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Category Archives: Obituaries

Bertha Lunceford Williamson

Hamilton – Bertha L. (Lunceford) Williamson, 83, of Hamilton passed away Saturday, June 20, 2015 at Marcus Daly Memorial Hospital’s Hospice and Palliative Center from complications of Alzheimers’/dementia. She was born May 9, 1932, in Big Timber to Fred and Christina (Ross) Lunceford. She moved to the Bitter Root at 5 years old with her…

Tim (Josh) Jensen

Spokane – Tim (Josh) Jensen was born February 20, 1949 and passed away peacefully at his home in Spokane, WA on June 15, 2015. Tim was born to Audrey and Stan Jensen in Minneapolis, MN. He was the youngest of three boys. As the boys grew up they moved around to Seattle, WA and Elko,…

John Metully

Stevensville – On May 4, 2015 we shared tears and said goodbye to John Metully. The joy and laughter he brought to all of us will never be forgotten. John was born in Butte, MT on March 24, 1956 to Frank and Marion Metully, the second son of what would be a family of nine….

Harold ‘Skeeter’ Mayberry Jr.

Burwell – Harold “Skeeter” Leroy Mayberry Jr., 72, of Burwell, Nebraska died from complications due to diabetes at Community Memorial Health Center on May 21, 2015. He was born June 3, 1942 in Burwell to Harold (Hoss) and Clara (Lowery) Mayberry. After graduating from Burwell High School, he moved to Seattle, Washington where he worked…

Berniece Yvonne Helm

Missoula – Berniece Yvonne Helm, 92, of Missoula, passed away November 14, 2014. Berniece was born August 15, 1922 in Pacific City, Washington to Harry and Rosie Good. In 1931, during the Great Depression, she moved with her family to the Bitterroot Valley where they owned and operated the local dance hall. She attended school…

Louise Mittower Langton

Louise Mittower Langton, 97, of Victor, crossed the Great Divide on Tuesday, May 12, 2015, at her home north of Victor of natural causes. Louise was born April 19, 1918, at the Mittower Ranch north of Victor to Harry and Grace (Duffield) Mittower. The ranch was established by her grandparents Abe and Bertha (Williams) Mittower…

Jeanne Marie Arvish

Hamilton – On May 19, 2015, Jeanne Marie Arvish, 76, of Hamilton, Montana was raised up on eagle’s wings to join her parents, Joe and Blanche Troy, her younger sister, Mary Troy, and her son, Greg Arvish, in God’s heavenly kingdom. Heaven’s gain is our loss for Jeanne truly made a difference in this world–not…

Kristine Dunn Wade

Hamilton – Kristine (Kris) Ann Dunn Wade passed away May 8, 2015. Kris was born on July 8, 1967 in Granger, Utah, now West Valley City, the daughter of Gerald John and Cecelia Ann (Hardy) Haslip. Kris met Scott Wade in September of 2013. They soon became best friends. Their friendly personalities and senses of…

Paul and Vivian Toepfer

Paul and Vivian Toepfer passed away within three days of each other in October 2013. Cremation took place at Yachats, Oregon where they had lived for about twenty years. Paul was born in Butte, Montana on April 26, 1918. His parents of Stevensville and four brothers and a sister preceded him in death. One sister…

William ‘Bill’ Chiaverini

Stevensville – William “Bill” Charles Chiaverini was born March 27, 1980, in Libby, Montana and passed peacefully at his home in Stevensville, Montana on May 1, 2015. He leaves behind his mother, Gracene Long, of Stevensville, Montana his father, Frank Chiaverini (Andrea) of Troy, Montana, his children Hannah Wolfe, Emily Grace and William Dean Chiaverini,…