Elizabeth Jobe Paddock
MISSOULA - Elizabeth Jobe Paddock, 72, passed away Thursday, Nov. 17, 2011, at her son's home in Missoula after a valiant battle with cancer. She was born Sept. 8, 1939, in Corvallis, to Frank and Elizabeth Jobe. She grew up in Ravalli County and graduated from Corvallis High School. She married Rex Paddock on June 27, 1959, but the couple later divorced in 1982.
Elizabeth had a long career working at the 4B's as a cook in the early years then in management. She then worked at the Outback as a prep cook from the time they opened in Missoula until late last year.
Elizabeth enjoyed her kids, crocheting, cooking, gardening and quiet times on the swing. In the early years her home was where kids gathered to play sports and to attend one of the many children's parties hosted by her. She strongly supported her children through their adult lives and later her grandchildren. She was a very strong and determined mother and grandmother and her support, presence and dedication will be sorely missed each and every day.
She is preceded in death by her parents Frank and Elizabeth (Vetsch) Jobe; her sisters Peggy, Rosella, Pauline and Johanna; and her brothers Dominic, Jake, Joseph and Henry (Hank).
She is survived by her children Tammy Dailey, Connie Kotecki, Karl (Ciara) Paddock and Myron (Randi) Paddock; her grandchildren Mary (Boone), Cory, Curtis, Jamie, Jeramie, Alonda, Raili, Cole, Lila, Amber and Aaron; along with her great-grandchildren Cheyenne, Jubilee and Sydni, and was eagerly awaiting the birth of her fourth great-grandchild in December; she is also survived by her sisters Julia Dupuis, Marion Pfau, Florentina (Augie) Costanzo, Frances McLean, Isabelle Moerkerke and Leona Jobe; brothers George Jobe and Vince Jobe; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
A memorial Mass will be held at 11 a.m., Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2011, at the St. Francis Catholic Church in Hamilton, the inurnment will immediately follow at Riverview Cemetery with the Rev. John Darragh presiding. A reception will follow at the St. Francis Pastoral Life Center.
The family suggests donations be given to her favorite charity, The Poverello Center in Missoula.
Brothers Mortuary and Crematory considers it an honor to serve the family. Condolences and memories may be shared with the family at www.brothersmortuary.com.
Cecelia E. Needles
HAMILTON - Cecelia E. Needles, 72, of Hamilton passed away Sunday, Nov. 20, 2011 at Valley View Estates. She was born in Lolo on Dec. 23, 1938 the daughter of Nicholas and Matilda Meckler. Cecelia was the only child out of 8 born at home.
Cecelia attended the school of hard knocks (ha ha). She married Glynn Kegley of Glendive and they had two boys, Glynn and Randy. Cecelia then married Ronald Needles of Victor and they had a daughter, Ronda. Cecelia and Ronald raised their three children in Montana. She was a house wife and mother and took care of all she could while Ron drove truck. Cecelia's mother lived with the family until she passed away in 1989.
Cecelia took care of her brothers and sisters while they were growing up. She enjoyed camping, fishing, gardening and canning. She was a wonderful mother, wife, friend and home maker.
Cecelia was preceded in death by her parents; her brothers, Don and Steve; her sister, Frances; her nieces, Paulette Teague and Leslie Meckler and her sister-in-law, Joyce Meckler. She is survived by her three children; Randy Needles of Hamilton, Glynn (Audrey) Needles of Hamilton and Ronda Needles (Val Grenfell) of Hamilton; ex-husband, Ronald Needles of Victor; brothers, Richard Meckler of Condon, Frank (Terry) Meckler of Helena, Kenny (Kris) Meckler of Puyallup, Wash. and Antonio Meckler of Great Falls; grandchildren, Kayla Needles of Walla Walla, Wash., Shelby Needles of Hamilton, and Josh and Lindzee Grenfell of Hamilton; one great-granddaughter, Kennidi Nicole Cooper; and numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.
No services are planned at this time. The family suggests that memorial be made in Cecelia's name to Partner's Hospice. Condolences may be left for the family at www.dalyleachchapel.com.
William J. ‘Bill' Lubke
MISSOULA - William J. ‘Bill' Lubke, master of merry moods and gay witticisms, passed away peacefully Nov. 18 surrounded by his family. Bill was born Feb. 16, 1929 in Anaconda to Anthony and Sue (Karas) Lubke. Although short in stature, he was known for his larger than life spirit. His days in the Anaconda Catholic schools were filled with activities including senior class president, star football running back, and editor of "The Halo" school newspaper.
Fifty-five years ago he married Margaret M. ‘Miggs' Walsh. Their union took place at St. Peters Catholic Church in Anaconda. They welcomed five children into their family - Tony, Rick, Sue, Debbie and Mike. Bill set a lifelong example of what faithfulness means in his devotion to the Catholic Church and his family.
After years of working at the Anaconda Smelter, Bill attended Carroll College. He served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War doing aircraft maintenance until being honorably discharged in 1955. Returning home, he worked at the Anaconda State Employment office. In 1965, the opportunity arose to move to Hamilton where Bill would manage the Hamilton Job Service. Bill (known as "Super Chief" in the office) had great pride in his staff and the work they did, assisting those in need of a "hand up".
Bill enjoyed spending his free time coaching little league baseball, bowling with friends on the KC team, playing Wednesday night poker in Frank Bedey's garage, square dancing and anything in general that included family, friends and fun. Bill served his community by sitting on the Hamilton School District Board, staying active in the Knights of Columbus and helping host the annual Relay for Life. He was filled with Hamilton Bronc pride - either attending home games in red and white garb or listening to KLYQ. After retiring in 1991, Bill enjoyed golf, coin collecting, Griz games and being in the know by sitting vigil next to the police scanner. He was awarded "honorary fireman" by the Hamilton Volunteer Fire Department for being the first man to the fire station at the sound of the alarm, wishing the fireman well. The O'Lubke home at 523 West Main was known to many as St. Patrick's Day Party Central for many years - complete with green beer, squatty bodies, an abundance of Irish music and an occasional Main Street parade. Erin Go Braugh!
Bill's greatest legacy was his family. Each of his grandchildren and great grandchildren made him proud- whether it was one of the babies' first steps or graduating from college. Bill always swelled with pride at their accomplishments. Especially in his last few weeks, Bill could be heard lamenting at what fine people his kids had turned into. It was clearly his greatest accomplishment.
Bill joins in Heaven his mother and father; brothers Robert and Freddy; daughter in-law Jean Lubke; and grandbabies Tyler and Kelsey Lubke. He is survived by his wife, Miggs; sons, Tony (Joni) Lubke, Rick (Lori) Lubke, Mike (Tracy) Lubke; daughters, Sue (Bret) Allen and Debbie (Tim) Stulc. Numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren are left with warm hearts and multiple "Grandpa Billisms" that leave them smiling. Bill is also survived by his beloved sister Ruthie Lubke of Anaconda; sisters in-law Margaret ‘Mac' Lubke of Anaconda and Carol Lubke of Missoula; and numerous other relatives and special friends.
Bill continually had a deep sense of appreciation for those who aided in his quest for more quality time with his family. He especially wanted to thank Dr. Jeff Knight for his honesty, Dr. Tony Lakatua for the laughs and Dr. Randy Stewart for his friendship through the years. The staff at St. Patrick Dialysis Center and St. Patrick Hospital always welcomed "Just Plain Bill" with open arms and a smile - their love, compassion and care are second to none. Bill chose to spend his final days at their apartment at The Village Senior Residence in Missoula. This was a reflection of the heart-felt care both he and Miggs received from the staff there. Bill's family is especially grateful to them. Also, Bill's family would like to thank Partners in Home Care Hospice for their support and availability. What a great gift Bill received to have his final wishes fulfilled in a compassionate, loving manner.
Visitation will be hosted by the family at Daly Leach Chapel Friday, Nov. 25 with viewing from 4-6 p.m., Rosary at 6 p.m. and Vigil at 7 p.m. Funeral Mass will be celebrated Saturday, Nov. 26 at 11 a.m. at St. Francis Catholic Church in Hamilton. Rev. John "Jack" Darragh will officiate with burial to follow at the Riverview Cemetery in Hamilton. All are welcome to reminisce following internment at a reception at the St. Francis Parish Life Center.
Above all Bill showed us a positive attitude and a little humor can overcome all of life's challenges. In memory of Bill, please take time to make a loved one smile with a small gesture of kindness or a silly joke. Memorials can be made to St. Francis Church, ACS Road to Recovery Program or a veterans service in honor of Bill. Condolences may be left for the family at www.dalyleachchapel.com.
David Johnathan Darger
CORVALLIS - Our dearest husband, father, son, brother and friend was called home on Sunday, Nov. 13, 2011 in a car accident near Lincoln.
David was born Feb. 19, 1984 in Sandy, Utah. He is survived by his wife Anya and three children Zachary, Zayden and Zoey; parents Johnathan and Elizabeth; mom CarolLee; grandparents Abe and Ruby Teerlink; brothers and sisters Mike, Shane, (Tawnya) Johnny, (Nanette) CrystalLee, (Isaac) AngelLee, (Kyle) Jason, Dustin, Megan, (Christopher) Joseph, Daniel, Jami (Jake) Stacy, Nephi, Jordan, Lindsey, Kelsey and Jasey; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts, uncles and in-laws. David lived his life with love and passion, and wants us all to celebrate with him! A viewing will be held on Monday, Nov. 21, from 10 a.m.- 12 p.m. at the LDS Church in Corvallis, located at 957 Eastside Highway. Services will be held from 12-1 p.m., followed by interment at the Corvallis Cemetery.
Condolences may be left for the family at www.dalyleachchapel.com.
Joyce E. Miller
HAMILTON - Joyce E. Miller, 70, of Hamilton passed away Saturday, Nov. 19, 2011 at St. Patrick Hospital in Missoula. Arrangements are under the care of the Daly-Leach Chapel.