Friday, Jul 23, 2021
Zena Beth McGlashan
July 19, 1939 - June 22, 2021
On Tuesday, June 22, Zena Beth McGlashan, an indomitable spirit, a champion of Butte, an author, a professor, a mother, a wife, and a friend, died of cancer with family and loved ones by her side. She was 81.
Born in State College, PA on July 19, 1939 to Evelyn Jones McGlashan and Donald McGlashan, Zena lived in several states during the end of the World War II because of her father’s military service. Her father accepted a position at the Montana School of Mines in Butte, MT when Zena was in second grade where she met life-long friends. She grew up on West Quartz Street and graduated from Butte High in 1957. She was an active participant and organizer of their reunions for years to come.
In 1961, she received her B.A. in Journalism from the University of Montana where she was a member of the Kappa Alpha Theta sorority. She was active on campus and was awarded a San Francisco-based internship working in the Marketing Information Division of the Department of Agriculture in 1960.
After graduating, she worked at the Montana Standard in Butte for the summer, The Daily Inter-Lake during the fall and the Missourian from 1962-65. She married Gaylord Guenin, also a University of Montana Journalism School graduate. They moved to Iowa for a short period and returned to Montana where they had two children. In 1970 they moved to Aspen for positions at the Aspen Illustrated News, where lived there until their divorce in the early 1970’s.
It was then Zena went back to working full time as the editor for the Albuquerque Journal’s Home Living Section. With two little children to care for, Zena decided to get her Master’s degree and start teaching.
She earned her M.A. in Mass Communication from California State University, Northridge, where she taught as well. During the summers she was staff writer for the Santa Monica Evening Outlook. She was a student-favorite and made sure to enjoy the Southern California lifestyle by taking her children to the beach often, to Knott’s Berry Farm and to Disneyland.
In 1974 she moved to Iowa to work on her Ph.D. which she earned in 1978 from the University of Iowa. It was there she met and married Harley Straus, and where Zena Beth Guenin once again became Zena Beth McGlashan.
The family moved to State College where Zena was an Assistant Professor at the School of Journalism from 1977 until 1980 when she accepted a position as a Professor at the University of North Dakota. She taught there for ten years, achieving full professor with tenure in 1988. She was passionate about her students and was in contact with many of them years after leaving UND. She specialized in editing, reporting, graphics, history, media & cultural diversity and women studies. She spent one year as a Visiting Professor at University of Texas at El Paso in the Department of Communication.
Her husband, Harley, died in 1989 and it was then Zena left teaching and moved back home to Butte.
She first worked as a continuing education coordinator at Montana Tech before venturing out to pursue her passions. It was also during this time she met and married Michael Gamble.
In 1994 she started Wordz & Ink Publishing and established her office in the Carpenter’s Union Hall. She published “The M&M in Butte, Montana and Other Faces: Photography by Harley E. Straus.” She also edited several other books and had multiple clients through the years. She especially loved writing feature stories on Butte locals for The Butte Weekly.
In 2010 she published “Buried in Butte”, a book she spent many years researching and writing. It’s still available today and is on its third printing. In 2019 she wrote the “The Watchman’s Daughter” an afterword included in the 2019 printing of “The Biography of F. Augustus Heinze: Copper King at War”.
Zena was an extremely active Butte resident and a dedicated life-long Democrat. She served on many boards including Butte Local Development Corp and Butte Uptown Association and was the secretary for Butte-Silver Bow Democrat Burros Club from 1995-2003 and again from 2008-2013. In 2013 she formed Friends of Butte Celebrations in order to assure continuation of the St. Patrick’s Day and 4th of July parades.
Zena was so much more than all of her accomplishments and work. As one of her friends said, “She was a feisty and funny loyal friend who looked fabulous in baseball hats, was dedicated to social issues, was an amazing historical researcher, was generous and put her money where her mouth was, had incredible knowledge of antiques, and was patient enough to get orchids to bloom again. She was the best friend anyone could ask for.”
Zena is survived by her husband, Michael Gamble, her children, Grant McGlashan, Meg Guenin and many friends.
A Celebration of Life open house will be held starting on July 23, 2021, at 4:00 PM, in the Carpenter’s Union Hall in Butte.
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Friday, July 23, 2021
Carpenter's Union Hall
156 W. Granite St.
Butte, Montana 59701
Friday, Jul 02, 2021
Kenneth "Nick" Williams
November 12, 1951 - June 23, 2021
Kenneth “Nick” Williams, 69, passed away peacefully at home on Wednesday, June 23, 2021, with his wife at his side. Nick was born in Butte on November 12, 1951, to Ken and Beverly (Breyer) Williams. He was raised in Centerville, attended the Blaine School and graduated from Butte High School. He worked for a short time as an oiler on the drills at the Berkley Pit before starting his career as a carpenter. Fifty years ago, he and Jeananne Finley were married, and raised two beautiful children.
Nick started to work as a carpenter for his uncle Felix Madrazo in Helena. A few of their jobs included the State Liquor Warehouse, the Dorothy Block on Last Chance Gulch and the Four Georgians Elementary School. Returning to Butte and working for Walsh Construction he remodeled several floors in the Hennessy Building, roofed many churches and historic buildings and he converted the Finlen Hotel rooms to apartments. He built substations throughout Montana for the telephone company. Spent many days and weeks at Stauffer Chemical. He laid out all the intricate forms for the concrete at the Granite Mountain Memorial. The tower for Fairmont’s waterslide, some upgrades at Butte High School and work at Our Lady of the Rockies showcased his skills as a master craftsman. He also built many of the Habitat for Humanity Houses. But his favorite job of all was refurbishing the Front Street Station for Janel and Tom Madrazo.
Nick was a man of many interests, he worked hard, and he played hard. He loved to bowl, play softball, hunt, fish, camp and cheer on the Seattle Mariners. He went from a motorcycle rider to a 4-wheeler and finally the comfort of his side-by-side. His retirement years included building his daughter’s house and his son’s garage and any remodel or roofing job that the family or friends needed help with. Then he discovered that the sunshine in Arizona was a whole lot easier to take than shoveling snow all winter, so he became a snowbird. He thoroughly enjoyed his time in Yuma.
He was a husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, nephew and cousin to his surviving family that includes his wife Jeananne; his son Christopher (Lacie), his daughter Danette (Marc) Gilboy; grandchildren Codie and Haylie Williams and Taryn, Kensley and Addison Gilboy; brother Stan (Linda) Williams; his sisters Margie (Tom) Scott, Nancy (Con) Sullivan, Pauline (Curt) Mott; his sisters-in-law Katie (Roy) Webster, Irene (Greg Kaufman) Finley; brothers-in-law Tim Finley, Jerry (Tammy) Finley, Dan (Judy) Finley. His aunt Ellyn Breyer and Uncle Jim Kelly; nieces and nephews Allen (Alexis) Scott, Craig (Kelsey) Williams, Jeff (Ashley) Williams, Tina Craddock, Jody (Tom) Hiltenbrand, Amy (Arthur) Finnicum, Curtis (Nicole) Mott, Jamie (Arland Lindblad) Mott, Eric (Alicia) Webster, Kellee Webster, Parker and Roy Stidham. And so many great nieces and nephews that he loved to tease and cousins in the Breyer, Sanders, Maunder, Johnson/Williams, Madrazo, Bartholomew, Pacheco families.
He is preceded in death by his parents Bev and Ken Williams, his mother and father-in-law Jean and Bill Finley. His infant sister Enid; nephew Brian Scott; numerous aunts and uncles including his namesake, Nick Breyer.
Services will be held on Friday, July 2nd at Duggan-Dolan Mortuary with visitation beginning at 10:00 am and services at 11:00. Donations may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice.
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Friday, July 02, 2021
Duggan Dolan Mortuary
1805 Meadowlark Lane
Butte, Montana 59701
Tuesday, Jun 22, 2021
Beverly Marie Rudoph
March 19, 1927 - June 11, 2021
Sweet. Kind. Vibrant. Generous. Spunky. LOVING. These are some of the words that describe our Beverly. On March 19, 1927, Bev was born the fourth daughter to Max and Rachael (Rafish) Tover in Seattle, WA. On Friday, June 11, 2021, Beverly passed peacefully at her home in Butte, MT with family by her side.
Beverly grew up being very active in anything she could. It is doubtful that she ever met a person who wasn’t a friend. From childhood through adulthood, if there was an organization which needed support or needed to be created, Bev would cheerfully take care of it. After raising her children she volunteered for adult-care facilities; most especially Crest Nursing Home and Copper Ridge. In her earlier years, she would typically arrive to volunteer around 10:00 am and leave between 3 and 4 so she could get home to her beloved Lewie.
She always displayed the heart of a servant, constantly bringing sunshine to others.
Bev was incredibly proud of her award as "Woman of the Year," an honor bestowed by the Montana Standard. Additionally, she received the "Volunteer of the Year" award, given to her by the Governor of Montana. She also received many proclamations as "Volunteer of the Year" by those facilities where she volunteered.
She was tickled to know that even in her 80’s, she would be caring for the "elderly" at the care facilities ... and many of them were ten to twenty years her junior.
Beverly was always the lady dressed to the “T’. Her hair was always in perfect order; her nails and toes were lovely manicured. Her tiny little body draped in the perfect outfits.
After graduation from Garfield High in Seattle, she met the love of her life, Lewie Rudolph from Butte, MT, who worked in the shipyards. When WW II broke out, Lewie enlisted the Army Air Corps where he was with the 483rd Bombardier Group. Following the war, Bev and Lew married on June 8, 1946. They moved to Butte where Lewie went into the furniture business with his father at Rudolph’s Furniture. In their go-go years, they eagerly enjoyed traveling far and wide throughout the United States for his Air Force reunions, getting together with old buddies, sharing their companionship and memories.
The marriage of Lewie and Bev was blessed with three children: Larry, Judy and Mike. They were then blessed with both grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Beverly was always considered the "bestest of the best" when it came to her Grandmotherly duties. Her love, dedication and commitment provided security and comfort with each descendent.
Beverly was predeceased by her parents, husband (Lewie), son Larry Rudolph, granddaughter Heather sisters Lucille, Josephine and Tiny (Beatrice).
Survivors who will greatly miss Beverly include her children; Judy (Mike) Sullivan of Billings, MT; Mike (Pam) Rudolph of Butte; Sandra Dailey of LaPine, Or. Grandchildren Kendra and Adam Manley of Eugene, Oregon; Kyle and Mary (Dill) Sullivan of Bend, Oregon; Max (Nicole) Rudolph of Las Vegas, NV; and Ron (Amy Haddick) Rudolph of Las Vegas, NV Great-grandchildren Kamryn and Taylor Manley of Eugene, OR; Madison, Haley and Jacob Sullivan of Bend, Oregon and Trey and Odessa Manry of Las Vegas. Also surviving are numerous nieces and nephews and cousins.
A memorial service will be held at the B’nai Israel synagogue at the corner of Galena and Washington at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, June 22, 2021. A further celebration of Bev’s life will follow at Hops Conference Room (the back of Hops Lounge) located in the Butte Plaza Inn.
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Tuesday, June 22, 2021
Saturday, Jun 12, 2021
Daniel James Riley
April 08, 1937 - May 28, 2021
Daniel J. “Dan” Riley, 84, of Butte, passed away peacefully Friday, May 28, 2021, surrounded by family at the Community Hospital of Anaconda. Dan was born on April 8, 1937, in Butte to Daniel J. Riley Sr. and Elizabeth (Sheehan) Riley.
Dan attended St. Patrick’s Grade School and graduated from Butte Central High School in 1955. After high school Dan served his country by joining The United States Army; he served for two years with artillery division duties. Upon returning to Butte, he began working full time with his father at the family butcher shop, Riley’s Meats, which was established in January of 1949. Dan had worked with his father since grade school, eventually becoming the second-generation owner of Riley’s Meats. Dan and his wife Louise built Riley’s Meats from a small butcher shop into a wholesale meat company serving many restaurants and institutions in southwest Montana. Riley’s Meats has always been a true family business with all immediate family members, many extended family members, and close friends working for Dan over the years to get their start in life. It was there that Dan instilled in many of us his passion for hard work and to do the job right the first time, which we are forever grateful for. Dan retired in 1999, turning the reins over to his son Bart who continues to run the family business today.
Dan met the love of his life, Louise D’Angelo of Anaconda, in August of 1960 and they began their nearly 60-year journey of life together. They married on September 4, 1961. Together they raised four children and were blessed with seven grandchildren. In 1980 Dan and Louise were able to fulfill a lifelong dream of moving to the country, they bought property in Buxton. Together, along with their children and eventually their grandchildren, they built a wonderful ranch, The Riley Ranch. Dan enjoyed raising cattle, award-winning quarter horses, and constantly working to improve the ranch. The highlight of summertime for Dan was watching his grandchildren at team roping jackpots, and when all his grandchildren came home to the ranch to visit, play, and enjoy Montana fun. Dan had a very fulfilling life, from his military service to successful businessman and rancher; however, his greatest achievement in life was being an outstanding Husband, Father, and Grampa.
Dan was preceded in death by his father, Daniel J. Riley Sr.; mother, Elizabeth Riley; father-In-law, Guy D’Angelo; mother-In-Law, Mary D’Angelo; sister, Betty Matich; brother, Ed Riley; son-in-law, Keith Chinn; and aunt, Alice Gardner.
Dan is survived by his loving wife, Louise; children, Jim Riley, Bart (Bretaigne) Riley, Lisa (Frank) Vouk, Jeff (Jenny) Riley; and grandchildren, Josh and Julia Riley, Morgan and Lauren Vouk, Isaiah Riley-Chinn, Caden and Cole Riley.
He is also survived by his sister, Peg (Phil) Winninghoff; brother-in-laws, Matt Matich and Gene (Anne) D’Angelo; sister-in-laws, Audie Powell and Joann Saghatelian; nephews, Tim (Lori) Matich, Dan Matich, and Casey Riley; great-nieces, Kayla (Ray) Peterson and Micki (Brandon) Bosch; great-nephews, Matt (Casaundra) Matich and Nick (BreAnna) Matich; cousin, Jo Ann (Jack) McLeod; and numerous other relatives.
The entire Riley family would like to give a heartfelt thank you to Dr. Cook, Dr. Como, all the amazing nurses, and all staff at The Community Hospital of Anaconda that cared for Dan. You made a very difficult time in our lives so much easier to bear. We could rest assured, knowing he was taken care of around the clock. We also wish to extend a heartfelt thank you to Dr. Mulcaire-Jones and Adrian for their longtime care.
Fly high Grampa; enjoy the endless amounts of vanilla ice cream and chocolate chip cookies in heaven. ‘Til we meet again.
Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Saturday, June 12, 2021, at 11:00 am in St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, 329 W. Mercury. Visitation will be held from 10:00 am to 11:00 am in the Church. A further celebration of Dan’s life will immediately follow the Mass at the Riley Ranch in Buxton. Private Rite of Committal will take place at Mount Olivet Cemetery in Anaconda at a later date.
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Saturday, June 12, 2021
Tuesday, Mar 23, 2021
David Joseph Carpenter
April 06, 1989 - March 15, 2021
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On April 06, 1989, the Lord blessed Dale and Roseann (Venner) Carpenter with a retirement present, David Joseph Carpenter. David was the youngest of their six children and the apple of his sibling's eyes. They would jokingly refer to him as 'King David'. Growing up on the family ranch in Melrose was where his adventurous life began. As a child David was able to learn the necessary skills of cattle ranching from his father. He was taught love, compassion, and caring for others from his mother. Traits he would carry throughout his life.
He was educated in Melrose Elementary with his life-long friends Jake Kearns and J.M. Peck. David graduated from Beaverhead County High School in 2007 and was a member of Beavers 2006 Championship Football team.
Dave's passion was fishing. If there was a fish, he wanted to catch it. He often would say he was taught by the best, "Decker".Steelheading with his extended family the D’Arcys (whom he loved dearly) was his favorite.
Hunting was his second passion. Bow hunting with Tom John and McLeod was his favorite. He loved rifle hunting with his father, brothers, and sister-in-law Twylla. Dave also was passionate for motorcycling/snowmobiling with his best friend Jory Lawrence and floating the Big Hole River with his buddies.
David and Rachel Yerkich were married April 12, 2013. From that union, they were blessed with their two beautiful children, Coy Leighton (7) and Charlee Rose (5). They later divorced yet remained friends. The role of father was our David's destiny. There was nothing he loved more than his children. Camping at Browns Lake, fishing the ’Gates', floating the Big Hole, hunting in Melrose and Elk Park; everything he loved to do he wanted his children to learn and love, which they did. A day never passed that Dave would not share a milestone or accomplishment of his two precious babies. They were his everything!
David's work career started early on the Ranch with his father and brother Travis. He realized working with his hands was what he anted to do. He worked as an Apprentice Carpenter building the Meriwether Ranch, Tobiness Construction, and helping his big brother, Dale, on rental properties. He later landed a job at Montana Resources where he worked for several years on the maintenance crew. From there he worked at Rocky Mountain RV for a short period before going to work at Silver Bow Truck Center. David Joseph Carpenter was killed in a tragic accident on March 15, 2021 at 4:10 PM; an explosion while attempting to repair a holding tank is what took his life on earth.
David is survived by his parents, Dale and Roseann Carpenter, children Coy Leighton and Charlee Rose (Rachel and Chad Verlanic); brothers and sisters, Dale and Twylla Carpenter (Sarah and Tyler Storey family) (Emily and John Rivers family); Sylvia and Mark Tallon (Sarah and JJ Thomas family) (Cassie and Matt Matich family) (George and Paige Carpenter family); Sheila Hansen (Avery and Hayes); Travis and Holly Carpenter (Travee, Maddee, Rikkee); Aunts and Uncles, Jean Cislo, Marcella Dallasera, Ruthie Carpenter, Kitty Venner, Myles (Ann) Carpenter, Smiley (Betty) Carpenter along with an enormous amount of cousins and friends. He was preceded in death by his Grandparents Leighton (Buck) and Theresa Carpenter, Herb and Rose Venner, brother, Timothy Carpenter, brother-in-law Jerry Hansen, and many aunts, uncles, and cousins.
Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Tuesday at 11:00 am in the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. David’s ashes will be laid to rest at the home ranch in Melrose. Memorials can be made to the Coy & Charlee Education Fund, in care of Glacier Bark, or a donor's choice. Please observe all public health COVID regulations.
“Dad, I will not be able to see you everyday but I will be able to talk to you everyday in my prayers”
Coy Leighton Carpenter
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Tuesday, March 23, 2021
Immaculate Conception Church
410 N. Western Ave.
Butte, Montana 59701