Louise Ann Uphaus


December 28, 2022

Louise Ann (Halverson) Uphaus died on Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2022, at home with her husband, Bill, at her side.

A Celebration of Louise's life is planned for Spring 2023.

Louise was born in Hamilton, Mont., on Dec. 6, 1937, to Irvin and Ann (Schilke) Halverson. The oldest of three, she was raised on the family ranch south of Peerless, Mont. She loved ranching throughout her life. One of her greatest joys was riding as a jockey on the racetracks through the 50s and 60s. She also enjoyed driving in demolition derbies, softball, and golf, playing games and cards with family and friends and spent many years painting. Louise was a supporter of agriculture and was an active member of Women Involved in Farm Economics (WIFE) for many years.

After graduating from Scobey High School in 1956, she went to Seattle, Wash., to dental hygienist school. After a brief career in that field, she attended Northern Montana College in Havre, Mont. Louise's careers included dental hygienist, receptionist for Chan Ettian Law Office, secretary at the Malta Grade School, teller at Havre Savings and Loan, and manager of State Liquor Stores. She managed the Halverson Ranch in Daniels County after her parents' deaths.

Louise married Willie Doll in Havre on Nov. 7, 1959. They moved to the ranch south of Malta, Mont., in April 1963. To this union came four children: BilliJo, Levi, Lesli Ann and Serena. Willie and Louise divorced in 1979.

Louise married the love of her life, William "Billy" Uphaus on Sept. 25, 1999, and moved to Glasgow, Mont. In her retirement years Louise enjoyed playing bridge and going to the plays at the Fort Peck Summer Theater. But her greatest joy came from serving God. She was very active in the First Lutheran Church for many years and then in the Assembly of God Church. She planned to start teaching Sunday School again in January 2023.

She was preceded in death by her daughter, Lesli Ann; parents Irvin and Ann Halverson; sister Diane Jones; and family hired man, Hank Gritner.

Louise is survived by her husband, Billy; daughters BilliJo and Serena; son Levi (Sheila); grandchildren Matthew and Andrew (Kali) Swallows, Zach (Kara) Clovis, and Alexis (Zachary) Doll-Connor, Lesley (Jay) Larson and Nathan (Louvon) Doll; great-grandchildren Rhett Swallows, Isabella and Charlee Clovis, Cathrynn and Grayson Doll-Connor, Violet and Liberty Larson and Venorium Plante; her brother, Marlen (Anita) Halverson; three nieces and three nephews, many cousins, and Aunt Ruthann Halverson.

Louise will be missed by many people. She never met a stranger and she talked to everyone she met.

Condolences for the family may be left at bellmortuarymontana.com.


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