Stevensville – Don Worm, 89, of Stevensville passed away August 15, 2013. He was born to Paul and Lydia Worm on October 17, 1923 in Bejou, Minnesota, the second of a set of twins.
When he was six his family moved from Minnesota and settled in Newell, SD. When he was in his 20’s he purchased a place near Reva, SD. Don married Betty Maynard on August 22, 1950. They had four daughters, Norma, Merna, Janet and Ann. To ensure their daughters received a good education, they moved to the Stevensville area in 1968. In addition to ranching, he worked for Ted McNinch with his post and pole business. In winter months he worked for H&R Block for over 30 years. He served as Burnt Fork Water Commission Treasurer for the last 25 years. He served in several different positions in the churches he attended. He semi-retired in 1985, but continued haying for himself and others in the community until 2012.
He is survived by his wife Betty of almost 63 years; his twin sister, Dorothy LeLaCheur of Sacramento, CA; three daughters, Merna (Manuel) Cruz of Chandler, AZ, Janet (Bill) Rathbun of Stevensville and Ann (Eugene) Robinson of Phoenix, AZ; grandchildren, Rita Fulton of Mesa, AZ, Sarah and Brenda Cruz of Chandler, AZ; many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Norma, his parents, two brothers and two sisters.
Visitation was held on Monday, August 19, 2013 at the Whitesitt Funeral Home. A funeral service was held on Tuesday, August 20 at the funeral home. A private family interment will take place.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Aspen Hospice, 107 Bell Crossing W, Stevensville MT 59870. Condolences and memories may be shared with the family at www.whitesittfuneralhome.com.