Virginia Rose (Kober) Hollingsworth was born to Henry and Elizabeth (Kukes) Kober on February 10, 1929, in Park City, MT, the 7th of 13 children. She graduated from Park City High in 1947.

Richard “Dick” Livingston Gall died Sept. 10, 2018, in Billings, at 84 years of age.

Esther Naomi Propp made her celestial departure on Sept 13th, 2018 just four days after celebrating her 102 birthday.

Ben Ruehr died on Sept. 15, 2018, in Billings, aged 84, from complications of dementia. He was born on Dec. 13, 1933, to Benno and Ethel Ruehr, in Freeport, Illinois. Adventures first took him to Wyoming as a young man, and he found his home and final resting place in the Rocky Mountains.

COLUMBUS — June Ivy Cumin, of Rapelje, passed away peacefully on August 14, 2018. She was born on Shane ridge near Columbus on July 1, 1932 to Severin (Sam) and Ivy Mae Jensen as the 9th child in a family of 13 children, which included Sam, Ellen, Betty, May, Melvin, Wayne, Jimmy, Johnny, Ju…

HELENA — Manda Lee Haider passed away Sept. 17, 2018 in Helena. Lee was born Jan. 20, 1927 in El Paso, TX to David and Elva Stevens. She spent the first 11 years of her life in Colonia Chuichupa, Chihuahua, Mexico before she and her family moved to Holden, UT. Lee graduated from Hinckley Hig…

Harry ‘Jack’ William Moore passed away on Sept. 17, 2018, at his home in Billings at the age of 88. He was born March 6, 1930 in Billings to Laura Sexe and Harry Kolstad, and was raised with his sisters Minnie, Marge, and LaVoyle. Jack served in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1947 to 1950 as an …

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Laura Boyd Feyhl (Marion, Mert, Boydie, etc.) passed away Sept. 15, 2018. Mom was born Sept. 27, 1924, in Laurel, the daughter of Hugh and Laura Horning Boyd. After schooling in Laurel, she attended Saint Vincent Hospital School of Nursing through the wartime Cadet Nurse Corp, graduating as …

There was never a subject in which Todd wasn’t interested. In fact, he probably would have been interested in what happened last Friday if it hadn’t been happening to him.

GLASGOW — Kenneth LeRoy Cumber, of Glasgow, passed away Sept. 16, 2018. Services are as follows, Family will receive friends Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018 6-8 p.m., at Bell Mortuary in Glasgow. Funeral Services will be held Friday, Sept. 21, 2018 at 2 p.m. at Bell Mortuary, with Pastor Rick Thomp…

Richard “Trapper” Martin was born in Billings on Oct. 4, 1946, the sixth of seven children of Thomas and Helen Coop Martin. He passed away from cancer on Sept. 16, 2018.

Dorothy Francetta Perry was born July 27, 1919 north of Baker, to parents, James Charles and Iva Perry. She was third of eight Children.

Robin Diane Lucero passed Sept. 6, 2018 in her home. Services will be held Sept. 22, 2018 at 2 p.m. at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, 201 Wicks Lane. Come celebrate her life with us.

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Patricia E. Picard, age 95 of Eugene, OR, formerly of Bainville, passed away June 19, 2018 in Eugene, OR. Her funeral arrangements are with Fulkerson Funeral Home of Williston, ND. Friends may sign the on-line register and give their condolences at

HAMILTON — LaVonne Marie Babby Hoselton was born in Pine Ridge, South Dakota on Dec. 19, 1936, the second child of Dennis and Alvina Babby’s four children. She passed away peacefully with her family by her side at Community Medical Center in Missoula, on Sept. 14, 2018, at the age of 81.

Wilhelmina 'Willie' M. Ament, aged 99, peacefully passed away on Saturday, Sept. 15, 2018, while surrounded by family and caregivers, at the Eagle Cliff Manor in Billings.

Elmer E. Fox, 91 of Billings, passed peacefully on Sept. 16, 2018, after a short hospitalization. Elmer farmed south of Billings and also owned a trailer court for a short time before deciding on full retirement. He enjoyed fishing, traveling in his motorhome and visiting with family and fri…

Marjorie Ellen (Lenhardt) Lackman was born Sept. 18, 1933, the youngest of five children born to Adolph and Emma Lenhardt. Marjorie passed away of natural causes on Sept. 12, 2018.

ALBERTON — Nick Youngkin, 67, passed away at his home on Sept. 13, 2018. A celebration of Nick’s life will be held at the family home, 305 Elizabeth Lane, at Crystal Springs, Alberton, MT on Saturday, Sept. 22 at 2 p.m. Remembrances and condolences may be shared with the family at…

Born Dec. 8, 1952 in Harlowton, to Shirley Mae and Jack Gerald Smart, Steve was raised on the Musselshell river. He loved to fish from a young age. His family moved to Shepard when he was 10 and graduated from Billings Senior High in 1971. He served 6 years in the Marine Corp Reserve. He mar…

Bud was born in Des Moines, Iowa on April 4, 1927 and passed away in Billings at the age of 91 on Sept. 16, 2018. He is survived by his five children, Pam Case, Tom (Mary) Case, Bob Case, Pat (Joe) Threet and Becky (Jerry) Devantier.

Don 'Buzz' MacCarter, 74, originally from Billings and later of Paradise Valley, Livingston, died peacefully at home after a long bout with cancer. 

Marjorie Ellen (Lenhardt) Lackman was born Sept. 18, 1933, the youngest of five children born to Adolph and Emma Lenhardt. Marjorie passed away of natural causes on Sept. 12, 2018.

Bert R. Townsend, 94, of Billings, passed away Sept. 13, 2018. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 20, at Smith Funeral Chapel, Laurel. To leave condolences for the family or to read full obituary, please visit

Colleen C. Koch, age 83, of Billings, passed away on Sept. 14, 2018, after a long, courageous battle with cancer, surrounded by family.

Robert “Larry” Coons, age 74, passed away on Sept. 12, 2018 while doing what he loved most, flying. He was born on December 24, 1943 to Robert “Bob” Coons and Elsie Coons in Bismarck, ND. He had two brothers, Chester “Skip” Coons, Ron Coons, and one sister, Kathy Martineson. Larry graduated …

Zetta “Susie” Palen passed away on April 5, 2018 in Billings, at the Billings Clinic. She was born Aug. 1, 1927 in Baker, to Vera and Rex Bruce. She had four brothers Bob Seeley, Jack Seeley, Harold Seeley and Gordon Bruce, along with one sister Gwen Setinc.

William R. 'Bill' Hergett passed away on Sept. 13, 2018. He was born in Billings on Nov. 8, 1930, to John and Elizabeth (Stieber) Hergett.

MCLEOD — Duane E. Long, 87, of McLeod, passed away on Aug. 7, 2018, at his home on the Boulder River. Cremation has taken place and graveside services will be held 12 p.m. Friday, Sept. 21, at Yellowstone National Cemetery in Laurel (55 Buffalo Trail Road). A reception will follow at the Kni…

Jana Turner Stockton passed away peacefully at home the morning of Sept. 12, 2018, after a two-and-a-half year battle with cancer.

Norbert ‘Fritz’ Unger, 92, of Billings, passed away Sept. 9, 2018. Memorial Service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Sept. 17, 2018 at Faith Evangelical Church. To leave condolences for the family or to read the full obituary, please visit