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Melva Brandewie

January 27, 1926 ~ April 22, 2019 (age 93)
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Melva Brandewie, 93, of Bigfork passed away peacefully in her home April 22, 2019.  Melva was born in Kalispell, MT to Paul Morton and Mattie (Fox) Morton January 27, 1926.  She grew up on the family farm in Holt.  After graduating from Bigfork High School in 1944, she married William “Bud” Brandewie October 14, 1945. Together they built their lifelong family home in Woods Bay where they raised their children and worked in the family cherry orchards. 

Melva was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Bud Brandewie; sister, Betty Graber; brother, Bill Morton; and sons, Joe and John Brandewie.

Melva is survived by brothers, Don and Dee Morton; sister, Pat Phillips; daughter, Jean Smith; 7 grandchildren; 15 great grandchildren; and 3 great great grandchildren.

A memorial will be held for Melva at 2:00 pm, May 4, 2019 at Swan Chapel.

In lieu of flowers, if you wish, the family suggests donations be made to The Cross Fund c/o Ed Ottosen, 304 Pine Needle Ln, Bigfork; Lone Pine Cemetery Association, PO Box 14, Bigfork; or Bigfork Fire/QRU, 810 Grand Dr, Bigfork, in memory of Melva Brandewie.

Darlington Cremation and Burial Service is caring for Melva and her family.

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