Marvin Ray Hoover, of Snohomish Wash., a retired Boeing manager, died Nov. 22 of natural causes in Everett, Wash. He was 77.
Marv was born in Conrad on July 25, 1936 to Ray and Gladys Hoover.He is survived by his brother Eugene (Charlene) Hoover of Sacramento, Calif., and sister Shirley Sanders of Conrad.He was raised on a farm northeast of Conrad and was an active member of FFA.He loved everything about harvest and farming and enjoyed returning to Montana regularly.
Elizabeth (Liz) Koski, 85, died from cancer on Nov. 22 at Pondera Medical Center Extended Care.
Elizabeth was born to Albert and Mary Rose (Ayotte) Peterson on Nov. 26, 1927 on the homestead ranch on Silver Butte Road near Libby.
She attended grade school in a one-room school house that she and her brothers and sister had to walk to three miles each way. She only started high school in Libby when she had to quit and help on the ranch because her brothers joined the military service. Elizabeth later received her GED.
Alfredetta Helena Payton Lindberg, 63, passed away on Nov. 29 in Great Falls.
Funeral services were held on Dec. 6 at Pondera Valley Lutheran Church. Pondera Funeral Home handled the arrangements.
Alfredetta was born to parents Ezra Otto Payton Sr. and Evelyn Geneva Wade Payton on June 11, 1950 in Mobile, Ala. She moved to San Francisco, Calif., with her mother and siblings in 1954. The family united with Double Rock Baptist Church, and subsequently, with Antioch Baptist Church after moving to Oakland in 1959.