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Category Archives: Obituaries

Thomas F. ‘Pat’ Patterson

Stevensville – Thomas F. “Pat” Patterson passed away at 5 minutes before midnight on Dec. 9, 2014 at the age of 98 while under the care of The Living Centre in Stevensville. Pat was born in Woodburn, Oregon on February 15, 1916, the youngest son of Fred and Bessie Patterson. He served as Sergeant in…

Nola Pauline Edgar

Stevensville – Nola Pauline (Smail) Edgar passed away peacefully on November 22, 2014, in the shadow of the Bitterroot Mountains and surrounded by her children. Nola was born December 21, 1936 to Mary and Norris Smail in a log cabin near Stillwell (Holmes County), Ohio, the second of four girls. She was a roly-poly tow-headed…

Donald ‘Dusty’ Schurman

He liked to believe that he was a gruff, scary, unfriendly person, but he wasn’t. Dusty Schurman had a heart of gold and friends from all walks of life. He never judged and didn’t ever want to tell anyone what to do. Well, except in baseball, then he would tell you what to do. He…

Susan Eakins

Stevensville – Susan D. Eakins passed away peacefully on November 10, 2014 after a long courageous battle with cancer. She was born in Chicago on December 13, 1950, the only child of Rita and Truman Deede. She graduated from the University of Houston in 1975 and had a long term career as a Children’s Protective…

Marvel Dolores (Andersen) Bauman

May 28, 1932 – November 17, 2014 Marvel Dolores Bauman, passed peacefully into the presence of Jesus on November 17th with her husband of 60 years by her side. Marvel was born in Minot, North Dakota to Victor and Dorothea Andersen. Her family moved briefly to Westchester, New York until her father’s death, at which…

Patti Furniss

It is with profound sadness that we announce the death of Patricia Marcinkowski Furniss on Friday, November 7, 2014, of natural causes at her home in Missoula. Patti loved life, and her adventurous spirit took her around the world with her husband. But friendship and family were at the center of her being, and she…

Rose Cobb

Stevensville, MT – Rose Cobb, 88, of Stevensville passed away on Monday, October 27, 2014 at Living Center Nursing Home of natural causes. She was born February 23, 1926 in Gorham, North Dakota to Fred and Annie Paladichuk. As a child growing up in Sidney MT, she spent most of her life surrounded by her…

Michael W. Tiernan

Stevensville – Michael “Mike” Tiernan, 76, of Stevensville, MT passed away Wednesday afternoon, October 29, 2014 at his home, following his ongoing battle with cancer. Mike was born on October 2, 1938, in Richmond Hill, New York, to William and Mary (Loughlin) Tiernan. Mike grew up in the New York area, but as a young…

Tyler Daniel Hennes

Stevensville – Tyler Daniel Hennes, 18, passed away on October 11, 2014 peacefully at his home after a heroic 4½ year battle with osteosarcoma. Tyler was born on August 7, 1996 in Missoula to Josh and Jenny (Heikkila) Hennes. Tyler was known for his dry intelligent humor that kept everyone laughing, even in the toughest…

Raymond Francis Spang

Stevensville – Raymond Francis Spang of Stevensville, Montana, passed away on Wednesday, September 24 at the age of 88. His wife Carol and very good friend Patti Tipps were by his side. Ray was born in Eagle Rock, California and joined the US Navy at the age of 17 to serve our country during WWII….