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ELMO — Qaenen Til Adams was born November 1, 2022 at 4:02 a.m. to Letitia Kallowat and Gene Adams. He left the world quickly due to complications at birth. He touched many lives and was very loved at the time of his birth. He was a blessing and a gift from the moment he came into existence.

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Charles “Jack” Delano Plumage — Hamaza “Iron Horn” — a proud member of the Assiniboine/Nakoda Tribe began his journey to the Spirit World on Sunday, November 13, 2022, at a physical rehabilitation center in Great Falls, MT. He surely was greeted by his lifelong tethered-at-the-heart Indian B…

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ELMO — Richard Thomas Nichols, age 52, passed away on November 7, 2022. He was born on March 15, 1970, at St. Joseph Hospital in Polson to Betty Tenas Nichols and Richard Justin Nichols. 

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POLSON — Myrtle Ann Crouch Stinger, age 93, passed from this life to join her loved ones in Heaven on November 9, 2022. She was born to Charles Crouch and Francis Putt Crouch on October 11, 1929. She was married to James L. Stinger, who sadly preceded her in death. They had three children. S…

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Born in Polson Montana at St. Joseph Hospital December 22, 1955 passed on November 3, 2022.

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Nico Nikot Waso Sawe-nim Reid was born on March 18, 1992 in Great Falls to Janet Voise and Dennis Buckman, and died on September 13, 2022.

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Carmelita “Carol” Irene Wood passed away of natural causes in St. Ignatius on October 16, 2022. She was born in St. Ignatius on February 14, 1941 to Carmen and Margaret “Daisy” Hernandez.

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Charles Franklin Sanders, Jr., 86 of Arlee, was found deceased on Friday, September 21, 2022 in the mountains above his Valley Creek Ranch following a three day search involving many friends and family. He was out searching for cows and firewood, pulled a ‘Chuck’ resulting in a life ending f…

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Amelia Agnes Stanger, age 53, of Pablo, passed away in the comfort of her home on September 15, 2022, on her own terms. She was born in Polson, MT, to Francis “Plassie” Stanger and Martina “Tina” Quequesah-Stanger on August 31, 1969.

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Edwin L. Courville, 75, passed away on Sept. 13th, 2022 in Missoula. Ed was born April 4, 1947 in St. Ignatius and attended school in Pablo and Ronan. After graduating high school, Ed served honorably in the US Coast Guard and completed one tour of Vietnam.

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Shannon Rae Burns, 44, passed away on Sept. 21 at her home in St. Ignatius.

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ELMO — Darlene Ann “Dolly” Irvine, age 60, passed away Friday, October 28, 2022, at St. Patrick’s Hospital, Missoula. She was born March 23, 1962, in Hot Springs to Aloysius Hewankorn Sr. and Patricia (Lefthand) Hewankorn.  She attended school at Dayton Elementary, Polson High School and SKC…

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PASADENA, CA — Aileen Metcalf passed away in the loving arms of her daughter at their Pasadena home on September 22, 2022. She lived her life dedicated to the belief that loving God and serving people should be the chief aim in one’s life and labored to instill these values in all who knew h…

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RONAN — Lila Lea (Nelson) Normandeau, age 88, passed away October 19, 2022, at her residence. She was born Feb 18, 1934. She came to Montana with her family when she was six years old. She attended schools in Saint Ignatius and Ronan. She worked at Ronan State Bank. 

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POLSON — Juliana Olivia “Sweet Pea” Marengo, age 19, passed away due to complications of lymphoma at St. Patrick Hospital in Missoula on Saturday, September 17, 2022. She was born the daughter of Sarah Marengo and Jaime Funes.

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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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