HELENA — Dottie Sheppard Jensen, age 98, passed away peacefully on Saturday, Nov. 3, in Helena, where she and her son Gary have been living since 2011. She was born July 27, 1920, in Gridley, California, to Theo Crum Sheppard and Clarissa (Smith) Sheppard, one of eight brothers and sisters. …

HAMILTON — Heather Davidson Petrie Taylor nee Swankie was born a twin (Bruce, deceased) on Aug. 5, 1932, in London, Middlesex, England, to Helen Petrie Swankie and James Strachan Swankie. She left this life for the next on Monday, Dec. 3, in Missoula and is now in the arms of Jesus.

FLORENCE — Gayle Elton Munson, 93, passed at Kathy’s Place in Florence, on Dec. 3, 2018. He was born on a cattle ranch in Kelley, near Winnett, on Nov. 21, 1925. Gayle was the youngest of five children who had the pleasure of riding a horse to school until they moved to the Bitterroot Valley…

Kyle, the last surviving member of his family, reunited with his eternal family on Dec. 2, 2018.

HAMILTON —Robert LeRoy Jones, of Hamilton, passed away on Wednesday, Nov. 28, in his home at the age of 78 years old. He was born Feb. 8, 1940, to the late Martin Jones and Katherine (Parpolia) Jones. He was raised in Hamilton, on the Bitterroot Stock Farm, with his sister Judy (Jones) Spore…

HAMILTON - Heather D. Taylor, 86, of Hamilton, passed away Monday, Dec. 3, at Community Medical Center in Missoula. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec 8, at the Hamilton Assembly of God Church in Hamilton.

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STEVENSVILLE —Marita June (Bugger) Fassio of Stevensville, passed away on Sunday, Nov. 18, 2018, at the age of 81 years of natural causes, surrounded by her son and daughter in-law; Bob and Kim Parrish.

HAMILTON — Edna McCarty, 87, of Hamilton, passed away Sunday, Nov. 25, 2018, at her home in Hamilton.

FLORENCE — Derald V. Heath, 88, of Florence passed away Sunday, Nov. 25, 2018, at the Village Health Care Center in Missoula. A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, December 1, 2018 at 1 p.m., at the Florence Baptist Church. The full obituary can be viewed online at www.whitesittfun…

VICTOR — Tom (Tommy) Bishop, 69, of Victor, died on Monday, Nov. 19, at home, following a short but intense battle with lung cancer. He was born July 28, 1949, in Russellville, Alabama, to Guy and Dolly Bishop. He was the brother of Janet, Jim, Vicky, Bill, Frank and Angie. He steadfastly ad…

HAMILTON — Kay McCawley, 62, of Hamilton, passed away on Nov. 24, 2018, in Hamilton. Kay was born Kay Diane Sandstrom to Jack and Carla Jensen Sandstrom on Aug. 28, 1956, in Eglin Air Force Base, Florida.

HAMILTON — Wayne Gyd Jones, 82, passed away on Nov. 17, 2018, at Marcus Daly Palliative and Hospice Care in Hamilton.

Roger Robison died on Nov. 8, 2018, at home in Bozeman.

It’s with heavy hearts that we share the news that our beloved mom and grandma, Phyllis Ouellette, gave up her sweet and loving spirit in the early morning hours of November 16, 2018. How do we convey in just a few paragraphs such a life well lived? She loved unconditionally, gave generously…

VICTOR — Crystal Ann Esberg, 57, of Victor passed away Sunday, Nov. 18, 2018, at her home. Visitation will be held on Saturday, Nov. 24,2018, from 1 until 2 p.m., at the Daly-Leach Chapel. A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday at 2 p.m., in the funeral home community room. Condolenc…

FAIRBANKS— Rev. Eugene Haas Bartels passed away on Nov. 13, 2018, at Pioneer Homes in Fairbanks, Alaska. He was 88 years old. A Celebration of Life for Eugene and Phyllis Bartels will be on Jan. 4, 2018, at the First Presbyterian Church in Fairbanks.

STEVENSVILLE — A celebration of Robert E. “Bob” Jackson’s life will be held on Friday, Nov. 23, 2018, at 4 p.m., at the Lone Rock Bible Church with a potluck supper to follow.

HAMILTON — Phyllis M. (Bradley) Ouellette, 90, passed away early in the morning, Friday, Nov. 16, 2018, at home surrounded by her family. The Mass will be held at 11 a.m, Friday, Nov. 23, 2018, at the St. Francis Catholic Church in Hamilton. The Rev, James A. Connor will be presiding. Brothe…

HAMILTON — Bertha Brenneman Hochstetler, 89, passed away peacefully and went home to be with her Lord on Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018, at Beehive Homes, Hamilton surrounded by her family. Bertha was born in Tofield, Alberta; she was the daughter of the late Daniel and Mary (Kauffman) Brenneman. …

MISSOULA — Angela Renee Rutledge, 42, of Missoula, passed away Saturday, Nov. 10, 2018. She was born at the Mountain Home Air Force Base in Idaho on Aug. 25, 1976, the daughter of Judith Gail and Ernest David Rutledge, Jr.

HAMILTON — Clayton Chris Morlock, 67, of Hamilton, passed away Saturday, Nov. 3, 2018. He was born Aug. 18, 1951, in Carrington, North Dakota, the son of the late Edmond R. and Genevieve L. (Butts) Morlock.

HAMILTON — Mary Frances (Fran) Bennett, 86, of Hamilton, passed away Thursday, Nov. 1, 2018, at St. Patrick Hospital in Missoula. She was born Aug. 12, 1932, in Green County, Tennessee to Harry James Blazer and Mary Aileen (Carlisle) Blazer. She was raised and educated in Tennessee (except f…

FLORENCE — William “Bill” S. Schneider II, born May 27, 1947, to William and Dorothy Schneider of Hackettstown, New Jersey, passed away peacefully in his home on Nov. 11, 2018, following a lengthy illness

Donna Mae Walker (Shults) left this life for a better one, surrounded by family on October 19, 2018. She was 84 years young.

FLORENCE — Duane E. Steinke, 89, passed away early Monday morning, Nov. 5, 2018, at The Living Centre in Stevensville, due to complications associated with Parkinson’s Disease. Duane was born in North Dakota Aug. 19, 1929.

Barbara Ellen Reinbold, 93, of Yuma, Arizona, died peacefully at home on Oct. 11, 2018, with Linde and Andreas by her side. Born to Leo and Mary Carver in Hamilton, she attended Darby grade school, graduating from Hamilton High in 1943. She married Jay Reinbold in Hamilton in 1947, and their…

Edwin Arthur Anderson (Eddie, Ed) passed away at his home in Doyle, California, on Nov. 2, 2018. He was predeceased by his parents, Oscar and Louise Anderson of Victor. He is survived by his children, Justin (Kerry) Anderson of Colbert, Washington and Jeanette (Paddy) O’Brien of Port Orchard…