HAVRE DAILY NEWS†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Wednesday, December 12, 2001

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ELIZABETH JERGESON

Elizabeth Mary (Malsam) Jergeson, 82, of Chinook, a homemaker and retired farmer, died Monday, Dec. 10, 2001, at a Havre hospital from complications due to emphysema and osteoporosis after a fall and broken hip.

A vigil is being held Friday at St. Gabrielís Catholic Church in Chinook. Funeral mass will be Saturday at 11 a.m. at St. Gabrielís with burial in Kuper Memorial Cemetery in Chinook.

Elizabeth was born at Cottonwood, north of Havre, to Anthony and Frances Malsam on April 26, 1919. Her parents were German immigrants who homesteaded north of Havre in the Cottonwood community. She graduated from Havre High School in 1937. She married John Jergeson in 1939. They farmed north of Havre during World War II and north of Lohman for five years in the late í40s. In 1949, they moved to a farm south of Chinook, where they farmed until their retirement in 1981. Since retirement they have lived in Chinook.

Elizabeth was involved in church and community activities. She was a long-time member of the St. Gabrielís Altar Society, serving as president. She also served as president of the Blaine County Democratic Womenís Club for several years. Gov. Tom Judge appointed Elizabeth to serve a three-year term on the Northern Montana College executive board. She was also active in the various school activities that involved her five children. Following her older daughter, Louiseís, bout with polio, Elizabeth and other women in the neighborhood organized annual fund-raisers for the March of Dimes where they auctioned off a quilt they made each year.

Elizabeth was well known for her beautiful yard, both on the farm and at their home in Chinook. She loved gardening, especially with her grandchildren. She found special joy and pride in her grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; older sister Magdeleine, who died in infancy; and younger sisters, Helen Doctor, Mary Miron and Theresa Woodwick.

Elizabeth is survived by her husband of Chinook; sons, Raymond of Great Falls, Roger and his wife, Nita, and Greg and his wife, Barb, all of Chinook; daughters, Louise Harvey and her husband, Roger of Missoula, Evelyn Schubert and her husband, Ken of Chinook; brothers, Anthony Malsam of Havre, Frank Malsam of Spokane, Wash., and Bernard Malsam of Laguna Niguel, Calif.; ten grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Memorials can be made to St. Gabrielís Parish Council of Catholic Women or the charity of your choice.

Arrangements are by Edwards Funeral Home in Chinook.

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GREAT FALLS TRIBUNE††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Thursday, December 13, 2001†† =============================================================

Elizabeth Mary Jergeson

 

CHINOOK -- Elizabeth Mary (Malsam) Jergeson, 82, a homemaker and retired farmer, died Monday at a Havre hospital of complications from emphysema and osteoporosis after a fall and broken hip.

A vigil is 7 p.m. Friday at St. Gabriel's Catholic Church in Chinook. Funeral Mass is 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Gabriel's, with burial in Kuper Memorial Cemetery in Chinook. Edwards Funeral Home of Chinook is in charge of arrangements.

Survivors include her husband, John Jergeson of Chinook; sons Raymond Jergeson of Great Falls and Roger Jergeson and Greg Jergeson of Chinook; daughters Louise Harvey of Missoula and Evelyn Schubert of Chinook; brothers Anthony Malsam of Havre, Frank Malsam of Spokane and Bernerd Malsam of Laguna Niguel, Calif.; 10 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Also surviving are daughters-in-law Nita Jergeson and Barb Jergeson of Chinook; and sons-in-law Ken Schubert of Chinook and Roger Harvey of Missoula.

Elizabeth was the second of eight children born to Anthony and Frances Malsam, German immigrants who homesteaded north of Havre in the Cottonwood community. She was preceded in death by her parents and older sister, Magdeleine, who died in infancy, and younger sisters Helen Doctor, Mary Miron and Theresa Woodwick.

Elizabeth was born April 26, 1919, at Cottonwood, north of Havre. She graduated from Havre High School in 1937. She and John were married in 1939. They farmed north of Havre during World War II, and north of Lohman for five years in the late '40s. In 1949, they moved to a farm south of Chinook, where they farmed until their retirement in 1981. Since retirement, John and Elizabeth lived in Chinook.

Elizabeth was involved in church and community activities. She was a longtime member of St. Gabriel's Altar Society, serving as president. She also served as president of the Blaine County Democratic Women's Club for several years. Governor Tom Judge appointed Elizabeth to serve a three-year term on the Northern Montana College Executive Board. She was also active in the various school activities that involved her five children. Following her older daughter Louise's bout with polio, Elizabeth and other women in the neighborhood organized annual fund-raisers for the March of Dimes, where they auctioned off a quilt they made each year.

Elizabeth was well known for her beautiful yard, both on the farm and at their home in Chinook. She loved gardening, especially with her grandchildren. Elizabeth found special joy and pride in her grandchildren.

Memorials can be made to St. Gabriel's Parish Council of Catholic Women or the charity of your choice.

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THE BLAINE COUNRY JOURNAL, NEWS-OPINION††††††††††††††††††††††† Wednesday, December 12, 2001

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ELIZABETH JERGESON

 

Elizabeth Mary (Malsam) Jergeson, 82, of Chinook, retired homemaker and farmer, died on Monday, December 10, 2001, in the Northern Montana Hospital in Havre due to emphysema and osteoporosis after a fall and broken hip. A vigil will be held at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, December 14,at St. Gabriel's Catholic Church in Chinook. Funeral Mass will be at 11 a.m. on Saturday, December 15, also at St. Gabriel's, with burial to follow in the Kuper Memorial Cemetery in Chinook. Memorials can be made to St. Gabriel's Parish Council of Catholic Women or the charity of one's choice. Edwards Funeral Home of Chinook is in charge of arrangements.

Elizabeth is survivedby her husband, John Jergeson of Chinook; sons, Raymond of Great Falls, Roger (Nita) Jergeson and Greg (BarbL Jergeson of Chinook; daughters, Louise (Roger) Harvey of Missoula and Evelyn (Ken) Schubert of Chinook; ten grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; plus three brothers, Anthony Malsam of Havre, Frank Malsam of Spokane, WA, and Bernerd Malsam of Laguna Niguel, CA.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and older sister, Magdeline who died in infancy; and younger sisters, Helen Doctor, Mary Miron and Theresa Woodwoik.

Born on April 26, 1919,Elizabeth was the second of eight children born to Anthony and Frances Malsam, German immigrants who homesteaded north of Havre in the Cottonwood community. She graduated from Havre High School in 1937 and married John Jergeson in 1939. They farmed north of Havre during World War II, and north of Lohman for five years in the late '40s. In 1949, they moved to a farm south of Chinook, where they farmed until their retirement in 1981. Since retirement, John and Elizabeth lived in Chinook.

She was involved in church and community activities. She was a longtime member of St. Gabriel's Altar Society, serving as president for a time. She also served as president of the Blaine County Democratic Women's Club for several years. Governor Tom Judge appointed Elizabeth to serve a three-year term on the Northern Montana College Executive Board. She was also active in the various school activities that involved her five children. Following her older daughter Louise's bout with polio, Elizabeth and other women in the neighborhood organized annual fund-raisers for the March of Dimes, during which they raffled off a quilt they'd made each year.

Elizabeth was known for her beautiful yard, both on the farm and at their home in Chinook. She loved gardening, especially with her grandchildren. Elizabeth found special joy and pride in her grandchildren.

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