By HDN Staff
CHESTER Greta Morkrid, 90, died Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2002, in her apartment in Chester of natural causes.
Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Chester. Burial will follow at the Chester Cemetery.
Greta was born Nov. 13, 1911, at Seattle to William and Carrie (Christianson) Morrison. She grew up and received her education in Seattle. Following her graduation from the University of Washington, Greta taught high school for several years. She eventually took a job as secretary for the engineering department at the University of Washington.
Greta met Montana farmer Oliver C. Morkrid, who attended the Wilson Business College in Seattle. They were married in Seattle on March 30, 1944. They returned to Montana and settled on the Morkrid farm south of Tiber. They raised three sons in the Chester community an continued farming until their retirement in 1970. They spent several winters in Seattle, Great Falls, Spokane, Wash., and Mesa, Ariz. Oliver died on Oct. 9, 1987. Greta remained on the family farm until 1993, when she moved to the Sweetgrass Lodge Retirement Facility in Chester.
Greta was an active member of Our Savior's Lutheran Church and WELCA in Chester. She also was a longtime member of the Chester Garden Club and the Liberty County Republican Women. For more than 25 years, she was a supporter of the American Association of Universities in Spokane and Great Falls.
In her younger years, Greta enjoyed art and music. Her favorite participation sport was tennis. She loved to read, especially historical novels, biographies and nonfiction on a variety of subjects. Her hobbies included flower gardening and photography, and she enjoyed collecting plates and cups and saucers. Greta was fond of animals, mainly dogs and cats, and she loved her eight grandchildren.
Greta was preceded in death by her husband and her parents.
Survivors include her sons, Bill (Ella) Morkrid of Chester, David Morkrid of Vernon Hills, Ill., John (Cindy) Morkrid of Kalispell; eight grandchildren; three great-grandchildren.
Arrangements are by Rockman Funeral Chapel, Chester.