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Missoulian, Thursday, January 20, 2011 B3 MONTANA "Re-entry' fund offers scholarships at UM Missoulian resume their studies and Students who have earn an undergraduate interrupted their degree. In addition to education and now want to administering the earn an undergraduate scholarships, UM will degree at the University of provide resources such as Montana have a chance to orientation, academic receive a $2,500 advising and mentoring The UM services to help each Osher scholarship. Foundation received a Re-entry Scholar succeed. "Nontraditional $50,000 grant from the Bernard Osher Foundation students have special needs and concerns that to establish the Osher Rediffer from those of 19- entry Scholarship Fund at UM. year -olds," said Sharon O'Hare, executive director UM will award 20 of the Office of Student for the $2,500 Success.

"They scholarships worth 2011-12 academic worry about their rusty math year. The priority deadline skills and for applications is Feb. 1. using technology that didn't even exist when "One our top they were in high school." of priorities is providing Qualified students will more people with the include part and fullopportunity to attend UM, time students pursuing and this grant allows us to their first undergraduate do just that," said UM degree. They must President Royce Engstrom.

demonstrate financial "The challenging economy need, academic promise has forced many and a commitment to Montanans to look for new completing their degree. careers. The Osher Re- They ideally are between entry Scholarships will 25 and 50 years old and help people gain the anticipate rejoining the education they need to work force for a significant succeed in the work force period of time. Osher Reof the future." entry Scholarship Re -entry students are information and those who had an applications are available interruption in their at the UM Financial Aid education of five or more Office or online at years and now want to OBITUARIES Mark J.

White on May 20, 1995. Survivors are his wife LIBBY Mark J. White, 54, Tami; mother Dorothy White; of Libby, died on Sunday, Jan. children Austin Anderson, 16, 2011, at his Mariah Larsh and Breanna home in Libby. and Matthew White; brother He was born on Robert; and sisters Darolyn Dec.

31, 1956, in Spannooth, Denise Lukins Billings, to Darrell and Patricia White. and Dorothy (Vest) White. Services will be held at 2 He served in the U.S. Coast p.m. Monday, Jan.

24, at the Guard for four years. Memorial Center in Libby. He worked as an Visitation will be 1-5 p.m. archeologist and historian for Sunday, at Schnackenberg the U.S. Forest Service.

Nelson Funeral Home in Mark married Tami Sonju Libby. GUIDELINES The Missoulian publishes Obituaries will be edited obituaries of western for newspaper style, spelling Montana residents and people and proper punctuation. with significant ties to the Obituaries may be. region. submitted by e-mail to Obituaries are paid or fax notices, billed by column- to 523-5294, or placed via inch of published copy.

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COMMUNITY CALENDAR Government Erin at 721-5678. "BIG BRAINS, BAD GRADES: MISSOULA COUNTY Understanding COMMISSIONERS: Sheriff Underachievement, departmental meeting, 9 p.m., Chief Charlo. For more a.m.; administrative information, call 721-7690. meeting, 10 a.m.; Revised preliminary DFIRMS, 11 a.m.; Courthouse Annex, Organizations Room 204. Health Board, 12:15 p.m., Health MISSOULA SENIOR Department conference CITIZENS' CENTER, 705 S.

room. Public open house for Higgins Ave. Call 543-7154: revised preliminary digital Yoga, 9 a.m.; bridge, flood insurance rate maps, pinochle, 1 p.m.; p.m., City Council HAMILTON SENIOR Citizens' Chambers. Fair Planning Committee, 6 p.m., Home Arts Building, Fairgrounds. Open Lands Citizens' Advisory Committee, 6 p.m., Courthouse Annex, Room 201.

MISSOULA COUNTY PUBLIC Schools' Board of Trustees' Budget Study meeting, 6 p.m., Business Building Boardroom, 915 South Ave. W. Public events MISSOULA PUBLIC LIBRARY, 301 E. Main. Call 721-2665: Tiny Tales, 10:30 a.m.; paws for reading, 3 p.m.; third Thursday book group, 7 p.m.

BITTERROOT PUBLIC LIBRARY, 306 State Hamilton. Call 363-1670: Adult Foreign Film series presents "1981," 7 p.m. French comedy with English subtitles. SENIORS' OUT TO LUNCH social group, 11 a.m., Lolo Community Center. Meal is catered, cost is $3.50 per plate.

For more information, call Freda at 777-4450 or Patsy at 546-1112. MARKET DAY, p.m., Orchard Homes Country Life Club, 2537 Third St. W. For more information, call OBITUARIES Michael John 'Micky' 'Mr. Mike' Descharme Sr.

MISSOULA Michael John Descharme our dear dad, beloved husband, brother and uncle, and our sweet "poppa," began his journey home to the creator on Saturday, Jan. 15, 2011. He passed peacefully after a sixmonth battle with lung cancer, surrounded by his family and friends at St. Patrick Hospital in Descharme Missoula. Mike was born on Aug.

29, 1934, to James Descharme and Anna Rose Sangray on the Rocky Boy's Reservation. He was the third of 12 children. He resided there until he enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1955. During this time he married his first wife Delores Crawford from Townsend, and they had a son together, Michael James.

In 1959, Mike married the love of his life, Rose Anderson in Helena. Mike and Rose had five children together: Pam, Michelle, Kathi, Marco and Michael John Jr. In 1972, the family settled in Missoula. Mike was very proud to be a union iron worker. He traveled the country doing the job that he loved.

The majority of his work was done in the Northwest local where he continued to work until his retirement in 1998. Mike will be missed by many, as he had numerous friends from all walks of life. Barbara Elaine Ard Frison FLORENCE Barbara "Barb" Elaine Ard Frison, 55, of Florence, passed away on Sunday, Jan. 16, 2011, at St. Patrick Hospital, after a battle with cancer.

She was born on Aug. 12, 1955, in Pensacola, to Gilbert H. Ard and Kathryn Moring Ard Proctor. She graduated from Tate High School in Pensacola and attended Mobile College for Nursing. On Feb.

15, 1975, she married Darwin Frison. After receiving a Bachelor of Science Degree in nursing and becoming a registered nurse, she worked at Sacred Heart Hospital in Pensacola. Upon moving to Sidney, she worked at Sidney Health Center for 23 years. She worked in various parts of the hospital, but her passion in life was bringing babies into the world in the OB wing. They moved to Missoula in 1999, and was employed by Partners in Home Health Care.

She then STATE ANACONDA Alice O'Donnell, 65 ARLEE Kenneth Gordon, 50, in Nevada, Iowa; Donna Billington Wortman, 78, in Seattle BIG TIMBER George Gabriel, 82 He will be remembered for Vaughn William loved to hunt, fish, ride his his beautiful smile and his ATVs, play competitive pool love for music. If there was a 'Bill' Vincent and shoot trap. He passed family gathering, you could LIBBY Vaughn William away after suffering a fatal be sure that he would be "Bill" Vincent was born on heart attack while shooting playing his guitar and May 22, 1934, to Bill and Hazel trap at the Libby Shooting singing. Although this will Vincent of Thompson Falls. Gun Range with his boots on be greatly missed, we have He passed away on and gunpowder on his hands, been blessed with numerous Saturday, Jan.

15, 2011, in enjoying the company of memories of his music to be Libby, family and friends. cherished forever. surrounded Bill was preceded in death Mike was preceded in by family and by his parents; his wife of 42 death by both parents, three friends. years, Julie; his second wife sisters, four brothers; sons Bill was Loretta; and one sister, Echo Michael James Descharme raised in a (Vincent) Johnson. and Jerry Lee Henry; timber family Bill is survived by his four Michelle Marie in Thompson boys, Will and Susie, Bruce daughter Falls and and and Patti Jo, and Scott and Descharme; numerous and Belknap.

Hassey, of Libby and Steve aunts uncles cousins During his Vincent and Sheryle of Trout Creek; 14 many junior year of friends. Survivors include his wife high school his moved grandchildren, great13 family grandchildren; sister Patti Rose Descharme; daughters to Yreka, where he Coe of Plains; and sister Robin Pam (Jay) Hawk and Kathi started a long career of heavy Kendall and her partner Fred Descharme; sons Marco J. equipment operation. Descharme and Michael of Libby; a ton of other family; He married Julia Kendall of and his beloved Descharme Jr. (Mary); and Oakland, in 1953 while partner Claudia Stephens.

dear friend Rose Marie, all of working the Highway 99 As Bill stood at a family Missoula; sisters Bertha project. They moved back to wedding this in 1958. After years summer, Descharme and Jean Montana surrounded Descharme of Box Elder; of working for Bache Brothers by nearly a in Libby, and a short stint as a family hundred members brother Bill Descharme (Jim) (many of them under 3 feet of Butte; and 11 ranch foreman of a Bloss tall) and hundred Ranch in Planada, Bill a couple grandchildren and two friends, he said he was awed and Julie started Vincent great -grandchildren. and at "what two silly kids from Mike's children would road building, development the 1950s had built by falling Logging operated that like to thank the entire staff and logging company for over in love." Hear, hear to a good of the Montana Cancer 30 life well lived. years.

Center and the staff of Five Bill was passionate about Services will be held at 2 North at St. Patrick Hospital both his work and his play and p.m. Friday, Jan. 21, at the in Missoula for the he loved compete in both. Libby Christian Church with compassionate care provided His mastery of the art of the Rev.

Phil Alspaw during his illness. heavy -equipment operation is presiding. A reception will In lieu of flowers the legendary. He also excelled at follow after graveside, at the family suggests a donation to western Montana 0-Mok- VFW in Libby. one of these facilities.

Sees and served as an early The family asks that Wake services will began president of the Libby Saddle donations be made to the Tuesday afternoon at the Club. He bred and raced Libby Volunteer Ambulance Rocky Boy Catholic Church thoroughbred and quarter and St. John Hospital and continued through horses, was a licensed pilot, Foundation. Wednesday. His funeral service will be 11 a.m.

Thursday, Jan. 20, with cremation to follow. Ralph Charles He and Marilyn became Holland Bonine Funeral Murchie Il involved Academic Year with in America in 1998, and have Home has been entrusted hosted 20 international with arrangements. ST. IGNATIUS Ralph A celebration of Mike's Charles "R.C."' Murchie II, of exchange students in their home and have served as life will be held in Missoula St.

Ignatius passed away on Monday, Jan. 17, 2011, at home coordinators for the program at a later date. surrounded the past four by his loving students years bringing the numerous to family and friends. area. R.C.

was born in Lynn, R.C. and Marilyn were also moved into the Florence on Feb. 3, 1945, a son of involved as foster parents and School District, where she the late Ralph were parents to their foster Charles was the school nurse. daughter, Heather Ritchie, for Murchie and She enjoyed family, three years. Another one of Delores friends, making jewelry, and Marshall R.C's passions was spending touching lives.

The most Murchie. time with the children at wonderful thing about Barb Pinehaven Christian In his early was her ability to turn all her Children's Ranch. adult life, he friends into family. about 15 Among his hobbies and She is preceded in death interests were telling stories spent by her grandparents; her years Murchie about life and bringing smiles as a seasonal father Gilbert; both her in- lobsterman to people's faces, riding his laws, Andy and Betty Frison; on the New England Atlantic motorcycle, playing golf, her brother; several aunts Ocean and in the Gulf of driving the bus for the and uncles and twin nieces. Mexico.

He also worked with a Mariners baseball team, Survivors include her drywall construction business driving the handicap school mother, Kathryn Proctor, of in Massachusetts, Maine, bus, substitute teaching at St. Pensacola; her husband New Hampshire, Florida and Ignatius schools, and Darwin of Florence; her son Tennessee. supporting his wife with her Jason (Elizabeth Bailey) of A new radiant life began singing and recording. the love Besides his parents, R.C. is Missoula; daughter Stacy for R.C.

when he met (Jason Mocko) Frison of of his life and best friend, preceded by a in death brother in 1992, in Dennis. Missoula; granddaughters Marilyn, In Those left with cherished Jena Messer and Tyra Witt; Tennessee. early 1993, memories his grandsons Bryan Messer and R.C's life was transformed are loving wife, Christ Marilyn; a sister, Diane (Fred) Kale Witt; five brothers and and he accepted Jesus three sisters and I numerous as his personal Savior and was Mercer; daughters, Angela (Matthew) Gregory and Teresa other family members. baptized by Dr. Harry Yates, Murchie; two Shane minister of Nashville Cowboy stepsons, A Celebration of Life will (Rebecca) Reno and Heath be held p.m.

Saturday, Jan. Church. Reno and mate Sara; a 29, at Barb and Darwin's On April 17, 1993, he stepdaughter, Tanya (Kyle) home. There is also a married his beloved wife, Ketchum; six grandchildren, Celebration of Life that will Marilyn and the two moved to Shane Lee, Chelsea, be held in Pensacola. St.

Ignatius that following Mackenzie, Camron, Quinn Arrangements are under May. business, They began Touch and Kale; two brothers- -intheir the Master's the care of Garden City law, Joe (Sandy) Mathes and Funeral Home Crematory. Drywall Tony Mathes; a sister -in-law, and continued working Marcia (Floyd) Counts; and this business throughout the valley up until numerous nieces and DEATHS were December involved 2007. with They the also nephews. Visitation for R.C's friends Master's Touch Ministries and and will be held 5-8 family Reuben Selstad, Bertha became members of the First p.m.

Thursday, Jan. 20, at the 89; Christian Church in 1999. Flora Grogan Funeral Home, 101 Sawman, 89; Hanna, R.C. had a passion for the Gladys Miller, 86; Mary motorcycle ministries and Sixth service Ave. will follow Polson.

Funeral 96; Lou Martell, 81; at 3 p.m. was ordained into the Friday, Jan. 21, at the St. Jerome Wilson, 82 ministry by the church on Ignatius School Multi- Aug. 20, 2006.

He conducted Purpose Center, burial will HAVRE Anastasia Bachini, 88 many Bike Blessings occur in St. Ignatius. HELENA William throughout Montana, Alaska, R.C. Murchie was truly an Center, 820 N. Fourth Hamilton.

Call 363-5181: Exercise, 9 a.m.; pinochle, 1 p.m.; Steppin' Out Dance Club, 7:30 p.m. LOLO SQUARE AND ROUND Dance Center: Round dance lessons, 7 p.m. NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) family and friends support group, 10 a.m., Providence Center, Room 109, lower level. For more information, call 543- 3055. MISSOULA BUSINESSWOMEN'S Network, 11:45 a.m., Lake County Community Development Building, Ronan.

Speaker: Joanne McCormack on business succession planning. For more information, call Velda at 675-3577. MISSOULA EXCHANGE CLUB, noon-1 p.m., DoubleTree Hotel, 100 Madison St. SWEET ADELINES, 7-9 p.m., Glacier High School, 375 Wolf Pack Way, Kalispell, Call Pat at 755-2768. Births Charla Sarchette and Jacob McClaran, Corvallis, girl, Jan.

17 BILLINGS Donald Hicks, 81; Marlene Swart, 57; Guelff, 76; Calvin Grubs, 55; Helen Marshall MacPherson, Richard Buehler, 85; Virginia 81, in Anapolis, Tyrone Yurian, 78; Sonia Pockington, 65 Goldhammer, 72; Stella KALISPELL Larry Wolhowe, 97, in Roseville, McCauley, 75; James Sharon Dale Sauther, McMerrick, 83; Florence 56; Edward Chlapowski, 88 Hedin, 79; Robert Riley, 77; BOULDER Jimmy George Hilling, 61 Gadaire, 58 LAUREL Donald BOZEMAN Ben Berg, Brester, 79 94; Doris Cole, 66, in LIVINGSTON Beulah Valparaiso, Margaret Young, 100 Bouma, 90; Earl Kraft, 89 MALTA Ken Barsness, BUTTE Joseph E. 75; William Sorg, 81 McCarthy, 91, in Seattle; MILES CITY Elmer Richard Graham, 71; Dorothy Meidinger, 91; Lawrence Hitshew, 71; Amelia Rose Helland, 91 Campbell, stillborn MISSOULA Ron Nord, CHARLO Lewis 84; Hal Bobbitt, 82; David Palmer, 92 Dennis, 50; Dean Tavenner, CUT BANK Florence 72; Taylor Rheinschmidt, 18; Brown, 84 Michael Descharme Sr. DARBY James Hurst, MUSSELSHELL 71 Dorothy Goffena, 87 DEER LODGE M. Dale POWER Loretta O'Day, Aaby, 79; Phyllis Miller, 73 97 ENNIS Clyde Yancey, SHERIDAN John 92; Gene Walsh, 86 Robertson, 78 FAIRVIEW Ann SIDNEY Gaven Clifton, Falkenhagen, 42 35 GALATA Darwin STEVENSVILLE Floyd Snuffer, 92 Orr, 85 GLENDIVE Joseph VAUGHN Elber DeBolt, Hathaway, 87 82 GREAT FALLS Freda WHITEFISH Lenore Good-Nisbet, 88, in Billings; Simons, 100 Texas, South Dakota and amazing, -loving man served as the chaplain for the and will be truly missed by his Hermano Motorcycle Club for wife, family, and friends. five years.

Prior to being Messages of condolence ordained as a minister, R.C. may be sent to the family was a member of Gideon's online at www.groganfuneral International. Robert J. 'Bob' Pass, two sons, Cliff Bounds of California and Tim Bounds Bounds of Montana; one daughter, Shannon Dreese of HAMILTON Robert J.

"Bob" Montana; five grandchildren, Bounds, 67, of Alex John Bounds, Bounds, Hamilton passed away Breanna Dreese, Kimmy Sunday, Jan. 16, 2011, at his Bounds, and Roby Dreese, all home. of Montana; and one greatBob was born March 10, grandchild, Kiya Bounds of 1943 in Marshall, the son Montana. of the late Paul Levi and Ellen Services will be announced (Krouse) Bounds. at a later date.

Bob grew up in California Condolences may be left and attended Roseville High for the family at School. Bob's love of the great outdoors led him to Hamilton The family suggests that in 1990. memorials be made to the Bob is survived by one Marcus Daly Hospice sister, Norma Kline of Endowment Fund, 1200 California; his ex- wife Vera Westwood Drive, Hamilton, Sharlene Bounds of Grants MT 59840. an Every minute.

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