Monthly archive

January, 2015

  •   Arthur “Fritz” Raymond Turner, 97 of Jordan died Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2015, at the Garfield County Health Center in Jordan following a short illness. Mr. Turner was born on Nov. 2, 1917, at the family home south of Wolf Point in Dawson County (later McCone County) to Arthur H. and Augusta Turner. He attended country school where he...
  •   Gerald “Pistol” Phillips, 90, died Wednesday, Jan 14, 2015, at the Powder River Manor in Broadus. Mr. Phillips was born Aug. 31, 1924, north of Ashland to James C. and Lillian Goodale Phillips. He was raised on Home Creek, went to grade school at the Home Creek School and graduated from Power River High School in 1942. He worked...
  •   Dorothy E. Wennemar Strobel, 86, of Billings, formerly of Terry, died Thursday, Jan. 15, 2015, at Saint Vincent Hospital in Billings.  She died from complications due to falling. Her friends and family take comfort in knowing she has her vision and is once again with her loving husband David, son Lester and twin sister Anna Stasia. Mrs...
  •   “Toby” Everett Wayne Allen, 74, died suddenly on Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2015. He began his life journey on July 1, 1940, in the town of Grafton, North Dakota. He was the oldest of seven children born to Inez and Charles “Bill” Allen. Shortly after his birth, they moved to Deering, North Dakota. He grew up on the family...
  •   Hortense M. Rolf, 91, of Miles City died Friday, Jan. 16, 2015, at her home near Miles City. She was born on Jan. 2, 1924, at Mizpah, the daughter of Ignatz and Marie Beilage Ostendorf. She grew up on her parent’s ranch on the Powder River. She attended Riverview School and graduated from Custer County High School in 1940. After high...
  •   Philip Donald “Phil” Hill, 81, of Mosby, died suddenly on Monday, Jan. 19, 2015, on the ranch where he had lived his entire life.  Mr. Hill was born Sept. 4, 1933, in Billings, to Lou Eldon and Margaret “Mugs” Irene Youderian Hill, the third of four children. He attended Weede School, a one-room country school,...
  •   Otto George Muller, 85, of Billings, former Miles City resident, died peacefully in his sleep of natural causes at Parkview Healthcare on Monday, Jan. 19, 2015.   He was born in La Crosse, Wisconsin, to Otto Sr. and Elizabeth Muller on Oct. 25, 1929. He was one of 11 children.  Mr. Muller served in the United States Army as a...
  •   Beryl Lucile Williams McClure, 90, of Recluse, Wyoming, died at 10:55 p.m. on Saturday, January 17, 2015, at the Campbell County Memorial Hospital in Gillette, Wyoming, with her family by her side. Mrs. McClure was born on the family ranch southwest of Moorcroft, Wyoming, on Aug. 22, 1924, to Noah B. and Lillie May Vandalia Crayne Williams...
  •   A true cowboy, husband, father, sibling, grandfather and friend, Lorin Abarr Sr. of Fallon, died at the age of 84 years on Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015. Mr. Abarr was born on Dec. 10, 1930, in Billings, near his family’s homestead in Dry Head. Beginning at the age of 14 years, he worked on ranches and broke horses across the west. He was a...
  •   Gary Uthaug, 70, of Jordan, died Monday, Jan. 19, 2015, while taking his cattle in to the sales yard in Miles City. Mr. Uthaug was born on Aug. 15, 1944, in Wichita, Kansas, to Carl (Martha) Uthaug. He attended schools in Jordan and graduated from Garfield County High School in 1963. He attended Eastern Montana College in Billings until he...