Tamara D. Canaan
Born October 10, 1937, in Butte, to Donald and Deborah Canaan, Tamara passed away from medical complications on December 21, 2020. She attended elementary school in Avon and high school in Deer Lodge. She attended University in Missoula and trained as a court reporter. She practiced her court reporter career in Missoula, Santa Cruz, Calif., and Helena. A co-worker wrote at her retirement: “Well done! A good and faithful public servant, your loyalty, dedication, and hard work have been an inspiration to the entire staff. Congratulations on having completed many years of exemplary service to the court.”
During her retirement, she enjoyed her home in Helena with her flowers and animals, and some wonderful friends and neighbors. She was a faithful contributor to many worthwhile causes.
Tamara was preceded in death by her parents. She had no other family or relatives.
No services will be held. She will be laid to rest at Hillcrest Cemetery in Deer Lodge during a private service.
Please visit www.buttefuneralhome.com to offer a condolence or share a memory of Tamara. Axelson Funeral and Cremation Services has been privileged to care for Tamara.
Clifford Earl Graveley
Clifford Earl Graveley was 98 years old. He was born on June 4th, 1922 on the home ranch and passed December 26, 2020 at his ranch home. He is the son of Charles and Rhoda Graveley.
Cliff went to school in Avon to the eighth grade and worked on the home ranch otherwise. He married Patricia E. Heltborg September 7th, 1943. They were married 77 years. They had eight children; Christine Rachor (Jim), Steve Graveley (Sue), Lorrain Mead (Roger), Valda Thome, Scott Graveley (Suzi), Shane Graveley (Donna), Sandy Graveley (Mary) and Lisa An who died shortly after birth.
He also had many grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren.
Those preceding him in death are his parents, siblings and son-in-laws Buzzy Cooper, Kit Hardy and Duane Thome.
Memorial contributions can be made to Avon Community Church, PO Box 224, Avon MT 59713.
Burial has taken place.
Longfellow Finnegan Riddle Funeral & Cremation Service is entrusted with Cliff’s funeral arrangements. You may pay your condolences at www.longfellowfinneganriddle.com.