Dennis Patrick McEvoy
Dennis Patrick McEvoy, passed away at his home in Anaconda on August 3, 2019 at the age of 67. He was born September 24, 1951 to Bruce and Marion McEvoy in Lynwood, Calif. The family moved to Flagstaff, Ariz. in 1958 where he spent his growing up years with his four siblings. Dennis loved scouting and became an Eagle scout. He loved sports, particularly baseball and as a left-hander pitched in the Little League Allstars. He graduated from Flagstaff High School in 1969. After high school he spent four years in the United States Navy where he served as a corpsman. He was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed skiing in his younger years, hunting, fishing, camping, golfing and cooking. Dennis was an extraordinary salesman and spent his adult life in sales. He lived in Montana for a total of 17 years. He attended Christ Fellowship Church in Deer Lodge where he served as an elder. He had a deep love for Jesus Christ and for people.
Dennis is survived by his wife Norene, Norene’s three children, Rene, Shane and Gary, whom he loved dearly and six grandchildren, Cory, Sadie, Megan, Jake Josh and Anna. He is also survived by his siblings Kathy Weldon (Danny), Greg McEvoy (Hope) and Kelly Doak (Jay), several nieces and nephews and brother-in-law Chuck Godkin (Kim).
He is preceded in death by his parents, brother Jeff, son-in-law Randy and niece Becky.
In lieu of flowers, gifts can be given to Granite County Food Pantry (12 Maxwell Rd., Philipsburg, Mt. 59858) or your favorite charity.
Services will be held Saturday, August 17, 11 a.m. at Christ Fellowship Church in Deer Lodge.
Our handsome talented son Phil Wang, 39, lost his short but valiant battle with liver complications on August 9, 2019.
Phil was born in Buffalo, Wyo. on Nov. 29, 1979 to Tom and Holly (Beltz) Wang. He attended PCHS in Deer Lodge, and completed a BA degree at the University of Washington. For several years he was a proof-editor for an ad company “The Hacker Group”. Residing in Burien, Wash., Phil was a member of the local chapter of ABATE, lead guitarist in the Enfold Stone band, and game designer for the company Kung Fu Pencil. As a published author Phil loved words and enjoyed sharing his knowledge and skills with others. For pleasure Phil made chain maille and relished assorted roleplaying games. He was an avid cook who enjoyed good food. His greatest passion, however, was his motorcycle--2015 found him in Sturgis, S.D.
Phil will always be remembered for his wonderful smile, generous heart and his passion for writing, music, and books.
He is survived by his parents Tom and Holly Wang of Deer Lodge, brother Mike of Bremerton, Wash., numerous uncles, aunts, cousins and his beloved pet cat, Petra. A celebration of life service will be held on Sept. 21, 2019 at 11 a.m. at 500 Milwaukee Ave. 1st Presbyterian Church in Deer Lodge with reception to follow. Memorials, in lieu of flowers, may be made to the Rialto Theater or Wm K. Kohrs Memorial Library, both in Deer Lodge.
Mildred Jean Potts was born August 3, 1923 in Helmville, and promptly decided she did not like her given first name. Jean died after a short illness July 24, 2019 at Deer Lodge Medical Center.
Jean was the fifth of eight children born to George and Mary Frances Potts. She and her siblings were raised by her mother after her father was killed in a horse accident when Jean was five. She grew up riding horses, selling ice cream hand churned by her mother, and working in the hayfields around Helmville. Jean graduated from Sacred Heart Academy in Missoula and then obtained her nursing degree from St. James School of Nursing in Butte, where she made lifelong friends. After graduation Jean joined the United States Cadet Nurse Corps and served during World War II.
After discharge from the Cadet Corps, Jean continued her nursing career, including in Butte and New York City. Upon returning to Montana Jean met and subsequently married James G. Haviland on September 21, 1950. For more than 51 years they were partners in raising their five sons and their tree farm at Seeley Lake. Jean loved being outdoors and her sister Terese once commented that “Jean, you have trees for eyes”.
Jean and Jim were deeply involved in the Deer Lodge community. Jean was a devoted member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Deer Lodge, belonged to various bridge and sewing clubs as well as the Deer Lodge Woman’s Club. Never one to sit still Jean refinished furniture and made quilts, much of which adorns the homes of her children and grandchildren.
Jean was at her best when she was a caregiver, nursing Jim through his final years, and caring for sons and grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband Jim, and six of her siblings, Jack, Frank and George Potts, and sisters Marie Gilbert, Terese Sewell and Eileen O’Loughlin. She was also predeceased by her son, Bill, and granddaughter Kelsey.
Jean is survived by her sister, Lois Tolon, and sons David, John (Gail), Allan (Diane), and Jeffrey (Vivian), and Bill’s wife, Kade. She is also survived by 10 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren, with number seven to be born at any time, and numerous nieces and nephews.
At almost 96 Jean left us too soon, while the huckleberries she loved to pick were still ripening.
Special thanks to Renaissance Senior Care and Deer Lodge Medical Center for their devotion to and care of Jean.
A vigil was held 6 p.m. Sunday, July 28 at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Deer Lodge and funeral was at the church at 11 a.m. Monday, July 29 with interment at Hillcrest Cemetery, Deer Lodge, with her husband Jim and son Bill.
June Wallace, 92.
June passed away peacefully after suffering a stroke. She was born on June 8, 1927 to John and Elisabeth Perkins in Deer Lodge. She was raised at the Perkins Ranch along with her eight siblings. June attended Quinlan school and a school at the ranch. In the summer of 1947 she rode her horse down the road to the Deer Lodge Farms to get their mail and that’s where she met Richard Wallace. They married on September 25, 1947. June was a stay at home mom and enjoyed time with family. She also loved to spend time at the Perkins family cabin.
She is survived by her sister Dorothy Stone and her children Laurie (Steve) Dorvall, Don (Roxana) Wallace, Jamie (Sam) Miller, Jo Ann (Mike) Fah, and Arvie Wallace. She is also survived by nine grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild.
June is preceded in death by her parents, husband Richard of 38 years, grandson Kory Ring, her brothers Ernest Clifford, Jack Perkins, and sisters Grace Sullivan, Emma Tamcke, Lois Stav and Mal Risch.
There will be a Celebration of Life Potluck on August 10 from 1-5 at June’s home.
A private burial will be held at a later date.
Angela Lynn Menicucci-Malmberg
Angela Lynn Menicucci-Malmberg, June 17, 1967 – July 16, 2019.
This is the story of Angela (Angie) Menicucci-Malmberg. Angie was a beautiful soul that was deeply loved, is terribly missed, and will always be cherished. Our Angie was a dedicated wife, mom, daughter, and friend who touched the lives of everyone she knew.
Angie’s story starts on June 17, 1967, the fourth of five children to Louie, the 3rd and Belva Menicucci. Angie was born in Butte, lived in Anaconda, and had a childhood filled to the brim with memories of the family cabin at Sunnyside, and of antics with her many siblings and cousins.
In 1981, the family moved to Deer Lodge to open the now famous and beloved bakery. Angie was a cornerstone to the success of the business as a clerk whose friendly, efficient, and warm way made an impression on anyone who wandered in for sweets. Her work behind the scenes also kept the shop running smoothly and seamlessly. The bakery was her pride and joy and she poured her love and dedication tirelessly into it.
Those lucky enough to know Angie knew she was someone very special indeed. She was the most selfless and genuine person around and she went out of her way to take care of anyone who needed extra love and attention. Angie was generous to a fault with her love, forgiveness and possessions, teaching the people around her how others should be treated… not by words, but by actions. It’s no wonder Angie loved pixies, because she left a sparkle wherever she went.
Angie enjoyed getting into the fresh air at a mountain lake and was a skilled fisherwoman. She was always up for a drive in the hills. Angie never met an animal she didn’t love and they sensed it… proven by how they would flock to her.
We can all take comfort in knowing Angie has grasped the outstretched hands of her parents, Louie and Belva and then ran into the arms of her sister, Becky. The four of them are having a spectacular reunion and will wait patiently to reunite with every one of us. Among the loved ones that will miss Angie until they meet her again are Dirk, her husband of 31 years; son Preston (Trevor); daughter Brittany (Kurtis); sisters Dawn Wagner and Kim Jones (Dave); brother Louie IV; sister Ginny Menicucci (Steve Kremer); sister DeeDee Menicucci-Wolter (Brian); sister Susan Menicucci-Shimming (Jim).
A celebration of Angie’s life will be Sunday, July 28 at the Elk’s in Deer Lodge at 2 p.m. All are invited to come join us remember this beautiful woman.
William (Bill) D. Baker
William (Bill) D. Baker, also known as Papa Bill, passed away on July 5, 2019 at the age of 88. He made his journey home to the Lord surrounded by his family.
Bill was born in January of 1931 in Tacoma Wash. He was the son of Talbert and Maude Baker. They moved to Alberton where he attended high school before joining the army in November of 1950. During his three years in the army he was in Korea where he fought three major battles and attended culinary school. Following his time in the army he went to work for the Milwaukee Railroad. Over the course of 25 years with the Railroad Bill had many jobs. He worked as a fireman, brakeman, conductor, yard foreman and relief yard master. He absolutely loved riding the trains. When the railroad shut down Bill spent some time working for Grant-Kohrs Ranch as well as the local museums. He also did some post and pole work and ran a second hand store.
In January of 1966 he married the love of his life, Sharon A. Malcom. They made a home in Deer Lodge where they had one daughter, Tawni. In 1980 Bill was devastated when his beloved wife lost her battle to Cancer.
Bill was also a member of the Anaconda VFW for many years and at the age of 55 he received his high school diploma through the Anaconda Job Corps External Diploma Program. He had many hobbies some of which include hiking, camping, hunting and fishing. Bill loved eating and visiting friends at the Deer Lodge Senior Citizens Center. His family and his dogs were his whole world.
Bill was preceded in death by his parents Talbert and Maude Baker, his sister and brother-in-law Mary and Gene Shows, twin sister Lois Baker and wife Sharon Baker. He is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Tawni and Pat Campbell. Granddaughter, Jackie Campbell, grandson and granddaughter-in-law, Brian and Jamilyn Campbell. Five great-grandchildren, Damian, Brayden, Izayah, Brody and Bailey. Bill is also survived by his nieces, nephews, and cousins.
He was a very kind, loving and caring soul and he will be missed by many. His family celebrated his life with a private get together, there will be no community services. The family is asking for you to say a prayer in remembrance of Bill, recall a wonderful memory and pay forward one act of kindness to celebrate his wonderful life.
(Anna) Jean Ellsworth Williams
(Anna) Jean Ellsworth Williams, May 16, 1924 - May 4, 2019. Resident of Palo Alto.
Jean Ellsworth Williams passed away in her home just 12 days shy of her 95th birthday. She was preceded in death in 2015 by her loving husband of nearly 65 years, Philip.
Jean was born in Deer Lodge and spent the early years of her life in the small town of Helmville. She moved with her family to Deer Lodge when she was seven years old. Jean attended Montana State Normal for college (now known as University of Montana Western) and taught for one year prior to meeting Phil when they were both working summer jobs at the Lake Lodge soda fountain in Yellowstone Park in 1950. They were engaged to be married after knowing each other for only 10 days. Following their wedding that September, they moved to the town of Menlo Park, Calif., and then purchased their first home in Palo Alto, Calif. in 1951. With the arrival in early 1955 of their third child, that prompted the move a short distance away to a larger home in Palo Alto, where they lived for the rest of their lives. As with so many women in Jean’s generation, she enjoyed being a stay-at-home mom. At the same time, Jean was interested in continuing her education and enrolled at San Jose State in 1964, where she was invited to join the Beta Alpha Chapter of Kapp Delta Pi, a national education honor fraternity to which she was inducted in January of 1965.
Jean loved to travel with Phil up to Yosemite and loved experiencing Disneyland with her grandchildren. She also enjoyed weekends up at the family cabin in Felton, Calif., which was just an hour away and the site for many memorable weekends for the 50 years that it was owned by the family. Jean also traveled back to Montana periodically to visit friends and relatives.
Jean was always very interested in other people. She enjoyed the company of many long-time women friends in the “Coffee Group” from Van Auken Circle for decades, as well as lady friends with whom she enjoyed playing bridge. Jean was plagued by macular degeneration in later life, but always had a great attitude. She was raised in the Catholic faith and, along with her husband, Phil, attended various Catholic churches in the Palo Alto area over the years, most notably Our Lady of the Rosary, St. Albert the Great and St. Ann’s. Jean is survived by her three children, Don Williams (Suzanne) of Milpitas, Anne Santiago of Alameda and Gregg Williams (Barbara) of Sunnyvale, as well as her four grandchildren, Kristina Reynolds (Soren) of Alameda, Katherine Williams of San Jose, Danielle Williams Howard (Jeremy) of Santa Ana and Robert Kim (Melanie) of San Jose, and her great-grandchildren, Tyler Gonzales and Jackson Reynolds of Alameda.
Internment took place on June 12 at Alta Mesa Cemetery in Palo Alto.
Beverly A. Young
Surrounded by her family, Beverly A. Young of Elliston passed peacefully into the hands of the Lord on December 17, 2018. She was born Beverly Ellrott on December 25, 1941, in National City, Calif. She is survived by her husband, Gary Young of Elliston; their children Tamara (Steve) Turza of Rifle, Colo.; Charles McGuffie of El Cajon, Calif.; Angela (James) Seidl of Cambridge, Wis.; and Christopher (Shuli) Young of Kalispell; 14 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, Charles and Beryl Ellrott, and her son, Troy McGuffie.
Services will be held on Saturday, July 20, 2019 at the St. Theodore Catholic Church in Avon. The mass will be followed by a graveside service at the Avon Cemetery. A luncheon celebration of life will immediately follow at Gary and Bev Young’s home in Elliston. Memorials may be made in Beverly’s name to the volunteer fire departments of Avon or Elliston.
Juda Ann (Allen) Kramer
It is with great sadness that the family of Juda Ann (Allen) Kramer, 82, announce the passing of their beautiful mother on Saturday, April 13, 2019, at BeeHive Homes in Butte. She was surrounded by her daughters, grandchildren, and friends as she peacefully slipped away, free from pain and suffering.
A viewing and burial were held April 27, 2019. Knowing her love of picnics, the family decided in lieu of a funeral to hold a celebration of her life so that all her family and friends could attend. The celebration will begin at the Wisdom Cemetery with the placing of her stone and the singing of her favorite songs. The family will drive to Dewey, to the home of Joyce and Will Steyh (50 Cordwood Lane). A picnic will be served, and stories will be shared. Please join us for this celebration.
Lane Ryan Mannix
Lane Ryan Mannix, 18, of Missoula, was called to be with our Father in heaven on June 17, 2019 in a car accident.
Lane was born in Missoula on November 27, 2000 and graduated Magna Cum Laude from Hellgate High School on June 8, 2019, shortly after receiving the Presidential Award for outstanding academic excellence. She was looking forward to attending U of M to become a radiology tech in the fall. Lane’s spirit was old beyond her years and she always put others first. To know Lane was to be loved by Lane. She poured her heart out for others and did not pass up an opportunity to be there for her friends and family. Lane carried many gifts — her inner strength was a rock to those around her, her generosity of spirit blessed her friends and family, her beautiful smile and bright eyes exuded the love of Jesus.
During Lane’s 18 years, she participated in a number of sports; including softball, soccer, flag football, basketball, swimming, track, golf, and skiing. Her hobbies included photography, art, dirt biking, shooting her grandfather’s guns, and she recently took a summer job as a barista. Lane loved animals, she loved her dog Frank, colt Sky, and yet to be named kitten. Lane was a beautiful, kind, caring, witty, stubborn, funny, responsible and loyal young woman.
John 11:25-26, “Jesus said to her, ‘I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in me will live, even though they die; and whoever lives by believing in me will never die.” Lane is in heaven now with her Father and she is experiencing a new freedom to be the most amazing guardian angel in heaven. She is smiling on us and if she could, she would tell you that it’s alright and she will see you again soon.
Lane is survived by her father Ryan E. Mannix, her mother Amy L. Mannix and her loyal and loving brother Jace E. Mannix. Grandparents; Jim and DeeDee Lane, Bob and Lois Barkell, Rem and Diane Mannix, uncles; Bret Mannix, Nick Peterson, Ronnie Peterson, Travis Denman, Corey Peterson, Corey Oliszcak. Aunts; Dawn Mannix, Pam Peterson, Molly Denman, Bobbie Peterson, Shonda Oliszcsak, Stefanie Peterson, Misty Sindt, Donna Peterson. Cousins; Ethan and Sydnie Peterson, Ella, Cal and Carter Denman, Teagan Oliszcak and many other loving cousins too numerous to mention.
Robert Bruce Scollard
Montana State Prison inmate Robert Bruce Scollard died on June 12, 2019 at Montana State Prison in Deer Lodge, following an extended illness. An autopsy will be performed. Mr. Scollard was 48 years old.
Mr. Scollard was sentenced out of Yellowstone County in 2014 for the crimes of Robbery and Attempted Robbery. Mr. Scollard was sentenced to 15 years with five years suspended. Mr. Scollard was granted Parole in March of 2017. In 2018, Mr. Scollard was sentenced out of Lewis and Clark County for the crime of Attempted Robbery and was sentenced to five years, with all time suspended. Mr. Scollard was currently parole eligible and had a prison discharge date in 2028.
Gary Lawrence Beck
Gary Lawrence Beck was born on Valentine’s day 1939 in Anaconda and passed away, surrounded by family, on Memorial Day, May 27, 2019, at age 80. He was raised near Warm Springs and graduated from Anaconda High School in 1957. Gary married the former Beverly Clemens in 1964 and the two would have celebrated their 55th wedding anniversary on June 17th. Gary was employed by the Montana Power Company as a patrolman and gas dispatcher for 32 years, before retiring in 1996. Gary entered the Marine Reserve in 1958, eventually retiring from the Montana Army National Guard after 21 years of military service. Gary was an avid reader and lifelong learner earning a bachelor’s degree in Sociology from the University of Montana. He proudly served as a board member for School District #1 in Deer Lodge, and volunteered as an AAU wrestling coach for several years. Gary had an affinity for high performance cars and motorcycles, graduating from racing school and competing in the Sports Car Club of America. A dedicated Democrat passionate about labor, Gary served two terms as a State Representative for Deer Lodge and the surrounding area. Gary loved to talk, especially with someone who he had just met. He could make new friends on nothing more than a three-floor elevator ride.
Gary was proceeded in death by his parents, Larry and Violet as well as his brother Ken Beck. He is survived by his wife Beverly Beck of Missoula, sons Mike (Jeri) Beck of Great Falls, Andy (Erin) Beck of Missoula, daughter Jody Reistad of Deer Lodge, brother Chuck (Donna) Beck of Bozeman, sister in-law Lila Beck of Great Falls, and sister in-law Lynda Munch of Alberton. He is also survived by eight grandchildren; Dakotah, Colter, Whest, Drew, Camryn, Karsun, Adam, and Caleb, with a great-grandchild on the way.
A graveside service with military honors will be held at Western Montana State Veterans Cemetery in Missoula on June 7 at 11 a.m., with reception to follow at Garden City Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers Gary would request that donations be made to the Democratic party.
Gayle ‘George’ Tomlinson
Gayle ‘George’ Tomlinson, 48, Dec. 18, 1970-May 26, 2019.
Services were held Saturday June 1 at the First Baptist Church in Deer Lodge at 10 a.m.
Gayle was born on December 18, 1970 and went to heaven on May 26, 2019. Gayle was born and raised in Deer Lodge, graduating from Powell County High School in 1989. From there she went to college in Bozeman, always a Bobcat fan. Then on to Powell, Wyo. finishing up at Western Montana College in Dillon completing her BA in Ag Science. One of her proudest accomplishments was completing the farrier school in Powell, Wyo. Thus, starting her long career as one of the best farriers in the region. She had a large and long client list, that all became her friends. No one was a stranger. Gayle just didn’t take care of her equine clients, but her huge heart took care of all of her friends. Opening her home, preparing meals, always there to help.
On any given day she and her dogs could be found working hard, which she enjoyed, on the ranch at Jake Creek or her favorite place in the world, the cabin up Gold Creek. Her passion was helping kids, always ready for any project. Her friends were always a priority.
She is survived by her parents, Carol and Jim Tomlinson; her partner, Shane Davis and his son Hunter “The Boy” Davis; Francis and Bob Bradley and family; Ray and Bonnie Soulsby and family; and her many special friends that were all “family.”
She was preceded in death by her brothers, Leslie and David Tomlinson; her favorite grandmother, Helen Tomlinson; grandfather, Harry Tomlinson; and grandmother, Alice Soulsby.
Following the service there was a celebration of Gayle’s life at the Broken Arrow. Memorials can be made to any 4-H organization or any charity of your choice.
Edward “Chub” Gill Sr.
Edward “Chub” Gill Sr., 1917-2019.
Edward “Chub” Gill Sr. passed away at the age of 101 on April 26, 2019. His loving son, Ed and his daughter-in-law Kathy were by his side.
Chub was born November 4, 1917 in Deer Lodge to Don Gill and Alice Byerly Gill. He attended Deer Lodge public schools, graduating from Powell County High School in 1937. After graduation, Chub was employed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture as a principal forest guard. He supervised and communicated with isolated lookouts and enforced forest law violations.
During WWII, Chub served as 1st Sergeant in the Army of Engineers. During his time in the service he attended Catawba College in Salisbury, N.C. During active duty Chub was stationed in the South Pacific on the island of Luzon in the Philippines. He was qualified as an expert rifleman and decorations included a bronze service star and victory medal. After being honorably discharged from the army in 1946 he began working for the Registrar of Motor Vehicles in Deer Lodge, as deputy registrar. Chub’s next job was regional director for Region 4 of the American Association of Motor Vehicles where he worked until he retired at age 69, in 1986.
On August 28, 1948, Chub married Helen Elizabeth Greany at St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Anaconda. Their only child, Edward Gill Jr. was born in 1958.
Chub was very active in his Deer Lodge community, serving on the school board and the museum board. During the winter months Chub enjoyed riding through town on his snowplow helping to clear off the sidewalks for many of the business owners. He was an avid sports fan, especially football and he had season tickets to the Montana Grizzlies basketball and football games. Summer days were spent at his Hauser Lake home where he enjoyed water skiing, boating, working on the dock and entertaining family and friends.
Chub loved his family and his life in Montana. He was known for his politeness and was an impeccable dresser. He could be easily spotted wearing his signature red cardigan sweater as he roamed the halls at the Touchmark Senior Living Facility where he resided the last eight years. Chub will be greatly missed by many and be forever in our hearts.
Chub was preceded in death by his parents; loving wife, Helen; his sisters Dorothy (Bess) and Elizabeth, brothers Don, Ralph (Bud) Charles (Pete) and Richard.
Survivors are son, Edward Gill Jr. (Kathy) of Shoreline, Wash.; grandsons, Matthew (Keisha) of Washington D.C., and Marcus of Seattle.
A special thank you to the Touchmark staff, VA care team, St. Peter’s Hospice, Amanda Sather and Betty Dalin for the wonderful care given to Chub in his final days. Also an important thank you to his nephew Mark White for his continued love and support for both Helen and Chub over the years and his unending work on their Lake House.
A funeral mass with military honors will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, July 27 at Immaculate Conception Church in Deer Lodge. A luncheon at St. Mary’s Center to follow services. Arrangements are by Jewel Funeral Home.
Memorials may be sent to Immaculate Conception Church, 605 Clark Street, Deer Lodge MT, 59722 or donor’s choice.
Lois Johanna (Eliason) Jones
Lois Johanna (Eliason) JonesLois Johanna (Eliason) Jones, 80, of Deer Lodge, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, May 14, 2019.
Lois was born on April 26, 1939, in Deer Lodge to Charles and Gladys Eliason. She was a caring sister, wonderful mother, and loving grandmother. Her deep faith, outgoing personality, competitive nature, and unmistakable laugh will be greatly missed. No game night will be the same without her.
Lois was a graduate of Powell County High School and went on to serve in the Air Force before raising her family. Later in life she volunteered at the Woman’s Club and Senior Center. She had many friends in the community.
She is preceded in death by her father Charles Eliason and her mother Gladys Nielsen Eliason; her brother Richard Eliason and her sisters Alma Corrigan, Ruth Sutherland, and Dorothy Benson; and her daughter Billie Jones.
She is survived by her sisters Helen Ring and Sharon Applegate; brothers-in-law Joe Applegate and Fred Benson; her children Cindra Jones, Steven Jones, Vickie Harvey and son-in-law Jerry Harvey; her five grandchildren, Jennifer, Alex, Amanda, Amber, and Jerry Jr.; her five great-grandchildren, Genie, Xzaviyor, Ocyrus, Alexis, and Kaitlyn.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on May 31, 2019, at the Community of Christ Church (Corner of 5th and California) in Deer Lodge. Memorial contributions may be made to the Powell County Senior Center or the Community of Christ Church.
Death Notice: Stanley M. Fadness
Stanley M. Fadness, Drummond, died on May 19 in Deer Lodge, 10 days before his 94th birthday. A funeral service is planned for Friday at 11 a.m. at St. Michael’s Church in Drummond with burial to follow.
Jerry Moore was born on December 1, 1942 in the Pioneer/Gold Creek area of Montana. Jerry sadly passed away from natural causes at the age of 76 years old on May 1, 2019 in Deer Lodge, surrounded by family and friends.
As a young man Jerry moved to Deer Lodge and was employed as an underground phosphate miner and later as an employee at the Powell County Courthouse. Jerry was a true Montana man and loved the great outdoors. Some of Jerry’s greatest joys were hunting and fly fishing. He also enjoyed football and was an avid 49er’s fan. Jerry was known for his generosity, loved to tease people, and had a great laugh. Jerry married Peggy Hodge and had three children: Tammy, Penny, and Jenny. The couple later divorced.
Jerry’s closest living relatives are his three daughters: Tammy, Penny, Jenny (Joe). Jerry has four grandchildren: Drake, Logan (Gabriela), Leah, and Landon; as well as two great-grandchildren: Gracee and Madison. Jerry is also survived by his brother Larry (Madonna) and close friends Joe and Shelly. Jerry was preceded in death by his parents: Andy and Jennie, his brothers: Ray and Lee, and his sisters: Bonnie, Winnie, and Bertie.
Family and friends will be celebrating Jerry’s life and scattering his ashes at a later date.
Jerry will be deeply missed and remembered always.
Robert J. (Bob) Newman
Robert J. (Bob) Newman, May 29, 1937 - May 8, 2019.
Robert J. Newman peacefully left this world to be with his lord on May 8 at the Madison Valley Manor in Ennis. Bob was born May 29, 1937 in the Deer Lodge Valley to Dick and Rowena Newman. The oldest of five children, Bob spent his younger years romping the hills surrounding Emery Mine and along Cottonwood Cr. He attended schools in Deer Lodge, graduating from Powell County High School in 1957. Bob married his first wife Carla Salmonsen later that year and from that union, three daughters were born. They were later divorced. In 1974, Bob married Mary Lou Rowe who survives. From that marriage, Bob gained five boys and another daughter.
Throughout his life Bob worked hard to provide for his large family, working in the logging industry, at the Roundhouse for the Milwaukee Railroad and LP until his retirement. Bob spent his spare time snowmobiling, skiing and sailing with his large brode. He also spent a good amount of his time helping local ranchers with their farm equipment. This is where his love in restoring old tractors grew. Papa Bob could also be found tromping the hills of his childhood when the opportunity presented itself, which usually involved an overnight stay at the Emery cabin with a couple of grandkids in tow.
Bob was able to achieve two of his lifetime goals during his time on this earth. First was a pilgrimage to then Yugoslavia, where war broke out while there and later going through the locks in Panama.
Bob was a religious man who attended St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Deer Lodge and was a member of the Knights of Columbus.
He is preceded in death by his parents, brothers Ed and Dick Newman, sister Geraldine Newman, and most recently, his nephew Craig Newman.
Survivors include: sister Patty Walston, daughters Margie (Gordon) Edsall, Gerri (Harvey) Newman and Jean Thoma. He is also survived by stepchildren: Rick (Irene) Rowe, Brenda (Adrian) Keene, Ron (Susan) Rowe, Randy (Robin) Rowe, Ray (Laurie) Rowe and Roger Rowe. Numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Dad was a simple man and his wish was to leave this world in a simple manner. A memorial and luncheon to honor Bob will take place May 16, 2019 at the Community of Christ Church Annex at 11 a.m. One of dads last wishes was for everyone to gather, share a story or two and eat lots of ham and potato salad.
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