Donald Eugene Tangen
Donald Eugene Tangen, 60, joined his beloved parents on June 21, 2014. Don was born July 26, 1953 in Williston, N.D. to Eunice (Westin) and Orlando Tangen.
Don moved to Deer Lodge in 1966. Don was a loving husband, father, son and brother. He married Margaret Hughley on April 24, 1976. Don is survived by his wife of 38 years, his sons Edward (Jackie) Ayers, Robert Ayers, daughters Peggy (Jim) Nesbitt and Kristin (Jason) Rohling; seven grandchildren: Michael, Jessica (Clay), Cody, Brandon, Ryan, Simon, Nola; his brothers Richard (Deb) and Gregory. He was preceded in death by his parents.
Donations can be made to PAWHS Animal Shelter, Deer Lodge. A celebration of life will be held Wednesday, June 25, 4 p.m., at the family home, 1109 Washington St.
Wilma Evelyn Helgeson Young
Former Deer Lodge resident, Wilma Evelyn Helgeson Young, age 102, died October 27, 2013, at Richland Gardens, her home since 2003. She was born November 14, 1911, in Fairdale, N.D. to Theodore and Ida (Overby) Helgeson.
Wilma graduated from Brainerd (Minnesota) High School and Brainerd Normal Training. She taught school in the Crow Wing County, Minnesota School District. She was married June 28, 1933, in Brainerd to Marshall E. Young, who died in June 1992. They moved to Deer Lodge in 1950. She moved to Richland, Wash. In 2003.
Wilma enjoyed her church, family, traveling, out-door activities, sports, camping and hunting with her husband. She was a life member of the Order of Eastern Star, Deer Lodge.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Marshall; sisters, Margaret Oviatt, Helen Gold, Do Laumann and Betty Cervantes; brothers, Theodore, Forrest, Earl and Robert Helgeson, and grandson Tom Young.
She is survived by daughter, Judy Erath-Miller of Kennewick, Wash., and son, Duane (Nancy) of Hardin; grandchildren, Marty (Carey) Zoeteman of Dewey, Ariz., Ralph (Tara) of Richland, Wash.; Deb Shea and Kathy Jo (Scott) Kukes of San Antonio, Tex., Russel (Kari) of St. Ignatius; nine great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.
Cremation has taken place.
Graveside services will be held Saturday, July 12, 2014, at Hillcrest Cemetery in Deer Lodge.
Cecilia Rose Neidhardt
Cecilia Rose Neidhardt, surrounded by her loving family, went peacefully into the arms of Jesus Christ on June 14 in Billings. She is preceded in death by her husband Ed Neidhardt, parents Adam and Olga Gottfried and loving siblings. She is survived by her four children, Joe Neidhardt (Mary), Sandy Johnson (Dale), Cheryl Robinson (Whitney), and Tammy Bruns (Rich), her 25 grandchildren and her nine great-grandchildren.
Born January 1, 1925, in Courtenay, N.D., Cec grew up in Sunburst, where she attended Sunburst High School. On February 22, 1941, at the age of 16, Cec married the love of her life, Ed Neidhardt. They stayed happily married for over 61 years. As a long time resident of Shelby and Deer Lodge, Cec would always talk about her job at Powell County High School. She loved her job there and was extremely fond of all her students. Throughout her years, she also stayed involved with New to You in Deer Lodge, the Cursillo movement and IC Parish. Ed and Cec hand built a wonderful cabin on Cooper’s Lake that is shared by family and friends. She continually supported everyone she could and always put others before herself. She exuded elegance and beauty in all aspects of life. She was a loving mother, sister, aunt, grandmother, great-grandmother and Nana to countless family members.
Cec will always be remembered for her kind heart and joyful spirit. She was one of the strongest, sweetest, most caring, and loving souls to have ever graced this world. Her great sense of humor and genuine smile could light up any room, and make anyone feel they were part of the family. She was beloved by all and touched many hearts in her 89 wonderful years. She will be dearly missed, forever loved, and never, ever forgotten.
We love you Nana!
Rosary at Jewell Funeral home June 19, 7 p.m.
Funeral services June 20, IC Parish, Deer Lodge 2 p.m.
Memorials: New To You and IC Parish in Deer Lodge, and American Lung Association.
Doris Atwood Stocks
Doris Atwood Stocks of Bozeman passed away Friday, June 13, 2014 at High Country Care. She was born May 14, 1930 in Raymond, Alberta, Canada.
When mom was six months old, she traveled by covered wagon pulled by a team of mules from Alberta Canada to the Bitterroot Valley. She grew up poor and cried when President Roosevelt died because her dad told her that Franklin gave them five dollars per month for food and she did not know what they would eat when Franklin’s five dollars went away.
As a wife and mother she worked so hard and so long and always made certain the pantry was filled with food. She waited tables at the 4-B’s restaurant in Deer Lodge. Some nights, the tips were meager but she always brought home a treat of some kind, usually candy, for her seven children.
Almost every Sunday, she dressed her children in their Sunday finest and herded them to the Assembly of God Church. God and family - everything else was little more than details and distractions.
Side by side with her husband Ivan, she raised seven children and never had a bill turned in for collection and never spent a dime on alcohol. When the children left, Doris and Ivan moved back to the Bitterroot and, for a few years, basked in the comfort and contentment of a hard-earned retirement and the constant company of grandchildren. For a time, she was happy. Then Ivan was devastated by Alzheimers and mother’s world began crumbling around her. Ivan died and mom moved first to Missoula and then to Bozeman always under the constant care of at least one of her five daughters.
A hard life, and not a perfect one but her prayers were powerful and constant. God and family, she has left one to be with the other. Peace, mother, and rest. Finally rest.
Doris was preceded in death by her husband Ivan Stocks, her parents Martin and Matilda Atwood, her sisters: Bessie, OraBell, Jaunita, Opal, Lizzie, Norma; brothers: Ivan, Larry and her twin Darryl, daughter-in-law Lillian Fike Stocks, great-grandchildren Rachel and Christian Fletcher.
She is survived by her children: Vicky (Al) Chaffey of Lolo, Kenneth Stocks of Whitehall, Terry Stocks of Superior, Cheryl White of Superior, Theresa (Bob) Webber of Bozeman, Nancy (Mike) Boldt of Las Vegas and Tammie Daniels of Stevensville, 14 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren, sister-in-law Marlene Atwood and numerous nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers were, Terry Stocks, Bob Webber, Allan Chaffey, Jason Boldt, James Styler and Matthew Boldt. Honorary Pallbearers were Kenneth Stocks and Tammie Daniels.
Visitation was held Monday, June 16, 2014 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Daly-Leach Chapel in Hamilton.
Services were held Tuesday, June 17, 2014 at 10 a.m. at Daly-Leach Chapel followed by a reception in the funeral home’s community room in Hamilton. Interment followed at Victor Cemetery.
Doris’ family would like to thank Hospice of Bozeman Deaconess Hospital, especially her nurse Melanie. A very heartfelt thank you goes to our extended family at High Country Care, for the love, compassion and kindness they showed Doris and her family. They truly became our family. Condolences may be left for the family at www.dalyleachchapel.com.
Carlotta Lou Huckobey “Thunderhorse” Fox (Carlotta Tibbetts)
Carlotta Lou Huckobey “Thunderhorse” Fox of Deer Lodge, (known as Carlotta Tibbetts) of Deer Lodge and Blair, Nebr., daughter of Anna Lou Jackie Fox Larsen and Carl Robert Huckobey and step-father Arnold E. Larsen, passed away Thursday, April 10, 2014 at Golden Living Center in Tekamah, Nebr. She was 69 years old.
Carlotta was born in Ardmore, Okla. in the year 1944. When she was young, she moved to California with her mother who then met and married Arnold E. Larsen.
Carlotta then had a step-sister Dottie Larsen Dutton. While attending Azusa High School in Azusa, Calif., she met and married Robert Charles Tibbetts who was born in Denison, Iowa. Together, they had three children, Robert Charles Jr., Tyrrie Lynn, and Angelina Noel.
After receiving her GED, Carlotta worked as a LPN until she was in an automobile accident and sustained a traumatic brain injury. After awaking from a month-long coma, Carlotta devoted her life to her children and family.
She loved deeply which had a lasting, positive impression on how to love and be loved.
She had a couple of marriages after Robert Charles Tibbetts; she married Edward R. Lampe in 1973 and divorced him in 1977.
She worked at Montana State Hospital in Warm Springs, until she attended the University of Montana in 1981 where she studied accounting and art. She worked as an artist with her own business drawing portraits until she moved to Blair, Nebr. in 2004.
During her time in Blair, she was ecstatic to learn that she had a half-brother, Rickie Foreman, from Oklahoma City. While in Blair, her time, mission, and gift to her family became genealogy work. She continued that work, Skyping with brother Rickie, until her health prevented her.
Shortly thereafter, she met in heaven those who preceded her in death: her mother, fathers, and many aunts, uncles, and cousins.
The survivors who miss her include son Robert Charles Jr. of Great Falls, daughters Tyrrie Lynn Tibbetts Solheim of Blair and Angelina N. Fox of Fort Collins, aunt Nellie Fox-Combe of Shawnee, half brother Rickie Foreman of Oklahoma City, nine grandchildren, and nine great-grandchildren (with one more on the way). She is loved dearly.
Memorial services will be held June 19, 2014 at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Deer Lodge at 3 p.m.
Betty Brand, 86, left our world the morning of May 30, 2014. Betty was born April 14, 1928, in Deer Lodge, to William and Margaret Thompson. On November 20, 1948, she married Joe Brand in Deer Lodge. Together they raised three daughters; Dianne, Caryn and Pam.
Betty was preceded in death by her husband, Joe Brand, daughter Pam Kowalski, brothers Jim Thompson and Bill Thompson.
Loved ones left behind include daughters Dianne (Gary) Howey, Hinsdale; Caryn (Roger) Pelletier, Dillon; son-in-law Alex Kowalski, Lake Forest Park, Wash.; brother Jack Thompson, Deer Lodge; sister Dorothy Ann (Steve) O’Hare, Albany Ore.; grandchildren Ryan Howey, Tanya Linn, Ali Pelletier and Madison Kowalski; great-grandchildren Spencer, Karson, Tucker and Savannah.
The Rosary was held at 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 3, 2014, at St. Rose Parish in Dillon. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m., Wednesday, June 4, 2014, at the Immaculate Conception Parish in Deer Lodge.
In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Dillon’s YMCA Children’s Summer Camp.
Margaret Ruth “Ruthie” Hunt
Margaret Ruth “Ruthie” Hunt, beloved mother to Cathy (Daryl) Hoffman of Helena and Carol (Hal) Doeg of Land O Lakes, Fla., joined her forever soulmate and our father, James Donald (Don) Hunt on Wednesday, May 21 at the age of 86. She was surrounded by both daughters, Cathy and Carol, granddaughter Jenny and her niece Laurie Horswill of Butte.
She was born in Deer Lodge on November 11, 1927 to Max and Elizabeth Moore who preceded her in death in 1967.
She was also preceded in death by our father Don in 2006 and her sister, Maxine Fiske in 2001.
She worked as a waitress at Kenny’s Fountain and Bowling Alley, as a switchboard operator at the Deer Lodge telephone office and retired in 1982 from the Registrar of Motor Vehicles Department in Deer Lodge.
Mom was often seen out in the yard tending to her flowers of which she took great pride. She loved socializing with family and friends and going for rides in the countryside.
She is survived by her daughters Cathy and Carol, sister Barbara (Bill) Syrros of Henderson, Nev., granddaughter Jenny (Jeri) Goodwin and grandsons Doug (Jennifer) Hoffman of Helena, Dale (Gina) Hoffman of Salix, Iowa and Daniel Hoffman of Billings. Her beloved great-grandchildren Connor, Jake, Emmalyn, Miranda, Hunter, Katie and great-great granddaughter Madalyn, as well as numerous nieces and nephews whom she loved very much.
She will be greatly missed by all those whose lives she touched.
Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, Cancer Society or a charity of choice.