STEVENSVILLE – Edwin Carl Hebner, of Stevensville, passed away at his home on Friday afternoon, October 13, after a long illness. He was surrounded by his close family while overlooking the beautiful Bitterroot homestead where he spent the last decades of his life.

CORVALLIS – Roberta A. “Bobbie” Hoyle, 84, of Corvallis passed away Saturday, October 14, 2017, at her home. She was born August 29, 1933 in California.

HAMILTON – Carole Anna (Pedersen) Olson, 75, of Hamilton, passed away into the loving arms of her Lord and Savior at St. Patrick’s Hospital in Missoula October 1, 2017, due to complications from Myelodysplastic Syndrome. She was surrounded by her beloved husband and three daughters. She was …

September 03, 1958 – October 11, 2017

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CORVALLIS - Donald “Don” Contraman, 75, of Corvallis passed away on October 5, 2017 with his wife Joan at his side. He was born September 14, 1942 in Lynwood California.

FLORENCE – Kenneth Edward Karlson, 68, passed away Tuesday, October 3, 2017 at his home in Florence after a long battle with cancer. He is survived by his wife and partner of 33 years, Anna-Marie, as well as five step-children. He is also survived by his mother, Evelyln Stelling.

HAMILTON – Bob was born Dec. 15, 1924 in Kemmerer, Wyoming. He passed away Oct. 2, 2017 in Hamilton. He grew up on the family ranch in Southwest Wyoming.

WINSTON-SALEM, NC – Jan Langley Samuel, 84, passed away on September 26, 2017, at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center. She was born January 28, 1933, in Hamilton, Montana to Walter Harold Langley and Golda Lewis Penner Langley.

HAILEY, ID – John Henry Nelson Palmer, 83, and former resident of Hailey, Idaho and Darby, Montana peacefully entered into eternal rest on Friday, September 29, 2017.

Sharon LeDuc Pulse (Sharon Marget LeDuc) was born September 12, 1941, in Havre, Montana to Margret and Lawrence LeDuc. Sharon passed away peacefully at home on the shoulder of her loving husband, Bill Pulse, on September 28, 2017.

Friends and relatives are invited for a Celebration of Life for Jack Leon Sawyer and Charles Martin Sawyer at Riverview Cemetery on Saturday, October 7, 2017, at  2p.m. Luncheon will follow at the home of Irene Sawyer, 232 Marcus, Hamilton, MT. All are invited.

HAMILTON - Val P. Tibbetts, 78, of Hamilton, passed away Monday, September 25, 2017 at the Marcus Daly Hospice and Palliative Care Center. He was born September 12, 1939 in Butte, Montana to the youngest son of the late Evan and Myrtle (Rabey) Tibbetts.

STEVENSVILLE – Bernice Winthrop, 97, of Stevensville, Montana, passed away the morning of Sunday, September 17, 2017, in the company of her family.

DARBY – Walter “Wally” R. Karr, 78, of Darby, passed away Friday, September 15, 2017, at St. Patrick Hospital in Missoula.

MISSOULA – Patricia Lea Banks, 82, of Missoula, passed away Monday, September 18, 2017, at her home surrounded by her family after a short battle with pancreatic cancer. Pat was born Jan. 12, 1935, in Tulsa, Oklahoma, to Earl and Hazel Drew.

MISSOULA – It is with deep, and heavy sadness that we announce the death of Stanley Lawrence Swanson (Beaver), 73, of Missoula, Montana.

HAMILTON – Robert Bob” Wilder, 91, of Hamilton, was born December 6, 1926, in Santa Monica, California, to Hilda Jean Larson.

EAST MISSOULA – Kay Sylvester was a strong and creative woman who enjoyed the journey as much as the destination in all that she did. There was fun to be had the whole way! Her life was rich with experiences and friendships until she passed in the loving care of her family on August 16, 2017.

HAMILTON – Richard Stancliffe Kice, born January 22, 1938, to Hugh Sr. and Bernice Kice in Los Angeles, California, passed away in Whitefish, Montana, on September 5, 2017.

HAMILTON – Lucy Anne Gouse, 87, of Hamilton, passed into the arms of her Savior on Saturday, August 26, 2017, surrounded by her family due to her battle with cancer. She was born in Carlisle, Pennsylvania on August 19, 1930, to Wilbur and Lillian Boyer. Lucy was the third of seven children.

Willa Mae (Hill) Thompson was born in Bozeman, Montana, on September 22, 1918. She passed away peacefully on August 8, 2017, just short of her 99th birthday.

HAMILTON - Long term Bitterroot resident, Dove Duus, passed away peacefully with her family by her side in Vancouver, Washington on Aug. 10. 2017. Dove was born in 1929 in Lewiston, Montana, and her family moved to Stevensville in her early childhood.