On Sunday, April 11, 2021, we said goodbye to our dear sweet Flarine Melba Spencer, of Black Eagle. She passed away peacefully after 90 amazing years, filled with love, laughter and adventure. Cremation has been entrusted to Croxford Funeral Home. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, May 22nd at the Little Shell Cultural and Event Center, 1529 Stuckey Road, Great Falls at 1:00 PM.
Born December 23, 1930 in Columbus, ND to Daniel and Inga Kimmel, Flarine was raised in both North Dakota and Montana. She married Thomas A. Spencer on July 25, 1947 in Great Falls, where they would remain for the next 21 years raising their family. In 1968 the family moved to Alaska, where Flarine would find employment with Alaska Cleaners for the next 30 years. Thomas and Flarine returned to Montana in 2006, settling in Black Eagle and in 2007 celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary.
Flarine loved her family and in later years found great joy being a grandmother, a great-grandmother, and even a great-great-grandmother. She will be sorely missed by her daughter, Deborah Hopper of Las Vegas; sons, Bruce (Lorraine) Spencer of Black Eagle and Daniel (Brenda) Spencer of Great Falls; sisters, Cheryl Damon of Black Eagle, Meloy (Rich) Camuffo of Riverview, FL and brother, Roger (Colleen) Hill of Black Eagle; nine grandchildren; 15 great grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Tom; parents; son, Robert Spencer; sisters, Lilian Pautz, Eileen Westom and Doris Zumbusch.
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