Marge was born March 14, 1936 in Missoula and was raised in the Helmville area attending school in Drummond and Missoula. She spent her childhood years tending the family ranch cooking, cleaning, shearing sheep, and raising livestock. It was there she learned the incredible work ethic she demonstrated in every part of her amazing life.
Marge married the love of her life, Harvey Gould, Aug. 21, 1954 and together they had five children. She passed away five days prior to their 62nd anniversary. Our Mom was a woman like no other. She gave us life, nurtured us, taught us, dressed us, fought for us, held us, shouted at us, kissed us, spanked us, but most importantly loved us unconditionally.
There are no words to describe just how important our mom was to us and what a powerful influence she continues to be. Mom, we love you. You will forever be remembered for your love of family, delicious rhubarb custard and apple pies, fishing, camping, family gatherings, gardening, generosity and your constant belief in us as individuals. You never forgot to send birthday cards to us all…from the oldest among us to the youngest great-grandchild. You were the glue that kept us together.
Marge is survived by her husband, Harvey; children, Tim Gould (wife Darcy), Sheryl Friedeman (husband Shawn), Jackie Watkins, Tom Gould (wife Freda), Brenda Morgan (husband Tom), and step-daughter Randee Bacon (husband Dean). She had 20 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, brother, Paul Jacobsen; sisters, Pauline Miniger, Barbara Weaver (husband Dutch), Wilma Gauthier, Jerry Robb, Verna Lutz (husband Dennis), Vicki Davis (husband Tom), and a host of nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by brother, Skip Davis and sister, Flora Wimberley.
A private celebration of her life was held at their Dixon family home. In lieu of flowers please send donations to Clark Fork Valley Hospice, 10 Kruger Rd, Plains, MT, 59859 to honor Mom’s wishes. The family thanks them for their loving care, support, and kindness through her final journey. Hugs from the entire family.