HAVRE DAILY NEWS                                                      Thursday, October 23, 2003

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MARGARET GARDNER


Gardner

   Margaret C. Gardner, 101, retired school teacher, died Sunday Oct. 19, 2003, at a Havre care facility of natural causes.

   A funeral Mass will be celebrated 11 a.m. Friday at the Holland and Bonine Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Marcel Vogel officiating. A committal service will follow the Mass at the Highland Cemetery in Havre.

   Margaret was born June 9, 1902, to Alexander and Ellen (Divine) Gardner in Duluth, Minn. Her mother died shortly after her birth, so she went to live with her sister and brother-in-law, Helen and Frank Bergren in Hogeland, and later years at Lakeside. When in Hogeland, she attended the Silverbow Grade School. She then attended and graduated from the Harlem High School. She attended college in Dillon and then Northern Montana College, graduating with a teaching degree.

   Her first position teaching was at the Rattle Snake School south of Chinook. She then taught at the Twin Bridges Orphanage for four years and moved to Fort Peck, where she taught first grade for 30 years. During her summer breaks from school she would visit the home of Helen and Frank Bergren. She moved to Kalispell and retired from teaching. In 1998 she moved to Havre to be closer to family and lived at the Northern Montana Care Center Assisted Living.

   Margaret enjoyed photography, embroidery and tatting. She also enjoyed the senior's center in Kalispell. She was a member of the St. Jude Thaddeus Church in Havre.

   Margaret is preceded in death by her parents Alexander and Ellen (Divine) Gardner, and all of her brothers and sisters.

   Survivors include her many nieces and nephews, Helen McGuire of Chinook, Eloise Hern of Seattle, Wash., Vernice Doughten of Chinook, Bernard Bergren of Havre and Frank Bergren, Jr. of Florence, Ore.; and her many "children" through the years.

   Memorials may be made to a person's choice.

   Services and arrangements are under the direction of Holland and Bonine Funeral Home.

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THE DAILY ITERLAKE - Kalispell                                 Thursday, October 23, 2003y April 28, =============================================================

Margaret C. Gardner, 101

   Margaret C. Gardner, 101, retired school teacher, died Sunday Oct. 19, 2003, at a Havre care facility of natural causes.

   Margaret was born June 9, 1902, to Alexander and Ellen (Divine) Gardner in Duluth, Minn., one of six children. Shortly after her birth her mother died, so she went to live with her sister Helen and husband, Frank Bergren in Hogeland, and later years at Lakeside. When in Hogeland she attended the Silverbow grade school. She then attended and graduated from the Harlem High School. She attended college in Dillon and then Northern Montana College, graduating with a teaching degree.

   Her first position teaching was at the Rattlesnake School south of Chinook. She then taught at the Twin Bridges Orphanage for four years. She then moved to Fort Peck and taught first grade for 30 years. She moved to Kalispell and retired from teaching.

   In 1998, she moved to Havre to be closer to family and lived at the Northern Montana Care Center Assisted Living.

   During her summer breaks from school, she would visit the home of Helen and Frank Bergren.

   Margaret enjoyed photography, embroidery and tatting. She also enjoyed the Senior’s Center in Kalispell. She was a member of the Saint Jude Thaddeus Church in Havre.

   Margaret is preceded in death by her parents, Alexander and Ellen (Divine) Gardner, and all of her brothers and sisters.

   She is survived by many nieces and nephews including Helen McGuire of Chinook, Eloise Hern of Seattle, Vernice Doughten of Chinook, Bernard Bergren of Havre, and Frank Bergren Jr. of Florence, Ore. She is also survived by her many "children" through the years.

   A funeral mass will be celebrated 11 a.m. Friday, Oct. 24, at the Holland and Bonine Funeral Chapel with Father Marcel Vogel officiating. A committal service will follow the mass at the Highland Cemetery in Havre.

   Memorials in Margaret’s honor may be made to a person’s choice.

   Services and arrangements are under the direction of Holland and Bonine Funeral Home in Havre.

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THE BLAINE CO. JOURNAL NEWS-OPINION                      Wednesday, October 29, 2003

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   Margaret C. Gardner, 101 years of age, died of natural causes at the Havre Care Facihty on Sunday. October 19, 2003. A Funeral Mass was celebrated at 11:00 am. on Friday, October 24th, at the Holland and Bonine Funeral Chapel with Father Mar­cel Vogel officiating. A com­mittal service followed in the Highland Cemetery of Havre.  

   Memorials in Margaret’s honor may be made to a persons choice. Services and arrange­ments were under the direction of Holland and Bonine Funeral Home of Havre.

   Margaret was horn on June 9. 1902, to Alexander and Ellen (Divine) Gardner in Duluth, Minnesota, one of six children in the family. Shortly alter her birth her mother died and Marga­ret went to live with her sister, Helen and Frank Bergren, in Hogcland. She attended the Sil­verbow Grade School, then at­tended and graduated from Harlem High School.

   Following high school she attended college in Dillon, then Northern Montana College in Havre, where she graduated with a teaching degree. Her First teaching position was at the Rattlesnake School south of Chinook. She then taught at the Twin Bridges Orphanage for four years before moving to Fort Peck where she taught first grade for 30 years. During her summer breaks she would visit the horme of Helen and Frank.

When she retired from teach­ing Margaret moved to Kalispell. In 1998 she moved to Havre to be closer to family, and she resided in the Northern Montana Assisted Living Center.

   Hobbies that she enjoyed in­cluded photography, embroidery and tatting. She also enjoyed the Senior Center in Kalispell. and she was a member of the St. Jude Thaddeus Catholic Church n Havre.

   She is survived by many nieces and nephews. including Helen McGuire and Vernice Doughten of Chinook. Eloise Hem of Seattle, WA. Bernard Bergren of Havre and Frank Bergren Jr. of Florence, OR; plus her many “children’ that she taught through the years.

   She was preceded in death by her parents and all of her broth­ers and sisters.

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