Daisy Shoemaker, 84, died July 15, 2018 at Prestige Assisted Living in Kalispell, Montana. Her
memorial service will be held this Saturday, July 21st at 10:00 am at Central Christian Church in
Kalispell. Internment will follow the memorial service at Creston Cemetery.
Daisy was born October 17, 1933 in Rollins, Montana to Angie Elsass and Harris E. Weaver.
She was part of a large, loving family. Her early education was in a one-room schoolhouse in
Rollins. Daisy graduated from Polson High School in 1951. Daisy worked as a window dresser
at Woolworth’s department store in Kalispell. She met and eventually married Stanley
Shoemaker on May 9, 1954. They left Montana so Stan could work in the shipyards in
Bremerton, Washington. That is where they started their family with Steve in 1955. They
returned to Montana to live and resided in the Flathead valley the rest of their lives. Two more
children joined the family; Gary in 1957 and Kathy in 1959. Daisy was a stay at home mom until
she went to work for the county in the elections department and then in the plat room. She
retired in 1996.
Daisy was a consummate hostess. She loved family gatherings and church gatherings. Her
hobbies included knitting and baking. Many family members will tell you she made the “best”
ginger cream frosted cookies! Two places that she loved with all of her heart were the family
log cabin at Ashley Lake (designed and built by Stan) and the Oregon coast. She was a
longtime member of the Central Christian Church in Kalispell. Daisy’s family meant the world to
her! Her face would light up whenever her children, grandchildren, or great grandchildren came
Daisy was preceded in death by her husband, Stanley Shoemaker. She is survived by her sister
and brother-in-law Pat and Les Tinseth, sister-in-law Shirley Weaver, sister-in-law Jan Weaver,
and sister-in-law Carol Vars; her children and spouses Steve and Lynn Shoemaker, Gary
Shoemaker and Tamalyn Kralman, Kathy and Joe Behrends; grandchildren Barb and Andy
McVicker, Zachary and Megan Shoemaker, Angie and Aidan Foshay, Sarah Behrends, Becky
Shoemaker, Brett Kralman-Shoemaker, and Peter Behrends; and great grandchildren Daegan,
Dunham, Gibson, Asher, Ben, Emmett, and Rowan; and many nieces and nephews. There will be a committal service following the memorial at 11:45 at Creston Cemetery. Johnson-Gloschat Funeral Home and Crematory is caring for the family. Please visit www.jgfuneralhome.com to leave condolences for the family.