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Darlene 'Toots' Mae Murch


February 19, 2020

Darlene "Toots" Mae Murch, 82, of Nashua, Mont., passed away peacefully surrounded by family on Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020, at Valley View Home in Glasgow, Mont.

Services are being planned for sometime this summer.

Toots was born June 11, 1937, in Albert Lea, Minn., to Clifford and Jessie (Helland) Olson. Toots' family moved to Montana and they ended up in Nashua where she met and married Walt Murch on Oct. 29, 1955. They were married for 64 years and raised four children: her number one son, Dave (Deby) Murch, Connie (Red) Whitten, Lori (Darryl) Kolstad and Peggy (Will) Lauckner.

Toots enjoyed life to the fullest and she had many talents: cooking, sewing and crafting. She enjoyed cooking Sunday dinner for her family. Toots loved having her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren around. Toots enjoyed camping, fishing, and swimming. Every weekend, they would pack up the kids and off they would go for another weekend of camping. Toots welcomed everybody into her house with a welcoming smile and she would offer them a place to sit and something to eat.

Preceding her in death is her husband Walt; one daughter Connie Whitten; one son-in-law, Red Whitten; one grandson, Nick Kolstad; parents, Cliff and Jessie Olson; two brothers, Chuck Olson and her twin Donny Olson; and one sister, Barbara Olson.

Toots is survived by three of her four kids and their spouses; 14 grandkids; and 24 great-grandkids.

Toots will be remembered with smiles and laughter. She loved everyone she met and everyone loved her.

Bell Mortuary is assisting the family with arrangements. Condolences may be left at


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