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.
Mcclintic, died at her home in Darby yesterday. Rev. F.N. Cockcroft
city conducted the funeral service which was held at Darby this
Ravalli Republican, Friday, April 19, 1907, page 1
Mrs. Elizabeth Galloway died last Thursday at her
near Darby. The funeral was held from the Episcopal church at Darby
largely attended. The casket was buried in a mass of beautiful
Crockcroft conducted the service. Mrs. Galloway was 83 years of age
native of the state of New York. she came to Montana in 1886. She is
by three children, M.D. Galloway and Mrs. Grace McClintic of Darby
W.H. Dickerson of Chicago.
The Western News, April 24, 1907, page 1
LIEUTENANT ELDON R. GARNER
PILOT HUSBAND OF CORVALLIS WOMAN KILLED IN ACTION.
August 19, 1917 - July 5, 1943
Definite word that her husband, Lieutenant Eldon
25, had been killed in action over Sicily on July 5 was received by
Bernita Barner, who is ill at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs.
Dowd, Corvallis. Two weeks ago, she had received word that he was
in action, the final word being communicated to the government by
Cross upon receipt of information from the Italian government.
He was born at Brady on August 19, 1917, and
from high school there. In November 1940, he enlisted in the army at
and was sent to Fort George Wright, Washington. He received training
weather bureau at Geiger Field, Spokane, and McChord Field, Tacoma,
the army air force as a cadet in February 1942.He was sent to the
area February 1, 1943.
Survivors include his widow and daughter, Gloria
born July 20 in a Missoula hospital; parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles
Brady; three sisters and five brothers, two of whom are in the armed
Abstract from: Ravalli Republican, August 12, 1943
MRS. JOSEPH GARRARD
Mrs. Joseph Garrard Dead.
Mrs. Joseph Garrard, who lives about four and a
west of Victor, passed away Tuesday morning, death resulting from
leaves her husband and a little five year old daughter. Funeral
held yesterday morning at 10 o’clock at the Presbyterian church.
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.
Robert Geery, Victor, at the Dowling Funeral Home by the Rev.
Mr. Geery, 85, died last tuesday in a Stevensville rest home, while
Geery, 74, succumbed Friday at her home. Interment was in Corvallis
Ravalli Republican, January 11, 1954
JOHN EDWARD GIBBONS
ED GIBBONS, LONGTIME VALLEY RESIDENT, PASSES AWAY SUNDAY.
July 14, 1876 - October 29, 1967
Funeral rites will be held Wednesday for John
Gibbons of Corvallis, long-time valley resident who died Sunday
Daly Hospital after a brief illness. Services will be at 2 p.m.
at the Dowling Chapel, Rev. Monroe Wilcox will officiate and burial
be in Corvallis Cemetery.
Gibbons was born July 14, 1876 in Monroe County,
He came to the valley in 1879 with his late parents, Mr. and Mrs.
Gibbons, early day settlers in the Stevensville area. The family
the Corvallis area later and Gibbons had made his home near
He was a longtime employee of the Ravalli County
department and served as road supervisor until his retirement about
He was married to Louise Johnson in 1898 and she died a number of
(April 1949). He was married to Hazel Boyer, June 16, 1952, and she
Gibbons was the longest member of the Corvallis
Church at the time of his death, having joined the church in 1898.
was an ardent outdoors man and sports enthusiast.
Survivors are the widow in Corvallis;
Mrs. Gerald Gibbons of Corvallis, and several nieces and nephews. A
Gerald, died in an auto accident in California in 1959.
Abstract from: Ravalli Republic, October 30, 1967
LEROY CLIFFORD GIBBONS
LeRoy C. Gibbons Served United States During World War; in Bitter
November 23, 1879 - May 17, 1939
LeRoy Clifford Gibbons, sailor veteran of the
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
past two years. Born at Ennis, Texas, November 23, 1879, Mr. Gibbons
in his 60th year. His only known relative is a brother, Joseph, who
a veterans home at Los Angeles. The body is at the Dowling Funeral
Mr. Gibbons was given honorable discharge from the United States
Ravalli Republican, May 18,
LOUISE JOHNSON GIBBONS
Louise Gibbons Pioneer Matron Of The Valley Taken By Death
May 29, 1878 - April 24, 1949
Funeral services were conducted at the Dowling
in Hamilton Tuesday afternoon in tribute to Louise Gibbons, who
Sunday, April 24, 1949 at Daly Hospital. Rev. Roger Robinson
the rites after which interment was made at Corvallis Cemetery.
ritual was by the Corvallis Chapter of the Order of Eastern Star.
were R.R. Smithey, Howard Boyar, Anfin Anfinson, Edwin Bay, Dudley
and Al Vaughn.
Louise Johnson was born May 29, 1878 at Bozeman,
a daughter of the late Naaman and Emma Johnson. The family came to
Root Valley in 1883. She married July 18, 1897 to J.E. Gibbons and
to make their home in Corvallis where they celebrated their golden
anniversary July 18, 1947, with numerous friends and relatives
to honor the couple.
Mrs. Gibbons is survived by her husband and their
Gerald, who is also a resident of Corvallis. Other family survivors
following four sisters and four brothers: Mrs. Lydia Curran, Mrs.
Wonnacott, and Wendell Johnson, all of Butte; Mrs. Annie Daly,
Mrs. Agnes Myers, Missoula; Tom, Ed, and Sydney, all of Corvallis.
The Western News, Thursday, April 28, 1949, page 1
ZARELDA CARTER GILMORE
PIONEER IS GONE
July 31, 1855 - April 27, 1939
Mrs. W.P. Gilmore Came to Montana in 1876
Last Services Held Monday Afternoon at Dowling Chapel for 84-Year
The death of Mrs. W.P. Gilmore at her home here
afternoon marked the end of the trail for another of Montana's
pioneers. She had called the Bitter Root Valley home since 1900, but
first coming to the state dated back to 1876 when she and her late
Willis P. Gilmore, came to the Gallatin Valley and settled near
a venture in Montana farming.
Funeral services took place Monday afternoon,
Saladen conducting the rites at the Dowling Chapel. Interment was in
family plot of Riverview Cemetery. Four grandsons, Gilmore
Shawver, George and Presley Lay, with the friends, Henry Grant and
served as pallbearers.
The Gilmore pioneers farmed in the Gallatin until
and dairying with their principal occupation. The cows ranged over
Gallatin hills and Mrs. Gilmore would mount her pony when the summer
came, bringing the herd home for the milking time.
The members of Mrs. Gilmore's family are her
Mrs. Otis Shawver of Como, Mrs. George Lay, and Mrs. Van Deusen of
the sons. H.V. Gilmore here, James of Pendleton, Oregon, and Dr.
Gilmore of Kennett, Missouri; the four grandsons here and a
Mrs. Tish Harding at Como, and a brother, George Carter of Bozeman.
Walters of Hamilton is the nephew whom the Gilmores adopted and
their son. All of the immediate family, except the son in Missouri,
here for the last rites.
Abstract from: Ravalli Republican, May 4, 1939
CARL BOYD "BO" GOLDEN
Carl Boyd "Bo" Golden, Jr., 40, died Tuesday
as a result of an accident at the East Fork Products Sawmill in
was born May 29, 1944 in Plain View, Texas, the son of Carl and
Golden, Sr. He attended schools in Texas and Colorado and was a
veteran of the United States Navy, serving two tours of duty in
May 29, 1944 - April 16, 1985
He is survived by his wife, Rita, and children,
and Shiela, at the Rocky Knob. He is also survived by two daughters,
and Annette, and two granddaughters in Texas, and an adopted son,
Other survivors include his mother, Dorothy, a sister, Betty, and
Sam, Bill, Bob, Tom and John.
Memorial services will be held Friday at 3 p.m.
Rocky Knob Lodge, south of Darby. The family invites all friends to
to be held immediately following the memorial services at the Rocky
Lodge. The family requests that memorials be given in his name to a
fund at the Darby High School.
Ravalli Republican, April 18, 1985
EARL GEORGE GOODBOE
Earl George Goodboe, 80, died Wednesday at a Missoula
Goodboe was born December 28, 1899 in Terrabone, Minn., to Eli and
Goodboe. As a child, he moved to Oregon a with his mother, returned
Minn. when he was 9 years old. When he was 15 he began logging in
Minnesota then moved to Stevensville at age 23 and worked for the
December 28, 1899 - October 22, 1980
Mr. Goodboe married Grace Dawson in Missoula on
1, 1923. He retired from logging in 1968, after 46 years in the
He began working for the Missoula Park Department in 1969, and
until illness forced his retirement last May.
Mr. Goodboe was a member of the Presbyterian
Survivors include his wife, Grace, Missoula; two
CeCelia Goodrich, East Shore, Flathead Lake, and Colleen Treece,
Mich; a sister, Laura Mills, Stockton, Calif; two half-sisters,
Folk and Lillian Radtke, both of Minneapolis, Minn; two
Goodboe and Clarence Goodboe, both of Minnesota; and five
seven great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
A funeral service will be held Friday at 11:30 am
Simmons & Carr Rose Chapel with the Rev. Kent Kinney
will follow at Sunset Memorial Gardens. Pallbearers will be Leigh
Sr, Leigh goodrich Jr, Kim Hunter, Leslie Chase, Lane Basso, and
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
Dorus E. Greenup, 73, died at his home in the
section west of Hamilton at 3 o'clock Sunday morning following an
illness. He had resided in the community 45 years, following the
industry. Mr. Greenup was a native of Lincoln, Nebraska, and in
he went to Oklahoma. He was married to Ida May Stanley at Cherokee
March 2, 1890, and she survives with their sons, Fred of Anaconda,
of Missoula, Leonard of Grantsdale, Elmer, Richard, Stanley, James,
of Hamilton, and the daughters, Mrs. Lee Shook of Darby, Mrs. Grace
Mrs. Robert King, and Mrs. Harry Fahnlander of Missoula.
Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at
Chapel by Rev. C.J. Irwin and interment was made in Riverview
were J.A. Hersman, W.E. Chapin, Miles Romney, Jr, Elmer Blood,
and Walter Deemer.
Ravalli Republican, May 4, 1939
ELMER LEE GREENUP
ELMER GREENUP IS TAKEN BY DEATH IN CALIFORNIA, TO HAVE FUNERAL HERE.
February 19, 1892 - December 31, 1963
Elmer Greenup passed away last night in the Apple
Hospital near Victorville, California, where he had been a patient
Christmas day where he had entered because of a violent illness
overtook him. This was followed by two strokes on December 26.
will he held at the Dowling chapel at 2 o'clock Monday with burial
at Lone Pine cemetery, Darby.
Elmer Lee Greenup was born at Waterville,
19,1892, son of Mr. and Mrs. D.E. Greenup. Mr. Greenup is survived
widow, Marie, and by two daughters by a previous marriage. They are:
S.A. (Doris) Buchanan of Ora Grande and Mrs. Howard (Dorothy) Pearce
Other survivors are the following brothers and sisters: Stanley,
Zella Shook, and Mrs. Ida Brown, all of Hamilton; Mrs. Grace
Richard of Missoula; Fred of Anaconda, and James (Bud) of Libby.
also surviving a grandson and a granddaughter and six great
Two step-sons are William Day of Philipsburg and Howard Day of
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
21, ended his life with a Spanish-make automatic in the alley in
the Peterson apartments about 3 o’clock this morning.
Burrell, who investigated, said that Mrs. Greenup advised him that
husband left with the gun that she went to the apartment of her
while awakening him the shot was heard. Death was instantaneous, the
going clear through the left side of the body from front to back.
He was born March 7, 1925 at Darby and was
high school when he entered the service September 11, 1943. He was
last February 14 with the rank of seaman 1/c. He had been working at
Clover Club, ending his employment there Saturday night.
Besides his widow, Irene, there is a one-year-old
Diane Irene at home; parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Greenup, Darby;
Judy, Jeanette and lenore, at home; brothers, Rolly, at home, and
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
Chapel at 2 o'clock Thursday afternoon. The Rev. Earl R. Saladen
and interment will be in Lone Pine Cemetery, Darby.
Ravalli Republican, Tuesday, April 9, 1946
RICHARD (DICK) OLIVER GREENUP
Dick Greenup Taken By Death June 29
July 7, 1906 - June 29, 1976
Services at graveside in Catholic cemetery in
honored Dick Greenup, 70, Hamilton native, who died in Missoula June
a lengthy illness. Richard Oliver Greenup's parents were Doris and
Stanley Greenup. He was born July 7, 1906 , the family home was west
Dick attended Hamilton schools. He is survived by brothers Stanley
Hamilton; James of Grantsdale; sisters, Ida Brown of Hamilton; Grace
with whom he made his home. He was a bookkeeper until ill health
The Western News, July 21, 1976
JOHN WALKER GREER
J.W. Greer, 65, Hamilton, Taken By Death This Morning
January 23, 1907 - September 6, 1972
Memorial services will be held at the Dowling
8 p.m. Thursday to honor John W. Greer, 65, of Hamilton who died at
a.m. today at Daly hospital. He had been in poor health. Interment
in Shattuck, Oklahoma cemetery where services will be held Saturday.
John Walker Greer was born January 23, 1907 at
Kansas, son of Judge and Mrs. John B. Greer. He was graduated from
at Marion, attended Washburn University in Topeka, Kansas, received
degree from George Washington U, Washington, D.C., did graduate work
Harvard School of Business Administration to receive his MBA in
married Mildred Fuller November 5, 1942 in Perryton, Texas and they
there in Shattuck where he owned and operated creameries. They came
in 1967 and have operated the Ravalli County Creamery since.
He is survived by his widow, daughters Sue Greer
Harmon of Hamilton; sisters, Mrs. F.G. Welch, Emporia, Kansas; Miss
Greer, Wichita, Kansas. Mr. Greer was preceded in death by a son,
Abstract from The Western News, Wednesday, September 6, 1972, page 1
MILDRED FULLER GREER
HAMILTON - Mildred F. Greer, 84, of Hamilton, passed away Thursday,
19, 2002, in Hamilton at the MDM-Hospice Center following
February 5, 1918 - December 19, 2002
Mildred was born on Feb. 5, 1918, in Perryton,
daughter of Henry and Bertha Frayler Fuller. On Nov. 5, 1942, she
John W. Greer in Wichita Falls, Texas. They made their home in
Okla., where they owned and operated the Shuttuck Creamery. In 1967,
purchased the Ravalli Creamery from John Howe and moved to Hamilton.
and John were partners in their creamery business and following the
of her husband in 1972, Mildred took over operating the creamery. In
she sold the creamery. Mildred then attained her real estate license
pursued her second career for several years.
Surviving include her daughter, Debbie Harmon of
grandchildren Lori, Lisa, Cory, Kyle and his wife Tanya Harmon, all
great-grandchildren Shauntae, Ashley and Austin; and her brother,
of Granbury, Texas. Besides her parents and husband she was also
in death by her son, John Jr.; daughter Sue; one sister; and two
Services for Mildred will be held at 3 p.m.
the Daly-Leach Chapel in Hamilton. Interment will follow at the
Cemetery in Hamilton.
Abstract from Ravalli Republic, Monday December 23, 2002
HAMILTON - Sue Greer, 54, of Hamilton, passed away peacefully at her
on April 22, 2001 from heart failure.
March 20, 1947 - April 22, 2001
Sue was born on March 20, 1947, in Shattuck, OK,
from Southwest State University in Weatherford, OK. She had
in finance, business and income tax preparation and achieved her
Analysis (E.A.) designation. She owned and operated the Hamilton
Block Office since 1972.
Survivors include her mother Mildred Greer;
Harmon; nieces Lisa and Lori Harmon; and nephews Kyle and Cory
great-nieces and one great-nephew. Sue was preceded in death by her
John Jr. in 1967 and her father John in 1972.
A service to celebrate her life will be held
27, at 11 a.m. at the Daly-Leach Chapel. Interment will follow at
Cemetery in Hamilton.
Abstract from Ravalli Republic, April 25, 2001, page 3
Mildred Gregg dies at Hamilton Home
February 2, 1893 - August 26, 1978
Mildred Wilson Gregg, 85, died Saturday in her
Hamilton. She was born February 2, 1893 in River Falls, Wisconsin,
to the Bitter Root valley with her parents in 1908. In 1920, she
Richard Carlson, and they separated later. In 1938 she married Henry
Mr. Gregg died in 1949.
Survivors include a son, Gordon Carlson, and
Marian Miller, both of Hamilton; two step-sons, Eldon Gregg, Kent,
and Orlin Gregg, Creston, B.C.; a sister, Lorna Dotson, Darby; four
and nine great-grandchildren.
Funeral services are scheduled for Tuesday at 2
the Dowling Funeral Home in Hamilton with the Rev. W.A. Dessain and
Richard Knap officiating. Burial will be in the Riverview Cemetery.
Abstract from: Ravalli Republic, Monday, August 28, 1978
MATILDA A. GROSS
Mrs. Joe W. Gross, 60, Corvallis, Died At Home Monday Morning
January 21, 1915 - April 14, 1975
Funeral services will be held on Thursday at 2
the Whitesitt Chapel in Stevensville for Mrs. Joe W. Gross, 60, who
at her home on the Eatside highway north of Corvallis and south of
Crossing Monday. Interment will be in Victor Cemetery.
Matilda A. Gross was a native of Clayton, NM,
21, 1915. She received her education inColorado and married Mr.
21, 1937 in Phoenix, Arizona. They spent a short time there. He
the occupation of steeplejack and house painter. They moved to the
in 1945, left for several years but returned in 1964.
Surviving beside her husband is a son, Gerald, Denver; daughters,
Hopfer, Libby; Betty Lee Wilsono, Nucla, Colorado; sisters, Carrie
Missouri; Bertha Heaton, Dove Creek, Colorado; five grandchildren.
Pastor R.E. Kiessling will officiate and pallbearers will be James
Thomas Thompson, Jack Kester,Joe Gonzales, Howard, Williams, and
The Western News, April 16, 1975
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.
January 9, 1904 - March 18, 1983
Ravalli Republic, March 21, 1983