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Agnes "Aggie" Marie Maloney Chase


Agnes "Aggie" Marie Maloney Chase, 90, Resident of Butte since 1966, passed away Friday, March 27, 2020, at St. James Healthcare.

She was born September 1, 1929, in Malta, Mont., the daughter of Christopher Joesph Maloney and Mary Rita Andrews Maloney. Agnes received her early education in rural schools and boarded in Malta, graduating from Malta High School. Her family ran a store/post office in Chapman, Mont., and later the family had a sheep and cattle ranch in Northwest Phillips County.

On July 3, 1948, she married Donald Raymond Chase of Malta. To this marriage, three children were born: Daniel Christopher, Dawn Marie, and Kimberly Ann. The family moved around Montana where Aggie was a waitress for various supper clubs and then as an operator for Bell Telephone. They settled in Butte, Mont. Aggie worked as a dispatcher for the Montana Power Company. She retired from the Montana Power in 1988.

After retirement, Aggie and Don had a Mr. Carpet business. Aggie volunteered for 20+ years (until her passing) at the Lady of the Rockies.

Aggie was fiercely dedicated to her family, strong roots. She was a wonderful, loyal friend. You couldn't go into a store with her without running into someone she knew. Aggie was a patient, kind, generous and loving person. She had the most amazing "Green" thumb, her gardens were amazing, and she could grow the biggest raspberries you ever saw and made the most absolute best jam!

She is survived by her son, Dan (Nedra) Chase of Butte; daughter, Kim (Bill) Neuhardt of Seattle, Wash .; and brother, Dan (Helen) Maloney of Havre, Mont. Her nine grandchildren - Cyndra (C.J.) Fulton, Kelsey Chase, Jonathan (Ashley) Neuhardt, Shad (Jen) Wolf, Nathan (Jami) Wolf, Justin Wolf, Megan Drew (Doug Brumbaugh), Kaytte Drew, Alex (Jenny) Drew; 16 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews from the Chase, Maloney, Lang, Reed, Vylasek, Durocher, Groth, and Sintler Clans.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Donald Raymond Chase, 2018; her daughter, Dawn Marie Drew, 2008; her mother, Mary Rita Maloney Kinder, 2008; her grandson, Jacob Neuhardt, 2010; her sisters, Rita Claire Maloney Lang, 1982 and Dorothy Ann Maloney Reed, 2002.

A Funeral Mass and Life Celebration will be held at a later date and will be announced.

Please visit to offer the family a condolence or to share a memory of Aggie. Axelson Funeral and Cremation Services has been privileged to care for Aggie and her family.


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