Obituaries

Jean Twichel, 89

June 14, 2017 at 3:00 am

Jean Twichel, 89, of Billings, formerly of Missoula and Plains, Mont. passed away Saturday, June 3, 2017 of natural causes.Alta Jean Twichel was born in St. Ignatius, Mont., Dec. 24, 1927 the fourth of five children of Margaret Linsay Briso...

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Garland R. Slider, 72

June 14, 2017 at 3:00 am

Garland R. Slider died peacefully in his sleep Tuesday, June 6 at his home at 7 Eagle Valley Lane, Plains, MT. Born in Brownwood, TX December 29, 1944, he is survived by his wife Charlotte, a brother from TX, two stepsons and a daughter. Ga...

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Lucille Sansom

May 30, 2017 at 12:38 pm

Lucille Murray Sansom passed away May 18, 2017 in Missoula just eight days before her 90th birthday. Lucille was born May 26, 1927 in Superior. She was the only daughter of Bert and Dorothy Murray of Rivulet. She attended the one-room schoo...

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Hazel (Rada) Search-Craft, 86

May 24, 2017 at 3:00 am

Hazel (Rada) Search-Craft passed away at the age of 86 on May 18, 2017 surrounded by family at the Clark Fork Valley Hospital in Plains. She was preceded in death by her soulmate Raymond (Bob) Craft, her son Theodore Craft, and her five sib...

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Shirley May Williamson, 91

May 17, 2017 at 3:00 am

Shirley May Williamson died on November 2, 2016 at Crestview Manor in Webster City.She was born in Vinton, Iowa on Sept. 20, 1925 to Harry and Flora Rollins Whitney.Shirley first met Bob Williamson in Eldora, Iowa when they were in the firs...

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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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