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William Oliver Phegley, Jr.

William Oliver Phegley, Jr. was born January 23, 1927, died November 7, 2015 in Rancho Mirage, California from cancer. William “Bill” was raised in Los Angeles by his parents, Lila Mae Blackstock and William Oliver Phegley, Sr. At seventeen, he convinced his father that he had to make his contribution to the war effort as…

James DeWayne Jacobson

Florence – James DeWayne Jacobson fought a strong battle against heart disease. He passed away on September 19, 2015 with his son, daughter, granddaughter and wife at his side. Dad was born on December 16, 1929 in Henefer, Utah. He grew up on a farm and learned to work hard early in his life. He…

Trever William Mertins-Lewing

Stevensville – Trever William Mertins-Lewing, 35, of Stevensville crossed over Thursday, November 5, 2015 at Kalispell Regional Medical Center. Trever was born April 14, 1980 in Missoula, MT. He was the son of Mark and Pamela Lewing of Stevensville where he was raised and attended elementary schools in Stevensville, Lone Rock and Florence. He had…

Margaret H. Pickens

Florence – Margaret H. Pickens, 96, of Florence, died surrounded by family on Thursday, November 5, 2015 after a brief illness. She was born November 9, 1918 in Globe, Arizona, the daughter of Thomas R. and Margaret G. (Driscoll) Howard. Margaret was raised in Globe. At a young age, and within a four-year span, she…

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…