Stanley George Glovan, Jr.
Stanley George Glovan, Jr. passed away at his home on June 11, 2015 at the age of 73.
Stan was born to Catherine (Beth) and Stanley Glovan Sr. He graduated from Anaconda High School and joined the Army to proudly serve his country overseas for four years. He returned to Montana where he worked at Galen for a year. He then worked for the Anaconda Company as a boilermaker for over 19 years until they finally closed. He retired from the Montana State Prison as a Correctional Sergeant after 23 years. Stan was married to the love of his life, Billye Aarstad, for over 50 wonderful years and raised their two sons in Opportunity.
Stan was an honorable man and lived his life by his strong values, always providing wise council and sensible advice. He enjoyed a good cup of coffee and the simple things in life. Every morning Stan raised the American flag and took it down respectfully every night. He enjoyed watching sports and was quite an athlete in his day. He showed compassion and great love for his animals. Stan enjoyed the outdoors, especially when he could share it with his sons and grandson, Tristin, who was his pride and joy.
Proceeding him in death were his parents, Beth and Stanley, Sr., and an infant son.
Stan is survived by his wife, Billye of Opportunity; two sons, Tom (Tiona) Glovan of Anaconda and Stanley “Jim” (Sherry) Glovan of Deer Lodge; grandson, Tristin Glovan of Anaconda; three step-grandsons and families including four great-grandsons; one brother, Ron (Connie) Glovan of Butte; two sisters, Bonnie Gee of Anaconda and Pam (John) Harp of Pacific Grove, Calif.; numerous nieces and nephews; and many friends along with his buddy, Takota, his faithful dog.
It was an honor and a privilege to have known such a great man. We will cherish his memory and hold him in our hearts forever.
Per Stan’s wishes, there will be no services.
Memorials may be made to Pintler Pets, 205 Silver St., Anaconda, MT 59711 .
Longfellow Finnegan Riddle Funeral & Cremation Service is entrusted with Stan’s funeral arrangements.
You may express condolences at www.longfellowfinneganriddle.com or www.mtstandard.com.
John Robert Strickland
John Robert Strickland, 83, passed away Monday, June 8, 2015 at the home of his son John Strickland in Mesa, Ariz. following a brief bout with lung cancer.
He leaves his wife of 60 years, Cleo Marie (Neckels) Strickland; his son, John Strickland; his daughters, Carla (Wade) Anderson, Debi (Russ) Richardson, Lynnette (Fred) Sorenson; his sisters Lois Kustura, Shirley (Kenny) Fleming, Marlene (Tom) Beck, Margie Gress; nine grandchildren; four great-grandchildren and many close friends.
Born and raised in Deer Lodge, son of Archie Leonard Strickland and Mariam Alberta Morgan, he was a lifelong resident of Deer Lodge.
John Robert, known to his friends and family as ‘Bob’, was raised on the Strickland family Homestead and lived there his entire life. This homestead was started by his great-grandfather Lafette Strickland in 1875. Bob loved all animals especially dogs, as he had several animals growing up on the farm. Bob graduated from Powell County High School in 1950 where he was known as “Bon Ton Bobby”. In his early years you could see Bob strumming the guitar and playing country western music with friends and family. Bob worked construction for a brief time after high school, helping construct buildings in Galen, where he would meet the love of his life, Cleo Neckels. Bob married Cleo Marie Neckels on October 25, 1954 and five children were born from this union.
Bob went on to work at Stauffer Chemical in Butte in 1952 and retired from there after 42 years. Bob was on the school board for a number of years in the 1980s and was a tremendous asset to the Deer Lodge community. He and Cleo never missed a game be it football or basketball or wrestling when John and Debi were playing in both high school and college. They were always there to take anyone who needed a ride to any of the games.
Bob also loved the Racetrack rodeos, loved helping the kids with their 4-H animals at the fair, and loved going on the Racetrack wagon train.
Bob and Cleo retired in 1993 and spent their winters in Arizona at Sun Life Retirement Community in the city of Mesa, where he was known as ‘cowboy’. Bob was known for his great sense of humor and always enjoyed a good game of pinochle with friends. Bob and Cleo would spend their summers in Montana. Even though Bob was retired, he always enjoyed helping farm and always stayed busy. Some summers he would help his daughter Carla and his son-in-law Wade work the bee farm in Chinook. or Leo and Cheryl Nicholes with the spuds.
Survived by his wife, his children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by parents Archie Leonard Strickland and Mariam Alberta Morgan, son Robert Keith Strickland and brother Monte Strickland.
A funeral service will be held July 18 at the First Baptist Church in Deer Lodge at 11:30. A luncheon will follow at the Broken Arrow. The family will have a private burial.
Richard Ray Hover
Richard Ray Hover, 67, of Ogden, Iowa died Friday, May 22, 2015 at home.
Richard was born December 24, 1947 to George & Gladys (Roberts) Hover in Kirksville, Mo. The family moved to Montana in 1954. He graduated from the University of Montana with a Bachelor of Science degree. He married Beverly Jean Mullins on June 21, 1969.
He drove bus for Intermountain Bus Lines and a long haul truck driver for Watkins/Shepard. In 1994 they moved to Douglas, Wyo. where he was employed driving truck at the coal mines. They have been an Ogden residence since 1997. He was employed with Union Pacific Railroad as an engineer.
His survivors include: wife of 45 years, son Lyle (Samantha) Hover of Ogden; son Lance Hover of Odgen; daughter Larissa Hover (significant other Chris Goettsch) of Zearing, Iowa; son Lincoln Hover (significant other Mistie Casiano); mother Gladys Hover of Inverness, Fla.; brother Robert Hover of Port Huron, Mich.; 10 grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his father and brother Laniel Hover.