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Rose Grainger

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Rose Grainger, 90, of Poplar, died July 22, 2014.
She was born Nov. 14, 1923, to Oscar T. and Borghild T. Peterson in Wheeler, Wis. She was born again in the early 1980s when she gave her life to Our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.  
She worked many jobs throughout her lifetime; however, her favorite job was babysitting. Over the years, she babysat for more than 50 children. She was loved by all who knew her, both young and old.
She loved to quilt, crochet and work in her yard and was also known for her great skills as an artist. In addition, she loved to spend time with her children, grandchildren, great- grandchildren, family and friends.  
She made her home in Poplar until 2003 when she moved to Sidney to an assisted living apartment.  
In 2008, she moved (home) to the Poplar Swing Bed Unit. She resided there until her death.
She is survived by her sons, Richard Smejkal of Paradise, Calif., and John Q. Grainger of Helena; daughter, Mary Nesbit of Poplar; sister, Thelma Miller of Reno, Nev.; seven grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and seven great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by three brothers, Oscar, Helmer “Fats” and Byron; sister, Lucille
Smejkal; husband, Orval Grainger in 1989; two grandsons, David and Charles; and stepdaughter, Iris Rollins.
Visitation will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. on Thursday, July 31, at the First Presbyterian Church in Poplar. Celebration of Life services will follow at 6 p.m. at the church. Inurnment will take place at a later date. Clayton Stevenson Memorial Chapel in Wolf Point was entrusted with arrangements.

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Jerry “Dale” Morey

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Jerry “Dale” Morey of Hayden, Idaho, passed away July 1, 2014.
He was born in Glasgow, Mont., on March 6, 1942, to Don and Anne Morey. As the son of a depot agent on the Great Northern Railroad, Dale developed early a love of railroading. As a young teenager he worked as a section hand laying track and later became a telegrapher and relief depot agent during his summers.  
After attending high school first at Culbertson, Mont., he graduated from Great Falls High School in 1960. Then, he attended Montana State in
Bozeman, Mont., graduating in 1964 with a degree in industrial design and a desire to design cars eventually. His drawings show his wonderful talent.  
After graduation, though, he chose to join the Navy and entered flight school at Pensacola, Fla.  He was commissioned an ensign on March 26, 1965.  He served as the captain of the P2V7 Aircraft assigned to Carrier Protection during two tours of Vietnam. After receiving several decorations and commendations, he was honorably discharged on Aug. 27 1969.
Nov. 11, 1969, he became a pilot for United Airlines, based in San Francisco and Denver.  Dale’s interests in railroading and cars never waned, though. During his career with United he was a model railroader and classic car enthusiast, building and restoring several hot rods, including a 1950 Ford Business coupe that he painted Porche Guards Red with black and white scallops.
He retired from United in April of 2001 and moved his family to Idaho.  He enjoyed his retirement by boating on Lake Coeur d’Alene, cruising in his hot rods and convertibles, wintering in Yuma, Ariz., in his motorhome and on his ATVs.
He is survived by his son, Mitch (Julie) of Helena, Mont.; his daughter, Katie (Chris) of Denver, Colo.; his two sisters, Dianne (Scott) of Tempe, Ariz., and Donna of Hayden; as well as his two nephews, Stuart and Brian and their families. He was loved by three women in his life, Judy Johnston/Simpson, Lynne Pewtherer/Aaro and Irene Olson. He was preceded in death by his parents, Anne and Don Morey.
He was a good man, admired and loved by family and friends. He touched us all with his kindness and his humor. He lived his life to the fullest and on his terms.
A graveside service was held Monday, July 7, at 2:15 p.m. at Washington State Veterans Cemetery, 21702 W. Espanola Rd, Medical Lake, WA 99022.  Memorials may be made to Hospice of North Idaho Hospice House, 2290 W Prairie Ave, Coeur d’Alene, ID 83815. Reception will follow the service at Heather Stone Clubhouse, 8946 Heather Way, Hayden, Idaho.
Yates Funeral Homes has been entrusted with the care of final arrangements. Please visit Dale's memorial and sign his online guestbook at www.yatesfuneralhomes.com.
(Paid Obituary)

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Sherry McClammy

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Sherry Lynn McClammy was born on April 17, 1986, to Jackie Stormy and Robert McClammy. She was also raised by step-father John Spotted Bird.  She died as a result of a car accident June 19, 2014.
She was quite a character, well known for her “tell it like it is” philosophy and the not well received “advice” she loved to give.
She worked at the FPCC Daycare and was one of the best bartenders around, just like her grandfather, George.
She attended school in Chemawa Indian School in Salem, Ore., and att–ended Brockton and Poplar schools where she was both an Indian fan and a Warrior fan. She adored her children. She had a short life, but made a huge impact on those around her.  Her friends were very special to her. She made the decision to be an organ donor.
She is survived by her parents, Robert McClammy and Jackie and John Spotted Bird; children, Preston Whiteman, Quentin Eder, Kaison McClammy and Jett Ryan Azure; brothers, Mark McClammy, Michael McClammy, Royce Spotted Bird, Dwain Spotted Bird, Tristen McClammy, all of Poplar, and Rodney Drum of Brockton; and sisters, Kristen Kohl Big Leggins, Janis, Jonna, Jackie and Catherine Spotted Bird, Mariah McClammy, all of Poplar; niece she took as her sister, Kiarajae of Poplar; and grandmothers, Lorraine Stormy, Dulcie Wolf, Nellie Silk and Maryann Grey Bull.  
Mass of Christian Burial was held Saturday, June 28, at the Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Poplar. Interment followed at the St. Ann’s Cemetery in Poplar. Clayton Stevenson Memorial Chapel of Wolf Point was entrusted with the arrangements.

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