June 26th, 2019
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.
June 19th, 2019
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.
June 05th, 2019
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.