Montana Mae Marks Krone, 91, of Hysham passed away early on November 23, 2015. She was born to Montana Susan “Monty” Clemons and Raymond Goekey on May 24, 1924 in Hysham.
Mae attended grade school at Sanders, MT and high school at Hysham, MT.
In 1942 she married Charles Marks and to that union five children were born: Terry, Dennis, Montana Kay, Robert, and Billy Joe. Their life together started out at the Garverich Ranch on Sarpy Creek and then they moved to Terry, MT. Charles died in June of 1953. In 1955 Mae married Frank “Cowboy” Krone and they have a son, David. Frank died in June 1982.
Mae worked for the public as well as being a homemaker. She was good at sewing, baking, cooking, canning and gardening. She enjoyed all these things. She belonged to the Friendly Garden Club, The Senior Citizens, and the American Legion Auxiliary.
Her brothers and sisters on the paternal branch of the family are: Ralph, Evelyn, Betty, Dale, Marion, Lloyd and Gene. Her brothers and sisters on the maternal branch of the family are: Irene Cantrell, Wayne Ward, Jack & Delia Ward, Nina Spannagel and Mike & Debbie Garverich.
Mae was preceded in death by her parents, her brothers Lloyd and Wayne; and her sisters Marion & Betty; and her son, Terry.
Montana Mae has 20 grandchildren, 60 or more great-grandchildren and several great-great grandchildren.
Cremation has taken place and the Memorial arrangements have been made for June 24, 2016 at 10 AM at the Sanders Hall (5 Miles east of Hysham on Old Hwy. 10). A luncheon will follow the service at the Sanders Hall and then the burial service will be at the Terry, MT Prairie County Cemetery at approximately 2:30 PM where she’ll be laid beside Charles Marks.