Joan Alice Morine, 75

Print Article

Joan Alice Morine “left her earthly home” on Saturday, February 3, 2018, “to be with her heavenly Father.”

Joan was born in Washington, D.C., on March 19, 1942, to Patsy and Frank Thomsen. She grew up in San Diego with her sister, Jean, and attended college at San Diego State and the University of Colorado in Boulder.

In Colorado, Joan met her husband, Jim. In 1972 they moved to Montana and, over the years, lived in multiple homes in the Flathead Valley. Together, Jim and Joan raised malamute dogs for sledding, chickens and horses. Joan had multiple interests, including sewing, spinning wool, playing the violin and working on family history projects. She even started a dating business.

For many years, Joan stayed home to raise her children. Eventually she returned to work at the Kalispell Agency on Aging where she made many lifelong friends.

After retiring, Joan stayed busy, continuing her extensive family history efforts. She established another business, this time online and for selling books. It was called Montana Bookseller. Joan was very active in the community. She volunteered in the gift shop at North Valley Hospital, assisted the elderly with their taxes and collected magazines to send to troops overseas.

Joan will be remembered as a kind, loving mother and grandmother who loved camping and spending time with her family, scrapbooking with her daughter, and making delicious huckleberry pie and potato salad.

Joan was preceded in death by her parents, Frank and Patsy Thomsen, and her stepmother, Evelyn Addams Thomsen.

Joan is survived by her husband, Jim, of 47 years; her sister, Jean Gragg, of Sunnyvale, California; her four children, Julie Bergman of Hillsborough, North Carolina, Janae Christensen and husband, Michael, of Kalispell, Jacey Morine and wife, Ellisa, of Clinton, Utah, and Justin Morine and wife, Jude, of Kirkland, Washington. She also left behind seven grandchildren, Anna, Ella, Adam, Jett, Kree, Violet and Rocky.

Because Joan was so dedicated to her family, she will be dearly missed by her children, grandchildren, and everyone who knew her. Her smile and laughter could light up a room and she was truly an example of love and kindness to everyone who knew her.

A celebration of life will be held for Joan at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Feb.17, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Columbia Falls.

Print Article

Read More

Allegiant to offer direct flight to Phoenix

January 15, 2019 at 9:07 am | Daily Inter Lake Las Vegas-based Allegiant airlines will offer a new direct flight from Kalispell to Phoenix beginning May 15. The year-round route will operate twice weekly, flying from Glacier Park International A...

Comments

Read More

There’s no such thing as a free meal

January 15, 2019 at 5:00 am | Daily Inter Lake A man and a woman in their mid-20s were reportedly kicked out of a hotel carrying out plates of breakfast food intended for guests only and this wasn’t the first time exasperated employees told Kalis...

Comments

Read More

Park Knoll annexation on Planning Board agenda

January 15, 2019 at 5:00 am | Daily Inter Lake The city of Whitefish is on track to annex 16 properties and an adjacent road along Park Knoll Lane. The proposed rezoning of those parcels is the focus of a Whitefish Planning Board public hearing o...

Comments

Read More

C-Falls holds public meeting to discuss growth policy

January 15, 2019 at 5:00 am | Daily Inter Lake The Columbia Falls Planning Board will hold its second workshop on the forthcoming update of the Columbia Falls growth policy at tonight at City Hall. The growth policy requires a review of the docu...

Comments

Read More

Contact Us

(406) 755-7000
727 East Idaho
Kalispell, MT 59901

©2019 Daily Inter Lake Terms of Use Privacy Policy
X
X