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Monday, October 24th 2016
Erma Fay Brown
Erma Fay Brown, 92, passed away October 19, 2016 in Billings, Montana.
Erma was born in Glasgow, Montana, December 24, 1923, to Vernor and Marie (Bjontegaard) Hartley. She graduated from Hinsdale High School in May, 1942. On July 25, 1942, she married Harold M Brown in the First United Methodist Church, the Rev Bennet officiating.
Erma was active in the Methodist Church in Hinsdale and the Community Church of Ft. Peck. She enjoyed crocheting, knitting, and sewing. She loved attending the kid’s sporting events and band concerts.
She is preceded in death by her parents and siblings Zelda Garr, and Harlan Hartley and two sons, Sgt. Robert R Brown (KIA Vietnam) Dec 1, 1970 and Calvin F. Brown of Havre, Mt (April 8, 2008).
She is survived by her husband, Harold Brown of Billings; sons, Harold D. “Buck” and Bonnie of Billings; and Vernon of Fort Peck and one sister Mrs. Velma Reber of Helena, Mt. and 7 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren.
A Memorial Service will be held 10:00 a.m., Friday, October 28, 2016 at the First United Methodist Church in Glasgow, Montana with Pastor Howard Pippin officiating. Inurnment will take place at Hillview Cemetery in Hinsdale, Montana, at 12:00PM. A reception and Celebration of Life will follow at the American Legion Post 45 in Hinsdale, where she was a proud member for 70 years and a Gold Star mother. Donations in lieu of flowers may be sent to this charitable organization. Condolences for the family may be posted online at www.bellmortuarymontana.com
Monday, October 17th 2016
Mary Patricia Baker
Mary Patricia Baker, 84, of Billings, formerly of Glasgow, passed away on Friday, Oct. 14th, 2016 at The Springs at Grand Park in Billings, MT. Pat was born September 12th, 1932 on Sunnybrook Farm in the Garland community East of Powell, WY. She was the daughter of Percy and Beth Cubbage. Percy died before Pat was 5 years old. Beth later married Tesla Green and he adopted Pat.

Pat graduated from Powell High School in 1950 and continued her education at MSU in Bozeman, MT. She was a member of the Chi Omega sorority and was active in many campus organizations. These four college years were the most defining years of her life. She made many lifelong friends while at MSU. She graduated in 1954 with a degree in Physical Education and Business Education. Pat then went to Glasgow in the fall of 1954 and began her teaching career at Glasgow High School. She met and married Bob Baker of Glasgow on June 10th, 1955. This marriage was blessed with two sons, Dirk and Bo. After the birth of her two sons, Pat was a stay-at-home mom until the boys started school. In 1969 she returned to full-time teaching until June of 1992 when she retired after 32 years in the classroom. In April of 1994 she was appointed Valley County Superintendent of Schools. In April of 1997 she resigned due to family illness. After Bob passed away, she moved to Billings in Oct. 2005 to be closer to her grandkids.

Pat was a member of P.E.O., First Congregational Church of Glasgow where she taught Sunday school for many years, Delta Kappa Gamma teachers honorary and served a term as president. She was also a member of Mountain Ash Homeowners Association and was the president for 1 year. Pat was active in Global Grannies, where she made many friends and got to see some of the world. She is also a very proud lifetime member of the MSU Alumni Association.

Her biggest joy in life was spending time with her sons and their families. Pat especially enjoyed spending time at the Pines cabin with the family. Her four grandchildren were the joy of her life. She always enjoyed seeing former students and reminiscing about Glasgow High School. She maintained contact with many of her students throughout the years. Pat touched many lives during her time at Glasgow High School and many of her students speak fondly of her. Past students may remember her strong reminder about not running in the halls or wearing a hat in school.

Pat is survived by her sons Dirk (Tammy) of Hillsboro, Oregon and Bo (Amy) of Billings. Her four grandchildren, Kelsey and Tanner Baker of Hillsboro and Brynlee and Bryan Baker of Billings. Sister, Joyce Pattison of Pavillion, WY. Her husband Richard and children Carrie, Matt and their families. Brother Ray Green and his wife Kay of Powell, WY. Their children Mark, LaRae, Kristie and their families. Special niece Sandra LaFond Zagzuela of Centralia, Washington and nephew Dennis LaFond of Eugene, Oregon. Constant companion, her dog Nigel.

Her parents, Tesla and Beth Green, Percy Cubbage, husband Bob Baker, mother-in-law Ella Vohs, special Aunt Eliza Basham, and her faithful companion Bonus preceded Pat in death.

Eternal gratitude is extended to all the staff and caregivers at The Springs at Grand Park where Pat had lived for the past 2 ½ years. She enjoyed her time there and made many friends.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM on Thursday, Oct. 20th, 2016 at The First Lutheran Church in Glasgow, MT. A viewing will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 19th, 2016 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Bell Mortuary in Glasgow, MT. Burial will take place at Highland Cemetery. A reception will be held after the burial at the Cottonwood Inn from 4-8 PM.

Memorials may be made to the Glasgow High School Trust fund or the charity of your choice in Pat’s name. Condolences may be posted at www.bellmortuarymontana.com.
Wednesday, October 12th 2016
Mabel Reddick Feldhusen
Mabel Reddick Feldhusen, age 79, passed away peacefully with her family by her side on October 10, 2016.

Mabel was the 6th child born to Harry and Florence (Wagner) Reddick in Opheim, Montana, on April 22, 1937. When she was 13 years old, the family moved to Glasgow.

In 1953, Mabel met Frank Feldhusen from Dallas, Texas when he was working on a surveying crew in Glasgow. They married on July 24, 1954 and shortly thereafter moved to Casper, Wyoming where they started their family. Frank started work as a draftsman and in 1958 they moved to Dallas, Texas where they had three more children. Frank became a Geologic Specialist for Atlantic Richfield and was transferred to Denver, Colorado in 1968, where they continued to raise their children; Mabel was a homemaker. In 1990, Frank retired and they came back to where it all began, and purchased a home at St. Marie. They were married 37 years when Frank passed away in 1991.

She is preceded in death by her husband Frank; her parents Harry and Florence Reddick;
brothers Robert, Roy, Jerry, John and sister Mary; sister-in-law Carol, one niece, and seven nephews including Alvie Hallock whom she loved as her own son, along with 'Nickel Bill Wade'.

Mabel leaves behind her four children--Julie Steward and her husband Joel of Longview,
Washington; Marie Parks and her husband J.C. of Littleton, Colorado; Richard Feldhusen
of Portland, Oregon and Karl Feldhusen of Denver, Colorado; four grandchildren, three
great grandchildren; her siblings Ed Reddick and Della Hallock of Glasgow, Donnie Reddick and his wife Lynda from Bozeman; sisters-in-law Nina Reddick of Nashua, and Eileen Reddick of Miles City; numerous nieces and nephews, her companion of over 20 years Jake Crounse of St. Marie, and her faithful four-legged companion Hermie.

Mabel loved her beer, enjoyed playing cards including Pitch and Poker, gambling in Deadwood, Irish Whiskey, her slot machine in 'Nickel Bills', and of course her family and friends that are too numerous to name here.

A viewing will be held from 6:00 PM till 8:00 PM on Thursday, October 13th, 2016 with family receiving friends at Bell Mortuary. Services will take place Friday, October 14th, 2016 at 11:00 AM at Bell Mortuary in Glasgow, Montana. A luncheon will follow services at the Glasgow VFW. Bell Mortuary is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be left at bellmortuarymontana.com.
Monday, October 10th 2016
Elizabeth Anne Hansen
Elizabeth Anne Hansen, age 92, was a dear wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, aunt and friend who passed away on Thursday, October 6, 2016 at Frances Mahon Deaconess Hospital in Glasgow, MT.

Betty was born on October 11, 1923 in North Tonawanda, NY, near Niagara Falls, youngest of six children. She met her future husband, Magnus when she was 15 years old and they married soon after her 18th birthday on October 25, 1941. Magnus’ brother was married to Betty’s sister and they developed a friendship first and a loving relationship which lasted for more than 70 years before Magnus’ passing in 2012.

They moved to Oyster Bay, NY soon after their marriage and eventually to Bayville, NY where they built the house they lived in for over 50 years before moving to St. Marie, MT in 2002.

Betty loved her family and recounted stories of their accomplishments and achievements as well as carrying around her “Grandma’s Brag Booklet” of photos. Her first and most important job was as a wife and mother and she took her responsibilities to heart. She was the class mother for her daughters when they were little, a Girl Scout Leader, Garden Club participant and Senior Citizen Club officer when she resided in New York. She worked as a bookkeeper for 18 years at Gristedes Supermarkets in New York. She loved to sew and bake and made jelly from the fruit trees in her yard. While her movements in her later years were not as active as when younger, she was a devout Catholic and said her rosary daily.

She was preceded in death by her husband Magnus, her sisters Helen Waild, Ethel Maines, Marion Peabody, and brothers, Reginald Pineo, and Austin Pineo.

She is survived by her four daughters, Sandra Alexander, Diana Hansen, Linda (John) Fiorillo and Nilla Hansen; grandchildren John Watson, James (Lori) Watson, Kathryn (John) McCarthy, Richard Townsend, Brian (Cheryl) Townsend, David (Yo) Brown, and Steven (Daniela) Fiorillo; and great-granddaughters Brittany Watson, Sydney Watson and Brianna Townsend.

A visitation will be on Friday, October 14th, 2016 with family receiving friends from 4:00-6:00 PM. Services will be held on Saturday, October 15th, 2016 at 10:00 AM at St. Raphael’s Catholic Church in Glasgow, Montana, with burial at Highland Cemetery in Glasgow, Montana following services.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the Frances Mahon Deaconess Hospital in her name. Donations should be sent to FMD Hospital Foundation, 621 3rd Street South, Glasgow, MT 59230.
Wednesday, October 5th 2016
Danny Ray Shumway
Danny Ray Shumway, 64, is home with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ as of October 1st, 2016.

Danny is a kind and generous man always willing to lend a helping hand where needed. Danny has a great, original sense of humor, and is referred to by his family as their "human google" for his wide knowledge base of anything and everything. He has enjoyed every moment of his life, his time outside, his dog Faith, mowing and working in the yard, and his many times with family and friends, especially his two beautiful granddaughters.

Danny was born to Herman and Marlene Shumway in San Diego, CA, while his family was stationed there for the U.S. Marine Corp. He and his family later moved to Wolf Point, MT where Danny would grow up and meet the love of his life Linda (Sibley) Shumway. They were married in 1980 and had two children, Sanders and Sloane. Danny is a dedicated worker and spent over 3 decades working as a parts man at Fox Ford in Wolf Point with great knowledge and expertise.

Danny is survived by his wife Linda, son Sanders and wife Alicia, and granddaughters Liberty and Melody; daughter Sloane and husband Rod Glasoe, and children Mahaila, Mikel, Dalton, Zoe, and Toby; parents Herman and Marlene, and brothers John (Rhonda), Steve (Tonya), Bill, and sister Sheila (Joe) Woods, and many nieces and nephews.

We, his family, are writing this in present tense as we know Danny is alive, well, and having the time of his life now in his heavenly home. As Danny came to know Jesus he became a very loving, humble, tender, and Godly man that loved the Lord.

He is a great husband, father, grandfather, son, brother, uncle, and friend. We love you Danny, dad, grandpa Danno and are excited to see you again when we join you in heaven. Until next time...

There will not be a funeral at this time, but instead at a later date, a celebration of Danny's life on earth, and his moving to heaven. Danny believed in the scripture that states, "Yes, we are fully confident, and we would rather be away from these earthly bodies, for then we will be at home with the Lord." (2 Corinthians 5:8 NLT)

In lieu of flowers memorials can be made to Minot Youth for Christ at 318 5th Avenue NW, Minot, ND 58703.
Monday, October 3rd 2016
Craig Richard (Rick) Robbins
Craig Richard (Rick) Robbins, died September 30th, 2016 at his home in Glasgow, MT surrounded by friends and family. He had been diagnosed with lung cancer October 9th, 2014.

Rick was born October 8th, 1957 to Mavis (Keough) and Arnold Robbins of Nashua, MT. Rick attended Nashua school and completed high school in Glasgow.

In 1976 Rick married the love of his life, Carol Marks. He enjoyed yard work, woodworking, remodeling homes, and playing cards and shooting pool with his best friends Don Anderson, Dan Belleau and the mighty Thor (Keithe Thorson) and his family and many friends.

The greatest things in Rick’s life are his daughter, son-in-law and his granddaughters. His special connection with his granddaughters was what he called his gift of life.

Rick began his work career working with his father installing floor coverings. During the summers, Rick worked with Bill Riley, performing Glasgow school system general maintenance. Rick later worked for Joe Weber at Buttrey food store, where he gained high regards for Joe and became great friends.

Buttrey foods sent Rick through management school and promoted him to assistant manager of the Glasgow store. Rick then went to Blue Rock Beverage as a driver and subsequent manager. Rick was hired by Holiday Station Store as manager where he found his calling. Rick enjoyed the people, both customers and workers at Holiday.

Rick was always available to help people in need. Rick loved the lord, and he used his many skills to help with home problems, and he helped his coworkers. Rick’s work ethic was unparalleled. He worked after being diagnosed with cancer until shortly before his death.

Preceded in death by his father Arnold Robbins.

Survived by Carol, his wife of 40 years, his daughter Nicole Mix, son-in-law David Mix, granddaughters Jordan Mix, Ziva Mix, and Jordan Rennick, his mother, Mavis Robbins, brothers Buck & Debi Robbins, Merritt & Jamie Robbins, sisters Mickie & Craig Luse, Victoria & John Young, Linda, & Ron Bragg, mother-in-law Christina Marks, brothers-in-law Ernest Marks, Patrick Marks, William Marks, Christopher Marks, sisters-in-law Betsy Marks-Quaring, Connie Marks-Goodwin, and Cheryl Marks-Bruce.

A memorial service will be held Tuesday, October 11th, 2016 at 2:00 PM at the First Baptist Church in Glasgow, Montana with Pastor Lonnie Eidson officiating. A reception will follow services also at the First Baptist Church. Private burial will take place at a later date.
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