Arlene Marie (Beauchaine) Savage

RONAN - Arlene Marie (Beauchaine) Savage, 52, began her journey home with those who have gone before her on Tuesday, April 24, in Dillingham, Alaska.

Arlene was born in St. Ignatius on May 26, 1948, to Eugene and Ethel (Luddington) Beauchaine. Raised in Dixon, St. Ignatius and Ronan, Arlene went to school in New Mexico and at the University of Montana and Salish Kootenai College. She eventually earned a master's degree in applied science/counseling track from the Leadership Institute of Seattle at City University in 1993. Arlene knew that education was an important thing to finish, and she drew much of her support and inspiration from Jon Lozeau, who kept her on track with his guidance.

Arlene was married at an early age to Perry Mock. They made their home in Hot Springs, Paradise, Polson and Moses Lake, Wash., where they started their family. However, as with many things in life, things did not work out and they later separated. Arlene was engaged to Jim Pace, who was her soul mate. He preceded her in an untimely death. Arlene remarried several times but remained a happy bachelorette.

Arlene lived in Arizona and was employed by Motorola of Phoenix, and later returned to Montana, where she worked at Kicking Horse Job Corps for the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes Alcohol Program and Upward Bound. She also taught at Salish Kootenai College and was involved in foster care in Pablo before she moved to Dillingham in August 1998.

A member of the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes, she enjoyed being with people. She loved her family and grandchildren, and claimed everyone as family. She enjoyed powwows and doing arts and crafts when time permitted, but people were her life.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a husband, Bill Carpentier; and a son, Thomas Mock, who died in infancy.

Survivors include children Tim Mock, Mark Mock and Jeff Matt, all of Dillingham; grandchildren Jamie, Cassandra, McKendra, Katrina, Misty Dawn, Jeff Jr. and Tristain; aunt Marie Ardis of Dixon; sisters Anita Mahkuk of Moiese and Edith Walden of Charlo; brothers Merle Yellow Kidney of Moiese and Ken (Kris) Lozeau of Ronan; and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins as well as a large adopted family.

Traditional wake services will begin Saturday, April 28, at 6 p.m. in the St. Ignatius Longhouse. A rosary service will be recited Monday, April 30, at 8 p.m. in the Longhouse.

Wake closing will begin 10 a.m. Tuesday, May 1, in the Longhouse with Mass of the Resurrection following at St. Ignatius Catholic Mission. Interment will follow at the St. Ignatius Catholic Cemetery, where she will be laid to rest with her infant son, Thomas, in the family plot.

Foster & Durgeloh Funeral Home in St. Ignatius is in charge of arrangements.

Shirley F.W. Weinrich

DILLON - Shirley F.W. Weinrich, 77, of Dillon, died April 21, 2001, at Community Medical Center in Missoula.

Shirley is survived by his wife Lilly; sons Danny W. (Lennea) Weinrich of Crescent City, Ore., and Lanny K. Weinrich of Portland, Ore.; daughters Peggy A. Adamsen of Dillon, Beverly J. (Steve) Weber and Lucy M. (Don) Weinrich, both of Helena, and Becky L. (Lynn) Weinrich of Missoula; brother Frank (Carol) Weinrich; sister-in-law Edythe Weinrich; and eight grandchildren, many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

Funeral services were held Thursday, April 26, at Pioneer Lutheran Church in White, S.D., with interment in St. Paul's Argo Lutheran Cemetery.

Margaret Elizabeth Mix

VANCOUVER, Wash. - Margaret Elizabeth Mix, 84, known as "Peggy" by family and friends, passed away at home in Vancouver on April 24, 2001.

Mrs. Mix was born in Missoula on Nov. 9, 1916. She and her husband moved from Missoula to Vancouver in 1989.

She was a loving homemaker, active in genealogy, enjoyed reading, raising canaries, sewing and knitting. Her primary interests centered around her home, family, friends and church.

Survivors include her husband Everett at home; two daughters, Marlene E. Anderson of Vancouver and Sharon A. Lowry of Missoula; brother James N. Lee of Wilsonville, Ore.; seven grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

Preceding her in death were her parents, two sisters and one brother.

Funeral services will be held Monday, April 30, at 11 a.m. at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 223 N.W. 99th St., Vancouver. Interment will be at Evergreen Memorial Gardens. Viewing will be 5-9 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Sunday at Memorial Gardens Funeral Home and at the church Monday prior to the service.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Arthritis Foundation, 4412 S.W. Barbur Blvd., Suite 220, Portland, OR 97201.

Rebecca S. Taber

MISSOULA - Rebecca S. Taber, 40, of Missoula, went to the God she loved so much on April 26, 2001.

Becky was born on Sept. 2, 1960, in Ann Arbor, Mich. In 1968 the family moved to Missoula, where Becky attended Cold Springs and Meadow Hill grade schools and graduated from Sentinel High School in 1978. She also attended the University of Montana.

Becky and Terry were married Sept. 11, 1993, at Priest Lake, Idaho.

Becky was an active member of St. Anthony's Catholic Church and was the current president of Section 4 of the Altar Society. She was employed by Sears in Missoula. She loved to play bridge, write, knit, garden, arrange flowers, and go fishing with Terry. She generously devoted her time to various organizations including Birth Right, YMCA Battered Women's Shelter and Opportunity Resources as well as anyone in need, be they family or stranger.

Becky is survived by her husband and friend Terry; stepson Greg of Missoula; stepdaughter Chrissy of Anchorage, Alaska; brother Tom Melton and wife Sheryl of Salt Lake City; brothers Doug Melton of Carlsbad, N.M., and Phillip Melton of Lawrence, Kan.; and sister Mary Melton of Missoula. Other survivors include nephews Adam and Graham Melton; niece Claire Melton; sisters-in-law Roberta Williams and Catherine Chaussee; uncle-in-law Bill Taber; and their families.

She was preceded in death by parents Bill and Ann Melton and an infant son, Danny.

Becky was an unusually loving person who will be missed greatly by all who knew and loved her.

Vigil services will be held on Monday, April 30, at 6 p.m. at St. Anthony's Parish. Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated at St. Anthony's on Tuesday, May 1, at 3 p.m. with a reception following at the church.

The family suggests that memorials be made in Becky's name to the organizations mentioned above or to a charity of the donor's choice.

Arrangements are under the care and direction of Garden City Funeral Home and Crematory.

Norman Darrel Brehm

MISSOULA - Norman Darrel Brehm, 65, died at St. Patrick Hospital on Thursday, April 26, 2001.

He was born on June 5, 1935, in Jamestown, N.D., to Roland "Bill" and Hazel Brehm. Norman attended Dawson County Junior College before entering the Army. After serving during the Korean War, he returned to Montana and graduated from the University of Montana with a degree in business.

He worked for the Northern Pacific Railroad and the Burlington Northern in managerial positions in Minnesota, Washington, Alaska, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas and Texas before retiring and returning to Missoula.

Norman married Hazel Prestrude in 1960 and had two children, David Roland Brehm of Houston and Kaati Friday Brehm of Dallas.

He was preceded in death by his parents and is survived by his wife and children; sister Maureen Appelt and husband Jim; five nieces and three nephews.

Services will be 11 a.m. Monday, April 30, at Atonement Lutheran Church. His ashes will be buried at the Prestrude family church, Waldheim Lutheran Church and Cemetery, in Kathryn, N.D.

The Malletta Family of Funeral Homes, Sunset Chapel, is assisting the family with arrangements.

Joe Herr-Era

MISSOULA - Joe Herr-Era died April 10, 2001.

He was born March 12, 1969.

He is survived by his sister and brother-in-law Ellie and Matt Hermann, nephew Mathew and mother Sharon and siblings.

A special tribute to Joe from Michelle Workman and her children:

Joe not only left family behind. He had a lot of friends, co-workers and people who cared about him and his talents. He would give whatever he had to help out anytime. A very loving heart! Having only a few years of schooling, he was self-taught and a very intelligent person. Being a master carpenter at the age of 31, he performed excellence for the community.

He loved the outdoors, camping, hunting, hiking and biking, which was very dear to him. One high point of his life was the day he went skydiving, his first time in an airplane, and he jumped out. It was a rush for him.

He was very brave and wouldn't shy away from troubled times, and was always level-headed.

He truly made it a point that he cared about his close friends and family.

He would change his life and or his total being to make someone happy.

Although he has left these earthly bonds in an untimely manner and has brought sorrow into many people's hearts, we all know that he was a free-living spirit and would not wish the sorrow we feel for our loss, but rather the good memories and the timeless lessons he has left with us.

We will never forget you. You will always be in our hearts.

Freedom and love are yours forever now. Don't fly too far from home, Joe Bear!

A memorial service will be 10 a.m. Saturday, April 28, at 10 a.m. at Foursquare Church, 1001 Cleveland St. (by Boise Lumber).

James J. Frank

YELLOW BAY - James J. Frank, 63, of Yellow Bay, died Thursday, April 26, 2001, at his home after a long, never-to-give-up battle with cancer.

Jim was preceded in death by his mother Margaret and baby sister Marie.

He is survived by his wife Janet Armstrong Frank of Yellow Bay; father Jim Frank of Kittanning, Pa.; and many aunts, uncles and cousins. He is also survived by his dear personal friends Ken and Chris Zimmerman of Gary, Ind., Roy Dominquez of Gary and his biker buddy "Tiger" Art Shafer of Hamilton, Ala.

No local services are planned. Memorial services will be held this summer in Michigan and Pennsylvania.

Arrangements are by Grogan Funeral Home and Crematory, Polson.

Natalie Leishman Drake

CHENEY, Wash. - Following a courageous battle with cancer, Natalie Leishman Drake, 72, passed away on April 26, 2001, at her home in Cheney. She was born on Sept. 8, 1928, in Philipsburg to William and Isabelle Leishman.

Her family later moved to St. Ignatius, where she attended grade school and graduated from St. Ignatius High School in 1946. Natalie attended the University of Montana, where she studied psychology and met and married Robert S. Turner. Later Natalie and her daughter Robbie moved to Spokane, where she worked for Economy Oil and as a personnel secretary for Deaconess Hospital.

On Nov. 1, 1964, she and Arthur Drake were married in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, and settled on Arthur's ranch in St. Ignatius. In 1974, they moved to Hamilton, where Natalie started home teaching remedial reading to young students. She was also actively involved in local and state GOP politics. She was the Republican chairperson for Ravalli County and served on the State Executive Committee. She was also active in the Republican Women's Club.

Natalie was an avid golfer in Hamilton, playing in many charitable tournaments. In 1990 Natalie and Arthur retired and moved to Cheney, where they built their home at West Terrace Drive.

Natalie is survived by her husband Arthur; daughter Robbie Kolodejchuk of Columbia Falls; two granddaughters, Molly, attending the University of Montana, and Lexie, in high school at Columbia Falls; brother Claude Leishman of St. Ignatius; and four sisters, Eva Nelson of Idaho Falls, Idaho, Afton May of Bremerton, Wash., Reta Aronson of Portland, Ore., and Donna Morgan of Angwin, Calif.

Memorial services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday, May 1, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Stake Center on Mellville Road outside of Cheney.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Spokane, P.O. Box 2215, Spokane, WA 99210.

Heritage Funeral Home in Spokane is in charge of arrangements.

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