Louise Nelson Klingle died May 20, 2003, after a short illness. She was 94 years young.
Louise was born to Jesse and Mary Nelson on Oct. 22, 1908, in Clarks Fork, Idaho. Shortly after, the family moved to homestead near the West fork of Armells Creek, Rosebud County. Louise enjoyed growing up on the homestead, where she learned to appreciate riding, gardening and other aspects of country living. After schooling in small country schools and higher education in Forsyth, she was off to Denver.
Louise lived for many years in Denver, where she worked for various department stores, including the May Company, J.C. Penney and for Singer Sewing Corp. as a sewing instructor; she was an accomplished seamstress.
Almost 40 years ago, Louise was wooed back to Montana by the love of her life, Frank Klingle. She shared a rich life with Frank in Butte and later in the home they built together in Columbus. Louise and Frank loved to travel, garden, socialize and tend to their beautiful landscaped yard.
Louise was preceded in death by her parents, Jesse S. and Mary E. Nelson; her sister, Lenora Horton and husband Ray; her brother, Jesse C. Nelson and wife Annette.
Louise is survived by her loving husband, Frank Klingle; brother Ralph Nelson and his wife Natalie of Lewistown; and many loving nieces and nephews who have been of aid and comfort for some time.
Louise, we'll miss you and your chocolate cake.
Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 28, at Smith's West Chapel, 304 34th St. W. Interment will be held privately at the Forsyth Cemetery. Viewing will be at Smith's Downtown Chapel starting Sunday, noon to 8 p.m.; Monday, 4 to 9 p.m.; Tuesday, 8 a.m. to 9 p.m., and Wednesday, prior to services at the West Chapel.