Kelli Jane King Baker
HOT SPRINGS - Kelli Jane King Baker, 37, of Hot Springs, passed away on June 12, 1999, at St. Patrick Hospital from sustained horseback-riding injuries.
She was born July 2, 1961, in Ronan, the daughter of Margaret King and the late Gordon King.
Kelli graduated in 1979 from Charlo High School as valedictorian of her class. She attended Montana State University in 1979 and later attended Mr. Max Cosmetology School, graduating in 1981.
Her favorite pastime was anything and everything to do with ranching and her family. She loved to cook more than enough for everybody. She loved her family dearly.
In 1984 she married Jim Baker of Hot Springs. They have four beautiful children: Brittney, 11; Laramie, 8; Jaden, 3; and Lex, 20 months.
She was preceded in death by her dad Gordon King and brother-in-law Joe Baker.
She is survived by her caring husband Jim and their four children; her mother Margaret King; brother Doug King, his wife Kathy and son Cordell; brother Bob King and wife Marie-Anne; aunt Beverly Hill, her husband Willard and son KC; aunt Maxine DeSaussure, her husband Gary and daughter Traci; her cousins, the Moolick family; mother-in-law Ruth Baker; and cousin Leon Perrin.
Memorial services for Kelli will be 2 p.m. Thursday, June 17, at Lonepine Hall with the Rev. Jim Hunter officiating. Interment will follow at Plains Cemetery.
Visitation will be 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, June 16, at the Coffelt-Bunch Funeral Home and noon to 1:30 p.m. Thursday at Lonepine Hall.
Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 1660 Duke St., Alexandria, Va. 22314.
Arrangements are under the care and direction of Coffelt-Bunch Funeral Service in Plains.
Viola Adelle Cheff
CHARLO - Viola Adelle Cheff, 81, of Charlo, died Saturday, June 12, of an extended illness.
Born Sept. 23, 1917, in Missoula to Jess Vern and Josephine Reynolds Rogers, she grew up and attended schools in Pablo and Ronan. She married Vern "Bud" Cheff on June 10, 1933, in Polson. They had just celebrated 66 years of marriage.
Adelle and Bud ran the Cheff Outfitting Business from 1938 until they retired in 1980. She served as camp cook and organizer among her many other duties. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Ronan.
She was preceded in death by her parents; daughter Viola Mae Leitz in April 1959; brothers Ed, Jess and Bill; sister Rose Bernice; and grandson Corey.
Surviving are her husband Bud of the family home in Charlo; sons Bud Jr. and wife Laurel of Ronan, Kenneth and wife Christy of Charlo, Roger "Buck" and wife Cheryl of Ronan, Edward "Mick" and wife Karen of Charlo, and Dan "Hap" and wife Sandy of Charlo; daughter Roxena and husband Don Sanders of Boise, Idaho; sisters Ida Mae Sinclair of Charlo and Ruth Bratton of Stevensville; brother Bob Rogers of Helena; 32 grandchildren, 55 great-grandchildren and one great-great-granddaughter.
Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church in Ronan.
Visitation will be 1-8 p.m. Monday, June 14, at Shrider's Mortuary in Ronan. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at the First Baptist Church in Ronan.
Arrangements are by Shrider's Mortuary of Ronan.
William 'Glen' Wilson
NINE MILE - William "Glen" Wilson, 55, died Thursday, June 10, at his home in Nine Mile.
Survivors include his wife Ernestine "Tiny" Wilson of the family home in Nine Mile; daughter Cynthia Wilson of Long Beach, Calif.; mother Gertrude Wilson of Nine Mile; four brothers, Bob Wilson of Helena, Harry Wilson of North Bend, Ore., Steve Wilson of Helena and John Wilson of Superior; sister Martha Ann Walzer of Riverside, Calif.; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his father.
A celebration of Glen's life will be held for family and friends starting at 5 p.m. Tuesday, June 15, at the Nine Mile Community Center.
Cremation and arrangements are under the direction and care of the Malletta Family of Funeral Homes, Sunset Chapel.
Elna L. Mickelson
IBBY - Elna L. Mickelson, 75, of Libby, died Thursday, June 10, at St. John Lutheran Hospital following an extended illness.
She is survived by her husband Vernon at the family home in Libby; her children, Diane Boeckel and husband Gene of Wheatland, Wyo., Darlene Laducer of Fargo, N.D., Judy Detrick and husband John of Wheatland, Marvin Mickelson and wife Debbie of Libby, Steve Mickelson of Spokane, Robin Mickelson and wife Dawn of Glendale, Ariz., Cindy Wagner of Libby and Kris Erickson and husband Tom of Libby; sister Doris Condon of Forest Lake, Minn.; brother Kenneth Nielsen and wife Vonnie of Kenmare, N.D.; 17 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be Monday, June 14, until 4 p.m. at the Nelson & Vial Funeral Home, where services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday. Interment will be at the City of Libby Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the American Lung Association.
Harry Gene Caswell
PLAINS - Harry Gene Caswell, 45, of Plains, passed away Sunday, June 13, 1999, at St. Patrick Hospital in Missoula of a brain aneurysm.
He was born Aug. 11, 1953, in Casper, Wyo., the son of Harold and Nona Caswell. He grew up and attended school in Casper until moving to Oahu, Hawaii, with his family in 1966. In 1970 he graduated from Ewa Beach High School in Oahu. That year, Harry enlisted in the U.S. Army and served for four years in Germany. Following his honorable discharge in 1974, he moved to Plains. He worked building houses and was a self-employed contractor and carpenter.
He is survived by his father Harold Caswell of Plains; son Tristian Caswell and stepson Chayne Greene, both of Kalispell; two brothers, Rick Caswell of Sheridan, Wyo., and John Caswell of Missoula; sister Vickie Ballard of Plains; stepbrother John Pagdilao of Oahu; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his mother Nona Caswell.
Memorial services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 16, at the Plains Alliance Church. Military graveside services will follow at Plains Cemetery under the direction of Horse Plains VFW Post No. 3596. A luncheon will follow at the VFW Hall.
Coffelt-Bunch Funeral Service is in charge of arrangements.