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Category Archives: Obituaries

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…

Doris Marie Marjerison

Stevensville – Doris Marie (Sorenson) Marjerison, 64, of Stevensville, passed away on March 31, 2014 after living her life with cancer for the last 13 years. She was born on May 20, 1949 in Dillon, Montana, the daughter of Elmer and Thelma Sorenson. Doris was raised in Dillon, Twin Bridges and Butte, Montana, and Boston,…

Trudie Twogood Lyons

Trudie Twogood Lyons, age 64 of Hamilton, Montana, passed away peacefully at her home on March 28, 2014. Her grandparents came to the valley in the early years of the 20th century and established the Ford and Hollister Ranch just south of Darby. She was born on September 25, 1949, to Harry and Phyllis Ford…

James Thomas Michels

August 29, 1964 – April 3, 2014 Stevensville – James Thomas Michels, 49, of Stevensville, passed away Thursday, April 3, 2014 at St. Patrick Hospital. He was born August 29, 1964 in Missoula to Joseph and Lorraine Michels. Jim was raised in Missoula and finished school at Hellgate High School. As a member of the…

Esther Mae Metcalf McConnell Petty

Esther Mae Metcalf McConnell Petty, daughter of Ray and Grace Metcalf, and granddaughter of Bitterroot homesteader and Stevensville town-father, John Dowling, passed away on March 23, 2014 at 93 years of age. A beloved wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend, she was born in Stevensville on February 20, 1921. Descendents from her marriage to Leonard…