Judith (Judy) Young Erath-Miller
Judith (Judy) Young Erath-Miller, born November 25, 1935 to Marshall and Wilma Young, died peacefully in her sleep on July 26 after a brief illness.
Judy attended Powell County High School in Deer Lodge, and worked for the Registrar of Motor Vehicles upon graduating. In 1956 she married her high school sweetheart, Philip D. Erath, and they moved to Southern California where Judy continued her education at UCLA.
Judy returned to Deer Lodge in 1970, working as a paralegal for Kermit Daniels, Ted Mizner, and Jim Maser, remaining until 1979. She then lived in Richland, Wash., Henderson, Nev., Seattle, Wash., and finally settled in Kennewick, Wash. in 1991 when her only grandchild was born. She continued to work as a paralegal for several attorneys in the Tri-Cities until her retirement, and especially enjoyed the time she spent working with Coke Roth and Crane Bergdahl.
In 1986, Judy married Robert (Bob) T. Miller, and they were married until his death in 2011.
Judy enjoyed crafting and embroidery, and participated in many craft festivals. Her favorite leisure activity was traveling to Laughlin and Wendover, Nev. She took great pride in her family, and loved to share stories about her children, and especially her grandson Austin.
Judy was predeceased by her parents Marshall and Wilma Young, and her husband Robert Miller. She is survived by her children Marty Erath Zoeteman (Carey), Dewey, Ariz., and Ralph Erath (Tara), Richland, Wash.; her grandson, Austin Erath, Kennewick, Wash., and her brother Duane Young (Nancy), Hardin. She also leaves behind many great friends at Affinity, Hillspring Church, the Rambling Rovers, and her dear friend Shirley Telford of Kirkland, Wash.
In lieu of flowers, we ask that donations be made to the Chaplaincy House in Kennewick, Wash. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, August 6 at 1 p.m. at Hillspring Church in Richland.
Kenneth George Johnson
Montana State Prison inmate Kenneth George Johnson died on Friday July 29, 2016 at Benefis Health System in Great Falls. Mr. Johnson suffered from an extended illness, an autopsy is scheduled. He was 53 years old.
Mr. Johnson was sentenced out of Yellowstone County on 06/09/1983 for the crimes of Aggravated Kidnapping, Sexual Intercourse without Consent, and Attempted Homicide with a Dangerous Weapon enhancement. He received a sentence of 150 years.
Mr. Johnson became parole eligible in 2000. His prison discharge date was 04/01/2060.