Agnes Hoon, 96

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Agnes Hoon passed away peacefully on Jan. 20, 2020, at the age of 96 surrounded by her family at Kalispell Regional Medical Center.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Ray; her parents, Peter Melsten and Jessie Ayres; her brother Bob Melston; and grandson Tim Shelley.

She left her daughters behind, Eleanor Ann Shelley of Kalispell, and Nancy Williams (husband Earl) of Yakima, Washington; sons, Mick Hoon (wife Brenda) of Kalispell, Dan Hoon of LaQuinta, Colorado, and Tom Anstead of Muleshoe, Texas; grandchildren, Tammy Birk, Tara Jacobs (Aaron), Travis Williams (Heather), Dustin Hoon (Erin), Cody Hoon (Caitlyn), Nathan Hoon (Elsa), and Megan Hoon; and great-grandchildren; Colton, Nicole, Illyhia, Marshall Birk, Natalie and Paxton Hoon, Gillian Hoon, Easton, Ely, Noah, Samson and Silas Hoon.

She attended Dayton High School in Dayton, Washington, in 1941.

Agnes Melsten married Ray Hoon on Sept. 20, 1941.

She enjoyed genealogy and her Norwegian heritage, also sewing, gardening, quilting and flowers, and was secretary of Centiannas homemakers club.

She had a special and personal relationship with her hairdresser and nail operator, and always had pink in her hair. She thought the world of Dean, her mechanic.

She participated with her girls in Rainbow girls and Campfire girls, and in sporting events with her sons.

Agnes was proud of being a Rebecca.

She was an avid fan of the Spokane Indians, Seattle Mariners and they were ticket season holders to the Missoula Ospreys. Agnes followed along with her husband on baseball, basketball, football and any other sports you name, including Tiddlywinks.

Agnes loved to cook. Whenever someone was sick, she came with a big pot of chicken soup. She was quick to provide meals to anyone in need.

She loved her thimble collection, long rides with ice cream following; her favorite place was Avalanche Lake, the buffalo range and picnics, breakfast burritos and lattes at McDonald’s.

Mom’s handwriting was so very beautiful that she would get compliments.

Funeral services for Agnes will be at noon on Monday, Jan. 27, with a viewing at 11 a.m. at Darlington Cremation and Burial Service, 3408 U.S. Hwy. 2 East, Kalispell. A catered lunch will follow. Inurnment will take place at a later date.

Darlington Cremation and Burial Service is caring for Agnes and her family.

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