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Conrad —Evelyn Sophia (Stomsvik) Sanders, began her new journey, at the age of 102, on April 22,
Evelyn was born on June 16, 1911, to Anton and Ellen Stomsvik, in Karlstad, Minnesota. She was the third of seven children, three of whom survive her. Ernie Stomsvik, Cut Bank, Don Stomsvik, Sacramento, California, and Bonnie Shedd, Lacey, Washington.
She graduated from Conrad High School and worked in Williams, Montana as a secretary and cream tester. She met Jim, and they were married on July 28, 1932. They farmed in the Manson community where they raised their family. They retired from farming, when the oldest son took over, and they moved into Conrad, in 1982. They celebrated 71 years of marriage before Jim passed away in December of 2003.
Evelyn belonged to the First Presbyterian Church, was a 50+ year member of Order of Eastern Star, member of Supreme Order of Beauceant, Manson Home Demonstration Club, and church school teacher over the years.
Evelyn was a loving and devoted mother, grandmother, and great grandmother, and a friend
to all who knew her.
Evelyn spent almost 3 years at BeeHive Homes, where she was loved and pampered by Donna and Ann. For the past three years Mom lived at Pondera Medical Center - Extended Care Facility. The family would like to extend their deep gratitude for the care their mom received, especially during the final days of her life. They were all her extended family.
We will miss our mom, but know that she is in a better place, reunited with Jim, son Ken,
grandson Shawn, and other family members.
Mom is survived by four of her five children, Dolores (Allen) Wittmier, Conrad, Richard Sanders (Marcia), Conrad, Will (Dana) Sanders, of Chandler, Arizona, and Patty (Bernard) Ries, and JoAnn Sanders (Ken's wife), all of Conrad; 14 grandchildren and 20 great
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, May 3, 2014, at 2:00 p.m. at the Conrad First Presbyterian Church. Memorials in Evelyn's name may be made to Pondera Medical Center Bridge Fund, or First Presbyterian Church of Conrad.
Condolences can be made to www.misermortuaries.com.
Published in Great Falls Tribune on Apr. 25, 2014