The Billings Outpost

Dee A. Roe

Dee A. Roe, 69, who was a staple in the Montana bar scene in the 1970s and ’80s, died April 24, 2014.

She was born Delores Ann Sonsteng on Nov. 28, 1944, in Glasgow to the late Milo Sonteng and Ailie Kauppenin English. She had three siblings, Marvin, Melvin and Levonne. She spent a good amount of her youth on the Sonsteng farm in Luster.

The family moved to Helena in 1961, and she graduated from Helena High School in 1964. She purchased the local Greyhound bus depot in Helena in 1970.

She married Jim Roe in 1975, and they owned the Mint Bar in Townsend. In 1985 she moved to Billings and acquired another bar, Archers on Grand Avenue, in 1986.

At age 50 she went to college to get a bachelor’s degree in psychology.

Survivors include a son, Michael; and two grandchildren.

Services will be at 2:30 p.m. May 10 at Cremation and Funeral Gallery, 29 Eighth St. W. in Billings. A celebration of life will follow at the Shrine Auditorium on Broadwater Avenue from 4-8 p.m., with food and drink supplied.

Donations may be sent to Cremation and Funeral galleries, 29 Eighth St. W., Billings, MT 59101.

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