LeRoy "Bud" Brash, 75
LeRoy "Bud" Brash, 75, died Friday, Dec. 3, 1999, at Brendan House in Kalispell after a lengthy battle with cancer. He was born Aug. 26, 1924, in Cogswell, N.D., to Lornie and Gladys Brash. He attended schools at Cogswell. He worked on the family farm and creamery business until he entered the U.S. Navy on March 13, 1942. He served at Pearl Harbor and was discharged on March 6, 1946. he returned to North Dakota and worked in construction as a carpenter. He moved to Montana in 1959 and lived in Cutbank before moving to the Flathead Valley. In 1962, he married Lily C. Berger and they made their home in Columbia Falls. He worked for several contractors throughout the valley and also helped on the Libby Dam. He spent his last years in the West Valley area living beside his granddaughter Lily Brown and her husband Dennis. He is preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Lily in 1994; his brothers, Duane and Darrel Brash; a stepdaughter, Darlene Bothman; and two nephews. He is survived by his granddaughter Lily Brown and her husband Dennis; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren, including Ivy and Raul Brown of Kalispell; a stepson and his wife, Richard and Jordie Berger of Whitefish; a sister, Evelyn Danielski of New Berlin, Wis.; and two nephews, Vance and Paul Brash of Columbia Falls. A service will be held at 2 p.m. today at the Columbia Mortuary in Columbia Falls. The Rev. David Kauffman will officiate. Burial will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery in Columbia Falls.
Samuel T. Cordi, 85
Samuel T. Cordi, 85, died Saturday, Dec. 4, 1999, at North Valley Hospital surrounded by his family. He was born in Italy on Jan. 16, 1914, to Croce and Carmela Cordi. At age 5, he moved with his family to Derry, Penn., where he lived until he married Josephine Tacobucci on Sept. 9, 1937, and they moved to Beaver, Penn. During World War II, he served his country in the U.S. Army in Burma from March 1944 to Aug. 1946. When he returned home, he worked at Jones and Laughlin Steel Co. as a blacksmith, from which he retired 30 years later. Four years ago, he and his wife moved to Whitefish to live with their only son, Sam, and his family. He is preceded in death by his parents, one brother and one sister. He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Josephine Cordi, their son Sam and his wife Karen, and two grandchildren, Casey and Lisa Cordi, all of Whitefish. "Pappy," as he was known to his family, will always be remembered as a man of patience. He was a devoted husband and family man and never had an unkind word to say about anyone. His presence will be missed dearly, but his family is thankful for the many wonderful years he spent with them, and the many things he taught them about life. A Mass of the Christian Burial will be at 2 p.m. today at Saint Charles Catholic Church in Whitefish, with the Rev. Charles Roman presiding. Arrangements are under the direction of Austin Funeral Home in Whitefish.
Harold Alfred Hetu
Harold Alfred Hetu, 72, of Vale, Oregon, formerly of Bend, Ore., died on November 29, 1999, at his home in Vale from natural causes. He was born on December 28, 1926, to Marjorie Hetu in Hartford, Conn. He was a timber faller and a mechanic in Estacada and in Bend, Ore. He moved to Vale in 1977 and started H & H Engine Rebuilders. He loved gardening and woodworking and was always helping others. He was devoted to the Lord and shared his faith with everyone. He is survived by his wife, Jeanne Hetu, three daughters, Harla McGinnes of Kent, Wash., Betty Ann Porter or Redding, Calif., and Kimberly DuPont of Cottonwood, and six paternal granchildren; a brother, Henry Hetu of Hartford, and a sister, Hazel Hetu, also of Hartford. He is also survived by three step-children, Darrell Carruth of Vale, Richard Carruth of McMinneville, Ore., and Robert Carruth of Kalispell; seven grandchildren, Chantay Carruth of Ontario, Ore., Darren Carruth of Salem, Ore., Stephanie Liebelt and Jason Carruth of McMinneville, Ore, and Daphnie, Candice and Gregory Carruth of Kalispell; and four great-grandchildren. Memorials may be made to XL Hospice in Ontario, Oregon.
Clifton Ward Dull, 86
Clifton Ward Dull, 86, died Friday, June 4, 1999, at Brendan House in Kalispell. He was born on March 22, 1913, in Browns County, S.D., to Ward and Bessie Dull. He was the second child, and the oldest son, of a family of 10 children. He moved to Montana to work on the Fort Peck Dam; he also helped on the Turkey Track Road north of Saco and spent time working on the Frenchman Creek Dam in Phillips County. He married Fayetta Knuth on Oct. 14, 1940, in Wolf Point. They lived in Saco, where he worked as a rancher and a farmer for many years. In 1954, they moved to the Flathead Valley, where he bought a farm. He also worked for the Montana Saw Service, where he did custom cutting for neighbors and friends. They moved to Montana 40, where he worked as a cat skinner for the U.S. Forest Service. He worked for several years for Mountain Manufacturing as a welder. He retired in 1975. He loved dancing, fishing, camping, traveling, playing cards with family and friends, bowling, and especially telling jokes. He will be missed by his family and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, two sisters and three grandchildren. He is survived by his wife, Fayetta Dull, at the family home in Kalispell; four sons, James Dull of Columbia Falls, Jerry Dull of Kalispell, Bruce Dull of Mesa, Ariz., and Marlo Dull of Whitefish; one daughter, Sharon Malsed of Kent, Wash.; five sisters, Laverne Berreth of Portland, Ore., Phyllis Vanderfeen and Virginia Thelen, both of Aberdeen, S.D., Jean Brown of The Dalles, Ore., and Joanne Cooper of Fallon, Nev.; two brothers, Charles Dull of Saco and Russell Dull of Amherst, S.D.; 15 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild. Visitation will be held today until 8 p.m. at Buffalo Hill Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Buffalo Hill Funeral Home, with the Rev. Fred Krause officiating. Burial will follow at Glacier Memorial Gardens. The family requests memorials be made to Home Options Hospice, 310 Sunnyview Lane, Kalispell, MT 59901. Buffalo Hill Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Sam L. Campbell, 76
Sam L. Campbell, 76, died Monday, July 19, 1999, of natural causes at his home in Kalispell. He was born March 13, 1923, in Eugene, Ore., to Clarence and Waneata Campbell. He spent his early years in Grangeville, and Sandpoint, Idaho. He joined the Navy in 1940 and spent World War II in the South Pacific, receiving several decorations including the Purple Heart. During this time he met his wife to be, Margy O'Malley. They were married Aug., 30, 1943, in Seattle. The family arrived in the Flathead Valley the summer of 1959, and maintained residence since then. He spent his life in the woods as a sawyer for several companies, including Flathead Valley's Slack Logging, Royal Logging, and Plum Creek until an injury forced him into early retirement He was an avid sports enthusiast who loved to fish and hunt. He loved camping with his grandchildren, passing on to them the outdoor skills that he had honed. Later on, he developed a great appreciation for horses and would spend days riding in the back country. His greatest love was his family and especially his grandchildren. He was known lovingly by many in the neighborhood as "Grampa." He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Margy; and his son, Rod Campbell; and is now survived by two sons, Lance Campbell and wife, Jo, of Sunnyvale, Calif., and Roger Campbell and wife, Paulette, of Libby; one daughter, Linda Blake and husband, Tracy, of Phoenix, Ariz.; one daughter-in-law, Kirby Campbell-Rierson and, husband, Ron, of Kalispell; one brother, Lyle Campbell and wife, Vernie, of Portland; 11 grandchildren, Greg and Shane Gibson, Rod and Kevin Dahlgren, Lance, Jennifer and Justin Campbell, Ryan and Abby Campbell, and Chad and Corey Campbell; also one great-grandson, Maxwell Gibson. Funeral services will be Thursday at 2 p.m. at Johnson Mortuary Chapel, with burial to follow at Conrad Memorial Cemetery. Visitation will be today from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Johnson Mortuary Chapel. Arrangements are under the direction of Johnson Mortuary and Crematory.
Alice H. Logan, 92
Alice H. Logan, 92, of Kalispell, died Sunday, July 18, 1999, at WEL-Life of Kalispell. She was born Nov. 23, 1906, in Creston, to Wilhelm "Will" Johann Albert Reimer and Hedwig Minna Alwine Borchardt Reimer. She attended Cayuse Prairie rural school across the road from her father's farm. Her mother died of cancer on Oct. 27, 1918, at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., when she was 12 years old. She helped her father, an Infantry survivor of San Juan Hill, raise her two younger brothers during that next year. She played the piano, joining her father and Uncle Albert Reimer in giving classical performances for the Creston Community, She graduated from Flathead County High School, rooming and boarding in town during those years. She is believed to be one of the last surviving of the 135 members in the 1924 class. The quote under her name in the yearbook was "She never rebukes another with harsh speech." Over the next four years she worked in the business office of the Kalispell Mercantile. On Feb. 15, 1928, she and Fay Logan were married and they farmed in the Montford community. During the depression she raised fryers and made cookies for the Farm Women's Market and later produced hatching eggs for the Bitney hatchery. She became known as the fastest feather plucker and fruit picker in the community. She started two community clubs, the Tuesday Club and the Montford Club and was president of the Kalispell American Legion Auxiliary and active in the 8 & 40. After her husband died on March 1, 1951, she farmed over 500 acres alone for many years. When she was 62, she put her land in the soil bank and worked at the county assessors office for the next 10 years. She loved trips, first attending the 1934 Chicago World's fair. She went to China, Africa and many countries of Europe. Last year, at age 91, she went on her 10th mystery tour. She was a member of Bethlehem Lutheran Church. She was preceded in death by one brother, Ben Reimer, and is now survived by one son, John Logan and wife, Theresa, of Kalispell; two daughters, Leona Constenius and husband, Dr. Norman Constenius, of Whitefish, and Carole Graham and husband, Don, of Missoula; one brother, Bill Reimer of Hamilton; a stepsister, Nita Robbin, of Bigfork; and eight grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be Friday at 3 p.m. at Johnson Mortuary Chapel, with the Rev. Doug Nemitz officiating. Burial will follow at Conrad Memorial Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Johnson Mortuary and Crematory.
Margaret M. Phillips, 74
Margaret M. Phillips, 74, of Butte, died Monday evening, July 19, 1999, at Capital Care Center in Boise, Idaho. She was born in Grand Rapids, Minn., on Aug. 26, 1924, to Ferdinand and Zella Von der Heide. She attended school in Grand Rapids, graduating from high school in 1942. She continued her education at McCallister College in St. Paul, Minn., graduating in 1946. She married Russell Phillips on June 25, 1949. They moved to Kalispell, where they owned Russ and Don's Conoco until 1974. They then moved to Butte, where she worked for the Butte-Silver Bow Health Department. They also founded Rocky Mountain Cleaning and Restoration in 1985. Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law, Rodney and Carol Phillips of Butte, grandsons and granddaughter-in-law, Russell and Jennifer Phillips, Micah Phillips and Andy Van Meter, all of Butte; granddaughter Kimberlee Phillips of Butte; great-grandchildren, Alexandra Van Meter, Andrew Van Meter and Aaron Van Meter, all of Butte; and brother and sister-in-law, Fred and Martha Von der Heide of Kalispell. She was preceded in death by her husband, Russell; brothers, Henry and Donald; and grandson Zachary. She was an active Jehovah's Witness for the past 45 years. Cremation has taken place and a memorial service will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses in Butte. Memorials may be made to Butte Congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses or Watchtower Society.