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Shirley Hubbard

Posted by silha@midrivers.com

Shirley joined her heavenly Father on Friday, October 15, 2021 in the city of Glendive, Montana. She was born Sept. 4, 1934, in Willison, No. Dak., the second daughter of Chas V. and Margaret (Sande) Seibert. She graduated from Wolf Point, Montana, high school in 1953, attended the University of Montana, graduating from the College of Medical Technology, Minneapolis, Minnesota, in 1957. She earned degrees in X-ray and Medical Technology, and was a certified Medical Transcriber. She pledged the Alpha Phi Sorority at the U of M and was selected to the Sigma Tau Honor Sorority at the College of Medical Technology.
Shirley married her high school sweetheart and the love of her life Kendall D. Hubbard on June 30, 1957. She was employed as a X-ray-lab technician in Minneapolis and Bozeman. Their son Sam was born in 1960 in Glasgow, Mt. They lived in Minneapolis, Bozeman, Glasgow, Gt. Falls, before settling in Missoula in 1967, where Ken was employed by the University of Montana for thirty-three years until his death due to cancer in the year of 2000.
In Missoula Shirley was active in youth organizations including Mt. Sentinal Little League, American Legion Baseball, was auxillary President of Little Grizzly football and a leader in Cub Scouts. She was presented the Scouter’s Award in 1972. She donated many hours to Paxson grade school, where her carmel rolls were a weekly request. She enjoyed many years of working student registration at the U of M, also helping out at the Bette J Shop and the Collector’s Showcase.
The family enjoyed many years of camping, fishing and traveling. One favorite spot was the cabin on Lake Mary Ronan. Shirly loved her Montana Grizzlies, both the men and women’s teams, playing cards, dancing and relaxing with a book about Montana History. She treasured her many good friends, including her card group and “Friday Lunch Bunch”, both lasting over 35 years. Her love of animals was felt by all who knew her. She was a long time member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Missoula, Zion Lutheran Church in Glendive and an associate member of the American Lutheran Church in Sun City, AZ.
In 2005, Shirley became a “Snowbird”, when she purchased homes in Sun City, Az. and Glendive, Mt., leaving a large portion of her heart with her many special friends in Missoula. She appreciated the many beautiful friends she made in Glendive.
Shirley was preceded in death by her husband Ken, her father, mother, sister Patricia Thorlakson, step-father, Jack Keller, and nephew-in-law Tom Svendsen
She is survived by her son Sam, daughter-in-law Kristine, granddaughters Kendra, Alexa, Samantha and Tai, great-grandchildren Easton and Cabela, and her family, Debra Svendsen, children Kristine and Kevin, of Goldendale, Wash.
Shirley requests that there be no funeral or memorial, just to remember happy memories of her in your shared friendship. Silha Funeral Home of Glendive has been entrusted with the arrangements. Her ashes will be placed with Kens. Those wishing to make a memorial she wishs it to be made to the Humane Society of Western Montana, P.O. Box 1059, Missoula, Mt., 59806 or better yet, she asks that you promise yourself to PRACTICE RANDOM KINDNESS AND SENSLESS ACTS OF BEAUTY EVERY DAY. Love ya and God Bless.