RAVALLI COUNTY OBITUARIES

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GRACE GALLOWAY
Death of Mrs. Galloway
Died at Her Home in Darby Yesterday and Will be Buried Today
    Mrs. Galloway, mother of W.E. Galloway and Mrs. James Mcclintic, died at her home in Darby yesterday. Rev. F.N. Cockcroft of this city conducted the funeral service which was held at Darby this morning.
Ravalli Republican, Friday, April 19, 1907, page 1

    Mrs. Elizabeth Galloway died last Thursday at her home near Darby. The funeral was held from the Episcopal church at Darby and was largely attended. The casket was buried in a mass of beautiful flowers. Rev Crockcroft conducted the service. Mrs. Galloway was 83 years of age and a native of the state of New York. she came to Montana in 1886. She is survived by three children, M.D. Galloway and Mrs. Grace McClintic of Darby and Mrs. W.H. Dickerson of Chicago.
The Western News, April 24, 1907, page 1

LIEUTENANT ELDON R. GARNER
August 19, 1917 - July 5, 1943
PILOT HUSBAND OF CORVALLIS WOMAN KILLED IN ACTION.
    Definite word that her husband, Lieutenant Eldon R. Garner, 25, had been killed in action over Sicily on July 5 was received by Mrs. Bernita Barner, who is ill at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. C.B. Dowd, Corvallis. Two weeks ago, she had received word that he was missing in action, the final word being communicated to the government by the Red Cross upon receipt of information from the Italian government.
    He was born at Brady on August 19, 1917, and graduated from high school there. In November 1940, he enlisted in the army at Missoula and was sent to Fort George Wright, Washington. He received training at the weather bureau at Geiger Field, Spokane, and McChord Field, Tacoma, entering the army air force as a cadet in February 1942.He was sent to the north African area February 1, 1943.
    Survivors include his widow and daughter, Gloria Day, born July 20 in a Missoula hospital; parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Garner, Brady; three sisters and five brothers, two of whom are in the armed forces.
Abstract from: Ravalli Republican, August 12, 1943

MRS. JOSEPH GARRARD
Mrs. Joseph Garrard Dead.
    Mrs. Joseph Garrard, who lives about four and a half miles west of Victor, passed away Tuesday morning, death resulting from fever. She leaves her husband and a little five year old daughter. Funeral services were held yesterday morning at 10 o’clock at the Presbyterian church. Rev. L. Thompson officiating. Interment was made in the Victor Cemetery.
Ravalli Republican, Friday, May 19, 1916


SADIE A. & ROBERT B. GEERY
DOUBLE FUNERAL RITES HELD FOR ROBERT GEERY'S.
    Double funeral services were held Monday for Mr. and Mrs. Robert Geery, Victor, at the Dowling Funeral Home by the Rev. William Stearns.
Mr. Geery, 85, died last tuesday in a Stevensville rest home, while Mrs. Geery, 74, succumbed Friday at her home. Interment was in Corvallis Cemetery.
Ravalli Republican, January 11, 1954

JOHN EDWARD GIBBONS
July 14, 1876 - October 29, 1967
ED GIBBONS, LONGTIME VALLEY RESIDENT, PASSES AWAY SUNDAY.
    Funeral rites will be held Wednesday for John Edward (Ed) Gibbons of Corvallis, long-time valley resident who died Sunday night at Daly Hospital after a brief illness. Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Dowling Chapel, Rev. Monroe Wilcox will officiate and burial will be in Corvallis Cemetery.
    Gibbons was born July 14, 1876 in Monroe County, Missouri. He came to the valley in 1879 with his late parents, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Gibbons, early day settlers in the Stevensville area. The family moved to the Corvallis area later and Gibbons had made his home near Corvallis since.
    He was a longtime employee of the Ravalli County road department and served as road supervisor until his retirement about 1950. He was married to Louise Johnson in 1898 and she died a number of years ago (April 1949). He was married to Hazel Boyer, June 16, 1952, and she survives.
    Gibbons was the longest member of the Corvallis Methodist Church at the time of his death, having joined the church in 1898. He also was an ardent outdoors man and sports enthusiast.
    Survivors are the widow in Corvallis; daughter-in-law, Mrs. Gerald Gibbons of Corvallis, and several nieces and nephews. A son, Gerald, died in an auto accident in California in 1959.
Abstract from: Ravalli Republic, October 30, 1967

LEROY CLIFFORD GIBBONS
November 23, 1879 - May 17, 1939
LeRoy C. Gibbons Served United States During World War; in Bitter Root Two Years
    LeRoy Clifford Gibbons, sailor veteran of the World War, died at the Daly Hospital at 1 o'clock yesterday morning. He had been a patient there but a few days, coming here from Stevensville, where he had spent the past two years. Born at Ennis, Texas, November 23, 1879, Mr. Gibbons was in his 60th year. His only known relative is a brother, Joseph, who is in a veterans home at Los Angeles. The body is at the Dowling Funeral Home. Mr. Gibbons was given honorable discharge from the United States Navy in May 1922.
Ravalli Republican, May 18, 1939                    

LOUISE JOHNSON GIBBONS
May 29, 1878 - April 24, 1949
Louise Gibbons Pioneer Matron Of The Valley Taken By Death
    Funeral services were conducted at the Dowling Chapel in Hamilton Tuesday afternoon in tribute to Louise Gibbons, who passed away Sunday, April 24, 1949 at Daly Hospital. Rev. Roger Robinson officiated at the rites after which interment was made at Corvallis Cemetery. Graveside ritual was by the Corvallis Chapter of the Order of Eastern Star. The pallbearers were R.R. Smithey, Howard Boyar, Anfin Anfinson, Edwin Bay, Dudley Bowden, and Al Vaughn.
    Louise Johnson was born May 29, 1878 at Bozeman, Montana, a daughter of the late Naaman and Emma Johnson. The family came to the Bitter Root Valley in 1883. She married July 18, 1897 to J.E. Gibbons and they continued to make their home in Corvallis where they celebrated their golden wedding anniversary July 18, 1947, with numerous friends and relatives gathering to honor the couple.
    Mrs. Gibbons is survived by her husband and their son, Gerald, who is also a resident of Corvallis. Other family survivors are the following four sisters and four brothers: Mrs. Lydia Curran, Mrs. Bessie Wonnacott, and Wendell Johnson, all of Butte; Mrs. Annie Daly, California; Mrs. Agnes Myers, Missoula; Tom, Ed, and Sydney, all of Corvallis.
The Western News, Thursday, April 28, 1949, page 1

ZARELDA CARTER GILMORE
July 31, 1855 - April 27, 1939
PIONEER IS GONE
Mrs. W.P. Gilmore Came to Montana in 1876
Last Services Held Monday Afternoon at Dowling Chapel for 84-Year Old Hamilton Lady.
    The death of Mrs. W.P. Gilmore at her home here last Thursday afternoon marked the end of the trail for another of Montana's covered wagon pioneers. She had called the Bitter Root Valley home since 1900, but her first coming to the state dated back to 1876 when she and her late husband, Willis P. Gilmore, came to the Gallatin Valley and settled near Bozeman for a venture in Montana farming.
    Funeral services took place Monday afternoon, Rev. Earl Saladen conducting the rites at the Dowling Chapel. Interment was in the family plot of Riverview Cemetery. Four grandsons, Gilmore VanDeusen, Fred Shawver, George and Presley Lay, with the friends, Henry Grant and G.G. Nichols, served as pallbearers.
    The Gilmore pioneers farmed in the Gallatin until 1890 and dairying with their principal occupation. The cows ranged over the west Gallatin hills and Mrs. Gilmore would mount her pony when the summer evenings came, bringing the herd home for the milking time.
    The members of Mrs. Gilmore's family are her daughters, Mrs. Otis Shawver of Como, Mrs. George Lay, and Mrs. Van Deusen of Hamilton; the sons. H.V. Gilmore here, James of Pendleton, Oregon, and Dr. George I. Gilmore of Kennett, Missouri; the four grandsons here and a granddaughter, Mrs. Tish Harding at Como, and a brother, George Carter of Bozeman. W.A. Walters of Hamilton is the nephew whom the Gilmores adopted and reared as their son. All of the immediate family, except the son in Missouri, were here for the last rites.
Abstract from: Ravalli Republican, May 4, 1939

CARL BOYD "BO" GOLDEN
May 29, 1944 - April 16, 1985
    Carl Boyd "Bo" Golden, Jr., 40, died Tuesday afternoon as a result of an accident at the East Fork Products Sawmill in Sula. He was born May 29, 1944 in Plain View, Texas, the son of Carl and Dorothy Heflin Golden, Sr. He attended schools in Texas and Colorado and was a ten-year veteran of the United States Navy, serving two tours of duty in Vietnam.
    He is survived by his wife, Rita, and children, David and Shiela, at the Rocky Knob. He is also survived by two daughters, Connie and Annette, and two granddaughters in Texas, and an adopted son, Leroy. Other survivors include his mother, Dorothy, a sister, Betty, and five brothers, Sam, Bill, Bob, Tom and John.
    Memorial services will be held Friday at 3 p.m. at the Rocky Knob Lodge, south of Darby. The family invites all friends to a reception to be held immediately following the memorial services at the Rocky Knob Lodge. The family requests that memorials be given in his name to a scholarship fund at the Darby High School.
Ravalli Republican, April 18, 1985

EARL GEORGE GOODBOE
December 28, 1899 - October 22, 1980
Earl George Goodboe, 80,  died Wednesday at a Missoula hospital. Mr. Goodboe was born December 28, 1899 in Terrabone, Minn., to Eli and Cecelia Goodboe. As a child, he moved to Oregon a with his mother, returned to McIntosh, Minn. when he was 9 years old. When he was 15 he began logging in northern Minnesota then moved to Stevensville at age 23 and worked for the Whaley Logging company.
    Mr. Goodboe married Grace Dawson in Missoula on December 1, 1923. He retired from logging in 1968, after 46 years in the industry. He began working for the Missoula Park Department in 1969, and worked there until illness forced his retirement last May.
    Mr. Goodboe was a member of the Presbyterian Church.
    Survivors include his wife, Grace, Missoula; two daughters, CeCelia Goodrich, East Shore, Flathead Lake, and Colleen Treece, Alpena, Mich; a sister, Laura Mills, Stockton, Calif; two half-sisters, Florence Folk and Lillian Radtke, both of Minneapolis, Minn; two half-brothers, Boyd Goodboe and Clarence Goodboe, both of Minnesota; and five grandchildren, seven great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
    A funeral service will be held Friday at 11:30 am at Squire Simmons & Carr Rose Chapel with the Rev. Kent Kinney officiating. Burial will follow at Sunset Memorial Gardens. Pallbearers will be Leigh Goodrich Sr, Leigh goodrich Jr, Kim Hunter, Leslie Chase, Lane Basso, and Albert Unger.
Abstract from the Ravalli Republic, Friday, October 24, 1980

DORUS E. GREENUP
Old Time Rancher Dies
Dorus E. Greenup, father of Twelve Sons and Daughters, Buried in Riverview Cemetery Monday
    Dorus E. Greenup, 73, died at his home in the Sawtooth section west of Hamilton at 3 o'clock Sunday morning following an extended illness. He had resided in the community 45 years, following the farming industry. Mr. Greenup was a native of Lincoln, Nebraska, and in later years he went to Oklahoma. He was married to Ida May Stanley at Cherokee City on March 2, 1890, and she survives with their sons, Fred of Anaconda, Price of Missoula, Leonard of Grantsdale, Elmer, Richard, Stanley, James, and Lloyd of Hamilton, and the daughters, Mrs. Lee Shook of Darby, Mrs. Grace Marks, Mrs. Robert King, and Mrs. Harry Fahnlander of Missoula.
    Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at the Wright Chapel by Rev. C.J. Irwin and interment was made in Riverview Cemetery. Pallbearers were J.A. Hersman, W.E. Chapin, Miles Romney, Jr, Elmer Blood, Lawrence McNeal, and Walter Deemer.
Ravalli Republican, May 4, 1939

ELMER LEE GREENUP
February 19, 1892 - December 31, 1963
ELMER GREENUP IS TAKEN BY DEATH IN CALIFORNIA, TO HAVE FUNERAL HERE.
    Elmer Greenup passed away last night in the Apple Valley Hospital near Victorville, California, where he had been a patient since Christmas day where he had entered because of a violent illness which suddenly overtook him. This was followed by two strokes on December 26. Funeral services will he held at the Dowling chapel at 2 o'clock Monday with burial following at Lone Pine cemetery, Darby.
    Elmer Lee Greenup was born at Waterville, Minnesota February 19,1892, son of Mr. and Mrs. D.E. Greenup. Mr. Greenup is survived by his widow, Marie, and by two daughters by a previous marriage. They are: Mrs. S.A. (Doris) Buchanan of Ora Grande and Mrs. Howard (Dorothy) Pearce of Hamilton. Other survivors are the following brothers and sisters: Stanley, Lloyd, Mrs. Zella Shook, and Mrs. Ida Brown, all of Hamilton; Mrs. Grace Thurston and Richard of Missoula; Fred of Anaconda, and James (Bud) of Libby. There are also surviving a grandson and a granddaughter and six great granddaughters. Two step-sons are William Day of Philipsburg and Howard Day of Dillon.
Abstract from: The Western News, January 1, 1964

GLEN LEROY GREENUP
March 7, 1925 - April 8, 1946
Young Ex-Sailor Takes Own Life
    Carrying out a threat to kill himself, Glen LeRoy Greenup, 21, ended his life with a Spanish-make automatic in the alley in back of the Peterson apartments about 3 o’clock this morning. Sheriff-Coroner, F.O. Burrell, who investigated, said that Mrs. Greenup advised him that when her husband left with the gun that she went to the apartment of her brother and while awakening him the shot was heard. Death was instantaneous, the bullet going clear through the left side of the body from front to back.
    He was born March 7, 1925 at Darby and was attending Darby high school when he entered the service September 11, 1943. He was discharged last February 14 with the rank of seaman 1/c. He had been working at the Clover Club, ending his employment there Saturday night.
    Besides his widow, Irene, there is a one-year-old daughter, Diane Irene at home; parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Greenup, Darby; sisters, Judy, Jeanette and lenore, at home; brothers, Rolly, at home, and Hugh Greenup, Great Falls.
    The body is at the Dowling Funeral Home.
Ravalli Republican, Monday, April 8, 1946

Glen LeRoy Greenup Rites Set For Thursday
Funeral services for Glen LeRoy Greenup, 21, will be held in the Dowling Chapel at 2 o'clock Thursday afternoon. The Rev. Earl R. Saladen will officiate and interment will be in Lone Pine Cemetery, Darby.
Ravalli Republican, Tuesday, April 9, 1946


RICHARD (DICK) OLIVER GREENUP
July 7, 1906 - June 29, 1976
Dick Greenup Taken By Death June 29
    Services at graveside in Catholic cemetery in Missoula honored Dick Greenup, 70, Hamilton native, who died in Missoula June 29 following a lengthy illness. Richard Oliver Greenup's parents were Doris and Ida Hay Stanley Greenup. He was born July 7, 1906 , the family home was west of Hamilton. Dick attended Hamilton schools. He is survived by brothers Stanley and Lloyd, Hamilton; James of Grantsdale; sisters, Ida Brown of Hamilton; Grace Thurston with whom he made his home. He was a bookkeeper until ill health overtook him.
The Western News, July 21, 1976

JOHN WALKER GREER
January 23, 1907 - September 6, 1972
J.W. Greer, 65, Hamilton, Taken By Death This Morning
    Memorial services will be held at the Dowling chapel at 8 p.m. Thursday to honor John W. Greer, 65, of Hamilton who died at 9:45 a.m. today at Daly hospital. He had been in poor health. Interment will be in Shattuck, Oklahoma cemetery where services will be held Saturday.
    John Walker Greer was born January 23, 1907 at Marion, Kansas, son of Judge and Mrs. John B. Greer. He was graduated from high school at Marion, attended Washburn University in Topeka, Kansas, received his bachelors degree from George Washington U, Washington, D.C., did graduate work at the Harvard School of Business Administration to receive his MBA in 1931. He married Mildred Fuller November 5, 1942 in Perryton, Texas and they lived there in Shattuck where he owned and operated creameries. They came to Hamilton in 1967 and have operated the Ravalli County Creamery since.
    He is survived by his widow, daughters Sue Greer and Debbie Harmon of Hamilton; sisters, Mrs. F.G. Welch, Emporia, Kansas; Miss Edith Greer, Wichita, Kansas. Mr. Greer was preceded in death by a son, John Jr in 1967.
Abstract from The Western News, Wednesday, September 6, 1972, page 1

MILDRED FULLER GREER
February 5, 1918 - December 19, 2002
HAMILTON - Mildred F. Greer, 84, of Hamilton, passed away Thursday, Dec. 19, 2002, in Hamilton at the MDM-Hospice Center following complications of a stroke.
    Mildred was born on Feb. 5, 1918, in Perryton, Texas, daughter of Henry and Bertha Frayler Fuller. On Nov. 5, 1942, she married John W. Greer in Wichita Falls, Texas. They made their home in Shuttuck, Okla., where they owned and operated the Shuttuck Creamery. In 1967, they purchased the Ravalli Creamery from John Howe and moved to Hamilton. Mildred and John were partners in their creamery business and following the death of her husband in 1972, Mildred took over operating the creamery. In 1977, she sold the creamery. Mildred then attained her real estate license and pursued her second career for several years.
    Surviving include her daughter, Debbie Harmon of Hamilton; grandchildren Lori, Lisa, Cory, Kyle and his wife Tanya Harmon, all of Phoenix; great-grandchildren Shauntae, Ashley and Austin; and her brother, Ken Fuller of Granbury, Texas. Besides her parents and husband she was also preceded in death by her son, John Jr.; daughter Sue; one sister; and two brothers.
    Services for Mildred will be held at 3 p.m. Monday at the Daly-Leach Chapel in Hamilton. Interment will follow at the Riverview Cemetery in Hamilton.
Abstract from Ravalli Republic, Monday December 23, 2002

SUE GREER
March 20, 1947 - April 22, 2001
HAMILTON - Sue Greer, 54, of Hamilton, passed away peacefully at her home on April 22, 2001 from heart failure.
    Sue was born on March 20, 1947, in Shattuck, OK, graduated from Southwest State University in Weatherford, OK. She had extensive education in finance, business and income tax preparation and achieved her Economic Analysis (E.A.) designation. She owned and operated the Hamilton H&R Block Office since 1972.
    Survivors include her mother Mildred Greer; sister Debbie Harmon; nieces Lisa and Lori Harmon; and nephews Kyle and Cory Harmon; two great-nieces and one great-nephew. Sue was preceded in death by her brother John Jr. in 1967 and her father John in 1972.
    A service to celebrate her life will be held Friday, April 27, at 11 a.m. at the Daly-Leach Chapel. Interment will follow at the Riverview Cemetery in Hamilton.
Abstract from Ravalli Republic, April 25, 2001, page 3


MILDRED GREGG
February 2, 1893 - August 26, 1978
Mildred Gregg dies at Hamilton Home
    Mildred Wilson Gregg, 85, died Saturday in her home in Hamilton. She was born February 2, 1893 in River Falls, Wisconsin, and moved to the Bitter Root valley with her parents in 1908. In 1920, she married Richard Carlson, and they separated later. In 1938 she married Henry Gregg. Mr. Gregg died in 1949.
    Survivors include a son, Gordon Carlson, and daughter, Marian Miller, both of Hamilton; two step-sons, Eldon Gregg, Kent, Washington; and Orlin Gregg, Creston, B.C.; a sister, Lorna Dotson, Darby; four grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
    Funeral services are scheduled for Tuesday at 2 p.m. in the Dowling Funeral Home in Hamilton with the Rev. W.A. Dessain and the Rev. Richard Knap officiating. Burial will be in the Riverview Cemetery.
Abstract from: Ravalli Republic, Monday, August 28, 1978


MATILDA A. GROSS
January 21, 1915 - April 14, 1975
Mrs. Joe W. Gross, 60, Corvallis, Died At Home Monday Morning
    Funeral services will be held on Thursday at 2 p.m. at the Whitesitt Chapel in Stevensville for Mrs. Joe W. Gross, 60, who died at her home on the Eatside highway north of Corvallis and south of the Victor Crossing Monday. Interment will be in Victor Cemetery.
    Matilda A. Gross was a native of Clayton, NM, born January 21, 1915. She received her education inColorado and married Mr. Gross November 21, 1937 in Phoenix, Arizona. They spent a short time there. He followed the occupation of steeplejack and house painter. They moved to the valley in 1945, left for several years but returned in 1964.
Surviving beside her husband is a son, Gerald, Denver; daughters, Josephine Hopfer, Libby; Betty Lee Wilsono, Nucla, Colorado; sisters, Carrie West, Missouri; Bertha Heaton, Dove Creek, Colorado; five grandchildren.
Pastor R.E. Kiessling will officiate and pallbearers will be James Olson, Thomas Thompson, Jack Kester,Joe Gonzales, Howard, Williams, and Robert White.
The Western News, April 16, 1975

NICHOLAS W. GRENFELL
October 8, 1910 - March 30, 1980
    Nicholas W. Grenfell, 69, passed away Sunday morning at his home in Darby following a lengthy illness. He was born October 8, 1910 in Spokane. He was raised and educated in the Stevensville area, graduating from Stevensville High School May 29, 1929. On July 3, 1936, he married Georgia Taylor in Missoula.
    He spent most of his life working in the woods and was an avid outdoors man At the time of his retirement, he worked for Wales Wood, retiring in 1974 because of ill health.
    He is survived by his wife, who lives at the family home in Darby; one son, Donald, of Hamilton; and one daughter, Patricia Buckhouse, of Missoula; his mother, Constance Grenfell of Stevensville; six brothers, Arthur of Darby, Frank of Stevensville, Robert of Hot Springs, Howard of Missoula, Raymond of Stevensville and Allen of Cardwell, MT; ten grandchildren and two great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his father.
    Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the Dowling Chapel, with Father James Burns officiating. Interment will follow at the lone Pine Cemetery in Darby. The family suggests memorials to the American Heart Association or the contributor’s choice. Friends may call at the Dowling Chapel Tuesday evening from 7 p.m. until 9 p.m.
Ravalli Republic, March 31, 1980

GENEVA MARY GUENZLER
January 9, 1904 - March 18, 1983
    Geneva May Guenzler, 79, of Hamilton, died Friday of natural causes at a Missoula hospital. Funeral services are pending at Shrider’s Mortuary in Ronan.
Ravalli Republic, March 21, 1983