Through the eyes of her grandchildren she was perfect and more than a grandmother, she was a friend and confidant.
He was raised on a farm, 7 miles west of Opheim, where his family grew grain and tended to 1,400 head of sheep.
Neighbor and life-long friend, Ken Floyd, noticed Noel’s eagerness to consume all varieties of potatoes as a child & dubbed him the nickname “Spud.”Spud attended the Opheim School through his Sophomore year.
In 1967, Gene Etchart, offered a ranching job to Spud in Hinsdale and helped make this wish a reality.
There at the Etchart Ranch, Spud’s true patience shined through.
She moved to Glasgow, MT, where she worked at Frances Mahon Deaconess Hospital for two years. Mable enjoyed living out on the Engstrom Ranch raising her four boys.
She met and married the love of her life, John Engstrom on November 8th, 1952. She took pride in cooking for family, friends, and for all the help when it came to branding and harvesting.
Less than a year later, on December 2nd, 1961, that young woman would become his wife.
Elsie Iletta Mc Laughlin blessed him in the course of their 56-year marriage with 5 children.
Agnes is survived by her daughters Lenora Kelly of Glasgow, Montana and Diane Mc Govern of Davenport, Washington; son Ken Lasar of Glasgow, Montana; brother Lloyd Monson of Citrus Heights, California; sister Stella (Vern) Challes of St.
Cloud, Minnesota; thirteen grandchildren; thirty great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
During his teen years, Spud enjoyed partaking in the Opheim Boxing program.