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Jesse Wharton Poore

MISSOULA - Jesse Wharton Poore died Saturday, April 28, 2001, at Community Medical Center in Missoula after a brief illness.

Jesse was born in Butte on April 17, 1918, to Carrie and Edgar Wild. She grew up at the Columbia Gardens, which her grandfather Jesse Wharton inspired W.A. Clark to build for the children of Butte. Jesse attended Harrison Grade School in Butte, then Butte High School. She moved to Missoula her senior year and graduated from Missoula County High School in 1936. She graduated from the University of Montana in 1940.

Jesse married James A. Poore Jr. in June 1940 and returned to Butte, where Jim practiced law until they moved to Missoula in 1998.

Jesse loved people and had many friends who will miss her, her homemade mincemeat and her peach marmalade, the secret ingredient being love. All who knew Jesse realize that they have lost a special person, a person who accepted all people no matter where they came from or their station in life. Jesse lived for her family and friends. Now she is gone, and we will miss her love, laughter, wit, intelligence, charm and occasional bad pun. She made a difference to the people around her and made the world a warmer, softer and more lovely place.

She is survived by her husband James A. Poore Jr. of Missoula; daughter and son-in-law Elizabeth and David Wadsworth of Lolo; son and daughter-in-law Dr. George and Teri Poore of Jackson, Wyo.; daughter-in-law Shelly Hopkins Poore of Missoula; nephew Eugene C. "Chuck" Hemgren of Missoula; sister and brother-in-law Pauline and Robert Poore of Butte; brother and sister-in-law John and Muriel Wild of Helena; grandchildren Kathleen Wadsworth, Donald Wadsworth, James A. Poore IV, Jeffrey Poore, Tyler Poore and Bradley Poore; great-grandchildren Alex Poore and Jennifer Poore; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her son James A. Poore III and her sister Elizabeth Nelson.

There will be no services.

Instead of flowers the family requests that donations be made to the James A. Poore III Law Student Scholarship, University of Montana Foundation, P.O. Box 7159, Missoula, MT 59807, or the charity of choice.

Gilbert E. Musgrove

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS - Gilbert E. Musgrove, 81, of White Sulphur Springs, passed away Sunday, April 29, 2001, at Fort Harrison Veterans Affairs Medical Center of cancer.

Gilbert was born July 22, 1919, to George H. and Gesine Anna (Ellinghausen) Musgrove in Meagher County. He was educated in White Sulphur Springs, graduating from White Sulphur Springs High School.

He served in the U.S. Marines from 1942 to 1946 in the South Pacific. He served in the National Guard for five years. He worked for the Montana Highway Patrol from 1946 to 1954, after which he went to flying school.

On May 15, 1949, he married Barbara Fern Graham in Billings. Gilbert went to work for Johnson Flying Service in Missoula in 1956. In 1965 he moved to Redmond, Ore., and went to work for Butler Aviation for nine years. He worked as a heavy-duty mechanic for Barclay Logging in Sisters, Ore., until 1981.

After retiring, he moved back to White Sulphur Springs in 1989. Gilbert was an avid reader and enjoyed fishing, hunting and digging for artifacts. He enjoyed working in his garden and being outdoors.

Gilbert was a member of the American Legion Post 25 in White Sulphur Springs.

Survivors include his wife Barbara of the home in White Sulphur Springs; two sons, Robert C. and Betty Elaine Musgrove of Terrebonne, Ore., and Aaron K. and Carla Musgrove of Forest Grove, Ore.; daughter Evelyn Ann Dickson of Fallon, Nev.; brother Bill and Celeste Musgrove of Farmington, N.M.; sister Virge Holliday of Wilsall; sister-in-law Ethel Musgrove of White Sulphur Springs; and three grandchildren, Rhonda Olivia Musgrove, Lisa Ann Golden and Daniel Scott Musgrove.

Memorial services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 9, at Twichel Funeral Home with the Rev. Ken Olson officiating. Interment will follow in Mayn Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the VA Medical Center at Fort Harrison.

David Dennis Johnson

ST. IGNATIUS - David Dennis Johnson, 70, passed away suddenly Thursday morning, May 3, 2001, on his ranch at St. Ignatius.

David was born in St. Ignatius on May 20, 1930, to Mary Florence (O'Laughlin) and D.W. Johnson. He graduated president of his class from St. Ignatius High School in 1948.

He married Mary "Peg" Piedalue on Feb. 26, 1952.

David lived his entire life in the Mission Valley. He was dedicated to his church, farm and family. He was active in the community. David was interested in the history and the people of the Mission Valley.

He was preceded in death by his four brothers, Donald Posivio, Bill, Frank and Phillip Johnson and two sisters, Veronica and Ruth Ann Posivio Jacobson.

He is survived by his brothers Max of Ravalli, Charles of Grenrod, British Columbia, and Emery Johnson of Seeley Lake and his twin sister Delores Lake of Missoula. He is also survived by his wife Mary "Peg," of 49 years; seven children, sons Dennis (Terri) of Polson, Bruce (Tami) of Selah, Wash., Dale (Debbie) of Spokane, Mark (Andrea) of Ronan, Jerry (Valerie) of St. Ignatius; daughters Linda Janes of Boise, Idaho, and Donna (Don) Coffman of St. Ignatius; and 20 grandchildren.

Visitation will begin Monday at 9 a.m. at the Foster & Durgeloh Funeral Home in St. Ignatius with viewing continuing at 6 p.m. Monday in the St. Ignatius Catholic Mission, where the rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Tuesday, May 8, in the St. Ignatius Catholic Mission with the Rev. Andrew Maddock, S.J., as celebrant. Interment will follow in the St. Ignatius Catholic Cemetery.

Pallbearers are Stan and Wayne Delaney, Tom and Tim Callahan, Greg and Scott Johnson. Honorary pallbearers are Red Delaney, Dan Callahan, Dan Seery, Frank Wieferich, Bill Kelly, Walter Schock, Warren Jacobson and Claude Leishman.

The family would like to requests that memorials be made to the Mission Wrestling Club.

Viola May (nee Edwards) Brault

MISSOULA - Viola May Brault passed from this life on May 3, 2001. She was born in Hamburg, Iowa, to John Wesley Edwards and Sara Catherine Simpson Edwards on May 30, 1909.

She was united in holy matrimony to Armand Brault on Aug. 10, 1926, in St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Damar, Kan.

She is survived by three children and their spouses, Raymond and Wanda Brault of Missoula, Orlena and Jack Childs of Helena and Mildred and Charles Angell of Prescott, Ariz.; 12 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren and numerous nephews and nieces.

She was preceded in death by her husband on June 9, 1964, grandson Mark Gregory Brault, sister Marie Andrews and brothers Clarence Edwards and William Edwards.

Her pallbearers are grandsons Alan Brault, Kelly Brault, Paul Childs, David Cunningham, great-granddaughter Alicia Brault and Pat McKinney, husband of granddaughter Melony McKinney.

Parish vigil services will be held Sunday, May 6, at 7 p.m. at the Malletta Family of Funeral Homes, Squire Chapel, 3035 S. Russell. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, May 7, at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church.

Her remains will be interred in the family plot in St. Joseph's Cemetery in Damar.

Marie P. Pettitt

MISSOULA - Marie P. Pettitt went home to be with the Lord on May 3, 2001, with her family by her side.

Born in Cleveland to Anna and Joseph Soucik, she spent most of her life in Ohio. She moved to Missoula in 1984 to be near her daughter Elaine Williams.

Marie enjoyed life to the fullest. She loved her family, loved to travel, loved to dance and loved to sing. Until only a few months ago she was active in and a member of the Senior Center, where she attended the Friday night dances and sang with the Melloaires.

She will be sorely missed by her daughter Elaine and son-in-law Wayne Williams; grandson Mark Williams and wife Annette; grandson Jeff Williams and wife Debby; great-grandchildren Paul, Adam, Erin and Jonathan Williams; and many wonderful friends she made during her lifetime. Marie is also survived by stepson Jack Pettitt and wife Edna and his children David, James and Robert Pettitt, Debra Triplett and Nancy Heath and 12 great-grandchildren; the children's stepdaughter Betty Kamany, deceased; John Kamany Jr., Judy Edmonds, Susan Chisnell, Jennifer Ogletree, Bruce and Leo Kamany; 12 great-grandchildren; sister-in-law Olga Soucik; nephew Charles Soucik; and niece Sally Miller.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Leo Pettitt, brother Joseph Soucik and stepdaughter Betty Kamany.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. May 8 in the First Christian Church. Burial will be in Akron, Ohio.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Partners in Home Care-Hospice in Marie's name.

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