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Nelle Lucille Magini Webster

Portland, Oregon – Nelle Magini Webster passed away April 8, 2015 at the Vibra Specialty Hospital of Portland, 10300 NE Hancock Street, Portland, Oregon 97220. Nelle was born to parents Charles August Magini and Florence Robinson Magini in Missoula MT on July 13, 1942. She was raised and lived in the Sunset Bench area, in…

Ralph E. Lewis

Corvallis – Ralph E. Lewis, 57, of Corvallis passed away suddenly on Monday, March 30, 2015 at Marcus Daly Memorial Hospital. He was born September 30, 1957 in Missoula, the son of Richard and Patricia Lewis. Ralph graduated from Stevensville High School. He married Colleen D. Fairchild on March 29, 1986 in Hamilton. One of…

Deacon Joseph Anthony Kratofil, Sr.

Deacon Joseph Anthony Kratofil, Sr., born August 19, 1929, returned home to our Lord on March 29, 2015. He was born August 19, 1929 to Michael Vincent Kratofil and Katherine Marie Vranicar in Butte, Montana, immigrants to this country from Croatia and Slovenia, respectively. Shortly after his birth, the family moved to Hamilton, Montana to…

Robert A. Schmidt

Corvallis – Robert A. Schmidt, 86, departed this life peacefully December 29, 2014. He was born in San Antonio, TX January 11, 1928, lived in Kansas City, MO as a child, moved to Oklahoma City, then to Harrison, AR. He went into the Navy in 1946, served two years, then returned to Oklahoma City. He…

Raymond Fowler

Stevensville – A memorial service for Ray Fowler will be held on Monday, March 23, 2015 at 10 a.m. at St. Mary’s Mission Catholic Church with a reception to follow in the church’s family center. Ray, 82, passed away Monday, February 9, 2015 at his home in Stevensville surrounded by family. Come share the joy…

Letha Christensen Gilbert

Letha Christensen Gilbert returned at last to the arms of her beloved husband, passing away in her sleep on the morning of March 14th at the home of her daughter in Corvallis, Montana. She was 96 years old. Letha was born on September 3rd, 1918, in Downey, Idaho to James William and Agnes Maris Christensen….

Leon Becktold

Leon Becktold passed away peacefully in his sleep on January 27, 2015, five days after his 82nd birthday. He was born on January 22, 1933 in Sawyer, North Dakota to Carl and Rosa Becktold. He was one of 15 brothers and sisters. In 1950, at 17 years of age, he joined the United States Army….

Norman Cardwell Cary

Victor – Norman Cardwell Cary, born March 28, 1947, passed away January 23, 2015 at 67 years. Norm was predeceased by loving parents Vernon Cary and Patricia Cary and good friends Jim Seppel, Newt Roberts and Penny Lambert. Born in Southern California, Norman enjoyed a young life of sailing and motor cycling, igniting his passion…

Stanley B. Parr

Stanley B. Parr, 75 of Grantsdale passed away on January 29, 2015 at his home. He was born November 7, 1939 in Richmond, Indiana, the son of Wm O. and Carrie M. Parr. Stan graduated from Pueblo HS, Tucson, AZ in 1957, then joined the USAF. While stationed in Great Falls, he met and married…

William R. Holden, Jr.

William R. “Bill” Holden, Jr., passed away Wednesday, January 21, 2015. Bill was born on September 4, 1963 in Missoula to William R., Sr. and Vera M. Holden. Bill grew up in Missoula attending Franklin, Target Range and Hellgate High School. Bill loved the forests. During his early childhood he rode with his dad and/or…