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Thelma Juhl, 88, who was active in clubs and service groups, died at 8:30 p.m. Aug. 30, 2012.
She was born in Los Angeles on March 7, 1924, and moved to the Pompeys Pillar area soon after. She was the second of two children born to Audie and Frances Sherrodd and grew up on a farm on the Huntley Project near Nibbe. Her great-great-great-great uncle was William Clark the explorer.
After she graduated from high school, she attended Billings Business College to become a secretary and clerk. She married Ira Juhl on June 2, 1946. The couple followed Mr. Juhl’s job to a several airports in Montana before finally settling in Billings in 1953.
She had been state president of the Extension Homemakers Organization as well as the president of the local O.A.K.S. where she and Mr. Juhl danced. She was also on the board of the Pompeys Pillar Association.
She and her husband traveled extensively before his death 1½ years ago after nearly 65 years of marriage. She had received care from Billings Clinic and comfort from the Rev. Eric Hutch.
Survivors include daughters, Donna Magruder, Carole Herzog and Pam McChesney; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 6, at Smith’s Downtown Chapel.