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Ruth Jean Lawrence

Ruth Jean Lawrence, 85, went to join her Lord August 22, 2016. Preceding her were husband, William M. Lawrence, parents Robert (Shorty) and Susan Mackall and brothers Robert and Richard (Dickie) Mackall and infant son, Richard (Dickie) Lawrence, all of Berea, Ohio. Ruth and Bill were married in 1949 and had three children, William R.,…

Richard ‘Dick’ Ellis Smith

August 19, 1941 to September 4, 2016 Dick was born August 19, 1941 in Scott City, Kansas to Ellis and Olive Stratton Smith. The only son, Dick was the third of four children. He graduated from Scott City High School. Dick led a colorful life. Never one to stand around and watch, he was always…

Woodrow Wilson Bentham, Sr.

Lolo – Longtime Lolo resident Woody Bentham, 97, passed away August 18, 2016 of congestive heart failure at The Living Centre in Stevensville. He was born in Florence to John and Mary Bentham. He was the second youngest of 16 children. The family moved to Lolo when Woody was two years old. As a young…

Minnie B. Kelly

Stevensville – Minnie B. Kelly, 94, of Stevensville passed away August 28, 2016 in Hamilton, MT, at the Marcus Daly Hospice Center. She was born May 20, 1922 in Cody, WY, to the parents of Claude and Estalla Shull. She grew up in the Cody area going to school through her sophomore year. She met…

William ‘Bill’ Stephani

Victor – William (Bill) Dexter Stephani, 84, of Victor, Montana passed away on Tuesday, August 23, 2016 at his home in Victor.  He was continuously surrounded by his loving wife Barbara, adopted daughters Roylene Gaul and Roxane White, son-in-law Bruce Gaul and grandchildren Becky Byrne, Kristy Gaul, Donalyn White, grandson-in-law Joe Byrne and great granddaughter…

Stephen Daniel Hilburn

Stephen Hilburn, 33, went home to be with the Lord Thursday August 4, 2016 in Phoenix, Arizona. Stephen was born June 24, 1983 in Hamilton, Montana to Jo Winfrey and Jerry Hilburn. He graduated from Stevensville High School in Montana along with his twin brother Michael Hilburn in the class of 2002. Stephen is remembered…

Robert Louis ‘Bob’ Porch

Florence – Robert Louis “Bob” Porch, 87, of Florence, MT passed away of natural causes on Thursday, August 18, 2016 at his home surrounded by his family. Bob was born on March 19, 1929 in Stevensville, MT and was the son of Elza and Gladys (Wardsworth) Porch. He began his young life on the Porch…

Janet Lynn Parker

Stevensville – Janet Lynn Parker passed away Friday, August 12, 2016 at her home in Stevensville, MT. Janet was born June 24, 1953 in Oceanside, CA. She lived the majority of her life in Snohomish, WA, moving to Montana in recent years. Janet is survived by her biggest joy in life, her daughter Caitlin. She…

Alvin Olsen

Missoula – Alvin Olsen, age 96, born May 17, 1920, the oldest of four sons of Lester H. Olsen Sr. and Eleanore Daus, went to be with his Savior on August 5, 2016. Alvin was born, raised, and educated in Illinois. Upon his retirement from the store fixture business, he arrived in Stevensville, Montana in…

Suzanne Ellen Pickett

Victor – Suzanne Ellen Pickett of Victor passed away Wednesday, August 14, 2016 at St. Patrick Hospital. Born December 4, 1950 and raised in Northern California, she was the beloved daughter of Robert and Stella Boyle, sister of Margaret, Robert, Peter and Bill Boyle, former wife of Michael Pickett, mother of Jennifer, John and Jessica,…