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Martha Amelia DeVries

Thursday, February 28, 2019

God called Martha DeVries, 92, home on Feb. 23, 2019. Martha lived in Roberts, Montana, at the family Ranch until her wonderful husband Ed passed away in 1974. In 1976, she moved into Billings where she has lived for the past 42 years. Martha worked at Naturlizer Shoes in Billings for 20 years, retiring at the age of 72.

Although Billings may have been Martha’s home, her heart was always on the Ranch in Roberts. Martha was dearly loved and will be greatly missed by many including, her son Frank; Daughter-in-law, Lynette DeVries; Daughter, Betty Ann (Jerry) Simons; Grandsons, Ed (Jeanette) DeVries, Steven DeVries, Art (April) Simons, Kenton (Shelia) DeVries, Keri DeVries, Kenny DeVries and Bob (Candi) Beard; Great-Grandkids, Duncan, Riley, Haley, Casey, Sydney, Ryan, Emma, Gabe, Mallory, Robert, Brandon, Jordan, Kelli, Mia & Madison; Sisters, Verna DeVries and Sylvia Hughes and Brother, Clifford Long.

Martha has now joined her husband Edward; her parents, Nestor and Jennie Long; son, Ken DeVries; daughter-in-law, Judi DeVries; mother and father-in-law, Frank and Florence DeVries; brothers and sisters-in-law, Eric and Bernice Long; Matt and Fannie Long; sister and brother-in-law Mary and Woodie Gibson. Along with her own family, Martha joins her  in-laws, Carl and Irene DeVries, Babe and Toots Adams; Cliff and Nancy Lukenbach, James and Bunch Cook, Bob DeVries, John Hughes and Betty Long. 

Funeral services will be held Saturday, March 2, 2019 at the Roberts United Methodist Church, with burial to follow in the Roberts Cemetery.   

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Upcoming Events

  • Friday, May 24, 2019 - 7:00pm
    Rock Creek Group meets Tuesdays and Saturdays at 8 a.m. and Wednesdays and Fridays at 7 p.m. at Calvary Church, 9 N Villard, Red Lodge.
  • Monday, May 27, 2019 - 7:00am
    *American Legion Carbon County Post 17 Memorial Day schedule, May 27 7 a.m. Breakfast at Red Lodge Café 8:30 a.m. Memorial Service at Belfry Cemetery 9:30 a.m. Memorial Service at Bearcreek Cemetery 10:30 a.m. Parade through Red Lodge.  10:15 a.m. Meet at the corner of 14th and Broadway. Following parade there will be a lunch  at the Red Lodge Elk’s Lodge 11 a.m. Memorial Service at Red Lodge Cemetery 1:30 p.m. Parade in Roberts followed by Memorial Service at Roberts Cemetery. For further information contact Kenneth Beggs, Commander Carbon County Post 17 at kenbeggs42@yahoo.com   *The Clarks Fork American Legion Post 71 and the Joliet VFW Post 5748 will be doing Memorial Day services Monday, May 27. Rev. Robert Reed of the Joliet Baptist  Church will be the Speaker of the day.   The schedule for the day will be: 9 a.m. Services at the Gebo Cemetery. 9:30 a.m. March through Fromberg Main St. 10 a.m.   Services at Rockvale Cemetery 11 a.m. Services at Joliet Cemetery 11:30 a.m. March through Joliet Main St. A potluck lunch will be held at the  Joliet Community Center following the services.  Everyone is welcome to come. Any veterans who would like to help who haven’t been contacted can show up at the Gebo Cemetery at 8:45 a.m. Memorial Day or call Rich Pierce at 962-3320 or Jody Stene 962-3779.  
  • Monday, May 27, 2019 - 7:00pm
    Joliet Group meets at the Community Center Monday at 7 p.m.
  • Tuesday, May 28, 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, May 30, 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, May 30, 2019 - 7:00pm
    Clarks Fork Group meets at St. Joseph’s Catholic Hall, north end of Montana Avenue, Thursday at 7 p.m.

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