Memorial services were held at the Choteau United Methodist Church on Nov. 27 for Florence Ellen Weist, 92, long-time resident of Choteau who died Nov. 24 at the Teton Medical Center from natural causes.
Cremation has taken place under the direction of Gorder Jensen Funeral Home and inurnment of her cremated remains in the Choteau Cemetery followed her services.
Florence was born Jan. 29, 1920, in Butler, Okla., the daughter of Lee and Anna (Klein) Kauk. She spent most of her youth in Brady moving to Agawam following her marriage to Ernest Weist on April 9, 1939. She lived the next 51 years in Agawam before moving to Choteau.
Florence was known for her baking skills, especially her cinnamon rolls. She also enjoyed quilting, reading, playing Bridge and teaching people how to make her cinnamon rolls. She was a 4-H Leader and Judge, a Hospice Volunteer, Secretary of the Montana Polled Hereford Association, Curator at the Old Trail Museum; Friends of the Library as well as trustee of the Methodist Church and Treasurer of the UMW.
She is survived by her daughters Caralynn (Dick) Moore of Choteau and Danny (Jackie) Weist of Choteau; a sister: Gladys Yeager of Conrad; a brother: Elmer Kauk of Rocklin, Calif.; seven grandchildren: Kirk (Mona) Moore of Choteau, Leann (Mike) Herzog of Missoula, Craig Moore and Danelle (Dusty) Crary both of Choteau, Amy (Ken) Steinke of Fort Shaw, Kiley (Heath) Martinell of Dell and Doug Weist of Choteau; and 16 great-grandchildren: Michael Moore, Amanda Moore, Trevor Moore, Christopher Moore, Jonathan Moore, Kendra Moore, Tyler Moore, all of Choteau; Matthew Herzog and Mark Herzog both of Missoula; Charlotte Crary, Connor Crary and Carson Crary, all of Choteau; Dace Steinke of Fort Shaw; Macie Martinell, Taryn Martinell and Kalen Martinell, all of Dell.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband and six siblings.
Memorials are suggested to the Choteau United Methodist Church; The Lions Club Swimming Pool or to a charity of the donor’s choice. Online condolences may be left at www.gorderjensenfuneralhome.com .