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  • Elsie Maack DeFrance Terrill

    May 24, 2017

    Elsie Maack DeFrance Terrill January 9, 1922- May 15, 2017 95 Trips around the Sun Elsie was born on a farm in Ellendale, North Dakota in 1922, the tenth of 13 children to German immigrants Christian and Ida Maack. During her first 17 trips around the sun, times were tough and money was short, but strong family bonds were forged which endured for decades, with most of the siblings living into their 80s or 90s. As a child, she loved family picnics and barn dances, enjoying early live...

  • Bonnie Coppo (Fellows) Lombardi

    Apr 26, 2017

    Bonnie Coppo (Fellows) Lombardi left this world on March 30th, 2017 to reunite with the Lord and loved ones. Born to Robert and Margaret (Newell) Coppo on December 26th, 1949, it may be said that she had a life filled with hard circ*mstances. She lost her father and mother both early in life, and was also preceded in death by her only brother. However, she also lived a life with much joy and many people who loved her. Bonnie met and married her high school sweetheart, Frank Fellows III shortly...

  • Virginia Lee Speck

    Apr 26, 2017

    Virginia Lee Speck, 105, beloved aunt, teacher and friend, a long-time resident of Missoula, died peacefully in her sleep on March 8, 2017 of natural causes. She was born at home 10 miles south of Whitehall, Montana, the oldest of three children of Rachel and Edwin C. Speck, on May 21, 1911. Virginia was a descendent of Major E.G. Brooke, early pioneer who founded and named the town of Whitehall. She attended Whitehall public schools, graduating in 1929 as valedictorian of a class that included Chet Huntley, who became a noted national...


    Apr 5, 2017

    Jane passed away surrounded by her family on March 31, 2017 in Whitehall, Montana. Jane was born in Spokane, Washington on September 5, 1926 to Leta Richardson Norman and Russell Norman. The family began in Laclede and Sandpoint, Idaho where they then moved to Orcas Island, Washington where Jane ate so many strawberries that she got sick and from then on always said she was allergic to them. At the age of 4 her father working as a lumberjack was killed in a lumber accident. The family of 3 now...


    Apr 5, 2017

    James John Arkell passed away Friday, March 31 at his home in Whitehall at the age of 92. Jim was born on February 21, 1925 in Minneapolis to Harry and Catherine Arkell. He is survived by his wife Thelma of 64 years, nine children, 10 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and two sisters. Jim is a World War 2 Veteran from 1945 to 1946. He raised his family doing everything from ranching in Avon and Willow Creek, to working as a heavy equipment Mechanic at the mines in Butte and Whitehall. Jim...


    Mar 29, 2017

    George G. Johnson died at the age of 93 on May 22, 2017 with his family by his side. George was born in Mason City, Iowa on May 16, 1923 to Violet and Ole Johnson. He was one of seven children. George and his family moved to Glendive, Montana where they made their home for many years. He was an employee of the Northern Pacific Railroad when he was called to serve his nation in 1943. George was drafted into the Navy and served on the USS Hamlin (AV-15), a seaplane/aviation tender. Seaplanes...


    Mar 29, 2017

    Jane Ann Robert, age 95, of Whitehall died at her home in Whitehall March 23. Jane Ann was born June 14, 1921 at Whitehall, MT. She was raised in Whitehall and San Diego. She graduated from Hoover High School in San Diego and later attended USC where she earned her nursing degree in 1973. She worked as a registered nurse in San Diego and then was the Jefferson County Public Health Nurse for 17 years. Jane Ann worked until the age of 78 She enjoyed flower gardening and painting. She loved her cat. She raised all of her children to have a sense...

  • Mary Joyce, Ward, Miller, Lockyer of Dillon. Born March 6, 1930. Died March 16, 2017.

    Mar 22, 2017

    Mary so greatly enjoyed life and has went to be with her lord and savior Jesus Christ. She will be greatly missed by her dear friends and loving family. Mary was born in Austin, Minnesota, lived in Grant, MT, moved to Lima, went to school and delivered milk for her stepdad's dairy. She married Ted Miller, of Monida. They had a son, Ted Miller. Ted Miller Senior passed, and Mary and little Teddy moved to Butte, where she met and married Terry Lockyer. They had five children: Terry, David, Lurene...


    Mar 22, 2017

    After a brief illness Brenda Sue Worthan Doney returned to her heavenly Father and the Arms of Jesus. Brenda was born March 24th, 1959 in Vernal, Utah to William and Sharon Worthan. Brenda graduated from Powell County High School in Deer Lodge, MT in 1977. She later went on to work for MSE, waitressed and also worked as a clerk. Brenda married Alan S. Doney in Green River, WY on August 31, 1996. She passed away March 10, 2017. She has joined her mother Sharon Worthan Buhl and father William Worthan, and Grandparents Laverne and Edith Booth and...

  • James Richard Rennie

    Mar 22, 2017

    James Richard Rennie (Dick) died peacefully in the comfort of his home on the first day of spring of 2017 surrounded by his loving wife of 57 years and children. Dick was known by many through his chosen career of law enforcement. Dick started his career as a night policeman in White Sulfur springs , worked briefly for the FBI and eventually ended up back in Montana as a Montana Highway Patrolman. He faithfully served the citizens of Montana for 25 years. Dick was respected for his spirit of...


    Mar 15, 2017

    Gill Clark, 82, of Bozeman died Friday, March 10, 2017, at his home. He was born in Whitehall, Montana on November 15, 1934 to Marty and Mary Clark. He was raised in Whitehall, and later moved to Townsend where he had Clark Plumbing and Heating. He then moved to Bozeman where he worked for F.L. Dye for seventeen years. On March 18, 1957, Gill married his first wife, Naomi, in Bozeman. They later divorced in June 1981. On April 29, 1983, he married his wife, Juanita. Gill was preceded in death...


    Mar 15, 2017

    Brenda Doney, age 57, of Whitehall passed away Friday, March 10, at Billings. Cremation has taken place and a celebration of her life will be held Saturday, March 25, at 2:00 PM from the Cardwell Pavilion at Cardwell, Montana. K&L Mortuaries & Crematory of Whitehall is assisting with arrangements....

  • Betty Ann Spackman Simonich

    Mar 8, 2017

    Betty Ann Spackman Simonich, age 84, of Whitehall passed away March 1, 2017 at Sheridan, MT. She was born to Archie and Ann Desy at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Lewistown, MT on February 9, 1933. She graduated from St. Leo’s High School in Lewistown in 1951. Betty moved to Butte in 1951. She was employed by Dun and Bradstreet from 1951 to 1954. She married Vern Spackman, Jr. in 1954 in Lewistown. They moved to Whitehall in 1954. They had two children Michael and Michelle. Vern preceded her in death. She later married Norman Simonich September 2, 19...

  • Mary J Martin

    Mar 8, 2017

    Mary J Martin, 84 passed away peacefully Thursday, February 16 at the Life Care Center of Coeur d'Alene. Mary was born to George and Mary Jackson (Pyfer) on December 27, 1932 in Whitehall, Montana. She was the second oldest of seven siblings all of whom were raised in Whitehall. Mary graduated high school in 1950 with her classmate and future life partner, Carl Martin. Following high school Mary and Carl planned their future together while he completed college at Montana State University and she...


    Feb 22, 2017

    Marilynn was born the middle child of five children to Arlee W and Emma A Taylor in Glascow, MT. on June 28, 1936. The family lived on a farm in eastern Montana until she was five when the family moved to the Seattle area where her father worked on the Roosevelt Dam as a shovel operator for the Army Corp of Engineers. When she was 13 they moved back to Whitefish as her father worked on the Hungry Horse Dam. She met and married her first husband Donald Lamberson and she had three children. After...


    Feb 22, 2017

    Peter Molenda, 86, of Hamilton, passed away on Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2017, surrounded by his family at his home. He was born to Peter and Anna Molenda, a longtime Whitehall family, on Nov. 30, 1930, in Butte. He graduated from Whitehall High School. Soon after graduation, he married Shirley Humphrey. They began their marriage that lasted nearly 60 years with two nickels. That summer, they lived in a lookout on Richard's Peak in northwest Montana. They lived all over the state, starting in...

  • James Larry Loomis

    Feb 15, 2017

    James Larry Loomis, 73, of Whitehall, Montana passed away, Saturday, February 11th, 2017 after battling with Parkinson's Disease for the past five years. James was born on April 11th, 1943 in Great Falls, Montana to James and Mary (Haynes) Loomis. He graduated from Simms High School in 1961 and from Brigham Young University in 1966. On July 6, 1968 he married Lova Cherry in Lima, Montana. James was an educator and coach in the Whitehall School system for many, many years before he started...


    Feb 8, 2017

    Thomas Wright Chambers, 63, of St. John, WA died Feb. 3, 2017 at his St. John home. The memorial service will be held at 10:30 AM on Friday, Feb. 10, 2017 at Bruning Funeral Home in Colfax, WA. Concluding services will follow at the Colfax Cemetery. Tom was born Aug. 26, 1953 in Butte, MT to Kalman & Geraldine (Wells) Chambers. The family moved to Cardwell and later to Whitehall, Montana where Tom grew up and attended school. He graduated from high school at Whitehall where he played on the...

  • Jan M. Antikainen

    Jan 18, 2017

    Jan M. Antikainen, age 65, of Whitehall passed away January 15 at Dillon. Jan was born in Butte, Montana May 6, 1951 to Fredrick and Lee Hildenbrand. She has two sisters, Vicky and Liz, and a brother, John. Jan spent her early childhood years in Butte and attended Butte Central High School before continuing her education at Gonzaga University where she received her bachelors degree in Med/Surg Technology. In 1973 mom met and married Gary Antikainen and they moved to Whitehall where they raised...

  • Floyd Fredrickson

    Jan 18, 2017

    Floyd Fredrickson (82) passed away January 13, 2017 just before breakfast in Butte, Montana. Floyd was born September 14, 1934 in Michigan, North Dakota. He was the youngest child of Joe and Clara (Helgeson) Fredrickson and raised on the family farm in Dahlen, North Dakota in the "good old days" with older sisters Orpha and Betty Jean. Floyd's love of cattle started at a young age. He got his first cream check from a Hereford cow that his grandfather gave him. He then bought a Shorthorn cow...


    Jan 11, 2017

    On January 6, 2016 we lost our mother, daughter, sister and friend, Shelley. Shelley Olson was born July 22, 1958, to Weston and Donna (Ogan) Clark in Sheridan, Montana. She lived on the ranch in Cardwell throughout her childhood. Shelley attended Cardwell Grade School and graduated from Whitehall High School. She married Wayne Limerick in 1977. To this union Jody was born. Shelley was happiest when she was on the water - rivers, lakes, etc. She was a lover of animals and family. She was...

  • Dennis Ray Dulaney

    Jan 4, 2017

    Dennis Ray Dulaney, born April 17, 1951, passed away December 17, 2016, at his home in Bellevue, Washington, surrounded by family and friends. Dennis was born in Butte to Charles and Mary Dulaney. He was raised in Whitehall and loved spending time camping and hunting the mountains of Montana, making the pilgrimage back home as often as possible. After graduation from high school, he served in the Navy and was released from active duty in August 1971. He then worked odd jobs for a short time,...

  • Marie Hays

    Jan 4, 2017

    Marie Hays died December 23, 2016, at 82. She will be missed by many. Marie was born Sally Marie Beights in 1934 in Hermleigh, Texas, to H.W. and Berta Beights. She was the apple of her father's eye, though he died too young, and a friend as much as a daughter to her beloved mother. Marie traveled far from the humble roots of her hometown, Loraine, Texas. After earning a Bachelor's degree in Library Science from McMurry University, she married Hubert Halton Hays Jr., a petroleum engineer, in...

  • Gary Sherman Moore

    Jan 4, 2017

    Gary Sherman Moore, 72, passed away in Phoenix, Arizona on December 24,2016. Gary was born September 9, 1944 in Whitehall, Montana to Sherman and Delores (Davis Moore . He graduated from Whitehall High School in 1962. He attended college in Montana and served in the U.S Army, earning numerous medals and awards for his service in Vietnam. Gary was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his wife Pam (Brownback) Moore, daughter and son-in-law, Meredith and Tim Moore and his sister and...

  • John Ellis Layne

    Jan 4, 2017

    On Dec. 14, 2016, John Ellis Layne laid down his barber scissors, saddled his horse and rode to the majestic mountain trails in Heaven at the age of 78. Having spent years cutting the hair of many, plenty with a few nicks and scrapes to prove it, John dispensed his barber's wisdom and stories for over 50 years on fishing, hunting, horses, and marriage. John began his cowboy journey on Nov. 15, 1938, in Preston, Idaho, and from a young age - together with his partner in crime and younger...

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