Pauline LaMere Terbovitz, 69, died at her home in Havre on Saturday, May 8, 2004, of natural causes.
A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday in Edwards Funeral Home Chapel with cremation following services.
Pauline was born on July 28, 1934, to John and Susie (Sangray) LaMere of Chinook. She attended schools in Dodson and Chinook.
In 1952, Pauline married Bob Gowan of Havre and they had five children. They lived in Havre and Albuquerque, N.M., before Bob's death in 1960.
She married John Griffin of Chinook in 1969 and they had one son.
She then resided in Lohman for 20 years with her longtime companion Earl Terbovitz. Together they ran the Lohman Bar until Earl's death in 1992. Pauline then moved to Havre and was employed as the manager/night clerk at the Pioneer Village until her death.
Pauline was an immaculate housekeeper and had a talent for turning anywhere she lived into a home. She loved visiting and had a special talent for making everyone feel welcome. There was always an invitation for staying the night or for a quick cup of tea. She was generous, upbeat and always willing to lend a hand to family, friends or strangers.
Her hobbies were many but she especially enjoyed gardening and anything that involved the grandchildren. Pauline loved to play bingo and she was affectionately known by many of the Duck Inn staff as "Nickels." She had a large circle of family and friends.
Survivors include her sons, William (Bill) Gowan of Louisville, Ky., and Robert Gowan, Jr. of Las Vegas, Nev.; daughters, Joyce Hallmark of Irving, Texas, Debbie Nass of Portland, Ore., and Lorelei Favel of Rocky Boy; stepdaughter, Kathy Terbovitz of Havre; nieces, Karen Kegel of Turner and Colette Olson of Chinook; and numerous other nieces, nephews and cousins.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husbands, Robert Gowan Sr. and Earl Terbovitz; brothers, Michael, Thomas, Franklin, Edward, Jimmy, and Morris LaMere; sisters, Louise and Edna LaMere; and sons, John Clancy Griffin and Nolan Favel.
Memorials may be made to one's choice.
Arrangements are by Edwards Funeral Home of Chinook.