Marie ‘Doris’ Kveseth


Marie ‘Doris’ Kveseth


Doris Kveseth

Marie “Doris” Kveseth was born on June 6, 1928, in the Florence Crittenton Home in Helena, to Dorothy Dedic. Dorothy named her Leatrice. She was adopted by Christ and Elise Paulsen and raised in Dane Valley, north of Culbertson, with her older brother, Richard. She would wait until her parents passed and then search for her birth mother. She found Grandma and “Grandpa” Albert DeMars in Great Falls and went on to have a wonderful relationship with them for years.

Mom and Dad (Clayton) married in 1948 and set up a home in Froid. Mom worked hard all of her life, first as a homemaker with three small children. When we moved to Wolf Point and all of us kids started school, she started her professional life. She worked as a florist at Wolf Point Floral and Gifts, as a secretary in the Clerk and Recorders Office, and retired from the State as the secretary for the Roosevelt County Commissioners. She was always busy … cooking, baking, sewing, crocheting and doing family research. She wrote a history of the Elton family and collected together three books full of Kveseth/Paulsen history. She loved to be busy and she was so creative. She still had unfinished projects at her death and one of the last conversations we had was about finishing the blankets for family before she left.

Mom is survived by her oldest son, Arthur (Delaina); her daughter, Leatrice (Anthony); and her very loved daughter-in-law, Corrine. Our little brother and Corrine’s husband, Lorin, passed one and a half years ago. Daddy passed in 2010. Mom loved her grandchildren Anthony Jr., Lorin, Chris, Talon, Griffen, Zen, and Carlie. She had three great-grandchildren.

Michelotti-Sawyers is in charge of cremation. There will be a small family service at the end of May, and she will be buried by Daddy and Grandma and Grandpa Paulsen in the Dane Valley Lutheran Church Cemetery at a future date.

We love you, Mom and I remember…You want “In the Garden” sung at your service. I won’t forget.

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  1. Doris and I had a connection through the Elton-Shervin family. I was at her and Claytons hose and we exchanged info. Later at her room at St, Johns.
    She was a dedicated and in depth researcher.

  2. Maureen Piersak

    Leatrice and family,
    So sorry to hear about your mom’s passing. I have fond memories of both your parents and hanging out at your place. It is so hard to lose our mothers. My prayers are with you at this time of grief.

  3. Marline (Nelson) Mattern

    Doris and Clayton were very special to my family. We will miss our visits in Billings with your Mom. The many times we would remember when with your parents. Clayton and my dad were 1st cousins and very good friends. They partied, picnicked and played cards together. Lots of time was spent with them when my brothers, sister and I were young. We will miss your Mom as we do your Dad. Blessings to you.

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