Martha Phidella McGuire, 99, of East Helena passed away June 4, 2012 of natural causes in Helena.
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She was born Sept. 28, 1912 in Reese Creek, Mont. Her parents were Noah and Lydia Bennett.
She was the seventh of 13 children, and is survived by her three sisters, Sarah Hopkins of Kennewick, Wash., Sue Dorsey of Bozeman, and Betty Connor of Three Forks. She was married to Alfred McGuire in 1936. Alfred preceded her in death in 1974. Martha worked for the MSU food service for 20 years.
She is survived by her four children, Juanita (Clarence) Swanson, Patricia (Bernard) Mazanec, Michael McGuire, and Dixie Johnson; and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren.
A graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, June 16 at Sunset Memorial Park in Belgrade.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to Intermountain Children's Home, 500 S. Lamborn St., Helena, MT 59601.
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 on June 8, 2012