Karen Thompson Glick
Karen Thompson Glick, 67, of Somers and formerly of Libby, died Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2006, at the Brendan House in Kalispell.
She was born July 21, 1939, in Libby, to the late Samuel and Verdelle Fuller Thompson.
Karen graduated from Troy High School in 1957 and attended a business/secretarial vocational school in Helena.
Karen's mother, a country school teacher, impressed the importance of the "Three R's - reading, riting and rithmatic." Consequently Karen's handwriting was impeccable, and this, plus her attention to detail, contributed to her vocational skill as a bookkeeper.
She enjoyed art and craft hobbies, and used many different materials creating various works of art. Karen was an imaginative seamstress and could always be counted on to sew school carnival prizes and Halloween costumes.
Gardening, antiquing and garage sale shopping were some of her favorite pastimes and she was often accompanied by her childhood friend, Mary Tevebaugh of Libby.
Karen spent most of her life in western Montana, except for a few years in California and Oregon. In 1979 she purchased a pioneer's log cabin in Somers. This was her home until her death.
Refinishing and rebuilding the cabin was her focus for almost two decades, often recruiting family and friends to assist her with this task. Karen was proud of this accomplishment and stocked her home with treasured antiques.
Karen is survived by her son, Steven L. Osborne of Kalispell; daughter Kim Orr and husband Joe and son Justin of Somers; brother Gale Thompson and wife Kathy of Bainbridge Island, Wash.; sister Genelle Richardson and husband Rich of Springhill, La.; stepmother Sally Thompson of Hayden, Idaho; and many nieces and nephews.
Memorial services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 30, at Johnson Mortuary Chapel with Pastor Wayne Pris of Eidsvold Lutheran Church officiating.
The family suggests memorial gifts be given to the Humane Society or Animal Sanctuaries: 3499 Hwy. 93, Kalispell, MT 59901.
The family would like to thank the staff of Brendan House for their care and support.
Johnson Mortuary & Crematory is handling arrangements.