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Therese Marie Corbett

February 8, 1926 — December 9, 2023


Therese M. (Biesen) Corbett, 97, passed away peacefully on December 9, 2023, at the St. Joseph Assisted Living Facility in Polson, MT. 

Therese was born in Spokane, WA on February 8, 1926, to Henry and Mary Alice (Barrett) Biesen.  She was raised in Addy, WA, attending area schools through high school.  She enrolled at the Sacred Heart School of Nursing in 1945 as part of a Second World War program to train nurses for possible military service, graduating in 1948.   

In September of 1950, Therese was married to John C. Corbett in Libby, MT.  John’s law enforcement career included jobs with the Montana Highway Patrol and the US Bureau of Indian Affairs, which necessitated moves to several locations in Montana including Hardin, Dixon, Polson, and Havre.  Therese’s career included nursing work in a doctor’s office, several hospitals, clinics, and the Lake County Home Health Program.  John and Therese raised their family in the various communities where John served as a law enforcement officer.  John and Therese retired to Polson in 1974, enjoying many years in their lakeside home on the west shore of Flathead Lake and later in the home they had built in Polson overlooking the lake.

Therese enjoyed reading, playing cards (especially bridge), crossword puzzles, swimming, and camping.  John and Therese often hosted out of town guests at their Polson area homes. Therese had many friends and always had a story, joke, or anecdote to share.  Her strong faith in God and active prayer life were evident to all who knew her.  

Therese is survived by daughters Dana (Oscar), Cindy (Ken), son Timothy (Laura), along with 8 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her husband, John, and her daughter Libby.

A service will be held at The Lake Funeral Home at 101 6th Avenue East, Polson, MT on January 5, 2024, at 2:00 PM.  In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Hospice or the charity of your choice.
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