HUNTLEY PROJECT - Laura M. Sherman, a lifelong resident of the Huntley Project, died Monday, April 8, 2002, at the Parkview Care Center in Billings. Laura was born Aug. 2, 1908, near Sandpoint, Idaho. She lived there until she was 12 years old, when she moved with her family to the mountains near Steamboat Springs, Colo. She moved to the Yellowstone Valley area as a young woman and remained there throughout the rest of her life.
She was married to Arthur J. Sherman, April 14, 1933, in Billings. She raised a family with her husband and then worked at the Huntley Project Schools until her retirement. She then worked part-time as a waitress at the Main Spot Cafe in Worden. Laura was a devoted member of St. Cyril and St. Methodius Catholic Church and the St. Mary Altar Society of the Huntley Project. She was also a member of the Yellowstone County RSVP.
Laura was preceded in death by her husband, Arthur; a son, Michael; four brothers; and an infant sister. She is survived by three sons, A. Dale Sherman (LaDonna) of Billings, Thomas D. Sherman (Bertie) of Grand Junction, Colo., Patrick L. Sherman (Susan) of Great Falls; three daughters, Marilyn L. Espeland (Dennis) of Billings, Laurie M. Duncan (Wayne) of Lompoc, Calif., and Kathleen A. Stevens of Hephzibah, Ga.; 17 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; many sisters- and brothers-in-law; and a host of nieces and nephews.
A Funeral Mass will be celebrated Saturday, April 13, at 1 p.m. at St. Patrick's Co-Cathedral. Interment will be in the Pleasantview Cemetery, Ballantine. Memorials may be made to St. Vincent de Paul or to St. Patrick's Co-Cathedral. Dahl Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.