Darlene “Toots” Mae Murch, 82, of Nashua, Montana passed away peacefully surrounded by family February 12, 2020 at Valley View Home in Glasgow, Montana.
Toots was born June 11, 1937 in Albert Lea, Minnesota to Clifford and Jessie (Helland) Olson. Toots’ family moved to Montana and they ended up in Nashua where she met and married Walt Murch on October 29, 1955. They were married for 64 years and raised four children: Dave, her number one son, (Deby) Murch, Connie (Red) Whitten, Lori (Darryl) Kolstad and Peggy (Will) Lauckner.
Toots enjoyed life to the fullest and she had many talents: cooking, sewing and crafting. She enjoyed cooking Sunday dinner for her family. Toots loved having her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren around. Toots enjoyed camping, fishing, and swimming every weekend, they would pack up the kids and off they would go for another weekend of camping. Toots welcomed everybody into her house with a welcoming smile and she would offer them a place to sit and something to eat.
Toots is survived by three of her four kids and their spouses; 14 grandkids and 24 great-grandkids.
Preceding her in death is her husband Walt; daughter Connie Whitten; son-in-law Red Whitten; grandson Nick Kolstad; Parents Cliff and Jessie Olson; brother Chuck Olson; twin brother Donny Olson and sister Barbara Olson.
Toots will be remembered with smiles and laughter, she loved everyone she met and everyone loved her.
Services are being planned for sometime this summer. Bell Mortuary is assisting the family with arrangements. Condolences may be left at bellmortuaryglasgow.com.