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Marie Louise Kjelgaard Long Vaughan, 92, of Glasgow, Mont., passed away on July 22, 2015, at Frances Mahon Deaconess Hospital.
With family by her side, Marie spent her final days recalling several stories throughout her life. Marie was the fourth child born to John and Esther (Pederson) Kjelgaard on March 20, 1923. Marie spent her childhood and early adult life in the Highland community of McCone County.
On Jan. 10, 1943, Marie was married to Harvey P. Long. In this marriage, eight children were born. With sights on obtaining land with access to irrigation and greater opportunities, the family moved to Charlo, Mont., in 1962. Marie and Harvey adapted to life in the mountains and together worked tirelessly to establish and maintain the family ranch and dairy farm. In October 1964, Harvey passed away. With the support of her children, family and friends Marie persevered in keeping the family ranch running during difficult times.
Marie then met Gerald Vaughan and they married on Nov. 21, 1981. This marriage expanded Marie’s family further by two sons and their families. Upon Gerald’s passing on April 16, 1996, Marie moved close to her son, Irvin, until suffering a stroke in 2005. Marie then made her way back to eastern Montana where she lived at Prairie Ridge Village and later Valley View in 2012 until presently. Her move back to eastern Montana made it possible to reconnect with old friends from around the Highland community along with sparking new friendships.
Marie enjoyed quilting, gardening, playing cards and cooking as well as visiting family and friends which she always had goodies and coffee waiting. In her younger years she enjoyed dancing and horseback riding. Marie will be missed for her quick recall of family event and historical dates. Even at the spry age of 92, Marie kept close tabs on all her children down to her great-great-grandchild. It is safe to say she was very proud of her family!
A special thank you goes out to all of Marie’s caregivers over the years. In addition, to FMDH staff for the wonderful care provided during her final days.
Marie is survived by her children, Carol (Dwight) Sibley, Gary Long, Irvin (Mary Jane) Long, Susan (Don Vaughan) Long, Ruth Moran, Gordon (Julie) Long, Leisha (Gary) Edwards, Pete (Nancy) Vaughan and Lonnie Vaughan; one sister, Ruth Miller; two sisters-in-law, Betty Johnson and Thelma Frost; one brother-in-law, Chancy Long; as well as 13 grandchildren, 28 great- grandchildren and one great-great-granddaughter.
Preceding Marie in death include husbands, Harvey P. Long and Gerald Vaughan; infant daughter, Patricia Long; son, Larry Vaughan; sisters, Margaret and Ellen; and her brothers, Orville, Harold and Arnold.
Family memorial services will be held on Aug. 1, 2015, in Charlo, Mont., with a celebration of life to follow at the Charlo Senior Center at 1 p.m. Burial will take place in Ronan, Mont., in Mountain View Cemetery. Additionally, a memorial service in Glasgow, Mont., will be held at the Bell Mortuary on Sept. 10 at 2 p.m. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to a charity of your choice.
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Adeline A. Ueland, 84, died unexpectedly at Sheridan Memorial Hospital in Plentywood Friday, July 24, 2015.
She was born Feb. 25, 1931, to Floyd and Alma (Fleischfresser) Axness in Winona, Minn., where she was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran faith. When she was in the eighth-grade, she moved with her parents, one older brother, Willard, and her younger sister, Charlotte, to Medicine Lake. To have a little spending money, she worked for families in the community after school and on weekends — everything from changing diapers to cleaning houses. She decided to be a nurse and, two weeks after graduating from Medicine Lake High School in 1949, she entered the three-year nursing program at Montana State College in Boze-
man. She graduated in the class of 1952.
She came home and worked in the Plentywood Hospital and took her state board exams to become a registered nurse. She went to New York City, and worked in the neurosurgical department for two years, then returned home to work at Sheridan Memorial Hospital in Plentywood, attaining the status of head nurse, occasionally even delivering babies when the doctor was not in attendance.
She married Kurtis Ueland from Antelope Sept. 2, 1956. He attended the University of Montana, graduating in 1958. During their time in Missoula, she worked at St. Patrick’s Hospital.
After Kurt’s graduation, they returned to Medicine Lake and Plentywood for a short while before buying a small house in Antelope in 1960. They lived there until moving to the Pioneer Manor in December 2013. They had three children, son Keith in 1957, and daughters Kathleen in 1959 and Kendal in 1961.
She “specialized” as a nurse until 1972, when she became the Sheridan County Public Health Nurse for nearly 25 years. This job included driving throughout the county providing home care.
She and Kurt often had get-togethers at their home before all going to the Blue Moon east of Plentywood to dance. Dancing was a large part of their lives. They taught their children and grandchildren how to dance. She followed and attended all school functions and supported the athletic teams, going to all the tournaments statewide. She bowled for the Sheridan Cleaners.. Other activities included grain hauling, moving machinery and taking meals to the field during harvest.
She is survived by her husband, Kurt; son, Keith; daughters, Kathleen Tangedal and Kendal Tangedal; and five grandchildren.
She was also preceded in death by stepfather, Holger Groskurth; granddaughter, Randi Tangedal; brother, Willard; and sister, Charlotte Tronson.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. July 31, Pastor Mark Taylor will officiate at the service at Plentywood Lutheran Church; interment will be in the Antelope Creek Cemetery.
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Bill Loberg, 61, died on Monday, July 20, 2015 at McCone County Healthcare Center.
He was a lifelong resident of Circle. He graduated from Circle High School in 1971. He married Emily Hoskins in March of 1972. They had two children. Kim was born in 1972 and Kory was born in 1976.
He worked his entire adult life as a master electrician and plumber in Circle. He owned Loberg Heating and Cooling. He was a jack-of-all-trades. If you needed the city water main repaired, your air conditioner working, your furnace blowing, your faucet running, your toilet unplugged or even a grave dug, he was there — at his own pace! In 2005, Bill created his “Chicken Ranch,” where he would start quite a collection of animals and vehicles over the years.
He enjoyed hunting and fishing. He had a special ability to sit for hours watching for an elk or waiting for a bite, always proud to prove his patience was the key. He was a quiet man with a big heart for those around him. He was especially proud of his grandchildren.
Over the years, people asked if he would ever move from Circle. He always replied, “I will be the last one here; all I have to do is turn the lights out when I leave.”
He leaves his daughter, Kim of Cody, Wyo., son, Kory of Billings; six grandchildren; two brothers, Brian of Glendale, Ariz., and Craig of Circle; and two sisters, Carol of Cortez, Colo., Vicki of Miles City.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Gardner “Red” Loberg and Patricia R Gertison.
His funeral service was held July 24 at the First Lutheran Church, in Circle.
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Leslie "Les" Ralph Lloyd, 69, died July 14, 2015, at his home in Wolf Point.
He was born in Kittanning, Pa., on Oct. 10, 1945, and was raised in Allegheny Township, Pa. He received his education there until graduating from Kiski High in 1964.
Upon graduation, his first job was for Ludlum Steel Mill as a steel tech. He went on to manage and operate a service station in Natrona Heights, Pa. He continued working various jobs throughout his life, always finding time to buy and sell cars.
After meeting Harriet Richard, they wed in 1966 and had two daughters, Tammy and Lisa. The family lived in Pennsylvania until 1981 when he made his way to Montana, following in the footsteps of his parents and his brother, Larry.
Shortly after arriving in Montana, he met Cathy Vandall, who he affectionately called Effie. They married in February 1983 and he became a father to her four children. They added one son, Nathan Lloyd, to their family.
Dear to his heart was spending time with family, his children and grandchildren and faithful four-legged companion, Montana.
He enjoyed pursuing antique cars, camping, hunting, fishing and loved to travel. During his travels, he was an expert at meeting new people through buying and trading. He was one of "Tradio's" biggest fans. Anyone who met him knew they had found a one-of-a-kind. He showed compassion for all people, stemming from his deep faith and love of the Lord.
He is survived by his wife, Cathy Lloyd of Nashua; sons, Frank Vandall of Glasgow, Wayne Vandall of Nashua and Nate Lloyd of Glasgow; daughters, Shirley Green of Glasgow, Faye Vondell of Newtown, N.D., Tammy Lloyd of Spring Church, Pa., Lisa Goodman of Ford Cliff, Pa., and Peace Oliviero of West Caldwell, N.J.; 10 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; brother, Larry Lloyd of Glasgow; and sister, Shirley Chizer of Arnold, Pa.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Ralph and Lyla Lloyd; and brothers, Ralph and Ron Lloyd.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, July 21, at the Assembly of God Church in Wolf Point. Clayton Stevenson Memorial Chapel in Wolf Point was in charge of the arrangements.
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Robert Stephen Garfield, 28, of Wolf Point died Saturday, July 11, 2015.
He was born Feb. 13, 1987, to Harold Paul Garfield and Kathleen Aylene Ozborne in Wolf Point. He was an enrolled tribal member of Fort Peck Assiniboine and Sioux Tribes. He grew up in Wolf Point where he also attended school to grade 11.
His grandmother, Violet Hamilton, raised him until her death Dec. 8, 2001. She was the core of Robert’s apple and as her diabetes progressed, he took care of her. As a child, he loved spending time with his cousins.
But his greatest love was his father, Harold Garfield. Spending time with his father fishing, working on cars, or hunting, were moments he lived for. He took after his dad and loved working on vehicles. Relative, friend or stranger, if your “war pony” broke down, he would offer help.
He loved the outdoors, especially fishing. He would later share those moments with his son, Taven. He loved going to a good pow-wow, seeing old friends and enjoying an Indian taco or two. His favorite pastime was with his family, joking and laughing.
He is survived by his sons, Taven True and Robert Jr.; daughter, Angelina; father, Harold Garfield Sr. (Betty); mother, Kathleen Ozborne; and sisters, Farrah, Heaven Onstad, Arianna Garfield, Madison Garfield, Jatonna Garfield and Jaqueline Garfield,
He was preceded by his brother, Harold Garfield Jr.
Funeral services were held Friday, July 17, at the new Wolf Point Community Hall. Interment followed at Chicken Hill Cemetery. Clayton Stevenson Memorial Chapel in Wolf Point was entrusted with arrangements.