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Obituary: Barbie Wallace

Barbie Wallace, 54, of Bozeman passed away Monday, February 19, 2018. Barbie Jane Berndt was born March 16, 1963 to William R. Berndt and Barb A. Berndt, the fourth of five children.  Barbie graduated from Bozeman Senior High in 1982.  Shortly after, in 1983, Barbie married Mark Wallace.  They had two children, Mickey Lee and Naphtali Janine.  Mark Wallace was killed December 12, 1985 when the military transport he was flying home from Egypt in blew up over Gand…

Obituary: Glenna Baxter Mills

Glenna Mills was granted her final wishes to say goodbye to her children and complete her life’s work at her home in Bozeman, Montana before she passed away on February 3, 2018, at the age of 83.  She is survived by her daughter, Jennifer Mills (Sacramento, CA); son, Bill Mills (Bozeman); grandsons, Colin Mills (Washington, DC) and Justin Mills (Bozeman); cousin, Marilyn Hassler (Mariposa, CA); and sister-in-law’s, Jane Sheldon and Jan Hamilton (Mariposa).  Glenn…

Obituary: Marvin Feddes

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, he was a lifelong rancher in the Gallatin Valley. He was engaged to Nellie Izenbaard in 1950, but their wedding was delayed for three years while he was in Germany with the United States Army. M…

Obituary: John Nevin Wallis

John Nevin Wallis, 29, passed away unexpectedly September 6th. He leaves behind three beautiful children who he loved dearly. His friends and family will host a celebration of his life on September 19th at Beall Park at 5:30 pm.

Obituary: Robert “Bob” L. Wells

Robert “Bob” L. Wells passed away September 5, 2017, in Bozeman, MT.  He was born May 22, 1949, to Cecil and Fern (Siefert) Wells in Billings, MT.  He graduated from Bozeman High School in 1967 and went on to attend Montana State University.  He later met Roberta “Bobbie” Cavanaugh, and they were married June 14, 1980, in Bozeman. Bob was a mechanic at the Ridge Athletic Club, the owner of Vet Construction, worked with his wife at Advantage Mai…

Obituary: Robert G. Soper

Robert G. Soper June 22, 1933 – August 21, 2017 As the moon moved away from the sun at the end of the eclipse on Monday, August 21st, beloved father, husband, and all-around social chairman, (Bob) Robert Gardiner Soper “Sope”, “kicked the bucket”, “woke up on the wrong side of the grass”, and “bought the farm”. Sope came into the world as the firstborn to Elizabeth G. and Dr. Gail R. Soper on “Twenty-two June Thirty-three&…

Obituary: Shirley Mae Scanga Pratt

On August 28, 2017, Shirley Mae Scanga Pratt succumbed to the side effects of the continuing strokes which she suffered since her original stroke on March 21, 2001.  The warm, loving, classy, feisty and tireless little Italian is now in heaven making certain that everyone has the very best food a

Obituary: David Darrell Droppers

This was not the way we had planned our Spring and Summer to go. Life takes us on trips even if we don’t want to go.

Obituary: Elizabeth Jean Hemenway

Elizabeth Jean Hemenway passed away August 20, 2017, in Bozeman, MT.  She was born March 19, 1956, to Ward Wertman and Barbara Willette (Bates) Hemenway in Shreveport, LA.  She attended Central High in London, England, Fairborn Baker High School in Fairborn, OH, and the Universal School of Life.  Elizabeth also lived in California, Virginia, Colorado and Montana. She worked in retail, restaurant, administration and was an animal lover extraordinaire.  She was very…

Obituary: Yvonne Bost Pickett

Yvonne Lillian Bost Pickett passed away suddenly at Bozeman Health Deaconess Hospital August 14, 2017, after 101 years of a wonderful life. Bonnie, as her husband Frank nicknamed her, was born at home to Dr. and Mrs. Ernest (Ella Elizabeth Hoffman) Bost in New Orleans, LA, 

Obituary: Albert E. Janzen

Albert E. Janzen, 93, left this world on August 11, 2017, to join his family and friends who had gone before him. A memorial service will be held on Sunday, August 20, 2017, at the River of Life Church

Obituary: Randy Chaney

Randy Michael Chaney was born on May 20, 1953 to William and Lois Chaney in Bozeman, MT.  He passed away August 4, 2017 in Belgrade, MT.

Obituary: Robert L. Stettler

Robert L. Stettler passed away at his home near Hebgen Lake, MT, on Thursday, Oct. 29, 2015, following an extended respiratory illness. Bob was an avid outdoorsman who lived his dream of hunting, fishing, and exploring some of the most wonderful places this country offers. 

Obituary: Lynn Sullivan

Lynn Sullivan, 75, was born Aug. 21, 1940, and passed away Sept. 12, 2015.She was the life of the party and enjoyed making everyone laugh. Her spirit was always lively and you never knew what to expect. She was an avid swimmer and generous to all.

Obituary: Melvin Mooney

Our loving father, Melvin Mooney left this earth to begin his heavenly journey, on September 13, 2015.Melvin arrived on 4/20/25, the youngest of 3 sons to James and Grace Mooney in Butte.  He was very proud of his very Irish roots, his ancestors arriving from Waterford, Ireland.He attended St. Joseph’s grade school and Butte High School.  

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