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Lila Jane Greenup Daw

Darby – Lila Jane Greenup Daw was born December 7, 1916, in a small cabin out of Darby, to Ernest and Pansy Greenup. She died January 27, 2015 just a few miles away, insisting she never saw the reason to leave such a wonderful valley. She attended Darby schools and married Elgin Daw on February…

Patricia O’Hare Rhodes

Stevensville – Patricia Jeannette O’Hare Rhodes, 80, passed away from natural causes on the evening of January 16, 2014 at her daughter and son in law’s home. Patti was born on February 21, 1934 at St. Patrick’s Hospital in Missoula, the only child to Edward and Myrtle O’Hare. They made their home on a ranch…

Esther M. Swisher

Stevensville – Esther M. (Norris) Swisher, age 74, passed away January 21 at 8:30 a.m. at her home in Stevensville, Montana. Esther was born December 15, 1940 in Great Falls, Montana. Esther is survived by her husband, Thomas H. Swisher of Stevensville; Montana, an older brother, Jack C. Norris of Browning, Montana; a younger brother…

Montanans being robbed of insurance coverage

By Duane Krowen, Victor Sarah Palin was right, she said that Obamacare would lead to death panels that would have the power to withhold healthcare, and lead to deaths of some people. And it has. But the death panels aren’t in Washington, they are in the state governments that refuse to expand medicaid, including Montana….

Gertrud ‘Trudy’ A. Landwehr

Corvallis – Gertrud (Trudy) A. Landwehr, age 94, passed away January 16th, 2015 from natural causes with her “Montana Family” nearby. She was born February 24, 1920 in Gossau, St. Gallen, Switzerland. She traveled to the United States in 1958. She married the love of her life, Ludvig (Ludy) Landwehr on September 26, 1959 in…

Joseph ‘Joe’ Burgett

Stevensville – Joe Burgett, 81, of Stevensville passed away Monday, December 29, 2014 at the Living Centre in Stevensville. Joe was born July 15, 1933 in Cortland, NY, the son of Arden and Marion Burgett. Joe served in the US Coast Guard from November of 1951 to May of 1954 and then in the Coast…

Robert Henry Sykes

1916 – 2014 Robert Henry Sykes, 98, of Stevensville, died December 29, 2014, at Community Hospital in Missoula. He was born November 23, 1916, in Grand Rapids, Michigan, the son of Frank and Henrietta Sykes. Bob graduated from Lee High School in Grand Rapids and studied bookkeeping and business at Grand Rapids Junior College. Bob…

Marilyn Louise Webb

Victor – Marilyn Louise Webb, 95, died at home in Victor, MT on Tuesday, January 6, 2015. She’d been a victim of Alzheimer’s for several years, a devastating disease that destroyed a vibrant, beautiful person. She’s at last at peace now with departed loved ones. Marilyn was born in 1919 in Atchison, KS, the only…

Joseph ‘Joe’ Burgett

Stevensville – Joe Burgett, 81, of Stevensville passed away Monday, December 29, 2014 at the Living Centre in Stevensville. Joe was born July 15, 1933 in Cortland, NY, the son of Arden and Marion Burgett. Joe served in the US Coast Guard from November of 1951 to May of 1954 and then in the Coast…

Robert Vernon

Florence – In the early morning hours of December 27, 2014, Robert Alden Vernon peacefully passed away at the North Valley Living Centre in Stevensville with family members by his side. Robert (Bob) was born in Rockport, Utah on November 15, 1920. He attended high school in Coalville, Utah. He joined the US Army in…