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Brant, Thelma Marie "Mickey", 10-14-1997 (abstracted from: Bozeman Daily Chronicle)
82 years old, died natural causes Saturday, Oct. 11, 1997, at Gallatin Rest Home. Born on Nov. 7, 1914, Picton, Ontario, Canada. Parents: John Lloyd and Edith (Martin) Gunter. Lived in Helena. Married Nov. 11, 1931, to Kermit Andrew ''Jack'' Brant in Townsend. Moved to Bozeman 1933. Operated the Wallace Street Grocery for 10 years. Jack then went into real estate and insurance business. Mickey taught a children's Bible class 30 years. Son and daughter in law, Robert & Ann Brant of Boonville, Miss. Daughter, Betty Rae Monforton of Bozeman. Daughter and son in law, Linda Ellen and John Brant Drumheller of Lafayette, Colo. Daughter Donna Joye Foor of Graham, Wash. Brothers: Bruce Gunter of Great Falls & Jack Gunter of Loveland, Colo. 5 grandchildren & 4 great grandchildren & several nieces and nephews. Husband died June of this year, and brother, Frank Gunter, died in 1936. Services 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Dokken Nelson Sunset Chapel. Buried Sunset Hills Cemetery.
Brown, Elsie Faye, 2-4-1997 (abstracted from: Bozeman Daily Chronicle)
Lived in Butte. Died Monday morning in Anaconda. Born in Bozeman March 23, 1921. Parents: John and Mable (Lucier) Hoffman. Attended schools in Bozeman. Married Jessie L. Brown in Townsend on Aug. 1, 1937. He died Feb. 9, 1993. Lived in Bozeman until 1974. Moved to Everett, Wash. Elsie moved to Butte in 1996. Daughter: Barbara Hoffman & grandson, George Brown Johnson (both deceased). Daughters: Cora Johnson of Butte, Faye Irby of Helena, & Janic Douma of Helena. 11 grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren and one great great grandchild. Services 1 p.m. Wednesday at Sunset Memorial Park in Bozeman. Wayrynen Richards Funeral Home in Butte.
Cazier, Doris "Nadine", 9-16-97 (abstracted from: Bozeman Daily Chronicle)
61 years old, of Toston. Died: Sunday, Sept. 14, at Broadwater Health Center in Townsend. Born Aug. 12, 1936, in Fredonia, Kan. Parents: Marie Richardson Reynolds of Denver and the late Elmer Reynolds. Raised in Leavenworth, Kan., & after graduating studied to become an airline hostess. Worked at the Fort Leavenworth Officers Club at the Fort Leavenworth Post. Married Boyd Cazier March 11, 1955, in Fort Leavenworth, & their marriage was sealed in the Temple in Salt Lake City in 1959. Moved to Idaho and ranched there, then moved to Toston in 1956. Member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter day Saints in Three Forks & the church Relief Society. Husband, Boyd Cazier of Toston still living. Daughter: Karin Cazier of Helena. Son & daughter in law: Jeff & Laura Cazier of Townsend. Son & daughter in law: Todd & Myrna Cazier of Toston. Son & daughter in law: Craig and Peggy Cazier of Toston. Son: Steven Cazier of Brooklyn, N.Y. 10 grandchildren. 3 brothers: Glen Reynolds of Lenexa, Kan., Jerry Reynolds of Reno, Nev., and Bob Reynolds of Denver. Brother, Jim Reynolds (deceased). Services 1 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 18, in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter day Saints in Three Forks. President Keith Fairbank officiating. Deep Creek Cemetery near Townsend. K & L Mortuaries of Three Forks.
Davis, D.D., 2-23-1998 (abstract from: Bozeman Daily Chronicle)
A cowboy, 92, passed away Thursday, Feb. 19, 1998, at his home south of Townsend. Deitz born 3-21-1905, at Stavely, Alberta. Parents: Lewis & Rosa Davis. In 1910, at 5 years old, family moved to Miles City after a drought on the homestead in Stavely. Schooled to 8th grade in Miles City. 1919, Deitz & his mother moved to Billings by team and buggy. His mother bought the Buckingham Hotel & he worked for Holly Sugar beet plant shoveling beets onto wagons. 1920 - 1924, he worked at mother's hotel in Billings & at grandparents' place on the lower Madison River. 1924, he & mother moved to south end of Broadwater Co. Farmed 3 yrs. by McIntyre. 1927, he bought the Patterson Place on the Missouri River near Dry Creek, & moved w/ mother & stayed & had cattle ranch. 1936, married his neighbor's daughter, Maxine Nilson. 5 children: Darrel, Marg, Bob, Betty and Bill. Sold over 50 head of horses & bought first rubber-tired Jon Deere tractor. Helped neighbors thrash in the Crow Creek Valley. He restored stationary engines & drove tractor and helped farm until the age of 91. Member of Valley Lodge No. 21 A.F. & A.M. for 69 years. Served on Broadwater County School Board & Broadwater Missouri Canal. 1989, granted special recognition by the state as a ''Top Hand in the Livestock Industry'' & designated a Montana Centennial Cowboy. Sisters: Stella & Freida (deceased), daughter, Pat (deceased). Living children: Darrel Davis of Townsend, Marg & Bill Jappe of Dillon, Bob & Linda Davis of Townsend, Betty Madill of Bozeman, Bill & Geni Davis of Townsend & daughter from a previous marriage, Peggy & George Tate and families of Bozeman. Grandchildren: Dee Boka, Garth Bruce, Roger Davis, DeWin Madill, Cory Davis, Pam McDonald, Ashley Davis. 5 great grandchildren. He was cremated & memorial service held at the Masonic Temple in Townsend on Sunday, Feb. 22, at 2 p.m.
Damuth, Hal, 10-13-1996 (abstracted from: Bozeman Daily Chronicle)
82 years old. Died of natural causes Friday morning at his home in Logan of. Born in Manhattan on Jan. 7, 1914. Parents: Theo & Jennie (Gourley) Damuth. Moved to Horseshoe Hills when an infant. Graduated from Manhattan High School & lived his life in the Gallatin Valley. Worked for the Manhattan Elevator & Northern Pacific Railroad in Logan, the CA Ranch, & as police chief of Manhattan &local brand inspector 1973 -1986, chute boss for MRA rodeos, Mike Quinn rodeo producer & supporter of the Three Forks Rodeo. 50 year member of Manhattan Masonic Lodge #59. Wife, Fuss, living. Son & daughter in law, Butch & Kathy Damuth. Daughter & son in law Sally & Howard Watson, all of Logan. Daughter in law Sandie Damuth of Linch, Wyo. Nephew & wife Allen & Jane Damuth of Townsend. 7 grandchildren, 5 great grandchildren & numerous cousins, nephews & nieces. Son, Dean, infant daughter & brother Leo (all deceased). Services Tuesday, Oct. 15, at 10:30 a.m. at the Manhattan Masonic Lodge.
Dundas, B. Jean, 2-23-1998 (abstracted from: Bozeman Daily Chronicle)
69 years old, of Three Forks. Died Thursday, Feb. 19, 1998, at the Bozeman Deaconess Hospital. Born in Denison, Iowa, April 1, 1928. Parents: Howard and Bess (Martin) McAllister. Grew up in San Diego, Calif. Married James S. Dundas May 16, 1945. Lived Manhattan Radersburg, MT area. Moved to Three Forks in 1964. Worked as an LPN at the Bozeman Deaconess Hospital & Montana Development Center in Boulder. Member Three Forks United Methodist Church, Blue Bell Rebekah Lodge #52 of Radersburg & Progress Rebekah Lodge #74 of Three Forks. Daughters Dorothy Dundas of Three Forks, & Patricia Lane & husband Marvin of Hungry Horse. Son James Dundas & wife Donna of Three Forks. 3 grandchildren. 3 great grandchildren. 2 brothers: James McAllister of San Diego, Calif. & Jerry McAllister of Hungry Horse. Sister: Mary Martinez of San Diego. Husband, brother William McAllister & grandson, James Lane all deceased. Services Tuesday, Feb. 24, 1998, at 2 p.m. in K&L Mortuary Chapel in Three Forks. Rev. Lyle Hamilton officiating along with the Progress Rebekah Lodge #74 of Three Forks. Mount Green Cemetery in Willow Creek.
Fadess, Ruth M., 8-4-1996 (abstracted from: Bozeman Daily Chronicle)
Died June 29, 1996, in St. Peter's Community Hospital in Helena. Born March 11, 1924, in Clyde Park. Parents: Roy and Eunice (Bartell) Burns. Attended grade school in Sedan, a small country school near Wilsall. Attended college in Bozeman. Married Mylo Fadness September 16, 1944, in Townsend. Worked as an L.P.N. at Montana Development Center in Boulder 1958 - death. Member of United Methodist Church in Boulder. 4 brothers: Bob Burns, Scottie Burns, Clarence Burns & Henry Burns (all deceased). Husband, Mylo, of Boulder, still living. Son, M. Dale Fadness, of Malta. Son & daughter in law LeRoy & Sandy Fadness, of Boulder. Daughter Lynda Talkington of Choteau. Daughter & son in law, Marilyn & Roger Williams, of Kalispell. Brothers Wes Burns, of Belgrade, & Bruce Burns, of Albany, Calif. Sister, Dorothy Ackerman, of Bozeman. 11 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. Services and burial July 3, 1996, in Boulder.
Glisan, Russell J., 1-20-1997 (abstracted from: Bozeman Daily Chronicle)
Died Friday evening, Jan., 17, 1997, at Rocky Mountain Care Center. Born March 13, 1911, at Canton, Miss. Parents: Fredrick E. & Mary Estelle (DeVilbiss) Glisan. Lived at Canton &worked with father on the family farm. In 1936, Russ and a close friend, Harold White, left Missouri and drove to Townsend in a Model T Ford, arriving there on Easter Sunday. He was hired that morning on the church steps by his future father in law, Frank Wieferich, to work on his cattle ranch in the Canton Valley. Held other jobs in the Helena and Townsend. Married: June 28, 1941, to Frances Wieferich in Townsend. Enlisted in Navy August 1942 & stationed in Pearl Harbor & honorably discharged September 1945. Bought a small ranch near Manhattan. 3 daughters. May 1965, family moved to the Helena Valley near the Masonic Home. Worked at Carroll College in Maintenance Department. Worked at Hillbrook Nursing Home for short time. 2 daughters and sons in law, Kristie and Jimmy LaValley, Highlands Ranch, Colo., & Karen and Dick Bourquin, Helena. 4 grandsons and a granddaughter, Mike Bourquin, Helena, Tom & Deborah Butler, Boulder, Brandon & Sean LaValley, Pryor, Oklahoma. 1 great grandson, Seth Bourquin, Helena. Sister, Marie Finefield, Little Rock, 2 sisters in law, Dorothy Glisan & Minnie Jo Glisan, Quincy, Ill. Several nieces & nephews. Sister, Dorothy Klingele (deceased) brothers, Fred Glisan & Jack Glisan (deceased), daughter Sharon Butler (deceased). Services Tuesday, January 21, 1997, at 10:00 a.m. at Our Lady of the Valley Catholic Church,1502 Shirley Road. Burial at Resurrection Cemetery.
Hargrove, Annie M., 6-7-1997 (abstracted from: Bozeman Daily Chronicle)
87 years old of Bozeman. Died Thursday, June 5, 1997, at Gallatin Rest Home. Born Aug. 29, 1909, in Murdo, S.D. Parents: Charles Fremont & Lena Beatrice Campbell. Grew up on homestead on Pryor Creek southeast of Billings & attended Indian Arrow School. Married John Paul Hargrove July 29, 1937, in Townsend. Lived in Huntley many years. After John's death, moved to Belgrade. Family operated the Parkview Cabins Motel in Silver Gate for many years. Member of the Eastern Star Chapter of Worden & Belgrade Chapter. Brothers: Earl and John (deceased). Daughter and son in law, JoAnn and Cal Murray of Belgrade. Son and daughter in law, Dick and Nancy of Bozeman. Son: Wesley of Billings. Granddaughter, Bonnie Sue Hargrove Linseth & her husband, Mike of Salt Lake City. Grandsons: Mitch Murray and wife, Jill of Bridgeport, Texas, & Dan Murray of Portland, Ore. Great granddaughter: Brooke Raelynn Murray of Bridgeport, Texas. Sister: Dema Cooper of Helena. Niece: Thelma Cooper of Helena. Nephew: Robert Cooper of Billings. Cousins in Iowa. Graveside service 2 p.m. Monday, June 9, at Sunset Memorial Gardens in Billings. Dahl Funeral Chapel in Billings.
Higgins, "Bill" R., 10-29-1996 (abstracted from: Bozeman Daily Chronicle)
64 years old. Died: Oct. 26, 1996, at winter home in St. George, Utah, after a long illness of kidney failure. Born Nov. 16, 1931 at White Sulphur Springs. Parents: Walter Morton and Mary Agnes Fowlie Higgins. Graduated from Bozeman High School & attended Montana State University. Married: Corinne Campbell on July 2, 1951, in Bozeman. Ranched near Ringling & Townsend on their 51 Ranch. Religion: Presbyterian. Member Algeria Shrine, Helena, Livingston Lodge No. 32 A.F.&A.M., Livingston & Martha Chapter No. 11, Order of the Eastern Star, White Sulphur Springs. Worked on the rodeo for Broadwater and Meagher Counties. Wife, Corinne, died on July 15, 1994. Father, Walter Higgins, deceased. Mother, Mary Higgins of Bozeman living. Daughters, Terri (Bob) Goggins of Townsend & Cindy Galt of St. George, Utah. 4 brothers, George (Pauline) Higgins of Newark, Del., Don (Helen) Higgins of Golden Hill, Ore., Jim (Geri) Higgins of Ringling, & Gerry (Ella) Higgins of Bozeman. Granddaughter, Coralee Goggins of Townsend. Services 2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 30, at Connors Funeral Home, 212 Broadway, Townsend. Rev. Rob Gohl officiates. Pallbearers: David Brewer, Jack Galt, Dick Morgan, Bob Masolo, Al Kimpton and Frank McArthur. Honorary pallbearers: Bill Galt, Brian Hilton & Cliff Olson. Deep Creek Cemetery in Townsend.
Holling, Charles Spencer, 12-4-1997 (abstracted from: Bozeman Daily Chronicle)
67 years old, fire chief of Townsend, died of a heart attack on Monday, Dec. 1, at his home. Services 2 p.m. Friday in the Broadwater High School gym, Pastor: Mike Wenzel of Faith Baptist Church. Connors Funeral Home of Townsend.
Karp, Sam, 11-10-1996 (abstracted from: Bozeman Daily Chronicle)
83 years old. Died: Friday, Nov. 8, at the Bozeman Care Center of natural causes. Born Nov. 17, 1912, in Grand Rapids, Mich. Parents: John & Trintje (Sikkinga) Karp. Family came to Gallatin Valley when Sam was 7. Attended Manhattan Christian High School. Worked on family farm. Married: Aug. 14, 1932, to Anne Dykman at Churchill. Lived in Harrison until 1944, then returned to Manhattan area. Farmed until 1968. Moved to California for 12 years & returned in 1980. Worked for the U.S. Forest Service until retirement in 1984. Daughter & son in law Patricia & Lloyd Ligtenberg of Bozeman. Son & daughter in law John & Barbara Karp of Boise, Idaho. Grandchildren & spouses Bruce & Susan Ligtenberg of Denver, Colo., Brent & Patty Ligtenberg of Belgrade, Brian & Julie Ligtenberg of Bozeman, Denise & Tom Kimm of Manhattan, Carrie Thompson & Wendy Karp of Boise, Sam & Brandy Karp of Boise, Tasha & Duke Clinton of Moscow, Idaho, Rob & Debra Karp of Lansing, Mich., Vincent & Grace Karp of Townsend, Justin & Jolyn Karp of Helena, & Meta Karp of Boise. 18 great grandchildren. 2 sisters, 1 brother & 1 great grandson all deceased. Services Tuesday at 2 p.m. in the BozemanChristian Reformed Church. Churchill Cemetery.
Kitto, Erlice J., 4-2-1998 (abstracted from: Bozeman Daily Chronicle)
83 years old, of Polson, formerly of Manhattan and Toston. Died of natural causes March 31, 1998, at St. Patrick Hospital in Missoula.Sister, Jessie Mae Oyler of Manhattan. Brother, Enos Oyler of Manhattan. Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday, April 3, at Grogan Funeral Home in Polson. LakeView Cemetery.
Kober, Norman, 1-6-1997 (abstracted from: Bozeman Daily Chronicle)
74 years old, of Bozeman. Died at Bozeman Care Center Wednesday, Jan. 1, 1997. Native of Bozeman. Born: March 5, 1922. Parents: Hans Henry and Elizabeth Beckman Kober. Graduated Manhattan High School in 1941. US Army 1943 - 1945. Married Dorthea ''Betty'' Oct. 19, 1968, in Bozeman. Member of the V.F.W. in Bozeman, Gallatin Valley Snowmobile Association, and Teamsters Union. Worked at Bon Ton Bakery, Gardner Sand & Gravel and Figgins Sand & Gravel. 3 sons, Ricky Kober of California, John Woodland of Belgrade and Donald Woodland of Bozeman. 4 daughters, Karen ''Kay'' Buck of Spokane, Wash., Sherry Staudinger of Bozeman, Karen Tertelgte of Columbus, Gayle DeDycker of Bozeman. Sister: Edna Hensley of Townsend. Brother: Lester Kober of California. 10 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. Memorial 1 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 12, at home of Jerry and Doris Kober, 409 W. Villard St., Bozeman. Cremation at Dahl Funeral Chapel.
Lacotta, John Joseph, 11-19-1997 (abstracted from: Bozeman Daily Chronicle)
64 years old, of Oxbow Bend, Stageline Flats near Townsend, died Saturday, Nov. 15, 1997, at St. Vincent Hospital in Billings. Born May 15, 1933, in Binnstown, Pa. Parents: Mary C. (Morino) Lacotta of Binnstown and the late John J. Lacotta. Married Joretta E. (Phillabaum) Lacotta (still living) in Brownsville, Pa., Feb. 11, 1953. Daughters and sons in law: Joretta & Corey Ardesson of Bozeman, Wendy Jo & James Lancaster of Townsend. Sons daughters in law: Dean & Diana Lacotta of Price, Utah, John & Delores Lacotta of Binnstown, Pa., Chris & Sue Lacotta of Bozeman, Tim & Alice Lacotta of Three Forks, Brian & Brenda Lacotta of Price, Utah. 18 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. Sister, Mary Panak (living) of Brooklyn, Ohio. Sister, Dorothea Murray (deceased). Graveside service 11 a.m. Wednesday at family ranch near Townsend. Father John Ward, celebrant.
Le Febre, John D., 6-2-1998 (abstracted from: Bozeman Daily Chronicle)
93 years old, of Jenison, Mich. Died Thursday, May 14, 1998, in Grand Rapids, Mich. Born in Grand Rapids on March 5, 1905. 1920 moved with parents to Manhattan, where they owned and operated General Stores in Churchill and later in Amsterdam. Married Cena TeHennepe in 1928. 1928 bought Amsterdam Store from father & operated it until 1946. Bought a dry land grain farm between Three Forks and Toston and farmed until 1973. Board member Manhattan Christian School & very active in Republican party & Gallatin County Farm Bureau. Moved to Jenison, Mich., in 1975. Wife is living. Children: Marian (Kimm) Le Febre, Marilyn & Henry Flikkema, Don & Meribeth Le Febre, Millie & Stan Zeinstra, Lee & Betty Le Febre, Linda & Clarence Sterenberg, Larry & Esther Le Febre, Geof Van Egmond. 28 grandchildren & 46 great grandchildren. Brother, Arnold & Henrietta Le Febre of Lodgepole, S.D. Sister in law Frances Le Febre (Harold). Sister in law, Gertrude Van Dyken. Several nieces and nephews. Sons, John Gary, his daughter, Kathy Van Egmond, & 4 grandchildren, all deceased. Services Monday, May 18, at the Twelfth Avenue Christian Reformed Church in Jenison, Mich. Rev. Henry C. Van Wyk and the Rev. Henry Erfmeyer officiating. Georgetown Township Cemetery.
McGuire, Constance Geraldine Sheperd, 8-14-1997
(abstracted from: Bozeman Daily Chronicle) 95 years old, died of natural causes Tuesday evening, Aug. 12, 1997, at the Gallatin Rest Home. Born March 26, 1902, in Elkhorn. 8th of 9 children born to Arthur Lee and Emma (Eklund) Sheperd. The last surviving member of her family. Family settled in Montana before it was a Territory. Member of the Sons and Daughters of the Pioneers. Father belonged to 1st contingent of Royal Canadian Mounted Police and in 1874 patrolled the Whoop Up Trail and the Sweetgrass Hills. At 2, her mother rode a steamboat up the Missouri River from Minneapolis, arriving in Fort Benton in 1864. Father was a mine assayer, and the family lived in Radersburg, Marysville, Unionville and Elkhorn. Married Jasper McGuire on Sept. 26, 1921, in Livingston. Farmed his family's Decker district homestead until his death in 1980. Worked & lived on the family farm until 1994. Attended Grace Bible Church. Daughter & son in law, Emma & Robert Davis of Belgrade. Granddaughters: Karen of Helena, Sheryl of Lincoln, Neb., & Linda of Bakersfield, Calif. Sister in law, Florence Sheperd of Bozeman & numerous nieces & nephews. Sons, an infant Edward & Joe all deceased. Services 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Dokken Nelson Sunset Chapel. East Gallatin Cemetery.
Moudree, Daniel P., 11-1-1996 (abstracted from: Bozeman Daily Chronicle)
83 years old. Died Wednesday, Oct. 30, 1996, at the Gallatin County Rest Home after lengthy illness. Born Jan. 15, 1913, in rural Danvers. Married Aletha Brisbin Dec. 25, 1939, in Townsend. Operated businesses in Townsend, Harrison & Three Forks. Retired in Three Forks. Aletha died Feb. 14, 1995. Son: Bob of Las Vegas. Grandsons: Daniel of Las Vegas & Travis of Billings. Graveside services 1 p.m. Monday, Nov.4, in Deep Creek Cemetery, Townsend.
Parsons, Minnie Willinia, 2-23-1998 (abstracted from: Bozeman Daily Chronicle)
Died natural causes Saturday, Feb. 21, 1998. Lived Gallatin Co. all her life. Born May 6, 1907, Bozeman. Parents: Victor Hayes Adams & Georgia Bell Schwietering Adams. Married Henry H. Parsons (deceased 1967) Jan 19, 1923 in Bozeman. Her entire life, except for a short time in Oregon, was spent ranching, farming and logging in Gallatin County. Member of American Legion Auxiliary & Daughters of the Pioneers. Son, Paul (deceased). Grandchildren, Monte, Janet, Faye & Donnie (all deceased). Sons C. Harrison & wife Shirley of Billings, Clifford and Myrtle of Hermiston, Ore., George & Rosella of Forsyth, Dave and Barbara of Bozeman, Dick & Doris of Livingston, John & Dixie of Belgrade. Daughters Leona Mae & Marvin Donahue of Belgrade and Pauline Long of Kalispell. Brothers: Gus Adams of Townsend, Harold of Helena, Forest of Milton Freewater, Ore., & Kenneth of Laurel. Sisters Dorothy Fifield of Livingston & Fern Adams of Malta.
Puckett, Max, 2-22-1998 (abstracted from: Bozeman Daily Chronicle)
Died: Feb. 15, 1998, at Broadwater Health Center in Townsend. Sister, Helen Blacic. Born Jan. 20, 1910 Osceola, Iowa. Parents: John and Myrtle Mitchell Puckett. Moved to Bozeman as child, where they farmed on Huffine Lane, until moving to the home ranch on Harper Puckett road. Veteran of World War II & member of the DVA, VFW and American Legion. While stationed at Marsh AFB near San Bernardino, Calif., Max took Betty Nelson and her daughter, Judy, as his family. Upon the retirement of his father in 1949, Max and his new family moved to Bozeman to care for the family farm and his brother, Raymond. Charter member of the Gallatin County Sheriff's Posse. Worked for Drs. Mark Young and Rob Meyers at their veterinary clinic, and then as a cowboy on the Flying D Ranch. Also worked for Buck and Marsha Anderson on the CA Ranch. Friends included the Brainards, Ewings & Pessels. Retired at 77, previously in a movie filmed at Anceny & featured in a book, ''Voices and Visions of the American West,'' among other true cowboys including his friend, the late Sam Spring from Gallatin Gateway. Was also featured in ''Horse and Rider'' magazine honoring working cowboys of the west. He & friends, Ray Jr. and Bill Meyers, rode wagon in the 1989 Great Cattle Drive parade in Billings. Lifetime member of the Grand Avenue Christian Church in Bozeman. Friend, Audrey Stevens. Called "Popso" by family. Survived by his only child, Judy (Puckett) Strang of Townsend & her husband, ''Donnie'' Strang & beloved granddaughter, Vicki (Strang) & husband, Rick Harrison of Bozeman & great grandson, Dub Harrison of Eureka, Calif., & great grandson Max Harrison of Bozeman. Also, beloved granddaughter, Teri (Strang) & her husband, Russ Thayer of Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, & his great granddaughter, Tawni (Connie) & great granddaughter, Nikki & beloved granddaughter, Staci (Strang) & her husband, Ron Hartman of Townsend & great granddaughters, Matie and Annabelle & 2 sisters, nephew and family of Townsend. Also, 2 sisters and a special niece, Billie Thomas of Bozeman, along with several nieces, nephews and great nieces and great nephews. Max was preceded in death by his parents; brother; wife, Betty; and his very special ''sis,'' Mildred Pasha.
Symmonds, Shirley Rust, 9-12-1996 (abstracted from: Bozeman Daily Chronicle)
74 years old. Died of natural causes at her home in Bozeman Wednesday, Sept. 11, 1996. Born Oct. 14, 1921, in Glendive. Parents: Harry L. & Mabel (Hennessy) Rust. Lived & went to school in Glendive. Graduated: Dawson County High School. Moved to Bozeman & attended Montana State College & recieved registered nurse degree. Married Thomas W. Symmonds Jr. March 3, 1945, in Townsend. Lived in Bozeman & worked as nurse at Bozeman Deaconess Hospital until 1953. Went to work with Dr. R.A. Williams & retired in 1979. Daughter & son in law, Cynthia & Ed Lenington of Fort Benton. Son & daughter in law, Tom & Phyllis Symmonds of Longview, Wash. Grandchildren, Emily & Erik Lenington. Step grandchildren, Heather & Kristy Lee, 1 step great grandchild. Nieces Shirley Farrell & Linda Cook, & a nephew, Tom Rust. Husband, Thomas, died in 1976. Brother, Harold Rust, deceased. Sunset Hills Cemetery in Bozeman. Services 2:30 p.m. Friday at Dokken Nelson Sunset Chapel.
Taylor, Susie Magdelene, 2-11-98 (abstracted from: Bozeman Daily Chronicle)
Died of natural causes Feb. 9, 1998, at Gallatin Rest Home. Born March 6, 1903, in Fishdam, Tenn., in the Holston Valley near Bristol, Tenn. Parents: William and Amelia (Peters) Booher. Mother died premature death from tuberculosis. Father & children moved to Montana in 1915 & settled on Dry Creek near Manhattan, where father was a cattle rancher. Graduated from Manhattan High School 1921, & attended MSU 1 year. Married James Park Taylor of Manhattan July 20, 1924. They ranched in the Madison Valley near West Fork Bridge in the 1930s. Moved & managed the 320 Ranch 1937 - 1955. Divorced 1950. Was receptionist at the MSU Student Union Building 1956 - 1973. Member First Presbyterian Church, White Shrine & the Gallatin Canyon Women's Club. Brother, Henry Booher of Paradise Hills, Ariz. Sister, Mitzi Sheffield of Toston. Brothers, Bill Booher of Toston & Keith Booher of Olathe, Kan. Son, R. Flint Taylor of Edgewood, N.M. Daughters in law: Mary Joy (Taylor) Linfield & husband, Robert Linfield of Boulder, Colo., & Mary Marie Taylor of Bellingham, Wash. Grandchildren: Kathy Fulkerson of Boulder, Colo., Robert F. Linfield, Jr. of Thornton, Colo., William D. Linfield of Silverthorne, Colo., James C.T. Linfield of Boulder, Colo., Dr. Thomas F.T. Linfield of Hall, Dr. Jana L.T. Linfield of Juneau, Alaska, Steven K. Linfield of Boulder, Colo., Teri S.T. Olander of Superior, Colo., James E. Linfield and Susan E. Hardy of Ft. Collins, Colo., Tanya M. Taylor of Seattle, & Dylan F. Taylor of Bellingham, Wash. Great grandchildren: Colleen Androvich, Carey Androvich, Ashley Linfield, Lorilee Linfield, Merilee Linfield, Kelly Wilson, Sean Linfield, Taylor James, Brady James, Logan Miller, Zachary Miller, Samuel Hardy and JacobTaylor. Stepmother, Anne (Lund) Booher, 3 brothers, 3 sisters & 3 children: James Clark Taylor, Douglas Park Taylor & Kaye Georgene Taylor (all deceased).Services 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 12, First Presbyterian Church. Sunset Hills Cemetery.
Telling, Gerdena, 2-28-1997 (abstracted from: Bozeman Daily Chronicle)
98 years old, of Lynden, Wash., former Bozeman resident, died Dec. 26, 1997, at the Christian Health Care Center in Lynden. Daughter of Henry and Theresa (Vrught) Ungersma, born in Maxwell City, N.M. Family moved to Montana. Married John Telling in Manhattan on Feb. 25, 1920. Moved to Lynden in 1971. Member of the Third Christian Reformed Church. Husband died 1989. Daughters and sons in law Winifred & Lawrence VanderGiessen, Mickie & Ralph Kingma & Charlene & Al Postma, all of Lynden. Son & daughter in law J. Homer and Ann Telling of Townsend. 10 surviving grandchildren and numerous great and great great grandchildren. Infant daughter Johanna, grandson Chuck Postma, 5 sisters & 3 brothers (all deceased). Buried in Monumental Cemetery in Lynden Monday, Dec. 29 at 10:15 a.m. Funeral services 11 a.m. at the Third Christian Reformed Church of Lynden, Rev. Henry Numan officiating. Gillies Funeral Home.
Thompson, Delores G., 3-24-1997 (abstracted from: Bozeman Daily Chronicle)
64 years old, of Bozeman. Died: Friday, March 21, 1997. Born Sept. 4, 1932, in Live Oak, Fla. Moved to Montana at an early age. Educated: Deer Lodge High School. Married Harry Thompson Dec. 30, 1954, in Deer Lodge. Lived in various locations in west central Montana. Worked as legal secretary. Husband living. Daughter: Judy Thompson & Larry Downing of Townsend. Daughter: Denise Thompson & grandson: Trent Thompson of Bozeman. Brother and sister in law, Eugene and ReVay Harry of Vernon, British Columbia, & numerous brother in laws, sister in laws, nieces and nephews. Services2 p.m. Tuesday at Dahl Funeral Chapel in Bozeman. Sunset Hills Cemetery.
Twichel, Barbara B., 8-20-1997 (abstracted from: Bozeman Daily Chronicle)
62 years old, died from apparent heart attack Aug. 18, 1997, at Mountainview Medical Center, White Sulphur Springs. Born June 21, 1935, in Livingston. Parents: Russell & Virginia (Hawkes) Manger. Schooled: Livingston - graduated Park County High School 1953. Married: Kenneth K. Twichel Nov. 8, 1954, in Livingston. Ken and Barbara owned funeral homes in Three Forks, White Sulphur Springs, Townsend & Harlowton. 6 children. Member of St. Bartholomew's Catholic Church & ''Hobby Club.'' 6 children: Margaret Kathleen ''Peggy'' Lee of Seattle, Helen Zoann Twichel of Billings, Sharon Marie Long of Billings, Kenneth K. Twichel Jr. of Salt Lake City, Joshua John Twichel of Belgrade & Virginia Michele Twichel of White Sulphur Springs. Sister, Jean Marie Cloninger of Corona, Calif., & five grandchildren: Amy Maria Long, Scott Christopher Lee, Jeffery Mark Lee, Robert James Twichel & Marcus George Twichel. Service at 8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 21, at St. Bartholomew's Catholic Church, 407 Second Ave. S.E., White Sulphur Springs. Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. Friday, Aug. 22, at St. Bartholomew's Catholic Church. Mayn Cemetery, White Sulphur Springs. Twichel Funeral Home.
Watson, C. "Carroll" Martin, 10-8-1996 (abstracted from: Bozeman Daily Chronicle)
54 years old, died of natural causes in his home at Milligan Canyon, west of Three Forks Sunday morning, Oct. 6, 1996. Born Sept. 7, 1942, at Dr. Hill's Hospital in Whitehall. Parents: Carroll 0. and Mildred S. (Berry) Watson. Grew up in the Milligan Canyon area, west of Three Forks. Attended the Eureka School & graduated at Willow Creek. Attended Northern Montana College in Havre & the Rocky Mountain School of Meat Cutting in Denver. Worked as a meat cutter in Kalispell 7. Returned home in 1974 to run the family ranch after father's retirement. Married: July 9, 1977 to Sherrill Logerstedt of Three Forks in the Lone Mountain Soldier's Chapel in the Gallatin Canyon. 1980, built and operated Milligan Canyon Meats on the family ranch. Religion: Faith Baptist Church of Townsend. 2 children. Chairman of Board of Directors of Gallatin Valley Outlaws Legion Baseball Program of which he served as & sponsor of the Three Forks Booster Club. Son: Cameron Martin Watson. Daughter: Jillian Leigh Watson. Mother, Mildred S. Watson, living, all of Milligan Canyon. Sister: Patricia Parker of Sappington. 2 aunts and 1 uncle living, three nephews and their spouses and children and several cousins. Father, Carroll 0. Watson, dead. Services Thursday, Oct. 10, at 3 p.m. at the Three Forks High School gym. Rev. Mike Wenzel officiating. Mt. Green Cemetery at Willow Creek.
White, Hilma Marie, 2-22-1998 (abstracted from: Bozeman Daily Chronicle)
90 years old, of Townsend died from apparent heart attack at Broadwater Health Center Tuesday morning, Feb. 17, 1998. Funeral services 2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 20, at the United Methodist Church in Townsend, officiated by Rev. Mike Dexter. Buried Deep Creek Cemetery Townsend. Connors Funeral Homes.

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