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 Ida Alice <I>Brown</I> Huestis

Ida Alice Brown Huestis

Bourbon, Marshall County, Indiana, USA
Death 29 Feb 1944 (aged 76)
Havre, Hill County, Montana, USA
Burial Hingham, Hill County, Montana, USA
Plot Plot 3E, Row 12E
Memorial ID 9450533 · View Source
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HI-LINE WEEKLY, Hingham, MT, March 2, 1944


The many friends of Mrs. Ida Alice Huestis filled the Woodman hall last Sunday afternoon when Rev. J. Torrance Harvey of Chester delivered his funeral text read from the Book of Psalm. The large display of floral tributes bespoke the tender sentiments and high regard held for the departed neighbor and friend.

The selected hymns "Nearer My God to Thee," "Abide With Me," and "Beautiful Isle of Somewhere" were sung by Mrs. Ed Stelter and Mrs. H. C. Wilson, accompanied by Miss Ethel Twedt.

Pallbearers were: Frank Hybner, Joe Kupka, Ben Muzzey, George Welch, Olaf Sterry, and John Kindschy. The mortal remains were laid to rest in the Hingham Union cemetery.

In the passing of Mrs. Alice Huestis, this community has lost another beloved character--a rugged pioneer who fought the grim battle for existence during the pioneering days of both Montana and South Dakota. Her home and larder were always open with warm hospitality to her many neighbors and friends who enjoyed her jovial disposition and appreciated her ever-ready wit. Her religious scruples for honesty in all things were respected. Realizing that the time for passing was fast approaching, she accordingly made arrangements for the disposition of her personal belongings and, with God's blessing to her loved ones, looked forward to rejoining her loved ones in the Great Beyond.

The deceased was born at Bourbon, Indiana, August 14, 1867, and when 14 years of age accompanied her mother to Wessington, South Dakota, where she was married to Revilo Francis Huestis on November 26, 1885. In 1910 she came to Montana with her husband who located on a homestead 20 miles of Hingham where they resided until 1925 when they made their home here.

During the past two years Mrs. Huestis had been failing in health because of heart trouble and complications. It was less than three weeks ago she returned home from a Havre hospital much improved in health and accepted the hospitality offered by Mrs. Ida Kersey at the hotel where she enjoyed and appreciated her stay until her fast failing strength required her removal last Saturday morning to a Havre hospital where she passed away at 6 o'clock Tuesday morning.

Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. D. T. Smith of Seattle; Mrs. Fred Crites of Gildford; and Mrs. John Chvilicek of Hingham, and one son Francis Huestis of Hingham. She is also survived by 40 grandchildren and 33 great grandchildren.

She lived to mourn the passing of her daughter, Mrs. Frank Smith, on August 1, 1929; her husband on May 27, 1931; and eight grandchildren.

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  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Ida Alice Brown Huestis (14 Aug 1867–29 Feb 1944), Find A Grave Memorial no. 9450533, citing Hingham Union Cemetery, Hingham, Hill County, Montana, USA ; Maintained by cara (contributor 47072115) .