Ann (Bouma) MacDonald

Born: Mon., Aug. 22, 1932
Died: Fri., Feb. 9, 2018


Visitation

5:30 PM to 7:30 PM, Thu., Feb. 08, 2018
Location: Gorder-Jensen Funeral Home


Funeral Service

11:00 AM Fri., Feb. 16, 2018
Location: Choteau Pavilion


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Ann Greyn MacDonald Ann, daughter of Louie and Nina (Kaptein) Bouma, spent most of her life in Choteau, Montana. She was born in Corisca, SD, August 22, 1932. Ann was married to Huigh Greyn, the love of her life, April 1953 for 32 wonderful years, which were filled with love until Huigh passed away in 1985. With Huigh, she had 8 children and was the proud grandmother to 29 grandchildren and 51 great-grandchildren. Huigh and Ann started farming and never quit. Always enterprising, Ann and her husband, Huigh, spent most of their lives in business. Back in 1959/60, they sold NutriBio (vitamin supplements) and traveled around the US and Canada inspiring many crowds. With a natural entrepreneurial spirit, Huigh and Ann were always selling something. They started a fertilizer business which grew significantly until Huigh passed, after a few years two of their sons took over the business that has continued on successfully. One of Huigh and Ann’s last ventures was purchasing a piece of property outside of Helena that now has a street that running through it named Queen Anns Street. Ann was never one to let an opportunity pass her by, she sold Tupperware, Hay, pig halves, cattle (including exotic) and much more to help support the family. Several years after Huigh passed away, Ann was remarried to Alistair MacDonald who also has passed away. Always keeping God first and foremost in her life, Ann raised her children with a strong faith and love of family. She will undoubtedly always be remembered for her independent, strong-willed, hard-working nature and her desire to always help people in need. She will be missed dearly by her friends and family. She is survived by her 8 children, Gilbert (Diane) Greyn of Dutton, Nina Stapel of Sheboygan, WI, Linda (Andy) Stam of Chilliwack, BC, Larry (Sharon) Greyn of Choteau, Vern (Jenny) Greyn of Dutton, Kathy (Kevin) Gebeke of Carson, ND, Hugh Greyn of Sheboygan, WI and Steve (Lorinda) Greyn of Great Falls, 29 grandchildren and 51 great-grandchildren. She is preceded in death by both husbands, Huigh Greyn and Alistair MacDonald and three brothers Pete, Andrew and Henry Bouma. The family will be present 5:30 - 7:30 for a public viewing and sharing of memories Thursday Evening. The Funeral will be at the Choteau Pavilion at 11 o'clock on Friday, February 16th, all are welcome. Condolences may be left on line at www.gorderjensenfuneralhome.com

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Betty Kaye Baker Mullins
   Posted Mon February 12, 2018
I am saddened by the loss of Ann. I have very fond memories of her visits to our home, Bill and Kathryn Baker. She was uplifting and fun. My prayers to all.

Clark Corey
   Posted Tue February 13, 2018
Nina and Gilbert:

Please accept my condolences on the passing of your mother. She was a great lady and a bulwark of Choteau. The world is a sadder place without her

Pete Wipf
   Posted Wed February 14, 2018
I was saddened to hear of your loved one's passing. Sincere condolences to the families.

Sandy Johnson
   Posted Wed February 14, 2018
Ann's Family-
We were saddened to read of Ann's passing this morning in the paper. Our thoughts and prayers are with you -- so many memories!
Sandy & Jim Johnson & Family
First Security Bank-Fairfield (Teton Banks)

Sandy Johnson
   Posted Wed February 14, 2018
Ann's Family-
We were saddened to ready of Ann's passing this morning in the paper. Our thoughts and prayers are with you -- so many memories!

Jim & Sandy Johnson & Family
First Security Bank-Fairfield (Teton Banks)

Ann (Bouma) Stratton
   Posted Wed February 14, 2018
It is so sad to hear of my cousin Ann’s journey, leaving us. I have always intended to visit her again, and regret that didn’t happen, yet I kept informed by my brother Pete’s visits. She has always awed me with her strength, which I greatly admired, and I never forgot we were connected as namesakes of our paternal grandma.

I will always remember my first experience with babysitting her first four children during my high school years. I hope those children don’t remember as I don’t think I was too good. We will all miss her.

Ervin and Norveena and Family
   Posted Fri February 16, 2018
To the children and grandchildren of Ann Bouma-Greyn-McDonald, our condolences to you. We first met Ann in 1990. She was always kind and friendly to our family and received us into her church and home. What she will be remembered for is her friendly, kind, and open offspring; always, always Grinning Greyns. Nice testament and legacy.

Good-by Ann


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