HELENA -- Marjorie Viola Wise passed away peacefully at her home in Helena on Dec. 29, 2007, surrounded by loving family members.
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Marge was born on Dec. 6, 1916, in Lucene, Okla., to Ernest and Dora Ethel Paddock. She spent most of her adult life in Oregon and Montana. On Oct. 27, 1940, she married Lyle E. Wise and relocated to the Gallatin Valley, living in Manhattan, Belgrade, Three Forks, Bozeman and, finally, Helena. Marge has worked in the dry cleaning industry most of her life.
She is survived by her daughter, Karen Williams of Helena; son, Roger Wise of Alameda, Calif.; son, Gene Wise of Albuquerque, N.M.; eight grandchildren: Sherry Freeland of Illinois, Jeff Wise of Texas, Chris Wise of Texas, Travis Wise of Washington, Roger Wise Jr. of California, Rochelle Martin of Idaho, Rod Schleining of Montana and Russ Schleining of Oregon; sister-in-law, Dorothy Wise of Oregon; 14 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Lyle; son, Richard; brothers, Lloyd and Paul; and sister, Martha.
Marge was a very loving wife, mother and grandmother, that was loved and will be greatly missed by her family.
Services will be held at the K&L Mortuary Chapel in Three Forks at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, with interment following in the Fairview Cemetery.
K & L Mortuaries
109 West Second
Whitehall, MT 59759
Published in Bozeman Daily Chronicle on Jan. 2, 2008