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Thursday, September 3rd 2015
Carol Lee Schroeder Marsh DuBeau
On Aug 21, 2015, Carol Lee Schroeder Marsh DuBeau passed away at the Riverton Hospital in Riverton, Wyoming at the age of 72 with her family at her side. She was born February 6, 1943 in Fergus Falls, MN to Rueben & Ovidia (Pedersen) Schroeder. When she was 2 years old the family moved to the Reserve, MT area, at the age of 5 the family moved to Chester, MT they were only in Chester a short time before moving back to Reserve where she went to 1st & 2nd grade. Carol went to school in Plentywood, MT for the 3rd-7th grade, then she went to school in Westby, MT her 8th-9th grade. Carol received her GED as an adult while living in CA. After her 9th grade she went to live with her Uncle Merlin & Aunt Beverly in Shelby, MT. That is where Carol met Darryl Marsh and where married in Nov. 1958, to this marriage they had 3 children: LaNet, Darryl (Butch), Darrylynn. In Jan. 1963 Carol was widow. She met William(Punk)DuBeau later that year and married in Nov 1965, to this marriage they had 2 boys Bill and Matt.
They then raised 5 children west of Glasgow in the Tampico area. She was a stay at home mom who would have fresh hot baked goods every day when the kids come home from school. What a Yummy treat (Mom). She loved to play pinochle with friends, neighbors it was almost an every weekend event. Her favorite thing to do was to have coffee and visit with her children, grandchildren, family members and friends. She also enjoyed showing her sheep at the fair. When the kids were in high school Carol worked at the Glasgow Livestock Yards for a few years before moving from Glasgow in 1985. They traveled where Punk’s work would take them, WA, OR, New Mexico, MN, Mississippi, NV, CA, NE, Wyoming and that is where they retired. She moved to Shoshoni, WY about 4 years ago.
Carol is survived by her husband, Punk, of 50 years, her children; LaNet (Everett) Lien, Darryl (Butch & Carrie ) Marsh both of Casper, WY, Darrylynn(Jim) Fabrizius of Riverton, WY, Bill(Janell) DuBeau of Moorcroft, Wy, Matthew(Dawn) DuBeau of Shoshoni, WY, 15 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her siblings, Ervin (Judy) Schroeder of Columbia Falls, MT, Cherylen McLaurin of Glasgow, MT, and Joy Johnson of Velva, ND and many nieces and nephews, and cousins.
Carol is preceded in death by her parents Rueben Schroeder & Ovidia Metvedt, brothers, Gary Schroeder & Terry Metvedt, stepfather Gus Metvedt who she thought the world of.
Cremation has taken place by Davis Funeral Home in Riverton, WY.
Services for Carol will be at a later date.
She is loved and will be deeply missed by all lives she touched.
My Father called, and, I’m sorry I had to leave.
It’s o.k. I know you love me when you grieve.
I’m now standing in glory with God, and that, you must believe.
There will be times when you’ll wish I was back, but, just remember this:
I’m only in the other room,
The one my Master made for me.
I’m only in the other room,
That space in your hearts, you saved, just for me.
I’m only in the other room,
I love you each, as love should be.
There’ll come a time, when we’ll reunite…
It’s in the other room.
by Brenda VanderWerff
Friday, August 28th 2015
Arlo (Bill) William Westby
On August 27, 2015, Arlo (Bill) William Westby passed away at Valley View Home in Glasgow, MT at the age of 82. He was born December 15, 1932 in Opheim, MT, the son of Adolph and Mabel (Isakson) Westby. He enjoyed life on the farm as a boy and loved riding horse. He and his seven siblings would move into Opheim during the winter with his mom and attend school. He would ride horseback or ski to the farm on the weekends to be with his dad. He graduated from Opheim High School in 1953.
Bill was drafted into the army right out of high school and served in the Korean War for 18 months. He served in the 2nd Infantry Indian Arrowhead Division on the 38th parallel and in the 24th Infantry Division. He was discharged from Fort Lewis in 1955.
Upon his return to the U.S., he farmed with his brother, James. During that time he also worked as a lineman at Northern Electric Cooperative until 1959. Bill often remarked that the greatest thing that ever happened to family farms was the availability of electricity.

He married Gretchen (Nelson) Westby on June 10, 1962. After a few years they purchased the family farm and have resided there ever since. Their first child, Karen, was born in 1966 and their son, Todd, followed in 1969.

Bill continued to farm, enjoying all the labors of each season. He also truly loved working with livestock – riding horse, working cattle, and even herding sheep as a young boy. Bill was a lover of animals of all kinds and loved to do chores.
No one has ever received better care than Bill’s dogs. In his later years he enjoyed many hours of touring the farm in this Ranger with his two dogs, Ozzy and Tuff.

Bill was preceded in death by his parents, Adolph and Mabel Westby, and his siblings, Jeannette Stellflug, Neta Davenport, Bud Westby, and Ronnie Westby.

Bill is survived by his wife, Gretchen, of 53 years, his daughter, Karen (Roger) Mayhall, his son, Todd (Lori) Westby and his five grandchildren, Quinn and Paige Mayhall, and Brooke, Blaire, and Ty Westby. He is also survived by his siblings, James Westby, Marcella Roots, Kerm Westby and many nieces and nephews.

The service will be Monday, August 31, at 11 am at the First Lutheran Church in Opheim. Internment will follow at Lawndale Cemetery. Following the service a luncheon will be served.

The pitch fork is hung, the cows are milked, the eggs are picked, the pigs are fed, the gates are closed, and we shut the lights off in the barn.

Friday, August 28th 2015
Clara Ann Pehan Rasmusan
Clara Ann Pehan Rasmusan, 71, passed away August 26, 2015, with family by her side in Glasgow, Montana. Clara was born the third of ten children to Anthony and Leonie Pehan on March 20, 1944, in Opheim, Montana. She attended grade school in Glentana and graduated from Opheim High School in 1962. Soon after she moved to Glasgow and met the love of her life Jerry Rasmusan. They were married on August 17, 1963, in Glentana, MT and together they had four children.

Her most recent employment of 20 years was with Milk River Activity Center as a direct support professional. Prior to this she spent 10 years as an office manager for Valley View Nursing Home. She was the ultimate supporter of her children and grandchildren, traveling countless miles to attend all their sporting events and activities. She had a kind and giving soul and always brought out the best in any gathering. She enjoyed playing cards, shooting darts, bowling, reading, watching the Broncos, and loved her animals. She was a member of the Lady Elk’s, Degree of Honor, and enjoyed participating in weekly bible studies. In May 2011 she was diagnosed with cancer and fought a brave battle for the past four years. She was courageous and never allowed her illness to separate her from the joy of her family.

Preceding her in death were her parents Anthony and Leonie, in-laws Shorty and Rena Rasmusan, brother-in-law Aloie Kimmet, niece Patricia Schiefelbein, niece Melissa Greenhagen, and nephew Joshua Redmon. Survivors include her husband of 52 years Jerry; son JR (Dawna) and children Tasha, Torey (SaraAnn & first great grandson due October 2015), Tyana, son Larry and children Devin and Dillen; Son Terry (Mandy) and children Megan, Deann, Mylee, and Kinsley; and daughter Kerry (Kory) and children Erika, Travis, Jake, Krista, and Nate. Clara is also survived by nine siblings; Shirley Kimmet, Mary (Myrel) Fischer, Gene (Deb) Pehan, Jim (Mary) Pehan, Bob Pehan, Cathy (Joe) Hanser, Joe Pehan, Laura (Michael) Borges, Martha (Dave) Redmon; as well as many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

The family extends gratitude to the staff at Milk River Activity Center, Frances Mahon Deaconess Hospital, and Valley View for the support and care they provided. Services will be held on Wednesday, September 2, 2015, at St Raphael’s Parish is Glasgow, Montana, at 11:00 AM with a reception to follow. Private family burial will be held in Glentana.

Wednesday, August 26th 2015
Peter "Pete" Robert Score
Peter “Pete” Robert Score
On the evening of August 24th, 2015 Pete passed away at the Phillips County Hospital in Malta, MT surrounded by family. Pete was 91 years old. A memorial service will be held Friday, August 28th, 2015 at 2:00 PM in Malta, Montana at the Little White Church. Burial will be at Malta City Cemetery with a luncheon to follow.
Pete was born to Nils Edward Score and Jennie Catherine Carlson Score in Malta, MT on July 31, 1924. He grew up in Bowdoin and attended schools there through 8th grade. Pete hauled water each day and kept the school stove going by chopping and hauling wood. He completed his high school education in Malta finishing 3rd in his class. During high school Pete worked at Mann’s Motel, Coast to Coast, and had a paper route for 4 years.
After graduating Pete went to Portland from 1942-1943 and worked in the ship yards until he joined the army in 1943 in which his tour took him overseas to Central Europe during WWII. He received the Good Conduct Medal, American Theatre Service Medal, and European African Middle Eastern Theater Service Medal. Pete served in the National Guard for 20+ years after his active duty.
After Pete’s service overseas he returned to Malta where he worked at various occupations until he became partners with Gordon Peters establishing Butler Builders which later became Hi-Line Steel erecting Butler Steel buildings throughout Montana.
In the early 70s Pete and two partners formed EH&S Construction in Malta and built many homes in the surrounding area. After EH&S Construction, Pete formed his own construction company, Peter Score Contractor, and worked construction in the Malta area until he semi-retired at age 62.
After semi-retirement Pete seemed to be busier than ever. He was involved with many of the projects at the Sleeping Buffalo including helping build the grill for the “Guinness Book of World Records” largest burger, and helping construct the ramps for Robbie Knievel to jump the Buffalo Barn.
Pete was a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles, the VFW, the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America, and was a trustee of the Little White Church. He donated many hours of his time to the Phillips County Museum.
Pete had many interests in life when he was younger. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and boating. He had a cabin at Nelson Reservoir where he had many family functions every year and many great memories were made there. Pete enjoyed bowling later in life, and he loved the challenge of a puzzle “master of the Rubik’s Cube” and many other mechanical and electronic devices. He became a master craftsman of gingerbread houses when grandchildren appeared on the scene. Pete and Clarabel cut out gingerbread houses yearly for all the grandchildren to put together and decorate with candy and icing at Christmas time. This tradition continued for over 20 years. Pete especially enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren.
Pete was preceded in death by his mother and father, his brother and sister-in-law Donald Edward and Ethel Score from Costa Mesa, CA; his sister and brother-in-law Elva Marilyn and Ed Larson; and one grandson, Chris Hoiland.
Pete met and courted Clarabel Henry. They were married November 23rd, 1952 at the Little White Church in Malta, MT. Together they had 5 children; Peter Donald & (Mary Ann) Score of Minot, ND; Pam & (Donnie) Lynn; Pat & (Barb) Score; Paula & (Dennis) Ost; Paul “Rusty” & (Marie) Score all from Malta, MT. Surviving Pete are his wife Clarabel, all of his children, 15 grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren, brother-in-law Roy Baeth, brother-in-law & sister-in-law Jerry & Alice Hanson, and numerous nieces and nephews.
Memorials may be sent to the Little White Church.
Condolences may be sent to: bellmortuarymontana.com
Tuesday, August 25th 2015
William (Bill) Luther Schultz
HINDALE- William (Bill) Luther Schultz age 85passed away with his family by his side on August 21st, 2015 at Big Sandy nursing home.

Visitation will be Wednesday, August 26, 2015 at Kirkwood Memorial Chapel in Malta. Funeral Services will be 11:00 A.M. Thursday August 27, 2015 at American Legion Hall in Hinsdale Montana. Burial will follow at Hillview Cemetery in Hinsdale Montana. Memorial may be donated to the Hinsdale ambulance service, the Hinsdale volunteer fire department, or the Hinsdale American Legion. Condolences for the family may be left at www.kirkwoodfuneralhome.com
Bill was born to Luther and Hattie (Yeska) Schultz on January 15th, 1930. He was born a couple of blocks from the house he would one day build and call home. He was the fifth child to Luther and Hattie of seven. During Bill's childhood he lived south of Hinsdale on the Schultz homestead with his family. He attended school south of Hinsdale at the Steen Country School until fourth grade when he went to Hinsdale Public School until the first week of his ninth grade year. He then stayed home with his dad to help on the farm while his brothers served in WWII.

On June 3rd, 1957 he married Lois (Kananen) Schultz to this union brought their daughters, Dolores, Rita and Gwen.

Bill had many occupations throughout his life cattle buying, construction work in the summer months, and his backhoe business. He began the backhoe business with his brothers Jim and Roy Schultz, Schultz Brother Backhoe service. Bill and Lois bought the backhoe service from Jim and Roy in the 90's this kept Bill very busy he always had many jobs lined up. Many times when Bill was out in the hills Lois was with him helping anyway she could. He still ran his backhoe business through 2014.

Bill enjoyed woodworking. He built his house from the ground up. He also built other homes for local people and lots of furniture for his children and grandchildren. Bill also always enjoyed his wife's flowers, sewing, cooking and baking. Dad would never turn down a homemade sweet. Bill was involved with the Milk River Cowboy's Assn for 15 years. He was the fire chief in Hinsdale for many years.

Bill is preceded in death by his parents; his loving wife Lois of fifty years; his brothers Jim and Roy Schultz and his sister Mabel Nelson.

He is survived by his 3 daughters Dolores (Mark) Martin, Rita (Wesley) Berlinger, and Gwen (Shane) Ophus; his sisters Frances Holter, Joan Melby, Margie Stefczak; grandchildren, Melissa Martin, Brian Martin, Marie Zeiger, Sandy (Ross)Beaudette, Jeff (Jessica) Zeiger, Corey Berlinger Mason Ophus, Blaine Ophus, and Taylor Ophus; and seven great grandchildren.

Dad’s humor and stories will be missed by so many.

Thursday, August 20th 2015
Lawrence (Larry) Hughes Benson
Lawrence (Larry) Hughes Benson died on Tuesday, May 26, 2015 at Valley View Home after a long battle with cancer. Larry was born on February 3, 1941 in Glasgow, MT to Eugene and Mildred (Yandell) Benson. He attended high school in Glasgow and college at the University of Montana in Missoula, where he married Charlotte Elaine Ulrigg in 1964. Larry spent the majority of his professional life in Sioux Falls, SD, where he managed movie theatres. He later returned to Glasgow, where he worked as the ward clerk for Valley View Home. Upon retirement, Larry spent his time enjoying college sports, hunting and visiting family.

Larry was preceded in death by his parents, Eugene and Mildred Benson, his wife, Charlotte (Ulrigg) Benson, and his eldest son, Mark Richard Benson. He is survived by three children-- Laura (Benson) Karson (Santa Rosa, CA), Julie Benson-Rosston (Helena, MT), and Bradford W. Benson (Sioux Falls, SD); his siblings—Richard Benson (Bozeman, MT), David Benson (Lakeway, TX), and Mary Gene (Benson) Esselbach (Seattle, WA); 11 grandchildren—Bryan Benson, Matthew Karson, Kristina Karson, Kellie Karson, Jamie Karson, Garrett Benson, Dylan Benson, Ryan Benson, Shelby Rosston, Sarah Benson, and Andrew Rosston; and one great-granddaughter, Britain Benson.

Cremation services have taken place. A memorial service is scheduled for 11 am Friday, August 21, 2015, at First Calvary Baptist Church in Glasgow, followed by a luncheon at the church. Burial will be private.

Monday, August 17th 2015
Judith M. Hillman Allison
Judith M. Hillman Allison
Judith M. Hillman Allison, age 74, passed away peacefully with her family by her side on August 2, 2015 under Hospice care at the Health Center in Kalispell MT.
Cremation has taken place and graveside services will be held at the Hillview Cemetery in Hinsdale, MT. on Aug. 22, 2015 at 2:00 p.m.
Judy was born July 28, 1941, the 2nd oldest of four children in Glasgow, MT. to R.E. (Bud) and Carrol (Carlson) Hillman. She was raised and educated in Hinsdale MT. In 1958 she married James (Jim) Arndt and they had 5 children together. They later divorced.
In 1981 she met the love of her life, Tony Pena, while living and working in Glia Bend, AZ. She was employed as a secretary for Ford Aero Space from 1983-1998. In 1999 Judy and Tony both retired, built and moved into a home in Lakeside, MT. which moving back to Montana was a dream of theirs for many years.
Judy enjoyed camping, boating, fishing, hunting, scenic drives, being with her family and many trips back “home” to Hinsdale MT. visiting with classmates and friends.
Judy was preceded in death by 2 daughters Sharon Lee Arndt and Lori Kay Arndt Fitzgerald, parents Bud and Carrol Hillman and Tony Pena.
Survivors include 3 children; Carol Ann (Arndt) Henry and her husband Rod of Lakeside, MT., Charles (Chuck) Arndt and Shirlee (Arndt) Whitaker and her husband Brett all of Saco, MT., 2 brothers David Hillman and Gary Hillman and a sister Shirley (Hillman) Martin and her husband Doug all of Hinsdale, MT. Grandchildren; Curtis Henry, Marci Henry, Lindsey Arndt, Dallas Arndt, Krysten (Fitzgerald) Ousley and her husband Robert, Branden Whitaker, Hanna Whitaker, great granddaughter Aubriana Ousley, aunts Roseanne Cox and Norma Hillman, several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Thursday, August 6th 2015
Brian Martz
Brian F. Martz, 48, born in Anaconda, Mt, to Janet Martz and the late Dallas Martz, passed away in Spokane, Wa., on August 1, 2015. Brian attended school in both Glasgow and Great Falls. He was an engineer for the Union Pacific Railroad for several years before retiring.
Brian enjoyed camping and rafting with family and friends, taking long rides, and had a passion for cooking. He was known and appreciated for opening his backyard & BBQ to all for countless celebrations. His wonderful sense of humor drew everyone he met to him and he kept many lifelong friends along the way. We all saw his heart shine for each and every one of us. He was a true family man.
He was preceded in death by his father Dallas Martz of Livingston, grandparents Albert & Leah Walker of Glasgow and Wanda Bookout & Robert Martz of Livingston. He is survived by his wife Mary Ann at the family home, stepchildren Jessica, Ashley & Kevin, his mother Janet Martz of Spokane, sister Galinda Braga & niece Abigail of Encino, Ca., and sister Linda Milks of Sparks, Nv. He has 3 grandchildren who meant the world to him. His step father John Williams survives also.
Brian is loved by many and will be missed by all who knew him. He has been cremated and per his request, no public services will be held.
Wednesday, August 5th 2015
Brenda Diane Isakson
Brenda Diane Isakson Cook, 44, passed away suddenly on August 2, 2015, as a result of a tragic car accident in Glasgow, Montana.

Brenda was born on July 4, 1971 in Glasgow, Montana, to Clifford and Dianna (Hallock) Isakson, and was the third of 3 children. She graduated from Glasgow High School. She married Scott A. Cook in 1990, and they had four children. They were married for 14 years.

First and foremost, Brenda loved her children. She loved finding pennies on the ground - she would always say they were pennies from her children in Heaven. She loved Pictionary, pinochle, demolition derbies, rodeos, barrel racing and team roping. She was a thrill seeker who loved boating and four wheeling. She was a very talented decorator and her favorite color was red. All who knew Brenda will know that red was very important to her. Brenda worked at the VA Clinic for 11 years and was employed by the State of Montana the last 8.

Brenda is survived by her children, Scott Michael Cook and TiAnna Mikal Cook, her parents Cliff and Dianna Isakson, siblings Randy (Twylla) Isakson and Wes Isakson, niece Shyanne Isakson and nephew Cody Kovach, all of Glasgow. Niece Heather (Nick) Dulaney lived with Scott and Brenda for several years, and was loved as one of their own. Brenda had many special friends who loved her, including Charlotte Hrabak, Lori Stormer, and best friend Angela Austin, all from Glasgow. She had numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Brenda is also survived by special friend, Ryan Lambert of Wolf Point.

Preceding her in death were her beloved daughter Hanna Diane and her son Ty Alan, her grandparents Kenny and Ethel Hallock, and Joe and Verna Isakson.

Funeral Services for Brenda are Friday August 7th, 2015 at 11:00 AM at the Assembly of God Church. In honor of Brenda, we ask that anyone attending the funeral wear something red. It would make her smile. The family has requested that the burial be private and will be done at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Ronald McDonald house in memory of Hanna Cook.

She had the best sense of humor and she will be missed more than words can describe.

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