Lawrence Gene Descharme - August 23, 1974 - September 12, 2020

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Lawrence Gene “Boo” Descharme passed away at his residence on September 12, 2020. Boo was born in Havre, Montana on August 23, 1974, the son of Phyllis Jean Descharme.

Many hearts are broken. Boo was a son, brother, father, uncle, and grandpa. So many lives have been affected by his passing. To his sisters and brothers, the loss is crushing; the thought of never seeing Boo again hurts our hearts more than anything anyone could imagine. Our family is hoping everyone will remember the fun-loving person he was, always there to lend a hand. Boo loved his children more than life. They were always number one. His place in our hearts will last forever.

He was preceded in death by his daughter, Shelby “Baby Boo Boo”. He leaves behind his daughters, Elizabeth, Dallas, and Kaylee; and his sons, Steven, Donovan, Samuel, Brandon, and “Baby Larry”. God will hold them in his arms forever. In addition to his children, Boo is survived by his mom, Jean Descharme; sisters, Annie Descharme and Judi (Scott) Olsen; brother, Steve “Jack” Descharme; Aunt, Linda Descharme; Uncle, Bill Descharme; nieces, Jami Salcido, Demi, and Lexi; nephews, Juston (Cindy), Don Salcido, and Demetre: great niece, Ali; great nephews, Calvin and Floyd; grandchildren, Macey, Arayia, Hopel, and Arorya; and numerous cousins.

Boo always had a special family that was part of his life; Linda Henry, whom he called “mom” and two brothers, Gregory and Steve Henry, and never to be forgotten, his Auntie Lolo, with whom he always kept in touch.

Funeral Services will be celebrated on Saturday at 10:00 a.m. in the Duggan Dolan Mortuary Chapel. Rite of Committal will follow at Mountain View Cemetery. There will be a further celebration of Boo’s life at the McQueen Club.

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Saturday, September 26, 2020


Patrick ‘Shy” G. Shea of Butte, Montana | 1956 – 2020 | Obituary






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Wednesday, Sep 16, 2020

Patrick "Shy" G. Shea

March 25, 1956 - September 10, 2020


Patrick “Shy” Shea reunited with his son Keegan on September 10th, 2020 holding the hands of his three other children. He was 64 years old.

Shy was born on March 25, 1956 to Corinne and Joseph “Gubby” Shea. He started his life of mischief in Centerville attending Butte Central Schools and graduating from Montana Tech. He was a true Butte Boy.

Shy started his lifelong career of being a storyteller and friend to all with Pat Williams in the United States Congress. After years of traveling he decided to plant his roots in Butte where he transitioned to the Bert Mooney Airport from which he retired in 2016.

We all knew Shy and his stories and looked forward to hearing, “you want to know something” or “I’ll tell you what.” To say that Shy’s stories were embellished is an understatement. He never let the truth get in the way of a good story and could make a trip to the grocery store sound like Gulliver’s travels! We all learned to recognize that when he had that mischievous grin and sparkle in his eye you better swallow your drink and get ready for the punch line!

Shy was more than just a storyteller, though. He was a father, uncle, brother and most dear to him was the title Papa! Shy valued his family and his friendships above all else. He was more generous than his means and would give you the shirt off his back in a blizzard if he thought of you as a friend. It was not uncommon to travel nearly anywhere in the country and once someone found out you were from Butte, MT the odds are they would ask you if you knew Paddy Shea. Shy loved to roam and was comfortable in any crowd from the biker bars in Sturgis, to the highbrow lounges of Washington D.C. He could make a friend anywhere and ultimately did have friends everywhere!

As hard as the COVID quarantine has been his family is thankful that during his time in “lock-down” he was able to spend some long quality time with his kids and grandkids. During that time, he made sure to have nightly ice cream with “his little girl” Charli, saying “that damn Charli got me addicted.” In reality, we all know who got who started on ice cream. He would “smuggle” popsicles to Owen and Bode, and claim he was just going to have one bite!

Shy was preceded in death by his parents, sister Mary and son Keegan. Shy is survived by his children Kyle (Jessica), Dara (Sean), and Taryn (Joshua); beloved grandchildren Owen, Bode and Charli; siblings Tim (Debbie), Mike (Lisa), Shelley, Ann (Rene) and Jim (Kathy); best friend/cousin David “Stemmy” Starcevich; nieces and nephews Natalie (Matt) Weimeister, Autumn (Jason) Lancaster, Kelly Shea, Karly Shea (Solomon Hafer), Kate Shea, Moira Shea and Dylan Shea; as well as numerous beloved friends.

This is an unusual time and these circumstances call for prudent measures. Of course, Shy would want to have everyone send him off in style, so his family would like to request that those who would like to pay their respects do so during the visitation hours on Wednesday from 9:00AM – 11:00AM at St. Ann’s Catholic Church. We invite all relatives and close friends to join us in the celebration of his life at the 11:00AM Mass. A reception will follow at the Butte Country Club. Please be respectful of COVID restrictions with social distancing and masks.


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Wednesday, September 16, 2020

St. Ann's Catholic Church 
2100 Farragut Ave 
Butte, Montana 59701



Robert F Jenkins of Butte, Montana | 1934 - 2020 | Obituary






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Friday, Sep 18, 2020

1:00 PM


Robert F Jenkins - August 05, 1934 - September 09, 2020


Mr. Robert Fayette “Bob” Jenkins passed away on Wednesday, September 09, 2020, at his residence. Bob was born on August 05, 1934 in Butte, Montana, the son of William “Bill” and Lois (Sullivan) Jenkins.



Bob attended the Immaculate Conception Parochial School and graduated from Boys Central. He worked at the Excelsior Meat Market for the Noonan brothers, who were close family friends. For many years he was employed by the ACM (Anaconda Copper Mining Company) as an Equipment Operator in the Berkeley Pit. He also worked for the U.S. Forest Service and the Butte-Silver Bow Water Company, from where he retired. He was a proud member of the Teamsters Union and also the Knights of Columbus, for which he served as Grand Knight of the Butte JFK chapter.



Bob was preceded in death by his parents, Bill and Lois Jenkins; his brothers, Bud and Denny Jenkins; his infant sister, Elizabeth Jeanette Jenkins; and his brother-in-law, Matt Flanick. He is survived by his sisters and brothers-in-law, Peggy Flanick, Anne and Louie Theofelis, and Gayle and Clem Patritti; his sisters-in-law, Sharon Jenkins and Linda Jenkins; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.



Friends may call of Friday after 12:00 PM in the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 1:00 PM. Rite of Committal will follow in Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to the Knights of Columbus, Our Lady of the Rockies, or the charity of the donor’s choice.   Duggan Dolan Mortuary has been entrusted with arrangements


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Friday, September 18, 2020
1:00 PM

Immaculate Conception Church 
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410 N. Western Ave.
Butte, Montana 59701

Terrance "Terry" Patrick Kelly -- July 05, 1948 - August 19, 2020

Terrance "Terry" Patrick Kelly of Butte, Montana | 1948 - 2020 | Obituary

Terrance "Terry" Patrick Kelly

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Terrance “Terry” Patrick Kelly


Terry Kelly left this world on August 19, 2020 the way he preferred, by himself and not burdening anyone else. Born on July 5, 1948, Terry was the oldest child of Terry and Irene (Morris) Kelly and was raised primarily on North Wyoming (Cork Town) before the ever growing family settled on West Copper. Terry was educated in Butte schools and graduated from Butte High School in 1966. After high school, like many of his generation, Terry proudly served his county in the United States Air Force stationed in Wichita, Kansas. After an honorable discharge from the Air Force, Terry returned to Butte but the wander bug bit him and he set out to find his fortune, eventually settling in the South Lake Tahoe area. It was here that Terry started his career in the constructions trades, from hanging sheetrock and pounding nails to pouring concrete, Terry was a “jack of all trades” and “master of ‘em all” (just ask him!). It was also here where Terry met and married Terry Lynn Elwess. From this union came Terry’s pride and joy, his children; Michelle Irene Kelly and Patrick Ryan Kelly. Terry continued working construction until a severe work injury forced him to hang up his belt and seek an occupation that was easier on the body. From the Tahoe Paradise golf course in South Lake Tahoe to the lumber store, Terry hustled jobs until an illness forced him to retire. After retiring due to illness, Terry returned to his beloved Butte and discovered a new passion, cooking. Terry loved to cook and it was often said that he never met a spice he didn’t like! His dishes were great, however, they never tasted the same as he was constantly tinkering with the recipe and adding this or that. During his time back in Butte Terry would live vicariously through daughter Michelle’s outdoor lifestyle, whether on the ski hill or biking in the back country. Terry would beam with pride when talking about his son Patrick. Being a business owner while maturing into a great Father, Terry loved to brag about both of his children and his grandchildren.


Terry was preceded in death by his parents, Terry and Irene Kelly, infant brother Thomas, sister Ellen, and numerous Aunts, Uncles, and Cousins. Terry is survived by his daughter Michelle Kelly of Myers, CA, son Patrick Kelly (Stephanie), grandchildren Kaden and Tegan (TK2), all of Lake Tahoe, CA, sisters and brothers Kris Nylund (Chuck), Dan Kelly, Peggy Lowney, and Denise Kelly (Mark Merrick) all of Butte, Lisa Mandic of Powell, WY, Patty Kelly of Bremerton, WA, Ted Kelly (Beth) of Artesia, New Mexico, and John Kelly (Darrah) of Honolulu, HI and numerous nieces and nephews.


As per Terry’s request, no services are planned. Memorials are suggested to the new Butte Veteran’s Home or a charity of the donor’s choice. And as Terry always said, “Vote early, vote often, and vote blue!”


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Marlene Hicklin Henry of Butte, Montana | 1935 - 2020 | Obituary

Marlene Hicklin Henry

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Marlene Hicklin Henry - September 21, 1935 - August 02, 2020

Marlene Hicklin Henry, known as “Meanie” to family and friends, passed away August 2, 2020, surrounded by her family after a long, hard-fought battle with cancer. She was born September 21, 1935, to William and Bina (Loushin) Virant. Marlene attended Franklin and Webster Garfield Elementary Schools, graduating from Butte High School in 1953. In September of 1953, Marlene married Richard (Slim) Hicklin. The couple was blessed with 53 years of marriage and three wonderful daughters: Dorothy (Steve) Czehura, Margie (Dave) Fine, and Tammy Hicklin (Rick) Estabrook. The special loves of her life were her three grandchildren: Michael (Tammi) Czehura, Kelsey Estabrook (Aric) Williams, Lauren Estabrook, and her five great-grandchildren: Berkley, Kinley, Bridger, Khloe Czehura and Laker Williams. On May 5, 2007, her loving husband, Slim, passed away.


Marlene worked as a teacher’s aide at the Monroe School for eleven years. She loved working with and helping children. Later, with the need to help support her family, she took a mail carrier position with the U.S. Post Office, a job she was proud of. Marlene retired from the post office in 1999. She worked hard but looked forward to her days off because there was usually a sporting event to attend. It didn’t matter whether it was a grandchild or the child of a friend or a Butte team playing, whether it was hockey, volleyball, basketball, track, or a dance recital, she loved supporting the kids. She was always ready to travel anywhere to watch the kids. And how the kids all loved Meanie!


Marlene always understood the importance of family and community. Her family was the center of her existence. She was not only a mother to her three daughters; she was their best friend. Even though she was an only child, she had a special, sister-like, relationships with cousins Sharon Chebul and Sandy Jaksha. It did not matter who you were; she always had time to talk to you or help you. She was always cheering for the underdog and excited when they would succeed. She was a Girl Scout leader, homeroom mother, volleyball coach, and a chauffeur to any child who needed a ride. She was a dedicated volunteer for RSVP, Butte Food Bank, and National and Montana Folk Festivals. Meanie belonged to groups just for fun too: Red Hats, Mac Center Exercise Group, The Club Girls, and the Ladies. The last two may not be official names, but that’s what she called them, and the common theme was friendship. She always said, “if you want a friend, you have to be a friend.” Her church family was Holy Spirit parish.


December 8, 2012, at St Ann’s Church. Marlene married Robert Henry. It is not always that a family has the opportunity to celebrate the engagement and marriage of their mother. She found love for a second time. In her words, “I never thought something this wonderful could happen again.” Bob shared her love of sports and added the dimension of women’s college basketball through Bob’s granddaughter, Kelly Cole, who played for the Lady Griz. The away games for the Griz added a new facet to their road trips. Together they enjoyed many happy hours of dancing, golfing, exercising, traveling, and visiting with friends and family. Marlene’s family was expanded by two daughters: Sheri (Mike) Cole and Shelley Henry (David Bayless).


We celebrate a life well lived- one rich in love, laughter, and as many road trips as possible. Meanie will be missed by all who knew her. She will be remembered for her unconditional love, her generosity, her spontaneity, and her whimsical zest for life. We will not soon forget her mischievous spirit and her quick wit. A private ceremony will be had for the family, and as soon as safely possible, a celebration of life and a party will be scheduled.


The family would like to thank the St James Health Cancer Treatment Center for the months for excellent care and compassion.


Private family entombment of ashes will be held in Mountain View Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials to the Butte Food Bank, St James Health Cancer Treatment Center, or donor choice would be appreciated.