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Carole Louise (Brown) Spahr

January 28, 1942 ~ July 3, 2019 (age 77)

On Wednesday, July 3, 2019, we said goodbye to our beloved mother, grandmother, aunt and friend, Carole Louise Spahr, 77, of Great Falls.  A private Graveside Service will be held at a local cemetery.

Born on January 28, 1942 in Great Falls, MT to Frederick T. and Mary Louise Jackson Brown, Carole graduated from Great Falls High School in 1960.  She married Robert Myklebust with whom she had two daughters, Wendy and Lisa.  While this union ended in divorce, Carole was lucky enough to find love again with William Spahr.  This marriage also ended in divorce, but they were blessed with daughter, Billie Ann. 

Carole continued her education, receiving a BA in Psychology with a minor in Sociology in 1992 and a M.Ed. in Counseling & Development in 1996.  She was dedicated to helping others, working as a private practice counselor, lead resident advocate at YWCA Mercy Home, coordinator for transitional living facility for the homeless with Opportunities, Inc. as well as a receptionist at Benefis Hospital, which included job training for seniors. 

Proud to be a fourth generation Montanan and life-long resident of Great Falls, Carole was very active in her community.  She was Vice President, President, and a member of Montana ACLD from 1976 to 1988,  Volunteer State Coordinator of “Kids on the Block” puppet show from 1979 to 1980, Parent Member of Cascade County Coalition for the Handicapped in 1978, a Nominee for the Jefferson Award for Community Service n 1982  and was a grant writer in 1983 to reactivate the Citizens Advocacy Program for persons with developmental disabilities in Great Falls, just to name a few.

Carole is survived by her daughters, Wendy Myklebust, Lisa Whitehouse, Billie Ann Spahr; brother, David F. Brown; grandchildren, Riley Whitehouse, Hudson Whitehouse, Emilie Whitehouse, Jada Knight, and Maddie Knight; ex-husband, William Spahr. 

She was preceded in death by her parents and ex-husband, Robert Myklebust.

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