Written by The Wolf Point Herald
Mercy Knowlton of Poplar, died Thursday, Oct. 11, 2012, at the Billings Clinic.
She loved to cook and was known for many great dishes like her famous fudge, delicious cheeseburgers and baked beans.
She also loved to work in her yard where friends brought friends to see all her beautiful gardens and walkways. She was a respected farmer throughout northeastern Montana and was never afraid to hold her own in "farm talk" that was largely dominated by men. She was also quite proud of her apple trees, which were abundant with apples every fall and were shared among many friends and family.
One of her biggest passions was saving and caring for animals and throughout her life had never said no to saving and caring for an animal in need. But her greatest love was her family — being with them, having dinners, traveling or just sitting around visiting.
She was preceded in death by her mother, Fannie Red Fox; father, Charles Dolezilek; brother, Alfred Lizotte; and sister, Betty Kirn.
She is survived by her longtime friend and companion, Eddy Hvamstad; sister, Myrna Lauter; brothers, Raymond Dolezilek and Terry Dolezilek; children, Richard Knowlton, Charles Knowlton, Andrea Trottier and Lauren Dionne; six grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter.
Following her wishes, cremation has taken place and a small family service will be held at a later date.