MISSOULA — Donna Fay Dowlin McDonnell passed away peacefully Friday Feb. 16, 2018 at her home in Missoula.

Born on Oct. 31st, 1952 to Jack and Carol Oberweiser, “Obe” (Dick) lived his life every day to be “way above average.” Growing up in Anaconda, his shared passion for horses bonded he and his mother’s hearts to each other, to the beautiful animals they would love throughout their lifetimes, a…

Paul Wold died Feb. 19, 2018 surrounded by his wife of 66 years Betty, “BJ”, and his children: John, Lou, Mari, and Joy.

Concepcion Samona Garcia, of Billings, was born on April 2, 1979, to Donna Garcia and Eligio Garcia Jr. She was stepdaughter to Martha Riojas, and loving mother to Xavior Karmen Garcia and Matteo Cordell Wells.

Myron J. Stratton, age 90, passed away on Feb. 15, 2018, in Billings.

On Tuesday morning, Feb. 13, 2018, our Mom peacefully went home to her family. To meet her there were her parents, Jack Sayler, May Blom and Roy Blom. She was also met by her four sisters, Dolly Cathcart, Carmen Uecker, Phyllis Blom and Carol Larson and her little brother, Sonny Blom. She al…

Lisa Munguia Fullmer was born Oct. 21, 1960, in Miles City. Lisa passed away from complications after surgery on Jan. 17, 2018. 

Kendall Link, age 60, passed away unexpectedly on Feb. 4, 2018. He was an attorney with the Montana Public Defenders office.

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Our beloved mom, Gloria Weber, passed away on Feb. 13, 2018 just six weeks after being diagnosed with cancer. We were fortunate to spend precious family time in the past few weeks with the gentle woman who was the center of our family.

Tom Huff passed away at home on Friday, Feb. 16, 2018.

Jackie Bailey went to sleep Sunday morning and passed away peacefully later that afternoon in her home with her daughters present. Jackie had a rich and full life, working hard both professionally in the medical transcription industry and at home where her extraordinary talents were put to g…

Our beloved and beautiful mother, Ruth Julia Lebsock Ware, returned to her Heavenly home on Friday, Feb. 16, 2018. She was born on July 21, 1931, in Brush, Colorado. Her parents instilled in her strong, virtuous values and a great love of family. She was the youngest of eight siblings, with …

Our beloved and beautiful mother, Ruth Julia Lebsock Ware, returned to her Heavenly home on Friday, Feb. 16, 2018. She was born on July 21, 1931, in Brush, Colorado. Her parents instilled in her strong, virtuous values and a great love of family. She was the youngest of eight siblings, with …

Gordon Paul Cormier, son of Joe and Margaret (Roberts) Cormier, was born on Feb. 4, 1943. He passed away peacefully on Feb. 14, 2018. We commemorated his 75th Birthday on Sunday, Feb. 4.

Our loving husband, father and grandfather, Thomas Ebert Westhaeffer, of Bearcreek passed away Feb. 16, 2018 after a heroic fight against multiple cancers.

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Helen Marie Swanson passed away peacefully on the morning of Feb. 13, 2018, with family by her side. She was 88.

FREDERICKSBURG, Texas — Douglas Dean Sieler, 80, of Fredericksburg, passed away on January 30, 2018, in Kerrville, TX. He was born in Wishek, ND to Philip and Ella Sieler on January 4, 1938. He married Judy Lynell Sieler on Sept. 11, 1960 in Spencer, NE.

Gary Cooper passed away Feb. 13 after a three-year battle with cancer. Gary was born at the old hospital in Roundup, Montana on Nov. 2, 1947. He was the firstborn of Carl and Bessie Cooper. During Gary's early life in Roundup he spent a great deal of time with his grandparents Silas and Elsi…

Irene M. Messmer (Nuxoll) passed away Feb. 13, 2018 in Billings. She was born May 16, 1919 in Plains, MT and raised on a farmstead south of Miles City. She was one of Montana's last rural one room school teachers. She retired in 1974 but many of her students, now retired themselves, remained…

Graduated high school 1960. Drafted into the Army 1964, he was stationed in Korea for 13 months. 1969 he started a career with Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co which turned into a 30 year career. He enjoyed the outdoors fishing and hunting. He was always up for a drive around the country just to …

Patrick Nolan McDermott, 51, of Billings, passed away on Feb. 12, 2018. Patrick was born in Billings in 1967 and attended school at St. Joseph’s in Baytown, Texas, as well as Burlington Elementary and Lewis and Clark Junior High before graduating from West High in 1985. He attended Montana S…

Gayle “Pete” Rowland Taylor, Jr. joined his Lord and Savior Ash Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018 when the angels arrived to take him home.

Longtime Melstone resident Heather Janet Thompson Balock passed away peacefully at Novak Cottage assisted living in Billings on Feb. 14, 2018.

Vickie A. Derry passed away Saturday Jan. 27, 2018. She was peaceful at home surrounded by her three children. Many thanks to Hospice. you are wonderful people. 

Ronald L. Bellew, 66, died Jan. 22, 2018 at Advanced Care Hospital in Billings. Ron was born Feb. 17, 1951 in Shelby, Montana to Charles and Loraine Bellew. Following graduation, from Roundup High School, he joined the United States Army and was stationed in Korea before being Honorably Disc…

DES MOINES, Washington — Ella F. Gran, 94, of Des Moines, WA, formerly of Billings and Miles City, passed away Feb. 5, 2018.  Graveside services will be Saturday, Feb. 24, at Custer County Cemetery in Miles City, at 11:30 a.m.  Services are under the care of Stevenson and Sons Funeral Home o…

Jackie Bailey went to sleep Sunday morning and passed away peacefully later that afternoon in her home with her daughters present. Jackie had a rich and full life, working hard both professionally in the medical transcription industry and at home where her extraordinary talents were put to g…

COLUMBUS — Gertrude (Gert) Hemphill completed her journey Feb. 13, 2018 after a short illness. She was born on July 18, 1930 in Big Timber, to Harry and Mary Wagner. She was one of seven children, the second oldest. She lived her entire life in Montana with the exception of a short time in A…

Billings: Timothy J Gilmore, 68; Gerald "Gerry" Anderson; William Rightmire, 80; Thomas Huff, 95; Frank Martin, 84

ROY — Floyd Lyle Emery, 84, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018 in Roy. A Memorial Service will be announced and held later; cremation has taken place.  Arrangements with Creel Funeral Home.  Share condolences at www.creelfuneralhome.com

LEWISTOWN — Rodney Wichman, 46, died Feb. 12, 2018. Vigil/Rosary at Creel Funeral Home in Lewistown, Friday, Feb. 23 at 7 p.m. Funeral Mass celebrated at St. Leo’s Catholic Church in Lewistown, Saturday, Feb. 24 at 11 a.m. Arrangements with Creel Funeral Home. Share condolences at  www.creel…

Gerald “Gerry” Anderson has passed away after a long battle on Feb. 15, 2018. He is survived by his wife Scotta and his three sons, Jeremiah, Jacob and Benjamin. A memorial service will be held Monday, Feb. 19 at Atonement Lutheran Church at 11 a.m.

Elva Lees, 87 passed away peacefully in her home surrounded by her family on Wed., Feb 14. She was received home by her Savior and family and sweetheart Johnny for Valentine's Day. Services will be held Monday, Feb. 19, 10 a.m. at the Laurel LDS Church, 504 West 11th Street, Laurel.