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Theresa A. Gano

POLSON – Theresa A. Gano, 93, passed away Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014, at The Pines of Polson. She was born March 12, 1921, in Coburg, the daughter of James and Della (Manary) Doyle.

She attended schools and graduated from Whitefish High School. In the early 1940s, she moved to Seattle, where she later met and married James B. "Ben" Gano. They raised their family in Seattle.

She worked as a waitress for many years and later as the manager of the Federal Building Cafeteria in Seattle. She retired in the early 1980s and returned to Montana, first to Hot Springs and then to Polson.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Ben Gano, and her son, Jerry D. Gano.

She is survived by her two sons, Bill A. Gano of Polson and James B. Gano of Redmond, Washington; two grandchildren and one great-grandchild; one brother, Leonard Doyle; three sisters, Stella Holyk, Frances Byrne and Patsy Chamberlain; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

Memorial services for Theresa will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 4, at Grogan Funeral Home with urn burial following at Lakeview Cemetery.

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