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Annie Lourine Feberwee Terwilliger, 91, died of natural causes Thursday, April 14 in the Malta Hospital.

    Funeral services are 11:00 a.m. Thursday, April 21 at Kirkwood Memorial Chapel. Interment will be in the Malta Cemetery. A reception at the Malta Lutheran Church will follow the graveside services. Condolences for the family may be left at

    Annie was born October 10, 1924 in Forks, Montana to Peter Louis Feberwee and Johanna (Vleeming) Feberwee. She grew up on a farm near Malta and attended schools at Strater and Malta. She married Nile Benson Terwilliger on February 16, 1941 and they began marriage life on the old Leo Geeting place.

    Roger Gene and Nancy Ann were born in Malta. The family moved to Medicine Lake where Nile worked at the Fish and Wildlife Refuge. Ronnie Lee and Norma Jean were born in Plentywood. They lived in Medicine Lake for several years and then moved to Bainville where Nile was Chief of Police. In 1954, they moved back to the Strater Community and Nile worked for the Rube Thompson ranch. In 1958, the family moved to a small place east of Malta where they lived for many years. All four children graduated from Malta High school.

    After moving to Malta, Annie worked at the Vallee Cleaners and at the Maltana Motel. Nile and Annie started their own janitorial service which they operated for several years. Annie cleaned the First State Bank until her retirement. She enjoyed making various cookies, breads and candies to share with the bank personnel.

    While the boys were in FFA, they raised Black Angus cattle. Annie and Nile always had a wonderful garden and sold the produce to people in the community. Annie could be found each fall, canning various fruits and vegetables as well as making a variety of jellies and jams. She was a wonderful cook and her grandchildren enjoy coming to visit and having Grandma’s “rolls”.

    Annie enjoyed the trips that she took with her sisters and several Terwilliger family reunions she attended with her daughters.

    Annie is survived by sisters, Alma Hickel of Colusa, CA and Maryona (James) Cornell of Loma; Children Roger (Jan) Terwilliger of Townsend, Nancy Terwilliger-Grube of Missoula, Ronnie (Mary) Terwilliger of Post Falls, ID. and Norma Coulson of Cheyenne, WY. Grandchildren, Gena (Mike)Stimaze of Bozeman, MT; Shane (Sarah) Grube of West Yellowstone, MT; Deanna (Bret) Lewis of Darby, MT; Kevin (Juanita) Terwilliger of Oak Harbor, WA; Chris (Brandi) Terwilliger of Moscow, ID.; Stacey (Matt) Hammock of Cheyenne, WY; and Janetta (Chris) Bowey of Cheyenne, WY. Other survivors include great-grandchildren Martin and Sierra Grube; Casey and Trevor Terwilliger.

    She is preceded in death by her parents: Peter and Johanna Feberwee, husband Nile Terwilliger, and sisters Walda Hungerford and Katherine Lund.

    The family would like to extend special thanks to Margaret and Leonard Leader for their many years of friendship and caring for Annie. Special thanks to the Hungerford family for helping Annie by including her in activities, helping her at her home and helping clean the bank.

    In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to the “Give a Gift-Get a Lift” fund at the First State Bank P.O. Box 9101S. 1st. E, Malta, MT. 59538 for the purchase of a “sit-to-stand” lift for the Hi-Line Retirement Center to help loved ones who need this assistance.

Guest Book

From: Boyd & Esther Ruud

Our most sincere sympathy to each of Annie's family. She was a "very special lady."

From: Shawn

Dear Family
I worked at First State for a few years and loved both Nile and Annie! They gave me quite a few tips about life! Annie's treats were always so appreciated and good. I asked for her Sandies recipes and I could never quite make them the same.

From: Bud & Wilma Mavencamp

Sorry to hear of your loss. She was such a nice lady.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

From: John & Charlotte Woon

With heartfelt sympathy, we are so sorry to hear of Annie's passing. We are thinking of your family and send our prayers.

From: Beth Brezina-Suttell

Dear Norma and Siblings: I am sorry to hear of your Mother's passing. Your Mother and my Mother worked together at the cleaners and had a lasting friendship, until my Mother's death in 1975.

With Sympathy,

From: Blane Cornell

All my condolences to the family of Annie.
She was such a sweet person.

From: Holly (Teela) Adams

I am sorry to read of Annie's death. I know she would have known my mom Ruth (Geeting) Johnson Teela. My mom was raised from age 4 by Leo and Ellen Geeting. They were one year apart in age but would have attended Malta High together along with Alma Hickel. It was fun to read that Annie started married life on the old Leo Geeting place. We visited it when I was a child. My mom passed in 2011. It's very hard to let our Mom's go. My prayers are with your families.

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