Elizabeth Lee Grant Edwards “Piitah Yahn” Eagle Robe, 43, an enrolled member of the Blackfeet Tribe and a resident of the Blackfeet Indian Reservation, passed away Thursday, Dec. 31, 2020 at 10:10 p.m. in Great Falls, Mont., surrounded by family. 

Gerald “Jerry” Max Smith, 68, passed away unexpectedly on Jan. 15, 2021. Public viewing will be held Wednesday, Jan. 20, from 5-7 p.m. at Whitted Funeral Chapel Shelby, Mont.  Due to COVID-19 precautions, the funeral service will be for family only at the Galata Lutheran Church on Thursday, …

Richard Edward DeKay, 73, of Cut Bank, passed Sunday, Jan. 17, 2021. No services are planned at this time.

Dona Belle Newell, 89, of Choteau, passed away peacefully Jan. 3, 2021, at Benefis Peace Hospice in Great Falls, Mont., with her beloved son, Greg by her side.

After a hard-fought and courageous battle with cancer, Michel “Mickey” Bernice Wolf, 83, passed away peacefully Saturday, Jan. 9, 2021, surrounded by family at her home in Shelby, Mont.

Catherine Gobert Lamar, born 98 years ago, passed from this life on Dec. 28, 2020. There will not be a service. Her ashes will be taken home to Browning, Mont., where, when it is a safer time, there will be a memorial service commemorating a life well lived.

Katharina G. Wurz, passed Thursday evening, Jan. 7, 2020, in her home at Big Rose Colony, near Shelby, Mont., with family by her side.

Cynthia Cecile Schildt-Davis Kipp (Aaa Saa Kaa Too Moo – “Good Leader”) also known as Cyn or Gam, 84, passed away at Blackfeet Community Hospital, Browning, Mont. on Friday, Nov. 13, 2020. 

Thomas Arthur Moulton, 86, from Cut Bank, Mont., passed away on Dec. 30, 2020, in Great Falls, Mont., from pancreatic cancer. No funeral service will be held per his wishes.

Memorial service for Eve Jacobson, 65, of Shelby, Mont., has taken place at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church in Shelby, with Pastor Stephanie White officiating.

Stanley M. DeZort of Great Falls, Mont passed away at the age of 87 on Thursday, Dec. 17, 2020.

Jacob D. Waldner, 90, of Zenith Colony, passed peacefully on Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2020 of natural causes. 

Joseph J. Wurz, 86, of Zenith Colony, passed peacefully at his home on Dec. 26, 2020 with his family and loved ones by his side.

John Edward “Ed” House of Winston, Mont., died Dec. 26, 2020, at University of Utah Health in Salt Lake City, Utah. He was 69. A memorial service will be held at a later date when gatherings can safely go forward.

John Gordon Rice passed Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2020, at the Glacier Care Center in Cut Bank, Mont. of natural causes. Due to Covid-19, services will be delayed until the summer of 2021.   

David Brian Dunk, 74, of Snyder, Texas, died peacefully on Dec. 18, 2020. Services were held on Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2020, at Bell-Cypert-Seale Chapel with Reverend Steve Highfield officiating. Services were under the direction of Bell-Cypert-Seale Funeral Home.

Russell Lowell Taylor, born March 25, 1956, passed away on Dec. 27, 2020, of cancer. Russell was surrounded by his loving family while under hospice care. Services will be held at a later date due to Covid restrictions.

Lewellyn passed away Dec. 3 at family home outside of Wapato, Wash., with family by his side. 

Herman Whitegrass Sr., 78, passed away at Benefis East COVID-19 ward in Great Falls, Mont., on Nov. 25, 2020.

Barbara Lynn Brown, 71, of Cut Bank, peacefully passed on the evening of Dec. 6, 2020. After 20 years apart, she has reunited with her dearly departed husband, Stanley, and her heart is once again whole. 

Evelyn M. Sutton, 89, born Sept 20, 1931, passed Dec. 2, 2020, at Footsteps Memory Care in Whitefish, Mont. The funeral service for Evelyn was held at Johnson-Gloschat Funeral Home in Kalispell on Dec. 9. Burial followed at Glacier Memorial Gardens.

William “Bill” Hake, 88, passed away Dec. 8, 2020, at his home, surrounded by loved ones after a short battle with cancer. Services were held Saturday, Dec. 12, 2020, at the Turner Christian Church. A burial followed at the Turner Cemetery.

Leslie Alan Whitt, 61, died on Dec. 8, 2020, in Great Falls, Mont., after a long and brave battle with Multiple Sclerosis. Les was laid to rest next to his Grandma Ethel in a family ceremony, and a celebration of life will be held at a later date.

Donovan “Sonny” Gene Boe, 88, of La Barge, Wyo. passed away in Rock Springs, Wyo. on Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2020.

Perry Spotted Eagle, 58, of Heart Butte, Mont., passed away Dec. 3, 2020 at the State Care Center in Lewistown, Mont. A visitation with Rosary was held on Dec. 8 at Foster Funeral Chapel in St. Ignatius with graveside service on Dec. 9 at St. Anne’s Cemetery in Heart Butte.

Barbara Steven Entz, beloved wife, mother, sister, and aunt was born to Andrew and Rebecca Wurz of Hillside Colony on July 11, 1973, where she resided until she was married in 2000 to the love of her life, Steven J. Entz at Glacier Colony. In 2011 the family moved to the Zenith Colony where …

David McDonough passed away Nov. 29, 2020 after the toughest and most private battle of his life. He fought with strength, tenacity, and an incredible will to live until bipolar disorder took his life, and God received him into His loving arms. 

Steven Robert Dezort, 77, passed Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2020 in Cut Bank, Mont. At Steve’s request, no services are planned.

Kathleen Eleanor Jensen was born to Howard Jensen and Opal (Spencer) Jensen on June 21, 1950, and died on Nov. 20, 2020 with her brother Keith and niece Melissa at her bedside. She perished after a valiant battle with the COVID-19 Virus.

Walter John Swarkowski of Cut Bank, Mont., died unexpectedly on Nov. 20, 2020 at Benefis Hospital in Great Falls, Mont. A memorial will be held at a later date.

Florence Joyce (Foss) Larson passed Nov. 26, 2020. Private graveside services were held at Hillside Cemetery in Conrad, Mont.

Katharine M. (Wurz) Hofer, 82, passed peacefully at Northern Rockies Medical Center in Cut Bank, Mont., on Nov. 24, 2020, with her beloved niece, Susie, by her side. Services were held at Big Rose Colony on Nov. 27.

Loren Earl Heavirland, 81, fondly known as “Grandpa,” loving husband, father, grandfather and neighborly to all, passed away peacefully at his home on Nov. 14, 2020. A private family memorial will be held at a time of the family’s choosing. 

Leonard Roark, 93, passed away on Nov. 16, 2020, at Highgate Senior Living in Great Falls, where he had resided since July. Cremation has taken place and a service will be planned at a later date when we can gather to share stories.

Elizabeth Eileen Wart-chow passed away on Thursday, Nov. 12, 2020 in Sedro Woolley, Wash. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, there will be no services held at this time. 

Jacinta M. “Cindy” (Peters) Michaels, 64, of Glendive, Mont., passed Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2020 in at St. Vincent Healthcare in Billings, Mont.

Kathleen Jensen, a retired Cut Bank second grade teacher, passed away on Friday, Nov. 20, 2020, in Billings, Mont. A full obituary will appear in next week’s issue. 

Peter A. Wurz, 84, died Saturday evening on Nov. 21, 2020, one hour short of his 85th birthday. Burial took place Tuesday, Nov. 24, at Hillside Colony Cemetery

Elmer Trombley passed away at Benefis Hospital in Great Falls, Mont. on Monday Oct. 26, 2020. Cremation has taken place and a memorial celebration will take place after the pandemic has passed.

Elliott Wayne ScabbyRobe, Sr., age 58, passed away peacefully on Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020, at the Browning hospital in Browning, Mont. Services were held at the family home. 

Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020, Brandon Dale Galbreath of Kiowa, Mont., on the Blackfeet Reservation, passed away at the age of 24. 

Judith Ann Winkowitsch, 80, of Cut Bank, Mont., passed away Thursday, Nov. 5, 2020 in Great Falls. The funeral service was held on Wednesday, Nov. 11 at The Lodge Church in Cut Bank. Interment followed at Crown Hill Cemetery in Cut Bank. 

Michael T. Money passed away at his home in Polson, Mont., on Oct. 30, 2020 from sudden, severe onset of Myelodysplastic Syndrome. A celebration of life will be planned in the spring. 

Gregory Ben “Greg” Taylor, 60, passed away at home in Shelby, Mont., on Nov. 9, 2020 after a short battle with cancer. His girls were by his side. Graveside services were held Friday, Nov. 13, 2020 at Mountain View Cemetery in Shelby. 

Arlin Berdett Benjaminson, 85-years-old, of Sunburst, Mont., passed peacefully Sept. 27, 2020, at Kalispell Regional Healthcare surrounded by his wife and family. There will be a service for Arlin at a later date.

Raymond Delano “Del” Williams, M.D., F.A.C.S., 80, of Fredericksburg, Texas, entered into his heavenly home on Saturday, Oct. 31, 2020.

JoAnn Taft, 80, passed Nov. 6, 2020, in Sunburst, Mont.

Richard “Dick” Thomas Parker journeyed to his heavenly home on Nov. 3, 2020 after suffering complications of dementia. He leaves behind a legacy of love, devotion to God and family, good humor, and integrity. Funeral mass will be held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2020, at Resurrection U…

Betty Jean (Heller) Pfeifer, 91, died of natural causes Friday, Nov. 6, 2020 at the Glacier Care Center in Cut Bank, Mont. Funeral mass was held Tuesday, Nov. 10, at St. Margaret Catholic Church in Cut Bank. Burial followed in Crown Hill Cemetery.

On Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020, William Stanley “Stan” Juneau passed away at the age of 76 from COVID-19 related complications. Because of COVID-19 restrictions, a memorial will be scheduled this summer. Stan’s family is so very grateful for the awesome health care he received. Nurses, doctors, an…