Glenn G. Walters
SEELEY LAKE - Glenn G. "Bucky" Walters, 85, of Seeley Lake passed away Saturday, April 12, 2003, at Community Medical Center in Missoula of natural causes.
He was born May 22, 1917, in Ceresco, Neb., the oldest of three children. He graduated from Albion High School in Albion, Neb., then he and his family moved to Laguna Beach, Calif.
He was married Aug. 10, 1939, to Mildred McCormick and resided in Laguna Beach, where he was an officer for the Laguna Beach Police Department for several years.
He soon moved his family to Fullerton, Calif., where he was a deputy sheriff for the Orange County Sheriff's Department. He took time off and served in the U.S. Army during World War II; then came back to Fullerton and received a degree from the Los Angeles College of Mortuary Science in order to form a partnership with his father-in-law, Archie McCormick, to run McCormick Mortuary, later Walters and McCormick Mortuary in Fullerton.
Bucky was extremely involved in Orange County's political scene, serving two terms as a Fullerton City Council member from 1960-66 and as Fullerton's mayor from 1966-68. He also served as commander of the Fullerton American Legion, president of the Lions Club of West Fullerton, exalted ruler of the Elk's Lodge in Fullerton and was a member of the Azure Lodge Masonic of Fullerton and the Al Malaikaia Shrine of Los Angeles.
Bucky had an immense love for baseball his entire life and was a scout for the St. Louis Cardinals baseball team for several years. He coached Junior American Legion baseball for 10 years in Fullerton and was one of the original founders of Anaheim Stadium.
He was instrumental in the building of the stadium in the '60s for the California Angels baseball team and Rams football team and served as the vice president of the Anaheim Stadium Corp. for many years. He was also an active supporter of all sports with Fullerton Junior College and Cal State Fullerton.
In 1961, Bucky and his family purchased a house on Seeley Lake, at which he spent vacation time until he and his wife made it their permanent residence in 1989.
Bucky loved to hunt and fish and often spent his time simply enjoying the scenery and wildlife of Montana.
After his retirement in 1974, he and Midge spent their summers in Seeley Lake and wintered in California; then they decided to move to Montana year-round to be closer to their only grandchild, Jillian, of Missoula.
In Seeley Lake, Bucky brought his expertise to the Seeley Lake Water Board and the Seeley Lake Cemetery Board and was a member of the Seeley Lake Lions Club.
He became known to everyone as "Uncle Bucky" and felt that the residents of Seeley Lake were like family. Numerous children learned how to fish from him and learned how to swim off of his dock over the years. He was also an entertaining fishing and hunting buddy to everyone.
He will be remembered most for his sense of humor - always ready with a joke and teasing the youngsters whom he loved. Almost everyone can recall one of his jokes and will remember him fondly for sharing a laugh with them.
Bucky was preceded in death by his parents Fred and Linda and his son James.
He is survived by his wife, Midge of Seeley Lake; son, Kenneth, daughter-in-law Jan and granddaughter Jill, all of Missoula; brother, T. Robert "Bob" and his wife Diane of Exeter, Calif.; sister, Betty and her husband Woodrow Newkirk of Big Bear City, Calif.; and eight nieces and one nephew, all of California.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, April 15, in Seeley Lake. Pallbearers were Carlin Rammell, Ken Pitman, Steve Johnson, Todd Johnson, Kurtis Friede, Bruce Friede, David Friede and Ross "Butch" Friede. He was laid to rest at the Seeley Lake Cemetery surrounded by the mountains and wildlife he loved.
Glen A. Ridge
SALTON CITY, Calif. - Mr. Glen A. Ridge died April 14, 2003, at his residence in Salton City, Calif., where he lived for the last four years.
He was born and raised in California but spent many years in Missoula working for Champion International. He drove a truck for several years and he loved NASCAR and sprint racing.
Survivors include twin daughters, Dawna Ridge of Missoula and Shawna Ridge of Redmond, Ore.; grandchildren, Amanda Wicklund of Missoula and Jason Wicklund of Las Vegas; and former wife, Kim Ridge of Missoula.
Angeoline 'Angie' Eloise Ireland
HUSON - Angeoline "Angie" Eloise Ireland, beloved wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, passed away April 15, 2003. She was 82.
Angie was born Feb. 23, 1921, in Clearfield, Pa., to Lawrence and Arrilla Maines, the eldest of six children.
She married Charles Ireland on April 23, 1937. They moved to Ohio in 1939 and then to Huson in 1980.
She enjoyed gardening, canning, camping and spending time with her family.
Survivors include her husband, Charles of Huson; son, Elmer and wife Shirley of Missoula; two grandsons, Jeffrey and wife Jenny of Helena and Christopher and wife Billie of Lolo; five great-grandchildren, Gregory Michael, Lauren Kelly, Matthew Colin, Charisa Lynn and Cameron Christopher; three sisters in Pennsylvania; and one brother in Ohio.
She was preceded in death by one sister and one brother.
Viewing will be from 4-7 p.m. Friday at Garden City Funeral Home. Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home with Pastor Mike McGovern officiating. Entombment will be at the Sunset Mausoleum followed by a reception back at the funeral home's community room.
Angie was loved by all especially her family and we will miss her deeply.
Doris Moulton Velde
MISSOULA - Dory Velde passed away peacefully at 5 a.m. Tuesday, April 15, 2003, of pneumonia. Her passing was sudden, but her loving family was able to spend those last few days at her side comforting her and drawing comfort in return as she met life's end with sweetness and serenity. She is sorely missed.
Dory was born in a logging camp in Northern California on June 22, 1917, one of four daughters to Arthur Ferris Moulton and Chryssa Fraser Moulton. She grew up and attended school in Ukiah where her father owned orchards and ranches.
She graduated from Knox College in Galesburg, Ill., in 1940, when she met the love of her life, Bob Velde. They were married on May 10, 1941, and spent their first four years apart as Bob served in the Signal Corps during World War II, in the North African and Italian campaigns.
Dory spent the next 26 years as an Air Force wife and devoted mother to three children, William Moulton, Susan Lee and Jill Ferris Velde. She and Bob worked hard to provide a stable and loving home under adverse conditions created by the military lifestyle. She and Bob spent their months of leave time on family vacations, where educational opportunities abounded, especially during the three years we were stationed in Japan, and the three years in Naples, Italy.
Their last assignment was to Missoula in 1962, where Bob headed the AFROTC Detachment at the university. During that time they made many close friends as always, but this time they were able to keep them over a lifetime, as they had fallen in love with Missoula and chose to retire here.
Dory was preceded in death by her parents; her three sisters, Frances McFarling, Joan Manning and Barbara Musy; and her daughters, Jill in 1979 and Sue in 1989.
In July 2000, she lost her beloved and devoted husband, Bob, and entered a time of intense grieving that never really ended. Bob and Dory were inseparable and now they are reunited in Heaven, a fact that accounts for the aura of peace that surrounded Dory at the end.
She is survived by her son, Bill and his wife Becky; her grandchildren, Olivia Sears and her husband Dale Yule, James and Sam Sears, Todd Velde and his fiancee Hana, Tyce Velde and his wife Jessica, and Libby and Chryssa Velde.
She also left behind a great-granddaughter Odette Frances Yule-Sears and a great-grandson on the way, Rhys Velde.
Also mourning her loss are many nephews and nieces who maintained loving ties with her up to the present.
Mom, Grandma, Aunt Dory - our hearts are broken at your loss and we will remember you with love as long as we live.
Her passing gave us inspiration, as her life gave us love and laughter. Dory had an amazing sense of humor and a big heart whose love went out to so many.
A memorial service and celebration of her life is planned for 1 p.m. Wednesday at University Congregational Church, with a reception following at the church.
Donations are suggested to any organization that promotes the wildlife for which she had such special love. Every year at this time, we will make special plantings in her memory to promote songbird habitat.
Bonnie Rose Russell
MISSOULA - Our loved one, Bonnie Rose Russell, passed away at her home Monday, April 14, 2002. We will miss her dearly.
Bonnie was born in Conway, Kan., to Ivan C. and Bessie Haulman on July 12, 1924. She had four brothers, Dale Haulman of Waco, Texas, Royal Haulman of Sterling, Kan., Buddy Haulman of Leadville, Colo., and a brother who preceded her in death, Clarence Haulman and family of Tucson, Ariz.
She married Donald M. Russell during World War II, and they lived around the northern Idaho area until they came to Missoula in the early '70s. Don and Bonnie operated an excavating business and a trailer court in the Missoula Valley.
Don, her husband of 42 years, preceded her in death in 1984.
Don and Bonnie had three children, Donna, Danny and David. Donna lives in Trout Creek with her husband Maret J. Brown; Danny Russell and his wife D'Ann live in Clinton; and David and his wife Sue live in Turah.
Other survivors include her grandchildren, Jared Russell, Jill Russell, Donovan Russell, Dustin Russell, Darla Baker and Danielle Barnes, all of Missoula, Denise Russell of Denver, Rhett Runkle, Kristie Brown, Terrie Beardsley, Amy Runkle, and Mark Runkle, all of Trout Creek, Julie Runkle of Clark Fork, Idaho, and Todd Runkle of Missoula.
She also has 19 great-grandchildren and many nieces, nephews and family in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho.
Bonnie had many hobbies, which included antique shows and traveling. She enjoyed traveling and spending time with her special friend and companion, Bruce McDonald of Thompson Falls. They spent the past 10 years traveling and enjoying each others' company.
Friends may pay their respects at the funeral services to be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Cremation and Burial Society of the Rockies chapel, located at the corner of Reserve Street and Spurgin Road in Missoula. Cremation will follow the funeral services.
The family suggests memorials be made to the Shriners Hospital for Children or to the donor's choice.
Thomas O. Kirkpatrick
MISSOULA - Thomas O. Kirkpatrick, 70, of Missoula passed away at his home Tuesday, April 15, 2003.
He was born Oct. 30, 1932, in Carroll, Iowa, the son of Gail and Adrian Kirkpatrick.
He received a Ph.D. from Ohio State University.
He came to Missoula in 1967 and was a professor at the School of Business at the University of Montana until his retirement.
He particularly enjoyed time spent in his shop woodworking and flower gardening.
His family includes his wife, Carole of the family home; four children, Leigh Prom and her husband Rob and their children, Loren, Crystal, Monica and Jessica of Callaway, Va., Kim Hopkins and her husband Tom and their children, Katie and Thomas of Fernie, B.C., Pat Wagenfehr and his wife Anne and their children, Joshua and Kevin of Dillon and Mindy Roberts and her husband Alan and their children, Alysia, Genny and Zoey of Sherman, Texas; three sisters, Mary Dausch and her husband Joe of Pittsburgh, Betty Hillman of Pittsburgh and Ida Belle Service and her husband J.W. of Robert Lee, Texas.
Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at Garden City Funeral Home.
Burneal Alma Sangray-Day
HAMILTON - Burneal Alma Sangray-Day, 78, of Hamilton passed away Tuesday, April 15, 2003, at the Marcus Daly Memorial Hospice Center in Hamilton.
She was born in Gilman on April 15, 1925, to the late Thomas Frances and Anna Rose Pocha Sangray. She attended schools in Gilman and graduated valedictorian of her class.
Burneal married Arthur Day on May 10, 1942, in Augusta.
She worked for Fords Federated in Hamilton until her retirement.
She was an active member of Faith Lutheran Church of Hamilton and many church auxiliary groups.
Burneal enjoyed gardening, quilting, cooking, baking, church groups and her friends, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Burneal was a loving and caring mother and grandmother. She gave from her heart to her family and everyone with whom she came in contact. Burneal's qualities included her dedication to family, perseverance and Christian ethics.
Surviving include her children, Arthur T. and wife Lynda Day of Hamilton, Yvonne C. and husband Jack Clay of Ronan, Wayne C. and wife Janie Day of Suisun City, Calif., and Adele M. and husband Mike Poltl of Tustin, Calif.; grandchildren, Colette Moore, Daun Edens, Shane Day, Jason Clay, Todd Day, Gwen Shulund-Wilson and Amanda Lucas-Costello; great-grandchildren, Chasity Chelsie, Natasha Jennifer, Dylon Megan, Cassidy Madilynn and TayLynn; and siblings, Thomas Sangray, Richard Sangray, Robert Sangray, Ronald Sangray and Andrew Sangray.
She was preceded in death by her husband; mother; father; sister, Rosella Sangray-Henry; and two brothers, Jack Sangray and Michael Sangray.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Faith Lutheran Church of Hamilton with pastor Stephen Van Gilder officiating. Private family urn placement will take place at a later date.
Arrangements are under the care of the Daly-Leach Chapel in Hamilton.
The family suggests memorials to MDM-Hospice of the Bitterroot, 1200 Westwood Drive, Hamilton, MT 59840; or to the Faith Lutheran Church, 171 Lewis Lane, Hamilton, MT 59840.
Vivian K. Bradshaw Parr
GRANTSDALE - Vivian K. Bradshaw Parr of Grantsdale died at her home early Sunday morning, April 13, 2003.
She had been ill for a number of years with lung disease and died from the resultant failure of her lungs.
Vivian was born Dec. 26, 1940, at Marcus Daly Memorial Hospital in Hamilton to Floyd and Ellen Bradshaw.
She attended elementary school in Grantsdale and high school in Williston, N.D., and graduated from high school in Hamilton. She graduated from Western Montana College in Dillon in 1960 with a two-year teaching degree.
She began her teaching career in Great Falls and this is when she met her husband Stanley who was stationed there in the Air Force. They were married in Tucson, Ariz., on Dec. 27, 1960. Together they had three children, Howard, James and Deborah.
They traveled throughout the United States and overseas while Stanley continued his service to his county and participated in the Vietnam War. In 1969, Vivian finished her teaching degree at the University of Montana in Missoula while Stanley was in Vietnam.
Stanley retired in 1977 and moved to the valley where Vivian was born and raised. He learned to farm from Vivian's mother, Ellen, from whom he bought the property.
Vivian died in the home that Stanley built for her on her mother's land.
She is survived by her husband, Stanley of Grantsdale, and her three children and seven grandchildren.
Also surviving are three sisters, Clarice Stahl of Saco, Alice Berg of Sun City, Ariz., and Helena and Cheryl Patzer of Grantsdale.
She was preceded in death by Floyd and Ellen, her parents; a brother, Clarence Allen; and a sister, Lois Wetzsteon of Sula and Hamilton.
Her urn placement and memorial service will be held in June.
She will be missed.
Arrangements are under the care of the Daly-Leach Chapel in Hamilton.
Margaret Catherine Chinske
MISSOULA - Margaret Catherine Chinske died Friday, April 11, 2003, at Village Health Care Center in Missoula of natural causes.
Margaret was born Oct. 13, 1907, in Kamiah, Idaho, to Ernest and Blanche Johnson. Her family moved to Paradise where she attended both elementary and high school. Following graduation Margaret attended the University of Montana in Missoula, graduating in 1929, where she then went on to teach English in Savage.
Margaret married Edward S. Chinske on June 6, 1932. The couple made their home in Miles City, later moving to Missoula where Edward would become a teacher and coach.
Margaret was an active member of the St. Anthony Altar Society and a volunteer at St. Patrick Hospital. In 2001, Margaret celebrated 75 years with the Kappa Delta sorority. Until her death, Margaret continued her love, support and devotion to the Montana Grizzlies.
She was preceded in death by both parents; her husband, Edward in 1967; her brothers, Walter and Ernie Johnson; sister, Evelyn (Johnson) Miesen; and daughter, Mary and son-in-law Bruce Olson.
Survivors include her sons, Dr. Edward (Cornelia) Chinske of Havre, John (Pam) Chinske of Missoula and Louis Chinske also of Missoula. Twelve grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren also survive her.
Cremation has taken place. Memorial and burial services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 10, at Christ the King Catholic Church, with burial to follow at Old St. Mary's Cemetery. There will be a reception at the church following the committal services.
Memorials may be sent to the Edward S. Chinske Scholarship Foundation at the University of Montana.
Funeral arrangements are under the care and direction of Garden City Funeral Home and Crematory.
Emma W. Morris
STEVENSVILLE - Emma W. Morris, 90, a Stevensville native, passed away at Kathy's Place Personal Care Home in Florence on Tuesday, April 15, 2003.
She was born Oct. 2, 1912, at Rosemont near Stevensville. She was the daughter of John and Hazel (Schaffer) Brown. Emma attended school at Lone Rock and in Stevensville.
She married Ira Wagner of Florence in 1930. To this union a daughter, June, was born. Ira died in 1935.
Emma drove school bus in Florence and went to cosmetology school following his death.
Emma married William Morris in 1937. The couple followed road construction and farmed most of their married life. Emma had her beauty shop wherever they moved.
She retired to the farm in Stevensville where she lived until ill health. She moved to Florence to be with her daughter and son-in-law, John and June Schlecht.
Emma was a longtime member of Stevensville First Baptist Church.
Besides her husbands, Emma was preceded in death by her parents; sisters, Eva Copeland and Esther Crowley; brother, Lloyd Brown; and grandson, Barry Schlecht.
She is survived by her daughter, June (John) Schlecht of Florence; granddaughter, Rhonda (Lewis) Grant; special granddaughter-in-law, Linda Yoder; three brothers, Ben, Leonard and Eddy Brown; a sister, Marie Hendrickson; two great-granddaughters, Tanya LeCoure and Lawanda Kelley; four step-great-grandchildren, Faith Ask, Cami Lesher and Lewis and Just Grant; seven great-great-grandchildren; and numerous special nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Whitesitt Funeral Home in Stevensville with Pastor Ben Baker officiating.
Burial will follow at the Florence-Carlton Cemetery in Florence.
MISSOULA - Charlene "Char" Nordwick, 65, of Missoula passed away Sunday, April 13, 2003, at Community Medical Center of natural causes.
She was born Aug. 5, 1937, in Missoula, the daughter of Elwood and Geraldine Bogard. Char attended grade school in Missoula and moved to Lewistown, where she graduated from Fergus County High School.
On July 19, 1969, she married Stan Nordwick.
A full-time homemaker, Char was a devoted wife and loving mother. She later pursued a career in retail sales and management. Char was employed by local businesses, including Nutri Systems and Hart Albin at the Southgate Mall where she was instrumental in the opening of the store. She enjoyed working in her rose garden, crocheting, bead art and she was an avid photographer.
Charlene cared deeply for her family as evidenced by her generosity to her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She delighted in buying special presents for them and never forgot a special occasion. One of her special gifts was to choose beautiful cards to express the precise sentiment or thoughtful expression to extend her love to her husband, family and friends. She also conveyed her love through beautifully composed letters.
Charlene tenderly cared for her mother for many years as she endured health problems late in life, never missing a day of visiting with her mom at her apartment or hospital room. She also poured her love and compassion into her little grandson, Ryan, as he went through his final days.
Her life was not easy, as she experienced many health challenges, but she persevered to the end and expressed that she thanked God every day for another day of life.
The lives of those who were fortunate enough to have been touched on a daily basis by the love she expressed have been greatly blessed and forever enriched. She always unselfishly put others before herself and never expected anything in return for her kindness.
Charlene will be remembered for many sterling qualities but especially for her warmth, compassion and "heart of gold.'' Charlene will be greatly missed by those whose lives she touched.
Char is survived by her husband, Stan of Missoula; three sons, Bob Shull of Missoula, Dean Moseman of Chehalis, Wash., and Steve Barth and wife Teresa of Fairbanks, Alaska; grandchildren, Saesha Shull-Skousen, Katie Shull, Rachel Shull, Jessica Moseman, Lyndsie Barth and Brandon Barth; and great-grandchildren, Joshua and Spencer Skousen.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, April 16, with private entombment at Sunset Memorial Cemetery.
Pallbearers were A. Bob Shull, K. Dean Moseman, Steve Barth and John Skousen.
The family suggests that memorials be made in Char's name to the Paralyzed Veteran's of America, 7 Mill Brook Road, Wilton, NH 03086-0918.