Miriam Wilkinson

Miriam M. Wilkinson, of Havre, Mont., formerly of the Elbowoods and New Town areas, died of natural causes Tuesday, April 16, 2013, in Great Falls, Mont. A wake will be held at the New Town Civic Center, beginning at 5 p.m. Friday, April 19. The funeral will also be held at the Civic Center on Saturday, April 20, at 11 a.m. Burial will be at Memorial Congregational Church Cemetery, Parshall.

She was preceded in death by her husband, William Wilkinson Sr.; parents, Jefferson B. and Ruth (Packineau) Smith Sr.; three brothers and five sisters.

She is survived by: her children, Roberta Bell, Debbie Wilkinson, William Wilkinson Jr., Dean Wilkinson, Vanessa Spraker and Claudene (Ben) Calvert. She has eight grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

(Holland & Bonine Funeral Home, Havre, and Fulkerson Funeral Home, Watford City)