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.

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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.

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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.

HAMILTON - Frederick Baldwin Burnham was born on October 9, 1931 in Oxnard, California, to John and Constance Burnham. He was the youngest of four boys. When Fred joined the family his brother John was 13, Bill 12, and David 7. Fred’s family moved to North Hollywood when he was seven, and sh…

CORVALLIS – Francis R. Dean, 87, of Corvallis, passed away Sunday, Aug. 27, 2017 at his home.

Affectionately known as Jay passed away in the family lake home in the loving care of her husband and best friend James F. Edwards on Aug. 14, 2017.

GRANTSDALE – Linda Jean (Fryberger) Johnson, 72, of Grantsdale, passed away peacefully at her home Saturday, Aug. 19, 2017. She was born on Sept. 4, 1944 in Denver, Colorado.

HAMILTON – Duane D. “Buck” Hafer, 84, of Hamilton, passed away Monday, Aug. 21, 2017 at his home. He was born in Forsyth, Montana, Oct. 6, 1932, the son of Clarence “Pappy” and Florence “Ma” Hafer.

HAMILTON – Eldon D. Wildey, 81, of Hamilton, passed away Sunday, Aug. 6, 2017. He was born Jan. 3, 1936 in Sturgis, South Dakota, to Morris and Bertha Wildey, who preceded him in death.

HAMILTON – Carol L. (Guinter) Pomelear, 66, of Hamilton passed away Thursday, August 17, 2017. She was born April 9, 1951 in Philadelphia, PA the daughter of Harry A. and Lois May (Dickinson) Guinter.

Bette Shellhamer Thrailkill, 97, of Hamilton passed away peacefully at Marcus Daly Hospital August 4, 2017 surrounded by family members.

Stevensville - David L. Majors, 74, of Stevensville, passed away Tuesday, August 15, 2017 at The Living Centre after many months of fighting pancreatic cancer. He was born May 25, 1943 in Aberdeen, WA, the son of the late Jason and Bernadine Majors.

Clara Josephine “Jo” Ewing 78 of Corvallis Montana ended her journey on this earth August 3rd 2017 after a difficult struggle with breast cancer and heart failure. She was an Air Force veteran, retired school bus driver and in her youth she played for the Arkansas Travelers owned by the famo…

Robert “Bob” L. Howard (age 73) of Janesville, WI passed away Friday December 9, 2016 at Westchester Senior Living in Tempe, AZ. Bob was a Fire Fighter, small business owner, and member of the St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Janesville, WI for 30 years. Bob retired in 1996 and moved to Vict…

STEVENSVILLE – Charles Chase Goddard, III passed away Monday, July 31, 2017 at his home in Stevensville of natural causes.

FLORENCE- Lee Nothnagel, 79, joined his heavenly father on Sunday, July 23, 2017. He passed away at his home surrounded by family after a courageous battle with cancer.

Our mother, sister, and friend Jean Elizabeth Summers passed away at her home early on the morning of July 29. Jean was born June 30, 1941 in Seattle, Washington, to Harold and Victoria Wilson. The eldest of nine children, she graduated from Edmonds High School, Edmonds, Washington.

Kenneth Martin Olson, 88, was born July 22, 1929 to Martin and Laura Olson in Wild Rose, North Dakota. He was the tenth child of 11 children.

HAMILTON – Belany Gutknecht-Davis, 59, of Hamilton passed away Sunday, July 30, 2017. She was born March 27, 1958 in Hamilton.