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Dorothy Mae Simonson

Dorothy Mae Simonson
Dorothy Mae Simonson

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.