Obituaries

Gary Keniston
B: 1962-03-24
D: 2018-07-12
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Keniston, Gary
Lola Yule
D: 2018-07-11
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Yule, Lola
Floyd Smith
D: 2018-07-11
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Smith, Floyd
Robert Fristo
B: 1932-08-15
D: 2018-07-10
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Fristo, Robert
Janis Stirm
D: 2018-07-10
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Stirm, Janis
Richard Whitaker
D: 2018-07-09
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Whitaker, Richard
Patricia Barron
D: 2018-07-09
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Barron, Patricia
Ronald Stortz
D: 2018-07-08
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Stortz, Ronald
Eugene Rishel
D: 2018-07-06
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Rishel, Eugene
Carter Dickinson
D: 2018-07-06
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Dickinson, Carter
Bennie Howard
D: 2018-07-06
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Howard, Bennie
Katherine Brod
D: 2018-07-06
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Brod, Katherine
Michel Simpson
D: 2018-07-05
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Simpson, Michel
Joseph Dorn
B: 1957-08-06
D: 2018-07-03
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Dorn, Joseph
Patrick Coyle
D: 2018-07-03
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Coyle, Patrick
Luella DeSilva
D: 2018-07-02
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DeSilva, Luella
Eileen Cummings
D: 2018-06-30
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Cummings, Eileen
Jeanette Davis
D: 2018-06-30
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Davis, Jeanette
Patricia Nordstrom
D: 2018-06-29
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Nordstrom, Patricia
Edward Barefield
B: 1950-11-26
D: 2018-06-28
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Barefield, Edward
Lennard Bianchi
D: 2018-06-27
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Bianchi, Lennard

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Rick Evans, Licensed Funeral Director/Owner

Rick Evans owner and operator of Garden City Funeral Home and Crematory and four other locations in Missoula and Western Montana has been a funeral director since 1981.   Rick started working in Missoula at Livingston-Malleta and Geraghty funeral home in June of 1981.    For a short time he worked in Whitefish and Columbia Falls until returning to Missoula and building Garden City Funeral Home and Crematory in 1989.  In his spare time Rick enjoys traveling, boating, fishing and golfing living at Canyon River Golf Course.  He and his wife Sally have four children and four grandchildren whom they enjoy immensely.  He is active in the Montana Funeral Directors Association serving as president twice and also serving on the National level with the National Funeral Directors Association.  He is a member of Sentinel Kiwanis, Missoula Builders Club, St. Anthony Catholic Church and the Knights of Columbus.

Wayne Benson, Licensed Funeral Director

Wayne grew up on the gulf coast of Florida where he began a career in funeral service in 1976.  He attended the University of Florida and Miami Dade College, obtaining a degree in Mortuary Science.  He came to Missoula in May, 1980, to work with Squire Simmons & Carr Funeral Home, arriving just in time for Mount St. Helen to erupt.  Later, in 2001 , he joined the talented staff of Garden City Funeral Home.    
He has served in every office for the Montana Funeral Directors Assn. as well as several offices with the National Funeral Directors Assn.
A one-time traditional archer and bowhunter, he was bitten by the fly-fishing bug several years ago and is now considered by his wife a fly fishing and fly tying addict.  He is also active in his church and has traveled to San Salvador for the past several years with various missionary groups.

Misty Echevarria, Licensed Funeral Director

Travis Newman, Licensed Funeral Director

Vanessa Shook, Licensed Funeral Director

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