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Wilma Palin

Wilma Palin

LAUREL — Wilma L. Palin, 86, of Laurel, passed away quietly into the presence of her Savior on Saturday, Nov. 6, 2010, as she was attended by her loving husband of 68 years.

She was born in Sandpoint, Idaho, on Aug. 31, 1924, to Stanley and Bertina Bradley. Her family moved to Billings, where she met her husband. They married June 15, 1942. Together, they raised seven children while living in Billings, Anaconda, Drummond and the last eight years in Laurel. Her family grew to 23 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren. Wilma's focus was serving her family and God.

Wilma enjoyed family during the holidays. She prepared big family dinners to share with numerous family members to celebrate together. She participated in church activities such as church camps, nursing home visits, bible studies, potlucks, and weekly meetings. Wilma especially liked camping and fishing with her husband. She loved growing flowers in her garden and taking care of the animals. As a full-time wife, mother and grandmother she served her family and sacrificed much in her life.

She was preceded in death by her parents, sisters Bertha McClure and Alvina Webber, and granddaughter Lisa Palin.

Wilma is survived by her husband Leo Palin, children Roberta “Bobby” Hampeys of Missoula, Walter “Dan” (Karen) of Billings, Benjamin “Ben” (Kathy) of Absarokee, Duane (Janna) of Joliet, Sherry Stroh of Twin Falls, Idaho, Carolyn (Lee) Scilley of Connell, Wash., Dennis (Teresa) of Pinehurst, Idaho, and all of their families. She is also survived by her sister, Alice Kline; brother Stanley Bradley; and countless nieces, nephews, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Our family would like to give special thanks for the TLC given by the staff of Evergreen Laurel Health and Rehabilitation Center to our wife and mother for the last eight years. Thank you. We will never forget your loving service.

Visitation will be held 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, Nov. 12, at Cremation & Funeral Gallery.

Funeral services will be held 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 13, at the First Baptist Church in Laurel, 400 Seventh Ave. Interment will follow at the Laurel cemetery. Family and friends are invited to a reception following the interment at First Baptist Church.

Arrangements are by Cremation & Funeral Gallery.

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