Esther May Clendenning Pickett Wells ~ December 2, 1910 to August 18, 2017

Editor’s note: In the March 1 issue, we carried a story—written by Buckley Peterson and submitted a number of years ago—about a great lady. I did not know if she was still alive, but due to her advanced age, I feared that she wasn’t. It turns out I was right. Here is, say we say, the rest of

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Paul T. Ringling ~ April 21, 1920 to March 7, 2018

Paul T. Ringling, 97, rancher and World War II veteran, died March 7, 2018 in Miles City, Montana.

Paul was born in New York City April 21, 1920. His parents—Richard T. and Aubrey Black Ringling—brought him to the family ranch when he was six weeks old. Raised in White Sulphur Springs, Montana, Paul grew up on the family’s ranch, attended school in White

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Humberto “Bert” Villarreal Reyes ~ December 15, 1928 to February 13, 2018

Bert Villarreal Reyes—Texas cattleman, auctioneer, and father—died February 13, 2018, at age 89. Bert was the middle of 14 children born to Carlos Reyes of Durango, Mexico, and Maria Villarreal of Goliad, Texas. He was raised on a farm outside Berclair, Texas. He attended a two-room, segregated Mexican-only school until he went to Goliad High School, where he graduated in

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Allan Francis Stratman ~ January 10, 1926 to February 17, 2018


Lifelong cattleman, Allan Francis Stratman, 92, died February 17, 2018, at the Santa Rita Rehab Center in Green Valley, Arizona, following a brief illness.

Born January 10, 1926, in Lake Andes, South Dakota, and raised along the White River near Belvidere, South Dakota, the son of Art and Ellen (Harris) Stratman, Allan was a lifelong cattleman, living in Gunnison, CO; Malta,

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After 63 years, G.D. Eastlick calls it quits…

George Derald “G.D.” Eastlick was born September 5, 1930, in Billings, Montana, to George and Lillian Eastlick. G.D. attended Billings schools and graduated from Billings Senior High in 1948.

It wasn’t only trucks that G.D. Eastlick liked!

After graduation, “Derald Derry”—an early family nickname—farmed with his father George in the Molt area until 1952. During that time, G.D. married Catherine “Cathy”

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Donna Fay Dowlin McDonnell ~ January 13, 1926 to February 16, 2018

Donna Fay Dowlin McDonnell died peacefully February 16, 2018, at her home in Missoula, Montana. In the weeks preceding her death, she was surrounded by family and friends.

Donna was born in Forsyth, Montana, to Floyd (Whitey) and Fay Dowlin on January 13, 1926. Her growing years were spent in Rosebud County, enjoying the offerings of a young Montana with her

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Peggy Dell Clark ~ August 1, 1942 to January 18, 2018

On January 18, 2018, a golden heart stop beating after 10 long days in the hospital following a car accident. Peggy Dell Cumin was born August 1, 1942, in Big Timber, Montana. She began her life in Rapelje, Montana, daughter to Casey and Ester Cumin. When World War 2 broke out, Peggy lived with her grandmother while her mother went

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Don Rehm ~ July 19, 1937 to January 21, 2018

Don Rehm, Columbus, Montana, died unexpectedly in the early morning hours of January 21, 2018.

Don and his twin sister, Donalda, were born July 19, 1937, in Hebron, North Dakota, to Alvin and Gertrude Hauser Rehm. Don was raised in Hebron, where he excelled in 4-H, basketball, football, and rodeo. He represented North Dakota at the National High School Rodeo in

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Lorenz R. “Lornie” Allemandi ~ November 20, 1924 to January 3, 2018  

Lorenz R. Allemandi (known as Lornie to all who knew him) died in his home on January 3, 2018.

He was born November 20, 1924, in Nighthawk, Washington, on the family ranch where he lived and raised cattle his entire life.

Lornie was preceded in death by his parents, Joe M. and Hazel Allemandi; brother Joe; sisters: Vera, Opal, and Dorothy; and

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Charlene Rich ~ April 24, 1951 to January 4, 2018

Charlene Rich, 66, of Richey, Montana, died January 4, 2018.

Charlene was born April 24, 1951, in Jordan, Montana, to Charles and Pohney Rich. She attended the Mosby and Calf Creek grade schools in Garfield County. Charlene was a member of the 4-H club in both Mosby and Sand Springs, taking lambs and sewing. Charlene graduated from Garfield County High School in

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Don E. Anderson ~ May 30, 1932 to January 1, 2018

Don E. Anderson, 85, of Arlington, Oregon, died January 1, 2018, surrounded by family.

Don was born May 30, 1932, the only son of Edgar and Margaret McKinney Anderson. He grew up on the family ranch in the Blalock Canyon area near Arlington that was homesteaded in 1888. He attended school in Arlington, graduating from Arlington High School in 1950.

Don served

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George Thomas “Tom” Wilson ~ June 20, 1927 to November 27, 2017

George Thomas Wilson was born June 20, 1927, in Jordan, Montana, to Ben and Jean Bowe Wilson. Tom attended a one-room school in Spring Creek and graduated from the Cohagen School. Tom had an older brother, Raymond Ward, and two sisters, Mary Rickner and Patricia Foulk. The siblings worked with their parents on the ranch in northern Garfield County located

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Raymond D. Hutson ~ September 2, 1938 to November 20, 2017

Raymond D. Hutson died November 20, 2017, at age 79. He was born September 2, 1938, near Arnett, Oklahoma, to Thomas Lawrence and Francis LaVaughn Beardsley Hutson. Raymond rode a horse to school in the first grade, and horses and mules were a part of him for the rest of his life. He broke horses, trained horses and mules, and

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Raymond D. Hutson ~ September 2, 1938 to November 20, 2017

Raymond D. Hutson died November 20, 2017, at age 79. He was born September 2, 1938, near Arnett, Oklahoma, to Thomas Lawrence and Francis LaVaughn Beardsley Hutson. Raymond rode a horse to school in the first grade, and horses and mules were a part of him for the rest of his life. He broke horses, trained horses and mules, and

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Calvin Herbert Lavold September 18, 1924, to October 29, 2017

Calvin Herbert Lavold was born September 18, 1924, in Grandmother Berg’s home. He joined his mother Helen Berg Lavold, father Knute Lavold, and sister Bernice. He spent his younger years helping at home with farming, milking cows, and tending the sheep.

In his early 20s, he went to the Community Hall on Big Timber Creek for an evening of music and

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Stephen John Hutton February 2, 1954 to October 22, 2017

Stephen John Hutton, 63, died October 22, 2017.

Steve was born on February 2, 1954, in Christiansburg, VA, the youngest of four brothers. He was proud of his upbringing in the mountains – raising livestock, hunting, eating from his mother’s garden all year, using whatever was available to fix whatever needed fixing. His father, Andrew, traded horses and mules, among other

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Leo Angus Woodbury ~ January 2, 1938 to October 19, 2017


Leo Angus Woodbury, 79, died quietly October 19, 2017, at the Johnson County Health Care Center in Buffalo, Wyoming.

Leo was born January 2, 1938, in View, Idaho, to Glenn and Peale Woodbury. The family moved to Salmon, Idaho, where he attended school and then later to Stevensville, Montana, where he graduated from Stevensville High School in 1956. Leo received a rodeo scholarship

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Obituary – Glenn Forrest Golden

Glenn Forrest Golden
June 17, 1921 to October 6, 2017


Glenn Forrest Golden, 96, of Joliet, Montana, died peacefully at his home on October 6, 2017.

Glenn was born on June 17, 1921, in Roundup, Montana. He graduated from Klein High School in 1939 and earned his Vo-Ag degree from Montana State University in 1943.

Glenn married Annabel Talmage in 1944. A U.S. Army

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Robert J. “Mac” McCalmant ~ April 1, 1930 to September 16, 2017


Robert J. “Mac” McCalmant left his family and friends on September 16, 2017, dying peacefully in his sleep.

Mac was born in Finley, Washington, on April 1, 1930… such a perfect birthdate for him as April Fool’s Day was always a great fit for his wonderful sense of humor. Mac was raised in the Tri-Cities area and graduated from River View

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Trevis Milton Butcher ~ January 23, 1967 to September 14, 2017


Trevis Milton Butcher died in his sleep of natural causes September 14, 2017, at his home in Winifred, Montana. Trevis was born January 23, 1967, in Missoula, Montana, to Edward and Pamela (Ward) Butcher. During his first four years, the family lived in Hardin, Montana, and in Valley City, North Dakota. In 1971, the family returned to Winifred when they

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Allen Floyd Nelson ~ December 7, 1924 to August 12, 2017


On August 12, 2017, God called Allen Nelson home. Allen Floyd Nelson was born December 7, 1924, in Livingston, Montana.

He married Marjorie Jean Holtman on March 6, 1948. They ranched on the family place — Nelson Hereford Ranch in Paradise Valley — until 1995 when they sold the ranch and moved to Red Lodge.

While living in Livingston, they had four

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Paul Arley Harrel ~ July 21, 1924 to September 7, 2017

Paul Arley Harrel was born July 21, 1924, in Ellensburg, Washington, to Arley and Ruth Harrel. After 93 years of a life well lived, Paul, a lifetime resident of Kittitas Valley, died peacefully September 7 following a short illness. In accordance with his wishes, Paul died in the home he built, on the farm he had lived on his entire

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Marvin Feddes, May 15, 1930 – September 19, 2017

Marvin Feddes, May 15, 1930 – September 19, 2017

Marvin Feddes entered the joyous presence of Jesus on September 19, 2017, at age 87. God blessed him with health and energy until the very last hours of his life.

Born May 15, 1930, the youngest son of Jacob and Lena Feddes, Marv grew up in a Christ-centered home. Aside from military service,

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Michael T. Manning ~ September 23, 1924 to August 23, 2017

Prominent Hemingford, Nebraska, area farmer/ rancher Michael T. Manning, 92, died August 23, 2017, in Alliance, Nebraska.

He was born September 23, 1924, in Alliance to Michael Manning and Mary A. (Griffin) Manning. He was a graduate of St. Agnes Academy.

Mike married Elizabeth “Betty” O’Connor on June 21, 1949. She preceded him in death on December 4, 2013. They made their

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Allen Floyd Nelson ~ December 7, 1924 to August 12, 2017


On August 12, 2017, God called Allen Nelson home. Allen Floyd Nelson was born December 7, 1924, in Livingston, Montana.

He married Marjorie Jean Holtman on March 6, 1948. They ranched on the family place — Nelson Hereford Ranch in Paradise Valley — until 1995 when they sold the ranch and moved to Red Lodge.

While living in Livingston, they had four

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Bette Marie Petersen Votaw ~ January 17, 1925 to July 25, 2017


Bette Marie Petersen Votaw, 92, of Wellfleet, Nebraska, died July 25, 2017.

Bette was born in North Platte, Nebraska, on January 17, 1925, to Fred Christian Petersen and Elizabeth Katherine Brodbeck Petersen. Bette graduated from North Platte High School in 1942, where she was the yearbook editor. She became a life-long Husker when she attended the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, from which

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James D. “Doug” Tippett – September 8, 1931 to May 22, 2017


James D. “Doug” Tippett, age 85, of Prairie Creek, Joseph, Oregon, died May 22, 2017, at Wallowa Memorial Hospital in Enterprise, Oregon. All 7 of his children and stepchildren were present at his passing as was his wife of 39 years, Janie Tippett.

Doug was born in Spokane, Washington, on September 8, 1931, to James Harrison “Jidge” Tippett and Jessie L.

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Obituary – Sara Jayne Poppe

Sara Jayne Poppe
1975 to 2017

On June 8, 2017, Sara Jayne Poppe of Gunnison, Colorado, was called to eternal rest. Sara, the eldest of Vince and Lori Poppe’s two children, was born in Oregon City, Oregon, in 1975. The Poppe family moved to Colorado’s Gunnison Valley in 1977, where they lived and ranched first in Ohio City and later on at

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Obituary – Benny Leroy “Ben” Kern

Benny Leroy “Ben” Kern
September 9, 1926 – June 12, 2017

Ben Kern, 90, died June 12, 2017, in Evansville, Wyoming.
Benny Leroy Kern was born September 9, 1926, in Bridgeport, Nebraska, to Lloyd and Ila Case Kern. He served in the U.S. Navy on the USS Ormsby and the USS Jason from 1944 to 1947, earning many meritorious medals.
Ben loved traveling by

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Obituary – Harold P. Haugland

Harold P. Haugland
Missing in Action since December 2, 1950
Remains identified

After nearly 66 years, Montana native U.S. Army Sergeant First Class Harold P. Haugland, who went missing in action on December 2, 1950, during the Korean War, was identified and is being brought home for a full military burial. Harold was 22 years old at the time of his death.
Thanks to

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Obituary – James T. “Jim” Paugh

James T. “Jim” Paugh
July 27, 1927 to May 22, 2017

James T. “Jim” Paugh, age 89, of Coffee Creek, Montana, died peacefully on May 22, 2017, at the CMMC Hospice House in Lewistown, MT.
Jim was born July 27, 1927, in Fort Benton, MT, to John Charles Paugh and Dorothy Marion Reed Paugh. The family moved to a farm northwest of Bozeman

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Steve Nelson

A black cloud has come over us, and a black cowboy hat is missing from our home and our hearts. Steve Nelson left us on May 5, 2017. As a father, husband, son, grandpa, brother, and friend, he was one of a kind. Always generous, funny, strong, and curious, Steve loved nothing more than a great conversation… that is, IF

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Robert R. “Bob” Beck

May 10, 1935 to May 2, 2017

Bob Beck died May 2, 2017, from a short and aggressive illness at his home, surrounded by his family.
Born in Condon, Oregon, on May 10, 1935, Bob was raised in Telocaset where he attended grade school; he attended  high school  in Union and college in Klamath Falls. Bob worked on his family’s ranch and

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Douglas James Daum May 7, 1948 to April 18, 2017

Douglas James Daum
May 7, 1948 to April 18, 2017
Douglas James Daum, 68, died peacefully at his home on April 18, 2017, going to meet his old rodeo horses Pass and Socks.

The son of Bill and Irma Daum, Doug was born May 7, 1948, in Lewistown, Montana. He started farming and ranching with his parents in Pryor, Montana,

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Emery "Bum" Haynie October 28, 1920 to April 12, 2017

Emery “Bum” Haynie October 28, 1920 to April 12, 2017

On April 12, 2017, one of the last old-time cowboys, Emery “Bum” Haynie of Hardin, Montana, was called to the last roundup. He was born October 28, 1920, at Billings, Montana, to James R. and Emeline Goldie Dunlap Haynie. Bum, as he was known, was raised at the 79 Coulee

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Thomas Vernon "T.V." "Tommy" Jones October 5, 1936 to April 17, 2017

Thomas Vernon “T.V.” “Tommy” Jones October 5, 1936 to April 17, 2017   T.V. “Tommy” Jones, 80, of Cheyenne, Wyoming, died April 17, 2017. T.V. was born October 5, 1936, in Crawford, Nebraska, to Vernon and Doris Jones. He was raised on the family ranch north of Henry, Nebraska, on Sheep Creek in the Hereford business. He attended country school

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Julie Rae Cahill Kerner June 25, 1960 to April 5, 2017

Julie Rae Cahill KernerJune 25, 1960 to April 5, 2017

Julie peacefully joined the Lord on April 5, 2017, at her home in Weiser, Idaho. She was born to Jim and Dorothy Cahill on June 25, 1960 in Weiser. She grew up in the Crystal area between Payette and Weiser and attended Payette High School where she played tennis and was

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Pamela Wilson Patterson -September 16, 1954 to March 23, 2017

Pamela Wilson Patterson

September 16, 1954 to March 23, 2017

Pam Patterson died March 23, 2017, on the family ranch. Pam was born September 16, 1954, in Chicago to George and Jane Wilson. The youngest of four children, she joined older twin brothers Jay and Jerry and sister Whitney. Pam grew up in Northfield, Illinois. Her love of animals probably started on

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Peter Andrew Rothing – January 31, 1955 to March 17, 2017

Peter Andrew Rothing


January 31, 1955 to March 17, 2017


Peter Andrew Rothing went home to be with his Lord and Savior on March 17, 2017, in his Belgrade, Montana, home. He was born in Chicago, Illinois, on January 31, 1955. In his early 20s, he ventured west to pursue and ultimately achieve his dream of being an outfitter and a true

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Porter "Ray" Krone 1924-2017

Porter “Ray” KroneJune 4, 1924 to January 29, 2017

Ray was born to Porter and Florence Krone on June 4, 1924, joining four older sisters. His early years were divided between school in California and summers on the Big Horn in Montana, learning lessons that were to serve him well throughout his life. He returned full time to Montana where he

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Wendell "Stephen" Anderson 1940-2017

Wendell “Stephen” AndersonOctober 25, 1940 to January 31, 2017

Wendell “Stephen” Anderson, 76, of Alma, Kansas, died January 31, 2017, on his son\’s ranch, due to an accident while cutting down trees. He was a lifelong resident of the Alma community.

Stephen was born on October 25, 1940, in the family\’s farm home near Alma, the youngest child of Oliver Andrew and Minnie

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George W. Griemsman 1924 to 2017

George W. Griemsman 1924 to 2017

George W. Griemsman died January 5, 2017, at Roundup (MT) Memorial Hospital at the age of 92.George was born in Roundup in 1924. George\’s parents, Albert and Angeline (Harms) Griemsman, raised four boys and four girls. George\’s early years found him attending school on Goulding Creek and Horsethief Creek. George vividly remembers living with the

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Russell R. Pepper February 26, 1941 to January 4, 2017

Russell R. Pepper February 26, 1941 to January 4, 2017

Russell R. Pepper, 75, of Simms, MT, died at home in the loving arms of his family on January 4, 2017, of natural causes.Russell was born to Warren and Irene (Walton) Pepper in Livingston, MT, on February 26, 1941. Russell was raised on the family ranch in Wilsall with sister Lynn

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Vernon w. Sanders 1922 to 2017

Vernon w. Sanders 1922 to 2017Vernon W. Sanders, 94, died January 6, 2017, following a series of health issues.He was born in San Francisco in 1922 and graduated from Stanford University in 1947 with a B.A. in psychology. In 1948, Vern married Jane Prakel of San Francisco. They were married for 10 years and had no children. During World War II,

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Obituary – Thomas James DeMars

Thomas James DeMarsNovember 28, 1930 to September 7, 2016

On September 7, 2016, Thomas James DeMars died peacefully after a long battle with cancer. Tom was born to Albert Joseph and Elsie (Mengler) DeMars on November 28, 1930, in his Grandma Mengler\’s homestead cabin west of Coffee Creek, Montana. He attended grade school in Coffee Creek, graduated from Denton High School

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Obituary – Betty Hargrove Johnson

Betty Hargrove JohnsonJuly 9, 1928 to March 29, 2016

Betty M. Johnson, 87, of Clyde Park, Montana, died peacefully March 29, 2016, with her family by her side. Betty was born July 9, 1928, in Livingston, Montana, to Steve and Alma Hargrove.  She attended school in Clyde Park and Absarokee and graduated from Wilsall High School in 1946.  She attended Eastern

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Obituary – Marguerite Naomi Wilson Gies

Marguerite Naomi Wilson GiesAugust 21, 1920 to August 28, 2016

Marguerite Naomi Gies, 96, of Eaton, Colorado, died August 28, 2016. She was born in Eaton, CO, August 21, 1920, to James Earnest and Esther Wilson. After graduation from Eaton High School in 1938, Marguerite attended Greeley Business School. Upon completion of her courses, she worked for Civil Services. At that

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Obituary – James "Loren" Brooks

James “Loren” BrooksOctober 2, 1925 to August 21, 2016

James Loren Brooks, 90, died August 21, 2016, in Wamego, Kansas. He had been a resident of Wamego since he and his wife Janet moved from Hardin, Montana, in 2011 to be close to family.Loren was born at home near Lansford, North Dakota, on October 2, 1925, the son of James E.

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Obituary – Marian Hambleton

Marian Hambleton

Marian Hambleton, 96, of Sun City, Arizona, died peacefully at Banner House Hospice on June 18, 2016. Marian and her husband Bernard lived most of their lives in Washington state and enjoyed wintering in Sun City.As a Graduate Nurse, Marian was a hospital Administrator, and she and Bernard owned the Fairfax Hospital in Kirkland, Washington.They became interested in Black

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Obituary – John Robert Patrick "Pat" Burke

John Robert Patrick “Pat” BurkeAugust 21, 1924 to July 25, 2016

John Robert Patrick “Pat” Burke died July 25, 2016, at his home in Fox, Oregon. He was born August 21, 1924, in Ellensburg, Washington, the youngest of three children of John Thomas Burke and Catherine Alice (Remick) Burke. Pat grew up on a ranch in the Naneum, was active in

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Obituary – Morris John Bauwens

Jodi Bauwens\’ note: My mind races back over the last years of Morris\’ life where I watched this once hard-working man, in charge of his life and what he had built up over a lifetime, descend into a world of darkness. How the feelings of helpless and hopelessness enveloped us both. Just knowing that there was nothing that we could

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Obituary – Robert Henry "Bob" Gordon

Robert Henry “Bob” Gordon November 13, 1932 to July 29, 2016

Robert Henry Gordon — beloved husband, father, and grandfather – died peacefully with family by his side July 29, 2016, in Boissevain, Manitoba. Bob was born November 13, 1932, in Oak Lake, Manitoba, to the late Henry and Ella (Ronberg) Gordon. Growing up in the 1930s, Bob loved the country

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Obituary – Don Strain

Don StrainFebruary 5, 1933 to July 7, 2016

Don Strain, 83 of White River, South Dakota, died July 7, 2016, after a long battle with cancer.  Don was born on February 5, 1933 in a dugout on the Strain ranch southwest of White River. He attended school in White River and graduated in 1951. He went on to SDSU in Brookings

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Obiturary – Francis D. Turley

Francis D. TurleyJanuary 29, 1939 to July 2, 2016

Francis D. Turley was born January 29, 1939, to Gerald and Regina (Stovall) Turley in Billings, Montana. He was the sixth boy in a family of seven boys and one girl. Francis died in his sleep July 2, 2016, on a family ranch near Anderson, Texas.Francis had a colorful history of eclectic

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Obiturary – William "Bill" Parker

William “Bill” Parker

Well-known Billings, Montana, cowboy, Bill Parker, 62, died June 23, 2016, at his home on Blue Creek of pancreatic cancer. Parker was a three-time National Finals Rodeo qualifier — once in calf roping and twice in team roping. Parker and his wife Jann have managed the tremendously successful Billings Live Stock Commission\’s monthly horse sales for years.He is

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Obituary – Jerry Douglas Griffith

Jerry Douglas GriffithFebruary 9, 1946 to May 19, 2016

Jerry Douglas Griffith died May 19, 2016, in Mitchell, SD.Jerry was born on February 9, 1946, at Norfolk, Nebraska, to David and Alice Marie (Albers) Griffith. Jerry graduated from Wisner High School in 1964. On September 4, 1965, he was united in marriage to Carol Gust. Jerry and Carol farmed and lived

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Obituary – John Emmett "Jack" Goggins, Jr.

John Emmett “Jack” Goggins, Jr.November 22, 1922 to May 9, 2016

Jack E. Goggins died peacefully in the circle of his family on May 9, 2016.Jack was born on November 22, 1922, in Lewistown, Montana, the second of six sons born to John E. Goggins and Pearl (Cook) Goggins (Editor\’s note: The sixth son was our very own Pat Goggins. LG)

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Obituary – Carol Mae Reeder Mosher

Carol Mae Reeder MosherFebruary 4, 1932 to April 26, 2016

Carol Mae (Reeder) Mosher, 84, longtime resident and rancher from Augusta, Montana, died April 26, 2016.Carol, known affectionately to family and friends as Nana, was born in Bozeman, Montana, on February 4, 1932, to Grace and Harrison Reeder. She graduated from Montana State University in 1954 with a BS in Home

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Obituary – Conrad Burns

Conrad Burns 1935 to 2016

On April 28, 2016, Conrad Burns died peacefully in his home in Billings, Montana. He was well known to Montanans for his service in the U.S. Senate from 1989 to 2007. He was born in 1935 in Gallatin, Missouri. In the early 1960s, Conrad moved to Montana. It was there he married Phyllis Kuhlmann, whom he met

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Obituary – Frank D. Garrett

Frank D. GarrettApril 21, 1944 to April 23, 2016

Frank D. Garrett, 72, a lifelong Endicott, Washington, area rancher, died April 23, 2016. Frank was born April 21, 1944, in Colfax to Ralph and Helen Morasch Garrett. He grew up on the family farm near Endicott and attended schools at Endicott where he played on the basketball and football teams. Frank

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Obiturary – Sheena Bruce Glennie

Sheena Bruce GlennieFebruary 27, 1938 to April 15, 2016

Sheena Glennie, 78, of Judith Gap, Montana, died peacefully on April 15, 2016. Sheena was born on February 27, 1938, in Turriff, Scotland, to James and Sissie (Cassie) Bruce. Sheena had many fond memories of living in close proximity to her large extended family in the Scottish countryside and, along with her

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Obituary – David N. McMahon, Sr.

David N. McMahon, Sr.March 26, 1931 to March 23, 2016

David N. McMahon, Sr., of Fort Smith, AR, died March 23, 2016, due to complications of mitral valve failure. He was born March 26, 1931, in Clarksville to Donald James and Marguerite Dixon Tyson McMahon. In 1936, David\’s parents and their three sons returned to Fort Smith where his father was

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Obituary – Mary Lucinda Masterson Burke

Mary Lucinda Masterson BurkeJuly 3, 1935 to March 13, 2016

Mary Lou Masterson Burke, 80, died on March 13, 2016 in John Day, Oregon. She was born on July 3, 1935, in Ellensburg, Washington, the daughter of Bat and Mary (McClure) Masterson. She grew up in the Teanaway Valley on the historic Masterson Ranch, homesteaded in 1880, by her great-grandfather. After

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Obiturary – Robert M. "Bob" Koch

Robert M. “Bob” KochMay 15, 1924 to March 10, 2016

Dr. Robert M. “Bob” Koch died peacefully on March 10, 2016. Bob was born in Sioux City, Iowa, May 15, 1924, to William F. Koch and Geneva Elizabeth Koch. He had an older brother, Bill, Jr., now deceased. Their mother, Geneva, died when they were 11 and 14 years old. Later,

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Obituary – William R. "Bill" Wailes, Jr.

William R. “Bill” Wailes, Jr.December 6, 1946 to February 26, 2016

William “Bill” R. Wailes, Jr., 69, of Fort Collins, Colorado, died February 26, 2016, from a rare and devastating prion disease.Bill was born on December 6, 1946, to William R. and Virginia (Elam) Wailes where he was raised: on a dairy farm with his seven siblings in Johnstown. Bill excelled

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Obituary – Bennett Houston

Bennett Houston1929-2016

On February 25, 2016, National Western Chairman Emeritus Ben Houston died peacefully at his home. Ben was highly beloved and had a renowned reputation across the county for his quality of cattle and expertise. He was the National Western Stock Show Citizen of the West in 1995. His lifetime love for the National Western was evident throughout the operation

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Obituary – William Brock Faulkner

William Brock FaulknerJuly 28, 1981 to February 17, 2016

William Brock Faulkner, 34, of Bryan, TX, died February 17, 2016, after fighting a two-year battle with leukemia.Born on July 28, 1981, in Bryan to Bill and Martha Faulkner, Brock married Brittney Schlatre on May 22, 2004, in Baton Rouge, LA. He graduated from Bryan High School in 2000 and earned his

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Obituary – Lester "Buzz" Field

Lester “Buzz” FieldApril 14, 1929 to December 1, 2015

Lester “Buzz” Field died peacefully, surrounded by family, on December 1, 2015. Buzz was born on April 14, 1929, to Alan Dare Field and Janet Lovett Field in Red Bank, New Jersey. He joined his beloved brother “Jake” in the family home in rural Eatontown, New Jersey.After completing grammar school, Buzz went

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Obituary – Samuel Alexander "Sam" Moore

Samuel Alexander “Sam” MooreDecember 18, 1930 to January 16, 2016

Samuel Alexander Moore was born December 18, 1930, at Kilpatrick\’s Ranch to Samuel A. “Alex” Moore and Marguerite Henderson Moore. He died January 16, 2016, at Regional West Medical Center. Sam spent part of his early years on the family ranch north of Henry, Nebraska, and in Alliance, Nebraska, where he

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Obituary – Edward B. "Ed" Smith

Edward B. “Ed” SmithMay 7, 1920 to January 25, 2016

Edward B. Smith died peacefully at the Sheridan Memorial Hospital in Plentywood, Montana, on January 25, 2016.Ed was born on May 7, 1920, a birthday he shared with his older sister Zeta. He was the son of Johanna (Grellong) and Bruce Smith. Ed was born in the family\’s ranch house south

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Obituary – Harry "Roy" Cleveland

Harry “Roy” ClevelandJune 13, 1930 to January 2, 2016

Harry Roy Cleveland, 85, of Wittman, Arizona, died January 2, 2016 in Sun City, AZ.Roy was born June 13, 1930, in a cabin in Banner County, Nebraska, to Lee and Catherine (Bulck) Cleveland. Roy was the oldest of eight children. He attended school at Horseshoe Bend, where he rode a horse to

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Obituary – Harold Harper

Harold Harper

Harold Harper died December 8, 2015, after his health began to decline. He was 77 and spent the majority of those years doing what he wanted to do most – working with sheep. “He was a silent leader, who supported research activities and production,” said Steve LeValley, who works for Colorado State University Extension as the sheep and wool

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Obituary – Charles Herbert Chandler

Charles Herbert ChandlerSeptember 4, 1919 to November 18, 2015

Charles Herbert Chandler, 96, a life-long resident of Baker Valley died November 18, 2015, in Baker City, Oregon.Charles was born September 4, 1919, at the Chandler home on Valley and Clark Street in Baker City to Linda (Bodmer) and Herbert Chandler. He married Maribeth Gragg in 1941, and they had two sons,

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Obituary – Donna Jean Rose Scriffiny Sitz Arthun

Donna Jean Rose Scriffiny Sitz ArthunJanuary 24, 1937 to November 19, 2015

Donna Sitz Arthun, 78, died at home on November 19, 2015, in Billings, Montana.Donna Scriffiny was born January 24, 1937, to Italian-born parents, Anthony and Linda Zioni Scriffiny. The family lived on a small farm in Monarch, Colorado, where Anthony worked in the coal mines to make ends meet.

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Obituary – James L. "Jim" Stinehagen

James L. “Jim” StinehagenOctober 2, 1939 To November 9, 2015

James L. Stinehagen, 76, of Billings, Montana, died November 9, 2015. Jim was born October 2, 1939, in Gothenburg, Nebraska, and graduated from Cozad High School in 1958. Jim then attended the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Jim was a private pilot and an agribusiness entrepreneur, and he loved ranching.Jim is survived by

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Obituary – H. Curtis Larsen

H. Curtis LarsenMay 31, 1916 to October 14, 2015

H. Curtis Larsen, age 99, of Meeteetse, Wyoming, died October 14, 2015, in Cody, WY. Curtis was born to Helen Hagbery Larsen and Henry C. Larsen on May 31, 1916, on the family ranch on Wood River southwest of Meeteetse, Wyoming. He attended grade school at the Dick Creek School. Following eighth

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Obituary – Clyde Merwyn "C.M." Coffee

Clyde Merwyn “C.M.” CoffeeMay 22, 1921 to October 10, 2015

C.M. Coffee, 94, of Miles City, Montana, died October 10, 2015, in the presence of his family. Clyde Merwyn Coffee, Jr., was born on the family ranch near Miami, Texas, on May 22, 1921, to Clyde Merwyn and Abbey (Gripp) Coffee. Like all of us, C.M. was formed by his youth.

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Obituary – Jacqueline Ann Newman

Jacqueline Ann NewmanMay 25, 1966 to October 15, 2015

Jackie Newman, 49, of Melstone, Montana, died October 15, 2015. She was born on May 25, 1966, to Jim and Terry Wilson. She grew up in the Melstone area as the third of four kids. She attended Melstone School through grade school and high school and graduated in 1984.On May 13, 1987,

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Obituary – John Charles "Bud" Paugh, Jr.

John Charles “Bud” Paugh, Jr. December 10, 1928 to September 8, 2015

John C. Paugh, 86, of Bozeman, MT, died September 8, 2015. Bud was born December 10, 1928, at Fort Benton, MT, the third son of John Charles and Dorothy Marion (Reed) Paugh. His family moved to the Gallatin Valley when he was three months old and started a dairy

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Obituary – Willard Alvin "Bill" Rehm

Willard Alvin “Bill” RehmJanuary 30, 1935 to September 16, 2015

Willard Alvin “Bill” Rehm, known as Bill to everyone, died September 16, 2015, after a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer.Bill was born January 30, 1935, in Hebron, ND, to Alvin and Gertrude Rehm. He was the sixth of nine children. He attended Hebron Public School and Dickinson State College. Bill competed

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Obituary – Gerald Mervin "Jerry" Kaufmann

Gerald Mervin “Jerry” KaufmannJune 12, 1938 to September 18, 2015

Jerry Kaufmann, 77, died September 18, 2015, at his home north of Buffalo, Wyoming. Gerald Mervin Kaufmann was born on June 12, 1938, in Buffalo to Fred and Nellie Kaufmann. Jerry went to grade school in Ucross, Wyoming, and graduated from Johnson County High School in Buffalo with the class of

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Obituary – Glen L. Lechner

Glen L. LechnerMay 11, 1932 to August 6, 2015

Glen L. Lechner, 83, of Harlowton, Montana, died August 6, 2015, of natural causes. He was born on a homestead on Fly Creek near Pompey\’s Pillar, Montana, on May 11, 1932, to Joseph and Katherine (Lupfer) Lechner. Glen graduated from Huntley Project High School where he loved football and played in the

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Obituary – Bobbie Jean Kornegay Debter

Bobbie Jean Kornegay DebterDecember 3, 1933 to July 26, 2015

Bobbie Jean Debter, 81, of Horton, Alabama, died July 26, 2015, at Cullman Regional Medical Center. She was born December 3, 1933, to James H. and Thelma Kornegay and raised in Snead, Alabama.Bobbie was married to Glynn Debter for 61 years and was a business partner and office manager for Debter

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Obituary – Samuel A. Ritter

Samuel A. RitterFebruary 23, 1922 to July 1, 2015

Samuel A. Ritter was born February 23, 1922, in Havre, Montana, to Henry and Sarah Ritter of Rudyard. He was raised on a farm and attended rural schools in Hill County. There were no school busses for transportation, but walking or riding horses was not illegal. He sometimes rode double to school

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Obituary – Don Earl Robinson

Don Earl RobinsonJune 4, 1931 to July 10, 2015

Don Earl Robinson, 84, of Union, Oregon, died July 10, 2015, at home. Don was born June 4, 1931 in Seattle, Washington, to Lemuel Irl and Iola Agnes (Childers) Robinson. Don moved around the western United States during the Great Depression and the 1940s with his parents. He graduated high school in

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Obituary – Edwin James Guinnane

Edwin James GuinnaneAugust 23, 1940 to July 13, 2015

Ed Guinnane died in a tragic auto accident on July 13, 2015. Ed was born August 23, 1940, in Butte, Montana, to Edwin Walter & Irene (Park) Guinnane. Ed spent his childhood between Butte and Seattle, graduating high school from Sheridan, Montana.  Ed spent eight years in the Army Reserves. On December

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Obituary – Jim Niner

Jim NinerJuly 8, 1935 to June 26, 2015

Another cowboy has left for the last roundup. Jim Niner still had plenty of irons in the fire this spring when interrupted by pancreatic cancer. He died June 26, 2015, under hospice and family care at home.Jim was born July 8, 1935, in Colorado Springs, Colorado, to Glen and Elizabeth (Schrader) Niner. He

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Obituary – Raymond Louis Farwell

Raymond Louis FarwellNovember 18, 1939 to July 10, 2015

Raymond Louis Farwell, 76, died July 10, 2015, after a long battle with cancer. Ray was the husband of Marilyn (Pudge) Farwell, and they shared 54 years of marriage together. In those years, they reared two daughters and a son.Ray was born on November 18, 1939, in Powell, Wyoming, to Ralph and

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Obituary – Korey Brandon Schow

Korey Brandon SchowAugust 6, 1975 to June 13, 2015

Korey Brandon Schow, 39, of Paxton, Nebraska, died June 13, 2015. Korey was born August 6, 1975, to Dean William and Leah Jeannette (Keep) Schow. He joined two older brothers, Kyle and Kevin. Korey lived with his family on a farm south of Paxton and attended Paxton Consolidated Schools, where he graduated

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Obituary – Margaret E. Hoatson Long

Margaret E. Hoatson Long

Margaret E. Long, widow of western artist Ted Long, died June 16, 2015. Margaret, the middle child of Tom and Catherine Hoatson, was born and raised on the Hoatson Ranch north of Hershey, Nebraska. She attended rural grade school, riding her horse to school. Later she attended Hershey High School where she was the first homecoming queen.

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Obituary – Robert D. Gaskell

Robert D. GaskellJuly 13, 1937 to June 15, 2015

Robert D. Gaskell, 77, of Sheridan, Wyoming, died June 15, 2015, at St. Vincent\’s Hospital in Billings, Montana.Bob was born in Hannah, Wyoming, to Percy and Roberta “Bobbie” (Molyneux) Gaskell on July 13, 1937. He enjoyed ranching, riding, and longhorn cattle. He worked for Eaton\’s Ranch for nine years and was a

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Obituary – Charles "Chas" Kane

Charles “Chas” KaneJanuary 21, 1932 to June 4, 2015

Charles “Chas” Kane, 83, of Sheridan, Wyoming, died June 4, 2015, at the Sheridan Memorial Hospital.Chas, a lifetime Sheridan County resident, made ranching his way of life, just as his father and grandfather had done. Chas was born to Charles H. and Lily McCarty Kane on January 21, 1932. While attending Wolf

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Obituary – Samuel Ted Thomas

Samuel Ted ThomasApril 22, 1931 to May 24, 2015

Ted Thomas, lifelong cattleman and strong supporter of the purebred cattle industry, died May 24, 2015. He was 84.Born in Osage County, Oklahoma, on April 22, 1931, Ted grew up around some of the best Hereford cattle of the day. He graduated from Cotopaxi High School, Cotopaxi, CO, in 1950. While there,

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Obituary – Jeanette Potter Stevenson

Jeanette Potter StevensonJune 29, 1914 to May 10, 2015

On May 10, 2015, Jeanette Stevenson died peacefully in Lewistown, Montana, six weeks shy of her 101st birthday. Jeanette was born June 29, 1914, in Miles City, Montana, and spent her early life on a homestead in Sonnette in west-central Powder River County. In a piece she wrote for “Reflections at Sunset,”

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Obituary – Jack McCulloh

Jack (C.O.) McCulloh Jack (C.O.) McCulloh, longtime advocate for cattlemen in South Dakota and enthusiastic student of Western history, died peacefully on September 5, 2014, after a brief illness. Jack was born in Weiser, Idaho, and grew up on a farm near Sunnyside, Washington. He served in Army counterintelligence in Germany after World War II and returned to Washington to attend

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