GREAT FALLS TRIBUNE                              Sunday, January 21, 2007

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Ekness, Marion Rose

 

    HAVRE - Marion Rose Ekness, 76, of Havre, a retired nurse and restaurant owner who enjoyed spending time with her family at Glacier National Park, died of cancer Jan. 15 at a Phoenix hospital.
    Her memorial service is 10 a.m. Thursday at First Lutheran Church. Cremation has taken place.
    Survivors include her husband, Sherman Ekness of Havre; sons Paul Ekness of Wilburham, Mass., Jim Ekness and David Ekness of Billings, Steve Ekness of Westby and Wesley Ekness of Helena; brothers Ray Fairbank of Phoenix, Bob Fairbank of San Francisco and Mike Fairbank of Boise, Idaho; a sister, Elinor Warren of Chinook; and 13 grandchildren.

Published in the Great Falls Tribune on 1/21/2007.

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BILLINGS’S GAZETTE                                           Sunday, January 21, 2007

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    Marion Rose Ekness    HAVRE - Marion Rose Ekness, 76, died of cancer in Phoenix on Jan. 15, 2007.   

    She was born in Blaine County, Mont., and lived the past 26 years in Havre. Marion has been married to her beloved husband, Sherman, for 52 years and together they raised five wonderful sons. Paul and Heather have three daughters, Jessica, Christine and Kelsey. Jim and Maxine have two daughters, Jamie and Mollie. Steve and Suzi have three children, Jesse, Natalia and Thayne. Wesley and Cathy have three children, Adam, Amanda and Amber. David and Heather have two girls, Faith and Grace. Marion was a loving wife, mother and grandmother as well as a caring sister and friend. She loved to be with her 13 grandchildren, they brought so much joy and love into her life. She also enjoyed making gifts for them and always encouraged them in their endeavors. She worked as a nurse for over 30 years and also assisted her husband at the Arctic Circle in Havre, which they owned for 10 years before retiring. The family spent a lot of time in Glacier National Park, having many fond memories within this special God given place.

    Marion is survived by her three brothers and one sister and their families: Ray and Ruth Fairbank, Bob and Marion Fairbank, Mike and Cathy Fairbank and Eleanor and Thaine Warren. An older brother, George, passed away but has family that is still very close to Marion. Marion will be missed but never forgotten. Our love for her will live on as we continue our lives until the day we can be in her loving arms again.

   The memorial service for Marion will be at 10 a.m. at First Lutheran Church, Havre. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her name to: Flathead Lutheran Bible Camp, 603 Main Street, Kalispell, MT 59901.  Published in the Billings Gazette on 1/21/2007.     

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HAVRE DAILY NEWS                                             Monday, January 22, 2007

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MARION EKNESS

(Created: Monday, January 22, 2007 12:15 PM MST)

    Marion Rose Ekness, 76, died of cancer in Phoenix on Monday, Jan. 15, 2007.
    The memorial service for Marion will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at First Lutheran Church in Havre.

    She was born in Blaine County and lived the past 26 years in Havre. Marion was a loving wife, mother and grandmother as well as a caring sister and friend. She loved to be with her grandchildren, they brought so much joy and love into her life. She also enjoyed making gifts for them and always encouraged them in their endeavors. She worked as a nurse for more than 30 years and also assisted her husband at the Arctic Circle in Havre, which they owned for 10 years before retiring. The family spent a lot of time in Glacier National Park, having many fond memories within this special God-given place.

    Marian was preceded in death by her parents and older brother, George.

    Survivors include her husband of 52 years, Sherman; sons, Paul (Heather), Jim (Maxine), Steve (Suzi), Wesley (Cathy) and David (Heather); 13 grandchildren; brothers, Ray (Ruth) Fairbank, Bob (Marion) Fairbank and Mike (Cathy) Fairbank; and sister, Elinor (Thaine) Warren.

    In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her name to Flathead Lutheran Bible Camp, 603 Main St., Kalispell, MT 59901.

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