Patricia Saville
B: 1928-03-10
D: 2018-02-13
View Details
Saville, Patricia
Nedine Speed
B: 1925-01-17
D: 2018-02-12
View Details
Speed, Nedine
Roland Arneson
B: 1933-02-05
D: 2018-02-08
View Details
Arneson, Roland
Edmund Hill
B: 1931-04-04
D: 2018-02-06
View Details
Hill, Edmund
Alice DeLay
B: 1925-02-14
D: 2018-02-05
View Details
DeLay, Alice
Norma Funke
B: 1939-04-01
D: 2018-01-31
View Details
Funke, Norma
David Alexander
B: 1970-09-17
D: 2018-01-29
View Details
Alexander, David
William Rubia
B: 1947-03-27
D: 2018-01-27
View Details
Rubia, William
Sean Bigby
B: 1992-05-18
D: 2018-01-25
View Details
Bigby, Sean
June Sorensen
B: 1933-03-30
D: 2018-01-24
View Details
Sorensen, June
Gwen Ford
B: 1953-09-26
D: 2018-01-20
View Details
Ford, Gwen
Jerry Anderson
B: 1945-08-08
D: 2018-01-19
View Details
Anderson, Jerry
Jeffery Hogan
B: 1952-01-08
D: 2018-01-19
View Details
Hogan, Jeffery
Colleen Paris
B: 1943-01-11
D: 2018-01-14
View Details
Paris, Colleen
Jerrell Tenas Piapot
B: 2004-11-28
D: 2018-01-14
View Details
Tenas Piapot, Jerrell
Martha Richard
B: 1941-10-14
D: 2018-01-08
View Details
Richard, Martha
Laura Carpentier
B: 1949-06-17
D: 2018-01-04
View Details
Carpentier, Laura
Alice Estes
B: 1927-03-17
D: 2017-12-31
View Details
Estes, Alice
Pearl Jackson
B: 1924-09-10
D: 2017-12-27
View Details
Jackson, Pearl
Marie Haglund
B: 1920-01-25
D: 2017-12-26
View Details
Haglund, Marie
Janet Harmsen
B: 1952-08-25
D: 2017-12-26
View Details
Harmsen, Janet


Use the form above to find your loved one. You can search using the name of your loved one, or any family name for current or past services entrusted to our firm.

Click here to view all obituaries
Search Obituaries
101 Sixth Avenue East
Polson, MT 59860
Phone: 406-883-2808
Fax: 406-883-9216

The Memorial Candle Program has been designed to help offset the costs associated with the hosting this Tribute Website in perpetuity. Through the lighting of a memorial candle, your thoughtful gesture will be recorded in the Book of Memories and the proceeds will go directly towards helping ensure that the family and friends of Donald Brown can continue to memorialize, re-visit, interact with each other and enhance this tribute for future generations.

Thank you.

Select Candle

Obituary for Donald Brown Sr.

Donald Brown Sr.
Donald Louis Brown Sr., 82, of Polson, MT peacefully passed away on September 27, 2017 surrounded by his family. Don, the eldest of seven children, born to Thomas W. and Dorothy M. (Morigeau) Brown Sr. on May 6, 1935, in St. Ignatius, MT.

Don, a member of the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes, began school in Ronan then attended Bremerton Dewey Junior High School from there moved onto boarding school, Oglala Community High School, in Pine Ridge, SD. He returned home to play football for the Ronan Chiefs. In 1954 Don joined the Navy, attended boot camp in San Diego, CA. From here he was stationed in Japan, Alaska and made a quick stop in Hawaii aboard the USS Eldorado. Don was Honorably Discharged in 1958 as an E-3 Seaman.

In 1960 he met his Pocahontas, Elizabeth St. John. Don and his friend attended a dance at the San Francisco American Indian Center where he laid eyes on some girls across the way, turned to his friend and said “I get the short one.” A month later they were married. Exactly!!! Nine months later they started their beautiful family of five.

Don, a loving husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, is survived by his wife of 57 years, Elizabeth A. (St. John) Brown. Five children, Elmer(Peggy), Bothell WA; Donna(Art) Lafferty, Polson MT; Donald Jr., Polson MT, Gina(Carla), Polson MT; Jennifer, Polson MT. Brothers Bob(Donna), Ronan MT; Jerry, Polson MT; and sister Nancy (Pete) Vaughn, Charlo MT. Grandchildren Dawn (Josh) Griffin, Polson MT; Danielle (Tony) Keller, Seattle WA; Whitney (Bo) Brown-Bourdon, Polson MT; Erik, Tacoma WA; Charla (Trenton) Brown-Kirkaldie, Hays MT; Bryan Yazzie, Polson MT; Riane, Olympia, WA; Natasha Lafferty, Polson MT; Josh, Polson MT; Marcus (Cree) Morigeau, Polson MT; Trisha (Juan) Mahkuk, Polson MT; as well as many loving nieces, nephews, great grandchildren, and extended family.

Donald Brown Sr. is preceded in death by his parents; Tom and Dorothy Brown, four brothers, Thomas Jr., Philip, Edward, Lyle (Chey) and grandson Baby Boy Lafferty.

Traditional wake services held, 5:00 pm, Friday, September 29, 2017 at Polson Indian Senior Center. Funeral services will be at 10:00 am, Monday, October 2, 2017 at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Polson, MT. Interment with military honors will follow at Lakeview Cemetery. Following the funeral services, a meal will be provided at the Catholic Church.
Order Flowers
Recently Shared Condolences
Recently Shared Stories
Recently Shared Photos