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Monday, February 19, 2018

Louella Marie McCormick

Louella Marie McCormick, age 98, of Lindsay, passed away on Saturday, January 20, 2018 at the Glendive Medical Center Extended Care in Glendive.  

Visitation will be held from 9 a.m. until 10 a.m. on Saturday, January 27, 2018 at Zion Lutheran Church in Glendive. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, January 27, 2018 at Zion Lutheran Church in Glendive with Pastor Will Johnson officiating. Interment will be in the Dawson Memorial Cemetery in Glendive. Silha Funeral Home of Glendive has been entrusted with the arrangements.

Marie was born on July 17, 1919 to Linda and James A. Murphy in Shell Lake, Wis.  She and her two brothers were raised on the Murphy homestead south of Brockway, Mont. Marie grew up working hard doing farm and roadhouse chores. She received her grade school education in Brockway and her high school diploma in Terry, Mont. After graduation, she continued to work at home for a while. Then Marie moved to Billings where she worked at a bakery and attended beauty school. When a storm tore the homestead apart, she returned to help her brother. While at home, she met her future husband at one of the country dances she loved to attend.

Marie married Harvey Gilman McCormick on October 19, 1947 in Glendive. They resided on their farm/ranch north of Lindsay and raised six children. Gil passed away in 1974, and Marie continued to live on the farm until 2008 when she moved to Glendive.

Marie was an active member of Deer Creek Lutheran Church and Ladies Aide, Zion Lutheran Church, Clear Creek Homemakers Club, Lindsay Garden Club and the Lindsay Hall Association.

Marie was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Phillip and Robert Murphy; and her husband, Gil.

Marie is survived by her six children, Patty (Terry) Struck of Billings, Mickee (Randy) Ebberson of Rapelje, Mont., John (Marla) McCormick of Lindsay, Larry (Carolyn) McCormick of Franktown, Colo., Al (Linda) McCormick of Billings and Karen (Dave) Campbell of Blue Ash, Ohio; also surviving are eleven grandchildren and fourteen great-grandchildren.

Remembrances and condolences may be shared with the family at: www.silhafuneralhomes.com.

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