MISSOULA — Michael Thomas, of Missoula, passed away peacefully on Dec. 12, 2018, at home with wife Patti by his side.

MISSOULA — Robert “Jerry” Gerald Gow, 76, was born to Robert and Betty Gow on April 5, 1942, in Missoula. He passed away Sunday, December 16, 2018. Jerry was the oldest of five children in the Gow family and grew up in Bonner. 

PHILIPSBURG — Larry John Miller, 60 of Philipsburg, peacefully passed away on Monday, Dec. 3, 2018 at his home.

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VICTOR — A memorial service for Tom "Tommy" Bishop will be held on Saturday, Dec. 29, 2018 at 11 a.m. at the Stevensville United Methodist Church. Tommy, 69, passed away on Nov. 19, 2018 at his home in Victor. Condolences and memories may be shared with the family at whitesittfuneralhome.com.

CHARLO — William Thomas Howell, 75, passed away at his home on Dec. 3, 2018. He was born on Dec. 29, 1942, in St. Ignatius to Jensen and Mary (Patelzik) Howell and lived his life in Moiese on the family ranch/farm.

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MISSOULA — Lynn McAdams, 88, of Missoula, passed away Nov. 28, 2018. The family will be having a celebration of life at the Methodist Church on Main Street, Jan. 26, 2019, at 11 a.m. with a reception after. A full obituary will be published in mid-January.

MISSOULA — M. Loretta Bertapelle, 90, of Missoula, passed away on Dec. 11, 2018, at her home from natural causes.

MISSOULA — Robert “Bob” G. Hall, a true pioneer of the Blackfoot Valley, served his family, community, county, state and nation. He was born Nov. 19, 1919, to Clarence Albert and Nina Gough Hall at Thornton Hospital in Missoula and passed away on Nov. 28, 2018 in Missoula.

MISSOULA — Erling Robert Oelz passed away peacefully on Nov. 15, 2018, in Missoula, a place he loved and had lived in since 1971. He was born on Sept. 18, 1939, in Benton Harbor, Michigan, the fourth of seven children. The family grew up on Rocky Gap Road overlooking Lake Michigan. They atte…

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MISSOULA — Jessie June Jacobson passed away peacefully Dec. 11, 2018, at her home in Missoula surrounded by her four children. Jessie was born in Forsyth, Feb. 19, 1925. There she spent much of her youth with her two brothers Dick and Roy, either bird-dogging for pheasants or swimming the Ye…

HAMILTON — Trina Lynnae Petersen, 48, of Hamilton, passed away Sunday, Dec. 9, 2018, as the result of a motorcycle accident.

POLSON — Richard William Beauchamp, age 71, passed away on Monday, Dec. 10, 2018, in Page, Arizona.

PINESDALE — Joachim J. Heuser, 41, of Pinesdale, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2018, at his home of natural causes. Visitation will be held at the Pinesdale Chapel on Monday, Dec. 17, 2018, at 10 a.m. with funeral services following at 11 a.m. in the chapel. Arrangements are under the care…

RONAN — Jacqueline Louise (Fisher) Knapp, age 77, passed away on Friday, Nov. 30, 2018, at St. Luke Extended Care in Ronan. She was born on Jan. 24, 1941, to Albert and Margaret (Cone) Fisher in Ronan, joining her brothers Joe and Jim.

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MISSOULA — William Lyford Sawyer, better known as Bill or sometimes Billy, passed away surrounded by family in his home on Dec. 11, 2018, at the age of 61. He was born on Sept. 22, 1957, in Norwich, Connecticut, and moved to his adopted home of Missoula in 1994 where he lived with his wife, …

MISSOULA — William L. (Bill) Sawyer, 61, of Missoula, passed away at his home on Tuesday afternoon, Dec. 11, 2018. A Funeral Mass is scheduled for Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2018, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church with a reception following at the Edgewater Double Tree, where friend…

SEELEY LAKE — James P. "Jim" Reilly, 90, passed away peacefully on Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018, surrounded by family. He was born Oct. 30, 1928, in Northwood, North Dakota, to William A. Reilly Sr. and Ellen Reilly. He married Florence E. Hauge on Oct. 11, 1947, and they were happily married for …

HAMILTON — Justin Walker Smartt passed away on Dec. 2, 2018. He was born at the Marcus Daly Hospital in the beautiful Bitterroot Valley on Sept. 26, 1990.

RONAN — Marion George Salway, 65, passed away in Ronan, on Dec. 11, 2018. His services will start at the Marvin Camel Building in Ronan on Thursday afternoon followed by a Rosary at 8 p.m. that evening. Funeral services will take place on Friday, Dec. 14 at 11 a.m.

RONAN — It is with great sadness that the family of Marianne Louise Luchkiw announces her passing, from natural causes, on Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018, at the age of 61 years. 

KALISPELL — Charles Morland (Mort) Neiman passed away on Nov. 13, 2018, at the age of 89. Mort was born Oct. 12, 1929, in Spokane, Washington, to Charles Marion and Ellen Neiman. He attended school in Washington, where he excelled in sports and outdoor activities, graduating from Otis Orchar…

MISSOULA — Marjorie Koll Lackner Hubber, 96, of Missoula, passed away Sunday, Dec. 9, 2018, at St. Patrick Hospital surrounded by loved ones and caring nurses.

ARLEE — Butch passed away on November 26, 2018, at his home in Arlee, surrounded by his loving family and dog Mellie. Butch was born on Feb. 18, 1942, in Stockton, California, to William Morris II and Marie Talbitzer (Voss). Butch was the oldest to three other siblings: his sister Susan and …

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MISSOULA — Beverly Jean Hughes VanCanagan, 89, of Missoula, passed away peacefully on Monday, Nov. 5, 2018, at home of natural causes.

HAMILTON — Margaret (Peggy) Louise Peacock, 86, of Hamilton, passed away early Saturday morning, Dec. 8, 2018, at Marcus Daly Memorial Hospital in Hamilton.

PHILLIPSBURG - Larry John Miller, 60 of Phillipsburg, peacefully passed away on Monday, Dec. 3, 2018 at his home.

MISSOULA — Mary Ellen Lynch 94, of Missoula passed away on Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018 at Community Medical Center of natural causes.