Deer Lodge,

June 16th, 2021

Jack Anthony Hurst, M.D. passed away on Sunday, June 13, 2021 surrounded by family at home in Folsom, LA. He was born on April 14, 1946 in Lafayette, Louisiana to Bernice Dupuis and Carl Hurst, who both preceded him in death. He was also preceded in death by his brothers, John Hurst and Jerry Hurst. He is survived by one sister, Karlene Hurst Nolan.
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Chandler “Bud” Tecca of Boulder

Chandler “Bud” Mills Tecca passed away on December 8, 2020 at the Big Sky Care Facility in Helena, Montana. He was born on June 12, 1953 at an early age in Redding, California to Margaret Martin and Chandler Hillman. Bud grew up in the Livingston area and after high school he moved to Washington State. He joined the Marines on November 26, 1971 and was honorably discharged on September 14, 1973.
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Lee Gordon Richardson, 76

Lee Gordon Richardson was born May 12, 1944 and passed away September 3, 2020. He was survived by his wife Holliday (Holli) of Whitehall, children David Richardson, Cory (Alyce) Richardson, Brett (Kara) Richardson, Erin (Chris) Mustoe, and nine grandchildren. A combined outdoor memorial celebration of the lives of Lee Richardson...
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Jefferson County,

David Lee Richardson, 50

David Lee Richardson was born January 18, 1970, and passed away October 27, 2020. He was preceded in death by wife Bonita, stepson Christopher Terrey, and his father, Lee Richardson. He is survived by his mother, Holli Richardson, brothers and sister and families, stepdaughter Lisa Terrey and her children Rylie, Seth, and Tennyson.

Michelle Marie Semeraro

Michelle Marie Semeraro passed away on June 4, 2021 at her home in Grants, New Mexico. She is 56 years of age. Michelle was born on January 31, 1965 in Butte, Montana. Michelle formerly worked as a nail tech for Eclipse Nail and Spa, and Studio 2nd. She enjoyed spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren, and her beloved dog Dante. Michelle was deeply loved and will be missed.
Phillips County,

Anna Elizabeth Eich (Clouse)

Anna passed away of natural causes, at the Copper Ridge Nursing Home in Butte, Montana surrounded by her family on May 4th, 2021. Anna was born in Malta, Phillips County, Montana to Sylvester James Clouse and Aleen Viola Clouse (Jones) on March 26th, 1943. She was 78 years old at the time of death. Anna graduated from Malta High School. Was married to Gerhart (Jerry) Eich then followed Jerry around the state while building grain elevators, a few years later they divorced. She bartended at the Pastime bar, then the Great Northern Hotel in Malta. Later, she moved to Whitehall and started work for Town Pump as a Deli Manager in Whitehall, Butte, and East Helena, working for Town Pump for over 20 years, before retiring.
Butte, MTMontana Standard

KBMF radio station's general manager, founder to step off the air

After six years behind the soundboard, general manager Clark Grant is leaving radio station KBMF. This was always the plan — when Grant founded KBMF, a local nonprofit community station at 102.5, he agreed to stay on for six years. Grant will still spin the stacks every Monday from 8 to 10 p.m., playing music he described as “experimental,” “textural,” and “whatever I can play to drive people away.”
Lewistown, MTLewistown News-Argus

Suzanne M. Battrick

Suzanne M. Battrick, 85, of Lewistown, died early Monday morning, May 31, 2021 in Valle Vista Manor of natural causes. She was born Aug. 26, 1935 in Butte, Montana the daughter Leonard and Jane (Freund) LeRoux. She received her schooling in Great Falls, graduating from high school in 1953. She lived in Missoula and Great Falls, and was united in marriage twice before finding her true love, Richard Battrick, and they were married on April 9, 1990 in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. They lived in Helena until moving to Lewistown in November where they enjoyed her retirement. She entered the nursing home in 2011.

Helen Ryan

Helen Ryan, age 71, of Terry, formerly of Butte, passed away on May 26, 2021. Helen was born in Butte on March 10, 1950 to William and Myrtle Ryan. She grew up in Butte and lived there until the late 1990s when she moved to the Glendive area, where she remained until her death. Helen’s last job was taking care of people at EMI in Glendive. She loved the outdoors and did a lot of camping in her younger years. Helen will be remembered for the love she had for her family, including her four grandkids: Brittany, Nicole, Nick and Kalli, and many nieces and nephews.

Wayne Clyde Clark, 66

Wayne Clyde Clark, 66, passed away at his home, in Whitehall, Mt, May 8, 2021. Wayne was born November 12, 1954, in El Paso, Texas. He was the oldest of five children. Before graduating from Whitehall High School, in 1973, he played football, basketball and track. Wayne enjoyed hunting, fishing and riding his motorcycle. No matter where Wayne was, he always came home to Whitehall. Surviving are his four siblings, Wanda Clark (Hauer) and husband Ken of Livingston, Tim Clark and wife Karyl of Missoula, Todd Clark and wife Karen of Butte, Patty Clark (Brinson) of Tell City, Indiana. Also surviving are his many nieces and nephews. Wayne was preceded in death by his parents Nan Clark and Norman Clark. Friends and family may send their condolences to K&L Mortuary, Whitehall, Mt. A reception will be held at the Whitehall Community Center, June 5, 2021, at 2:00 p.m.

Marlos Joanne Bates, 83

Marlos Joanne Bates went home to be with her Lord and Savior on May 29, 2021. Her funeral will be held at Whitehall Baptist Church on Saturday June 5th, at 2:30 with reception to follow. All who know and loved Marlos are invited. She was born to Virgil Franklin Hayward and Anna Myrtle (Cruse) Hayward on March 25, 1938 in Shevlin MN.

Doris Jenkins, 88

Doris Jenkins, 88, died May 21, 2021, in Denver, Colorado from a short illness. Born in Butte, MT in the first month, 18th day of 1933, she was the 6th child of John and Blanche (Kendall) Hofbauer. A longtime resident of both Butte and Whitehall, Doris always had a smile to offer and was known for her kind and gentle soul: just don't make a mess in her house. She attended the Aldersgate Methodist Church in Butte and the Grace Methodist church in Denver and was a member of the Aracia Order of the Eastern Stars in Whitehall.

Nona Drew, 84

Nona Drew, 84, of Missoula, passed away the afternoon of Saturday, May 15, 2021, at North Valley Hospital in Whitefish. She was surrounded by her family and her circle of love. She was the daughter of Earl and Irma (Thompson) Larson, she was born in Butte, MT. She grew up...

Dear Editor: Corporation Taxes

Regarding Terry Minow Big Sky 55’s article on big pharmacy:. Corporations do not pay taxes no matter their tax rate. If Zoom, which no one had heard of pre-pandemic had it’s profits grow 600%, they would in theory be taxed at a higher rate. No matter the rate paid, the cost are passed on to paying subscribers. t doesn’t matter if it’s a utility, pharmaceutical provider or a food distributor. If you set your prices to the customer you include your tax costs. If we were to tax drug suppliers at a higher rate we would each see it in the cost of prescriptions.

Marthanne "Marty" Keogh, 81

Marty was born to Walter J and Helen L (Whitmore) Kneebone on June 7, 1939 in Butte and passed away May 25, 2021 in the presence of her husband Gerry, daughter Diane, and grandson Cullen. Her death was NON-COVID-19 related. She attended the Congregational Church in Butte in her youth,...
Deer Lodge,

June 02nd, 2021

Please join us for a Memorial Service to celebrate the life of our Dad, Alan Arthur, on June 8th at 2 p.m. at the Hillcrest Cemetery in Deer Lodge. Following the Memorial Service, there will be a reception at the Elks Lodge on main street in Deer Lodge beginning at 2:15.

Stanton “Stan” Howe, 78

Stanton “Stan” Howe, age 78 of Helena passed away May 19, 2021. Viewing will be from 1 p.m. to 1:45 p.m. with a funeral service to begin at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, June 1, at Anderson Stevenson Wilke Funeral Home, 3750 N. Montana Ave, in Helena, MT. A reception will follow the service in the social hall at the funeral home. Burial will take place at noon on Saturday, June 5, at the Community Union Cemetery in Plevna, MT. Please visit to offer a condolence to the family to share a memory of Stan.

Our Town 100 Years Ago: May 1921 Part 2

The following are taken as written from May 1895 editions of the Whitehall Zephyr. SCHOOL BONDS: Saturday, May 25th, one week from tomorrow, an election will be held for the purpose of deciding whether Whitehall is a progressive or retrogressive community. The present school building is manifestly much too small to accommodate the demands at present-what will it be by winter? It is proposed to add another story to the present building. It has been said that it is only two years since the present school was built-an assertion which is true enough, but what does it prove? It simply proves that Whitehall has exceeded by far in its growth the hopes of the wise people of the time. Is that unfortunate? No sane man will deny that enlargement of the school building is necessary. This being the case, it does seem as though there should not be a vote against it. Sufficient or insufficient educational facilities, i.e. civilization or barbarism-note for which you favor; it is your right.


Richard Flanny “Dick” Wiebe, Sr., 77, of Helena, MT, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his loving family, on May 10, 2021, after fighting a short battle with Acute Myeloid Leukemia. He was born in Hood River, Oregon and spent his childhood in Townsend and Toston, MT. At 17...

May 26th, 2021

Beverly Smith age 71, born May 2, 1950 passed away May 14, 2021. Full obituary to follow. Lucille Helsper, 91, was born in Great Falls to Charles and Catherine (Thommes) Lorang on Nov. 14, 1929. She died peacefully Feb. 19 in Butte. She is survived by sisters Anna Lingel and...