Obituary - Emma J. Golie
Last updated 5/28/2021 at 11:32am
Emma J. Golie, 76, passed away due to natural causes at Northern Montana Hospital on Friday, May 21, 2021.
A visitation will be held from 10:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. on Tuesday, June 1, 2021, at Holland & Bonine Funeral Chapel. Graveside services will be held in Highland Cemetery at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, June 1, 2021.
Emma's family has suggested memorial donations be made in her memory to the Sands Foundation, 1505 11th Street W., Havre, MT 59501, RezQ Dogs, PO Box 8, Dodson, MT 59524, or the charity of the donor's choice.
Holland & Bonine Funeral Home has been entrusted with services and arrangements.
Please visit Emma's online memorial page and leave a message of condolence for her family at http://www.hollandbonine.com .
Emma was born on January 19, 1945, in Woodburn, Oregon, to Brutus and Emma (Keene) Ashcroft. She was raised in Turner, Oregon, until she was in junior high school, when the family moved to Livingston, Montana. Emma graduated from high school in Livingston in 1963, and moved to Billings to attend business school.
In the late 1960s, she moved to Havre to be near her cousin, and began working at the Duck Inn. In 1969, she married Donald "Micky" Golie, and the couple had two children. Over the years, Emma worked at Pauline's Clothing, as the store manager for the Anita Clothing Store, and as the personnel manager at Woolworth's, retiring from Woolworth's in 1994. She also worked as the receptionist for Bear Paw Veterinary Services for several years.
Micky passed away in 2012.
She enjoyed card-making, flower gardening, and baking, but Emma's greatest joy were her grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Micky Golie, in 2012; son Michael Golie in 1991; grandson, Austen; parents, Brutus and Emma Ashcroft; and infant siblings Ronnie and Helen Ashcroft.
Emma is survived by her son Gary Golie of Havre; grandchildren, Allison (Corey Black Tongue), Cameron, and Christian Golie, and Trevor, Hunter, and Trey Girard; siblings Jerry (Debbie) Ashcroft of Seeley Lake and Peggy (Robert) Huft of Butte; close friends, Dorothy Stremcha, Maryann McCann, and Kathy Doney; several brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, including Sandy Diamond and Reneé Ashcroft; several nieces and nephews including Kenny Ashcroft, Ashley Huft, and Christie Pease; her four-legged "babies," and many good friends.