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
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,
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
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
Ravalli Republican, May 18,
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Young Ex-Sailor Takes Own Life
March 7, 1925 - April 8, 1946
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,
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
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
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
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
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
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
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;
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
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