GREAT FALLS TRIBUNE                                 Friday, January 22, 1999

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GLADYS SKONES GILL

  HARLEM - Retired Harlem school teacher Gladys (Skones) Gill, 75, died Wednesday in a Havre hospital of natural causes.

  Her funeral is 11 a.m. Monday at the American Lutheran Church, with burial in the Harlem Cemetery. Memorials may be sent to the American Lutheran Church, The Harlem Public Library or  Northern Montana Care Center.   Arrangements are by Edwards Funeral Home of Chinook.

  She was born June 24, 1923, on the family farm near Turner, and attended schools in Turner, graduating from Turner High School in 1941. She attended Northern Montana College and recieved an emergency teaching certificate to teach school at Cleveland. She taught school there for four years.

  On Nov. 17, 1946, she married Donald "Bud" Gill in Turner. They farmed and ranched in the Harlem area for many years. Gill started substitute teaching in Harlem in 1961 and returned to Northern Montana College for many summers to finish her degree. She graduated with a degree in elementary education in 1965 and taught in Harlem Elementry for 26 years. One of her joys was introducing computers to fifth and sixth-graders in the 1970s and early 1980s.

  After retiring she lived in Harlem until June 1997 when she moved to Havre Care Center.

  Gill had been a 4-H Leader, was an active member of the American Lutheran Church and belonged to the ALCW Auxaliary. In the last few years she enjoyed helping her husband with the Harlem V.F.W. books.

  Gill was a avid reader, and enjoyed needlework and rug hooking.

  Surviving are daughters, Doris Gilbert of Issaquah, Wash., Pattie Gilbert of Chinook; a son, Larry Gill of Bellevue, Wash.; brothers, Gordon Skones of Turner, Russell Skones of Chinook; sisters, Sylvia MacFarlane of Deer Lodge, Arlene Anderson of Malta, and Helen Reed of Billings.

  A son Lee Gill, died in 1997 and her husband died last September.

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HAVRE DAILY NEWS                                    Friday, January 22, 1999

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GLADYS SKONES GILL

  HARLEM - Gladys Skones Gill, 75, died Wednesday, Jan. 20, 1999, at a Havre hospital of natural causes.

  Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Monday in Harlem American Lutheran Church with burial in the Harlem Cemetery.

  Gill was born June 24, 1923, near Turner to Peter and Selma (Mellesmoen) Skones. She attended schools in Turner and graduated from Turner High School in 1941. She was attending Northern Montana College when she recieved an emergency teaching certificate to teach school at Cleveland. She taught school there for four years.

  On Nov. 17, 1946, in Turner, she married Donald "Bud" Gill. The couple farmed and ranched in the Harlem area for many years. She was a substitute teacher in Harlem and returned to college in the summer to earn her degree in 1965. She taught in Harlem Elementry for 26 years.

  After retirement she lived in Harlem until June 1997, when she moved to Northern Montana Care Center in Havre.

  Gill was A 4-H Leader, and was an active member of the American Lutheran Church, and the ALCW Auxaliary. She enjoyed helping her husband with the Harlem V.F.W. books, reading, needlework, and rug hooking.

  She was preceded in death by her parents, a son Lee Gill in 1997; and her husband "Bud" in 1998.

Survivors include daughters, Doris Gilbert of Issaquah, Wash., and Pattie Gilbert of Chinook; a son, Larry Gill of Bellevue, Wash.; brothers, Gordon Skones of Turner, and Russell Skones of Chinook; sisters, Sylvia MacFarlane of Deer Lodge, Arlene Anderson of Malta, and Helen Reed of Billings; and numerous grandchildren.

  Memorials may be made to the American Lutheran Church, The Harlem Public Library or to the Northern Montana Care Center.

  Arrangements are by Edwards Funeral Home of Chinook.

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THE SENTINEL                                     Wednesday, January 27, 1999

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GLADYS SKONES GILL

  HARLEM - Gladys Skones Gill, 75, died Wednesday, Jan. 20, 1999, at a Havre hospital of natural causes.

  Gill was born June 24, 1923, near Turner to Peter and Selma (Mellesmoen) Skones. She attended schools in Turner and graduated from Turner High School in 1941. She was attending Northern Montana College when she recieved an emergency teaching certificate to teach school at Cleveland. She taught school there for four years.

  On Nov. 17, 1946, in Turner, she married Donald "Bud" Gill. The couple farmed and ranched in the Harlem area for many years. She was a substitute teacher in Harlem and returned to college in the summer to earn her degree in 1965. She taught in Harlem Elementry for 26 years.

  After retirement she lived in Harlem until June 1997, when she moved to Northern Montana Care Center in Havre.

  Gill was A 4-H Leader, and was an active member of the American Lutheran Church, and the ALCW Auxaliary. She enjoyed helping her husband with the Harlem V.F.W. books, reading, needlework, and rug hooking.

  She was preceded in death by her parents, a son Lee Gill in 1997; and her husband "Bud" in 1998.

Survivors include daughters, Doris Gilbert of Issaquah, Wash., and Pattie Gilbert of Chinook; a son, Larry Gill of Bellevue, Wash.; brothers, Gordon Skones of Turner, and Russell Skones of Chinook; sisters, Sylvia MacFarlane of Deer Lodge, Arlene Anderson of Malta, and Helen Reed of Billings; and numerous grandchildren.

  Memorials may be made to the American Lutheran Church, The Harlem Public Library or to the Northern Montana Care Center.

  Arrangements are by Edwards Funeral Home of Chinook.

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