MALTA- Marie Jane Wasson, passed away at Phillips County Hospital on September 12, 2019 of natural causes.

Funeral services will be Monday, September 16, 2019, at 11:00 A.M. at Kirkwood Memorial Chapel. Condolences for the family may be left at

Marie Jane Blunt was born on June 1, 1924 to Alfred and Pansy Blunt, she was raised and educated in Phillips County. During her life she worked at Phillips County Hospital, a paper mill in Camas WA., a drug store and on the family farm.

She married Earl O. Wasson on January 19, 1946 at Camas, Washington.  They had a daughter and two sons born to them.  In May 1948, Earl and Marie came to Montana to work at North Bench Farms in northern Phillips County, and purchased it over a period of time.

Marie had many loves flowers, gardening, bowling, puzzles, playing cards, crocheting scrubbies and many blankets.

She is survived by her daughter, Linda Hoover (Larry Sasaki) of Havre; sons, Alan Wasson (Connie) of Loring, and Kent Wasson  of Whitewater; grandchildren – Kevin Hoover, Kelli Cox, Lance Wasson, Gregg Wasson, T.J. Wasson, Kyle Wasson and Nichole Wood, as well as 19 great grandchildren and 6 great-great grandchildren, her brother Clarence Blunt.

She is preceded in death by her husband Earl, siblings Alfred Jr., Grace Hellman, Velma Bean, half-sisters Lora Dyrdahl, Nina Blundridge, and Dorothy Blunt.

Guest Book

From: Dixie Geer

I am so sorry for your loss. Working at the G.N. I was honored to have met your parents (Earl,Marie). We got to know each other more than just as a waitress and customer. I remember fondly a time when I was working a party at the G.N., (I believe it was Marie and Earls anniversary) Marie wanted me to meet her and Earl's children . I believe it was the first time I met all of you. As your mom introduced me to each and everyone of you, you could see how proud and how much she loved her children. (I was enjoying myself so much, I almost forgot I was working). Your mom made me feel special/important introducing all of you to me (her pride and joy). Every now and then, your mom and dad would stop in at the G.N. for a bite to eat or a cup of coffee, we would have to catch up on how the family was doing. It was my pleasure taking care of your folks when they stopped in, as they had become very special to me.

From: Dennis

We lost a beautiful lady. Marie was a very special friend and will always be remembered. She excepted me as a friend and I did her too. Never a dull moment!

From: Barb Mavencamp

I am so sorry to hear of Marie's death. My sympathy to her family.

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