May 20th, 2015
Stewart Baker, Jr.
Stewart Baker, Jr., 76, of Lincoln, passed away at St. Peter’s Hospital in Helena on May 10, 2015, Mother’s Day. He was born on July 30, 1938 in Big Timber. Stewart was active in Livingston Jaycees, Deer Lodge Moose Lodge #533, Helmville Rodeo Club, and was instrumental in helping organize the Race Track Junior Rodeo Club. He enjoyed hunting and fishing. Stewart worked on various ranches around the state. When he retired he worked as a flagger and pilot car driver on road construction.
Stewart is survived by his wife, of 59 ½ years, Edith (EDE) of Lincoln; three daughters and a son, Cheryl (Jim) Brenton of East Helena, Tina (Todd) Hoover of Ronan, Carol Baker of Marceline, Mo., and William “Bill” (Kristi) of Helmville; 11 grandchildren and their spouses and 19 great-grandchildren; half-brother Jack D’Ewart of Martinsdale, half-sister Pat Garner of Huntsville, Texas and half-sister Sylvania Barnhart of Livingston; two brothers-in-law, two sisters-in-law and numerous nieces and nephews and many many friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents Stuart Baker and Mary D’Ewart, sister Mary Holst, his mother and father-in-law, a sister-in-law and two brothers-in-law.
Memorial services were Tuesday, May 12 at 11 a.m. at the Helmville Community Hall.
Vernon Lewis Ruttenbur
Vernon Lewis Ruttenbur passed away Sunday, May 10, 2015 at 8:20 a.m. to peaceful rest. Vernon was born on February 10, 1962 at 10:05 p.m.
He attended Deer Lodge public schools. In 1981 Vernon received his GED while in the U. S. Army in Washington state. He was with the Army four years and the Montana Army National Guard for 12 years.
Vernie (as he was popularly known) worked as a bartender in town. He loved music, hunting and loved his job with A.W.A.R.E. helping children until his death. He was part of three different bands over the years; played bass guitar (rock and roll). The last band he was with “Off the Wall” published a CD, also, he loved hunting.
Vernon has left many friends, co-workers and family. In Deer Lodge he leaves his sister, Shawn M. Ruttenbur (Mike Filcher); niece, Jaci Filcher; two grandnieces, Adrienne and Braizlynn; nephew, Rhylie Filcher; brothers, Edward (Marlene) Ruttenbur of Missoula and Shane Ruttenbur; nieces, Alyssa, Rachael and Erin; nephew, Erik Ruttenbur, and his mother, Verna M. Baker of Deer Lodge.
Those gone before: grandparents Barbara M. and Vernon H. Ruttenbur, stepdad Roger P. Baker.
Cremation has taken place. Vern also volunteered at the Rialto Theatre.
A get-to-gether and potluck will be for family and friends on the 30th of May at 218 W. Milwaukee Ave. starting at 1 p.m.
Donations in memory of Vernon may be made to the Rialto Theatre.
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