In 1958, they moved to Noxon where Frank worked at the Washington Water Power Dam. They had always loved to hunt , fish and go camping and in Noxon they spent every spare minute outdoors. Margaret was an excellent organizer and her RV(s) always had everything, and she knew exactly how to find whatever was needed. She was always ready to go camping, or just to take the RV out for dinner next to a creek or a favorite high mountain spot. Margaret was an excellent shot and killed many deer, elk, sheep, moose over their many years in that area. When Frank and Margaret were not hunting, they were fishing, catching fish all over Montana and Canada.
They were active in the local communities and had many friends in the Noxon and Thompson Falls area. In 1982, when Frank retired, they moved to Polson. They developed a close friendship with their next door neighbors which quickly went beyond friendship and became a second family. That friendship has continued to the present time. While in Polson, they continued to spend their time fishing and hunting and also socializing with friends at the Senior Center. They had several special vacations, one to Alaska and several stay over winters in Mexico. In 2005, they moved to Billings. After Frank's death in 2006 Margaret moved to West Park Village. Even though she had many medical problems, while at West Park Village her determination, self reliance, and humor was an inspiration to many. This continued during her short stay at Valley Nursing Home.
Margaret is survived by her son, John (Carol) of Renton, Wash.; daughter, Sally McRae (John) of Lavina, Mont.; grandchildren, Gail Droz of Renton, Wash., Kari (Scott) Wells of Roundup, Mont., and Jeff McRae of Ryegate, Mont.; and great-granddaughter Ciarra Wells of Roundup. Also special friends, Sandy and Paul Fors, in addition to their children, of Polson, Montana.
Cremation has taken place and her ashes will be scattered at a favorite mountain location where she and Frank had many camp out dinners. Frank is already waiting for her there. At her request, no services will be held. Donations may be made to the charity of the giver’s choice.