Myrtle Lynn Soreide
January 25, 2012
Myrtle Soreide “Lynn,” 57 of Bowman, ND, passed away on Jan. 16, at her home near Bowman, ND.
Myrtle Lynn Post was born Oct. 20, 1954 in Miles City, MT to Ben and Mae Post. She was raised in Baker, MT and attended school and graduated from Baker High School in 1973. She graduated from Eastern Montana College in Billings, MT in 1977 with a teaching degree. She taught 1st and 2nd grade classes in Terry, MT for two years at the same school her mother taught at.
On June 2, 1979 she married the love of her life, Jay Soreide, and they made their home on the ranch in Bowman, ND.
She became a ranch wife and was very active in horseback riding, calving cows, helping her sister-in-law Carol with 4-H projects. She was always there to “twist a tail,” assist with all aspects of the farm and purebred operation, hosting 28 bull sales.
In 1983, she was elected secretary/treasurer of the North Dakota Charolais Association being able to attend the National Western Stock Show in Denver. She organized a summer reading program at the Bowman school in the ’80s and worked at the school library. She was a member of the Bowman Lutheran Church, a 24-year member of the North Dakota Cattlewomen and was very active in Girl Scouts during her earlier years.
In 1979, she was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis and was confined to a wheelchair for the past 22 years. She never let it completely control her life and would never complain; she always had a big smile on her face.
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In 1986 the light of her life was born, Joy Lynn. She was the most caring and amazing mother, always having time to talk, play cards or just sit. She loved going to basketball games, school programs or piano recitals. She became a grandmother and got to enjoy three wonderful grandchildren every day. From playing house, to hidden picture puzzles, or just watching Tom and Jerry on TV, they got to enjoy “Granny” and she them.
Lynn always looked forward to Wednesday nights when Kaylee got off the school bus and they got to have their time together. She was an amazingly strong woman, who always was positive and happy. She loved visiting with friends and the humor of Baxter Black, sending cards, shopping with Joy and sharing a pot of coffee and breakfast with Jay every morning.
She will be deeply missed by her best-friend and husband of 32 years Jay; her daughter Joy (Zach) Kinsey; the excitement of her daily life Kaylee, Casey and Johnny Kinsey. Her brother Doug (Julie) Post of Baker, MT; sister Tammy (Kelly) Moore of Rapid City, SD; numerous nieces and nephews and many friends
She was preceded in death by her parents Ben and Mae Post, and her stepmother, Iva Post.
Krebsbach/Kulseth Funeral Services in charge of the arrangements. Funeral services were held Friday, Jan. 20, at the Bowman Lutheran Church. Burial to follow in the Bowman Cemetery at a later date. Visitation was Thursday, Jan. 19.