ZORTMAN — Lorraine Ruth Schwenke, 76, of Zortman passed away March 19, 2019 in Billings. The family will receive friends 10 a.m., Monday, March 25, 2019 at the Old Malta High School Gym in Malta, MT. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m., Monday, March 25, 2019 at the Old Malta High School Gym,…

Julie Lynne Southern, née Monson, was born in a sandstorm in Odessa, Texas, on March 20, 1959 to Joy Lorraine (Kober) Monson and Sherwood Monson, only to move to Cut Bank by her first birthday. She enjoyed running the cash register at the family pharmacy and was an eager student, affectionat…

Jo Ann Logan, 87, passed away peacefully in to the arms of her savior March 19, 2019 while surrounded by loved ones.

AURORA, Colo. — Nancy Carol Jones Hammett was born on Jan. 1, 1955. She passed away at the age of 64 on March 8, 2019, at UCHealth in Aurora, Colorado.

POWELL, Wyo. — Bernard Dick Robson left this earth to begin his new life with his Creator on March 12, 2019, in Powell. He was 78. Bernard was born on March 2, 1941, in Roundup to Edwin H. Robson and Ann A. Robson. He was the seventh of nine children.

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William A. 'Bill' Mavity, 94, of Billings, passed away peacefully on March 19, 2019. 

CASPER, Wyo — The angels took Jacob much too soon on March 13, 2019. Jacob was a tough cowboy who walked a hard road.

CORRECTION to Esther's funeral service it will be held at 11 a.m. with a viewing from 10 – 10:45 a.m. on Friday, March 22 at Faith Evangelical Church in Billings, located at 3145 Sweet Water Dr.

Audrey O. Sampson died on March 14, 2019, at TenderNest Assisted Living in Billings with family at her side. She will always be remembered as a woman of great strength and determination with a sweet and caring heart.

Our beautiful wife, mother, grandma, great-grandma and aunt passed from this world into heaven March 17, 2019. JoAnn was born in Albia, Iowa, and her parents moved to Montana when she was a young girl. She moved around Montana and Wyoming a lot because her father was in the construction busi…

Lewis Donald Gibson, age 96 years old, passed away on Thursday, March 14, 2019, in Billings. He is survived by his sister, Edith (Joe) Malia; his niece, Cheryl Malia-McCall; and nephews Richard (Pat) Malia and Donny Malia. He leaves many loving great nieces and nephews.

HUNTLEY — John Bernard (Jack) Truscott of Huntley passed away March 15 at his home. Jack was born April 11, 1954, in Forsyth to John B Truscott, and Marilynn M. Evans-Tjensvoll. Jack attended school in Forsyth until he left to attend Shattuck Preparatory School in Faribault, Minnesota. Upon …

LIVINGSTON — Loren Brewer, 91, of Livingston passed away Saturday, March 16, 2019, at the Pioneer Medical Center in Big Timber. Cremation has taken place and services will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, March 23, at the Big Timber Evangelical Church, (Corner of 3rd Ave and Bramble). To read the f…

Esther Ostermiller passed away on Sunday, March 17, 2019, surrounded by her family. She was born May 18, 1926, in Worden to David and Amelia Foos. She grew up in the Huntley/Worden area with her seven brothers and sisters. In 1945, Esther married Pete Ostermiller, and they went on to have tw…

On their 39 anniversary, March 8, 2019, with her devoted husband by her side, Kathy passed away peacefully, surrounded by her loving family.

Our loving father and grandfather, William Wilson, age 86, went to be with his Lord and Savior Friday, March 15, 2019, surrounded by his family.

Patricia Ann (Patsy) McKeever, 80, of Billings, passed away at home after a long battle with complications of diabetes. She was born in Miles City on Jan. 29, 1939, to John and Neomi (Kitchen) Volkert. She grew up in the Miles City/Baker area. She married Jim McKeever on Oct. 29, 1959. They …

MESA, Ariz. — Clinton Balstad, age 82, of Billings, died on Tuesday, March 12, 2019 at his winter home in Mesa, Arizona. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, March 19, 2019, at Dovre Lutheran Church in Winger, Minnesota, with visitation one hour prior at the church. Full life…

Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, March 23, 11 a.m. located at the LDS church, 504 W 11th St. Laurel, MT. View full obituary at www.remingtonfuneralchapel.com

BIG TIMBER — James Leonard ‘Jim’ Esp, a true American patriot and gentlemen of the old school, died March 14, 2019 in the kitchen that he shared with his wife of almost 70 years, Shirley.

June Richards Bashor, 95, of Billings passed away March 16, 2019. She was born on Labor Day, Sept. 3, 1923 to Clarence and Zelma Richards in Kewanee, Illinois.

SIOUX CITY, Iowa — Dr. James O. Brown Jr., 82, of Sioux City, Iowa, passed away on Saturday, March 16, 2019 surrounded by his family.

GREAT FALLS — John Martinez, 81, passed away at Peace Hospice in Great Falls on March 11, 2019. John was a resident of Billings from 1998 until 2012. Funeral services will be held at Schnider Funeral Home, 1510 13th St. South, Great Falls on the 23 of March, at 2 p.m with a viewing at 12:30.

Funeral services for Dolores L. Sampson will be conducted 11 a.m. April 11, 2019 at the Nathanael Lutheran Church in Dagmar in honor of what would have been her 87th birthday. Burial will follow at the church cemetery.

YUMA, Ariz. — Roberta Kay Schultz passed away Feb. 2, 2019 at her winter home in Yuma, Arizona, with beauty, grace and at peace. Kay was born Dec. 12, 1937 in Billings, the first of five children of Robert and Dora Holly Mees. She was preceeded in death by her parents and brother Jerry Mees.…

Mark Earl Wallace, 70, of Laurel passed away on March 5, 2019, at RiverStone Hospice Home in Billings.

Gerald W. Rudio (Jerry) passed away peacefully at home after a short battle with cancer on March 12, 2019. He is survived by his wife and best friend, Marietta. In addition, his survivors include his son Kip Rudio; sisters Elaine Rudio, Nancy Tomicich; and numerous other relatives.

David M. Doss, 67, of Billings, passed away unexpectedly at his home on March 4, 2019. He was the youngest child born to Scott and Marge Doss, in Seminole, Texas, on June 4, 1951. He was raised in the Billings area and graduated from Billings Central High School in 1969. He was proud to have…

After a full and productive life, Ethel J. Jones, a devoted follower of Christ, passed into eternity on Feb. 23, 2019. Ethel was born on July 15, 1919, to Orvel and Emily Cavanah. Ethel married prominent Billings attorney, Willis B. Jones, on July 3, 1942. She is survived by her two sons, Or…

Stephen ‘Steve’ Ketterling was born the tenth of 14 children to Adam and Mabel Ketterling on Sept. 13, 1946. He passed away on March 9, 2019. He graduated from Huntley Project in 1966 and enlisted in the US Army serving in Korea. Upon his return, he married Sharon Flegler. Steve and Sharon r…