Obituaries

Carol ‘Footie’ (Bates) Bonness

April 12, 2017 at 3:00 am

Carol Bonness was born January 11, 1943 in Plains, MT. She grew up in Plains, and attended Plains High School. Carol married Ken Grazier and had two sons: Lance and Sean. She was given the nickname “Footie” because she walked around barefoo...

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Gertrude Martha Steele

April 12, 2017 at 3:00 am

Gert Steele completed her life’s journey on Saturday, January 28th, 2017. She was born August 6, 1927 in Crow Rock, Mont. to Gustave and Helen Neiffer. In 1932, the family moved to Miles City, Mont., where Gert spent the balance of her fo...

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Dale Dean Dursma, 73

April 05, 2017 at 3:00 am

Dale Dean Dursma, 73, passed away at his home in Plains Saturday April 1.Dale was born on January 19, 1944 in Carrington, ND to Henry (Slim) and Doris (Billy) Duursma. They later changed the spelling of their last name to Dursma.His family...

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Jerry (Gerald) E. McCartney

April 05, 2017 at 3:00 am

Jerry (Gerald) E. McCartney, passed away early Sunday morning March 26, 2017 at CFVH in Plains, MT of lung complications. He is survived by his wife Sherry (Sharyn) of 47 years, sons Brian (wife Catherine) and grandson Alex of Sacramento, C...

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Bill G. Kelly

March 21, 2017 at 4:13 pm

March 27, 1935 - February 16, 2017On February 16, 2017, beloved husband, loving father, and cherished grandfather, Bill G Kelly, died peacefully at home, surrounded by love. On March 27, 1935, Bill was born to Dorce and Hellece Kelly, in Pa...

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Shirley ‘Dusty’ Carley

March 01, 2017 at 3:00 am

The Carley family celebrates the arrival of Shirley Berneice “Dusty” Carley to her Heavenly home, on Feb. 16, 2017. She died at home, surrounded by her family, just as she wished. She was preceded in death by the love of her life, her belov...

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Shirley J. Schierding Garr, 78

February 22, 2017 at 2:28 pm

Saltese — Overcome by the joy of her Valentine’s Day present of new flooring, Shirley passed away at her new home in St. Regis on February 15th, 2017. Born September 19, 1938 in Metaline Falls WA to Will and Millie Schierding the family set...

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Rosemary Elizabeth Hampton-Colver, 89

February 15, 2017 at 3:00 am

Rosemary was born to Ruth and Victor Hampton October 8, 1927 at 12,718 feet elevation in Siglo Veinte (Llallagua), Bolivia. Coming into the world at that elevation must have been the catalyst for her love of the outdoors. She was raised amo...

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Miles Williams Sr., 87

February 15, 2017 at 3:00 am

Miles “Everette” Williams Sr. joined Grandma (Gladys) in Heaven Feb. 5, 2017.He was born in Taloga, Okla. on March 28, 1929 to Ned Edward and Jessi Parks. He is the third-oldest of 12 children and is survived by his six siblings,Lloyd, Wilm...

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Rehwalt ‘Ray’ Eric Jorgenson, 95

February 08, 2017 at 3:00 am

Rehwalt ‘Ray’ Eric Jorgenson passed away Jan. 28, 2017, in the Seattle area. Ray was born Feb. 7, 1921, in Portland, Oregon, to Melissa Rehwalt Jorgenson and Eric Jorgenson.Ray grew up on the farm his father homesteaded in 1910. He attended...

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