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Harriet Afton Fell

October 20, 1937 — April 26, 2023

Harriet “ Afton” Fell, Born October 20,1937. Died in her sleep 4/26/23. 

Born to Harry Amos Shaw Jr. and Jessie Cooper Shaw, the oldest of 3 girls. She was dad’s right hand. Harnessing the horses with Dixies help. Farming, ranching and involved in 4-H. Also, a passionate horse woman. Schooled in Cardwell Elementary and Whitehall High, Montana. She met Eldon Fell at a reception at Pipestone Hot Springs.

They were married December 31, 1955.  Ranching in Harrison, MT for 12 years and sell the ranch and move back to Cardwell. She started her bus driving career of 30 plus years. In 72, they bought the store at Cardwell. After Eldon became ill, they closed the store, and she started custodian work at Whitehall Schools. After retiring from the school, she still drove the bus and started her new passion with animal rescue as a founding member of 4-paws.

She took on every project with passion. Quilting, Knitting, Sewing, Crocheting, gardening, and cooking.

She now joins her husband Eldon, parents, brother in laws, Dick Rennie, Sonny Huckaba, Doug Fell and granddaughter in-law, Jennifer Levengood.

She is survived by her children, Harriet Held (Frank) of Drummond, Wanda Levengood (Bill) of Whitehall, Chris Fell of Butte. Grandchildren, John Levengood, Laura Levengood, DVM, (Richard), Frankie Gregory (Jeremy), Rachel Hayes (Ronnie), Serena Koepplin (Ron), 14 great grandchildren, and one great-great grandchild. Several cousins, nieces, and nephews.

Also survived by her sisters, Dixie Rennie and Susie Huckaba , in-laws Anny Osmen (Gale), June Judy (Jeffrey)Carrol Tang (Long), Barbara Hotton (Dennis), Pat Hendrian (Jerry), and Richard Fell.

Services at LDS Church in Whitehall, June 9th at 10:00 AM. Burial at South Boulder Cemetery to follow services. 

Reception will follow at LDS Church in Whitehall. 

In lieu of flowers donations to the Jefferson Valley Museum

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Friday, June 9, 2023

Starts at 10:00 am (Mountain time)

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints

41 Mormon Lane, Whitehall, MT 59759

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Cemetery Hill Road, MT 59721

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