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Jacob K. Colclough, Libby Montana                          
Jacob K. Colclough, 17, died Saturday, March 6, 2010, from injuries sustained in a motor-vehicle accident while returning from National Guard duty. He was born April 27, 1992 in Libby to Alan and Karla (McCabe) Colclough. He grew up in Libby and attended the Libby Public Schools. He was a member of the Libby High School Class of 2010. Jacob enjoyed mixed martial arts, boxing, hunting, snowmobiling and boffer fighting. He also enjoyed movie night at the home of his best friend, Jake Waynick, who describes Jacob as a friend who “always had your back.” He worked at McDonald’s for nearly three years. Jacob joined the Army National Guard on April 24, 2009. He completed basic training on Aug. 21, 2009. His goal was to make a career of the Army National Guard. Survivors include his parents, Alan and Karla (McCabe) Colclough of Libby; a brother, Jason Colclough of Libby; grandparents, Gary McCabe of Walla Walla, Wash.; Kay and Michael Funk of Libby; Dave Colclough of Troy; and Joyce Colclough of Spokane, Wash.; great-grandmother, Grace McCabe of Walla Walla, Wash.; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. Many friends also mourn his passing. Services will be Friday, March 12 at 10 a.m., at Libby High School in Ralph Tate Gymnasium (150 Education Way). Visitation will be from 1-8 p.m., on Thursday at the Schnackenberg & Nelson Funeral Home, 422 W. Second St., Libby




Forrest ‘Butch’ Ballard, 63
04/21/1946 ~ 05/09/2009

Memorial June 28 from 1PM to 4PM in Dillon

A memorial gathering will be held for Butch Ballard on June 28, 2009 in Dillon Montana.  This will be at the fairgrounds in the 4H building from 1PM to 4PM.  Sandwiches and drinks will be supplied.

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Forrest S. “Butch” Ballard was born April 21, 1946, and raised in Dillon where he grew up as a ranch hand working with horses. He later moved to Deer Lodge and worked in Butte as a cabinetmaker. He moved to Philipsburg in 1997 and worked in Deer Lodge at Sun Mountain Lumber Co. Butch died peacefully Saturday, May 9, 2009, at St. Patrick’s Hospital in Missoula. He is survived by long-time companion and love of his life, Linda McQuiston; brother, Sam (Gina) Ballard of Las Vegas; sister, Marlene (Larry) Fischer of Enumclaw, Wash.; brother, David Fischer of Las Vegas; daughter, Barbra (Jay) Funk of Littleton, Colo.; two grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; numerous nieces and nephews; along with many friends. Butch was preceded in death by his father, Forrest Ballard; mother, Angie Fischer; stepfather, Butch Fischer; and sister, Darling Belle Healy. Cremation has taken place. A memorial gathering will be held at a later date.


Jerry Burgstrom

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JERRY BURGSTROM, 85, died Saturday May 9, 2009 at Veterans Hospital in Louisville. He was born April 13, 1924 to Carl M. and Annie May Harriman Burgstrom in Butte, MT. Jerry was a carpenter contractor and owner of Shamrock Builders and a army veteran of World War II. He is survived by his wife, the former Willodean "Dean" Jenkins; son, John Carl Burgstrom (Bess), of Marysville, IN; daughters, Peggy Ann Frakes (Robert), of Henryville, IN and Joyce Rock (Ronnie), of New Albany, IN six grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Grayson Funeral Home with burial in Old Salem Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday from 3-8 p.m. and after 9 a.m. Tuesday. Expressions of sympathy to Hosparus of Southern Indiana and the American Cancer Society.


Willodean "Dean" Burgstrom


WILLODEAN "DEAN" E. BURGSTROM, 84, of Charlestown passed away Sunday March, 25, 2012 at River Crossing Assisted Living in Charlestown. She was born November 2, 1927 in Bowling Green, KY to Arthur and Louise Cherry Jenkins. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Charlestown, where she taught Sunday School for many years. She was preceded in death by her husband Jerry Burgstrom, her parents Arthur and Louise Jenkins, her brother Albert and a sister Mae Beller. Survivors include: her son John Burgstrom (Bess) of Marysville; daughters Peggy Frakes (Robert) of Henryville, and Joyce Rock (Ronnie) of New Albany, sisters Winnie Chanley, Mary Harris, and Wyonne Keck; grandchildren Sharon, Besana, Jessica, Robbie, Jeremy, and Kim; and 11 great grandchildren. Funeral services was held on Wednesday, March 28, 2012 at 11:00AM at the Grayson Funeral Home, Charlestown with burial in Old Salem Cemetery. Visitation was held on Tuesday from 2:00 to 8:00 P.M. and after 9 A.M. Wednesday until time of service.