Obituary - Margaret Huestis


Last updated 4/17/2023 at 11:29am

Margaret Huestis

Margaret Huestis, 97, passed away due to natural causes at her residence Saturday, April 8, 2023.

Cremation has taken place, and private family graveside services will be held at a later date.

A celebration of Margaret's life is scheduled for 12:00 p.m. Wednesday, April 26, 2023, at Fifth Avenue Christian Church.

Her family has suggested memorial donations be made in her memory to Fifth Avenue Christian Church or the charity of the donor's choice.

Holland & Bonine Funeral Home has been entrusted with services and arrangements.

Please visit Margaret's online memorial page to send a card or leave a message of condolence for her family at .

Margaret was born April 26, 1925, in Inverness to Irvin and Christine (Schneible) Walker, the oldest of seven children. The family lived north of Hingham. Margaret attended Rudyard High School, and June 5, 1943, she married Frank Huestis. After Frank returned from his military service in Germany, the couple farmed for 21 years north of Gildford, where they raised their family. In 1968, they sold the farm and moved to Havre, where Margaret worked as a clerk at Buttreys for over 12 years until her retirement in 1983.

Margaret and Frank enjoyed camping and playing cards with family and friends. After her retirement, she volunteered at the Lutheran home of the Good Shepherd and Northern Montana Hospital. She was a 4-H leader and served as vice president of the Milk River Good Sams Club. Over the years, she was a member of Goldstone Lutheran Church, First Lutheran Church, and Fifth Avenue Christian Church. Margaret's strong Christian faith and great love of her family and friends were her greatest joy in life.

She was preceded in death by her son Leland Huestis; grandson Aaron Huestis; husband, Frank Huestis; parents, Irvin and Christine Walker; brothers Elmer and Clyde Walker, and sister Dorothy Butcher.

Margaret is survived by her children Lana Larson of Havre, Glenn (Laurie) Huestis of Chinook, Larry (Kim) Huestis of Sheridan, WY, and Ray (Peggy) Huestis of Havre; daughter-in-law JoWayne Huestis of Havre; thirteen grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; one great-great-granddaughter; sisters Mildred English of Havre and Vyonne Mosher of Drummond; brother Ed (JoAnn) Walker of Missoula; and many nieces and nephews.


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