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Harriet Marie McPhee, of Billings, passed away at Billings Clinic, Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2012. She was 88.

Harriet was born in Fallon, a daughter of Odin and Marie Gjerde. At age 13, she moved with her parents to Forsyth, where she graduated from high school in 1941. She attended business college and worked in Portland, Ore., and Billings. She married Donald McPhee of Forsyth on Sept. 13, 1945. Don and Harriet resided in Billings and built the Crescent Cleaners. They ran the dry-cleaning business, along with Rusty and Vivian Hanson, for 49 years. They were avid bridge players, participating in couples' bridge marathons and Harriet also enjoyed her afternoon bridge clubs. Harriet was a very accomplished seamstress and did tailoring for many years. She was a devoted mother and grandmother.

Survivors include, Terri (Tedd) Stanisich of Dillon, Mike McPhee of Dillon, and JoDel (Rick) Sonnemann of Billings. She treasured three grandchildren, Cory Sonnemann, and Mick and Luke Stanisich. She also enjoyed her nieces and nephews, Bob Hanson, Linda Jones and Kim Yasenak. She was preceded in death by her husband, Donald McPhee, and sister, Vivian Hanson.

Cremation has taken place and a private gathering will be held at a later date. Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at

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