Monthly archive

September, 2015

  • Frederick Barclay Gray, 67, of Polson and Mesa, AZ, passed away on July 15, at his son’s home. He was born Oct. 3, 1947, in Marlborough, MA, to Charles and Carolyn Gray, and spent his childhood in Stow, MA. After high school graduation he attended Nichols College for two years and then enlisted in the U.S. Air Force. He served his enlistment...
  • Norma Jacqueline (Jackie) Cross passed away after a long battle with cancer on July 23, 2015. She was surrounded by family and friends. She was born to Norman and Trula Mae Miller in De Queen, AK, on Aug. 28, 1939. When Jackie was two, her mother passed away and she was adopted by the Maynard family. Jackie met Marion Cross in Cottonwood Falls, KS...
  • “Goodbye? Oh no, please. Can’t we just go back to page one and start all over again?” — Winnie the Pooh. Angela Christine Sharp, 20, of Missoula and Dillon, was taken from us in a tragic accident, July 16. She was born June 19, 1995, in Missoula, to Lori (Hollensteiner) Cornish and Chris Sharp. From that moment on, she...
  • Norma May Day let go of life at 83 in Dillon, Mont., on Saturday, July 25. She died of natural causes. Norma was born in Dickenson, N.D. on May 12, 1932. She was the daughter of Anna and AJ Thomas. Norma grew up in Williston, N.D. until attending college at St. Teresa’s in Winona, Minn. She graduated 1953 with a B.A. in Education. After...
  • Daniel ‘Dan’ Svoboda passed away on July 26, at his home in Corvallis, MT, after a two-year battle with colon cancer. He was born January 10, 1953, at St. Francis Hospital in Litchfield, IL. Dan was reared by Tony James and Lucille Suyo Svoboda on the family farm. He attended elementary and high school in Mt. Olive, IL. Dan received a...
  • Gertrude M. Pabich Gertrude M. Pabich, 86 of Dillon, Mont., died Aug. 17, 2015.  She was born Feb. 2, 1929 in Chicago, Ill. to Frank and Agnes Romanski. She is preceded in death by her parents, two sisters, Clara and Dorothy, and a brother, Bernie.  She is survived by her children; Larry, Dennis, Mark, Scott, and Cindy all of Dillon,...
  • Mickey Naranche was born Aug. 17, 1939 in Butte, Mont., to Nick and Millie Naranche. He passed away peacefully in his sleep on Aug. 20, 2015, with his son, Trevor by his side. He was a Class of ‘57 graduate of Twin Bridges High School before attending the University of Montana in Missoula. Mickey and former wife Sally raised their two...
  • Fred was born Aug. 22, 1934 in Everett Washington to Arleigh and Jeannie Pedersen Eaton. He passed away unexpectedly on Aug. 25, 2015 at St. James Community Hospital in Butte MT. As a young man, he enlisted in the Navy during the Korean War. After serving his country, he returned to Everett. During the years he lived there, he worked at the...
  • Betty J. Swan, formerly of New Sharon, Iowa died Aug. 29, 2015, at Renaissance Senior Care in Dillon, Montana, where she has resided for the past six years.  Her funeral service will be 11 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 3, at the First Presbyterian Church in Dillon, with Pastor David Andrew officiating and reception to follow.  Visitation will be...

August, 2015

  • This meandering family of ducks waddled across the Stockman Bank property, out across North Montana Street bringing traffic to a halt, through the Big Town Pump property and across Highway 91 North.  At the same slow, deliberate pace, the ducks disappeared into the vegetation on a westward path. J.P. Plutt photo