Marian Meland, 86


By Tribune - Posted on 24 April 2013

        Marian Meland, age 86, of Terry, Mont., passed away peacefully at the Prairie Community Hospital of natural causes.

Marian Brown was born on March 30, 1927 the daughter of Ralph and Florence Brown at Eau Claire, Wisconsin. Marian grew up and attended school in Oakland, Ore., where she graduated high school. On November 24, 1979 she married the love of her life Pete Meland in Petersburg, Alaska. Pete and Marian made their home in Sitka, Alaska for a short period of time until Pete’s retirement. They moved to Monona, Iowa where they lived for 6 years. In 1989 they moved to Myrtle Creek , Oregon  to be closer with family and built a new home. They resided in the Myrtle Creek and Roseburg area until the time of Pete’s death. In 2006 Marian moved to Fallon, Mont., where she remained until the time of her passing. 
Marian loved fishing, hunting, cooking and truly loved doing crafts. She was an avid quilter and loved to sew and do oil paintings. 
Marian’s family would like to thank Dan and Dawnya Kirkpatrick for taking special care of Marian for the last several years. Marian truly enjoyed her time with them and she grew especially fond of their children Micah and Shawnee. 
Marian is survived by her children, Frank (Judy) Cramer of Fallon, Mont., Dave (Sue) Meland of Salem Ore., Mike (Paula) Cramer of Myrtle Creek, Ore., and Carolyn Cramer of Sutherlin, Ore.; four grandchildren, Shasta Gish, Russell Cramer, Keith Cramer, Rebecca Cramer and numerous great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her husband Pete and one brother Delmar Brown.
A memorial service was held on Monday, April 22, 2013 at 1:30 p.m. at Stevenson and Sons Funeral Home in Terry, MT.  Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting:  www.stevensonandsons.com.

Published April 24, 2013

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