THE BLAINE CO. JOURNAL, NEWS-OPINION                                                    Wednesday, February 7, 2001

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THOMAS FELTON

  Thomas T. Felton, 87, died at his home in Port Angeles, WA on  January 27, 2001. Memorial services were held on January 30 in Port Angeles.  Memorials are suggested to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 34475, Seattle, WA 98124.

  Tom was born on September 8, 1913, in Portland, OR to Sallie (Borchardt) and Pruden Felton. In 1914 the family moved about three miles east of Havre, then in 1916 they moved to the Bear Paw Mountains south of Chinook. That is where Tom and his six brothers spent most of their growing up years and two sisters were added to the family. In 1931 the family moved once again, this time to a farm along the Milk River just west of Chinook. While Tom attended Chinook High School he lived in town "batching" in the Songer Block with his brother Raymond, and he was a member of the Sugerbeeter Football Team. It was while he was in high school that he also joined the local National Guard Unit.

  Following his graduation from CHS in 1934, Tom became a "cat" skinnr and worked in road construction, building dams and leveling land in the Chinook area. In 1939 he moved to Miles City where he had a job on the Kinsey Reclamation Project and it was there that he met the love of his life and wife-to-be, Nathelyn "Lynn" Zook -- They were married on February 1, 1940. They followed job sites around the country, living in a small trailer house. It became pretty crowded after their first-born son, Dwight, came along in 1941, and even more when the twins, Mervin and Ginger, arrived in 1942.

  In 1943 Tom and Lynn purchased an farm near Charlo, MT and ran an all Jersey diary operation until 1962. During that time Karen, Russel, Douglas, and Sherri were born. Tom's highest priority in life was always his family. In 1962 they sold the farm and moved to Port Angeles, WA where they bought the Travelers Motel. They worked together, making the motel business a great success until they sold it and retired in 1978.

  Even though he was retired, Tom still always kept busy. He enjoyed working in his big garden, planting enough produce to share with others and then help Lynn "put by" for the winter. Another of his great joys was visiting with his 23 grandchildren and 25 great grandchildren -- he especially loved holding the babies. Tom will be missed by his family and friends, and by the neighbors who came to know him as someone who was always there, willing to help.

  Survivors include his wife Lynn of Port Angeles; four sons, Dwight and Mervin both of Montana, and Russel and Douglas both of Port Angeles; three daughters, Virginia "Ginger" Brown of Montana, Sherri Felton of Alaska and Karen Roedell of Port Angeles; four brothers, Jack of Chinook, Raymond of Ashland, MT, Donald of Hamilton, and Edward of Idaho; one sister, Caroline Morton of Bigfork; 23 grandchildren and 25 great grandchildren.

  He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Pruden Felton Jr. "Buster" and Robert; and one sister, Anne.

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THE HAVRE DAILY NEWS                                                                                      Thursday, February 8, 2001

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THOMAS FELTON

  PORT ANGELES, Wash. - Thomas T. Felton, 87, Port Angeles, Wash. died of natural causes Saturday, Jan. 27, 2001 at his home.

  Services took place Jan. 30 in Port Angeles.

  Felton was born  Sept. 8, 1913, to Pruden and Sallie (Borchardt) Felton  in Portland, OR and grew up in the  Bear Paw Mountains near Chinook. He graduated from high school in Chinook and worked in the construction business with his brothers, building dams, leveling land and worked on the  Kinsey Reclamation Project in Miles City.

  Felton married Nathelyn Virginia  Zook Feb. 1, 1940 in Glendive.

  He helped build the Fort Peck Reservoir and dam in 1941, then moved to Moses Lake, Wash., where he helped build the Air Force base. He and his family returned to Montana in 1943 and operated all Jersey diary farm in Charlo until 1962.

  After retiring from farming, Felton purchased the Travelers Motel in Port Angeles. He operated it until it was sold in 1978.

  He was a member of the Army National Guard, Farmers Union  Assiciation and Consolidated Dairy Association of Missoula.

  Felton enjoyed gardening.

  Survivors include his wife Nathelyn Felton of Port Angeles;  sons, Russel Felton and Douglas of Port Angeles Mervin Felton of Valier and Dwight Felton of St. Ignatius;  daughters, Karen Roedell of Port Angeles Virginia "Ginger" Brown of Huson and Sherri Felton of Anchorage, Alaska; brothers, Raymond Felton of Ashland, Donald Felton of Hamilton,  Jack Felton of Chinook,  and Edward Felton of Boise, Idaho;  sister, Caroline Morton of Bigfork; 23 grandchildren and 25 great grandchildren.

  Memorials are suggested to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 34475, Seattle, WA 98124.                                                               -end-

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GREAT FALLS TRIBUNE                                                                                           Thursday, February 8, 2001

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THOMAS T. FELTON

  PORT ANGELES, Wash. - Forner Montana resident Thomas T. Felton, 87,  died of natural causes  Jan.27 at his home in Port Angeles, Wash.

  Services took place Jan. 30 in Port Angeles. Memorials are suggested to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 34475, Seattle, WA 98124.

  He was born  Sept. 8, 1913,  in Portland, Ore., and grew up in the  Bear Paw Mountains near Chinook. He graduated from high school in Chinook and worked in the construction business with his brothers, building dams, leveling land and worked on the  Kinsey Reclamation Project in Miles City.

  He married Nathelyn Virginia  Zook Feb. 1, 1940 in Glendive.

  He helped build the Fort Peck Reservoir and dam in 1941, then moved to Moses Lake, Wash., where he helped build the Air Force base. He and his family returned to Montana in 1943 and operated all Jersey diary farm in Charlo until 1962.

  After retiring from farming, he purchased the Travelers Motel in Port Angeles. He operated it until it was sold in 1978.

  He was a member of the Army National Guard, Farmers Union  Assiciation and Consolidated Dairy Association of Missoula.

  Felton enjoyed gardening.

  Survivors include his wife of Port Angeles; four  sons, Russel Felton and Douglas of Port Angeles, Mervin Felton of Valier and Dwight Felton of St. Ignatius;  three daughters, Karen Roedell of Port Angeles Virginia "Ginger" Brown of Huson and Sherri Felton of Anchorage, Alaska; four brothers, Raymond Felton of Ashland, Donald Felton of Hamilton,  Jack Felton of Chinook,  and Edward Felton of Boise, Idaho;  a sister, Caroline Morton of Bigfork; 23 grandchildren and 25 great grandchildren.

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THE SENTINELWednesday, February 14, 2001

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THOMAS FELTON

  PORT ANGELES, Wash. - Thomas T. Felton, 87, Port Angeles, Wash. died of natural causes Saturday, Jan. 27, 2001 at his home.

  Felton was born  Sept. 8, 1913, to Pruden and Sallie (Borchardt) Felton  in Portland, OR and grew up in the  Bear Paw Mountains near Chinook. He graduated from high school in Chinook and worked in the construction business with his brothers, building dams, leveling land and worked on the  Kinsey Reclamation Project in Miles City.

  Felton married Nathelyn Virginia  Zook Feb. 1, 1940 in Glendive.

  He helped build the Fort Peck Reservoir and dam in 1941, then moved to Moses Lake, Wash., where he helped build the Air Force base. He and his family returned to Montana in 1943 and operated all Jersey diary farm in Charlo until 1962.

  After retiring from farming, Felton purchased the Travelers Motel in Port Angeles. He operated it until it was sold in 1978.

  He was a member of the Army National Guard, Farmers Union  Assiciation and Consolidated Dairy Association of Missoula.

  Felton enjoyed gardening.

  Survivors include his wife Nathelyn Felton of Port Angeles;  sons, Russel Felton and Douglas of Port Angeles Mervin Felton of Valier and Dwight Felton of St. Ignatius;  daughters, Karen Roedell of Port Angeles Virginia "Ginger" Brown of Huson and Sherri Felton of Anchorage, Alaska; brothers, Raymond Felton of Ashland, Donald Felton of Hamilton,  Jack Felton of Chinook,  and Edward Felton of Boise, Idaho;  sister, Caroline Morton of Bigfork; 23 grandchildren and 25 great grandchildren.

  Memorials are suggested to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 34475, Seattle, WA 98124.                                                               -end-

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