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  • Obituary: Gary Stephen Williams

    Updated Dec 6, 2022

    Gary Stephen Williams passed away Nov. 18, 2022, at the age of 69 after a brief illness while battling leukemia. Gary was born on May 19, 1953, to Verna and Pete Williams in Helena. He attended Helena High School in Helena, Montana. He spent much of his time enjoying life at the cabin in Lincoln, Mont. He enjoyed friends, laughter, outdoor adventures, hunting, fishing, picking huckleberries, gathering firewood, countless games of cribbage and the peace of the mountains. He... Full story

  • Obituary: ReNae Anderson Gellatly

    Updated Nov 14, 2022

    ReNae Anderson Gellatly May 4, 1940, to Oct 19, 2022 ReNae Gellatly, wife of Kenneth Gellatly and sister-in-law to DeAnne Asher, passed at her home in Lincoln, Mont. from congestive heart failure. ReNae was born Myrle ReNae Anderson in Brigham City, Utah to Elmer and Myrtle Anderson. She graduated from Weber High School in Ogden, Utah. ReNae worked at Hill AFB, Utah and Tooele Army Depot as a diesel mechanic in Utah. She had many other jobs throughout her life. ReNae was very... Full story

  • Death Notice: Marilyn Gail McNeil-Shelton-Sewel

    Updated Nov 12, 2022

    Marilyn Gail McNeil-Shelton-Sewell, 86, of Helena, Montana passed away Friday, November 4, 2022. Simple Cremation Montana has assisted the family. To view the obituary and share remembrances, visit: www.SimpleCremationMT.com.... Full story

  • Obituary" Charles A. Sherman

    Updated Nov 6, 2022

    Charles A. Sherman Charlie passed away Oct.r 12, 2022, at the age of 80 in Surprise, Arizona. He was born to Charles Sherman Sr. and Pauline Finn in Weymouth, Mass., on July 24, 1942. Charlie was a Navy veteran, airplane mechanic, and a captain for western and Delta Airlines. He retired from Delta in 2002 on the Boeing 767ER. Charlie was honored by the FAA in his hangar in Lincoln, Montana, and received the Wright Brothers Master Pilot awarded for holding a pilot certificate... Full story

  • Obituary: Harry Arvidson

    Updated Nov 4, 2022

    Sailor, rest your oars . . . . Harry August Arvidson, age 97, passed away on Oct. 18, 2022. He was a patient of the VA Hospital in Helena, Mont. and died due to COVID. He was born onMarch 19 1925 to August and Frances Arvidson in Miltona, Minn. He had three sisters; Elmira, Eldora and Ellen. Leaving high school before graduation, Harry joined the US Navy at the age of 17. In 2001, he received his Honorary High School Diploma because of legislation enacted as Operation... Full story

  • Obituary: Martha Bourgault

    Updated Nov 1, 2022

    Martha Bourgault passed from this world into her forever home on Oct. 14, 2022. She was born in Sand Coulee, Mont. on Dec. 17, 1922, the fifth of six children to Ernest and Anna (Gustafson) Forsman. She is survived by two sons, Michael Bourgault of Tblisi, Georgia; Luc Bourgault of Banner, Wyo., and one daughter-in-love, Jean Redfearn (Gary) of Cypress, Calif. Martha has three grandchildren, Brian Bourgault, Bridget Alvarado (Sal), and Branda Hawkins (Chris). She was also... Full story

  • Obituary: Rich Paul

    Updated Oct 12, 2022

    "They call me Rich. I've been Rich all my life. Not because I have money. Because of you and you and you..." Richard Paul was the first child born to Edward and Jessie Paul. He was born May 31, 1938, in Great Falls, Mont. at the Columbus Hospital. He was joined by sisters, Patti and Sharen and brothers, Leonard and Charlie. The Paul family lived in several places in the early years following Ed's work. In 1943 they moved to the outskirts of Great Falls (today we call it 39th... Full story

  • Obituary: Cecil Rhodes

    Updated Oct 12, 2022

    Cecil Ivan Andrew Rhodes, 87, of Tuscola, Ill. passed away at 2:41 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 6, 2022, at Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center in Mattoon, Ill. At Mr. Rhodes request no formal services will be held. Mr. Rhodes was born Jan. 1, 1935, in East St. Louis, IL, a son of Aaron Ivan and Edith Lucille (Gregory) Rhodes. He married Beatrice June Gessford Oct. 5, 1957. She passed away March 12, 2006. He later married Carleen Cain on July 15, 2012, in Lick Creek, Ill. He is... Full story

  • Obituary: Ray Maberry

    Updated Sep 21, 2022

    Ray Gale Maberry, born January 25, 1935, in Dawn, Missouri, went to join his wife Debra Maberry with the Lord September 14, 2022. They were happily married 40 years until Debra's death in March 2020. Ray was one of seven brothers and one sister born to Bert and Eunice (McKerrow) Maberry. Ray moved to Great Falls, Mont. where he met and married Joyce Spraklin. Ray and Joyce had Donna, Tim and Tom. Ray and Joyce eventually divorced. Ray and Debra married December 23, 1979 and... Full story

  • Obituary: Beverley Hadley Thornton

    Updated Aug 24, 2022

    Beverley Lorraine Hadley Thornton peacefully passed away on Feb, 23 2022, at the certified home of Kirsten and Julio Diaz in Athol, Idaho, At this time the family would like to sincerely express their gratitude for the loving care given to her during her time with them. Beverley was born Nov. 7, 1928 in Winchendon, Mass. to Bessie and Ray Hadley. Beverley married James Thornton in 1945, who preceded her in death in 1995. They moved to Montana in 1956 to raise their family of e... Full story

  • Obituary: Barney Martinez

    Updated Jun 29, 2022

    Barney Martinez passed away at his home in Hamilton, Mont. on April 25, 2022. Barney will be put to rest on July 13, 2022 in Helena at Ft. Harrison Veterans Cemetery at 1 p.m.... Full story

  • Obituary: Dean Mack

    Updated Jun 28, 2022

    Dean Darrel Mack, 90, beloved father and grandfather, began his eternal heavenly journey when he transitioned peacefully from his earthy life the evening of Jan. 21, 2022, surrounded by his family. Dean, the oldest of 3 sons, was born in Hazen, ND, on April 14, 1931, to John and Marie (Bubel) Mack. The family lived on the family farm in the neighboring community of Zap. Dean attended elementary school in Zap until the family moved to Lincoln, Montana. He attended junior and hi... Full story

  • Obituary: Lee Mason

    Updated Jun 22, 2022

    Leland Joseph Mason, age 83, went to meet the Lord Jan. 24, 2022, in Weatherford, Texas. Lee was born July 25, 1938 in Albuquerque, N.M. to parents Estelle and Leo Mason. He graduated from Porterville High School in Porterville, Calif. in 1957. He apprenticed in a metal fabrication shop and assisted in building parts for the Saturn Rocket. Lee later moved to Bell Gardens to work as a contractor building hospitals and high-rise buildings. He met and married Ila Haislip Feb.15,... Full story

  • Obituary: Sally Ann Woods

    Updated Jun 14, 2022

    Sally Anne Woods was born March 2, 1957 in Santa Rosa, Calif. to Red and Patty Woods. Graduate of Santa Rosa High School, Class of 1975. Resident of Lincoln, Mont. for 29 years and an unofficial sister to Laura Nicolai. Sal embraced a considerable work ethic and enjoyed a career that included a variety of workplaces and locations: office assistant in San Francisco; in Petaluma, Calif. she worked in retail – and loved every minute until she retired. She enjoyed people, especial... Full story

  • Obituary: William Wesley "Wes" Eyer

    Updated Jun 14, 2022

    William Wesley "Wes" Eyer age 89, of Glendive, Lincoln, and Montana City passed away Tuesday May 31 in the company of family. We would like to say Wes passed away peacefully surrounded by family, but as Wes would have it, he spent his last hours pestering the staff and marveling at the wonderful people and experiences he was blessed with. Wes was born on April 26, 1933, in Glendive to Claude W. and Marguerite (Adams) Eyer. Wes was the first of three children. He was joined by... Full story

  • Obituary: James L. McClure

    Updated Jun 14, 2022

    On the morning of May 27, 2022, James Lawrence McClure died peacefully at home comforted by his wife. Jim was born Oct. 10, 1948, to Lawrence "Larry" and Ruby (West) McClure in Colfax, Wash., where he spent his early childhood years playing with cousins and swimming at Newman Lake. In 1960 Larry, Ruby, Jim, and little sister Cheryl moved to Lincoln, Mont. to start a new adventure. The McClure family owned and operated the Phillip's 66 station where Jim learned many life... Full story

  • Obituary: Jennifer Wilke

    Updated May 31, 2022

    July 9, 1971 - May 24, 2022 Jennifer C. Wilke moved to Lincoln, Mont. in 1977 when she was six years old. She attended Lincoln schools and graduated from Lincoln High School in 1989 as the class Valedictorian. Jennifer earned a Full scholarship to MSU from the United States Air Force. She attended MSU and graduated with a B.S. in Mathematics. On Aug. 24, 1996, Jennifer married the love of her life, John Wilke. Jennifer worked for the Forest Service both locally and nationally... Full story

  • Obituary: Ronald Lydiard

    Updated May 4, 2022

    Ronald Roy Lydiard was born in Great Falls, Mont. on June 21, 1952 to Robert Edward and Frances Neva Lydiard. He was one of four children. As a young child, Ronald acquired a love of animals, nature and being in the outdoors. He had a horse names Taffy that he enjoyed riding around the family ranch. That ranch was a major source of pleasure and joy in his life. Another of his main interests in childhood was music, starting piano and flute lessons in elementary school. He conti... Full story

  • Obituary: Doris L. (Jones) Dey

    Updated May 4, 2022

    Doris Leanne (Jones) Dey, 83, passed peacefully at home in Missoula, Mont. April 21, 2022. Doris was born on July 4, 1938 in Kalispell, Mont. to Harold and Mary (Welch) Jones. Doris attended schools in Kalispell and graduated from Flathead County High School in 1956. During high school, she was active in choir and participated in several high school musicals. During her childhood, she helped her father and mother run Jones Bakery and Pastry Shop and had a fondness for driving... Full story

  • Obituary: Barney Vanden Bos

    Updated Mar 23, 2022

    Barney Vanden Bos was born April 10, 1944 in Kalispell to Dick and Geneva Vanden Bos. He passed March 7, 2022. Barney attended grade school in Dupuyer and graduated from Valier High School 1963. He married Claudette Becker in 1965 before serving in the U.S. Army and received a Purple Heart during the Vietnam War. They were married for 55 years, raising two sons, Russell and Roy, on the family farm near Dupuyer. After farming, the family owned and operated a bulk fuel...

  • Obituary: Marilyn 'Joyce' Wells

    Updated Mar 10, 2022

    Marilyn "Joyce" Wells, 87, of Long Beach, Calif., passed away Tuesday, March 1, 2022. Joyce was residing at Bee Hive Homes of Helena. She was born July 13, 1934 in Grandville, ND. Joyce moved to California as a young woman and went to business school. She began her career with AT&T and worked her way up from a telephone operator to an ex-ecutive in the company. Joyce traveled and trained others, retiring with over 30 years vested in the company. Joyce was a city girl and did... Full story

  • Obituary: Audie Solvie

    Updated Mar 10, 2022

    On Feb. 24, 2022, at the ripe old age of 90, Adolph "Audie" Lee Solvie peacefully left his winter home in Wickenburg, Arizona, and journeyed to the other side to join the Lord. Audie was born to Adolph Solvie and Martha Mae Belle Lee, on Jan. 4, 1932, in Columbus, N.D., the youngest of four children. Audie spent most of his youth in Saco, Mont. He later received a degree in business from the University of Montana in Missoula, where he met his first wife, Monna Mae Clausen. The... Full story

  • Obituary: Lisa Ann Roberson

    Updated Mar 10, 2022

    Lisa Ann Roberson, age 58 of Lincoln, Montana passed away Feb. 21, 2022. Lisa was born on Nov. 4, 1963, to Carl Rodenbach and Margaret McNichol in Quakertown, Pa. On June 16, 1984, Lisa married Jay Roberson in Pip-ersville, Pa. and they moved to Lincoln, in 1988. Together they had Ward and Shelby. Some of Lisa’s favorite hobbies included running, exercising and bike riding, as well as riding on the back of a motorcycle and raising her children. Lisa is survived by her husband Jay Roberson, Children Ward Roberson and Shelby (C... Full story

  • Obituary: Becky Thurman

    Updated Feb 24, 2022

    Becky Lee Thurman, born Aug. 12, 1948 in Helena, Mont. to Eugene Edward and Martha Lena (Foster) Youderian, passed away at her Lincoln home Feb. 6, 2022, at the age of 73. As a small child she loved to play outside in the mud and splash in the creek. Later she would channel this delight with mud into a passion for making pottery. Growing up on a ranch, she learned to ride at a very early age and never lost her interest in and love for horses. Summers were spent on horseback...

  • Obituary: Michael E. Dey

    Updated Jan 26, 2022

    Michael (Mike) Ernst Dey, 84, died in Missoula, Mont. Jan. 16, 2022. Mike was born July 27, 1937 in Long Lake, Minn. to Ernst and Emily (Bassett) Dey. Mike attended schools in Brainerd, Minn. and Bozeman, Mont. In the early 1950s, Mike moved with his family to Bozeman, Mont. In 1959, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy with his younger brother Dave. Mike served four years stationed in San Diego and as a crewmember of the USS Ute, a Navajo-class fleet tug. During his time in the... Full story

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