GREAT FALLS TRIBUNE Tuesday, June 13, 2006
HAVRE - Lifelong Montana
resident Elmer Barthol Gwynn,
90, a former educator and active member of Gideon's International, died of
natural causes Sunday at a Havre care center.
HAVRE DAILY NEWS Tuesday, June 13, 2006
Elmer Barthol Gwynn,
90, of Havre died Sunday, June 11, 2006, at
natural causes. Viewing will be held at the Holland & Bonine
Funeral Home from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday and Friday. Elmers funeral service
will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at
luncheon will be held at the church after the graveside services.
Elmer was born Oct. 24, 1915, in
He lived in Loma and on a farm on the
Elmer married Grace Woods of Brady on May 14, 1939, in Graces home. They lived and
farmed on the family farm north of Havre.
They had met at church and both attended
schools several years. Elmer graduated with a bachelor of arts degree.
Elmer and Grace were lifetime active members of
gave their children the very important chance to know Jesus Christ, our Lord God and Savior.
Elmer took his family on three wintertime tours of the
son Ed was stationed in the Army, and
Elmer enjoyed being an active member of Gideons International, Farmers
Union, Loyal Order of the Moose, past master Havre Lodge No. 55, KYCH of the
York Rite, OES, Odd Fellows, National Rifle Association of
enjoyed were inventing and putting together workable machines, building a solid house,
helping his children in school and club work, polishing field rocks into fireplace stones or
jewelry, stamp and coin collecting, genealogy, reading and going to North Central Senior
Elmer was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Grace W. Gwynn, in 1994; daughter, Judy
E. Smith, in 1993; son, Edward R. Gwynn, in 2006; infant son, Allen, in 1940; and brother-in-law,
Survivors include his daughter, Sheri K. (John) Potter of
(Paul) Stout of Havre; sons, Hugh I. (Charlotte) Gwynn of Havre, Larry J. Gwynn of Wyoming and KaRon Bryson Gwynn of California; 11 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and sister-in-law Connie Woods of Conrad.
Memorial contributions in Elmers honor can be made to the
Services and arrangements have been entrusted to Holland & Bonine Funeral Home