Margaret “Maggie” Agnes Hjorth, age 77, of Fallon passed away on Friday, October 30, 2009 at the Billings Clinic in Billings.
Maggie was born in Dickinson, North Dakota on December 5, 1931, the daughter of George and Pearl (Everetts) Mannion. She was raised by her great grandmother Agnes Everetts in Medora, ND. She graduated high school in Medora and attended college in Dickinson, North Dakota where she graduated with a bookkeeping degree. Maggie and Dennis Hjorth were married on October 23, 1954 at Fallon. They lived in Fallon before moving to their home on the irrigated unit then to their current home on the Fallon Flats. They are the last of the original owners on the Fallon Buffalo Rapid Project.
Maggie enjoyed her grandchildren and most recently her great grandchildren. She liked fishing and spent many 4th of July’s at the mouth of Fallon Creek with the Frosts and others who would join them. She was a member of the Fallon Homemakers for over 50 years. She was also involved in the Fallon Community events like the plays they did to raise money for the Fallon Fire Hall. Bowling was very important to her and she bowled on a team with Doris, Mary Ann and Gerri for many years acquiring many trophies. She worked alongside her husband from digging beets to summer fallowing, ect. She was a 53 year member of the Hope American Lutheran Church. She did many jobs in the church including being the treasurer for years. Dennis and her husband loved to travel and were snowbirds for 20 years. They traveled to Hawaii, Canada and Mexico. They also belonged to a pinochle card club. Auction sales were another thing she enjoyed.
Maggie was preceded in death by her parents and half sisters, Betty and Shirley. She is survived by her husband, Dennis Hjorth of the family home; a son Douglas (Connie) of Fallon, MT; three daughters: Christie (Kent) Liles of Lindsay, MT; Sharon (Steve) Macioroski of Glendive, MT; and Carleen (Don) Gaub of Fallon, MT; a half brother, Thomas Gathman of Big Fork, MT; eight grandchildren, and eight great grandchildren.
Visitation was held on Monday, November 2, 2009 at Stevenson & Sons Funeral Home in Terry. A prayer service was held held on Monday, November 2, 2009 in Terry. Funeral services were held on Tuesday, November 3, 2009 at the Hope American Lutheran Church in Fallon.
Should friends desire, memorials may be made to the Hope American Lutheran Church or to the charity of one’s choice.