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Charles “Chuck” Leamon Biegler, 73, passed away Friday, May 25, 2013, at Kalispell Regional Medical Center.
He was born to Lucille and Arthur Biegler on Dec. 29, 1939, in Kalispell.
Chuck was a proud Marine, cowboy, and logger. He loved the game of golf and was always willing to help out family and friends.
He was preceded in death by his father, Arthur Biegler, and his beloved sister, Betty Wilson.
Chuck is survived by mother Lucille Biegler; brothers Artie, Eddie, and Hobart Biegler; sister Claire Workman; daughters Faith Weed and Rhonda Walker and husband Bill; his son at heart, David Brunes; grandchildren Derrik and Nicole Brunes and Jayce Arnold; and great-grandchildren Savannah and Patrick.
A memorial will be held for family and friends at a later date.
Arrangements are by Schnackenberg & Nelson Funeral Home in Eureka.
Brayden John Titchbourne, 18, passed away Saturday, May 25, 2013.
Brayden (Bubba) brought laughter and smiles wherever he and his sarcasm went. He was an animal lover, social butterfly, strong, confident, and a family-oriented young man. Not only was he a wonderful son, but brother, grandson, cousin, nephew and friend. He had a beautiful outlook on life and lived by carpe diem — seize the day. Bubba will be remembered for his witty humor, big heart and ear-to-ear grin.
He is survived by parents Jay and Julie Titchbourne; sisters Kaydi and Hope; grandparents Barb Osler of Eureka, Tom and Inis Baker of Power, Mont., and Ray Titchbourne of Mesa, Ariz., and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends who will remember the joy and laughter Brayden brought to their lives.
Funeral services were Monday, June 3, at the Church of God in Eureka. A potluck reception and campfire were planned to follow the graveside service at the Osler family campground on Dickey Lake in Trego, weather permitting.
Arrangements are by Schnackenberg & Nelson Funeral Home in Eureka.
Beverly Brown, a great woman born in Spokane, Wash., has left her legacy behind.
Beverly, also known as Babe, mom, gma, granny, oldbat, squatty body and many more nicknames, was known by many people from her years as a bartender at the Palace Bar in Spokane, the Frontier Bar in Rexford, and when working at Owens and Hurst Mill in Eureka, as well as being an in-home caregiver through Addus Health Care in Spokane for several years.
She was able to stubbornly push her way through many hardships during her life and helped others rise above their difficulties. She went as far as taking in children that had family issues in the 1990s and helping them finish school while providing a comfortable place for them to live. Christopher Miller, Aaron Smith, Shilo Ingram are just a few of those that have been helped by Babe, and they still call her granny to this day.
Babe never wanted anyone to mourn her passing, even though she knew that some would, but instead she wanted everyone to celebrate her life. She felt that death is just another step in the journey and should not be feared, even though it means leaving loved ones behind. She was only concerned about the well-being of loved ones after she was gone.
A celebration of her life was held Friday May 24, at her home in Spokane.
After a long battle with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, she passed very quietly without pain.
I had a lot of family with me to let her know it was OK to leave us. She is with her children; Chuck III, Jean, and Richard; her parents, Ira J. McCauley and Florence O. Washburn; sister Florence, who all preceded her in death.
Rest in peace. Love you, Mom. I know she is watching over all of us. She left a daughter, Barbara Barker, Spokane; son Chuck Barker IV of Eureka; many foster, honorary children, grandchildren and great grandchildren; ex-husband Skip Whetzel; two brothers: Stanley McCauley of Idaho and Ira McCauley of Washington; three sisters: Lois Fawcett of Washington; Irene Faust of Michigan; Shirley Chappell of Washington; brother in-law Max Chappell; many nieces, nephews, cousins and extended family members.
To those she has left behind, know that she is watching over you every day and that she loves you very much. Online guestbook at http://www.riplingers.com.
Margaret G. Stokes, 86, entered into the Lord’s arms on April 29, 2013, at her home in Trego.
Margaret was born May 9, 1926, in the town of Barrow–In-Furness, England, to parents Charles and Margaret Love Day.
Margaret came to the United States in 1947 as a war bride. She was a member of the third order of St. Francis. She was committed to My Word of Today. She attended Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Church for many years, until her health declined.
She is survived by her daughter Mary Acord of Trego; sons Douglas Fuller of Tulare, Calif.; and Larry Stokes of Fortine; she is the beloved “Nana” to eight grandchildren: Denise Escobar, Marlene Fuller, Don Tripp, Joshua Fuller, Paula Pitts, Sarah Fuller, Rebecca Brower, Caleb Fuller; 12 great grandchildren and the “great grandmamma” to one great-great grandson.
Margaret leaves behind many friends and acquaintances she has met along the way and through the years. She was loved and will be missed by all.
Services are Thursday, May 9, 2013, at Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Church in Eureka.
Arrangements are by Schnackenberg & Nelson Funeral Home in Eureka
Paul C. Beckstrom passed away April 20, 2013, at North Valley Hospital in Whitefish after an extended battle with pneumonia.
He was born Dec. 17, 1932, in Tucson, Ariz., to Wilmer and Grace Beckstrom. At the time of his birth, they were living in Bowie, Ariz. They lived in Douglas, Bisbee (twice), Wilcox, Yuma and Tucson.
In January 1937, his father was transferred to Havre, Mont., then to Sweetgrass, Fort Missoula and finally to Eureka, where Paul graduated from high school in 1951.
Paul then entered the University of Montana as a journalism major, and then changed to unlisted major. While in college, he worked in the kitchen of the Chimney Corners Café next to the campus and for the Carpenter Paper Company. He was also active in square dancing in The Royaleers, where he met Delores Eileen Howard. They were married Sept. 19, 1959, in Missoula. He was employed by Carpenter Paper from 1955 to 1964, during which they lived in Yakima, Wash., Wenatchee, Billings and Kalispell .
He was then employed at Columbia Falls Lumber until early 1966. He then was employed at the Anaconda Aluminum Plant until his retirement Jan. 1, 1995. In June 1965, the family moved to Columbia Falls, where he lived until his death. He was a part-time gunsmith until his retirement, when he and his wife became too busy enjoying travel for him to continue.
Paul shot his first firearm — a BB cap .22 rifle – during the summer of 1937, igniting a life-long passion for all things related to the sport. During his life, he was active in many shooting clubs and other firearm related activities, including being an instructor for the Junior Rifle Club, a hunter safety instructor, chairman of the Kalispell Gun show, and avid gun and ammunition collector. He passed his love for shooting and firearms on to his wife, children, other family members and many friends.
Paul studied many reference books and was always eager to pass along his knowledge. He also enjoyed horse riding in his youth, spending time with his family and friends, reading many genres of books, and camping, fishing and being in the outdoors his entire life.
Paul was preceded in death by his parents and wife.
He is survived by his younger brothers David and John, and his children James and Kathryn. He is also survived by nieces, nephews, and grandnieces and nephews.
The family wishes to extend a note of gratitude to the staff of the Nite Owl Restaurant for giving Paul such hospitality after his wife’s death.
The memorial service is May 4, 2013, at 11 a.m. at the Columbia Mortuary in Columbia Falls, followed by a reception from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the Back Room of the Nite Owl Restaurant.
Cremation has already taken place. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests a donation in Paul’s name to a charity such as The American Cancer Society, The American Lung Association, NWMACA, the American Diabetes Association, the North Valley Sportsman Club, the Les Bauska Shooting Range, or the NRA.