POLSON - Luella Hawley, 84, of Polson and Conrad, passed away on Dec. 18, 1998, at her Flathead Lake home from natural causes.
She was born on Jan. 4, 1914, in Elwood, Utah, to Fonzo and Pearl Tyner. She moved to the Conrad area in 1928.
Luella married Ted Hawley on May 7, 1932, in Choteau. She and Ted started out in their marriage with $10, $5 of which they gave to the minister that married them. The other $5 went to buy a bed and a stove. In 1929, they moved to Gallop City where they lived in a 12-by-16 tar paper shack and "they were in business!"
She and Ted started their own oil refinery in the Pondera oilfield and ran the refinery from 1933 to 1940. After they sold the refinery they started their own oil well drilling business in the Conrad area.
They bought their Flathead Lake property in 1959 and have been building on their second home ever since that time.
Luella belonged to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Order of Eastern Star, Daughters of the Nile and the Monticahto Club on Eastshore. She was a 4-H leader and enjoyed sewing, cooking and flower gardening.
Luella was a very systematic person, who loved her family and home. She was loved by all who knew her.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
She is survived by her husband, Ted of Polson and Conrad; one daughter, Lois Miller of Conrad; one son, Merrill S. Hawley of Conrad; granddaughters Kitt Finlayson, Shannon Garman and Kara Thompson, all of Conrad, and Michele Rispens of Great Falls; grandsons, Kim Hawley and Wade Hawley of Conrad; and 10 great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be held 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday at the Grogan Funeral Home in Polson. Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 22, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Polson, with burial to follow at Lakeview Cemetery in Polson.
Memorials may be made to the Shriners Hospitals for Children, P.O. Box 2472, Spokane, Wash. 99210-2471.
L. Richard Dougherty
RONAN - With great regret and inexpressable sorrow, we mark the passing of our beloved husband and father. L. Richard Dougherty passed away on Dec. 15, 1998.
Richard was the son of Evelyn J. McDonald of Brighton, Colo.
He was a Farm Bureau Insurance agent and raised registered Suffolk sheep.
He leaves behind his wife, Kathy, of Arlee; a son, Michael and a daughter, Angela Dawn (Jo) of Arlee; a daughter, Gwendolyn of Aptos, Calif.; his mother, Evelyn McDonald, and a brother, George McDonald of Brighton, Colo.
He will be greeted in heaven by a son, Richard Carl Dougherty; his father, Louis Richard Dougherty; and his stepfather, R.G. McDonald.
In memory of Rich, let us strive to make our world that we live in a kinder, gentler place.
At Richard's request, no services are planned.
Cremation has taken place under the direction of Shrider's Mortuary in Ronan.
Patricia G. Cancellare
MISSOULA - Patricia G. Cancellare, 69, of Missoula passed away Friday, Dec. 18, at St. Patrick Hospital of natural causes.
She was born May 8, 1929, in New York, the oldest of six children of Sarah and Joseph O'Connor.
She had lived in Missoula during various time of her life, and returned here two years ago.
She was a member of St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church and participated in the Foster Grandparents Program in area schools.
She was the loving mother of Joe Cancellare (and wife Tracy) of Butte, Regina Cancellare of Boston, Sheila Nelson (and husband Jim) of Lincoln, and Andrea Cancellare, who preceded her in death.
She was the much loved grandmother of Nicole and Bobbi Jo Cancellare, Jaymee and Maggie Cancellare and Zachary and Ryan Nelson, and the proud great-grandmother of Kylie Jo Cancellare.
Her brothers and sisters include Rory O'Connor of Baldwin, N.Y., Francis Xavier O'Connor of Freeport, N.Y., Sheila Hoffman of Garden City, N.Y., Maureen Kemp of Florida and Deidre Barthel of Rockville Centre, N.Y. She also had numerous nieces and nephews.
A memorial Mass will be held at 10 a
.m. Monday, Dec. 21, at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church. A luncheon will follow in Reidy Hall at church with placement of the urn to follow at St. Mary's Cemetery.
The family suggests that memorials be made to the trust fund to benefit Jaymee and Maggie Cancellare, c/o First Interstate Bank.
Arrangements and care are provided by the Malletta Family of Funeral Homes, Livingston Chapel, 224 W. Spruce St.
Claude W. Proctor
PLAINS - Claude W. Proctor, 74, of Plains, passed away on Friday, Dec. 18, 1998, of natural causes at St. Patrick Hospital in Missoula.
He was born on Oct. 12, 1924, in Missoula, the son of Claud and Selma Proctor.
He grew up and attended school in Dixon.
He served in the U.S. Army during World War II in the South Pacific and in Japan.
He worked for many years for Diehl Lumber Co., both in Camas Prairie and in Plains. He later worked for the Sanders County road crew.
He was a member of Horse Plains VFW Post 3596 in Plains.
He was an accomplished woodworker and gardener.
He is survived by his loving wife of 51 years, Louise Ellen Phillips Proctor of the family home in Plains; one son and daughter-in-law, Neal and Pat Proctor of Plains; one daughter and son-in-law, Carol and John Blackburn of St. Maries, Idaho; one brother, Ted Proctor of Laurel; one sister, Georgine Benson of St. Ignatius; five grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents and by one sister, Marion Brown.
In keeping with Claude's wishes, no public funeral service will be held.
Coffelt-Bunch Funeral Service is in charge of cremation arrangements.
John Daniel Price
COLUMBIA FALLS - John Daniel Price, 84, died Thursday, Dec. 17, 1998, at his home in Columbia Falls.
He is survived by his wife, Jean, at the family home; three daughters, Toby Elliot and husband Al of Mesa, Ariz., Trudy Siefke and husband Ray of Libby, and Michele Cluka and husband Ben of Kalispell; two sons, John Price and wife Kathryn of Kalispell, and Michael Price and wife Kathleen of Lodi, Calif.; 12 dearly loved grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Monday, Dec. 21, at the Johnson Mortuary Chapel with Pastor Marvin Northcutt of the Epworth United Methodist Church officiating. Burial will follow in Glacier Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Monday from 9 a.m. until the time of service.
Arrangements are under the direction of Johnson Mortuary and Crematory.
Lettie M. Brown
HAMILTON - Lettie M. Brown, 99, of Hamilton, died Friday, Dec. 18, 1998, at Valley View Estates in Hamilton.
Her survivors include six children - four sons, Russell of Hamilton, Everritt of Corvallis, Lloyd of Council, Idaho, and Earl of Salmon, Idaho; two daughters, Fern Branning of Hamilton and Pearl Roy of Darby; two sisters, Lillie Smith of Peoria, Ariz., and Leora Gardner of Columbus, Ohio; three brothers, Harry and Lawrence Davidson, both of Columbus, Ohio, and Jim Davidson of Hamilton; 14 grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 22, at the Daly-Leach Chapel. Interment will follow at the Victor Cemetery. Visitation will be at the chapel from 3-6 p.m. Monday and from 10 a.m. until the time of service on Tuesday.
Marjorie L. Morkert
THOMPSON FALLS - Marjorie Lucille Morkert, 78, of Thompson Falls, passed away of natural causes on Friday, Dec. 18, 1998, at home outside Thompson Falls.
She was born on Aug. 16, 1920, in Rapid City, S.D., the daughter of Henry and Mable Qualls Olmstead.
As a young girl she moved with her family to Montana and lived at Yellow Bay on Flathead Lake. She attended school in Polson.
On July 18, 1938, she married Edison W. Morkert in Polson. The couple lived in Polson, Plains and Thompson Falls until 1958, when they started to follow the construction trade which took them to Oregon, Washington, Alaska and California before they retired to Thompson Falls in 1982.
ie was an accomplished cook and seamstress. She enjoyed quilting and embroidering. She always had a large garden and was well known for her canning of its produce. She enjoyed craft work and loved to fish and spent some of her happiest times doing both with her grandchildren. She also could always be counted on to remember birthdays of family and friends.
She is survived by her husband, Edison "Ed" Morkert of the family home at Thompson Falls; four sons, Dick Morkert of Fortine, Jim and Howard Morkert of Trout Creek and Pete Morkert of Paia, Maui, Hawaii; one daughter, Carol Pedley of Anacortes, Wash.; two sisters, Edna Payne of Bridgeport, Wash. and Vera Morkert of Thompson Falls; one brother, Johnny Olmstead of Bremerton, Wash.; 26 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by one sister, Alice Lane, and by five brothers, Dick and Frank Cummerford and Harmon, Roy and Clyde Olmstead.
Visitation will be 4-7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 21, at Coffelt-Bunch Funeral Chapel in Thompson Falls. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 22, at the Community Congregational Church in Thompson Falls with the Rev. Gaylund Olson officiating. Burial will follow at Thompson Falls Cemetery.