Patricia A. Meldrum


Patricia A. Meldrum, 77, passed away due to natural causes at Northern Montana Care Center, in Havre, Mont., on Wednesday, June 15, 2022.

Cremation has taken place, and memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, July 12, at Fifth Avenue Christian Church, in Havre, with Ila McClenahan officiating. Burial will follow in Highland Cemetery, in Havre.

Patricia was born on March 31, 1945, in Chester, Mont., to Harlan and Alice (Fusk) Bilden. She was raised on a farm outside of Joplin, Mont., and attended school there, graduating from Joplin High School in 1963. Patricia attended beauty school in California, where her first son was born.

She returned to Joplin, where she married Eugene Meldrum, and the couple had three more sons. For many years, Patricia worked from a salon in her home, first in Joplin, then Cut Bank, then the family moved to Havre, where they raised their boys. Patricia retired from hairdressing in 2002.

Patricia loved quilting, and won countless awards for her beautiful quilts. She also enjoyed reading and visiting her sister in San Francisco, Calif. However, the light of Patricia's life was her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She absolutely adored them.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Harlan and Alice Bilden, and her brother, Walter Bilden.

Patricia is survived by her husband, Eugene Meldrum, of Havre; four sons, Treg Meldrum, of Denver, Colo., Ward Meldrum, of Iowa, Jerry Meldrum, of Montana, and Troy (Cori) Meldrum, of Havre; six grandchildren, Eboni, Tori, Jacie, Jenna, and Jayla Meldrum, and Jerry Howard; great-grandchildren, Greigh, Parker, and Penny; sister Janet Bilden, of San Francisco; brother Leroy "Whitey" Bilden, of Massachusetts; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, family, and friends.

Holland & Bonine Funeral Home has been entrusted with services and arrangements. Please visit Patricia's online memorial page to send a card or leave a message of condolence for her family at


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