Elna Margaret Cullen Saur left this world to join her husband Bill Saur in the arms of Jesus on Oct. 13, 2019, in Billings. She died of natural causes at St. John’s Nursing Home.

TEXAS — Bradly H. Bolton, 57, of Houston, Texas, passed away on Oct. 8, 2019. He was born Oct. 30, 1961, the son of Kenneth and Dorlene Bolton. Brad grew up on the family farm in Worden with his brother and two sisters. He graduated from Huntley Project High School in 1981, known to his frie…

Ernest Sheldon ‘Ternie’ Taylor, 92, passed away with his family by his side on Oct. 13, 2019, at RiverStone Hospice Home in Billings. Ternie was born to Katie and Sheldon Taylor in Fulton, Kansas on Jan. 17, 1927.

Donna Reinke suffered a long and arduous battle with cancer and she succumbed to that disease on October 11, 2019. Her last days were spent in her home in the company and caring of her immediate family. Donna was born in the picturesque town of Harlowton, Montana on July 21, 1951. She marrie…

Hayden Ferguson passed away peacefully in his sleep Oct. 8, 2019 at home with his beloved wife, Marlene, by his side.

Mariellen Pepper Lee, age 93, was born in Lubbock, Texas, Nov. 26, 1925. Her loving parents were John Wilson and Ethel May (Matyear) Pepper. She joined two older brothers, John Jr. and Robert on a family ranch where she learned to ride, rope, and play baseball. Mariellen rode a horse to scho…

Verlaine Kay Van Atta, 73, of Billings, entered the arms of Our Lord on Oct. 15, 2019.

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Jennifer (Grove) Holycross passed away peacefully in her sleep on Oct., 16, 2019 and was welcomed in heaven as a beautiful angel, free of pain. Her greatest love and inspiration besides, family and friends, was her love for music.

Dorothy Ketchem, 73, of Billings passed away Tuesday, Oct. 15, at University of Utah Hospital in Salt Lake. Viewing will be from 9-10:45 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 24, at St. Bernard’s Catholic Church. Mass to follow at 11 a.m. Rite of Committal 2 p.m. Rockvale Cemetery.

George Eli McCammon, 92 of Missoula passed away on Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2019. Services will be announced. Arrangements are under the care of Garden City Funeral Home.

John C. Ostwalt was born June 19, 1928 at the family farm in Laurel. He was the sixth child of 10 born to parents Henry and Mollie (Thiel) Ostwalt. He attended Hawthorne (rural) Elementary School and graduated from Laurel High School in 1946. He farmed in Laurel and Rapelje with his Dad and …

James ‘Jim’ Karls, oldest of 8 children, was born Nov. 12, 1951 to Theresa and Donald Karls.  He died Oct. 13, 2019 in a drowning accident on the Yellowstone River near Billings.  He was a man of strong virtue, lasting character and one who cares greatly for his family.  His absence leaves a…

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Donald Edgar Cookman, age 90, of Forsyth passed away on Oct. 15, 2019. A Memorial Service will be held on Oct. 21, 2019, at 11 a.m. at Stevenson and Sons Funeral Home in Forsyth, MT. Stevenson and Sons have been entrusted with arrangements. To read the full obituary and leave condolences, vi…

ARIZONA — Barbara May Ring passed away on Oct. 13, 2019, in Phoenix, Arizona, at the age of 87. She was born the oldest of four children to Clyde and Evelyn (Jones) Stiff on Dec. 3, 1931. Due to family difficulties, at the age of 10 she went to live with a lawyer and his wife in Flint, Michi…

ASHLAND — Winslow WhiteCrane, age 72, of Ashland passed away on Oct. 13, 2019. A Traditional Wake will be on Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019 at 7 p.m. at St. Labre Catholic Church in Ashland. Funeral Services will be at the Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church in Lame Deer on Friday, Oct. 18, 2019. Bur…

BOZEMAN — A Memorial Service for Robert 'Bob' Ross, 98, will be Sat, Oct. 19, 11 a.m. at Bozeman United Methodist Church with a reception to follow at the church.

BOZEMAN — A Memorial Service for Robert 'Bob' Ross, 98, will be Sat, Oct. 19, 11 a.m. at Bozeman United Methodist Church with a reception to follow at the church.

You might have heard a dog bark, or petted your dog a little bit longer, on Oct. 13, 2019, when Sue Timmons, 76, passed away, surrounded by the love of Dustin and Tracy at her side.

MILES CITY — Agnes V. Larson, age 93, passed away on Friday, Oct. 11, 2019 at the Friendship Villa in Miles City.

Marlene Ann Agnew, born March 9, 1938, in Beach, N.D., passed away on Oct. 10, 2019 in Billings.

Phyllis Elisabeth (McCumber) Pfluge, beloved mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, passed away peacefully on Oct. 11, 2019, in Billings.

Michael Francis Elliott, 45, passed away on Oct. 7, 2019 in Billings. Born in Washington, in 1974, he moved to Billings at age 8, attending Lockwood School and Senior High, graduating in 1994, then entered the Marine Corp. He is survived by his wife, Kristi Lindell Elliott; two children: Bre…

RYEGATE — Jessie Stella Sterling Zeier, 86, of Ryegate died of complications of a stroke Sunday, Sept. 29, 2019, at Whispering Pines Personal Care Home in Roundup.

Louise Wilson Bischke, age 93, passed away peacefully at home Oct. 11, 2019, surrounded by her family. Survivors include her six children: Doug (Bonnie) Wilson, Kathleen Kastelitz, Jane (Jim) Pruitt, Brenda (Matt) Schlutt, Kim (Les) Theurer, Jody Goddard. Brian Wilson (son) passed away in 19…

FLORIDA — Betty D. Hegner of Bradenton, Florida, passed away on Oct. 6, 2019, in the presence of her loving family. She was 87 and born in 1932 in Billings. Betty is survived by her children, Chehalis (Arthur Ganson) Hegner and John (Rebecca) Hegner; step-grandchildren, Cat Ganson, Shawna Ro…

Jean Adeline ‘Jeanne’ Witkowski, 82, joined Jesus Oct. 2, 2019, surrounded by her family in Virginia Beach, Virginia.

John Roger, 83, of Billings passed away Oct. 5 in Billings. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m., Sat., Oct. 19 at Cremation and Funeral Gallery.

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