The Billings Outpost

Lucille E. (Crawford) Ringheim

Lucille E. (Crawford) Ringheim, 85, who had worked for several Billings businesses and was an active volunteer, died at her home on Monday, March 4, 2013.

She was born to Katherine L. (Skierecki) Crawford and Lexie (Leslie) W. Crawford on Aug. 26, 1927, in Scobey. Her family owned and operated the Cozy Café there for more than 18 years. She attended Scobey Public Schools and played clarinet in the band until her family moved to Billings, where she graduated from Senior High School.

She then attended Billings Business College, later completing a national secretarial certificate through Montana State University Billings.

She had worked at Johnson Motor Freight, Salt Creek Freight, Archie Cochrane Motors, Western Security Savings, Floberg Realtors and Johnson Ford Motor Co. in Laurel.

She had been married to Elmer Ringheim.

She volunteered for charity organizations after she retired, and she was a member of the Billings Professional Women, Billings Secretarial Association and the Yellowstone Lutheran Brethren Church, where she had served as treasurer and secretary.

She was a Cub Scout leader when her children were young and was active in the Broadwater School PTA. While working at Archie Cochrane Motors she was involved at the organizational level of the Billings Mustang Club, often taking part in rallies in the area.

Survivors include a son, Earl; a granddaughter; and a brother, Leslie W. Crawford of Atlanta, Ga.

Services were held March 11 at Michelotti-Sawyers Funeral Home, followed by committal in the family plot at Mountview Cemetery. Viewing was March 10.

Memorials are suggested to the Yellowstone County Food Bank.

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