Brenner Hudlet, 85 of Troy
Carolyn Joyce Brenner Hudlet, 85, a woman who loved the Lord and served Him, went home to be with Her Lord and Savior Jan. 2, 2018 after a sudden illness.
She was born July 15, 1932, to Ralph and Velma Brenner in Buffalo, N.Y. where she lived until she married Herbert Hudlet on Nov. 25, 1953.
She graduated from nursing school in Buffalo, and applied her skills with a loving heart in towns from Longview, Texas to Idaho Falls and Boise, Ida-ho, and then in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho where the family moved in 1977. She retired from Panhandle Health District in Jan. 1995.
Carolyn enjoyed the lakes of northern Idaho and would carry her swimsuit for that chance to go for a swim. She loved dolphins and was given a birthday trip of a lifetime to Hawaii in 2011 where she was able to swim with the dolphins. She learned to slalom wa-ter ski at the age of 59 and continued to do so until her 81st birthday when her water skiing adven-ture ended with a partial finger amputation. She continued to enjoy an oc-casional tube ride, and loved watching the grand-children enjoy water sports.
Moving to Montana in 1999, Carolyn and Herb helped to incorporate and begin Majestic View Min-istry, a family camp and conference center near Bull Lake outside of Troy, Mont., where she worked with everything from con-struction to cleaning to grounds work, but was best known for doing dishes and desserts, and was known as Grandma Hudlet to all who came. She truly had a servant’s heart and loved to do the behind scenes things that needed to be done.
She attended as many children, grand-children, great- grand children, and great-great-grandchild functions as she could. She loved cheering and clapping for them at ball-games, swim meets, con-certs, plays, graduations, and anything else they were involved in.
She had an open heart for all she met. Her home became ‘Hudlet Hotel’ as it was always open to visi-tors and short term resi-dents. She volunteered her nursing skills to fami-lies with special needs children. The past few years she has enjoyed visiting patients at Libby Care Center. She didn’t like it when illness or bad roads kept her from her regular Thursday time with people she cared about very much.
Many will remember her as the water-skiing great-grandma; the short lady who was often out working in her yard; the woman who loved the little things in life; the one who could laugh at herself and taught others to do the same; and who wrote many cards and letters of encouragement.
Carolyn was preceded in death by her husband Herb in 2005; both her parents; sister Verda; brother Len; and baby brothers Ronald and Don-ald. She is survived by five children and their spous-es; Karen Cooper (Nick) of Edmonds, Wash., Janet Miller (Clyde) of Troy, Mont., Sharon Murdock (Mark) of Moscow, Idaho, Bonnie Hudlet of Troy, Mont., and Steve Hudlet (Lea) of Hayden Idaho; foreign exchange daugh-ter Masami Oshima of Tokyo, Japan; sister Mari-on Degen (Bill) of Fla.; brother Les Brenner (Gail) of N.C.; 15 grand-children and spouses; 18 great-grandchildren and spouse; and one great-great grandchild; family on Herb’s side; nieces and nephews; great nieces and nephews; and the many, many to whom she was known as “Grandma.”
Since music and play-ing the piano was always a major part of her life, especially in church when she played and Herb led the singing, a Singspira-tion Celebration of her life was held at Majestic View Ministry on Sunday, Jan. 14. She did not want peo-ple to travel far for her service, but instead to have a hymn-sing with their families or churches wherever they were. That was Grandma—she loved to hear people singing hymns that share the gos-pel, talk about heaven, and share the hope we have in Christ. Memorials can be made to two minis-tries she loved – Majestic View Ministry, www. ma-jesticview.org or Shep-herd Ministries, www. shepherdsministries.org. Local arrangements are under the care of Schnackenberg & Nelson Funeral Home of Libby. Online condolences and memories may be shared by visiting www.schn ackenbergfh.com.
Anna Mae Norris, 95
Anna “Ann” Mae Norris, 95, passed away on Dec. 31, 2017, after living a life full of dignity, faith, grace and love. She was born in Cushman, Ark., on Feb. 3, 1922 to parents James Pinckney and Mattie “Bessie” E. (Beard) Barnes.
At age 18 she married Seth Clark. When Seth returned from WW II, they eventually settled in Wichita, Kan. with their three children: Sharon Ann, Donald Sterling, and George Elton. Ann and George later relocated to Libby, Mont., where Ann married William Royal Norris. She found friends through her membership at Libby Baptist Church and she worked at the Libby Convalescence Cen-ter. She housed mission-aries in her home, taught Sunday School, and Vaca-tion Bible School. Ann eventually moved back to Wichita to be closer to her children.
Predeceased by sib-lings, Grace, Freeden, Stanley, Sterling, Charles Oscar, and Albert Duane; she is survived by her sis-ter, Jimmie Lee. Children; Sharon (Larry) Stockton, Don (Vivienne) Clark, George (Clarisse) Clark. Grandchildren; James (Kim) Clark, Stephen (Theresa) Clark, Lydia (John) Loehr, Eric (Beth) Hill, Collin (Stephanie) Clark, Deric Stockton. 14 great grandchildren, an expected great-great grandchild, and numerous nieces and nephews.
A memorial service was held at Community Bible Chapel in Bel Aire, Kan., on Jan. 13, 2018. Memori-als may be sent to Our Daily Bread Ministries at
PO Box 2222, Grand Rap-ids, MI 49501-2222; https://ourdaily bread.org/donate/our-daily-bread-ministries/.
Patricia Jean Yost, 66 of Libby
Patricia Jean (Blue) Yost, 66, passed away peacefully, surrounded by her husband, son and daughter-in-law on Fri-day, Dec. 22, 2017 at her home in Libby. She was born on Nov. 14, 1951 to Robert and Gloria Blue in Vancouver, Wash.
Patty married Donald Yost on Nov. 24, 1972 in Reno, Nev. They had just celebrated their 45th Wedding Anniversary on Thanksgiving Day.
Patty was an amazing and loving wife and moth-er. She built a tight knit family that is caring, gen-erous, and instilled with integrity and great work ethics. She was a devoted grandmother, aunt, cousin and friend. She always stayed in touch with her loved ones, no matter how far away they lived. She loved using her iPad to keep up on family news; chat and share pictures and videos; and to play games.
Patty was a strong willed woman who always said what was on her mind, always spoke the truth, and stood firm to her thoughts and beliefs. She didn’t let anyone walk all over her. She was dear-ly loved by all the people in her life. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her. She left too soon but did leave her family with so many great memories to cherish.
Patty was preceded in death by her parents, her brother Jeff Bisson, her sister Carol Smith, and her daughter Kim Yost who died on April 20, 2011.
Survivors include her husband Donald Yost and her son Adam (Tina) Yost, all of Libby. Siblings; Janice (Ed) Simmons and Donna (Monte) Hughes. Grandchildren; Austin Yost, Aryal Kempter Thompson (Nathan), Shianna Kempter, and Dakota Kempter, and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
Private family services are being held. Arrange-ments are by Schnacken-berg & Nelson Funeral Home in Libby. Online condolences and memo-ries may be shared at www.schnackenbergfh.com.
Sherry Lee Davis, 75 of Troy
Sherry Lee Davis of Troy, Mont., 75 passed away at Brendan House in Kalispell, Mont. on Friday, Dec. 29, 2018 with her husband and children around her. She left this earth and went to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
S She was born in Coeur D’ Alene, Idaho on Sept. 17, 1942 to Jack and Betty Wilson.
Sherry met Jerry Davis on a blind date in Great Falls, Mont. They were married for 53 years. She is best known for her faith in God, hospitality, en-couraging words and hu-mor. She was creative and artistic as well. Most of her life she taught chil-dren’s bible lessons at Sunday School, VBS, camps, home bible clubs through stories, object lessons, clowning, puppet-ry, and skits. She loved people and was well-loved by them.
Sherry is survived by her loving husband Gerald W Davis (Jerry) of Troy Mont. Children; Sally Young of Troy, Mont.; Jackie Potter (Gary) of Coos Bay, Ore.; son Larry Davis (Shawneen) of Troy, Mont.; Penny Davis of Whitefish, Mont.; Terry Kampfe of Troy, Mont.; Gerald W Davis II (Guy) of Billings, Mont.; ten grand-children, and 14 great grandchildren.
Services will be held at 11 a.m., on Feb. 3, 2018 at the Troy High School Au-ditorium. Arrangements are by Schnackenberg & Nelson Funeral Home in Libby. Online condolenc-es and memories may be shared at www.schn ackenbergfh.com.
Got Family News?
The Montanian will publish family news for free.
If you have a significant birthday, anniversary or engagement announcement to celebrate, send it along with a photo to email@example.com.