December 09th, 2020
Death Notice: Nancy J. Kenny
Nancy J. Kenny, 76, of Deer Lodge, MT, died on Sunday, December 6, 2020 at the Deer Lodge Medical Center, Deer Lodge. Celebration of Life Services will be held at a later date.
Longfellow Finnegan Riddle Funeral & Cremation Service is entrusted with Nancy’s funeral arrangements. You may pay your condolences at www.longfellowfinneganriddle.com.
Betty Eleanora Smith
Betty Eleanora Smith, 94, of Elliston passed away December 1, 2020 at Beehive Assisted Living in Helena. Her final days were spent surrounded by family and she passed away peacefully in her sleep with her daughter by her side.
Betty was born in Quincy, IL on July 9, 1926 and moved to Elliston with her parents, Sam and Ethel White, when she was just a toddler. Soon after, she became a big sister when her sister Jean was born. She graduated from high school in Elliston in 1944. She worked in Helena and helped her parents run their White’s Mountain Bar in Elliston for many years.
Betty married Don Smith in 1966 and had their daughter, Tanya, in 1967. The family moved to Deer Lodge in 1969 where Don worked for the MT State Prison Ranch and eventually served as the superintendent of the ranch until the time of his retirement in 1981. Betty worked at some local businesses in Deer Lodge, which included both of the local newspapers. She developed many close relationships at her workplaces.
She was especially close with her youngest granddaughter, Karlee. They were constant companions and she treasured the time she got to spend with Karlee making trips to Walmart, having lunch out on the town, or taking an afternoon break with a smoothie or some frozen yogurt. Betty was well known among her friends and loved ones for her kind, generous heart, her love of gardening, and her elaborate April Fool’s Day antics.
Betty was preceded in death by her father (Sam), mother (Ethel), brother (Sam Jr.), husband (Don), and sister (Jean). She is survived by her daughter Tanya (Emmett), and granddaughters Ashley (Nick) and Karlee (Trent), along with many friends in the Elliston and surrounding areas who will miss her dearly.
The family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff at Beehive Assisted Living and Compassus Hospice for the wonderful care they provided to Betty.
A memorial service for Betty is planned for summer 2021 in Elliston.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Betty’s honor to the Elliston Community Cemetery, Elliston EMS, or Elliston 27 Club.
Timothy T.J. Vincent
Timothy T.J. Vincent, age 45 of Butte, passed away in the early morning hours of November 23,2020 at his family home. T.J was born July 27, 1975 to Timothy James Vincent and Susan Jo Vincent in Mission. T.J attended grade school in Garrison. He also attended school in Deer Lodge and graduated from Butte High School in 1995. T.J. then moved to Idaho where he was employed by 44 Quick Stop for 20 years. T.J. made many life long friends during his years in Idaho. Due to health issues and to be near his family, T.J. moved back to Butte in July of 2019. T.J.’s hobbies and interests included remote control vehicles, digital artwork, computer gaming, and planning future gold panning with his dad and anything having to do with the Dukes of Hazzard car, the General Lee. T.J. also loved to work on vehicles, especially his Franken truck (1985 Dodge Ram Charger).
T.J was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents Ernest and Florence Vincent who he loved dearly as they helped in raising him after his parents divorce, and his maternal grandparents, Stan Oliver and Josephine Smith. T.J is survived by his father Tim and stepmom Darci Vincent of Butte; his brothers, Nehemiah Vincent of Butte, Justin Webb of Idaho and John and Kisharra Colton of Maryland; nephew Dante Webb of Idaho, his mother Susan of Idaho and numerous uncles, aunts and cousins. T.J. will aways be remembered for his caring nature, his unselfish generosity and compassion, and an uncanny sense of humor in good times or bad. T.J. was also known as Big Red and Viking. You are and will be greatly missed and remembered.
To you, our Gunnar (Viking Warrior) Gott Natt (good night) AO UNNA (LOVE YOU).
Memorials to Butte Food Bank and Butte Marine Corp League Toys for Tots.
Due to Covid-19, no services are planned at this time and will be announced at a later date. Cremation has already taken place.
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