Paul Navarro Sr.
Paul was born on July 1, 1955 in Butte, to Richard and Alice (Vega) Navarro. Paul graduated from Anaconda High School in 1974, and served in the U.S. Army from 1975-1978.
Throughout his life, he held many jobs including the Anaconda Smelter, Downing Car Sales, Louisiana Pacific, and A.W.A.R.E Inc.
He enjoyed the outdoors, camping, fishing, basketball, softball, and taking pictures of family and friends, usually when they weren’t paying attention. He enjoyed spending time with his loved ones, and his care-free, spunky personality will be missed by all who knew him.
Paul died Thursday, July 09, 2015 at his residence in Opportunity.
Paul is survived by his girlfriend, Donna Kuzara; his children, Phil (Brianna), Paul, Nick (Michelle), Pat (Desiree); grandchildren, Isabella, Elizabeth, Kaleb, Ayedan, Emelya, Michael, Nichole, Braxton; his siblings, Patti, Rosie, Vicki (Mick), Rich (Julie), Joe, Michelle (Kirk), Ray (Judy), Alice, Mary (Bob), Teri, Dan (Jill); and countless nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
Paul was preceded in death by his parents, Richard and Alice.
Celebration of Life Services are on Wednesday, July 15 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Anaconda. There is one hour of visitation prior to the services at the church.
Military Honors are accorded by the Anaconda American Legion #21 and the Montana Honor Guard.
A luncheon will follow at the V.F.W.
In lieu of flowers, please make a memorial donation to a charity of your choice.
Longfellow Finnegan Riddle Funeral & Cremation Service is entrusted with Paul’s funeral arrangements.
You may pay your condolences at www.longfellowfinneganriddle.com.
Douglas Edward Thornton
Douglas Edward Thornton, or Dugy as some called him, was welcomed to his glorious home in Heaven on June 29, 2015. After struggling with a rapid decline in health, Doug passed suddenly at the Copper Ridge Health and Rehab in Butte.
Doug was born January 11, 1942 to his parents Stewart and Pearl Lucas, in Cheyenne County of Wyoming. Doug lived on his grandparent’s ranch in Wyoming as a child. He then moved to California where he graduated from Rio Linda High School in 1960. Doug lived in the Sacramento Valley where he married Nancy Carol. Together they had a newborn daughter who suddenly passed from an infant illness. Soon the couple had another daughter, Carol Anne whom he adored.
Doug later moved to Wisconsin where he met and married the love of his life Charlene Rae Ide in 1978. Soon after the wedding Charlene passed away suddenly at tender age of 23. Doug never forgot Charlene. Over the years Doug would talk of their reunion one day in Heaven.
Doug moved on to Montana where he settled for good. Doug loved the out of doors Montana life. He also loved God, his church family, children, animals, hunting, fishing, home cooked meals, attending church, revivals, Bible camp, retreats, Christian musical events, cartoons, and old martial arts movies.
Doug was a man of God who loved to serve others by giving. Doug was a generous and kind man who often gave more than he could afford. Doug was always good to lend a shoulder to cry on and a patient ear to listen.
Doug’s favorite summers were spent working at Glacier Bible Camp in Hungry Horse. He worked as a janitor for many years at the Bible camp just to be able to attend all the camps and services. He made many memories and friends at his special place.
He loved his pets too. Doug always had a small dog and a cat or two hanging around.
Doug Thornton was a gentle loving spirt, with a great sense of humor. He adopted families that needed fathers and grandfathers. He will be especially loved and missed by the Bohrer and Stryker families of Deer Lodge, the Brenton family of Lincoln, and his faithful church family at Deer Lodge Assembly.
There will be a Celebration of Doug’s life and homecoming following the regular Sunday service that begins 10:30 July 26 at Deer Lodge Assembly on the corner of 5th and Montana. Keeping with the spirit of Doug’s enjoyment of a home cooked meal there will be potluck to follow.
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