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By Colleen Kesterson

Work Hard and Don't Give Up

Queveene Talley Life and Times


Colleen Kesterson, Pathfinder

Centenarian Queveene Talley in her Kalispell, Mont. retirement home apartment. Her first husband Archie Clothier painted the picture of Chief Charlo near the location where the Kerr dam was built on the Flathead River.

SWAN VALLEY - Former Swan Valley resident and centenarian Queveene Talley reached one hundred years of life March 16, 2016. She has outlived her siblings many of whom lived into their 90s and two of her three children. Talley's response when asked how she has lived so long: Hard work, luck, believing that things will get better when things were hard and not giving up.

Talley was born in Kalispell, Mont. in 1916. She was the fourth of seven children born to Walter and Hattie Aleatia Colby who came to Montana from the mid-west to homestead in Montana.

Talley said if she had been a boy, her p...

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