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Monday, February 18th 2019
Gerald "Lee" Borgen
Gerald “Lee” Borgen Passed away February 16, 2019. Funeral Service are Tuesday, February 19, 2019 at 11:00a.m. at the First Lutheran Church, in Glasgow. Family will receives friends Monday, February 18, 2019 from 6p.m. to 8p.m. at the Bell Mortuary.
Friday, February 15th 2019
Marion Warren
Marion Warren of Nashua passed away at Valley View Home on February 13, 2019 at the age of 97. Marion was born May 25, 1921 to homesteaders Harvey and Avis Bissell. She lived with them, at their homestead on the North Bench 9 miles from Nashua, with her two sisters, Lois and Ruth. Marion’s children are now caretakers of that original homestead, which has been in the family for over 100 years. She attended the Nashua School and graduated from Nashua High School in 1939. In the fall of the same year, she went to beauticians’ school in Bismarck, ND. After finishing school, she lived and worked under Celia Hentz in Hinsdale until she completed her hours of certification. She took her boards in Great Falls. Marion’s father borrowed money and bought Marion her first Beauty Shop on Main Street of Nashua behind the Barber shop. That is where she met her husband, Lee Warren.

Lee and Marion were married November 19, 1941. She accompanied him to Portland, OR where he began work in the ship yards. When war was declared in 1941, Lee signed up with the Navy Sea Bees. They had bought a small house in Nashua and Lee fixed a Beauty Shop in their home. Marion was a busy beautician while Lee was gone. Lee was in the service from the summer of 1942 to the fall of 1945. On his return, Lee went to work for the Corps of Engineers in Fort Peck and they started a family.

She enjoyed many years of attending her children’s and grandchildren’s educational, sporting and cultural events. She loved to spend time at their cabin at Fort Peck lake.

Marion was an active member in Our Redeemer Lutheran Church in Nashua. She was always attentive to her daughter Judy’s life. Judy lived in the Milk River Group Home for many years. Judy passed away in 2003.

After Lee passed away in 1990, Marion knew she had to keep busy. She started traveling to church affiliated activities and many pleasure trips with her sister, Lois McCoy. She traveled to Israel with Kay Sundheim in 1993. This was one of the most exciting experiences of her life.

After Marion moved to Glasgow in 2000, she became very active in the Assembly of God Church. She will be remembered especially for her contributions to the youth activities.

Her hobbies included gardening, shopping, sewing and baking, especially her famous donuts. She was an avid reader of God’s word.

Marion’s first great-grandchild was born in 2008. This was a wonderful day in her life, she loved babies, and four more great- grandchildren would enter her life.

Marion is survived by her children, Linda (Van) Dostert of Fort Peck, Marilyn Warren of Billings and Milo (Elaine) Warren of Kaycee, WY; her grandchildren, Erin (Jordan) Hoagland of Billings, Vance Dostert of Vancouver, WA, Janel (David) Hutton of Gillette, WY, Michael Stone of Bozeman, Andrew Warren of Park City, UT and Levi Warren of Laramie, WY; her great-grandchildren, Cohen and Ally Hoagland of Billings, Lilyanna, Emmalee and William Hutton of Gillette, WY.

Services will be held on Saturday, April 20, 2019 at the Bell Mortuary, Glasgow, MT. Burial will be on Saturday, April 20th, at the Nashua Cemetery in Nashua, MT.

Condolences may be left at www.bellmortuarymontana.com

Tuesday, February 12th 2019
Mark Stephen Jakanoski
Mark Stephen Jakanoski, age 63, of Billings, Montana, passed away February 2, 2019 at Riverstone Hospice House, surrounded by family and friends.

Mark was born November 16, 1955 in Glasgow to John and Nadine (Snyder) Jakanoski. He grew up on the farm Southeast of Glasgow on the south bench, and attended the Newton Country School until its closing. He attended schools in Glasgow playing basketball, football, and baseball. He loved the Scotties and bled Scottie plaid his entire life faithfully checking scores every Saturday and Sunday mornings. He attended MSU-Bozeman for a year than returned to Glasgow where he married Paulette Etchart and worked for Montana Power. The returned to Bozeman where Mark graduated with a bachelor’s degree in business management. He then worked for Bruce and Anderson construction as an office manager and helped put Paulette through the rest of her schooling. Upon her graduation they moved to Billings and Mark took a job with MacArthur Company working there for 30+ years eventually retiring from there. It was in this time period when he divorced and later married Barbara Jones Gallagher and took on the role of father to Barb’s daughter Nicole. They later divorced but still remained close friends.

Mark was an avid hunter, loved shooting clays and became a skilled marksman. He always enjoyed the farm and came back to work many harvests helping his dad and brother bring in the crop. He was of the opinion that golden retrievers were the greatest dog known to man and owned 3 of them over the years. He trained them, hunted with them and loved them to a fault. He was huge fan of MSU Bobcats, Nebraska Cornhuskers, Miami Dolphins, and the Oakland A’s and attended as many Cat games as he could.

Mark was a kind and gentle soul who loved his family and friends dearly and would help anyone at the drop of a hat. We will miss him every day.

Mark was preceded in death by his father John Jakanoski and sister Cheryl Erickson.

He is survived by his mother Nadine Jakanoski; brother Scott (Kim) Jakanoski; sisters Paula (Andy) Hicks and Lana (Jamie) Koch; nieces Leah (Nate) Miller and their children Vaughn and Tessa, Bridget (Justin) Sholley, and their children Tatumn, Bo, and Tucker, Jana (Jordan) Nelson, Brynn Feldman and Savannah Feldman; ex-wife and close friend Barbara Jones Gallagher, daughter Nicole (Neil) Kiner, grandson Moses and his faithful golden retriever Bonnie.

A memorial service will be held May 10, 2019 11:00 at Bell Mortuary. Condolences for the family may be left bellmortuarymontana.com.

Tuesday, February 12th 2019
William Henry Sugg, Jr.
William Henry Sugg, Jr. (Shunga Wakan Ska), age 70, passed away on February 7, 2019 at the VA Medical Center in Salt Lake City, Utah. A vigil service will be held on Wednesday, February 13 at 6:00pm in St. Raphael’s Church. Mass of Christian Burial will be on Thursday, February 14 at 3:00pm in St. Raphael’s Church with internment and military honors at Highland Cemetery, followed by a meal at the VFW. Condolences for the family may be left at bellmortuarymontana.com.

Bill was born June 6, 1948 in Great Falls, MT to Mary Evelyn Beauchamp and William Henry Sugg, Sr. Until he was 8 years old, Bill was raised by his grandparents, Edward “Shorty” and Annie Beauchamp, near Porcupine Creek on the Fort Peck Indian Reservation.

Bill’s grandpa, who worked for the Etchart Ranch, taught him to hunt, fish, and build fences. Bill attended Glasgow Schools, and at age 14, he went to work for Gene and Mitch Etchart and spent his summers out south at the Stone House.

In 1965, at age 17, Bill enlisted in the Marines and attended basic training at Camp Pendleton in San Diego and then Camp LeJeune in North Carolina. He was deployed to Vietnam in 1967 where he was a Scout Rifleman for the Third Platoon of the Delta Company. Despite being severely wounded in the jaw by an enemy grenade, and having several other puncture wounds throughout his body, Bill continued to fight. He inspired his fellow Marines with his aggressive fighting spirit, inflicting much harm on the enemy, who outnumbered the Delta Company. Under cover of darkness, Bill helped to carry those who were unable to walk and saved several of his fellow Marines. He was awarded the Purple Heart, National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal, Presidential Unit Citation, Meritorious Mast, Marksman Rifle & Pistol Badge, and the Good Conduct Medal. He earned his GED while in the Marines.

After spending several months recovering in the hospital at Bremerton, Washington, Bill returned to Glasgow and his cowboy lifestyle at the Stone House. This became his refuge and a place to heal his many wounds. He also worked for masonry companies and competed in rodeos as a bareback bronc rider. It was during this time that he met Mary Anne Walker. When he got bucked off and broke his wrist, he decided it was time to quit rodeoing.

In 1972, Bill started working for Tumpane/AVCO Company at the Glasgow Air Force Base as a security patrolman. He was eventually promoted to Desk Sergeant and ultimately to Shift Lieutenant.

On November 30, 1973, Bill and Mary were married at St. Raphael’s Church in Glasgow. He patiently tolerated Mary’s dedication and involvement in the church and eventually became curious enough to join the RCIA program. With much prayerful support from family and friends, Bill was baptized and received the Sacraments of Initiation in 2013.

Bill worked for the Bentonite Plant for several years and then for the State Department of Natural Resources and Northern Border Pipeline, where he retired at the young age of 55. In “retirement”, he worked part time for the Farm Service Agency while taking care of his own farm/ranch operation. Bill had a deep love for all livestock, especially his paint horses. Another “retirement” job was the Glasgow Flower & Gift Shop, which he and Mary purchased in 1989. Bill was instrumental in the delivery portion of the Flower Shop operation during holidays, often making hundreds of deliveries in the area. He knew where everybody lived!

Bill was very active in the VA as a volunteer representative for northeast Montana. He helped many of his fellow servicemen get enrolled in the VA benefits to which they were entitled. Bill was Post Commander of VFW Post 3107 in 2009-2010. He was always in tune with the happenings at the VFW, whether it was fix-it projects, meetings, or events. Bill was one of the first people to be called whenever anyone needed anything. The Flag Pole Project was one of the things he relentlessly worked to complete. Bill was successful in coordinating and completing the mission to acquire the French Legion of Honor medals for local WWII veterans Lloyd Eide, Kenny Newton, and Gordon Olson.

Hunting and fishing with his sons, Ed and Levi, was a huge part of Bill’s life. He faithfully followed them in their sporting adventures – whether it was wrestling, football, basketball, or baseball. He spent lots of time in the bleachers. Bill never missed an event that his grandkids were involved in. He was a good Papa to Wyatt, Willow, Walker and Rivers. Horseback riding was an activity enjoyed by the whole family.

Beginning in grade school, Bill cultivated his artistic spirit. He started with pencil and pen then graduated to India ink and sketch pens on paper and wood. For the past several years, his sketches were of wildlife on sun bleached shoulder blade and rib bones from various animals. Bill was extremely generous and gave most of his art work to friends and family members.

Bill was preceded in death by his grandparents, Shorty and Annie Beauchamp, and his parents, Jack and Mary Sugg.

He is survived by his wife, Mary; sons Ed (Dawn) of Verndale, MN and Levi (Bobi) of Glasgow; grandchildren Wyatt, Willow, Walker, and Rivers; siblings Ernie (Barb) of Glasgow, Jeff of Longview, WA, Judy Bow and Joe Sugg of Wolf Point, Margaret Aguiar (Jimmy) of Glasgow; and numerous nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials to the Salt Lake City VA Fisher House (690 S. Valdez Dr., SLC, UT 84113), VFW Post 3107 in Glasgow, or a charity of your choice.

Monday, February 11th 2019
Gloria J Fisher Doucette
Gloria J. Fisher Doucette of Fort Peck passed away peacefully surrounded by family on February 5, 2019 in Glasgow.

Gloria was born in Klamath Falls, Oregon on November 25, 1939 to Thomas and Anne Fisher. The family moved to Minnesota for a short time before relocating to Nashua, Montana in 1946. They enjoyed spending time in McCabe visiting grandparents, aunts and uncles where Gloria enjoyed riding horses and playing on the farm. Her parents ran Nashua Dry Cleaners while Gloria attended school in Nashua. Her favorite horse was named Honey and they performed in barrel racing events. She and her family also participated in parades in Glasgow and in the Wolf Point Stampede with their horses and carts.

Gloria worked at the family dry cleaning business delivering dry cleaning to locations as far as Opheim, Glentana and Fort Peck before a fire destroyed the family business. She also worked a mail delivery route north of Nashua. Gloria then worked at Glasgow AFB where she met the love of her life, Leon "Dewey" Doucette. They were married in October of 1967. The family was stationed in Puerto Rico from 1969 to 1973 during which time daughter, Melissa, was born into the family. After serving in Puerto Rico, the family was stationed at Malmstrom AFB in Great Falls and then returned to Nashua in February of 1974.

Gloria loved her community and enjoyed working at Bergie's Ice Cream Parlor, The B & B Market, The Nashua Town Office and the Glasgow Clinic until retirement. She spent her spare time quilting, gardening and assisting at the Nashua Senior Center and hosting '5 O'clocks' with her friends. One of her favorite past-times was sitting on the front deck of her home in Fort Peck and visiting with friends and neighbors. The Fort Peck Theater was near and dear to her heart and she enjoyed attending the many shows and events there over the years.

Gloria is preceded in death by her parents, Thomas Fisher and Anne Schile, and her sister, Carole Jean ‘Jeannie’ Fisher Schell.

She is survived by her adoring husband, Leon (Dewey), her children, Loretta Davis of Billings, Montana, Mike (Suzanne) Doucette of Oak Glen, California and Melissa Todd of Helena, Montana; five grandchildren Jeremiah, Ashley, Kyle, Kaleb and Dylan; and six great-grandchildren Owen, Harper, Thea, Braxtyn, Beckytt and Braezyn.

Services are pending and will be announced at a later date in the Spring of 2019. In lieu of flowers, the family welcomes donations to the Fort Peck Theater and St. Jude Children's Hospital.

Gloria's love, laughter and sweet spirit will be missed by her family and many, many friends in Montana and beyond.
Monday, February 4th 2019
Patricia (Patsy) Fatima Allie
Patricia (Patsy) Fatima Allie, 63, of Glasgow, went to be with the Lord Thursday, January 31, 2019 due to complications of cancer, at the Frances Mahon Deaconess Hospital.

Patsy was born September 18, 1955 to Sade and Beulah (French) Allie in Glasgow, Montana. She was a 1973 graduate of Glasgow High School. Following graduation, she went to college in Havre for one year and worked many years at Sam’s Supper Club. Patsy was a wonderful cook, a great mother, and a loving grandmother.

She is survived by a daughter, Jennifer Brown of Billings; a son, Robert (Brandi) Brown and grandchildren Jesse and Ellie of Bowman, ND; a step daughter, Tricia (Bryan) Anderson and granddaughter Kaitlyn of Billings; a sister, Pamela Laroque of Glasgow; an aunt, Lorraine Gundermann of Glasgow; various nieces, nephews, and cousins; and her long-time friends, Alicia Zeller of Glasgow; and Jory Scott of Glasgow.

She is preceded in death by one sister Myrna Lee and her parents.

A memorial service will be held at Alley’s Palace Bar from 3:00 to 7:30 P.M. on Wednesday, February 6, 2019 with a luncheon to follow.

Monday, February 4th 2019
Bonnie Arnold
On January 30, 2019 Bonnie Arnold ended her 93-year long journey into the arms of the Lord. She was born in Hinsdale on March 30, 1925 to Clarence and Crystal Nelson.

After graduating from Hinsdale High School, she did clerical work at Browning, Mt. She came home and married Ray Arnold on March 7, 1948. She was one of the first leaders in the Western Valley 4-H Club.

She went to work at the Frances Mahon Deaconess Hospital in the Housekeeping Department. She retired as a supervisor. She then went to work for Home Health retiring from that in 2006.

She was preceded in death by her parents, sibling Donald Nelson and her husband Ray Arnold.

She is survived by her 6 Children, Idona Blake, Willard (Mary Beth) Arnold, Kathy Gates, Janice (John) Larson, Ralph (Tracy) Arnold, and Calvin Arnold; her 12 grandchildren, Lori Springsteed, Odena Dopp, RaeLynn Arnold, Sheri Gates, Bonnie Ohm, Terry Gates, Christopher Hanson, Ashley Arnold, Brook Brennan, Maggie McClure, Kay DeTienne, and Victor DeTienne; her 21 great grandchildren and 8 great- great grandchildren with one more on the way.

Services will be February 9, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. at Hinsdale Lutheran Church, with burial in Hillview Cemetery.
Monday, February 4th 2019
Mark S. Jakanoski
Mark S. Jakanoski, age 63, passed away at Riverstone Hospice in Billings on February 2, 2019. A Memorial Service is being planned for spring.
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