Obituaries

Frances M. Brookins

June 13, 2018 at 9:48 am

Frances M. Brookins, aka Fran or Frankie, age 80, passed away surrounded by her family on May 28, 2018.  From her birth on Nov. 26, 1937, to her death she nurtured people with love, caring and grace. She was born in Kalispell, Montana, to K...

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Gary Lee Ovitt

May 30, 2018 at 1:12 pm

Gary was born in Two Harbors, MN on May 28, 1942 to Wilfred Francis Ovitt and Mary Emma Coleman Ovitt (Pearson). He was second in a line of 13 kids. He passed away peacefully at home, surrounded by family on May 19, 2018. He fought a good f...

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Gary ‘Jay’ Hanson

May 30, 2018 at 5:00 am

Gary “Jay” Hanson passed away in his home in Thompson Falls, Montana, on May 21, 2018, after battling cancer. He was 78 years old.Jay was born March 2, 1940 in Columbus, Montana, and attended grade school in Mystic Lake, Montana, where his ...

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Shirley Mayo Hollenback

May 23, 2018 at 4:20 pm

Shirley Mayo Hollenback, age 88, of Superior, Montana, passed away on Tuesday May 15, 2018 in Missoula of natural causes. She was born on July 2, 1929, in Spokane, Washington, to Fred and Edith Mayo. She attended elementary school in Superi...

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Terry Lee Lommen

May 22, 2018 at 1:16 pm

Terry Lee Lommen, 62, was born on February 4, 1956, and passed away in his home on Saturday morning, May 12, 2018, in Alberton, Montana.Terry, or “Butch” as his North Dakota family called him, was born in Maddock, North Dakota. He traveled ...

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Leon Cordis

May 16, 2018 at 5:00 am

Leon Cordis, 84, died from cancer at his home in Georgia on Oct. 9, 2017. Leon was born May 18, 1933 in St. Ignatius to William and Grace Cordis. Leon spent most of his life driving semi-trucks; logging and hauling wood chips for U&R tr...

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Gary Shelton Ivy

May 16, 2018 at 5:00 am

Gary Shelton Ivy, aged 62, of Plains, made his biggest ride yet, leaving life here on earth to motor onward into the skies on Wednesday, April 25, 2018 after a hard battle with cancer. Many family members and friends were there both in pers...

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Ada Adelia Thiles Mesenbrink

May 16, 2018 at 5:00 am

Mom was born on Dec 26, 1923, in Panama City, Iowa, to Edward W. and Cecil M. (Kohl) Thiles. She was the third of eight kids (Darlene, Betty, Claire, Edna, Donna, Bill and Darrell).She and Kenneth C. Mesenbrink were married in San Francisco...

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William ‘Bill’ Obach

May 16, 2018 at 5:00 am

William “Bill” Obach died at his home in Plains on April 25, 2018 at the age of 96. Bill was born on the family farm north of Zenith, North Dakota on April 2, 1922 to Mike and Elizabeth (Kassanchuk) Obach and was baptized at St. Demetrius ...

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Rita Haugen Stamm

May 09, 2018 at 5:00 am

On April 28, 2018, after many trials and tribulations, Rita clicked together her ruby slippers and left us for a more magical place.She was born June 24, 1960 in Spokane, Washington, the only daughter of Kermit and Millie Haugen. Kermit and...

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