Lorraine Rhea Farnsworth
Lorraine Rhea Farnsworth passed away quietly in her home early Sunday afternoon, November 2, 2014, in Deer Lodge, from complications of cancer. Lorraine was born in Shelly, Idaho to Vern and Rhea Carlson on February 28, 1944.
She was married to David Pickle in 1960 and they had a baby girl, Lorri Ann, in March 1961. She and David were divorced in 1961. Lorraine then married James Zeiler in 1962. They welcomed two daughters, Charlene Mae (1963) and Paula Jane (1966), and in 1989 she and James divorced.
In 1992 she met and married Charles Farnsworth and they were soon divorced in the same year.
Lorraine worked from 1972-1992 as an LPN and was employed at St. Patrick’s Hospital, Missoula General Hospital and several nursing homes. She was also a private nurse for many years.
Among her many talents was over-the-road truck driving, which she did for many years. She was a great seamstress, making her own patterns when necessary. She could fix most anything that needed repaired on a sewing machine. She loved to can and enjoyed being a homemaker and especially enjoyed canning her own fruits and vegetables.
When she was disabled she moved in with her daughter, Lorri and son-in-law Mark Rucker of Deer Lodge. Most recently Lorraine was known as the “Missionary Lady” as she began sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ with everyone around her.
Lorraine is preceded in death by her mother, Rhea Hayes-Carlson, step-mother, Betty Jean Scoles-Carlson, her father, Vern Carlson, brother, Kenneth Carlson, and a sister, Merlynn James.
She is survived by her three daughters, Lorri Rucker (Mark), of Deer Lodge, Charlene Berryman (Richard) of Missoula, and Paula Schoening (Ron) of Missoula; grandchildren, Krissi Fellon, Adam Rucker, Jeremiah Lester, Jesse Zeiler, Tony Baumbach, Gary Martin, Jr., and Chandra Martin; great-grandchildren, Anna Fellon, Shyann Fellon, Joey Rucker, Isaiah Berryman, Kaleb Berryman, Scarlet Samuelson, David Baumbach and Colton Keith.
She also had three very dear friends that she left behind, Betsy Johnston of Arlee, Anna Marie Collingsworth and Sygna Fryberg, both of Deer Lodge.
Although we will miss her very much, we know she is with her Heavenly Father and those who await her arrival on the other side!
Terry Dennis Wood
Terry Dennis Wood was born September 15, 1949 in Deer Lodge to Ken and Jackie Wood and was the youngest of three boys. He passed away November 4, 2014 at the age of 65.
Terry went to grade school in Garrison and graduated from Powell County High School in 1968. He began work at Cominco Mine in Phosphate until he was drafted that same year into the Marine Corp and went to Vietnam. While in service there he was awarded a Purple Heart Medal after being wounded in combat. Terry returned back home in April of 1970, met and fell in love with a little girl he sweetly referred to as his “very first love,” Paula, so he married her Mother. Three years later an even sweeter baby girl, Dawn joined their family. They lived in Phosphate while he worked for Cominco until becoming employed with Montana Power Company. In 1980 he and his family moved to Hot Springs when he transferred to Bonneville Power. He later returned to Deer Lodge and worked at Louisiana Pacific for 12 years, during this time he married Lori LeBrun in December of 1990, together raising her four children. Throughout their years together they were blessed with 12 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. He enjoyed his grandchildren and spent as much time with them as he could.
Terry loved the outdoors and spent a lot of time camping, hiking, fishing and hunting with family and many of his childhood friends. There was a yearly tradition of “making the loop” with his oldest and dearest friend Lee Jacobson. The stories he brought back from their adventures together will surely be missed.
Terry was preceded in death by his father, Kenneth Wood and his wife, Lori in 2010. He leaves behind many loved ones including his mother, Jackie, brothers Ken (Linda) Wood and Bob Wood of Deer Lodge. His children, Paula (Brad) Morigeau of Hot Springs, Dawn (Chuck) Smith of Deer Lodge, Jackie Jackson of Deer Lodge, Julie Jackson of Butte. Becky Yepes of Germany and Kevin Knapp of Helena as well as all of his grandchildren and many wonderful friends and family members who loved him very much.
Please join us in a Memorial Celebration of Terry’s Life Saturday, November 29 at 2 p.m. at The Elks Lodge in Deer Lodge. Cremation has taken place. Memorials can be made in Terry’s name to:
The Garrison School, 33 School House Rd., Garrison, MT 59731.
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