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Obituaries

Amy Wilma Orser Swoboda

Amy Wilma Orser Swoboda was born on July 1, 1923 at her grandparents' Peaceful Heart Ranch at the base of the Pryor Mountains, five miles from Pryor. She was the daughter of Artie Orser, world-champion bronc rider, and Esther Burger Orser. She died of cardiac arrest on Feb. 8, 2018, within just a few miles of where she was born.

Peggy Lee Hoe

Peggy Lee Hoe (Gann) died on Feb. 23, 2018. She was 70 years old and a longtime resident of McAllister, Mont., and consummate lover of the West. Peggy was born in Gettysburg, Pa., and grew up in the hills of California. In 1980 she moved to Montana and never stopped calling it home.

Bethany W. Boutell

With great sadness, the family of Bethany Boutell announces her passing on Feb. 23 after her battle with cancer. Beth was born in Flint, Mich., in 1956 and spent her childhood on our farm in Grand Blanc and on the water in Palm Beach, Fla. In these two places she acquired her life-long love of horses and fishing.

Tim Griffin

CAMARILLO, Calif. -- Lifelong Camarillo, Calif. resident Tim Griffin was born on Aug. 6, 1957 and passed away suddenly on Feb. 12, 2018.

Frederick William Balkovetz

Frederick (Fred) W. Balkovetz, age 81, died at his home in Hoover, Ala., surrounded by his family. Fred was preceded in death by his parents George and Sally (Fullwood) Balkovetz, sister Virginia Maxine Balkovetz Schaub, daughter Virginia Marie Balkovetz and grandson Thomas Daniel Balkovetz.

Alfred J. Henry

ENNIS -- Alfred J. Henry, Jr., age 80, of Ennis, passed away Feb. 13, 2018 at Ennis.

Alfred was born Aug. 9, 1937, at Cleveland, Ohio to Alfred Sr. and Jean (McMillan) Henry. He moved to the Madison Valley in 1962, where he worked on ranches in the valley.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Linda, and his daughter, Sarah.

William J. Morton

It is with our deepest sorrow to inform you, that after a brave and courageous fight with his battle with cancer, we lost our loved one, William J. Morton on Jan. 14, 2018. No words can describe the great grief we all feel from the void of such a dear, incredibly curious man with a passion to experience life to the fullest.

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