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Governor's mother, Kathleen Schweitzer, Box Elder native, dies at 83


Kathleen Helen Schweitzer, the mother of Gov. Brian Schweitzer and the daughter of Box Elder homesteaders, died Sunday. She was 83.

She died following a fall on Friday morning when she became tangled in her miniature schnauzer's leash on a visit to the veterinarian in Helena and banged her head, the Montana governor said.

She was initially taken to a hospital in Helena and seemed OK, the governor said, but was later transferred to Benefis Medical System in Great Falls after doctors realized she had suffered a broken blood vessel. She slipped into a coma from which she didn't emerge and di...

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