Wolf Point Herald

Ruby Lea Lingle-Moorehead

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Ruby Lea (Dilbeck) Lingle-Moorehead, 91, went to live with her Lord on Sunday, Nov. 22, 2015.
She was born Nov. 13, 1924, in Frazer, Mont., to Clystia Brooks Thoma and Marvin A. Dilbeck.
She spent her early years growing up in Frazer, Montana. She graduated eighth-grade from Frazer School in 1938. And 30 years later obtained her G.E.D. and went on to attend college.
On Nov. 13, 1940, she married her life companion, Melvin Lingle. They were married 60 years before his passing in 2001. They had three children.
They traveled some in the early years, but settled in Wolf Point in 1951 and resided there until 1986 when they retired to Columbia Falls, Mont.
Ruby always had a smile. She loved life and people. Nothing made her happier than opening her doors to everyone and making sure that no one left without a full belly.  She was an accomplished seamstress, cook, quilter and gardener.
She worked for many years as a rural mail carrier and Assistant Post Mistress. She was a member of Our Savior's Lutheran Church of Columbia Falls, the Eagles Auxiliary of
Kalispell and the Senior Citizens of Columbia Falls.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Clystia Thoma and Marvin Dilbeck; her husband, Melvin Lingle; sisters, Bertha Dilbeck and Marian Sprague; brothers, Melvin Dilbeck, Dean Dilbeck and TJ Dilbeck; and daughter, Sheila Lingle.
She is survived by her daughter, Bea (Ron) Montgomery of Las Vegas, Nev., son, David (Michelle) Lingle of Columbia Falls, Mont.; grandsons, Bruce (Siri) Heinrichs of East Windsor, N.J., Brian (Debbie) Heinrichs of Rifle, Colo., Tyler (Antoinette) Montgomery of Ashburn Va., and Casey (Dawn) Montgomery of Parker, Colo.; granddaughter, Monica Heinrichs of Tampa, Fla.; sisters, Ina (Harry) Downs of Wolf Point, Mont., Connie Hansen of Kent, Wash., and Sue Dilbeck; brothers, Marvin (Ellie) Dilbeck of Grand Junction, Colo., and Michael Dilbeck; 12 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
A family inurnment will be held in Wolf Point at a later date.
Johnson-Gloschat Funeral Home is caring for the family.
(Paid Obituary)

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James Baldwin

James Baldwin, 85, longtime Culbertson resident and former Culbertson mayor, died Sunday afternoon, Nov. 22, at the Roosevelt Memorial Nursing Home in Culbertson.  
His funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Nov. 30, at the United Methodist Church in Culbertson. Rev. Tim Hutslar will officiate and interment will be in the family lot at Hillside Cemetery in Culbertson. Friends may call at the church in Culbertson  one hour prior to services.

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Terrance Laverdure

Terrance J. Laverdure, 35, died Nov. 20, 2015.  
He was born Sept. 11, 1980, to Carol LowDog and Pat Lavender.
He liked to listen to music and cruise. He loved to draw. He really liked to visit and tell some good stories.
He is survived by his parents, Pat Lavender Sr. and Carol LowDog; siblings, PJ Lavender, Robert LowDog, Robin Fox; the love of his life, Roberta White; and stepchildren, Sharon, Aron, Lilly, Dillon, Fisher and Dexter White.
He was preceded in death by Cameron Fox, Donna LowDog, Tamera LowDog, George and Isabell Shields and Ester King.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, Nov. 25,  at 11 a.m. at the New Community Hall in Wolf Point.  Interment was at Oswego Presbyterian Cemetery. Clayton Stevenson Memorial Chapel was entrusted with arrangements.

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Kermit Erickson

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Kermit “Bud” Erickson, 89, died Nov. 16, 2015.
He was born May 17, 1926, in Wolf Point to Axel and Lena (Seivers) Erickson. He grew up in Vida and graduated from Circle High School in 1944.
He married Della Sandberg March 10, 1946, and they made their home in Vida, where he began his farming career.
After his retirement from farming, they moved to Circle and built a new home. It wasn’t long after their move to Circle that Della, his wife of 45 years, became ill and passed away. He then met Margaret Anderson of Sidney. They were married Dec. 1, 1992, and he moved to Sidney to make his home with Margaret.
His hobbies were fishing, reading, traveling, woodcarving and inventing new gadgets, which he loved. He would spend hours creating new devices or thinking up new ways to do things. He also loved all sports.
He worked tirelessly to partner with and help support the Gideons, as well as his home church, the Faith Alliance Church of Sidney. While living in Circle, he attended the Circle Assembly of God and helped support this church through the years. He was also a Farm Bureau member for many years and was a Farm Bureau agent in his earlier years.
After purchasing the Culbertson High School athletic bus and going into business with his son, Dennis, they transported CHS students to all sporting events from 1974 to 1982. After retiring, he drove school bus for the Sidney School District until a health occurrence made it impossible for him to continue. He truly missed being able to drive students for the school.
He loved being with his grandchildren and great- grandchildren. He made every effort to attend whatever sporting event or church event they were involved in. In recent years, however, it was harder and harder for him to attend their events due to the pain in his legs and back, but that didn’t prevent him from trying.
He is survived by his wife, Margaret of Sidney; brother, Adrine “Boots” Erickson of Wolf Point; children, Diana Erickson Tamietti of Missoula, Pauline Erickson Gackle of Circle, Dennis Erickson of Vida, Darla Erickson Farmer of Grand Junction, Colo.; 12 grandchildren; 20 great- grandchildren; four step- sons, Dave, Brian and Jeff Anderson, all of Sidney, and Mike Anderson of Kentucky.
He was also preceded in death by his brothers, Marvin and Robert Erickson; sister, Ardean Erickson Leuenberger; and infant sister, Pauline Ruth Erickson.
Funeral services were held Monday, Non. 23, at the Faith Alliance Church in Sidney with Pastor Paul Turek officiating. Interment was in the Sidney Cemetery.

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Murvin Anderson

Murvin “Joe” Anderson, 83, died Nov. 24, 2015, at Northeast Montana Health Services in Wolf Point.
Services are pending under the direction of Clayton Stevenson Memorial Chapel in Wolf Point.

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