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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,…

Elenita M. Brown

Stevensville – Elenita M. Brown, 83, danced to the other side on Friday, August 5, 2016 at her home in Stevensville, Montana, circled by her family. Elenita was born October 28, 1932 in Buenos Aires, Argentina to Swiss parents Helene (Hofer) and Jean-Pierre Roulet.  Elenita truly danced her way through life. At the age of…

Bruce Lee Robinson

Bruce Lee Robinson passed away suddenly from cardiac arrest at his home on the evening of July 31, 2016 while evacuating due to the Roaring Lion forest fire. He was surrounded by many wonderful friends helping with the evacuation, who performed immediate procedures to try to save Bruce. Bruce was born on August 30, 1951…

Boyd Wayne Durfee

Florence – Boyd Wayne Durfee, 84, of Florence, MT and Mount Pleasant, MI, passed away Friday, July 22, 2016 at his daughter’s, Kathy’s Place Assisted Living in Florence surrounded by three generations of family. He was born July 9, 1932 in Mount Pleasant to Albert and Derethia Durfee. Boyd was raised and lived most of…

Jean Marie Thomas

Stevensville – Jean Marie Thomas passed away peacefully of natural causes Sunday, July 24, 2016 at St. Patrick Hospital. Jean Marie Scott was born the youngest of three children on December 21, 1928, in McIntosh, South Dakota, to Frank and Gilfie Scott. She graduated with an education degree and taught school for many years retiring…

Darlene A. Flansburg

Stevensville – Darlene A. (Gunder) Flansburg, a precious daughter of  God, went home Thursday, July 28, 2016 at the age of 75, surrounded by loved ones in her home in Stevensville. Darlene was born to William G. and Martha R. (Mienke) Gunder in Algona, Iowa on November 11, 1940, the oldest of seven children. As…

Michael Paul Hoornbeek

Michael Paul Hoornbeek, “Mike” or Beek,” was born in Los Angeles, CA to Paul and Marjorie Hoornbeek. He spent his youth playing football and pestering his younger sisters, Penny and Cathy. Mike joined the Navy and served his country for four years. After the Navy, he became a skilled electrician and led many major jobs…

Melody Lynn Rath

New River, AZ – Melody Lynn Rath left us July 11, 2016 at St. Patrick’s Hospital in Missoula, MT of natural causes. “Mel” was born November 3, 1961 to Ervin and June Rath. She was preceded in death by her parents, grandparents and sisters, Terry Terrell, Lorrie Rutledge, and Kay Trogdon. “Mel” is survived by…

Frank James Wright

Remembering a good man, a good father, grandfather and great-grandfather Native Hawaiian, USMC Veteran of WWII, poet and the voice and strum of the Ukulele to his family. Frank’s qualities of gentleness and love came in part from his native Hawaiian lineage that has been traced back to the First King of Hawai’i, Kamehameha the…