April 4, 2004 - Missoulian News Online: Philippines RPCV Deloris Ann Angermeyr dies in Montana

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Philippines RPCV Deloris Ann Angermeyr dies in Montana

Philippines RPCV Deloris Ann Angermeyr dies in Montana

Philippines RPCV Deloris Ann Angermeyr dies in Montana

Deloris Ann Angermeyr

RONAN - Deloris Ann Angermeyr, educator, mother and friend, passed away on Wednesday, March 31, 2004, in Ronan at St. Luke Nursing Home. She was 88.

Deloris was born Nov. 23, 1915, to Rudolph and Marie Wentura in St. Paul, Minn.

She graduated from the University of Minnesota at Morris with a degree in elementary education. During her college years she spent her summers working as a waitress in the hotel lodges of Yellowstone and Glacier national parks and fell in love with Montana and the Rocky Mountains.

Upon receiving her degree, Deloris began her first teaching job in Morton, Minn., where she was introduced by a fellow teacher to George "Bud" Angermeyr, a young local farmer. Deloris and Bud married on June 11, 1941, and Deloris continued to teach elementary school in Morton as well as in Franklin and Redwood Falls, Minn.

In 1953, Deloris took a hiatus from teaching and traded it for motherhood upon the birth of her first daughter, Alice, followed by the birth of her second daughter, Anne, in 1955. In addition to raising her children, Deloris worked tirelessly as a farm wife, a role that suited her well due to her great love of animals, the outdoors and hard work.

When Bud passed away in 1965, Deloris continued to operate the farm, and two years later resumed teaching elementary school in Morton. Upon her retirement in 1978, she embarked on a new adventure, fulfilling a long-held dream of living in Montana. She was drawn to the Flathead Lake area and, upon moving to Polson, set about building a new log home on Finley Point and meeting her many wonderful neighbors.

It wasn't long before the adventure bug bit Deloris again and she decided to pursue another lifelong ambition. In 1980, at the age of 64, she joined the Peace Corps and traveled to the Philippines to spend two years teaching the English language to native Filipino children.

Upon her return to Montana in 1982, Deloris continued her involvement with children and education by volunteering with the reading program at the Cherry Valley School in Polson.

Deloris was passionate not only about teaching others, but also about learning new things herself. She spent many hours reading from her vast collection of books, writing, memorizing poetry and interesting facts, challenging her mind with games and puzzles, and listening to several news broadcasts daily. She enjoyed pursuing crafts involving fabrics and yarns and was a talented seamstress, quilter, weaver and creator of colorful braided rugs.

Deloris also was a great lover of nature, spending many happy hours hiking around Finley Point, collecting firewood, picking wild raspberries, and observing the many birds and animals in the area - including an occasional black bear standing on its hind legs to peer through her living room window!

Deloris touched the lives of many people - her students, family and friends. She will be greatly missed.

Deloris was preceded in death by her husband and a sister, Dorothy Gray. Survivors include two daughters, Alice Robb of Liberty, Mo., and Anne Angermeyr of Bozeman, and one sister, Lois Anderson of Burnsville, Minn.

A community memorial service will be held at a later time to be announced. Her ashes will be scattered over her beloved Flathead Lake.

Memorials may be sent to the Deloris Angermeyr Scholarship Fund, in care of Polson Dollars for Scholars, Attn: Emily Peck, Polson High School, 111 Fourth Ave. E., Polson, MT 59860.

Arrangements and cremation are by Grogan Funeral Home and Crematory, Polson.

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