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Arlene Brownlee Hogemark

June 18, 1937 January 14, 2024
Arlene Brownlee Hogemark
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Arlene Brownlee Hogemark (86) passed away peacefully on January 14, 2024 at the PMC. Arlene was born on a scorching hot day in Big Timber, Montana on June 18, 1937 to Robert F. Brownlee & Ethel (Manis) Brownlee. She joined sisters Betty Weller and Roberta Hoskinson on the family ranch 11 miles up the Boulder River. The family was later joined by little brother Tom. Arlene attended Dutton Country School and graduated from Sweet Grass County High School in 1955. After graduation, she began working at Beiber’s Feed and Grain as a bookkeeper. There was a handsome cowboy working at Beiber’s who caught her eye. Arlene married Kenny Hogemark on November 11, 1956. After marriage, they worked a couple different ranch jobs including helping at the Brownlee ranch while Arlene’s Dad recovered from surgery.


In June 1959, they moved to the 77 Ranch north of Springdale to work for Roger & Elizabeth Whidden. This became their home for nearly 45 years where they raised their four children and truly enjoyed life together. Arlene was a devoted wife, mother and homemaker. Arlene maintained a large vegetable garden while cooking 3 meals a day for her family and 2 or 3 hired men. She raised bum lambs, bum calves, chickens, and pigs and always had a milk cow for milk and cream. She also sewed western shirts for Kenny and the boys and blouses and dresses for herself and daughter Karen. Her house was always very clean and all the shirts, dresses and blouses were ironed after each wash. In 1971, Arlene was able to convince the SGHS trustees to send a school bus to Springdale to transport her children to school in Big Timber.


In 1979, the ranch sold to Whitney & Betty MacMillan and Arlene took on the bookkeeping for the ranch. Arlene and Kenny took many road trips with Tom & Pat Brownlee over the next few years to sporting events, square dances, rodeos and sight-seeing adventures. They semi-retired from the ranch and moved to Big Timber in 2003. Arlene and Kenny were each other’s best friend.


Arlene was preceded in death by her husband Kenny, beloved daughter Karen Mack, her parents and sister Betty Weller. Arlene is survived by her sons Jim (Roxie) Hogemark of Springdale, Bob (Wyetta) Hogemark of Park City, Dan (Kristi) Hogemark of Big Timber, son-in-law Joe Mack of Livingston, sister Roberta Hoskinson of Bremerton, WA, brother Tom Brownlee of Big Timber, sister-in-law Billie Dunn of Helena, thirteen grandchildren: Cindy (Ben) Selensky of Big Timber, Sarah (Shane) Leland of Park City, Julie (Mark) Patterson of Boyd, Stacy (Curtis) Molt of Billings, Stephanie Hogemark of Billings, Brian (Holli) Hogemark of Big Timber, Katie (Colter) Scidmore of Sheridan, Laurie (Justin) Auger of Deer Lodge, Melissa (Logan) Heggem of Winifred, Billy Mack of Pierce, Idaho, Charlie (Kacie) Mack of Havre, Mandi (Gary) Abbott of Winifred, Kelli Mack of Mineral Wells, Texas, 22 great grandchildren and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.


Funeral services will be held 11:00 A.M. Wednesday January 31, 2024 at the Big Timber Lutheran Church, with a luncheon following in the Lutheran Parish Hall. Interment will follow the luncheon at Mountain View Cemetery in Big Timber.


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Funeral Service

Wednesday

31

Jan

11:00 AM 1/31/2024 11:00:00 AM - 2:00 PM 1/31/2024 2:00:00 PM
Big Timber Lutheran Church

115 West 4th Avenue
PO Box 278
Big Timber, MT 59011

Big Timber Lutheran Church
115 West 4th Avenue Big Timber 59011 MT
United States

Graveside Services

Wednesday

31

Jan

2:00 PM 1/31/2024 2:00:00 PM - 2:30 PM 1/31/2024 2:30:00 PM
Mountain View Cemetery

West of Big Timber
Big Timber, MT 59011

Burial will follow reception at church

Mountain View Cemetery
West of Big Timber Big Timber 59011 MT
United States
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