Marguerite Kathleen (Morgan) Carlstrom, 88, of Bozeman, passed away peacefully on Sept. 10, 2012, at Springmeadows Care Facility surrounded by her loving family.
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Marguerite was born in Choteau, Mont., on Aug. 13, 1924, to Roy and Harriette Morgan. She attended schools in Fairfield, Mont., and graduated from high school in 1942. She then attended Montana State College and graduated with an associate degree in accounting in 1944.
Marguerite married Lawrence P. Carlstrom Jr. on Aug. 9, 1946, and was divorced in 1980. She has lived in Montana towns of Fairfield, Denton, Big Sandy, Glendive, Conrad and Bozeman working in various jobs in accounting, bookkeeping and insurance over the years until retiring four years ago.
After settling in Bozeman permanently in 1986, her family became her most important focus. Family get-togethers at Thanksgiving and Christmas were especially gratifying to her. Her grandchildren enjoyed the visits and phone conversations with her, and she freely provided her words of wisdom for their use.
Special people in her life were longtime friend, Margaret "Mugs" Huntsman, her friends at Kagy Korner, and her pal, former MSU Bobcat basketball player Nick Dissly, at Springmeadows.
Her interests including gardening, reading, working crossword puzzles, collecting antique dolls and collectables and watching basketball and tennis sports on TV. Andy Roddick was her favorite tennis player. She faithfully attended the MSU Bobcat basketball games and watched the Bobcat football games on TV. Her favorite music was from Michael Jackson CDs.
Marguerite was preceded in death by her parents, Roy and Harriette, and brother, Robert F. Morgan.
She is survived by daughter, Kathy (Larry) Aasheim; son, Richard (Verna) Carlstrom; grandchildren, Shawn (April) Aasheim, Kammi (Jerrett) Hopstad, Tanner Aasheim, Amanda (Scott) Williams and Tamara Clernmer; and five great-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Sept. 21, at Dokken-Nelson Funeral Service. Should friends desire, memorials may be made to the Bobcat Club, P.O. Box 173380, Bozeman, MT 59717.
Arrangements are in the care of Dokken-Nelson Funeral Service, www.dokkennelson.com.
Dokken-Nelson Funeral Service
113 South Willson Avenue
Bozeman, MT 59715
Published in Bozeman Daily Chronicle from Sept. 12 to Sept. 16, 2012