at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Polson. She was the first born to Opal Lucille Swaney and Volmer Lee (Sonny) Ross on April 16, 1948 in St. Ignatius. Mary Sue was named after her grandmothers, Mary Catherine McDonald Swaney and Sue Thompson Ross F…

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RONAN — George Emmanuel Garcia, Sr., was born in St. Ignatius on May 13, 1945, and went to be with his loving Savior on November 11, 2021, surrounded by his loving family. He was born to Trinidad and Annie (Courville) Garcia. He was the youngest of eight and a member of the Salish and Kooten…

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POLSON — Herschel R. Mays passed away at St. Patrick Hospital, surrounded by his sons, on November 2, 2021, at age 78.  He was born to Lavina (Smith) and Raymond Mays on November 26, 1942.

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POLSON — Tari Lynn Shaw, 53, of Polson, our bright shining star shined for the last time on November 4, 2021 at UW Medical Center in Seattle, WA. Tari was born on December 12, 1967 at Holy Family Hospital in St. Ignatius to Virginia Sanders Shaw and Richard (Dick) Shaw. She was welcomed as a…

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Ron entered into the loving arms of his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ on November 1, 2021 with his loving family by his side. Ron was born August 22, 1947 in Elma, WA to Wanda and Francis Decker. He is survived by his loving wife of 53 years Connie, his daughter Tina (John) Ramey, granddaugh…

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RONAN — Kevin Richard Normandeau passed away peacefully at home with his family on October 29, 2021. Kevin was born to Louis and Lila Normandeau July 28, 1964 in St Ignatius. He graduated from Ronan High School before attending A&P School. 

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ELMO — Gilbert Lee Buckskin was born March 29, 1947, in St. Ignatius to Mathias Buckskin Michel and Lucy Moody Michel. He passed away on October 28, 2021, at his home in Elmo with his wife, Eudora and son, Alex by his side. 

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ST. IGNATIUS — Denise Morigeau was the eldest daughter born to Fred H and Eileen S Decker on February 23, 1949 at St. Ignatius. On October 20, 2021, she passed on to eternal life after a courageous battle against Covid. She leaves behind many loved ones to join many loved family members and …

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ST. IGNATIUS — Ronald Lee Orr, 63, of St. Ignatius, passed away on Friday, October 15, 2021, at his home in St. Ignatius surrounded by his loving family.

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Former Missoula and Polson resident 99-year-old Gladys Marie McDonald Disney — Glady —passed away Sunday, Oct. 3, at the Hot Springs Health and Rehab Center. 

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Donna Jane Pablo began her journey to the Ancestors Monday September 27, 2021.

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Richard Earl McGary was born July 15, 1941 Naples, TX and died September 24, 2021 Ronan. 

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POLSON — Elizabeth L “Beth” Smith, age 69, passed away September 30, 2021, at her residence. She was born January 16, 1952, in Missoula to Rose “Rosie” Marie and Richard Lee “Dick” Lyman. Raised in Plains, Beth was a wild child from day one by all accounts. She was joined by her brother Kenn…

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MISSOULA — Robert Eugene Fyant was born in St. Ignatius, Montana on July 6, 1952 to Adeline and Louis Fyant.  Bobby passed away on Monday, September 20, 2021 surrounded by his family in Missoula.

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Robert Leonard Azure, Sr. (Bob Azure) left this earth to join the angels on September 6, 2021, while surrounded by his children. 

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PABLO — Jeanelle L. Bisson peacefully joined our ancestors on September 25, 2021 at the family home in Pablo. She was an enrolled member of the Confederated Salish & Kootenai Tribes.

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Robert Eugene Fyant was born in St. Ignatius, Montana on July 6, 1952 to Adeline and Louis Fyant.  Bobby passed away on Monday, September 20, 2021 surrounded by his family in Missoula, MT.

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