Mary Anne Adams

Born Mary Anne Klemetson on Sept. 15, 1930, on a hardscrabble homestead in northern Montana, Mom was raised in a loving, Christian home. But it was the Great Depression, and times were tough. Electricity and indoor plumbing would come later in Mom’s life. Of Norwegian and Danish ancestry, she and her sisters, Ruth and Valborg, were of strong stock, made stronger by the hardships they endured. She attended a rural school south of Rudyard, Montana, through eighth grade, and high school in Havre, Montana. Mom was very smart, and what she learned was never forgotten, as evidenced by her recitation of poems of great length she had learned as a youngster.

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