Wolf Point Herald

Arvin McNabb Sr.

6.18.15.Obit McNabb Arvin

Arvin E. McNabb Sr., 75, of Great Falls, formerly of Wolf Point, died Wednesday, June 10, 2015, at the Faith Home in Wolf Point.
He was born Nov. 23, 1939, to Leo and Lottie McNabb. He was born three miles outside of Slattsville; they didn’t make it to the hospital. He attended schools at North Pasture Creek and Wolf Point.
In 1956, Arvin met Brita Murdock and they were wed Dec. 1, 1956. They had three children, Arvin Jr., Linda and Karen. They were married for 45 years until her death in 2002. In 2004, he moved to Great Falls after retiring. There, he met Kathy Hinchcliffe, who was his companion for 10 years until his death.
In the late ‘50s and early ‘60s, he worked farming and ranching for Bob
Rusche and Dewey Forsness. He then went to work for Randolph Construction for 14 years. In 1981, he started working for Roosevelt County Road Department, retiring in 2004.
He liked to go hunting, camping, traveling and to take long cruises out in the country and listen to country music. He loved to be around his family and visit.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Brita; son, Arvin Jr.; brothers, Wayne, Raymond, Roy, Alvin “Pete,” Gene and Marvin “Dick.”
Survivors include his companion, Kathy Hinchcliffe; daughters, Linda Collins of Havre, Karen McNabb of Wolf Point and Marlyce “Punkie” Jackson of Wolf Point; four grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
Mass of Christian Burial was held Saturday, June 13, at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Wolf Point. Interment was at Greenwood Cemetery in Wolf Point. Clayton Stevenson Memorial Chapel of Wolf Point was entrusted with the arrangements.

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Helen Leete

6.18.15.obit Leete Helen

Helen E. Leete, 89, died June 2, 2015, at Sky Ridge Hospital, Lone Tree, Colo.
She was born Sept. 15, 1925, in Stady, N.D., to Henry and Effie Solberg.  Her family moved to a farming community east of Brockton, Mont. Later, they moved to Poplar where she graduated from high school.  
Helen married Bob Leete in October 1944.   They spent many years farming near Outlook and the Mineral Bench area. In 1961, they bought a home in Littleton, Colo., where they spent the winters.
Helen and Bob had two children: Gary (Cori) of Lone Tree, Colo., and Violet Snell (Charles) of San Antonio, Texas. Also surviving are her grandchildren: Tom Leete, Erin Pulling (Rich), Amy Dearmore (Josh), Joseph Hayes (Amber), Robbie Hayes (Kerry), and six great-grandchildren. Helen’s surviving siblings are Lyla Krone, Denver, Colo.; Irene Askelson (Ben), Cut Bank, Mont.; Larry Solberg (Marilyn), Lusk, Wyo.; and Roy Solberg (Betty), Big Sandy, Mont. Helen is also survived by many nieces, nephews, and friends.  
She was preceded in death by her husband, Bob; and siblings, Alice, Milly, Ordean and Mable.
Services will be held at Fulkerson Funeral Home in Plentywood, Mont., on Monday, June 22, at 3 p.m. Pastor Mark Taylor will officiate at the service, followed by a reception at Angel Light Catering, 644 Sunnyside at 4 p.m. Interment will take place at Poplar City Cemetery at 7 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Glenwood, Inc Center, 640 Laurel Ave., Plentywood, MT 59254 or to the charity of your choice.
You can share memories of Helen and condolences with her family by visiting the guestbooks at HoranCares.com or fulkersonsplentywood.com.
(Paid Obituary)

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Elsie Ross


Elsie Lillian Ross of Missoula died at Edgewood Vista April 28, 2015.
She was born near Poplar Aug. 24, 1930. She graduated from Poplar High.
She met her future husband, Marvin D. Ross, while attending Northern Montana College in Havre. They married Sept. 6, 1953. They were married over 57 years until Marvin’s death April 17, 2011. They had two sons, Leonard and Robert.
She was preceded in death by siblings, Edward Travis, Robert Travis and  Lois Moe.
She is survived by her sons, Leonard Ross of Corvallis and Robert Ross of Bonner; one grandson; sister, Clara Turner of Wolf Point; and brothers, Richard Travis of Great Falls and Larry Travis of Billings.
She and Marvin belonged to the Orchard Homes Country Life Club and had many fond memories of dances, potlucks and craft fairs.
At their request, there will be no funeral services. Cremation and interment was at Sunset Memorial.

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Marie Davis

Marie (Friesen) Davis, 89, passed away peacefully on Monday, June 1, 2015, in Sammamish, Wash.
Marie was born Oct. 18, 1925, at the family homestead near Lustre, Mont.
Marie loved to garden and enjoyed planting her numerous flower and vegetable gardens. She enjoyed sharing her gardens with her children and grandchildren, shelling peas, picking tomatoes and raspberries (for her famous raspberry jam!).
She enjoyed baking for her family and made many wonderful cookies and treats. Never a school day passed without the fresh smells of baking meeting her children at the door or a visit to Grandma without a home-baked cookie.
She also enjoyed embroidering and quilting. Each of her children and grandchildren are fortunate to sleep under the handmade quilts created by her loving hands.
She loved to travel with her husband, Ralph, of over 50 years. They traveled across the United States visiting their children. They made trips from coast to coast, Alaska and Panama.
She and her husband retired to Plains, Mont., after many years of traveling with the oilfield. She enjoyed many years in Plains, visiting her children and grandchildren before settling in Washington.
Marie is survived by her children and their spouses, Sharon (David) Weisgerber of Casper, Wyo., Kenneth (Rose) Davis of Lewisburg, Pa., Debbie (George) Karatzas of Wasilla, Alaska, and Linda (Tom) Sheehan of Carnation, Wash. She was the loving grandmother of 17 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. She is also survived by three sisters-in-law, Elizabeth Friesen (Pete), Harriet Friesen (Julius) and Irene Drake (Roy); and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Ralph; father, Jacob J. Friesen; mother, Katie (Wiens) Friesen; brothers, Jake, Abe, Pete, Hank, John, Ben and Julius “Blackie;” and sisters, Elizabeth Friesen, Sally Kuecks, Kathryn Hawkins and Eva Eggebrecht.
Marie will be laid to rest with her husband at the Oregon Trail Veterans Cemetery in Casper, Wyo. Cascade Memorial has been entrusted with the arrangements. Condolences to the family can be sent by visiting www.cascadememorial.com.
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Richard Dale Russell

Richard Dale Russell,  48, of Des Moines, Iowa, formerly of Poplar, died June 7, 2015.
A prayer service will be held Thursday, June 18, at 7 p.m. at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 416 G Street in Poplar. Funeral services will be held Friday, June 19, at 11 a.m. at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Poplar. Interment will follow at the Poplar City Cemetery. Clayton Stevenson Memorial Chapel in Wolf Point was entrusted with arrangements.

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