July 5, 1915-Nov. 12, 2017
Florence “Chloe” Grimm was born on July 5, 1915 in Evansville, Indiana to Henry and Anna Bolever Grimm. She was the youngest of three children, which included a sister Helen and a brother Clifford.
Chloe came to Montana in 1948 to visit her great-uncle Edward Bolever in Butte. She fell in love with Montana and moved here to work in his real estate office. She purchased the business from him in 1964, and retired in 1977. At the young age of 88, she decided it was time to go back into the work force. She was hired by the Experience Works program and placed at the Anaconda Public Assistance office, where she worked for the next 14 years. Chloe was the boss of the office, and if you asked her, the place would fall apart without her! She even had her own parking spot, which was diligently patrolled by the building occupants.
Chloe was an avid bowler, golfer, and bridge player. She was elected into the Montana Women’s Bowling Association Hall of Fame in 1981 for Superior Performance. She was also a keen golfer, and won the title of Club Champion at the Highland View Golf Course. She played bridge for many years, and made many close friends.
Chloe and her best friend Corinne lived at Georgetown Lake until 1994 when Corinne passed away, and Chloe moved to Anaconda. She belonged to the Anaconda Country Club, Anaconda Bowling Association, and a group known as the Strikettes, Bridge Club, the First Presbyterian Church, and the Ruth Chapter of the Eastern Star.
Chloe had a wall of fame in her office at work that she was very proud of! She had pictures of herself with State of Montana Attorney General Tim Fox, Montana Governor Steve Bullock, and her State of Montana Governor’s Citations for being a Centenarian on her 100th, 101st, and 102nd birthdays.
Chloe lived on her own, and drove her own car until her passing. She was very proud of her age, and her favorite saying was “Old Age Ain’t for Sissies”. She loved to stop at the casino every once in a while, and drop a few coins in the machines. She made many good friends there as well.
Chloe is survived by her nieces, Delehia Nuhring and Carol (Ralph) Batteiger, and a nephew, Jerry Grimm. She has many great and great-great-nieces and nephews living in Indiana, Virginia, and Florida, whom she loved dearly and kept in frequent contact, some of which would come to visit by motorcycle and give Chloe a ride which she thought was fabulous! She is survived by more friends than a person could ever wish for! She had friends from bowling, golfing, bridge, Strikettes, the First Presbyterian Church, and the Public Assistance office where she worked for 14 years until her passing.
Her remains have been cremated, and at her request, there will be no visitation at the funeral home.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 18, at the First Presbyterian Church in Anaconda. There will be one hour of visitation prior to the service.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Pintler Homes Options in her name.
Longfellow Finnegan Riddle Funeral & Cremation Service is entrusted with Chloe’s funeral arrangements. You may pay your condolences at www.longfellowfinneganriddle.com.