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RONAN — Worth Anton Nelson, 86, of Ronan, passed away on Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017, at Fort Harrison VA Medical Center, Helena. Graveside services with military honors have been scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 30, 1 p.m., at the Ronan Cemetery. Messages of condolence may be sent to the family …

ARLEE — A Memorial celebration for Earl “Bud” Beck will be held at 4:30 p.m., Friday, Sept. 22, in the Arlee High School old gym, Arlee. Please help celebrate his life by wearing Arlee High School or Griz attire.

PABLO — Johnny T. McKeever, 34, passed away Saturday. A viewing will be held Friday, Sept. 22, at the Longhouse in St. Ignatius starting at 2 p.m. with a closing service at 7 p.m. A meal will follow.

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ST. IGNATIUS — Michael Harry Whalen, 79, passed away suddenly on Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017, from a serious illness. All doubt and uncertainty resolved with joy and expressed to family by his side, he took charge of the situation as was his manner and left this world with strength and dignity.

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MALVERN, Pennsylvania — Stanley Petersen passed away at age 97 on Friday, Sept. 8, 2017, in Malvern, Pennsylvania. He is survived by his daughter Tana, her son Sam Matheson and her fiancée Brian Frolke, and his daughter Laura, her husband Bruce Hartlein and their daughters Taylor and Dana Hartlein.

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MISSOULA — Billy Brown, 64, of Missoula began his eternal hunting trip on Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2017.

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PLAINS — Mr. Thomas “Tommy” “Tom” Henry McCrea, 97, a dedicated husband, father, farmer, cowboy, rancher, jig and square dancer, and story-teller, went to be with the Lord on Monday, Sept. 18, 2017, in Plains.

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CLINTON — A celebration of life potluck will be held on Saturday, Oct. 7, from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Clinton Community Center, 10011 Stitt Rd., Clinton. Please join us and share your remembrances of Forrest’s life. Condolences for the family may be left at gardencityfh.com.

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RONAN — Marion Cecelia D’Arcy, 85, of Polson, passed away on Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017, at St. Luke Extended Care.

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POLSON — Phyllis B. Anderson, 94, passed away on Saturday, Sept. 16, 2017, at St. Joseph Hospital in Polson. She was born on Jan. 10, 1923, in Fountain Village, Minnesota, the daughter of Jack C. and Louise (Luedtke) Orr.

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MISSOULA — Gordon L. Kirkwood, 94, of Missoula passed away Saturday, Sept 16, 2017, at Beehive Assisted Living Center of natural causes.

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MISSOULA — Patricia Lea Banks, 82, of Missoula passed away Monday, Sept. 18, 2017, at her home surrounded by her family after a short battle with pancreatic cancer. 

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MISSOULA — Christine Cartwright (Bushlak), 57, passed away Friday, Aug. 25, 2017, at the Evergreen Missoula Health and Rehab.

HELENA — Clay Olson, 63, of Helena and formerly of Philipsburg, died Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2017, in Helena.

RONAN — Marion Cecelia D’Arcy, 85, of Ronan, passed away on Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017, at St. Luke Extended Care, Ronan. Mass will be celebrated on Friday, Sept. 22, 11 a.m. at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Polson. Messages of condolence may be sent to the family online at lakefune…

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MISSOULA — Jerry L. Kinney, 60, passed away Monday, Aug. 18, 2017, at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, due to injuries sustained in an explosion and fire in a one-room cabin where he was living at the time. He was born Oct. 31, 1956, to Donnie and Dorothy Kinney in Missoula. Jerry joine…

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SPOKANE — Wesley Thomas Vert, Jr., 67, of Spokane, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2017, in Spokane. He was born March 2, 1950, in Portland, Oregon, to Wesley Sr. and Madge Vert.

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MISSOULA — Louis “Lou” Dryden 79, passed away at home on Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2017. Lou was born on March 28, 1938, to Gerald and Dorothy Dryden in Grass Valley, Oregon. A memorial service will be held at the Cashmere Baptist Church at 103 Aplets Way, Cashmere, Washington, on Saturday, Sept. …

BIGFORK — Bernard Robert Gregoire, "Bernie" or "BR," peacefully passed away with his daughter by his side on Sept. 7, 2017 in Bigfork, Montana. He was 88 years young. 

POLSON — Sharron Mitchell Noyes, 64, passed away Friday, Sept. 8, 2017, in Kalispell due to complications with pneumonia. She was born March 6, 1953, in Aberdeen, Washington, to Isadore Jackson Mitchell and Jane Agnes (Whitworth) Mitchell. 

FLORENCE — A memorial service with military honors for Robert L. "Bob" Hawkinson will be held on Sunday, Sept. 17, at 3 p.m. at the Florence-Carlton Community Church. Mr. Hawkinson passed away Saturday, Aug. 19, 2017, at his home in Florence of natural causes. Whitesitt Funeral Home is assis…

RENTON, Washington — Dennis Allen Brevik, of Renton, Washington, passed on Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2017. He was born in Williston, North Dakota, in 1942 to Art and Florence Brevik. Dennis fought a courageous battle with a very long and painful fight with stomach cancer. He is at peace now with hi…

MISSOULA — James William "Uncle Jim" McMurtrie, 77, of Missoula, passed away Wednesday, March 1, 2017, at St. Patrick Hospital, Missoula, of advanced dementia.

RONAN — Darryl Ignace Adams, 58, passed away in Kalispell on Sept. 13, 2017.  A Wake will begin at the Longhouse in St. Ignatius on Saturday evening; Rosary will be held Sunday, Sept. 17th, at 8 p.m. at the Longhouse in St. Ignatius; Mass will be Monday, Sept. 18th, at 11 a.m., at the St. Ig…

MISSOULA — Betty Jane "Sis" Hedger, 91, of Missoula, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2015, at The Living Centre in Stevensville of congestive heart failure.

ST. IGNATIUS — Noel James Pichette, 85, passed away in St. Ignatius on Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2017. He was born Dec. 19, 1931, in St. Ignatius to James and Agnes Pichette. Noel was raised in St. Ignatius and attended school at Villa Urselines; in later years he attained his GED. He married Vivia…

ST. IGNATIUS — Noel James Pichette passed away Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2017, at St. Ignatius. Wake will begin Friday, Sept. 15, at 5 p.m. at the Longhouse; Rosary will be held Friday, Sept. 15, at 8 p.m. at the Longhouse; Mass will be held Saturday, Sept. 16, at 11 a.m. at the Catholic Church, St…