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Tuesday, September 2nd 2014
Lola Marie Wetsit

NAME: Lola Marie Wetsit Age: 68
DATELINE: Wolf Point, Montana
DATE OF DEATH: Saturday, August 30, 2014
PLACE OF DEATH: Billings Clinic in Billings, Montana
VIGIL WAKE SERVICE: Friday, September 5, 2014, 7p.m. at the Wolf Point
Community Hall in Wolf Point, MT
SERVICE: Saturday, September 6, 2014, 10a.m. at United Dakota Presbyterian Church
in Wolf Point, MT
INTERMENT: Chelsea Cemetery west of Poplar, Montana
MORTUARY IN CHARGE: Bell Mortuary of Glasgow, MT

Lola Marie Wetsit
Our beloved Mother, Grandmother, Sister, Aunt, and Friend, Lola Marie Wetsit, went to be with the Lord August 30th, 2014.

She was born February 13th, 1946 in Poplar, Montana to Ruth Hawk Brock.

She married an Air Force man, Victor Romero, in 1963. They lived in Tachakawa, Japan for 3 years and in that time were blessed with 2 children; Laura Romero and Victor “Jake” Romero, to accompany the oldest daughter, Ruth Williams. They moved back to the United States in 1967 where they moved around to various states. The union sadly ended.

She then married in 1971 Gerald Jackson who was also in the US Military (Army). They also traveled and had 2 children; Joshua Jackson and Leigh Ann Jackson. They parted ways.

Lola then met and married her third husband, Bootsie Wetsit, in 1982 and was with him until he passed away. This union bared no children but Bootsie was a wonderful Grandfather to the several grandchildren that came along.

Lola worked various jobs throughout her life. She was a nurse’s aide at the Faith Home.
She also worked at the Wolf Point Head Start for about 13 years. She loved and cherished every moment working with the children. She always had funny stories about how fun the kids were. She retired in 2009 due to medical problems.

Lola enjoyed fishing and attending pow-wows. She loved watching her Seattle Seahawks and playing her machines at the Silverwolf Casino.

She loved her family very much and was very proud of all of them. She always told them to be strong and proud and to stay close. She loved life and fought hard to live it right until the end.

She was preceded in death by her mother Ruth Brock, her daughter Laura Romero, brothers William Williams, Kermit Brock, and Kevin Brock.

Lola is survived by 4 of her 5 children; Ruth Williams, Victor Romero Jr., Joshua Jackson (Kim), and Leigh Ann Jackson (Rusty), all of Wolf Point, Montana, by 6 of her 9 brothers and sisters; Ronald Williams of Wolf Point, Ernie Christianson of Dillon, MT, Emby Christianson of Dillon, Mary Williams of Wolf Point, Eugene Brock of Wolf Point, and Sharon Brock of Wolf Point.

Lola had 15 grandchildren, 18 great grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.

A wake will be held Friday September 5th at the Wolf Point Community Hall at 7p.m. Her funeral will be held September 6th at the United Dakota Presbyterian Church at 10a.m. Please join the family for a luncheon to be held after the burial services at the Wolf Point Community Hall.

Wednesday, August 27th 2014
Vera C. Odegard

NAME: Vera C. Odegard Age: 84
DATELINE: Glasgow, Montana
DATE OF DEATH: Wednesday, August 27, 2014
PLACE OF DEATH: Frances Mahon Deaconess Hospital in Glasgow, Montana
SERVICE: Friday, August 29, 2014, 11a.m. at the Assembly of God Church in Glasgow, Montana
INTERMENT: Highland Cemetery in Glasgow, Montana
MORTUARY IN CHARGE: Bell Mortuary in Glasgow, MT

Vera C. Odegard
Vera C. Odegard, age 84, passed away on Wednesday, August 27, 2014 at the Frances Mahon Deaconess Hospital in Glasgow, Montana of congestive heart failure.

Vera was born on June 30, 1930 in Mondovi, Wisconsin, the daughter of Engwal and Viola G. (Dahl) Hanson. She was raised and attended schools in Mondovi.

Vera married Elwood Odegard in 1947 in Mondovi and moved to Glasgow, Montana in 1951. He passed away in 1988.

She was active in the Assembly of God Church in Glasgow for many years. Vera worked as a Dietician at Frances Mahon Deaconess Hospital for 32 years until she retired.

She was preceded in death by her husband Elwood Odegard, and three brothers, Vern Hanson, Bernard Hanson, and Orvin Hanson.

Vera is survived by her sons Scott Odegard of Fort Shaw, Montana and David Odegard of Glasgow, and her daughter Karen Vosen of Great Falls, Montana, 16 grandchildren, 26 great grandchildren, and 2 great great grandchildren.

Her service will be Friday, August 29, 2014 at 11:00 A.M. at the Assembly of God Church in Glasgow with interment in the Highland Cemetery.

Friday, August 22nd 2014
Mitchel Bengochea

NAME: Mitchel Bengochea Age: 78
DATELINE: Nashua, Montana
DATE OF DEATH: August 20, 2014
CAUSE OF DEATH: Natural Causes
PLACE OF DEATH: on his farm North of Nashua, Montana
VIGIL SERVICE: Tuesday, August 26, 2014, 5p.m. at Queen of Angels Catholic
Church in Nashua, Montana
SERVICE: Wednesday, August 27, 2014, 11a.m. at St. Raphael’s Catholic Church in
Glasgow, Montana
INTERMENT: Highland Cemetery in Glasgow, Montana
MORTUARY IN CHARGE: Bell Mortuary of Glasgow, MT

Mitchel Bengochea
Mitchel Bengochea, age 78, passed away on Wednesday, August 20, 2014 while working on his farm north of Nashua, Montana.

Mitchel was born on December 16, 1935 in Glasgow, Montana, the son of Antonio and Concepcion (Burcavcae) Bengochea. He attended schools in Tampico, Grain Community, and Nashua High School. He served in the US Army from 1955 to 1958, serving in Korea. After returning home he attended Montana State University in Bozeman and then worked at the Glasgow Air Force Base while starting his career in agriculture raising sheep, hereford cattle, and wheat.

On April 28, 1962 Mitchel married Marlene Brennan in Hingham, Montana. They raised their family of three children, Denise, Mark, and Jon. Mitchel enjoyed being a pilot and working on aircraft for people. His life was farming and agriculture and he was an accomplished mechanic and fabricator. He also enjoyed watching his grandchildren play sports, was a member of the Knights of Columbus, Queen of Angels Catholic Church, American Legion, VFW, and Cattleman’s Association.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Mitchel is survived by his wife Marlene Bengochea of Nashua, Montana, a daughter Denise Winchester of Glasgow, sons Mark (Kristina) Bengochea of Nashua and Jon (Erika) Bengochea of Glasgow, grandchildren; Mack and Mitchel Winchester, Anthony and Sean Bengochea, Griffin, Calvin, and Sophia Bengochea, a sister Mary Theresa Buchmann of Fort Peck, Montana, and several nieces and nephews.

His Vigil Service is Tuesday, August 26, 2014 at 5:00 P.M. at the Queen of Angels Catholic Church in Nashua, Montana, and his service is Wednesday, August 27, 2014 at the St. Raphael’s Catholic Church in Glasgow with interment in the Highland Cemetery.

Thursday, August 21st 2014
Wayne J. Putz Jr.

Wayne J. Putz Jr.

Memorial Services to Celebrate the Life of Wayne J. Putz Jr. August. 25, 1925 to September 23, 2012.

Family, friends and community members are gathering to celebrate the life of Wayne J. Putz Jr.

The Celebration is from Saturday to Monday, August 23rd to 25th, in Glasgow. There are planned activities that reflect some of the things Wayne enjoyed doing with his family and friends in and around the area. Feel free to come and celebrate with those who knew Wayne and Shirley. Please bring your memories and stories or jokes to tell. Wayne was well known for his quick whit and jokes for every occasion.

Saturday, August 23rd
6:30p.m. – A no-host dinner at the Gateway with dancing to follow. Wayne was a bartender for many years at the Gateway. He and Shirley shared “many a dance” back in the day at this establishment.

Sunday, August 24th
9a.m. – Mass at St. Raphael’s Catholic Church. Wayne grew up in this Parish and was an alter boy. This will not be a funeral Mass but a celebration at the regular weekly Mass.

2-8p.m. – Picnic at Westend Shelter Building in Fort Peck. Food will be furnished. If you wish, bring your favorite dish to share and definitely bring your own adult beverage.

7p.m. – Fort Peck Theatre – Rodger and Hammerstein’s “A Grand Night for Singing” is playing for those wishing to attend.

Monday, August 25th
11a.m. – Committal Service at Highland Cemetery in Glasgow, officiated by the Rev. Shirley Putz.

12noon – Lunch reception at St. Raphael’s Parish Hall.

Tuesday, August 19th 2014
Edward E. Williams

NAME: Edward E. Williams Age: 79
DATELINE: Glasgow, Montana
DATE OF DEATH: Saturday, July 26, 2014
PLACE OF DEATH: at his home in Nemont Manor in Glasgow, Montana
SERVICE: Saturday, August 23, 2014, 11a.m. at Bell Chapel in Glasgow, Montana
INTERMENT: Private interment
MORTUARY IN CHARGE: Bell Mortuary in Glasgow, MT

Edward E. Williams
Edward E. Williams, age 79, passed away on Saturday, July 26, 2014 at his home in the Nemont Manor in Glasgow, Montana.

Edward was born August 22, 1934 in Gary, Indiana, the son of Charles and Gladys (Forbes) Williams. He attended schools in Gary and then joined the US Navy. He was an iron worker in Indiana for US Steel. Edward lived in California for about 30 years and he spent 10 years in the recycling business. He was never married.

He really enjoyed the Cubs and the 49ers, playing games with his great nieces and nephews, and watching Wheel of Fortune. He was a long time companion of 20 years with Bobbie Walker of Glasgow.

He was preceded in death by a nephew Donald Ahlders.

Edward is survived by his nieces and nephews Skip and Melanie Cronmiller of Glasgow, Diane and Bill Stanfield of Alabama, Dennis and Peggy Ahlders of Colorado, great nieces Angela Kratzer and Erin Cronmiller of Glasgow, and many great nieces and nephews.

Tuesday, August 19th 2014
Gladys (Thompson) Lindell Smith

NAME: Gladys (Thompson) Lindell Smith Age: 80
DATELINE: Glasgow, Montana
DATE OF DEATH: Tuesday, August 12, 2014
PLACE OF DEATH: Valley View Nursing Home
SERVICE: Tuesday, August 26, 2014, 10a.m. at Bell Mortuary in Glasgow, Montana
INTERMENT: Highland Cemetery in Glasgow, Montana
MORTUARY IN CHARGE: Bell Mortuary of Glasgow, MT

Gladys (Thompson) Lindell Smith
Gladys (Thompson) Lindell Smith of Glasgow, MT passed away on August 12, 2014. She was born in Plentywood, MT to Nels and Daisy (Whitish) Thompson on October 27, 1933 and lived in the Plentywood and Glasgow areas most of her life.

Gladys is survived by four daughters: Linda (John) Super of Gillette, WY; Evelyn (Gordon) Graham of Avondale, AZ; Debbie (Don) Hanson of Prescott Valley, AZ; and Connie Ulka of Tempe, AZ; She is also had one son, Harold Lindell (Jonette Nelson) of Glasgow. She leaves behind 10 grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren, and 2 great-great grandchildren. Gladys was also survived by two sisters: Dorothy of Froid, MT; and Irene of Vancouver, WA; four half-brothers: Melvin and Eddie of Plentywood, MT; John of Bozeman, MT; and Rick of Belgrade, MT; one half-sister, Mabel of Medicine Lake, MT, and one sister-in-law, Mickey of Billings, MT.

We all love you Mom and Grandma.

Tuesday, August 19th 2014
Gerald Francis Myers

NAME: Gerald Francis Myers Age: 62
DATELINE: Glasgow, Montana
DATE OF DEATH: Saturday, August 16, 2014
PLACE OF DEATH: Benefis East in Great Falls, Montana
SERVICE: Wednesday, August 20, 2014, 11a.m. at Highland Cemetery in Glasgow, MT
INTERMENT: Highland Cemetery in Glasgow, Montana
MORTUARY IN CHARGE: Bell Mortuary in Glasgow, MT

Gerald Francis Myers
Gerald Francis Myers, age 62, passed away on Saturday, August 16, 2014 at Benefis East Hospital in Great Falls, Montana.

Gerald was born February 24, 1952 in Paris, France, the son of Gerald F. Sr. and Alpha Mae Myers. As a child with 8 siblings he lived in Texas, Minnesota, California, Alaska, Utah, Australia, and Montana. Jerry graduated from High School in Provo, Utah. He was an Eagle Scout and went on a Mission to Northern Sates for Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.

Jerry never married but was an active uncle to all his 11 nephews and 19 nieces who he loved dearly.

Jerry loved cooking and had many interests. He enjoyed history and loved to share that knowledge. He worked for the Park Service in Florida and Yellowstone. He loved doing wire crafts and making trees.

He was preceded in death by his parents Gerald F. Sr and Alpha (Johnson) Myers and a niece Sheree Chalmers Smith.

Survivors include one sister, Jennifer (Barry) Chalmers of St. Marie, Montana, and 7 brothers; Jim Myers and Jeff Myers of Highland, Vermont, John (Gail) Myers of New South Wales, Australia, Joseph (Felicita) of Ofalleu, Illinois, Joshua (Jerlyne) Myers of Worland, Wyoming, Jason Myers of Glasgow, Montana, and Jed (Beverly) Myers of Lewistown, Montana.

Tuesday, August 19th 2014
Patricia Irene Badger

NAME: Patricia Irene Badger Age: 79
DATELINE: Glasgow, Montana
DATE OF DEATH: Thursday, August 7, 2014
PLACE OF DEATH: Hungry Horse, Montana
SERVICE: Saturday, August 30, 2014, 11:30a.m. at Highland Cemetery in Glasgow,
Montana
INTERMENT: Highland Cemetery in Glasgow, Montana
MORTUARY IN CHARGE: Bell Mortuary of Glasgow, MT

Patricia Irene Badger
Patricia Irene Badger of Glasgow and Columbia Falls passed away on August 7, 2014 of a tragic car accident in Hungry Horse, Montana at the age of 79.

She was born on February 7, 1935 to Jay and Pricilla Davenport. She married Herbert Eugene Badger on February 6, 1961. She worked at Johnnies Café and the Cottonwood Inn in Glasgow and Wal-Mart in Great Falls and Kalispell.

Patricia loved to travel, go out to eat and read books. She also loved her house plants and working in her flower beds.

She is preceded in death by her husband Herbert Eugene Badger, her parents, her step-son Brian Badger and daughter-in-law Beverly Mennis.

Patricia is survived by her sons and daughters; Clarence Mennis, Kenneth (Debbie) Badger, Lonnie (Wanda) Badger, Judy (Morris) Brenden, and Saundra (Alger) Hanson, grandchildren Nathan, April, Justin, Ian, Stacie, Cindy, Jimmy, Loren and Darcy, and great-grandchildren Emily, Bryce, Jerrod, Teresa, Colt and Rylee.

Patricia’s service will be Saturday, August 30, 2014 at 11:30a.m. at Highland Cemetery in Glasgow, Montana.

Sunday, August 17th 2014
Dorothy Broadbrooks

SACO-Dorothy Broadbrooks, 78, retired custodian from the Saco schools, died Thursday, August 14 in Malta.

Visitation will be Tuesday, August 19 from Noon until 7:00 P.M. at the Kirkwood Funeral Home. Funeral services will be 11:00 A.M., Wednesday, August 20, at the Saco Assembly of God Church. Interment will be in the Grandview Cemetery at Saco. Condolences for the family may be left at www.kirkwoodfuneralhome.com.

Dorothy was born Feb. 11, 1936 in Malta, the daughter of Leo and Barbara (Hyde) Klotz. She was raised and educated in the Wagner and Green Acres area. She married Jack Broadbrooks on Dec. 3, 1953. They worked the ranch in the Saco area and she work as the custodian in the Saco Schools. She later worked in housekeeping at the Seeping Buffalo. Dorothy enjoyed gardening, garage selling, antiques, working on her home and having coffee with her neighbors and friends.

She was preceded in death by her son Chad in 1990 and husband in 2000.

Survivors include her children, Greg (Leonora) Broadbrooks of Saco, Randy Broadbrooks of Miles City, Monte Broadbrooks of Saco, Becky Kolstad of Miles City, Debbie (Kerry) West of Marion; brother, Leo Klotz of Chouteau; sisters, Clara Drabbles of Malta, Peggy Stanford of Washington; 14 grandchildren and numerous great grandchildren.

Tuesday, August 12th 2014
Walter Russell "Joe" Stalnaker

Walter Russell 'Joe' Stalnaker, passed away peacefully on Friday, August 8, 2014 at Touchmark on Saddle Drive after a battle with dementia and liver cancer. He was 80 years old.

Cremation has taken place and services will be held on Wednesday, August 13 at 11:00am at Anderson, Stevenson, Wilke Chapel with committal at Forestvale Cemetery.

Joe was born on April 19, 1934 to Walter A. and Clara E. (White) Stalnaker in Gardiner, Montana, the younger of two sons. Joe attended school in Gardiner until the family moved to Helena in 1943. He played basketball for the Bryant Mustangs and later attended Helena High School, graduating at the end of the first semester in 1952.

Joe enlisted in the US Air Force immediately after graduation, and was stationed in Amarillo, Texas where,as a Staff Sargent, he instructed enlisted men in aircraft maintenance. Joe often later remarked that he "could hardly wait to get back to Montana!" He was honorably discharged with a National Defense Service Medal and a Good Conduct Medal in March of 1956. Joe then spent four years in the Air Force Reserve.

In 1956, Joe started a 34-year career with the telephone company. He spent several years on the construction line crew, traveling around the state digging telephone pole holes by hand, climbing poles, stringing cable and making great friendships with his fellow linemen. Joe held various positions in the telephone company and was highly regarded by his co-workers and supervisors.

On September 12, 1959 Joe married Alice 'Peggy' Horne in Helena. They were blessed with four daughters - Karen, Linda, Nancy Jo, and Gail.

Joe and his in-laws, Bill and Smig Horne, embarked on a wilderness adventure into the Bob Marshall Wilderness on horseback and traversed the back country for two weeks. They all considered it to be a trip of a lifetime and shared many stories of wildlife and cliff-side rodeos,

In 1977 Joe and his family moved to Glendive, Montana when he was promoted to Engineering Manager. All their daughters graduated from high school in Glendive and Joe and Peggy spent many weekends following the two youngest daughters while they played basketball with the Red Devils. In 1983, Joe was promoted to District Engineering Manager and transferred to Great Falls. He retired in 1990.

In retirement, Joe often commented that "I'm so busy now, I don't know how I ever had time to work!” He worked with a friend installing steel siding on houses, went snowmobiling, helped his daughters with various home improvement projects, drove combine during a wheat harvest, helped his daughters and families move from one city to another, and helped neighbors and friends with whatever needed to be done. For many winters, he was the neighborhood snow-plower and kept all the driveways and roads clear.

Joe was extremely handy. He could build or fix anything! He built his and Peggy's dream home on 10 acres on Colorado Gulch. His attention to detail and perfectionism are evident in all his projects. Joe's premier hobby was building radio-controlled model airplanes. He constructed them completely from scratch. After a few unsuccessful landings, he quit flying them, but continued to build. He was active in the Helena Flying Tigers Club for many years.

Joe is survived by Peggy, his wife of (almost) 55 years; his brother, Larry (Thea) Stalnaker of Mesa, AZ; daughters, Karen (Marc) Breigenzer of Glasgow, MT, Linda (Dave) Athas of Glendive, MT, Nancy Jo (George) Daniel of Blanchard, ID, Gail (Ron) Coon of Rock Springs, WY; grandchildren, Blake (Sara) Fohl, Keela (Wade) Brilz, Carson Fohl, Bobbi Jo Ostby, Hailee Jo Daniel, Misty Jordan, Tanner (Krista Welborn) Coon, Anna & Peter Breigenzer; great-grandchildren, Trae Fohl, Keaton, Kambryn & Ayden Brilz, Karter & Kyle Jordan, Lyndan Schumacher and Sawyer Coon.

He is also survived by an aunt, Dorothy Evans of Lincoln, MT, brother-in-law, Bill Horne, Jr of Deer Lodge, MT, special nephew Lance Stalnaker of Helena, and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.

Joe was preceded in death by his parents, nephew Lane Stalnaker, brothers-in-law Bob Horne and Jerry Horne, sister-in-law Jeannie Horne, and grandson-in-law Kirk Jordan.

Joe's family expresses deep gratitude and appreciation to the nurses and staff of Touchmark and Hospice of St. Peter's for the exceptional love, respect and dignity shown to Joe in his final months.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial gifts to Hospice of St. Peter's or a charity of your choice.

Monday, August 11th 2014
James Finley "Jim Bow

NAME: James Finley “Jim” Bow
AGE:77
DATELINE: Wolf Point, Montana
DATE OF DEATH: Thursday – August 7, 2014
PLACE OF DEATH: Riverstone Hospice Center in Billings, Montana
VIGIL SERVICE: Wednesday – August 13, 2014 at 7:00 P.M. at the
Silver Wolf Casino in Wolf Point, Montana
SERVICE: Thursday – August 14, 2014 at 10:00 A.M. at the
Silver Wolf Casino in Wolf Point, Montana
INTERMENT: King Cemetery in Wolf Point, Montana
MORTUARY IN CHARGE: Bell Mortuary of Glasgow, MT

James Finley (Jim) Bow, 77, husband, father, grandfather, uncle and friend, passed away peacefully on Thursday, August 07, 2014. James (Jim) left on his spiritual journey while at the Riverstone Hospice Center at Billings, Montana.

Jim’s Vigil Service is Wednesday, August 13, 2014 at 7:00 P.M. at the Silver Wolf Casino in Wolf Point and his Memorial Service is Thursday, August 14, 2014 at 10:00 A.M. at the Silver Wolf Casino with interment in the King Cemetery in Wolf Point.

Jim was born on August 19, 1936 at Poplar, Montana, a son of Joseph Bow and Victoria Redwood. He was raised in the Wolf Point and Poplar communities of the Fort Peck Reservation.

He married Judy L. Sugg on February 2, 1971 in Warm Springs, Oregon and together they had one son, William J. Bow, Sr.

He was preceded in death by his parents Joseph Bow and Victoria Redwood. He is survived by his brother, Pete Delorme, of Manitoba, Canada; his wife Judy, son William J. Bow, Sr., of Wolf Point, daughter Misty Sugg of Glasgow, Montana, grandsons Treyton James (TJ) Bow and William Jack Bow, Jr.; and special daughter-in-law, Regina (Gina) Bow, all of Wolf Point, Montana.

Jim was a mechanic his whole life and later decided to attend classes at Fort Peck Community College and earned an Associate’s Degree in Automotive Technology. He applied those newly acquired skills to many, many vehicles in the area, some of which are probably still running today. He could be depended upon to fix a vehicle when others couldn’t. He also received a degree in biology from Eastern Montana College, which is now known as Montana State University-Billings. Working on cars, pickups, and most anything with a motor was his true passion in life and he excelled in this area. Jim was also a champion pool player in his younger years and always enjoyed this pastime playing on the local pool leagues. Playing bingo was another pastime of Jim’s, which was most likely his favorite. You could always count on getting a smile and laugh from Jim at the Silverwolf Casino as he and Judy sat in their favorite spot. He and Judy would travel to Hawaii and Washington State to visit with extended family and friends and of course, to play bingo. Many bingo daubers were brought back to the Fort Peck Reservation as souvenirs. Humor and making people smile and laugh was very important to Jim and being around him made people feel good. He could easily turn a frown upside down in a second. Jim could be depended upon to help to others in their time of need and would offer to help on a moment’s notice at any time. The small things in life mattered so much to Jim, especially spending time with his two beloved grandsons, TJ and Jack, teaching them life skills and sharing his love of the Lord and reading the bible daily with them.

When reason fails, pray for peace. Fly high in Heaven Jim!

Friday, August 8th 2014
Darren M. Taylor

NAME: Darren M. Taylor
AGE: 49
DATELINE: Glasgow, Montana
DATE OF DEATH: Monday – July 7, 2014
PLACE OF DEATH: at his home in St. Louis, Missouri
SERVICE: Saturday – August 9, 2014 at 2:30 P.M. at the First Methodist Church in Glasgow, Montana
INTERMENT: Highland Cemetery in Glasgow, Montana
MORTUARY IN CHARGE: Bell Mortuary in Glasgow, MT

Darren M. Taylor, age 49, passed away on Monday, July 7, 2014 from cardiac arrest at his home in St. Louis, Missouri.

He was born in Washington, Pennsylvania on January 26, 1965 Rody and Judy (Johnston) Taylor. Darren loved cooking and enjoyed visiting with people. He will be missed by near and dear friends in St. Louis and Nashville who supported him in all aspects of life.

He is survived by his father and step-mother Rody and Colleen Taylor of Great Falls, MT, a brother Dean Taylor of Great Falls, a sister Kara Taylor of Racine, Wisconsin, and two step-siblings; Paul Olson and family and Billy Larios and family, both of Great Falls.

Darren will be remembered fondly by multiple nieces and nephews as well as a large extended family of Glasgow.

Tuesday, August 5th 2014
Robert Lee Irwin

Robert Lee Irwin

Robert Lee Irwin, 53, passed away on Saturday, Aug. 2, 2014, in a work-related accident in Glasgow, Mont.

Services will be held Monday, Aug. 11, at 11 a.m., at the First Lutheran Church in Glasgow with Pastors Scott Hedegaard and Jay Ashbaucher officiating. A private inurnment will be held at a later date.

He was born Dec. 8, 1960, in Glasgow, the son of Louis Irwin Sr. and Mildred (Schakosky) Irwin. He was raised in Glasgow and graduated from Glasgow High School in 1980, enjoying participation in track and field.

He worked at various local ranches during his teenage years. After graduation, he started working at Fossum Ready Mix where he worked under the direction of Bill Oliver until Bill’s death when he took over operations of the Wash Plant.

His job was very important to him, he was very knowledgeable and he knew how to fix just about anything. He was always willing to help others.

On Dec. 2, 1995, he married Sally Nelson at Lake Tahoe, Nev. He was a member of the First Lutheran Church and participated in several men's church groups.

He enjoyed traveling to different locations and exploring their local histories and cultures. He was also a gracious host and guide to his many Louisiana friends on their Montana hunting vacations. He enjoyed visiting with everyone, and especially his Breakfast Club friends.

He was a loving husband and a very loving and devoted uncle. He valued his family and friendships above all. He touched the lives of many and he will be greatly missed.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Louis and Mildred Irwin Sr.

Survivors include his wife, Sally Irwin, of Glasgow; siblings, Linda Eagler and her husband, Charlie, of Grand Junction, Colo., Laura Straight and her husband, Kim, of Thorne Bay, Alaska, Donna Barrows of Phoenix, Ariz., Kenny Irwin of North Dakota, John Beck of Quartzsite, Ariz., and Glasgow, and Albert Irwin and his wife, Evangeline, of Minot, N.D.; and several nieces and nephews.

Bell Mortuary of Glasgow is in charge of arrangements.

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