|Birth: ||Apr. 13, 1916|
|Death: ||Sep. 16, 1998|
Thelma Marguerite (Freeland) Anderson was born at Havre, Montana, April 13, 1916. She was one of three children born to Leon and Stina (Haakenson) Freeland. She grew up in Joplin and graduated from Joplin High School in 1933.
Thelma married Sanford L. Anderson July 29, 1933 at Chinook, Montana. They made their home on the Anderson farm north of Joplin where Thelma worked as a homemaker and mother to three daughters.
The Andersons retired from farming in 1982. They continued to make Joplin their home; however, they spent the past four winters living in Helena near a daughter.
Thelma's health failed in recent years and she was being treated for congestive heart failure. On this past Monday she as admitted to the Liberty County Hospital in Chester. She died there on Wednesday evening Sept. 16, 1998. She was 82 years old.
Thelma is survived by her husband Sanford "Spike" of Joplin; three daughters, Sandra McKee of Tucson, Arizona, Jean Anderson of Helena, Gail Olson of Lewistown; eight grandchildren; six great grandchildren; her sister, Mrs. John (Leone) Tempel of Lakeside; an uncle, J.C. Freeland of Kalispell; and many nieces and nephews. Thelma was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Charlie Freeland.
Funeral services were at the Bethel Lutheran Church in Joplin. Interment in Joplin Cemetery.
Liberty County Times, Chester, MT, 23 Sept 1998 (excerpt)
Leon G. Freeland (1886 - 1930)
Stina Regina Haakenson Freeland (1884 - 1949)
Sanford Lewis Anderson (1912 - 2004)*
Charles Freeland (1914 - 1976)*
Thelma Marguerite Freeland Anderson (1916 - 1998)
Frances Leone Freeland Tempel (1922 - 2000)*
Plot: Block 3, Lot 20, Grave B
Created by: cara
Record added: Jun 02, 2012
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