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Geraldine Marie Mitton, age 98, Our sweet Irish mom passed away November 21, 2018 at her home in Kalispell. She was born May 25, 1920 in Oakdale, NE to Jessie and Margaret Lynch. She was the 3rd oldest of nine children. As a small child she lived in Upton, WY, before moving to Trego, MT Her childhood was happy times despite having very little. She loved her siblings and loved to reminisce about those adventures and there were lots of them.
On June 30, 1938 she married Edward Mitton at the Presbyterian Church in Kalispell. They celebrated 62 years together before his passing in 2004. Dad and mom lived on a small farm where she worked hard, gardening, canning and sewing and raising four children. She was a school board member, election judges and a 4-H leader. Mom was a lifetime member of the Mt. View Birthday Club and a 20 year+ member of Tops Chapter 360.
Mother was an excellent cook. Her fresh rolls, fried chicken and Duchess Apple Pie were always requested by family and friends and not to be missed. And she did beautiful hand work, cherished by her family.
In 2008, when her eyesight started to fail her, she moved to town to be near her daughter and son-in-law, where she remained until her death. Mom never complained. When asked how she was, her answer was always "Oh Fine"- and she was always smiling.
Mom was preceded in death by her parents, Her husband Ed, three grandchildren: Kelley, Pam & Andy Mitton, One great grandchild: Jacob Kurtz. Brothers Warren, Jess, Dan and Neil Lynch, Sisters Rose Hollopeter, Maude Bauska, Orine Rhodes and Donna Lerew. She is survived by sons Robert (Veletta) Ramona, CA, David (Evonne) Helena, MT, Daughters Nadine (Gary) Eckert, Kalispell, MT & Donna (Tony) Lakeland, FL. Grandchildren Robert Jr., Richard Mitton, Teresa DeCourt, Matthew Mitton, Becky Simkins, Dorene Kurtz and Darla Harmon. Great grandchildren Taylor DeCourt, Melanie and Melissa Mitton, Ashley and Tyler Kurtz, Elizabeth nd Josh Simkins and Logan and Lauren Harmon. Two great, great grandchildren Evelyn and Liam DeCourt and many loved nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be Monday, November 26 from 4-6pm at Buffalo Hill Funeral Home. Funeral Services will be held Tuesday, November 27, 2018 at 1:00 at the Frist Presbyterian Church: 540 South Main, Kalispell. Burial will follow service at Glacier Memorial Gardens. Reception to follow after Tuesday's service at the church.
If you wish: donations can be made toTalking Books Library, Helena, MT.
Friends are encouraged to visit our website at www.buffalohillfh.com to leave notes of condolences for the family. Buffalo Hill Funeral Home and Crematory caring for the family.