Neal Wallace Roberson
COEUR d'ALENE, Idaho - Neal Wallace Roberson, 82, died Thursday, May 22, 2003, in Coeur d'Alene at the Kootenai Medical Center Circle of Life Suite.
He was born May 31, 1920, in Sumner, Neb., to Emry and Ella (Bradt) Roberson. He was one of nine children in the Roberson family, growing up in Nebraska.
Neal served in the Army in the Aleutian Islands of Alaska and in Okinawa during World War II.
On March 15, 1945, in Evanston, Wyo., he married Yvonne Marie Price. They made their home for 28 years in Bountiful, Utah, where he retired from Chevron Oil Refinery as a supervisor and later worked as the superintendent of operations for Western Oil Refining Co.
Neal's hobbies were raising his cherished Arabian horses, fishing, hiking, camping and writing essays.
He divorced in 1973 and married Mildred Beaman. Together, they managed a series of small businesses and motels. He enjoyed the great outdoors and writing editorials for the local paper while they lived in Malad, Idaho. They divorced in 1985 and he married Mary Lee Smith in 1985. Mary died Jan. 20, 2000, in Missoula, where they had made their home for 13 years.
Deteriorating health caused Neal to move to Coeur d'Alene in March 2001 to be closer to his daughter.
He will be remembered as a self-educated, deep-thinking gentleman and wonderful father. He will be sorely missed by both family and friends.
He is survived by his two daughters, Dianne M. Jensen (James) of West Jordan, Utah, and Jolene Tinkey (Roger) of Coeur d'Alene; his three granddaughters, Jennifer Tinkey of Boise, Idaho, Kim Tinkey of Boise, and Brittany Marie Mangus (Que) of Taylorsville, Utah; sisters Marilyn Ueckert of Denver and Rita (Peggy) Carlson of Wahoo, Neb.; and brother Gary Roberson of Portage, Ind.
He was preceded in death by brothers Dale, Ellis and Marvin and sisters Mardell and LaVoun.
Memorial contributions may be sent to Missoula 3:16 (Taking Jesus to the Streets), P.O. Box 16833, Missoula, MT 59808-6833.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Hayden Bible Fellowship, 9140 Reed North, Hayden, Idaho, with Pastor Virgil McAnally officiating.
Please visit Neal's memorial and sign his online guest book at www.englishfuneralchapel.com.
Raymond Claire Dunnwebber
CHARLO - Raymond Claire Dunnwebber was born on Sept. 4, 1958, in Great Falls. On May 2, 2003, his final resting place was discovered by a hiker and his dog, ending the search started in May 1999.
He was preceded in death by great-grandparents Pete and Myrtle Cornelius and Jesse and Rosa Taber; grandparents Charity Taber of Ronan, Ernest and Hazel Dunnwebber of Carter/Lakeside; and a cousin, Leonard Taber of Evaro.
Survivors include his wife Wanda; stepsons Chris and Jim; daughter Sunny Tucker of Missoula; son Richard Ortiz of Spokane; parents Kenneth and Marian Dunnwebber of Charlo; sister Deborah and Rick Wickum of Chester; nephew Garrett Wickum; niece Delaney Rae Wickum; grandfather Roy R. Taber of Dayton and Overton, Nev.; aunts and uncles Evelyn and Harold Tusler of Logandale, Nev., and Dayton, Clarence and Jill Taber of Columbia Falls, Eugene and Gladys Dunnwebber of Alberta, Canada, Marvin and Marie Taber of Evaro and Charles Hiber of Oregon.
A celebration of life will be held in the area of his final resting place this summer at a time to be announced.
Honorary pallbearers are all the people who Raymond loved, along with all who loved him.
Vivian V. Van Dusen
MISSOULA - Vivian V. Van Dusen passed away Tuesday, May 20, 2003, after a lengthy illness. She died at her home in Hunter's Glen, surrounded by family.
She was born on Oct. 26, 1927, in Hood River, Ore., to Bert and Juanita Van Cise. She was raised from an early age by Howard and Juanita Davis in the Longview/Kelso, Wash., area.
She married George Johnson and moved to Havre, where they raised their three children. After 27 years of marriage, she divorced and returned to Longview, where she met and married Frank Van Dusen. They were married for 23 years until Frank's death.
Vivian and Frank traveled extensively during their marriage. They enjoyed trips to Reno, Nev., and Las Vegas, bowling and bingo. They were both active members of the Eagles in Kelso and were volunteers at St. John's Hospital in Longview. Both were named volunteers of the year during the numerous years of service.
After Frank's death, Vivian returned to Missoula to be closer to her children.
She was preceded in death by her husband Frank and by her brother, Kenneth Van Cise.
She is survived by two brothers, John Van Cise of Kerrville, Texas, and Dale Davis of Castle Rock, Wash. She is also survived by Kenneth's widow, Lil Van Cise of Longview. Her surviving children include Sharon Traber and her husband Eric of Spokane, Greg Johnson and his wife Leslyn of Laurel and Loree Dark and her husband Jack of Missoula. She had six grandchildren, Erin and Cody Traber, Kyle and Molly Johnson and Jason and Jeffrey Dark.
There will be no services at her request.
The family suggests memorials to Partners in Home Care - Hospice, 2687 Palmer St., Suite B, Missoula, MT 59808.
The Montana Cremation and Memorial Society assisted the family with arrangements.
Edna Helding Evanko
MISSOULA - Edna Helding Evanko, 85, of Missoula, died Friday, May 23, 2003, at St. Patrick Hospital.
The family will receive friends and relatives from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at Garden City Funeral Home.
A full obituary will follow.
Patricia Morris Wilson
OVANDO - Patricia Morris Wilson, 84, of Ovando, passed away on May 16, 2003, at St. Patrick Hospital in Missoula.
She was born at the family ranch in Sunset, Mont., on March 17, 1919, to Ollie and Ben Morris. She went to school in Greenough and Missoula and was a graduate of Kinman Business College in Spokane.
She worked for both the U.S. Forest Service and the U.S. Army as well as overseeing the Morris Ranch near Ovando.
She was married to "Wag" Dodge and Lawrance O. Wilson, both of whom preceded her in death.
Also preceding her in death were her mother and father; two brothers, Fred and Ben Morris; and one sister, Nellie Roark.
She is survived by her nephew, Douglas Roark of Missoula, and her nieces, Patsy Morton of Kalispell and Laurice Fritz of Missoula. She is also survived by five grandnieces, Susan Fritz Harlow, Corie Fritz and Peggy Roark Nelsen, all of Missoula, Diane Morton, currently in Europe, and Melissa Morton Engellant of Boise, Idaho; three great-grandnephews; her good friend, Helen Cox of Bellevue, Wash.; and her cousin and good friend, Eloise McNally of Ovando.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Montana Cremation and Memorial Society, 3035 S. Russell St. in Missoula.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Humane Society, St. Patrick Life Flight or the Blackfoot Church of Potomac.