Anthony R. Neumiller
MISSOULA - Anthony R. Neumiller, 25, of Missoula, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, Jan. 11, 2004.
Anthony was born on Dec. 4, 1978, to Karen L. Tucker in Missoula and was adopted by Edward A. Neumiller when Karen and Ed married in 1983. The family grew to include his brother and sister, Alan and Cheye Anne. He was raised in Missoula and live here most of his life.
Anthony graduated from Big Sky High School and went on to attend the University of Montana. He became increasingly interested in Arabic language and culture. In 2000, he received a Department of Defense scholarship to attend university in Ifran, Morocco, to study advanced Arabic language and culture. Anthony's travels led him through parts of Africa and southern Europe. He returned to the United States in December 2000.
Anthony had a lust for life, however, his love of the outdoors was interrupted by an unexpected illness. Prior to the illness, he enjoyed snowboarding, backpacking and camping with his friends. He spent many hours enjoying the outdoors with his best friend and girlfriend, Kendol Fiester as well as Alan, Cheye Anne and friends.
Anthony's kind spirit and big heart touched all who knew him. We will all remember his smile, a smile bright enough to light a room. It was a mischievous smile that would begin with a twitch, expand across his face and end with a twinkle in his eye and the biggest, warmest smile.
Anthony's sudden passing will leave an empty void in our hearts. We are not meant to know the meaning of everything but we trust that he will brighten heaven as he did our lives.
Anthony is survived by his parents Karen and Edward Neumiller; his brother, Alan and his sister, Cheye Anne; and his grandmothers, Lucille Tucker and Wanda Neumiller, all of Missoula. Uncles and aunts include Ron and Sharon Tucker of Browning, William and Debra Tucker of Virginia, Kim Baker of Utah, Sandy and Derek Hirning of Lolo, Tina and Kenneth Snell of Frenchtown, Rhonda and Chuck Fulks of Missoula, Carol and Ed Johnson of Missoula and Janice and Rick Pearson of Missoula. Anthony had numerous cousins, three who are currently serving in Iraq, and extended family and friends.
A traditional wake and viewing will be held on Sunday, Jan. 18, starting at 6 p.m. at Orchard Homes Country Life Club, 2537, S. Third St. W., Missoula. Memorial services will be at 1 p.m. Monday at the First Presbyterian Church, 201 S. Fifth St. W.
Pallbearers will be Alan Neumiller, Spec. Nicholas Tucker, Spec. Ronald Tucker Jr., PFC Brian Tucker, Anson Baker III and William H. Tucker. Honorary pallbearers will be Derek Baker, Michael Tucker and Johnny Castillo.
Donald Eugene 'Don' Hendrickson
HELENA - Donald Eugene "Don" Hendrickson of Helena, died Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2004, at St. Peter's Hospital in Helena.
He was born to Clarence and Margaret (Sullivan) Hendrickson on Oct. 5, 1939, in St. Ignatius. He graduated in 1957 from Charlo High School.
Donald married Evelyn M. Seifert on Nov. 13, 1965, in Polson.
Don served in the U.S. Army from July 1962 to November 1968. He worked as a heavy equipment operator for Skinner Enterprises. He enjoyed cribbage and creek fishing, was a member of the American Legion Post No. 2 and member of Our Lady of the Valley Catholic Church in Helena.
Don was preceded in death by his wife Evelyn on July 6, 1989; daughter Traci (Hendrickson) Prevel; his parents; and brother Dave Hendrickson.
Surviving him are his sons, Brian and Dustin Hendrickson of Helena; granddaughter Miranda Prevel and grandson Jacob Prevel, both of Townsend; brother C.H. Hendrickson of Spokane; and sisters Natalyn Moore of Spokane and Janine Hendrickson of Charlo.
Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 17, at Our Lady of the Valley Catholic Church. Interment will be at the Winston Cemetery in the spring.
The family suggests memorials in Don's name to Our Lady of the Valley Catholic Church, 1502 Shirley Road, Helena, MT 59602.
Retz Funeral Home is caring for arrangements
Mary G. Eneas
ELMO - Mary G. Eneas, 91, of Elmo, passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2004, at St. Luke Extended Care in Ronan from natural causes.
Mary was born in Tobacco Plains, B.C., on May 14, 1912, to Louie and Sophie Philip. Mary was educated at St. Marie's Mission in Cranbrook, B.C.
In 1931, she married Modeste Youstah Eneas and spent the next few years traveling through Canada and the Northwest while Modeste worked different jobs. They finally settled in Elmo and began their family. They had a total of nine children throughout their 68 years together. Mary unselfishly spent her life raising children, grandchildren and caring for other family members and friends.
Mary enjoyed tanning hides, beading, playing Chinese checkers and bingo. She was a Polson Pirate fan who loved to watch (or listen to) her grandchildren and great-grandchildren participate in the different sports that they played.
Her true love of life was playing stickgame. She traveled many states to play, and is known throughout the valley as "Six-pack." Mary involved herself in any activity that a family member enjoyed; she had great pride in her family and everything they did.
Mary was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Modeste; and her children, Bernice, Leo, Joe, Theresa, Toby and Michael.
She was also preceded in death by Madeline and Agatha and her nephew Richard.
She is survived by her children, Christine Lacey of Salem, Ore., Johnny Eneas of Elmo and Bernard (Grace) Eneas of Spokane; 12 grandchildren; 33 great-grandchildren; eight great-great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews; and many, many special friends.
Wake services began on Thursday in the Elmo Hall. Rosary will be held at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 16, in the Elmo Hall. Mass of the Resurrection will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, in the Elmo Hall with Father Gary Reller officiating. Burial will be held at Dayton Cemetery.
Arrangements are by Grogan Funeral Home, Polson.
Ina Lois Marjerison
1915 - 2004
STEVENSVILLE - Ina Lois Marjerison, 88, of Stevensville and former Plains resident, died at the home of her daughter and son-in-law, Helen and Ernie Roesler on Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2004.
She was born on Jan. 27, 1915, in Augusta and was the daughter of Fred A. and Emma (Payne) Urion. Ina graduated from Plains High School in 1934.
She married Ross W. "Bill" Marjerison on April 16, 1942, in Fort Lewis, Wash.
She loved teaching Sunday School which she did for years and singing in the church choirs.
She was preceded in death by her husband Ross, her parents, a sister and five brothers.
Survivors include her son, Ross A. Marjerison of Spanaway, Wash.; daughter Helen Roesler of Stevensville; granddaughters Becky Marjerison of Juneau, Alaska, and Ronnie Marjerison of Asburn, Va.; a great-grandson, Jacob Lehman of Juneau; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 17, at the Christian Missionary Alliance Church in Missoula, with Pastor Tim Owen officiating. A reception will be held at the Golden Corral in Missoula. Private burial will be at the Plains Cemetery.
Should friends desire memorials may be made to the American Bible Society, 1865 Broadway, New York, NY 10023-7505; or at www.americanbible.org.
The Whitesitt Funeral Home in Stevensville is in charge of arrangements.
Anne B. Voorhees
PENSACOLA, Fla. - Anne B. Voorhees, 77, of Pensacola, Fla., and a former Kalispell resident, died at her home on Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2004.
She was born to Joseph and Edith (Green) Guy on June 11, 1926, in Beech Mountain, N.C.
She was married to Robert F. Ryder and in 1960 to Paul F. Voorhees of Kalispell. He preceded her in death in 1997.
Survivors include children Marie (Voorhees) Branton and Barry Voorhees, both of California, Brad Ryder of New Hampshire and Gary Ryder of Pensacola.
Service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 22, at the chapel of Johnson Mortuary. Burial will follow at the C.E. Conrad Memorial Cemetery. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. until service time Thursday.
THOMPSON FALLS - Mabel Koskela, 89, of Thompson Falls, died on Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2004, at Clark Fork Valley Hospital in Plains.
She is survived by her husband Matthew Koskela of Thompson Falls.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Monday, Jan. 19, at the Community Congregational Church in Thompson Falls. Burial will follow at Thompson Falls Cemetery.
Arrangements are under the direction of Coffelt-Bunch Funeral Service.
Verna E. Adkins
KALISPELL - Verna E. Adkins, 73, died on Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2004, at the Kalispell Regional Medical Center.
She was born on Sept. 10, 1930, in Livingston, to Roland and Rosa Adkins. She came to the Flathead Valley in 1952.
She was a resident of the Fourth Avenue Group Home in Kalispell and was an active participant in the Montana Special Olympics.
Survivors include a sister, Marjorie Bothman of Libby; two brothers, R.T. Adkins of Kalispell and Barry Adkins of Pason, Ariz.; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 17, at Johnson Mortuary.
Private burial will take place at Glacier Memorial Gardens.
Arrangements are under the direction of Johnson Mortuary and Crematory.