GREAT FALLS TRIBUNE                                                                 Monday, January 21, 2002

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Marie Tolbert Schaefer


  HARLEM -- Marie (Birdwell) Tolbert Schaefer, 84, a homemaker, died Friday at her home in Harlem of natural causes.

  Her funeral is 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Harlem High School Gymnasium, with burial in Harlem Cemetery. Edwards Funeral Home of Chinook is handling the arrangements.

  Survivors include daughters Myrna Nicholson of Shelby and Jeanie Phillips of Whitefish; sons James Tolbert of Cheyenne, Wyo., and Robert Tolbert of Kalispell; 17 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

  She was preceded in death by her husband, Hank Schaefer, in 1992; a son, Kenneth Schaefer, and a daughter, Peggy Waugh.

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BILLINGS GAZETTE                                                                    Monday, January 21, 2002

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   HARLEM - Marie Birdwell Tolbert Schaefer, 84, died Jan. 18, 2002, at her residence.

  Funeral services will be 10 a.m., Wednesday, Jan. 23, in the Harlem High School Gymnasium with burial following in the Harlem Cemetery. Edwards Funeral Home of Chinook is in charge of arrangements.

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HAVRE DAILY NEWS                                                               Wednesday, November 13, 2001

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MARIE SCHAEFER

 HARLEM - Marie Birdwell Tolbert Schaefer, 84, died Jan. 18, 2002, at her residence in Harlem due to natural causes.  Funeral services will be Wednesday at 10 a.m. in the Harlem High School gymnasium with burial following in the Harlem Cemetery. 

  Marie was born in Harlem to James and Christina (Rutherford) Birdwell on April 26, 1917. She was raised in Harlem and graduated from Harlem High School in 1935. 

  Marie married Loren Tolbert on Oct. 11, 1935, in Wallace, Idaho. He died Feb. 10, 1941, and she married Hank Schaefer on June 13, 1941, in Great Falls. He died July 19, 1992. 

  Marie was a member of the Harlem VFW Auxiliary and was a past state president. She served on the Montana Seed Show committee for many years. She worked for the Harlem School District until her retirement after 35 years. 

  Marie was preceded in death by her parents; five brothers; one sister; a daughter, Peggy Waugh; and a son, Kenneth Schaefer. 

  Survivors include sons James Tolbert and his wife, Betty, of Cheyenne, Wyo., and Robert Tolbert and his wife, Christina, of Kalispell; daughters, Myrna Nicholson and her husband, John, of Shelby and Jeanie Phillips and her husband, Don, of Whitefish; daughter-in-law, Alva Stewart of Havre; son-in-law, Jack Waugh of Polson; 17 grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. 

  Memorials may be sent to one’s choice. 

  Arrangements are by Edwards Funeral Home in Chinook.    

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THE BLAINE COUNRY JOURNAL, NEWS-OPINION                           Wednesday, January 23, 2002

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Marie Schaefer

  Marie  (Birdwell)  Tol­bert Schaefer, 84, died of natural causes at her home i n Harlem on Friday, January 1 8, 2002.  Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, January 23, at 10:00 a.m. in the Harlem High School Gymnasium with burial following in the Harlem Ceme­tery. Memorials may be sent to one's choice. Arrangements are by Edwards Funeral Home of Chi­nook.

  Marie was born on April 26, 1917, in Harlem to James and Christina (Rutherford) Birdwell. She was raised and educated in Harlem, graduating ftom Harlem High School in 1935. On Octo­ber 11, 1935, she married Loren Tolbert in Wallace, Idaho.  He passed away on February ~ 0, 1941. On June 13, 1941, Marie married Hank Schaefer in Great Falls.

  She was a member of the Har­lem VFW Auxiliary and was a Past State President. She served on the Montana Seed Show Committee  for  many,  many years, and she had worked for the Harlem School District for 35 years when she retired.

  Marie is survived by two daughters, Myrna (John) Nichol­son of Shelby and Jeanie (Don) Phillips of Whitefish; two sons, James (Betty) Tolbert of Chey­enne, WY and Robert (Christina) Tolbert of Kalispell; daughter-in-law, Alva Stewart of Havre; son-in-law,  Jack  Waugh  of Polson;  17 grandchildren; 28 great grandchildren;  2  great-great   grandchildren;    plus numerous nieces and nephews.

  She was preceded in death by her parents; two husbands, Loren Tolbert in 1941 and Hank Schae­fer on July19, 1992; five broth­ers; one sister; a daughter, Peggy Waugh; and a son,  Kenneth Schaefer.

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