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Philipsburg Mail - Thursday, June 15, 2o17 • 7 Ann Margaretta Broman Harding August 15, 1935- June io, 2o17 Our "Mom", Anna Margaretta Bro- man Harding, began her journey on this earth August 15, 1935. She was the third of five children, Violet Olsen, Da- vid Broman, Lindy Broman Fiber and • Patricia Broman Kane, born to Swed- ish immigrants, Nels Gustuf and Ruth Margareta Krantz "Greta" Broman in Philipsburg, MT. She spent many Sat- urday's of her youth on the Intermoun- tain Bus Lines traveling to and from Butte, MT, for singing lessons. She excelled in school and graduated from Granite County High School, second in her class in 1953. From there, she went on to Nurses training at st. Patrick's School of Nursing, in Missoula, MT. Mom graduate as a Registered Nurse in 1956. In 1957, she married her long-time beau, Lynn Earl Harding, from Ana- conda, MT. Together Morn and Dad had seven children, Donald Harding (Barbara), David Harding (Vicki), Dale Harding (Tammy) and Dean Harding (Jean) all of Philipsburg, MT, Roxanna Harding Stroh (Hal) of Great Falls, MT, Rita Harding of Wasilla, AK and Ruth Harding Mahoney (Mark) of Lolo, MT, as well as many, many nieces and nephews. Mom always said she loved her children equally, but she made us all feel like we were her favorite. What was probably closer to the truth is, she tolerated us, and allowed us to sur- vive our teen years, knowing her true reward would be grandchildren. Mom was blessed with 24 grandchildren and 31great grandchildren. The truth of the matter is, morn felt as though every kid in the town of Philipsburg was just as special as the next, and loved her job as the School Nurse for several years. She also worked as a Hospital Nurse, Dr.'s Office Nurse, Head Start Nurse, Job Corps Nurse and sometimes a Private Nurse. She was always on call and would jump to help anyone in need. She was extremely proud to be named in the Who's .Who in American Nurs- ing. Her life was not busy enough as a full-time mother, home maker, and nurse; she would take on regular sing- ing gigs as well. She absolutely loved pinochle club, Jr. Women's Club, Christian Women's Club and the PTA. She stayed active in her church and took on many callings. She was also a leader/organizer of several Cub Scout, Blue Bird, 4-H and church groups just to fill her spare time. Mom also took a cake decorating class and became the town bakery for made to order cel- ebration cakes. She loved this job, as did we; we were her taste testers and mistake eaters. Mom did not know the meaning of the word "NO", she was a people pleaser and loved every minute she spent socializing. She was • a member of Rainbow Girls, and later held many offices in The Order of Eastern Star. She met new friends everywhere she would go, and everywhere she would go, there would be old friends calling out her name. A stranger to her was just a friend she had not met yet. She loved to travel and after the love of her life, Lynn, passed away in 1995, she joined the Good Sam Group, bought herself a motor home and set out on new adventures with wonderful friends. She loved taking cruises and Whether you're tying on a salmon- fly or threading a night crawler onto a hook, on Saturday and Sunday, every- qne in Granit County and the rest of Montana can fish for free on Father s Day Weekend. "Montana is home to some of the finest fishing any- where in the world. It'll be a great chance to get your family outside." said Martha Williams, director of Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks in Helena. While the promotion allows anyone to fish without a license on June 17-18, all other fishing rules and regulations are in effect and must be followed. Williams encourages all would-be especially loved traveling to Europe. Mom lived most of her life in her home town of Philipsburg, MT, except for a few years in Missoula. Although she was fond of Missoula, she missed her home town and came back, as a resident of the Granite County Nursing Home. This is where she was resid- ing at the time of her death. Mom had come full circle. The place she loved, and the place she spent most of her life would be the last place she called home. Her Earthly journey was complete on June lO, 2Ol7. She had been a "good and faithful servant!" (Matt 25:23) and the Lord wanted her home, for her reward. Hopefully there "is an opening with the Heavenly Angels Choir Group. She will fit right in. Mom is preceded in death by her husband Lynn Harding, parents, Nels and Greta Broman, sister Violet Olson, daughter in-law Barbara Hard- ing, grandchildren Ezra Harding and Samantha Harding and great grand- child Noble Bosdell. Services will be held on Friday, June 16, 2o17 at 11:oo a.m. at the LDS Church in Philipsburg, MT Viewing will begin at lO:OO a.m. A reception will follow at the church. Longfellow Finnegan Riddle Funer- al & Cremation Service is entrusted with Ann's funeral arrangements. You may pay your condolences at www. anglers to be aware of boating and water safety on Montana's rivers and streams, particularly this year as many rivers across the state are still experi- encing spring runoff. Additionally, she reminds those with watercraft of any kind to remember to stop at all MS inspection stations. For water and boating safety tips, click on the Rec- reation tab at and choose your activity. For specific information on boating safety go to http:// boating. For more information on AIS, includ- ing to locate your nearest inspection station, go to i - - i"-- 90th birthday on JulylSth at |1][[ Wednesday, June 21, 2017_._. N E E D E D lll Pleasejoin Bru and Mary Beth[Jill 7:00-9:00 PM 111 2 BrazillincelebrationofourMother's/1111Granite County Museum, Ph lipsburg : The Granite County Sheriff's : The Clock is Ticking.,. III Dr.mmo.dComm..ityHa.from /1/II i Office is currently accepting illI 2:00PM.t05:00PM. /1111 MILLTOWN WATER RIGHTS - FLINT CREEK WATER RIGHTS i applications i ll[ Food and beverages will be served! /11 II The purpose of this meeting is to provide Granite i for a full time dispatcher, i lll Every°ne is wek°me and enc°uraged t°ll[ II County irrigatorSimplications of theWithwaterVitaIcompactinf°rmati°nratifiedab°ut theby the : This position includes a benefit ll Montana LegislatureFlint Creekin facts2015"andSpeakerSmaps.Will provide i package, including, health i Speakers: Mike McLane, FWP Water Conservation Specialist i insurance, and paid vacation, i Pat Saffel, FWP Fisheries Manager Anyone interested in water rights issues on Flint Creek ! Contact the Sheriff's Office ! is encouraged to attend. Bring your questions and come prepared to contribute your thoughts. i (406) 859-3251 : i Monday-Friday 8AM to 5PM i i At 115 Kearney St. Philipsburg for i kn0w mo[eo i Job description, application and i For mote than a century oux teade, have been turning p~geSto learn more about our community i Salary information, i i Position will be open until filled. ~°oeeoooeeooeeeeeooolee°o°o°oeee°o°oooo°oooee°o: