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RONAN — Kevin Randal Templer, Sr. was born January 17, 1955 to Edward and Delores Templer in Billings Montana. He returned to his Heavenly Father on January 15, 2020 at the age of 64. He was the fourth child of nine. Ron, Coleen, Richard, Kevin, Brian, Lee, MaryJane, Cindy and Robert. He is …

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NIARADA — On January 1, 2020, Leigh Gordon Herman of Niarada passed away at 90 years of age in Polson. Leigh was born to John Otho “Coke” Herman and Louise Ulrich Herman on November 25, 1929 in Kalispell. He was born into a ranching family, being the only grandson of early pioneer Johnny Her…

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CAMAS PRAIRIE - Brett Johnson passed away December 13th, 2019. Brett was born September 5, 1963 to George and Lauraine Johnson.

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DIXON – Verona Lindquist-Young, 84, passed away at St. Pat’s Hospital in Missoula on January 2, 2020.  Verona was born on January 10, 1937, in Pine Island, MN, to Agnes and Edward Wobig.  She married John Rex Young.

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CHARLO – Stephen Guy Smith, 73, passed away on December 15, 2019, at Charlo, MT. He was born April 6, 1946, in Polson, MT, to Raymond Paul Smith and June S. Olson. Stephen was raised and educated in Polson and was married to Lois Amelia Adams Smith and Judith Pearl Ankney.

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ARLEE — Helen Delia Matt, AKA Ragin’ Cajun, was born September 15 (18), 1952 in Abbeville, Louisiana.

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PABLO — Donna Rae Dubay Jones, age 87, passed away January 6, 2020 from natural causes. Donna was born July 26, 1932 to Clementine and Edmond Dubay.

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Our beloved father, grandfather, brother, uncle, and friend to everyone Richard Randall (Randy) Cordis passed away November 18, 2008.  Joyfully welcomed to this world January 14, 1951 in Missoula, Montana by Walter

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RONAN — Evelyn Lorraine (Phyllis Ann) Lester passed peacefully at her home in Ronan on December 25, 2019, at the age of 83.

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ST. IGNATIUS — Diane Dee Dee Aguilar, 64, of Arlee passed away Sunday December 15, 2019 after a fierce battle with cancer surrounded by her family. 

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POLSON — Polson lost one of its best sons, brother and friend. Bryan Glen Burland was born on December 26, 1956 in Polson and went to the greatest show in the heavens on Sunday, December 29, 2019.

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ELMO — William Dean Finley, aka Uncle Billy, went home to his creator on December 29, 2019. He was born July 7, 1963 in Tawas City, MI.

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NIARADA — On January 1, 2020, Leigh Gordon Herman of Niarada passed away at 90 years of age in Polson. Leigh was born to John Otho “Coke” Herman and Louise Ulrich Herman on November 25, 1929 in Kalispell. He was born into a ranching family, being the only grandson of early pioneer Johnny Her…

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Alex LaFontaine, 85, a proud member of the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribe and longtime resident of Missoula, passed away at Missoula Health and Rehab on September 19, 2019. Alex was born on July 25, 1934 in Arlee, MT  to Adeline Squeque Finley/Joscum and George LaFontaine. Alex was t…

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WORLEY, ID — Raven C. Allen passed away on December 9, 2019. Raven was born October 2, 1985 at Spokane, WA to Oswald and Alieene (Curley) George. She was raised in the Plummer, Idaho area where she attended school. She currently worked as a painter at the Coeur d’Alene Casino in Worley. Rave…

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Alex LaFontaine, 85, a proud member of the Confederated Salish & Kootenai Tribe and longtime resident of Missoula, passed away at Missoula Health & Rehab on September 19, 2019. Alex was born on July 25, 1934 in Arlee, MT  to Adeline Squeque Finley/Joscum & George LaFontaine. Alex…

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RONAN — Early on July 24, 2019 you decided it was time to grace us all with your presence. Grayson, you came out crying like any other baby and when your grandma first spoke to you and held you, you stopped crying and looked at grandma and cuddled in. 

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Steven “Steve” James Azure of Fort Belknap, 66, passed away peacefully Dec. 5, 2019, after a long illness. 

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ST. IGNATIUS – Timothy J. “Tim Slim” Schulz, 42, passed away at St. Patrick Hospital in Missoula on December 3, 2019.

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Evelyn Marie Miles Haines Nolan passed away on Saturday, November 16, 2019 at her home with daughter Kathy and special friend Lee Legreid at her side.

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Albert Henry “Al” Bonilla born Saturday, July 18, 1931 passed into the hands of God at home surrounded by his family Thursday, November 7, 2019 at the age of 88 years. Al was born to the late Joseph C and Marie “Ada” (Matt) Bonilla in Drummond. He was very proud of his native heritage and wa…

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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.

Funeral homes often submit obituaries as a service to the families they are assisting. However, we will be happy to accept obituaries from family members pending proper verification of the death.

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