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Floyd Ross Cline

 


Floyd Ross Cline, 88, died Sunday, Jan. 2, 2011, at Northern Montana Care Center of natural causes.

His funeral service will be 2 p. m. Thursday, Jan. 6, 2011, at the Christ Lutheran Church, with Pastor Val Metropoulos officiating. Burial will follow at Big Sandy Cemetery. A fellowship luncheon will be held at the church immediately after the graveside services. Memorial contributions in Floyd's honor may be made to the NMCC West Wing c/o NMHCF, P.O. Box 1231, Havre, MT 59501, or to the Havre Senior Center, 2 W. 2nd St. Havre, MT 59501. Services and arrangements have been entrusted to Holland & Bonine Funeral Home.

Floyd was born April 26, 1922, in Booker, Texas, to Abraham J. and Bettie (Ross) Cline. The family moved east of Big Sandy and operated the Cline Coal Mine when Floyd was just an infant. In 1929 the family moved west of Big Sandy to the Kenilworth area where Floyd grew up.

On March 12, 1947, Floyd married Edna Maxwell in Great Falls, Mont. From this marriage, two children were born, a daughter, Teresa Lynn, and a son, Dennis Ross. The couple retired from farming in 1986 and moved to Havre.

Floyd enjoyed farming, bowling and playing cards.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Edna, in 1992; and his daughter, Teresa, in 1995; his three brothers, Ray Cline in 1981, Marvin Cline in 1991 and Lester Cline in 2001.

Floyd is survived by his son, Dennis and wife Dana of Havre, Mont. ; three grandchildren, Joe Kolski of Williston, N.D., Dara (Eric) Wilki of Malta, Mont., and Darren (Fiancée Nikki) of Sidney, Mont. ; and five great-grandchildren.

Floyd Ross Cline, 88, died Sunday, Jan. 2, 2011, at Northern Montana Care Center of natural causes.

His funeral service will be 2 p. m. Thursday, Jan. 6, 2011, at the Christ Lutheran Church, with Pastor Val Metropoulos officiating. Burial will follow at Big Sandy Cemetery. A fellowship luncheon will be held at the church immediately after the graveside services. Memorial contributions in Floyd's honor may be made to the NMCC West Wing c/o NMHCF, P.O. Box 1231, Havre, MT 59501, or to the Havre Senior Center, 2 W. 2nd St. Havre, MT 59501. Services and arrangements have been entrusted to Holland & Bonine Funeral Home.

Floyd was born April 26, 1922, in Booker, Texas, to Abraham J. and Bettie (Ross) Cline. The family moved east of Big Sandy and operated the Cline Coal Mine when Floyd was just an infant. In 1929 the family moved west of Big Sandy to the Kenilworth area where Floyd grew up.

On March 12, 1947, Floyd married Edna Maxwell in Great Falls, Mont. From this marriage, two children were born, a daughter, Teresa Lynn, and a son, Dennis Ross. The couple retired from farming in 1986 and moved to Havre.

Floyd enjoyed farming, bowling and playing cards.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Edna, in 1992; and his daughter, Teresa, in 1995; his three brothers, Ray Cline in 1981, Marvin Cline in 1991 and Lester Cline in 2001.

Floyd is survived by his son, Dennis and wife Dana of Havre, Mont. ; three grandchildren, Joe Kolski of Williston, N.D., Dara (Eric) Wilki of Malta, Mont., and Darren (Fiancée Nikki) of Sidney, Mont. ; and five great-grandchildren.

 

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