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Darlene 'Toots' Mae Murch


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

A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, June 13, at the Lauckner Home, 1402 Milk River Road, Nashua, with a funeral reception following at noon. Burial will be at Highland Cemetery in Glasgow, at 2 p.m.

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, Dave, her number one son, (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; brother Chuck Olson; twin brother 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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