The Billings Outpost

Connie Studer

SHERIDAN, Wyo. — Constance “Connie” Long Studer, 77, of Sheridan, who co-owned Studer Construction Co. with her husband, died in Billings on April 3, 2013.

She was born Sept. 3, 1935, in Billings, a daughter of Malcolm and Thelma Long. She attended Billings Senior High School and received degrees in education from the University of Oregon and Eastern Montana College. She was a member of the Alpha Chi Omega sorority.

She married Dean Studer on April 22, 1957, and they spent the majority of their 56 years in Montana. As co-owners of Studer Construction Co., they spent several years living in parts of Montana, South Dakota and Wyoming, including two years in Yellowstone National Park, working on highway construction jobs.

Mrs. Studer spent more than 30 years dedicated to the Girl Scouts of America, Junior League and the St. Vincent DePaul Society. She was a longtime member of the Yellowstone Country Club, Spanish Trails Club in Las Vegas and, most recently, the Powder Horn Club in Sheridan, where she played in the Ladies Golf Leagues.

She was a devout Catholic and committed much of her time to supporting the church. She was also committed to local charities, including Mayfair (she was one of the original founders), the Billings Catholic Schools, the Youth Search Program and the Mount Carmel Youth Ranch in Clark, Wyo.

Survivors include seven children, Kathy Wiggs, Chrissy Walker, Colleen Houghton, Caroline Thelen, Cece Feltman, Dean Studer Jr. and Cynthia Bradley; 23 grandchildren; one pending great-grandchild; a sister, Cynthia Foster; and a brother, Joel Long.

A Vigil Service was held April 5 at St. Thomas the Apostle Church. Funeral Mass was April 6 at 10 a.m. at St. Thomas. Michelotti-Sawyers Mortuary assisted with arrangements.

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