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Carol Torpen, 90

| April 3, 2024 2:00 AM

Carol (Harshbarger) Torpen 90, passed away peacefully on March 4 2024 at the Columbia Falls Veterans home.

She was born in Antelope, Montana to John and Mattie Harshbarger. She grew up on the family farm outside of Antelope. She then met her husband Chester Torpen and they were married in 1954. They moved to a few different places in Montana until settling in Martin City, where she lived most of her life. 

Carol enjoyed many different projects, knitting, sewing, crocheting, quilting and selling Avon and Artex products. She loved crafting so much that she opened up her own craft shop (Carol’s Yarn Basket). 

Carol was involved in many activities and clubs. She was a member of the VFW Auxiliary, Martin City Fire Department and Hungry Horse Church. She enjoyed baking for the Firehall bake sales, playing cards and bible studies. Carol is preceded in death by her parents John and Mattie Harshbarger; husband Chester Torpen, daughter Cora, son-in-law Henry Hoye, sisters Madlyn, Jane, Minnie, Elizabeth, Lone, Evelyn, Bessie, Bonnie and Gloria; brothers Joe, Shep, Jim, Robert, Galen, and Vincent. 

Carol is survived by her sister Ann Carter and three children Tom (Kim), Scott (Connie), Laurel (Ray) and grandkids Jamie (Mark) Tieden, Amy (Beau) Orem, Torri (Bryce) Dayley, Cassidy (Casey) Katofsky, Ashley Lyman, Jessica (Bryon) Nelson, and great grandkids Treysen, Branden, Issac, George, Henry, Madison, Blake, Ellie, Hunter, Jordan and Theo.  A memorial celebration will be held at a later date this summer at the Martin City Fire Department. 

We want to give special thanks to the Columbia Falls Veterans Home for taking such good care of Carol (Mom).