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Week of Dec. 26 , 2003 - Jan. 1, 2004 — BIG TIMBER (MT) PIONEER — Page 7 R e m e m b e r i n g t h o s e w h o l e f t u s d u r i n g t h e p a s t y e a r The following obituaries appeared in the Big Timber Pioneer for the year 2003: JANUARY Darwin J. Sathre. age 92 Richard (Dick) Harper, age 69 William “Jim\ Brctzel. age 77 Adeline Sylvia Manís, age 90 Morris J. Tronrud. age 73 Vcva Dean Stocsscl, age 73 Alice Van Campen, age 95 Thomas Joseph Rose, age 20 Charles William Campbell. Jr . age 72 Donald Andrew Jennings, age 50 Elmer C Skaarland. age 83 FEBRUARY Anan.tis George (N.u) Cook age 90 Woods A. \Toby” Caperton 111 age 68 Betty Olson Jones, age S2 Donald Stetson Todd, age -41 MARCH Corwin R. I ..much, age 63 Christine Marie \Chris\ Kearney, age 35 Theodore (Teddy) Amos Thompson, age S3 Verna Haugstad, age 82 James Boe, age 73 Donald O. Haugc, age 87 Ellen Evelyn Plaggcmcvcr. age 90 Jerald Max “Jerry'’ Evcrson. agc 70 APRIL Lois J Reed, age 73 Lucille Clark, age 85 Aslrid Stenc. age 88 Mary Savage, age 79 Henry Eigen, age 89 Akirra Elizabeth Olson infant Lawrence Eurstenberg, age 7 1 MAY James Dale Gottlob, age 82 Isabelle. Todd Birkeland, age 88 Theodore (Ted) Fichlner. age 90 JUNE Owen Moore, age 79 Robert Edward Rule, age 78 Mary F. Myrstol. age 65 JULY Ruth Mav Bernice Rostad. aee 77 George J Mathes, age 90 Erlmg Satre, age 100 Nell B. Algard-Benz. (Announcement ran July 2003, actual date of death November 26, 2002; no date of birth or age was furnished) Lydia Frank Fichtncr. age 88 Walter Herbert Nicholson, age 82 Linda Ann Chapel, age 53 Alla Eula Campanella, age 103 AUGUST Anna Johanna Zorn, age 97 Charles A Talking, age 95 Ruth Pierson Johnson, age 86 Ha/.el Skaarland Sinasnc. age 80 SEPTEMBER Larissa Haarr. age 27 Luis Knowles Williams, aee 91) Juanita Altneda Hale, age 84 Charles Roman Frechere, aee 86 August “Gus\ Mathes. J r . age 90 Signv Marie Wulliun Deeney, age 102 OCTOBER Florence H Harper, age 77 Robert (Bob) Simmons, age 89 I .onnard Frances Mosness. aee 83 Sigrid Jar rell, age S3 Wyatt Royal W esters eh. 22 Hilda C Cosier. 93 NOVEMBER William Hari Forsythe. 83 Lawrence D Smith. 63 Elizabeth J \Beit> “ Basken, 76 Warren Louis Limz. 84 Jennie Snyder. 94 Gerald McCurry Connolly. 8 1 DECEMBER Glen Harold Kemson, 7 1 Louise Gibson. 94 Ella Mac Moore. 88 Peter Baker, 87 Wilbert Wesley Phares, 88 James T. Ross. 78 Ora \One\ Thompson, 88 Jeanne Eigen. 86 THANKS! For Reading The Pioneer! , ast S tand ‘F ireworks Open December r 29th, 30th, 31st For your New Year’s f Celebration. . We are now selling Gift Certificates which make great Stocking Staffers. ‘Last Stand Fireworks 1500 E. Park •222-3025 Montana's Largest Selection.' -All M. iji ' i ( Card, Accepted • .-1 ’■ tare’, Scrip Serving Families for Over 95 Years We have seen many changes in our community since We begun serving the families of Big Timber in 1908 Lowry Funeral Home 215 Anderson St. Big Timber. MT 59011 932-5315 O b i t u a r i e s .leann « 1 Eigen Jeanne Eigen age 86. passed away peacefully in Missoula on December 20 with her daughter. Connie and son-in-law Jack Byrne, ai hci side Jeanne was born on June 20, 1917 to Charles and Helen NuhoUon at McLeod. She attended schools in McLeod and Big Timber and graduated from Sweet Grass County High School m 1935 Alter graduation she attended Johnson Business College in }3 ill mgs before accepting employment with the County Agent at the Sweet Grass County Courthouse While employed there she met County Sheriff Ralph “Bus” Jarrett They were married m 1940 and lived m Big Timber until 1943 when Ralph's teim as sheriff was completed, ami then moved to his Tomahawk Ranch on Mendenhall Creek They moved down (o (he lower ranch on Jarrett Creek in 1948 and lived there until his death in a haying ¡uiidcni in 1950 She continued to run the ranch after Bus ' death They had thiee children. Mon'e Steven, and Connie Jarictt She met Henry Eigen at the shooting range in Big Tmibei They were married September 3. 19.1-1 and continued to work and live on the tain h west of Big Timber until 1962 when they built a house m town They had one son. John Eigen. Jeanne worked in the Sweet Grass County Sheriff’s Office as a stenographer, radio dispatcher and deputy from 1962 until her retirement in 1980. Jeanne was very proud of her wotk at the Sheriffs Office and she had some interesting stories to tell about her adventures in transporting women to Warm Spmigs and Galen. She also taught some classes at fhc Police Academy in Bozeman. Jeanne was very active in the Sweet Grass County Red Cross, a long lime member of the American •' cgion Auxiliary and a founding m.-mber of the Crazy Mountain Museum leunne loved to fish. sew. crochet and oil paint. She enjoyed she winters they spent iu Arizona. She also enjoyed spending time with family and friends. Jeanne and Henry moved to Missoula in November of 1999 to an assisted living facility. After Henry’s death on April 17, 2003 she moved lo the smaller, more personal Beehive Homes assisted living. She enjoyed her final months there very much, especially all the attention and care she received from the staff. She was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers. Donald Nicholson and Dick Nicholson, and sister Marian Cashen as well as a son. Steven Jarrett, in an auto accident in 1962. She is survived by two sons, Monte Jarrett of Big Timber, and John Eigen of Great Falls, and daughter Connie Jarrett Byrne and her husband Jack of Missoula; two granddaughters. Gina Brethng (Will) R o lhrock ol Spanaway, Washington. Cinch Broding (Mike) Hext of Missoula, one grandson, Scott Brcding and wife Jana of Edgar, and nine great-grandchildren She will be dearie missed by all who knew her A memorial service is p-’amed for a laid date Donations can he made to the Graz, Mountain Museum in Big Timber. Partncis in Home Care in Missoula or the charity of your choice Oral “Orie” XV. Thompson Ora “Orie\ W. Thompson. 88. of Livingston died Monday morning. December 22. at Livingston Memorial Hospital. Orie was born November 5. 1915 in Big Timber, the son of Fred W. and Nettie (Weaver) Thompson. He spent his early years in Big Timber and attended grade school until forced to go to work to help support his immediate family due to the depression. Orie married Hilda J. Birkeland on June 5. 1946 in Big Timber. Shortly after their marriage they moved to Livingston where he worked as a ranch hand for the O’Hair Ranch. Otic retired from ranching in the late !98<)*s. He loved to spend his days watching fly fishermen on Spring Creek. Orie was a great story-teller and always had a smile on his face. Survivors include his wife. Hilda, four sons and five daughters- Ginger Clause and Boh of Big Timber: Luctlda Fischer of Renton. Washington. Kenneth and Kathleen (Anderson) of Livingston. Gerald and Mary fBcntley) of Alliance. Nebraska. Lloyd and Sandra t Angle) of Anchorage. Alaska: Lela Coates of Bozeman; Susan Blilcr of Livingston; Verna and Brent (Hariis) of Livingston; and Kevin Thompson of Livingston. Orie is survived by two ol 11 siblings, a sister. Cordelia Groom of Billings, and a brother. Maurice Thompson of Billings. 15 g r a n d c h i l d r e n , 1 3 great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephew’s Orie was preceded in death by a son. Clifford, and a son-in-law, Rudolph Fischer. A memorial gathering for faintly and friends will be held Monday, December 29, at the Brisbin Hall cn the Old Yellowstone Trail. Letters to the Editor are welcome! Letters must be signed by the author and include a telephone number. The Pioneer staff reserves the right to accept / edit all letters. 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