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 Sometimes you need to remember..., Donator Frank Hardy, 7/23/2006 8:09:34 PM
 RE: Sometimes you need to remember..., carrie, 7/23/2006 10:57:15 PM
 RE: Sometimes you need to remember..., Kacey, 7/24/2006 7:27:57 AM
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 RE: Sometimes you need to remember..., Chuck Schott, 7/25/2006 1:24:12 PM
 RE: Sometimes you need to remember..., ABS, 7/25/2006 2:24:13 PM
 RE: Sometimes you need to remember..., Kacey, 7/25/2006 4:59:03 PM
 RE: Sometimes you need to remember..., Toni Campbell Tivy, 7/25/2006 10:37:28 PM
 RE: Sometimes you need to remember..., Linda Fisher Life, 7/27/2006 10:08:16 AM
 RE: Sometimes you need to remember..., Kacey, 7/27/2006 10:17:33 PM
 RE: Sometimes you need to remember..., Billie, 7/28/2006 8:40:52 PM
 RE: Sometimes you need to remember..., Betty Emilsson, 7/29/2006 5:20:07 PM
 RE: Sometimes you need to remember..., Betty Emilsson, 7/29/2006 5:20:32 PM
 RE: Sometimes you need to remember..., Kacey, 7/30/2006 9:05:19 PM
 RE: Sometimes you need to remember..., Michelle, 7/31/2006 10:48:23 AM
 RE: Sometimes you need to remember..., Kacey, 7/31/2006 1:16:42 PM
 RE: Sometimes you need to remember..., Bill Gierke, 7/31/2006 3:31:00 PM
 RE: Sometimes you need to remember..., Kacey, 7/31/2006 4:16:23 PM
 RE: Sometimes you need to remember..., Amy Pelletier-Pontius, 8/2/2006 11:33:50 AM
 RE: Sometimes you need to remember..., Bill Gierke, 8/2/2006 10:04:05 PM
 RE: Sometimes you need to remember..., LaRae Weikert, 8/4/2006 9:29:45 PM
 RE: Sometimes you need to remember..., Matt Schmitz, 8/4/2006 9:38:53 PM
 RE: Sometimes you need to remember..., Kacey, 8/4/2006 10:00:57 PM
 RE: Sometimes you need to remember...Donator Hal Neumann, 8/5/2006 5:12:36 AM
 RE: Sometimes you need to remember...Donator Richard Bonine, Jr, 8/5/2006 6:43:53 AM
 RE: Sometimes you need to remember...Donator Barb Holcomb, 8/5/2006 7:23:31 AM
 RE: Sometimes you need to remember..., Cory Cutting, 8/5/2006 1:50:38 PM
 RE: Sometimes you need to remember..., Stone, 8/7/2006 8:02:26 PM
 RE: Sometimes you need to remember..., hilinetransplant, 8/8/2006 12:29:09 PM
 RE: Sometimes you need to remember..., Kacey, 8/8/2006 5:09:49 PM
 RE: Sometimes you need to remember..., lmr, 8/8/2006 9:56:37 PM
 RE: Sometimes you need to remember...Donator Richard Bonine, Jr, 8/9/2006 6:07:37 AM
 RE: Sometimes you need to remember..., cori schock, 8/9/2006 8:02:08 AM
 RE: Sometimes you need to remember..., Heather Mowry (Darling), 8/27/2006 2:48:58 PM
 RE: Sometimes you need to remember..., Dana Jablinske , 8/27/2006 8:13:09 PM
 RE: Sometimes you need to remember..., Rob, 8/28/2006 8:29:24 AM
 RE: Sometimes you need to remember..., Kacey, 9/6/2006 6:57:44 PM
 RE: Sometimes you need to remember..., Kacey, 9/6/2006 9:25:21 PM
 RE: Sometimes you need to remember..., Matt Hom, 9/7/2006 3:09:41 AM
 RE: Sometimes you need to remember..., Kacey, 9/30/2006 8:31:55 AM
 RE: Sometimes you need to remember..., Vicki Waddington, 10/3/2006 8:29:21 AM
 RE: Sometimes you need to remember...Donator Chuck Littleton, 10/3/2006 4:16:49 PM
 RE: Sometimes you need to remember..., Kacey, 10/3/2006 6:20:00 PM
 RE: Sometimes you need to remember..., Kym, 10/3/2006 8:56:30 PM
 RE: Sometimes you need to remember..., Bill Wallick, 10/5/2006 5:13:24 PM
 RE: Sometimes you need to remember..., Jim Jones, 10/7/2006 6:59:42 AM
 RE: Sometimes you need to remember..., Barb Highsmith(Martin), 10/9/2006 1:15:03 AM
 RE: Sometimes you need to remember..., Tammy, 10/14/2006 7:47:14 AM
 RE: Sometimes you need to remember...Donator Julie, 10/16/2006 6:53:29 AM
 RE: Sometimes you need to remember..., Bill Cloud, 12/1/2006 4:41:46 PM
 RE: Sometimes you need to remember..., Bill Cloud, 12/1/2006 6:34:10 PM
 RE: Sometimes you need to remember..., Slosh, 12/2/2006 11:43:34 AM
 RE: Sometimes you need to remember..., MR, 12/2/2006 7:42:03 PM
 RE: Sometimes you need to remember..., Ken Minow, 12/2/2006 8:47:46 PM
 RE: Sometimes you need to remember..., Shu, 12/2/2006 9:39:16 PM
 RE: Sometimes you need to remember..., Tammy, 12/4/2006 1:43:39 PM
 RE: Sometimes you need to remember..., Shu, 12/5/2006 9:16:16 AM
 RE: Sometimes you need to remember..., Shu, 12/5/2006 11:54:13 AM
 RE: Sometimes you need to remember..., Shu, 12/5/2006 12:17:04 PM
 RE: Sometimes you need to remember..., Leif Ronning, 12/5/2006 5:38:36 PM
 RE: Sometimes you need to remember..., Vicky Strom, 12/6/2006 7:07:12 AM
 RE: Sometimes you need to remember..., Vikki Bohlman, 12/6/2006 1:14:33 PM
 RE: Sometimes you need to remember..., Wade Miller, 12/6/2006 8:32:21 PM
 RE: Sometimes you need to remember...Donator Bridgier, 12/6/2006 10:08:40 PM
 RE: Sometimes you need to remember..., Wade Miller, 12/7/2006 8:57:09 PM
 RE: Sometimes you need to remember...Donator Bridgier, 12/7/2006 9:03:48 PM
 RE: Sometimes you need to remember..., Connie, 12/9/2006 7:40:49 AM
 RE: Sometimes you need to remember..., Kacey, 12/9/2006 12:37:04 PM
 RE: Sometimes you need to remember..., Paul Wallick, 12/9/2006 8:27:19 PM
 RE: Sometimes you need to remember..., teeny wells, 12/17/2006 9:06:59 AM
 RE: Sometimes you need to remember..., Tara, 12/19/2006 9:39:09 AM
 RE: Sometimes you need to remember..., Kacey, 12/19/2006 12:21:22 PM
 RE: Sometimes you need to remember..., Leif Ronning, 12/19/2006 2:26:08 PM
 RE: Sometimes you need to remember..., Amy Pelletier-Pontius, 12/19/2006 6:48:54 PM
 RE: Sometimes you need to remember..., Antonia Klein, 12/23/2006 4:52:57 PM
 RE: Sometimes you need to remember..., Antonia Klein, 12/23/2006 4:55:15 PM
 RE: Sometimes you need to remember..., Tootz, 12/25/2006 9:34:29 AM
 RE: Sometimes you need to remember..., Tootz, 12/26/2006 6:12:37 AM
 RE: Sometimes you need to remember..., jessiker, 1/7/2007 3:16:14 PM
 RE: Sometimes you need to remember..., Kacey, 1/7/2007 3:19:44 PM
 RE: Sometimes you need to remember..., Tootz, 1/8/2007 6:18:37 AM
 RE: Sometimes you need to remember..., Kacey, 1/8/2007 7:20:36 PM
 RE: Sometimes you need to remember..., tjr1973, 3/29/2007 3:22:24 PM
 RE: Sometimes you need to remember..., Kacey, 3/29/2007 3:41:51 PM
 RE: Sometimes you need to remember..., Shu, 3/29/2007 5:00:21 PM
 RE: Sometimes you need to remember..., Kathie Zoller, 4/4/2007 6:40:15 PM
 RE: Sometimes you need to remember..., S C B, 4/4/2007 8:45:31 PM
 RE: Sometimes you need to remember...Donator Frank Hardy, 4/5/2007 4:40:51 PM
 RE: Sometimes you need to remember..., Chris Peterson, 4/5/2007 8:05:12 PM
 RE: Sometimes you need to remember..., Bobbi, 4/5/2007 10:15:39 PM
 RE: Sometimes you need to remember..., Roxanna Brush, 4/6/2007 11:23:32 AM
 RE: Sometimes you need to remember..., Doug and Sami, 4/7/2007 7:19:10 AM
 RE: Sometimes you need to remember..., Nancy Wallick, 4/7/2007 8:05:08 AM
 RE: Sometimes you need to remember..., Kacey, 4/7/2007 9:56:12 AM
 RE: Sometimes you need to remember..., Kacey, 4/7/2007 9:58:28 AM
 RE: Sometimes you need to remember..., Nancy Wallick, 4/7/2007 11:05:11 AM
 RE: Sometimes you need to remember..., Nancy Wallick, 4/10/2007 11:18:45 AM
 RE: Sometimes you need to remember..., Mimi Meredith, 4/11/2007 1:00:09 PM
 RE: Sometimes you need to remember..., Kacey, 4/13/2007 7:17:28 AM
 RE: Sometimes you need to remember..., Kacey, 4/13/2007 8:01:53 PM
 RE: Sometimes you need to remember..., deer_slayer, 4/16/2007 8:43:18 AM
 RE: Sometimes you need to remember..., salinky, 4/20/2007 4:36:24 PM
 RE: Sometimes you need to remember..., Antonia Klein, 4/22/2007 5:25:02 PM
 RE: Sometimes you need to remember..., Toni Campbell Tivy, 4/23/2007 12:19:43 PM
 RE: Sometimes you need to remember..., Antonia Klein, 4/26/2007 5:56:16 PM
 RE: Sometimes you need to remember..., eeyoor, 4/28/2007 3:57:31 PM
 RE: Sometimes you need to remember..., DENEAN, 4/30/2007 8:54:35 AM
 RE: Sometimes you need to remember..., jkuhl, 5/2/2007 9:00:38 AM
 RE: Sometimes you need to remember..., Janet K. Klein, 5/2/2007 3:55:27 PM
 RE: Sometimes you need to remember..., Jeremy Orthman, 5/2/2007 5:41:07 PM
 RE: Sometimes you need to remember..., Dan Mowry, 5/2/2007 5:49:10 PM
 RE: Sometimes you need to remember..., Kyle L. Varnell, 5/2/2007 11:03:50 PM
 RE: Sometimes you need to remember..., Shu, 5/10/2007 9:49:43 PM
 RE: Sometimes you need to remember...Donator Richard Bonine, Jr, 5/17/2007 9:48:24 PM
 RE: Sometimes you need to remember..., Frances Carey Veseth, 5/17/2007 11:26:26 PM
 RE: Sometimes you need to remember..., Jody Collis, 5/18/2007 6:19:22 AM
 RE: Sometimes you need to remember..., Jon Bonine, 5/19/2007 10:21:24 AM
 RE: Sometimes you need to remember..., jen, 5/22/2007 12:19:30 AM
 RE: Sometimes you need to remember..., Kacey, 5/22/2007 8:36:10 AM
 RE: Sometimes you need to remember..., Jon Bonine, 5/23/2007 11:03:11 AM
 RE: Sometimes you need to remember..., deer_slayer, 5/23/2007 12:39:08 PM
 RE: Sometimes you need to remember..., Pete Petro, 5/23/2007 8:12:31 PM
 RE: Sometimes you need to remember..., Kathie Zoller, 5/25/2007 11:10:45 AM
 RE: Sometimes you need to remember..., Kacey, 5/26/2007 6:16:43 AM
 RE: Sometimes you need to remember..., Amber , 5/29/2007 3:43:57 PM
 RE: Sometimes you need to remember..., Joan Smith, 6/4/2007 9:16:24 AM
 RE: Sometimes you need to remember..., Roxanna Brush, 7/10/2007 3:10:48 PM
 RE: Sometimes you need to remember..., Curt Hammond, 7/11/2007 7:45:52 AM
 RE: Sometimes you need to remember..., Shu, 7/11/2007 12:35:38 PM
 RE: Sometimes you need to remember..., Curt Hammond, 7/11/2007 2:07:21 PM
 RE: Sometimes you need to remember..., Kacey, 7/13/2007 4:05:01 PM
 RE: Sometimes you need to remember..., Lisa (Erdman) Halvorson, 7/16/2007 12:59:10 PM
 RE: Sometimes you need to remember..., Liz Weimer, 7/18/2007 11:43:52 AM
 RE: Sometimes you need to remember..., Stone, 7/18/2007 4:56:46 PM
 RE: Sometimes you need to remember..., elin ahmadpour, 7/24/2007 11:08:54 PM
 RE: Sometimes you need to remember..., Kacey, 7/25/2007 12:15:24 AM
 RE: Sometimes you need to remember...Donator Denise Selk, 7/25/2007 10:42:25 AM
 RE: Sometimes you need to remember..., elin ahmadpour, 7/25/2007 4:15:50 PM
 RE: Sometimes you need to remember...Donator Denise Selk, 7/26/2007 9:25:54 AM
 RE: Sometimes you need to remember..., JodyK, 7/27/2007 10:32:28 PM
 RE: Sometimes you need to remember..., Tony Ackerman, 7/29/2007 6:55:26 AM
 RE: Sometimes you need to remember..., Kevin Brown, 8/10/2007 4:01:45 PM
 RE: Sometimes you need to remember..., Carol Bean, 8/10/2007 9:11:27 PM
 RE: Sometimes you need to remember..., Shu, 8/10/2007 9:50:18 PM
 RE: Sometimes you need to remember..., Chips81, 8/16/2007 1:53:45 PM
 RE: Sometimes you need to remember..., Mike Van, 9/17/2007 7:20:39 AM
 RE: Sometimes you need to remember..., Pete Petro, 9/17/2007 12:15:56 PM
 RE: Sometimes you need to remember..., Sharon O'Connor McDaniel, 9/17/2007 6:36:31 PM
 RE: Sometimes you need to remember..., Sharon O'Connor McDaniel, 9/17/2007 6:42:58 PM
 RE: Sometimes you need to remember..., Sharon O'Connor McDaniel, 9/17/2007 6:50:55 PM
 RE: Sometimes you need to remember..., Sharon O'Connor McDaniel, 9/17/2007 7:02:13 PM
 RE: Sometimes you need to remember..., Tammy, 11/9/2007 3:57:23 PM
 RE: Sometimes you need to remember..., Debbie Koehler-Jurad, 11/9/2007 7:28:46 PM
 RE: Sometimes you need to remember..., Debbie Koehler-Jurad, 11/9/2007 8:56:44 PM
 RE: Sometimes you need to remember..., Kacey, 11/9/2007 9:48:28 PM
 RE: Sometimes you need to remember..., Ben Hughes, 11/10/2007 10:30:31 AM
 RE: Sometimes you need to remember..., Tammy, 11/10/2007 10:55:34 AM
 RE: Sometimes you need to remember..., Christina Ostendorf, 11/10/2007 11:56:01 PM
 RE: Sometimes you need to remember..., Andre Franca, 11/12/2007 10:39:59 AM
 RE: Sometimes you need to remember..., Mary Jane (Hagen) Reiff, 11/12/2007 11:14:30 AM
 RE: Sometimes you need to remember..., Antonia Klein, 11/12/2007 2:49:23 PM
 RE: Sometimes you need to remember..., Marianna Pessoa, 11/15/2007 10:34:10 AM
 RE: Sometimes you need to remember..., Debbie Koehler-Jurad, 11/17/2007 7:37:19 PM
 RE: Sometimes you need to remember..., Katherine D. Akiti, 11/17/2007 8:36:02 PM
 RE: Sometimes you need to remember..., Debbie Koehler-Jurad, 11/18/2007 5:21:23 PM
 RE: Sometimes you need to remember..., Ben Hughes, 11/18/2007 6:55:04 PM
 RE: Sometimes you need to remember..., Cory Cutting, 11/18/2007 9:18:28 PM
 RE: Sometimes you need to remember..., snickers, 11/19/2007 6:10:23 AM
 RE: Sometimes you need to remember..., Katherine D. Akiti, 11/19/2007 7:13:03 AM
 RE: Sometimes you need to remember..., Kuhlmeyer, 11/19/2007 12:24:11 PM
 RE: Sometimes you need to remember..., Katherine D. Akiti, 11/19/2007 12:33:23 PM
 RE: Sometimes you need to remember..., snickers, 11/19/2007 8:07:15 PM
 RE: Sometimes you need to remember..., Kuhlmeyer, 11/20/2007 7:16:52 AM
 RE: Sometimes you need to remember..., Ben Hughes, 11/20/2007 8:17:07 AM
 RE: Sometimes you need to remember..., George Kurkowski, 12/12/2007 3:42:55 PM
 RE: Sometimes you need to remember..., Cory Cutting, 12/12/2007 4:10:14 PM
 RE: Sometimes you need to remember..., Heather Mowry (Darling), 12/12/2007 5:20:37 PM
 RE: Sometimes you need to remember..., MT Fan, 2/20/2008 8:50:11 AM
 RE: Sometimes you need to remember..., S C B, 2/20/2008 9:33:47 AM
 RE: Sometimes you need to remember..., Bobbi, 2/21/2008 9:32:16 PM
 RE: Sometimes you need to remember..., Chuck South Jr, 2/21/2008 9:47:59 PM
 RE: Sometimes you need to remember..., Heather McCracken, 2/21/2008 10:18:08 PM
 RE: Sometimes you need to remember..., Kacey, 2/22/2008 8:45:04 PM
 RE: Sometimes you need to remember..., Montana Rain, 2/23/2008 11:30:06 AM
 RE: Sometimes you need to remember..., Dan Mowry, 2/23/2008 2:06:30 PM
 RE: Sometimes you need to remember..., Belinda Maasch Cook, 3/9/2008 9:51:44 PM
 RE: Sometimes you need to remember..., Belinda Maasch Cook, 3/9/2008 10:07:20 PM
 RE: Sometimes you need to remember..., Belinda Maasch Cook, 3/9/2008 10:09:23 PM
 RE: Sometimes you need to remember..., Kacey, 3/9/2008 10:20:31 PM
 RE: Sometimes you need to remember..., Belinda Maasch Cook, 3/9/2008 10:22:12 PM
 RE: Sometimes you need to remember..., Kacey, 3/10/2008 8:43:01 AM
 RE: Sometimes you need to remember..., Bobbi, 3/10/2008 11:37:50 AM
 RE: Sometimes you need to remember..., Cory Cutting, 3/10/2008 1:46:58 PM
 RE: Sometimes you need to remember..., Linda L., 3/10/2008 3:15:22 PM
 RE: Sometimes you need to remember..., Linda L., 3/10/2008 7:33:29 PM
 RE: Sometimes you need to remember..., Chris Gamrath, 3/10/2008 8:57:05 PM
 RE: Sometimes you need to remember..., Belinda Maasch Cook, 3/10/2008 10:12:10 PM
 RE: Sometimes you need to remember..., tholmes, 3/11/2008 7:28:33 AM
 RE: Sometimes you need to remember..., Linda L., 3/11/2008 7:29:29 AM
 RE: Sometimes you need to remember...Donator Bridgier, 3/11/2008 8:40:25 AM
 RE: Sometimes you need to remember..., Sharlene, 3/11/2008 7:37:17 PM
 RE: Sometimes you need to remember..., Chuck Schott, 3/14/2008 4:25:32 PM
 RE: Sometimes you need to remember..., Maryann McDaniel, 3/17/2008 8:58:28 PM
 RE: Sometimes you need to remember..., Shu, 4/1/2008 11:13:52 AM
 RE: Sometimes you need to remember..., Cory Cutting, 4/1/2008 2:22:54 PM
 RE: Sometimes you need to remember..., Kacey, 4/1/2008 4:01:07 PM
 RE: Sometimes you need to remember..., Antonia Klein, 4/2/2008 7:12:31 PM
 RE: Sometimes you need to remember..., D Elwood, 4/3/2008 2:35:52 PM
 RE: Sometimes you need to remember..., Kacey, 4/3/2008 3:04:03 PM
 RE: Sometimes you need to remember..., Antonia Klein, 4/3/2008 3:54:36 PM
 RE: Sometimes you need to remember..., Maryann McDaniel, 4/5/2008 9:48:41 PM
 RE: Sometimes you need to remember...Donator Julie, 4/11/2008 8:06:42 AM
 RE: Sometimes you need to remember..., Ken Price, 6/10/2008 9:15:53 PM
 RE: Sometimes you need to remember..., Shu, 6/10/2008 9:48:42 PM
 RE: Sometimes you need to remember..., urcrackinmeup, 6/12/2008 8:59:50 AM
 RE: Sometimes you need to remember..., Cris Hrabak, 6/12/2008 1:14:20 PM
 RE: Sometimes you need to remember..., Shu, 6/30/2008 6:41:00 PM
 RE: Sometimes you need to remember..., Carrie Beach, 7/1/2008 2:12:50 PM
 RE: Sometimes you need to remember..., jessiker, 7/1/2008 4:23:52 PM
 RE: Sometimes you need to remember..., Roxanna Brush, 7/10/2008 9:30:38 AM
 RE: Sometimes you need to remember..., Tootz, 9/15/2008 2:56:41 PM
 RE: Sometimes you need to remember..., M G, 9/15/2008 6:16:08 PM
 RE: Sometimes you need to remember..., Gail, 9/15/2008 9:39:32 PM
 RE: Sometimes you need to remember...Donator Dona Stebbins, 9/16/2008 12:27:59 PM
 RE: Sometimes you need to remember..., teeny wells, 9/20/2008 9:39:58 PM
 RE: Sometimes you need to remember..., teeny wells, 9/20/2008 9:49:38 PM
 RE: Sometimes you need to remember..., Kacey, 9/20/2008 10:37:32 PM
 RE: Sometimes you need to remember..., Mary McClarty, 9/21/2008 7:02:45 PM
 RE: Sometimes you need to remember..., Kacey, 9/22/2008 7:05:50 PM
 RE: Sometimes you need to remember..., elin ahmadpour, 9/23/2008 10:16:28 AM
 RE: Sometimes you need to remember..., Tootz, 9/23/2008 10:38:38 AM
 RE: Sometimes you need to remember..., Heather Mowry (Darling), 10/29/2008 7:52:51 PM
 RE: Sometimes you need to remember..., Linda L., 11/6/2008 9:04:04 AM
 RE: Sometimes you need to remember..., Shu, 11/10/2008 8:20:43 PM
 RE: Sometimes you need to remember..., Jackie Brown, 3/25/2009 6:02:45 PM
 RE: Sometimes you need to remember..., Robyn Barthelmess, 3/26/2009 5:36:51 AM
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 RE: Sometimes you need to remember..., Cassie (Opp-Kercheval) Walton, 3/26/2009 2:03:46 PM
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 RE: Sometimes you need to remember..., Derf Bergman, 4/21/2009 4:23:30 PM
 RE: Sometimes you need to remember..., Donna Kingsley Coffeen, 4/21/2009 5:27:53 PM
 RE: Sometimes you need to remember..., Jim Jones, 4/22/2009 7:41:00 PM
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 RE: Sometimes you need to remember..., Cassie (Opp-Kercheval) Walton, 4/23/2009 2:15:11 PM
 RE: Sometimes you need to remember..., Kacey, 4/23/2009 2:20:10 PM
 RE: Sometimes you need to remember..., Lori Blunt, 4/25/2009 5:21:44 PM
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 RE: Sometimes you need to remember..., Levi and Destiny, 6/11/2009 6:51:38 PM
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 RE: Sometimes you need to remember..., Wendy Wilson, 6/12/2009 12:39:14 PM
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 RE: Sometimes you need to remember..., Wendy Wilson, 6/12/2009 9:12:50 PM
 RE: Sometimes you need to remember..., R. Lundby, 6/13/2009 11:28:32 AM
 RE: Sometimes you need to remember..., Jim Birkholz, 6/13/2009 11:51:55 AM
 RE: Sometimes you need to remember..., R. Lundby, 6/13/2009 12:24:03 PM
 RE: Sometimes you need to remember..., Wendy Wilson, 6/13/2009 3:56:31 PM
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 RE: Sometimes you need to remember..., R. Lundby, 6/18/2009 10:36:29 AM
 RE: Sometimes you need to remember...Donator Just Me, 6/18/2009 1:02:19 PM
 RE: Sometimes you need to remember..., antonia/aka/toni , 6/27/2009 12:20:55 PM
 RE: Sometimes you need to remember..., antonia/aka/toni , 6/27/2009 12:24:12 PM
 RE: Sometimes you need to remember..., Brian A. Reed, 6/28/2009 12:03:00 PM
 RE: Sometimes you need to remember...Donator Hal Neumann, 7/9/2009 10:19:24 PM
 RE: Sometimes you need to remember..., Rafe Danger Stewart, 7/16/2009 11:05:19 PM
 RE: Sometimes you need to remember..., Ken Minow, 7/17/2009 5:15:24 PM
 RE: Sometimes you need to remember..., Donna Kingsley Coffeen, 7/17/2009 5:28:30 PM
 RE: Sometimes you need to remember...Donator Hal Neumann, 7/17/2009 6:58:14 PM
 RE: Sometimes you need to remember..., Matt Schmitz, 7/17/2009 8:51:05 PM
 RE: Sometimes you need to remember..., Matt Schmitz, 7/17/2009 10:16:44 PM
 Sometimes you need to remember..., Tootz, 7/18/2009 8:39:49 AM
 RE: Sometimes you need to remember..., Brian A. Reed, 7/23/2009 10:55:17 PM
 RE: Sometimes you need to remember..., Matt Schmitz, 7/23/2009 10:57:30 PM
 RE: Sometimes you need to remember..., Brian A. Reed, 7/23/2009 11:02:15 PM
 RE: Sometimes you need to remember..., Wendy Wilson, 7/24/2009 5:09:01 PM
 RE: Sometimes you need to remember..., T Brown, 7/24/2009 5:26:23 PM
 RE: Sometimes you need to remember..., Kacey, 7/24/2009 6:58:22 PM
 RE: Sometimes you need to remember..., Brian A. Reed, 7/24/2009 10:19:22 PM
 RE: Sometimes you need to remember..., Antonia Klein, 8/1/2009 10:39:36 PM
 RE: Sometimes you need to remember..., Shu, 9/8/2009 4:44:20 AM
 RE: Sometimes you need to remember..., Jennifer Johnsgard, 10/20/2009 11:33:58 AM
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 Subject: Sometimes you need to remember...
Author: Donator Frank Hardy  Posted: Sun Jul 23 8:09:34 PM MDT 2006 From: - MN
Occasionally a posting on here will trigger the memory of someone who is no longer with us. It doesn't seem fair, or even real, that these people have already left this life and I want to take the time to remember them here. Their life mattered and they are still remembered. Feel free to add anyone who you think about.

Mark Kosty- Class of '77

Dennis Shulz- Class of '76

...here's to you.

FH
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Author: carrie  Posted: Sun Jul 23 10:57:15 PM MDT 2006 From: - MT
Good Idea for a Forum!!!

Nancy Thorne- What a dazzling diamond she was.

Kim Stabio- A smile is always on my face when I think of Kim
 Subject: RE: Sometimes you need to remember...
Author: Kacey  Posted: Mon Jul 24 7:27:57 AM MDT 2006 From: - MT
CCHS Teachers Bob Southall, Don McLennan, Dr. Luther, Harold Boe
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Author: Shannon Lamon  Posted: Mon Jul 24 9:36:49 AM MDT 2006 From: - NE
I apologize for possibly sounding uninformed but wasn't Nancy Thorne the art teacher at the CCHS for many years? If this is the Nancy Thorne you are speaking of I had no idea she had passed on. She was a wonderful teacher and such a nice nice woman!
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Author: Chuck Schott  Posted: Tue Jul 25 1:24:12 PM MDT 2006 From:
Man it pains me to think of all the friends I have lost from Miles City class of "72" & "73". Just a few that come to mind Robin Rhoads, Bruce Baker, Tom Bart, Paul Grenz, Brenda Brown, Dan Phalan and many others I am forgetting now. Most of these where life long friends who will always have a place in my heart.

Each class reunion there are a few more on the list, and at hard as it is to find them gone the memories I have will remain with me as long as I live.
 Subject: RE: Sometimes you need to remember...
Author: ABS  Posted: Tue Jul 25 2:24:13 PM MDT 2006 From:
Two others that need to be remembered are Jeff Losett - '75 and Rick Jones - '76.
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Author: Kacey  Posted: Tue Jul 25 4:59:03 PM MDT 2006 From: - MT
Nancy Kailey Thorne, 54, of Merlin, Oregon died Monday, August 9, 2004 at Three Rivers Community Hospital of complications from an automobile accident two weeks earlier. Nancy touched many, many students. She was also a great friend who is dearly missed.
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Author: Toni Campbell Tivy  Posted: Tue Jul 25 10:37:28 PM MDT 2006 From: - CA
Bo Laird was one of my favorite teachers in High School-I was so sad to hear he had passed.

Same with Larice Smith, one of my favorite people from the class of '80, who passed a little over a year ago.
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Author: Linda Fisher Life  Posted: Thu Jul 27 10:08:16 AM MDT 2006 From: - MT
I want to remember my dear friend Sheri Ziebarth (Marthaler)class of 1964. She is missed by many good friends.
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Author: Kacey  Posted: Thu Jul 27 10:17:33 PM MDT 2006 From: - MT
Barb Gierke
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Author: Billie  Posted: Fri Jul 28 8:40:52 PM MDT 2006 From: - MT
Michael Douglas Worman
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Author: Betty Emilsson  Posted: Sat Jul 29 5:20:07 PM MDT 2006 From: - MT
I'm sure many of you remember Howard Letke. He was a great history teacher and all three of my children developed a love of history from his classes.
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Author: Betty Emilsson  Posted: Sat Jul 29 5:20:32 PM MDT 2006 From: - MT
I'm sure many of you remember Howard Letke. He was a great history teacher and all three of my children developed a love of history from his classes.
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Author: Kacey  Posted: Sun Jul 30 9:05:19 PM MDT 2006 From: - MT
Marty Lemelin Jr. recently died from cancer. I'm sure a lot of people knew him and his family.
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Author: Michelle  Posted: Mon Jul 31 10:48:23 AM MDT 2006 From: - MT
Is Marty the one who loved to ride his jet ski all the time?
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Author: Kacey  Posted: Mon Jul 31 1:16:42 PM MDT 2006 From: - MT
Yes he is. You can read his obituary on milescitystar.com
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Author: Bill Gierke  Posted: Mon Jul 31 3:31:00 PM MDT 2006 From: - MT
In addition to Chuck's input for the class of '72, Skip Buflod, Connie Higgins, Julie Stewart, Nancy Nielson, Tom Ogdahl, Rod Geist, Dave Thiebault and one we lost while in school, Monte Moreno. There may be more but I am not aware of them. May they rest in peace.

Kacey, thanks for mentioning my sister Barb. She has been gone for ten years now and we still miss her upbeat attitude and good jokes!
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Author: Kacey  Posted: Mon Jul 31 4:16:23 PM MDT 2006 From: - MT
Barb will always be remembered. I should also mention Katie Gierke. She had an infectious smile.
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Author: Amy Pelletier-Pontius  Posted: Wed Aug 2 11:33:50 AM MDT 2006 From: - MT
My sister, Mary Pelletier-Filiault(8/3/03). Miss her like crazyfrown
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Author: Bill Gierke  Posted: Wed Aug 2 10:04:05 PM MDT 2006 From: - MT
I was remiss in not mentioning a good friend of mine who suffered from MS the last few years of her life but was an inspiration to us all, Kitty Bertrand who passed away in January. Kitty was from the class of '73.
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Author: LaRae Weikert  Posted: Fri Aug 4 9:29:45 PM MDT 2006 From: - OR
Ruth Ann Sturtz from the class of 1975. I'll never forget her smile and laugh.
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Author: Matt Schmitz  Posted: Fri Aug 4 9:38:53 PM MDT 2006 From:
The fishing trips just aren't the same without my good buddy Rick Jones by my side. Class of 76, passed away in 96. I know I've never met a better man.
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Author: Kacey  Posted: Fri Aug 4 10:00:57 PM MDT 2006 From: - MT
There are so many names showing up on this site. I am at a loss as to all the people that have passed on. Thank you to everyone who takes the time to remember someone special. It is sad to know they are gone, but it brings back wonderful memories of the time we spent together.
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Author: Donator Hal Neumann  Posted: Sat Aug 5 5:12:36 AM MDT 2006 From: - CO
Rick Comer Class of 71
Marie Eddy Class of 72
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Author: Donator Richard Bonine, Jr  Posted: Sat Aug 5 6:43:53 AM MDT 2006 From:
SHHS Class of 1977

Calvin Huschka
Lori Jaeger
Celeste Reid

SHHS Class of 1978
Brian Birdwell
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Author: Donator Barb Holcomb  Posted: Sat Aug 5 7:23:31 AM MDT 2006 From:
Ben Pius
Mark Fiechtner
Chris Kurkowski
Marty Etchemendy
Ben Herzog
Will Ferrin
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Author: Cory Cutting  Posted: Sat Aug 5 1:50:38 PM MDT 2006 From:
Cathy Peterson
Laurie Grassmid-Kolka
Matt Zook

All class of 1988. All greatly missed.
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Author: Stone  Posted: Mon Aug 7 8:02:26 PM MDT 2006 From: - MT
Thanks for remembering them, Cory. "88"
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Author: hilinetransplant  Posted: Tue Aug 8 12:29:09 PM MDT 2006 From: - WY
from my class,

mark mathison
ben herzog

Both great guys who's life ended tragically.
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Author: Kacey  Posted: Tue Aug 8 5:09:49 PM MDT 2006 From: - MT
Haley Wilkerson
Todd Bergerson
Russ Martin
Danny Phalen
Connie Anderson
Louise Kappes of the Melody Shop
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Author: lmr  Posted: Tue Aug 8 9:56:37 PM MDT 2006 From: - MT
Gary Biegalke--Class of 1968
Dorinda Biegalke

killed August 1972 by a drunk driver
Remembered always
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Author: Donator Richard Bonine, Jr  Posted: Wed Aug 9 6:07:37 AM MDT 2006 From:
Sometimes you need to remember and can't... embarrassment

What was the name of the girl that was killed at the bottom of government hill coming back from the party in Woodruf park in 1978 or 79? I think she was a twin? I want to say her last name was Schultz or Wilson but I don't remember.


[This message has been edited by Richard Bonine, Jr (edited 8/9/2006).]
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Author: cori schock  Posted: Wed Aug 9 8:02:08 AM MDT 2006 From: - MT
Laurie Wilson.
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Author: Heather Mowry (Darling)  Posted: Sun Aug 27 2:48:58 PM MDT 2006 From: - CA
"Man it pains me to think of all the friends I have lost from Miles City class of "72" & "73". Just a few that come to mind Robin Rhoads, Bruce Baker, Tom Bart, Paul Grenz, Brenda Brown, Dan Phalan and many others I am forgetting now. Most of these where life long friends who will always have a place in my heart.

Each class reunion there are a few more on the list, and at hard as it is to find them gone the memories I have will remain with me as long as I live." - Chuck Schott

I remember a few of those names. My family was good friends with Robin Rhodes, and as little girl, I used to tell Robin that I was going to marry him when I grew up! Also, Bruce Baker was good friends with my family, and he gave me my first ride on a motorcycle. They will never be forgotten and were truly loved and now missed.
Heather M
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Author: Dana Jablinske   Posted: Sun Aug 27 8:13:09 PM MDT 2006 From: - MN
It will be 20 years this September since my brother David was killed in an auto accident. There are so many from his class that are gone.

One of his favorite sayings: To Hell with Grant, To hell with Lee, Forget them all and Remember ME!!

In Loving Memory of my Brother David class of '76


Dana Jablinske
class of '81
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Author: Rob  Posted: Mon Aug 28 8:29:24 AM MDT 2006 From: - MT
Sadly, us "88"ers have recently lost another classmate and friend...Brian Kolka passed last week after a battle with cancer. Rest In Peace my friend...we will miss you.
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Author: Kacey  Posted: Wed Sep 6 6:57:44 PM MDT 2006 From: - MT
Eric Paul Hawkinson
Eric Paul Hawkinson, age 48, of Billings, passed away on Friday, Sept. 1, 2006, at Methodist Hospital in Rochester, Minn., after a courageous battle with a rare blood disease.
Eric was born in Billings on July 12, 1958, to Jerry and Lauris (Collison) Hawkinson. He was raised in Kinsey, where he attended elementary school and attended high school at Custer County High in Miles City, where he graduated in 1976. He was married to Sandra Hewitt on Feb. 24, 1979, in Miles City. On Sept. 7, 1982, they had a daughter, Jennifer Lee Hawkinson. While in Miles City, Eric spent many years working for Cenex Co-op before starting up Hawkinson Air Supply, an Ultralight accessories business. Following the dissolution of his first marriage, he relocated to Billings.
In the spring of 1986, Eric met his wife and best friend of 20 years, Ellen (Pinnow) Hawkinson. Being an avid R/C enthusiast, Eric spent some time working with R/C airplanes for Al Coomber of Central Hobbies before he and Ellen decided to put everything they had into starting up their own R/C Helicopter business, Heliproz Inc. With the entrepreneurial skills Eric possessed, he was able to start from nothing and create the biggest and best R/C Heli shop on the planet!
Having been in the R/C industry since 1969, he was extremely knowledgeable and enthusiastic about the industry and was able to assist and excite numerous heli pilots all across the world.
As well as R/C Helicopters and Airplanes, Eric enjoyed spending time with his wife, daughter and seven weezos (cats). Eric was happiest when he was either spending time with fellow pilots and friends at the heli field, barbecuing steaks in the backyard with Ellen, Jennifer and the cats, and, of course, holidays and special occasions. He will be dearly missed.
Eric is survived by his wife, Ellen Hawkinson of Billings; one daughter, Jennifer Hawkinson of Billings; his father, Jerry Hawkinson of Gettysburg, S.D., and mother Lauris Hawkinson of Spearfish, S.D.; one brother, Lane Hawkinson and wife Jo of Spearfish; seven loving cats, Ashley, Lizzee, Lucy, Missy, Katie, Wooly and Gizmo.
Eric is preceded in death by his older brother, Michael Hawkinson of Phoenix; and a very special pet and friend, Kelly "Chowdernoogis."
Memorial services will be held at 10 a.m. on Sunday, Sept. 10, at the Billings Blade Benders Field, located directly behind Heliproz at 1728 Lampman Drive. Entrance to the field is located directly next to Supervalu.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in his memory to either the "Kelly Fund" at Grand Avenue Animal Hospital located at 2932 Grand Ave., or to the Last Chance Cat Sanctuary located at 2113 Walter Road.

Published in the Billings Gazette from 9/5/2006 - 9/6/2006.
 Subject: RE: Sometimes you need to remember...
Author: Kacey  Posted: Wed Sep 6 9:25:21 PM MDT 2006 From: - MT
I'm sure many of us knew Eric, his older brother Michael and his ex Sandy Hewitt. Sympathies to the family who has now lost two sons.
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Author: Matt Hom  Posted: Thu Sep 7 3:09:41 AM MDT 2006 From: - AZ
Millie Hom- nurse and teacher, and the woman who helped raise me. She contributed so much to the nursing community and to the Scared Heart Parish and to Billings Central and other local community groups.

Mother--- Thank you, I miss you.

"Jumpin' Jim Love"
Jim is the reason that I became a paratrooper. A former POW, and (always will be) paratrooper/Jumpmaster icon, a great friend to the Hom family, and to those who he touched and helped with his role as a speech therapist.

Jim--- Airborne!! All the way!!

There is not enough room here or enough words to describe what these 2 people have done for me, not to mention countless others.

[This message has been edited by Matt Hom (edited 9/7/2006).]
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Author: Kacey  Posted: Sat Sep 30 8:31:55 AM MDT 2006 From: - MT
Mr. Fretland has passed away. I'm sure many of you knew him as a spanish teacher.
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Author: Vicki Waddington  Posted: Tue Oct 3 8:29:21 AM MDT 2006 From: - MT
Dear Kacey;

As the very proud parents of Todd Bergerson, it is with gratitude that we see his name remembered. Haley was also a dear friend of ours, especially of our daughter Becca's. How can they be gone? Thank you for remembering.

Mark and Vicki Waddington
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Author: Donator Chuck Littleton  Posted: Tue Oct 3 4:16:49 PM MDT 2006 From: - MT
Doug Muri
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Author: Kacey  Posted: Tue Oct 3 6:20:00 PM MDT 2006 From: - MT
Todd was a wonderful boy who never had the chance to grow up and become the great man he could have been. Haley also was a wonderful young woman with such a bright future. Their lives were both cut way too short. One by illness, one by circumstances beyond his control. Being a parent is a hard job, losing a child is unimaginable. There are many who have lost children, too many to even list. My heart goes out to Todd's father Bob and his family. And the Wilkersons are always in my thoughts and prayers. For all the other families I haven't mentioned, you too are in my prayers.
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Author: Kym  Posted: Tue Oct 3 8:56:30 PM MDT 2006 From:
I would like to remember a dear friend, Haley Wilkerson ('04). I will forever be changed by that girl, and those who knew her knew why! She was amazing beyond words...I will never be able to act in another play without thinking of her. A funny little story about Haley...

We were juniors at CCDHS and both in the play "Night of January 16th" by Ayn Rand. I was the Defense Attourney and Haley was my nemesis as Prosecuting Attourney. It was our last production and we were told to "have fun." Needless to say we got a little out of hand and began adding in random parts. Some spoke with accents, others developed stutters. Haley took on the task of adding the word "meow" to the end of as many lines as she could. In one particular scene, I was badgering her witness when Haley jumped up and yelled - with a straight face, mind you - "meow listen here, I object!" I was done - out of control laughter. I was supposed to jump up and begin arguing with her but was unable due to the fact that I was now crying with laughter......I miss that kid.
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Author: Bill Wallick  Posted: Thu Oct 5 5:13:24 PM MDT 2006 From: - MT
I knew many of these people who left us to soon. we also have lost quite a few teachers and others from the schools over the years that did their best to make positive influences on many of us.

Don MacClennan (Sp)
Bob Southhall
Carl Luther
Mary Shipley
Paula Compton

I can watch a Jeopordy episode and my wife knows why I can answer questions about English literature and classic novels.

Thank you for forcing me to learn
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Author: Jim Jones  Posted: Sat Oct 7 6:59:42 AM MDT 2006 From: - MT
My sister Jaunita, I still think of her every day.
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Author: Barb Highsmith(Martin)  Posted: Mon Oct 9 1:15:03 AM MDT 2006 From: - MT
To my parents who I will miss

Russ Martin- June 19,2006
Deborah Landrie(Martin)- July 6th 2006

You will be deeply missed by your kids and grandkids
 Subject: RE: Sometimes you need to remember...
Author: Tammy  Posted: Sat Oct 14 7:47:14 AM MDT 2006 From: - OH
Calvin,Rob, and Brian Huschka
Mike Anderson
Cindy White
Dave Wagner
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Author: Donator Julie  Posted: Mon Oct 16 6:53:29 AM MDT 2006 From: - MT
Frank Hasapis
Mosey (Lara) Lahn

Class of '75
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Author: Bill Cloud  Posted: Fri Dec 1 4:41:46 PM MST 2006 From: - WY
Class of 1970:

Charlie Kegel
Bingo Caekart
Gayle Rolf
Mike Anderson
Bill Pauley
Stan Gall
Ron Turley
Christine Payne
 Subject: RE: Sometimes you need to remember...
Author: Bill Cloud  Posted: Fri Dec 1 6:34:10 PM MST 2006 From: - WY
Mark Brown - Class of 1969
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Author: Slosh  Posted: Sat Dec 2 11:43:34 AM MST 2006 From: - MT
tonight is the first Cowgirls game since Darby Nicholas passed. He loved the Cowgirls, and it will be weird being in the booth without him. We miss him greatly.

Slosh
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Author: MR  Posted: Sat Dec 2 7:42:03 PM MST 2006 From: - MT
Class of '76
Brent Babcock
Gloria Young
Rhonda Ryum
Dennis Schultz
Ed McMillan
David Jablinski
Rick Jones
Eric Hawkinson

too many
 Subject: RE: Sometimes you need to remember...
Author: Ken Minow  Posted: Sat Dec 2 8:47:46 PM MST 2006 From: - MT
Dan Worlie[Griz]
Terry Stubblefield

both good friends that left us too early
 Subject: RE: Sometimes you need to remember...
Author: Shu  Posted: Sat Dec 2 9:39:16 PM MST 2006 From: - MN
To Barb Holcomb,

I would like to say THANK YOU for remembering my Brother, Ben - a short man with a severe Napoleon complex...and always the guts to back it up. His death was certainly a tragedy - 3 months after his wedding he was diagnosed with the cancer that eventually took his life - he fought hard and made the most of what he had left.

Others I would like to mention:

Scott Hathaway - my '86 SHHS classmate
Troy Atkinson - a good kid who was still just a kid when God took him
Stacy Elliott - epilepsy took her as a teenager
Cindy Kay - my KATL co-worker tragically murdered in Colorado
Steven Miller - a fellow radio person whose parachute failed on his last dive
Someone else mentioned the 3 Huschka brothers - my heart goes out to Clarence, Ann, and all their remaining children
Paul Hazelton and Kim Stabio (previously mentioned)- taken by cystic fibrosis

All of these and a few others remind me of one thing - cherish life while you have it. Rest in peace.
 Subject: RE: Sometimes you need to remember...
Author: Tammy  Posted: Mon Dec 4 1:43:39 PM MST 2006 From:
Can't forget Ron Halsey, Played with the Miles City Band Phoenix!! Great Guy!
 Subject: RE: Sometimes you need to remember...
Author: Shu  Posted: Tue Dec 5 9:16:16 AM MST 2006 From:
One other one for now:

Pat Flaherty the firefighter.
 Subject: RE: Sometimes you need to remember...
Author: Shu  Posted: Tue Dec 5 11:54:13 AM MST 2006 From:
...and a couple other youngsters:

Andy Hegel
Dawn Lopez
 Subject: RE: Sometimes you need to remember...
Author: Shu  Posted: Tue Dec 5 12:17:04 PM MST 2006 From:
...OOPS!! Sorry -

I meant MICHELLE Lopez...
Dawn's sister - Dawn's still alive as far as I know.
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Author: Leif Ronning  Posted: Tue Dec 5 5:38:36 PM MST 2006 From: - MT
The class of 68:

Along with the already mentioned Gary Begalkie:

Don Cory: Killed in an avalanch on new years day climbing a mountain. Don was one of the best men I ever knew, a good friend, and I will always miss him.

Jim Watson: Killed in a car wreck. Jim and I did not always get along but we were just before he died and he was an interesting guy and some part of the world is a little duller since his death.

Marc Richardson: Used to be City Manager.

Don Sprandle: Killed in a construction accident.

Jim Brushwein: Played in the band with him, not sure what happened to him just heard he was gone.

I know I have missed some mayby someone could fill some in. I thought it would be appropriate for a girl from my class to fill in the girls that may not be with us.

A few of the upper class guys I really miss are Gordie Nation from the class of 67. I also really miss my old buddy Frankie Thompson from the class of 66. Frankie taught me how to paint and perfatape and that made me a lot of money through the years.

A few of the underclass guys of course were Bruce Baker, Robin Rhoads, Paul Grenz, Danny Phallen, and of many more.

Leif Ronning class of 68
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Author: Vicky Strom  Posted: Wed Dec 6 7:07:12 AM MST 2006 From: - TX
Thanks for remembering my uncle, Don Sprandel.

I would like to remember my grandparents, Thelma and Walt Sprandel, my aunt, Mary Lou Hampton and my cousin who recently passed, Brian Kolka.
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Author: Vikki Bohlman  Posted: Wed Dec 6 1:14:33 PM MST 2006 From:
Just wanted to remember my mother and grandfather at this time:

Karel "Sue" (Kosty) (Elliot) Rude died November 7, 2003 CCDHS class of 1961

Victor Kosty died May 14, 2004
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Author: Wade Miller  Posted: Wed Dec 6 8:32:21 PM MST 2006 From:
I would like to remember
Will Ferrin-my good friend that just should still be here
Rod Green-one of the craziest guy I ever called my friend
Matt Zook-he always had time to talk and say hi
A.C. Ricket-just an all around great guy
and alot more that you all have already spoke of
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Author: Donator Bridgier  Posted: Wed Dec 6 10:08:40 PM MST 2006 From: - ID
When did Matt Zook pass away?
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Author: Wade Miller  Posted: Thu Dec 7 8:57:09 PM MST 2006 From:
Matt died in 2000 in a car crash
 Subject: RE: Sometimes you need to remember...
Author: Donator Bridgier  Posted: Thu Dec 7 9:03:48 PM MST 2006 From: - ID
Was he in your class or am I thinking of Mark? Or am I just completely wrong all the way around?
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Author: Connie  Posted: Sat Dec 9 7:40:49 AM MST 2006 From:
Esther Ulrich- she ran the Eagles club and did many benefits and weddings for many people, she is missed by all.

Steve Thuelsen- what a funny guy and is missed very much.
 Subject: RE: Sometimes you need to remember...
Author: Kacey  Posted: Sat Dec 9 12:37:04 PM MST 2006 From: - MT
Reggie Arnold
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Author: Paul Wallick  Posted: Sat Dec 9 8:27:19 PM MST 2006 From: - MN
I am sorry to hear about Larice, what happened?
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Author: teeny wells  Posted: Sun Dec 17 9:06:59 AM MST 2006 From:
Mark Brown and I were junior high sweethearts. I still remember as if it were yesterday. He and his family lived by Wibaux Park. We used to "practice kissing" I think it was new for both of us. I saw him at our 20 year reunion. He told me because of me he got into getting good grades because he didn't want his girlfriend to be smarter than him. It was good to talk to him and catch up. I still have a small red doll (those dwarfs that were popular then, I think they called them troll dolls) that he gave me. I think it was his sister's and I still wonder this many years if she misses it.

Bev Harris (McDowell) sent me his obituary when he passed. He will always have a spot in my heart
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Author: Tara  Posted: Tue Dec 19 9:39:09 AM MST 2006 From: - WY
I want to thank you Bill for remembering my mom Chris Payne.
Let's also remember my grandfather Pastor Leslie H. Payne.

[This message has been edited by Tara (edited 12/19/2006).]
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Author: Kacey  Posted: Tue Dec 19 12:21:22 PM MST 2006 From: - MT
Sally Magnuson
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Author: Leif Ronning  Posted: Tue Dec 19 2:26:08 PM MST 2006 From: - MT
Les Payne was a co-worker of mine for several years, I went to his bible school when I was a kid, and he preformed the service when I married my first wife. Les was a great guy with a good since of humor and he has been missed. I also knew hs daughter Chris for years and had forgotten she had died.

Thanks to my class mate Mike Moeller for reminding of few I had forgotten from the class of 68:

Mary Dunbar
Curt Luft: Died in Missoula several years ago, I used to hand out with him in Missoula and we had a lot of good times.

Mark Trafton: Also died a few years ago in Missoula. I attended his funeral and he had a good turn out. Mark was a special friend who always brightened things up.

Mike wanted to add the names of some Miles City Guys who died in Vietnam:

Herman Baer
Ronald Derenburger
George Mattocks
Tracey Murrey
Alex Neibaur: I went from the first grade through high school with Alex.
John Yarger

Lets not forget these brave men's contributions!

Leif Ronning class of 68!
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Author: Amy Pelletier-Pontius  Posted: Tue Dec 19 6:48:54 PM MST 2006 From:
John David Friend--Class of '92. Especially keep his family in our prayers during this holiday season.
 Subject: RE: Sometimes you need to remember...
Author: Antonia Klein  Posted: Sat Dec 23 4:52:57 PM MST 2006 From: - MT
Monte Moreno
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Author: Antonia Klein  Posted: Sat Dec 23 4:55:15 PM MST 2006 From: - MT
Maria Hasapis
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Author: Tootz  Posted: Mon Dec 25 9:34:29 AM MST 2006 From: - MT
My sis Mary Jo Bonogofsky
Jim Bonogofsky
Mer & Frunk Hasapis : ) Good kids. Tragic
Deb Morel
Billy Rogers
Randy?Carter
Robert??? His sister Carol is married to Blackie Schneider
Brucy Baker
The Grizz He was such a nice guy.
Mr and Mrs Weyerbacuer
Grandma Luke
And MANY MANY more........
Life goes on.
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Author: Tootz  Posted: Tue Dec 26 6:12:37 AM MST 2006 From: - MT
Robert Meyer That was Carol's Brother
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Author: jessiker  Posted: Sun Jan 7 3:16:14 PM MST 2007 From: - MT
I'd like to remember:
Jacque and Richard Hostman
Betty and Jack Pulse
Guy Pulse
Liz Freitas
Randy Olson
Becky Pyle
Richard Marchewitz
Kenith Emeline
Katlynn Erickson
Donald Austin

[This message has been edited by jessiker (edited 1/7/2007).]
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Author: Kacey  Posted: Sun Jan 7 3:19:44 PM MST 2007 From: - MT
Tootz,
Who is Grandma Luke? Just wondering if she is the same person I knew.
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Author: Tootz  Posted: Mon Jan 8 6:18:37 AM MST 2007 From: - MT
Grandma Luke, in years gone by, ran a boarding house near the Millwakee Railroad Station on the 800 block of North Cottage. I think she was 102 when she passed, give or take a year or two.
Wonderful woman. Her son lives in the house now, Harold Luke. He is quite the guy. Very interesting. smile The last I knew he still goes sking in Bozeman every year, must be in his 80's. Is this the same lady you knew?
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Author: Kacey  Posted: Mon Jan 8 7:20:36 PM MST 2007 From: - MT
Same lady....I sent you an email with further details.
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Author: tjr1973  Posted: Thu Mar 29 3:22:24 PM MDT 2007 From: - NE
Could somebody tell me what happened to Michelle Lopez? I'm pretty sure I went to Washington Middle School with her in 86-87. While I didn't know her all that well, she was a classmate.

Recognize a few names on that list and it's really quite sad.
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Author: Kacey  Posted: Thu Mar 29 3:41:51 PM MDT 2007 From: - MT
Michelle died after a long battle with cancer.
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Author: Shu  Posted: Thu Mar 29 5:00:21 PM MDT 2007 From:
That's correct on Michelle, Kasey;

Specifically, what happened was this: Michelle was in a car accident. She was okay, but her leg was hurt. When they X-rayed her leg they found the cancer - she evidently never knew she had it before then. She was treated for the cancer, but it was apparantly too far-advanced for the treatment or even amputation to save her...that was a sad turn of events.

As long as this thread has been refreshed, I'd like to add a couple more names of cancer victims I'd like to offer my respects for:

Lloyd Wolff: I know Arby, Tammy and others in the family still think about him often. He was a good guy.

Anthony Cruise: none of you knew him, but he was my father-in-law. He just passed in January and he was a good man, as well.
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Author: Kathie Zoller  Posted: Wed Apr 4 6:40:15 PM MDT 2007 From: - ND
I am not sure of these dates when they happened but I heard it.

Jack Kope
Monte Tredway


Greg Olson?
I went to school with Greg
Class of 78
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Author: S C B  Posted: Wed Apr 4 8:45:31 PM MDT 2007 From:
Mary Wallick
Class of 1981. Passed away April 3rd '07, cancer.

Bob (Robert) Koehler
Class of 1980. Passed away in February 28th '07, cancer.
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Author: Donator Frank Hardy  Posted: Thu Apr 5 4:40:51 PM MDT 2007 From: - MN
Mary Wallick... The world became dimmer today.
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Author: Chris Peterson  Posted: Thu Apr 5 8:05:12 PM MDT 2007 From: - MT
Bee Bee died?? (mary, you always kept us honest) I will miss her. Wally Hedge and Charlie Hall....we started first grade together. My good friend and neighbor, Ron Halsey. Edith (his mom) just passed recently in Billings. Howard L, I have a strong feeling our paths will cross again some day and something tells me you'll have a pole in your hands. I have much to thank you for.....my kids will NEVER gross me out!! Lets not forget Duncan's folks either; you handled that with grace, my friend......and yes, it was hand spun. Thanks people....it is good to remember....yes it is.
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Author: Bobbi  Posted: Thu Apr 5 10:15:39 PM MDT 2007 From: - MT
Our classmates gone now from Class of 74:

Jerry Lund, Paula Carlson, Mark Niedge, Bryan Clark, Michelle Green,
Juanita Jones, Mike Hawkinson, Larry MacKenzie, Lonnie Knopp, Terry Stubblefield, Jim Peterson, Marilyn Schied, Bonnie Mendenhall, Lee Keller, Bobbi Kercheval, Tommy Crandall, Terry Feist, Tim Taylor.

Too many gone........
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Author: Roxanna Brush  Posted: Fri Apr 6 11:23:32 AM MDT 2007 From: - MT
A special place in my heart for Lana Smith "Lana Bannana" died from Breast Cancer 1996. Class of '84.
 Subject: RE: Sometimes you need to remember...
Author: Doug and Sami  Posted: Sat Apr 7 7:19:10 AM MDT 2007 From: - MT
Let's all take a minute to remember all the people killed recently while serving our country! Amen to those people!
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Author: Nancy Wallick  Posted: Sat Apr 7 8:05:08 AM MDT 2007 From: - MN
Mary Wallick's funeral will be Monday 4/9 in Kansas City. Stuart Brown will be the speaker for Mary's 'Celebration of Life'. I saw your post Chris Peterson remembering 'Bee Bee'. If you or anyone else has any memories for Stuart that would be great. If anyone is interested in coming we'd love to see you.
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Author: Kacey  Posted: Sat Apr 7 9:56:12 AM MDT 2007 From: - MT
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Is there an obituary posted somewhere? Or a guest book to sign?
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Author: Kacey  Posted: Sat Apr 7 9:58:28 AM MDT 2007 From: - MT
Charla Johnston died April 4th from kidney failure.
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Author: Nancy Wallick  Posted: Sat Apr 7 11:05:11 AM MDT 2007 From: - MN
Mary's obituaries and guest books are not set up yet. An obituary is sent in to the Miles City Star and will probably in the paper today. As soon as I have the info/guest books for the Kansas City and Minneapolis papers I will post it. Mary and Eddie lived and met in Mpls. and Mom, Paul, Mike, Susan and I live in Mpls. Bill is in MC. Mary resided in Kansas City and has 2 children Sophie and John. She previously had 2 daughters die of cancer. It is so sad. To give a memory to Stuart look at the posting above from scb and click on scb to send him a private e*mail. Sorry Stu if you were going incognito.
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Author: Nancy Wallick  Posted: Tue Apr 10 11:18:45 AM MDT 2007 From: - MN
If you would like to view/sign Mary Wallick Connor's guest book, here is the website for the obituary which was in the Kansas City Star.
http://www.legacy.com/kansascity/DeathNotices.asp

If you have trouble, go to kansascity.com and click on obituaries.

Go to search options (3rd box). Search by last name. Connor.
She is the 3rd one down, Mary Catherine Connor.

Thanks to all for the private messages, flowers, and cards. Miles City is a caring place.
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Author: Mimi Meredith  Posted: Wed Apr 11 1:00:09 PM MDT 2007 From: - AZ
Nancy, I have so many childhood memories of Mary, as does my whole family. My sisters still think of her as "little Mary." Two weeks ago when we were home sorting through boxes at Dad's, I found my elementary school scrapbook and Mary was on every page. I am so glad I knew her and thankful that I crossed paths with her and Ed as adults in Kansas. Time goes so fast, and losses like this make us realize how significant all the little moments are...like having mudfights across the back fence with Stuart Brown and using Mrs. Wallick's spoons as grenade launchers...trying to keep up with Mary for the short time I thought I'd be on the golf and tennis teams...sharing laughs in Econ and other CCDHS classes...I wish she was here now to reminisce. She definitely made the class of 1981 a better place. To you, Paul, Bill, Mike and your Mom...please know she will remain an important part of Miles City memories for me and for all those who were lucky enough to know her.
Mimi (Mathers) Meredith
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Author: Kacey  Posted: Fri Apr 13 7:17:28 AM MDT 2007 From: - MT
Linda Lee Montgomery Class of 1981
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Author: Kacey  Posted: Fri Apr 13 8:01:53 PM MDT 2007 From: - MT
Linda Lee Montgomery-Seitz
MISSOULA - Linda Lee Montgomery-Seitz, 44, passed away of natural causes Friday, April 6, 2007, at Community Medical Center, Missoula, after a short illness.
She was born Dec. 14, 1962, in Gulfport, Miss., to Ted and Fern Montgomery. Linda grew up in Lakeside, Laurel, Havre and Kinsey. She spent much of her time in 4-H, and enjoyed sewing, cooking and her sheep projects. She played clarinet and sang in choir in both high school and college, traveling throughout Montana. She graduated from Custer County District High School in 1981. She majored in history and political science and got her BA from Rocky Mountain College in Billings in 1986.
In 1988, she moved to Missoula, where she met her husband, Michael. They were married July 9, 1994, and had their child, Chester, on Jan. 8, 1997. She loved her family; they were most precious to her in her life.
Linda volunteered at the Missoula Public Library and then was employed with a Missoula food distributor before beginning employment with Missoula County at the Historical Museum at Fort Missoula. She enjoyed her time working there and also worked as a volunteer.
Linda worked as a clerk at Justice Court from 2000 until her untimely passing. She was a very private person, but on occasion her wry sense of humor would come through at the most unexpected yet appropriate time. She was stubborn, smart and spoke her mind and let others speak their minds too.
Linda was active in the Society for Creative Anachronism and was engaged in making candles, knitting, sewing and other crafts. She also enjoyed music and solitude.
She is survived by her loving husband, Michael, and son Chester Seitz, both of Missoula; her parents, Ted and Fern Montgomery of the family home in Kinsey; sister Rosalie (Rory) Richoux, niece Kelsey and nephew Kyle of LaPlace, La.; brother Daniel Montgomery of Miles City; sister Nancy (Rich) Whipple and nephews Jeremy and Collin of Norfolk, Va.; and half-brother Richard Peterson, nephew Alex and niece Rebecca of Billings.
Services were held April 10 and remains were interred at the Missoula City Cemetery.
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Author: deer_slayer  Posted: Mon Apr 16 8:43:18 AM MDT 2007 From: - CO
Kathie....

What happened to Monte Tredway?
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Author: salinky  Posted: Fri Apr 20 4:36:24 PM MDT 2007 From: - MT
jessiker please email me
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Author: Antonia Klein  Posted: Sun Apr 22 5:25:02 PM MDT 2007 From: - MT
Jaclyn Boyle aka Lyn Helton...died November, 1971 at the Childrens Hospital in Denver, Colorado. Jackie left behind her 18 month old daughter, Jennifer. Jennifer never had the opportunity to know the beautiful person her mother was. The book by Norma Klein, "Sunshine" whose title is all one needs to know to understand Jackie. I spent three years with Jackie Boyle being her best friend while she was a student at CCHS. We parted when Jackie moved to Walden, Colorado but exchanged letters until she was stricken with osteo sarcoma.

I was living in Oceanside, California when I discovered Jackie had passed away. Something told me to buy the Sunday LA Times and I did. In it I found the article about her death. Similar occurrences happened with the Woman's Day and Reader's Digest magazines, all of which carried articles about her death and a picture of Jennifer sitting on Jackie's lap. I never purchased those magazines until something told me to. After the first incident with the LA Times, I realized who was telling me to buy them. Years later I found out that Jennifer has not been told who her mother really was. Jackie's family has informed me that Jennifer was led to believe things about her mother that are certainly untrue and need to be rectified. When I was told about this I quickly realized the purpose in buying the magazines showing pictures of mother and daughter. A daughter who meant so much to Jackie that she spent the last year of her life spending five to six hours a day writing letters to Jennifer and worrying about what will happen to her little girl after she is gone. Jennifer has been estranged from Jackie's entire family until the last two years. The purpose will soon unfold!

Antonia
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Author: Toni Campbell Tivy  Posted: Mon Apr 23 12:19:43 PM MDT 2007 From:
Wow-I loved the movie "Sunshine (cried buckets of tears and probably still have the book somewhere)-and I didn't know it was about someone who grew up in Miles City! Just for more background (I was so young when that movie came out) I googled some information about Lyn Boyle Helton (brings back memories)

http://imdb.com/title/tt0070751/usercomments

Video available of an interview with her: http://openweb.tvnews.vanderbilt.ed...71-07-30-CBS-17.html

http://www.google.com/search?source...GGLG:en&q=lyn+helton
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Author: Antonia Klein  Posted: Thu Apr 26 5:56:16 PM MDT 2007 From: - MT
Jackie grew up in Colorado. Her step father was a ranch hand for a rancher at Tongue River. The family moved here in the 1960's. Some still live in Miles City.
 Subject: RE: Sometimes you need to remember...
Author: eeyoor  Posted: Sat Apr 28 3:57:31 PM MDT 2007 From: - MT
My Mother and A great Nurse
grandmother, friend, sister, mother
We will always remember:

Linda Stoldorf Worrell 10-03-2000
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Author: DENEAN  Posted: Mon Apr 30 8:54:35 AM MDT 2007 From:
I too remember watching "Sunshine" as a child. It must have affected me deeply since I never forgot about this movie. Sometimes I wondered if I just imagined the story since haven't seen it since. I did remember "'Sunshine on my Shoulders" was the theme, I thought it might be the title of the movie as welll. Anyway, for those of you interested in obtaining a copy, I think I found a good link
http://www.jdvds1994.com/sudvd19mowch.html
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Author: jkuhl  Posted: Wed May 2 9:00:38 AM MDT 2007 From:
Shawn Myran and AC Rickett--two people from my class (of '93) that passed on too soon. Both a little wild, but very sweet guys.
 Subject: RE: Sometimes you need to remember...
Author: Janet K. Klein  Posted: Wed May 2 3:55:27 PM MDT 2007 From: - MT
Paula Sand
Shelly Nelson
Kelly Mason
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Author: Jeremy Orthman  Posted: Wed May 2 5:41:07 PM MDT 2007 From: - VA
Unfortunately,

I just found out about Nicki Dean and his car accident. My prayers go out to his family.

Amy,

What happened to John Friend?

[This message has been edited by Jeremy Orthman (edited 5/2/2007).]
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Author: Dan Mowry  Posted: Wed May 2 5:49:10 PM MDT 2007 From: - IL
Yes, blessings to the Dean family.

I was friends with Greg (his older brother) throughout a lot of our boyhood days in school. Nikki was a fun and delightful little guy to have around us. No doubt he became a fine and good man.
 Subject: RE: Sometimes you need to remember...
Author: Kyle L. Varnell  Posted: Wed May 2 11:03:50 PM MDT 2007 From: - WA
Although I have never lived in nor have had the please to visit Miles City I would like to remember four people who were (and still are) the conerstone of my world and who did live in Miles City.

My Grandfather John George Beeler Jr., his wife Monica P. Brath and her sisters Maree and Polly.

Sadly I never was able to ask them about thier time in Miles City but I've found out (thanks to many nice people here on this board) quite a bit about them and the city they lived in.

Kyle
 Subject: RE: Sometimes you need to remember...
Author: Shu  Posted: Thu May 10 9:49:43 PM MDT 2007 From: - MN
I know this is a sad thread, but I had to refresh it...

First of all, to Jeremy;

Encase nobody else emailed you about this: info I was given on John Friend was that he died in a household accident - a fall down a set of stairs. I was deeply saddened by the news...when I was the sports director at KATL in the early-90's I watched John and his cousin Tooke play both football and basketball together while I called the play-by-play.

There are a couple others not yet mentioned who deserve respects even though I wasn't too close to most of them:

Cliff Sisko - a fellow 1986 graduate who died suddenly and tragically at home. I wish to thank his sister, Lori, for discussing that with me recently even though I know it's still not easy for her to deal with.

Eddie Derrig Sr. - he was full of p and v, but Sacred Heart could not have asked for a better fan.

Mrs. Makelky - I was her gazette paper boy for a couple years, and she was always kind, and never seemed to have a bad thing to say about anybody.

Agnes Munsell - I never heard a bad thing said about her.

Dan Farias and Tracy Lohoff - though I never knew them, my association with them is as an "alum" of KATL - they had worked together there before my time and they "hit it off" and eventually got married, had kids, and then one day they died together in a car accident in the Bozeman area where they had been living. I was working with Cindy Kay Lehman at the time, and she was particularly devistated by that news as well as the murder of another friend of hers: Marie Sparks - which happened at around the same time. As I mentioned earlier in this thread; Cindy was eventually murdered herself...why this has to happen at all, I don't know, and I wish it didn't.

Roy and Clara Milligan - they were my next-door neighbors and served as surrogate grandparents to me and my siblings since we lived too far from our real grandparents to spend much time with them. Clara always had cookies and milk ready for us whenever we came by and she was a really sweet lady. God bless her.

A couple other Sacred Heart students who died in tragic accidents during junior high: Rick Kearns, and Renee Machika.

I will echo the question asked by "deer slayer": I wonder what happened to Monte Treadway, myself. He was several grades below me but still a schoolmate for a couple years back then...anyone know what happened?

That's it for now...may all our departed loved ones rest in peace.
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Author: Donator Richard Bonine, Jr  Posted: Thu May 17 9:48:24 PM MDT 2007 From:
It was 11 years ago today that we had the funeral for my grandpa Buren Bonine. In some ways it seems like it was just yesterday, in other ways it seems like it was much longer. Minutes before he died, he was in another world, his lips were moving as though he was talking to someone. And then he "came too" said "I am going fishing" and closed his eyes and passed from this life to the next. Sometimes I need to slow down and remember....

[This message has been edited by Richard Bonine, Jr (edited 5/17/2007).]
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Author: Frances Carey Veseth  Posted: Thu May 17 11:26:26 PM MDT 2007 From: - NE
Shelly Nelson? From the class of '82? I didn't know she had passed.
 Subject: RE: Sometimes you need to remember...
Author: Jody Collis  Posted: Fri May 18 6:19:22 AM MDT 2007 From: - MN
Shelley Nelson was from the class of 1985 and passed away in 1995.
 Subject: RE: Sometimes you need to remember...
Author: Jon Bonine  Posted: Sat May 19 10:21:24 AM MDT 2007 From: - KS
Dan Sterling
Bryon Hushka
They didn't make it through high school. I don't think we will ever understand the burdens they carried.
 Subject: RE: Sometimes you need to remember...
Author: jen  Posted: Tue May 22 12:19:30 AM MDT 2007 From: - MT
Bryon Huschka did make it through high school, he passed away in Sept. of 1997.
 Subject: RE: Sometimes you need to remember...
Author: Kacey  Posted: Tue May 22 8:36:10 AM MDT 2007 From: - MT
Dan died first at Easter. He didn't make to graduation.
 Subject: RE: Sometimes you need to remember...
Author: Jon Bonine  Posted: Wed May 23 11:03:11 AM MDT 2007 From: - KS
My apologies on the error regarding Bryon graduating.
 Subject: RE: Sometimes you need to remember...
Author: deer_slayer  Posted: Wed May 23 12:39:08 PM MDT 2007 From: - CO
still trying to find out about Monte Tredway?????
 Subject: RE: Sometimes you need to remember...
Author: Pete Petro  Posted: Wed May 23 8:12:31 PM MDT 2007 From: - WY
I could be totally wrong about this, but I think that Monte was killed in an accident in or near the underpass in Miles City.
 Subject: RE: Sometimes you need to remember...
Author: Kathie Zoller  Posted: Fri May 25 11:10:45 AM MDT 2007 From: - ND
Monte Tredway was killed in a car accident on his way to work in Wy. Jack Kope was killed in wreck at the under pass with Monte as his rider.
 Subject: RE: Sometimes you need to remember...
Author: Kacey  Posted: Sat May 26 6:16:43 AM MDT 2007 From: - MT
It has been a year since Jennifer and Hayley Martin died, daughter and granddaughter to Steve Harris.
 Subject: RE: Sometimes you need to remember...
Author: Amber   Posted: Tue May 29 3:43:57 PM MDT 2007 From: - MT
Many of us carry many burdons on our shoulders and sometimes the weight is too much too bare.
My condolences go out to the family of:
Christopher Maze(2003)
and his mother,
Pandora Millerbernd(2005)!
 Subject: RE: Sometimes you need to remember...
Author: Joan Smith  Posted: Mon Jun 4 9:16:24 AM MDT 2007 From: - AZ
Today is June 4th and it is a day I will remember the rest of my life --- today is the 30th anniversary of the death of my friend Laurie Wilson........ she is with me still and I think of her soooooo often.. I pray for her sister Linda and the family when I think of her...She was such a hoot to hang with back in the 70's- Here's to you Laurie ---- RIP I miss you.
 Subject: RE: Sometimes you need to remember...
Author: Roxanna Brush  Posted: Tue Jul 10 3:10:48 PM MDT 2007 From: - MT
Will Hampton was killed in a car accident on July 4th. See Stevenson and Son's web site for obituary.
 Subject: RE: Sometimes you need to remember...
Author: Curt Hammond  Posted: Wed Jul 11 7:45:52 AM MDT 2007 From: - MT
Today's my birthday and I want to remember the woman who made that event possible - in memory of my Mom, Jane Hammond who died from cancer February '06. Mom was the Sacred Heart Elem secretary for many years.
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Author: Shu  Posted: Wed Jul 11 12:35:38 PM MDT 2007 From:
Hey Curt!

Happy birthday to you and my belated condolences on the loss of your mom...yes, as a Sacred Heart alum myself, I do remember her well. Sorry for your loss, but I hope you manage to enjoy your day despite that. She was a good-hearted lady, indeed.

By the way, I'm also sorry to hear about Will Hampton...I didn't know him real well, but I do remember that I played little guy hockey with him one year as a kid...he was one of the better players on my team. May he rest in peace.
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Author: Curt Hammond  Posted: Wed Jul 11 2:07:21 PM MDT 2007 From: - MT
Thanks Shu
And my condolences to you on the loss of Ben, I wasn't aware of his death and it really made me sad - I have some great memories of him when we were buds in grade school and spending time at your house. Please give my belated condolences to your family and take care.
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Author: Kacey  Posted: Fri Jul 13 4:05:01 PM MDT 2007 From: - WY
Curt,
Do you have a brother named Mark? Corvallis?
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Author: Lisa (Erdman) Halvorson  Posted: Mon Jul 16 12:59:10 PM MDT 2007 From:
What a shock to look up Stevenson and Sons and see Will's name there. I didnt find out about it until the day before the funeral or I would have been there. I feel for Bill. I grew up with Will and have spent the last few days regaling my daughter with the stories of my youth of which he was a large part.
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Author: Liz Weimer  Posted: Wed Jul 18 11:43:52 AM MDT 2007 From: - PA
Wow, I didn't realize Mrs. Hammond (as I always knew her) had passed on. She was a great person - one of my best memories at Sacred Heart was going to get copies from Mrs. Hammond in the office!! (and I'm actually old enough to remember the purple copies - mimeographs?)

She definitely touched a lot of lives at the school and will always be fondly remembered.
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Author: Stone  Posted: Wed Jul 18 4:56:46 PM MDT 2007 From: - MT
Dick Kolka died last week of a heart attach. RIP Dick. Between the Kolkas, Sprandels and the Hathaways it has been a tough year. Keep your heads up guys and God Bless. See ya soon, Kirby.
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Author: elin ahmadpour  Posted: Tue Jul 24 11:08:54 PM MDT 2007 From: - MT
I just recently came across this website. I didn't actually know it existed until very recently. This discussion is about remembering classmates and fellow teachers that have passed on. I would like to tell you about one incredible individual who taught a couple of generations of families in Miles City. He was a junior high social studies, english, and spanish teacher. He was larger than life. He always had a funny story to tell. He loved kids. He was always for the underdog. He was a generous, compassionate, and loving person. He didn't care about money, status, or prestige. He just loved people. He never met a stranger. He genuinely cared about people. He treated you like gold the first time he met you and in every encounter thereafter. He had the most beautiful smile. He lit up the room. He never had a bad day. He was the supreme optimist. He was never down or sad. He achieved greatness in his life. He did this by just being himself. I got to know him very well. He was my seventh grade social studies teacher. Mr. Fretland was my teacher and he was my father. I am his daughter Elin. I thought I should write and let people who might otherwise not know that he passed away on September 28, 2006. He was just three weeks shy of his 81st birthday. He was in great health. He didn't look or act 80 years old. He was working on a screen play at the time of his death. He passed away at home from a heart attack. It looks like he died instantly. He went the way he would've wanted to. What I want to say about my father is that he had a great impact on kids and so many people in Miles City. When he passed away, many people were shocked and devastated. It was so hard to lose him. I'm not just saying this for myself but for so many other people in the community as well. He touched so many people's lives. If we all encounter one person like my dad, we are so lucky and blessed. He was the most amazing person I've ever known in my life. Well, my husband comes in a close second. I would like to hear from anyone who had my father as a teacher. If you have any stories you'd like to share I'd love to hear from you. I've started collecting stories from people that I'm going to compile and put in book form to honor him. I don't live in Miles City and so it's hard for me to get stories from people. I feel this is one of the best ways to get the word out. If my father told a funny story that you remember or he did something funny in his classes, please do get in touch with me to share it. It is so wonderful for me to hear from people who had my dad for a teacher and have a story to tell. Thanks for your time.
Elin Ahmadpour
Al Ain, The United Arab Emirates
e-mail: elina(AT)uaeu.ac.ae
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Author: Kacey  Posted: Wed Jul 25 12:15:24 AM MDT 2007 From: - WY
Elin,
My strongest memory of your father was in 8th grade. He heard I wasn't going to take Spanish in high school and was very upset with me. By then he had taught me well and I was very fluent. When I told him I was going to take Latin with Inga Hanson he then conceded that it might be ok, but to not stop with my spanish. I often wished I had stopped by to tell him that I aced ten credits of spanish in college. To say thank you. But time and life fly by. You have my sympathies on your loss. I also believe you lost a daughter right before your father died. Again, you were and are in my thoughts and prayers.
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Author: Donator Denise Selk  Posted: Wed Jul 25 10:42:25 AM MDT 2007 From: - MT
The two things that come to mind when I think of Mr. Fretland are:

1.) A fantastic teacher and human being
2.) Lemon pepper steaks

My greatest sympathy for you and your Mom, Elin. He is truly missed! Denise.
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Author: elin ahmadpour  Posted: Wed Jul 25 4:15:50 PM MDT 2007 From: - MT
Kacey:
Thank you for your wonderful message and memories of my father. You're right that my husband and I lost a daughter last year. We come back to Miles City every summer for two months to visit. We live overseas and only come back in the summers. We were here last summer visiting and my pregnancy went terribly wrong. The university that I teach at in The United Arab Emirates gave me a two month maternity leave from the end of August until the end of October. Normally, my husband and I are here from June until August. It's amazing how things work in this world. If I hadn't been granted that maternity leave I wouldn't have been in Miles City when my dad passed away. I'm really glad I wasn't half way around the world when he passed. By the way, I had never really seen my dad cry until we had the funeral for our infant daughter. He was so looking forward to having another grandchild. However, I'm comforted by the fact that he had four wonderful months last year to play and hang out with our six-year-old son. I miss him terribly. He was an outstanding human being. It really is a great loss for the community of Miles City.
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Author: Donator Denise Selk  Posted: Thu Jul 26 9:25:54 AM MDT 2007 From: - MT
Gerald Stewart passed away yesterday.

He was a wonderfully kind man.
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Author: JodyK  Posted: Fri Jul 27 10:32:28 PM MDT 2007 From: - KS
Antonia,
I would like to find out more info on Lyn Helton. I have searched the internet over and I am not finding much. I would like to see a picture of her and find out what happened to her husband Tom? Does her daughter know who her mother was? Any info you have would be greatly appreciated. I was and still am effected by her life and story.

JodyK
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Author: Tony Ackerman  Posted: Sun Jul 29 6:55:26 AM MDT 2007 From: - MT
I was shocked to see Gerald Stewarts' obit and attended his funeral yesterday. Gerald was my first friend here in Miles City.
I'll miss him dearly.

[This message has been edited by Tony Ackerman (edited 7/29/2007).]
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Author: Kevin Brown  Posted: Fri Aug 10 4:01:45 PM MDT 2007 From: - PA
Hi all!

Been a long time since I've talked to most of you. I just got word from Carol that Dion Huber (Class of '88) passed away today after a long battle with cancer. Most anyone knows her or her family. She was one of the most courageous people I ever met! She always had a smile, a joke, and usually a witty comeback for everyone. smile Proof positive that dynamite comes in small packages! She will be sorely missed by all who had the good fortune to have her in their lives.

Her family and friends are in my prayers and I know that she's in a better place now.
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Author: Carol Bean  Posted: Fri Aug 10 9:11:27 PM MDT 2007 From: - MT
Amen, to that Kevin! Dion was an awesome fighter for all the health issues she has had to face her entire life. She definately could outwit anyone she met...I'm sure the Good Lord has His hands full with her!!! We'll miss her here but she is finally at peace!
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Author: Shu  Posted: Fri Aug 10 9:50:18 PM MDT 2007 From: - MN
Oh, man...I'm bummed to hear about Dion's passing frown
I remember her from the high school days - she was 2 years behind and, yes, she had health issues back then, too. All the Hubers are good people...my sincere best wishes to them all as well as condolences.
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Author: Chips81  Posted: Thu Aug 16 1:53:45 PM MDT 2007 From: - MT
Another classmate from the CCDHS class of 81 has passed:

Diane (Flower) Fisher
Visitation: Sunday, August 19, 2007 at 1:00 p.m. at Stevenson & Sons Funeral Home in Miles City with family receiving friends from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m
Funeral Service: will be held on Monday, August 20, 2007 at 10:00 a.m. in the LDS Chapel, 825 Moorehead in Miles City
Interment: will follow in the Custer County Cemetery

Diane Marisa Flower Fisher passed away in her sleep on August 14, 2007. Born April 5, 1963 in Madrid, Spain, she was adopted as an infant and lived in Spain for a year before returning to the U.S. with her family and spent most of her growing-up years in Miles City, Montana.

Diane graduated from Custer County High School in 1981 and then moved to Denver, Colorado, where she met and later married David Fisher. They have two sons: Brandon, 21; and Bryce, 15; who reside in Grand Forks, North Dakota.

Diane loved craft-making, gardening, cooking-baking-canning, and her beloved pets. She enjoyed singing with her special friend of many years, Herron Nelson. She especially loved her boys and was so proud of them. Plagued by illness throughout her life, she spent her final years confined to a wheelchair while living in Spokane, Washington, hoping for the day she might walk again. We believe she is walking now, surrounded by loved ones who have gone on before her.

Diane is survived by her parents, Judson and Juanita Flower, long-time residents of Miles City now living in Billings; her sons Brandon and Bryce; her sister, Joan Rudd of Bellingham, Washington; and two brothers: Thomas, currently working and living with his family in Kuwait; and Benjamin of Snoqualmie, Washington. Diane will be buried in the family plot in Custer County Cemetery, Miles City, Montana.

Visitation will begin on Sunday, August 19, 2007 at 1:00 p.m. at Stevenson & Sons Funeral Home in Miles City with family receiving friends from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Funeral services will be held on Monday, August 20, 2007 at 10:00 a.m. in the LDS Chapel, 825 Moorehead in Miles City.
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Author: Mike Van  Posted: Mon Sep 17 7:20:39 AM MDT 2007 From: - MN
Willie King. A good man and a hero to his country.
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Author: Pete Petro  Posted: Mon Sep 17 12:15:56 PM MDT 2007 From: - WY
You've got that right Mike. Willie was an all around nice guy and a good friend of mine for many years. He will be missed.
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Author: Sharon O'Connor McDaniel  Posted: Mon Sep 17 6:36:31 PM MDT 2007 From: - ND
Joan,
I also remember that day. Karrie Venn, Laurie Wilson, David, all died in that Pinto coming off the hill. The survivors and friends think of them often. I hope she is in good place and you never saw one set of twins without the other set of twins.

Sharon O'Connor
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Author: Sharon O'Connor McDaniel  Posted: Mon Sep 17 6:42:58 PM MDT 2007 From: - ND
I had Mr. Letke in 1976,77, and 78. He was the teacher you wanted to have for History. He would dress up in a costume and he had that little finger that would stick out. He also had that crazy mustache. I enjoyed his classes, and you never fell asleep in them.
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Author: Sharon O'Connor McDaniel  Posted: Mon Sep 17 6:50:55 PM MDT 2007 From: - ND
There were two girls killed in that car wreck. One was Laurie Wilson and the other was Kerrie Venn. There surviving twins are Linda Wilson and Sherry Venn. Also I am trying to think of David's last name. He also died in that car wreck. Cindy Stein was thrown from the car and spent a long time in Holy Rosary Hospital. I want to think Cindy Gunther was in the car but I am not sure. She is still alive as far a I know. They had 6 or 7 people crammed into that Pinto when they were coming down the hill. They lost control and I do not remember who was thrown and I do know that the guy was decapitated. May God Bless there Souls I was in there class of 78
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Author: Sharon O'Connor McDaniel  Posted: Mon Sep 17 7:02:13 PM MDT 2007 From: - ND
When did Greg pass away. He used to run with Mike Swope.
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Author: Tammy  Posted: Fri Nov 9 3:57:23 PM MST 2007 From: - OH
Linda Wilson November 5 2007
God Bless Her
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Author: Debbie Koehler-Jurad  Posted: Fri Nov 9 7:28:46 PM MST 2007 From: - NV
To the best of my recollection, Kerri Venn wasn't killed in that fateful car accident in '77. We lost Laurie Wilson and David Wegner that night. As far as I know Kerri is still alive, however, she lost her twin sister, Sherri in 2005 from cancer. My sister Yvonne still has memories of coming from behind the accident scene. Laurie Wilson and now her twin sister, Linda are gone and so very missed. Always missed and never forgotten. Also, I lost my sweet brother, Bob this year and life will never be the same without his smile.

[This message has been edited by Debbie Koehler-Jurad (edited 11/9/2007).]
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Author: Debbie Koehler-Jurad  Posted: Fri Nov 9 8:56:44 PM MST 2007 From: - NV
Also, I wanted to separately pay tribute to one of my best high school friends, Cindy White Cameron. Her death in a car accident in 98' was the most shocking event in my life. She kept me smiling, laughing and always appreciating life.
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Author: Kacey  Posted: Fri Nov 9 9:48:28 PM MST 2007 From: - WY
Who were the Venns who lived in a pink house over by the Holy Rosary hospital (that was just demolished)?
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Author: Ben Hughes  Posted: Sat Nov 10 10:30:31 AM MST 2007 From:
For the record. The kids in the car were Laurie Wilson, Linda Wilson, Sherri Venn, Cindy Stein, Charlie Hall and Dave Wagner. Laurie Wilson and Dave Wagner were killed in the accident. Linda wilson spent about a month in St. Vincents in Billings.

Sherri Venn died of cancer in Oregon in 2005.


Off the record.

Laurie was driving

Charlie Hall supposedly died of an overdose in the 1980's?

It could be said tha the last victim, Linda Wilson died on Monday.
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Author: Tammy  Posted: Sat Nov 10 10:55:34 AM MST 2007 From: - OH
Hi Debbie,
Yes, It is very sad about Linda. When I was home this summer I spent a hour visiting with her and her daughter. She was trying to get her life back in order. I also visited with her brother Tim who is very sick with brain cancer. My heart goes out to their mom Connie.

I was so sorry to here about your brother, God bless.

Are you still in Nv?

Tammy Brenenr (Walterson)
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Author: Christina Ostendorf  Posted: Sat Nov 10 11:56:01 PM MST 2007 From: - MT
Elin,

My condolences on the recent passing of your mother. Mrs. Fretland. I remember my study hall class with her at Washington School in the early 80s. She had me so scared to talk that first week I think I was afraid to ask to go to the bathroom. But in reality I think she was a little bit of a softy if you followed her rules. By the end of the semester i remember being allowed to play checkers if you had your homework done.

I've mentioned previously to you the many times in 7th grade geography at Washington when we could get your father to go off the book's subject and talk about growing up on a farm with his father and the way things were "back then." He would talk about the big draft horses and horse team and all the paraphenalia they used to pull with them and the various tack. He was usually smiling and always encouraging.

Some other Miles Citians I would like to remember that i haven't seen mentioned previously...

*Danny Sterling who I used to babysit and his many shenanigans with my brother victor with fireworks and other explosives.
*His mom Linda Sterling Coates who was librarian at CCDHS for many years from 80s-90s and had a great passion for the disenfranchised.
*Kevin Holmlund who left too early.
*Mary Milmine who mothered many teens here in MC including myself.
*Edith Combs longtime resident who made me laugh, her son Bill who warmed my heart, and her daughter Marion Willson aka Ducko (sp?) who recently passed with great courage.
*Irene Wilson who always had a smile and baked amazing rolls.
*Ethel Bender with her quiet smile and who enhanced her jello casserole at church potlucks with chopped celery or sour cream or carrot gratings.
*Vera Young who could never celebrate a birthday enough times and loved children so much.
*Bernie Bowman who always wore a hat with style and had a kind word. Her husband Lloyd who always had a smile and left too soon.
*Chris kirkowski who I didn't know personally but took his father's heart when he died (our class watched it happen).
*Roberta Ellerd, our neighbor and friend for so many years.
*Al Honstain and his love of Hobo Stew fun.
*Anna Rumph, wearer of purple hats.
*Jane Jones and her laughter and understanding of "shenanigans" and children.
*Dennis Blunt who struggled for so long, but always was someone you could count on.

and so many more that I'll remember after I logoff. I guess celebrating All Saints Day has started me remembering back when...

-sincerely, christina vosen ostendorf
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Author: Andre Franca  Posted: Mon Nov 12 10:39:59 AM MST 2007 From: - 21
Hi everyone!
I'm Andre Luiz, from Rio de Janeiro, Brasil.I'm 33 y.o., and I'm a Psychology student in my city.I found your virtual forum,when searched for some piece of information about Mrs. Jacquelyn Helton,the young lady who has inspired "Sunshine" movie, in november 9th, 1973 (16 days before I was born!). It was a great surprise, to find out she had lived in your nice city, because there is no info about her on net,as you possibly know. I've read Mrs. Klein's post (april, 22nd 2007),talking about her friendship with Jacquelyn,when they were students in Custer County High School.She showed caress and respect for Lyn's memory,and worry about possible untrue things that Lyn's daghter,Jennifer,was led to believe about her mother.
You may ask:"hey,why this man, from a very distant place, would be interested in this case?"
I explain: as millions of people,I saw "Sunshine" when I was a boy, in 1984, just one time,and from that day, I never forgot this sweet and touching story.But, only this year,I decided to search information about Heltons in internet,'cause after my graduation on College,on next 2008 August,I intend to work with terminal patients, and I think it's a "Sunshine" inspiration,because in all of my life, I tried in some way to help people who had lost people.And I think Jacquelyn gave a lovely example of love and strength, that many of us maybe could not give. So, as a tribute to her memory, I have created a virtual memorial on Findagrave site.You all are friendly invited to visit it, if you want to leave some words of respect and caress for her. And if someone can help me, by adding information about her life, as her birth date and place (she wasn't from Montana,I guess),I'll be very greatful.She was a Miles City resident, and I think this would be a fair attitude,wouldn't it?
I apreciate very much the american way to honor her beloved ones who passed on.Your graveyards are very beautyful, they transmit peace and respect.Wish we could do the same here.
Wel, I made a direct link, so you don't need to make any search on site, but if you want to do it, by safety,feel free.
I thank everyone for visiting, and for any information adds to the memorial.
And if you want to visit a blog made by a friend of mine, in honor to Jacquelyn's and our beloved John Denver's memories, feel free, it's gonna be a pleasure for us. She made some vĂ­deos, with phtos of "Sunshine" and Rockies. Unfortunatelly, the texts are only in portuguese, but we intend to translate them to our american friends.

The links are:
-Jacquelyn Marie "Lyn" Helton Memorial


http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/f...Sob=n&GRid=22809811&

-Maquina do Tempo (time machine)

http://makinadotempo.blogspot.com

With much respect, and greatfulness
Andre
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Author: Mary Jane (Hagen) Reiff  Posted: Mon Nov 12 11:14:30 AM MST 2007 From:
Wow,I just spent almost an hour reading this thread. I'm in shock as to how many people I know/knew have passed away. Many I did know about, but several I didn't. A great way to keep people informed..

We should all count our blessings for every day we have in this life.
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Author: Antonia Klein  Posted: Mon Nov 12 2:49:23 PM MST 2007 From: - MT
Andre,

Thank you for sharing and providing a tribute to Jackie. I am not surprised Jackie's influence has reached you so far away. If you only knew her strength, convictions and devotion to her daughter, her friends and her family. When Jackie and I were together she influenced me and continues to do so more than thirty five years after her passing. If it were not for her proding any self confidence or self esteem I carry today would not exist. The lesson to be learned in part from our friendship applies to everyone. You just never know when you have entertained angels unaware.

Peace,

Antonia
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Author: Marianna Pessoa  Posted: Thu Nov 15 10:34:10 AM MST 2007 From:
Hello, everyone!

It is a nice pleasure to have found this forum, and I thank my friend Andre for that! I am Marianna, from Brazil.

When I was a child I was deeply touched by a wonderful film called "Sunshine" - the Jacquelyn Helton's life story. Since then, I spent many years searching news about Jacquelyn Helton. Her story worked as an unexpected good surprise in my life, and I always felt the impulse of trying to find out more about her. This year many things happened concerning that wish and a virtual tribute to Jacquelyn Helton could be built just like being guided by some kind of magic.

I believe it is very important to recognize the whole importance of such a beautiful existence, a so young lady that could teach important lessons of love, power, courage, wisdom and respect for life.

I also had read Mrs. Klein's notes and I thank her for those. It is possible to note her respect for Jacquelyn Helton's memories and some kind of worry about Jennifer beliefs concerning her mother. Anyway, I believe it is important to try to light up memories about Jacquelyn Helton and I agree with Mrs. Klein in her note posted on 4/22/2007, it is also important to try to rectify every kind of mistake that maybe could have been done.

I reinforce the invitation made by my friend Andre and ask you, please, to visit those indicated virtual places created as a tribute of respect.

Thank you so much! My best regards to all.

[This message has been edited by Marianna Pessoa (edited 11/15/2007).]

[This message has been edited by Marianna Pessoa (edited 11/15/2007).]
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Author: Debbie Koehler-Jurad  Posted: Sat Nov 17 7:37:19 PM MST 2007 From: - NV
Could someone tell me what happened to Chris Kurkowski? Was he the one his dad, George, called "Bear?" I really loved George as a teacher; he made you think. I do remember him talking about a son named "Bear". Thanks.
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Author: Katherine D. Akiti  Posted: Sat Nov 17 8:36:02 PM MST 2007 From:
Chris was a 1982 graduate of Custer County District High School and a 1986 graduate of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. He was among 10 soldiers who died from injuries in an Army helicopter crash in Texas in February 1988.

Yes, I believe George did refer to him as 'Bear'. I had forgotten about that.
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Author: Debbie Koehler-Jurad  Posted: Sun Nov 18 5:21:23 PM MST 2007 From: - NV
Thanks so much, Katherine...Chris' family must have been so proud of him graduating West Point. So sorry to hear of his loss.
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Author: Ben Hughes  Posted: Sun Nov 18 6:55:04 PM MST 2007 From:
I am a little fuzzy on the details so this may not be 100% accurate. I aplogoze for anything that isnt accurate. As I recall, there was an in flight fire on the helicopter
which made an emergency landing in a field near Fort Worth. I beleive there were survivors. Something makes me think Chris was flown to the Burn Unit at Brook Army Hospital in San Antonio where he subcumbed to his injuries.
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Author: Cory Cutting  Posted: Sun Nov 18 9:18:28 PM MST 2007 From:
Chris' death was very sad. George was never the same. He was another of those teachers you could get off topic by a simple question about his kids. He sure did know his stuff about gov't. the Kurkowski's are a great family and I have enjoyed knowing all of them.
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Author: snickers  Posted: Mon Nov 19 6:10:23 AM MST 2007 From:
Correct me if I am wrong but I think Bear is actually the nickname for his other son Tom
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Author: Katherine D. Akiti  Posted: Mon Nov 19 7:13:03 AM MST 2007 From: - MN
Oh I think you are right Allison! The son whom George referred to as 'Bear' is Tom who has since named his son after Chris.
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Author: Kuhlmeyer  Posted: Mon Nov 19 12:24:11 PM MST 2007 From: - MN
What happened with Linda Wilson? It seemed that things were going ok for her. The obit doesn't list a cause of death.
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Author: Katherine D. Akiti  Posted: Mon Nov 19 12:33:23 PM MST 2007 From: - MN
Kuhlmeyer -

Please reference following link to story in The Billings Gazette...

http://billingsgazette.net/articles.../state/51-inmate.txt

[This message has been edited by Katherine D. Akiti (edited 11/19/2007).]

[This message has been edited by Katherine D. Akiti (edited 11/19/2007).]
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Author: snickers  Posted: Mon Nov 19 8:07:15 PM MST 2007 From:
Hi Kitten. You got me there for a second when you knew my name. Good to see you.
Yes Tom does have two sons and I am sure one is named son named Christopher K also.
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Author: Kuhlmeyer  Posted: Tue Nov 20 7:16:52 AM MST 2007 From: - MN
How tragically depressing. Thanks Katherine.
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Author: Ben Hughes  Posted: Tue Nov 20 8:17:07 AM MST 2007 From:
A tragedy which began over 30 years ago on a hot, sultry night, June 4, 1977 has now taken another victim.
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Author: George Kurkowski  Posted: Wed Dec 12 3:42:55 PM MST 2007 From: - MT
Dear Cory,
Thank you so much for the kind words you wrote about Chris. I don't know if you have been back to Miles City lately, but Tom does have 2 sons and his oldest is Chris. Peg and I wish you a blessed holiday season. It doesn't seem possible that it will be 20 years next February that Chris died. It is so nice of you and the others to remember him.
George Kurkowski
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Author: Cory Cutting  Posted: Wed Dec 12 4:10:14 PM MST 2007 From:
My deepest sympathies to Gary Meidinger and his family for the loss of LeAnn. I am thinking of you all in this very tough time.
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Author: Heather Mowry (Darling)  Posted: Wed Dec 12 5:20:37 PM MST 2007 From: - CA
Christina, its been too long, I hope all is well with you and Mark. Dan and I are in Iowa now and both very home sick.

Thanks for mentioning Mary:
Mary Milmine who mothered many teens here in MC including myself

She was my foster mother and I couldnt have been luckier. She and Waine were always there for me even after I grew up and moved out. They treated me as if I was one of their own children and Waine and I are still in contact quite often.
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Author: MT Fan  Posted: Wed Feb 20 8:50:11 AM MST 2008 From: - AZ
Lisa Tracy (class of 82)died from Breast Cancer in 2000.
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Author: S C B  Posted: Wed Feb 20 9:33:47 AM MST 2008 From: - MN
Janelle Chapman (Class of 80) passed away in Feb 2008, colon cancer.


http://www.legacy.com/tucson/Obitua...e&PersonID=103315747
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Author: Bobbi  Posted: Thu Feb 21 9:32:16 PM MST 2008 From: - MT
Is Lisa Tracy the daughter of Ray Tracy, the teacher?
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Author: Chuck South Jr  Posted: Thu Feb 21 9:47:59 PM MST 2008 From: - MT
Yes Lisa's Dad was the teacher.

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Author: Heather McCracken  Posted: Thu Feb 21 10:18:08 PM MST 2008 From: - WA
Caroline Wetmore (Hay)and Tammy Yankoff. Best friends of mine that couldn't stand each other. They would tolerate each other at a together but you didn't want to get between them - you could get hit with one of them sparks!! I love and miss you both terribly and wish I'd stayed in touch with you better.
-Heather McCracken (Frederick)
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Author: Kacey  Posted: Fri Feb 22 8:45:04 PM MST 2008 From:
Are you just talking about missing your friends or are you saying they have died?
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Author: Montana Rain  Posted: Sat Feb 23 11:30:06 AM MST 2008 From: - MT
Bret Ellison. The kids and I miss him so much every day
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Author: Dan Mowry  Posted: Sat Feb 23 2:06:30 PM MST 2008 From:
I read that Buddy Wagoner recently passed away. He was the oldest brother of the Wagoner Roofing team, second oldest of all the four brothers.

Good guy, worked hard. I knew Tim and Steve, his younger brothers, and they're good lads, too. It gave me a chance to see Buddy from time to time and I always had great conversations with him and felt welcome whenever I visited.
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Author: Belinda Maasch Cook  Posted: Sun Mar 9 9:51:44 PM MDT 2008 From: - AK
Hmmmm -- "A penny for your thoughts" The infamous line of Dr. Luther.

I didn't Know Mr. Boe was gone -- I am sorry to hear that. I remember that he got really upset with me because I had been missing so much class and he asked if I would be good enough to grace the class with my presence from then on out and I said yes, but missed the next day.

His son, Bruce Boe, he was my coeditor with me at the Signal Butte. I loved his dry sense of humor.
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Author: Belinda Maasch Cook  Posted: Sun Mar 9 10:07:20 PM MDT 2008 From: - AK
I went to school with Robert Meyer. He had the most gorgeous blue eyes, I remember how upsetting it was when he passed away!! He was way too young!!
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Author: Belinda Maasch Cook  Posted: Sun Mar 9 10:09:23 PM MDT 2008 From: - AK
Good Grief Bobbi -- Our class of '74 has sure been hailed. I wanted to add Terry Anderson who left us not long after we graduated.
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Author: Kacey  Posted: Sun Mar 9 10:20:31 PM MDT 2008 From: - WY
What Terry Anderson are you talking about?
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Author: Belinda Maasch Cook  Posted: Sun Mar 9 10:22:12 PM MDT 2008 From: - AK
His Dad was a teacher -- he drove a bright yellow Mach I or II and graduated in '74.
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Author: Kacey  Posted: Mon Mar 10 8:43:01 AM MDT 2008 From: - WY
Wow....amazing. I just talked to that Terry Anderson last week. He is alive and well and living in Billings.

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Author: Bobbi  Posted: Mon Mar 10 11:37:50 AM MDT 2008 From: - MT
Yes, just talked to Terry last week. He is doing great and plans to attend the reunion.
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Author: Cory Cutting  Posted: Mon Mar 10 1:46:58 PM MDT 2008 From:
OH I was kinda freaking out about that too..... he had great parents!
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Author: Linda L.  Posted: Mon Mar 10 3:15:22 PM MDT 2008 From:
What an awesome thread. Too bad people have let it go by the wayside.

Mr. Anderson (CCDHS teacher). My oldest son made the memorial placque that was presented to Mrs. Anderson at the huge memorial service at the school.
Michelle Lopez. I was her mom's "diaper" when she owned Lil' Darlin's Kitchen and was trying so valiantly to help Michelle fight her battle with cancer.
Shawn Myron. I didn't have the pleasure of knowing him long, but will always remember him as a gregarious, fun-loving young man who could have gone far.
Slim and Loretta Meckle. Knew them almost from the day I moved to Miles City. Rented from them the home I now own. Slim taught my boys their early farming skills. Loretta tried to teach me about gardening, but the garden failed (I still learned a lot from her).
Mr. and Mrs Mallot (lived across Haynes Ave. from the Fretlands). Knew them almost from the time we moved here. Gramma Mallot used to make home made butter, which my hubby just loved.
James Earl ?. Grandson of the Mallots. Loved his 4-H critters, loved to ride horses, and had a love of life beyond compare. I still remember his wonderful smile. I miss him.
Kenneth Emeline. A great, big hearted young man who left us too soon.
Sister Ruth. She was definitely one of a kind. I don't remember her having anything but a smile and kind word, no matter who you were.

I have run out of time, but will add more to this another day. Please let's keep this one going?
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Author: Linda L.  Posted: Mon Mar 10 7:33:29 PM MDT 2008 From: - MT
OK; I've thought of a few more whom I'd like to remember:
John Lopez: Michelle's father, Bonnie's husband, and a down to earth, quiet, yet funloving guy.
Zonda, Kenneth E's mom. You just had to love her.
Bonnie Winkley; I didn't know her well, but liked what I did know of her.

I'm rather ashamed to say that I can think of many other people, but for the life of me their names escape me. I hope He will forgive me that.
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Author: Chris Gamrath  Posted: Mon Mar 10 8:57:05 PM MDT 2008 From: - MT
One omission I've noticed in the recent postings of those who have passed on, would have to be one of my favorite teachers, Paul Armstrong. I'm not sure of the exact tenure of his teaching years as CCDHS's shop, welding, and metal fabricating teachings, but his loss was definatly felt by many graduated classes of the 80's and 90's. He battled life head on whether it was a problematic student or personal demons that made for some terribly trying days I'm sure. The kind of teacher who was more like your Dad; patting your shoulder and telling you "good job" on one thing, and smacking you in the back of the head (not literally of course) and wondering "what the heck were you thinking" on the next. I wish I had the patience then that I have now... I'm sure I'd be a MUCH better welder... but no doubt I'm a much better person from being one of his students.

Also a thankyou to Mollie Ostendorf for the mention of my great grandmother and grandmother (Edith Combs and Marian Willson). Both loved to teach the children around them and did so every day of their lives.
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Author: Belinda Maasch Cook  Posted: Mon Mar 10 10:12:10 PM MDT 2008 From: - AK
Re -- Terry Anderson Sorry about that -- Well, after all these years, it is wonderful to find out that it isn't true!!! I can't remember who told me that he had passed away. Wow it will be great to see him. Thanks.

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Author: tholmes  Posted: Tue Mar 11 7:28:33 AM MDT 2008 From:
I would like to mention my mom and dad...Don and Janis Goff. I miss them horribly. Mom will have been gone 10 years in April and Dad will have been gone a year in May.
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Author: Linda L.  Posted: Tue Mar 11 7:29:29 AM MDT 2008 From: - MT
Chris, Thanks for that name. When I said "Mr. Anderson," It was Mr. Armstrong that I meant. Geeesh, what's wrong with my brain anymore??!! embarrassment

Also I've remembered a couple more:
Donna May Hollowell
Ari Beach

I know Ari has been mentioned, but that's ok. He's worth mentioning over and over again.
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Author: Donator Bridgier  Posted: Tue Mar 11 8:40:25 AM MDT 2008 From: - ID
Paul Armstrong hit ME in the back of the head on several occasions. My favorite memory of Mr. Armstrong was, on the first day of class my freshman year, he went over how he wanted our papers to be headed:

"Put your name in the upper right hand corner. If your name is '<REDACTED/> You', put '<REDACTED/> You' in the upper right hand corner. Otherwise, I don't want to see '<REDACTED/> You' scratched into any tables or desks"
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Author: Sharlene  Posted: Tue Mar 11 7:37:17 PM MDT 2008 From: - MT
I want to acknowledge two of my favorite family members who were both CCDHS graduates and have passed on to a better place.

Wes Wells, Jr - 1979 - DOD 1985

Diana Lynn Wells-Carlson - 1971 - DOD 2007

I knew my uncle but only childhood memories. I would appreciate it if someone who remembered my uncle Wes and would share some of their own memories of him. I remember one of his friends being named "Mark", he had blond hair and that's as far as I can remember. I remember one time going to the high school to watch him play basketball when my mom, sister and I came to visit grandma and grandpa.

My dearest aunt Diana. I love this woman very much. She taught my sister and I how to swim and appreciate the things we have, family. When I was a single mother, she was my godsend when it came to clothes with my oldest child. That tradition continued when my youngest was born too. It was heartbreaking to go to Grand Forks, ND for her funeral. My uncle James is doing well. I have fond memories or spending summers with my aunt and uncle here in Miles City and at other towns they lived in.
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Author: Chuck Schott  Posted: Fri Mar 14 4:25:32 PM MDT 2008 From: - WY
Just recently read of Mark Forman's fatal ranch accident and was remembering him from High School. I want to express my sadness for the loss to his friends and family, some who post frequently on MC.com. I am sure he will be greatly missed by many.
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Author: Maryann McDaniel  Posted: Mon Mar 17 8:58:28 PM MDT 2008 From: - TX
Dear Cory, are you related to my 1966 classmate Doug Cutting? He was a good friend of my family as my brothers were on the golf team and he and I were were many classes together and both graduated in the Top Ten of our class. The Cuttings also lived near us.

Sorry to learn of his passing several years ago.

Maryann Mahoney McDaniel
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Author: Shu  Posted: Tue Apr 1 11:13:52 AM MDT 2008 From:
I was informed last week that longtime Miles City resident Gena Griswold passed away after a long battle with MS.

This transplanted lady from the South babysat my brothers and I a few times growing-up...she was great with kids and was also a teacher, active in church, and a politician. I have a couple memories of playing with her kids, especially Cheryl and Karl. Our families were good friends as her husband, Bob, was a fellow MCC teacher with my dad for quite a few years.

My condolences to the family on Gena's passing. RIP.
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Author: Cory Cutting  Posted: Tue Apr 1 2:22:54 PM MDT 2008 From:
Uh, Maryann, Doug is still alive. As is my old father, at 93. But yes, Doug is my brother. He lives in Seattle now.
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Author: Kacey  Posted: Tue Apr 1 4:01:07 PM MDT 2008 From: - MT
I think we need to start a forum....NOT DEAD....pass the word. It's disturbing when people talk about others having passed when they're alive and well.
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Author: Antonia Klein  Posted: Wed Apr 2 7:12:31 PM MDT 2008 From: - MT
Kacey,

I couldn't believe it when I read the post about Terry Anderson passing away not long after graduation. I was grateful you corrected that! I was very close to Terry in 1974. I met him when he bumped into the rear of my car with his motorcycle...on purpose. Someone mentioned he had a bright yellow Mach I but I remember it being white with blue racing stripes...unless he painted it. Terry is the absolute best! I remember when he worked at the gas station by the underpass. I am wondering if he plans to attend the All 70's reunion because I would love to see him again.

Antonia
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Author: D Elwood  Posted: Thu Apr 3 2:35:52 PM MDT 2008 From: - SD
I would like to remember Jane Ness who was a nurse when the clinic when it used to be down town. I believe she was Dr. Bock's nurse. She had a beautiful deep voice and was a great lady and a great nurse. I see she recently passed away and I like to send condolences to the family.
Also I like to remember my Dad and Mom, Nick(1994) and Monty (2003)Russiff and my Aunt Faye Russiff (2001). I sure miss you guys.

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Author: Kacey  Posted: Thu Apr 3 3:04:03 PM MDT 2008 From: - MT
Antonia,
It was a mustard yellow colored Mach II I believe. I have a photo of us standing in front of his car somewhere in my archives. I will email it if I find it. I have talked to him about the reunion and believe he is going to try and make it. Maybe we should have a special catagory for attendees who have returned from the dead!

Believe me, if I hadn't known he was alive and well it would have upset me even more to read about his supposed death.
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Author: Antonia Klein  Posted: Thu Apr 3 3:54:36 PM MDT 2008 From: - MT
Kacey,

Ha! I wonder how many others are presumed deceased?

Terry once put a huge "Malibu" decal in my back window and was always putzing with my car inside and out. He cleaned the entire inside and lifted the hood to show me what appeared to be a sparkling engine. What a difference a mechanically inclined friend makes...

You can email me the pic to gypsy0(AT)earthlink.net. That is a 0 (zero. Thanks, Kacey.

Antonia

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Author: Maryann McDaniel  Posted: Sat Apr 5 9:48:41 PM MDT 2008 From: - TX
Thanks for info on Doug..will try to attend contact somehow in Washington
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Author: Donator Julie  Posted: Fri Apr 11 8:06:42 AM MDT 2008 From: - MT
Class of 1973

Miles Griffith

4-06-2008
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Author: Ken Price  Posted: Tue Jun 10 9:15:53 PM MDT 2008 From:
My brother Daniel Cully Price, now at peace. I miss you Dan.

Class of 71, Charlie Miles. The best college roommate a guy could ever hope for.
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Author: Shu  Posted: Tue Jun 10 9:48:42 PM MDT 2008 From: - MN
As long as this has been refeshed...farewell to a good man named Jack Carr! I was bummed to hear of his recent passing. My sincere condolences go out to all of his family.
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Author: urcrackinmeup  Posted: Thu Jun 12 8:59:50 AM MDT 2008 From:
Also needing to be mentioned is Betty Stachlowski. You couldn't help but laugh when you heard her laugh. What a great sense of humor!
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Author: Cris Hrabak  Posted: Thu Jun 12 1:14:20 PM MDT 2008 From: - MN
Betty lived across the street from us and used to babysit me. Still remember when Elvis died and she was just crushed!! I had no idea who he was. I was into Lief Garrett at the time... She was a great lady!!
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Author: Shu  Posted: Mon Jun 30 6:41:00 PM MDT 2008 From:
To those who currently live in Miles City,

I'm sure that many of you know my father, Basil Pius.

NO - he's not dead...however, I'm sorry to say that he lost his younger sister, my Aunt Melina, who succumbed to a long battle with cancer. She passed-away just yesterday at the age of 68. She leaves behind her husband of 30 years and a son.

My Aunt Melina was an extremely sweet, motherly lady who did not have a mean bone in her body and was kind to all she met. The thing that is strange about her death (as well as a little painful) is that she died 10 years later almost to the day that my brother Ben also died of cancer...Ben died on June 26th that year, Aunt Melina died on the 29th.

As for my father, Basil is presently in Modesto California, where she lived, attending to funeral arrangements along with his remaining siblings. He'll probably return home in the next week or 2. When he does I'd ask that any of you who would care to, please extend to him some kind words of condolence or a pat on the back. I am sure he would appreciate it.

I love and will miss you, Aunt Melina.

Shumon "Shu" Pius
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Author: Carrie Beach  Posted: Tue Jul 1 2:12:50 PM MDT 2008 From: - MT
Thank you so much for remembering Ari on this post. It will be 5 months on the 6th since we lost him and we miss him as much today as that day. He was such an amazing kid with so much potential. Miles City is such a wonderful place and a great place to raise children. His mother put a stone on his grave that says,"Thank you Miles City, it takes a village." Have a great holiday all.

Carrie Beach
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Author: jessiker  Posted: Tue Jul 1 4:23:52 PM MDT 2008 From: - MT
Also, Dylan Lester, who passed away last month.

I hadn't seen him in years, since my sister was dating his dad, but I remember him as such a bright and happy guy... always smiling and willing to help out. smile He befriended my younger brothers just after our mom passed away, and that really meant a lot to me, knowing that someone was there for them.

He'll definitely never be forgotten!
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Author: Roxanna Brush  Posted: Thu Jul 10 9:30:38 AM MDT 2008 From: - MT
Our thoughts and Prayers are with the Henman family as we hear of the loss of Eric. We will miss you.

http://www.ktuu.com/Global/story.asp?S=8651571

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Author: Tootz  Posted: Mon Sep 15 2:56:41 PM MDT 2008 From: - MT
Skeeter Cain died this past weekend while scuba diving in Helena area. It appears he had a heart attack and couldn't be revived.
Good bye Skeet. Have an awesome journey.
Tootz
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Author: M G  Posted: Mon Sep 15 6:16:08 PM MDT 2008 From: - MT
Wow, This is a tough thread to read. It amazes me how many names I recognize and how many I knew personally.

Someone mentioned Paul Grenz which makes me think of Gardiner. Founded the 600 Lounge BIG Miles City sports supporter.
Chris and Rose Grenz (founded the 600 and Hole in the Wall)
Spike, Famous for driving his tractor around town and JD's Fireworks every year for as long as I can remember.
Betty 'Grenz' Wilhelm, far more intuitive than most thought.
And my dad Tom.
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Author: Gail  Posted: Mon Sep 15 9:39:32 PM MDT 2008 From:
So how did Miles Griffith die and where did he live at? Last time I saw him was when he visited us in Washington state and left to look for a job and never returned. Always wondered what happened to him.
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Author: Donator Dona Stebbins  Posted: Tue Sep 16 12:27:59 PM MDT 2008 From: - MT
Eddy May and Rosemary Smith, Class of '65. Gone too soon...
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Author: teeny wells  Posted: Sat Sep 20 9:39:58 PM MDT 2008 From:
Skeeter Cain, graduated in '69?
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Author: teeny wells  Posted: Sat Sep 20 9:49:38 PM MDT 2008 From:
in memory of my sister, Diana Wells, who would have been 55 on 9/19. May she rest in peace
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Author: Kacey  Posted: Sat Sep 20 10:37:32 PM MDT 2008 From: - WY
Martha Braunbeck, Joyce Vera's mom passed away a week ago. Joyce has been a wonderful friend. My condolences.
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Author: Mary McClarty  Posted: Sun Sep 21 7:02:45 PM MDT 2008 From: - MT
My Dad - Pete Petro - I miss him terribly.
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Author: Kacey  Posted: Mon Sep 22 7:05:50 PM MDT 2008 From: - WY
My sympathies to the family of Bruce Zinne.
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Author: elin ahmadpour  Posted: Tue Sep 23 10:16:28 AM MDT 2008 From:
I would like to mention my father Clinton Fretland. It will be two years ago on the 28th of September that he passed away. Every time I'm back in Miles City, I run in to many people who have wonderful things to say about my dad. He was one of a kind. He was one of the finest human beings I've ever known in my life. He was so dear to so many people. If anyone has any memories of my dad they would like to share, please email me at the following address:
elina(AT)uaeu.ac.ae
Thanks for your time.
Elin Ahmadpour
English as a Second Language Lecturer
United Arab Emirates University
Al Ain, The UAE
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Author: Tootz  Posted: Tue Sep 23 10:38:38 AM MDT 2008 From: - MT
Just thinking of an old friend. Julie Leland...Love ya Jewels
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Author: Heather Mowry (Darling)  Posted: Wed Oct 29 7:52:51 PM MDT 2008 From: - CA
I should have done this sooner, but just seemed I couldnt put it on paper yet. This next month will be seven months since my mother, Catherine "Katy" Darling Sanford passed from a long battle with cancer. This next month, November 30th, would also have been her 60th birthday. Not a day goes by that I dont think of her a million times and now nearly start crying just typing this, maybe thats good, dont know.

Also, I dont know if any of her friends read this, but I want to say thank you so very much for being there for her. It was really rough on me being so far away, I always took care of her yet now had my own children to care for and couldnt do anything. I said it at her wake and her funeral, I so appreciate everyone who gave her support and to my Aunt Teri who really kept things together.

Mom, miss you lots!

LYBNS

-Heddy
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Author: Linda L.  Posted: Thu Nov 6 9:04:04 AM MST 2008 From: - MT
Heddy,
I absolutely loved working with your mom. We worked together a couple of years at the group home. She was always fun to be around, excellent with the clients, and knew how to run a good group home.

I wish I had known her on a more personal level. I think that it would have been a kick to hang out with her other than at work.

I did not know until reading your post that she had passed away. I had driven by her house hundreds of times, and remembered seeing some sort of benefit being held for her, but never heard anything more after that. I am very, very sorry for your loss.
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Author: Shu  Posted: Mon Nov 10 8:20:43 PM MST 2008 From: - MN
A fond farewell to Mr. Conrad "Connie" Berg whose children were schoolmates of mine - he had 10 alogether! A good man. May he rest in peace.
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Author: Jackie Brown  Posted: Wed Mar 25 6:02:45 PM MDT 2009 From:
I found this spot yesterday after my folks let me know of the fire in MC. So I've spent the last 2 days surfing around reading threads. I have to add Jimmy Niles, a drowning victim. Spent a lot of time on the road with Jimmy when he played with my ex-husbands band. I remember the day he and Xena were getting married and she called me in a panic because her dress didn't fit. I spent several hours altering it, without her there to try it on. RIP Jimmy, save Willies ball cap, he'll join you there one day.
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Author: Robyn Barthelmess  Posted: Thu Mar 26 5:36:51 AM MDT 2009 From: - OR
Linda L,

I'm Sorry that I don't know your last name, but would like to thank you for remembering my Grandparents (C.A and Marjorie Mallett). They lived in the green stucco house on Haynes Avenue, across the street from Jean and Clint Fretland. You are right, that my Grandmother made the best butter,and many, if not most of the costumes (now gone in the fire)for Catherine Mathis and all of us who were former Scottish Highland dancers with the Caledonian Society.

My Grandparents were such amazing people, with , such a rich history, kind, compassionate, totally honorable, and great senses of humor, they are so greatly missed by all of our family!

James Earl was their great-grandson, son of my cousin Tammy Mallett and Bryan Clark (who is also gone). James was a funny, smart and charming child and delightful young man, also greatly missed by all of us.

I mainly read this website/blog due to the fire in Miles City on Monday, and found this stream in the process...hard to believe how many people have since passed away...nice to see so many people remembered.

Thank you again for remembering, my Grandparents and James Earl.

Regards,

Robyn Barthelmess
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Author: mtgman  Posted: Thu Mar 26 1:40:19 PM MDT 2009 From: - MT
Here's a few from class of "82"
dave ewalt
kevin stern
brian higgins
janet helland
kim haynes
R.I.P
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Author: mtgman  Posted: Thu Mar 26 1:43:16 PM MDT 2009 From: - MT
Marty Etchemendy "Class of 82"
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Author: Cassie (Opp-Kercheval) Walton  Posted: Thu Mar 26 2:03:46 PM MDT 2009 From: - PA
when and how did kevin stern die???
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Author: mtgman  Posted: Thu Mar 26 5:00:21 PM MDT 2009 From: - MT
I'm not very good with dates,But its been a long time.He died of aids.
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Author: Kacey  Posted: Mon Apr 20 5:25:10 PM MDT 2009 From: - MT
Terry Gierke..my prayers to his family.
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Author: T Brown  Posted: Mon Apr 20 6:10:25 PM MDT 2009 From: - MT
Eric Blind...You left too soon Eric. Your amazing smile and beautiful eyes will shine forever in the hearts of all who knew you. We miss you so very much.

Kenny Olson.....You were always the life of the morning meeting. May you Rest in Peace, sir.
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Author: Derf Bergman  Posted: Tue Apr 21 4:23:30 PM MDT 2009 From: - MT
Terry Gierke's Funeral is Friday, April 24 at 2PM at the United Methodist Church (24 North 11th Street)
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Author: Donna Kingsley Coffeen  Posted: Tue Apr 21 5:27:53 PM MDT 2009 From: - WA
I believe Ronnie Leidholt has been gone over 20 years now. Killed by a drunk driver.
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Author: Jim Jones  Posted: Wed Apr 22 7:41:00 PM MDT 2009 From: - MT
I'm sure gonna miss my old buddy Terry Gierke. beer
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Author: mtgman  Posted: Thu Apr 23 7:16:26 AM MDT 2009 From: - MT
Terry was always alot of fun to be around. RIP
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Author: Cassie (Opp-Kercheval) Walton  Posted: Thu Apr 23 2:15:11 PM MDT 2009 From:
Can anyone tell me how Terry died??? I'm WAY out of the loop here in Indiana.
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Author: Kacey  Posted: Thu Apr 23 2:20:10 PM MDT 2009 From: - MT
I was told it was a heart attack. I know it was unexpected.
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Author: Lori Blunt  Posted: Sat Apr 25 5:21:44 PM MDT 2009 From: - SD
I was just thinking about Wes Wells the other day. One thing I remember about him was his intelligence. God he was smart! He didn't even have to try to get good grades in school, it just came naturally to him. What a tragedy he died so young. I remember that group of guys had an underground newspaper at school. I think it got them in a lot of trouble.
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Author: James  Posted: Sat Apr 25 6:10:58 PM MDT 2009 From: - MT
I would like to remember: Mark Seaboy- He and his father saved my life. I never got to thank them....RIP Mark ....Thank you!!


PaPa Ray Steen- My Dad, Neva (Jody) Steen- My Mom
I love you and miss you both so much!!
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Author: Shu  Posted: Sun May 24 10:15:39 AM MDT 2009 From: - MN
Being that this is Memorial Day weekend, it seems appropriate at this time to post the obit of a long-time Miles Citian for those of you who remember her:

Magdalena "Maggie" J. DiBenedetto passed away last Monday, May 18, 2009, succombing to a battle with cancer. She was 65.

Maggie had lived in Tomah, Wisconsin, the past couple decades and was a resident of Miles City for most her life before that. She worked numerous jobs and always had a strong work ethic. I recall she worked in the cafeteria at Holy Rosary Hospital (old location that was torn down a couple years ago) and the Miles City Club among other places. Maggie was an avid reader and movie watcher, and also a master at chocheting having made many beautiful things for her family and friends. She had a kind and loving heart, and was a friend to many. Maggie leaves behind 3 children, including her son, Camillo "Rick" DiBenedetto who is a close friend of mine; as well as 2 daughters, Helen and Margaret, and 7 grandchildren. A memorial service was held for her a couple days ago.

Maggie was like a second mom to me as I grew-up in Miles City. I spent a lot of time at her house as a teen, in-particular. She was a good cook, and made the most awesome pot of spaghetti I have ever partaken in. I know that she was good friends with the ladies of the Cooksey family, in-particular.

Rest in peace, Maggie.
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Author: hoozi  Posted: Sun May 24 10:13:22 PM MDT 2009 From: - MT
I would like to also remember my dad: Keith Huizinga, whom died on April 1, 2001! Seems hard to believe that he has been gone from us for eight years now, and I still miss him everyday!! My son looks so very much like him, comforts and saddens me to see the resemblance! Til we meet again!!

Love you so very much Dad!!
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Author: hoozi  Posted: Sun May 24 11:02:27 PM MDT 2009 From: - MT
also would like to remember Cassie Haydal and Catherine Woods.


Class of 2001....

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Author: Levi and Destiny  Posted: Thu Jun 11 6:51:38 PM MDT 2009 From: - MT
I would like to remember, my brother Wade Hardy, Rob Huschka, Jeff Salo, Shawn Myran, Brandon Patch, Justin Schiller, Gayle Brewster, Katy and Terry Gierke,AC Rickett, Landa Smith, Jack Allison, My unlce Jimmy Niles, Jerry Hart, My grandpa Jim Niles, My mom Barb Hardy my good friend Rodney Greene!!! May You All Rest In Peace!!! Life is so short!!
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Author: Levi and Destiny  Posted: Thu Jun 11 8:40:37 PM MDT 2009 From: - MT
My grandpa Norm Willson SR, and uncle Lee Willson, Marty Lemelin JR, the list could go on they r in our hearts every day!!
 Subject: RE: Sometimes you need to remember...
Author: Wendy Wilson  Posted: Fri Jun 12 12:39:14 PM MDT 2009 From: - UT
Levi and Destiny,

I think I went to school with a Jim Niles. Do you know what class he was?
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Author: Levi and Destiny  Posted: Fri Jun 12 4:04:49 PM MDT 2009 From: - MT
1980 or 1981!!!
 Subject: RE: Sometimes you need to remember...
Author: Wendy Wilson  Posted: Fri Jun 12 9:12:50 PM MDT 2009 From: - UT
Yep, I didn't have many classes with him but I think he was my driving partner in driver's ed. I'm sorry to hear he has passed away.
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Author: R. Lundby  Posted: Sat Jun 13 11:28:32 AM MDT 2009 From: - MT
Doug Muri - I think his death changed our class. He seemed to be friends with everyone. He stuck up for people, no matter who they were, when someone else was picking on them and just seemed to be so self-confident, which is a remarkable accomplishment in Jr. High!

My dad, Ray Lundby - I miss him every single day. I learned so much from him. I was truly blessed to get to be his daughter!

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Author: Jim Birkholz  Posted: Sat Jun 13 11:51:55 AM MDT 2009 From: - TX
Mrs. Sisson, taught 5th grade (I think) at Lincoln in the late 60s. She made class fun, and not only cared for each student, but taught caring as well.
 Subject: RE: Sometimes you need to remember...
Author: R. Lundby  Posted: Sat Jun 13 12:24:03 PM MDT 2009 From: - MT
Don't know how to edit, yet. Take out the word "the" from in front of people in my post. (That's just bugging me!)
 Subject: RE: Sometimes you need to remember...
Author: Wendy Wilson  Posted: Sat Jun 13 3:56:31 PM MDT 2009 From: - UT
Don't worry about it, Rosalie. Once someone has posted after yours you can't edit anymore. You'll get it.
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Author: Maureen Secrest  Posted: Sun Jun 14 1:22:12 PM MDT 2009 From: - MT
Rose: And I was blessed to be your dad's sister. He was always patient with me when I tagged along with him when we were kids. Miss him, too. Never spent enough time with him as we got older. Now we have lost our older brother, Harlan, too. Will miss their hugs.
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Author: Michelle Rudolph  Posted: Mon Jun 15 8:36:28 PM MDT 2009 From: - MT
I would like to remember Michael Deanda - Rudolph, my brother. I would also like to remember my grandmother Helen Fletcher. I miss them both terribly.
 Subject: RE: Sometimes you need to remember...
Author: Kass Portra  Posted: Wed Jun 17 10:23:18 AM MDT 2009 From: - CO
Keith Wittenhagen
Ray Lundby
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Author: Nancy Drew  Posted: Thu Jun 18 8:58:08 AM MDT 2009 From: - MN
Did Ray Lundby own the Penguin? If so, he would give us our cone if we were short a coin. They were only a nickel at that time! It was such a shock when they went up to a dime! I have never had soft serve ice cream like he made. It was so cold, creamy with the best flavor. Today the expensive gourmet ice creams do not taste as good as his.
 Subject: RE: Sometimes you need to remember...
Author: Kass Portra  Posted: Thu Jun 18 10:24:30 AM MDT 2009 From: - CO
The Ray Lundby I knew worked for Dept of State Lands.
 Subject: RE: Sometimes you need to remember...
Author: R. Lundby  Posted: Thu Jun 18 10:36:29 AM MDT 2009 From: - MT
My grandpa, Ray Lundby, Sr., owned the Penguin Shop.

My dad, Ray Lundby, Jr., worked for Dept. of State Lands.

Both were wonderful men.
 Subject: RE: Sometimes you need to remember...
Author: Donator Just Me  Posted: Thu Jun 18 1:02:19 PM MDT 2009 From: - MT
Was Linda Wilson mentioned yet?
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Author: antonia/aka/toni   Posted: Sat Jun 27 12:20:55 PM MDT 2009 From: - GA
I don't remember much about my aunt Maggie DiBendetto i was very young when i met her and her family came out to Miles City.My mom Delores Kuchynka is her sister and she just found out not to long ago , along with her sister Lorreta De glopper who passed away June 14th 2009. R.I.P My Aunts until we meet again .................. Love your sister Delores too..........................
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Author: antonia/aka/toni   Posted: Sat Jun 27 12:24:12 PM MDT 2009 From: - GA
My Dad... David Kuchynka SR. ................ My Best Friend Growing Up Krissy Walker............... My Aunts Loretta De Glopper...............MY Aunt Maggie DiBenedetto...............Thinking of you Always R.I.P.........

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Author: Brian A. Reed  Posted: Sun Jun 28 12:03:00 PM MDT 2009 From: - MT
Was Linda Wilson mentioned yet?

Yes.
 Subject: RE: Sometimes you need to remember...
Author: Donator Hal Neumann  Posted: Thu Jul 9 10:19:24 PM MDT 2009 From: - AK
I just learned that Bill Gibson passed away - that is sad news indeed.

I liked Bill a lot and always found him to be good company.
 Subject: RE: Sometimes you need to remember...
Author: Rafe Danger Stewart  Posted: Thu Jul 16 11:05:19 PM MDT 2009 From: - MT
"I have to remind myself that some birds aren't meant to be caged. Their feathers are just too bright. And when they fly away, the part of you that knows it was a sin to lock them up DOES rejoice. Still, the place you live in is that much more drab and empty that they're gone. I guess I just miss my friend."
-From the Shawshank Redemption


Rick Strohmyer, you will be greatly missed.
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Author: Ken Minow  Posted: Fri Jul 17 5:15:24 PM MDT 2009 From: - MT
Gary Lloyd Sims aka "Sleeze" 59 years old
One of the Miles City Vietnam Vets.Loved Harleys,blues[especially the Catfish Hodge Band]and above all,he simply loved life.
Gone but never forgotten-Godspeed,buddy.
Ken Minow
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Author: Donna Kingsley Coffeen  Posted: Fri Jul 17 5:28:30 PM MDT 2009 From: - WA
That is sad about Bill. He was in my graduating class and was always such a nice guy. Does anyone know why he died?
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Author: Donator Hal Neumann  Posted: Fri Jul 17 6:58:14 PM MDT 2009 From: - AK
Oh damn Ken . . . that is hard news to hear.

Sleeze was one of my oldest friends. Our dads were partners in business when Gary and I were just little kids.

You often hear people say about someone: "he'd give you the shirt off his back." Well I know for a fact Gary would give you anything he had if you were in need and never thing twice about it.

damn . . . .
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Author: Matt Schmitz  Posted: Fri Jul 17 8:51:05 PM MDT 2009 From: - CO
Sunny skies and tail winds forever Sleeze. I'll miss you my brother.
 Subject: RE: Sometimes you need to remember...
Author: Matt Schmitz  Posted: Fri Jul 17 10:16:44 PM MDT 2009 From: - CO
Curt Martin - Class of 1976 - passed away recently in Billings from heart disease. Another classmate that I will miss terribly. Rest well my friend.
 Subject: Sometimes you need to remember...
Author: Tootz  Posted: Sat Jul 18 8:39:49 AM MDT 2009 From: - MT
I'm sorry to hear of Gary's passing. It has been years since I've seen him. He was a wonderful man and a good friend. God Bless you Gary. Have a great journey. Oh the parties we had at Brucy Bakers.
Deb
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Author: Brian A. Reed  Posted: Thu Jul 23 10:55:17 PM MDT 2009 From: - MT
Dr. Lloyd G. McCullough (1922-2009) - Husband, Father, grandfather, educator, athlete, coach, writer, comedian, patriot, Wyoming Liberal, friend, advisor, wonderful human being. Grandpa.

Grandpa never lived in Miles City, but he and my grandmother both visited often when my mother and I both still lived there.

He was one of the two best people I've ever known, the other being his wife of 65 years, Bette.

A very humble person, he didn't want an obituary, a memorial service or even a funeral. Against his wishes, I'll say that he was a remarkably kind and caring man who exemplified everything a person should strive to be. He was one of the most intelligent people I've ever met. More importantly, he was all love.

I am extraordinarily thankful to have had 32 years with him in my life. I am proud to be his grandson. I love and miss him very much. Countless people are far better for having known him in his time with us.
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Author: Matt Schmitz  Posted: Thu Jul 23 10:57:30 PM MDT 2009 From: - CO
I'm so sorry for your loss Brian. May he rest in peace.
 Subject: RE: Sometimes you need to remember...
Author: Brian A. Reed  Posted: Thu Jul 23 11:02:15 PM MDT 2009 From: - MT
Thanks, Matt.
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Author: Wendy Wilson  Posted: Fri Jul 24 5:09:01 PM MDT 2009 From: - UT
I'm sorry for your loss, Brian. Sounds as though you were lucky indeed.
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Author: T Brown  Posted: Fri Jul 24 5:26:23 PM MDT 2009 From:
Brian....I am so sorry for your loss. God touched you in a very special way through the relationship you shared with your Grandfather. May you find peace in that. God Bless. T.
 Subject: RE: Sometimes you need to remember...
Author: Kacey  Posted: Fri Jul 24 6:58:22 PM MDT 2009 From: - MT
Brian,
You were both blessed.
My deepest sympathies.
 Subject: RE: Sometimes you need to remember...
Author: Brian A. Reed  Posted: Fri Jul 24 10:19:22 PM MDT 2009 From: - MT
Thanks, T and Wendy. And a very special thanks to Kacey. smile
 Subject: RE: Sometimes you need to remember...
Author: Antonia Klein  Posted: Sat Aug 1 10:39:36 PM MDT 2009 From: - MT
Debra Jean Bloxom

Debra Jean (Tredway-Thibault) Bloxom, 56, of Helena, formerly of Miles City, passed away on July 29, 2009, to be with family and friends that have passed before her.

Deb, the daughter of Leslie and Josephine Bloxom, was born on June 26, 1953, in Miles City, at Holy Rosary Hospital. She spent most of her life in Miles City, traveling to various places along the way, and later settling in Helena.

Debbie was an amazing woman, mother, grandmother, sister and friend. She had an endless passion for a life that she devoted to her daughters, her Molly Cat and her family. She thoroughly enjoyed painting, crafts, had a zeal for gardening and a very green thumb, was a connoisseur of music of all genres, and tried to see the best in every situation she was in. Christmastime was always more in Deb's home than it was anywhere else in town. She always had the need to feed people, and did so with everyone who came through her door. She welcomed everyone - including numerous stray animals - into her home with open arms, and they soon became family. Deb was a teacher, mentor, adviser, comedian, carpenter, artist, free spirit, and always a hippie at heart. She tried to enjoy every moment of her life, and put love and creativity into everything she did, every day.

Deb is survived by her mother, Josephine Bloxom, of Miles City; her daughters, Lynette (Scott Greene) Dudley of Colorado Springs, Colo., Joy (Alex) Kroenke of Fort Bliss, Texas, Elizabeth (Molly Cat) Thibault of Helena, and Katie (Collin) Thibault of Helena; her grandchildren, Alexis, Christopher, and Joshua Dudley of Colorado Springs, Colo.; her siblings, Donna (Gene) Gaug of Yardville, N.J., Ed Bloxom of Miles City, and Tanna (Bobby) Martin of Helena. She was preceded in death by her father, Les Bloxom; her sister, Mary Jo Bonogofsky; her brother-in-law, Curt Martin; her first husband, Monte Tredway; and also a few close friends.

Funeral services will be held on Monday, Aug. 3, at 3 p.m. at Retz Funeral Home in Helena. A reception will follow for close family and friends at the family's home. To offer condolences to Debbie's family or to share a memory of Debbie, please visit www.mem.com.

As Debbie was always a lover of all animals, the family asks that any memorials be made to the Humane Society of the donor's choice.

We will miss you, Deb!!!!!!!
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Author: Shu  Posted: Tue Sep 8 4:44:20 AM MDT 2009 From: - MN
I'm sure a more complete obituary will be available in the near future, but as Mark and Christina Ostendorf are friends of mine, I wanted to post the news on the passing of Mark's father.

Theodore Ignatz Ostendorf (1922-2009), longtime rancher in the Ismay area has passed. Just a couple years ago I visited the family at their ranch and Ted was on his horse herding and branding his cattle just as well as anyone half his age. He was a good man and a hard worker...and I know lots more good things can be said about him, too. May he rest in peace.
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Author: Jennifer Johnsgard  Posted: Tue Oct 20 11:33:58 AM MDT 2009 From: - MN
I would like to take this opportunity to remember a dear friend, Janelle O'Donnell. I will forever miss her laughter and her smile.
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Author: Donator Bridgier  Posted: Tue Oct 20 12:12:25 PM MDT 2009 From: - ID
http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/ad...onnell&pid=134678966

Janelle was probably the third or fourth person I met on my first day of fifth grade in hell at Sacred Heart. I didn't keep in contact with her as well as I should have after we all left MC, because there's always tomorrow to go see someone and catch up right?
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Author: Donator Denise Selk  Posted: Tue Oct 20 12:56:05 PM MDT 2009 From: - MT
Rest in peace Janelle. crying
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Author: Vicky Strom  Posted: Tue Oct 20 1:17:30 PM MDT 2009 From: - TX
Janelle was such a sweet person. She will be missed! My thoughts and prayers are with her family. crying

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Author: Donator ike eichler  Posted: Tue Oct 20 3:10:27 PM MDT 2009 From: - MT
Don Hartmann RIP See you down the trail.
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Author: Kacey  Posted: Tue Oct 20 5:47:47 PM MDT 2009 From: - MT
Kim Klein Morse, daughter of Barb Gierke, died October 11 from injuries from a car accident. The Gierke family has lost so many. Bill, know you are in my thoughts and prayers.
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Author: Kacey  Posted: Tue Nov 3 12:06:55 PM MST 2009 From: - MT
Beverly Pederson Holmen Nees, age 76, of Miles City died on Friday, October 30, 2009 of heart complications with her family and prayers at her side.

Beverly was born to Robert and Josie (Hanson) Pederson on June 4, 1933, the 5th of 10 children. She attended grade school and high school in Mayville, ND and Mayville State College. She stopped her education to marry her love, Carrol Holmen. They had four children: Harlie, Bryan, Ivin and Diane. They farmed until Carrols death in 1964. Beverly moved her young family to Miles City to be close to her sister Ida Mae. She married Robert Nees in October of 1981. She worked various jobs including teacher's aide, sales and secretarial work. Her love of teaching remained till her death. Bev's hobbies included crossword puzzles, crocheting, reading and keeping updates on Facebook with her huge extended family. She mostly loved her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her first husband, a sister Natalie and a brother Curtis. She is survived by her husband Robert Nees of Miles City, MT; her four children: Harlie Holmen of Miles City, MT; Bryan Holmen of Miles City, MT; Ivin Holmen of Billings, MT; and Diane Schneidt of Miles City, MT; eight grandchildren; six great grandchildren; her siblings: Alma Wayne, Ordell Pederson, Janice Lindaas, Art Pederson, LeRoy Peterson, Clark Peterson and Ida Mae Rypkema; and lots and lots of nieces and nephews that only she could name.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday, November 3, 2009 with family receiving friends from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at Stevenson & Sons Funeral Home in Miles City. Funeral Services will be held on Wednesday, November 4, 2009 2:30 p.m. at Stevenson & Sons Funeral Home in Miles City. Interment will be held in Mayville, North Dakota at a later date. Stevenson & Sons Funeral Home of Miles City is in charge of the arrangements.

Should friends desire, memorials may be made to the Miles City Public Library: Children's Center or to the charity of one's choice. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting: www.stevensonandsons.com.
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Author: Brian A. Reed  Posted: Wed Nov 4 12:26:49 AM MST 2009 From: - MT
I am sorry to read about your loss.
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Author: Kathie Zoller  Posted: Wed Nov 4 4:56:32 AM MST 2009 From: - ND
Yes, many friends and family are gone but never forgotten. As long as we remember them in our hearts and all the memories will keep them alive forever. I have a few to mention along with my family members that are missed daily very much.
It has seem to be a hard last few years for myself and my family. We have had losses with family. A day doesn't go by that my daughter Haylee(8) and I do not stop and say prayers for everyone. We put the angels to everyone we love to protect and guide them. Amen.

Barb Gierke Smith Jan 2nd 1996-Sister-
Barb's Daughter Kim Morse Oct 11th 2009
Sonny Bruner July 6th 1997 Uncle
Marge Gierke Feb 11th 1999 Mother
Katie Gierke April 12th 2005 Sister-in-law
Terry Gierke April 18th 2009 Brother

Vetern's of Foriegn Wars

Marty Kelm June 22nd of 99
Kenny Yinemann April 19th 2006
Tim Inman June 9 2005
Bob Morgan Sept 19th 2004 wife Bernice June 7th 2006
Dick Green
Bob Perkins Oct 18th 2004 Dorothy Perkins Sept 12 2002
Bob Davis Oct 5th 2005
Peter Ronning June 2004
Casper Schaefer May 1st 2008
Malcolm (Sonny)Wilson Jan 22nd 2001 (Laurie 1977 and Linda Wilson Nov 5th 2007) Daughters
Betty Dalakow Jan 28 2009 husband Johnny 1997
Genevieve Bernhard Feb 13 2003 President VFW Ladies Auxiliary
Tony Zinda Aug 29th 2007

You were each and every one my friends at the VFW Club. I loves hearing all the stories you would tell into the wee hours of the night and the laughter we shared. It is quite an honor for me to have met you all. Thank you for what you gave up for us to be free. Rest in Peace.

Friends whom have passed through my life but left too soon, In my heart forever.
Steve Dyba July 30 2008
Ester Kornemann July 20 2008
Robert Eddy Sept 12 2008
Kitty Bertrand Gerace Jan 15th 2006
Greg Olson May 17 2004
LeRoy Nielsen Jan 23 2008
Bosco Finlayson Jan 2nd 2001
Fred Buddy Wagoner Feb 12th 2008
Herb Crone March 10 2009 Betty Crone March 9th 2008
Bill Reno Aug 21 2006
Cindy White Cameron Nov 29th 1998
Bonnie Rentschler Bohlman Nov 4th 1993
Jerry Hart May 23 2000
Rebecca Rentschler June 29 2004
Shelly Fortune Longfox July 4th 2004
Charles Hegg May 19th 2000
Mitch Hegg ?
Danny Hager Sr Feb 18 2004
Jim Peterson Feb 15th 2004
Norm Carey Feb 14th 2004
Thelma Manning Sept 26 2004
Jim Salzar
Elsie Zabrocki

As I have read this thread, I had to cry a few tears, so many good people, Young and old, taken from us but in a place just waiting for us to catch up. Thanks for letting me share a few more names that I had not seen on here.
 Subject: RE: Sometimes you need to remember...
Author: Kacey  Posted: Wed Nov 4 10:04:36 AM MST 2009 From: - MT
Kathie,
I've sent Bill an email. Hope it got to him. Barb and I were good friends growing up. I was so sorry to hear about Kim's death. Her babies will not only not have their mama will never know what a wonderful grandma they would have had in Barb.
 Subject: RE: Sometimes you need to remember...
Author: sjf  Posted: Wed Nov 4 10:30:26 AM MST 2009 From: - MD
Peter Ronning was an incredible man..my grandpa actually. He passed away in June of 2005 after meeting his first great grandaugher..love and miss him like crazy.
 Subject: RE: Sometimes you need to remember...
Author: Kacey  Posted: Wed Nov 4 10:38:32 AM MST 2009 From: - MT
I've known Pete my whole life. I got to visit with him in St. V's a couple of times before he passed. He just loved to talk about getting out in the garage and working on his vehicles!
 Subject: RE: Sometimes you need to remember...
Author: Kathie Zoller  Posted: Wed Nov 4 1:03:48 PM MST 2009 From: - ND
There is another name I have to add to this list. Doc Hoopes! He had a shot that could fix anything! Loved him
 Subject: RE: Sometimes you need to remember...
Author: sjf  Posted: Wed Nov 4 3:12:34 PM MST 2009 From: - MD
Yes that was his passion and he was very good at it. I am so glad you visited him in the hospital he appreciated his company very much.
 Subject: RE: Sometimes you need to remember...
Author: Jane Pallister  Posted: Thu Nov 5 12:27:16 AM MST 2009 From: - AK
Nick Krumenacker.....not only was he a great man but he was my friend and most importantly a wonderful husband to my best friend, Janice.

And my cousin, Mark Brown, who died way too young. Such an amazing guy who I truly miss.

And my classmate and friend, Ted Pyle. So lucky to have been able to call him my friend.

They will never be forgotten.
 Subject: RE: Sometimes you need to remember...
Author: Kari  Posted: Thu Nov 5 12:39:44 AM MST 2009 From:
Class of 2005
Todd Bergerson
Ari Beach
Sarah Barth

Also
Dylan Lester
Jase Henderson
Sean Whitney
Eddie Whittenberg
Haley Wilkerson
Brandon Patch
Tad Kirk
Crystal Boyson
Jesse Erlenbusch
Catherine Woods
Andy Neibauer
Eric Blind
Char Christopherson
Katherine Goodson
James Greenwood of Broudas
Mick Fitzgerald of Forsyth

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Author: Kari  Posted: Sun Nov 8 2:39:25 AM MST 2009 From:
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Author: Shu  Posted: Wed Mar 17 10:25:57 AM MDT 2010 From: - MN
I'm really bummed.

My folks informed me last night about the death of Margaret "Peggy" Halvorson at 88 years old.

Peggy, to me, was sort-of Miles City's version of "Americana". She was a very friendly and energetic lady and always a pleasure to be around and chat with. I always referred to her as a "spring chicken" because of her spunkiness and once told her so. She seemed to relish the complement. I remember going in to her 1007 T-Shirts shop at the Plaza as a kid often just to pick through all of her designs and decals...and a couple times I actually bought something. But when I didn't, she didn't seem to mind...she was okay with having the company in leu of the business.

There are few ladies who have looked as good as she did in black Harley Davidson gear or St. Paddy's day green attire...and since this is, in fact, St. Paddy's day and is coincidentally the day of her funeral, I am definately remembering her. crying

Thanks for being you, Peg. Rest in Peace.
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Author: Denny  Posted: Thu Mar 18 2:35:11 PM MDT 2010 From: - MT
Rhonda Ryum-Miles Bartholemew. Hi Mary Jane Reiff!
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Author: Denny  Posted: Thu Mar 18 2:54:06 PM MDT 2010 From: - MT
Ronnie Palmer. Hi again Mary Jane!
 Subject: RE: Sometimes you need to remember...
Author: Tanna Bloxom Martin  Posted: Fri Mar 19 8:06:50 AM MDT 2010 From: - UT
Miss you, Curt Martin, Debbie Bloxom Tredway Thibault, and Jo Bloxom
 Subject: RE: Sometimes you need to remember...
Author: TXKELLI  Posted: Sat Apr 10 12:44:01 AM MDT 2010 From: - TX
Shelley Klein 6/8/1962-5/6/1980..my best friend who I still miss greatly!
 Subject: RE: Sometimes you need to remember...
Author: KatieG  Posted: Sat Apr 10 9:12:53 AM MDT 2010 From: - MT
As what would have been her 54th birthday is coming up this week, I would like to remember my Mom and best friend, Paula Carlson Gresens Gentry. She graduated from CCDHS with the class of '74 and is truly missed by all her friends and family. Happy Birthday Mom, your Three Girls miss you and think about you each and every day.
 Subject: RE: Sometimes you need to remember...
Author: Kacey  Posted: Sat Apr 10 10:05:33 PM MDT 2010 From: - MT
Paula was a sweetheart and a friend of mine. I was devastated when i heard about the accident and your mom dying. You have my deepest sympathies.
 Subject: RE: Sometimes you need to remember...
Author: KatieG  Posted: Sun Apr 11 3:41:02 AM MDT 2010 From: - MT
Thanks Kacey! I really appreciate your condolences...it's hard to believe that its been almost eight years that she's been gone. Did you go to school together?
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Author: tholmes  Posted: Sun Apr 11 1:10:34 PM MDT 2010 From: - MT
My condolences to Ray Reid's family...he was truly amazing.
 Subject: RE: Sometimes you need to remember...
Author: Kacey  Posted: Sun Apr 11 10:11:28 PM MDT 2010 From: - MT
Norma Hartse...she was a wonderful lady who brought a lot of beautiful music to Miles City. She will be missed.
 Subject: RE: Sometimes you need to remember...
Author: Heidi Hirsch  Posted: Mon Apr 26 11:12:51 AM MDT 2010 From: - MT
I would like to remember:

John David Friend
Nikki Dean
Justin Schiller
Cathrine Woods
Ruth Hirsch

You are all truly missed and are still loved dearly! These are just the most recent in my life and definately have had the most impact!
 Subject: RE: Sometimes you need to remember...
Author: Shu  Posted: Sun Jun 20 4:57:12 PM MDT 2010 From: - MN
I am rather saddened and upset to know that Lori (Sisko) Holtz has passed away.

She was a good friend to me. I confided in her quite a bit. She had some rough times in her life and I am sorry she is gone.

Now, at least, she gets to go hang out with her big brother, Clifford.

This one really hurts. crying
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Author: Brian Hubbell  Posted: Mon Jun 21 10:22:43 AM MDT 2010 From: - CO
RIP Bryon Huschka, you were a great person and friend.
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Author: Kacey  Posted: Tue Jun 22 8:46:42 AM MDT 2010 From: - MT
The Gazette says that Kathy Garland has died. Another classmate gone. My sympathies to her family.
 Subject: RE: Sometimes you need to remember...
Author: Kacey  Posted: Mon Oct 25 10:33:44 PM MDT 2010 From: - MT
Dorene and Maxine Carlson have died. Dorene died October 20th and her twin Maxine died October 24th. My deepest sympathies to their families. I can't imagine such a loss.
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Author: elin ahmadpour  Posted: Tue Oct 26 9:48:51 AM MDT 2010 From:
I would like to remember my mother Jean Fretland. My mother passed away on October 27, 2007. It will be three years tomorrow. She was truly one of a kind. My mother like my father (Clint) taught a few generations of families in Miles City. She was an English and P.E. teacher. She was also the study hall supervisor for many years at Washington School. Lots of people have told me over the years that they never forgot their English grammar because of my mother's approach in teaching grammar. She was a fiercely independent woman. Sometimes, my mother did rub people the wrong way but, her intentions were always good. She was one of the most fearless people I've ever known. Norman Anderson said one thing at my mother's funeral that I'll never forget. He said, "I can describe Jean in these words. She had a mind of steel and a heart of gold." One of the happiest times for my mother was when she bumped into former students. One student in particular always made my mother's day. Every time he saw my mother around town, he would walk up to her and give her a big hug. That student was Ernie Bighorn. Actually, my mother always said that my class (82) was one of the smartest she had ever encountered. I am still so sad that my mother is gone but what comforts me is that fact that when I make it back to Miles City, I always run into people who remember her and comment on what a good teacher she was. She was a very strong lady. She always faced life head on and faced every challenge with courage and dignity.

Elin Ahmadpour (Fretland)
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Author: Donator Dona Stebbins  Posted: Tue Oct 26 1:53:43 PM MDT 2010 From: - MT
Elin, I will never forget your wonderful parents. Both of them were great teachers and made junior high at Washington school a true learning experience. Your mom was my favorite English teacher ever, and I have had some great ones. Your dad taught me Robert's Rules of Order and that came in very handy when I served as mayor of Great Falls for two terms. They are remembered with reverence and love.
 Subject: RE: Sometimes you need to remember...
Author: Shu  Posted: Thu Jan 13 12:12:17 AM MST 2011 From: - MN
My father, Basil Pius, has now lost another sibling...my favorite Uncle, in fact. crying

Mikhael "Minashi" Pius passed into the next life this past Sunday. He was an intelligent and articulate man, a good husband and father and always a pleasure to be with and talk to. He had a gift for writing and published a couple books and newsletters to share his talent. He was also a generous person as he donated and encouraged donations to worthy causes as if his life depended on it.

He visited Miles City a couple times, including when he came for my brother's funeral over a decade ago. He was quite moved and impressed by the people of Miles City on his visits. He spoke of how friendly, kind and Christian they were towards him and our family.

I fly-out tomorrow to attend his funeral and pay my respects. I will ask that those of you in Miles City who might cross paths with my father to please wish him well; he lost his big brother and I know he'll miss him...I sure do.
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Author: GVC  Posted: Thu Jan 13 9:13:16 AM MST 2011 From: - UT
Sorry to hear about your loss.
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Author: Kacey  Posted: Thu Jan 13 11:03:35 AM MST 2011 From: - MT
Shu,
I know how much your family means to you. It's obvious by your posts. I'm really sorry to hear about your uncle.
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Author: Wendy Wilson  Posted: Thu Jan 13 4:19:52 PM MST 2011 From: - UT
My sympathies to you and your family.
 Subject: RE: Sometimes you need to remember...
Author: Chuck Souyh  Posted: Wed May 18 11:07:58 PM MDT 2011 From:
I would like to remember Both of my parents, Chuck and Marilyn South who we lost 8 months apart to the day. gone way to soon.
 Subject: RE: Sometimes you need to remember...
Author: Matt Hanvold  Posted: Thu May 19 12:01:06 AM MDT 2011 From:
I would like to remember my best childhood friend Todd Gregory Burgerson, who died in the year 2000 at the tender age of 13 years old. I would also like to remember the cat that I named after him, who died 10 years, to the day, after he did.

Dearest loved ones thou hast left us.
Here thy loss we deeply feel.
But thy God that hath bereft us.
He can all our sorrows heal.
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Author: MC Child  Posted: Thu May 19 9:33:19 AM MDT 2011 From: - LA
Missing my family so much. Everyday! Jo Bloxom, Debbie Bloxom Thibault, Ed Bloxom, and Curt Martin. They are in my thoughts and heart everyday.
 Subject: RE: Sometimes you need to remember...
Author: Bix  Posted: Thu May 19 5:55:10 PM MDT 2011 From: - MT
SSSH Graduate- Linda Colbrese Koncilya
Mary Lou Sprandel Hampton
Jim Giese
Terry Gierke
Katy Gierke
John David Friend
Nikki Dean
Catherine Woods
Justin Schiller
Connie,Tim,Laurie & Linda Wilson
C.W. Wilcox
Milo Huber
Cassie Haydal
Alex Kosty
Eunice Scheid
Nicole McFarland
Erin Hurr
Casper Schaeffer
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Author: Crystal Dodd  Posted: Wed Jun 1 10:47:51 PM MDT 2011 From: - MT
Cassie Haydal
Charles H Young. (My grandfather)
Todd Bergerson
Erica Hill
Eric Blind
James Greenwood
Josh Worman
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Author: bob bergerson  Posted: Thu Jun 2 12:35:29 AM MDT 2011 From: - MT
blessings and thank you matt. kay and i miss todd every day its one of those things only the angels above know what really happened. he was your best buddy and you were his. no one ever gets over loosing a child and kay and shall never forget thanks again matt. and blessings to you
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Author: Donator Barb Holcomb  Posted: Sat Nov 12 8:16:26 PM MST 2011 From: - KY
Three ladies who each had a positive influence on me in some way or another while growing up, all recently passing: Georgia Muggli, June Higgins, Tootie Burnett. My condolences and prayers for their families and loved ones.
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Author: Dan Willson  Posted: Sun Sep 23 3:35:48 AM MDT 2012 From: - AB
Lee and Destiny,
I am a distant cousin of your family. Your Grandpa Willson is a 5th cousin of mine. (which would make you 5th cousins twice removed) If you would like to contact me I'd love to share Willson family info.
My email is sandy_bay37(AT)hotmail.com
Hope to hear from you,
Dan Willson
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Author: Donator Frank Hardy  Posted: Mon Dec 17 4:53:08 PM MST 2012 From: - MN
James Russell, 79. My friend Jim's dad. Brings memories of my youth as I recall him working for Meadow Gold as a milkman for many years. Died yesterday.

Best wishes to Jim, Jr. and family.

FH
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Author: Donator Richard Bonine, Jr.  Posted: Mon Dec 17 5:26:15 PM MST 2012 From: - WY
Agreed. My condolences to the entire family.
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Author: Shu  Posted: Sat Aug 24 6:36:38 PM MDT 2013 From: - MN
Well, guess what?...yep my father just lost another sibling. crying

Everyone in Miles, please give Basil Pius a pat on the back and a well-wish. His eldest sister, My Aunt Christina, passed away on Thursday following a severe stroke.

I had not seen her, myself, since I was 4 years old, but she was absolutely the glue that held my Dad's family together when they were growing up in Iraq. She was the one who fed and took care of all the siblings when my grandmother was struggling with ill health, and she also took care of my disabled Uncle Kooya before he came into my dad's care some 15 years ago. She was very-much a saint and a good-hearted person.

This kind of thing may be a hard fact of life, but it never gets any easier. R.I.P. Aunt Christina. Love you.
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Author: ShaneF  Posted: Sat Aug 24 7:23:46 PM MDT 2013 From: - MT
Our heart goes out to you, Basil, from SH School.
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Author: Admin MilesCity.com Webmaster  Posted: Sat Aug 24 11:26:23 PM MDT 2013 From: - CA
Sorry to hear that Shu. frown My condolences to you and your family.
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Author: Donator Richard Bonine, Jr.  Posted: Sun Aug 25 7:44:34 AM MDT 2013 From: - ID
Shu: I am sorry for your loss. My condolences to you and your family.
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Author: Shu  Posted: Sat Oct 19 12:18:48 AM MDT 2013 From: - MN
Condolences to the Kimball family. Mary Lou passed away a couple of weeks ago. Ed joined her this past Wednesday.

They were married for 60-some years and it was a pleasure to know them...and I'm happy they are together again. beer
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Author: Wayne White  Posted: Wed Oct 23 10:29:31 AM MDT 2013 From: - CO
Evelyn Zawada, cute little girl in Miss Bensons class Garfield school, 1953. She was the first female to be a pole climber for the telephone company in Montana. She moved to Missoula in 1954. I have a class picture I will try to post soon, Bill Kransky, Pam Tucker, Judy Youngbaur, Scott Mills, and some I cant identify. Evelyn died in March of this year.
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Author: LuAnn Rittenhouse  Posted: Mon Jan 27 2:30:04 PM MST 2014 From: - WI
I'm fairly new to this site, but having once lived in MC, it is bringing back many memories of places & people I knew back then. I'd like to add to this thread a wonderful couple whom I haven't seen mentioned yet - Ervin & Mildred Waldie from out on Moon Creek. They've been gone a few years now, but they were just the nicest people, & we always had fun visiting them either out on Moon Creek or the years they were on Tongue River - MANY, MANY happy memories...

Also, I might have missed his name, but I'd like to mention Pat Hirsh (class of '84?), my best friend's older brother who teased us unmercifully (it seemed) when we were in 1st & 2nd grade, but whom I'm glad I got to visit with after we were adults, as he was such a nice guy. My family was so sorry to hear of his loss in that accident - one more who died way too young...

The mention of Maggie DiBenedetto brought back some memories as well - we both worked at the Walmart in Tomah, Wisconsin, back in the early '90's. I remember when she first started working there, as I was surprised & happy to find out that she was from Miles City. Such a nice lady & always kind to everyone.

My deepest condolences go out to these families for their losses - all of them really wonderful people who I'm really glad I got to meet.
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Author: jessie Ireland  Posted: Wed Jan 29 4:43:59 PM MST 2014 From: - MT
Evelyn was my cousin. She was a wonderful caring person and will be missed very much by my whole family smile. It happened so fast that I still have trouble believing it is true.
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Author: L Bennett  Posted: Wed Jan 29 7:01:51 PM MST 2014 From: - MT
Karla Cole Murphy Boysun
Crystal Boysun
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Author: caroline ford  Posted: Tue Feb 4 9:16:27 PM MST 2014 From: - WA
Donny Sprandal
Gordy Nation
Janice Hartman
Mary Munsell
Pam Ugrin
Donald Annalora
Mike Brady
and my dear mom, Evelyn Parent and her partner of many many years, Carter Snell
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Author: Dr Mac  Posted: Tue Feb 4 9:57:40 PM MST 2014 From: - TX
My mother, Violette Mahoney, died in September, 2013. She was 92 and loved Miles City as did my father John Mahoney. They left (Dad died several years before Mom) to mourn their passing their children and grandchildren. Their children included John (Hawaii), Maryann (Texas), Peggy (North Carolina), and George (Polson). We all loved our time in Miles City when our Dad was working at the Veterans Hospital and we attended the junior high and the high school.
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Author: Kolleen Waldo Forsyth  Posted: Thu Feb 6 10:51:40 AM MST 2014 From: - WY
Thank you for posting these remembrances to our friends, classmates and family with Miles City roots who have passed away.
Remembering these special people today:
~ Rose Waldo (Caler), our Mom, died June 2013. She was a housemother to many, many ranch kids attending Custer Co High School in the late 60's and 70's.
~ Class of 1963- Connie Waldo Minkoff, our sister. Passed away Feb. 2010
~ Class of 1968 - Rick Willson of Miles City passed away Nov. 2013. Our childhood neighbor and friend.
~ Class of 1978 (?)- Debbie Ohnstad Hauge passed away June 2011.

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Author: Kolleen Waldo Forsyth  Posted: Fri Feb 21 10:08:18 PM MST 2014 From: - WY
Donnie Brown 1955 - Feb 13, 2014. Condolences to his surviving siblings: Jim, Barbara, Stuart. Donnie was preceeded in death by his older brother, Mark.

Mark Brown - Class of 1969. Passed away in 1996.
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Author: cjraymond  Posted: Tue Feb 25 9:19:00 PM MST 2014 From: - MT
My husband Rick Raymond passed on January 1 2014 he is greatly missed by family and friends. He had not lived in Milescity for many years but he visited often.

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Author: li cran  Posted: Sat Apr 5 10:54:04 AM MDT 2014 From:
been seeing way too many names of people I know (or rather, knew!)
looks like time passes and takes us all along with it.
condolences to us all, so many left too soon!
just wanted to put in a few memories passed on, some time ago, but nobody has mentioned any of them-

my brother,

Frank Crandall

my mom and dad

Earnie Crandall
Barb (Sayre) Crandall

and a good friend of mine, and sweet lady
Robin Gerber
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Author: Beverly Harris  Posted: Sat Apr 5 12:53:37 PM MDT 2014 From: - MT
Linda Moser Hord, CCHS class of '64 passed away February 20th, 2014
 Subject: Patti Christopherson
Author: Kacey  Posted: Sat Apr 12 8:40:58 AM MDT 2014 From: - MT
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Author: Stan Wheeler  Posted: Mon May 12 5:41:19 PM MDT 2014 From: - MT
My brother Leon Hardy passed away Friday morning. Sacred Heart High School Class of 1978. Way to young, and sorely missed.

Liz Hardy Wheeler
 Subject: RE: Sometimes you need to remember...
Author: Donator Richard Bonine, Jr.  Posted: Tue May 13 4:40:01 AM MDT 2014 From: - NV
Liz: I am so sorry for your loss. My sympathy to you and your family.
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Author: Carol H  Posted: Tue May 13 4:37:26 PM MDT 2014 From: - MT
Just read through this post, thank you Luann for mentioning Patrick Hirsch, miss him every day. It will be 19 years that he has been gone this December, some days it seems like yesterday other days it seems so long ago. He was taken from us way too early. Love and miss you big brother.
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Author: Mary Pat (Brady) Young  Posted: Wed May 14 8:06:07 AM MDT 2014 From: - SC
My lifelong friend, Jane Kearney McCauley passed earlier this year. Jane graduated SHHS class of 1958. After many years of not knowing where each other was, we got back in touch about 10 years ago and spent those years catching up. Miss her emails and calls. crying
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Author: Donator Frank Hardy  Posted: Sat Jun 28 8:24:38 AM MDT 2014 From: - MN
Heather Frederick (McCracken) class of 1977.
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Author: Ineedsun  Posted: Sun Jun 29 12:14:26 PM MDT 2014 From: - OR
Connie (Rost) Michels, CCHS class of 1970. One of the sweetest gals I ever knew. RIP, Connie. :-)
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Author: Donator Bridgier  Posted: Mon Aug 11 9:05:11 AM MDT 2014 From: - ID
My aunt, Blanche Wood, passed away on Friday, August 8th. I believe she would have been in the class of '68 or so.
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Author: Elizabeth Emilsson  Posted: Mon Aug 11 2:42:12 PM MDT 2014 From: - CO
A kind, gentle man, Bob Tillery recently passed away. My condolence to Beverly and all of his friends and family.

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Author: Tracee Raymond  Posted: Sun Nov 30 10:55:32 PM MST 2014 From: - MT
Wade Christopherson - Car Accident - Helena ?
Rick Raymond - 2014
Greg Rautio -?
 Subject: RE: Sometimes you need to remember...
Author: Ken Minow  Posted: Tue Dec 2 8:44:31 AM MST 2014 From: - MT
Ira["Bugs"]Carey,62 years old passed away recently in southern California.Another one of the old Barneys Bar crowd thats gone.RIP Bud.
 Subject: RE: Sometimes you need to remember...
Author: Kacey  Posted: Tue Dec 2 11:17:39 AM MST 2014 From: - MT
George Hoffman passed on November 30th. Rest in peace George.
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