Marcia Diane McNeil
6/4/1947 – 11/28/2021
Marcia felt like she had a great life.
She was born in Moscow, Idaho, on June 4, 1947, to Paul and Kathryn Hoskins. She had 1 sister (Kathy) and 2 brothers (Alan and Dan), who all enjoyed the outdoors experiences that Paul’s job with the US Forest Service encouraged. Favorite activities included riding horses, snowmobiling, swimming, camping and skiing on snow in winter and water in the summer.
She attended grade school at Wisdom, Lima and Deer Lodge, graduating from high school at Deer Lodge in 1965, with a class of about 85.
She started college at Kinman Business University in Spokane WA from fall of ‘65 to spring, then transferred to Montana State University in the spring, changing from a Business major to a Physical Education major with Business minor.
She met and married Steven L McNeil, and together they had two children, Leah and Laine.
While living at Forest Park trailer court, she and the children were frequent participants in Omoksee events throughout Western Montana. There were also innumerable trips south and north to and from West Yellowstone, where her parents lived. Days there were typically spent water skiing, camping, and snowmobiling.
Her diagnosis with cancer came in an abrupt fashion, with a rapid change, from seeming great health to suddenly, not. She passed November 28 in the presence of her family, at peace.
Condolences can be sent to the family at www.woodfuneralhome.com.
Juanita Mae Woodward
Juanita Mae Woodward passed away in the early morning hours of December 2nd, 2021. Juanita was born in Holten, Maine to June and Silas Sutherland on December the 15th, 1927. She was one of eight children. In 1933 the family moved to Townsend, Montana and then to Deer Lodge in 1943. Juanita graduated from Powell County High School in 1945. In 1948, she married James Haddock Woodward. Juanita and James would raise five children together and enjoy the friendships of many in the Deer Lodge community.
Juanita was preceded in death by her parents Silas and June, her husband James, brothers Chester, Harold, Dion, Stanley, Garrel, Kenneth, sister Carol and grandson DJ Smollack.
She is survived by her children, Allen, Craig, Sheryl (Hunt), Mark, and Jan (Smollack) her grandchildren, Shauna Kowalczik, Shawn Hunt, Brad and Eric Woodward, Amy Loughry, BobbySmollack, Trey Smollack and Tony Woodward as well as eightgreat-grandchildren. There will be a private service with family to be arranged at a later date.
Memorial contributions in Juanita’s name can be made to the First Presbyterian Church at 500 Milwaukee Avenue, the Powell County Senior Center at 100 Missouri Avenue, or Deer Lodge Food Pantry at 101 Milwaukee in Deer Lodge, Montana.