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Rosalie Marguerete Lewis

Rosalie Marguerete Lewis passed away Monday evening in a local nursing home.  She was born in Butte January 28, 1923 to Francis “Frank” and Lennie (Murphy) Kiefer.  She attended local schools and married Alfred Lewis in Butte on December 2, 1946. 

Rosalie took great pride in everything she did, especially her appearance.  She worked cleaning and cooking in private home in Butte but the major portion of her work career was as a sales associate at J. C. Penney’s.  She enjoyed bowling, gardening and horseback riding when she was younger.  She also enjoyed sewing, painting and had a profound love of music.  She and Glenn enjoyed camping fishing, boating and loved spending time with their family especially attending sporting events of their grandchildren.  They loved to travel all around the United States and especially enjoyed their trip to Hawaii with their grandson. 

Survivors include her sons and daughters-in-law, Glenn and Robin Lewis and John and Rhonda Lewis all of Butte, daughters and sons-in-law, Denise and Al “Jiggs” Zolynski of Butte and Patricia and Mark Johnson of Absarokee, Montana.  Grandchildren include: Heather Armstrong, Heidi and Jayson McHugh, Aimee and Jay Charon, Kelly and Josh Popovich, Aubrey Reed, Shawn and Charissa Lewis, Seith and Melissa Lewis, Shay and Christine Lewis, Jason and Jodi Zolynski, Wade Zolynski and Mike Wessler, Todd and Kally Zolynski, Gerald Johnson, Jennifer and Jason Ellison, fifteen great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.  Also surviving are her sister, Ag Giacomino and sister-in-law, Ruth Kiefer both of Butte as well as numerous nieces and nephews. 

Mrs. Lewis’ remains are in Wayrynen-Richards Funeral Home where friends may call this (Thursday) after 6 P.M.  Funeral services will be conducted Friday afternoon at 1 o’clock in the funeral home with Father Thomas Haffey officiating.  Interment will be in Holy Cross Cemetery.  Memorials in memory of Rosalie may be made to St. Jude’s Children Hospital or the Butte Community Food Bank.    

Leonard William Hihnala

Leonard William Hihnala passed away Saturday evening in a local hospital.  He was born in Butte December 21, 1951 to Jack W. and Violet (Mattson) Hihnala and attended Grant Grade School, East Junior High and graduated from Butte High School.  Leonard worked as a correctional officer at the Montana State Prison and drove bus for School District No. 1 before taking a position as bus drive for Butte-Silver Bow.  He also served on Butte Celebrations Committee.

Leonard was proud of his Finnish heritage, enjoyed reading, jazz music, playing the guitar, traveling and was active in theater work in Virginia City as well as The Mother Lode and the Orphan Girl Theater here in Butte.  Fantasy Football was a great source of entertainment for him.

Besides his parents, Leonard is preceded in death by his sisters, Judy Jeniker and Lorna Hihnala as well as his brother-in-law, Don Gilbert and a nephew, Scott Gilbert.  Survivors include his brothers and sister-in-law, Jack E. (Bev) Hihnala of Helena, David Hihnala of Butte, Larry Hihnala of Las Vegas, sister, Sharon Gilbert of Butte, brother-in-law, Frank Jeniker of Lakeside, nieces and nephews: Kimberly (Brian) Hall of Snohomish, WA, Deb Gilbert of Billings, Don (Karyn) Gilbert of New York, great nieces and nephews: Hailey and Hannah Hall, Saige Gilbert, Luke Gilbert, Logan Hall, Lane Parrot (Ryan Davey) and Trace Parrott.

Cremation has taken place.  Memorial services will be conducted Thursday afternoon at 1 o’clock in Wayrynen-Richards Funeral Home with the Reverend Su DeBree officiating.  Interment of ashes will be in Mountain View Cemetery. 

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Kimberly Louise “Sis” Para

Kimberly Louise “Sis” Para passed away Saturday evening in a local hospital.  She was born in Butte August 12, 1961 to Kenneth L. and Cheryl E. (Champeau) Moody and attended schools in Idaho Falls, Idaho, graduating from Bonneville High School in 1979. 

Sis married Mike Hulse in Idaho in 1979 and they later divorced.  She then married Gene Para in Las Vegas, Nevada in 1986 and together they had one son, but later divorced.  She then married Dan Kipp in Butte in 1997 and they too divorced, but all three husbands remained friends with Sis and were always a part of her life. 

While living in Idaho Falls, Sis earned her realtor license and worked as a real estate agent.  She moved to California where she raced dragsters and finally returned to Butte in 1991 but traveled to California every year to maintain relationships with her many friends there.  Sis worked at Mining City Bingo on Dewey Boulevard for several years and will be remembered for her great sense of humor, snappy wit and contagious laughter.

Sis was preceded in death by her mother Cheryl on March 9, 2011.  Survivors include her son, Adam Para of Butte, her father, Kenneth L. Moody of Butte, sisters and brothers-in-law, Melody and Kurt Walters of Idaho Falls and Michelle and David Garcia of Butte, brother and sister-in-law, Steve and Carol Moody of Yucaipa, California, nieces and nephews: Michelle and Chris Kopcho of Illinois, Brandon and Tera Moody of Idaho Falls, Nathan and Danette Walters of Idaho Falls, Brande and Adrian Smith of California, Brett and Sara Billups of California, Kari Moody and Stephen Moody both of California, Jeremy Moody, Rikki Garcia and Marcus Garcia all of Butte.

Cremation has taken place.  Memorial services will be conducted Friday afternoon at 1 o’clock in Wayrynen-Richards Funeral Home with Father Patrick Beretta officiating.  Entombment of ashes will be in Mountain View Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to a fund for Adam’s medical expenses at Zion Bank, 1235 S. Utah Avenue, Idaho Falls, Idaho 83402.  

Jane Gwendolyn Fredrickson 65

Jan. 2, 2014

Janie Gwendolyn Fredrickson passed away Wednesday, New Year’s Day at her home surrounded by her loving family.  She was born in Butte October 16, 1949 to Ernest and Violet (Rowe) Richards.  She was raised in Butte and graduated from Butte High School.  On May 23, 1969 she and Allen Lee Fredrickson were married in St. John’s Episcopal Church.

Janie worked at Ben Franklin’s for five years before starting her career as a cook at East Middle School.  She enjoyed ceramics, fishing, camping and especially her family and grandchildren.

Besides her parents, she is preceded in death by a brother, John Richards.  Survivors include her husband, Allen Lee Fredrickson, daughter and son-in-law, Jody and Dave Chamberlin, grandchildren, Kaylie Jean and Kody Allen Chamberlin, brothers and sister-in-law, Bill and Helen Richards and Bob Richards, sisters and brothers-in-law, Donna and Jerry Smith all of Butte and Bonnie and Dan Corder of Richland, Washington. Also surviving are her brother-in-law Bill Fredrickson Jr. and Sherri Sayler and numerous nieces and nephews. .

Cremation has taken place. Memorial services will be conducted Friday afternoon at 1 o’clock in Wayrynen-Richards Funeral Home.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Highlands Hospice or the Animal Shelter.  

Harold John Giulio 92

Jan. 2, 2014

Harold John Giulio passed away Tuesday morning in a local nursing home.  He was born in Boulder, Montana March 26, 1922 to John and Jennie (Hansen) Giulio and attended schools in Basin and Boulder.  He served his country in the United States Navy during World War II and married Helen Trettin in Great Falls on June 7, 1942.  They made their family home in Boulder.  Harold worked at mining most of his life and for him it was a passion.  He started mining with his father at the age of 5 and later owned the Rumley Mine at Comet.  He also worked mines in the Tobacco Root Mountains and at Elkhorn.  Harold operated a mining, excavating and trucking company and eventually retired in 1985. He enjoyed hunting and fishing.  His wife Helen passed away in 1981 and Harold married Dolly Sweet in Helena in 1983.  They had made their home in Butte since 1991.   

Besides his wife Helen and his parents, he is preceded in death by his sister, Jeanette Payor.  He is survived by his wife, Dolly Giulio of Butte, sons and daughters-in-law; Roger and Leonella Giulio of Boulder, Terry and Marchia Giulio of Emmett, Idaho, Dennis and Karen Giulio of Boulder, Alan Giulio of Boulder, daughters; Sandra Spence of Missoula and Lori Giulio of Boulder and Lillian and Tim Kohn of Butte.  Surviving grandchildren include: Jeff Giulio, Todd Spence, Tanya Spence, Marty Fletcher, Stephanie Dickinson, Trevor Giulio, Sacara Giulio, Leonella and Peter Johnson, James Lester, Troy Lester, Todd and Sheri Sullivan, Trent Sullivan, Chris Kohn and Ted Kohn.  Great grandchildren include: Tyler, Zach and Sabrina Giulio, Kadyn Saylor, Emma Brackett, Kloe Dickinson, Dawn Rae Spence, Sharaya and Rob Humphries, Shijia Sullivan, Bridger Sullivan and Kayden Humphries.  Harold is also survived by his sister, Betty Ann Bowser of Beaver, Pennsylvania and brothers and sister-in-law, John Giulio and Gordon and Mary Giulio of Boulder.

Mr. Giulio’s remains are in Wayrynen-Richards Funeral Home where friends may call Friday afternoon after 3 o’clock.  Funeral services will be conducted Saturday morning at 11 o’clock with Pastor Dave Andersen officiating.   

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