Obituaries

 

Walter F. Williamson 76 of Lewistown died early Tuesday morning, September 12, 2017 of injuries sustained in a vehicle accident north of Billings on U.S. Highway 87.  Walter was born March 14, 1941 in Billings, MT the son of Benjamin and Addie (Eastburn) Williamson.  He received his education in Billings Schools.  He then started his working years, working in the Billings area doing a variety of jobs, his last being a janitor in a grocery store.  He found his true soul mate when he met Gloria J. Mehl.

 

They spent their time in Billings until moving to Lewistown in 2015 to retire.  She preceded him in death in 2016.  

 

Walter enjoyed hunting, fishing, visiting with friends and working on cars.

 

He is survived by several nieces and nephews including James White of Helena.

 

Graveside Memorial Services will be held for Walter Williamson at a later date in Sunset Memorial Gardens in Helena.  The Cloyd Funeral Home is assisting the family.

 

Condolences for the family may be posted online at www.cloydfuneralhome.com.

 

 

 

 

Donna Belinda Edmonds Sprouse 66, of Lewistown, after being diagnosed with acute leukemia went home Sunday morning, September 17th, 2017 with her family by her side.  She was born June 28, 1951 in Asheville, North Carolina the daughter of John and Margaret (Rice) Edmonds.  She received her education in Weaverville graduating from North Buncombe High School.  She then worked as a secretary for local businesses in Weaverville until her marriage to Bill Sprouse on December 1, 1972.  They made their home in North Carolina until moving to Great Falls, Montana in 1977 where they operated a business selling Buck Stoves.  They returned to North Carolina in 1981 to the Weaverville area and she began a career in healthcare as a certified nurse’s assistant.  They returned to Montana in 1992 settling in Lewistown where they started the Bread of Life Baptist Church. 

 

Donna loved church, reading her bible, singing, playing the piano and teaching her Sunday school class.  She enjoyed time with her family, cooking, crocheting and hunting and fishing with her husband.  She was a wonderful caregiver and devoted her entire life to nurture, care and love others selflessly.

 

She is survived by her husband Rev. Bill Sprouse of Lewistown; daughter Michelle Sprouse Blackburn; mother Margaret Edmonds; brothers John Edmonds, Michael (Faith) Edmonds, Jeffrey (Sandy) Edmonds; sister Iris (Tim) Wilson; mother in law Dusky Sprouse; brothers in law Rev. Larry (Marilyn)  Sprouse; Jack Sprouse; and sister in law Aleta Ratliff all in North Carolina; six grandchildren, Alexander, Brady & Izabella Blackburn, Katelyn, Caleb and Chloe Warren; many nieces and nephews and her church family.

 

Donna was preceded in death by one daughter Belinda Warren; her father John Edmonds; father in law Howard Sprouse; brother in law Ronnie Sprouse; and sister in law Judy Sprouse.

 

Funeral Services for Donna Sprouse will be Tuesday, September 26th, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. in the Bread of Life Baptist Church in Lewistown.  Graveside Services will be Saturday, September 30, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. in the Refuge Cemetery in Alexander, NC.  The Cloyd Funeral Home is assisting the family.

 

Friends are asked to make memorials to the Bread of Life Baptist Church and they may be left at the Cloyd Funeral Home.  Condolences for the family may be posted online at www.cloydfuneralhome.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kim B. Jones (Kimmerz) 60 of Harlem died early Monday morning, September 18, 2017 in Billings Clinic of natural causes.  He was born June 3, 1957 in Fort Belknap, Montana the son of James and Helen (Striker) Jones.  He received his schooling in Hays and then begin working on ranches in Northcentral Montana.  He found his life mate and best friend in 1981, Vernie Healy.  They made their home on the Fort Belknap Agency until the time of his death. 

 

 

Kim loved his horses, building fences, collecting toy tractors, trucks and listening to his country music and had one special dog “Loca”.

 

 

Kim leaves behind his loving wife Vernie Healy; daughter Sheena Rae Healy; mother Helen Bell; brothers James (Cheryl) Stiffarm; John Mark Stiffarm, A. J. Stiffarm, Thomas Yellowtail, Merlin Yellowtail, Alan Cliff, Bernie Cliff, Tom Filesteel, John Filesteel; sisters Denise Stiffarm, Jackie Yellowtail, Ann Martin, Kate Jo LeBeau; aunt Dr. Lenore Stiffarm; uncles Ben Striker, John Matthew Stiffarm; grandchildren Mya, Rosa, James, Eric and Arin; Logan, Marcus, Lil Tom, Trevor, Christian, Ettsy, Neiko; and his special Lil man “Tristan” and special nephew Tom Jones.

 

 

He was preceded in death by son Eric, daughter Kalynne and his father James and brother Sherman Jones.

 

 

Wake Services for Kim will take place at 5:00 p.m. Friday, September 22, 2017 at the Fort Belknap Community Center at Fort Belknap Agency.  Memorial Services will be Saturday, September 23rd, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at the Fort Belknap Community Center with a reception to follow the services.  Cremation has taken place with the Cloyd Funeral Home of Lewistown assisting the family.

 

 

Condolences for the family may be posted online at www.cloydfuneralhome.com.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Robert Barrett Morrison70 of Roy departed on his final tour Thursday, August 31st, 2017, at the Central Montana Medical Center in Lewistown of natural causes.  He was born April 26, 1947 in Ketchikan, AK the son of Ross and Lucy (Pyle) Morrison.  He was born with an innate love of the ocean, the mountains, the skies and everything nautical, Alaskan or Montanan.  Following the death of his father at an early age, his family moved to his mother’s native Montana where he attended Dillon schools.  Bob served honorably in the United States Navy for thirteen years, with multiple tours in Vietnam where he received the Bronze Star.  He was a consummate mariner and qualified to wear the Small Craft Insignia.

Following his discharge from the Navy Bob worked as a truck driver living in Dillon, Missoula and Billings.  Bob found his final refuge living these last 17 years on the Horyna ranch with sister Sherry and brother-in-law Gene near Roy

Bob was a member of the American Legion, a life time member of the National Rifle Association, North American Hunting Club and the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation.

Bob is survived by his children, Amanda (Todd) Kroft and Tyler (Amy) Morrison both of Billings, MT; sisters Sherry (Gene) Horyna of Roy, MT, Kathy (Jim) Isham of Lorena, TX and Karen (Al) Furstnow of Seattle, WA; nieces Jenny (Brad) and Emma Fuller, Patricia (Bill) Zander, and many cousins; friends Gary and Jolene Smith, Jackie and Kyle Grimsrud, Jack Hemsing and the Knerr Families.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his cousin Dale Decker and his faithful border collie, Sport.

Memorial Services for Robert B. Morrison will be held Saturday, September 23rd, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. in the Cloyd Chapel in Lewistown.  Cremation has taken place and he will be scattered at sea.  The Cloyd Funeral Home is assisting the family.

Friends are asked to make memorials to the Roy Volunteer Fire Department or the Roy Ambulance or the charity of their choice and they may be left at the Cloyd Funeral Home.  Condolences for the family may be posted online at www.cloydfuneralhome.com.

 

Rose Helen Volberding 95, long-time Livingston resident, passed away peacefully at the Central Montana Medical Center in Lewistown on August 28, 2017.  Rose was born in Hazelton, ND on January 6, 1922 to Peter and Adelaide (Fisher) Mastel.  She attended Hazelton high school, and upon graduation entered the Presentation School of Nursing in Miles City, MT.  Following graduation, Rose entered the US Army Nurse Corps in 1945 and served at Schick General Hospital in Clinton, IA, and Bushnell General Hospital in Brigham City, UT.  She was honorably discharged in 1946 whereupon she became an air stewardess with TWA airlines and later with Northwest Orient Airlines.  Once her interest in flying was fulfilled, Rose reentered the nursing profession at Park Hospital in Livingston, MT which included duty at Mammoth Hospital in Yellowstone National Park.  It was in Yellowstone that she met Alfred Clark Volberding, known to his friends as “Cookie” or just “Cook.”  They fell in love and were married on March 31, 1951, at St. Paul Catholic Church in Hazelton, ND.  Rose and Cook then set upon raising a family, though she occasionally returned to nursing duties at the Livingston Memorial Hospital. 

 Rose was a very devout Catholic and was active in the local parish, St. Mary’s Catholic Church.  She had a splendid singing voice, and was

 often requested to sing at weddings in addition to participating in the Church’s choir.  Rose loved classical music, watching birds and other

 wildlife, and gazing at the stars.

 She is survived by her sons Thomas (Donna) Martin of Georgetown Lake, MT, James Edward of Lewistown, MT; one sister Helen M. Andrus of

 Dickenson, ND; two grandchildren Jennifer Lynn of Tulsa, OK and Ian Thomas of Bozeman, MT; numerous nieces and nephews.

 Rose was preceded in death by her dear husband Cook, her daughter Alice, her son Daniel Peter, her parents, and fourteen of her fifteen brothers

  and sisters.   

 

Graveside services for Rose H. Volberding will be held at 10:00 AM on Thursday, August 31st at Mount Calvary Cemetery in Livingston, MT.  The Cloyd Funeral Home is assisting the family.

 

In lieu of flowers, Rose would wish that a donation be made to a charity of one’s choice.  Condolences for the family may be posted online at www.cloydfuneralhome.com.

 

 

 

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Shirley L. Cooper 83 of Lewistown died early Saturday morning, August 19th, 2017 in the Central Montana Medical Center from complications of pneumonia.  She was born November 21, 1933 in Shelby, Montana the daughter of John and Georgia (Buchanan) Crosser.  She received her schooling in Lewistown graduating from Fergus High School in 1952.  She then went on to received her two-year teaching certificate from Western Montana College in Dillon, MT.  That is where she met Howard A. Cooper.  They were united in marriage on September 5, 1954 in Lewistown.  They settled in Lewistown in 1958 and started their family, welcoming two (2) daughters, Teri and Leslie.  Shirley worked at the Fergus County Federal Credit Union, the First National Bank and the Fergus County Assessor’s Office until her retirement.

After retirement, she enjoyed researching her family history, making scrapbooks for her grandchildren and spending time with her family and friends.  She was involved in the united Methodist Church and the Central Montana Medical Center Auxiliary, where she took pleasure in making scrapbooks for the auxiliary. 

Shirley never knew a stranger, she enjoyed visiting with everyone.  She was very much a people person!

 

Shirley is survived by her husband of 62 years Howard of Lewistown; daughters Teri Olsen (Bill Stiff) of Grass Range, MT and Leslie (Patrick) O’Brien of Jacksonville, FL; four grandchildren Kayla Olsen, Lauren O’Brien, Casey Olsen and Clint Olsen; two great grandsons Kane and Cord Olsen; several nieces, nephews and cousins DeeDee (Nelson) Stanich of Billings and Jack Coffeman of Mountain Home, AK.

 

She was preceded in death by her parents, one brother and two sisters.

 

Celebrations of Life for Shirley L. Cooper will be held in November.  At her request cremation has taken place.  The Cloyd Funeral Home is assisting the family.

 

Friends are asked to make memorials to Hospice of Central Montana, the Central Montana Medical Center Auxiliary or the charity of their choice and they may be left at the Cloyd Funeral Home.  Condolences for the family may be posted online at www.cloydfuneralhome.com.

 

 

Mack L. Goodwin 85 died Thursday, September 8, 2016 in the Caslen Living Center of natural causes. He was born August 26, 1931 Norman, OK the son of Marques L. and Meda (Hill) Goodwin. He received his education in Riverton Wyoming where he graduated high school in 1949. He then started working for GSI Oil Company in 1953. On June 20, 1953, he was united in marriage to Elvera D. Norgaard in Riverton, WY. He worked and they lived all over the western half of the United States. Until they moved the family to South America and he worked for in the Amazon Jungle drilling for Oil. They made their last move in 1968 when they moved to Lewistown, Montana and purchased
The Trails End Motel. In 1969, he began working for Cenex driving the gas and fertilizer truck until his retirement.

As most Montanans’ he loved to fish and hunt. He enjoyed many trips to Alaska and Oregon to fish for steelhead and salmon. He umpired baseball and softball and in his spare time he would refinish furniture in his shop and he played in the senior pool league.

He is survived by his four children Mitchel Barnes in California, Mack Goodwin, Jr. in Oregon, JoMeda Goodwin of Lewistown and Paul Goodwin in Colorado; one sister Peggy Lynn Evans in California; four grandchildren, four great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife Vera in 1994 and his parents.

Memorial Services for Mack L. Goodwin will be Saturday, August 19, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. in the Cloyd Chapel with committal to follow in Central Montana Memorial Gardens. The Cloyd Funeral Home is assisting the family.

Friends are asked to make memorials to the charity of their choice and they may be left at the Cloyd Funeral Home.
Condolences for the family may be posted online at www.cloydfuneralhome.comMack L. Goodwin 85 died Thursday, September 8, 2016 in the Caslen Living Center of natural causes. He was born August 26, 1931 Norman, OK the son of Marques L. and Meda (Hill) Goodwin. He received his education in Riverton Wyoming where he graduated high school in 1949. He then started working for GSI Oil Company in 1953. On June 20, 1953, he was united in marriage to Elvera D. Norgaard in Riverton, WY. He worked and they lived all over the western half of the United States. Until they moved the family to South America and he worked for in the Amazon Jungle drilling for Oil. They made their last move in 1968 when they moved to Lewistown, Montana and purchased

The Trails End Motel. In 1969, he began working for Cenex driving the gas and fertilizer truck until his retirement.

As most Montanans’ he loved to fish and hunt. He enjoyed many trips to Alaska and Oregon to fish for steelhead and salmon. He umpired baseball and softball and in his spare time he would refinish furniture in his shop and he played in the senior pool league.

He is survived by his four children Mitchel Barnes in California, Mack Goodwin, Jr. in Oregon, JoMeda Goodwin of Lewistown and Paul Goodwin in Colorado; one sister Peggy Lynn Evans in California; four grandchildren, four great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife Vera in 1994 and his parents.

Memorial Services for Mack L. Goodwin will be Saturday, August 19, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. in the Cloyd Chapel with committal to follow in Central Montana Memorial Gardens. The Cloyd Funeral Home is assisting the family.

Friends are asked to make memorials to the charity of their choice and they may be left at the Cloyd Funeral Home.

Condolences for the family may be posted online at www.cloydfuneralhome.com

Terrie Ann Burke Wester passed away on June 21, 2017 at North Florida Regional Medical Center after a brief, but sudden illness. Terrie was born in the beautiful city of Lewistown, Montana on February 24th, 1945, where she considered her heart to be the daughter of Marion & Esther (Dahl) Burke.
Terrie worked as an Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner at Lake City Veterans Administration Hospital where she spent her time taking care of veterans. She truly loved her job and ended up reluctantly retiring in 2007. She then volunteered at the Pregnancy Care Center of Lake City and of Live Oak where she helped with fundraising and ultrasounds for several years following her retirement. Terrie was also an active member of Epiphany Catholic Church and strongly supported the school there. Part of her service with the church was to take communion to the veterans at LCVA on Sundays.
She is survived by her husband of 49 years, John of Live Oak, FL; daughter Sarah of Savannah, GA; son David of Live Oak, FL. She will be greatly missed by her family and all who knew her.
The family requests that in lieu of flowers, food or cards that donations in her memory be sent to the Pregnancy Care Center at 130 NW Hilton Ave, Lake City, FL 32055.
A celebration of life will take place at Epiphany Catholic Church on Thursday the 29th at 4 p.m. All are welcome to attend who would like to celebrate her life.
Committal will take place later in the Lewistown City Cemetery in Lewistown, MT. Condolences for the family may be posted online at www.cloydfuneralhome.com.