Alice Elizabeth Johnson
RONAN - Alice Elizabeth Johnson, 89, went to be with her Lord and Savior, Whom she loved, on May 14, 2001, at the St. Luke Nursing Home in Ronan.
Alice was born to Carl and Etta Nichols on April 29, 1912, in Amherst, Neb. In 1914 the family of five moved to Angora, Neb., where they homesteaded in the three-room sod house that Carl built on the sandhill prairie. The family eventually grew to 12 children, all of whom were raised on the farm. Alice rode horseback every day to the one-room school house where she graduated from the 10th grade. In the early 1930s she joined her younger brother Ronald as a traveling evangelist. This compassion for the Lord continued throughout her life, and she was known by the community as a woman of prayer. They held meetings throughout North Dakota and South Dakota, and eventually traveled to western Montana, where she met Wayland Johnson.
Alice and Wayland married in January of 1939. They built their home and future north of Charlo on the homestead where Wayland grew up. Alice enjoyed the ranch to the fullest. She was a hard worker and loved participating in farm activities. She faithfully grew a garden every year, from which everyone enjoyed the bountiful fruits of her hard labor. People drove by to admire her hollyhocks, which she had spent many hours to make grow very tall and beautiful. Occasionally, folk would drop in for "her" free cup of coffee and cookies.
Besides the ranch and garden, she liked doing woodworking, painting animal and rural scenes, and other crafts.
Preceding her in death were her husband Wayland; parents Carl and Etta; brother Marvin; and two grandsons Jamie and Jerome.
She is survived by her son Jaye (Linda) Johnson and granddaughter Jodie (Bob) Jablonski, who all reside on the family farm in Charlo; one daughter, Joye (Ron) Sills of Steamboat Springs, Colo.; granddaughter Starla (Sergei) Schegolev of Alameda, Calif.; grandsons Shad, Shane (Nora) of Steamboat Springs, Shawn (Alison) of Loma Linda, Calif.; nine great grandchildren; brothers Lloyd (Lois) Nichols of Bridgeport, Neb., Ronald (Vava) Nichols of Seattle, Lynn (Nila) Nichols of Norfolk, Neb., Robert (Judy) Nichols of Bridgeport, Leonard (Barbara) Nichols of Kingman, Ariz.; and sisters Velma Sheets of Scottsbluff, Neb., Avis (Merle) Herman of Gering, Neb., Vera Batt of Scottsbluff, Marjorie Dobson of Alliance, Neb., and Phyllis Brandt of Denver. Numerous nieces and nephews also survive.
Visitation will be from 1 to 8 p.m., Thursday, May 17, at Shrider's Mortuary. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m., Friday, May 18, at the Victory Worship Center in Ronan with Pastor Steven Kitterman officiating.
T. Anthony Pollner
FAIRFIELD, Conn. - T. Anthony Pollner, 25, of London, a derivatives trader for Taurus Petroleum, died suddenly on Saturday, May 12, 2001, in Lincolnshire, England, from injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident.
Born in New York, N.Y., Anthony had been a London resident for the last year and had traveled extensively prior to that. He was a graduate of the University of Montana, where he received a bachelor's degree in journalism and English and wrote several articles for the school newspaper, the Montana Kaimin.
A talented athlete, Anthony enjoyed golf, skiing and ice hockey, and was a youthful outdoorsman and animal lover. Furthermore, he enjoyed photography and traveling abroad and was an accomplished Web site designer.
As a child, he performed ballet at Lincoln Center, playing the part of "Fritz" in the Nutcracker in 1984.
Survivors include his beloved parents Ben R. Pollner of London and New York City, and Alice Thorpe Pollner of London and Southport, Conn.; brother Edward J. Pollner and his wife Lisa of Fairfield, Conn.; suster Amy P. Moritz and husband Sasha of New York, N.Y.; paternal grandmother Lillina Mitthaur of Red Bank, N.J; five nieces and nephews Emma, James, Eloise, Charles and Lilly; and two uncles Dale Thorpe of New York, N.Y. and Ron Pollner of Philadelphia, Pa.
Friends are invited to attend funeral services at 11 a.m., Friday, May 18, in St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 661 Old Post Road, Fairfield. Conn. Internment will follow in Oak Lawn Cemetery, Fairfield. The family will greet friends Thursday from 6-9 p.m. in the Speak Funeral Home, 39 South Benson Rd., Fairfield.
Lorraine C. (Day) McAdams
CULVER, Ore. - Lorraine C. (Day) McAdams, 52, of Culver, Ore., formerly of Missoula, died Saturday, May 12, from injuries sustained in an all-terrain vehicle accident at East Fort Rock recreation area near Bend, Ore.
Lorraine was born on Sept. 13, 1948, in Kellogg, Idaho, to Jim and Grace Day. She graduated from high school in Missoula and attended the University of Montana.
She was married to Terry McAdams on Jan. 11, 1980. She joined the U.S. Postal Service in 1990 and moved into the marketing department soon after her hire date. She worked several times as an account manager and was top in the nation for sales. She was currently postmaster of Culver, Ore.
Lorraine belonged to the National Postmaster Association and was quite active in the Culver community. She was the Queen of Job's Daughters during high school and was a member of the OES #7 of Missoula.
She loved everyone, especially her family, and also loved gardening, camping, four-wheeling and fishing. She was handy with crafts, an outstanding cook, and was known as "the hostess with the mostest." She was also known for her hospitality.
Survivors include husband J. Terry McAdams of Culver; children Ken McAdams and Heather Erickson, both of Portland, Ore., Jacob Erickson of Tempe, Ariz.; parents Jim and Grace Day of Missoula; brother James and sister-in-law Diane of Missoula, Paul and sister-in-law Dolly of Coeur D'Alene, nephew Matt Day; nieces Lacey Osgood, Kasey Day and Kelly Day; and several uncles, aunts and cousins.
Services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Thursday, May 17, at the Holy Spirit Parish Episcopal Church, 130 S. 6th St. E., with the Rev. Steve Oreskovich officiating. Interment will follow in Sunset Memorial Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Gary Pitts, Dean Isreal, Larry DuFresne, Leroy Tripp, Bob Hestekind, Monte Smith and David Caron.
MISSOULA - George Cunningham of Missoula, 80, died Sunday, May 13, 2001, at St. Patrick Hospital of complications from quadruple bypass surgery.
George was born July 21, 1920, in Golva, N.D., to Seth and Nelly (Bourlier) Cunningham. The family moved to Carlyle and then to Ollie, where George attended grade school and then went on to Baker for high school.
George married Florence Nelson of Polson on July 12, 1947.
Two brothers Fred and Lester, and two sisters, Lucille Bakken and Melva Kinney, preceded George in death.
He is survived by wife Florence; son Gerald and wife K.C. of Napa, Calif.; brother Frank and sister Kathryn Harris of Missoula; and grandson Chris of Syracuse, N.Y.
George spent two years of service in Europe during World War II, and was honorably discharged in February, 1946.
George and Florence owned and operated bakeries in Baker and Stevensville before moving to Missoula, where George worked for Missoula Mercantile. They then moved to Flathead Lake, where they owned a cherry orchard and where George also sold real estate for a number of years before returning to Missoula.
A graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, May 16, followed by a 2 p.m. Memorial service and reception at Immanuel Lutheran Church. The Reverend Gregory Karlsgodt will officiate.
The Malletta Family of Funeral Homes, Sunset Chapel, is assisting the family with arrangements.