Hermie Preheim 'Hum' Cobb
HAMILTON - Hermie Preheim "Hum" Cobb, 88, of Hamilton, a resident of the Sleeping Child area, passed away Monday, April 24, 2000, at Marcus Daly Memorial Hospital.
She was born on a farm near Freeman, S.D., on March 7, 1912, in a blizzard and arrived before the doctor could get to the farm. Her parents were Jacob P. and Mary Waltner Preheim. She attended county school at Fairview District No. 96, Freeman Academy and College, and worked her way through Northwestern Bible College in Minneapolis, Black Hills Teacher's College, and Bethel College in Kansas.
Her teaching career began as a teen-age girl when she taught summer Bible school in the breaks along the Missouri River and Sunday school in the rural area churches. She taught elementary grades in South Dakota (including her childhood country school), Montana and Colorado, and continued until her marriage to Walter L. Cobb on April 25, 1953, in New Mexico. The family ranched in Colorado and moved to Montana in 1973 and 1974.
Although her formal teaching stopped in the 1950s, her love for the Lord and His Word inspired her to lead neighborhood Bible studies until the mid-1990s. Many people's lives have been blessed through this ministry. Her wisdom, sense of humor and kind and gentle spirit will be greatly missed by all who have been touched by this special woman.
She was a member of the United Methodist-American Baptist Federated Church of Hamilton, and the Bitterroot Cowbelles.
Survivors include her son, Boyd of the family ranch near Hamilton; sons Doug and Brian Cobb of Buena Vista, Colo.; three brothers and spouses, Harvey and Marge Preheim, Mylo and Dorothy Preheim and Herb and Marguerite Preheim, all of Freeman, S.D.; sisters-in-law Ruth Preheim and Becky Preheim of Freeman; grandchildren Ellen, Deana, Debra, Melody, Tawny and Jeremiah and their families, including nine great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Walter Cobb in 1991; brothers Eldon (Jones) Preheim, Orville Preheim and Bernie Preheim; sister Betty Waltner; and son Glenn Cobelli.
Services will be held Monday, May 1, at 2 p.m. at the Daly-Leach Chapel with the Rev. Stephen Millar officiating. Interment will follow at the Grantsdale Cemetery. A reception will follow at the Sleeping Child Schoolhouse. Visitation will be Sunday from 4-8 p.m. at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials to the Mennonite Disaster Services, c/o Curtis Preheim, 208 W. Well St., Freeman, S.D. 57029, or the United Methodist-American Baptist Federated Church in Hamilton, or charity of choice.
John Clyde Rummel
CORVALLIS - John Clyde Rummel, 76, a second-generation Montanan and a native of the Bitterroot Valley, passed away Monday afternoon, April 24, 2000, at Vencor Hospital in Brea, Calif.
Clyde was a member of the Corvallis United Methodist Church and the Elks Lodge. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and was in Japan during the signing of the Peace Treaty. While a member of the Corvallis School Board for nine years, he was able to proudly present each of his four children their diploma. He provided for his family by working at the Darby finishing plant for over 35 years.
Survivors include Verda, his loving wife of 54 years of the family home in Corvallis; two daughters, Linda and husband Lawrence Niezgodzki of Garden Grove, Calif., and Julie Jacobson of Great Falls; two sons, Peter and wife Donna Rummel of East Helena, and Carl Rummel and his fiancee Annette Sullivan of Missoula; brother George and his wife Ruth Rummel of Hamilton; sister Ruth and her husband Donald Lamoreux of Corvallis; 11 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
Besides his parents, Frank and Nina Rummel, Clyde was preceded in death by his brother Donald.
Services will be held Tuesday, May 2, at 11 a.m. at the Daly-Leach Chapel with Pastor Mick Gray officiating. Interment will take place at the Corvallis Cemetery. A reception will follow at the Corvallis United Methodist Church. Visitation will be Sunday from 4-8 p.m. at the Daly-Leach Chapel in Hamilton.
The family suggests memorials to the Corvallis United Methodist Church or charity of your choice.
Norma 'Peggy' Martin
KALISPELL - Norma "Peggy" Martin, 79, passed away Wednesday, April 26, 2000, at Brendan House in Kalispell. She was born on Dec. 26, 1920, in Havre to Norman and Magdalene (Engeberg) Smith.
Peggy grew up in Missoula, and completed her education at the University of Montana. She worked as a phone operator there before marrying Robert L. Martin on Oct. 5, 1942, in Fort Wayne, Ind.
She settled in Swan Lake in June of 1950, where she raised her family and was involved in many community activities. She was the school clerk for Swan Lake and Salmon Prairie districts for 18 years. She was also involved in the Swan Lake Community Club for many years.
She was preceded in death by her parents and two brothers, James and John Charles Smith.
Peggy is survived by her husband of 57 years, Robert L. Martin of Swan Lake; two sons, Robert N. Martin and wife Mary of Puyallup, Wash., Ronald L. Martin and wife Connie of Marion; eight grandchildren, Robert, Bret, Dawn, Jason, Andrew, Lacey, Alexander and Henry; three great-grandchildren, Calvin, Kaytlan and Erica; and a sister, Lucille Croonenberg of Missoula.
Funeral services will be held Monday, May 1, at 11 a.m. at the Little Brown Church in Bigfork with the Rev. Ron Pierce officiating. Visitation will be Saturday, April 29, from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Johnson Mortuary in Kalispell. Burial will follow the service at Lone Pine Cemetery in Bigfork.
Rose E. Karlsen
MISSOULA - Rose E. Karlsen, 77, of Missoula, passed away on Wednesday, April 26, 2000, at Hillside Manor of natural causes.
She was born on Aug. 17, 1922, in Warroad, Minn., to John and Ruth Brandli.
Rose is survived by two daughters, Rose Harrod and husband Roger of Missoula, and Ardith Scovel of Kalispell; five grandchildren, Erica Harrod, Dawn Weyer, Dusk and Day Scovel and Deanna Jeffries; and six great-grandchildren.
Services will be held on Sunday, April 30, at 4 p.m. at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses.
Arrangements are under the care and direction of Garden City Funeral Home and Crematory.
Allan Porter Jessop
PINESDALE - Allan Porter Jessop, 34, returned home to his Heavenly Father on Wednesday, April 26, 2000. He died from injuries in an accident.
Allan was born on Nov. 5, 1965, in Salt Lake City. He was the eighth child of Morris and June Jessop. Allan graduated from Corvallis High School in 1983. He later attended Salt Lake Community College and mastered as a mechanic. He returned home to the Bitterroot to work with his brothers.
Allan served in several church positions over the years. He gave a life to service and would help all who needed it.
Allan enjoyed snowmobiling with his brothers and friends. He served on the Pinesdale Fire Department and was head of the Pinesdale Road Department.
Allan was a loving husband, father, son, brother and good friend to all who knew him. He touched so many lives and his absence will leave a hole in all our hearts.
Allan is survived by his wife Teresa and four children, Daniel, Clarie, Jeremy and Miranda.
He was preceded in death by his infant son Aaron, brother Ronny, sister LaRee and two infant siblings.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 29, at the Pinesdale Chapel Cemetery.
Arrangements are by the Daly-Leach Chapel in Hamilton.
John Charles Favel
POLSON - John Charles Nolan Favel, 23, died Tuesday, April 25, 2000, in St. George, Utah, as the result of a rafting accident and his successful attempt to rescue a companion.
He is survived by his father, Harold Monteau of Kalispell; his mother, Laurie Favel of Polson; his grandmother, Ramona Favel of Box Elder; and numerous family members from the Rocky Boy Reservation.
There will be a wake at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Box Elder on Friday, April 28, at 7 p.m. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 29, followed by internment at the Rocky Boy Cemetery.
Holland and Bonnine Funeral Home in Havre is in charge of arrangements.
Walter 'Bud' Roy
MISSOULA - Bud went to be with his Lord on Wednesday, April 26, 2000, at his home with his family by his side after a long, long hard fight with cancer.
Bud was born Sept. 30, 1931, to Elmer and Myrtle Roy. He graduated in 1949 from Victor High School. After his graduation, he went off to the Army where he served his country for four years.
He was married to Dorothy Ann Fowler on March 9, 1953. After 34 wonderful years of marriage, Dorothy also went home to be with her Lord. And now they are united once again.
Bud worked for Gambles for many years before finding the job of his life, which was working as a heavy equipment salesman at Westmont Tractor in Missoula. When Westmont closed in the early 1980s, Bud then finished up his career at Modern Machinery. In August of 1991, Bud married Gerri Morrison.
Bud's hobbies were his kids and grandkids. He enjoyed people, dancing, fishing and hunting, and most of all, giving everyone a hard time. No matter how sick or how bad Bud felt, he always had a big smile on his face that will be truly missed by all. But Bud's joy for life will live on in all our hearts forever.
He was preceded in death by his mother and father, Myrtle and Elmer; his wife Dorothy; a brother, Bill; and a sister, Berdina.
He is survived by his sons, Steve Roy and his wife Felicia, and Tom Roy and his wife Chris; a daughter, Tana Meuchel and her husband Gary; a brother, Ivan Roy; sisters Fern Johnson and Loretta Sheperd; 10 grandchildren, Jason, Shawn, Ryon, Dustin, Patrick, Brandon, Shayleen, Shelby, Amber and Brandy; his wife Gerri and her children, Brad, Loni, Marge and her grandchildren Jessica, Kayla, Kelly, Katelyn, Amanda, Tyler and Magen.
Memorial services will be held Saturday, April 29, at 11 a.m. at the Florence-Carlton Community Church on Old Highway 93 in Florence with the Rev. Bobby King officiating. A reception will follow at the church.
The family suggests memorials be made in Bud's name to Camp Mak-A-Dream, 3700 S. Russell, Missoula, MT 59801.
Bud's family would like to thank all the nurses and staff at Dr. Nichols' office for all the love and kindness in his fight for life.
As we all know, the final heartbeat for the Christian is not the mysterious conclusion to a meaningless existence. It is, rather, the grand beginning to a life with our savior that will never end. Death has been swallowed up in victory. Corinthians 15:54 NIV.
Arrangements are with the Malletta Family of Funeral Homes, Sunset Chapel.