On October 12th 2017 our beloved sister, and wife, Marie Thoeny, 85 years old, died.
She and her husband Matt Thoeny, were residents of the Beehive in Great Falls, Montana, where Matt continues to live. Marie’s mother Mary, and five siblings, were born in the Belt area.
Marie was born during the depression on January 28th, 1932, in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania to Mary Tkach and Marco Rudman.
Marco was a coal miner who died from an infection when she was a baby. She never knew her father. Her mother and she moved back to Great Falls, Montana soon after.
When she was eight years old, mother Mary Rose, married Ernest V. Ahlquist who adopted her and she became part of the Ahlquist family. Marie and Matt were very attentive to our mother Mary, as she aged.
Marie loved all people, especially children, and animals. They had many cats they cared for lovingly. Marie was very kind and generous, knitting mittens for needy children, baking and cooking to share during the holidays. She worked hard all her life.
To read the complete obituary and share condolences, visit the Croxford Funeral Home website.