By HDN Staff
SPRINGFIELD, Ore. Luella Irene Sooy, 87, died Sunday, June 23, 2002, of age-related causes.
No services are planned.
Luella was born Sept. 13, 1914, in Oswego to John and Emma Frerich.
She married Lyle Sooy in Wolf Point on June 17, 1935. Lyle died on May 25, 2002.
She graduated from high school in Wolf Point and attended Northern Montana College in Havre. She worked as a school teacher in Oswego, until her marriage in 1935.
She enjoyed traveling, fishing, camping, shuffleboard and playing bridge. She especially enjoyed visiting her children and grandchildren. She lived in Havre and Mesa, Ariz., until moving to Springfield in 1995.
Survivors include three daughters, Shirley Dean of Libby, Donna Campbell of Havre and Mary Hanchett of Harlowton; a son, John of Springfield; a brother Loren "Bud" Frerich of Whitefish; 19 grandchildren; and 53 great-grandchildren.
Buell Chapel in Springfield is in charge of arrangements.