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Ovidia Metvedt


Ovidia Metvedt, 91, of Glasgow, Mont., died Friday, July 26, 2013, after a short battle with pneumonia.

Funeral services will be held Friday, Aug. 2, at 11 a.m. at the First Lutheran Church in Glasgow. Interment will be with her two sons in the Highland Cemetery in Glasgow.

She was born May 10, 1922, in Plentywood to Marinus and Carrie (Olsen) Pedersen. She grew up on a homestead near Reserve and attended school in Reserve.

In 1940 she married Rueben Schroeder and they made their home in Reserve. They were later divorced.

In 1956 she married Gustev Metvedt and they made their home in Westby. Later they moved to Cutbank and finally settled in Glasgow. They were later divorced.

She cooked in every restaurant in Glasgow – the Johnnie Cafe, The Clansman, Huskies Truck Stop, the Montana Cafe and Ken’s Club, to name a few, as well as the famous Aurora Club at the Glasgow Air Force Base. She was a great cook and a tough task master. Your best bet was to listen to her and learn from her.

Her last job was as a taxi cab driver in her ugly green car.

She loved to read, play bingo, cards, Rummikub and play spoons with the family. Above all, except her love of her Lord, family was very important to her.

She was a member of the Calvary Baptist Church, the American Legion Auxiliary #41 and the VFW Auxiliary 3107 in Glasgow.

She was preceded in death by two sons, Gary Schroeder and Terry Metvedt; and two husbands, Rueben Schroeder and Gus Metvedt.

Survivors include four children, Ervin Schroeder and his wife, Judy, of Columbia Falls, Carol DeBeau and her husband, Punk, of Shoshoni, Wyo., Cherylen McLaurin and Joy Johnson of Glasgow; one sister, Arlene Lusterberg of Kellogg, Idaho; and one brother, Alton Pedersen of Polson.

Bell Mortuary of Glasgow is in charge of arrangements.


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