By HDN Staff
Ethel Marion Sargent, 93, died Monday, May 14, 2001 in Havre of natural causes.
Funeral service will be 10 a.m. Thursday at the First Lutheran Church with Pastor Tim Hauge officiating. Burial will be at the Highland Cemetery with a fellowship to follow at the First Lutheran Church.
Sargent was born April 28, 1909 to Olav and Mari (Haugstad) Svalheim in Esmond, N.D. Her family homesteaded in North Valley County near Genevieve. She attended Snake Creek School in Genevieve, Lutheran confirmation at the Halton School in summers, and high school in Hinsdale.
She married Lauren Willis Sargent on Oct. 2, 1932 in the Little White Church in Malta. They lived at various locations, including Kalispell, Chinook and the last 50 years in Havre.
Sargent was a member of the First Lutheran Church and the Salvation Army Home League all of her life. She contributed by sewing, cooking, baking and caring for others.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Lauren W., Sargent in 1979; son, Claude Lauren Sargent in 1963.
Survivors include her daughter, Elaine Kaufman of Havre; sister, Elsie Borges of Albuquerque, N.M.; one granddaughter and two great-grandsons, all of Kalispell.
Services and arrangements are under the direction of the Holland and Bonine Funeral Home.