William F. McDonald
ARLEE - William F. "Billy Mac" McDonald, 53, went to be with his ancestors who went before him on Wednesday morning, Dec. 16, 1998, in Missoula.
Billy Mac was born Feb. 6, 1945, in Mission to Louie and Felicite "Jim" Pierre McDonald.
Raised and educated in Mission, he graduated from Mission High School in 1963. Billy Mac was an accomplished athlete in football, basketball and baseball, earning many trophies.
Following high school he went to business school in Missoula before moving to California for a short time. He then returned to the Salish and Kootenai reservation.
Billy Mac was an outfitter in the truest sense, learning his trade from his grandfather, John Pilko. He enjoyed the woods, especially the Bob Marshall, where he took many a pack trip. An excellent horseman, Billy Mac also went on to compete in rodeos, riding bareback and bulls. When not riding, he also worked as a rodeo/ranch hand and could be seen many a time working the chutes.
One could say that Billy Mac loved his horses and the woods that had been his life. He was a real cowboy at heart.
He was preceded in death by his father Louie McDonald, grandmother Louise McDonald, brothers Pat and Doug and sister Ruby, as well as many other family members.
Survivors include his wife, Mary Big Sam McDonald of the family home; his mother, Felicite "Jim" McDonald of St. Ignatius; his children, June Rae McDonald of Arlee, Jackie McDonald of St. Ignatius, Chumly Reevis of Arlee and Micky Reevis of Great Falls; sisters Clara Charlo, Maxine McDonald, Violet Trahan, Joyce Schliep, all of St. Ignatius, Lorraine White of Ronan and Lisa Frost of Pablo; brothers Ben McDonald, Louie McDonald, Arnie McDonald and Phillip McDonald, all of St. Ignatius; seven grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts and uncles.
Traditional wake services will begin at noon Thursday, Dec. 17, at the Salish Longhouse with the rosary being recited there at 8 p.m. Friday. Wake closing will begin at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Longhouse. Mass of the Resurrection will be 11 a.m. in the St. Ignatius Catholic Mission with Father Gus Schmidt, S.J., as celebrant. Interment will follow in the St. Ignatius Catholic Cemetery.
Dorothy Rennae Greenough
SEELEY LAKE - Dorothy Rennae Greenough, 54, of Seeley Lake, passed away Friday, Dec. 11, 1998, at St. Patrick Hospital of cancer.
She was born on Aug. 22, 1944, in Sandpoint, Idaho, to Henry and Vera Rickman. She graduated from high school in Sandpoint.
Dorothy married James S. Owens on April 22, 1966, and together they had three children. The marriage later ended in divorce. On Sept. 16, 1989, she married Jerry Greenough. For 23 years, Dorothy worked as a U.S. postal clerk.
She loved to travel and read and she enjoyed knitting.
Rennae will be remembered by her kindness and generosity. She had a great love for her children and grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, a brother and a sister.
She is survived by her husband, Jerry Greenough; two daughters, Lisa Baretta of Woodinville, Wash., and Stephanie Owens of Hamilton; a son, Douglas Owens of Seeley Lake; four grandchildren, Dylan, Julia, Tristan and Marcus; several brothers and sisters; and numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. Dorothy is also survived by two very special friends, Steve Owens and Kathy Davis.
A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 19, at Holy Cross Lutheran Church, Seeley Lake, with the Rev. Dan Wurster officiating. A reception will follow at the Seeley Lake Chicken Coop.
The family suggests memorials in Rennae's name to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 3914, Missoula, Mont. 59806.
Arrangements are under the care of Garden City Funeral Home and Crematory.
MISSOULA - Carolyn Davies, 50, died of breast cancer on Dec. 14, 1998.
Survivors include her daughters Sara Davies of Spokane and Jessica Davies of Chicago; her parents Phil and Clara Lipp of Kalispell; her mother-in-law Marge Dav
ies of Missoula; four sisters and their spouses, Marge and Bob Hoene of Bigfork, Jane and Nate English of Missoula, Rita and John Laird of Chester and Diane and Keith Engebretson of Kalispell; nieces, nephews and many friends.
A celebration of Carolyn's life will be 1-4 p.m. Friday at the Doubletree Inn in Missoula.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials to a charity of the donor's choice.
MISSOULA - Josephine Sharp, 81, of Dayton, Pa., died Wednesday, Dec. 16, 1998, in Missoula.
She is survived by her daughter, JoAnn Hollenbaugh of Missoula.
Interment will be at United Presbyterian Cemetery in Dayton, Pa.
Local arrangements are under the care of Garden City Funeral Home and Crematory.
David Scott Baggenstoss
CORVALLIS - David Scott Baggenstoss, 32, of Corvallis died Thursday, Dec. 10, 1998, in Jackson, Wyo.
Survivors include his daughter Kennedy; his son Justin; his mother, Elaine (Howard) Stafne of Eagan, Minn.; his father, Gary (Mary) Baggenstoss of Columbia Heights, Minn.; two sisters, Paula (Mark) De Santis of Mesa, Ariz., and Melody Shoberg of Burnsville, Minn.; a niece, Danielle De Santis; a nephew, Skylar McWilliams; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.
A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 17, at the Daly-Leach Chapel in Hamilton with Pastor David Beroth and Pastor Ron Hood officiating. A graveside service will follow at Lone Pine Cemetery in Darby.
Following the graveside service there will be a lunch and gathering for family and friends at the Assemby of God Church in Hamilton.