Joan Ann Anderson, 64
Joan Ann Anderson, 64, passed away June 19, 2001, at Kalispell Regional Medical Center.
She was born Aug. 9, 1936, in Kalispell, to Neil and Edith Erickson Scammahorn. Her early years were spent in Somers. The family moved to Kalispell in 1942.
She married Ronald E. Anderson in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, in 1953. She worked as a secretary for the IBEW Local #768 until her retirement.
Her summers were busy camping with her family and if she got her way, a challenging game of Trivia. She endured the fishing and hunting stories the family told and sometimes she could top them all with her own. She was an avid reader, an accomplished homemaker and flower gardener.
She was a safe harbor for her family and a champion of children and the elderly. She had a wonderful sense of subtle humor and a gentle, caring soul. She was tall in stature and taller in the lives she touched.
She is survived by her husband Ronald of Kalispell; two sons, Roger and his wife Kathleen, and John and his wife Jana; six grandchildren, Ivan and Erik Anderson, Vanessa and Molly Holycross, Shelley Major, and Erin Erb; two great-granddaughters, Samantha Crowley and Alixzandra Major, all of Kalispell; son-in-law, Gene Anderson of Bothell, Wash.
Graveside services will be held on Saturday at 11 a.m. at Glacier Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be held at Johnson Mortuary on Friday from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m.
The family requests that memorial contributions in her name be sent to the organization of your choice.
Arrangements are under the direction of Johnson Mortuary and Crematory.
Rev. Ernest LeRoy Enget, 73
Rev. Ernest LeRoy Enget, 73, went to be with his Lord on June 19, 2001, at North Valley Hospital in Whitefish.
He was a beloved husband, father and grandfather, and will be greatly missed by his family and his many friends across the nation.
He was born in Powers Lake, N.D., to Martin and Anna Enget, a farming couple on Sept. 6, 1927. He and his twin brother were next to the youngest among 10 children.
He married Esther Mae Gould on June 29, 1951. Upon graduation from Lakewood Park Bible School in Devil Lake, N.D., they began 49 years of gospel ministry throughout North Dakota, Montana and Arizona.
He was preceded in death by his parents, and older brother Lester and a 4-year-old son, Ernest LeRoy Enget Jr.
He is survived by his wife Esther of Hungry Horse; his brothers and sisters; a daughter, Jan McEachran of Mandan, N.D.; a son, Brent Enget of Ellendale, N.D.; as well as their spouses and seven grandchildren.
Visitation will be from 3-5 p.m. on Friday at Buffalo Hill Funeral Home.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. on Saturday at Christian Center Assembly of God Church in Kalispell, with the Rev. Paul Goodman and the Rev. John Weaver officiating. Burial will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery in Columbia Falls.
Arrangements are under the direction of Buffalo Hill Funeral Home.
Hazel A. Carmichael, 62
Hazel A. Carmichael, 62, passed away June 17, 2001, at her home in Las Vegas.
She was born on Jan. 9, 1939, in Coatsville, Pa., to Andrew and Mary Kunik.
She married William Carmichael. She moved to the Flathead Valley in 1979, where she lived until 1989, when she moved with her husband to Las Vegas to care for her mother.
She loved working in her yard, and was known for her ability to grow things. She had a green thumb. While living in Kalispell, she worked for Dr. Timothy Heaps.
She was preceded in death by her father and a great-grandchild.
She is survived by her husband, William Carmichael; her mother, Mary Webster; brother Ron Kunik; son Ron Hardesty of Iowa; a daughter-in-law, Ellen McDaniel of Council Bluffs, Iowa; three grandchildren, Ramanda, Jolynn and Aaron; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be from 1-5 p.m. today at Buffalo Hill Funeral Home. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. on Friday at Buffalo Hill Funeral Home with the Rev. John Weaver of Christian Center Assembly of God Church officiating. Burial will follow at the Glacier Memorial Gardens.
Arrangements are under the direction of Buffalo Hill Funeral Home.
Sarah Jane Hanson, 82
Sarah Jane Hanson, 82, of Sequim, Wash., died July 27, 2001 in Port Angeles, Wash.
She was born June 27, 1919, in Helena to Frank Barclay and Theodosia Brulo.
She is survived by her husband, J.H. “ Hib” Hanson of Sequim. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m., Friday at the Grogan Funeral Home in Polson.
A.A. “Red” Hoffman, 94
A.A. “Red” Hoffman, 94 , passed away at his home on July 28, 2001, in Polson. He was born Feb. 10, 1907 in Greencastle, Ind., to Albert and Maggie Hoffman. He came to Montana in 1928. He was well known for power line contracting throughout Montana. He liked to fish and moved to the Flathead Valley in 1960.
He was preceded in death by a son, Dale, and a brother, Fred.
He is survived by two sons, Jerry Hoffman of Billings, and Larry Hoffman of Butte; six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. There will be no services.
Cremation has already taken place under the direction of Grogan Funeral Home and Crematory.
John F. Lake, 83
John F. Lake, 83, of Polson and Sedona, Ariz., passed away at his Flathead Lake home on July 29, 2001.
He was born on July 16, 1918, in Cincinnati, Ohio, to Lawrence and Ruth Lake.
He married Eileen Goard on Oct. 23, 1943.
He joined the Army Air Corps during World War II and served as a pilot in the European Theater during the war.
He continued his flying career and worked for Delta Airlines for 32 years. In 1980, he and his wife purchased their Flathead Lake home. They have been coming to Montana for family vacations for 40 years. He enjoyed riding his Harley Davidson and flying small aircraft.
He was preceded in death by his daughter Susan Lake.
He is survived by his wife Eileen of Polson and Sedona; daughter Debbie Groat of Sedona; son Steve Lake of Portland; granddaughter Emily Tegman of Sedona.
Cremation has taken place and no local services are planned.
Arrangements were by Grogan Funeral Home and Crematory in Polson.
Beatrice Virginia "Pete" Thienes, 65
Beatrice Virginia "Pete" Thienes, 65, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on July 28, 2001.
She was born on Aug. 11, 1935, to Roby and Alice Triplett in Eureka. She married Ron Buchanan on Nov. 23, 1953. They owned and operated a restaurant in old Rexford when Libby Dam was being built. They later divorced. She married Earl Thienes in 1977 for a short time.
She was a faithful servant of the Lord who loved her family, friends and those whom God sent her way.
She is survived by her four children, Ron Buchanan and daughter-in-law Sharon of Kent, Wash., Ronda Detmers and son-in-law Kevin of Post Falls, Idaho, Rita Williams of Kalispell, and Rayelle Buchanan Anderson and son-in-law Mike of Rathdrum, Idaho; seven grandchildren, five great grandchildren; her sister Nellie Darling of Rexford; and a brother, Gordy Triplett of Missoula.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Friday at the First Baptist Church in Eureka with the sRev. Davies of Kalispell Community Alliance Church officiating.
Local arrangements are under the direction of Nelson and Vial Funeral Home in Libby.