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Agnes Hoon


February 13, 2020

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Agnes Hoon

Anges Marie Hoon

August 3, 1923 -

January 20, 2020

Agnes Marie (Melsten) Hoon, 96, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family at Kalispell Regional Medical Center on January 20, 2020.

Agnes was born to Peter and Jessie (Ayres) Melsten on August 4, 1923. She attended Dayton High School in Dayton, Wash., in 1941 and later married Ray Hoon on September 20, 1941.

She enjoyed genealogy and her Norwegian heritage, also sewing, gardening, quilting and flowers, and was secretary of Centiannas homemakers club. She was also proud of being a Rebecca.

She had a special and personal relationship with her hairdresser and nail operator, and always had pink in her hair. She thought the world of Dean, her mechanic.

Agnes participated with her girls in Rainbow girls and Campfire girls, and in sporting events with her sons.

She was an avid fan of the Spokane Indians; Seattle Mariners and they were ticket season holders to the Missoula Ospreys. She and Ray followed baseball, basketball, football and any other sports you name, including Tiddlywinks.

Agnes loved to cook. Whenever someone was sick, she came with a big pot of chicken soup. She was quick to provide meals to anyone in need.

She loved her thimble collection, long rides with ice cream following; her favorite place was Avalanche Lake, the buffalo range and picnics, breakfast burritos and lattes at McDonald's.

Mom's handwriting was so very beautiful that she would get compliments.

Agnes was preceded in death by her husband, Ray; her parents, Peter Melsten and Jessie Ayres; her brother Bob Melston; and grandson Tim Shelley.

She left her daughters behind, Eleanor Ann Shelley of Kalispell, Mont., and Nancy (Earl) Williams of Yakima, Wash.; sons, Mick (Brenda) Hoon of Kalispell, Mont. Dan Hoon of LaQuinta, Colo., and Tom Anstead of Muleshoe, Tex.; grandchildren, Tammy Birk, Tara (Aaron) Jacobs, Travis (Heather) Williams, Dustin (Erin) Hoon, Cody Hoon, Jacob (Caitlyn) Hoon, Nathan (Elsa) Hoon, and Megan Hoon; and great-grandchildren: Colton, Nicole, Illyhia, Marshall Birk, Natalie and Paxton Jacobs, Gillian Hoon, Easton, Ely, Noah, Samson and Silas Hoon.

Funeral services for Agnes were held at Darlington Cremation and Burial Service, 3408 U.S. Hwy. 2 East, Kalispell on Monday, January 27, 2020. A catered lunch followed.

Inurnment is planned at a later date.


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