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Grace “Tootie” Lessard, 91, who did crafts until her final days, died Monday, Jan. 14, 2013, at St. John’s Lutheran Home.
She was born to Evangeline Cooper on June 19, 1921, in a home birth in Billings. She was the eldest of three sisters.
She married her husband of 65 years on Nov. 17, 1940, and they had three children, Rowena, LeRoy “Skee” and Larry. The family lived in and around the Hardin area.
Survivors include a sister, Bonnie Vandersloot; 10 grandchildren; 34 great-grandchildren, including Lindi Lessard, whom she raised; and 20 great-great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be from 3–7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 17. Services will be at 10 a.m. Jan. 18 at Cremation & Funeral Gallery.