January 04th, 2017
Barbara Sue Blodgett
Former resident Barbara Sue Blodgett, 81, passed peacefully with family at her home in Gilbert, Ariz. on 12/31/16. She was under the care of home hospice for renal failure.
She was born at home on April 22, 1935 in Bancroft, Nebr. She married Harry “Bud” Blodgett in 1952 which preceded her in death in 2009.
Survivors include her daughters Chloe Lynn Roberts-Mills and Antoinette Blodgett, Gilbert, Ariz.; son Greg (Melinda) Blodgett, Fair Oaks, Calif.; Matthew (Hunter) Blodgett and family, Butte; granddaughter Amanda (Anthony) Munoz and family, Mesa, Ariz. Children Gary, Joseph, Mark and grandson Jayson preceded her in death. She had eight grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
You are not forgotten loved one
Nor will you ever be,
As long as life and memory last
We will remember thee.
We miss you now, our hearts are sore,
As time goes by we will miss you more,
Your loving smile, your gentle face,
No one can fill your vacant place.
Rest in peace with the LORD.
James (Jim) Michael Hadley
James (Jim) Michael Hadley passed away on Tuesday, December 27, 2016 at his home outside of Deer Lodge at the age of 77.
Jim was born February 13, 1939 to Raymond and Helen Hadley in Marmarth, N.D. In his early years Jim worked construction jobs across the state of Montana and then had a career change, becoming a long haul truck driver for 25 years until his retirement. He loved being out on the road meeting new people and seeing new places. With his outgoing personality and sense of humor Jim never met a person that he couldn’t become friends with. He also had a love for tractors and after his retirement spent many hours restoring his old Farmalls that he was very proud of.
Through his marriages Jim had five children Patti, Mike, Teresa, Billy, and Darcy, four grandchildren Jason, Sean, Megan, and Hannah and two great-grandchildren Ryder and Hadley Jo.
Jim was preceded in death by parents Raymond and Helen, sons Mike and Billy, grandson Jason, and his wife of 28 years Betty.
Survivors are brothers Jack (Carolyn) Hadley of Baker, Bob Hadley of Marmarth, N.D., daughters Patti (Les) Herbert, Seeley Lake, Teresa Hadley, Columbia Falls, Darcy (Kam) Hadley, Red Lodge, his grandchildren Sean Hadley, Megan (Shane) Gibson, and Hannah Hadley as well as his two great-grandchildren Ryder and Hadley Jo Gibson. Also surviving are five nephews and their families who he loved dearly.
Services will be held at a later date in Deer Lodge.
Montana State Prison inmate Donald Azure died on Sunday, January 1, 2017 of an extended illness at the Lewistown Infirmary in Lewistown. Mr. Azure was 79 years old.
Mr. Azure was sentenced out of Cascade County in 1997 for the crimes of Deliberate Homicide and Criminal Endangerment both committed with a dangerous weapon. Mr. Azure was sentenced to Montana State Prison for a total of 122 years. He would have been parole eligible in 2027.
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