A memorial service for former Cut Bank elementary school teacher Kathleen Eleanor Jensen, who died on Nov. 20, 2020, will be held on Saturday, April 24, at 10 a.m. at the Prairie Peace Lutheran Church in Cut Bank.

Merle Phillip Yellow Kidney went to Creator’s house on March 4, 2021 due to complications of Leukemia.

Ruby Ruth McAlpine, 90, of Sweet Grass, Mont., passed on Wednesday, March 24, 2021, of natural causes at Glacier Care Center in Cut Bank, Mont.

Sheldon Lee Cadotte Sr. passed away at his home in Browning, Mont., on March 13, 2021. 

Deborah Mary Taft (Swarkowski) died peacefully at her home in Cut Bank, Mont., on March 17, 2021. Due to the pandemic, a celebration of Deb’s life will be announced at a later date. 

Lori Dee Billedeaux Ingraham was born Sept. 5, 1959, at Blackfeet Community Hospital in Browning to Myrna L. Billedeaux and Joseph Lamott Jr. (Mun). She was raised on the Blackfeet Reservation, attending Browning Schools and graduating in the Class of 1978. She had various jobs that included…

Gordon “Wayne” Torno, 89, of Billings, Mont., passed away Saturday, March 27, 2021, at Riverstone Hospice House, a week short of his 90th birthday. To view a full obituary and leave condolences for the family please visit www.cfgbillings.com.

Hales Angelo Scalese passed away on Wednesday, March 31, 2021, at his residence, the Glacier Care Center in Cut Bank, Mont., surrounded by his grandchildren. Graveside services were held on Monday, April 5at Grandview Cemetery, near Galata.

Clifford “Cliff” Caldwell, 76, formerly of Cut Bank, passed away April 2, 2021 at home in Columbia Falls.

Ken “Huggy Bear” Hughes passed away peacefully in his sleep early March 25, 2021, in Cut Bank, Mont. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 3 in the Cut Bank High School gym. For in-person attendance, the family welcomes wearing face coverings to decrease chances of COV…

William “Andy” Preuss, 56, passed away late Sunday night, March 14, 2021, at Benefis Healthcare in Great Falls, Mont.

Shawn Timothy Garrow 65, of St. Mary, Mont., died of natural causes, Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2021, at his home in St. Mary. Cremation has taken place and a private family service will be held this summer at St. Mary.

Francine Alice Beach, 49, passed Tuesday, March 23, 2021, at Benefis Healthcare after a massive stroke.Services were held Tuesday, March 30, at Whitted Funeral Chapel in Shelby, Mont.

Jack Lee Hayes went to be with the Lord on March 22, 2021. The family will have a private gathering at an undetermined time. 

Wally “Gator” Boggs left this world on Feb. 7, 2021, surrounded by his loving family.

Gary Owen Bowker, 67, of Rudyard, Mont., passed away peacefully Tuesday, March 2, 2021, at Regions Hospital in St. Paul, Minn., surrounded by his family and loved ones. A memorial Service will be held at New Beginnings Lutheran Church in Rudyard on Friday, April 9 at 11 a.m. Interment will b…

Carol Jane Garner was born February 7, 1944, in Morris, Okla., to Lawrence and Celia Ezell, she was number six of seven children. Carol’s family moved to Escondido, Calif., when she was in grade school. She married Ronald Conley and was blessed with three children, Ronald, Rhonda and Rebecca…

Donald “Don” M. Dormady of Kenai, Alaska passed away March 4, 2021, at the age of 63 due to complications from diabetes. A celebration of life will be held at a later date. Arrangements will be announced through Anchorage Funeral Home. 

Steven Edward Triponey, 50, formerly of Punxsutawaney, Pa., and most recently of Cut Bank, Mont., passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2021 in Hall, Mont. A funeral service was held on March 8, 2021, in Punxsutawaney. Interment with military honors followed at Reynoldsville Cemetery.

Steven Paul Sherburne died at Northern Rockies Medical Center in Cut Bank, Mont., on March 6, 2021 of complications from his long battle with stage four lymphoma. He was surrounded by family and friends. He was an incredible man, father, and husband. He will be forever missed. 

Dorothy Ann Sargent was born Jan. 17, 1941, in Conrad, Mont., to Henry and Marian Nelson. She grew up in Conrad and her family moved to Cut Bank when she was a sophomore. She graduated from Cut Bank High School in 1959. Dorothy went to Kinman Business in Spokane, Wash., to further her education. 

Joyce C. Jacobsen, 88, of Cut Bank, Mont., passed away at the Pondera Medical Center Extended Care Facility in Conrad, Mont., on Feb. 28, 2021. A graveside service will be held later this summer at Crown Hill Cemetery in Cut Bank.

Janet Lynne Pourroy passed away peacefully on March 3, 2021, after a battle with multiple underlying conditions. A funeral will be held on Saturday, March 13, at 2 p.m. at the Community Bible Church in Cut Bank, Mont.

Royce A. LaFromboise passed away unexpectedly in Pablo, Mont. on Feb. 13, 2021.

Allen Donald Bivins of Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., passed away far too soon at the age of 57 surrounded by his loved ones in his home on April 10, 2020 after a hard-fought battle with pancreatic cancer.

Mervin Lloyd Felton was lifted by angel’s wings into the arms of our Precious Lord on Feb. 16, 2021, at the age of 78. A Celebration of Life will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, June 21, 2021, at the Marias Valley Golf & Country Club, 1 Golf Course Road, Shelby, Mont. 

The family is saddened to announce the passing of Doreen Hester in Sturgis, So. Dak., on Friday, Feb. 19, 2021. Doreen had moved back to South Dakota to stay close to family.

Connie Joan (Orr) Marino passed away Feb. 18, 2021, in Lander, Wyo., with her loving family by her side. A memorial service will be held at a later date.

Gary Martin Nelson, aged 87, most recently from Petersburg, N.D., took his last breath at 4:50 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2021 at Altru Hospital with the love of his life lying by his side.

Carolyn “Baby” Lake Barnes, 78, passed away on Jan. 24, 2021, after a brief illness in Kingman, Ariz. A funeral and celebration of life is being planned and will take place this summer when the weather is more favorable. 

Delores “Dee” Sorum, 89,  passed away peacefully on Feb. 13, 2021, in Mesa, Ariz. A memorial service will be held in Cut Bank, Mont., later this spring.

Donnell Lee Crumley, 79, a business owner, land-owner and entrepreneur, died of natural causes Tuesday evening, Feb. 9, 2021, at Peace Hospice in Conrad, Mont. Cremation has taken place under the direction of Asper Funeral Home. At this time the family has postponed funeral services until sp…

Sharon Louise Ogley, 71, of Merino, Colo., passed away Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2021, at her home. A closed casket funeral service was held Tuesday, Feb. 9, at Chaney-Reager Funeral Home, with Reverend Richard von Steinman officiating. Sharon will be laid to rest at Riverside Cemetery.

Saul Joel Black Weasel, his Blackfeet name was Omahk Okohtok, “Big Rock,” died on Jan. 23, 2021. Saul was the victim of a car crash. He was 18 years old and a blessing to all. When tomorrow starts without him we’ll carry him in our hearts forever.

George Melvin West Wolf  died on Jan. 21, 2021, in Kalispell, Mont. George was laid to rest at the West Wolf cemetery on Jan. 28. He was born on  Nov. 15, 1957, in Browning, Mont.

Sophia “Sammy” Ruth Hedrick, 79, formerly of Shelby, Mont., died Jan. 9, 2021, in Gillette, Wyo. She and her husband, James Robert Hedrick Jr., will be buried together in Black Hills National Cemetery in Sturgis, So. Dak. Mr. Hedrick preceded his wife in death in 2018.

Billy Whitford, 58, of Browning, Mont., passed away at Benefis Hospital in Great Falls, Mont., on Monday, Feb. 8, 2021 surrounded by his loving family. A wake was held at his home in Browning on Feb. 16 with family and friends invited on Feb. 17.  His funeral service will be held on Thursday…

Clement Dale Blackweasel, 61, was born to Thomas Blackweasel and Margaret (Yellow Thunder) Blackweasel on June 1, 1959, in Browning, Mont. He passed away on Jan. 18, 2021 in Rapid City, S.D.

Marvin Thomas Blackweasel was born in Browning, Mont. on Sept. 26, 1955, and passed away on Jan. 24, 2021 at Harbor View Medical Center in Seattle, Wash., from complications of COVID-19.

Richard D. Clark, of Shelby, Mont., passed away at the age of 79, on Friday, Feb., 12, 2021, at Benefis Hospital in Great Falls, Mont., after compilations from an accident.  

Memori Dawn Salois Walter was born on June 18, 1960 in Huntington Park, Calif., to Gary Salois and Deva Sloan Salois Trebas. Memori journeyed home peacefully in her sleep to join her loved ones in Heaven on Jan. 19, 2021 at the young age of 60.

Roberta Elaine Clouser passed away on Sunday, Jan. 24, 2021 in Great Falls, Mont. after many years of coping with diabetes and kidney disease. Funeral service was held on. Saturday, Jan. 30, at the Roy Benjamin farm, near Devon, Mont.

Marvin Clarence Fret-heim, 85, of Shelby, Mont., passed away on Jan. 23, 2021, of natural causes, with his family by his side. Services were held at the Valley View Cemetery in Shelby on Thursday, Jan. 28.

Wanda Marie Racine, 64, a lifelong resident of Badger Creek/Old Agency, Mont., passed peacefully in her sleep on Jan. 21, 2021. 

On Dec. 4, 2020, Loretta Bernice Fisher passed away in Vancouver, Wash., at the age of 87. Cremation has taken place.