Theresa B. (Dahlen) Andrews
Theresa B. (Dahlen) Andrews died of pneumonia, April 11, 2005, in Auburn, King County, Wash.
She was born in rural Toole County on Nov. 10, 1922. She spent her childhood on the family ranch in Montana. After high school graduation, Theresa attended business school in Great Falls. On completion of her certification as a stenographer, Theresa worked at Gore Field. That is where she met her husband, James S. "Andy" Andrews, who was serving in the Army Air Corps, stationed at Gore Air Force Base.
Theresa and Andy raised their children in and near Oklahoma City, Okla. She was always a mother first, working in various temporary or part time jobs as a stenographer/secretary, during the time her children were growing up. She became a real estate agent and enjoyed helping many families find their dream home. She also enjoyed making stained glass suncatchers, which she gave to many friends and relatives.
Theresa retired in 1977 to care for her disabled husband until his death in 1983. Later she moved to Auburn, Wash., to be near her family.
Theresa was preceded in death by her parents, Theodore C. Dahlen and Eliza (Bohrson) Dahlen, by her husband, James S. "Andy" Andrews, and by five of her siblings, Gertrude H. "Tootie" Dahlen, Myrtle E. Potter, Thomas P. "Pete" Dahlen, Gertrude H. "Dolly" Woods and George H. Dahlen.
She is survived by one brother Carl T. Dahlen (Gem), by her three daughters, Sharon L. Benavides, Sandra K. Nigh (Pete), and Ila S. Andrews, by four grandchildren: Ramona L. Benavides, Tina L. Johnson (Chris), Kenneth J. O'Donley and Joshua K. Nigh; by seven great-grandchildren, Amber L. Hopkins, Megan N. Hopkins, Benjamin J. Johnson, Katherine T. Johnson, Sara P O'Donley, Trevor J. O'Donley, Hannah F. O'Donley and by one great great grandchild, Demetrius L. Baker. She is survived by numerous nieces and nephews.
Due to the many fine physicians/specialists in the Auburn area, who cared for and treated Theresa, she was a long-term lung cancer survivor.
A family gathering is planned for June 19 on the family ranch to celebrate Theresa's life.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent to Good Samaritan Home Health and Hospice, P.O. Box 1247, Puyallup, WA 98371-0192 or any local hospice organization.
Arrangements were made by Klontz Funeral Home of Auburn, Wash. Friends and family are invited to sign the online guest book at http://www.klontzfuneralhome.com .
Larry Vernon Lang, 51, of Cut Bank, died Friday, June 3, 2005 of cancerous brain tumors at Northern Rockies Medical Center in Cut Bank.
Before cremation, Larry donated his corneas to the Northwest Lion's Eye Bank. His memorial service will be 2 p.m., Thursday at the Cut Bank Assembly of God Church. Private family burial of ashes will be held in Crown Hill Cemetery. Whitted Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
Larry was born in Stanley, N.D. on May 1, 1954. He attended public schools in Wolf Point, graduating in 1972. After working in Yellowstone Park, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1973 and served with distinction until 1977. After his discharge, he earned his Bachelor of Science Degree from Northern Montana College in Havre in 1982. He worked for Glacier County as the Weed District Supervisor for the last 15 years and was a member of the Montana Weed Control Association.
He married his wife, Jennifer, on March 16, 2001 in Cut Bank. Larry enjoyed spending time with his wife, family and friends. Larry also enjoyed camping, gardening, fly fishing, woodworking and building model airplanes.
He is survived by the love of his life, his wife, Jennifer, of Cut Bank; brothers, Johnny of Great Falls, David (Lisa) of Cody, Wyo. and Jody (B.J.) of Waldorf, Md.; sister, Nancy (Jeremiah) Galli of Troy, Ohio as well as his loving nephew, Isaac Galli. Larry is also survived by several aunts, uncles, and cousins; his loving in-laws and his great-nephew Kordell Kryston of S.C.
His parents, Vernon John "Jack" Lang and Vera Warnke Lang preceded him in death.
Condolences may be sent to the family at http://www.whittedfuneralchapel.com
Memorials may be made in Larry's name to the Northern Rockies Medical Center Hospital Wishing Well program in Cut Bank.