MISSOULA — Marlys Maxine Peterson Farnes was given the gift of life on July 22, 1949, in Missoula to Claude and Elaine Peterson. She entered into the arms of her loving Savior at 3:24 a.m. Friday, Feb. 16, 2018.  

RONAN — Joseph (Jody) Edward Forte of Ronan peacefully passed away on Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018, at his home. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, Feb. 24, at 1 p.m. at the Pablo Christian Church, Pablo. Messages of condolence may be sent to the family online at shriderthompson.com. S…

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RONAN — Joseph (Jody) Edward Forte, of Ronan, peacefully passed away on Wednesday Feb. 14, 2018 at his home.

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GREAT FALLS — Central Montana native and longtime resident Tryg Williams passed away Sunday, Feb. 11, 2018, in Great Falls after a lengthy illness. He was 51.

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FLORENCE — Ronald L. Thompson, 78, passed away Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018 at his home in Florence. A funeral service will be held on Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018 at 1 p.m. at the Whitesitt Funeral Home. Interment will follow in the Carlton Cemetery, Florence. Condolences and memories may be shared w…

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KALISPELL — Dick was always referred to as "Best Friend" whenever I would mention him in conversation with other people. In my book a man can have one Best Friend and I was lucky enough to have Dick as that person.

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HOT SPRINGS — Thelma "Virginia" Butler, 90, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2018, surrounded by her family and friends. Virginia was born July 31, 1927, in Boone County, Missouri, and grew up there until the age of seven when her father came to Hot Springs to work for her unc…

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MISSOULA — Mary Janette Hamilton, 83, passed away Sunday, Feb. 11, 2018, at her eldest son’s home in Missoula.

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MISSOULA — Marjorie (Marge) Ebel, 82, of Missoula, passed away on Monday, Feb. 12, 2018, at St. Patrick Hospital, of natural causes.

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MISSOULA — Shawn Leonard, 37, died in the early morning hours of Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2018.

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STEVENSVILLE — Elias Martin Hunt was born on June 27, 1931 in Spanish Fork, Utah. As the oldest of eight children from Milton Zera and Ruth Larson (Martin) Hunt, he became an excellent woodsman, a great hunter for the family meat, a good-cook, a caretaker of the younger children, including m…

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LEWISTON, Idaho — Hazel Meeks, 84, of Lewiston, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2018.

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ST. IGNATIUS — Jennifer “Jenn” Lynn Graham-Pierre, 42, passed away at her home in St. Ignatius on Feb. 15, 2017. Rosary will be held Friday, Feb. 16 at 8 p.m. at the Longhouse with closing Saturday, Feb. 17 at 11 a.m. at the Longhouse. Funeral services will follow the Wake Closing at the Lon…

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STEVENSVILLE — Elias M. Hunt, 86, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018, at his home in Stevensville. Visitation will begin a 10 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 17, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Stevensville. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday at the church. …

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STEVENSVILLE — Ivan E. Howard, 89, passed away peacefully at his home near Stevensville on Monday, Feb. 12, 2018, with family members at his side.

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HAMILTON — A joyous homecoming celebration began when the God of all Creation summoned my beloved Bill to be the guest of honor. While our hearts are broken and raw, we weep and mourn for ourselves because we are left behind, for the time being. We know that a blessed reunion is waiting for us.

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BONNER — David Roy Larson; a more awesome husband, father and friend you’d have to search long and hard to find. He always said “I love you” when you left or hung up on the phone because you never know … We said our last “I Love You’s” on Sunday, Feb. 11. David died peacefully in his sleep i…

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CORVALLIS, Oregon — Grayson Edward Druffel, 19, of Eugene, took his own life on Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018, in Corvallis, Oregon. He was born Feb. 2, 1999, in Missoula, the son of Keith and Tara (Wilcox) Druffel.

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HAMILTON — Shirley Wheat passed away Friday, Feb. 9, 2018, in Hamilton. She was 80 years old.

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CLINTON — Fred Hiatt, 87, of Clinton, passed away Monday, Feb. 5, 2018, with his wife Barb by his side.

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MISSOULA — Amber Newman Sanborn passed away of cardiac arrest on Feb. 4, 2018 in Missoula. Amber was born March 6, 1986 to Sandra Jordan Newman and George E. Newman. Amber married Charles (Cory) Sanborn on June 6, 2015.

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DRUMMOND — Paul I. Greany, 91, of Drummond, passed away on Sunday, Feb. 11, 2018, at his home, surrounded by his loving family after a brave battle with prostate cancer.

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CLINTON — Wesley "Kirt" George, 82, passed away peacefully on Saturday, Feb. 10, 2018.  A graveside service will be held at Sunset Memorial Gardens at 1 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 16, followed by a memorial and luncheon at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Clinton at 2:30 p.m. To …

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MISSOULA — Winifred (Lee) Brown was called home on Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018, with her family by her side. Lee was born in Valentine, Nebraska, the seventh child of 13 to William and Winifred (Read) Foster.

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HAMILTON — Airyn and Arabella Giacomino were twins who came into this world with their Angel wings already attached on Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2018, amid a lot of love.

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SUPERIOR — Jane Thompson, 71, of Superior, passed away Friday, Feb. 9, 2018, at St. Patrick Hospital. A celebration of life will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 17, at Superior Community Church. Garden City Funeral Home is assisting with these arrangements. 

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MISSOULA — Marleen Apple Bain, of Missoula, passed away Monday, Feb. 5, 2018, at St. Patrick Hospital after a brief illness, surrounded by her loving family. Her family is deeply grateful to the doctors and nurses at the Missoula Infusion Center.