Dolores Elizabeth Hurlbert
Dolores Elizabeth Hurlbert, 82, passed away Wednesday, August 24, 2016, at home in Deer Lodge.
Dolores was born in Dickinson, N.D. on March 24, 1934 to the late John L. Stoppler and Elizabeth Stoppler Mavrinac Pope. Her family moved to Anaconda when she was young.
Dolores met Gene Hurlbert when she was working at the McDonald Rest Home with Gene’s mother. She married Gene and they shared 65 wonderful years together. They lived in Deer Lodge where they raised two sons, Leon and Donald.
She worked at various places around Deer Lodge including Galen State Hospital, IGA, Young’s Market, and Greany’s Dry Goods. But she always said her most rewarding job was being a mother.
Dolores was a proud member of the Order of Eastern Star since 1969. Along with her dear sister Eva, they served as Rainbow Mother Advisors. Together they enriched the lives of many young women in the community. She also served as Worthy Matron and Grand Ada.
Dolores was a kind and gentle soul, full of life with a giving heart. A dear friend told us that “the heavens needed a little more twinkle” and now they have Dolores. Her love of animals was extraordinary. Pumpkin, her beloved dog, was always by her side, even visiting during hospital stays, and she was with Dolores at the end to comfort her.
She is proceeded in death by her son Donald; and sisters Mary Loback, Angie Laws, and Eva Rennfield.
Dolores is survived by husband Gene; son Leon (Sue) of Forsythe; daughter-in-law Barb Wantanabe (Donald Hulbert) of Washington D.C.; three brothers John (Jackie) Stoppler of Anaconda, Marty (Susan) Mavrinac of Anaconda, Joe (Diane) Mavrinac of Deer Lodge; three grandchildren Ben (Dani), Christopher (Sue), and Jen; six great-grandchildren, along with numerous nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.
Visitation was held from 6-8 p.m. at the Jewell Funeral Home on Tuesday, August 30.
Services will be held at 11 a.m., Wed, August 31 at the St. James Episcopal Church with graveside services at Hillcrest Cemetery. A luncheon will follow at the Episcopal Church fellowship hall.
Memorials may be made to Shriners Hospital, PAWHS, the Floral O.E.S. Scholarship Fund, or the donor’s choice.
Marjorie (Marge) Gould
Marjorie (Marge) Gould passed away peacefully at her home at 80 years of age on Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2016, surrounded by her loving family.
Marge was born March 14, 1936, in Missoula and was raised in the Helmville area, attending school in Drummond and Missoula. She spent her childhood years tending the family ranch cooking, cleaning, shearing sheep and raising livestock. It was there she learned the incredible work ethic she demonstrated in every part of her amazing life, and which carried through to her children.
Marge married the love of her life, Harvey Gould, on Aug. 21, 1954, and together they had five children. She passed away five days prior to their 62nd anniversary. Our mom was a woman like no other. She gave us life, nurtured us, taught us, dressed us, fought for us, held us, shouted at us, kissed us, spanked us, but most importantly loved us unconditionally.
There are no words to describe just how important our mom was to us and what a powerful influence she continues to be. Mom, we love you. You will forever be remembered for your love of family, delicious rhubarb custard and apple pies, fishing, camping, family gatherings, gardening, generosity and your constant belief in us as individuals. You never forgot to send birthday cards to us all – from the oldest among us to the youngest great-grandchild. You were the glue that kept us together.
Marge is survived by her husband, Harvey; and her children, Tim Gould (wife Darcy), Sheryl Friedeman (husband Shawn), Jackie Watkins, Tom Gould (wife Freda), Brenda Morgan (husband Tom), and stepdaughter Randee Bacon (husband Dean). She had 20 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; brother, Paul Jacobsen; sisters, Pauline Miniger, Barbara Weaver (husband Dutch), Wilma Gauthier, Jerry Robb, Verna Lutz (husband Dennis) and Vicki Davis (husband Tom); and a host of nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by a brother, Skip Davis, and sister, Flora Wimberley.
A private celebration of her life was held at their Dixon family home. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Clark Fork Valley Hospice, 10 Kruger Road, Plains, MT 59859, to honor Mom’s wishes. The family thanks them for their loving care, support and kindness through her final journey. Hugs from the entire family.
Montana State Prison inmate Raymond Stewart died on Saturday, August 27, 2016 at St. Patrick’s Hospital in Missoula. An autopsy will be performed to determine the cause of death. He was 68 years old.
Mr. Stewart was sentenced out of Lewis & Clark County in 2013 for Felony DUI. Mr. Stewart was sentenced to the Department of Correction for 4 yrs. 5 mo.; to be served consecutive to a previous sentence of DUI and with no time suspended. Mr. Stewart was parole eligible 03/07/2015. His prison discharge date was 01/13/2020.