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Thursday, July 24, 2014
State and area deaths
Asa ‘Ace’ Cantrell
Asa “Ace” Cantrell died
Roy Drury Russell Jr., 89 July 21, in Billings, at the
Lois L. (Pietz) Zampedri, age of 88 years old. He is
survived by three children,
John (Ann) Cantrell, KaAREA DEATHS:
Gillette, Wyo.: Dolores thie (Gary) Finley, and Carol
(Pete) Haugan, as well as
Marion (Dody) Carver, 82
Hardin: Floyd Bastrom, seven grandchildren and
numerous great-grandchil74
Lame Deer: RoseAnn M. dren.
He was preceded in death
Fisher, 14
Lodge Grass: Donald by his wife, Maxine; his
parents; and 16 siblings. He
Dreamer, 76
Manhattan: Carl W. Id- lived in Tracy, Mont., with
his wife, Maxine, for 50
land, 86
Miles City: Eugene Lar- years. They were married
for 68 years.
son, 79
He worked as a painter
and retired from Columbus
Lagerquist, 89
Poplar: Rosa Grainger, Hospital after working there
for 27 years.
The family would like to
Powell, Wyo.: William
thank Butterfly Homes and
Marion Jackson, 92
Katherine their staff for the loving care
Theresa Lechner Haaland, he received and for making it
his second home. We would
Sheridan, Wyo.: Lucille also like to thank RiverStone
Hospice for their kind and
Legg, 87
gentle care.
A family service will take
Billings: Avery Glenn,
place at a later date. Crema85, Provo, Utah
Glendive: Edith Hagen- tion has taken place.
Arrangements are by
ston, 88, Billings
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PROBST — Maxine
“Mickie,” 86, of Joliet and
Billings. Cremation. No
services planned. (7/24)
ROGERS — Frances
Audrey Malone Rogers,
96, Billings. Graveside
service 10 a.m. Fri.,
July 25, at Pleasantview
Cemetery, Ballantine.
Visitation will be 9 a.m. to
9 p.m. Thurs., at Smith’s
West Chapel, 304 34th St.
SHORB — Norman
Lee, 85, Billings. Memorial service 2 p.m. Sat.,
July 26, at Smith’s West
Chapel, 304 34th St.
West. Inurnment to follow at Terrace Gardens
Cemetery. Reception to
follow at chapel.(7/26)
KIBBEE — Glen, age
95, of Billings. Graveside
Service will be held at 10
a.m. Saturday, July 26th at
Terrace Gardens Cemetery, 304 34th St. West.
925 S. 27th
BAGBY — Nadine, 75,
of Billings. Cremation.
Memorial service 2 p.m.
Thursday, July 24, at New
Life Church, located at
3950 Temple Place.(7/24)
HAALAND — Katherine Theresa Lechner, 94,
of Shepherd. Funeral service 2 p.m. Sat., July 26,
at Emmanuel Lutheran
Church, Shepherd. Interment to follow at Shepherd Cemetery. Visitation
12 to 9 p.m. Fri., at Smith
Downtown Chapel and
one hour before service at
the church.(7/26)
BECK — Angela
“Angie,” 52, Billings.
Cremation is planned. A
memorial service will be
2 p.m. Monday, July 28, at
Smith Downtown Chapel.
315 E. 3rd.
SHAY — Beverly Ann,
72, of Laurel. Cremation
has taken place. Memorial service 2 p.m. Friday,
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BROOKIE — Carol J.,
66, of Park City. Cremation has taken place.
Memorial service 10 a.m.
Sat., July 26, at Smith
Funeral Chapel, Laurel.
201 N. Broadway
35 N. Diamond St.
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DIXON — Ralph & Patricia.
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NOVAK — Felix “Stan,” age 86. Memorial services
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Mont. 26
OLSON — Virginia Ann, 83, of Billings. Memorial
Service at American Lutheran Church, Saturday, July 26,
at 11 a.m. Luncheon to follow. 26
SPRINGER — Charles, 76. Memorial Service 10 a.m.
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Noreen Lagerquist
PLENTYWOOD — Memorial services for Noreen
Lagerquist will be held at 10
a.m. Thursday, July 24. Pastor Mark Taylor will officiate
at the service at Plentywood
Lutheran Church. Interment
of cremated remains will
be at Plentywood Memorial
C e m e t e r y.
Noreen, 89,
died Sunday evening
at Sheridan
Hospital in
daughter of LAGERQUIST
Norbert and
Edith (Charlson) Lenz, was
born in Williston, N.D., on
Jan. 10, 1925. She died in
Sheridan Memorial Hospital
on July 20, 2014, surrounded
by her family and their love.
Noreen grew up in northwestern North Dakota with
her parents, her sister Kay,
and brother Don. She graduated from Ray High School
in 1942, attended Minot
State and the University of
North Dakota before going
to work at Boeing in Seattle.
In 1943, she met her soul
mate, Eugene Lagerquist, in
Minot, shortly before he left
for service in World War II.
After a two-year separation,
Noreen traveled to the Seattle area to meet Gene who
was returning from overseas. They were married two
weeks later on Sept. 29, 1945.
This union brought them
“her girls,” Jeanne and
Mary. The family lived in
Ray, N.D., and Bainville, before moving to Plentywood
in 1958. She was a dedicated
mother and homemaker,
and enjoyed the friendships
and activities that came
from being a Superintendent’s wife.
passing, Noreen was fortunate
enough to find renewed
friendship and companionship with a childhood
friend, Jerry Ulmen.
Noreen was a member of
the Plentywood Lutheran
Church and was involved
in several organizations in
the community, including
Village Hostesses. She had
many hobbies including
crossword puzzles, playing
Bridge, Cribbage and Smear,
creating greeting cards,
reading, baking, cooking
and caring for her greatgrandchildren.
Noreen is best known for
her love of family, her hospitality, her love of sports,
her sense of humor and
her class. She was happiest when surrounded by her
family during such times as
the holidays and trips to Medora. Noreen was accepting
of everyone and no one was
ever a stranger for long. Over
the years, she welcomed
many into her kitchen for
Jeopardy, snacks, “gramma
drinks,” friendship and love.
Noreen is survived by her
sister, Kay Shea of Seattle,
Wash.; her two daughters,
Jeanne Nathe of Redstone
and Mary Chandler of
Plentywood; grandchildren
Judd Nathe of Sidney, Tara
Nathe of Minot, N.D., Traci
(Dwight) Von Schriltz of
Billings, Korey Beaudette
of Plentywood and Nicole
(Josh) Jensen of Dagmar.
Noreen is survived by five
great-grandchildren, Luke
Nathe, Jonah and Jaelee Von
Schriltz, and Kaj and Atley
Noreen is preceded in
death by her parents, Norbert and Edith Lenz; her
husband, Eugene; her brother, Don Lenz; her grandson,
Bram Jensen; and her sonsin-law, Kent Nathe and Jerry
Fulkerson Funeral Home
of Plentywood has charge
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Katherine Theresa Lechner Haaland
SHEPHERD — Katherine died on Tuesday, July 22,
2014, at the age of 94.5 years.
Katherine was born Jan.
21, 1920, the fourth child
to Joseph and Catherine
Lechner, in their homestead
shack on Fly Creek, south
of Pompeys
Pillar. She
attended Fly
Creek and
Anita grade
schools and
High School
in Worden.
Project High
School in 1937, and entered
Eastern Montana College
(MSUB), graduating with a
teaching degree in 1939.
Her first teaching position was at Cheery Creek, a
one-room school, 18 miles
northeast of Shawmut.
She also taught one-room
schools at Allendale, near
northeast of Shepherd. It
was while teaching at Pineview she met Earling Haaland. They were married on
June 9, 1945, at the American
Lutheran Church in Billings.
Katherine and Earling
joined Emmanuel Lutheran
church in Shepherd in 1953.
Service at Emmanuel involved Sunday School Superintendent for 20 years,
Parish Board of Education,
Council, Luther League Advisor, and ELCW. Katherine
was a charter member of
the Pineview Home Demonstration Club, joining in
1945. From time to time, in
later years, she worked as
a substitute teacher in the
Scandia School north of
Katherine is preceded
in death by her husband of
51 years, Earling; brothers,
Marc, Frank, Herman, John,
Karl, and Jim; sisters, Mary
and RosEllen; and an infant
granddaughter, Krista Haaland.
She is survived by her
sons, Clifford (Dorothy) of
Madison, Wis., Michael
(Lea) of Billings, and Robin
of Laurel; grandchildren
Erik Haaland (Daniel Holmgren) of St. Paul, Minn.,
Kirsten Heggeseth (Mike)
of Madison, Wis., and Lucas Haaland of McCarthy,
Alaska; great-granddaughter, Emma Heggeseth of
Madison, Wis.; brothers,
Glen Lechner of Harlowton,
Charles Lechner and Ted
Lechner of Billings; along
with her extended family
of sisters-in-law, and many
nieces and nephews.
Katherine was always
a gracious and welcoming host to visitors; quickly
getting the coffee pot on
and some snacks ready. She
loved all of her family very
much and will be lovingly
remembered by many. She
felt so richly blessed, as are
we for having felt her love
for us.
Visitation will be noon
to 9 p.m., Friday at Smith
Downtown Chapel, and one
hour before service at the
church. Services will be held
on Saturday, July 26, at 2
p.m. at Emmanuel Lutheran
Church in Shepherd. Interment will be in the Shepherd
Cemetery. The family extends their gratitude to the
staff of St. John’s Vista and
Wing 4, for all of their loving care given to Katherine in her last years. We ask
that memorials be directed
to Emmanuel Lutheran
Church, Shepherd and to St.
John’s Lutheran Ministries,
Charles Paul Springer
Charles Paul Springer
was born in Sewickley, Pa.,
on Aug. 27, 1937. He lived in
Leetsdale, Pa., until he enlisted in the United States
Marine Corps after high
school graduation. Following his honorable discharge from the Marines,
he attended Montana State
College (now University) in
Bozeman where he had been
recruited to play football for
the Bobcats. It was at Bozeman he met Carol Christison, whom he married in
1962. From that marriage
came the two children
whom he loved and was immensely proud of, Trenne
Michelle and John Kenneth.
Following his graduation from MSC, Chuck
was employed in the field
of education serving as a
physical education teacher,
coach — and after obtaining his master’s degree
from Eastern Montana College — high school guidance
counselor. He also served
for many years as the athletic trainer at EMC. Chuck
loved participating in anything athletic or having to
do with outdoors. He enjoyed many sports, swimming, horseback riding and
trips to the mountains, and
shared that love with family. After his divorce, he
went home to Pennsylvania
to work as a Youth Advocate
and later an Elder Advocate
in the Allegheny County
Court System until his retirement. Chuck then returned to the place he loved
— Montana — to live in Billings until his death on July
16, 2014.
He is survived by his
daughter, Trenne Fields
Minn.; three grandchildren
whom he adored, Jordan,
Mason and Kennan Fields;
his son, John Kenneth of
Austin, Texas; his brother,
Herbert Springer, and his
sister Mary Lou Davidson,
both of Pennsylvania; and
numerous cousins, nieces
and nephews.
Chuck was an ardent
Bobcat and Pittsburgh
Steeler fan, a ferocious pinochle player, and admirer
of Montana’s beautiful outdoors. He loved his family and cherished spending time with his kids and
grandkids. He was loved
and will be missed terribly.
A funeral mass will take
place at 10 a.m. on Tuesday,
July 29, at St. Thomas the
Apostle Church in Billings.
Dr. Avery L. Glenn
PROVO, Utah — Avery Lee Glenn passed away
peacefully at his Provo, Utah
home on July 21, 2014, from
causes related to leukemia.
He was born July 2, 1929,
in La Grande, Ore., to Howard C. Glenn
and Dorothea
g raduated
from Union
High School
and attended Brigham AVERY GLENN
Young University on a
music scholarship. While
attending BYU he met Marjorie Lynn from Lovell,
Wyo., and they were married June 6, 1950, in the Salt
Lake Temple. Dad graduated
from BYU in 1951 with a BA
in Music. He taught music
in Deaver, Wyo., and Byron, Wyo., his first five years
while earning a Master of
Music degree from the University of Oregon. In 1956,
he accepted a teaching position in Billings, where he
taught band at Senior and
West High Schools and was
appointed Supervisor of
Music for the Billings Public Schools in 1967. He was
assistant professor of music at BYU from 1971-74. In
1974, he became the Music
Education Specialist for the
Utah State Office of Education. He received a Doctorate in education from BYU.
His favorite music was
jazz, and he played piano in
dance bands in high school,
college and throughout his
career. He enjoyed training
teachers and helping them
to be successful in their
classrooms. As the “Music
Man,” he could play most
any instrument. He fulfilled
many callings as a member
of the Church of Jesus Christ
of Latter-day Saints. In his
later years, he enjoyed serving in the Provo LDS Temple
and playing piano for Primary children.
Dad’s greatest love was
his family. He is survived by
children: Michael Lee (Diann) Glenn of Midway, Utah;
Pamela (Gordon) Tolley of
Morgan, Utah; and Debra
(Donny) Osmond of Provo;
13 grandchildren; 21 greatgrandchildren; two brothers, Clayton (Blanche) Glenn
of South Jordan, Utah, and
Patrick (Vivian) Edvalson of
Richland, Washington; and
sister, Judy (Jim) Thompson
of Yakima, Wash.
Funeral services will be
held on Saturday, July 26,
at 11 a.m. in the Edgemont
South Stake Center, 2950
N. Canyon Road, Provo,
Utah, with a viewing prior
to the service from 9-10:30
a.m. at the same location.
Interment will take place at
the East Lawn Cemetery in
Provo under the direction
Mortuary, Orem, Utah.
Friends and family may
offer condolences at www.
Marie K. VanderSloot
HARDIN — Marie K.
VanderSloot, 96, matriarch
of the VanderSloot family,
passed away July 20, 2014, in
the Heritage Acres Nursing
She was born May 11, 1918,
in Hedgesville, a daughter of
Lamberus and Adriana Van
(Anatwerpen) VanderaVoort.
married Charlie
on May 25,
1935, in Hardin.
Marie was
deeply committed to her
family, farm
and church, VANDERSLOOT
often working
morning until night to support them.
She was a faithful member of the St. Joseph Catholic
Church and St. Ann’s Circle.
She was a dedicated member
of the Catholic Daughters of
America, served as Regent
Lucretia Rae Watson
several times and continued
HARDIN — Lucretia Rae and two brothers preceded to be active until age 87. She
Watson, 90, longtime Har- Lucretia in death.
loved to garden until age 90
din pioneer resident, passed
Survivors include her
Wendy Valla
daughters, Micki Best,
19, 2014, in
Mary (Ron) Nedens, Peggy
the Heritage
DelCamp and Marlene (Ed)
Acres NursJackson; her sons, Roger Wendy Valla, 57, of Willising Home.
(Vernice), Walt (Linda), ton, died Thursday, July 10,
She was
Dale, Robert (Susan) and 2014, at her home.
Memorial service will be
born Sept.
Larry (Kathy) Watson; 21
7, 1923, in
grandchildren and 24 great- at 2 p.m. Friday, Aug. 1, at
grandchildren. She consid- Fulkerson Funeral Home.
daughter of
ered Demetrio Hernandez as
John Carper
a son and part of her family.
Lucille Legg
and ElizaFuneral services will be
SHERIDAN, Wyo. — Lubeth Carper Wallace. She held 10 a.m. Saturday, July
graduated from Hardin 26, in the Bullis Funeral cille Legg, 87, of Sheridan,
High School in 1941.
Chapel. Interment will fol- died Thursday, July 17, 2014,
She cleaned homes and low in the Fairview Cem- at Westview Health Care
business for many years.
etery. A lunch will be held in Center.
Memorial service will
Lucretia married Wil- the E & R Church following
liam C. “Bumps” Watson the interment. Bullis Mor- be 11 a.m. Friday, Aug. 22,
on Jan. 7, 1944, in Billings tuary has been entrusted at First Baptist Church. Inurnment will be at Sheriand the couple made their with the arrangements.
home north of Hardin. She
Should friends desire, dan Municipal Cemetery.
enjoyed gardening, flowers memorial
contributions Champion Ferries Funeral
and cooking for her family.
may be made to the Big Horn Home is assisting with arHer parents, husband County Historical Museum. rangements.
and was a talented quilter,
making all family members a
handmade quilt.
Her husband, parents, a
sister, five brothers and three
preceded Marie in death.
Survivors include her
daughters Evelyn (Fred)
Chavez and Linda (Mike)
Lowe; two sons Robert
(Pearl) and Richard (Pat)
VanderSloot; 14 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren and 14 great
great-grandchildren. Paula
Bowler, who was a close
friend and caregiver, also
survives her.
Rosary will be recited 7
p.m. Wednesday in the St.
Joseph Catholic Church. Funeral Mass will be celebrated
10 a.m. Thursday in the
Church. Rite of Committal
will follow in the Fairview
Cemetery. Bullis Mortuary
has been entrusted with the
Should friends desire,
may be made to the Catholic
Daughters or the Big Horn
County Historical Museum.
RoseAnn M. Fisher
M. Fisher, age 14, of Lame
Deer, passed away July 19,
2014, at the Denver Children’s Hospital.
A traditional wake will
be held 7 p.m. Sunday, July
27, at the Blessed Sacrament Catholic Parish. Mass
of Christian Burial will follow in the church 11 a.m.
Monday, July 28. Rite of
committal with burial will
be in the Allison Bixby Memorial Gardens. Stevenson
and Sons Funeral Home of
Forsyth is assisting with arrangements. Condolences
may be left online by visiting
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