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Elfriede Battey, loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, great-great-grandmother, wife and friend, passed away Oct. 2, 2019.

Elfriede was born in Germany on Sept. 5, 1928. She moved to Billings after WWII as a G.I. bride. She had three children, Karin, Bill and Robin.

She left Billings for a few years to live in Polson and Jamaica and then returned. She was a resident of Aspen View since 2017, where she had many friends with whom she participated in bridge, choir and social events.

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Elfriede was an adventurer. She was intelligent, hard-working and fun loving. She was an avid animal lover and always had a couple dogs or cats at anytime. She loved her animals as much as people. She had a heart of gold.

Elfriede is preceded in death by her son, Robin in 2018. She is survived by her daughter Karin Hayter (Tom) of Columbia, Missouri; son Bill Ludwick (Karen) of Polson; and many other loving generations. She will be dearly missed by her friends and family.

A memorial service will be held on Monday, Oct. 7, 2019 at 2 p.m. at King of Glory Lutheran Church, 4125 Grand Ave. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to local animal shelter or humane society.

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