KALISPELL Aleen B.
Chestnut, a resident of the
Flathead Valley died Tuesday,
June 13, 2006, in Whitefish.
A memorial gathering at the
home of her son on Spoon Lake
will be held Saturday at 3 p.m. The
address is 870 Lake Drive in
Columbia Falls. For directions,
call Tom Chestnut at (406) 387-
4286 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org .
She was born Aleen Byington
in Lava Hot Springs, Idaho, June
6, 1916, to Henry and Viola
Byington. She graduated from
high school in Lava Hot Springs
in 1934. She attended the
University of Idaho in Moscow
and graduated in 1939. Upon
graduation, she married John H.
Chestnut and moved to his home town of Havre.
She lived in Havre for 46
years, until she moved to the
Flathead in 1985 to be closer to
her two children, Tom and Mary
Ann. She retired from Buttrey
Foods in 1981 and was active
throughout her life as a volunteer.
She enjoyed skiing, golf,
hiking and gardening.
She was preceded in death by
her husband, John H. Chestnut;
parents, Henry and Viola
Byington; sister, Lucille Nix; and
brother, Dow Byington.
Survivors include her daughter,
Mary Ann; son, Tom; grandson, Scott; granddaughter,
Shelby; and great-granddaughter, Braden Chestnut.