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Marceline "Marce" L. French

December 10, 1926 March 21, 2019
Marceline "Marce" L. French
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Marceline “Marce” Larson French, 92, died of natural causes under a rare super worm moon on the first day of spring, March 21, 2019 at the Central Montana Nursing Center.  

Marce was born in Windham, Montana on December 10, 1926; attended school in Windham where she graduated valedictorian and attended Montana State University.  

She married Bill French in 1946 and ranched in the Hobson/Utica area for more than 60 years.   They raised wheat, Angus cattle, and 5 children which was a lot of hard work.  

Marce’s many talents included beautiful ceramics, quilts, crochet and was a great cook.  She was ahead of her time concerning health-foods, vitamins and our environment.  Let’s not forget how she loved her Norwegian heritage, (Uff Da, lutefisk, lefsa, and rose mauling).  She and Bill visited family in Norway and attend several Norwegian reunions.  

Marce was a member of the United Methodist Church for 70 plus years.  Governor Schweitzer appointed her to be on the State Hearing Impaired Board.  Bill & Marce enjoyed bowling on the Sunday Night League for many years.  Other organizations include: Sons of Norway, Red Hat Society, Utica Women’s Club, a 4-H leader and a lifetime member of the Order of the Eastern Star.  

Marce is survived by her brother, Lyle Larson of Great Falls; her children: Judi (Ray) Harris, Jan French (daughter-in-law), Erika French (Tom Owen), Dan (Bobbi Jo) French, and Amy French; grandchildren: Todd (Peggy) Harris, Tammy Harris (Larry Nielsen), Scott (Tammy) Harris, Sigrid (Brendan) Deegan, Garth (Kari) French, Calvin French-Owen, Darian French-Owen, Anna (Cody) Tredik, and William French; 13 great-grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.  

Marce is preceded in death by her parents, Rudy and Martha Larson; sister, Laura Schlieman; husband, Bill French; son, Kelly French; and grandson, Brock French.  

Memorial Services will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, April 4, 2019 at the Lewistown United Methodist Church.  A luncheon will follow at the church prior to the inurnment at the Philbrook Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in Marce’s name to the Utica Women’s Club or the Lewistown United Methodist Church.

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11:30 AM 4/4/2019 11:30:00 AM
Lewistown Methodist Church

512 W. Broadway
Lewistown, MT 59457

A luncheon will follow the service before inurnment at the Philbrook Cemetery.

Lewistown Methodist Church
512 W. Broadway Lewistown 59457 MT
United States

Cemetery Details


Philbrook Cemetery Final Resting Place

1658 Hobson-Philbrook Road
Hobson, MT 59452

1658 Hobson-Philbrook Road Hobson 59452 MT
United States

Memorial Contribution

Utica Women's Club

127 Woodland Rd.
Moccasin, MT 59462

Lewistown Methodist Church

512 W. Broadway
Lewistown, MT 59457

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