Friday, August 19, 2022

Thale Ileen Chubb Balding

| July 5, 2022 1:05 PM

Born in Wolf Point Montana, November 14th, 1935, she went to the Lord on June 30th 2022 at the age of 86. Thale moved with her parents, Howard and Gertrude Chubb to property they purchased in 1936 from Stoltze Lumber Company. She attended Columbia Falls Schools and graduated in 1954. She married Samuel Deardurff in 1954, they had three sons, Michael, Daniel and Timothy. They lived in Montana and California, Camp Pendleton where Sam was in the Marines, they later divorced.

Living in the Flathead most of her adult life, working various jobs raising her three sons. Most notable position was activity director at Brendan house in Kalispell, her retirement was spent volunteering for R.S.V.P., she lead the Sunshine chorus and Kitchen band as they entertained at nursing homes. Married Donald Balding February 14th, 2001, they spent many happy hours enjoying Flathead Lake at their home on Angel point. He passed May 13th 2008, Thale then returned to her home on Chubb Lane.

She is survived by her two sons Michael (Karen) Deardurff and Timothy Deardurff. Six grandchildren and multiple great-grandchildren.

Funeral service will be on Friday July 8th, at First Baptist Church, 827 9th St. W. Columbia Falls, Montana, viewing at 10 a.m., with service beginning at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, Thale requested to please donate to the Parkinson’s Foundation.

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