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Louise P. Tomsha

Louise P. Tomsha    Louise P. Tomsha, age 93, of Collins, surrounded by family, passed away due to natural causes at the Benefis Skilled Nursing Center in Great Falls, on April 12, from natural causes.
    Louise was the only daughter of Anna Lewis Finnegan and Patrick Finnegan. She was born on Nov. 10, 1913 at home on the farm near Collins. Louise attended grade school in Collins and graduated from Brady High School in 1932. She married Henry Tomsha in 1935. They had one daughter, Loretta.
    Louise was a housewife and helped to maintain the farm operations with her daughter and son-in-law, Loretta and Walter Coffman. She was also very active in the Collins community being on the Collins Hall board, involved with the Collins Home Demonstration Club and the Collins Water Well. She also enjoyed traveling, including trips to Hawaii, California, Washington, Oregon, the Midwest and many fishing trips with her husband around the state. She enjoyed working on the farm, tending the yard and taking care of her animals. Louise was active with the Dutton Seniors playing the piano for the kitchen band.
    She was preceded in death by her parents, Anna Lewis Finnegan Thompson in 1960 and Patrick Finnegan in 1934, husband Henry in 1965, step-father, Roscoe Thompson in 1971, and great grandson Garrett Bruner in 1992.
    She is survived by her daughter, Loretta (Walter) Coffman; grandchildren and great grandchildren, Barb Coffman and Mary (Dustin) Erickson and  Sablle and Tyce Erickson, all of Collins; Nancy (Brad) Bruner, and Allison and Meghan Bruner all of Conrad, and Chad Coffman, Jazmyn Coffman, Nash Coffman and Alysha Coffman, all of Dutton.
    Funeral Services will be held at 1 p.m. on April 16 at Gorder Funeral Home in Choteau.  Interment will follow in the Choteau Cemetery.
    Memorials are suggested to the McLaughlin Center; Great Falls, the Senior Center in Dutton or a charity of the donor’s choice.