Virginia Margaret Knudsen, 95, who had lived in Billings for 62 years, died May 14, 2013, in Billings.
She was born the sixth of 10 children of Estella and Oscar Husted in Dillon on Sept. 26, 1917. She grew up on a ranch in The Big Hole Valley.
After her marriage on July 11, 1936, she spent many years outside Montana prior to her arrival in Billings. She retired in 1978 from Billings Public Schools after working at Lewis and Clark Junior High School.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 59 years, William Knudsen. She had received care from TenderNest and Rocky Mountain Hospice.
Survivors include sisters, Idella Massara of Ross, Calif., and Judith Knudsen of Sonoma, Calif.; a daughter, Peg Deno of Fridley, Minn.; Roger Knudsen of Billings; four grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
A private family service will be held. Arrangements are by Cremation & Funeral Gallery.
Donations can be made to the Humane Society of Yellowstone County.