Martha Alice Morris, 87, of Valier, passed away at PMC Extended Care Facilities on April 1 of natural causes.
Cremation has taken place, and graveside interment services will be held at 11 a.m. on April 4 at Highland Cemetery in Havre with her beloved husband Alvin. Memorials have been suggested to the Pondera Food Pantry, 220 S. Front Street in Conrad. Holland & Bonine Funeral Home has been entrusted with services and arrangements.
Edythe E. (Long) Hayes, 53, a “Hot Stuff Pizza” cook at Conrad Mountain View Coop for the last 20 years, passed away April 2, at Peace Hospice.
Visitation will be April 9, from 9 a.m. to noon at the Pondera Funeral Home. A funeral mass will follow at 2 p.m. at St. Michael’s Catholic Church. Burial will take place in Hillside Cemetery.
Survivors include her husband of 30 years, Ray Hayes; mother, Verleadil Long of Conrad; daughters, Theresa Hayes of Memphis, Tenn., and Heather Hayes of Great Falls; son, Christopher Hayes of Conrad; and brothers, Lowell Long of Chinook and Wally Long of Billings.
She is preceded in death by her father, Lowell Long, Sr. and brother, Trefley Long.
By Buck Traxler, I-O Editor
With about 14 other people, besides hospital board members, George Tornga presented a draft plan for the possible establishment of a PMC Foundation.
Tornga told the trustees, “We are starting with virtually no Foundation knowledge, only a keen interest in its setup and operation.”
Start up members have met with PMC/CEO Bill O’Leary and the directors of the Teton Medical Center Foundation, to which he noted that information is being collected. Everyone has been very helpful, and “We will continue collecting information from all available sources.” Tornga shared with the PMC board what they have learned so far. Following are a few of the items: 1. The PMC Foundation would be a stand-alone private entity governed by its own board of directors. 2. It would be a nonprofit corporation under Section 501(3) of the IRS code for educational and charitable purposes. 3. All assets collected or disbursed would be at the discretion of the Foundation to be used for medical related items. 4. the two boards (Hospital and Foundation) would have non-voting members serve on the respective boards in order to provide an information flow between the two.