Wolf Point Herald

Mary Houle Dunning


Mary Houle Dunning, age 77, died Monday, Feb. 16, 2015, at her home in Nashua.
She was born May 17, 1937, in Belcourt, N.D., the daughter of Joseph and Delia (L’Esperance) Houle. She attended schools in Belcourt, graduating from Belcourt High School. She attended and graduated from Minot State earning her teaching degree.
She taught in Portland before moving to Nashua where she taught for over 30 years, teaching third and fourth grade and seventh-grade English.
She married Dale Dunning April 3, 1969, in Nashua.
She loved to garden and enjoyed walking and spending time with her grandchildren. She also enjoyed reading, writing and hunting.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Dale Dunning, in 2005; and her son, Joseph Dunning, in 1986.
She is survived by her daughters, Bonnie Dunning of Nashua and Joyce Dunning of Absarokee; step-daughters, Diana Skolrud of Glasgow and Janet Peak of Great Falls; four grandchildren; and a sister, Bernice Robbins of Belcourt.
A celebration of life service will be held later in the spring. Interment will be in the Nashua Cemetery.

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Norman Muskrat

Norman Muskrat, 53, of Poplar, died Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015, at the Trinity Hospital in Wolf Point.
A family service was held at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 4, at the cultural center in Poplar. A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, March 5, at the cultural center in Poplar. Interment will follow at the Poplar City Cemetery in Poplar. Clayton Stevenson Memorial Chapel of Wolf Point was entrusted with the arrangements.

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Jennifer Gilbert

Jennifer Gilbert, 53, of Culbertson died Feb. 26, 2015, at the Roosevelt Medical Center in Culbertson.  
The funeral service will be announced at a later date pending the completion of the arrangements.
Condolences for the family may be left at: www.claytonstevensonchapel.com. Clayton Stevenson Memorial Chapel in Wolf Point is assisting the family with arrangements.

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Thelma Huso


Thelma Huso, age 91, passed away on Feb. 19, 2015, at Valley View Home in Glasgow, Mont.  
Thelma was born April 15, 1923, to James and Ella Gidley in Richland County, Mont. In the late 1930s, the family moved to Hood River, Ore., later returning to Montana. She worked for several years for her cousin at Gidley’s Conoco Café and Motel in Wolf Point.  
On June 28, 1941, she married Kenneth Huso and they farmed and ranched northwest of Wolf Point.  They had two daughters, Darlene (Calvin) Davis and Sharon (Ferris) Toavs; four grandsons; and nine great- grandchildren.  
She is also survived by her sister, Alice Olson of Oregon; and her brother, James Gidley of Judith Gap, Mont.
Thelma was preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth; her sisters, Faye Heser and Marie Shefelbine; brother, John Gidley; son-in-law, Calvin Davis; and grandson, James Davis.
A prayer service was held on Monday, Feb. 23, 2015, at 4 p.m. at the Clayton Stevenson Memorial Chapel in Wolf Point. Funeral services were held on Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015, at 11 a.m. at the Clayton Stevenson Memorial Chapel in Wolf Point. Interment was at Greenwood Cemetery in Wolf Point. Condolences for the family may be left at: www.claytonstevensonchapel.com. Clayton Stevenson Memorial Chapel in Wolf Point was in charge of arrangements.  
Should friends desire, memorials may be made to LOGOS at First Lutheran Church, 415 Johnson St., Wolf Point, MT 59201.
(Paid Obituary)

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Ralph Clark

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Ralph Clark, 87, of Froid died Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2015, at Sheridan Memorial Hospital in Plentywood.
He was born Sept. 15, 1927, at the family farm in rural Sheridan County, the youngest child of Harris and Frances (Cookson) Clark. He graduated from Froid High School in 1945.
He farmed with his brother Don until he enlisted in the U.S. Air Force in 1951. He completed basic training at Lackland, Texas, followed by refrigeration school at Ft. Belvoir, Va. He was stationed in Japan for two years and then returned to farming after he was discharged. He was also a residential and commercial journeyman electrician for several decades.  
On July 10, 1965, he married Ruth Ann Davidson. They had two children and were married for 47 years. He was a man of great faith and integrity. He also had a great sense of humor.
He was active in the Big Sky Church and the former Grandview Church of the Brethren, where he served as moderator, teacher, Sunday school superintendent, trustee and deacon. He served as director and delegate on co-ops and on ASCS community committees; as a delegate to Church of the Brethren district and annual conferences; and in various roles for the Grandview Cemetery Association.  
He also enjoyed gardening and always shared the fruits of his labor with family, friends and neighbors.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Ruth; brothers, Robert, Gerald, James and Howard Clark.
He is survived by a daughter, Kristi Jamison of Jefferson City, Mo.; son, Russell Clark of Bozeman; seven grandchildren; and brother, Don Clark of Billings.
Funeral services were held Friday, Feb. 20, at the Big Sky Church in Froid. Interment was in Grandview Cemetery, east of Froid.

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