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  • Obituary of Holly Rhea Neel
    Holly Rhea Neel of Great Falls passed away on February 28, 2024, due to health complications. She was born to John and Helen Neel on November 16, 1956, in Mount Holly, New Jersey. Holly was the youngest of eight children and grew up in a military family who moved every two years until settling in Colorado ...
  • Obituary of Nancy Giles
    Obituary for Nancy Kaye Giles “Heaven has gained another angel. Nancy Kaye Giles, 81, of Great Falls went to be with Jesus on February 13, 2024. She was our rock and will be missed by many. Nancy was born to Oswald and Evelyn Kreftmeyer on September 12, 1942, in Alton, Illinois. She was the eldest of four ...
  • Obituary of Richard Johnson
    Richard Clark “Dick” Johnson, 95, of Great Falls, passed away on Wednesday, February 21, 2024. He was born on December 25, 1928, in Eagle Grove, Iowa to Dr. Einer Charles and Lucille (Hinkley) Johnson. He attended public schools and junior college for two years at Eagle Grove. He attended Drake University in Des Moines where he ...
  • Obituary of Joy R. Wear
    Joy R. Wear, 93, of Great Falls, passed away on Monday, February 19, 2024. Joy was born on October 15, 1930, in Exeter, Maryland to Orville and Idella (Chapin) Ringen. She went to work at Buttrey Foods before it became Albertsons for 25 years. She met and married Leon Wear. He passed away in 1993. She was ...
  • Obituary of Scott Broere
    Scott Daniel Broere passed away at the young age of 30 on Monday, February 12, 2024. Scott was born in Great Falls, Montana on February 19, 1993, to Ross Broere and Susan Kingsley. He was raised in Great Falls, Montana. He attended CMR and then Cut Bank High School for his senior year. Scott worked different jobs ...
  • Obituary of Gary Thorson
    Gary “The Mayor” Thorson passed away on February 15, 2024, in Great Falls, Montana at the age of 71. Gary was born on May 3, 1952, in Great Falls, Montana to Alfred Thorson and Helen Osterman. He graduated from Great Falls Central High School and went on to be a painter. Once he retired, he became ...
  • Obituary of John Wilson
    John Fenn Wilson Jr, 89, of Great Falls passed away peacefully on February 8, 2024. He was born on June 15, 1934, in Glenwood, Iowa to Gwen (Townsend) and John F Wilson Sr. The family moved to California and John graduated from Glendale High School in 1953. He then enlisted in the U.S Navy and was ...
  • Obituary of Elvina Kaye Sollid
    Elvina Kay Sollid was born in Conrad on May 11, 1959. Elvina was born very special with Down syndrome. Even through that, you could see her love for Jesus and Jesus had a very special place in his heart for Elvina.Elvina loved hamburgers, coffee, and especially her pop. She loved music, and her favorite song ...
  • Obituary of Patricia Marzetta
    Patricia “Pat” Marzetta, 88, of Black Eagle, passed away on Friday, February 9, 2024. A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, February 23, 2024, at Hillcrest Lawn Memorial Chapel. Pat was born on November 16, 1935, in Sheridan, Montana. She lived in Whitehall, Montana until she graduated from high school and moved to ...
  • Obituary of Robert Tucker
    Robert E. Tucker, 89, of Great Falls, died on January 23, 2024, of natural causes. As per his request, he was cremated and no memorial services are planned. He was born in Summitville, Tennessee, on March 29, 1934. He spent most of his early years in Michigan, where he enlisted in the Air Force in... ...

Our Obituary Policy:

Great Falls Gazette encourages obituary submissions. Beginning January 1, 2024, we are implementing a new policy regarding Obituary Submissions. Obituaries may be submitted by Funeral Home, Funeral Director/Faith leader, family, or friends. Here are a few guidelines about submitting an Obituary.

Note the pricing below ONLY applies to the print version of the paper. We are happy to put larger Obituaries and more pictures online, it is simply to keep our print paper from being over-run by short story sized Obituaries. However, we want people to have the ability to have a large one in print.

  1. Submission size: We allow submissions of any size. However, Obituaries that are less than 350 typewritten words are free, submissions between 350 and 700 words are $15, and submissions over 700 words are $30. There is one exception to this rule. There is no charge if you only want a summary obituary in the printed paper and the full obituary online. Additional pictures may be added to an obituary for $2 per picture. We try to keep these fees as low as possible; however, we do not allow general advertising on these pages, so to pay for these sections, we are forced to charge fees for oversized obituaries. Obituaries from sources we have not worked with before will require pre-payment unless arrangements have been made in advance. (Note: We reserve the right to waive the fee if there are a few obituaries or if a submission is only slightly over the limit.)
  2. Try to send the highest DPI picture you can. If you need help, reach out. When we print a digital picture, low-DPI pictures are often fuzzy or pixelated. If you post multiple pictures, please list which ones you would like to be the “featured” pictures on the website and the order you wish them to be. All Obituaries are allowed at least one free picture, medium-sized (350-700 words, paid) are allowed at least two, and large-sized (700+ words) are allowed at least three. You may submit as many as you like, and if we have room, we are happy to include them.
  3. Generally, we’ll prefer Obituaries from the Family, then the Funeral Home or church, and finally friends.
  4. While we appreciate humor, this likely isn’t the place for it. Please think long and hard about putting the wrong humor in an Obituary. If unsure, consult a funeral director/pastor/faith leader before submitting an obituary. Generally, we’ll refuse obituaries that are in poor taste.
  5. If a family member wishes to submit an obituary, we recommend working with the person handling the arrangements. We work with Funeral Homes and churches all the time. This can take a large burden off your back. If you are set on submitting yourself, please complete the form completely or call us, and we can help.
  6. There is a section on the form that deals with proofreading and editing. We are happy to proofread your submission (for grammar and basic spelling). However, if you choose this option, you must approve any changes we make before it can be published. You want to do this as soon as possible so we don’t hold your obituary up unnecessarily.
  7. All obituaries must be submitted and edits approved by Wednesday at noon for inclusion in that week’s paper. Realize that after noon, we can not generally make changes or additions as the paper has to start printing Wednesday afternoon so our subscribers get their papers on time.

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Name Of Deceased
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We need either a Phone number or an Email address to accept a submission, in case we need to contact you.
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Please try to make sure your pictures are over 150DPI for best results. You may upload up to 5 pictures on this form. Please include a note in the next section if you wish more then 5 pictures. Remember only the first picture is free.
Please let us know any special information in regards to your submission, such as picture order, which picture is to be featured, any special things we need to know. Nothing in this box will be printed online or in the print edition, it's only for you to communicate with us.
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