Donald Clarence King
Donald Clarence King, 59, of Hamilton passed away, Wednesday, May 26, in Hamilton at the Marcus Daly Memorial Hospital Center for Hospice and Palliative Care following a courageous battle with cancer.
Don was born on Nov. 7, 1944, in Glasgow to Clarence and Lois Kettleson King.
As a child Don lived and worked on the family ranch and was educated in Glasgow public schools.
In 1965 the King family moved to the Charlos Heights area. Don spent several years logging and operating heavy equipment for Champion International and Emil Skraw prior to beginning a career with the U.S. Forest Service. Don's multi faceted Forest Service career ended with his retirement in 2000 after 36 years of service.
Don served in the National Guard and was a member of the Wesleyan Methodist Church where he served as a youth leader for a number of years. Don was an avid and skilled outdoorsman and enjoyed hunting with his beloved bird dog Toby. He also spent a great deal of time fishing, horseback riding, snowmobiling and enjoyed all that the Bitterroot Mountains had to offer.
On Oct. 28, 2003, Don married Kathryn Sargent. He was a dedicated and loving husband, father and grandfather. Don will always be remembered for his sense of humor, wonderful smile and seemingly endless repertoire of entertaining stories. Don touched the lives of many with his genuinely warm and generous spirit. He will be greatly missed by those who knew him.
Don is survived by his wife, Kathryn of the family home in Hamilton; son, Erik, and his wife, Mandy King, of Stevensville; daughter Dawna Lee and husband, Brian, of Boise, Idaho; stepson Christopher Johnson and wife, Angelina, of Moses Lake, Wash.; four grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.
Don was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, David King and Ronald King.
In celebration of Don's life, a memorial service will be held, Tuesday, June 1, at 2 p.m. at the Hamilton Seventh Day Adventist Church with Pastor Barry Curtis officiating. Private family urn placement will take place at a later date. The family suggests memorials be made in Don's name to Marcus Daly Memorial Hospital Center for Hospice and Palliative Care, Endowment Fund, 1200 Westwood Dr., Hamilton, MT 59840.
Arrangements are under the care of the Daly-Leach Chapel in Hamilton.
Dennis L. Raymond
Dennis L. Raymond, 66, of Hamilton, a lifetime valley resident, went to be with our Lord on Wednesday, May 26 , 2004, when he died peacefully in his sleep at his residence.
Dennis was born on March 24, 1938, in Hamilton, the fifth child of Lloyd and Louise Tew Raymond.
After schooling in Hamilton he served a tour with the National Guard. He returned to the valley and worked 23 years for the Stoltz Lumber Company, formerly Del Conner Lumber.
On May 8, 1960, Dennis married Virginia Barker in Darby, and they have four children.
Survivors include his wife, Virginia, of 44 years; children, Julie and Ken Colley of Hamilton, Mary and Len Clark of Kent, Wash., Robert and Janet Raymond and David Raymond, all of Corvallis. Grandchildren, Krystal, Shane and Autumn Colley, Lindsay and Mathew Raymond. Sisters, Loydene Arnold of Hamilton, Tracy and Monique Raymond of MaKay, Australia; brothers and sisters-in-law, Don and Monika Raymond of Granger, Wash., Ron and Jeannete Raymond of Eagle River, Alaska, and Albert Raymond of Vancouver, Wash.; amd several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Dennis was preceded in death by his parents, Lloyd and Louise, his sister, Carol Head, and grandson, Robert Warren Colley.
A service to celebrate his life will be held on Saturday, May 29, at 2 p.m. at the Daly-Leach Chapel with Pastor David Bedey officiating. Interment will follow at the Riverview Cemetery in Hamilton.
Visitation for family and friends will be Friday from 6 until 8 p.m. at the Chapel.
The family suggests memorials to the Ravalli County Search and Rescue.
Mildred M. Aylsworth
Mildred M. Aylsworth, 99, of Hamilton, passed away Wednesday, May 26, 2004, in Hamilton at the Discovery Care Centre.
Mildred was born Dec. 17, 1904, in Wadena, Minn., the daughter of Albert and Caledonia Nelson, the fourth child of 11.
She moved with her family to Bonetrail when 2 years old and grew up on a farm in the area.
In 1926 she married Everett Aylsworth and they had four children, Corma Lou, Rollo, Lila and Steven.
After farming for 20 years they moved into Williston, N.D., for health reasons and in 1959 moved to Missoula, living there for 10 years, and then moved to Grangeville, Idaho, for 17 years where her husband passed away in 1977. She then moved to Whitefish to be near her children. Four years later she moved to Hamilton. Then due to health problems, Mildred moved to Discovery Care Center in 1999.
Mildred had been a school teacher for many years in western North Dakota. In 1932 she was baptized as one of Jehovah's Witnesses and thus began more than 70 years of Bible teaching on her part. She was well known in her teaching activities which brought her great joy and she will be missed by her associates in spreading the good news of the kingdom of Jehovah God.
Mildred is survived by her two sons, Rollo Aylsworth of Hamilton and Steven Aylsworth of Lacey, Wash.; daughter, Lila and husband, Dale Eikom, of Williston, N.D.; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held on Monday, May 31, at 1 p.m. at the Hamilton Jehovah Witness Kingdom Hall, 301 Nicol Lane, conducted by Richard Fitzsimmons.
Family urn placement will take place later in Williams County, N.D.
Local arrangements are under the direction of the Daly-Leach Chapel in Hamilton.