Bryan D. Williams
Bryan D. Williams, 40, of Deer Lodge, passed away on Tuesday, July 12, 2016 with family by his side.
He was born on November 12, 1975 in Deer Lodge to Roger and Brenda Williams. Bryan graduated from Powell County High School in 1995. He worked at Main Street Auto as a mechanic through high school, then went to work for L.P. Lumber, which turned into Sun Mountain Lumber. He also worked for Rock Creek Golf Course for a short time.
Bryan married the love of his life and best friend Jody in July 2008. This had also brought two children, Joey and Angel into his life. Bryan enjoyed camping, fishing, 4-wheeling and just being outdoors in general, or being with his step-children, nieces and nephews. His love for the Denver Broncos was matched by his love for animals. Bryan will be truly missed by all of his friends and family.
Bryan is survived by the love of his life Jody of Deer Lodge, daughter, Angel (Derek) Theophile of Deer Lodge, dad and step-mom Roger & Denise Williams of Deer Lodge, mother-in-law (mama-son) Sandy Theophile of Deer Lodge, brothers Mike & Monica Sedlacek of Texas, and his children Brandi (Johnathan) McKenna and Dakota (Kyle) McCandless and their families, Shane & Jodi Kilgore along with their children Mija and Kaedon Kilgore of Deer Lodge, Jamie Williams and his children Liberty and Jacob Williams of Deer Lodge, sisters, Julie Meagher of Helena and her children Dallas & Dyllyn Elliott, Corisa Williams of Helena, Laura (Carl) Phil along with their children Jennifer and Brandi Arredondo of New Hampshire, and his special Aunt and Uncle Tony & Roxsan Cooper. He is also survived by his two best friends Tracey Dawson and Jerry Johnson and numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins.
Bryan was preceded in death by his mother Brenda (Gay) Williams, son Joey Theophile, aunts Linda Umland, Patricia Jennings, Doris Flemming and uncles Ronnie Kilgore and Merle Timmerman and his grandparents Melvin & Rosslee Kilgore and Harold & Winnie Williams.
A memorial luncheon will be held July 30, 2016 at 12 p.m. at Scotty’s Bar in Deer Lodge. Memorials can be made to Friends of Hospice 1940 Dewey Blvd, Butte MT 59701 or The Ladies of the Lutheran Church.
Jewell Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Winifred V. Morris
Winifred V. Morris entered into her eternal glory on June 17, 2016 surrounded by friends and family at the Renaissance Senior Living Care in Deer Lodge.
Winifred was born November 28, 1922 to John and Mary (Forkan) Morris in County Mayo, Ireland.
She received her US Citizenship in 1945. She graduated from St. Peter’s High School in 1940 in Anaconda. She later received her education in Laboratory Technology in San Francisco, Calif. She worked a short time in New Mexico and then moved to Chicago in 1952 working in several hospitals. She retired from St. Luke Presbyterian Hospital in 1987.
Winnie enjoyed traveling with her many friends, often to Europe.
Winifred moved back to Montana to be close to her Morris family in 2003.
Winifred will always be remembered for her kind manner and generosity. She gave monthly to many organizations to include St. Jude Children’s Hospital and the St. Labrie Indian School. She would light up at the sight of children.
Winifred was preceded in death by her parents, brothers Mike Morris, James Morris, John Morris and Bernard Morris; sisters, Margaret, Mayme, Bridget and Kathleen.
She is survived by numerous nieces and nephews.
Services were Monday the 25th of June at 11 a.m. at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Deer Lodge.
Donations can be made to the donor’s choice or Frontier Home Health and Hospice, 1940 Dewey Blvd. Butte, MT 59701.
Helen (Sanderson) Bremer
Helen (Sanderson) Bremer, Dec. 18, 1932 – July 14, 2016.
Helen passed away quietly surrounded by her family July 14, 2016. Helen was born in Huntington, W. Va. to John and Alice Dotson. She married John Sanderson Sr. and moved to Garrison. They were blessed with four children. Later in life Helen married Walter Bremer in Fairfield. Helen and Walter moved to Deer Lodge in the early eighties after purchasing Wally’s Bar. Helen loved to entertain the customers with singing, dancing and her quick wit. She enjoyed cooking for the bar patrons every opportunity she could find. She was known for her kindness and generosity to help with causes for animals in need.
Survivors include her children: John (Linda) Sanderson Jr., Sandra Theophile, Joe Sanderson and Roxsan (Tony) Cooper all of Deer Lodge. Grandchildren Michael, Kellie, Jody, Angel, Johnathan, Alecia, Jeremy and Jason. Numerous great-grandchildren.
Helen was preceded in death by her husband Walter; mother Alice Estep; grandsons Joey McElroy, Joey Theophile and Bryan Williams.
Graveside services will take place Thursday July 21 at 11 a.m., Hillcrest Cemetery in Deer Lodge. Luncheon will follow at the Broken Arrow Steakhouse.
Jewell Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Marjorie Dreher Beck
Marjorie Dreher Beck passed away peacefully at Deer Lodge Center on July 17, 2016. She was born on August 11, 1928 in Helena to Ben & May Dreher. Marjorie graduated from high school in Helena in 1946. The following was written by Marjorie in 1996:
“Fulfilling a childhood dream Marjorie taught grades 1-8 at Snowshoe School near Avon on an emergency permit. It was there that she met the man of her dreams, (Laurence Leo Beck), and they were married one year later (1947). They made their home on the family cattle ranch in the prettiest spot in western Montana where they raised one daughter and three sons. As a family they worked hard, loved lots & increased their holdings. Her husband Laurence, of 47 happy years, went to be with his Lord in December of 1994 following amputations and complications of diabetes. Marjorie counts among her blessings – the 5th generation still caring for the land and raising their families in peaceful surroundings, 11 healthy grandchildren and two (now 13) great-grandchildren, the privilege of teaching God’s word at the Avon Church Sunday School for 30 years, and the joy of weekly volunteer work at the Deer Lodge Nursing Home.”
She is survived by her four children Laura Lee (Gary) Swant, Rick Beck, John (Lois) Beck, Tim (Tracy) Beck, 11 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. Services will be at the Avon Community Church on Wednesday July 20 at 11 a.m., with a luncheon to follow at Avon Community Center. Private family burial.
Robert “Bob” Gilman
Robert “Bob” Gilman died peacefully on July 12, 2016 in Missoula at the age of 61.
Bob is survived by his wife, Pam, son J.T., daughter- in law Jenn, grandchildren Hadley and Lane, his daughter Lindsay, her fiancé Matt, daughter Kacie, all of Missoula, and his sister Rita Frank of Glendive.
Bob was born on July 31, 1954 in Moorhead, Minn. to Monk and Loma Gilman. He graduated from North Dakota State (Go Bison!) and later attended MSU. Bob married Pam Goodpaster on May 12, 1979. He spent his career with the Forest Service and BLM for 38 years. He worked in numerous places around the west and impacted countless lives throughout his career. The three loves of his life were family, hunting, and fire.
A memorial service was scheduled for 11 a.m. Monday, July 18 at Deer Park Golf Course in Deer Lodge. All were welcome to come celebrate his life with storytelling, lunch and beverages.
Donna Marie Rollins
Heaven gained an infectious smile on June 23 when an auto accident claimed our friend, daughter, and beloved Donna Marie Rollins. Born January 17, 1978 in Deer Lodge to Bob and Lisa Rollins, Donna graduated from Powell County High School in 1996. Always valuing her education, she earned an Associates of Science in Accounting from Western Wyoming Community College, in 2002, before continuing on to Montana Tech of the University of Montana, where in 2003, she graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Business and Information Technology-Accounting.
She was employed by Town Pump Corporate Office for the last 10 years, where most recently she worked in Fuel and Distribution.
Donna was a devoted partner to Nick for 16 years, she adored children and enjoyed spending time with family and friends. Donna was an avid reader, had a passion for photography, and enjoyed everything about the outdoors. Donna crocheted custom blankets tailoring each blanket for family and friends. The 4th of July was her favorite time of year because of the celebrations and fireworks.
Her beautiful life leaves an unfillable void, yet provides a wonderful example of a life well lived. Her memory will continue forever and be cherished in the lives of her surviving friends and family: partner Nick Barney of Butte, parents Bob and Lisa Rollins of Deer Lodge, brother Dale Rollins of Worland, Wyo., aunts and uncles Pat and Tawny Campbell and Jerry Rollins of Deer Lodge, Stan and Lila Rollins of Anaconda, Molly and Tony Hixson, Alex and Heather Campbell, Steve and Ashley Rollins, James and Phaedra Campbell all of Worland, Wyo., numerous cousins and close friends.
A celebration of life will be held at Duggan Dolan Mortuary on July 16 at 2 p.m.
Shirley Ruth Hunter
Shirley Ruth Hunter, July 12, 1936 – June 28, 2016.
Shirley Ruth Hunter, 79, passed away peacefully at her home on June 28, 2016. Shirley, the third of four children, was born July 12, 1936 to Elsie and Harry Neirson in Peever, S.D. Shirley attended school in Peever, S.D. and graduated from Peever High School in 1954. She was a cheerleader throughout high school and held the secretary position of her class. She met and married the love of her life Howard August Hunter on November 30, 1954. They began their married life in Peever, S.D. where Howard worked for the Milwaukee Railroad. Shortly after they were married they started their family of four sons and one daughter. Howard and Shirley lived in several towns in S.D. where Howard started his logging career. In 1965, they packed up the family and moved to Deer Lodge, where Howard continued his logging career.
Shirley loved to travel, dance, sew and watch movies. She loved camping and fishing where so many memories were made with family and friends. She painted many ceramic items and gave them away to family members. Shirley loved spending time with her family playing cards and board games where she was always competitive. If she lost you better be ready to play again until she won. Shirley was involved in Women in Timber and bowled on a league.
Shirley was preceded in death by her parents, a sister Verna, two brothers Donald and Terry, and granddaughter Sarah. She is survived by her husband of 61 years, Howard Hunter of Deer Lodge; sons Rick (Laurie) Hunter, Dallis (Maggie) Hunter, Dan (Linda) Hunter, Marty (Lisa) Hunter of Deer Lodge, and daughter Roxanne Bauman of Blanchard, Idaho; nine grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; brothers-in-law William (Alice) Hunter and Eddie (Elaine) Hunter of S.D.; numerous nephews, nieces and cousins.
A celebration of Shirley’s life will be held at a later date. Memorials may be sent to the Sarah Jones Memorial, 27125 East Blanchard Road, New Port, WA 99156.
Nora (Hanson) Czeczok
Nora (Hanson) Czeczok was born on Nov. 13, 1936 to Bert Henry Hanson and Margaret Dickson in Morris City, Minn. She was the youngest of 12 children. In the presence of family, she passed peacefully on June 28, 2016.
Nora was preceded in death by her parents, 10 siblings and husband, Wendelin (Wendy).
She is survived by her brother Lawrence of Minneapolis, Minn., daughters Janet Chevrestt of Deer Lodge, granddaughter Tara Chevrestt (Bob) Naylor of Roy, Utah, Teresa Hurst of Missoula, her three children Jon (Jana) Curran of Chehalis, Wash., daughter Amanda (Sean) Peters of Missoula, daughter Kayla Hurst of Missoula, Rose (Al) Murphy of Deer Lodge, grandson Shane Murphy of Colorado Springs, Colo.
Nora stayed quite active, baking, mowing grass, watering, walking, chopping kindling, stacking firewood and enjoyed conversing with family, friends and just about anyone she met.
A memorial service will be held July 9, 2016 at Jewell Funeral Chapel at 11 a.m. Reception to follow at Deer Lodge Senior Center.
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