James J. "Crusty" McCormick
MISSOULA - James J. "Crusty" McCormick of Missoula, formerly of Butte, passed away on Thursday, April 13, 2000, at the Riverside Health Care Center in Missoula.
He was born Sept. 21, 1911, in Butte to James and Janie McCormick. He grew up on the "Hill" in Butte and attended St. Mary's Grade School and Boys Central High School. His dad passed away when James was 19 years old and he helped raise his two brothers Robert "Rudy" and Tom "Beano" McCormick. He went to Carroll College for a short time on a basketball scholarship, but had to drop out due to helping the family. He went to work for the Anaconda Copper Mining Co. at the copper precipitation plant and worked there until he retired in 1968.
He married Margaret "Peg" Coburn on June 29, 1935, in Butte. They raised three children: Marguerite, Frank and Jim. The couple was active in St. Joseph's Parish in Butte. He also was a member of the Knights of Columbus and the Butte Central Roundtable, which he helped with many fund-raising drives.
After his wife Peg passed away at the Butte Convalescent Center, Jim volunteered his days in helping the residents at the center. He became ill in 1995, and moved to Missoula to the Riverside Health Care Center where he resided until his death. Jim touched many lives and will be remembered by all those who knew him.
He was preceded in death by his wife Peg, his parents and three brothers.
He is survived by his daughter Marguerite Veal and son-in-law Nobel of Meadow, S.D.; sons Jim and daughter-in-law Jean of Red Deer, Alberta, and Father Frank McCormick of Missoula; six grandchildren, Marianne McCormick and her husband John Kibblewhite of Richmond, British Columbia; Elizabeth McCormick and her husband Brian Cooke of Edmonton, Alberta; Mike Veal and his wife Barb of Loveland, Ohio; Julie Stewart and her husband Dalton Stewart of Irving, Texas; Eric Veal and his wife Laura of Yankton, S.D.; and Brad Veal and his wife Tammi of Medford, Wis.; and six great-grandchildren, Drew, Rhea, Alec and Chandler Veal, and Emma and Bonnie Cooke.
Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated on Tuesday April 18, 2000, at Pope John XXIII Catholic Church at 11 a.m. with his son, the Rev. Frank McCormick, as celebrant. Burial will take place in Butte at Holy Cross Cemetery at 4 p.m. on Tuesday.
Memorials are suggested to the Poverello Center in Missoula.
Arrangements are under the care and direction of Garden City Funeral Home and Crematory.
William Lonzo Goodman
MISSOULA - William Lonzo Goodman, 83, of Missoula, passed away Sunday, April 2, at the Village Health Care Center of natural causes.
Bill was born June 15, 1916, in Great Falls to William and Gertrude Goodman. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. In 1946 he graduated from the Montana School of Mines in metallurgy.
He was married to Phyllis Helma White of Twin Bridges in 1938. He was employed by the Anaconda Copper operation for 43 years.
Bill was a member of the Butte Masonic Lodge. He enjoyed the Montana outdoors and stream fishing, especially in his younger years.
Bill was a family man who moved to Sequim and Enumclaw, Wash., to be close to his children and grandchildren, but returned to his beloved Montana in 1998.
Survivors include his wife Phyllis of Missoula; son William L. Goodman of Sumner, Wash.; daughter SuzAnne M. Miller of Lolo; and five grandchildren.
Arrangements are with the Malletta Family of Funeral Homes, Squire Chapel. No services are planned at this time.
Donald A. Kyle
THOMPSON FALLS - Donald A. Kyle, 64, of Thompson Falls, passed away from cancer Saturday, April 15, 2000, at St. Patrick Hospital in Missoula.
He was born Aug. 27, 1935, in Twin Bridges to Glenn Kyle and Esther Eder. He was raised in Seattle and attended Highline High School and Washington State University, where he was a scholarship football player.
He entered the U.S. Air Force in November 1955 and received an honorable discharge in November 1959 as an airman second class.
On May 28, 1960, he married Ramona Murdoch. The couple settled in Missoula, where Don worked for Mountain Bell and later U S West for 35 years.
Don was an avid outdoorsman who loved hunting, fishing, camping, golfing and the cabin he and his family began building on the Clark Fork Reservoir in 1982.
He was preceded in death by his father Glenn and sister Margaret Meritt.
Survivors include his wife of 39 years, Ramona; son Roy and his wife Carla of Juneau, Alaska; daughter Jodene and her husband Jim Meehan of Post Falls, Idaho; mother Esther of Benson, Ariz.; sisters Adele and her husband Marshal Wood of Thompson Falls and Linda and her husband Dennis of Vaughn, Wash.; and grandchildren Rachel, Shannon and Ruby Kyle and Danielle, Allison and Brenna Meehan.
Cremation has taken place under the direction of the Malletta Family of Funeral Homes, Livingston Chapel. No services are planned.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Camp Mak-A-Dream, Box 1450, Missoula, MT 59806.
Rae H. Miller
MISSOULA - Rae H. Miller was born April 23, 1917, at the family home in Rapids, Mont. She was the child of Anna Marie Lutt and Jacob Alles. She was 1 year old when her mother died. Rae spent some time with her sister Bertha in Lincoln, Neb., and her sister Madge in Drummond before rejoining her father in Missoula.
She graduated from Modern Beauty School in Missoula, worked as a salesgirl for F.W. Woolworth Co., Mode O Day Dress Shop, Sprouse Reitz, Montgomery Ward Co., Gambles and the Diana Dress Shop. She also worked in the Florence Beauty Shop.
Rae met her husband, John McClellan Miller, on a blind date in October of 1940. They were married on Nov. 17, 1944, in Missoula. She and Jack were married for 53 years until his death in 1997. They had one son, Larry John Miller, who survives her. She also has two surviving sisters, Esther Holland and Hulda Hepler of Missoula.
Her mother and father preceded her in death as well as her brothers George Alles, Jack Alles and Emanuel Alles and sisters Bertha George, Lydia George, Lydia Wittman, Madge Fischer and Ruth Badke.
She is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews and her beloved cat Rosie.
Visitation will be 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Tuesday, April 18, at the Malletta Family of Funeral Homes, Sunset Chapel. Services will be held at 3 p.m. on Tuesday at the funeral home with the Rev. David Graff officiating. Entombment will be in the new mausoleum at Sunset Memorial Cemetery.
Tucker David Smith
MOLALLA, Ore. - Tucker David Smith, 11 months old, was born April 23, 1999, in Silverton, Ore., the son of David and Bobbie Sue Evers Smith. He passed away at his home in Molalla on April 14, 2000.
Survivors include his parents, David and Bobbie Sue Smith, and brother Conner Smith of Molalla; maternal grandparents, Scott Evers and Barbara Evers, both of Darby; paternal grandparents, Brock Smith of Molalla and Bayleen Bradshaw of Caliente, Nev.; paternal great-grandparents, Ann Goodwin of Darby and Gene Goodwin of Alaska; and two great-great-grandmothers.
A service to celebrate his life will be 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 18, at the Hamilton Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Interment will follow at Lone Pine Cemetery in Darby.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Daly-Leach Chapel in Hamilton.