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Dorothy (Kemp) Degnan Boos, 88, of Billings, took the hand of her Blessed Savior and passed into Eternal Life on Nov. 5, 2010. Dorothy was born in Scobey, Mont., on Nov. 22, 1921, the daughter of John and Margaret (Little) Kemp.

Dorothy graduated from Wolf Point High School in 1939 and went to the work for the FBI in Washington D.C. She continued working for the Federal Government for the rest of her working career. She married Harold L. Degnan, in Pensacola, Fla. To this union, five children were born, Patrick Degnan (Paula), Michael Degnan, Tim Degnan (Debbie), Mary Degnan Potzman (Arlen), and Maureen Degnan Wambeke (Ron). Harold passed away in 1977. Later, she met and married Daniel Boos, becoming step-mother to his three children.

Dorothy was a devout Catholic and she enjoyed playing bridge with her pals. She was a mild, tender hearted soul with a sweet personality.

She will be missed by her children and their spouses; 10 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; sister Doris Moreno; brother Bob Kemp (Judy); step children, Tom Boos (Angela) and Amy Boos; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; both husbands; brother John Kemp; sister Peg Wagner; step-daughter, Beth Boos.

Visitation will be held 2 until 8 p.m. Sunday and 8 a.m. until 5 p.m., Monday. The casket will then be closed. Vigil Services will be held at 7 p.m. Monday, at Michelotti-Sawyers Mortuary. Funeral Mass is at 9 a.m. Tuesday at St. Thomas the Apostle Church. A private burial will take place at Holy Cross Cemetery.

Michelotti-Sawyers is in charge of arrangements and remembrances may be left for the family at

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