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Marianne Denning
Marianne Denning


Marianne Denning

Oct 29, 1919 - Feb 13, 2017

Marianne (McMinn) Denning, 98, of Great Falls, passed away Monday, February 13, 2017.

A celebration of life will be held Sunday, February 19, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. at the O’Haire Motor Inn, 17 7th Str. S., Great Falls, MT.

Marianne was born on an out of the way homestead in Idaho, in the early 1900s. Marianne painted and drew all of her life, drawing on her background of experiences, such as living on a cattle ranch, a Wyoming homestead, in deserted mining camps in Colorado, being in the WACS in World War II, teaching in a two room country school and teaching in elementary schools in the Great Falls area.

Marianne is survived by her son, James (SuAnn) Denning in Olympia, WA; daughters Kay Lassila (Daryl Rogers) and Carol (James) Capps of Great Falls; nine grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by two brothers, Charles and Edward; sons Daniel and Leslie; and her husband, Lorenz.

Memorial contributions or donations may be made in Marianne Denning’s name to the Great Falls Animal Shelter, 1010 25th Ave. NE, Great Falls, MT 59404.

Public Guest Book

Feb 15th
Judy Herzog
Marianne was a wonderful woman that I visited with through the years. She taught one of my kids. So sorry for your loss.
Feb 15th
Monica Sowa
My condolences to the family. She was an excellent teacher.
Feb 15th
Edith Denning Wagar
Dear Jim, Kay, and Carol,
So sorry to hear of Aunt Marianne's passing. The really amazing thing is that on Monday I was actually talking about her in my history classes because of her service in the WAC. I will always tell about her when I'm teaching WWII. May you have fond memories that make you smile. She was a wonder! I've always admired her art. I have many lovely pieces.
Feb 17th
Roy Kennedy
Kay...sorry to hear of your mother's passing. As you may remember, she was my 4th grade teacher at Franklin Elementary during the '81-'82 school year. I remember my parents bought her cards with the animal heads she had drawn. Great lady....she will be missed.
Feb 17th
Becky (Shaw) Johnson
Kay, Jesse and Mike,

You all have always been so awesome. Mrs. Denning was by far my favorite teacher ever. Much love and prayers to you all.

Feb 17th
Karen Strunk
Kay I am so sorry for your loss. She was a wonderful woman and will be missed. God bless you and your family.
Love you
Karen Strunk
Feb 19th
Bertie Garrett
Thinking of you all this week, and of your Mother, who was truly a wonderful woman. I will miss her greatly.
Feb 21st
Desiree Sigler
May the love of family and friends carry you through your grief as "the hearer of prayer" embraces your hearts. Lean on those close to you for strength and encouragement to stay strong. Share your memories,they are a source of joy that will give your family comfort. We hope that the many cards,hugs,kind words, and loving prayers sustains your family, during this most difficult time.
Feb 21st
Colleen Dwyer Lulf
Kay - I was sorry to hear of your mother's passing. I remember her as our patient, loving Bluebird leader. I also enjoyed seeing her art at the fair, etc. No matter how old we are, it's still difficult to lose a parent. I'm so sorry.


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