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Linda Keister

November 26, 1941 — November 2, 2022


Linda Ann Keister, 80 of Trout Creek, MT, passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family, on Nov. 2, 2022.

Linda was born in Chinook, MT on November 26, 1941 to Melvin and Jean Bosch. She was the second of six children. She attended many schools as her family moved around Montana, following her father's work in construction.

She married Arthur Keister on December 27, 1959 in Whitepine, MT, at his parents home. They made their home in Trout Creek and raised three children, Patricia, Ronald, and Yvonne.

Linda was a homemaker and bookkeeper for Arthur's business. She enjoyed many hobbies, beading, sewing, doll collecting, and gardening. She would sell many handmade items at the Huckleberry Festival in Trout Creek. She was a member of the Whitepine Homemakers, and enjoyed many trips with the club. She was proud to serve as an election judge for 34 years in Sanders County.

She is survived by her husband Arthur, daughter Patricia (Jeff) Johnson, Son Ronald Keister, and daughter Yvonne (Scott) Fratzke. Sisters Rita Handford, Janis (Charlie) Gardner, Karen (Gene) Jopling and brother Bernard (Brenda) Bosch. Four grandchildren, six great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

She is proceeded in death by her parents, a brother, and 2 nephews.

A celebration of life is planned for the spring of 2023. Arrangements are under the care of Garden City Funeral Home, Missoula.


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