Steven A. Urbush
MISSOULA - On 3 December 1957 at Fort George Mead, Md., Steven was born into khaki diapers, the son of a master sergeant and an Army nurse. He passed on an insatiable appetite for reading and craving of knowledge.
After traveling the globe as an Army brat from Germany to Japan, his family settled in Nampa, Idaho. He hiked and swam the summers away at the family cabin in McCall, Idaho.
Steve graduated from Nampa High in 1976; from there he served a brief tour in the National Guard while attending Boise State University. In December of 1977, he enlisted in the Air Force, serving on SAC bases around the United States and at Woomera, Australia, as well as a tour in Saudi Arabia.
Stationed at Malmstrom in 1983, he was able to enjoy fly fishing and many of Montana's fine trout streams, as well as volunteering many hours to the American Red Cross in Great Falls.
In 1990, Steven repeated his father's behavior when he met a nurse. His ability to quote Kipling won her heart.
After 18 years in the service, Steven retired and moved to Missoula to pursue a degree in computer science at the University of Montana. This quest introduced him to many new friends and provided the opportunity to work as a teaching assistant. Steven spent many hours in the "fishbowl" hacking out code with peers who spoke/wrote the same language he did.
Steven was preceded in death by his mother Judith Edwards Urbush.
He leaves behind his wife Julia; daughters Emily, Camille, Pauline and Olivia, and a stepson Travis, all of Missoula; his father Felix and brother Brian of Nampa; and a sister, Terri of Boise.
He shall be greatly missed by his family and friends.
Visitation will be Friday, April 28, from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Malletta Family of Funeral Homes, Sunset Chapel, 7405 Mullan Road. Services will be held Friday at 2 p.m. at the funeral home with Father Martin Skirka officiating. Interment with military honors will follow in Sunset Memorial Cemetery. A reception will follow in the funeral home's community room.
Pallbearers will be Brian Urbush, Mike Magstadt, Steve Magstadt, Toby Magstadt, Kelly Nealland and Glen Rouse.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that donations may be made to a fund that has been set up at Missoula Federal Credit Union for the Urbush girls.
John Kenneth McAulay
BIGFORK - John Kenneth McAulay, 91, passed away Sunday, April 23, 2000, at the Lake View Care Center in Bigfork.
He is survived by his wife, Alice in Bigfork.
A graveside committal will be held Saturday, April 29, at 3 p.m. at Woodlawn Cemetery in Columbia Falls.
Columbia Mortuary in Columbia Falls is in charge of arrangements.
Walter J. Schuman
KALISPELL - Walter Joseph Schuman, 87, died Tuesday, April 25, 2000, at Prestige Assisted Living in Kalispell.
He is survived by his wife, Gladys Schuman of Kalispell; one daughter, Sandra Palmer and her husband Paul of Portland, Ore.; three sons, Laurie Schuman and his wife Bonnie of Kalispell, Ray Schuman and his wife Rainey of Kalispell, and Keith Schuman and his wife Marsha of Portland; 14 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; three brothers, Art, George and Albert; and one sister, Rose, all of Canada.
Services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, April 28, at the Johnson Mortuary Chapel. Burial will follow at Glacier Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Thursday, April 27, at the mortuary.
Mary I. Schliep
POLSON - Mary I. Schliep, 74, of Polson, passed away of natural causes at Evergreen Care Center in Polson on Tuesday, April 25, 2000.
She was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers and one sister.
She is survived by one son, Leonard Schliep of Polson; two daughters, Marilyn Zatzke of Bozeman and Kathy Richwine of Columbia Falls; nine grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; two sisters, Bernice Tienhaara of Naselle, Wash., and Joyce Rogers of Phoenix.
No services are planned.
Cremation and arrangements are by Grogan Funeral Home and Crematory of Polson.
HAMILTON - Evelyn Ehrich, 82, a resident of Hamilton, passed away Monday, April 24, 2000, at the Sapphire Lutheran Homes in Hamilton.
Born in Waterville, Minn., on Thursday, March 28, 1918, she was the daughter of the late Oliver Douglas and Clarice (Ne-Powell) Beal.
Two daughters survive her, Jeanette Lee and her husband John of Rapid City, S.D., and Carole Bowman of Corvallis; and one sister, Loretta Snyder of Blue Earth, Minn.
In Evelyn's memory, a register book will be open to the public for anyone to sign at Dowling Funeral Home, Thursday, April 27, until Friday, April 28, during business hours. A memorial service will be held Friday, April 28, at the Sapphire Lutheran Homes at 519 N. 10th on the second floor lobby at 2 p.m.
The family suggest memorials be sent to Faith Lutheran Scholarship Fund, 171 Lewis Lane, Hamilton, MT 59840.
Cremation has taken place under the care and supervision of Dowling Crematory.
Dowling Funeral Home will be assisting the family with arrangements.
Marcia 'Marcy' Machado Jacobson
MISSOULA - Marcia "Marcy" Machado Jacobson passed away on Monday, April 24, 2000, of a heart ailment.
She was born to George and Ruth Morgan in Meadville, Pa., on March 13, 1937.
Marcy is survived by her husband David Jacobson; three stepchildren; seven stepgrandchildren; and one great-stepgranddaughter. Also, she leaves children form her previous marriage to Manuel Machado Jr: Anna, Paul, Travis Machado and Alicia Bunch; four grandchildren; and her older brother Wilse Morgan.
During Marcy's childhood, she attended 58 schools, including four universities, due to being an "Army brat." She earned a bachelor of arts degree in English from the University of California, Davis. Marcy worked variously as a baker, social worker, homemaker and legal secretary.
Later in life, Marcy attended the University of Montana Law School and graduated on June 10, 1989, then passed the Bar. She worked at Montana Legal Research before working for the Missoula County Public Defenders Office until her retirement in November of 1998.
She enjoyed reading, writing, crossword puzzles, travel, garage sales and outdoor activities, including hunting, fishing, gardening and berry-picking.
Marcy was a helpful "horse-show" and 4-H mom. Marcy was always creative and enthusiastic about every project she accomplished. She was a very devoted mother, wife and friend and will be missed by all.
As she wished, all family and friends are invited to a memorial potluck which will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 29, at the Missoula Bible Church, 4455 U.S. Highway 10 W., Missoula.
Send memorials in Marcy's name to the American Heart Association or the American Diabetes Association.
Jimmy Earl Schlotman
FLORENCE - Jimmy Earl Schlotman, 61, of Florence, died Friday, April 21, 2000, at home in his sleep.
He was born April 11, 1939, to Earl and Daisy Schlotman in Tekamah, Neb. He was raised and educated in Walthill, Neb.
He entered the U.S. Navy in November of 1957, where he served in Okinawa, Japan, and Anchorage, Alaska. After leaving the Navy, he started M&S Body Shop in Sioux City, Iowa. During this time, he was active in the NHRA, racing in the Super Stock Division. He later moved his business to Moville, Iowa, and quit racing and began raising quarter horses.
In June of 1980, he moved to the Bitterroot Valley in Montana where he worked in the auto repair business and he enjoyed roping and trail riding in the mountains.
Jim is survived by his mother Daisy Schlotman of Parkville, Mo.; sister Shirley Tott of Waldron, Mo.; children Randy Schlotman of Adrian, Mo., Rick Schlotman of Moville, Iowa, Rychelle Henson of Denver, Lori Blanchard of North Bend, Neb., Brad Samuelson of Shawnee, Kan., and Jeff Samuelson of Liberty, Mo.; 21 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
He was preceded in death by his father Earl Schlotman; his former wife, Jerine Schlotman; and great-grandson Trey Austin Taylor.
Cremation has taken place and he has gone back to the mountains he loved.
Arrangements are under the care and direction of Garden City Funeral Home and Crematory in Missoula.
Bernice Lee Svore
SEATTLE - Bernice Lee Svore, 88, died Monday, April 24, 2000, at Virginia Mason Hospital in Seattle.
She was born April 20, 1912, in Nashua to Alfred and Martha (Sieversen) Lee.
Bernice attended St. Olaf's College in Northfield, Minn., and transferred to Northwestern University where she completed her undergraduate degree in 1933. She briefly taught school in Sheridan, Wyo., and later married C.R. Svore, a University of Colorado Medical School graduate.
They moved to Missoula, where Dr. Svore practiced for 38 years.
Bernice was a homemaker, active member in Missoula social events and a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church for 40 years. In 1975, Bernice and Dr. Svore moved to the home they built in Leisure World in Mesa, Ariz. Dr. Svore died in 1989, and Bernice remained in Mesa until 1996, when she moved to Bainbridge Island, Wash., to be near her grandchildren.
She was the beloved mother of three and is survived by one son, Mark C. Svore of Issaquah, Wash.; two daughters, Judy Lee Svore Cope of Sun City, Ariz., and Linda Holsman of Bainbrudge Island; five grandchildren, Kirstin, Erika and Mark Hunter Holsman and Krysta and Annika Svore.
Memorial services will be held at the Madison Avenue Retirement Center, 285 Madison Ave., April 29 at 1 p.m. A subsequent memorial service will be held in Polson in early summer.
Arrangements are under the direction of Kass Funeral Home, Bainbridge Island.
POLSON - Chuck Nearhoff, 70, passed away from cancer on Tuesday, April 25, 2000, at his home in Polson.
He is survived by his wife Betty of Polson; one sister, Olivia Slocum of San Jose, Calif.; and nieces and nephews Geoff Nearhoff, Kim Battel, Julie McNichols and Jackie Lynn Alford.
A graveside funeral service will be held on Saturday, April 29, at 2 p.m. at Lakeview Cemetery in Polson.
Arrangements are by Grogan Funeral Home and Crematory in Polson.
Gideon Allen Phillips
LUMBY, British Columbia - It is with deepest sadness that the family announces the sudden passing of Gideon Allen Phillips of Lumby.
Gideon was born on Jan. 25, 1924, and passed away on Thursday, April 13, 2000.
He will be sorely missed by his loving wife of 52 years, Mildred, and leaves behind six children, Kris (Tom) King of Falkland, Allan (Margie) Phillips of Lumby, Molly (Ken) Bengtson of Lumby, Andy (Susan) Phillips of Vernon, Joe Phillips of Vernon and Tracie (Russ) Gobelle of Lumby; 11 grandchildren, Aimee (Broc) Lust, Curtis Hilton, Pat Phillips, Bob (Mayda) Phillips, Nick Phillips, Tate Bengtson, Marshall Bengtson, Samantha Phillips, Bradley Phillips, Shayne Gobelle and Angus Gobelle; and one great-granddaughter, Soraya Phillips. Gideon is also survived by two brothers, Waldo Phillips of St. Ignatius, and Richard (Edith) Phillips of Quill Lake, Saskatchewan; one sister, Vivienne (Jim) Jennings of Kaslo, B.C.; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and extended families.
He was predeceased by two brothers and three sisters.
Gideon was born in St. Ignatius and raised in the Mission Valley. He was very proud to have served in the U.S. Navy during World War II in the Philippines. Upon his discharge, he returned to the Mission Valley where he married the love of his life, Mildred. Together they farmed, ranched and started a family. In 1967, they ventured out, moving to Lumby, where they farmed, ranched and later began trucking under the Monashee Ranches banner. Most recently, Gideon, together with his wife Mildred and son Joe, were engaged in a farming venture near Mistatim, Saskatchewan.
Gideon loved his family and had many friends. His spirit will live on in all the memories and stories he has left behind.
Funeral services will be conducted at the Pleasant Valley Funeral Home on Saturday, April 29, at 1 p.m. with Pastor Helmut Noelle officiating. Interment will follow at the Pleasant Valley Cemetery.
If friends so desire, donations may be made to the Vernon Jubilee Hospital "Light A Bulb Campaign," c/o 2101 32nd St., Vernon, B.C. V1T 5L2.
Pleasant Valley Funeral Home is entrusted with arrangements.