Fuss Damuth, 96, passed away in Three Forks on March 23.
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She was born Ethel V. Thomson, Jan. 11, 1919, in Whitefish, Montana. Her mother passed away two days after Fuss was born. She was raised by her grandparents, Charles and Pearl Ellison. They lived near Logan where she attended grade school and later moved to Missoula where she graduated from Missoula County High School and cosmetology school. She then returned to Logan, where she met the love of her life, Hal Damuth, and they were married in Big Timber on Dec. 17, 1938. She resided in the same house in Logan for over 70 years. Fuss worked at the Depot Beanery, grocery store, post office and was a school lunch cook all in Logan.
She enjoyed working at the Three Forks Saddlery for 20 years. She was a dedicated member of Sweet Briar Chapter #49, Order of the Eastern Star for over 68 years, an organization she loved dearly and devoted many hours to. She was on the Three Forks Ambulance Board for many years, and was secretary of the Montana Rodeo Association for several years and was involved with rodeo for 30 years. The Three Forks Senior Center became very important to her once she had moved to Three Forks. Fuss loved to exercise and walking was a passion, she liked having family dinners, snowmobiling, riding horses, hunting, bowling and of course her pinochle games.
She is survived by her son, Butch (Kathy) Damuth, daughter Sally (Howard) Watson, all of Three Forks, daughter in law Sandie Damuth of Buffalo, Wyoming, seven grandchildren, Codi (John) Hanson, Brent (Melissa) Damuth, Blaine (Amy) Damuth, Roddy Watson all of Three Forks, Cheri (Richard) Koch, Traci (Jim) MacKearney, Teri Damuth all of Wyoming, 14 great grandchildren, and two great great grandchildren, nieces, nephews and a special nephew and wife.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Hal, son Dean, infant daughter and so many of her close friends.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to the Three Forks Senior Center, Three Forks Ambulance or
Memorial services will be held Thursday, April 2, at 2 p.m. from the K&L Mortuary Chapel at Three Forks with Rev. Linda Fritz officiating and the Sweet Briar Chapter #49, Order of the Eastern Star conducting rites.
K & L Mortuaries
103 1st Ave E
Three Forks, MT 59752
Published in Bozeman Daily Chronicle on Mar. 29, 2015