Dolly Vallieres, 80 - Miriam Lee (Dolly) Vallieres passed away on April 26, 2023, at Logan Health due to respiratory failure, surrounded by family and friends. Dolly was born in Whitefish on Aug. 1, 1942, to Miriam and Ervin Hanson. Dolly went thru school, graduating in 1960. She attended Eastern Montana College, earning a B.A. in Education. She taught at Olney, Kalispell Montessori and later substitute taught at Kalispell, Whitefish and Bissell schools.
Dolly married husband Gary on March 26, 1971. Her son Brian was born Dec. 23, 1973 and daughter Kirsten was born July 4, 1976.
Dolly was an amazing wife, mother and friend. She loved family activities, especially picnicking and hiking. She loved to read and greatly enjoyed 20 plus years of book club books and many friends. She will be greatly missed.
She is proceeded in death by daughter Kirsten, at 18 months, and parents Miriam and Ervin Hanson.
Survivors are husband Gary, son Brian, brother Jerry Hanson (Rita), Joan Hanson, grandchildren Tish Shears (Josh), Alyx Morgan (Chris Counsell) and Jordan Morgan, great grandchildren Hunter and Tristin Shears and Waylon Counsell, and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
A celebration of life will be held at Lawrence Park Pavilion in Kalispell on June 8, 2023 from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. It's a potluck so bring a dish and a chair.
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