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For the Record
August 2013

Alvin James Caye
POLSON — Alvin James Caye, 56, passed away August 19, 2013 at Providence St. Joseph Medical Center in Polson. Alvin was born on January 8, 1957 to Abraham and Agnes Couture Caye.

Alvin accomplished many things during his life while working and attending college. He attended both Salish Kootenai College and the College of Great Falls, where he learned the carpentry skills he continued to use as a building maintenance technician at the smoke jumper center in Missoula. Alvin also worked at the Great Falls chemical dependency center.

Alvin loved landscaping in his spare time and spending time with his children and friends.

Alvin is preceded in death by his father, Abraham Caye; brother, Arnold Caye; a sister, June Caye; and a son, Kenneth Caye.

Alvin is survived by his sisters, Barbara Caye (Pablo), Delores Caye (Omak, Washington), and Iris Caye (Polson); brother, Abraham Caye, Jr. (Seattle Washington); and children, Alvin Caye, Jr., Anthony Caye, Jennifer Bruggerman, Chanel Two Teeth, Angelina Caye, Robert Stokes, and Adrian Netterburg. Messages of condolences may be sent to the family online at www.groganfuneralhome.com.

Evelyn 'Gail' Emery
POLSON — Evelyn 'Gail' Emery, a loving wife, mother, sister, and grandmother, went to be with her Lord on Friday, August 16, 2013. She will be deeply missed as she was our rock and foundation of the Emery and Roullier families.

Gail was an enrolled member of the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes, an avid hunter, and an accomplished artist.

She leaves behind her husband of 44 years, Larry Emery; her daughters, Libi (Joel) Johnson, and Shawna (Jesse) Croft; and two grandchildren, Lucas and Katie. She is also survived by her mother, Helen Roullier; brothers, Steve, and Dan (Marlene) Roullier; her sisters, Kathleen Roullier, Rosemary (Dick) Abromeit and Roberta Roullier (T.J.) Haynes; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Evelyn is preceded in death by her father, Alfred Roullier; and her brother, Fred Roullier.

As per Gail’s request, a private family memorial will be held at a later date.

Messages of condolences may be shared with the family at www.groganfuneralhome.com. Grogan Funeral Home and Crematory is handling the arrangements for the family.

Glenda Marie Burke
HOT SPRINGS — Glenda Marie Burke passed away on August 29, 2013 in Hot Springs. Our “GaGa” was born on November 23, 1955 to Dennis Burke and Louise Caye in Republic, Washington. GaGa was born into a large family and, early on, she became her mom’s good helper. GaGa was raised in the Elmo area, surrounded by her extended maternal family, the Cayes and the Aulds. She was also raised in Nespelem, Washington, where she bonded with her paternal family, the Burkes, Swans and Falcons.

Even though GaGa never had any children of her own, she was ever present in the lives of every one of her many nieces and nephews. Additionally, she cared for many other children in every community she ever lived in. She leaves behind many people who were graced by her presence on this earth. We will be eternally grateful for all she did for us and our children.

In1982, GaGa went on the adventure of her life when she moved to Akutan, Alaska, to work for the Trident Seafood Company. She remained in Akutan for several years before moving back to Montana.

GaGa loved to cook and she loved to feed people. We’re worried for the folks in Hot Springs now that she has passed on, wondering who will be feeding the many she cooked for there. GaGa had a big heart for a lot of people, young and old. She loved to smile and laugh and people around her responded to her love of life.

GaGa was an accomplished pool player, the top in her league many a time. And she loved to play softball.

GaGa was preceded in death by her parents and a baby brother, William. She is survived by her brothers: Clifford (Shannon), of Ronan, Francis (Bonnie), of Pablo, Mike (Geraldine), of Polson, Marlin (Tracy), of Big Arm, Tyrone (Gail), of Ronan, Reuben (Nyia), of Dayton, and Leonard “Whiskey Joe”, of Omak, Washington; and sisters: Clarissa, Clarinda, Marcella and Wilma “Beana.” She also leaves behind many nieces and nephews; grand-nieces and grand-nephews; her goddaughter, Kiowa Incashola, of Elmo; her uncle, William “Butch” Burke (Dorothy), of Nespelem; aunties: Carol and Cookie, of Omak,Washington, Lucy Caye, of Elmo, Aggie Caye, of Polson, and her many cousins and friends from far and wide.

Rosary was recited Sunday, September 1, 2013 at 8 p.m. at the Elmo Community Center. Funeral Mass was held at 10 a.m. on Monday, September 2, in Elmo. Burial followed at the Dayton Cemetery. Grogan Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Messages of condolences may be shared with the family online at www.groganfuneralhome.com.

Evelyn “Gail” Emery
POLSON — Gail, a loving wife, mother, sister, and grandmother went to be with her Lord on August 16, 2013. She will be deeply missed as she was our rock and foundation of the Emery and Roullier families.

Gail was born March 6, 1947 and was an enrolled member of the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes, an avid hunter, and an accomplished artist.

She leaves behind her husband of 44 years, Larry; her daughters, Libi (Joel) Johnson, and Shawna (Jesse) Croft; and two grandchildren, Lucas and Katie.

She is also survived by her mother, Helen Roullier; brothers, Steve, and Dan (Marlene) Roullier; her sisters, Kathleen Roullier, Rosemary (Dick) Abromeit and Roberta Roullier (T.J.) Haynes; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Evelyn is preceded in death by her father, Alfred Roullier; and her brother, Fred Roullier.

As per Gail’s request, a private family memorial will be held at a later date. Messages of condolences can be shared at: www.groganfuneralhome.com. Grogan Funeral Home and Crematory is handling the arrangements for the family.

Vernon James Fisher, Jr.
RONAN — Vernon “Toby” James Fisher, Jr., 25, went to be with the ancestors on August 18, 2013.

Toby was a member of the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes and was born to Sherri LaRance and Vern Fisher on September 17, 1987 in Missoula.

Raised in Ronan and Arlee, he was the youngest of three children and will always be the family’s teddy bear no matter how grown up he became.

Toby enjoyed playing pool and poker and the outdoors. He also enjoyed bbq’s and hanging with his Bro’s and family.

He was preceded in death by his cousin, Nathan Fisher; and his grandparents, Clara V. Fisher and Ray Fisher Sr.

He leaves behind his parents, Sherri (Tim Schnell) LaRance and Vern (Karen) Fisher; his grandparents, Charles and Karen LaRance; his siblings, Alicia, Richard, Jasmine, Josh, David, Michael, and Matthew; and numerous aunties, uncles, and cousins, including Tiffany and Brittany Fisher, who were very close to him.

A wake began Monday, August 19 at the Longhouse with the Rosary recited on Tuesday. Wake closing was Wednesday in the Longhouse, with Mass celebrated in the St. Ignatius Catholic Mission. Interment followed in the Jocko Cemetery. Condolences may be left at fosterfhandcrematory.com.

Shaylene Deon Haynes
ARLEE — Shaylene Deon Haynes, 22, began her journey home Thursday evening.

Shaylene was born March 18, 1991 in Missoula and was a lifelong Arlee resident, graduating from Arlee High School in 2009. With her beautiful smile and bubbling personality, she worked at KwaTaqNuk and was in their recent commercial.

She is preceded in death by her grandfather, David “Tapit” Haynes. Shaylene is survived locally by her Yaya, Sophie Haynes; her parents, Sharon Haynes (Woody Arthur), and Jimmy Wilson; her siblings, Chasity, Cody (Hope), P.J., Sam, Deon, Jason, and Janae; sisters, Sheldon Haynes and Shelby Arca; brother, Cloudy Haynes; family friend and uncle, Tristan Warrior, of North Dakota; family friend and auntie, Ashley Brennan, of Idaho; aunts and uncles, Betty Pratt, Tom (Gloria) Haynes, Fred Haynes, Erma Haynes, Phyllis (Ralph Foster) Haynes, Mona Haynes and Steve Arca; her best friends, Kyani Murphy, Richard Pierre, Crystal LittleCrow and Courtney Morales; and from Arizona, her grandparents, Paul and Rose M. Wilson; aunties, Roseline John, Lena Adson, and Marie Howard; cousins Amanda John, Michelle Adson and Emily Wilson; great-aunt Norma Bates McCrea; and great-uncle Francis Cullooyah, both of Washington; as well as numerous cousins from all over.

A traditional wake began Sunday at the Arlee Community Center, where the Rosary was recited Monday evening. Mass was celebrated Tuesday at the Arlee Community Center, burial followed in the family cemetery.