GREAT FALLS TRIBUNE Friday, December 29,
VanValkenburg, Olive M. "Dolly"
"Dolly" VanValkenburg, 89, of Chinook, a
homemaker and World War II Women's Army Auxiliary Corps veteran and Victory
Medal recipient, died of natural causes Wednesday at a Havre nursing home.
Her funeral is 11 a.m. Saturday at
the Fifth Avenue Christian Church in Havre, with burial in Turner Cemetery at
Survivors include a daughter, Kaylyn Monroe of Pousbo, Wash.;
a son, Kip VanValkenburg of Havre; a sister, Esther
Statelen of Chinook; five grandchildren and five
Published in the Great Falls Tribune on 12/29/2006.
HAVRE DAILY NEWS
Friday, December 29, 2006
(Created: Friday, December 29, 2006
12:43 PM MST)
Olive Marie Dolly VanValkenburg, 89, died
Wednesday, Dec. 27, 2006, at Northern
Center of natural causes.
Her funeral service will be held
Saturday at 11 a.m. in the Fifth
Avenue Christian Church with burial following in
the Turner Cemetery at 3 p.m. with military honors.
Dolly was born in Alameda,
on Dec. 8, 1917, to William Denny and Hazel (Pierson) Hutton. The family
homesteaded north of Turner and in 1920 Olive became a naturalized United States
citizen. She attended the Petrie School and graduated in 1935 from Turner High School.
She worked as a waitress in Turner, and then in March of 1943 she joined the U.S.
Womens Army Air Corps until October 1943.
On March 31, 1945, Olive married Robert Lee VanValkenburg
in Bremerton, Wash. Shortly after they
moved to Hungry Horse. In 1955, they moved to Turner and purchased
Sheppards grocery store, changing the name to Dollys Groceries. In 1966, they
moved to Great Falls
and lived there until they moved back to Turner in 1976. In the summer of 1980,
they moved to the Grande Villa in Chinook. Olive lived there for 24 years. In
April of 2004, due to her health, she moved to Northern Montana
and resided there until death.
Olive was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Lee in 1986;
sisters, Priscilla Read and Ruth Statelen; brothers,
Clifford Kip, Hugh, Leonard, Bill and Carlos Hutton.
Survivors include her son, Kip (Wilma) VanValkenburg of Havre; daughter,
KayLyn (David) Monroe of Poulsbo,
Wash.; five grandchildren; five
great-grandchildren; sister, Esther Statelen of
Chinook; sister- in-law, Phyllis Hutton of Havre; and several nieces and
Memorials may be sent to the Little Rockies
Christian Camp, c/o Fifth Avenue
Christian Church in Havre, or ones choice.
Arrangements are by Edwards Funeral Home of Chinook.