Allen Kline


(March 24, 2005)

Long-time Garland area farmer, Allen Kline, died March 24.

Funeral services were held in Laurel, Mont., at Smith Funeral Chapel-Laurel. He was 91.

He farmed in the Garland area for 35 to 40 years. He lived in Powell until last fall when he entered the nursing home.

He was born in Laurel, Mont., on April 7, 1913, the first of seven children of Philip and Mary (Walker) Kline.

He married Ann Kalanick on June 1, 1941. They had two daughters.

His life was one of adventure and hard work in Laurel, the Bitterroot Valley of Montana and Powell. He worked as a farmer and rancher, a logger and truck driver. After retiring from trucking, he went back to his roots of farming and ranching near Garland.

Survivors include his daughters and sons-in-law, Sherry and David Waddell of Park City, Mont., and Judy and Chuck Goldy of Billings, Mont. He is also survived by his brothers, Henry and Herman Kline of Laurel, and his sisters, Pauline Honstein of Washington, Mary Magine of Stevensville, Mont., and Kay Metcalf of Missoula, Mont.; seven grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

He loved his family, his friends, his horses and his dogs.