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Ruth Harvey
November 6, 1926 ~
January 13, 2018

Robert Kleven
March 14, 1955 ~
January 09, 2018

Bruce A. Olson
June 28, 1949 ~
January 08, 2018

Dolores Dighans
November 21, 1943 ~
January 07, 2018

Lauren DeWise
March 26, 1982 ~
January 07, 2018

Dr. Albina Claps-Paglia
September 20, 1922 ~
January 05, 2018

Michael White
October 10, 1957 ~
January 03, 2018


Online Condolences for William Franks ( January 29, 1945 ~ November 21, 2017)

December 18, 2017
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December 11, 2017
Dear Jamie and family Walt and I are so saddened by the tragic loss of our teaching colleague and friend Bill. He was a kind and gentle man who was passionate about his job, who loved his students and wanted the best for all at Bozeman High. Though his physical presence is gone, his legacy remains in the memory of the hundreds of students he taught through the years. May the memories of all the times sustain you through this most tragic time. You are in our thoughts and prayers. — Walt and Edee Russell (Mandan, ND)

December 07, 2017
Through participation together on the off-season work crew at Clydehurst Christian Ranch, I had the opportunity to get acquainted with Bill, enjoy his friendly ways, and share rides together from Bozeman to/from CCR. His dedication to his volunteer painting work was a wonderful inspiration to others on the work team. Bill also included me in his school testing tasks, which I continue in today despite having moved from Montana. Bill’s example continues to inspire for helping others. He is greatly missed. — Jim Peterson (Moscow, MT)

December 06, 2017
You are in my thoughts and prayers. — Cynthia Luebbe (Bozeman, MT)

December 06, 2017
I did not know Mr. Franks very well personally, but he was a kind face in my past that I will really miss. My grandparents lived two doors down from Mr. Franks for many years. I have many fond memories of seeing Mr. Franks around the neighborhood and selling girl scout cookies to him each year. Please accept my condolences during this incredibly difficult time. — Brittany (Maroney) Dobie (Bozeman, MT)

December 06, 2017
This is so very tragic. Mr. Franks was my teacher and a big part of why I do what I do today. I will never forget his warm smile and sense of humor. He made learning fun. My sympathies to his family. Prayers for everyone. — Vikki McKillip (Fayetteville, AR)

December 06, 2017
Hearts are heavy during this very sad time. Mr. Frank\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'s was a wonderful man who made a huge difference in the lives of Bozeman High School children. He was friend to many who always had a smile and positive out look on life. We are grateful to have known you. Are thoughts and prayers are with your family. — Mary Jo Stanislao (Bozeman, MT)

December 05, 2017
My condolences to the entire Franks family. I met Bill when I was in high school - although I never had him for a teacher, we frequently talked. Then after high school, we always picked up where we left off. He was a kind, thoughtful, respectful and godly man. I envision that God greeted him with open arms and "Well done, my son". You are in my thoughts and prayers. Nancy Hostetter (Mandan, ND)

December 05, 2017
Mr. Franks touched so many lives with his compassion and intellect. His smile brought much joy. Truly an amazing man! — Cole Morton (, MT)

December 05, 2017
I am so very sorry for your loss. Bill was one of the greatest men I knew. I had him for a teacher and then as a coworker in the early 2000s. He had a smile and a friendly word for almost everyone. He also had a wonderful and fun sense of humor. He will truly be missed by all. Bobbie Houdashelt (Spokane Valley, WA)

December 05, 2017
Please accept our condolences and know that Bill will always be in our thoughts. Bill was a genuine man and a pillar of strength as a leader. It was a pleasure to have known and works with him. — Walt Kelly and wife Diana (Athol, ID)

December 05, 2017
I still can't believe it's true about Clyde! And I know you're still reeling from losing Rhonda. My heart just aches for all of you! May the Lord comfort you and keep you in His care as you process all of this. And may you get thru it still knowing that the Lord is good regardless of our circumstances, that He loves us more than anything, that He is still on the throne and that all things DO work together for good to them that love the Lord, even when we can't immediately see it. Love and prayers to the family!! Mary Quesenberry (White Sulphur Springs, MT)

December 05, 2017
Ani and I send our lcondolences to all of you during these difficult times. We keep you in our hearts and know you are surrounded with love. — Susan Murri (Bozeman, MT)

December 04, 2017
I am so sorry to hear about Mr Franks\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\' tragic death. I was friends with Tyler in high school and just want him to know I am thinking about him and the rest of the family during this time of trauma and grief. — Julie Zickovich (Bozeman, MT)

December 02, 2017
So sad we will not be able to attend the service. We feel so far away here in Germany, and yet so close to all our family so overcome with grief. I will always love you, Uncle. You are all on my heart and in my prayers. — Valerie Anderson (Livingston, MT)

December 01, 2017
Deepest condolences to the family. — Blanche Thorson (Guernsey, WY)

November 28, 2017
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