Robert Vallance Is Suddenly Taken By Death in Missoula
February 1, 1891 - May 22, 1946
Funeral services will be held in Missoula at 1:30 tomorrow afternoon
Robert E. Vallance who died suddenly at his Missoula home yesterday
at nine o’clock. Death was due to a heart attack and came as a shock
close to him, as well as his many friends, who had not suspected
heart condition was so serious. The funeral services will be
Rev. N.R. Brunton and the body will be brought to Riverview Cemetery
of Hamilton for interment in the family plot.
Robert E. Vallance was born February 1, 1891 at
Kansas and came to the Bitter Root with his parents in 1908. He
the ACM mill at Hamilton and also engaged in farming until about 20
ago when he moved to Missoula to work for the Sentinel and Golden
later he worked in Helena and since the war returned ot Missoula. He
employed by the Missoula Mercantile at the time of his death.
Those who survive Mr. Vallance are his widow,
and the following children: Mrs. Florence Thomas of Hamilton; Mrs.
Clark of Missoula; Robert of Missoula. There are two grandchildren.
surviving are his father, John B. Vallance of Hamilton; three
Fred, and Kenneth, all of Hamilton; and three sisters: Mrs. Val
Missoula, Mrs. Claude Waugh of Spokane, and Mrs. W.J. Harris of
The pallbearers will be Herbert Guettler, Leland
John Wilson, Irl Abbey, Grover Moore, and John Hanger. Services in
will be held at the Marsh & Powell Chapel. It is planned that
service in Riverview Cemetery will be held at 3:30 p.m. tomorrow.
The Western News, May 23, 1946
I. VAN BLARICOM
Claire I. Van Blaricom, 75, of Hamilton, died
Saturday evening in Hamilton at the Valley View Estates Nursing
Home. She was born November 24, 1915 in Corvallis, the daughter of
Edmond and Zula Rickards Kimberly. She was raised in the valley and
graduated from Stevensville High School. On December 9, 1935, she
married Fred Van Blaricom in Hamilton.
November 24, 1915 - January 5, 1991
Survivors include her husband; two
granddaughters, Kimberly Hawkins of Echirolles, France, and Julie
Moose of Little Rock, Ark.; two nephews, Dwight Kimberly of
Milwaukee, Ore., and Perry Kimberly of Gaston, Ore. She was preceded
in death by two daughters, Dorothy Van Blaricom and Sandra Hawkins;
three brothers, Jay, Max, and Rex, one sister, Dorothy.
Cremation will take place in Hamilton at the
Daly-Leach Chapel and Crematory. The urn will be placed in the
Riverview Cemetery in Hamilton. A memorial service will be scheduled
at a later date. The family suggests memorials to the Valley View
Estates nursing staff.
Abstract from the Ravalli Republic, January 7, 1991
SARAH J. VANCAMP
Mrs. S.J. Vancamp Died Monday
Mrs. Sarah J. Vancamp, an old resident of the
in Stevensville Monday morning, May 10, aged 77 years. She leaves
Mrs. Mary Porch and Mrs. Jessie Joseph, residents of Stevensville
sons living in another state.
The funeral was conducted in the M.E. church
by Rev. J.W. Tait, and Rev. T.H. Martin. Rev. Tait is an old
of the family, being intimately associated with them for about
He officiated at the wedding of Mr. and Mrs. Vancamp, and later
across the state to conduct the funeral of Mrs. Vancamp, and Tuesday
fulfilled the wishes of Mrs. Vancamp by attending her funeral.
Rev. Tait said: "The life of our sister can
be covered by the words of the Apostle Paul, 'I have fought a good
I have kept the faith.' Her life has been one continual struggle.
been no easy place in it during my acquaintance with her. She has
to face conditions that would wreck the faith of many. But through
she has kept her life guided by the religious principles taught her
and finished her course with her faith aglow in her Heavenly Father.
a life as her has been, is worthy of a crown."
Rev. Martin paid a brief tribute by saying, "Her
and most beautiful characteristic was her simple trust in the Lord.
nothing and cared nothing for the new religious fancies, she was
to live and die a member of the old school of faith."
The church was appropriately decorated for the
by the members of the Ladies Aid Society, of which she was long a
member. The church extends to the bereaved family its sincere
Northwest Tribune, May 14, 1909
DR. LESTER ANDREW VAN ELLS
Early Tuesday morning, May 27, 1980, Dr. Lester
Van Ells, Sr, aged 81 years, died at his home in Hamilton. He was
30, 1898 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, the son of Henry M. and Alice Van
Dr. Van Ells graduated from Marquette University with a Doctor of
and practiced medicine in Wisconsin and Illinois. He was also a
as was his father in Milwaukee.
November 30, 1898 - May 27, 1980
After retiring in the early 60's, he moved to
Colorado, where he was an active member of the High Country Masonic
and did part-time work as a pharmacist. Dr. and Mrs. Van Ells moved
Bitter Root Valley in 1978.
Dr. Van Ells is survived by his wife Helen B. Van
of Hamilton, sons: Lester A. Van Ells, Jr, Fall River,
M. Van Ells of New Marvinsville, West Virginia; Robert Van Ells of
state; daughters: Mrs. William Heimke of Plymouth, Wisconsin; Mrs.
Mackowisk of California; Lynn Vann Ells of Madison, Wisconsin;
Ells of Plymouth, Wisconsin; daughter-in-law Mrs. Donald Van Ells of
City, MD; stepdaughter Mrs Ennis Stanley of Halifax, VA, and several
Cremation will be in Missoula. Mrs. Helen Van
hold a memorial afterward in memory of her husband, Dr. L.A. Van
Thursday, May 29 from 2-4 pm at her home, 165 Black Lane in
May 28, 1980
MARY EDITH WARD VANVLIET
Mrs. VanVliet Of Stevensville Died Here Today, Rites Friday
May 3, 1880 - October 27, 1965
Services will be Friday at two o'clock at the
Church in Hamilton for Mrs. Herbert VanVliet, 85, who died at Valley
Nursing Home today. Rev. D.L. Wadsworth will officiate. Burial will
Maplewood Cemetery at Stevensville, Whitesitt Funeral Home is in
Mary Edith Ward was born May 3, 1880 in Burr Oak,
daughter of John and Mary Ward. She married Herbert J. VanVliet
June 12, 1912 and came to Stevensville in 1924.
Surviving beside the widower is a niece in St.
Idaho and three nephews.
Abstract from The Western News, October 27, 1965
HERBERT J. VANVLIET
Rev. Van Vliet died yesterday
December 17, 1887 - December 14, 1978
The Rev. Herbert J. VanVliet, 90, 826 Pine St,
at a Missoula hospital following a long illness. He was born
1887 in Burr Oak, Iowa, and came to the Bitter Root Valley in 1905
family. He married Mary Ward in Iowa in 1912. Mr. VanVliet taught
for many yeas in Iowa then attended the seminary at Taylor
Indiana. In Montana, he served as pastor of Methodist churches in
western Montana communities, retiring in 1956.
After his wife's death, he married Margaret
Missoula in 1973. Survivors include his wife; two step sons, Charles
Arlee and Richard Langley, Great Falls; a sister, Mrs. Ralph
Hamilton; three nieces and nephews; and four step grandchildren.
Services will be Friday at 1 p.m. in the
Rose Chapel and burial will follow in the family plot in Maplewood
Abstract from the Ravalli Republic, Friday, December 15, 1978
Charles Veach died last Wednesday night about 11
after a lingering illness of consumption. He had been in poor health
about three years and death was not unexpected. The deceased was a
of Canada and came to Hamilton about eight years ago. Two years
married a daughter of W.H. Hayes. Besides a widow, he leaves one son
three years old. He is a brother-in-law of W.A. Hayes, the harness
and was a man about 34 years of age. The funeral was held at 2
Friday afternoon from the Hayes home on North Second Street.
The Western News, April 25, 1906
AMANDA VIRGINIA VERT
Sudden Death of Mrs. Vert. Died At Hotel Stevensville Here Last
After illness Since Sunday Night.
February 26, 1856 - May 25, 1911
Mrs. Amanda Virginia Vert of Victor, died in this
last evening about 5 o'clock, after an illness of only a few days
Mrs. Vert came to Stevensville Sunday to attend the Lowry services,
the evening services became suddenly ill and was removed to Hotel
A physician was called but it was soon found that her condition was
and, although it was feared she could not live long, her death came
shock and surprise to her relatives and friends last evening.
shortly before her death, she spoke of feeling better, and did not
that death was near, but when the death angel entered and removed
this life, she passed peacefully away, surrounded by her children
and a brother.
Mrs. Vert was born in Polk County, Iowa, February
1856 , and spent a good portion of her life there. She was married
east and came to Montana 16 years ago, in the spring of 1895. The
lived at Carlton for a time, after which they came to Stevensville,
went to Victor where they settled on a ranch, which has since been
home. Mr. Vert died about 9 years ago, and his body rests in the
where Mrs. Vert's remains will be laid to their final rest tomorrow.
time of her death, Mrs. Vert had reached the age of 53 years and 3
She is survived by eight children, six
four brothers, and one sister. The children are: Charles Vert, who
San Francisco; Ira Vert, Mrs. Bessie Flynn, Mrs. Olive Swigett,
Elmer Vert, Elretto and Nevin Vert. The brothers are: T.A. McClain
J.P. McClain an Henry McClain of Charlton, and John McClain of
Mrs. Mary Manning, the surviving sister, resides in Biggs,
Mrs. Vert was Noble Grand of the Rebeccah lodge
and a member of the Methodist Episcopal church of Stevensville. The
services will be held at 10:30 o'clock tomorrow morning from one of
churches under the auspices of the Victor Rebekah lodge, and Rev.
of this place being the officiating minister.
The bereaved family is receiving the sympathy of
community during their hours of bereavement.
Northwest Tribune, May 26, 1911
WILLIAM ALFRED VINCENT
William Alfred Vincent, 80, passed away Saturday,
2, 2002, at St. Patrick Hospital in Missoula. He was born in
October 23, 1921, the son of the late Fredrick and Beatrice Ann
Vincent of Canyon Creek. Bill was raised in the Canyon Creek and
area northwest of Helena.
October 23, 1921 - February 2, 2002
He was preceded in death by his parents and his
Donald Vincent. He is survived by sister, Ruby Bastian of
George Vincent and spouse Mabel of Canyon Creek; brother John
spouse Gerry of Canyon Creek; sister Rose Kurth of Helena; and
The funeral service will be held at 2 pm Friday
Dowling Funeral Home officiated by Pastor Steve Millar and burial
at the Corvallis Cemetery. The American Legion and the Marine Corp.
Bitterroot Valley detachment will be providing the military honor
memory of William A. Vincent's military service. Pallbearers are:
Sr, Dusty Anderson, Rockey Lynn, Chuck Denise, Rick Widders, Jr, and
Hawkinson. Honorary pallbearers are: John Vincent, Bob Anderson and
Dowling Funeral Home and Crematory in Hamilton is
for the family.
Abstract from: Ravalli Republic, February 6, 2002