Myra Pagel Toth, 89, a lifelong Hill County resident, passed away peacefully at her home of natural causes Jan. 10, 2012.
Family graveside services will be held Saturday, Jan. 14, with a Celebration of Life service to be held at Van Orsdel United Methodist Church on Saturday, Jan. 14, at 3 p. m.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Bear Paw Hospice, 30 W. 13th St., Havre, MT or to one's choice.
Arrangements are under the direction of Holland & Bonine Funeral Home, and cremation has taken place.
Myra was born May 19, 1922, to Phil and Wanda Pagel at Fresno, Mont. Times were tough, so hard work was something she learned at an early age. Her family was resourceful, and they made do with what they had at that time on the farm. When she was 12, the family moved to the beautiful Bear Paw Mountains, where they went into the ranching business. She would reminisce about those days and return to the mountains whenever she had the opportunity.
She met Edward Toth through the cattle-buying business, and soon afterward they were married. Together they raised five children on the “muddy Milk River homestead” east of Havre where she resided until her death.
Myra is survived by her children, Ray (Mardele) Toth of Havre, Edna (Bob) Kuhn of Havre, Rita (Herman) Gebert of Harlem, and Dean (Debbie) Toth of San Jose, Calif. ; 11 grandchildren, Joe (Lisa) Toth, Brandi (Erik) Lee, Jerry (Jessie) Kuhn, Emily Kuhn, Dusty Toth, Becky Toth, Nick (Jennifer) Toth, Tom (Stacey) Toth, Cheri Toth, Michael Toth and Tonya (Michael) Cone; 10 great-grandchildren, Dylan and Mackenzie Kuhn, Angelina Toth, Nikki and Zakary Lee, Tyler and Ashley Cone, Jake and Katie Toth, and Evan Charles Toth; two nieces, Ginny Haugen and Fern Harding; and faithful friend Lois Kuhn. She also leaves many long-time friends and neighbors, all of whom were very special to her.
Myra was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Edward, in February 1992; son, Martin, in June 1992; brother, Henry and his wife, Helen, Pagel; son-in-law, Richard Richardson; and special daughter-in-law, Vicki Toth, July 1, 2011.