May 24th, 2017
Evelyn Victoria Dodge
Evelyn Victoria Dodge was born 11-13-1920 to Henry and Mabel Hemingson at Crosby N.D. Evelyn married William Dodge in 1940 and they spent their early years ranching in Bainville and Arlee. They moved to Deer Lodge in the fifties where they raised their family and worked at the Montana State Prison until retirement. They were lifetime members of Elks Lodge 1737. Evelyn enjoyed camping, fishing and casinos.
Evelyn passed away in Lake Havasu, Ariz. where she resided with her youngest son Ron on 5-18-2017.She was preceded in death by her husband Bill and daughter Margie Alexander. She is survived by her three sons Warren, Dale and Ron, seven grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.
Evelyn was a strong feisty lady who cared deeply about her family.
Raymond George Jursnick
Oct. 24, 1930 — May 4, 2017.
Raymond George Jursnick, 86, died May 4, 2017 at The Springs of Butte after a long battle with Alzheimer’s Dementia.
Ray was born in Butte on Oct. 24, 1930, to George and Ann (Plute) Jursnick.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his brother, Edward Jursnick of Davis, Calif.; and his niece, Victoria Carhartt of San Diego, Calif. Ray is survived by his wife, Sue Starford-Jursnick of Deer Lodge and Anaconda and Tampa, Fla.; his sister-in-law, Janet Jursnick; niece, Ludi Zarick; and nephew, Ray (Shelley) Jursnick, all of Calif. He is also survived by his stepsons, Bruce Starford and Brian Starford, both of Florida, and several grandchildren.
Ray graduated from Butte High School and was a member of BPOE for 64 years and the Butte Sports Hall of Fame. He loved fishing, hunting, skiing, piloting his plane in Alaska, and anything Montana, especially Butte.
At Ray’s request there will be no burial nor memorial services. Cremation was handled by Axelson Alternative Cremation.
Anna May Micu Koudelka
Anna May Micu Koudelka left this world on May 16, 2017 to join her beloved Edward to dance together again, for eternity. Ann was born on May, 26, 1932 in Deer Lodge to Laurinda and Jim Micu. She graduated from Powell County High School in May, 1950. She married Charles Skewes on October 20, 1951. To this union were born four children, Charlene, Charles Jay (CJ), John and Lauri. They later divorced. She worked for the Milwaukee Railroad when she met the love of her life, Edward R. Koudelka. They were married on Valentines Day, 1976 and were inseparable for 35 years when her love passed away on January 10, 2011.
Ann and Ed traveled the world starting their life together and marrying in Coeur d`Alene, Idaho and honeymooning in Palm Beach, Calif. Their adventures took them to Jamaica, New Orleans, Washington D.C., Sarasota, San Francisco,, Europe, Iceland, Alaska, Hawaii, Boston, Cancun, a cruise on the Mexican Riviera, Cabo San Lucas, with many trips to Las Vegas and Jackpot.
They made their home in Libertyville, Ill., then moved to Sun City, Ariz., Bozeman, Deer Lodge and then Butte. After Ed’s passing, Ann moved back to her hometown of Deer Lodge, where she resided until her death.
Ann’s favorite past time was dancing with her husband every Saturday night at either Fairmont, Anaconda Elks, the Broken Arrow and the Arena. She also enjoyed knitting and spending time with her family. They were well known in the area for their dancing skills and often found themselves on a cleared dance floor with all eyes on them.
Ann was preceded in death by her brothers Jim Micu and John Micu.
Ann is survived by her children Charlene Anderson (Bill), Charles Jay Skewes (Carole), John Skewes, and Lauri Rowe (Ray). Stepchildren Chris Robbins (Earl), Bob Koudelka (Linda). Grandchildren Jason (Amanda), Gabe (Sara), Adam, Martin (KimJae), Patti (Danny), Ashley and Kelsey, Ryan, Katie (Nacoma), Kristle (Matthew), Shane, and Andy. Great-grandchildren Megan & Kennedy, Jordan, Finn, Acen, Adara, Ryan Jr., Spencer, Chase, Remy, Kairi, Leahanna, Vera and Hope.
Private family services are planned. There was a celebration of Ann’s life at the Broken Arrow on Saturday, May 20, 2017 at 2 p.m. In Lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Deer Lodge Food Pantry, a charity close to Ann’s heart.
Adelina C. Munoz Loomis
Oct. 13, 1934 — May 15, 2017.
On May 15, 2017, Adelina C. Munoz Loomis took her last breath surrounded by all four of her children, sending her off with love, song and gratitude.
Adelina Colette Munoz Loomis was born at home on Oct. 13, 1934, in Corvallis. Her parents were Paxedes “Peggy” and Joseph Manuel Munoz. She grew up in Stevensville surrounded by love and fun of a large extended family that meant the world to her. She had two brothers, Pepe and Carlos Munoz.
Adelina graduated from Stevensville High School in 1952. She attended nursing school at St. Patrick’s in Missoula. She never completed school but opted to leave nursing to marry the love of her life, Harold Loomis on June 24, 1954. This was a decision she never regretted.
Adelina and Harold have been married for over 62 years. Together they had five children. Their first son, Michael Dean was born in 1955. Michael passed away at the tender age of two. She and Harold had four more children, Lori Mashek of Portland, Ore.; Stephen Loomis and his wife Shelly of Butte; Teresa Peterson and Mick Kennedy of Billings; and Augusta Bennett and Bill Moodry of Billings.
Lenie was an avid reader and loved to work in her flower gardens. Dad and mom did a great deal of traveling -- first by car and then later on in their motorhome. She loved her dogs, Angel, K-T, Noah, and Coco.
Our mother was never afraid to share her thoughts or opinions even if you did not ask! She was strong willed and fierce and we loved her.
Along with her husband and children, she is survived by seven grandchildren, Andi, Jacob, Alex, Josh, Becca, Nathaniel and Noah and five great-grandchildren, Reece, Chloe, Kelbey, Liam and Miles.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Joe and Peggy; son, Michael; and twin grandsons, Peter and Paul Loomis.
To quote our mother “I have had a long life and a lot of fun. I have had a good life and I have loved my family. I have read many good books.”
A Funeral Mass was held in Celebration of her life at the Immaculate Conception Church in Deer Lodge, on Saturday, May 20, at 11 a.m. Interment of ashes followed at Riverside Cemetery in Stevensville, at 4:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that you please donate to the Third World Children’s Fund.
“Vaya Con Dios” Mama.
Axelson Alternative Cremation is privileged to serve the Loomis family.
William Cameron Sr.
Montana State Prison inmate William Cameron Sr., age 66, died on Monday, May 15, 2017 at St. Patrick Hospital in Missoula following an extended illness.
Mr. Cameron was sentenced out of Cascade County in 2003 for the crime of Sexual Assault. Mr. Cameron was sentenced to 40 years with 20 years suspended. Mr. Cameron was parole eligible since 2012. His prison discharge date was 3/01/2022.
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