Donald (Duck) Roberts
Donald (Duck) Roberts, 64, of Deer Lodge passed away Sunday, February 24 at home.
Donald was born in Devils Lake, N.D. To Elden ad Helen Roberts, the fifth of seven children. Donald attended school in Deer Lodge until he joined the Marine Corps in 1973. Donald married Lila LaTray on May 10, 1975. Their only son Brian was born September 7, 1976. Upon his honorable discharge he went to work for the city police department of Deer Lodge. He became head of the water department and in 2003 he went to work at MSP as supervisor for the road crew. Donald retired from MSP in 2016 due to a back injury.
Donald enjoyed fishing, camping, boating, working in his meat shop known as Duck’s Smokehouse, making sausage and cutting up meat for many people in the area until it was no longer possible for him. Donald loved family gatherings where he would make everyone laugh. Sunday breakfast at his home, his nephew Cody would always be the target of his jokes which would make Cody laugh.
The light of Donald’s life were his four grandchildren, Patrick, Daylelyn, Jesse, and Sarina. They loved their papa unconditionally. During his many doctor appointments to the VA in Helena, Brian was faithfully his driver when Donald was no longer able to drive. Thank you Brian.
Donald is survived by his wife Lila of 44 years; son Brian and daughter-in-law Nikki; his pride and joy Patrick, Daylelyn, Jesse and Sarina; brothers Dan, David, and Duane; sisters Kathy Mitchell and Debbie Persons; father-in-law Harold LaTray; several brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, and nieces and nephews who he loved dearly. To brother-in-law Dale and his wife Debbie, thank you for being by Lila’s side when he was in Harbor View hospital and Billings in the hospital.
Cremation has taken place. RIP Donald, you are no longer in pain.
Services will be held on March 23, 2019 at 1 p.m. with Howard Neckels officiating.
Cheryl Marie (Trimbo) Roesler
Cheryl Marie (Trimbo) Roesler died peacefully on Saturday, March 2, after a long struggle with chronic illness at the hospital in Deer Lodge. She was 56.
Cheryl is survived by her husband, Mike Roesler of Deer Lodge; her daughter, Courtney Nelson, and granddaughters Paisley and Teagan of Vancouver, Wash.; her sisters, Barbara Anderson, Kathy Harwood (Tony), Mary Carlile (Bill) and Nancy Condon; her brothers, Jim Trimbo (Shirley), Jack Trimbo (Brenda), Tim Trimbo (Cheryl), Bill Trimbo (Juana) and Richard Trimbo (Rhonda); her stepsons, Tyson Roesler (Elyssa), and grandchildren Avary and Aria; Aaron Roesler (Holly), and grandchildren Kinsley and Grayson; and many, many more nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.
Cheryl was preceded in death by her parents, Bob and Inez Trimbo, her nephew Brandon, and her beloved big brother, Steve.
Cheryl was born in Vancouver, Wash., to Bob and Inez Trimbo, the youngest of their 11 children. She graduated from Prairie High School and attended Clark College. She worked retail for most of her career in Vancouver, Wash. and Portland, Ore.
Cheryl met and fell in love with Mike in 2008. They made their life together in Deer Lodge, where they enjoyed outdoor activities, horses, their dogs, and Blue Grass Festivals, including a Blue Grass Camp on the West Fork of the Bitteroot River, where they were married May 29, 2009.
We will remember Cheryl for her big heart, her easy smile, her generous spirit, her gift with horses, and her ability to teach everyone to ride. She will be greatly missed.
Death Notice: George (Gregg) Franks
George (Gregg) Franks passed away February 20, 2019. Services will be held March 9 at the LDS church in Deer Lodge at 1 p.m. Graveside services will follow at Hillcrest Cemetery, with a luncheon afterwards at the church.