Wednesday, August 18, 2010

All The Leaves Are Brown & The Sky Is Grey

GREENE, Richard B. "Dick" 70, born in Flushing, NY on March 30, 1940, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, July 11, 2010. He is survived by his wife Karen; two sons, Raymond and Robert; his daughter, son-in-law and granddaughter, Erin, Scott and Briley Fleeman; a sister and brother-in-law, Lucy and Holmes Hallock of Long Island, NY. He also leaves two step- children and their families, Nicole and Mike Arnold, Tony and Michele Manatine, and 4 step-grandchildren, Jordan, Dylan, Taylor and Alyssa. He will always be remembered for his love of God, family, and friends and, of course, his talents as an artist and chef, his love for racing (NASCAR #11), and dancing, which he did so well. A memorial service will be held in the Chapel at First Baptist Church of Indian Rocks, 12685 Ulmerton Road, Largo, Florida, at 1pm on July 31st; immediately following there will be a gathering of family and friends. My Mother's brother.

Almont and Bob
Out for a ride!

,Robert Bob 84. On Thursday, Aug. 5, 2010, three years to the day after Mom left us, looking out into a beautiful summer day with Happy Trails playing in the background, Dad swung up on Prince and rode off to the other side.

Robert Bob Harvey was born Jan. 10, 1926, in Gleason, Wis., the sixth of eight children born to Fred and Gertrude Harvey. In October of that year, the family moved to Bainville to be closer to family. He started school at the Harvey School and went through the eighth grade in Dixon. He later attended Flathead County High School.

In 1943, he began a 60-year career raising and selling Christmas trees. In 1945, the family moved to the West Valley area, and he took over the family farming when his father s health began to fail. In 1951, he married an east coast city girl, Katherine Willaman. With Bob on his beloved Prince and Kathy on Little Joe, they enjoyed competing in O-Mok-Sees around the area.

They had three children, Gail, Rick, and Sara, and raised them in the West Valley area. He farmed, ranched and raised Christmas trees for 60 years, until his health just wouldn't let him anymore. He was the last remaining charter member of the Flathead County Sheriff's Posse. He was involved in the posse as long as he was able, and it was a source of great pride for him.

In the 1950s he rode in the Calgary Stampede with the posse. He carried many a flag in the parades around the valley. He worked at the fair and enjoyed doing security at the local football games. He enjoyed visiting Syke s, sitting with people from all walks of life and solving the world s problems over ten-cent coffee.

Family was extremely important to dad. He worried about them, looked after them and loved having everyone together. A family gathering, complete with a rendition of Dunderbeck, was about as good as it could get for him. It is believed that he was happiest out riding his horse on a sunny day, checking his cows. He looked forward to the first baby calf of spring and raised about every other sort of farm animal there was, at one time or another.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Kathy; six of his brothers and sisters; a son-in-law; two nieces; and a nephew. He is survived by his children, Rick of Billings, Gail Drew and her husband, Bruce of Kalispell, Sara Martin and her husband, Tony of Kalispell; and two grandsons that he was absolutely devoted to, Bret Martin of Williston, N.D., and Randy Martin of Kalispell. He was Uncle Bob to too many nieces and nephews and their families to count. He loved us all. While his absence creates a great void, he leaves a legacy of devotion to family. Hang and rattle, Dad! A celebration of Bob s life will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 9, at the Stillwater Free Lutheran Church. Mr. Maven's Uncle. Obituary posted at The Daily Interlake.

The Harvey Family Historian

FOY, Adelaide Mary Harvey, 93. Adelaide Mary Foy died peacefully in Middleton, Idaho, on the afternoon of Friday, June 25, 2010. She was born Oct. 24, 1916, on her parents homestead outside of Bainville, Mont., the second child and first daughter of Frederick R. Harvey (1885-1968) and Gertrude Louise Burton (1893-1969).

Left - Torrance and Adelaide at college.

Her father was minister of the Congregational church at nearby Intake, and he also worked as a circuit preacher, serving Savage and Plevna. Between 1919 and 1926, her family lived in Genoa Junction, Elcho, Gleason and Dudley, all in Wisconsin, where she attended primary schools.

In 1926 they returned to Bainville, and subsequently she entered high school there, staying in town during the week, working for her board and room. She graduated from Bainville High School in 1933. She attended Intermountain College at Helena, where she experienced the destructive 1935 earthquakes that destroyed the college buildings, finishing her teacher's certificate the following year in Great Falls, where Intermountain had temporarily relocated.

She began her career as a teacher in a rural school outside Bainville in the fall of 1936. In 1937 her family moved to Dixon and she taught in rural schools in the area. In 1942 she married James Beauford Jim Foy, owner of a barber shop in Ronan. The two of them spent the war years working in the Kaiser shipyard in Portland.

Their son David was born in 1946, and their daughter Judy followed in 1948. In 1948 they relocated to Hot Springs where her husband operated the Rainbow Barber Shop, and where she took up her teaching career again in 1952. She furthered her education by attending summer school in Missoula and studying by correspondence. She was a talented and skillful teacher, becoming elementary principal in 1964, the same year she was awarded her master's degree in education from the University of Montana. The family moved to Columbia Falls in 1964, where she continued teaching until she retired as vice principal in 1979.

She remained active in community affairs and, in 1991, was named Montana Senior Citizen of the Year. She and her husband traveled widely in North America after retirement. She was predeceased by her husband; her brothers, Torrance, Almont and Bill Harvey; and her sisters, Nellie Richardson and Lucille Palmer.

She is survived by her brothers, Bob and Dale Harvey, of Kalispell; her son, David, of Calgary; and her daughter, Judy Luce, of Caldwell, Idaho; her grandchildren, Mandi Heinle and Ken of Hathaway, Mont., and Cory Luce and Tera of Boise, Idaho; and great-grandchildren, Kassidi and Kadie Heinle, Jasper and Cody Luce, and Jeff Wood of Henderson, Nev.

Adelaide was part of a large and loving family. They were an important part of her life and she enjoyed researching and sharing the family s history and genealogy and just spending time with them at the many family gatherings throughout the years. She will always be loved and remembered by her family, friends and the hundreds of students whose lives are better for having experienced her generous heart, her kind and loving spirit and her undaunted positive attitude. A celebration of Adelaide s life will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, July 5, at Lakeside Chapel in Lakeside. Mr. Maven's Aunt. Obituary posted at The Daily Interlake.


Blogger Kerry Scott said...

My gosh. Three in such a short time is too much.

I'm thinking of you and Mr. Maven.

August 18, 2010 at 11:15 AM  
Blogger Elizabeth O'Neal said...

I'm so sorry for your losses. This has indeed been a difficult year.

August 18, 2010 at 11:43 AM  
Blogger Carol said...

It has been a summer of sorrow, no doubt about it. Prayers, hugs and fairy dust.

August 18, 2010 at 11:46 AM  
Blogger Caroline said...

I am so very sorry. Thinking of your family.


August 18, 2010 at 12:43 PM  
Blogger footnoteMaven said...

Thank you all.

Nature, they say, comes in threes.

For Bob to die so soon after his sister Adelaide was not expected.

Dick was young, but had lived a very full life in so short a time.

Me, I'm thanking God I didn't make the list.


August 18, 2010 at 12:49 PM  
Blogger Judith Richards Shubert said...

fM - I'm also thanking God you're not on that list today. You have so much more to give and share. May you and your family feel God's grace and heal swiftly.

August 18, 2010 at 1:09 PM  
Anonymous Donna - What's Past is Prologue said...


I'm sorry for all of your and Mr Maven's losses. May they all rest in peace...and may better days lie ahead!


August 18, 2010 at 3:31 PM  
Blogger footnoteMaven said...

Amen, Sister Donner!


August 18, 2010 at 4:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm so sorry for your losses - What wonderful obits and stories and especially the pictures. Adelaide was gorgeous and I can see a gleam in her eye. How wonderful to have had them all for that long, especially 93! My grandmother died last year at 95 and her only sibling this year at 87. I am lucky to have a great-uncle over 100 who is still independent (lives alone, drives, etc.), and lucky to have had so many who lived a long time so I could get their stories and those of their grandparents in the 1800s. I'm glad you had yours for a long time and I'm sure you got so much great info from them. Here's to a better rest of the year! ~ Deb

August 18, 2010 at 4:46 PM  
Blogger Joan said...

Blessings to you and yours.

August 22, 2010 at 7:01 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks for posting these. David Foy

September 10, 2010 at 8:31 PM  

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