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Category Archives: Obituaries

Gerald Thola

Gerald Thola, 89, of Hamilton passed away on April 1, 2017 at his home in the presence of his eldest son and caregiver after a seven-year struggle with dementia. Gerald was born March 16, 1928 in Seattle, Washington. He was raised in Yakima, spending his early years on his dad’s fruit ranch. At about age…

Patricia Ann Johns

Florence – Patricia Ann Johns died peacefully on April 1, 2017, at home in Florence, Montana. She was 74. Pat was born May 24, 1942 in Detroit, Michigan, the daughter of the late James and Marie Herron. Pat was raised in Missoula and attended Sacred Heart Academy and graduated in 1961. She met and married…

Richard ‘Dick’ Neville

Stevensville – Richard “Dick” Leo Neville, 84, of Stevensville passed away Tuesday, March 21, 2017 at St Patrick Hospital in Missoula, Montana. He was born March 1, 1933 in Kalispell, MT. Although he was the son of John Leroy Neville, he was raised by Ralph Curtis and mother, Myrtle Mae Boles. By the time he…

William Edmond ‘Ed’ White

William Edmond “Ed” White died March 13, 2017 at The Living Centre in Stevensville, MT. Ed was born July 18, 1935 in Decatur County, GA. Growing up, he lived in Georgia, Florida, Alabama and South Carolina. He served four years in the Army and over 20 years in the Navy, stationed in Japan, Diego Garcia,…

Linda Sue Wilmott

Linda Sue Wilmott, age 70, passed away at her home in Billings, MT on March 11, 2017 after a courageous battle with ALS. She was born Linda Sue Pulsipher on September 7th, 1946 in Salt Lake City, UT to Brent L. Pulsipher and Gloria W. James. After moving to Whittier, CA, Linda met and married…

Dean Albert Berezay

Dean Albert Berezay, after a valiant fight with cancer, passed away surrounded by his family. He was born on July 19, 1928 in Cardston, Alberta, and died on March 8, 2017 in Cardston, Alberta. Dean is the son of Eugene Berezay and Edna (Albiston) Berezay. He is survived by his wife of 69 years, Enola…

Kathleen Ann Cook

Stevensville – Kathleen Ann McKee Cook, age 75, passed away peacefully in her home on March 2, 2017  She was surrounded by her devoted family after a long struggle with cancer which she faced with grace, humor, and dignity. Kathleen was born on November 22, 1941, the daughter of Max T. and Agnes C. McKee…

Esther ‘Brownie’ Foss

Darby – Esther L. “Brownie” Foss passed away February 19, 2017. She was born on August 2, 1925 in Missoula, MT to Thyra and Charles Ott. Always the free spirit, deeply tanned “Brownie” could be found as a teenager on the back of a horse riding the hills and swimming the river on a ranch…

Christina McElhaney

Stevensville – Christina L. (Rodman) McElhaney, 75, of Stevensville, passed away Friday, February 24, 2017 at Community Hospital in Missoula. She was born August 1, 1941 in Bend, Oregon, the daughter of the late Fred and Ora (Merrifield) Rodman. Christina grew up in the Central Oregon area and worked in retail, specializing in beauty and…

James Bruce Patten

1929-2017 Jim was born on November 14, 1929 in Tulsa, Oklahoma to Lyal and Winifred Patten and spent his childhood there. After graduation from high school, he attended college at the University of Iowa where he met his first wife Janne Tyler. A summer job out west during college made him want to move to…