|Birth: ||Oct. 12, 1896|
|Death: ||Dec. 1, 1987|
Daisy Mary Biller was born on October 12th, 1896 at Pymoor, Cambridgeshire, England. She was the only daughter of four children. Born to Eliza Ann Moore and Martin Read. The family moved to Lincolnshire, England where Daisy received her education and had training as a primary teacher. Daisy came to the United States with her parents who homesteaded near Inverness (Hill, MT) in August of 1916. While there, she worked in the post office and served as rural mail carrier.
In Octber (28th) of 1933 Daisy married Adolph E. Biller in Havre (Hill, MT) They lived and worked on different farms in the Flathead Valley in the years that followed. In 1945 they moved to Columbia Falls (Flathead, MT) and remained there until Ed's death in 1962. Daisy continued to live alone in Columbia Falls. In November of 1984, when her health failed, she moved to Chester (Liberty, MT) to live at the Sweetgrass Lodge. She remained there until October of 1987, when she entered the Liberty County Nursing Home in Chester. Daisy died at the rest home on Tuesday afternoon, December 1st, at the age of 91 years.
While in Columbia Falls, Daisy was a member of the United Methodist Church and had served as organist for several years. In addition to playing the organ, she enjoyed singing. She and Ed raised a big garden every year and sold vegetables, strawberries and eggs to local residents. Although they never had a family of their own, they loved children and Daisy babysat many kids during her 40-year stay in Columbia Falls. She was an avid letter writer and kept in contact with her many dear friends. She had a fantastic memory, and loved to visit and share stories with friends and neighbors. In her quiet hours at home she enjoyed knitting and crocheting. Daisy had a special love for animals of all kinds, but was especially fond of cats.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her three brothers (Leslie, Thomas, and Cyril). Daisy is survived by two nieces, Mrs. Terry (Mary Ann) Stevenson of Hingham, MT, and Jeanette Read of Campbell, California, and by one nephew, Robert R. of Mt. Prospect, Illinois.
Funeral services were held at the Columbia Falls United Methodist Church on Friday, December 4th, at 2:00 p.m. Interment followed at Woodlawn Cemetery.
Liberty County Times, Chester, MT, 9 Dec 1987
(Born Oct. 12, 1895 per Montana Death Index).
Surrogate grandmother to the Charles Schrock children.
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Adolph Edwin Biller (1885 - 1962)*
Created by: Bill and Elaine Schrock
Record added: Jul 01, 2007
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