Chad Ronald NewBreast, 44 of Billings, passed away on May 21, 2018 in a boating accident in Ulm.

Dean William Ballew was born on Oct. 3, 1954, in Gastonia, North Carolina, to William M. and Fern M. Ballew. He graduated from West High in 1973.

A Celebration of Life Service for Wally Michotte will be held June 2, at 3 p.m., at Briarwood Country Club. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to The First Tee (junior golf organization), or the charity of your choice.

Bonnie Lou Scherer, age 77, went to be with the Lord on Monday, May 21, 2018.

Allen Lee Ruff, 21, of Laurel, born Friday, Sept. 13, 1996. Parents David and Lynnette Ruff. Siblings Anna, Austin and Adam Ruff. Grandmother Shirley Ruff. Cousin Jake Ronan, that was like a brother. Fiance Cadie Frickel, daughter Paisley Ruff and baby on the way. He passed away Friday in a …

It is with great sorrow to announce the passing of Valerie Martinez, daughter of Rosa Maria Hernandez and Jose Guzman. She was a loving mother, wife, sister, aunt, grandmother, great grandmother and friend. She was the matriarch of the family and 4 generations under her legacy.

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MISSOULA — Lou Erck, of Missoula, died peacefully at home on May 21, 2018, at the age of 92. Born Louis Charles Erck in Texas in 1925, Lou was a pilot, veteran, radio personality and in his later years a respected Missoula businessman. After service in the navy as a pilot, Lou started his ra…

Jamie Arthur, 58, died May 21, Fairfield. Service is May 26, 12:30 at Central Assembly of God Church, Great Falls. Full Obit found at gorderjensenfuneralhome.com

James Pius Schmalz’s life came to an unexpected end Monday morning, May 21, 2018, at the age of 29.

GREAT FALLS — Mary Schwalger passed away peacefully at home at the age of 97. She lived the latter part of her life with her daughter, Nancy Peterson, in Great Falls.

On Saturday, May 19, 2018, Evelyn Fern Buttman, wife, mother, grandmother, daughter and sister, passed away suddenly at the age of 71 years.

Nancy Francis Hofferber passed from this earth on May 21, 2018 after a brief battle with Leukemia.

LIVINGSTON —James Delbert ‘Bucky’ Copenhaver of Livingston, died May 17, 2018, at Billings Clinic. Born Jan. 18, 1942. No services are planned at his request, but a gathering is planned for July 29, in Livingston. Condolences can be sent care of P.O. Box 334, Livingston 59047.

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Ted H. Hoag, 65 of Billings, passed away May 21, 2018, following a medical emergency doing what he loved, playing golf. Ted was born on Aug. 18, 1952 to Douglas and Wanda Hoag in Great Falls, and was a Billings resident for the past 30 years.

Rudy LeBlanc entered the kingdom of heaven peacefully in his sleep on May 14th, at the Eagles Manor where he had resided for the last eight years. Rudy was a very personable, caring, simple man.

Bishop Anthony Michael Milone passed away in Omaha, NE on Thursday, May 17, 2018 surrounded by his family. Born Sept. 24, 1932 to Joseph and Louise Milone in Omaha, Nebraska, Anthony was the son of Sicilian immigrants and one of nine children who grew up in Omaha’s 'Little Italy' neighborhood.

GLASGOW — Noel “Spud” Capdeville, 78, of Glasgow. Family Receiving Friends: Wednesday May 23, 6-8 p.m. at Bell Mortuary. Service: Thursday May 24, 10 a.m. at American Legion Hall in Hinsdale. 

Josephine Marie Chell (née Luft) passed away on May 5, 2018 in Billings from complications following hip replacement surgery at the age of 85.

Robert 'Bob' Harold Nicol was born on Aug. 15, 1927, at Marcus Daly Hospital in Hamilton. His parents were Mary Shultz Nicol and Harold A. Nicol. Bob is survived by his older sister, Betty Thiot, and was predeceased by his younger brother, Don Nicol, married to Gloria Johnson Nicol. The fami…

After a courageous struggle with cancer and other health issues, the “Book Lady” has left us for Heaven’s Big Library. Norma passed away peacefully on May 15, 2018, at The Springs Assisted Living where she resided and where Stillwater Hospice treated her, all with compassion and care in her …

Norman Lance Brothers, 77, of Billings, passed away at his home on May 13, 2018

R. Doris Moreno passed away May 18, 2018, surrounded by her family at the age of 96.

CASPER, Wyoming — Inurnment with Military Honors will be held on May 25, 2018 at 1 p.m. for Peter "Pete" Max Silva, 77, of Casper, at Yellowstone National Cemetery, 55 Buffalo Trail Rd, Laurel, MT 59044.

Craig Dwight Martinson of Swedish and Scottish-Irish descent was born in Cleveland, OH on February 8, 1946. He died on May 12, 2018 in Omaha, NE of heart failure.

GLASGOW — Victor A. Adolphson, 55, of Glasgow passed away Tuesday, May 1, 2018.

GOLDSBY, OKLAHOMA — Melba Lou Roswurm passed away April 5, 2018 after battling cancer. She was born April 13, 1934, in Emporia, KS to Howard 'Dutch' and Elberta Ernst.

MISSOULA — Larry K. Bergum, 72, of Missoula, formerly of Culbertson, passed away Monday, January 8, 2018 in Missoula.

Marietta Frank (Burdick) was born on March 20, 1931, in Lemmon, South Dakota, to John and Frieda Burdick, and passed away on May 7, 2018, at the age of 87. She grew up in Lemmon with her parents and five older brothers. One of her favorite memories from her childhood was driving across the c…

Shirley Dreyer, 60, died in Billings, on May 15, 2018. She was born in Sidney, on March 24, 1958, to Stanley and Evelyn (Jorgensen) Dreyer.

Our beautiful mother, nana, great-grandmother, sister and aunt, Modesta B. De Arellano, 98 of Billings, passed away peacefully and went to the Lord on Monday, May 14, 2018. The oldest of 10 siblings, she was born on Nov. 16, 1919 to Eduardo Medina Barrios and Augusta Steffan in Manila, Philippines.

Larry J. Sokoloski passed away peacefully at the UW Medical Center on May 10, 2018. Larry has been fiercely fighting leukemia for the past year. Throughout the past 3 months he was in Seattle working with an amazing group of medical doctors to try to find a cure. Although his battle is over,…