Doris Georgette Brandt, age 91, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, great great-grandmother, friend, and neighbor went to be with her Lord and Savior on November 8, 2020 at Valley View Home in Glasgow.
Doris was born December 20, 1928 at the family home in Lustre, Montana to Anton and Alma (Kjensrud) Hustad. She attended grade schools in Oswego, Montana, Square Deal, Montana, and Lustre, Montana. Doris attended high school in Frazer, Montana, graduating in 1946 from Frazer High School with Salutatorian honors. Doris met her future husband, Gene LaVerne Brandt, while working in Wolf Point, Montana. They were married on July 16, 1950 in Wolf Point. They have five children: Terrance Keith, Colleen Marie, Barbara Faye, Mark Eugene, and Rebecca Arlene.
After high school, Doris attended Northern College in Havre for a short time until her father became ill. She then began working at the Dairy Lunch Cafe in Wolf Point, Montana, where she met her future husband, and soon married him. Their first year was spent in San Francisco, California, where Gene was assigned to a Military Police Co. at the Presidio of San Francisco, California. The fall of 1951 found Doris and Gene moving back to the farm, north of Nashua. The summer of 1960 was very important to Doris & Gene. They bought their very own farm and moved there, where they lived until moving to Glasgow in 2000.
Doris was an author, artist, a seamstress, a great cook, a musician, loved doing crafts, and was a very spiritual woman. She spent many hours painting pictures for her children and grandchildren. She entered many in the county fair, winning ribbons and best of fair a couple of times. Doris sewed many shirts, skirts and quilts for her family. She enjoyed playing the piano, electric organ, guitar, autoharp, and the dulcimer. She loved to make cards and bookmarks from flowers that she had dried, and she tatted and crocheted. The most important thing that Doris had was her Bible, which she spent hours reading, memorizing verses and doing Bible studies, and was active in the church teaching Sunday School. While at Valley View Home, she and her sister-in-law, Betty, read the Bible together just about every day.
Doris is preceded in death by her husband Gene; parents Anton and Alma Hustad; brothers, Myron and Russell Hustad, and twin sons born prematurely.
Doris is survived by her children; Terrance (Dana) Brandt of Belgrade, MT, Colleen (Tom) Tripp of Glasgow, MT, Barbara (Don) Jones of Sagle, ID, Mark (LeAnne) Brandt of Glasgow, MT, and Rebecca (Carl) Tarum of Saginaw, MI; grandchildren – Jason, Rachel, Kierstyn, Stephen, Katrina, Arden, Joshua, Daniel, Benjamin, Jennifer, Marina, Matthew, Kathleen, Andrew, Holly, and Nathan; numerous great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren, and brothers Leonard Hustad of Williston, ND, and Marlon (Charlotte) Hustad of Billings, MT; sisters-in-law Marle Brandt of Gig Harbor, WA, Betty Brandt of Glasgow, MT, Barbara Hustad of Wolf Point, MT, and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
A viewing will be held 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 12, 2020 at Bell Mortuary in Glasgow. You can leave or send cards at Bell Mortuary. A private family graveside service will be held Friday, November 13, 2020 at Highland Cemetery with Pastor Tom Tripp officiating. A celebration of Life will be planned for the Spring/Summer of 2021. Memorials may be left for the family at bellmortuarymontana.com.