Gerald Stanley 'Jerry' Mace Sr. MISSOULA - Gerald Stanley "Jerry" Mace Sr., 65, of Missoula passed away on Thursday, April 16, at his home of cancer.
He was born December 27, 1932, in Missoula the son of Thomas and Mary Ellen Mace. Jerry was raised and educated in the Missoula area and graduated from Missoula County High School. He attended college in Oklahoma before he enlisted into the U.S. Army in 1949. Jerry was a sergeant first class in the Korean War, and was awarded the Purple Cross for being wounded. He was honorably discharged in 1954.
Jerry met Betty J. Borders on July 6, 1968, and they married on July 31, 1968, in Haine City, Fla. Jerry was self-employed in the trucking business for over 30 years. He was also an artist and a poet, having some of his poems published. Jerry was a member of the VFW and the American Legion. He was very active on the fund-raising committee for the construction of the Korean War Memorial at Rose Park.
Jerry was preceded in death by a son, Gerald S. Mace, Jr.; his parents, and four brothers. He is survived by his loving wife, Betty of the family home in Missoula; two daughters, Leanna Shorter and her husband Douglas of Hamilton, and Vera Lorraine Mace of Missoula, two grandsons; Gerald S. Mace III of Missoula and Andrew Douglas Shorter of Hamilton, three sisters; Vera Lorraine Price of Spokane, Wash., Millie Ciarlone of Colstrip, and Virginia Ferrell of Carrington, N.D., and several nieces nephews and other relatives.
Jerry was a very caring and loving husband, father, and friend. He is loved and will be missed by all who knew him.
Visitation will be held on Monday, April 20, from noon to 8 p.m. at Garden City Funeral Home. Graveside services with military honors will be held on Tuesday, April 21 at Missoula City Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers the family suggests that memorials be made in Jerry's name; care of Betty Mace, 657 1/2 Michigan Ave., Missoula, Montana, 59802.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Garden City Funeral Home and Crematory.
Opal May Fultz
STEVENSVILLE - Opal May Fultz, 75, of Stevensville died Tuesday, April 14, at the Bitterroot Valley Living Center in Stevensville.
She is survived by two daughters, Linda Craft of Stevensville and Alice and Charlie Dockter of Windsor, Calif.; two sons, Lewis and Kyle Fultz, both of California; sister, Ruby Topp in California; two grandchildren, Randy and Kari Craft; and five great-grandchildren.
No services are planned at this time.
Cremation has taken place under the direction of the Whitesitt Funeral Home in Stevensville.
Carl 'Oscar' H. Orr
COLUMBIA FALLS - Carl "Oscar" H. Orr, 80, died Wednesday, April 15, at the St. Patrick Hospital in Missoula of heart failure.
He is survived by his two sons, Larry and Jane of Stillwater, Okla., and Don and Barbara of St. Paul, Minn.; stepdaughter, Gloria McCrary of Missoula; five brothers; one granddaughter, one great-grandson and many nieces and nephews.
Viewing is from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday, April 19, at the Columbia Mortuary in Columbia Falls. Graveside services are at 11 a.m. Monday, April 20, at the Montana Veterans Home Cemetery in Columbia Falls.
Arrangements are by the Columbia Mortuary in Columbia Falls.
Irma D. Meyer
STEVENSVILLE - Irma D. Meyer, 81, of Stevensville died on Thursday, April 16, in Stevensville.
She was born on June 6, 1916, at Cotton Wood Creek near Townsend and was the daughter of Charles Edison and Lilly (Thompson) Daniels.
Irma graduated from Broadwater County High School in 1934 and moved to Billings to attend Eastern Normal School and attended school in San Francisco. She began teaching in 1936 and taught various grades in rural schools including Riverside, Winston and Radersburg.
She met her husband, Henry Meyer while teaching in Winston. He was on the school board. They were married on her family's ranch on Dec. 28, 1942.
During the early years of their marriage, they owned and operated the Townsend Motel. They later bought the Bozeman Hot Springs. While living in the Townsend area, she became Broadwater County Superintendent of Schools. She also continued her teaching career in Townsend, teaching elementary grades and music. While in Townsend, she was a Worthy Matron in the Order of the Eastern Star and a Mother Adviser to Rainbow Girls. She was also the president of the Canton Valley Women's Club.
Irma and Henry ranched near Townsend until the Bureau of Reclamation reclaimed farm land in this area to build the Canyon Ferry Lake. In 1961, they purchased a ranch near Stevensville. She began teaching junior high English in Stevensville and taught in the school system approximately 20 years.
She was a Council of Aging director in Ravalli County. She was an active member of St. Mary's Catholic Church. She enjoyed belonging to many groups such as St. Mary's Saddle Club, Farm Bureau, Cowbelles and Sweet Adelines. She had fun square dancing and bowling. During her lifetime, she used her beautiful voice singing at weddings and funerals.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Henry in 1992; a brother, Eddie; her parents and a granddaughter, Ann.
Survivors include three boys and their wives, Fred and Joye Meyer, Marvin and Mary Lou Meyer, all of Townsend, and Jay and Coleen Meyer of Stevensville; two daughters and their husbands, Lynn and Nick Nemsgern of Billings and Trudy and Barry McLean of Willow Creek; and a sister Lillian Fisher of Townsend. Also surviving are nine grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
Visitation is from 4 to 8 p.m. Saturday, April 18, and from 2 to 6 p.m. on Sunday at the Whitesitt Funeral Home in Stevensville.
A special memorial vigil tribute is at 7 p.m. Sunday, April 19, at St. Mary's Family Center in Stevensville.
Christian Burial Mass is at 11 a.m. Monday, April 20, at St. Mary's Catholic Church with the Rev. Stephen Tallman officiating. Burial follows at St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery.
Memorials are asked to the 4-H Council, P.O. Box 173580, Bozeman, Mont., 59717-3580, St. Mary's Mission or to the Shodair Childrens Hospital.
Arrangements are by the Whitesitt Funeral Home in Stevensville.
Christine M. Oursland
KALISPELL - Christine M. Oursland, 69, died Thursday, April 16, after an extended illness.
She is survived by her mother, Mary Zugel, and sister, Rose Brown, both of Dillon; her husband, Laurence of the family home in Kalispell; children, Larry and Armida Oursland, Dan Oursland, Rose and Terry Therrien, Cheryl Oursland, all of Kalispell, Ann and Mark Tucker of Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, Jim and Susan Oursland of Spring, Texas; eight grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Visitation is from 7 to 8 p.m. Sunday, April 19, at the Buffalo Hill Funeral Home in Kalispell. Graveside services are at noon Monday, April 20 at the Glacier Memorial Gardens. A memorial service is at 1 p.m. Monday at the Central Bible Church in Kalispell.
Arrangements are by the Buffalo Hill Funeral Home in Kalispell.
KALISPELL - Rollin Quinn, 92, died Friday, April 17, at the Kalispell Regional Medical Center in Kalispell.
He is survived by his wife, Velma Quinn of Kalispell; daughter, Lil and Dr. James T. Laidlaw of Kalispell; one son, Buzz Quinn of Kalispell; three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Urn burial is at 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 21, at the Fairview Cemetery with the Rev. Marvin Northcutt officiating.
Buffalo Hill Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements and cremation.