Lois Angvick, 94, of Plentywood died Dec. 14, 2023, at Sheridan Memorial Hospital in Plentywood.
Lois Bain Angvick, the only child of Joseph Cecil Bain and Lillian “Bove” Allen, was born in Plentywood on Sept. 28, 1929. Her mother died when she was six years old and her father raised her on a ranch west of Reserve homesteaded by his aunt Irene Murphy. Except for two years in Butte and Drummond, where Cecil worked in the copper mines, she attended the Rock Springs Grade School west of Reserve. It was a threemile horseback ride from the ranch to the school. One of her favorite memories was racing her horse at noon against her best friend Rose (Anderson) Lossing. She later attended Plentywood High School, graduating in 1947.
Following high school, she attended the University of Montana in Missoula for a brief time.
She married Edward Angvick of Reserve on Jan. 17, 1949. They made their home on the Angvick family farm just south and east of Reserve. They had seven children: Lynn, Colleen, John, Debbie, David, Terry and Amber.
Besides raising her seven children, which in itself was a full-time job, she was a woman of many interests and talents. She was an avid gardener and was especially proud of her flower gardens. They were meticulously laid out and neatly arranged around the farm yard, with every bed organized and labeled with specific flowers. She also enjoyed vegetable gardening and had large gardens for many years. She was able to receive her Master Gardener certificate, of which she was very proud. She enjoyed woodworking, oil painting, crafts, sewing, quilting, needlework, baking, you name it. She bowled with the “girls” for many years and was an active member of the Wakea Homemaker Club in Reserve.
She spent countless hours researching the genealogy of both sides of the family. During her children’s school years, she was a Sunday school teacher, Medicine Lake Music mother, band chaperone and honorary Letterman’s Club member. Summers were busy with Big Muddy baseball games and the Sheridan County Harvest Festival/ Sheridan County Fair.
For many years, she attended Women’s Week on the Montana State University campus. This MSU Extension Service-sponsored event led her to be chosen as a delegate from Montana to travel to Kamamota, Japan, as part of a women’s delegation to Montana’s counterpart in Japan. Fellow Wakea Club member and friend, Delores Lund, also took part in this once-in-alifetime experience.
She was preceded in death by her daughter, Colleen.
She is survived by her husband, Eddie; children, Lynn Angvick of Billings, John Angvick of Medicine Lake, Debbie Pond of Belgrade, David of Medicine Lake, Terry of Plentywood, and Amber of Cartwright, N.D.; eight grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.
A service will be held at Fulkerson Funeral Home Chapel on Friday, Dec. 29, at 11 a.m. Interment at Eden Valley Cemetery will take place at a later date.