Great Falls Tribune                                                                    Wednesday October 19, 1994


Elsie Pasma Sherle

  HAVRE - Elsie Pasma Sherle, 96, a retired farm homemaker and trailer court

operator, died Monday at a local hospital of natural causes.

  Her funeral is 2 p.m. Friday at Holland & Bonine Funeral Home, with burial

in the Highland Cemetery.

  She was born August 29, 1898, at Newlon, near Sidney. She recieved her

education in Newlon area schools.

  She cooked on ranches in Culbertson and the Henry Miller ranch in the Bear's

Paw Mountains. In 1922 she married Jay Pasma in Chester, and they operated the

E.C. Curruth farm west of Kremlin and the Pat Yeon holdings near Havre. Later

they purchased a farm near Burnham.

  Her husband died in 1965; in 1969 she married Walter Sherle, who died in

1990. They operated a trailer court west of Havre.

  She was an accomplished musician, playing for oldtime dances, and enjoying

gardening and crocheting.

  Surviving are a daughter, Goldie Maze of Helena; an adopted son, Jim Pasma of

Havre; a stepdaughter, Joyce Derbyshire of Kalispell; nine grandchildren, 17

great-grandchildren, nine great-great-grandchildren and seven


  She was proceded in death by a daughter, Doris Mueller, in 1993 and a stepson

John Sherle, in 1994.         -end-



Havre Daily News                                                                          Tuesday, October 18, 1994



  Elsie Pasma Sherle, 96, died Monday at a local hospital of natural causes.

  A member of a pioneer family, Mrs Sherle was born Elsie Frances Pennington,

daughter of Jack and Tracy Penington. The family had settled in the Sidney area

in the 1870's.

  Mrs Pennington was a civilian cook at Fort Union where Mr Pennington was a

soldier. He also served at Assiniboine Outpost west of Havre.

  Mrs Sherle was born, Aug 29, 1898, in Newlon, one of 13 children. She

attended area schools, and eventually cooked on ranches in Culbertson and the

Henry Miller ranch in the Bear Paw Mountains.

  There she met Jay Pasma and they married in Chester in 1922.

  The Pasmas operated the E.C. Carruth farm, west of Kremlin and later the Pat

Yeon holdings near Havre. They purchased the Sterret farm at Burnham, and

farmed and ranched until Mr Pasma died in 1965.

  Mr Sherle was an accomplished musician, playing the guitar, piano, banjo and

mandolin, with her favorite the violin. With her daughter, Doris, she played

for country dances throughout the 1940s and 1950s. She also enjoyed gardening

and crocheting, and traveled to many old-time fiddler contests around Montana.

  She married Walter Sherle in 1969. Together the operated a trailer court west

of Havre for several years.

  Mr Sherle died in 1990.

  Mrs Sherle moved to the Eagles Manor shortly thereafter.

  Mrs Sherle is survived by a daughter, Goldie Maze of Helena; a son, Jim of

Havre, whom the Pasmas adopted in 1935; a stepdaughter-in-law, Patricia Sherle

of Havre; and stepdaughter-in law, Joyce Derbyshire of Kalispell.

  She was preceded in death, by five sisters and seven brothers, as well as her

daughter, Doris Mueller in 1993, and a stepson, John Sherle in 1994.

  She is survived by nine grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren, and nine

great-great-grandchildren, and seven stepgrandchildren.

  Services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, at Holland & Bonine Funeral Home

Chpel, with burial in Highland Cemetery in Havre. Rev Jack Rampelberg will


  Marvin and Marilyn Gunnarson, accompanied by Juliette Sapp, will sing "The

Old Rugged Cross" and "Beyond The Sunset."

  Pallbearers will be Ray Vogel, Brian Sherle, Jim Mayo, Norman Gorder, Warren

Taylor, and Arnold Tyler.

  Honorary pallbearers will be Theresa Cowan, Ann Randolph, Irene Damschen,

Alice Huff, Irene Miller, Severie(Sis) Green and Alice Yochim.

  A luncheon will follow services at the VFW Club in Havre.

  Memorials should be sent to the donor's choice.



Buried 21 Oct 1994 in Space - 110, Lot - --, Block 27  per Hill Co., Highland Cemetery Records

          Put in PAF 2 Jan 2002 by John L. Inman  "" or ""