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Fulkerson - Stevenson Funeral Home
Springan - Stevenson Funeral Home
It's all about saying goodbye.
Marguerite Laura Jacobs
February 21, 1920 - November 7, 2018

Place of Birth: Dane Valley, MT
Residence: Billings, MT, formerly of Culbertson, MT
Age: 98

Marguerite Jacobs, 98, of Billings, MT, formerly of Culbertson, MT, passed away Wednesday morning, November 7, 2018 at her daughter’s home in Billings, MT.
Marguerite was born February 21, 1920 to Gunder and Mamie Martin on the Martin Farm in Dane Valley, northeast of Culbertson. She along with her siblings attended the Thomsen School, walking both ways to school carrying their lunch pails. The family attended the Dane Valley Lutheran Church and when the snow was deep Papa would hook the team to the sleigh. The kids enjoyed the ride while placing their feet on rocks that had been warmed by the stove. She enjoyed riding her horse Red, and helping her father with the chores, but was never allowed to watch a calf being born.

She attended Culbertson High School and graduated salutatorian with the class of 1938. She met her future husband, Paul Jacobs, and invited him to a Sadie Hawkins dance in Culbertson. Later they married in Pierre, SD while Paul was in the Army Air Corp during WWII. After the war they established a home in Culbertson and raised their three children, Joan, Clint and Corinne. Marguerite worked many years as a telephone operator for Mountain Bell in Culbertson, and for Standard Oil (later Petrolane) as a bookkeeper.

Marguerite was a founding member of the Bethel Community Church where she was very active serving in many ways such as teaching Sunday school, playing piano and participating in women’s groups. Her deep faith and Christian values were always an inspiration to her family and those around her. The family will dearly miss the great love and acceptance she exhibited to all.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Gunder and Mamie Martin; husband, Paul; brothers, Francis Martin and Ray (Helen) Martin; sisters, Vera (Kenneth) Olsen, Wilma (Ernest) Faulk and Lorraine (Bob) Traeger; and grandson Eli Erdahl.

Marguerite is survived by her children, Joan (Larry) Sundheim, Billings, MT, Clint (Kim) Jacobs, Culbertson, Mt, and Corinne (Kenny) Erdahl, Helena, Mt. Her grandchildren include Lynn Williamson, Janelle (Ty) Orth, Steven (Heather) Sundheim, Paul (Chris) Jacobs, Dan (Carrie) Jacobs, Michael (Jen) Erdahl, Lane (Abby) Erdahl, Luke (Cheryl) Erdahl and Andy (Dani) Erdahl, along with 29 great grandchildren and 10 great-great grandchildren.

Memorial Contribution
The Family requests that in lieu of flowers please provide donations to Bethel Community Church.

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Clayton & Sheryl McElravy (Townsend, Montana)
Nov 7, 2018
Joan, Clint, Corinne and families, we are so sorry to hear of your moms passing. She was such a beautiful lady and always a smile on her face. You’re all in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.
Tammie Mccormick (Cult, Mt)
Nov 8, 2018
Truely sorry for your loss! Marguerite was a kind & caring woman! You are all in our thoughts & prayers!
Laurie Wilson (Silver City , New Mexico)
Nov 8, 2018
I’m so truly sorry to hear that your mom passed away. I have so many lovely memories of her, the Jacob’s family and spending time with you. She was a wonderful, intelligent, kind, and beautiful woman. Sending love and prayers to you all. Laurie Finnicum Wilson
Doug & Jean Hsll (Sidney, Montana)
Nov 9, 2018
We want to express sincere sympathy to all of you. Your mom was beautiful inside and outside. May God comfort you. We will all see your mom again. What an example of a godly woman she was.
Dave & Kari Reintsma (Sheridan, MT)
Nov 9, 2018
Corinne, Clint & families, know that our thoughts & prayers are with you. Marguerite was such a blessing to all who knew her. Dave has so many fond memories of her during his time in Culbertson. I can only imagine the celebrating going on in heaven!
Bob & Gretchen Martin (Oklahoma City, OK)
Nov 10, 2018
Double cousins have special memories especially those in Washington with Marguerite, Laura and Ernie!! You all are in our thoughts and prayers!
Brian and Joanna Jensen (Napa, CA)
Nov 11, 2018
Corrine, Clinton, and Joan, condolences to you and your families during this time of grief. Marguerite's friendship with my mother as they both passed through life together in Culbertson was a constant that remained. More of a kind and caring women there never was. What a glorious life she led and how proud you must be to have had her as a mom.
Patricia Bentsen (Antsirabe, Madagascar)
Nov 12, 2018
Joan, Clinton, & Corinne -
David wrote and told me about your mother's home-going to the Lord. Cherish the many wonderful memories of this dear lady. I was blessed to have known her. You are being remembered in prayer.
Chole Butler (Sidney, MT)
Nov 12, 2018
I am very sorry for your loss. She was a very special and sweet lady. God Bless.
Bruce Waldhausen (Culbertson, Montana)
Nov 15, 2018
To the family of Marquerite,
I am fortunate to have known her and most of you.
I am sorry for your loss. Bruce
Kevin & Doreen Martin, Larry & Sara Martin
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