Patsy Maxine (Stearns) Reimche, 68, died on Monday, Dec. 23, 2013, at the Frances Mahon Deaconess Hospital in Glasgow, Mont.
She was born on July 13, 1945, in Scobey, the daughter of Clinton "Kink" and Frances (Bondy) Stearns. She lived on the farm north of Frazer and then moved to Fort Peck. She attended Fort Peck Grade School and Nashua High School.
She worked at the Fort Peck Café and Fort Peck Theatre, and as a telephone operator. She owned and operated three businesses: the Home Café in Nashua, the PR Plant Rental and Sales, and she designed and built the Korner One-Stop in Nashua.
She was active in Women in Farm Economics (Wife) and she worked for the Federal Crop Insurance Corporation. She was appointed to the Montana Renewable Energy Council and served as Energy chairperson. Most recently she was employed by EPAC as the office manager for 10 years.
She married Gordon Reimche on Sept. 11, 1964. After marriage they moved to the farm. They lived there, at Fort Peck Lake and Nashua to the present date. Together for 50 years, they operated their family farm. They raised their family and 14 grandchildren.
She was a homemaker. She enjoyed hosting family gatherings at the farm. She enjoyed cooking, canning and sewing. She was a "Fort Peck Girl" at heart.
She loved to fish, camp and boat and loved to spend time on Fort Peck Lake. She was an active member of the Nashua Sleighers Snowmobile Club for many years, hosting many slue parties and other events. She was also active in starting and organizing the Nashua Winterfest, was involved in planning and organization of many Nashua High School reunions and enjoyed participating in the activities of her Investment Club. She especially looked forward to her and Gordon's annual "after harvest" trip to Las Vegas.
She was preceded in death by a brother, Milford Stearns.
Survivors include her husband, Gordon Reimche of Nashua; one son, Ted Wayne Reimche of Billings; five daughters, Penny Hagen and her husband, Bruce, of Great Falls, Jill Meiers and her husband, Bob, of Glasgow, Tina Anderson and her husband, Chris, of Havre, Gayna Watson and her husband, Joel, of Billings, and Kelly Fogg of Belgrade; and two brothers, Stewart Stearns of Sacramento, Calif., and Gary Stearns of Harlem.
Funeral services were held Friday, Dec. 27, at 2 p.m. at the First Lutheran Church in Glasgow, followed by a private interment at the Reimche family farm.
Bell Mortuary of Glasgow was in charge of arrangements.