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Eva, 86, of Billings, passed away Jan. 8, 2012.

She was born April 17, 1925 to Eva and Lee Brumley.

She is preceded in death by her beloved granddaughter, Sarah Starr and baby grandson, Christopher Howeth; her mother, Eva; brothers, Ira and Jerome (Buzzy); sisters, Sally Athes and Lorraine (Hearty) Shoup.

She is survived by her daughters, Rebecca Starr, Molly Dennis; son-in law, Thomas M. Dennis; Jean Kister and Jay Kister; daughter-in-law. Kelli Kister. She is also survived by her grandchildren, Jeremy and Levi Walter, Ruth and Hannah (Starr), Shane and Nathan Howeth, Alicia, Jacob and Jericho Kister; and many great-grandchildren as well.

Eva was a "horse woman" and loved horses, always wanting to have a horse ranch. She also loved tending to her gardens and taking care of the wild birds that came to visit during her times outdoors. She lived in Billings, Bear Creek, Red Lodge and Laurel always adapting to her surroundings and situation with dignity, independence and pride. She was our protector, supporter and was always on our side, dedicated to working hard to make sure her children were taken care of properly.

Eva was loved and will be missed by the many caregivers that she had in her last days who she brought joy, laughter and "spunk" to their lives as they so tenderly cared for her. Love you, Mom.

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