Mary Louise (Isle) Biem, 74, died Thursday, Aug. 4, 2011, at her home of cancer.
Her viewing will be from 11 a. m. to 4 p. m. at the Holland & Bonine Funeral Chapel Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2011, with her funeral service 2:30 p. m. Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2011, at the Immanuel Baptist Church with Pastor David Herndon officiating. Burial will follow at the Highland Cemetery. A fellowship luncheon will be held at the church immediately after the services at the graveside.
Memorial contributions in Mary’s honor may be made to Immanuel Baptist Church. Services and arrangements have been entrusted to Holland & Bonine Funeral Home.
Mary was born April 21, 1937, in Wolf Point, Mont., to Charles and Della (Schmuck) Isle. She was raised and educated in Wolf Point.
She married Raymond Biem Dec. 18, 1953, in Wolf Point and the couple made their home in Wolf Point and then in Glasgow. They moved to Havre in 1978.
In Havre Mary worked for F. W. Woolworths as a retail clerk. She retired after 26 years. Mary and Raymond raised six children. Mary was very active in her church, she enjoyed working on arts and crafts, crocheting and bird watching. She worked in her flower garden, and it grew in beauty every year.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Raymond, in 2007; brothers, Roger, Charles and Henry Isle; and a great-granddaughter, Samantha Durham.
Mary is survived by her children: daughter Carol (Terry) Holmes of Greeley, Colo., step-daughter Kathleen Biem of Escondido, Calif., sons: Ronald (Trixy) Biem, Robert (Donna) Biem and Ernest (Terri) Biem, all of Havre, Mont., Randy (Dee) Biem of Monongahela, Pa., and Raymond (Natalee) Biem of Great Falls, Mont. ; one sister, Wilma (Monroe) Bartel of Wolf Point, Mont. ; 15 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.