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GREAT FALLS - Esther Wolff Raines, 77, of Great Falls, died Tuesday, May 27, 2003, at a Great Falls Nursing Home, of natural causes.

Esther was born Aug. 25, 1925, to Julia and Matthew Wolff, in Medina, N.D. On Nov. 27, 1949, she married Reuben Raines. Esther was a homemaker and a member of Grace Baptist Church. She enjoyed baking, cooking, cleaning and fishing.

Esther is survived by her sons, Stan Raines of Billings and Curt Raines of Klamath Falls, Ore.; sisters, Ida Hochhalter and Violet Tanke, both of Billings; and brother Ruben Wolff of Massachusetts; and three grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband Reuben in 1990; and her son, Jeff.

Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Friday, May 30, at Grace Baptist Church. Burial will be in Highland Cemetery. Chapel of Chimes Funeral Home of Great Falls is handling arrangements.

Memorials are suggested to Camp Big Horn or Grace Baptist Church Building Fund.

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