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Joseph Franklin McDonald Joseph Franklin McDonald

RONAN — Joseph Franklin McDonald passed away on Thursday, Dec. 14, 2023, at St. Luke Hospital in Ronan, with his family by his side, following a short illness. At the time of his passing, he was 90 years old. He was born on March 31, 1933, to Isabel and Ed McDonald in St. Ignatius.  Joe spent his early days growing up with lots of family around at his dad and grandfather’s homes at Post Creek, within eyesight of the Ft. Connah Trading Post. His brother Dick and cousin Bearhead were his best comrades. He was often lovingly referred to as Baby Joe by the many relatives he was raised with. The family home had many people coming through to stop and picnic, fish in the creek ...

Ronan seniors for Dec. 13, 2023

RONAN — The Mission Valley Senior Center is located across from St. Luke’s Hospital. We are open Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays for lunch and other activities. Our menu:  —  Wednesday, Dec. 13: hamburger gravy, salad, dessert  —  Friday, Dec. 15: chees...

Theresa Morigeau Theresa Morigeau

Theresa Morigeau RONAN — On Thursday, Nov. 30, 2023, Theresa Morigeau quietly passed on from this earth to join her loved ones that preceded her. Now, we will attempt to summarize the 33,582 days she lived.  Theresa Louise Trahan Morigeau was born on Dec. 21, 1931, in St. Ignatius to Rose Du...

Florence Hayden

ST. IGNATIUS — Florence Hayden, 88, passed away on Oct. 29, 2023. She was born on Oct. 1, 1935, to Frank and Pauline Knopp in Pablo. Florence spent her youth on a ranch south of Ronan where she was one of six children Horses were the center of her life. She had a gift for training horses, and she spent...

Dale Morgan Dale Morgan

RONAN — Dale Everett Morgan, age 74, passed away Nov. 28, 2023. He was born June 30, 1949, in Charlo to Robert and Esther Morgan. He was the oldest of six kids.   Just before graduation from Ronan in 1967, Dale decided to join the Army and quit school. While in the Army and home on leave, Mary ...

Donald W. Burrell Donald W. Burrell

THOMPSON FALLS — Donald W. Burrell went to be with our heavenly Father on Nov. 6, 2023. Don was born to Wayne and Vi Burrell on Dec. 4, 1942. He was raised in the Moiese Valley. He graduated from Charlo High School in 1962.  Don was in the Army from April 1964 to April 1966. He worked for many ...

Kathleen Washington

POLSON — Kathleen Washington, age 77, of Ronan, passed away on Nov. 16, 2023, at St. Patrick Hospital after a car accident on Nov. 12, 2023. Kathleen was born on Oct. 22, 1946, the first of three children, in Hollywood, California, to Steven E. Washington and Helen Warren. She graduated from East Ba...

Janet Largent Janet Largent

RONAN — Janet E. Largent, 89 years old, passed away in Ronan on Nov. 2, 2023. She was born in Silvana, Washington, on Jan. 8, 1934, to Marvin and Ellen Jensen. She is survived by her children, Lee, David (Linda), Margret (Robert) Wootten, and Marvin (Jeri); her siblings, Mackie (Joe) Town, Norma (To...

Richard Christopher Richard Christopher

POLSON — Richard John “Dick” Christopher passed away on Nov. 11, 2023, a Saturday evening, in the caring embrace of his family and compassionate administrations of St. Joseph’s Hospital’s medical team. He is survived by his children, their loving spouses, and a growing legacy of...

Bruce Thomas Bruce Thomas

POLSON — Bruce Leslie Thomas, 77, of Polson passed away on Nov. 8, 2023, at Logan Hospital in Kalispell. He was born on Sept. 25, 1946, in Kalispell to Leslie and Una Thomas. As a young boy he lived in his mother’s old family home in Rollins before his family moved to Polson in 1954. He attended ...

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