GREAT FALLS TRIBUNE                                                                       Monday, May 14, 2001

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ALICE C. TOLLEFSON

  SACO - Alice C. (Kegel) Tollefson, 84, a county corespondent for Turner-area newspapers for many years, died Friday of natural causes at a Malta care facility.

  Services are 10 a.m. Tuesday at Saco Lutheran Church with burial in Lawndale Cemetery in Opheim. Bell Mortuary of Glasgow is handling arrangements.

  She was born March 23, 1917, in St. Paul, Minn., and raised on the family farm southwest of Turner. She graduated from Turner High School and attended Teachers College at Northern Montana College.

  She taught one year at New Deal by Folks Community and later taught at Central and Hilltop schools.

  She married Oliver Tollefson Jan. 8, 1938, in Saco. They lived on the Tollefson farm until December 1993 when she moved to the Good Sam Retirement Center in Malta.

  SHe wrote the Sunlit Plains News, which was published in the Saco Independent and Phillips County News for over 30 years. She alsokept a diary of north country events that is still maintained.

  She was a founding leader of the Turkey Track 4H Club, president of the Lutheran Ladies Aid at Emanuel Lutheran Church, and a carpenter when she and her husband built their home on their farm.

  She enjoyed crossword puzzles and was a great cook, especially when it came to making pies and bread.

  Survivors include her husband of Saco; a son Rocky Tollefson of Malta; daughters Gloria Jane Hartman of Great Falls and Allie E. Hammond of Saco; nine grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren.

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