Marian June Campbell Hohman
Marian June Campbell Hohman, 92, left our world and journeys to our Creator's happy hunting grounds on Sept. 23, 2022, in Pablo.
Born to Michael and Stella Campbell on June 3, 1930, at the family home in Savoy, Mont., she joined brothers Tommy, Bud, Malcolm and sisters Sylvia and Ruby who were later joined by Vida Ione (Toto), Donald and Levi.
Marian was practiced in the art of storytelling and captured our imagination of what life was like for her family growing up in Assiniboin, Gros Ventre, and Sioux country during the Great Depression.
Marian's life was profoundly impacted by the early loss of both parents and must have felt sometimes like a ship without a rudder, drifting off course without the benefit of others around to steer her back. Her inner strength and fortitude to face life's challenges was found in 2 Thessalonians 3:10 'For even when we were with you, we gave you this rule: 'The one who is unwilling to work shall not eat.'
Life during the Great Depression was hard and work was her north star. These times instilled in her a compassion for helping others and her home became a safe haven for drifters searching for a north star.
Marian graduated from Flandreau Indian Boarding School where lifelong friendships were forged. She started working at a young age washing dishes, waitressing, bartending, factory worker, rifle manufacturing where the supervisor held a contest for who could dismantle and reassemble a rifle the fastest — she won, nurse aid, semitruck driver (oops, was that a gas pump), medical records supervisor. Dr. Eden Well's farewell included '... Marian, you are the heart and soul of this clinic.' Upon retirement she moved to Polson and Pablo to be close to family and worked part-time for Lake County Department of Health.
Marian was a 'Jill of all Trades' and unlike 'Jack,' she was a master and excelled as a seamstress, cook, gardener, horsewoman, knitting, crocheting — always busy, never one to sit and watch television.
Marian Campbell Hohman