ARLEE — Gary was born in Polson, March 5, 1943, to Grace and Harry Wining, the youngest of three sons Raymond and Robert (deceased), and eldest of two surviving daughters Lois and Karen.

BOZEMAN — Thomas Jasper LaVeaux, 62, of Bozeman, passed away peacefully in his sleep on March 13, 2019. He was born Dec. 25, 1956, to Thomas and Evelyn Veo on the Cheyenne River Sioux reservation in Eagle Butte, South Dakota. He met his wife, Deb LaVeaux, while attending Montana State Univer…

MISSOULA — Robert LeRoy McLeod, 68, passed away in Missoula on March 15, 2019. A Rosary will be held at Foster Funeral Home on Friday, March 22, 2019, at 7 p.m. followed by a Closing Ceremony on Saturday, March 23, 2019, at 2 p.m.

ST. GEORGE, Utah — Jim Bill Ames, returned to his heavenly home on March 10, 2019, at the age of 90 while living in St. George, Utah. He was born February 3, 1929, in Chinook to Vivian Anna Jacobson Ames and James William Ames; the tenth of 11 children. He married Janet (Jan) Arlene McKenzie…

RONAN — Samyra Nashae Williams, infant daughter of Alicia Smithson and Aaron Williams, was made an angel on March 16, 2019. A Rosary will be held on Friday, March 22, 2019, at 8 p.m. at the Marvin Camel Building in Ronan. A Closing Ceremony will be held on Saturday, March 23, 2019 at 10 a.m.

ALBANY, Oregon — Ephraim Hackett died of heart failure on Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019, age 83.

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ARLEE — A Funeral Service for Gary E. Wining will be held Saturday, March 23, 2019, at 11 a.m. at the Jocko Valley Baptist Church on Coldwater Lane in Arlee.  Viewing will precede the service. A reception at church will follow the service.  After the reception, burial will be at the Ronan Ce…

MISSOULA — On March 13, 2019 James R. Maloney, 92, passed away in Missoula at his home to join his Heavenly Father and his beloved wife where he can now walk and be free from earthly pain.

HAMILTON — Robert “Bob” Jay Paddock, 93, of Hamilton, passed away March 6, 2019. He was born in Terry on Dec. 3, 1925, and raised in Corvallis after the family moved there in 1931. Bob was a WWII veteran and served his country from 1944 to 1946. Bob was a rifleman in the Army and an expert w…

HUSON — Judith “Judy” Gallagher, 77, of Huson, passed away in her sleep at her daughter’s Montana mountain home on March 16, 2019. She fought a courageous battle against two brain aneurysms as well as rheumatoid arthritis. Judy was born Aug. 19, 1942, to Elizabeth and Ed Coet. Following the …

CORVALLIS — His last words were, "I am riding off into the sunset." His hospice nurse responded by singing a couple of bars of "Happy Trails". A few hours later he passed out of this world.

STEVENSVILLE — A Memorial Service for Tedi Lee Wingo will be held Saturday, March 30, 2019, at 1 p.m. at the Jesus Community Church at 218 College St., Stevensville. Tedi, 64, of Florence, passed away Feb. 22, 2019, at St. Patrick Hospital. Cremation was under the care of Cremation Burial So…

KALISPELL — James Eugene Baker, 78, passed away on March 14, 2019 in Kalispell. His services are set for Wednesday, March 20, 2019 at 1 p.m., at All Saints Church in between Whitefish and Columbia Falls. Burial to follow services.

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MISSOULA — Eugene William Buchholtz was born Sept. 27, 1924 and died March 14, 2019 at age 94.

MISSOULA — Wilburn “W.C.” Knutson, passed away at his home on March 13, 2019. A graveside service with military honors will be held on Friday, March 22, 2019, at 1 p.m. at the Western Montana State Veterans Cemetery with a celebration of life to follow at the VFW POST 209.

MISSOULA — Nonabelle passed away Friday, March 15, 2019, having lived a thriving life of 95 years.

YELM, Washington — Huston "Doug" Anderson Thompson, 61, passed away Jan. 22, 2019. Doug was born in Spokane, Washington, Aug. 6, 1957. Doug attended Sentinel High School in Missoula and later moved to Deer Park, Washington. Oct. 4, 2000, Doug married Carol Thompson. In 2005, Doug and his fam…

MISSOULA — Kiahsuang Shen Lo, of Eugene, Oregon and Missoula, passed away in Missoula on February 21, two months short of her 100th birthday. Kiahsuang was a beloved mother, auntie, grandmother, and great-grandmother, as well as a matriarch to a large number of Chinese and Chinese-American s…

FRENCHTOWN — An extraordinary man died last week: On March 8, 2019, Joshua Meriah Tripp, 44, went down with his logging helicopter near Port Angeles, Washington. Josh was tireless, compassionate, and magnetic. He gave incredible hugs that wrapped you up in warmth. He listened in a way that m…

FORT COLLINS, Colorado — David Carling Malouf, 71, passed away unexpectedly on March 11, 2019, in Fort Collins, Colorado. He was born in Nyack, New York, during one of the biggest snow storms they had ever recorded. He and his family then moved to Missoula, where his father had taken a posit…

MISSOULA — John R. Bolten 90, passed away on March 5, 2019, at his Brookdale home. John was born in Orange, New Jersey, in 1928 to parents Howard Bolten and Genevieve Schmidt. John attended school in New Jersey until the family moved to southern California in 1944. After high school, John at…

MISSOULA — Robert L. (Bob) Barnes, 96, of Missoula, passed away on Tuesday, March 12, 2019, at Edgewood Vista, of natural causes.

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. — Jacob Andrew Block, 85, of Polson and recently of Minneapolis, Minnesota, passed away on Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2019, in his home in Minneapolis. Jacob’s life was shaped through his career, family and church. He left an indelible mark on those he served.

CLINTON — Daniel T. Tucker passed away March 13, 2019, surrounded by his loving family. Dan was born March 15, 1940, in Gardiner, New York, to William S. and Anna Elizabeth (Tuthill) Tucker.   

MISSOULA — Virginia L Bolten, passed away on March 11, 2019, at her Brookdale home. She was born in Dillon in 1932 to Edward and Agnes Gransbery. Growing up in Dillon, she left in 1950 following her marriage to Emmett Connell. Two children were born of this marriage, Dennis and Tim. They liv…

HELENA — Rich was born May 14, 1941, in Bonner to Doris (Lincoln) Petaja and George Michael Petaja. He was later joined by sisters Joanne (Stein) and Donna (Sloane).

HUSON — Richard George Jochinsen, or "Fargo" as he was fondly known by many, came into this world on Sept. 7, 1925. He was born in Chicago, Illinois, to parents Victor and Margaret Jochinsen.

MISSOULA — Erna Lois Lea Russell died Monday, March 11. In November 2018 she attained the age of 100 — a lifespan considerably lengthier than what she expected to reach.

USK, Washington — Katherine “Katie” Nick, 76, of Usk, Washington, was called home by Creator to join her ancestors on Saturday, March 9, 2019.