Extracted from the "Billings Gazette," which was published online on July 23, 2002. The Gazette is published in Billings, Yellowstone County, Montana:
BAKER - Mildred Moline, 94, passed away Saturday, July 19, 2003, at the Fallon Medical Complex Nursing Home.
She was born March 24, 1909, in Urbana, Iowa, the daughter of Thomas and Mabel FitzSimmons. The family moved to Montana in 1910. Mildred attended rural schools and Baker High School. She graduated from Dickinson (N.D.) State Normal School in 1929. For several years, Mildred worked for Mr. Larry Busch in his abstract office.
She married Virgil F. Moline on June 21, 1936, in Circle. They moved to Ohio for a year before coming back to Montana, where they settled at the family ranch 20 miles north of Baker.
Mildred was active in the Baker community for many years. She was a member of the Baker Community Church and the Baker Cowbelles. Most notably was her dedication and involvement with the Beaver Valley Homemakers Club, of which she served for 60 years. Mildred enjoyed reading books until her eyes failed and she could no longer read. She was a devoted mother, grandmother, and just a very special lady - always smiling and never complaining. She loved visiting with friends and neighbors.
Mildred was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Virgil, in 1988; five brothers; two sisters; two grandsons; and a great-granddaughter. She is survived by her three children, Wayne (Carola) Moline of Miles City, William Moline of Shepherd and Kay (Clifton) Varner of Baker; seven grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.
Visitation hours will begin on Tuesday, July 22, from 9 a.m. until 9 p.m. at the Stevenson Funeral Home. Funeral services will take place on Wednesday, July 23, at 2 p.m., at the Stevenson Funeral Home, Baker. Burial will be at the Moline family lot at Bonnievale Cemetery. A reception will be held at the Baker Senior Citizens Center following the graveside services. Stevenson Funeral Homes, Inc. of Baker and Ekalaka are in charge of the arrangements. Remembrances and condolences may be shared with the family at www.stevensonfuneralhome.com
This submitter is not related to, nor has any knowledge of, the Moline family.