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Marie Hensel Lefor, 90, of Billings, passed away on Jan. 24, 2012, at St. John's Lutheran Home.

She was born the third of 10 children, to Nick and Elizabeth Hensel, on a farm near Lefor, N.D., on Sept. 17, 1921. She was educated in the country school nearby.

Marie married Albert S. Lefor on June 18, 1947. They lived in Gladstone, N.D. until 1954, when they moved to Billings. In Gladstone, she was active in the Homemakers Club and Altar Society. Together, they had two children, Elaine and Gary.

She loved flowers, sewing, painting and dancing polkas and waltzes. She also enjoyed traveling in her younger years.

Marie is survived by her son, Gary, of Billings.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Albert, and her daughter, Elaine.

Funeral Mass will be held at noon Friday, Jan. 27, at St. Patrick's Co-Cathedral. Rite of Committal will follow at Holy Cross Cemetery. The casket will be open at the mortuary on Thursday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and prior to the mass at church.

Michelotti-Sawyers is in charge of arrangements and remembrances may be shared at

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