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RONAN — On the evening of Friday, November 8, 2019, Bonnie Gauthier Rice, loving mother, grandmother and sister, was called home at the age of 66.

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PABLO — Dorene Bourdon was born February 8, 1970 to Lorene Zackuse and Greg Dupius at the Holy Family Hospital in St. Ignatius Montana. Columbus and Francis Bourdon raised her. Dorene is 49 years young. 

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Joseph “Bud” Dumontier, born September 13, 1936, passed away at St. Luke Extended Care Facility on October 5, 2019.

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RONAN — Karol Jean Fisher, 57, passed away October 13, 2019 at her home in Ronan. A member of the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribe, she was born in Hamilton on January 5, 1961 to Violet Joyce RedHorn and James W. Fisher, Sr. She went to school in Hamilton and Darby graduating from Hami…

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KALISPELL — Frank Wayne Fortney, age 70, passed away on Tuesday, October 16, 2019 at Kalispell Regional Hospital. Born on November 18, 1948 at St. Helena Sanitarium and Hospital in Napa County California the son Francis Todd and Margaret Teresa (Snow) Fortney.

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ELMO – Lance Corporal Dashane Ranell Hewankorn, 23 years of age, made his journey to the ancestors on October 16, 2019 while on active duty in the United States Marine Corps. Dashane was a proud member of the Confederated Salish & Kootenai Tribes and the Seneca Nation of New York State.

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In loving memory of our mother, sister, aunt, grandmother, and friend Laurie Diane Old Horn, born April 8, 1963 and taken her journey August 3, 2019.

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POLSON – Stacey William Stalheim died peacefully in his home on September 29, 2019 at the young age of 15.

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POLSON — On October 4, 2019 Margaret “Maggie” Lozar joined her beloved Buddy in a rousing jitterbug dance in heaven. Maggie was born November 7, 1925 to Nettie and Herman Winn in Poplar. She was the youngest of five and was always very close to her siblings Martha, Winona and brother Bud and…

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POLSON — Steven Ray Burland was born August 31, 1954 and died October 2, 2019. He was a Lumberjack & worked at the Resort as houseman. He was married to Wanda, the love of his life, for 35 years and had two sons, Kevin & Jerry, who preceded him in death; two step-children Sally and M…

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Our beloved Eloise passed onto the other side of the veil on September 27, 2019, from a long battle with diabetic kidney disease. She was born on March 10, 1951 to Verda and Leonard “Leonel” E. Bell, and was raised on the Round Butte ranch west of Ronan.  

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Donna left this world quickly and peacefully on August 29, 2019 at Kalispell Regional Medical Center following a massive stroke. She will be remembered for her “salty,” straightforward personality, her fierce independence, her love of The Prairie, and her many kitties!

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POLSON — Arnold Joseph Schliep, Jr., age 77, passed away on Sunday, September 1, 2019 at his residence. He was born on May 25, 1942 in St. Ignatius the son of Arnold Joseph and Laura (Soucie) Schliep.

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On August 30, 2019 creator decided bring one of the best home. On April 1, 1957 Barney Dean Finley was born in St. Ignatius, Montana to Susan Hewankorn Blixt. He was a proud member of the Confederated Salish & Kootenai Tribes of the Flathead Reservation. He always said he was proud to be…

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St. Ignatius – Virginia (Woodcock) Brockie AKA Beat passed away in Bozeman on Wednesday August 28th, 2019.  Rosary begins August 29th 8pm at the Longhouse, Funeral Friday August 30th at 10:am Longhouse – Services handled by Foster Funeral Home & Crematory.

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Darrell William “Bill” (Orr) Kehoe passed away on Wednesday February 27, 2019 in Polson. He was 71 yrs. old and was born in St. Ignatius to his biological parents William Harrison Orr Jr. and Marie C. Trahan. In 1958 Thomas Luke Kehoe adopted Bill and from there on everyone knew him as Bill …

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Gloria G Courville Rost, beloved wife, mother, sister, auntie, Joined her husband Ansel “Bud” Rost of 35 years, August 20, 2019 surrounded by loved ones at St. Josephs Hospital in Polson.

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Regina was born December 4, 1932, in Arlee on The Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes of the Flathead Reservation to her parents, Pete and Mary Pierre. Regina Pierre Cooper took her final journey on August 13, 2019, at her home in rural Sturgis, SD, at the age of 89 years.

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ARLEE – Louis Eugene “Louie” Lafrinire, age 78, passed away on Tuesday, August 13, 2019 in Arlee. He was born on December 9, 1940 at St. Ignatius the son of Leroy and Phyllis (Orr) Lafrinire.

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RONAN – Lois Marie “Taddie” Baylor Carlson, 84, of St. Ignatius passed in her sleep on August 7, 2019 at St. Luke’s Hospital from pneumonia.

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In loving memory of our mother, sister, aunt, grandmother, and friend Laurie Diane old Horn, born April 8, 1963 and taken her journey August 3, 2019. 

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On Sunday August 4, 2019 at the age of 62 Tony passed away in Kalispell Regional Medical Hospital with his children by his side. He was born on March 30, 1957 in Ronan and was a proud member of the Salish and Kootenai Tribes. He was born to Leo Paul Hammer and Theresa Mary Quequesah. Tony wa…

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Lynn Sue Weiss (Hunter) went to be with the Lord and the love of her life Larry August 17, 2018, after a long struggle with cancer, at home surrounded by her family.

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Tammy Lynn Tanner, 52, passed away peacefully in her sleep on August 6, 2019.

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MISSOULA — Dr. Gyda Ione Swaney (Salish name pic qwelulew, Little White Butterfly), 67, passed away peacefully surrounded by family in Missoula in the early hours of Thursday July 18, 2019. 

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SPOKANE, WA — Barbara Ann Delaware-Gaines, age 75, passed away peacefully on Friday, July 5, 2019, at Sullivan Park Rehabilitation Center in Spokane, WA. She was born November 12, 1943, in Montana. She married Leonard L. Gaines on September 9, 1961. She is survived by her three daughters, Sa…

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Dr. Jeanette Louise Day Heberle, 72, was born in Missoula on September 12, 1946 and passed on July 17, 2019.

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SEATTLE, WA — Abraham Kerry Caye Jr. was born on June 7, 1954 to Agnes Mae Couture Caye and Abraham Caye Sr. in St. Ignatius and was called home by the Creator on July 20, 2019 in Seattle, Washington at the age of 65. 

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POLSON — Glenn Charles Howlett, age 64 of Polson, passed away on July 7, 2019 in his home and surrounded by family after his battle with cancer.

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Vicky Lynn Deranleau-Osbourne passed in her sleep on June 27, 2019. She was 67 years old. Her husband Don Osbourne of 32 years survives her, daughter Kelly Valdez of New York, Krayger Deranleau of Washington State, her brothers Daryl, Dana, Royal (Becky), Rocky(Carrie), Nieces, Lacey (Travis…

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ARLEE — Audi (Audrey Ann) Moran, 66, passed away due to injuries sustained in an automobile accident at mile marker 43, Hwy 93, Charlo, on June 24, 2019. Audi born October 5, 1952, in Shurz, Nevada; she was raised in Gardnerville, NV, and attended schools in Douglas County, NV. Audi married …

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Darrell Lee Anderson/Azure was born in Great Falls, Montana, on November 13, 1965. Darrell was a proud member of the Little Shell Chippewa Tribe and spent much of his childhood near the tribe’s center at Hill 57 in Great Falls, Montana. In 2006 Darrell’s volunteer lobbying efforts on behalf …

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ARLEE — On June 9, 2019, the Creator chose to take his beautiful gift of our girl Dalena Flora Weaselhead back to be with him and her family that has gone before her. Dalena was born Dec. 18, 1991 to Susan Cates and Dalon Weaselhead.

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RONAN — Jay William Preston, age 91, passed away Monday, June 3, 2019 at St. Luke Community Hospital. A service for Jay will be held Friday, July 19, 2019 at 3 pm at Mission Valley United Methodist Church. A full obituary will follow. Messages of condolences may be shared with the family onl…

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ELMO — On May 30, 2019 Evelyn Joseph left this world to be with her ancestors.

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Agnes V. “Virg” Charlo, 85, passed away Saturday morning, May 18, 2019 at St. Patrick Hospital in Missoula, surrounded by her family.

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CAMAS PRAIRIE — Marie Elise Williams Lamoose, 71, died on Wednesday, October 24, 2018 at home surrounded by her friends and family. She was born on September 15, 1947 at Libby to William and Maria (Nixon) Williams. 

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Carole June was born on June 11, 1937 to Lucy Matt and Virgil Gilson in Polson and went home to be with her savior on April 29, 2019, surrounded by love at her earthly home.

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Clark Andrew Vallee, 6 months, became our guardian angel on April 29, 2019.

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Emma Lorraine Acciavatti, 85, of St. Ignatius passed away Thursday May 2, 2019 after an extended stay at The Pines of Mission.

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POLSON — On Monday April 15, 2019 Stephen Aloysius Lozar passed away to avoid paying his 2018 taxes, a jokester to the end. “Buddy as we all know him” was born in St. Ignatius on June 27, 1925 to Mary Azelda Morigeau and Stephen Joseph Lozar. He was a proud member of the Confederated Salish,…

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RONAN — Joseph O. Santos Sr. 80 years of age, peacefully passed away April 12, 2019.

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Robert LeRoy McLeod was born on May 25, 1950 to Blanche Mary Soucie and Amos McLeod. Robert passed away on March 15, 2019 at 6 AM on Friday morning. They took him in their arms and freed him from the pain.

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ELMO — Barbara Lee Caye, 71, passed away at Polson on April 3, 2019. Barb was born June 12, 1947, in Kalispell to Agnes and Abraham Caye. She was raised in Elmo and attended Elmo School and high school in Busby. She received her higher education in Oregon and Washington. Barb was married to …

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RONAN – Judith Lee Loberg, age 68, passed away on March 28, 2019 in St. Ignatius. She was born on July 9, 1950 in St. Ignatius at Holy Family Hospital the daughter of Omer Dennis Garrett and Frances (Markle) Garrett.

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Katherine “Katie” Nick, 76, of Usk, WA, was called home by Creator to join her ancestors on Saturday, March 9, 2019.

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