16 July, 2014
Carmen Kay Doiron
On July 9, 2014 Heaven was greeted with a sweet, beautiful angel.
Carmen was born July 11, 1942 to Lyle and Gertrude Shields in Billings. The family later moved to California and this is where she met the love of her life Duke Doiron, at 16 she and Duke were married and spent 57 years together. Through this union they were blessed with two children, Dennis and Shelley. The family moved to Deer Lodge and it was at this time they purchased Youngs Market. Together they ran this business for 27 years. Carmen loved to cook and spend time with her family. She loved family get-togethers and specially loved spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She and Duke spent many hours attending many sporting events throughout the years.
Duke and Carmen retired and moved to Seeley Lake to relax, enjoy family and spend time on the lake. Many memories and good times occurred here and will be forever cherished. Carmen was a friend to whomever she met and had a loving heart.
Her family was beside her when the Lord picked this beautiful flower to join him in Heaven. She will be deeply missed but never forgotten.
Survivors include her husband Duke, son Dennis (Rose) Doiron, daughter Shelley (Chuck) Alsup, brother Mike, grandchildren Zachary, Paige, Drew, Alaina, Logan, Brock, Grant, Kade, and Aleyiah. Great-grandchildren Lilly and Kinsley. There will be a memorial service at the Pen in Deer Lodge at 2 on Thursday, July 17, 2014.
Eugene (Gene) William Hogan passed away at his home in Tacoma, Wash. on June 4, 2014 surrounded by his family. He was born February 23, 1933 to lifelong Gold Creek residents, Dave and Marian (Hollenback) Hogan.
Gene graduated from Powell County High School and attended what was then Montana State College in Bozeman. He served in the U. S. Air Force after which he pursued a career in construction.
He is survived by his wife, Myrna; son, Mark and daughters, Kristi (Don), Calleen (Mike), daughter-in-law Cindy (Travis); grandchildren Lisa, Matthew, Meghan, Carissa, Taeler and Rachel; great-grandchildren Jerryd and Danyul.
Gene was preceded in death by his son, Jerry.
Cremation has taken place. There will be a Memorial Mass at St. Marys Church, Gold Creek at 2 p.m., August 2, 2014.
Please come and celebrate Gene’s life with us.
Rocky Jones died in Omaha, Nebraska with a Hospice volunteer at his side on July 7, 2014.
Rocky was born on February 1, 1956 to Jack and Bernice (Grant) Jones in St. Ann’s Hospital. He attended local schools and graduated from Anaconda High in 1974. He was well liked in school and had many friends. He led a busy and interesting life doing exactly what he wanted. After graduation he attended various schools until he achieved his goal of a Nationally Certified Court Reporter.
Over the years he lived in Minneapolis, Chicago, Deer Lodge and Bozeman before landing in Ketchikan, Alaska, where he lived for over 25 years.
A Vikings and Minnesota Twins fan (from his time in Minneapolis) he made his lifelong dream of attending professional ball games come true – he even worked security for the Vikings.
Sports were an integral part of who Rocky was in his life. He could remember statistics and often won bets on the information he knew without the use of a record book. He loved hunting and fishing and did as much as he could in Alaska and the ocean surrounding Ketchikan. Some of the halibut he caught was as big as he was!
May 6, 1978 he married in Lyons, Nebraska. This union produced one daughter and after 18 years he was divorced.
In the spring of 2010, Rocky was having some health issues and his brother and sisters asked him to come home to Anaconda. He did come home and lived for a while at Hearthstone. As his health continued to decline he desperately wanted to be with his daughter and granddaughter, Alexa Rily. He flew to Omaha to be near Alexa and his daughter placed him in a nursing home. He was able to see his granddaughter grow for as long as life would allow.
Rocky lived his life to the fullest! He traveled all over the U.S.A., worked at many jobs, including Correctional Officer in Deer Lodge, just as the old prison closed and the new prison opened. He loved bar tending and, as anyone who knew him, knew that he could shoot the bull for hours, especially with a golden frothy drink in his hand.
He is survived by his daughter and granddaughter in Omaha, Nebraska; brother, Gary Jones; sisters, Tami Whittington of Anaconda and Jackie Johnson of Missoula; nephews, Grant Kopp, Jay Johnson, Kane Whittington; nieces, Timmie Mehrens and Hallie Johnson.
Robert Charles Chessmore (Bob) passed away July 6, 2014 in Deer Lodge with family by his side. Bob was born April 16, 1936 in North Platte, Nebraska to David and Florence Chessmore. The family moved to Missoula, Montana in 1939. They moved to the Deer Lodge Valley when Bob was in the 1st grade, and he has made that his home for the past 73 years. Bob joined the Army shortly after graduating Powell County High School in 1954 and was honorably discharged after serving four years.
Bob married Irene Stumvoll, from Deer Lodge, on June 3, 1961. He was blessed with two daughters Debbie and Sandy. Bob worked at the smelter in Anaconda, the Montana State Prison and many ranches around the valley. His true love was always ranching, after retiring from MSP he accomlished his dream by having his own ranch. He and his lifetime friend, Harold thoroughly enjoyed going to the Butte Livestock sales every Tuesday for lunch and visiting friends, his favorite pastime .
He was proceeded in death by his parents and two brothers Bill and Kenneth. He is survived by his wife, Irene, of 53 years. His daughters Debbie (Steve) Holland and Sandy (Tim) Quigley. His grandchildren, who all knew and loved him as gramps, Duncan and Konrad Quigley, Shane, Jamie and Bud Holland and six great grandchildren Tanner, Ryder, Silas, Dyani, Abreona and Emery. One sister Bette Browning and many nieces and nephews who thought the world of him. Bob was also blessed with many lifetime friends. He will be missed by all that knew and loved him.
Services will be held Monday July 14, 2014 at the Jewell Funeral Home in Deer Lodge at 11 am followed by the graveside service at Hill Crest Cemetary. In Lieu of flowers the family requests memorials be sent to American Heart Association, PAWHS or donors choice.
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