Memorial services for Claudine Youngquist, 84 of Sidney were held Friday, April 5, 2013, at the Lonsdale United Methodist Church with Pastor Vicki Waddington officiating. Cremation has taken place under the direction of the Fulkerson Funeral Home of Sidney. Her remains will be interred in the Prairie County Cemetery, Terry, Mont., at a later time. Remembrances and condolences may be shared with the family at www.fulkersons.com.
Claudine was born on July 26, 1928 in Terry, Mont., the daughter of Charley and Cora (Gibson) Bennett. She graduated from Terry High School in 1946. On June 30, 1946 she was united in marriage to Dean Youngquist at the family farm 30 miles north of Terry.
In 1949 they moved to their own farm five miles east and resided there until 1958 when they moved to a ranch 30 miles south of Sidney. They moved from the ranch to their current farm in 1969 and have resided there since then.
Claudine owned and operated Claudine’s Bridal Shop in Sidney for 18 years.
Claudine was a member of the Women of the Moose and served as their Senior Regent from 1977-1978; she earned her College of Regent Degree in 1980. She was also a member of the VFW Auxiliary.
If there was anything that you ever needed, she could make it; her creativity inspired all of us. She enjoyed sewing, embroidery, ceramics, painting, making jewelry, and any craft that came along. She was very musical and played the violin, piano, accordion, and harmonica. Claudine’s grandchildren thought she was the best cook in Montana and that she made the best chokecherry syrup on the planet.
Claudine died on Sunday, March 31, 2013 at the Eastern Montana Veterans Home in Glendive, Mont.
She is survived by: her husband, Dean Youngquist, Sidney, Mont.; daughter, Norma Holland, Portland, Ore.; grandsons, Troy and Tyson Holland; daughter, Diane Sorenson, Sidney, Mont.; grandsons, David and Wade Sorenson and granddaughters, Brittney Sorenson and Meagan (Glenn) Dotson; son, Larry (Diana) Youngquist, Sidney, Mont.; granddaughters, Heather Cook, Monique (Tim) Jacob, Shannon (Dustin) Sletvold, and grandson, JC (Kim) Youngquist; son, Bruce Youngquist, Kalispell, Mont.; grandsons, Kane Youngquist, Jade Youngquist, Dameon Youngquist and granddaughter, Renata Youngquist; 20 great-grandchildren, one great-great grandchild; and six brothers, Bill, Alan, Melvin, Bob, Duane, and Dennis Bennett.
She is preceded in death by her parents Charley and Cora Bennett, her sister Alice Bennett, and brothers Harvey, Harry, and Pat Bennett.
Published April 10, 2013