Marlene “Polly” B. Carr, 92, “went to be with her Lord and Savior” Dec. 22, 2016, at Immanuel Skilled Care Center.
She was born Nov.19, 1924, in Ida Grove, Iowa, to Clyde and Edna (Kuchel) Doyle. Her early years were spent in Holstein, Iowa, with the rest of her family until 1937 when they moved to Kalispell. Polly attended Flathead County High School. After high school she worked as a dental assistant for Dr. Roche two years.
She married the love of her life, Billy Burt Carr, on July 11, 1946, in Kalispell. God blessed them with two sons, Doyle and Bill Jr. Polly was a devoted wife and mother. During their sons’ school years, Polly was busy attending sports and music events that her sons were involved in as well as being active in PTA and Central Christian Church Bible School. Polly also enjoyed being on a bowling team for years. Her hobbies included playing cards, needle point, counted cross-stitch and crocheting. She crocheted many beautiful afghans for family members and friends.
After Bill retired, they spent several winters in Arizona and enjoyed extended trips across the USA. Favorite times included meeting siblings at Lake Koocanusa for camping and fishing. Bill and Polly delivered Meals on Wheels for years before Bill passed away in 2007. Polly was also preceded in death by her sister Maxine Pickerel and brother Roger Doyle. Polly continued to live in their Kalispell family home until 2014 when she moved to Buffalo Hill Terrace.
Survivors include sons, Doyle and wife Donna of Kalispell, and Bill and wife Tana of Kalispell; grandchildren, Doug Carr of Kalispell, Dan Carr (wife Jeannice) of Sutherland, Oregon, Kristen Carr Skierkiewicz (husband Lee), Riley Carr, Catherine Carr Fierro (husband Ryan)) of Cincinnati, Ohio, and Chasen Little (wife Lauren) of Billings. Polly has two surviving sisters, Phyllis Hartsoch of Westport, Washington, and Karen Cottet of Spokane. Three surviving brothers are Willis Doyle of Fargo, North Dakota, Don Doyle of Kalispell and Joe Kucera of Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Polly is also survived by many nieces and nephews and four great-granddaughters.
A private memorial service will be held on a later date at Fairview Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of one’s choice.
Johnson-Gloschat Funeral Home and Crematory is caring for the Carr family.