Dorothy Mae Simonson, 84, of Conrad, passed away peacefully in her sleep Dec. 2 at her home of natural causes. Memorial services will be Dec. 7 at 2 p.m. at the Pondera Valley Lutheran Church. A private family burial will follow in Hillside Cemetery. Pondera Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.
Dorothy Mae Simonson was born on Feb. 25, 1922, the daughter of Katie Huffine Fechter and Frederick Fechter in Bozeman.
She married Robert W. Simonson on Feb. 17, 1942.
Dorothy was an avid reader and card player with her loyal group of friends. She was a member of the Women of the Moose and a Sunday school teacher for many years. With her boys nearly raised, she began and worked many years as a cook for the Conrad School District. She was famous for her cooking, especially her homemade buns and cinnamon rolls.
Dorothy truly loved her family and her special friends. God gave her a special gift of love and compassion. She will be sorely missed by all who knew her.
Dorothy is survived by her two sons, Bob (Shirley) Simonson of Missoula and Bill Simonson and fiancée Lynn; two grandsons, Taylor and Ryan Simonson of Missoula; sisters, Barbara Talcott, Conrad and Lorene Lere, Helena, and brother Larry Fechter of Belgrade, Mont., four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Robert W. Simonson, one brother and four sisters, and grandson, Kirby Simonson.