The Billings Outpost

Andrew Wagenman

Andrew John Wagenman, 37, died Feb. 26, 2014.

He was born Aug. 26, 1976, to Nancy and Ike Wagenman. He attended West High School.

Survivors include his mother; a brother, Joe Wagenman; and two sisters, Kristina Dailey and Shari Groscop.

Services were March 4 at Cremation & Funeral Gallery.

Last Updated on Thursday, 06 March 2014 11:29

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Floyd Wilbert Podoll

Floyd Wilbert Podoll, 84, who was retired from the Montana Board of Oil and Gas Conservation, died Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014.

He was born Oct. 21, 1929, to Arthur and Lena Podoll in Judd, N.D. On March 25, 1950, he married Dorothy Mae Shumock in Red Lodge.

During his engineering career he was employed by Schlumberger Petroleum for 22 years. He had worked 12 years with the Board of Oil & Gas Conservation.

In golf, he had scored two holes in one in his lifetime.

Survivors include children, Pam Segale of Meridian, Idaho, Rod Podoll of Cut Bank, Brenda Wipplinger of Polson and Audrey Hartford of Rock Springs, Wyo.; siblings, Arlene Ewalt of Casper, Wyo., Verna McCaffry of Gravette, Ark., Delbert Fetzer of Powell, Wyo., and Sharon Christenson of Powell, Wyo.; eight grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

Visitation was Feb. 26 at Cremation & Funeral Gallery. Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 27, at Trinity Lutheran Church. Interment will follow in Sunset Memorial Gardens.

Memorials can be made to Trinity Lutheran Church or Trinity Lutheran School.

Last Updated on Thursday, 27 February 2014 18:57

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Tonoalea Lahneen Willey

Tonoalea Lahneen Willey, 48, who loved quilting, gardening and watching birds feed, died Feb. 24, 2014.

She was the daughter of Lawrence Carl Willey and Christina Sue Willey and had three siblings. She was born June 10, 1965, in Clearwater, Fla., and graduated from Rainier High School in Rainer, Wash.

Survivors include her husband, Ralph Herring; brothers, Nick Hill and James Willey; a sister, Robin Kercher of Wichita, Kan.; sons, Lawrence Willey and Phillip Willey of Broadview; and daughters, Hidi Bassett and Sonya Wambeke of Lovell, Wyo.

Services will be held in Broadview on March 1. Arrangements are by Cremation & Funeral Gallery.

Last Updated on Thursday, 27 February 2014 18:56

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Robert Alan Hayes

Robert Alan Hayes, 62, a petroleum landman, died Friday, Feb. 14, 2014.

He was born in Kittanning, Pa., on Oct. 29, 1951, to Virginia K. Flenner Hayes and Dr. Sidney J. Hayes Jr. The family moved to Billings in 1959 and he attended Poly Drive School, Lewis and Clark Junior High and West High School, graduating in 1970. He was Montana’s all-around gymnastics champion in 1970.

He attended the University of Arizona on a gymnastics scholarship, transferred to Rocky Mountain College and graduated from the University of Montana with a degree in business administration.

On June 12, 1981, he married Vicki Lynne Eastlick. They moved to Havre in 2005.

In the early 1980s, he began a career as a petroleum landman. He was a certified professional landman and belonged to the Montana Association of Professional Landmen and the American Association of Professional Landmen. He worked most recently for Northwestern Energy in Havre.

He was an expert carpenter and had worked on the sets for the movie “Missouri Breaks.”

In his younger years, he belonged to the White Stag Ski Club and the Red Lodge Racers. He served as a Special Olympics snowshoe coach and volunteer for many years. To raise funds for the athletes and their programs, he plunged into icy water at the Sub Zero Super Hero Polar Plunge in Havre. One year he dressed as Elmer Fudd and won the Top Costume Award.

Survivors include his wife; sons, Joseph Hayes and Grant Hayes; brothers, Sidney Hayes, Raymond Hayes, Thomas Hayes, Gary Hayes and Michael Hayes; and stepbrothers, Lee Rusch and Gary Rusch.

Services were Feb. 26 at Faith Chapel. Arrangements were by Cremation & Funeral Gallery.

Donations may be made to Special Olympics Havre, P.O. Box 7791, Havre, MT 59501.

Last Updated on Thursday, 27 February 2014 18:55

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Marc Sandoval

Marc Kristopher Sandoval, 31, of Billings, who was chef and kitchen manager at the Rib and Chop House, died Feb. 19, 2014.

He was born Sept. 7, 1982, in Denver, Colo., the son of Sam and Kathy Sandoval.

At the Rib and Chop House, he trained, managed and motivated employees. “ELE (Everybody Love Everybody)” was his kitchen motto.

Survivors include his parents, Sam and Kathy Sandoval; sisters, Tina Rabel and Paula Goffena; and brothers, Rory Sandoval and Dana Sandoval.

Wake services were Feb. 23 at Rib and Chop House in Billings. Arrangements were in the care of Dahl Funeral Chapel.

 

Last Updated on Thursday, 27 February 2014 18:54

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Philip Daniel Perkins

Philip Daniel Perkins, a technical adviser for Howden North America, died Feb. 21, 2013.

He was born in Billings to Lloyd and Madeline Perkins. He attended school in Custer, graduating from high school in 1975. He had a master of divinity degree from Western Conservative Baptist Seminary in Portland, Ore., and a bachelor of arts degree in psychology from Montana State University Bozeman.

On Sept. 18, 1999, he married Diana Kukes and gained a stepson and a stepdaughter. They lived in Billings until December 2013, when they moved to Shepherd.

He had worked as a union millwright and had been self-employed as a machinist, welder and painter.

Survivors include his wife, Diana; a stepson, Casey; a granddaughter; his father; and a brother, David.

Services were Feb. 26 at Dahl Funeral Chapel. A reception followed.

Last Updated on Thursday, 27 February 2014 18:54

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James Kerrick Murray

James K. Murray, 82, of Billings, died Friday, Feb. 21, 2014, at the RiverStone Hospice Home.

He was born in Missoula on July 30, 1931, the son of Joseph and Gertrude Walsh Murray. He had served in the Air Force.

He married Joanne Stewart in Missoula on Feb. 20, 1954. She died in 1995.

Survivors include five children, Sandy Brewster, Mark Murray, Stacy Murray and Stephanie Northam; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Services were Feb. 23 at Cremation & Funeral Gallery. Interment was planned in Sunset Memorial Gardens.

Memorials may be made to St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church or RiverStone Hospice Home.

Last Updated on Thursday, 27 February 2014 18:53

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Cynthia M. Wing

Cynthia Marie Wing, 36, of Park City, a shift manager at Arby’s, died Feb. 23, 2014.

She was born in Biloxi, Miss., on Aug. 30, 1977, to Robert and Ellen Neves. She grew up in Glendive and briefly lived in Sidney and Fairview before planting roots in Park City.

During her life, she had been employed by Walmart, Little Fish’s Day Care, Goodwill and Arby’s.

In November 2012 she married Floyd Wing Jr. in Billings.

Survivors include her husband; her father; her mother, Ellen Oak; children, Jordan, Dillon, Ayden and Graysen Neves; sisters, Sherry and Michelle Healy; and previous stepdad, Mike Healy.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday, Feb. 28, at the civic center in Park City. Dahl Funeral Chapel is handling arrangements.

Last Updated on Thursday, 27 February 2014 18:52

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Edward A. Pleasant

Edward A. Pleasant, 91, of Billings, who had served in the Navy during three wars, died Friday, Feb. 14, 2014.

He was born in Roxboro, N.C., on June 21, 1922, the son of Currie A. Pleasant and Thelma Bradsher Pleasant of Fuquay Varina, N.C.

He served in the Navy during World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War. On Dec. 1, 1982, he retired from the Navy.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 65 years, Josie Lefebre Pleasant. He had received care from St. John’s Lutheran Ministries.

Survivors include nieces and nephews.

Services with military honors were held Feb. 24 at Cremation & Funeral Gallery. Inurnment followed in the Absaroka Beartooth Columbarium in the chapel at Cremation & Funeral Gallery.

Last Updated on Thursday, 27 February 2014 18:52

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Verla P. Hawkins

Verla P. Hawkins, 88, who had been a nurse for 35 years, died Feb. 22, 2014, at Canyon Creek Memory Care Center.

She was born Feb. 5, 1926, in Davis, Ill., to Arthur and Emma Meinert.  She married Russell G. Hawkins on March 12, 1945. They had two children, Betty Miller and Gail Hawkins, who both preceded her in death.

She had worked as a nurse in Boulder, Colo., and at St. John’s Nursing home in Billings.

Survivors include five grandchildren, among them Becca Gahagan of Billings; and 10 great-grandchildren.

Services were Feb. 26 at Mount Olive Lutheran Church. Arrangements were by Cremation & Funeral Gallery.

Donations may be made to Mount Olive Lutheran Church.

Last Updated on Thursday, 27 February 2014 18:51

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