New secretary, board
member on Cemetery District

June 21, 2001
Seeley Swan Pathfinder
Seeley Lake, Montana

by Rod Kvamme,
Board Chairman


A volunteer Secretary of the Seeley Lake District Cemetery Board has been found. Kathy Maradeo has graciously accepted this position which requires attendance at monthly meetings on the first Thursday, 7:00 PM at the Fire Hall. Besides taking the minutes, there is limited and occasional correspondence. This position offers a wonderful way to serve. the community as the Board seeks to meet needs of people during critical times Gwen Schneider, who recently moved to the Bitterroot, served in this capacity for over 14 years. The Board has greatly appreciated her long, fine service.

The Board is saddened by the death of one of its members, Don Rose. He had just been appointed by the County Commissioners to another three-year term. Frank Maradeo recently sat in on a Board meeting and met Don for the first time. He appreciated Don's friendliness and good humor. He has agreed to be Don's replacement, partly as a way to honor their short-term friendship.

A third Board member is Allen Chaffin. Board Treasurer is Mary Ann Morin and Terry Bolton is bookkeeper. Cemetery Manager/Sexton is Derek Ellinghouse. He may be reached at 677-2511 for information about plot purchases, cremation niches, markers or burials,