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E. James Porteus
April 23, 1939 ~
August 14, 2019
Date of Service: September 15, 2019

Dean W. Mann
April 19,1938 ~
September 09, 2019
Date of Service: September 16, 2019

William Voth
May 17, 1933 ~
September 11, 2019
Date of Service: September 16, 2019

Betty Inabnit
June 7, 1937 ~
September 13, 2019
Date of Service: September 20, 2019

Ann Louise Schaefer
December 17, 1944 ~
September 10, 2019

Edmund Caracciolo
October 17, 1928 ~
September 06, 2019

Walter Ronald Gee
March 3, 1941 ~
September 05, 2019

Carolyn Gaub
November 03, 1956 ~
September 04, 2019

John Orndorff
February 20, 1931 ~
August 28, 2019

John Celander
July 15, 1955 ~
August 27, 2019

Theodore Kelley
October 14, 1926 ~
August 24, 2019


Online Condolences for Louise Bates ( March 15, 1942 ~ January 21, 2019)

January 25, 2019
My thoughts and prayers to all of you. I remember your mom with great fondness and the Grace Baptist days! Special hugs to you, Renae, love you. — Sue Docken (Belgrade, MT)

January 24, 2019
I was so sorry to see of Louise's passing when I read the paper last night. I did not know ahead of time that she had been hospitalized and did not know of the gathering last night. Sorry to have missed being able to relay my condolences in person. Lots of wonderful memories from the "Anceney" days. — Bonnie Gower (Belgrade, MT)

January 23, 2019
Dear Virgil and Family: So sorry to hear of Louise' passing. I will always remember her as a warm and loving person who was gracious and kind. I liked her very much and enjoyed our relationship over the years -- from the first year of school on. I have enclosed our first grade photo as a reminder that we -- she and I -- and many others -- grew up together, and formed our lives together. And of course, you, Virgil, were the one she loved from the first time she saw you. What a lucky man you have been and what a life well lived you and she had. She is in my thoughts and prayers -- as are all of you. With great regret that I did not see her again... Pat Hughes LTG Patrick M Hughes, USA (Ret), Fort Lauderdale, FL — Patrick M Hughes (Fort Lauderdale, FL)

January 23, 2019
I am so sorry for your loss. May the "Father of tender mercies," and the "God of all comfort" strengthen you in your time of sorrow. 2 Corinthians 1:3 — (, MT)

January 22, 2019
Our sincere wishes that all the wonderful memories of your lives growing up, happy celebrations with family and friends along with loving memeories of special moments absorbing Mom's love and comfort sustain you. — Deanna and Gene Keil (Custer, MT)

January 22, 2019
Virgil and Family, My deepest condolences to you! Big hugs & prayers! — Natalie Lechner (Pompeys Pillar , MT)

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