Larry Alan Pyette
MISSOULA - Larry Alan Pyette, 12, beloved son, brother, grandson, nephew, cousin and friend, passed away May 18 due to injuries sustained in a car accident.
Larry was born Oct. 30, 1988, the only son of Larry Pyette and Kristi Getschman. Although he was with us for such a short time, he touched us all very deeply and we are richer having known him. Larry was a gifted artist and loved to draw pictures and share them with those who were special to him. He loved motorcycles and low-rider cars and trucks. Larry's friends were of the utmost importance to him and he loved them unconditionally.
Larry is survived by his mom Kristi Getschman; his dad Larry Pyette; his three sisters, Stacy Pyette, 15, Kelli Pyette, 11, and Sierra Getschman, 2, all of Missoula; grandmother Sandie Getschman and grandparents Ken and Shalla Getschman of Missoula; his aunt Marla and uncle Ray of Plains; his uncle Donald Pyette and aunt Judy Pyette of Milltown; and several cousins.
Larry was deeply loved by his family and friends and his heartfelt wish for them was to "Always be happy." We love you and will miss you desperately, Lar KerBop Babykin Boy, and we hope you, too, will "Always be happy!"
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, May 24, at the Malletta Family of Funeral Homes, Sunset Chapel, 7405 Mullan Road.
There will be a procession to the service, escorted by the Wicked Illusion Low Rider Group, departing from Town Pump in Milltown at 12:45 p.m. Everyone is invited to join the procession in loving memory of our son, Larry Alan Pyette. DRIVE WITH CAUTION.
Memorials may be made to the Boys and Girls Club of Missoula County, 617 S. Higgins Ave., Missoula MT 59801; and/or "Your Choice Program," c/o Missoula Emergency Services, 1200 Burlington Ave., Missoula, MT 59801.
James G. Findlay
MISSOULA - James G. Findlay, 73, of Missoula, passed away on Monday, May 21, 2001, at home surrounded by family after a courageous battle with brain cancer.
Jim was born and raised on a farm near Superior, Wis. He served in the U.S. Navy in World War II and was a member of Disabled American Veterans. Jim married Betty Hodgins on Feb. 18, 1950, in Hobbing, Mich. In February 2000 they celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary.
Jim was a medical and surgical supply salesman for over 20 years in Missoula and western Montana. After retiring in 1989, Jim and Betty moved to Lake Havasu, Ariz., where they worked for the Colorado River Adventure Campgrounds. The Findlay family enjoyed summer gatherings at Rock Creek and Seeley Lake.
Jim was proud of being a founding member of Holy Family Catholic Parish. His hobbies and interests included hunting, fishing, gardening and sharing a good joke with friends. He was devoted to his family, faith and country. His family and friends will remember him for his humor, strength, wisdom, energy and support.
Survivors include his wife Betty; daughters Bobbi Dyrud and husband Ken and their daughters Carrie and Erin, all of Missoula, Terri Heinitz and husband Daryl and their daughter Carrie and son Andy and wife Kristen, all of Kingman, Ariz., Amy Nulliner and husband Butch and their son Cody of Missoula; sons Tim and his children Ben and Hannah of Naperville, Ill., Jim and wife Lori of Jackson Hole, Wyo., Tom and wife Charmaine and their sons Dylan and Shane of Missoula; and sister Roberta Olson and family of Duluth, Minn.
Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated at 5:30 p.m., Thursday, May 24, at Holy Family Catholic Parish, 4616 Gharrett, with a reception immediately following.
The family wishes to express their deepest appreciation to the Rev. Matt Huber and Hospice of Missoula, with a special thanks to Vicki, Dorothy, Annette, Damion and Marty of Hospice for their compassionate care and support.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorials be made in Jim's name to Hospice of Missoula, 500 N. Higgins, Missoula, MT 59801, or to Holy Family/Spirit of Christ Parish, 4616 Gharrett, Missoula, MT 59803.
Arrangements are under the care and direction of Garden City Funeral Home & Crematory.
Kirk D. Grimes
MISSOULA - Kirk D. Grimes, 40, of Missoula, passed away on Saturday, May 19, 2001, at his residence.
He was born Sept. 7, 1960, at Great Falls, to Richard and Deanna Grimes. He was educated at Rattlesnake Grade School and Hellgate High School. Kirk married Christine Michaels on June 20, 1980. He was employed by Novco W.D. for the past 17 years as a wholesale distributor.
Kirk was an avid outdoorsman who loved hunting, fishing and spending time in the mountains of Montana. He also enjoyed his new, loved sport, folfing.
He was a kind, caring and loving man who put his family above all else. He had a special bond with his son, father and brother in enjoying the outdoors. He will be greatly missed by his family, his dog Chloe, and all who knew him.
Kirk was preceded in death by paternal grandparents Claude and Florence Grimes; maternal grandparents Charles and Fern Niswanger; and special uncle Bob.
Survivors include his wife Christine; daughter Logan; grandson Elijah; and son Benjamin, all of Missoula; father and mother Richard and Deanna Grimes of Missoula; brother Kevin Grimes and wife Angie; niece Hilary and nephew Matt of Marysville, Wash.; and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.
Private family services will be held at a later date.
The family suggests memorials in Kirk's memory to the charity of the donor's choice.
Arrangements are under the care and direction of Garden City Funeral Home & Crematory.
Arthur R. 'Artie' Deschamps III
MISSOULA - Arthur R. "Artie" Deschamps III, 56, passed away on Tuesday, May 22, 2001, at his home in Missoula.
He was born to Arthur and Florence Deschamps Jr., in Missoula, on July 24, 1944.
Arthur is survived by his wife Linda; daughter Arita Graham; father Arthur Deschamps Jr.; faithful dog Samantha Ann Peach and two horses Chix and Willy, all of Missoula; and three sisters Juliette, Emily and Joan.
At Artie's request there will be no memorial service at this time.
Memorials may be made to the Battered Women and Children's Shelter, the NRA, or Hospice.
Arrangements are under the direction of Garden City Funeral Home & Crematory.
Angela McCormick Weisel
MISSOULA - Angela McCormick Weisel died Dec. 24, 2000, at home surrounded by her family.
Angela was a loving and beloved person who will be missed by all who knew her. She was born Jan. 1, 1918, to Washington Jay McCormick Jr. and Edna Fox Phillips.
A graveside Memorial service for Angela will be held at 1:30 p.m., Saturday, May 26, at the Missoula City Cemetery, with an open house from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Weisel residence at 615 Pattee Canyon Drive.
Charles 'Chuck' Irvin
GRESHAM, Ore. - Charles H. "Chuck" Irvin passed away May 21, 2001, in Gresham, Ore.
He was born April 25, 1935, in Shelby, graduated from Shelby High School and attended Rocky Mountain College in Billings. He lived in Billings until 1968, when he was transferred to Missoula with the CNW railroad.
Chuck was preceded in death by his parents, grandparents and a niece, Carrie Lynn Carlson.
He is survived by sons, Bob (Kathy) Irvin of Houston, Randy Irvin of Salt Lake City; daughters Merilee (Bob) Shaw of Half Moon Bay, Calif., Linda (Mitchell) Miyake of Gresham; granddaughters Maile and Leilani Miyake and grandson Mikey Shaw; sister, Marty (Harold) Carlson of Billings; step-father Art Rossman of Shelby; and nieces, nephews, cousins and his former wife, Virginia.
A Graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. in Shelby on Tuesday, May 29, at Mt. View Cemetery. A Memorial Service will be held at 2 p.m., on Friday, June l, at the First United Methodist Church in Billings.
Daniel M. Nygren
KALISPELL - Daniel M. Nygren, 22, died Saturday, May 19, 2001, at Kalispell Regional Medical Center.
Daniel was born Sept. 10, 1978, in Forest Lake, Minn., to Mitch and Paula Nygren. He married Melissa Zakrajshek on April 27, 2000, and in July, 2000, they moved to Kalispell, where Daniel worked as a prep-cook for the BullDog as well as for Bianchi catering.
He was preceded in death by his grandfather Emil Fischer.
Daniel is survived by wife Melissa Nygren of Kalispell; son Tyler Nygren of Minnesota; mother Paula Freyholtz and husband Gene of Gheen, Minn.; father Mitch Nygren and wife Anita of Harris, Minn.; stepsisters Darla Leslie and husband Dave of Deering, N.D, Shawna Rosenlund and husband Justin of Gheen; half-brothers Christopher, Matthew, Ryan and Aaron; grandmothers Mary Fischer and Rhoda Nygren; aunt and uncle Irene and Dennis Udovich of Gheen; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.
No services will be held locally. A memorial service will be held in Minnesota at a later date.
Katherine A. Goforth
MISSOULA - Katherine A. Goforth, 81, of Missoula, passed away Monday, May 21, of natural causes.
Katherine was born February 20, 1920, in Butte, the daughter of Matt Kolendich and Kate Brajevich. She married Edgar Lee Goforth on Oct. 7, 1940. They moved to Greenough and later to Missoula.
She was preceded in death by her husband Edgar, brother Frank Kolendich, and sisters Mary Isham and Annie Moles.
Katherine is survived by Janet Reed and husband Bill; Gene Goforth and wife Theresa; and Carol Boushele and husband Robert. She is also survived by seven grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild and by sisters Bessie Jensen, Lucy Patton, Stella Neilson and Lena Sitton.
Services will be held at 2 p.m., Thursday, May 24, at the Malletta Family of Funeral Homes, Squire Chapel, 3035 S. Russell. Interment will follow the service at Missoula City Cemetery.
Gary Eugene Jinks
MISSOULA - Gary Eugene Jinks, 59, of Plains, passed away on Monday, May 21, 2001, at Community Medical Center, following a courageous battle with cancer.
He was born Feb. 17, 1942, at Newark, Ohio, the son of Lewis S. and Violet C. McCollum Jinks. On Dec. 29, 1962, he married Yvonne A. Beatty at Marne, Ohio.
Gary was employed by the Valley Bank as manager of the Hot Springs branch. He also served as the agriculture loan officer. He started his banking career over 35 years ago and was the youngest full time vice president of Huntington National Bank in Columbus, Ohio.
Gary served on the board of trustees for Hot Springs High School. He was past president of the Hot Springs Lions Club, and a member of numerous civic and professional organizations. He was also a member of the Plains Assembly of God church.
He was a 1960 graduate of Licking Valley High School in Hanover, Ohio, where he participated in all, and was a supporter of school athletics wherever he lived. He had coached student athletics in Canal Winchester, Ohio, and held the belief that education came first and athletics came second.
Gary attended Ohio State University at Columbus, Ohio. He then enlisted in the U.S. Armed Forces and served for three years in the U.S. and Europe. He then attended Ohio University at Athens, Ohio, where he was a graduate of the Ohio School of Banking. He was also a graduate of the Robert Morris and Associates Commercial Lending School at Ball State University at Muncie, Ind.
He always championed the less fortunate who had no champion.
Gary is survived by his wife Yvonne Jinks of the family home at Plains; son Gregory and wife Kerry Jinks of Torrington, Wyo.; grandsons Randy and Travis Gregory Jinks and granddaughter Jacee Rae Jinks, all of Torrington; sisters Marilyn Lee and husband Dana Shrider of Thornville, Ohio, and Maureen Jane and husband Harold McGee of Kenton, Ohio; and several nieces and nephews.
Friends and family will meet from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Friday, May 25, at Coffelt-Bunch Funeral Chapel in Plains to remember Gary and visit with the family. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m., Saturday, May 26, at the Plains Assembly of God church with the Rev. Jim Sinclair officiating. Burial will follow at Plains Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the general scholarship fund at Hot Springs High School.
Dorothy K. McGilvry
MISSOULA - Dorothy K. McGilvry, 89, died May 18, 2001, from natural causes at Bee Hive Homes.
Dorothy was born July 23, 1911, to Marguerite Crowe in Baltimore. She married Stanley Koch and had one son, Peter Koch. Stanley was killed during World War II. Dorothy remarried John McGilvry in 1952 and had one daughter, Jaimie Lockwood.
Dorothy was a nurse, graduating from Johns Hopkins University. She was a psychiatric nurse in White Plains, N.Y., until her first marriage. She then moved to Missoula and fell in love with Montana. She was a member of the PEO chapter and enjoyed many wonderful friendships.
Dorothy was preceded in death by her first husband Stanley Koch and her second husband John McGilvry.
She is survived by brother Robin Crowe, of Baltimore; son Peter of Berkeley, Calif.; daughter Jaimie Lockwood and spouse Larry, of Missoula; and grandchildren Max Koch and Kai and Robin Lockwood.
"Her smile lit up the room, and she will be truly missed."
Cremation will take place at Malleta Funeral Homes. No services are pending.
Roland H. Pedersen
POLSON - Roland H. Pedersen, 63, of Polson, passed away on Feb. 28, 2001, in Missoula.
A Graveside service will be held at 3 p.m., Sunday, May 27, at the Fairview Cemetery near Kalispell.
Arrangements are by Grogan Funeral Home & Crematory in Polson.