By HDN Staff
CHINOOK Alice Kathryn "Kaye" Phares, 82, died Sunday, Dec. 2, 2001, at a Havre hospital due to natural causes.
Rosary will be 8 p.m. today at Edwards Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral Mass will be 11 a.m. Thursday at Saint Thomas Catholic Church in Harlem.
Burial will follow at 1:30 p.m. in Kuper Memorial Cemetery at Chinook.
Kaye was born Aug. 24, 1919, in Spokane, Wash., to Everett and Ella (Fox) Sadler. She came to Montana with her family in the early 1920s. Kaye attended schools in Butte and Harlem and graduated from high school in California.
She married George Phares on Nov. 10, 1946, in Pasadena, Calif. They moved to Harlem in 1948, where she was involved in the family farm. They were instrumental in the organization of the Harlem Rodeo Club and the Chuck Wagon Days. Kaye was an active leader in 4-H and active in Saint Thomas Catholic Church. They moved to Chinook in 1966 and she worked for Paulson's Hardware until retiring in 1981.
Kaye enjoyed her grandchildren and family very much. Her hobbies included bowling and knitting.
She was preceded in death by her parents, a brother, sons, Mike and Pat Phares in 1985, and husband, George, in 1988.
Survivors include her daughters, Pam Kuntz of Billings and Terri Phares of Chinook; sisters, Florence Porter of California and Trudy Cade of Oregon; eight grandchildren; six great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be sent to the Blaine County 4-H Foundation or the Chinook Cemetery Association for trees and shrubs.
Arrangements are by Edwards Funeral Home of Chinook.