Steven Lee Ohs
GLENDIVE - Steven Lee Ohs, 45, of Glendive, died Monday, April 17, 2000, at Deaconess Hospital in Billings.
Steve was born on Sept. 18, 1954, in Malta, the son of Gustav A. and Hazel J. (Beyer) Ohs. He was raised and educated in Malta. He attended Malta Elementary School and graduated from Malta High School in 1972. He then attended Montana State University in Bozeman, graduating in 1979.
On Aug. 11, 1979, Steve married Carol Fry in Missoula. They moved to Glendive in 1981, where Steve worked for the First National Bank and the Soil Conservation Service. He then went to work at Community First Bank and was the current president and owner and served on the Board of Directors. He was member of the Glendive Chamber of Commerce and was on the paddlefish/caviar committee and had also served on the G.A.T.E. committee. He was also a member of Zion Lutheran Church and Puttwell Investment Club.
Steve was a wonderful husband and a perfect father to his three beautiful children. He was so proud of his family and enjoyed spending time with them on the many family vacations they went on. He enjoyed watching his kids' many sporting events, and he was always there for them.
He enjoyed fishing, hunting, and most of all going to the Viking games in Minnesota with his friends and family. Steve had so many great friends and he always enjoyed life to its fullest. He worked hard and played hard. He was loved so much and is missed so very deeply.
Survivors include his wife, Carol of Glendive; his daughter, Stephanie Ohs of the family home in Glendive; two sons, Brian Ohs and Derek Ohs, both of the family home in Glendive; his mother, Hazel Ohs of Malta; two brothers, Ron Ohs of Woodbridge, Va., and John Ohs and his wife, Krisanne of Pocatello, Idaho; two sisters, Joyce Yager and her husband John of Helena, and Gloria Allwin and her husband, Dennis of Laurel. He is also survived by other relatives, including aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins who were special to him.
Steve was preceded in death by his father and a nephew.
Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Thursday, April 20, at the Zion Lutheran Church in Glendive with Pastor Paul Everett officiating. Interment will be in the Dawson County Cemetery in Glendive.
Silvernale-Silha Funeral Home of Glendive is entrusted with arrangements.
Helen Elizabeth Gary
FOSTORIA, Ohio - Helen Elizabeth Gary, 93, formerly of Fostoria, died on Saturday, April 15, 2000, in Missoula.
She was born on Nov. 5, 1906, in Fostoria, to Frank and Elizabeth (Schiefer) Serfoss.
She was a graduate of the Class of 1924 of Fostoria High School.
She married Henry H. Gary in Fostoria on Feb. 6, 1927.
He preceded her in death on Sept. 28, 1991.
She is survived by one daughter, Patricia (Daniel) McGinnis of Bowling Green, Ohio; three sons, Frank R. (Wilma) of Los Alamitos, Calif., Henry H. Jr. (Linda) of Missoula, and Jeffrey D. (Nancy), of Baltimore; one sister, Mildred Mergenthaler of Fostoria; 12 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
She was a lifelong member of Hope Lutheran Church in Fostoria, and a member of the Women's Society and Hope 60 of the Church, Silver Cross Circle, King's Daughters and the Fostoria Coin Club.
The family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m. on Friday, April 21, at Garden City Funeral Home. Funeral Services will be held on Thursday, April 27, at 10:30 a.m. at the Hope Lutheran Church in Fostoria, with burial to follow at the Fountain Cemetery in Fostoria.
The family suggests that memorials be made to Camp-Mak-A-Dream, P.O. Box 3598, Missoula MT 59806.
Arrangements are under the care and direction of Garden City Funeral Home and Crematory.
Jack Loren Brumley
VICTOR - Jack Loren Brumley, 52, of Victor, died at St. Patrick Hospital in Missoula, on Sunday, April 16, 2000.
Survivors include his wife, Kelly of Victor; children, Michelle Brumley of Victor, Richard and his wife Linda Brumley of Moxee, Wash.; stepson, Brian Wachter of Selah, Wash.; and a granddaughter, Andria of Moxee, Wash.
Funeral services are scheduled for Friday, April 21 at 1:30 p.m. at the Whitesitt Funeral Home in Stevensville. Interment will conclude at the Victor Cemetery.
The Whitesitt Funeral Home of Stevensville is in charge of arrangements.
Bette C. Johnson
GREAT FALLS - Bette C. Johnson, a longtime resident of Great Falls, passed away at Community Hospital on Tuesday, April 18, 2000. She was 75.
Bette was born in Great Falls on June 12, 1924, to Clarence and Katherine Schrader who farmed and ranched on the Sun River bench outside of Great Falls.
She is survived by her son, Mark, and his wife, Sally, of Lolo; a grandson, Christopher and his wife, Michelle of Jacksonville, Fla., and their two children, Fiona and Ian; a sister, Helen Schroer of San Diego; and a brother, Herb, of El Camino Island, Wash.
She was preceded in death by two sisters, Marilyn and Frances.
Services will be held at 2 p.m., April 20, at the O'Connor Funeral Home in Great Falls.
Alton J. Olson
CLINTON - Alton J. Olson, 85, died of natural causes en route from his home in Lake Havasu City, Ariz., to his home on Rock Creek in Clinton on Saturday, April 15, 2000.
Alton was born April 12, 1915, in McCabe, to Peter Chris and Lucy Olson. On March 23, 1940, he married Adeline Paulson in Plentywood. Alton and Adeline celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on March 23, 2000.
Alton's real love was his family and "pounding nails." During his lifetime, he was in the CCC Camp, a dry-land wheat farmer, a grain elevator operator, a lumber yard owner, a rancher (the Never Sweat Ranch, So. 93, Hamilton) an automotive shop foreman, Ravalli County Road Department employee, and sheet metal shop foreman.
Before retirement, Alton built many homes in Culbertson, Hamilton, West Fork of the Bitterroot, and on Rock Creek. After retirement, he built many bird houses and water wheels and spent winters in Lake Havasu and summers in Montana. He was on kidney dialysis the last four years.
Alton is survived by his loving wife of 60 years, Adeline; daughter and son-in-law, Janice and Bob Tatum of Surprise, Ariz., and the West Fork; son and daughter-in-law, Jerry and Darlene Olson of Rock Creek; grandchildren, Debbie (Olson) and Jack Gabelhausen of Hamilton, Stacey (Olson) and Curtis Brickley of Hamilton, Matthew Olson of Missoula, Steven and Hallie Tatum of Phoenix; and great-grandchildren, Racheal, Zander and Seth Tatum; sister, Marie Hofman of Culbertson; several nieces and nephews; and many friends.
He was preceded in death by his brother, Kenneth.
With his great sense of humor, love of God, love of his family, we are assured that heaven awaited him with open arms. The family is grateful for the care given to Alton at the Renal Centers in Lake Havasu and Missoula (his second family).
Cremation has taken place and a memorial service will be held at Our Saviors Lutheran Church in Bonner, on May 6 at 10 a.m.
Memorials may be made to Yellowstone Boys and Girls Ranch or a charity of the donor's choice.
Clara A. Doll
MANDAN, N.D. - Clara A. Doll, 86, died Sunday, April 16, 2000, at Medcenter One Medical Center in Bismarck, N.D.
She was preceded in death by her husband.
She is survived by two sisters and brothers-in-law, Minnie and Roger Endreson of Zap, and Lila and Ray Hoerner of Missoula.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, April 19, in Mandan.
Arrangements are by Buehler-Larson Funeral Home in Mandan.