GREAT FALLS TRIBUNE                                                                 Wednesday, November 7, 2001

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Martha 'Peggy' Emerson

 

CHINOOK -- Martha "Peggy" (Lux) Emerson, 98, a homemaker, died of natural causes Tuesday at a Chinook nursing home.

Memorial graveside services are 2 p.m. Friday in Harlem Cemetery. Edwards Funeral Home of Chinook is in charge of arrangements.

Survivors include a stepdaughter, Cora Benson of Fort Benton; sons Robert Rasmussen and Donald Rasmussen of Harlem; a sister, Ann Purdy of Mount Vernon, Wash.; three grandchildren, five step-grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

She was preceded in death by husbands Arthur Rasmussen in 1965 and Miles Emerson in 1971.

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HAVRE DAILY NEWS                                                               Wednesday, November 7, 2001

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MARTHA EMERSON

 

  HARLEM -- Martha "Peggy" Emerson, 98, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2001 at a Chinook nursing home of natural causes.

Memorial grave-side services will be 2 p.m. Friday in the Harlem Cemetery.

  Peggy was born April 23, 1903, in Lair, N.D., Fred and Sarah (Bertsch) Lux.  She attended schools in North Dakota and Havre. She came to Hill County in 1914 with her family. They settled in Blaine County in 1920.

  Peggy married Arthur Rasmussen on April 2, 1923, in Harlem. They lived on the Rasmussen farm south of Harlem until moving into Harlem in 1936. Rasmussen died in 1965 and she married Miles Emerson in 1968. Emerson died in 1971 and she lived in Chinook and Havre before moving to the Sweet Nursing Home in 1998.

  She spent her winter months in California from 1940 to 1990.

  Peggy enjoyed gardening and bowling.

  She was a charter member of the VFW Post #4744 and a member of the Harlem American Lutheran Church.

  She is survived  by her sons, Robert Rasmussen and Donald Rasmussen both of Harlem;  stepdaughter, Cora Benson of Fort Benton; sister, Ann Purdy of Mount Vernon, Wash.; three grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; five step-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

  Memorials may be sent to the Harlem American Lutheran Church.

  Arrangements are by Edwards Funeral Home of Chinook.

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BLAINE COUNTY JOURNAL, NEWS-OPINION                             Wednesday, November 7, 2001

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MARTHA "PEGGY EMERSON

 

   Martha "Peggy" Emerson, 98, died of natural causes on Tuesday, November 6, 2001 at the Sweet Memorial Nursing Home in Chinook. Memorial graveside services will be held on , November 9, at 2:00 p.m. in the  Harlem Cemetery. Memorials may be sent to the Harlem American Lutheran Church. Arrangements are by Edwards Funeral Home of Chinook.

  Peggy was born April 23, 1903, in Lair, Noryh Dakota, to Fred and Sarah (Bertsch) Lux.  She attended schools in North Dakota and Havre, MT. She came to Hill County in 1914, and they settled in Blaine County (in 1920). On April 2, 1923, she married Arthur Rasmussen in Harlem and they lived on the Rasmussen farm south of Harlem until moving into Harlem in 1936. Arthur died in 1965.

  In 1968 she married Miles Emerson, he passed away in 1971. Peggy lived in Chinook and Havre before moving to the Sweet Memorial Nursing Home in 1998. She spent her winter months in California from 1940 to 1990 and she enjoyed gardening and bowling. She was a chapter member of the VFW Auxiliary Post #4744,  and a member of the Harlem American Lutheran Church.

  Survivors include sons, Robert and Donald Rasmussen both of Harlem;  step-daughter, Cora Benson of Fort Benton; three grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; five step-grandchildren; one sister, Ann Purdy of Mount Vernon, WA; plusnumerous nieces and nephews.

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