April 06th, 2016
Hollie Genevieve Hoover
Hollie Genevieve Hoover, 101.
Hollie Genevieve Hoover passed away at the age of 101, on March 29, 2016, in Deer Lodge, with her family by her side.
Hollie was born December 28, 1914 to Ada Hogan Hoover and Chester Hoover in Gold Creek, at the ranch home of her grandparents, David and Emily Hogan.
She attended grade school in New Chicago and graduated from high school in Drummond in 1932. Hollie graduated from Montana State Normal College in Dillon in June 1934 as an elementary teacher. She later attended summer schools at MSU in Missoula, and UOC in Boulder, Colo.
Hollie’s teaching career began in a country school on the East Fork of Rock Creek south of Philipsburg. The session ran in the warmer months from March through November as the snow was too deep in the winter. Her duties, in addition to teaching, were to build the fire in the stove every day and clean the school house. She rode her horse two and one half miles to school every day and taught in this school for two years.
Hollie then taught at Hall School for five years and taught at the Philipsburg school for four years. In 1945, she accepted a teaching position in Kalispell and taught in the Cornelius-Hedges School for 28 years, retiring in 1975. She was a proud member of Delta Kappa Gamma Society International for 62 years.
She was an active member of the Lutheran Church for 70 years and especially enjoyed making quilts for Lutheran World Relief which were distributed world-wide.
School vacations were spent traveling and she visited France, England, Ireland, Alaska, and all of Canada and the U.S. She loved her yard, flowers, hummingbirds and watching the deer in the field near her home.
Hollie was preceded in death by her parents; sister and brother-in-law, Alta Hoover Monson and Hans Monson; brother-in-law, Larry Gebhardt; niece, Karol Monson Charlson.
She is survived by her sister, Mary Hoover Gebhardt, Deer Lodge; nephews, Chester Monson, Deer Lodge; Don Charlson, Hysham; Larry Gebhardt, Jr., Great Falls; nieces, Rita McDonald, Wapato, Wash.; Shirley Gebhardt, Conrad; and “adopted kids,” Marlene Counsell, Little Elm, Tex., and Daryl Counsell, Colorado Springs, Colo.
Thank you to Hollie’s caregivers and special thanks to Joan Sewell for her friendship and generous help.
Services were held on Saturday, April 2, at 11 a.m. at St. John Lutheran Church in Deer Lodge. Burial will be at a later date in the New Chicago Cemetery.
Memorials: St. John Lutheran Church, Powell County Museum & Arts Foundation and Deer Lodge Elk’s – BPOE #1737.
Anthony Leon (Tony) Jarvis
Anthony Leon (Tony) Jarvis, October 14, 1980 - March 21, 2016.
Anthony was born in Butte, October 14, 1980 to William and Rhonda Jarvis. He was raised by Scott and Rhonda Townsend.
He attended Butte High School and sometime during those school years he met and married Machelle Clark. Later he and Machelle divorced. A few years later he married Jenniffer Wallace.
Tony’s children include: Rachelle Jolynn Jarvis, Blake Anthony Shaw, Melissa Davonne Palmer, and Emily Ann Louise Jarvis.
Tony is survived by his wife Jenniffer, his four children, Rachelle, Blake, Melissa, and Emily, his parents Scott and Rhonda Townsend, Chris Jarvis and Ruby Jarvis and many aunts, uncles, cousins and nieces and nephews.
Tony had many different jobs over the years. He began his working career working for Cenex, then on to Town Pump as a clerk. He worked with his brother, Adrian, on the oil rigs. He worked in sawmills until three years ago when he was diagnosed with kidney failure. Tony learned to cook as a career and became a great cook.
Recently Tony began making and selling candy at Christmas time. He was really good at making candy. Many people are going to miss his yummy candy. He also learned to sew and helped his mom many times on a sewing project.
Tony loved to fish, hunt, and bugle elk. He was at home in the outdoors. When he was healthy if you couldn’t find him chances were he was in the mountains enjoying nature. His favorite color was purple and the Cowboys were his team.
He was able to go to Disneyland with his wife and his children and other family members shortly before his passing. It was a wonderful trip and a memorable one for his family.
Tony was also one of the first to lend a hand to anyone in need. He helped many people along the way in his 35 years on this earth. He will be missed.
Joseph A McKown
Joseph A McKown passed away quietly on Thursday March 31, 2016.
Joe was born April 5, 1928 to Lauretta and Charles McKown. He was preceded in death by his loving wife of 40 years Irene. He is survived by Laura Jo Rundle, daughter and her husband Leonard, grandaughter Jessica and her husband Chris Conell, and great-grandson Oliver Conell and grandson Matthew.
Joe was an avid sports fan. He loved his Chicago Bears and Chicago Cubs. He was a baseball player for many years and a baseball umpire for 20 plus years. His favorite pastimes were fishing on the Little Blackfoot River and gossiping with his cronie friends down at the bakery every morning.
Mass of Christian Burial Services was at the Immaculate Conception Church at 11 a.m. on Tuesday April 5, followed by military honors at Hillcrest Cemetery. Afterwards there was a reception at the St Mary’s Hall.
Glenda Rae Peterson
On Wednesday, March 30, 2016, our beloved wife and mother, Glenda Rae Peterson passed away due to heart problems.
She was born in Butte on November 12, 1954 to Lillian and Stanton Sellers. She married Jerry Guthrie in 1973 from which three children were born. In 1998, she remarried Bob Peterson adding two more stepchildren. Glenda was known for her love of cats, watching the Waltons and Andy Griffith. She enjoyed cross stitching and very much loved spending her time with her grandchildren.
She is survived by her husband Bob Peterson, of Deer Lodge; brother John Sellers (Hyekong) of Germany. Children Jon Guthrie of Deer Lodge, Joe Guthrie (Sherry) of Deer Lodge, Monica Guthrie (Chris) of Billings. Stepchildren Hiedi Hewitt (Troy) of Hamilton, Tanya Butler of Helena. Twelve grandchildren including Danny, Destiny, Bethany, Natalie, Brianna (Mike), Brett, Brandon, Megan, Jessica, TJ, Tatiana, Markell, Deshawn. Six great-grandkids including Bryson, Ellisia, Kaegan, Kadence, Kaylee, Kenzee and one niece Natasha Sellers.
She was a kind and loving wife and mother, who would do anything for her family. She will be greatly missed and loved forever.
Montana State Prison inmate Richard Schuhrke, DOC # 2062359, age 76, died on March 31, 2016 at St. Patrick Hospital in Missoula, following an extended illness.
Mr. Schuhrke was convicted in 2004 of Sexual Intercourse Without Consent out of Valley County and again in 2011 of Sexual Abuse of Children out of Missoula County. Mr. Schuhrke was parole eligible on 12/21/2011 and his prison discharge date was 8/12/2016.
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