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Nancy L. Motley

Corvallis – Nancy L. Motley, 79, of Corvallis, passed away, Friday, Oct. 30, 2015 at the Marcus Daly Hospice and Palliative Care Center. She was born June 23, 1936 in Rolette, North Dakota the daughter of the late Richard and Edna (Yoder) Zilla. Nancy lived in Wolford, ND until she was in the 7th grade,…

Beverly Joanne Salyer

Missoula – Beverly Joanne Salyer, 89, of Missoula passed away Tuesday, October 27, 2015 at the Village Senior Residence. She was born June 16, 1926 in Missoula to Eunice W. and Zora (Burks) Salyer. She had a long career with Mountain Bell Telephone Company. She was preceded in death by her father, Eunice W. Salyer;…

Malcolm David Woodard

Victor – Malcolm David Woodard was “absent from the body and present with the Lord” (II Corinithians 5:8) on October 22, 2015. Malcolm was born 15 July 1927 to Paul and Daphne Woodard at Seattle, Washington. Malcolm graduated from O’dea High School in Seattle. He served in the U.S. Army medical battalion of the second…

Geneva Iona Kellough

Missoula – Geneva Iona (Sparks) Kellough, 87, of Missoula, Montana passed away, Saturday, October 17, 2015, at Village Healthcare Center of natural causes. She was born August 24, 1928, in Chillicothe, Ohio, to Ennis J. and Gladys G. (Ward) Sparks. On January 1, 1953, she married Harvey J. Kellough in Chillicothe, Ohio, where the couple…

Doyle and Lois Brown

Doyle and Lois left this earth together Sunday, October 18, 2015 in an automobile accident in Stanley, Idaho. James Doyle Brown, 85, was born October 12, 1930 in Stevensville, Montana to Lafayette and Mina Doyle Brown. He moved to Phoenix, Arizona with his parents and siblings when he was a young boy, but left his…

Dr. Jack K. Saunders

Jack K. Saunders completed a remarkable life on October 6, 2015 filled with faithful service to others, dedication to principle and teaching, promotion of a healthy environment, and an active champion of enthusiastic hosting and delightful conversation. He was born on April 29, 1930 and raised in Livingston and Helena with high school graduation in…

Judith Paul

Corvallis – A bright ray of light and love was abruptly taken from us when Judith Paul, 64, died in a tragic car accident on Sunday, September 27th. Judy was doing what she loved best – transporting two homeless puppies to her Corvallis home, lovingly referred to as “Dawg Gone Acres.” One puppy survived the…

Melvin Holzwarth

Melvin (Mel) Frank Holzwarth was peacefully taken away from us May 20, 2015. He was born September 12, 1927, to Fred and Katherine Holzwarth. Throughout his childhood, Mel lived throughout Eastern Montana and North Dakota until his family finally decided to settle in Glendive. Mel joined the United States Army and served our country as…

Vera Eileen Johnson Dowdy

Edmonds, WA – Vera Eileen Dowdy died on January 16, 2015, at the age of 92, reuniting in heaven with the love of her life and husband of 68 years, Harold Eugene Dowdy. Vera was born in Stevensville, Montana to Claude M. and Helen Alice Lea Johnson on May 2, 1922. She grew up on…

Wild Bill Ochsner

Missoula – Wild Bill (William Edward) Ochsner died peacefully on September 4, 2015 at St. Patrick’s Hospital, of lung cancer, with his son Kory by his side. Wild Bill was born in Missoula, MT to Jake Ochsner and Hilda Treichel Ochsner on August 1, 1945. He was the youngest in the family and had three…