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MISSOULA - Isabelle Hove, 91, of Missoula, formerly of Hamilton, passed away Sunday, Dec. 18, 2005, at The Springs.

She was born June 14, 1914, in McCone County, a daughter of Harry and Magdeline Kwasney. Isabelle was raised and educated in eastern Montana, where she later met and married Sigurd Hove. The couple retired to Hamilton in 1960, and they lived there for over 35 years.

She was preceded in death by her husband in 1975. In 1997 she moved to Missoula and was currently residing at The Springs. Besides her husband she was preceded in death by two sisters and five brothers.

She is survived by two sons, Larry Hove of Concord, Calif., and Herbert Hove of Polson; two daughters, Beverly Hove of the Oregon Coast and Judy Wallace of Edmond, Okla.; one brother, Paul Kwasney; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be 4-6 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 20, at St. Francis Catholic Church in Hamilton, where a vigil service will follow at 6 p.m.

Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 21, at the church with the Rev. Jack Darragh as celebrant. Cremation will follow the service.

A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 22, at Riverview Cemetery in Hamilton.

Memorials have been suggested to Partners Hospice and Palliative Care Services, 2687 Palmer St., Missoula, MT 59808.

Arrangements are under the direction and care of Garden City Funeral Home and Crematory.

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