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Category Archives: Obituaries

Duane D. Hafer

Hamilton – Duane D. “Buck” Hafer, 84, of Hamilton, passed away Monday, August 21, 2017 at his home. He was born in Forsyth, MT on October 6, 1932, the son of Clarence “Pappy” and Florence “Ma” Hafer.   Buck graduated high school in Stevensville in 1952 and spent two years in the U.S. Army from…

Janet Lee Edwards

Janet Lee Edwards, affectionately known as Jay, passed away in the family lake home in the loving care of her husband and best friend James F. Edwards on August 14, 2017. Jay was born in Missoula on October 16, 1941, the daughter of James Margaret Pierce. Jay worked with her mom Peggy at the Missoula…

Daniel C. Cranston

Stevensville – Daniel C. Cranston, 73, passed away Monday, August 14, 2017. He was born December 22, 1943 in Spokane, WA the son of Ivan R. and Helen E. Cranston. Dan graduated from Stevensville High School in 1962. On September 31, 1967 he married Louise S. Sloan in Missoula. In May of 1967 he started…

James B. Burrows

Sometime in the early morning hours of July 24, 2017, Jim passed away in his sleep at his home in Stevensville, Montana.   Jim was born to James Tyler and Elnora A. Burrows in Westwood, CA on July 25, 1938. He lived a carefree childhood in Keddie, CA where his parents were employed by Western…

Jean Elizabeth Summers

Our mother, sister, and friend Jean Elizabeth Summers passed away at her home early on the morning of July 29, 2017. Jean was born June 30, 1941 in Seattle, WA to Harold and Victoria Wilson. The eldest of nine children, she graduated from Edmonds High School, Edmonds, WA.   In 1959, she married Oscar Pederson,…

Ann Stanford

Hamilton – Ann Stanford, 92, was born Anne Marie Roth on July 21, 1924 in Hamilton, to Joe and Margaret Roth. She attended school and graduated from Corvallis. Ann met Frank Stanford, and they were married on August 29, 1946.   After spending their first few months as newlyweds on a ranch just outside of…

Micheal Robert Stark

Micheal Robert Stark of Darby, Montana passed away on Friday, June 2 at Marcus Daly Memorial Hospice in Hamilton. He died of liver cancer caused by Hepatitis C. His dying request was for everyone to be tested for this silent killer that he likely contracted from a childhood blood transfusion.   Micheal was born June…

Christopher L. Niles

Christopher L. (Chris) Niles, 63, went home to be with the Lord on July 7, 2017 at his home surrounded by loving family. He lost an extremely courageous battle against cancer. Through this our strength comes from God’s word: “And this is the record, that God hath given to us eternal life, and this life…

Betty Lou Cromwell

Missoula – Betty Lou (Thomas) Cromwell passed away Monday, June 19, 2017. Betty was born on April 3, 1934, in Missoula. She was the fourth oldest child among nine children born to George and Theresa Thomas.   From a young age, Betty’s mothering nature came out in her relationships with her siblings. She enjoyed giving…

Rexine ‘Dean’ Hennies

Missoula – Rexine “Dean” nee Montgomery Hennies died suddenly Wednesday, June 14, 2017 of a massive stroke in Missoula, Montana. She was born July 10, 1950 and was 66 years young. Her family attributes her death to the Veterans Administration’s policy of delay and deny after her body was weakened by lack of proper and…