Gregory Gay Walsted
Gregory Gay Walsted 66, died peacefully October 23 at Deer Lodge Medical Center. Greg was born November 22, 1947 in Conrad. He spent the majority of his childhood playing with his cousins at Aunt CooCoo’s Farm in Conrad. Greg and his family moved to Havre when he was a teenager. Then finally moved to Deer Lodge in 1964 where he spent the rest of his life. In 1966 Greg enlisted into the Army and was sent to Vietnam where he received several medals including a Purple Heart for his injuries and bravery. In 1980 he married Stacy Kimble and later divorced but was blessed with his son JJ. Greg enjoyed working and hanging out at The Nugget Bar, the mountains, cruising around town in his truck, and spending time with his family. Greg worked as a laborer for the City of Deer Lodge Road Department for many years until he was unable to work due to his back problems. Greg was a real fighter; he was so sick but still made sure he was taking care of his little brother. He will be missed by his family and many friends.
Greg was preceded in death by his parents Bonnie and Jack Walsted and nephew Shayne Walsted.
He is survived by son Jerimiah (Halie) Walsted, brother Foster Walsted, nieces and nephews Carrie Walsted, Ryder Walsted, Emery Fetters, Chassidy Walsted (Rich Fakler) and Ethan Goldsby all of Deer Lodge. Cousins Cody Vanheel, Rod Vanheel, and Linda Winchell of Great Falls. Aunt Gladyce & Bob Oakland of Great Falls. Special friend Rick Carlson of Longview, Wash.
Memorial Services will be held Saturday Nov. 1 at 11 a.m. at Hillcrest Cemetery. Luncheon follows at Scotty’s Bar in Deer Lodge.
James Haddock Woodward
James Haddock Woodward was born April 6, 1924 to Thomas E. and Elsie M. Woodward in Beach, N. D. The family settled in Deer Lodge in the late 1930s, where he attended St. Mary’s Academy and then graduated from Powell County High School in 1942. In 1948, James married his sweetheart, Juanita Mae Sutherland. James and Juanita would be together for the next 66 years.
During those years they would raise their five children and were later blessed with 10 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. James owned and operated the Deer Lodge Conoco Gas Station and the Treasure State Auto Parts Store.
James was preceded in death by his parents, his brother Tom and his sister Shirley and his grandson DJ Smollack.
James is survived by his wife, Juanita and his children, Allen (Claire) of Deer Lodge, Sheryl Hunt (Thomas) of Las Vegas, Nev., Craig of Deer Lodge, Mark (Cindi) of Missoula, and Jan Smollack of Anaconda. James is also survived by his grandchildren, Shauna Kowalczik, Shawn Hunt, Brad and Eric Woodward, Amy Loughry, Bobby and Trey Smollack, Kevin Cotner, Anthony Woodward and five great-grandchildren.
A Mass in celebration of James’ life was held at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church (605 Clark Street) on Tuesday, October 28 at 11 in Deer Lodge. A reception took place at St. Mary’s Hall. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Rialto Theatre in Deer Lodge (deerlodgerialto.com) or The Powell County Seniors Center.
David Leroy Macumber
Montana State Prison inmate David Leroy Macumber #2004633 died on Monday, October 20, 2014 at approximately 2330 hours. David Macumber died of an extended illness. He was 63 years of age. This offender fell out of Silver Bow County for Sexual Assault. Inmate Macumber had a projected discharge date of 6-5-2017.