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ST. IGNATIUS — Betty June Matt-Marquart, 92, of St. Ignatius, passed away on Tuesday, August 16, 2022, at home surrounded by family. She was born April 12, 1930, in Stevensville, to Eli and Rosanna Matt. As a young girl at the age of 3, Betty relocated with her family to the Jocko located in…

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Lovette “Lovie” Kaye Kenmille, 61 passed away at St. Patrick’s Hospital on August 23, 2022. She was born November 14, 1961, the daughter of ET “Bud” Moran and Karin Butler from Santa Anna, California. Lovette was raised and educated in several places, as her father worked for BIA. In her you…

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MOIESE — Anita L. Matt died on August 22, 2022, at 11:30 pm. 

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Wayne Lee Kibler, age 41, of Polson Montana passed away on August 1, 2022. Wayne spent most of his life as a carpenter, which he learned at a young age working for his family’s construction business. He was very close to his mother, Monika Mitchell, who he spent a lot of his free time with. …

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ST. IGNATIUS — Betty June Matt-Marquart, 92, of St. Ignatius, passed away on Tuesday, August 16, 2022, at home surrounded by family. She was born April 12, 1930, in Stevensville, to Eli and Rosanna Matt. As a young girl at the age of 3, Betty relocated with her family to the Jocko located in…

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Lisa May Adams, age 57, passed away on Friday, August 12, 2022 at her home in Polson, MT 59860. 

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POLSON — Brenda S. (Rodda) Costilla, age 63, passed away Wednesday August 3, 2022, at home. She was born February 16, 1959, to Miles and Janet (Dingman) Rodda. She graduated in 1978 from Ronan High School. 

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Elmo – Mary Catherine Andrew, age 85, passed away on Tuesday, August 9, 2022 at St. Patrick Hospital in Missoula with her daughter Loretta and son in law Tab Hoots at her side. Catherine was the second daughter born to the late Charles and Mary (Lefthand) Andrew. She was born in St. Ignatius…

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POLSON — Naida Rose Lefthand passed away August 1, 2022. She was born July 21, 1947 and was raised on Dayton Creek with her maternal grandparents Jerome and Mary Hewankorn. She acquired a working knowledge of the Kootenai Language from them and a responsible work ethic from her grandmother M…

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On the morning of July 7th, 2022, Lavonne Ida Ness Joseph was called home to be with the love of her life Darren X. Joseph and her baby boy Kenneth Caye.

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Cho.cho.walqx - Darlene M. Wilder (76) Honored Elder of the Confederated Tribes of the Colville, devoted wife, loving mother and grandmother and caring educator, left us all much too soon on Thursday, July 7, 2022, from Spokane, Washington.

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PABLO — On Friday July 8, 2022, Alvina May Burns passed away of natural causes. Alvina was born outside of St. Ignatius, not in a hospital, but in a teepee on February 5, 1932, to Katherine Coffey and Alexander Lozeau. 

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RONAN — Alan James Burland, 72, of Ronan, passed away Saturday, July 2, 2022, of natural causes. He was born on February 4, 1950, in St. Ignatius to Richard and Faye (Stinger) Burland.

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POLSON — Jean Lloyd Deranleau was born June 3, 1976, to Rocky and Lillian Deranleau in Polson. 

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RONAN - Chino Joseph Michael Lira, was born on July 14, 1998, to Samuel Paul Lira and Shannon Bull Coming. Chino left us on Sunday June 12, 2022. His passing has left a void that will never again be filled. Chino leaves behind his daughter Jace' Lynn Parizeau - Lira and her mother Lexi Pariz…

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On Sunday, June 12th, 2022, James Russel Farmer Jr. unexpectedly passed away at the young age of 22. James was born on the morning of September 10, 1999 in Omak, Washington to Gina Flores and James (Rusty) Farmer. 

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Frank D. Neary, 86, St Ignatius, MT (formerly Jamestown, ND and Los Angeles, CA) passed away peacefully on the morning of 6/9/22 of natural causes. 

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Shirley E. Johnsrud, 79, passed away unexpectedly at her home in Ronan on Wednesday, June 22, 2022. Shirley was born March 8, 1943, to Oswald and Dorothy Pearl Teigen in Evergreen, MT. 

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Roy Everett Burton, Jr. nicknamed Buzz was born July 1, 1941, to Roy and Viola (Moss) Burton at St Ignatius at the old white Holy Family Hospital that stood where the Taulman Park is currently located. 

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On Tuesday, June 7, 2022, Atwen Ntišúlexʷ — Antoine “Tony” Incashola, Sr. — began his journey to the Creator and the ancestors. He leaves behind a large, beloved family, and a record of decades of service to the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes, the nation, and the world, including …

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ST. IGNATIUS — Susan Marie “Susie” Loughlin passed away June 22, 2022, at St. Luke Community Hospital at 64 from a courageous battle with cancer. Susie was born October 17, 1957, to her mother, Patricia, and father Eddy Tryon. She was raised at the family ranch in Post Creek along with her s…

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RONAN — Timothy Jay Piedalue, age 58, passed away June 5, 2022 at Community Medical Center in Missoula, MT. He was born September 11, 1963, in Polson.

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Katherine Marie (Webster) Teegarden, adored wife and mother, beloved daughter, sister, aunt, and friend, passed away on May 18, 2022 in Chandler, Arizona. She was born on November 24, 1958 in Ronan, was raised there by her parents Frank and Dorothy Webster, and was a proud member of the Conf…

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Carol Ann Matt passed away on May 14th, 2022 from a life fully lived and loved for 75 years. Carol was born on April 30th, 1947 in St. Ignatius on the Flathead Indian Reservation to Franklin Floyd Matt and Justine LaValley. She was raised by her Yaya, Rose Gardipee, alongside her brothers Da…

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ST. IGNATIUS – Charles H. “Old Hippy” Zeiler, 77, passed away at his home in St Ignatius on May 12, 2022.

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Our beloved sister, aunt, and daughter Saylah McCrea Moreno, 30, has went peacefully to join her mother and father Brenda and Doug McCrea in heaven on May 5, 2022. Saylah was born on October 17, 1991. Forever in my heart sister. Funeral was held in St. Ignatius on May 11, 2022.

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Leroy Emerald Bingham left this earth in the early hours of May 18, 2022, while surrounded by his loving family in Billings, MT. He was 67 years old. 

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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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