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Hazel Louise Schermerhorn died Aug. 15, 2012, in Auburn, Wash.
She was born in Eureka Sept. 2, 1914, to Joseph and Sarah Fuller. She was raised in Flagstone, British Columbia, and moved back to Eureka before she turned 21. She married Ivan Thomas Schermerhorn on Feb 15, 1940, in Kalispell.
They moved to Auburn, Wash., in 1952, where they raised five children. She was a homemaker for many years but went to work and retired from the Boeing Co. at age 62. In her retirement she traveled throughout the states with her companion of 36 years, Herbert Southwick.
She is survived by Herb; daughters Bonnie and husband Tim Flannery of Eureka; Denise and husband Dan Johnson of Covington, Wash.; sons Thomas and Richard Schermerhorn of Kent, Wash.; grandchildren James and Mark Flannery, Stephanie Jarvis, Donnice Kubie, Kim Butler, Danielle Nordstrom, Justin, Rebecca, Tyler and Nichole Schermerhorn; great grandchildren Erin and JT Flannery, Carson and Reilly Hewitt, Devan Scrimsher, Sheyanne Herron, Morgan Butler, Chloe and Luke Nordstrom, Payton and Taylor Schermerhorn; great great grandchildren Zakariah Gidican, Mya Flannery and Hudson Hewitt.
She was preceded in death by her husband Ivan; daughter Iva; parents Joseph and Sarah Fuller; brothers Jim, Orville and Bud Fuller; sisters Hattie Miller, Iva Peltier, Lillian Bean, Ada StaceSmith and Annie Bell Fuller.
A memorial service was held Aug. 21, 2012, at Price-Helton Funeral Home in Auburn, Wash. Burial will be in the Tobacco Valley Cemetery in Eureka on her birthday, Sept. 2, 2012, at 2 p.m. Please join her family in her burial service and lunch afterward at 135 Carpenter Lane, Eureka.
Christopher Jay Elam, 61, passed away suddenly on Friday, Aug. 17, 2012. He was doing what he loved best, cooking barbecue for a crowd.
He was born June 7, 1951, to Vernon D. and Sydney (Combs) Elam in Whitefish.
He loved Montana, his family, Jehovah, and cooking and hated lawns. He thought everything should stay in its natural state and dandelions were beautiful. Jay spent the last few years taking care of his mother, who is disabled. He was her rock.
Survivors include his mother Sydney Combs Derrick, father Vernon Elam and wife Joan; brothers Michael and wife Kerry, niece Kiera; Tracey Elam; children Jason Gabriel Elam and Melissa Aimee and husband James, grandchild Jameson; Devon Ciara; and a million friends.
Memorial services were Friday, Aug. 24, at the Jehovah’s Witness Hall in Eureka.
Arrangements are by Schnackenberg & Nelson Funeral Home in Eureka.
Conrad David Malecha passed away Tuesday, June 19, 2012.
He was our local handyman hero, a lawn care enthusiast, a Navy veteran, a dedicated friend, and a supportive father and grandfather. Conrad touched many lives, more than he ever knew.
He made friends one lawn and campfire at a time. He was willing to help anyone in need, as he was a very kind-hearted man. Also known for his fierce camp-fire and coffee-making skills and his incredible ability to make everyone laugh, Conrad will be forever remembered and held close in the hearts of his loved ones.
He is preceded in death by his parents, John and Elizabeth; two sisters, Betty and Anne Marie; and one brother, Gerald.
Conrad is survived by his two daughters: Bailey Malecha; and Malissa Levy, her husband Doug and children Delaney, Madison, Dalton, and Dawson of Owatonna, Minn.; one son, Adam Peterson and wife Roxanne) of Manhattan, Kan.; siblings and families, Peggy and Chuck Voge; Patricia Hallquist; Leonard and Argyle Malecha; John and Marilyn Malecha; Bob Malecha; Don and Debbie Malecha; Fran Malecha; Bill and Sharon Malecha; Sharon and Clete Hering; and Mike and Becky Malecha; and extended family and close friends.
There will be a celebration of Conrad’s life at Camp 32 at a date to be determined.
Broadwater County Attorney John T. Flynn, 59, passed away from complications of congestive heart failure while on a short vacation.
Flynn was born and raised in Townsend, Mont. He earned a law degree at the University of Montana in 1977.
At age 25, he was elected Broadwater County attorney, the youngest county attorney in the state of Montana, holding the office until his death.
Flynn published several crime novels set in Montana. He was also a hunting guide and among the first hosts of the annual Montana High Country cattle drive.
Flynn is survived by his wife Deborah, two daughters, a grandson, brother Ted and a sister, Claudia Evans of Eureka.
Payslee Theda Bernethy and Pyper LelaAnn Bernethy, infant daughters of Kellie Gale Burgess and Zackary David Bernethy of Columbia Falls, were born May 9, 2012, at Community Medical Center in Missoula and passed away May 9, 2012, in the loving arms of their Mommy and Daddy. We fought so hard to keep you, but Heaven won. Our Angel Babies you will always be.
They are survived by maternal grandparents Gail and Dawain Burgess of Fortine, paternal grandparents Tammie and Greg Bernethy, uncle Joe Burgess of Eureka, aunt Ashley, uncle Alan and cousin Logan Hahn of Kalispell, and uncle Kaleb and aunt Shyla Bernethy of Columbia Falls.
Funeral services were held at the First Baptist Church in Eureka, Wednesday, May 16, 2012. Interment was at the Tobacco Valley Cemetery.