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Alma J. Press

Died: Thu., Nov. 6, 2014


Family to do services at later date


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Lolo - Alma J. Engen Ringer Press, 91 passed away on Thursday, November 6, 2014 at her home in Lolo of natural causes with her daughter Sharon “Sherry” Winterburn at her side. Alma was born on February 7, 1923 in Lennep, Montana to Olaf and Margaret J. (Gaustad) Engen. Alma attended school through the 11th grade. Her life was spent as a homemaker and a caregiver, which she enjoyed. Alma was preceded in death by her first husband, William “Bud” Ringer, her second husband, Harry “Red” L. Press, her brothers, Owen J. Engen and Raymond Engen. She is survived by her son, Ray W. Ringer and his wife Mary of White Sulphur Springs; her daughter Sharon “Sherry” L. Winterburn and her companion, Richard “Dick” S. Martin of Lolo; her sisters, Mary L. Hogg of Livingston and Mavis and her husband Jack Haines of Wichita, Kansas; her grandchildren, Sean and his wife Angie Ringer and their family of White Sulphur Springs, MT, Erin Bernhardt and family of Deer Lodge, MT, Dawn and her husband Corey Lucus and their family of Helena, MT, Billy and his wife Rachel Ringer and their family of Prescott, AZ, Douglas W. and his wife Beckie and their children, Melicia and Caleb of Missoula, Carrie A. and her husband Dave Schell of Helena, MT and their daughter, Kristen; numerous nephews, nieces, great-grandchildren and one great-great-granddaughter; a cousin, Karin Nelson, an aunt, Marie Gaustad, who is 100 years old and many friends. A memorial service will be held in the spring of 2015 in Lennep, MT. Cremation has taken place. The family suggests that memorial donations may be made in Alma’s name to the Lennep Church and Cemetery.

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Carrie Schell
   Posted Thu November 13, 2014
To the Most AMAZING daughter of Alma Press, my mother Sherry, I want to thank you with all my heart for taking extra special care for so many years of my grandmother up to the very end. Your unconditionally love, attention and patience you had/HAVE will never be forgotten. Your mother loved you so much and it was very obvious. Our family was so fortunate to have with us for so long the most amazing mother, daughter, grandmother and dear friend to so many!! To my GRAM I will deeply miss you, your smile and your kind and gentle touch..You will forever be the most beautiful grandma, dressed in her bling and beautiful red clothes. Thank you for so many loving memories we have shared. Your biggest FAN and granddaughter. I love YOU FOREVER!!

Kristen Muffick
   Posted Thu November 13, 2014
I love my great grandma so much and was so thankful to have her in my life. She got to watch me grow up and become a young lady. She'll be missed very much. I always will remember that she complimented on my clothes and told me that I was so pretty all the time. She was the best grandma. It was great having her in my life and I am thankful she got to be apart of it. Also my thoughts are going to my other amazing grandma Sherry Winterburn. I love you both so very much, forever and always.

Keenan Haines
   Posted Sat November 22, 2014
To Alma's family,
I am truly saddened to learn of Alma's passing. My brother and I were very close to her when we were children. She looked after us for years while my mother attended school and my father worked. I have many wonderful memories of our time with Alma. She introduced my father, her nephew Craig, to my mother so if it weren't for her, my brother and I wouldn't be here. Please accept our deepest sympathies for your loss and may every comfort be given to you at this time. Alma was a wonderful and loving person and she will be missed.

Craig and Denice Haines
   Posted Sun November 23, 2014
Dear Sherry and family,
A beautiful and loving woman has passed. We are sad, yet happy for we know that Alma is truly an angel and is looking down on us all from Heaven. We have many treasured memories of "Nanny" from the time she and Red lived in Billings and introduced us to the years she sat for the kids while Denice went to college. Craig's memories go all the way back to his childhood of Alma and Bud and how warm and generous they were whenever the family came to visit in the summers. Our thoughts go to you and your family and hope that your memories of this great woman sustain you in the days to come. We will be at the memorial in the spring. Love, Craig and Denice Haines

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