Doris Claire Worley
POLSON - Doris Claire "Pinkie" Worley passed away Aug. 3, 2002, from complications with pneumonia at St. Luke Community Hospital, Ronan.
She was born Aug. 19, 1925, to Margaret and Arthur Lawrence in Springfield, Ohio.
She graduated from high school and worked briefly as a model and at an Army base during World War II.
She married James Worley on June 15, 1946, and made their way to Montana.
In 1948, Doris had a son, Wells, while living in Missoula. She worked at the Palace Hotel and the Missoulian in clerical positions. Then they moved to Helena and had a daughter Diane in 1959. She worked for Fireman's Fund Insurance there and enjoyed the outdoor life and boat races with the family.
They moved to Polson in 1966 and she worked for Bishop Insurance, Dupuis Lumber Mill, Jens Gran and her last career was as the Lake County Treasurer.
She was a bowler for awhile and loved her teammates. She had a stroke around 1969 but recuperated well and then another in 1983 when she decided to retire. She loved to drive around to see "what's happening" and care for home and loved ones, wintering in Llano, Texas with a few relatives and spending her summers here in Polson. She had a grandson Jesse in 2000, which made her last couple of years very fulfilled.
She loved Prices Restaurant and the gentlemen who would bring her the paper and the nice ladies at the Kut n' Kurl.
She was a wonderful mother, a terrific grandmother and a sweet wife who loved daisies, bluebonnets, animals, hats, glasses and whatever you were wearing. She captured you with her love of laughs and optimism like no one else on earth. We'll miss her so very much.
She was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers, one sister and her husband Jim, on Aug. 3, 1985.
She is survived by her son, Wells Worley and his love April Notti, of Superior; and her daughter Diane Worley and her husband Phillip Hogsett and grandson Jesse James Hogsett, of Polson.
A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Friday at Doris's home at 835 Bayview Drive, Polson. Anyone may attend, as we understand that Doris never had a chance to say "good-bye" to many of her friends.
Cremation has taken place at the Grogan Funeral Home and Crematory.
Angels are present at the Lake County Home Health, St. Luke Hospital and with Dr. Gochis and staff.
Donations may be made to your hearts desire because that's what she would tell you.
Arrangements are under the direction of Grogan Funeral Home & Crematory, Polson.
Jack Oliver DeShazer Sr.
LIBBY - Jack Oliver DeShazer Sr., 81, died Saturday, Aug. 3, 2002, at his home in Libby, following a long struggle with asbestosis.
He was born May 26, 1921, in Idaho Falls, Idaho, to William and Bessie Bandy DeShazer.
He served in the U.S. Navy in World War II and married Margaret Hanson on Dec. 21, 1948, in Kalispell.
Survivors include his wife Margaret; sons Jack and David DeShazer, both of Libby; daughters Charlene DeShazer and Charlotte Wade, both of Libby; 11 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren; and two sisters.
Graveside services will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday at the City of Libby Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 1-8 p.m. Wednesday at Nelson & Vial Funeral Home.
Arrangements are under the direction of Nelson & Vial Funeral Home.
Sandra Lee McCallum
COLUMBIA FALLS - Sandra Lee McCallum, 54, died Saturday, Aug. 3, 2002, at Brendan House in Kalispell after a lengthy battle with cancer.
She was born July 14, 1948, in Roanoke, Va., to Henry and Leona Wilson.
She was married to Donald Dunlap and they were later divorced. In 1987, she married Douglas McCallum in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho. They have lived in the Columbia Falls area since then.
Sandra is survived by her husband Douglas and daughters Shirley Leona and Kimberly Lee at the family home near Columbia Falls; her son, Thomas Dunlap of Kalispell; and numerous relatives in the Virginia and Tennessee area.
Visitation will be from 1-8 p.m. Wednesday at the Columbia Mortuary in Columbia Falls. A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at Woodlawn Cemetery in Columbia Falls.
William K. McDonald
MISSOULA - William K. "Buzz" McDonald, 66, of Missoula, passed away Sunday, Aug. 4, 2002, at St. Patrick Hospital of natural causes.
He was born Nov. 19, 1935, in Havre, son of Keith and Florence McDonald.
He enlisted in the U.S. Army on Dec. 1, 1953, and received his honorable discharge in September 1957.
He married Shirley Stickney on April, 14, 1987.
Buzz was a construction and steel worker most of his life.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two sons, Randy McDonald and Christopher Walker; and one daughter, Danita McDonald.
He is now survived by his wife Shirley, of Missoula; daughters Vicky Van Gilder of Spokane and Shauna Walker of Missoula; son Andrew Eslinger of Hamilton; two sisters; one brother; stepchildren; grandchildren; great-grandchildren; many special friends; and one angel.
Graveside funeral services with military honors will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at Sunset Memorial Cemetery, with the Rev. Dan Dixson officiating. A reception will follow at the Silver Dollar Bar.
Arrangements are under the care and direction of Garden City Funeral Home and Crematory.
Grace Edna Johnson
PLAINS - Grace Edna Johnson, 97, of Plains, passed away on Monday, Aug. 5, 2002, at Clark Fork Valley Nursing Home in Plains.
She was born on July 11, 1905, in Ray, N.D., the third oldest of 11 children born to Les and Clara Alspach.
While teaching at a country school in North Dakota she met her future husband, Louis Johnson and they were married on Dec. 29, 1926. Their marriage was blessed with four children.
She was preceded in death by her husband Louis in 1981 and by two daughters, Leona Bell and Ardith Coffman.
She is survived by one son, Eldon Johnson and one daughter, Donna Baker, both of Plains; two sisters, Myrtle Hammer and Donna Pearson; two brothers, Leslie and Ernest Alspach; 11 grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren; and a growing number of great-great-grandchildren.