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Saturday, May 12, 2001; Janet C. Cirspinski, Lois F. Padilla, Raymond 'Ray' Davis, Winifred Diehl VanDerhoff, Bernice Georgie Tucker, Lee Terrell, Roy I. Townsend, Curtis LeRoy Barnhart, Anne Pearl Bonner

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Saturday, May 12, 2001; Janet C. Cirspinski, Lois F. Padilla, Raymond 'Ray' Davis, Winifred Diehl VanDerhoff, Bernice Georgie Tucker, Lee Terrell, Roy I. Townsend, Curtis LeRoy Barnhart, Anne Pearl Bonner
Saturday, May 12, 2001; Janet C. Cirspinski, Lois F. Padilla, Raymond 'Ray' Davis, Winifred Diehl VanDerhoff, Bernice Georgie Tucker, Lee Terrell, Roy I. Townsend, Curtis LeRoy Barnhart, Anne Pearl Bonner

Janet C. Cirspinski

DeBORGIA - Janet C. Cirspinski, 79, of DeBorgia, passed away on Wednesday, May 9, 2001, at home of cancer.

She was born Oct. 31, 1921, in Minneapolis, the daughter of Ralph and Iva Peter.

Janet graduated from high school in Minneapolis. She married Stanley Cirspinski on Nov. 7, 1953. Janet loved fishing in the summer and ice fishing in the winter. As a hunter, she put many men to shame.

She loved "Muffy," her faithful dog. She also loved life, but most of all she loved her family and best friends June, Grace and Pat.

Janet was preceded in death by parents Ralph and Iva; brother Ralph; and three sisters Carol, Margie, and Sister Mary Peter Clavier.

She is survived by husband Stanley of DeBorgia; son Patrick Cirspinski of Isly, Minn.; brother Eugene Peter of Minneapolis; and numerous nieces and nephews - too many to list, but they were thought of often.

Visitation will be 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Monday, May 14, at the St. Mary Queen of Heaven Catholic Church in Superior. Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated at 1 p.m. Monday at the church. A reception follows at the DeBorgia school house.

To the Partners in Home Care and Hospice of Missoula care givers Bonnie, Kristy, Debbie and Tom - you provided a quality of life to Janet like no other. You brought great credit to yourselves and your organization. You command respect. Thank you…Patrick and Stan.

The family suggests that memorials be made in Janet's name to Partners in Home Care Hospice, 500 N. Higgins, Missoula, MT 59801.

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

Lois F. Padilla

MISSOULA - Lois F. Padilla, 72, of Missoula, died Thursday, May 10, 2001, at St. Patrick Hospital.

A Parish Vigil service will be held at 7 p.m. Sunday, May 13, at the Malleta Family of Funeral Homes Livingston Chapel, 224 W. Spruce. Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Monday, May 14, at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church.

Raymond 'Ray' Davis

SPOKANE - Raymond N. "Raymond" Davis, 79, Post Falls, Idaho, died Wednesday, May 9, 2001, at Spokane Veterans Hospital.

He was born Jan. 1, 1922, in Cut Bank to Charles A. and Katherine (Kabitza) Davis. On Aug. 1, 1942, he married Barbara Cline in Choteau.

Ray was preceded in death by son Gary in 1997, as well as three brothers and two sisters.

He is survived by wife Barbara of Post Falls; son and daughter-in-law Russel and Sue Davis of Power; daughter and son-in-law Sandra and Curtis Coulter of Charlo; and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

A memorial Mass will be held at 11 a.m., Monday, May 14, at St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Charlo.

The family prefers memorials to St. George's Catholic Church building fund, P.O. Box 10, Post Falls, ID 83854, or to the American Heart Association, 270 S. Orchard, Suite B, Boise, ID 83705.

Winifred Diehl VanDerhoff

PLAINS - Winifred Diehl VanDerhoff, 87, passed away on Wednesday, May 9, 2001, at her home in Plains of natural causes.

"Winnie," as she was known, was born June 18, 1913, at Colville, Wash., the second of six children of John and Ethel Coogan. As a young girl, she moved with her family to Orin, Wash., a small lumber mill town where she attended grade school. She later attended Colville High School.

In 1932 she married Harry Russell "Dutch" Diehl. The couple made their home in Colville and later moved to Sandpoint, Idaho. In 1945 the family moved to Camas Prairie, where Dutch was woods boss for his brother Jim Diehl. Due to a shortage of houses at that time, Winnie moved her family into the cookhouse and for the next two years cooked for 15 to 30 men every day. They later purchased the Nirada Lumber Mill at Nirada and the family lived at Hot Springs. While living at Hot Springs, Winnie worked for Dr. Mathias and for the Sanders County Hospital at Hot Springs.

In 1954, her husband was killed in a logging accident at Thompson Falls Lumber Company. Winnie then went back to school at Spokane Community College. In 1966 she ran for Clerk of Court of Sanders County and served as clerk until her retirement in 1980.

In 1969 she married Robert R. VanDerhoff and moved to Plains, where she had lived ever since.

Winnie is survived by son and daughter-in-law, Russell and Jean Diehl of Big Arm; daughters and sons-in-law Janis and Swede Morigeau of Hot Springs and Patricia and Jerry Donais of Spokane; sister Dorothy Morgan of Yakima, Wash.; step-daughters Mary Lynn VanDerhoff and Joan Haugan of Missoula and Jane Smiley of Columbia Falls; and eight grandchildren and twenty great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m., Monday, May 14, at Plains Alliance Church with the Rev. Joel Banham officiating. Burial will follow at Plains Cemetery.

Coffelt-Bunch Funeral Service is in charge of arrangements.

The tide recedes but leaves behind bright seashells in the sand. The sun goes down but gentle warmth still lingers on the land. The music stops and yet echoes in sweet refrains. For every joy that passes, something beautiful remains. (Helen Steiner Rice)

Bernice Georgie Tucker

PLAINS - Bernice Georgie Tucker, 98, of Thompson Falls, passed away on Thursday, May 10, 2001, at New Horizons Assisted Living Center in Plains.

She was born March 22, 1903, at Stockton, Mo., the daughter of John T. and Carrie Lee Watkins Hobbs. Bernice attended school in Kansas and trained as a surgical nurse at Elkhart, Kan. During her years as a nurse, she delivered 21 babies.

In 1920, she married Robert Tucker, a pharmacist in Plains, Kan. He preceded her in death in 1948 in an automobile accident. She then moved to Fowler, Kan., and ran the hospital there. She married Alan Tucker at Elkhart. The couple made their home at Elkhart until Alan's death in 1985. Bernice continued to live at Elkhart until moving to Thompson Falls in 1993 to be near her daughter.

In 1998, she celebrated 50 years of membership in the Order of the Eastern Star.

She is survived by daughter Norma Lee Triplett of Thompson Falls; stepson Tommy Tucker of Hooker, Okla.; 12 grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.

She was also preceded in death by stepson Warren Tucker.

Graveside services will be at 11 a.m., Monday, May 14, at Fraternal Cemetery in Thompson Falls with the Rev. Bob Crowder officiating.

Coffelt-Bunch Funeral Service is in charge of arrangements.

Lee Terrell

PAYSON, Ariz. - Lee Terrell, 85, of Payson, Ariz., formerly of Bozeman, passed away Jan. 15, 2001, in Payson.

A memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, May 19, at Dahl Funeral Chapel in Bozeman. Cremation has taken place. A gathering of family and friends will follow the service at Terrell's Office Machines, 215 Haggerty Lane, Bozeman.

Memorials may be made in Lee's name to the Humane Society of Gallatin Valley, 104 E. Main, Bozeman, MT 59715, or to a charity of donor's choice.

Roy I. Townsend

MISSOULA - Roy I. Townsend, 88, of Missoula, passed away on Thursday, May 10, 2001, at Community Medical Center of natural causes.

Memorial service is 1:30 p.m. at Garden City Funeral Home with a reception following. Arrangements are under the care and direction of Garden City Funeral Home and Crematory.

Curtis LeRoy Barnhart

MISSOULA - Curtis LeRoy Barnhart, 89, died of natural causes at the Village Health Care Center on Wednesday, May 9, 2001.

He married Helen E. Lyonais on Sept. 19, 1940, in Fairview.

Curtis is preceded in death by his parents; sons Joseph Curtis Barnhart and James LeRoy Barnhart; sister Esther Davidson; and brothers Irvin and Raymond Barnhart.

He is survived by wife Helen of Missoula; daughter Joyce Olson of Missoula; son Jerel Barnhard of Waretown, N.J.; sister Bessie Faries of Dallas; brothers Floyd Barnhart of Columbia Falls, Oren Barnhart of Kalispell, Glenn Barnhart and Leland Barnhart of Portland, Ore., Neil Barnhart of Griffin, Ga.; and sons-in law, daughters-in-law, sisters-in-law, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Mass of Christian Burial will be 2 p.m., Monday, May 14, at St. Richard's Catholic Church, Columbia Falls. The Rev. Joe Pat Moran will officiate. Burial follows in Glacier Memorial Gardens cemetery with graveside honors by the Veterans of Foreign Wars. Luncheon follows at the church after interment.

Anne Pearl Bonner

RICHARDSON, Texas - Anne Pearl Bonner has left this life with family and friends to be with her savior in God's kingdom on May 8, 2001, after an extended illness.

Born on Jan. 14, 1930, in Missoula, she was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 53 years, Robert W. Bonner Sr., and infant daughter Roberta Lou.

Our beloved mother will be deeply missed by her loving family, sons Robert W. Bonner Jr. and Janice Chien, retired Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force Gerald T. Bonner, retired Master Sgt. of the Air Force James P. Bonner; daughters Barbara Khan and son-in-law Najam, Kathleen Lane and son-in-law Bruce, and Mary Shumway. Mrs. Bonner leaves behind five loving grandchildren, Joshua Bonner, Matthew Bonner, Jeanette Khan, Melvin Lai, Christina Shumway and Jennifer Lane.

Mrs. Bonner will be greatly missed by family and friends. May God bless her soul for she is finally home.

Visitation will be at Sparkman Funeral Home, 1029 Greenville Ave., Richardson, Texas, on Friday, May 11, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Funeral services will be held Saturday, May 12, at 2 p.m. at the Sparkman Funeral Home Chapel with interment to follow at Restland Cemetery in Richardson, Texas.

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