Magdalene Winslow, 97, who lived 38 years in Spokane, Wash., died on Ash Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2012, in Billings.
She was born May 5, 1914, on a small farm east of Joliet to Meta (Albers) and Joseph B. Buller. She attended Fratt Catholic School and graduated from Billings High School in 1932.
She attended A.W. Johnson School of Business in Billings and worked for Dr. R.J. Hanley in the Hart-Albin Building, Nielsen Freight Lines and Carpenter Paper Co.
On April 27, 1940, she married Frank Chancelor Winslow at St. Patrick’s Co-Cathedral in Billings. The Rev. Bernard Topel, a great-uncle and later bishop of the Diocese of Spokane, officiated.
Their first year, they moved 11 times in Eastern Montana, living in a small travel trailer while he worked for the Montana Highway Department. A job offer with Phillips Petroleum took the family to Woods Cross, Utah, and to Pocatello, Idaho, Great Falls and Spokane.
Mrs. Winslow worked for Spokane County for 18 years, including eight years as the marriage license clerk. She retired in 1982.
Mr. Winslow died Feb. 24, 1973. She moved back to Billings in 1987 to help care for her mother, Meta, who lived to be 103, and her older sister, Dorothy. In 2004, she moved to Westpark Village retirement home.
Survivors include children, Col. Wendelin Winston Winslow, retired, of Fairfax, Va., Brig. Gen. Sally Ann Eaves, retired, of Arvada, Colo., and Lawrence Francis “Skip” Winslow of Billings; a brother, Russell Jerome Buller of Marshall, Mich.; three grandchildren; and a great-granddaughter.
Services were Feb. 28 at St. Thomas the Apostle Church, with a reception at Westpark Village. Burial was Feb. 29 at Sunset Hills Cemetery in Bozeman. Arrangements were in the care of Dahl Funeral Chapel
Memorials may be made to the Meta Buller Fund, Billings Catholic Schools Foundation, P.O. Box 31158, Billings, MT 59107.