In Memory

Marjorie Kimball (Gottfried) - Class Of 1945 VIEW PROFILE

SHELBY - Marjorie "Midge" Gottfried, 82, of Hot Springs, and formerly of Sunburst and Valier, died of natural causes Thursday at her home in Hot Springs.

Visitation is 1 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at Whitted Funeral Chapel in Shelby. Graveside services are 1 p.m. at the Sunburst Cemetery. 

Midge was born Feb. 3, 1928, to Clarence and Emma (Lilga) Kimball in Medicine Hat, Alberta. She moved to Sunburst to attend high school.

She and Lawrence Gottfried were married on Aug. 3, 1944, in Shelby. They farmed with Adam Gottfried and then later moved to the Lone Tree Ranch near Valier. In 1965, they moved to Issaquah, Wash., then to Davenport, Wash. After retiring, they moved to Hot Springs, where she has resided.

Midge loved to garden, read, knit and crochet, work jigsaw puzzles and help her many friends and family members. She enjoyed the company of the seniors at the Senior Center in Hot Springs.

She is survived by her son, Jim Gottfried (Marilyn) of Anaconda; daughters Ann (Loren) Tweet of Amity, Ore., and Linda (Paul) Hoskins of Newberg, Ore.; 10 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren; a sister, Lasca Kimball of Hot Springs; and special friends Monty Hall and his family, and Stella and Gary Flansberg. She also is survived by her Gottfried sisters-in-law, Cec, Catherine, Adeline, Eileen and Evelyn, and Barbara Kimball; and brothers-in-law Fritz and Ed Gottfried.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband of 55 years, Lawrence Gottfried; and her brother, Lee Kimball.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the American Cancer Society or charity of your choice.

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Published in Great Falls Tribune on July 11, 2010 

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