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Harold Alfred Triplett

Harold Alfred (Gordy) Triplett, 93, of Missoula, passed away Sunday, Sept. 8, 2013, at Hillside Manor of natural causes, in the arms of his loving family.

He was born Oct, 5, 1919, in Eureka to Roby Estes Triplett and Frances Alice (Bean) Triplett.

On July 10, 1941, he married Doris Eveline McLaughlin in Port Orchard, Wash. The couple lived in various towns in Washington and Montana before moving up Lolo Creek. He has lived the past 43 years in Missoula.

He served in World War II, landing in Africa and marching through the Poe Valley, Italy, to Germany with his brother Bob.

He enjoyed fishing in Alaska with his son Randy, his horse racing and, of course, all the babies.

A loving husband, father to four children, grandfather to 11, great grandfather to 28, great great grandfather to 16, he loved his family and would do anything for anyone. Being one of 12 children, he has multiple nieces and nephews whom he loved dearly.

He was preceded in death by his parents, all 12 brothers and sisters, his wife Doris, son Gordon (Mark), granddaughter Misty, great grandchildren David and Ashley, son-in-law Gene Severns.

He is survived by Sharon Severns and family; Ricky and Deanna Baier and family; Ranae Baier and family; Ty and Debbie Dingmann and family; Christine and Jay Stevens and family; Michelle Stainbrook and family; Melissa Triplett and family; Steven Goodsell and Carlee Palen and family; Joshua and Miranda Stevens and family; Randy and Darlene Triplett and family; Marshall Triplett; Randy Leibenguth and family; Heather and Albie Savo and family; 10 grandchildren; 26 great grandchildren; 16 great great children; several nieces and nephews and cousins in Eureka.

Services were Sept. 16 at 1 p.m. at Sunset Memorial Funeral Home, with burial following.

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Rocky Jay Peterson

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Shirley Lenore Mikita

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Rock Dale Holder

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Fredrick Joseph Musil, Jr.

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Dean John Weeden

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Evelyn M. Schroeder

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Neva Bolen

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Raymond H. Woodard

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Verda Hales Seal

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Carol Pinson

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Jack D. Peters

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Jack G. Teeples

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Jean Francis (Heibein) Lalum

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Margaret “Peg” McMarrell

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Dennis J. Vandeberg

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Charles “Chuck” Leamon Biegler

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

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

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