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Category Archives: Obituaries

John M. ‘Jack’ Atthowe

  John M. Atthowe, Jr. of Stevensville, Montana died on May 19, 2014 at age 90 while visiting his daughter, Helen Atthowe, and son-in-law, Carl Rosato, at their California organic farm and orchard. Born in San Francisco, California on March 8, 1924, son of pioneer family members John M. Atthowe Sr. and Helen (Driscoll Kelly)…

Harry H. Dozier Jr.

Harry H. Dozier Jr. of Stevensville passed away on Monday May 19, 2014. Harry Jr. was born to Harry and Doris Dozier in March 1940 in Columbus, Ohio. Harry’s father was a preacher and they traveled for many years across the country to camp meetings. They finally settled in the Denver area where Harry graduated…

Roger J. Brinkerhoff

  Roger J. Brinkerhoff, of Sheridan, WY, died in Sheridan on May 4, 2014. Roger was born on August 27, 1952 in Salina, Utah to Kyle Larsen and Iris (Jones) Brinkerhoff. At a young age he moved to Stevensville, Montana where he spent a majority of his life. He attended school there, graduating from Stevensville…

George Benjamin Filcher

George Benjamin Filcher, of Helena, Montana and Yuma, Arizona, passed away on April 22, 2014 in Yuma after a brief illness. George was born in Stevensville, Montana on May 23, 1935. He was educated in the Stevensville schools, and joined the Army in 1952. During basic training he was involved in an Army truck accident…

Mary Lavonne Reiner

  Missoula – Mary Lavonne Reiner, 78, passed away Friday, April 18, 2014 of natural causes at her home in Missoula with all of her family by her side. She was born on December 4, 1935 in Hardin, Montana, the daughter of Willard F. and Lydia (Brotzman) Maul. Mary was married to Walter H. Reiner…

Enid Eileen Crocker

  Florence – On April 11, 2014, Enid Eileen Coltrane Crocker peacefully passed into Glory at the age of 95 at Kathy’s Place in Florence, Montana. Enid was born in Basin, Wyoming on April 22, 1918, the daughter of Clarence McKindra Coltrane and Bessie Mabia Smith Coltrane. She was the younger of two children. When…

Vadan Ignace Scruggs

  Hamilton – Ignace Scruggs, 90, of Hamilton, passed away Wednesday, April 9, 2014, in the Rose Room at Marcus Daly Hospice Care Center. Vadan was born May 1, 1923, in Mason, IL, the son of Glenn A. Scruggs and Grace M. (Peyton) Scruggs. His family moved to Stevensville in 1934. He worked on his…

Richard ‘Dick’ E. Frazer

  Richard “Dick” E. Frazer, 90, of Stevensville, passed away after a full life on February 23, 2014. Richard was born in June of 1923 in Klein, Montana to George and Hazel Frazer. Richard enlisted in the Marines during World War II out of high school at the age of 17 with the consent of…

Cristy Boggs Grayson

Stevensville – Cristy Boggs Grayson, R.N., 35, passed away due to cancer, in the evening, Wednesday, April 9, 2014, at the family home in Stevensville. She was born April 29, 1978, to Roger H. and Pat (Helly) Boggs in Cut Bank. She graduated from Salish Kootenai College and the University of Montana. She and Douglas…

Lois Ruth Mauger Willi

Hamilton – Lois Ruth Mauger Willi, 90, of Hamilton, passed March 31, 2014 at Valley View Estates. She was born November 2, 1923 in Midwest, Wyoming to the late Clarence and Audrie Mauger. She went to school in Midwest, WY and in 1940 the family moved to the Bitterroot. She married Lloyd K. Clark (not…