POLSON - Velma Isabelle Heyne, age 86, of Polson, passed away from natural causes Sunday June 15, 2008, at the Heritage Place in Kalispell.
Velma was born Oct. 10, 1921, to Harry and Fannie Fry at Loma, Colo. She attended school in Colorado.
After lettering in basketball as a sophomore, she found the love of her life and pursued a new career as a wife and mother. She married Lawrence Heyne in 1937 at Pierce, Idaho.
Velma was a cook at the Polson Senior Citizen Center and also worked at the Home Health Care until 1981. She also was a laundry attendant at the Port Polson Inn. She was active with Rebeccas, Odd Fellows, Eastern Star, and a member at the Polson Community Church.
Velma enjoyed crocheting, playing cards, baking and spending time with her family, and keeping chocolate chips in the fridge for her grandkids.
Her parents, husband Lawrence, and daughters Carolyne Thorp and Laurie Kollmar preceded her in death.
Her daughters Judy Standbrook of Polson, Harriet McIntosh (Ray) of Kalispell and Konnie Ellenwood (Jack) of Laramie, Wyo., and a brother, Stephen (Lois) Fry survive Velma. She is also survived by her 15 grandchildren, Kathy, Lance, Cindy, Larry, Todd, Cheryl, Kelly, Miles, Linda, Rick, Frank, Andrea, David, Jamie and Tonia.
Visitation will be held for Velma 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Thursday, June 19, at Grogan Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, June 20, with the Rev. Miles Finch officiating. Interment will follow the services at Lakeview Cemetery. A reception will follow the services at Grogan Funeral Home. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.groganfuneralhome.com.