Walter William (Bill) Duffey, 88, was born on Dec. 24, 1925 in Snoqualmie Falls, Wash., to James Francis and Edna Elizabeth (Stephenson) Duffey. He went home to his Lord and Savior on May 13.
Graveside services with Military Rights were held May 19 at Hillside Cemetery in Conrad. Following the services, there was a celebration of Bill’s life at a luncheon held at the Branding Iron.
Mary Ann Erwin, 98, passed away May 13 at Marias Care Center in Shelby of natural causes.
At her request, no services will be held.
Mary Ann was born Feb. 7, 1916 in Jackson, Ohio to John and Jessie (Horton) Hunsinger. She was raised and educated in Ohio, and most of her youth she was involved in music and vocal competition.
Norma P. (Sheeler) Grabofsky
Norma P. (Sheeler) Grabofsky passed away Dec. 24, 2013 at the Pondera Medical Center Extended Care Facility after a long illness.
Memorial services will be held at Pondera Valley Lutheran Church on May 24 at 11 a.m. with a luncheon to follow.
Norma was born on Sept. 11, 1939 at the family home in Granite Falls, Wash., to William and Estelle Sheeler, the youngest of six children. The family moved to Sultan, Wash., in 1940 where they lived until they moved to Snohomish, Wash., in 1950. Norma graduated from Snohomish High School in 1957. She came to Montana that year to visit her sister Dorothy, and it was in north Phillips County that she met and fell in love with Fritz Grabofsky. They married on Dec. 10, 1958 in Havre and began their life together on his farm north of Loring until they sold it and moved to Havre where Fritz eventually began his work for Fleet Wholesale. They proudly and happily welcomed the birth of their son Scott Jes in 1959. In 1964, Fritz was promoted to manager of the Fleet store in Conrad and the family moved there.