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 Mildred Lorraine <I>Shelmerdine</I> Schwend

Mildred Lorraine Shelmerdine Schwend

Burlington, Big Horn County, Wyoming, USA
Death 9 Feb 2004 (aged 94)
Hardin, Big Horn County, Montana, USA
Burial Bridger, Carbon County, Montana, USA
Memorial ID 100000447 · View Source
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Mildred Lorraine Schwend, 94, long time area resident passed away Monday, Feb. 9, 2004 in the Big Horn County Memorial Nursing Home. She was born Feb. 16, 1909 in Burlington Wyo., a daughter of James and Flora Clifford Shelmerdine. As a small child, she moved with her family to the Great Falls area, then to Billings via a covered wagon before settling in the Bridger area in 1915. She received her education in Bridger, graduating from high school in 1927. During the last two years of high school she worked as a telephone operator for Bell Telephone Company. Mildred married Jess C. Schwend on July 16, 1927 in Billings and the couple made their home in the Bridger area until moving to their ranch near St. Xavier. In 1941 they moved to the Takes the Gun place where they ranched for 29 years before retiring and moving to Hardin in 1967. She was the matriarch of the Schwend family. She was always busy with her hands, crocheting, knitting and acting as a true seamstress. She often made her own clothing. She loved cats and was an avid Atlanta Braves baseball fan. Her husband Jess, son Corky, sister Grace Phelps, a niece Karen Hawks,and nephews Bud and Charles Phelps preceded Mildred in death. Survivors include her daughter Dorothy Tally of Billings, a sister Mabel Delmonica of WA and her beloved grandchildren,Scott (Voni) Tally and their children, Austin,Ashley, Brett (Jean) Tally and their children Brooks and Bram all of Miles City; Colleen (Tim) Moullet and their children, Tiffany and Bethany of Huntley Project, Tracy (Chip) Siemion and their children, Stormy, Cada, and Cody (Kara Lee) Schwend and their children, Steven and Conner all of St. Xavier ;as well as a niece and three nephews.

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  • Created by: Larry Smith
  • Added: 1 Nov 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 100000447
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Mildred Lorraine Shelmerdine Schwend (16 Feb 1909–9 Feb 2004), Find A Grave Memorial no. 100000447, citing Bridger Cemetery, Bridger, Carbon County, Montana, USA ; Maintained by Larry Smith (contributor 47383657) .