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William Stuart “Billy” Johnson passed away in his sleep on the first anniversary of his father’s passing. Billy was born in Butte, on December 10, 1953, to William L. and Delores A. (Stuart) Johnson. He attended St. John’s Grade School. He graduated from Butte High School and earned his bachelor’s degree in counseling from the University of Great Falls. 

He worked road construction before starting his career in chemical dependency counseling.  He worked at Montana Mental Health Clinic, and at the WATCH Program.  

He and Cheryl Boggess were married in Butte in 1975 and together had two sons.  They later divorced.  He spent his younger years hunting, fishing, camping and had a love of fast cars and motorcycles.   But, with age came wisdom and sensibility and William soon became a mentor and roll model to several people.  He loved spending time outdoors, camping, hunting and fishing with his sons.  He had a passion for digging crystals and spent nearly every weekend with his sons in search of nature’s hidden treasures.  He had a profound love for his family and was a loving grandfather. He truly and completely devoted himself and is life to his family.  Each day he would stop in to check on his boys and almost every week he was taking his grandkids on an adventure.  Nothing meant more to Bill than his family.  He made it his ministry to put other people’s needs before his own and will be deeply missed by his friends and family.

Survivors include his sons and daughter-in-law, Zachary and Mindy Johnson and Justin Johnson of Butte, his grandchildren, Rheanna and Eli Johnson, several nieces and nephews including Tommy Johnson and Mitchell (Tammy) Tamietti who were like his own sons.  Also surviving are his siblings:  Daniel Johnson, Thomas and Beverly Johnson of Butte, Georgia Johnson and Don Tamietti of Pipestone and his mentor and cousin, Rick Has The Pipe. He is preceded in death by his parents William and Delores Johnson.

Cremation has taken place.  Funeral mass will be celebrated Thursday morning at 11 o’clock in St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church.  His family will receive friends beginning at 10 o’clock.  Express condolences at


CAPTAIN ROBERT E. HOLTON April 8, 1941 – January 29, 1969 (listed Missing in Action)

Captain Robert E. Holton, MIA from the Vietnam War is coming home after being Missing in Action for over 48 years. Bob's F4 mission over Laos was hit by enemy fire on January 29,1969. He was listed as MIA until his remains were found in June 2017. Bob had a distinguished military career in the Air Force. His medals include, Silver Star, Distinguished Flying Cross with one Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster, Purple Heart, Air Medal with one Silver Oak Leaf Cluster and two Bronze Oak Leaf Clusters, Air Force Outstanding Unit Award with Valor and two Bronze Oak Leaf Clusters, Combat Readiness Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal with four Bronze Service Stars, Air Force Longevity Service Award with one Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster, Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross with Palm and Vietnam Campaign Medal.


Bob was born April 8th, 1941 to his wonderful parents, Ed and Norma Holton. Three years later he welcomed his brother, Bill on the same day. Bob and Bill had a wonderful childhood. The family home was across the street from Emerson Grade School and was a favorite meeting place for all the neighborhood kids. His family enjoyed many years of camping and boating, finally settling on their favorite place in the Georgetown Boat Club. They spent many years boating water skiing and loved their summers there. Bob always worked from the time he was young. He worked for Bernie's Pharmacy and F&S Construction before college.


Bob went to Emerson Grade School, graduated from Butte High in 1959. He then graduated from the University of Montana in 1965, where he was a member of Sigma Chi Fraternity and the Air Force ROTC program.

Bob married the former Dianne Eck in June 1966.  He entered the Air Force, and they were stationed in Arizona, then Fort Walton Beach, Florida. Bob and Dianne loved their short time together and made many life long friends.


Bob's greatest love was his family and friends. He loved flying, but his biggest passion was music. He could play almost any instrument but especially loved piano, saxophone, and clarinet. He was in a dance band in high school, and then played in various places while he went to the University of Montana. If Bob wanted to relax he went to his piano.


Since Bob's death, he has been joined by his father and mother, Ed & Norma Holton, grandparents, Dick and May Harry, Les and Gwen Holton, father-in-law and mother-in-law, Les and Irene Eck Uncles and Aunts, Jack Harry, Al and Ruth Holton and Bill and Nonie Holton.


Bob is survived by his former wife, Dianne (Roy) Moody, Brother, Bill (Judy) Holton, Nephew, Todd (Karen) Holton and their daughters, Ashley and Taylor Holton, Aunt,

Mitzi Lacey, brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Dave Eck Dennis (Gretchen) Eck, Dwight (Pam) Eck and several cousins and nieces and nephews.

The family would like to thank the Air Force, National League of POW/MIA Families, and our Government for all their years of searching for Bob. We know they will keep trying to find all our missing men, and we are praying everyone has the closure they deserve.

We would also like to thank Ed Conway, USAF and Wayrynen's for their compassion and guidance in these final steps. A special thank you goes to the USAF honor guard, Montana and Idaho Patriot Riders and other groups including the Butte America Legion Post and the United Veterans Council for their honoring Bob in his final travels.

Memorials may be sent to National League of POW/MIA Families, 5673 Columbia Pike, Suite l-00, Falls Church, VA 22041.

Funeral services will be conducted Saturday morning at 10 o’clock in Wayrynen-Richards Funeral Home with Pastor Martha McCreight officiating.  Interment with full military honors will follow in Sunset Memorial Park. Express condolences at


Dad, you promised Mom you would bring Bob home.

He is home now, rest in Peace.

Love you forever.


TONI LEONA AGUILAR-PETERS June 18, 1954 – June 20, 2017

Toni L. Aguilar-Peters passed away Tuesday morning at St. James Healthcare following a long illness.  She was born in Butte June 18, 1954, to Dan and Rita (Valladolid) Aguilar and attended local schools including Butte High School and the Butte Academy of Beauty Culture. 

Toni loved being a homemaker and was an excellent cook. She loved family gatherings and spending time with her grandchildren.  She was accomplished at crocheting and beading. 

Toni is preceded in death by her parents, Dan and Rita Aguilar.  Survivors include her three daughters, Rita Aguilar, Shayla Peters and Dani Peters and her son, Dane Peters, all of Butte, her grandchildren, Jacob Aguilar, Donna Clark, Myckenna Clark Jodi Weaselboy, Halo Weaselboy, Avery Peters, Xavier Ker and Dane Wesley Anderson.  Also surviving are her brother, Rick Aguilar of Bellflower, CA, her sisters and brothers-in-law, Victoria Aguilar of Butte, Debbie and Ed Newgard of Butte, Diane “DeeDee” Aguilar of Arlee and Dana and Wayne Parr of Butte and several nieces and nephews including Marcy, Deeny, Brad, Cherese, Dee Ann and Justin in California and D.J. Newgard , Preston Newgard, Devi Cole, Shanna Hockaday, Debra Parr Calli Parr and several great nieces and great nephews.

Cremation has taken place.  A private memorial service will be conducted in Wayrynen-Richards Funeral Home and a celebration of her life will coincide with the family reunion on the 4th of July. 

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JAMES F. SULLIVAN August 14, 1932 – June 3, 2017

James F. Sullivan passed away peacefully at St. James Healthcare on June 3, 2017 with his loving family at his side.  He was born in Butte August 14, 1932 to Flurry “Floss” and Gertrude (Barenstein) Sullivan.  He attended local schools and honorably served his country in the United States Army during the Korean War.  He married his soulmate, Delores Bohnet Sullivan on July 2, 1960 and they enjoyed 54 years of marriage.

Jim worked as a clerk and typist at the Mountain Con and then the Anaconda Company warehouses for 30 years then relocated to Wright, Wyoming where he worked at the Thunder Basin Coal Company for another 10 years until his retirement.

Jim enjoyed his retirement to the fullest.  He and Delores were snowbirds to Yuma, Arizona for over twenty years where they made many friends and enjoyed many parties.  They loved to travel and enjoyed many cruises around the world. 

Jim was known to his family as a sweet soul with a great sense of humor and a love for his family we were so lucky to have.

Jim is reunited with his soulmate of 54 years, Delores Sullivan, his parents Flurry “Floss” and Gertrude Sullivan and a grandson, Brian Hardesty.   Survivors include his sister and brother-in-law, Mary Claire and Jack Atcheson, daughter and son-in-law, Sally and Ted Selon, sons and daughters-in-law, John “Butch” and Chris Hardesty and Tom and Dianne Hardesty all of Butte.  Also surviving are seven grandchildren, several great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. 

Cremation has taken place.  Memorial services will be conducted Thursday afternoon at 2 o’clock in Wayrynen-Richards Funeral Home with Father Robert Hall officiating.  A reception will follow in Wayrynen-Richards Community Center.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Special Olympics or the Alex Thatcher Memorial Scholarship at Montana Tech Foundation. 

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MARY CATHERINE SEYMOUR DURAN August 16, 1930 – May 28, 2017

Our mother Mary Catherine Seymour Duran left this world in the arms of the angels on Sunday morning, May 28th. She was born at home on August 16, 1930, the first daughter of Thomas H. and Margaret A. Seymour. She attended St. John's School, graduated from there in the class of 1944, and went on to Girl's Central High School, graduating in the class of 1948. Mary continued her education at St. Patrick's School of Nursing in Missoula and graduate in 1951, as a Registered Nurse. That same year she was married to Daniel R. Duran. From that-union she had 4 children, Cathy, Dan, Anne and Connie. Mary started her nursing career at Community Hospital in Butte. For many years she was a stay at home mom, but in 1970 she returned to nursing at Silver Bow General Hospital where she was employed until its closure in 1981. For the next years Mary took loving care of many of our elderly at the Butte Convalescent Center. When Rivendell Children's Psychiatric Center opened in Butte in 1988 Mary was there to love and care for those children that were so in need. She retired from Rivendell in 1995.

Mary was preceded in death by her parents Thomas and Margaret, her brother Tommy Seymour and his wife Marge. She is survived by her 4 children, Cathy Corak, Dan Duran, Dr. Anne Breum (Scott), and Connie Shields. She leaves 8 grandchildren, and 5 great-grandchildren as well as her sister Margaret Leary (Jim and her brother Martin Seymour (Aretta), many nieces and nephews, special friends Mary Hanley and Lavonna Baumgartner.

Mary was an active member of the Legion of Mary until she was no longer able. One of her other favorite activities was playing bridge with good friends every Thursday afternoon until her illness interrupted that. At the time of retirement she also took up the game of golf which she enjoyed playing with her daughters for more than 20 years. Many laughs were had out enjoying the warmth and wonders of God's world.

Our mom wants us to express here sincerest and heartfelt love and appreciation to all who offered prayers, came to say the rosary with her, had Masses said, sent cards, called or stopped by to visit and offer support and well wishes during her final journey.

Visitation will begin Wednesday evening at 5 o’clock in St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church with a Parish Vigil to follow at 6 PM.  Funeral mass will be celebrated Thursday afternoon at 2 o’clock in church and cremation will follow.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Our Lady of the Rockies or the Highlands Hospice.

“The clock of life is wound but once, and no man has the power to tell just when the hands will stop at late or early hour.” Excerpt from Robert H. Smith

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