Obituaries

Carol Jean Clark 83 of Harlowton passed away Saturday evening, March 23, 2019 in Wheatland Memorial Healthcare of natural causes with her daughter by her side. She was born December 19, 1935 in Wagner South Dakota the daughter of Clarence and Doris (Vezey) Morse the eldest of 4 children. The family moved several times finally finding “home” in Harlowton. While roller skating in Two Dot she met Arden Rae Clark and they were united in marriage on May 31, 1953 in Harlowton. She received her education in Harlowton graduating from High School in 1954. Their marriage lasted just short of 64 years when he passed away in May of 2017.

They had three children Raymond Keith (stillborn), Dennis Arden and Patricia Jean. Carol worked for Wheatland Memorial Hospital, Wades Drive-in and Painters Food Mart until 1974 when she ran for the Office of Clerk and Recorder and won. She held that office until her retirement.

Carol loved a clean house and a beautiful yard. She was a hard worker holding down a full-time job and helping Rae on the family ranch. Carol was a devoted wife taking care of Rae during several years of declining health. She was a loving generous mother and grandmother.

Carol and Rae enjoyed doing a little traveling, Sunday drives and going out to dinner and driving around town.

She is survived by her children Dennis (Nadine) of Stanfield, OR and Patty (Jim) O’Connor of Drummond, MT siblings Joe Morse of Two Dot, MT, Vonda Hammond of Cripple Creek, CO and Lenna (Joe) Wester of Willow Creek, MT; 5 granddaughters Hope, Tawnya, Alexis, Allison and Amanda, 6 great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her husband and son Keith she was preceded in death by her parents.

Memorial Services for Carol J. Clark will be at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 30th, 2019 in the Perkins Chapel in Harlowton with committal to follow in the Harlowton Cemetery.   The Perkins Funeral Home is assisting the family.

Friends are asked to make memorials to the Wheatland Memorial Hospital Foundation or

the charity of their choice and they may be left with the Perkins Funeral Home, PO Box 313 Harlowton, MT 59036. Condolences for the family may be posted on-line at www.perkinsfuneralandcremation.com

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Beulah M. Jordan 98 of Harlowton died Thursday evening, March 21, 2019 in Wheatland Memorial Nursing Home of natural causes. No services will be held at this time and cremation has taken place at her request. A private family committal will be in the Harlowton Cemetery later this year. The Perkins Funeral Home is assisting the family.

Friends are asked to make memorial to the charity of their choice and they may be left with the Perkins Funeral Home, PO Box 313 Harlowton, MT 59036. Condolences for the family may be posted on-line at www.perkinsfuneralandcremation.com

Charles J. Frost 66 of Harlowton passed away Wednesday morning, March 14th, 2019 in Harlowton. He was born April 28, 1952 Townsend, MT the son of James D. and Annette (James) Frost of White Sulphur Springs. They later lived in Lewistown and he received his education there. In 1970 he was united in marriage to Janice Suda and they lived in Lewiston, Idaho and he worked at Potlatch. They later divorced, he stayed in Lewiston until moving to Harlowton and working for the Milwaukee Railroad. In 1977 he was united in marriage to Kathleen Fox in Las Vegas, NV. The lived in Miles City and he worked as a lineman for a cable company. They later moved to Billings and he continued with the Cable Company moving into the shop. He retired in 1988 due to a disability and they moved to Harlowton.

Charles enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping, time in the mountains, watching sports, following his grandchildren and spending time with family.

He is survived by his children John Frost of Billings, MT, Jessica Jones of Jacksonville, FL, Cassandra Stamm and Jennifer Mack both of Billings and Chad Frost in Oregon; sisters Gwen Brown and Sharon Bennett both of Harlowton, MT, 8 grandchildren, 2 great grandsons and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by one daughter Jamey Ewing, one son-in-law Jash Fry, one niece Dusty Taber and his parents.

No services will be held for Charles J. Frost and cremation has taken place at his request. The Perkins Funeral Home is assisting the family.

Friends are asked to make memorials the Montana Chapter of the American Diabetes Association

or the charity of their choice and they may be left with the Perkins Funeral Home, PO Box 313 Harlowton, MT 59036. Condolences for the family may be posted on-line at www.perkinsfuneralandcremation.com

Marjorie Diane Morse 79 of Two Dot died Monday afternoon, February 25th, 2019 at her home of natural causes. She was born March 3, 1939 in Billings, MT the daughter of Dana and Marjorie (Muir) Martin. She received her schooling in the Two Dot School through 8th grade and then to Harlowton where she graduated from Harlowton High School in 1957.   She then attended College in Casper Wyoming for one year and then the University of Wyoming in Laramie for 2 ½ years and then attended Montana State University in Bozeman. They lived in Forsyth for a short time and then lived on the ranch at Two Dot. The moved to St. Xavier until returning to the ranch in 1963.   They have lived and ranched at there until the time of her death.

She was a member of the Republican Party, Chi Omega Sorority and the Tough Old Broads Club, these 10 or so women would \went into the Bob Marshall Wilderness and other areas and camped and enjoyed time together.

Diane also enjoyed horseback riding and rodeo’d in her younger years, she loved the ranching and spending time with her family.

She is survived by her husband Joe of Two Dot, MT; sons Joe (Mina) of Columbus, MT and Grant (Abby) of Two Dot; one brother Earl (Joan) Munson of Bloomfield, CO; 5 grandchildren Joseph, Ian, Thea, Grant and Garth; 2 great grandchildren Eloise and Miles; several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by one daughter Kari, her parents and one sister.

Funeral Services for Diane Morse will be Saturday, March 9th, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. in the Perkins Chapel with committal to follow in the Harlowton Cemetery. The Perkins Funeral Home is assisting the family.

/Friends are asked to make memorial to the Two Dot Community Club or the charity of their choice and they may be left with the Perkins Funeral Home, PO Box 313 Harlowton, MT 59036. Condolences for the family may be posted on-line at www.perkinsfuneralandcremation.com

 

James E. Petterson, Jr. 69 of Harlowton died early Thursday morning, January 24th, 2019 in Billings Clinic after a battle with lung cancer. He was born March 31, 1949 in Redwood City, CA the son of James E. and Oma J. (Hahn) Petterson, Sr. The family moved to Aspermont, TX where he received his education graduating from High School in Aspermont in 1967. He then worked with a harvest crew from Texas to Canada until joining the Air Force in 1969.   He received his discharge in 1979 and continued on in the Air Force Reserve. He then begins working as a lineman in Wyoming and Montana. He was united in marriage to Kathryn Rosenberg on April 17, 1981. They lived in Harlowton until moving to Whiteman Air Force Base in Johnson County Missouri. He worked on the Minuteman Missiles with the Civil Engineering department as an electrician. He retired in 2012 and in 2016 they moved to Harlowton.

Jim enjoyed fishing, hunting, shooting at the gun range, reloading, working on his old Jeep and spending time with his family especially his “Pride & Joy” his grandson Nolan.

He is survived by his wife Kathryn and daughter Melissa both of Harlowton; son Michael (Roxanne) of Leeton, MO; brothers Steve (Debra) of Aspermont, TX and David (Randee) of Maple Plains, IA; sister Billie Carter of Aspermont, TX; one grandson Nolan; several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother.

Memorial Services for James E. Petterson, Jr. will be Wednesday, February 6th, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. in the Federated Church in Harlowton. Cremation has taken place and committal will be in the Harlowton Cemetery at a later time. The Perkins Funeral Home is assisting the family.

Friends are asked to make memorials to the Wheatland County Veterans Memorial Wall or the charity of their choice and they may be left with the Perkins Funeral Home, PO Box 313 Harlowton, MT 59036. Condolences for the family may be posted on-line at www.perkinsfuneralandcremation.com

     Timothy Gerald (Remo) Willis 49, passed away on Thursday December 27, 2018 in the presence of family at St. Vincent Healthcare in Billings, MT. Tim was born on April 12, 1969, to Gerald and Bonnie (Moore) Willis in Greybull, WY where his parents were teaching at the time. After a few short years of teaching in Wyoming, Bonnie, Gary, and Tim moved back to Bonnie’s childhood home and family ranch in Two Dot, Montana. Tim then started Kindergarten at the Two Dot School, where he was quick to meet many lifetime friends. After sixth grade, he then transferred to the big school of Harlowton where he would finish out his high school career. Tim’s childhood was filled with the great outdoors, weekend card games, his beloved pets, a bit of mischief, and anything he could find that went fast. Especially if it only involved two wheels.

     Once Tim graduated from Harlowton High School, he attended Glendive Community College. He majored in Criminal Justice, however his true fondness while there was for bareback riding. After college, while back home helping out his childhood friends at the Martin Ranch, Tim met Cindy Asleson. The two dated, fell in love, and got married. Though later divorcing, Tim would always say his love for her remained.

     Tim then moved around from place to place, finding things that made him happy. He was a free spirit that wanted to see all that this world had to offer. He ranched and logged in Monarch, mined in Gillette, worked Construction in Jackson Hole, but always managed to come back to the one place that made him truly happy; his childhood home in Two Dot. Once home for good, Tim split his time between ranching and running heavy equipment. Many people believed he was the best heavy equipment operator they had ever seen, and they weren’t wrong.

     Tim was a bit of a nomad, never wanting to be caught in one place. He sought adventure at every turn in life, and usually found it. He was an enthusiastic motorcycle rider, an accomplished heavy equipment operator, an avid outdoorsman, a fine hunting guide, and one heck of a barbecue cook. He would proudly don his Two Dot pool league shirt labeled “Remo” on the back, the baseball cap that he had made in memory of his mother Bonnie, and his favorite apron, and barbecue with Nick and Rick at many special occasions, including his favorite; the Two Dot Street Dance. He was a proud volunteer at the Two Dot Fire Department, and he lived to help friends and family at every opportunity. Tim had the heart of a giant, just in a Moore sized frame. He will be missed dearly by many friends and family.

     Tim was preceded in death by his parents Gerald and Bonnie (Moore) Willis, and baby brother Jack Marvyn Willis.

     He is survived by many aunts, uncles, and cousins from both the Willis and Moore families, as well as Jennifer, Rick, Patty, Ray, and all of his friends and loved ones at the Two Dot Bar.

     A memorial for Tim will be held at The Two Dot Bar and Grill in Two Dot, MT on the evening of January 26th. A potluck dinner will be held at 5 p.m., and friends and family will share a few words and stories in remembrance of Tim shortly after.

     Contributions in Tim’s name can be sent to the Two Dot Fire Hall, and will be used to help buy a new Fire Truck for the community or the charity of their choice and they may be left with the Perkins Funeral Home, PO Box 313 Harlowton, MT 59036. Condolences for the family may be posted on-line at www.perkinsfuneralandcremation.com

Lauretta Colvin Berg 80 of Martinsdale died Sunday morning December 16th, 2018 as a result of smoke inhalation received in a fire in her home. She was born May 6, 1938 at home in King County, Washington the daughter of Webb E. & Ruth V. (Smedley) Colvin. They lived several places where she received her education, graduating from Charlo High School in 1956. She then attended Teachers College in Dillon receiving her teaching certificate. She moved to Martinsdale and taught at the Martinsdale School. This is where she met Byron L. Berg and they were united in marriage on June 13, 1959 in Ronan, MT. They raised their family and ranched near Martinsdale and she would substitute teach when needed.

Lauretta enjoyed writing, riding horses, the outdoors, taking her grandchildren on nature walks and teaching them about the flowers, animals and all things in nature.

\She was a Champion Barrel Racer in 1958 and was a 45 year Hunter Safety Instructor.

She was a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church in Martinsdale and later American Lutheran Church in Harlowton, Meagher County Cowbells, Martinsdale Mavericks, Martinsdale What Not Club and the Wheatland County Stockgrowers Association.

She is survived by her children sons Larry (Roxanne) of Judith Gap, MT, Keith (Amy) of Helena, MT, daughters Norma (Greg) Clements of Big Piney, WY and Sandra (Trent) Woldstad of Harlowton, MT; one brother Dallas Colvin of Jordan, MT; one sister Leila Roberts of Charlo, MT; 7 grandsons Trent, Trevor, K.C., Cole, Beau, Garret, Coulter and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, parents and sister Eileen Montgomery.

Funeral Services for Lauretta Berg will be Friday, December 21, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. in the American Lutheran Church in Harlowton with committal to follow in the Harlowton Cemetery. The Perkins Funeral Home is assisting the family.

Friends are asked to make memorials to the Wheatland County Fire Departments, including Harlowton, Judith Gap, Two Dot and Martinsdale or the charity of their choice and they may be left with the Perkins Funeral Home, PO Box 313 Harlowton, MT 59036 or may be posted on-line at www.perkinsfuneralandcremation.com

Geraldine L. Jones 82 of Harlowton died early Friday morning, November 16th, 2018 in Wheatland Memorial Healthcare of natural causes with her family by her side. She was born February 27, 1936 in Harlowton the daughter of Harry and Diana (Teen) M. (VanderSloot) VanDerVoort. She received her education in several places settling in Ryegate where she graduated from Ryegate High School in 1954. She remembers growing up in a large very close-knit family and has vivid memories of living in a sheep wagon and cooking in a cave while her Dad herded sheep. On July 21, 1954 she was united in marriage to James Hagberg in Ryegate. They lived in Ryegate and then moved to Harlowton where they raised their family. She worked for many years at Harlowton Gardens, she loved working with the flowers and was very good at it.   She later worked at the A G Grocery and then the Town Pump. In 1985 they divorced and she continued living in Harlowton. She was united in marriage to Gordon Jones on March 8, 1987 in Harlowton. They built the current home they live in from used materials they got from tearing down the old lumber yard in Harlowton. They continued to live and work in Harlowton. She was injured in an accident leading to her early retirement and several surgeries. They spent 18 years traveling to Arizona during the winter, returning to Harlowton in the summers.

She enjoyed taking her kids and grandchildren to early morning yard sales to find treasures. She crocheted afghans for all of her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She also enjoyed her flower garden, traveling and square dancing.

She was a member of the Timber Trippers Square Dance Club and the Crazy Mountain Car Club.

She is survived by her husband Gordon of Harlowton; son Terry (Yvonne) Hagberg of Ryegate, MT; daughters Kristi (Dan) Hogemark of Big Timber, MT and Roxie (Jim) Hogemark of Springdale, MT; step-son Ted (Stevie) Jones of Martinsdale, MT; step-daughter Melanie (Ed) Schott of Stanford, MT; brother Harry (Rosie) VanDerVoort of Glendon, Alberta, Canada; sister Sandra Trippe of Potomac, MT; 15 grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Memorial Services for Geraldine L. Jones will be Saturday, December 8th, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. in Perkins Chapel with committal to follow in the Harlowton Cemetery, cremation has taken place. The Perkins Funeral Home is assisting the family.

Friends are asked to make memorials to the Wheatland Memorial Healthcare or the charity of their choice and they may be left with the Perkins Funeral Home, PO Box 313 Harlowton, MT 59036. Condolences for the family may be posted on-line at www.perkinsfuneralandcremation.com