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Deanna Lee Hay/Fendler

Deanna was born in Billings, Montana, and raised on a farm 16 miles outside of Red Lodge, Montana. She attended a small two-room Jackson schoolhouse five miles from her home from the first through eighth grade. After graduating with honors from Red Lodge High School in 1970 she graduated from Eastern Montana College in Billings with a Bachelor’s degree in education.

In 1980 she married Robert Richard Fendler Jr. on the beach in Pacific Grove, California, where he was stationed at the time. The couple then transferred to Germany where he spent four years exploring Europe. After returning to the states, they lived in Massachusetts and Maryland where they explored the east coast together while she worked for the Federal civil service and earned a Master’s degree in education.

In 2000 Deanna retired from the Federal civil service and moved with her husband to Spokane, Washington, where she has spent most of her time working in her garden and volunteering for various community organizations as well as her church.

Deanna devoted her life to helping others, reducing the suffering of animals and to living as sustainably as possible.

Deanna will be greatly missed by all those who knew her.

She is survived by one sister (Debra Hay), one niece (Tanya Hay), one great niece (Braelyn), one great nephew (Kobe).

There will be a private ceremony at the church in April in Spokane, Washington.

Thank you for understanding.

Hay family.


Upcoming Events

  • Saturday, April 20, 2019 - 9:00am
    The Fromberg Improvement Committee presents the Annual Pre-Easter Bake Sale, April 20 from 9 a.m. till gone, Front and Center at Leather Legends. Homemade pies from lemon meringue coconut cream banana cream sour cream raisin and more! Delectable cakes; pink champagne cake, chocolate cake, angel food cake, lemon chiffon cake w/lemon curd! Fromberg famous caramel rolls, fresh scones. Special orders (406) 668-7773.
  • Monday, April 22, 2019 - 6:00pm
    Paintbrush Piecers Quilt Guild meeting will be Monday April 22 at 6 p.m. at the Cody Sr. Center. After a short business meeting the program will be a trunk show presented by Betty Hecker, Audrey Clark and Sharon Kaeding from Red Lodge. Meetings are free and guests are welcome. For information contact Marybeth 754-5399
  • Monday, April 22, 2019 - 7:00pm
    Joliet Group meets at the Community Center Monday at 7 p.m.
  • Tuesday, April 23, 2019 - 7:00pm
    Now Group meets at the Bridger United Methodist Church, 222 W. Broadway (west entrance of church) Tuesday at 7 p.m.
  • Thursday, April 25, 2019 - 7:00pm
    Meets every Thursday, 7 p.m. – 8 p.m. at the Red Lodge Area Community Foundation, 122 S. Hauser. It is open to all. 425- 1755.
  • Thursday, April 25, 2019 - 7:00pm
    Clarks Fork Group meets at St. Joseph’s Catholic Hall, north end of Montana Avenue, Thursday at 7 p.m.

The Carbon County News

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11 N. Broadway, Red Lodge, MT 59068

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Phone: 406-446-2222

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