Joshua James McOmber
Joshua James McOmber, beloved father, son, brother, grandson, uncle, nephew, cousin and friend, died tragically on April 24, 2014, in an automobile accident in Wyoming with his cousin and best buddy, Matt Jacobson.
Josh was born in Deer Lodge on March 24, 1985, to Jim and Debbie McOmber. Josh attended elementary through High School in Deer Lodge. Josh also attended and graduated from the Anaconda Job Corp on October 6, 2003, where he received his high school diploma and a diploma in welding.
Josh worked at various mines in Montana before moving his family to Wright, Wyo. where he was employed at Savage Services as a train operator. He later went to Peabody Energy where he started as a haul truck operator and over the past five years he worked his way up to become a drag line operator.
Josh always put his family and friends first and would do anything he could for them. Josh had two beautiful children, Jazmin, eight and Jaired (Bubba), seven and another baby on the way. He lived his life for his children and always put them and family first. Josh enjoyed camping, four-wheeling, fishing and just hanging out with his children.
Josh was greeted into the Lord’s Presence by his grandfather Duane Hanson, his grandfather Robert McOmber; his great-grandmother Mildred Webster; and his great-grandmother Ada Meagher.
Josh is survived by his mother and father Debbie and Jim; his children, Jazmin and Jaired; brother Chris and sister-in-law Billie; his grandmother Carol Hanson; grandmother and grandfather Beth and Ben McKee; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.
A joint memorial service for Josh and Matthew will be held at the Rialto Theatre on Thursday, May 1, 2014, at 11 a.m. Inturnment of ashes will take place following services at Hillcrest Cemetery.
Memorials can be made to the Shodair Childrens Hospital, or a charity of the donor’s choice.
Matthew Lorenzo Jacobson
Matthew Lorenzo Jacobson, beloved son, dad, brother, grandson, uncle, nephew, cousin and friend, died tragically on April 24, 2014, in an automobile accident in Wyoming with his cousin and best buddy, Josh McOmber.
Matthew was birthed in Butte on August 19, 1985, to Kelly and Rod Jacobson, a special birthday gift to his sister Kelli. Matthew attended elementary schools in Butte and Deer Lodge, and Powell County High. Matthew also attended and graduated from the Anaconda Job Corp on February 9, 2004, where he excelled and received his high school diploma and a certificate as a machine mechanic.
Matthew had a huge heart, and was always very grateful for even the smallest acts of kindness. He loved everyone he met, and would give anyone who needed it the shirt off his back. Matthew was raised on a family ranch, and loved working alongside his dad and grandpa in the potato cellars and shop. Matthew deeply loved his family, especially his boys, Christopher, Demitry, Jonathan, and Jeremiah.
Matthew worked at Superior Transportation in Butte for several years, and just recently moved to Gillette, Wyo., where he was working as an oiler for URS at the Black Thunder Mine. Matthew loved working on the large equipment, but mostly looked forward to what this job would do for him and his ability to build a better life for his four sons, who were always his first topic of conversation.
Matthew was ushered into the Lord’s Presence by his grandmother Joyce Johnson; his grandfather Richard Johnson; his grandfather Lorenzo “Bud” Jacobson; and his great-grandmother Della Jacobson.
Matthew is survived by his mother and stepfather Kelly and Tad Rigdon; his father and stepmother Rod and Mona Jacobson; his children, Christopher, Demitry, Jonathan, and Jeremiah; his sisters Kelli (Chub) Wheat, Ashley Jacobson, Riley Rigdon; his brothers Bill, Wes, Dallas Jacobson, Michael Kober; his step-sister Carrie Lease; his stepbrother Coby McOmber; his grandmother Edna Jacobson; his grandmother and grandfather Beth and Ben McKee; his sister-in-law Jennifer Jacobson; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.
A joint memorial service for Matthew and Josh will be held at the Rialto Theatre on Thursday, May 1, 2014, at 11 a.m. Private interment of ashes will take place at a later date.
Memorials can be made to the Shriner’s Hospital, Montana Hope Project, Rialto Theatre, or a charity of the donor’s choice.
Darlyne Rose Temanson
Darlyne Rose Temanson, 71, of Longview, Wash., passed away at home on March 30, 2014.
She was born February 6, 1943, in Wayne, Mich. to William and Violet Mosier. Darlyne graduated in 1961 from Powell County High School in Deer Lodge and served in the Women’s Army Corps stationed at Fort McClellan, Ala. She married Larry Temanson December 21, 1962, and became a homemaker. She was a loving person who cherished time with her grandchildren.
She was an active member of the First Christian Church, serving as a senior elder and deacon, taking part in the Women’s Fellowship, the Search Committee and baking the communion bread. She also volunteered for Lower Columbia CAP‘s Senior Nutrition Program at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband Larry; mother, Violet Mosier; and sister, Gwen Morrow.
Darlyne is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Debbie and Doug Malone of Longview, Wash.; father, William Mosier; brother, Bill Mosier, both of Deer Lodge; and numerous nieces and nephews.
A service was held at the First Christian Church of Longview with the Reverend Eric Atcheson officiating.
Doris Marie (Sorenson) Marjerison
Doris Marie (Sorenson) Marjerison (64) of Stevensville passed away on March 31 after living her life with cancer for the last 13 years. She was born on May 20, 1949 in Dillon, the daughter of Elmer and Thelma Sorenson. Doris was raised in Dillon, Twin Bridges and Butte, and Boston, Mass.She graduated from Butte High in 1967 and earned her associate degree in Business in 1994.
On July 6, 1968, Doris married Jack Marjerison of Plains, and from that union two sons were born, John Allen of Columbus, and Jason Elmer of Belgrade. Six grandchildren followed; Jacob, Braden, Tristan, Dalton, Karsen and Jerrika followed by the recent addition of Chase and Talyn.
Doris worked at a variety of jobs over the years including waitressing, banking and retail as she and Jack moved around the country following Jack’s mining and construction work. She was particularly proficient in the retail field where she ascended to multiple management level positions and received awards for leading in sales and loss prevention.
As strong a performer as Doris was in her work life, her first priority and greatest joy was her children and grandchildren. Attendance and enthusiastic support at athletic events, plays and award ceremonies were very high priorities. On one occasion her support was so enthusiastic she almost disqualified a wrestling son by getting on the mat. Her voice could frequently be heard above the roar of the crowd. She was always the “go to” for her parents and siblings when they were experiencing tough times or fun times and although she might deny or avoid it, was usually in charge. She eagerly welcomed the arrival of many grand-nieces and nephews, the most recent only a few days before her passing. Doris was known for “adopting” grandchildren, sending out birthday cards and gifts and getting new pictures of them from around the country were always high points.
Doris was a quilter. The number and variety would be difficult to catalogue but have been gifted to many friends and family over the years and they continued to grow until shortly before her passing. There were several prize winners and many more stunning specimens that were never entered in competition but were sewed and given with love.
A memorial service will be held at the Daly Leach Memorial Chapel at 1010 West Main Street, Hamilton, at 11 a.m. on April 26, 2014. The family suggests memorials be made to; Mountain Home Montana, at 2606 South Avenue West, Missoula, MT; Camp MaK-A-Dream at Box 1450, Missoula, MT; or the Clothes Closet / Pantry Partners in Stevensville. Condolences for the family may be left at www.dalyleachchapel.com.
Shane Joseph Kovash
Shane Joseph Kovash, Red Horse (Se Tamnise Ageshka), 52, of Tucson, Ariz., entered the world of the Great Spirit on March 4, 2014, at Amarillo, Tex. where he was working as Project Supervisor. Shane was born on May 9, 1961, to Ray and Joanne (Burr) Kovash in Baker, and his childhood and high school years were spent in Deer Lodge.
Shane was active in football, golf and wrestling and won many honors. He loved music and played many instruments; most recently, the harmonica. He was gifted with a “fun spirit” and will be always remembered for his mischievous laugh and larger-than-life smile. He was always quick to help the less fortunate and professed the “Indian-way” – giving the shirt off his back or a favorite blanket.
Shane was an enrolled member of the Three Affiliated Tribes and a child of the Knife Clan of the North Dakota Fort Berthold Reservation. He was a direct descendent of Chief Four Bears of the Mandan Tribe. He was educated at the University of Montana, Bozeman, in architecture and engineering. He received a Construction Management Degree from Eastern Arizona College, Safford. Shane owned “Big Sky Builders” in Fountain Hills, Ariz., with lifelong friend, Dean Lowery. Chasing his entrepreneurial spirit, Shane started “American Mandan Construction, Inc.” in 2010. He most recently worked on federal government contracts nationwide while employed as Project Manager, Quality Control and Safety Officer for De Los Santos Construction.
Shane married high school sweetheart, Gina Patton, and they had three daughters. They lived in Fountain Hills, Ariz. and Cape Coral, Fla. He later married long-time friend and confidant Susan Horsfall and resided with her in Tucson.
Shane is survived by daughters: Kristen (Kevin) Houskeeper, Shaena (Matt) Mack, Brianna Kovash; grandchildren: Gianni Mack and Antaeus Houskeeper; parents: Ray and Joanne Kovash; sister: Denise (Jim) Hawes; and, brother: Robin Kovash.
Preceding him in death were wife, Susan Horsfall; daughter, Alyssa Kovash; and, brother, Jonathon Kovash.
In lieu of a funeral, an Indian farewell was offered by cousin, Larry Burr, on March 8, 2014. Shane’s ashes will be spread at his favorite stomping grounds in Ovando. Please join us in wishing him a content journey in the Happy Hunting Grounds. Thank you all for your cards, masses and prayers. The photos and memories posted on Shane’s Facebook page shows you shared our love for him.
Ada B. Singleton
Ada B. Singleton was a longtime valley resident and daughter of Joseph and Gablehi who were well known in this part of Montana. She passed away in her sleep after three months of ill health at the Deer Lodge nursing home.
She is survived by her son, Rocky and daughter, Bonnie as well as a number of grandchildren.
Ada was born in Deer Lodge and lived her whole life in the area. She got married to Gaile Singleton (died 2012) in 1946 and ranched on the Eastside Road since 1952.
The family would like to extend their special thanks to the staff of the Deer Lodge nursing home for their care and understanding.
Per Ada’s request no services were held. Cremation has already taken place.
James E. McConnell
James E. McConnell died on March 20, 2014 at Village Health Care Center after a short bout of cancer. He was born on November 6, 1946 in Lord’s Valley, Pa., to Helen Hazen McConnell and Hugh McConnell.
Jim graduated from University of Scranton with a degree in physics. In California he was an electrical engineer and then started his own business in Hamilton, which he later moved to Lincoln. Jim worked on many classified contracts for the Navy.
Jim married Judy Clark in Lincoln in 1985. He retired from MSE in Butte in 2011. Hunting, fishing, and camping were his passions. Jim volunteered for the fire department and as an EMT. He was also a lifelong member of the NRA.
Jim is survived by his wife, Judy, stepchildren, Jason (Jenn) and Cori (Trent), grandchildren Courtney, Sam, Tim, Zurie and Todd, his aunts Lorraine Hazen, Dorothy Davis (JC), Patti Jones and numerous cousins.
A Funeral Mass was held on Monday, March 24, 2014 at 11 a.m. at St. Jude’s Catholic Church in Lincoln. Burial followed at the Carlton Cemetery in Florence. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorials be made to the Lincoln Ambulance and Fire Department, P.O. Box 1071, Lincoln, MT 59639.
Condolences for the family may be left at www.missoulafuneralhomes.com
A special thank you to the nurses and CNAs at the Village Health Care Center for their excellent care.
Louis “Dale” Reighard
On March 22nd 2014, Louis “Dale” Reighard passed away peacefully in his home surrounded by family at the age of 86.
Dale was born December 7th 1927 to Robert E. and Marie H.(Kiner)Reighard in Terry. He grew up in Roundup and graduated from High school in 1945.
After a short stint at Montana State University (ROTC) and the Navy during WWII he was discharged in 1947 and started his first career with the Milwaukee Railroad B&B crew under his Father, later taking over as Foreman after his Father retired. Dale retired after 30+ years and started his second career with the Montana State Prison as a Locksmith retiring in 1993.
He married Charlotte “Fern” Davis on May 26, 1951 and from that union they had seven children.
Dale loved the outdoors: fishing, hunting and camping. He was a Jack Of All Trades and Master of them All. He could do anything he put his (always working) mind to. Unknown to most, he was an exceptional artist in his retirement years.
He is survived by his wife Fern (the love of his life), children Mark (Kari)Reighard of Missoula, Amy (George) Irwen of Minn., John (Connie) Reighard of Helena, Chris (Pam) Reighard of Deer Lodge, Eric (KaRena) Reighard of Helena, sister-in-laws Margaret Reighard of Roundup and Georgia (Don) Briggeman of Deer Lodge, nine grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren (with one on the way) and numerous nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by his parents, sons Kim and Tracy Reighard, brother Clyde Reighard, father-in-law and mother-in-law John and Alice Crary, sister-in-law and brother-in-law Joanne and Sam Whitcomb.
Per Dale’s request there will be no services. Cremation has taken place.
Memorial contributions may be made to: Frontier Home Health & Hospice, 1940 Dewey Blvd. Butte, MT 59701. www.frontierhhh.com