On July 31, 2016, at the age of 92, Jesus reached out his hand and caught mom by hers and took her to dwell in the house of the Lord forever.
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Marge was born on March 5, 1924, in Harlem, Montana, to Mae and Alfred "Garb" Garber. As a young girl she lived with her family which included an older brother, Jim, and a younger sister, Dorothy. When Marge was twelve the family moved to Chinook, Montana. Shortly after graduation she met and married Joe Paul Hoehn on Aug. 4, 1942. The couple started a family quite soon. Joe worked first for Montana Dakota Utility Co. then Montana Power Co. They lived in Harlem, Chinook, Havre, Whitefish and lastly in Bozeman where Joe retired after 38 years.
Marge, in her younger years, enjoyed camping and fishing with the family along with crosswords. Mom enjoyed going to western movies, cowboy tales, and riding her horses. She was a tomboy at heart and was always ready for a ballgame, Tag or Hide and Seek with the neighborhood boys. Later it was flower gardening and being with family and friends- and a winning game of Bingo.
Mom and Dad had five children together, four sons and one daughter. Sadly her son Joie died in 1954 and her daughter Kay in 1975. Marge's husband died in 1989. She was also preceded in death by her parents Mae and Garb and her brother Jim.
Survivors include her sister Dorothy Darm of Portland, Oregon, her sons Doug, and his wife, Delores, of Gainesville, Virginia, Dave of Missoula, and Dale also of Missoula. Marge had six Grandchildren and eight Great-Grandchildren.
Two memorials will be held in Marge's honor. The first will be held at The Springs of Missoula, 3710 American Way on Saturday, Aug. 27 at 3 p.m. The second will be held at the First Church of Nazarene on Nov. 12 at 1 p.m. Cremation has already taken place.
Special thanks to everyone at The Springs and Partners Hospice in Homecare.
Published in Bozeman Daily Chronicle on Aug. 12, 2016