Robert A. Templeton
MISSOULA - Robert A. Templeton passed away of natural causes on Monday, June 26, 1999, at the Hillside Manor.
Bob was born on July 15, 1924, in Victor.
His mother, father, stepfather and oldest son preceded him in death.
He married Viola C. Paddock in 1945. They were married for 34 years, then divorced.
Survivors include two sons, Richard Templeton and Charles Templeton of Missoula; one daughter, Dianne Pearson of Lolo; one brother, Donald Templeton; and two sisters, Lil Baker and Francis Oertli, all of Seattle.
Bob has seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
He was remarried in 1988.
Cremation has taken place. He requested no services be held.
Cremation and arrangements are under the direction and care of Garden City Funeral Home and Crematory.
Sylvester B. Mueller
RAVALLI - Sylvester B. Mueller, 83, of Ravalli, died Friday morning, June 25, 1999, at San Juan Living Center in Montrose, Colo.
Sylvester's wife Shirley preceded him in death in 1996.
His survivors include his daughters, Beth Johnston of Montrose, Colo., Jeanie Petersen of Yampa, Colo., and Mary Ellen Clark of Montana; son, Mark Mueller of Montana; grandchild, Shannon Kuboske; and great-grandchildren, Alexis Johnston and Trevor Kuboske.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday, July 6 at St. Ignatius Catholic Church in St. Ignatius.
Local arrangements are by Mission Valley Funeral Chapel of St. Ignatius.
PHILIPSBURG - James Michael, also known as James Michael Ogle, 69, of Philipsburg, passed away at his Philipsburg residence of natural causes. He was found on June 24, 1999.
He was born on April 21, 1930, in Fort Benton, the only child of Jim and Rose M. (Hlebichuk) Ogle. He served in the military.
Jim was a very private person. People who knew him said he never talked much about his life. He is known to have children, but their whereabouts are unknown.
His wife of common-law, Helen Heller passed away on Jan 18, 1992, in Philipsburg. He moved to Philipsburg from Kalispell in the late 1970s or early 1980s.
To respect his wishes, no services will be held. Cremation has taken place.
Arrangements are under the care of the KT Riddle Funeral Homes, Philipsburg.
KALISPELL - Bob Mellick, 78, died at Kalispell Regional Hospital, Monday, June 7, 1999.
He was preceded in death by his wife Thelma in 1963.
He is survived by two daughters, Barbara Willis and husband Cliff and Marjorie Treweek and husband Jim, all of Kalispell; and four granddaughters, Christi Willis of Salt Lake City, Julie Willis of Kalispell, Lindee Guillome of Spokane and Sheree Roberts of Kalispell.
Memorial services will be Friday, July 2 at 2 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church with Pastor Glenn Burfeind officiating.
The family suggests memorials be given to the First Presbyterian Church, 540 South Main, Kalispell, Mont. 59901.
Cremation and arrangements are under the direction of Johnson Mortuary and Crematory.
Jodie E. 'Pa' Yelton
PHILIPSBURG - Jodie E. "Pa" Yelton, 87, of Philipsburg, passed away peacefully Monday morning, June 28, 1999, at his Philipsburg residence with family near, after a lengthy illness.
He is survived by four daughters and sons-in-law, Candy Leistiko of Philipsburg, Vicki and David Harding of Philipsburg, Sandy and Don McKenzie of Missoula, Diana and Richard VanThiel of Fallbrook, Calif.; two sons and daughters-in-law, Tom and Anne Yelton of Missoula, Jodie and Dorothy Yelton of Idaho Falls, Idaho; 16 grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives.
Memorial services will be conducted from the Philipsburg Chapel of KT Riddle Funeral Homes, Friday, July 2 at 11 a.m. Inurnment will be held at a later date.
Gary Douglas Hawkins
DODSON - Gary Douglas Hawkins, 11, died Sunday, June 27, 1999, at the Deaconess Hospital in Billings from injuries received in a horse riding accident
Douglas was born Aug. 19, 1987, in Ronan, th son of Gary D. and Melvina "Rose" (Lester) Hawkins. His family moved to the Dodson area in 1994 when they bought a ranch. Douglas enjoyed raising lambs and helping his dad on the ranch. He was an avid reader.
Survivors include his parents, Gary and Rose Hawkins of Dodson; sisters, Stephanie Markuson of Valdez, Alaska, Trisha Markuson of Dodson; brothers, Jaden Markuson of Seattle, Donald Hawkins of Dodson; paternal grandmother, Kathryn Hawkins of Dodson; and maternal grandparents, Evelyn Lester of Ronan, and Loyal Lester of New Plymouth, Idaho.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Friday, July 2 at the Adams Memorial Chapel in Malta. Interment will be in the Hillside Cemetery at Dodson.
Adams Funeral Home of Malta is in charge of arrangements.
William 'Bill' Wielinga
HAMILTON - William "Bill" Wielinga, 83, of Hamilton, died Tuesday, June 29, 1999, in Hamilton at Discovery Care Centre.
Survivors include his wife of 54 years, Marian of Hamilton; children, Sandra Pearson of Stevensville, Bruce Wielinga of Redwood City, Calif., Marci and husband Larry Keller of Randolph, Wis., and Tom and wife Marilyn of Wyoming, Mich.; sister, Jolina Kissner of Woodruff, Wis.; five grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.
No local services will be held. Private family urn placement will take place later in Wisconsin.
The family suggests memorials to the American Lung Association, or charity of donors choice.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Daly-Leach Chapel in Hamilton.
Joe C. Rose
COLUMBIA FALLS - Joe C. Rose, 63, of Columbia Falls, died Monday, June 28, 1999, at the North Valley Hospital in Whitefish.
Joe is survived by his wife Lois of Columbia Falls; his mother, Isabel Rose of Bigfork; two sons, David of Columbia Falls and Rodger of Phoenix; a daughter, Karla Levengood and her husband Scott of Kalispell; four grandchildren, Chris and Zane Levengood, Matthew and Morgan Rose of Columbia Falls; a sister, Vangie Scott of Choteau and her children, Barb Saylor of Choteau, Carol Cole of Choteau, Pat Scott of North Dakota, Jim Scott of Billings, and Theresa Scott of Helena; and numerous cousins.
Visitation will be Thursday, July 1 from 1-5 p.m. at the Columbia Mortuary in Columbia Falls. A rosary will be recited Thursday, July 1, at 7 p.m. at St. Richards Catholic Church in Columbia Falls. Mass of the Christian Burial will be Friday, July 2 at 10 a.m. at St. Richards Catholic Church in Columbia Falls.
Chester M. Torpen
MARTIN CITY - Chester M. Torpen, 73, died Monday, June 28, 1999, at his home in Martin City.
Chester is survived by his wife, Carol of Martin City; two sons, Tom Torpen of Martin City and Scott Torpen and his wife Connie of Parker, Colo.; two daughters, Cora Hoye and her husband, Henry of Columbia Falls and Laurel Clanton and her husband Pat of Coram; one sister, Alice Westrup of Helena; two brothers, Wallace Torpen of Libby and Reynold Torpen of Renton, Wash.; and four granddaughters, Jamie Torpen, Cassidy Torpen, Amy and Torri Hoye; and one grandson, Jeremiah Moog of Havre.
A memorial service will be held Friday, July 2 at 2 p.m. at the Columbia Mortuary in Columbia Falls.
Julia C. Smith
PRINEVILLE - Julia C. Smith, 92, of Prineville, died Saturday, June 26, 1999, at the Ochoco Care Center in Prineville.
Mrs. Smith was born the daughter of Alexander and Louise (Plummer) Doney on Aug. 16, 1906, in Malta. On Nov. 3, 1945, in Wallace, Idaho. She was married to Christian Lawrence Smith. They lived in Priest River, Idaho, for many years where she owned and operated a dry cleaners.
Mr. Smith preceded her in death in Priest River in 1963. She moved to Lolo and then to Prineville in 1970.
In Idaho and Montana she was member of the Eastern Star and she was a member of the Catholic church.
She loved to do needlework including sewing, embroidery, knitting and crocheting. She was well known for her sense of humor and at the nursing home she was kn
own as the M&M lady.
Survivors include many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, and nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband; two daughters, one granddaughter; her parents; and 15 brothers and sisters.
Private graveside services will be held Wednesday, June 30 at 2 p.m. in the Juniper Haven Cemetery.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Prineville Funeral Home.