MALTA- Dolores Niles passed away on December 2nd at the Hi-Line Retirement center in Malta, MT.
There will be no services held at the request of Dolores. Cremation took place at the Kirkwood Funeral Home in Malta. Condolences for the family may be left at

Dolores was born on July 12, 1929 to Frances and Ed Hauger in Malta and grew up on their homestead East of Wagner. She was a true cowgirl and loved riding horses at a young age and through her adult life. Dolores was known for her wranglers, western snap front shirt and cowboy boots even in her days at the Hi-Line Center.

She married Glenn C. Hoover and they ranched North of Malta. Dolores and Glenn divorced and she married John Niles. They lived North of Saco and Dolores started her career in the restaurant business both as cook and manager. She owned O’Brian’s cafe in Saco for several years then ran the Sleeping Buffalo cafe and the Buffalo Barn.

Dolores was a great cook and enjoyed the years she spent sharing some of her favorite dishes with friends and family. Dolores was a hard worker, loved her family, enjoyed old western movies and listening to country music.

Dolores is survived by her son, Bruce G. Hoover (Lois) from Havre, Rick (Dianna) Hoover from Sheridan WY, Steve (Lorrie) Niles from Billings and numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren and nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her parents, her brothers, Bill and Bob Hauger and infant daughter Shawnee.

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From: Edward & Sarah Ostlund

Condolences from Edward Ostlund (we were neighborhood kids east of Wagner in the late 1930's & 1940's, and attended Riverside School).

And Sarah (Solberg) Ostlund (Sarah an d Dolores were room mates at Mrs, Bronson's rooming house in Dodson, while attending high school.

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