Frieda Kaiser Gilmore


(Feb. 3, 2006)

Funeral services are scheduled Wednesday, Feb. 8 at 10 a.m. at Thompson Funeral Home in Powell for Frieda Gilmore, 82, Powell, who died Friday, Feb. 3 at Deaconess Hospital in Billings, Mont., after a short battle with cancer.

She was born Feb. 20, 1923, in Waco, Mont., daughter of Andrew and Katherine (Schuntz) Manweiler. She was one of 10 children.

After attending school in Shepherd, Mont., she met Alex Kaiser, and they married on Jan. 11, 1940. Four children were born to this union: Raymond, Wilfred Roy, Shirley and Sharon. In April of 1988, she married John Gilmore.

She was a life member of the VFW Auxiliary, the Eagles and the American Legion. She enjoyed attending yard sales and going to bingo, as well as dancing and playing pinochle.

Survivors include her husband, John Gilmore of Powell; her son, Wilfred Roy Kaiser of Powell; her daughter, Sharon (Cliff) Jordan of Powell; her brother, William Manweiler of Joliet, Mont.; her sister, Lillian Scheafer of Billings; three step-children, Tami (Gary) Jackson of Texas, Edith Jensen of Riverton and John Gilmore of Riverton; and numerous nieces, nephews, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Alex Kaiser; her son, Raymond Kaiser; her daughter, Shirley Hayner; three brothers, Henry, Alec and Carl Manweiler; and four sisters, May Neff, Molly Bechtold, Pauline Skora and Amelia Heidema.

Friends and family will feel deeply her loss as a wonderful, loving person.