The world lost bodacious vivacious Molly Ann Grosvold, 20, on Sept. 26, 2015. She died in a car accident near Whitehall, Montana. She was born Sept. 19, 1995, in Anaconda, Montana to John and Timmy (Robison) Grosvold.
Molly liked to wear tall boots and skirts to her classes at Montana Tech where she was in her second year studying mining engineering. She came to college after a notable career first at Dwyer Elementary, Fred Moodry Middle school, then an impressive record at Anaconda High School. In high school, she played flute in band, played tennis, performed in drama all while maintaining honor student status. This lifetime Montanan loved Flathead Lutheran Bible Camp where she went every summer.
For six summers Molly labored at the family construction business. She was a capable hand unafraid of hard work. When she wasn’t working or at school, she volunteered for the Georgetown Lake Fire Department. Part of this summer, she drove a giant dump truck for a coal mine in Wyoming. She loved the adventure she found in snowmobiling and skiing. She also backpacked through Thailand with her sister Rachel the summer before she started college.
She was smart and ready with a witty retort. “Dad, did you comb your hair today?”
She was an avid reader with an active imagination for fantasy and science fiction.
If you didn’t notice her by her 5’10’’ frame and her vibrant wardrobe which often included heels and red lipstick, maybe you’ve seen her 1962 frog vomit green Comet she restored with her dad and brother. She also drove a 1992 F-150 Ford pickup truck her siblings bought and restored for her.
Molly was brave and persistent; landing an internship early in her college career even after recruiters told her they don’t hire freshmen. Molly was the youngest of four children and the sweetheart of the family.
Molly is survived by her parents, John and Timmy of Anaconda; her grandmother, Rose Robison of Butte; her sisters, Rachel Walla of Portland, Oregon, and Lacie (Derek) Leichliter of Soldotna, Alaska; her brother, Lowell of Anaconda; aunts and uncle, Teri Robison, Sally Day, Keith (Nita) Robison, and Francie Moreni; her nephew, Jacob Leichliter; many cousins and extended family; her puppy, Loki Snow; and many, many friends.
She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Art and Marian Grosvold, and Keith Robison, and her aunt, Ingrid Bergland.
A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 1, at Hope Lutheran Church in Anaconda.
Contributions may be made to Flathead Lutheran Bible Camp.