Obituary Policy

The Miles City Star offers a brief death notice free of charge, which lists the person's age, hometown, date of death and pending services. Full obituaries with photos and wording of your choice are billed at the Star's open rate of $7.45 per column inch. For questions or to inquire about a free death notice, contact Denise Hartse at the Miles City Star at 406-234-0450 or email To inquire about a paid obituary, contact the Star advertising department at 406-234-0450 or email Thank you.


03/28/2017 - 12:40pm
Chuck Carlson passed away peacefully on the afternoon of March 20th with his wife by his side. He was married to his sweetheart, Myrna, for 50 years and they shared a wonderful life together. He was adored by their two children, Tracy and Chad, and son-in-law Ben, as well as his three grandchildren, Makena, Kai, and Leif. Chuck was born in Miles City, Montana to Edwin Charles Carlson and Ruth...
Tue, 03/28/2017 - 12:39pm
Darlene E. Handley Russell, age 81, of Miles City passed away on Friday, March 24, 2017 at the Holy Rosary Extended Care in Miles City. Darlene started her journey in life on a spring day on May 24, 1935. She was born to Chester and Anna Handley. She shared her childhood with her two sisters,
Mon, 03/27/2017 - 1:03pm
Robert “Rob” Michael Sandefer, 38, of Miles City, died Wednesday, March 22, 2017, at the St. Vincent Hospital in Billings. He was born Jan. 15, 1979, in Bozeman, the son of Kent and Cheryl (Elliott) Sandefer.  Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting: www.stevensonandsons.
Mon, 03/27/2017 - 1:02pm
Norma L. Gallinger Hoverson passed away peacefully from this life in Billings, MT on March 18, 2017 at the age of 83.  Mom was born May 3, 1933 to Helen Ruth Viall and Clarence Elwood Gallinger in Jordan, MT. The family moved to Fromberg, MT in 1935 when the Fort Peck Dam was put in and
Mon, 03/27/2017 - 1:01pm
Long-time Miles City resident Bud Elmore, 90, passed away peacefully after a stay of one week in the Holy Rosary Hospital and one day in the Miles City Veterans Community Living Center on March 22, 2017. He was surrounded by his loving wife and daughters during his hospital and VA stays. Preceding
Mon, 03/27/2017 - 1:00pm
Dona Zimmer, age 64 passed away on March 25, 2017 at the Billings Clinic in Billings, MT. Dona was born on April 4th, 1952 to Donald and Bette (Hall) Gulden in Missoula, MT. She was raised by many people that she referred to as her foster parents in several towns and communities in Montana until
Fri, 03/24/2017 - 1:13pm
Marie J. Soennichsen, 81, of Miles City died peacefully in her sleep on Wednesday, March 15, 2017.  On July 13, 1935, Marie Jeanette Schroeder was delivered by her grandmother in Bascom to Harold and Pearl  Eaton Schroeder.  Visitation will be Wednesday, March 29, 2017, from 1 to 5 p
Thu, 03/23/2017 - 8:50am
Beverly “Betty” Ann McGuire Phelps, 81, of Miles City, Montana — On March 18th, 2017 the Lord took Betty home after a courageous battle with cancer. Betty passed away at St. Vincent’s Hospital in Billings, Montana with her sister Ione and nieces Kay, Cheryl and Susie by her
Thu, 03/23/2017 - 8:50am
Emerine R. Hanlan, 91, of Broadus passed away Wednesday night, March 15, 2017 at the Powder River Manor in Broadus with family at her side. She lived at the Manor for nearly ten years. Emerine was born in Gillette, Wyoming on Nov. 21, 1925, the daughter of Emerson and Thelma (Berry) Lanham. The
Tue, 03/21/2017 - 3:00pm
Tiena Mitchell, 68, passed away in her Miles City home on March 13th, 2017. She endured her illness of ALS with strength, courage and dignity. She was and will continue to be an inspiration to many. Tiena was born in Sidney, MT. She graduated High School in Baker, MT. In 1975, Tiena married the