Best Humble Robinson STEVENSVILLE - Best Humble Robinson, 97, passed away of natural causes Saturday, April 11, at the Bitter Root Valley Living Center in Stevensville.
Best was born on Nov. 25, 1900 in Dupuyer to Dabney Lincoln and Julie (Walker) Humble.
She taught school in various Montana communities before marrying Lester D. Robinson in 1926 at Superior. The couple lived in St. Regis, Darby and Missoula for several years before retiring to Arizona. Best taught school in Darby for during World War II.
She returned to Montana after Lester's death in 1989. She also was preceded in death by her son, Dale L. Robinson.
Survivors include a daughter, Jo Ann Woodgerd and her husband, Wesley, of Stevensville; daughter-in-law, Thelma Robinson of Bend, Ore.; six grandsons and 17 great-grandchildren. Also surviving is a brother, Frank Humble and his wife, Goldie, of Great Falls; and several nieces and nephews.
Memorial services are scheduled Saturday, April 18, at 2 p.m. at Whitesitt Funeral Home in Stevensville with the Rev. Paul Hegg officiating.
Memorials are requested to the Bitter Root Valley Living Center, 63 Main St., Stevensville, Mont. 59870, or to First Baptist Church, 308 W. Pine St., Missoula, Mont. 59802.
Arrangements are by Whitesitt Funeral Home.
Etta Mae Nelson
STEVENSVILLE - Etta Mae Nelson, 88, of Stevensville died Monday, April 13, at Marcus Daly Memorial Hospital in Hamilton.
Survivors include four sons, Earl Nelson of Montpelier, Idaho; Harold Nelson of Ogden, Utah; and Forrest and Reed Nelson both of Stevensville; four daughters, Dorene Nielson and Arlene Sears, both of Ogden; Lois Woodward of Corvallis; and Carol Smith of St. Regis; one brother, Golden Keetch of Wardboro, Idaho; 65 grandchildren, 96 great-grandchildren and 21 great-great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be 2 to 8 p.m. Thursday, April 16, at Whitesitt Funeral Home in Stevensville. Funeral services are at 10:30 a.m. Friday, April 17, at the LDS Church in Stevensville. Burial will follow at the Victor Cemetery.
Arrangements are by Whitesitt Funeral Home.
Frederick A. Adams
SUPERIOR - Frederick A. Adams, 62, of Superior passed away of cancer at his home on Tuesday, April 14.
He was born June 13, 1935, in Bristol, N.H., the son of Henry and Maude Adams. He married Allie Bailey on Dec. 26, 1952. Frederick served 10 years in the U.S. Air Force. The couple came to Superior in 1969, where Frederick was employed by Diamond International.
He enjoyed music and playing guitar in his local band, and loved to spend time in the outdoors, enjoying both hunting and fishing.
His family includes his wife Allie of the family home; sister, Alice Adams Superior; and numerous nieces and nephews, including his niece, Doreen Vaughan and her husband, Kris, of Superior.
Funeral services will be held Friday, April 17, at 2 p.m. at the Superior Baptist Church. Visitation will take place from 1-2 p.m. before the services. Burial with military honors will be at the Superior Cemetery.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Malletta Family of Funeral Homes, Squire Chapel, 3035 S. Russell St., Missoula. The family suggests that memorials be made to the Cancer Association, 3005 Queen St., Missoula, Mont. 59801.
Gerald R. Myette
WHITEFISH - Gerald R. Myette, 73, died Wednesday, April 15, at the North Valley Extended Care in Whitefish.
He is survived by his wife Cleo of Whitefish; a daughter Katherine Krasinski and her husband, Edward, of Toledo, Ohio; daughter-in-law, Lori Myette of Monroe, Mich.; sister, Donna Reynolds of Humble, Texas; two brothers, Raymond Meyette of Fernville, Mich., and Kenneth Meyette of Temperance, Mich.; and seven grandchildren.
Visitation is 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, April 17, at Austin Funeral Home in Whitefish.
Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, April 18, at First Baptist Church in Whitefish. Burial will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery in Columbia Falls. A reception will follow the service at the Moose Club in Whitefish.
BILLINGS - Surrounded by her family and the peace of God, Ruth Greer, 77, entered a wonderful new beginning at the St. Vincent Hospital in Billings on Monday, April 13.
Ruth was born on Jan. 28, 1921, in Bozeman and graduated from Gallatin County High School. Continuing her education, she received a registered nursing degree from the Great Falls School of Nursing in 1946.
She married Kenneth R. Greer in Bozeman on May 17, 1947. Ruth was a devoted wife and mother, spending much of her time sharing with others. Many remember Ruth's hospitality and generous loving spirit. She would graciously host others in her home, create and sew handmade gifts and actively supported youth programs. Ruth loved to sit and visit, sharing her love for the Lord with anyone who walked into her home. She enjoyed volunteering for the American Red Cross.
Waiting for Ruth in Heaven are her parents, Benjamin and Mamie Lee Thomas and her twin sister, Ruby Huntsman. She is survived by her husband, Kenneth of Bozeman; son and daughter-in-law, Tom and Cheri Greer, and their daughters, Kristi and Elki of Homer, Alaska; son and daughter-in-law, Jeff and Debra Greer, and their sons, Jonathan and Jason of Missoula; daughter and son-in-law, Gayle and Chris Nurre, and their children, Elise, Nathan, Myra and Hannah of Billings; her brother, James F. Thomas of Arizona; sister, Edelle Darby of Great Falls; sister and brother-in-law, Evangeline and Robert Foster of Ohio; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Memorial services will be held Sunday, April 19, at 2 p.m. at Grace Bible Church in Bozeman. Interment will be at Sunset Hills Cemetery in Bozeman on Saturday, April 18, at 3:30 p.m. The procession will depart from Dokken-Nelson Funeral Service at 3:15 p.m.
Memorials in Ruth's name may be made to the Servant Leadership Development, 2011 36th St., Missoula, Mont. 59801.
MISSOULA - Angus Clunie, 89, passed away from cancer Tuesday, April 14, at the Village Nursing Home.
He was born in Butte on Jan. 27, 1909. After the death of his father, the family moved to Missoula to be with relatives when he was 7.
He was employed at the Missoula Mercantile Co. for several years after he finished high school. Later on, in the 1940s, he worked for the Civilian Conservation Corps in the medical section at Fort Missoula. While there, he met Julia, his wife. They were married on Oct. 30, 1943.
Two children were born to them, Ann Larie and Douglas. They preceded him in death. Besides his wife, Julia, he is survived by a granddaughter, who is in residency at a medical center in Minneapolis-St. Paul.
Cremation has taken place. Funeral services will be held at a later date.
Arrrangements are by the Malletta Family of Funeral Homes, Sunset Chapel.
Genevieve E. Crosby
MISSOULA - Genevieve E. Crosby died peacefully at Hillside Manor on Tuesday, April 14. She was 87.
Genevieve was born Sept. 3, 1910, in Bonesteel, S.D. Her parents, Frederick and Tressie Crosby, were Nebraska pioneers and homesteaders in Boyd County and Naper, Neb., before moving to Bonesteel in 1897, where her dad owned and operated a grain mill.
In 1911, the family moved to Tilden, Neb., where Genevieve completed high school, before leaving home for school and employment. She was valedictorian of her 1928 graduating class.
After business school in Omaha, Neb., Genevieve was employed by Cigna Insurance Co. of North America for more than 45 years as an insurance underwriter and office manager. She retired in 1975.
She had great love for her family and friends. She enjoyed good food, flowers, music, any book and all spectator sports.
She traveled to Japan and Hawaii, but her favorite trip may have been to the 1940 Rose Bowl game between Nebraska and Stanford.
Genevieve moved from Omaha to Missoula in 1990 to be near her family. She was preceded in death by her parents; her sister, Gertrude Hassman of Missoula; and her brother, George L. Crosby of Ronan.
She is survived by her nieces, Gertrude Prentice of Missoula and Nancy L. Crosby of Upper Nine Mile near Huson; her nephew, Robert F. Hassman of Missoula; and numerous great-nieces and great-nephews.
Graveside services will be conducted by the Rev. Matthew Huber on Thursday, April 16, at 2 p.m. at Old St. Mary's Cemetery.
Arrangements are by Garden City Funeral Home and Crematory.
SEBASTIAN, Fla. - Maude Peterson, 93, of Sebastian, died Wednesday, April 15, at the Tandem Health Care of Vero Beach, Fla., after a brief illness.
She was born June 27, 1904, in Brooks, Iowa. She moved to Sebastian in 1995 from Polson.
Mrs. Peterson was a homemaker. She was a Presbyterian and a member of the American Legion Auxiliary.
Surviving are her two sons, Philip Peterson of Sebastian and Nohl Peterson of England; one daughter, Laura Peterson of Sebastian; one brother, Chester Freshour of Salt Lake City; five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
At the family's request, there will be no repose or visitation. No services are scheduled.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made to the American Heart Association, 237 E. Marks St., Orlando, Fla., in Mrs. Peterson's memory.