Sharon Jean White
Sharon Jean White, July 17, 1941-November 15, 2014.
Sharon White passed away peacefully in her hotel bed in Scottsdale, Ariz. while doing what she loved the most; travelling on an adventure. This trip was to the Grand Canyon with her three kids.
Sharon was born to Neal and Alice Lindquist (Brander), and was the youngest of three, behind brothers Terry and Ronnie. She grew up in Elliston and attended school there. She attended high school in Deer Lodge and graduated PCHS class of 1959. After moving to Helena following graduation, Sharon met and married Lonny White of Avon.
Lonny and Sharon lived in Deer Lodge for a time before moving to Avon, and then back to Deer Lodge where Lonny was a ranch supervisor at Rock Creek Cattle Company. Sharon became very well-known while working as a checker at the Deer Lodge IGA store for many years, even after the family moved back to Avon for good. Sharon worked for the Milwaukee Road, delivered mail to the state capitol offices, and eventually purchased the general store in Avon, which she ran for several years before retiring.
Blessed with the gift of gab, Sharon was always outgoing, enthusiastic, and always on the go. She was instrumental in making sure her kids participated in any and all events throughout their lives. She could be seen at just about any event happening in the area, and always participated and supported other kids, even after her own children had moved on.
She deeply loved her family; her children, grandchildren, cousins, nieces & nephews…if you were related to Sharon somehow, she knew you and you knew her. She was the bond that kept the family together. She also truly loved and cherished her friends. The wonderful women of Avon and Deer Lodge, especially the “birthday club”, were always there for her, especially after the death of her husband Lonny. These special friendships allowed Sharon to stay in her home after her illness was diagnosed, by checking in on her, driving her to appointments, and proving what lifetime friends are all about.
Sharon’s final day on this earth was filled with happiness and joy, riding in a limousine, sipping mimosas, and reminiscing about her life. She will truly be missed by all.
Sharon was preceded in death by her parents Neal and Alice Lindquist, brother Ronnie Lindquist, and husband Lonny White. She is survived by her three children, Don (Coeur d’ Alene, Idaho); Bob (Helena) and wife Meg; Wendy (Post Falls, Idaho) and husband Darell Stidham; grandkids Bryan & Kristin White (Coeur d’ Alene, Idaho); Mariah & Alyssa White (Bozeman), Julia White (Missoula), Carly White (Helena); brother Terry Lindquist (Seattle, Wash.) and wife Shirley, and numerous nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held for Sharon on Wednesday, November 26 at 1 p.m. at the Avon Club House.
Elizabeth Irene Jensen Bauman
Elizabeth Irene Jensen Bauman passed away of a brain hemorrhage in Deer Lodge on Friday, November 21, 2014. Liz was born on February 21, 1939 to Viggo and Tillie Jensen in Lewistown.
Liz graduated Nursing School in 1960 in Great Falls and worked at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Lewistown. She then went on to work in various hospitals and clinics in Kalispell, Plains, and Deer Lodge until her retirement in 1995.
Liz married Dick Bauman on December 15, 1962 at the Zion Lutheran Church in Lewistown.
Liz is survived by her husband, Dick, of Deer Lodge, daughter Val Karst of Great Falls, and son Mitch (Kristi) and their four sons Preston, Kelson, Gavin, and Darien of Frenchtown, and grandson, Logan, living in Missoula. She is also survived by a brother, Carl Jensen (Janel) of Wheatland, Wyo. and a sister Loretta Mason (Jack) of Walla Walla, Wash. and numerous nieces and nephews.
Liz and Dick never missed an event as her big family and many friends were so important to her.
The definition of “volunteer” is a person who renders aid, performs a service, or assumes an obligation of their own free will. This should be followed by Liz Bauman, as she was the first person to step up and was always by Dick’s side for his many projects.
Funeral service will be held in Deer Lodge on Friday, November 28th at St. John Lutheran Church at 1 p.m.
A memorial service will be held in Lewistown on Saturday, November 29, at the Zion Lutheran Church at 2 p.m. followed by interment at the Moore Cemetery.
Death Notice: Sharon White
Sharon Jean White passed away Saturday, Nov. 15, peacefully in her hotel bed while doing what she loves the most, travelling on an adventure to the Grand Canyon with her three kids.
A memorial service will be held for Sharon on Wednesday, Nov. 26 at 1 p.m. at the Avon Club House.
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.