William Walter Horne Jr. October 18, 1934 - June 6, 2022
William Walter Horne Jr., 87, was born Oct. 18, 1934, in Townsend, Mont., to William and Alice Horne. Bill died June 6, 2022. He grew up in Helena, Mont., along with brothers Bob and Jerry, and sister, Peggy. After high school, Bill joined the Army and served in Korea. After returning from the service, he worked several jobs, including a wheat ranch in Turner, Mont., driving bus from Helena to Billings, foreman on the Williams and Tavenner Ranch, D&L Auto parts store and most recently, delivering freight from Deer Lodge to Helena. He married Jeannie and had sons Kim and Steven. He was preceded in death by his son, Steven; wife, Jeannie; parents, Bill and Alice; brothers, Bob and Jerry; and best friend and brother-in –law, Joe Stalnaker. Bill loved everything rodeo, team roping, draft horse, cowboying and ranching. He is survived by his son, Kim (Michelle); granddaughters Keri (Chris), Becky (Tom); grandsons Cory (Bryanna), Kyle; great-grandsons Landon (Makayla), Kale (Teddi), Trent, Cohen; and great-granddaughters Kaitlyn (Will), Hadley and Rori. He is also survived by great-great-granddaughters Paislee, Mayceeand Presley; and great-great- grandson Greyson. Bill will be remembered for his amazing work ethic, and being a gentleman and a cowboy. A private burial has been held by the family. There will be a celebration of Bill’s life organized privately by the family at 1 p.m. on Saturday, June 18, at the Deer Lodge Elks. Please visit www.axelsonfuneralhome.com to offer the family a condolence or share a memory of Bill.
Walter “Owen” Girven, 85 of Deer Lodge, Mont., died on Saturday, June 4, 2022, at his residence in Deer Lodge. Longfellow Finnegan Riddle Funeral & Cremation Service is entrusted with Owen’s funeral arrangements. You may pay your condolences at www.longfellowfinneganriddle.com.