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Jerry Lee Jacobson

Friday, April 19th 2019

Jerry Lee Jacobson, 82, passed away surrounded by his family in Great Falls, Montana on Sunday, April 7, 2019.

Jerry was born in Glasgow, Montana to Charles and Loretta (Christenson) Jacobson on May 27, 1936. He attended school in Glasgow and following graduation joined the Navy in 1955. After returning home he met Dora Lou Scanson and married her on January 21, 1961. They were blessed with 58 wonderful years together and two children, Brett and Sonda.

After marriage they both attended Northern Montana College where Jerry received his teaching degree. He taught school in Terry and Miles City, Montana for several years then became an FBI agent in 1969. In 1974 he transferred to the US Forest Service as a Special Agent, which took the family to Idaho through 1979, Colorado through 1985, and teaching at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center in Glynco, Georgia through 1987. They returned to Montana where Jerry retired out of Missoula in 1994, after which he and Dora Lou relocated for the final time back home to their property north of Glasgow.

In the fall of 1998 Jerry was diagnosed with Guillain-Barre Syndrome which kept him hospitalized for almost two years. Dora Lou stayed in a recliner next to his bed the entire time. He miraculously survived and later wrote a book “My Wake-Up Call” which tells the battle of his recovery.

Jerry loved spending time with family and was always ready to help anyone in need. He was very active in Valley County with law enforcement training, and was very knowledgeable in installing audio equipment for the museum and his church. He enjoyed hunting and was an avid reader and photographer. While traveling to many areas in Montana Jerry created an extensive display of scenic photos, the majority of which have since been published into books. He was honored by the Montana Historical Society for some of his work.

Jerry was preceded in death by his parents, his cousin and best friend Charles McVee who was like a brother to him, his brother-in-law Esten Scanson, and several very special aunts, uncles and cousins.

He is survived by his wife Dora Lou, son Brett, daughter Sonda, grandchildren Lenny, Britni, Seth, Chelsea and Nicole, great grandchildren Adam, Eileen, Tucker and Dulcie, the McVee, Myhre and Scanson families, and many dear friends and extended family across the nation.

A Celebration of Life will be held at First Baptist Church in Glasgow on Saturday May 25, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. with private burial at a later date. In lieu of flowers the family requests memorial donations in Jerry’s name be made to the Valley County Historical Society, Pioneer Museum, in Glasgow.


Dale Rodger Enebo

Tuesday, April 16th 2019

Dale Rodger Enebo, age 82, passed away peacefully at home on April 15, 2019. He was born in Park Rapids, Minnesota on January 12, 1937 to Sverre and Cecelia (Rome) Enebo. When he was eleven, the family moved to western Montana. Dale graduated from Corvallis High School in 1954. After working a year out of high school, Dale enlisted in the Army and served two years, most of which was in Japan. Shortly after his return, he married his high school sweetheart, Dona I. Wood. They made their home in the Bitterroot Valley, where their three sons were born. After 13 years of dairy farming, the family moved to Glasgow in 1970, as new owners of a local hardware store, retiring with 26 years in the hardware business. Dale then worked with his son, Dan, for about ten years in construction. In his retirement years, Dale was able to travel to see family.

Dale served on his church councils in both Hamilton and Glasgow and he proudly served on the Valley View Board of Directors for twelve years.

Dale was a loving husband, father, and grandfather and was very strong in his faith.

He is survived by Dona, his wife of 61 years; his 3 sons, David (Susie) of Trophy Club, Texas, Dan (Laurie) of Glasgow, Montana, Dennis (Julie) of Silverdale, Washington; six grandchildren, Ryan Enebo of Grapevine, Texas, Jill (Stephen) Young of Granbury, Texas, Denise (Kurt) Wetzel of Bismarck, North Dakota, Kyle (Christa) Enebo of Dickinson, North Dakota, Jessica Enebo of Silverdale, Washington, and Linnea Enebo of San Luis Obispo, California; and four great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be Saturday, April 20, 2:00 p.m. at First Lutheran Church in Glasgow with Pastor Todd Wright officiating.

In Lieu of flowers the family encourages memorials be sent to First Lutheran Church or a charity of donor’s choice.


James Farstad

Monday, April 15th 2019

MALTA- James Farstad 95, passed away on January 25, 2019 at Hi-Line Retirement Center. Memorial Services will be Saturday, April 20, 2019 at Malta Lutheran Church at 11:00 A.M.
Condolences for the family may be left at www.kirkwoodfuneralhome.com

Jim was born December 21, 1923 to Pedar and Julia Farstad in North Dakota. He attended school there and then spent nearly 2 years in the U.S. Navy where he served on a PT boat in the Pacific.

He married the love of his life Dagmar Hjelmstad and they were blessed with 2 children Deanna and James Jr. (deceased). He began working for grain elevator business in the Glentana- Opheim area. They moved to Malta where he managed the Equity Coop until his retirement in 1982. He really enjoyed parts and seldom missed a parts event in the area. His favorite hobby was wood working and keeping his yard in great condition. A member of Malta Lutheran church, he was often found volunteering his help and worked tirelessly at helping others. He also served on the committee for Malta chamber of Commerce.

He is survived by his wife Dagmar; daughter Deanna (Harlem); Granddaughter Susan (Billings); Son in law Rich, and 2 grandsons Taylor and Teagan (Billings)

He is preceded in death by his parents; 2 sisters, 2 brothers, and his son James Jr.


Vicki R. Forbus

Wednesday, April 3rd 2019

Vicki Renee Forbus, 48, of Glasgow, Montana passed away peacefully at her home with her dog, Missy, loyally by her side.

Vicki was born May 23, 1970 in Merrian, Kansas to Karen (Brooks) and Euell Forbus Jr. Vicki spent most of her childhood years in her family home. The family moved frequently, as Euell’s job required them to relocate often. In the late 1970s the family relocated to Eastern Montana, Vicki received her education through the Miles City School System and finished her education in May of 1990.

Vicki moved to her home at the Mitchell Group Home, in Glasgow Montana in March of 1993. She remained her in Glasgow at the Mitchell Group Home until the time of her passing.

Vicki loved to swing on a nice summer day, going for rides, outings around town, and watching movies. She enjoyed listening to music, singing and being outside. Her greatest joy was having letters from her family and books read to her. Vicki will be remembered for her sweet smile and her love of the song “Wheels On The Bus”.

She is preceded in death by her mother.

She is survived by her father, Euell Forbus Jr.; brothers, Steven Forbus and Robert Forbus; sister, Kimberly Cunningham; her Milk River and Mitchell Group Home friends and her beloved dog, Missy.

Funeral services will be 10:00 a.m., Friday, April 5, 2019 at Bell Mortuary with Pastor Bonnie Novak officiating. Burial will be in Highland Cemetery.


Doris Holman

Monday, April 1st 2019

MALTA- Doris Holman, age 92, our beloved mom, mother in-law, grandma, great- grandma, great great-grandma, aunt, and friend passed away peacefully in her home March 26, 2019.

Family will receive friends Monday, April 1, 2019 at 7:00 P.M. at Kirkwood Memorial Chapel. Funeral services will be Tuesday, April 2, 2019 at Malta Lutheran Church at 11:00A.M. In lieu of flowers, please send your donations to the Malta Historical Museum or the Malta Rural Fire Department. Condolences for the family may be left at www.kirkwoodfuneralhome.com

Doris was born on February 14, 1927, to Stanley and Clara McNamara and was named Doris Valentine McNamara. They lived in Whitewater Montana until she was 7 years old and then moved to Dodson Montana on a dairy farm where she attended Dodson School. That is where she met her true love, Clifford Holman; they married on August 4, 1944.

Doris and Clifford lived on the Holman Hereford Ranch at Dodson, MT for five years before moving three miles west of Malta, MT where they ranched and raised their children. She was a dedicated wife, working alongside her husband on the ranch, supporting loving mother and worked outside the home at Hi-Line Packing and Malta Rest Home.

Doris had a green thumb for houseplants and a huge garden. She enjoyed crocheting, giving afghan’s to family members and donating to local causes. She was an amazing cook, no one ever left hungry. Above all, she loved her children, grandkids and any dog or cat that showed up on her doorstep. She walked many of miles on the ranch with them all!

Many times mom would say how blessed she was to be able to live in her home. Her children and all the people she loved stopped in for numerous visits, many cups of coffee, desserts and laughs were shared. Her kitchen was warm friendly and welcomed to anyone! She also looked forward to phone calls from many who checked in.

Mom, you thought you were blessed, but we were the ones blessed to have a mom like you, who showed us how to love, respect others and be thankful for what we have.

Doris is survived by her six children, Ronald (Sue) Holman Billings, MT, Donovan (Billie Rae) Holman Malta, MT, Sherrie (Craig) Ottinger, Malta, MT, Barbara (Harvey) Fladland Billings, MT, Suzie (Bim) Oxarart Malta, MT, Mark (Ronna) Holman Malta, MT, 13 grandchildren, 24 great grandchildren and 6 great great-grandchildren.

Doris was preceded in death by her beloved husband Clifford Holman, father Stanley McNamara and mother Clara McNamara; brother, Richard McNamara and grandson Matthew Holman.


Terry "T.Y." Edward Young

Tuesday, March 26th 2019

Terry “T.Y.” Edward Young
Terry “T.Y.” Edward Young died peacefully the morning of March 22nd, 2019, at his home in Glasgow, 13 days after he was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. Though his illness was sudden and shocking, his struggle was mercifully short and with minimal pain. He was 76 years old.
Terry was born August 11th, 1942, in Tulsa, Oklahoma to parents William and Katherine. Along with younger brothers Garry and Dee and older sister Martha, the family moved around the country, finally settling in Wagener, South Carolina. Terry graduated from Wagener High School in 1960 where he excelled as an athlete in baseball, basketball, and football. He was a popular student; known for his famously outgoing personality.
After high school, he attended Oklahoma University in Norman, Oklahoma, where he played football as a Sooner for 2 years. Fandom for his alma-mater remained a lifelong passion. Terry left college to work on the pipeline with his father.
Terry worked through his pipeline career as a welder helper, pipefitter, and welder. In his later years he was a pipeline inspector. He was a lifelong member of Pipeliners Union 798 and worked in nearly every state, including Alaska.
Terry’s job brought him to the Montana Hi-Line where he met the love of his life Debra. They married and Debra traveled around the country with him, having a family of 4 boys and 1 girl along the way. They settled for a few years in Lakeport, California, where Debra held together the household while Terry traveled to work.
In October 1985 Terry traded in the pipeline lifestyle for a more stable small-town raising of his growing family. He and Deb moved back north to Glasgow, Montana, where they found the support of family, friends, and the community.
In 1987 Terry went to work at Gordon’s foods, a local grocery store, where he would stay until 1998. There he got to know just about everyone in town and they got introduced to his friendly conversation, sharp Carolina accent, and famous smile.
Terry and his family faced many struggles together over the years, supporting his son during a battle with childhood cancer, and then his wife as she gradually lost all her vision. In their older years Deb would come to rely on him significantly through her several health challenges. He loved her dearly and was her caretaker without complaint.
Though he was an athlete in his youth, Terry didn’t push his own children into sports. However, he was always an enthusiastic supporter of any and all interests they pursued, be it art, music, hunting, fishing, or motorsports, and was very proud of all his children. He was an ardent supporter of Glasgow Scottie athletics and athletes, often making a round of phone calls to encourage players and coaches the night before a game. When it came to his niece and nephew, he was their #1 fan. His support extended further as his family grew and he was able to share in the interests of his grandchildren and in-laws. He loved spending time with his young granddaughter Kamry and hearing about her many exciting activities.
He was an avid outdoorsman who loved hunting and fishing with his children and friends. One of his truest joys was ice fishing at Nelson reservoir, spinning yarns at Murph’s, and having a few beers.
Terry was a master joke and story-teller who often held court with a tale from back in the day or made his opinion known on a variety of subjects. He was a fantastic music fan and loved to reminisce about the good old days of rock and roll or “really good country and western”. There wasn’t a close friend of his or his children that didn’t know the story of Bo Diddley or hadn’t seen him Hambone.
In 1998, with his oldest kids leaving high school, Terry returned to the pipeline. It was a testament to his incredible work ethic that he continued traveling and working to support his family until the age of 72, when his wife and children insisted he retire, after a health scare and stroke.
In retirement Terry continued to help where he could in the community. He volunteered for the Council on Aging, and Meals on Wheels. He drove the Valley County Transit bus and spent a lot of time with Glasgow’s senior citizens. He was happy spending time with friends and making his way around town - stopping to talk to everyone he knew along the way. He enjoyed traveling with Deb whenever they could to see their children and their families.
Terry truly was one-of-a-kind, and he will be dearly missed. We know he’ll be watching over us all and looking down from time to time to ask, “What’s your twenty?”
Terry was preceded in death by his daughter Terry Anne, son Timothy, sister Martha Kay Ellsworth, nephew Bill Young, parents William and Katherine Young, brother-in-law Robert Stenswick, and sister-in-law Ramona Stenswick.
Terry is survived by his wife Debra; his sons Travis (Hollie) Young, Trent (Tara) Young, and Todd (Emily) Young; his children from a first marriage - Kimberly (Tony) Wechter and daughter Anna and son Michael Young, and Dana (Darlene) Young - all of South Carolina; brother Garry (LaMyra) Young; nephew Tyler Young; brother Dee (Judy) Young; sister-in-law Mary (Mitch) Hughes; niece Karissa (Dom) Keenan; nephew Dylan Hughes (Jami Johnson); brother-in-law Jack Stenswick; granddaughter Kamry Young; grandson Cayden Sieler; grandson Julian (Jylisa) Butcher; great-granddaughter Finley Rose Butcher and grandson Trystan Butcher.
Funeral Services for Terry will be 2:00 p.m. Friday, March 29, 2019 at the Valley Event Center in Glasgow, Montana with Pastor Bonnie Novak officiating. Burial will follow in the Highland Cemetery in Glasgow. A reception will be at the Elks following services.
Condolences may be left at bellmortuarymontana.com.


Dr. Jim "Kicker" Curtis

Tuesday, March 26th 2019

Preceded in death by Jesus of Nazareth and Butch Cassidy’s Wild Bunch, Dr. Jim “Kicker” Curtis died suddenly of a heart attack on Thursday, 21 March 2019. Some know him as Jim, while others shout out Kicker, Doc, Dad(dy), Grandpa, Poppa Doc and, among a select few, dirty rotten S.O.B.
Born John James Curtis on 7 February 1943 to John Lorenzo and Grace Caroline Pearce Curtis in Great Falls, Montana, Jim spent his early days kicking every which way and, thus, earned his lifelong moniker, Kicker, granted by his older, adoring sister Barbara Ann. Much to his entire Griz family’s disappointment, Kicker became a Bobcat (Montana State University) and, causing his Husky daughter further disappointment, completed his degree in veterinary medicine at Wazzu (Washington State University) in 1967. Post-degree, Kicker was gallantly drafted into the Army as Captain Curtis, and enjoyed the barrack amenities at several stateside stops before launching on his international adventure to South Korea (8th Army-Korea), where he served as veterinarian to the sentry dog units and met the greatest love of his life, military brat Gaelen Elizabeth Schell. Kicker easily lured Gaelen to the wide open spaces of central and, later, eastern Montana. The hope-filled couple married in 1970 and moved to Malta to establish the Phillips County Veterinary Clinic and his title as “Doc,” and also to wrangle cattle, sheep, horses, haying equipment, each other and three children, Rieder William Curtis, David Lorenzo Curtis, and Katherine Jean Curtis.
At his heart, Kicker was a renaissance cowboy, captivated by history, art, genealogy, geology, anthropology, sociology, theology, music, poetry and the stars while maintaining expertise in biology and animal science, and proficiency in mending harness. Consequently, he could, and did, talk with anyone, anywhere, anytime. Of further consequence, Kicker made lifelong and dear friends at each twist and turn on his journey. Kicker devoted himself to many community organizations and events. While much of the early years were focused on the Stockman Bar and the Milk River Wagon Train, the balance eventually tipped in favor of the Montana Veterinary Association (Past President), Freemasons (Past Worshipful Master), York Rite, Algeria Shrine (Past Potentate), Order of the Eastern Star (Past Worthy Patron), Malta Lutheran Church, his recovery (1989), and his family.
Kicker is survived by his wise sister Barbara, his courageous wife Gaelen, his competent to semi-competent children Rieder, David, and Katherine “Katie,” his Landusky-loving grandchildren Sydian and Rowan (Rieder and Karen), Daphne (David and Penelope), Jonah, Lee, Vida, Daniyah and Deayjah (Katherine and Aaron), and his long-loved nieces and nephews Jean, Karen, Keith, and Stephen (Barbara and Larry). What also lives on from our Kicker, our Doc, our Dad, our friend, and our partner: his love and compassion, his jokes and wit, his work and wrecks, and the genuine joy and hope that gleamed from his beautiful brown eyes. A river of tears wider than the Missouri follows his unexpected death, and is borne of the boundless love for you and me that he held in his heart.
Masonic rites, the retiring of his Shrine Fez, and your memories will be shared at 7 p.m. on Thursday, 28 March at Kirkwood Funeral Home. Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, 29 March at the Malta Lutheran Church with luncheon served. Burial rites will follow on the Curtis family property in Landusky. All are welcome. Condolences for the family may be left at www.kirkwoodfuneralhome.com
In lieu of flowers, please send your jewels and cash dollars in memory of Algeria Shrine Past Potentate John James Curtis to the Shriners Hospitals for Children by mail at Attn: Office of Development, 2900 N. Rocky Point Dr, Tampa, FL 33607, or online at https://donate.lovetotherescue.org.
Although we do not have a last request from Doc, or Jim, or Kicker, or whatever name you might know him by, we believe he would enjoy one everlasting guffaw: So, in his honor, please attempt to eat a banana. Because once you peel the banana and throw out the bone, well, the joke is on you and his love is in your laugh.

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