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Marion Irene Ward Somers

Marion Irene Ward Somers

Born May 9, 1936

Deceased November 14, 2017

Marion was born at the Shell River area on her grandparents farm outside of Menagha, Minnesota to Irene Dissmore Ward and Harold Ward. A few years later her brother, Gordon was born.

In 1953 Marion married Dutch Carey in Park Rapids, Minnesota, two daughters were born, Pamela (1954) and Marina (1957). Daughter Shannon was born in 1968. In 1970 Marion meet Terry (Buck) Somers and a move to Montana, where the start of new adventures began.

Through the years Marion did many jobs: a cook at hunting camps, became the best waitress, grocery store attendant, and bartender. She was great at customer service and enjoyed meeting new people.

Marion loved to golf, knit, read, travel, cook and spend time with family and friends. Even through cancer Marion fought the fight to live each day to the fullest. Her daughters said, "she went out with her boots on!"

Marion is proceeded in death by her mother, Irene Dissmore Ward, her brother, Gordon Ward.

Marion is survived by daughters, Pamela Carey (Las Vegas, Nevada), Marina Carey Jarvis (Anchorage, Alaska), Shannon Carol Lucas (Broadus, Montana). Grandchildren: Shawn Tierney, Matthew Jarvis, Isaac Jarvis, Jessie Grenamyer, Kelsey Tonkovich and 8 great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be at a later date in Minnesota as the family and friends will gather to share stories and float the Crow Wing River.

Condolences can be sent to Shannon Lucas, PO Box 285, Broadus, MT 59317

Arrangements provided by Stevenson and Sons Funeral Home.