HAVRE DAILY NEWS                                                                    Thursday, February 8, 2001

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RUTH HOFELDT

  CHINOOK - Ruth A. Hofeldt, 77, died Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2001 at a Havre care center after a long battle with cancer.

  Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Saturday at the Lloyd Sweet Auditorium in Chinook. Burial will be at the Kuper Memorial Cemetery.

  Hofeldt was born March 10, 1923 to Fred and Martha (Solomon) Olson and raised on the ranch in the Bear Paw Mountains. She attended country school and graduated from Havre High School.

  She attended college in Dillon and later took courses at Northern Montana College in Havre. She taught for eight years at Spragg, Ada and Maddux schools.

  On June 16, 1945, she married Ben F. Hofeldt in Chinook. They made their home on a ranch in th Bear Paws south of Chinook. In the 1970's, they bought a valley farm and moved their. A few years later, they bought part of the Kuhr ranch east of Cleveland and moved again.

  Hofeldt enjoyed her family, children, cooking and helped with numerous ranch choirs. When ill health slowed her, she moved to Chinook and enjoyed quilting.

  She was preceded in death by her parents; sisters, Marie Grant and Elizabeth Hill; brother, Edward Olson.

  Survivors include her husband, Ben Hofeldt of Chinook; sons, Rodney Hofeldt of Lloyd, and Dennis Hofeldt and Clark Hofeldt, both of Chinook; grandchildren, Clayton Hofeldt of Lloyd, Tanith Hofeldt of Billings, Angie Hofeldt of Havre, and Dustin Hofeldt, Kyla Hofeldt, and Shaina Hofeldt, all of Chinook; sisters, Elsa Pomeroy and Janet Olson, both of Chinook; brothers, Russelll Olson of Havre, and Harry Olson of Chinook; numerous nieces and nephews.

  Memorials may be made to the Northern Montana Care Center.

  Arrangements are by Edwards Funeral Home of Chinook.

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THE SENTINEL                                                                        Wednesday, February 14, 2001

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RUTH HOFELDT

  CHINOOK - Ruth A. Hofeldt, 77, died Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2001 at a Havre care center after a long battle with cancer.

  Hofeldt was born March 10, 1923 to Fred and Martha (Solomon) Olson and raised on the ranch in the Bear Paw Mountains. She attended country school and graduated from Havre High School.

  She attended college in Dillon and later took courses at Northern Montana College in Havre. She taught for eight years at Spragg, Ada and Maddux schools.

  On June 16, 1945, she married Ben F. Hofeldt in Chinook. They made their home on a ranch in th Bear Paws south of Chinook. In the 1970's, they bought a valley farm and moved their. A few years later, they bought  part of the Kuhr ranch east of Cleveland and moved again.

  Hofeldt enjoyed her family, children, cooking and helped with numerous ranch choirs. When ill health slowed her, she moved to Chinook and enjoyed quilting.

  She was preceded in death by her parents; sisters, Marie Grant and Elizabeth Hill; brother, Edward Olson.

  Survivors include her husband, Ben Hofeldt of Chinook; sons, Rodney Hofeldt of Lloyd, and Dennis Hofeldt and Clark Hofeldt, both of Chinook; grandchildren, Clayton Hofeldt of Lloyd, Tanith Hofeldt of Billings, Angie Hofeldt of Havre, and Dustin Hofeldt, Kyla Hofeldt, and Shaina Hofeldt, all of Chinook; sisters, Elsa Pomeroy and Janet Olson, both of Chinook; brothers, Russelll Olson of Havre, and Harry Olson of Chinook; numerous nieces and nephews.

  Memorials may be made to the Northern Montana Care Center.

  Arrangements are by Edwards Funeral Home of Chinook.

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BLAINE CO. JOURNAL, NEWS-OPINION                                        Wednesday, February 14, 2001

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RUTH HOFELDT

  After a coutageous battle against cancer,  Ruth Ann Hofeldt, 77, passed away on Tuesday, February 6, 2001, at the Northern Montana Care Centerin Havre.  Funeral services were held on Saturday, February 10, in the Lloyd Sweet Auditorium at the Chinook High School with Pastor Alfred Ebel officiating. Pianist Sheri Miller provided the music and accompaniment for soloist Kenny Overcast. Ushers were Fred Miller, Harold Miller and John Taylor. Serving as pallbearers were Jack Young, Doug Hofeldt, Rodney Hofeldt Clark Hofeldt, Dustin Hofeldt and Clayton Hofeldt, with Lyman Young as alternate. Burial was in the Kuper Memorial Cemetery in Chinook. Memorials may be sent to the Northern Montana Care Center in Havre.  Arrangements were by Edwards Funeral Home of Chinook

  Ruth was born on March 10, 1923, in Havre to Fred and Martha (Solomon) Olson, She was raised on the family ranch in the Bear Paw Mountains, along with four sisters and three brothers. She attended grade school in the country and graduated from Havre High School, after which she attended college in Dillon and later took courses at Northern Montana College in Havre. Her deep effection for children guided her into the teaching  profession and during her  eight year teaching career she taught at Spragg, Ada and Maddux schools south of Chinook. Ruth was a very patient and loving teacher and she brought out the best in all of her pupils..

  On June 16, 1945, Ruth married Ben F. Hofeldt in Chinook and to this union three sons were born. Ben and Ruth made their home on a ranch in th Bear Paws south of Chinook. In the 1970's, they bought a valley farm from Ralph and Louise Thompson and moved their. A few years later they bought part of the Kuhr ranch east of Cleveland and moved again. Ruth was ever present at Ben's side, helping in every way that she could-be in bailing hay, cooking for a crew, or helping feed the livestock.

  Ruth's absolute joy for life was her family and there wasn't anything she wouldn't do for them. Her kitchen was always open and she loved to fix visitors a cup of coffee and have a chat. For the kids, a milkshake could cure anything from the flu to the blues (and chocolete was always the best). Ruth was known far and wide as being one of the best cooks in the country.

  When ill health demanded a less stressful way of life, Ruth moved to Chinook and enthusiatically took up quilting.

She sewed a legacy in her many beatiful quilts that she passed on to her family.

  Survivors include her husband of 55 years, Ben  of Chinook; three  sons, Rodney and wife Carolina of Lloyd,  Douglasand wife Marilyn of Chinook,  and Clark, also of Chinook; six grandchildren, Clayton  of Lloyd, Tanith  of Billings, Angie  of Havre,  Dustin, Kyla, and Shaina of Chinook; two sisters, Elsa Pomeroy and Janet Olson both of Chinook; two brothers, Russelll Olson of Havre, and Harry Olson and wife Collette of Chinook; plus numerous nieces and nephews.

  She was preceded in death by her parents; two sisters, Marie Grant and Elizabeth Hill; one brother, Edward Olson.

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