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Leone Ruth Lyndes Likes

June 3rd, 1917 to June 6th, 2014 Leona Ruth Lyndes Likes passed into the Lord’s arms on June 6th 2014, of natural causes. Leona was 97 years young. Our mother was born on June 3rd 1917, in Blackwell, Okalahoma to parents Otis and Ruth Lyndes. Leona at just two months old traveled by train to…

William ‘Lee’ Zeiler

Florence – Gone but not forgotten, forever in our hearts. A son, husband and father. A coach, mentor and friend. A brother, uncle and grandpa, who gave his all, right to the end. William “Lee” Zeiler never knew a stranger, no matter where he went. He was loyal and loving, no matter the circumstance, always…

Thomas Simpson

Hamilton – Thomas Simpson, 86, passed away Monday, July 27, 2015 due to congestive heart failure at his home in Hamilton, MT. He is survived by his daughters: Lorri Simpson of Hamilton, MT, Cathy Donaldson (Charles) of Hamilton, MT, and Susan Behm (Tim) of Leander, TX; his grandchildren: Jason McCawley, Sarah Hankinson (Calvin), Jenny Springer,…

William E. Pearson

Stevensville – William Edward Pearson passed away of natural causes August 1, 2015 on the farm that he loved, right where he wanted to be. He was born May 23, 1928 in Missoula. He married Josephine “Jo” Groom on December 3, 1949. They had three children, Billijo (Greg) Phlaja of Arizona, Tom (Karen) Pearson of…

Daniel Svoboda

Daniel ‘Dan’ Svoboda passed away on July 26, 2015 at his home in Corvallis, MT after a two-year battle with colon cancer. He was born January 10, 1953 at St. Francis Hospital in Litchfield, IL. Dan was reared by Tony James and Lucille Suyo Svoboda on the family farm. He attended elementary and high school…

Yvonne B. Wheeler Norgon Holman

Stevensville – Yvonne B. Holman passed away on Monday, July 27, 2015. Yvonne Blanche Wheeler was born in Kevin, MT on Christmas Day, 1927 to Laura (Lolly) and Harold Wheeler. She lived in Choteau, MT until 1942 and then moved to Charlo, MT where she graduated from high school in 1945. Her life-long love of…

Dennis L. Fairchild

Dennis L. Fairchild, 56, of Hamilton passed away on July 18, 2015 from natural causes. Dennis was born on Oct. 22, 1958 to Max L. Fairchild and Leatrice L. Fairchild (Prince) in Twin Falls, Idaho. Dennis was the youngest of six children. He attended Hamilton High School where he excelled in track and football. After…

Frederick Daniel Heil

Stevensville – Frederick Daniel Heil passed away on Saturday, July 11th, 2015. He was the youngest of five brothers, son of Mavis and Walter Heil, born in Essex Junction, Vermont. Fred was an avid reader, outdoorsman, musician, map maker, chess player, and computer programmer/user. He was a ham radio builder/operator in the 1970s, and was…

Raymond Jo Lyons

Stevensville – Raymond Jo Lyons, 94, of Stevensville passed away Wednesday, July 15, 2015 at his home with his wife by his side. Raymond was born in Helena MT in 1921 and later adopted by Raymond and Josephine Lyons who raised him in and around the Flathead Valley. As a kid he would deliver groceries…

Joy Helen Kaler

Joy Helen Kaler passed away peacefully at her home in Stevensville, MT in the comfort of her family on Saturday, July 11. She is survived by her mother, Patricia Kaler of Missoula and her siblings, Randy Kaler of Stevensville, Jeff Kaler and Karen Balfour of Lolo, Melinda Marinan of Missoula, and Lori Beatty of Highwood….