Evelyn Schanz, 92, of Billings and formerly of Ryegate, died at Aspen Meadows Nursing Home on Wednesday, April 10, 2013.
She was born at Rothiemay, a daughter of Glenn and Margaret Reed. She graduated from Ryegate High School and in 1939 married Steve Schanz of Ryegate. They lived in the Ryegate area and ranched at Rothiemay until moving to Billings in 1995.
Mrs. Schanz was a homemaker who enjoyed cooking large meals. She also enjoyed raising a garden, canning vegetables and cross-stitching.
Survivors include a daughter, SueAnn Hawthorne; a son, Dennis; three grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Memorial Mass will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 20, at St. Mathias Catholic Church in Ryegate. Rite of Committal will follow in the Ryegate Catholic Cemetery. Arrangements are by Cremation & Funeral Gallery.
Memorials may be sent to The Cole Schanz Memorial Scholarship, c/o Northwest College Foundation, 231 W. Sixth St., Powell, WY 82435; or The Curry Kids College Fund, c/o Montana Federal Credit Union, 901 Eighth Ave. S., Great Falls, MT 59405.