Martha Brost, age 89, of Brockway, Montana passed away on Monday, April 25, 2011 at the McCone County Medical Center in Circle.
Martha Ulrich was born on May 5, 1921 in Marsh, Montana to Jacob and Sophia (Ruff) Ulrich. After moving around at a young age, she finished her schooling at a rural school around Watkins. After school, she worked at the old county hospital in Circle. While working there, she met Albert Brost. They were married on December 22, 1939. They operated the light plant in Brockway for several years before Albert began farming. Martha and Albert had three children, Edward, Nyla and William. They remained in the Brockway area. Martha was widowed in 1967. She studied and received her GED in 1970. Due to declining health, Martha moved to the McCone County Medical Center where she remained until the time of her death.
Martha enjoyed fishing, gardening, collecting stamps, and going out and watching the calving. She was a longtime member of the Evangelical Church in Circle, as religion was a big part of her life.
Martha is survived by her two sons, Edward (Deanna) Brost of Circle, MT, William Brost of Las Vegas, NV; one daughter, Nyla (George) Knierim of Glasgow, MT; one brother, Harold Schmidt of Marsh, MT; two sisters, Lydia Maier of Billings, MT, and Rose Jakobs of Billings, MT; nine grandchildren, twelve great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband Albert, her parents; infant son, Kenny; daughter-in-law, Joey Brost; brothers, Oscar Ulrich, Eddie Ulrich, Emil Schmidt, Johnny Schmidt and Robert Schmidt.
Visitation was held on Friday, April 29, 2011 at Clayton Stevenson Memorial Chapel in Circle. Funeral services were held on Saturday, April 30, 2011 at the Circle Evangelical Church. Interment followed in the Brockway Cemetery.
Condolences may be made to the family by visiting: www.stevensonandsons.com .
Should friends desire, memorials may be made to the charity of one’s choice.
Published May 4, 2011