Anne Marie Caves


Anne Marie (Bogeholz) Caves, 84, a teacher and homemaker, died Wednesday, Dec. 09, 2015, at the Sweet Memorial Nursing home in Chinook.

She was born March 25, 1931, to Gustav and Martha Bogeholz in Malta. As an only child of German immigrants, she attended Saco Schools, graduating in 1949. She went on to attend Northern Montana College, graduating in 1951 with an Associate Degree in elementary education.

She married James Caves, a high school classmate, that same year in Saco. She taught at Cree Crossing School and later was a substitute teacher at Saco Schools for years, once her children were grown. In 1952, she joined Jim for his final months of military service in Honolulu, Hawaii, otherwise living on her grandfather’s homestead until moving into a nursing home environment. As a life-long member of Saco Lutheran Church, she taught Sunday School and orchestrated many Christmas programs, helped for years with the church’s quilting and a was a member of the Saco Cemetery Board. She was very proud of her involvement in both the Malta and Saco TOPS groups. She spent her last five years at Sweet Nursing Home in Chinook.

She was preceded in death by her husband and son-in-law, Terry.

Survivors include four daughters, Vicke Schend of Missoula, Anita Freeman and her husband, Dwight, of Saco, Mardy Demarais and her husband, Lecil, of Malta, and Brenda Lammerding and her husband, Shane, of Saco; nine grandsons, Scott Larson and his wife, Sara, and Derrek Larson and his wife, Alice, all of Missoula, Jim Freeman and his wife, Rachel, of Minneapolis, Minn., Jeff Freeman and his wife, Debbie, of Denver, Colo., and Dusty Freeman and his wife, Sky, of Helena; and five great-grandchildren. She and Jim were so very proud of their grandsons.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 12, at the Saco Lutheran Church. Interment will be in the Grandview Cemetery at Saco.

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