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Robert A. Schmidt

Corvallis – Robert A. Schmidt, 86, departed this life peacefully December 29, 2014. He was born in San Antonio, TX January 11, 1928, lived in Kansas City, MO as a child, moved to Oklahoma City, then to Harrison, AR. He went into the Navy in 1946, served two years, then returned to Oklahoma City. He…

Raymond Fowler

Stevensville – A memorial service for Ray Fowler will be held on Monday, March 23, 2015 at 10 a.m. at St. Mary’s Mission Catholic Church with a reception to follow in the church’s family center. Ray, 82, passed away Monday, February 9, 2015 at his home in Stevensville surrounded by family. Come share the joy…

Letha Christensen Gilbert

Letha Christensen Gilbert returned at last to the arms of her beloved husband, passing away in her sleep on the morning of March 14th at the home of her daughter in Corvallis, Montana. She was 96 years old. Letha was born on September 3rd, 1918, in Downey, Idaho to James William and Agnes Maris Christensen….

Leon Becktold

Leon Becktold passed away peacefully in his sleep on January 27, 2015, five days after his 82nd birthday. He was born on January 22, 1933 in Sawyer, North Dakota to Carl and Rosa Becktold. He was one of 15 brothers and sisters. In 1950, at 17 years of age, he joined the United States Army….

Norman Cardwell Cary

Victor – Norman Cardwell Cary, born March 28, 1947, passed away January 23, 2015 at 67 years. Norm was predeceased by loving parents Vernon Cary and Patricia Cary and good friends Jim Seppel, Newt Roberts and Penny Lambert. Born in Southern California, Norman enjoyed a young life of sailing and motor cycling, igniting his passion…

Stanley B. Parr

Stanley B. Parr, 75 of Grantsdale passed away on January 29, 2015 at his home. He was born November 7, 1939 in Richmond, Indiana, the son of Wm O. and Carrie M. Parr. Stan graduated from Pueblo HS, Tucson, AZ in 1957, then joined the USAF. While stationed in Great Falls, he met and married…

William R. Holden, Jr.

William R. “Bill” Holden, Jr., passed away Wednesday, January 21, 2015. Bill was born on September 4, 1963 in Missoula to William R., Sr. and Vera M. Holden. Bill grew up in Missoula attending Franklin, Target Range and Hellgate High School. Bill loved the forests. During his early childhood he rode with his dad and/or…

Lila Jane Greenup Daw

Darby – Lila Jane Greenup Daw was born December 7, 1916, in a small cabin out of Darby, to Ernest and Pansy Greenup. She died January 27, 2015 just a few miles away, insisting she never saw the reason to leave such a wonderful valley. She attended Darby schools and married Elgin Daw on February…

Patricia O’Hare Rhodes

Stevensville – Patricia Jeannette O’Hare Rhodes, 80, passed away from natural causes on the evening of January 16, 2014 at her daughter and son in law’s home. Patti was born on February 21, 1934 at St. Patrick’s Hospital in Missoula, the only child to Edward and Myrtle O’Hare. They made their home on a ranch…

Esther M. Swisher

Stevensville – Esther M. (Norris) Swisher, age 74, passed away January 21 at 8:30 a.m. at her home in Stevensville, Montana. Esther was born December 15, 1940 in Great Falls, Montana. Esther is survived by her husband, Thomas H. Swisher of Stevensville; Montana, an older brother, Jack C. Norris of Browning, Montana; a younger brother…