Longtime Shelby resident, James Michael Harwood, passed away unexpectedly on Feb. 18, 2020. Memorial services will be later in summer 2020.

Mark William Fowler, Jr., 45, of Billings, passed away in Broomfield, Colo., where he was being treated for Alpha 1 Antitrypsin deficiency. He had been fighting his illness, with strength, since 2005. Cremation has taken place and a Celebration of Life service will be held from 3-4 p.m., Sat…

Harlan Stuart Hall was born February 16, 1966, to Glenn “Ike” Hall and Catherine Chief All Over Salois Hall. He attended junior high school in Heart Butte, played football and was in track. He then went to high school in Valier and Browning. He graduated at Browning High School in 1984. Harl…

On Feb. 12, 2020, Kimberly Amelia (Byrne) Hartmann, 35, a Registered Nurse from Mineral Point, earned her angel wings and was welcomed home into the arms of angels. She has been set free and her spirit will live on.Funeral mass was held Saturday, Feb. 22, at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Churc…

On Feb. 12, 2020, Kimberly Amelia (Byrne) Hartmann, 35, a Registered Nurse from Mineral Point, earned her angel wings and was welcomed home into the arms of angels. She has been set free and her spirit will live on.Funeral mass will be held Saturday, Feb. 22, at 11 a.m., at St. Thomas Aquina…

In loving memory of Priscilla “Doll” Gilbert, who passed away in her home on Jan. 17, 2020. Her family plans to honor her life with a private memorial in Glacier when the snow finally melts. 

James Lee Bond, “007”, 73, passed away at his home in Browning, Mont., on Feb. 2, 2020. Services were held Friday, Feb. 7, at Little Flower Parish in Browning.

Glen W. Gobert, 49, passed away in Great Falls on Dec. 9, 2019. Services were held on Jan. 15, 2020, at Holy Family Mission, Lower Two Medicine Valley, and Blackfeet Reservation. 

Bernardino Gonzales NoRunner, “Benny,” 69, passed away at Great Falls on Jan. 30, 2020. Services were held at Little Flower Parish in Browning on Feb. 1, followed by interment in Willow Creek Cemetery.

Barbara Jean Scott VanAlstine Schow passed away on Super Bowl Monday, Feb. 3, 2020, peacefully and knowing she was loved throughout her lifetime by her family, past and present.

William L. McCauley of Cut Bank, Mont., died Jan. 31, 2020 at the age of 83, un­der the care of Missouri River Center in Great Falls, Mont. Cremation has taken place under the direction of Gorder-Jensen Funeral Home. Bill will be laid to rest at the Choteau Cemetery with a celebration of lif…

Zenon Orest Zazula passed away from a brain tumor on Dec. 5, 2019 in Carlsbad, Calif. Services are planned at St. Margaret Catholic Church in Cut Bank, Mont., on July 11, 2020, at 11 a.m.

William Lee McCauley Sr., formerly of Cut Bank, passed away of natural causes, on Friday, Jan. 31, 2020 at Missouri River Center in Great Falls, Mont. A longtime business owner and former Mayor, McCauley was 83.

John William Wendt, 72, of Ledger, Mont., passed away on Jan. 28, 2020, at Benefis Hospital in Great Falls, Mont. A celebration of life gathering was held at Beaverhead Golf Course in Dillon, Mont., on Saturday, Feb. 1.

Charles D. Fisher, “Charlie,” died at his home in Babb, Mont., on Jan. 17, 2020. A celebration of Charlie’s life and his burial will be delayed until later this spring. The family will announce the details at a later date.

James Gordon “Doc” Allison, M.D., 88, of Livingston, Mont., passed away quietly of natural causes on Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020. A celebration of his life will be held on Friday, Jan. 31, at 11 a.m. at the Holbrook Methodist Church in Livingston, Mont. To view the obituary and share condolences…

Walter J. Boumans, 90, passed away peacefully on Monday, Jan. 13, 2020. There will be a celebration of life for Walter at later date in the Spring 2020.

Roberta Lee Larabee, 82, of Ellensburg, Wash., passed away on Dec. 14,

Elmer M. Berkram, born July 13, 1929, passed away on Jan. 16, 2020, at his home in Colorado Springs, Colo. A memorial service is planned for later this spring.

Mary Jean Wagner Billedeaux, 85, passed away on Monday, Jan. 13, with her family and loved ones by her side at Blackfeet Community Hospital.

James “Jim” Irwin, 80, passed away peacefully in his home in Cut Bank Creek, Browning, Mont., on Dec. 14, 2019. Rosary was on Dec. 20 and funeral services were held on Saturday, Dec. 21.

Darcene L. (Eulberg) Butler, 61, of Billings, Mont., passed away at home on Jan. 13, 2020, in the company of her loving family. Cremation has taken place. Memorial Mass was held on Friday, Jan. 17 at St. Thomas the Apostle Church in Billings.

Francis “Braz” Clarence Braz, 93, passed away surrounded by family at home in Cut Bank on the early morning of Jan. 14, 2020. Braz is reunited with the love of his life, Louise “Weezie” Braz. A Celebration of Life luncheon will take place at the Cut Bank Moose Lodge on Sunday, Jan. 26 at 2 p.m. 

Donna Marie Kittson Guardipee, 71, passed away at Browning Indian Health Service, in Browning, Mont., on Dec. 14, 2019. A wake was held at College Homes with Rosary on Thursday, Jan. 9; Mass was celebrated on Friday, Jan. 10 at Little Flower Parish, followed by burial in Kittson Cemetery at …

James Patrick Higgins, 60, passed away suddenly at Benefis in Great Falls on Jan. 3. James was known as “Pat,” “Patrick” or “Packy.” 

Lyla “Newts” Sinclair, 64, passed away at Browning, Mont., on Dec. 14, 2019.  

Carol Swoboda, who was born on Dec. 25, 1949, died on Jan. 4, 2020. Carol’s Celebration of Life was held on Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020,  at St. Juan Diego Catholic Church in Portland, Ore.  There was a Sung Rosary followed by a Mass of Resurrection Funeral Mass. A reception followed at the Hill…

Frank J. Hollenback passed away peacefully on Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2019, after a short illness. A celebration of Frank’s life will be held on Friday, Jan. 17, 2020 at 1 p.m. followed by interment at Sunset Hills Cemetery. A reception will be held afterwards, at Dahl’s Chapel. Everyone is invite…

Sylvia Alice Carty, 92, a former Shelby and Devon area resident, died at Pacific Care Center, Hoquiam, Wash., Sunday, Dec. 29, 2019. There will be a gathering of the family later in the spring.

Tom  Allen passed away Jan. 9, 2020 from complications of spending so many years in a wheel chair. He has requested no ceremony or fuss be made over his passing. His ashes will be scattered on the farm where he loved to drive his Jeep, over looking Dupuyer, Creek.

Darlene Mae Beach, 70, passed away Jan. 1, 2020 of heart failure and COPD at Marias Medical Center surrounded by family.

Patrick Iden Watkins, 80, passed away in the early morning of Jan. 1, 2020.  Patrick passed away in his sleep as peacefully as he lived his life. Cremation has taken place and a memorial service will be in Washington and his cremains will be placed near his childhood home at a later date.  

Pamela Ann Halvorson passed away on Dec. 1, 2019 at her home just north of Cut Bank. She was 60. A celebration of life will be held at the Moose Lodge in Cut Bank on Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020 at 2 p.m.

On Dec. 26, 2019, our beloved matriarch, Audrey Rose Nelles followed the Star of Bethlehem into the gates of heaven and the welcoming arms of her Lord and Savior.

Debbie Lynn Cannata was born on Feb. 19, 1955 in Cut Bank, Mont., and passed away in Scottsdale, Ariz., on Jan. 2, 2020 after a long and courageous battle with fallopian tube cancer. A memorial service for Debbie will be held on Jan. 9 at 10:30 a.m. at the Franciscan Renewal Center, with a r…

Harvey Hawbaker stood on the court, facing a crowd who gathered to not only watch a basketball game, but to celebrate a man that had come to define what it meant to be a Shelby Coyote. He spoke to the crowd, not about the many achievements and accomplishments that made up his illustrious car…

Alfred Vanden Bos, 78, passed away Dec. 15, 2019. A Celebration of Life was held Saturday, Dec. 28, 2019, at the Pondera Valley Lutheran Church.

Albert Raymond “Ray” Keeler passed away from natural causes at his home on Saturday, Dec. 21, 2019. Services were held at the Bible Baptist Church in Yuma Ariz. Interment will be held in 2020 at the Valier Cemetery. Condolences may be sent to 14555 S. Ave. 4E #107; Yuma, AZ 85365.

Heaven’s draperies and angel gowns have likely taken on a fresh, new look as God’s master seamstress arrived on the scene on Dec. 20, 2019. Beverly Jean Thompson Hart Donaldson was born on March 8, 1936 at a mere 3 lbs. 6 oz. Her parents, Tilford and Earlene Thompson, were told to take a goo…

After a long, hard-fought battle with cancer, Laverne Atchison Kavanagh, 80, passed away peacefully Dec. 15 with her family by her bedside at her home in Whitefish.

Arthur L Erickson was born in Conrad on Dec. 16, 1924 and passed away Dec. 13, 2019 in Conrad, Mont.

Charles “Cal” Loudermilk passed away Dec. 4, 2019 surrounded by his adoring family, ending a hard fought six-year battle with cancer and COPD.

Gloria Ruth Quenzer, affectionately known as “Glo” to everyone, passed away on Aug. 27, 2019 at the Glacier Care Center in Cut Bank after a brief stay. She was 87. A celebration of life will be held at the First Presbyterian Church in Cut Bank on Friday, Dec. 27, 2019 at 11 a.m. A reception …

Dolores Whitt, age 87, previously of Great Falls, passed away on Dec. 3, at the Marias Medical Center Nursing Home. 

On Dec. 1, 2019, with his family by his side, Lester went with God. Services will be held on Friday, Dec. 13, 2019, at 2 p.m., upstairs at the Elks Lodge, 137 Main Street, in Shelby. There will be Masonic service and Shriners are asked to wear their Fez.

It is with great sadness that the family of Mrs. Diane Fauque announce her unexpected passing on Dec. 4 at the age of 68. Diane will be missed dearly by her husband Randy; children Korey (Wendy), Darcy (Kelly), and Jamey (Brandi); grandchildren Connor, Hailey, Ryan, Jory, and Sawyer. Diane w…

Marion DeKay, 95, of Hibbing, Minn., and formerly of Brooten, died Sunday, Dec. 1, 2019 at Guardian Angels Health and Rehab Center in Hibbing. A funeral service was held at 11 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 6, 2019 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Brooten with Pastor Steven Bovendam officiating. Visitati…

Ronald Dale Sonju, 65, passed away unexpectedly on Dec. 2, 2019, at Marias Medical Center. At Ron’s request, there will be no services.

Blaze Adam Flesch, 57, longtime resident of Shelby, born March 11, 1962, beloved son to Connie Flesch and the late Larry Flesch, brother to Roxie Sukup, Kim Reese, Mona Swanson, and Serene Flesch and families, nephew to loving aunt Gayle, cousin/friend to Jack, Monica, and Sandra, uncle, gre…

Blaze Adam Flesch, 57, longtime resident of Shelby, born March 11, 1962, beloved son to Connie Flesch and the late Larry Flesch, brother to Roxie Sukup, Kim Reese, Mona Swanson, and Serene Flesch and families, nephew to loving aunt Gayle, cousin/friend to Jack, Monica, and Sandra, uncle, gre…