Obituaries

09/03/2015 - 1:52pm
John M. Tomich (aka Bob Dog), 67, of Billings, hijacked the train to Heaven on Sept. 1, 2015. He was born Dec. 26, 1947 on the Meeteetse Trail to Stagecoach Mike Tomich and Vera Rux Tomich. John was a Specialist 6 Class Crew Chief on a Sky Crane helicopter (Jolly Green Giant) attached to the 101st Airborne Division of the US Army during the Vietnam War. After his honorable discharge, John...
Thu, 09/03/2015 - 12:28pm
Daughter, sister, wife, artist, rancher, a wonderful cook, a woman of faith and a friend and neighbor to so many describe a life we knew as Mertis Robinson Saarela. Born Aug. 9, 1924 to John and Lela Robinson, Mertis grew up on the Robinson homestead on Upper Clear Creek near Red Lodge. Her
Thu, 09/03/2015 - 12:25pm
Walter (Wally) Sidney Griffith Jr. passed away peacefully in Billings on Thursday, Aug. 27. He was born in Billings, Montana in 1962. He spent his early years in Riverside, California then returned to Billings attending West High School. Walter served in the United States Navy for a two year
Thu, 09/03/2015 - 12:22pm
Martha (Martie) Elizabeth Cowan Brenne was born in New Jersey on June 24, 1928. She died peacefully in her sleep at Cedar Wood Healthcare Community in Red Lodge, on July 17, 2015. Martie was the daughter of Oliver and Lillian Cowan, raised by her parents and her Aunt Miranda in Cleveland, Ohio.
Thu, 09/03/2015 - 12:06pm
Charles Clayton Bates, Jr. (known as “Liam” to many) passed away late on the afternoon of August 26, 2015. His death was quite unexpected, and brought about due to complications associated with cancer. Charles began his life on Nov. 1, 1952 in Denver, Colorado. He was the son of Charles
Thu, 09/03/2015 - 12:01pm
James Leo Bury was born Oct. 1, 1925, in Attica Township, Michigan, to Walter and Eva Bury. He passed away Aug. 31, 2015, at Beartooth Billings Clinic of natural causes. Jim lived his early life in Dearborn, Michigan, and enlisted in the World War II Army Air Corps on his first day of eligibility.
Thu, 08/27/2015 - 9:12am
Darlene Elizabeth Bequette, loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother and friend to all, peacefully departed this world to be with her heavenly father August 18, 2015 surrounded by her loving family. Darlene was born June 26, 1936 in Bridger, MT to George and Lydia Schutz. She was the 12th of
Thu, 08/27/2015 - 9:09am
Cora Aileen Straatveit Hyem, 96, of Red Lodge died peacefully on Wednesday evening, August 19, 2015 at Cedar Wood Healthcare Community. Cora was born on June 29, 1919, the youngest daughter of Torger and Bergitte Rogeness Straatveit. She was born on Volney Creek and attended the Stewart School thru
Thu, 08/20/2015 - 10:52am
Be t ty J o Schuyl e r passed away on Aug. 12, 2015 one month prior to her 89th birthday at the Crossings in Laurel, where she has been a resident for the past three years. Funeral services will be held on Monday, Aug. 17, 2015 at the United Methodist Church at 2 p.m. in Roberts, Montana. A
Thu, 08/20/2015 - 10:49am
Memorial service for Nelda Muller, 92, of Bridger will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 22 at Bridger United Methodist Church. Nelda passed away on July 11, 2015 at her home in Bridger. Inurnment will follow service in the Bridger Cemetery.