GREAT FALLS TRIBUNE                                                                         Sunday  July 5, 1998

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PAULINE DOUGHTEN

  CHINOOK - Church Organist, Pauline (Bilger) Doughten, 79, died Wednesday at a Havre Hospital of cancer.

  Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at the United Methodist Church with burial in Kuper Memorial Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to the church, Gift of Life Housing, P.O. Box 7008, Great Falls, MT 59406-7008, or the Chinook Senior Citizens Center. Edwards Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

  She was born July 20, 1918, in the family home in the Milk River Paridise Valley. She graduated from Chinook High School and attended Northern Montana College for two years.

  She taught school in the Poplar School in the Valley before marrying Robert B. Doughten on June 1, 1938, in Chinook.

 She enjoyed music, gardening and spending time with her family. She played the piano and organ for her church and most weddings and funerals in Chinook. She was instumental in starting a Chinook Senior Center Band and was Chinook's 1997 Senior Citizen of the year.

  Survivors include her husband; a son Richard Doughten; twp daughters Beverly Stam and Laurie Rigg; and a brother Bill Bilger, all of Chinook; seven grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

  A son, David, died in 1990.

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HAVRE DAILY NEWS                                                                            Tuesday  July 7, 1998

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PAULINE DOUGHTEN

  CHINOOK - Pauline Doughten, 79, died Wednesday, July 1, 1998, in a Havre Hospital of cancer.

  Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at the United Methodist Church and Wallner Hall with burial following in Kuper Memorial Cemetery.

  Doughten was born July 20, 1918 to William and Stella (Overcast) Bilger. She was raised in the Milk River Paradise Valley on the family farm. She graduated from Chinook High School and attended Northern Montana College the following two years. She taught school in the Valley before marrying Robert B. Doughten on June 1, 1938, in Chinook.

 Doughten enjoyed her family, music, and gardening. She played the piano and organ for her church and most weddings and funerals in Chinook. She was instumental in starting a Chinook Senior Center Band and was Chinook's 1997 Senior Citizen of the year.

  Doughten is survived by her husband, R.B. (Bob) Doughten of Chinook; son Richard Doughten; daughters Beverly Stam, Laurie Rigg, all of Chinook;  brother Bill Bilger of Chinook; seven grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren; and many cousins and friends.

  She was preceded in death by her parents; a sister, Marian Bilger; and a son, David Doughten in 1990.

  Memorials may be sent to the church, Gift of Life Housing in Great Falls, United Methodist Church or the  Chinook Senior Citizens Center.

   Arrangements are by Edwards Funeral Home of Chinook.

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Blaine County Journal News-Opinion                                                   Wednesday  July 8, 1998

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PAULINE DOUGHTEN

  CHINOOK - Pauline Doughten, 79, passed away Wednesday, July 1, 1998 at the Northern Montana Hospital in Havre after a very long fight with cancer.  Funeral services will be held Wednesday(today), July 8, 1998, at 11:00 a.m. in the United Methodist Church and Wallner Hall in Chinook with burial followingh in the Kuper Memorial Cemetery. Memorials may be sent to the Gift of Life Housing in Great Falls, the United Methodist Church of Chinook. or the Chinook Senior Citizens Center. Arrangements are by Edwards Funeral Home of Chinook.

  Pauline was born at home on July 20, 1918, to William and Stella (Overcast) Bilger. She was raised, with her brother Bill, in the Milk River Paridise Valley on the family farm. She graduated from Chinook High School and attended Northern Montana College for two years. She taught school in the Poplar School in the Valley before marrying Robert B. (R.B.) Doughten on June 1, 1938, in Chinook. Bob and Pauline celebrated their 60th Wedding Anniversary this June.

 Paulines life was her family, music, and gardening. She played the piano and organ for her church, the V.F.W. cerimonies, and most weddings and funerals in Chinook throughout the years. She was instumental in starting a Chinook Senior Center Band and was Chinook's 1997 Senior Citizen of the year.

  Survivors include her husband, R.B. )Bob) Doughten of Chinook; one son Richard (Dick) Doughten and his wife Nancy; two daughters Beverly and her husband Ken Stam and Laurie and her husband Neil Rigg all of Chinook; one brother Bill Bilger of Chinook; seven grandchildren and 12 great-grand- children; plus her many cousins and friends.

  She was preceded in death by her parents; one sister, Marian Bilger; one son, David Doughten in 1990.

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