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Thursday, November 20th 2014
Dorothy Mae Billingsley

Dorothy Mae Billingsley

Dorothy Mae Billingsley, 86, passed away November 16, 2014 at the Billings Clinic after
spending her last few years at Eagle Cliff Manor, Billings, MT. The daughter of Ed and Hazel Kjelstrup was born in Williston, ND on December 27, 1927. She was united in marriage to Charles H Billingsley Jr. on December 22, 1946 at the Methodist Church in Glasgow. They lived and ranched in Glasgow their entire lives. She is survived by son Barry (Martha) Billingsley of Glasgow and daughter Crystal (Leo) Detling of Billings; grandchildren Christopher (Caroline) Billingsley of Livingston, Evan of Glasgow, Brenna (Wade) Sundby of Plentywood, Jori (Dustin) Rains of Lambert, Jake (Desarae) Detling of Billings; great grand-children Braydon (Sally) Rains of Sidney, Sid Rains of Billings, Kaylee and Keira Rains of Lambert, Karter and Kamron Detling of Billings; great-great granddaughter Jaelynn Rains of Sidney.

She is also survived by brother Kenneth Kjelstrup of Kalispell, MT and sister Marlene Avina of Auburn, WA.

Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, her in-laws, brother Garold (wife Elaine), twin sisters Lola and Viola and great grandson, Jayce Rains.

For many years Dorothy played bridge and bowled. She enjoyed working for the Valley County Fair office, was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary, and Valley County Cowbelles. She also volunteered many hours at the Deaconess Hospital Gift Shop.

Funeral services will be held Monday, November 24, 2014 at 11a.m. at the First United Methodist Church in Glasgow. Bell Mortuary assisting with services. Interment following service at Highland Cemetery. Special thank you to Eagle Cliff Manor and staff.

We will miss you and LOVE you always Mom.

Tuesday, November 18th 2014
Brett Robert Norman

NAME: Brett Robert Norman Age: 17
DATELINE: Glasgow, Montana
DATE OF DEATH: Saturday, November 8, 2014
PLACE OF DEATH: East of Nashua, Montana in a vehicle accident
SERVICE: Saturday, November 15, 2014, 10a.m. at the Evangelical Church in Glasgow, MT
INTERMENT: on the family farm near Lustre, Montana
MORTUARY IN CHARGE: Bell Mortuary in Glasgow, MT

Brett Robert Norman
Brett Robert Norman, age 17, passed away on Saturday, November 8, 2014 in a vehicle accident east of Nashua, Montana.

Brett was born on May 5, 1997 in Salem, Oregon, the son of Robert S. and Penny (Ratzlaff) Norman. He lived his entire life in the Lustre area. Brett was active in the Assembly of God Church in Wolf Point, Montana and enjoyed riding horses, farming, ranching, hunting, fishing and the outdoors. His special girlfriend was Christean Holen of Wolf Point, Montana.

Survivors include his parents, Robert and Penny Norman of Lustre, Montana, grandparents Richard and Sandra Norman of Rickreal, Oregon and Vern and Mary Jean Ratzlaff of Monmouth, Oregon, siblings Mitchell and Cassie Norman of Frazer, Grant Norman (Holly Branson) of Frazer, Hannah Norman, Mary Emma Norman, and Joshua Norman of Lustre, his girlfriend Christean Holen of Wolf Point, and many family and friends.

Wednesday, November 12th 2014
Olga Grant

NAME: Olga Grant Age: 96
DATELINE: Glasgow, Montana
DATE OF DEATH: Sunday, November 9, 2014
PLACE OF DEATH: Valley View Nursing Home in Glasgow, Montana
CAUSE OF DEATH: Natural Causes
SERVICE: Family Service to be held later in the summer of 2015
INTERMENT: Highland Cemetery in Glasgow, Montana
MORTUARY IN CHARGE: Bell Mortuary of Glasgow, MT

Olga Grant
Olga Grant, age 96, passed away on Sunday, November 9, 2014 at the Valley View Nursing Home in Glasgow, Montana.

Olga was born on the family farm in the Grain Community north of Nashua, Montana, the daughter of Mikal and Bergit Torgerson. She attended a country school there, later attending and graduating from Nashua High School. After High School she worked as a secretary in Glasgow. During that time she met Bud Grant at a community picnic. Olga was known as “Ole” by family and friends.

In 1941 Olga married M.H. “Bud” Grant in Glasgow. Bud and Ole lived in Wheeler, Montana during the Fort Peck Dam construction, later moving to southern (Venice) where Mr. Grant worked for Douglas Aircraft. He later entered the U.S. Army and was deployed to the European Theatre of World War II. Four years after the birth of their son, they relocated to Glasgow, Montana.

Mrs. Grant worked as a bookkeeper at Farmers Union Oil, later working as a school clerk in Glasgow. For many years she was the Principal’s secretary at Glasgow High School. She was active in the Rebekah Lodge and Senior Citizens Center. Olga was a member of the First Lutheran Church, was known as a very good cook, and a great and creative baker. Ole enjoyed whist parties and bingo.

She was preceded in death by her sisters and brothers Gunda Lebert, Bertha Dehlbom, Evelyn Peterson, Torger “Jack” Torgerson, Harold Torgerson, and Olaf Torgerson.

Survivors include her son, Larry (Janelle) Grant of Miles City, Montana, grandsons Joe Grant (Renee) of Seattle, Washington and Jeff Grant (Renee) of Missoula and great granddaughter Elle, a granddaughter Katie Grannis of Piscataway, New Jersey and twin great grandchildren Logan and Riley, and a sister Stella Hallett of Glasgow.

Tuesday, November 4th 2014
Ruth Olsen

NAME: Ruth Olsen Age: 92
DATELINE: Glasgow, Montana
DATE OF DEATH: Friday, October 31, 2014
PLACE OF DEATH: Valley View Nursing Home in Glasgow, Montana
SERVICE: Friday, November 7, 2014, 11a.m. at First Lutheran Church in Glasgow, Montana
INTERMENT: Highland Cemetery in Glasgow, Montana
MORTUARY IN CHARGE: Bell Mortuary in Glasgow, MT

Ruth Olsen
Ruth E. Olsen, 92, passed away on Friday, October 31, 2014, at Valley View Nursing Home.

Ruth was born on April 29, 1922 in Glasgow, MT, to parents Henrik P. and Anna M. (Poulsen) Olsen, Danish immigrants. She was raised on the family farm west of Glasgow and graduated from Glasgow High School in 1942.

Ruth was employed by FW Woolworth for 26 years, retiring in 1987. She enjoyed her time at FW Woolworth, but most of all cherished the friendships she made with longtime customers and fellow co-workers that carried on well into her retirement. Ruth enjoyed gardening, needlework, cooking, bingo, taking long walks and socializing with her friends. Her needlework was a regular entrant into the Valley County Fair, with many ribbons to show for her craftsmanship.

Throughout her life Ruth was known for her loyalty and generosity to all of her family and friends, as well as for her quick wit and sense of humor. She was lovingly referred to as "Auntie" by her six nieces and nephews as well as countless great and great, great nieces and nephews. Her constant and steady demeanor made her a great listener and source of support and encouragement for numerous family members and friends over the years.

She moved from her longtime home of 55 years on Jet Drive, in Glasgow, to Prairie Ridge Village in April, 2014.

Survivors include nieces Nancy Scott, Tucson, AZ, Charlotte Hrabak, Glasgow, Darcy Doke, Blaine, MN, Carrie Wilson, Scobey and nephews Robert Olsen, Glasgow and John Olsen, Miles City and sister in law, Beverly Olsen. Charlotte was her loving caregiver for several years.

Ruth is preceded in death by her parents, her beloved sister Lovetta Coles, and brothers Paul (Hoot), George, and Robert Olsen.

Her service is 11a.m., Friday, November 7th at the First Lutheran Church, Glasgow, Montana, with interment in Highland Cemetery.

Monday, November 3rd 2014
Darrell Keith Todd

NAME: Darrell Keith Todd
DATELINE: Brockton, Montana
DATE OF DEATH: Wednesday – October 29, 2014
PLACE OF DEATH: Faith Lutheran Home in Wolf Point, Montana
VIGIL SERVICE: Wednesday – November 5, 2014 at 7:00 P.M. at the
Brockton Cultural Center in Brockton, Montana
SERVICE: Thursday – November 6, 2014 at 11:00 A.M. at the
Brockton Cultural Center in Brockton, Montana
INTERMENT: Riverview Cemetery in Brockton, Montana
MORTUARY IN CHARGE: Bell Mortuary of Glasgow, MT

Darrell Keith Todd, Wapaha Sa, was born on February 9, 1954 in Frazer, Montana to Donald K. Todd (deceased) and Marietta Blount Four Bear. He passed away October 29, 2014 at the Faith Lutheran Home in Wolf Point after a long battle with cancer.

He grew up in Los Angeles, CA in his younger years and later grew up in Brockton, graduating from Brockton High School in 1972, playing basketball for the Brockton Warriors. He worked for A & S Industries and several other Tribal jobs. He worked for the Brockton School and was a dedicated clock keeper for the Brockton Warriors.

Darrell married Yvette Davis on November 1, 1980 and later divorced in October, 1981. Darrell had one son; Darrell K. Todd Jr. and two step-children; Raquel White Hawk and Sherwin Myrick of Poplar.

Later he married Valerie War Club in 1990 and was married to her until he passed away. They have been together for 24 years in Brockton.

He is survived by his wife Valerie Todd, one son Darrell (Lesley) Todd Jr. of Poplar, his mother Marietta Four Bear of Brockton, one brother Wayne Little Crow of Brockton, two sisters; Kayleen (Dale) Headdress and Luanne Pearl (Tony) Four Bear Brown of Poplar, his grandmother Joyce Tootoosis of Culbertson, aunts Vera Beauchamp, Ruth Todd, Arlene Standing and Pearl Four Bear, and Rita Talks Different, uncles Dean Blount, Douglas Robert Todd, Joseph McConnell, and Richard McConnell, three adopted sons; Merlino Bear, Wayan Bear, and Randon Bear and two adopted daughters; Melody and Waverly Bear. Darrell was proud to come from the Red Eagle, Todd, Blount, and McConnell families.

Darrell was preceded in death by his grandmother Kathleen Red Eagle Blount, brothers Dennis Todd and Al Rodney Todd, sister Iva Todd, his father Donald K. Todd and grandmothers Clara Blount, Alice Buck Elk, Virginia Spotted Bird and Rita Belgarde, his great-grandmother Lucy Red Eagle Powell, grandfathers George Blount Sr. and Phillip Red Eagle and great grandfather Harold Red Eagle Sr. He is also survived by several nieces, nephews, aunts, and cousins.

Thursday, October 30th 2014
Brent W. Magill

NAME: Brent W. Magill Age: 80
DATELINE: Glasgow, Montana
DATE OF DEATH: Saturday, October 25, 2014
PLACE OF DEATH: Frances Mahon Deaconess Hospital in Glasgow, Montana
CAUSE OF DEATH: Renal Failure
SERVICE: Saturday, November 1, 2014, 2p.m. at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church in Nashua,
INTERMENT: Highland Cemetery in Glasgow, Montana
MORTUARY IN CHARGE: Bell Mortuary of Glasgow, MT

Brent W. Magill
Brent W. Magill departed his earthly dwelling for his final adventure on the 25th of October, 2014, with his loving companion, Pat Hallett, at his side.

Brent was the eldest child of four born to Walter H. Magill and Josephine Alice (Russell) Magill. He was born on the 2nd of June, 1934, in Sheridan, Wyoming. His brother Keith joined him three years later and their sister Karen followed in another year after the family relocated to Cheyenne, WY. That was the beginning of a childhood that covered many towns in Wyoming, Montana, Utah, Colorado and New Mexico. Sister Sandy arrived after they moved once again, this time to Cody, WY. He had childhood memories of family picnics at Devils Tower, WY and special memories of life-long friendships formed in Greybull, WY in the mid 40's and in Aztec, NM in the early 50's. Vacations were special times spent in Clark, CO at the grandparent Magill's ranch.

Brent’s father was a surveyor for oil companies which led to the family's nomadic life. The continuous disruption of changing schools, often mid-year, was a constant in Brent's life but it provided a wealth of education/experience never taught in schools. At two years of age, he was taken seriously ill with Rheumatic Fever that damaged his heart. He loved playing football but was not allowed to participate in the sport with the weakened heart. The highlight of his senior year was when he managed to get a doctor's permission without parental knowledge and played on the Aztec VARSITY football team.

Brent graduated from Aztec High School in 1953. While still in high school and after graduation, he worked in the New Mexico oil fields for several years. Brent always said the only reason he came to Glasgow was to join his family for Christmas and he never left! In 1969, Brent graduated from Northern Montana College in Havre, MT majoring in drafting and also obtained a degree in Construction Engineering. He then taught VoTech/Industrial Arts at Glasgow High School for several years before his employment with the City of Glasgow as the Assistant Public Works Director/Engineer. Upon his father, Walter Magill's retirement, Brent followed in his footsteps by assuming the Public Works Director / Engineer position.

In 1993 Brent retired from the City of Glasgow. He loved to hunt and spent many outings with friends and his brother-in-law, Curt Dassonville. Brent especially enjoyed boating and the time spent at his cabin at Ft. Peck Lake. You could always find Brent accompanied by his faithful dog, Cuda .

Brent was preceded in death by his parents, Walt and Jo Magill, and his brother Keith Magill. Brent is survived by his companion of 25 years, Pat, as well as her children and grandchildren, his sisters, Karen (Curtis) Dassonville, their daughters and families, Sandy Wolczak and son and family, sister-in-law Linda Magill, son and daughter and family, and many cousins.

Thursday, October 30th 2014
Rose Dean Gay

NAME: Rose Dean Gay Age: 82
DATELINE: Glasgow, Montana
DATE OF DEATH: Saturday, October 25, 2014
PLACE OF DEATH: at her home in Glasgow, Montana
SERVICE: Friday, October 31, 2014, 11a.m. at First Lutheran Church in Glasgow, Montana
INTERMENT: Highland Cemetery in Glasgow, Montana
MORTUARY IN CHARGE: Bell Mortuary in Glasgow, MT

Rose “Dean” Gay
Rose "Dean" Gay was granted her angel wings at her long-time home in Glasgow, MT on October 25, 2014. She was born in Wolf Point, MT on October 10, 1932 to Thomas & Victoria (La Roque) Beauchman where she attended school. Dean moved with her parents and 9 brothers and sisters to Fort Peck in the 1950's. She was a nurturing soul and went to Maryland to help care for her niece while in her teens. During the train trip back to Montana, she met the love of her life, Donald Glen Gay who was on his way to serve in the military. The romance took root and they married in Glasgow on August 16, 1952. Four children soon followed - Donald Francis, Daniel John, Dennis Wayne and Diana Jean. The family followed Don's construction work all around Montana and Colorado. They finally settled for good in Glasgow in 1971. She loved children and found her niche providing day care, taking in foster children and being a home maker. She was known to everyone as Grandma Dean. She will be remembered fondly by her family, friends and all her adopted grandchildren.

She is survived by her children Donald (Bonny) of Fort Peck, Dennis (Linda) of Glendive, MT and Diana Hardie of Glasgow, seven grandchildren, Jared Gay, DeAndra Hardie, Dawn Hardie, Danielle Hardie, Patrick Gay, Spencer Gay and Tanner Gay, 5 great grandchildren, Khylher Wiseman, Khaynen Gay, Jarhyan Gay, Sihenna Gay and and two great-great grandchildren Kimber Tihista and Khayson Wiseman. Brothers and sisters Jim Bushman of Tucker, GA, Bob Bushman, Malta, MT, Pearl Lapke, Simms, MT, Patricia Mulligan, Glasgow and Franklin Beauchman, Sun River, MT. She was preceded in death by her Husband Don, Son, Daniel, Sisters Mona Beauchman and Ruby Nelson and Brothers Albert Bushman and Thomas Beauchman.

Services will be held on Friday, October 31, 2014 at 11a.m. at the First Lutheran Church with Pastor Scott Hedegard officiating. Burial will be at the Glasgow Highland Cemetery resting together with her Husband Don. Cremation has taken place.

Monday, October 27th 2014
Timothy Mark Allen

SACO-Timothy Mark Allen “Big Uncle Tim” died at his home in Saco October.18, 2014. Memorial services will be at a later date, Cremation has taken place. Condolences for the family may be left at www.kirkwoodfuneralhome.com.

It is in great sadness that we said goodbye to our Son, Husband, Dad, Grandpa, Great Grandpa, Brother, Uncle, Great Uncle, and Friend.

Tim will always be lovingly remembered by his loving mother and father, Ruby Rae Deason Allen, Virgil Eugene Allen; wife, Louise Ledgerwood Nelson; sons Eddie Nelson, Joshua Nelson; brothers, Ronald Eugene Allen, and Eldon Allen; sister, Debra Allen Heager; sister in laws, Cindy Allen, Sheryl Allen; nephews, Timothy Allen, Robert Keyzers, Jason Allen, Nicklaus Allen; nieces, Jessica Allen, Andrea Heager, and Lindsey Allen.

Tim Allen was born October.14, 1956 in Yakima WA raised in Shelton WA. Tim had a very Successful College Career starting out with a scholarship to wrestling and ending in owning his very own Forestry Services called Allen Forestry Service. He was a hard working, dedicated, loyal, kind hearted, amazing man who will never be forgotten! Tim had a lot of great accomplishments, as far as having a sled dog team in Alaska, Racing R.C cars, rising and showing Bouvier's, raising two very well respectful young men, mean while being the most generous big hearted man you will ever come across!! Tim had many great talents and many great hobbies, to many to mention a few we will share; Tim was a Gifted Athlete, dedicated husband/father. Anyone who was lucky enough to be graced with his presence knew just how wonderful, fun, and amazing he truly was inside and out!! With that being said, and only a small piece of paper to write about Tim's Accomplishments, amazing qualities, and all his gifts that he was so talented at, Everyone and everything he truly loved throughout his short time being with us this was the best way we could sum up Tim's Amazing Adventures and Amazing Personality throughout his Beautiful Bold life on God’s Green Earth. Timothy Mark Allen will be forever missed, loved, cherished, and Admired For his free Spirit big hearted loving, caring Man that he will forever be without a doubt!! We all Love You Tim! Always loved and never forgotten!! Love your Family and Friends Rest your amazing soul in PEACE.

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