MISSOULA — Marjorie “Midge” Elander was born Aug. 20, 1928 in Dwight, Illinois to Norwegian immigrants, Sarah and Peter Paulsen. She passed away gracefully on Dec. 5, 2019. The third of five children, Midge was in the first generation of her family to attend college, earning a degree in busi…

MISSOULA — Donald Hiday went to be with the Lord on January 11, 2020. Donald was born on December 3, 1934 to Forrest and Clara Hiday of Missoula. Donald graduated from Missoula County High School in 1953. He served in the Army at Fort Campbell, Kentucky. Donald married his high school sweeth…

HIGHLANDS RANCH, Colorado — Marvel Weggenman, 81, born on Oct. 20, 1938, passed away on Thursday, Jan. 2, 2020, at her daughter's home in Highlands Ranch, Colorado. Marvel was born in Billings to Francis E. & Marvel A. Lowrance.

MISSOULA — Faye LaVonne Kuethe, 92, passed away at the Missoula Health and Rehabilitation Center with family by her side on Nov. 26, 2019. Faye was born Feb. 17, 1927 in Waverly, Iowa. At age 20 she married Edgar Kuethe. They had four children: Jolynn, James, Jill and Jacqueline.

MISSOULA — Mark Franklin Wolfe, 61, peacefully passed away of heart failure at Saint Patricks Hospital in Missoula on Dec. 20, 2019. He is predeceased by brother Kevin Kelly Wolfe, father Jefferson Franklin Wolfe, and mother Frances Kelly Wolfe. He is survived by his sisters Karen Wolfe-Dodg…

HELENA — It is with great sadness that the family of James C. Olson, 80, announces his passing on Saturday, Jan 4, 2020, in Helena after a battle with dementia.

MISSOULA — Leigh Thurston, 66, of Missoula, passed away suddenly on Jan. 13, 2020. He was born in St. Catharines, Ontario to the late Walter E. and Margaret (Taylor) Thurston. He is survived by his brothers, Lance and Daniel, his lifelong friend Janet, his children Robert, Jennifer and Anna,…

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MISSOULA— Laura Comfort Kesel passed away peacefully at home on Jan. 4, 2020. She is survived by her husband George, sons George, David and Peter, Peter’s wife Daisy, and grandchildren Cameron and Harriet.

HAMILTON — On the morning of Jan. 10, 2020, Barbara Maki (Frey) Edens was surrounded by angels and lifted up into our heavenly Father’s arms to paradise.

MISSOULA — Mildred Louise “Millie” Stauss, 97, of Missoula, passed away on Monday, Jan. 13, 2010 at Riverside Health & Rehab in Missoula.

MISSOULA — Loretta Bonham died on Jan. 7, 2020 at age 96 in Missoula.  Loretta grew up in Cheyenne, Wyoming. She attended Loretto Heights College in Denver, Colorado, and settled in the Denver area several years later. An avid aviation enthusiast, Loretta earned her private pilot’s license a…

LEXINGTON, Kentucky — Karola M Brockway, 66,of Lexington, passed away at Saint Joseph Hospital on Jan. 12, 2020. She spent her last days surrounded by her children, family and close friends.

WEST YELLOWSTONE — Irene "Lynn" (Patten) Aderhold, age 74, 500 Gallatin Ave. (P.O. Box 342) West Yellowstone, 59758, passed peacefully at her home Saturday afternoon, Jan. 4, 2020, of liver complications due to diabetes. 

HAMILTON — Chellis Newgard, a real good guy, left this world Jan. 10, 2020.  Chellis was born Oct. 17, 1932 in Pablo, to Howard and Ruth (Gould) Newgard.  He served in the U.S. Army from 1954 until 1956. Chellis married Elise (Soule) Newgard Sept. 7, 1957. He enjoyed a 40-year career as a lineman. 

CASA GRANDE, Arizona — Cleo Ann Bagley Wenger passed away in Casa Grande, Arizona, Dec. 25, 2019, with her daughters by her side. Cleo was born July 2, 1934 to Charles Bagley and Anna Turnell Bagley in Hamilton. She and her three sisters, Phyllis Bagley, Wilma (James) Sayler and Delores (Wil…

HAMILTON — On the morning of January 10, 2020, Barbara Maki (Frey) Edens was surrounded by angels and lifted up into our heavenly Father’s arms to paradise.

POLSON — Sharon Rose LilttleBoy, 61, passed away Jan. 11 at St. Joseph Hospital in Polson. Born April 18, 1958, in Billings to Emma & Patrick LittleBoy she was raised and educated in Shepherd and eventually went to SKC in '82 & '83. She worked for S&K Electronics until poor healt…

FLORENCE — Sally Jane (Maynard) Staggs of Florence passed away Jan. 11 at the age of 83 surrounded by her family. Sally was born to Bessie (McNeely) and Jay Byrd Maynard on Sept. 28, 1936 in Wayne County, West Virginia. At the age of 14 she moved to Montana where she attended Catholic boardi…

MISSOULA — Linda Sue Barr passed away at her home, surrounded by family, on Jan. 6. She died of lung cancer after a courageous 15-month battle.

MIAMI, Florida — Jon O'Neal Shields was born in San Diego, California, in 1967. In 1969 he moved to Montana with his family. Jon attended Sentinel High School and later graduated from the University of Montana Law School in 1996. He had his own law practice in Missoula for many years before …

POLSON — It is with great sadness that the family of Charles “Charlie” E. Blankenhorn III of Polson announces his passing on Friday, Jan. 3, 2020, at the age of 69. A celebration of life/memorial service is scheduled for Saturday Jan. 18, 2020, at 10 a.m. at The Lake Funeral Home and Cremato…

STEVENSVILLE — On Nov. 25, 2019, Joseph Steven Engebretson went home to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus.

MISSOULA — Joyce Koostra, age 87, passed away peacefully at her home in Missoula on Jan. 4, 2020.

BONNER — In loving memory of Loretta Jean Hallgren, a loving wife, mother and grandmother; she was brought into this world by her parents Milton and Virginia Hall on Sept. 6, 1939 in Butte. Loretta passed away on Dec. 20, 2019, with her loving family by her side.

PABLO — Donna Rae Dubay Jones, age 87, passed away Jan. 6, 2020 from natural causes. Donna was born July 26, 1932 to Clementine and Edmond Dubay.

MISSOULA — Marjorie (Marge) H Buecheler, 91 of Missoula passed away peacefully at home on Dec. 29, 2019.

PORTLAND, Oregon — Inabelle “Micki” Funk Wolstad (nee McKee) of Portland, Oregon, spent her last days with her loving family and passed away peacefully on Dec. 26, 2019. She was 88 years old.

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