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Pearl Carol Wesen

 

March 21, 2018

Pearl Carol (Zamotsny) Wesen, 95, of Glasgow, Mont., passed away peacefully on Saturday, March 10, 2018, at Valley View Home in Glasgow.

She was born Jan. 1, 1923, in Lwow, Poland, to her parents, William and Annie (Fidunchuk) Zamotsny. She received her education at Grassland, Alberta, in Canada. After graduation, she attended nurses training in Edmonton, Alberta, and later received her licensed practical nursing degree.

While in Edmonton she met and married the love of her life, Clayton A. Wesen, on Aug. 19, 1944. They were stationed in New Orleans, La., while Clayton was in the military, where they lived in the French Quarter. Later they relocated to Glasgow, which became their lifelong home and they started their family. She and her dance partner of 62 years, lived and loved together.

Family and friends were her passion and delight. Her warm smile could always light up any room she entered. Her grandchildren were a huge part of her life. She rarely missed events they participated in and was always their biggest fan. She loved writing letters to family members who did not live nearby. She constantly wanted them to know she was thinking of them and held them all close to her big heart.

She was a member of the First Lutheran Church, ELCW, Sarah's Circle, lifetime member of Odd Fellows and Rebekahs, American Legion Auxiliary, Birthday Club, Home Demonstration Club, Boots and Belles Square and Round Dancing Club three days a week, a First Lutheran Church quilter and many more.

She was a lady of many talents, cooking, gardening, baking, knitting, crocheting, and sewing on a daily basis which kept her busy and she was always giving. Her baking and sewing talents won multiple rosettes from the Valley County Fair.

She worked at FMDH for over 40 years. Her door was always open to whomever wanted to come visit, at the same time you would never leave empty handed, or hungry.

Preceding Pearl in death is her beloved husband, Clayton; her parents; four sisters; two brothers and one grandchild.

Survivors include her children, Evelyn Wells and her husband, Ivyl, of Mountain Home, Idaho, Patricia Garwood and her husband, Ronald, of Nashua, Gary Wesen of Glasgow, and Beverly Falcon and her husband, Mark, of Billings; eight grandchildren, Stacy Garwood of Nashua, Seth Garwood of Nashua, Greg Wells and his wife, Emily, of Meridian, Idaho, Shawn Garwood of Glasgow, Eric Wells and his wife, Sarah, of Eagle, Idaho, Michael Falcon and his wife, Cortney, of Billings, Steven Falcon of Billings and Kimberly Shanahan and her husband, Taylor, of Great Falls; 12 great-grandchildren; one brother; one sister; three sisters-in-law; and many nieces and nephews.

Family received friends from 7 – 8:30 p.m. on Friday, March 16, at Bell Mortuary in Glasgow. Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Saturday, March 17, at First Lutheran Church in Glasgow with Pastor Todd Wright officiating. Burial followed the service in Highland Cemetery in Glasgow.

Memorials can be made in Pearl's name to the First Lutheran Church of Glasgow, or FMDH Foundation or Valley View Foundation.

 

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