Ardith Rae Dursma

December 14, 1934 ~ February 17, 2022 (age 87)


Ardith Rae McDorman/Dursma was born December 14,1934 in Escondido California to Ida Mae and Hubert H Hatch. She lost her brave battle with cancer on February 17 2022 at 2:20 am and entered into the presence of her Lord and Savior in Fort Worth Texas surrounded by her family.  

Ardith lived in Escondido California in her younger years until moving to Ramona California where she met the love of her life Glen McDorman. There they built a life together raising five children and being involved in church and community. In 1968 Glen made the brave decision to move his family up north to Polson, Montana. There they owned a fabric and upholstery business, until selling the business and moving to Ronan where they were active in the CMA church and Ardith became the director for the Lake County council on aging. She loved her time at Lake County council on aging and was able to affect some positive changes. She worked there until she retired to take care of her aging parents. Then she worked as an assistant to the activity’s director at the St. Luke’s nursing home in Ronan. She was lucky to find love again in 2009 when she married Lee Dursma. They lived in Missoula where Ardith donated her time and talents to the ladies at Hope Rescue Mission.

Ardith is preceded in death by her Father Hubert H. Hatch, her Mother Ida Mae Hatch, her husband Glen McDorman and great granddaughter Adyson Mae Gates.

She is survived by her second husband Lee Dursma, her brother Allen Hatch, her children Dan McDorman of Omaha, NE, Kirk McDorman of Polson, MT, Kay McPherson of Fort Worth, TX, Cynthia Markham of Fort Worth,TX and Jeanne Miller of Polson,MT. She is also survived by her grandchildren Brandy Moody, Shana Hellinger, Charity Gates, Jessica Aguilar, Kayla Miller, Rochelle Lamberson, Nathaniel McDorman, Joshua McDorman, Scarlett McDorman, Gabriel McDorman, Layla Holloway, Derek Holloway, Kyle Holloway, and Michael Holloway. She was also survived by four great grandchildren, Jordan Gates, Catie Gates, Brielle Aguilar and Loki Lamberson.

Funeral and Graveside services will be on Monday February 28, 2022 at 1:00 pm at Shrider-Thompson Funeral Home in Ronan, MT.

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Funeral Service
February 28, 2022

1:00 PM
Shrider -Thompson Funeral & Cremation Services
419 Round Butte Rd. W.
Ronan, MT 59864

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