Anna Margaret Bolland, 78, of Ashton, died Monday, Oct. 26, 2009, at her home of natural causes.
She was born March 30, 1931, in Boulder, Mont., to Edwin and Mary Maher Ivey. In 1950, the family moved to Rexburg, Idaho, and Margaret attended and graduated from Madison High School.
She married Bill Bolland on May 4, 1952, in Zion Lutheran Church in Ashton. They made their home in Squirrel until moving to Ashton in 1956, where she resided until her death. However, she and Bill lived in Portland, Ore., for two years. She was the mother of two children, Linda Dianne and Dale William. She was a member of Ashton Christian Fellowship. She owned and ran a Christian Bookstore in St. Anthony for many years and then in Ashton for a few more. She loved flowers, birds, her pond, nature and most of all her Lord, Jesus Christ.
She is survived by her husband, Bill of Ashton; children, Linda (Kenneth) Strawn of Ashton and Dale (Joni) Bolland of Vallejo, Calif.; siblings, Francis Dooms and Roy Ivey, both of Boise; five grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Joe Ivey who died in infancy; and sisters, Rose Machen and Joyce Machen.
Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 29, at the Ashton Christian Fellowship with Pastor Rich Laux officiating. The family will receive friends from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. today at Baxter Funeral Home, 717 Main St. in Ashton, and from noon to 12:45 p.m. Thursday at the church. Burial will be in Squirrel Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Ashton Christian Fellowship, 784 Baker Road, Ashton, ID 83420.