August 17th, 2016
Death notice: Richard K. Shandy
Richard K. Shandy, 66 of Anaconda passed away Wednesday evening, August 3, 2016.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, September 24, 2016 at 11 a.m. at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Deer Lodge. A full obituary will follow in a later edition.
Joan D. Cutler
Joan D. Cutler passed away on Friday, August 5 after a brief illness. Joan was 79 years old. Joan was born April 5, 1937 to Arthur and Gladys Ask in Decorah, Winneshiek County, Iowa. The family moved to Montana in 1948 and eventually settled in Deer Lodge in 1952. Joan married Charles C. Brenton on March 13, 1955 and they had four children: Loxie, Lonnie, Chuck and Sandy. Joan started working in 1958 for the Registrars Bureau of Motor Vehicles for the State of Montana, retiring in 1992. Joan married Robert Cutler on September 7, 1984 and they enjoyed many years of camping and fishing together. Joan had many great stories and photos of catching halibut, salmon and Montana trout.
Joan loved her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren dearly and loved filling her house with photos of them. Joan enjoyed traveling to Reno and Wendover with her sister and best friend Judy for weekend getaways to test their luck. They also enjoyed their traditional Norwegian Christmas dinner of Lutefisk and lefse – a taste not acquired by the rest of the family.
Joan is preceded in death by her parents, son (Lonnie) and husband Bob. She is survived by her sister, Judy; daughters Loxie (Kurt) and Sandy (Kirk “Swede”), her son Chuck (Jonna), grandchildren (Josh, Lance, Lacie, Shane and Robyn) and great-grandchildren (Kimrai, Aiden, Mackenzie Ashlyn, Kirby, Mercedes and Ty).
Joan was a kind and gentle woman who always thought of others first – her passing has left a void in the lives of all who knew and loved her.
Per Joan’s request, no services are planned at this time – a celebration of her life will occur with close family and friends in the future.
Gene Walter Gough
Gene Walter Gough, 78.
Gene passed away recently in San Francisco, Calif. He was born in San Francisco August 15, 1938. He later moved to the Gough Ranch in Gold Creek where he was raised by his grandmother Madelyne Gough. He moved to Butte and attended St. Patrick’s grade school with his grandmother and sister Madelyne Gough. He later returned to Drummond where he graduated from high school. He enlisted in the Navy and upon his discharge returned to the Drummond area for several years, later moving to San Francisco. Gene was employed as an iron worker there until his retirement.
Preceded in death by his mother Frances Debeaufort and sister Madeline Powers, grandparents Madelyne and Francis Gough. Survivors brother-in-law Dave Powers, Dewey, nephews Dave Jr. of Washington, Paul and Matthew of California and their nine children.
Graveside services will be held at a later date at the Hillcrest Cemetery in Deer Lodge.
Harold Alvin Ostler
HAROLD ALVIN OSTLER. February 28, 1928 – August 10, 2016.
Harold was born in Jackson Hole, Wyo., to George Alvin and Mary Leona (Eynon) Ostler. He passed peacefully at the age of 88. Harold attended school in Wilson, Wyo. until his family relocated to Midwest, Wyo. He graduated from Midwest High School in 1946. His family purchased a ranch and moved to Winnett, where he met and married his wife of 63 years, Doris Catherine Isaacson. While ranching in the Winnett area, they had three children, Penney, Sandra and David. In 1962 they moved to ranch in the Helmville area and had a fourth child, Catherine.
Harold later had a career in over the road trucking, working as an owner operator for Dick Irvin, Western Transport, Boat Transport and finally in the logging industry. He specialized in oversized and difficult to transport loads. He will always be remembered fondly for his fun loving personality, his sense of humor and his fondness for large family gatherings.
Harold is survived by his wife, Doris; daughters Penney (Mike) Clark and Sandra Kroll; son David (Susan) Ostler and sister Mary (Hugh) Brindley. He is also survived by grandchildren T.J. (Anne) Ostler, Jason (Rosa) Ostler, Cody (Amanda) Ostler; Catherine Moria Kroll, Sally (Josh) Yates, Jay Kroll, Harold Aaron (Jazsmin) Kroll and nine great-grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his parents; twin brothers Richard C. and Robert E. Ostler; daughter Catherine Mary Ostler and son-in-law Albert Jay (A.J.) Kroll.
Services will be Thursday, August 18, 2015, at 11 a.m. at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Drummond. The family will receive visitors from 10:30 to 11. A luncheon will follow the service and burial will be held at 2:30 p.m. at the Moore Cemetery in Helmville. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials to the A.J. Kroll Scholarship Fund at Drummond High School, Drummond, MT 59832.
Joe Cephus Boykin
Joe Cephus Boykin, 61, of Deer Lodge, passed away on Tuesday August 9 due to heart disease complications.
A celebration of life bar-b-que will be held at 5 p.m. on August 27, 2016 at the Travelodge Hotel, 1150 North Main Street, Deer Lodge, MT 59722,
Joe was born in Birmingham, Ala. on January 2, 1955. He graduated from West End High School in Birmingham. He continued on to become a mechanic and enjoyed the work he did. Joe lived in several states before moving to Deer Lodge in 2009.
Joe married Carolyn F. Melton on June 15, 1976; they were married 41 years.
Joe worked as the assistant manager of the Summit apartments and in the maintenance department of the Travelodge Hotel in Deer Lodge. Joe’s favorite thing to do was spend quality time, at home in the company of the love of his life, Carolyn. Joe was quite the character and always knew what to say to make others smile. Carolyn says, “He was just Joe, he was a very happy person.” Joe inspired others to be humble and although we carry Joe in our hearts he will be greatly missed.
Joe is survived by his wife Carolyn; brother, Alex V. Fitzpatrick and his wife Tee; sister-in-laws, Mattie Tilly, Cynthia Lee, Dorothy Finley, Beverly Riggins and her husband James, Mary Jo Mathis and her husband Charles. Brother-in-laws; George Melton Jr, Demetrius Melton and his wife Janet, Johnathon Melton and his wife Sophia, many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.
Joe is preceded in death by his parents, Willie L. Harris and Annie L. Boykin; and brother, David Boykin.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be sent to Carolyn Boykin at 720 Montana Ave, Apt #1. The family wishes to thank the emergency medical staff as well as all who have helped and supported Carolyn through this difficult time.
Sherwin Eugene Palmer
Sherwin Eugene Palmer was born May 21, 1928 at the family home in the oilfields at Oilmont. Weighing only 1 lb. 14 oz., he lived an active full life passing away at the age of 88 years young. Sherm attended schools in Cut Bank. He later attended trade school majoring and graduating as a diesel/gas mechanic. He worked as the shop foreman for Cut Bank Motors until he bought the business in the 1970s. He was the “boss” of Palmer Implement Inc. until his retirement in 1993.
Dad joined the Army in 1946 with the rank of sergeant. He served in Korea earning Occupation and Victory medals. He returned to Cut Bank in 1949 where he met and married “the best thing that ever happened to him,” his wife Lois Kjose. Together they had five wonderful children.
Sherm was active in many organizations holding many offices. He was always willing to help whenever and wherever he was needed. He was an active member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #6104, and the American Legion Post #40. He was a lifetime member of the Elks serving as a Past Exalted Ruler. As a young man he was a member of the Demolay. He then joined the Royal Arch Masons of Montana, and served as the Grand High Priest of the Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons of Montana in 1998. He was a member of the Cut Bank Council #11 and the Golden West Commandery #24. Sherm was a member of Glacier Chapter #58 Order of the Eastern Star, Cut Bank, and Floral Chapter #46 Order of the Eastern Star, Deer Lodge. He was a member of the Sons of Norway #4-507.
Dad was preceded in death by his son Steven, brothers Ellis Palmer, John Palmer and his sister Clarice Schwenke. He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Lois, his daughters Linda of Condon; Diane (Bob) Rader of Butte; Helen Duffey and family of Cut Bank; son David of Cut Bank; and his best friend “Hobo.” Sister Paula Murphy, Idaho; Gereldine (Dennis) Anderson, North Dakota; Marian (Dave) Keller; brothers Bill (Barbara), Oregon; Howard (Karen), Wyoming; and Jimmy and family in Texas.
Sherm has 12 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.
Services will be held at a later date at Prairie Peace Lutheran Church, Cut Bank. Memorials may be made to Prairie Peace Lutheran Church Box 876, #1 Alpine Avenue, Cut Bank, Montana 59427, or to an organization of your choice.
Montana State Prison inmate Dennis Jensen died on Tuesday, August 9, 2016 of an extended illness at the Lewistown Infirmary in Lewistown. Mr. Jensen was 64 years old.
Mr. Jensen was sentenced out of Madison County in 2013 for the crime of Sexual Assault. Mr. Jensen was sentenced to Montana State Prison for 30 years with 25 years suspended. He was parole eligible in 2015. Mr. Jensen’s discharge date was 11/13/2018.
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