Clarice Doreen Fitzpatrick, 71, of Valier passed away at home on June 24 after a battle with lung cancer.
She was born in Great Falls, on Oct. 20, 1942, to the late Clarence and Eleanor Swanson. Clarice was raised on the family’s farm outside of Valier surrounded by generations. Her grandparent’s running the Johnson Dairy and her parents raising cattle and growing crops. As a child, Clarice learned to gently gather eggs and whistle when she fed the chicks to quite them so they wouldn’t be scared. Clarice graduated from Valier High School. She was married to David Fitzpatrick on Sept. 24 and shared 51 years of life together, most of the time in the company of each other.
Lorraine Loretta “Sweedo” Hall, 80, of Dupuyer, passed peacefully from this life with her family at her side from natural causes in Havre on June 23, 2014.
Mass of Christian Burial was held on June 26 at The Dupuyer Community Center with Father Ed Kohler presiding and burial followed at Dupuyer Cemetery. Holland and Bonine Funeral Home has been entrusted with services and arrangements and condolences may be left at www.hollandbonine.com .
Representatives from Front Range CASA; Jamie Rogers, the vice president of the board, and Kiersta Sullivan, the CASA director, met with the commissioners on Wednesday to request financial assistance from the county.
Sullivan noted that CASA volunteers are the best advocates looking after the interest of neglected and abused children.