Gladys Nerine (Lowe) Makeeff


Gladys Nerine (Lowe) Makeeff


Gladys Makeeff
Gladys Makeeff

Gladys Nerine (Lowe) Makeeff was born June 19th, 1929 in Big Timber, Montana to Rev. M.L. & Genevieve (Rhoades) Lowe. On June 5th 1949, she was united in marriage to Arnie Makeeff son of Emanuel and Rosalia (Fried) Makeeff of Mercer, ND. They had 4 children: Ellen R. & Gary Booth, of Billings, Terry & Julie (Grimes) of Billings, Kathleen and David Thorson of Billings, and Denise & Darwin Sunderland of Princeton, MN.

Gladys was preceded in death by her loving husband of 56 years; her parents; and one sister Willa Juanita (Lowe) Wagner of Mercer, ND. She is survived by siblings, Alfred C. & Doris (Jorgenson) Lowe of Washburn, ND; Donald L. & Shirley (Conway) Lowe of Jacksonville, FL; Calvin L. & Danice (Carey-deceased) Lowe of St. Augustine, FL; Glenn O. & Velma Jewel (Gay- deceased) of Jacksonville, FL; and Izella (Dodie) & Alfred Fournier of Homosassa, FL.

She leaves behind her grandchildren: Christopher & Gail (Kirby) Booth of Billings; Shane & Yvonne (Leighton) Makeeff of Billings; Holly & Mickey Mahlmeister of Billings; Joshua & Chandra (Lamirande) Makeeff of Billings; Beau & Shannon (Bauer) Nave of Billings; Andrea (Thorson) & Brandt Rohde of Newport News, VA; Derek & Whitney (Lara) Thorson of Billings; Charles Sunderland of St Francis, MN; and Brandy Sunderland of Princeton, MN.

Gladys also leaves 7 great grandchildren: Christopher Murphuree in Afghanistan; Donavon Booth of Billings; Michaela, Kylee & Gunner Makeeff of Billings; Teaka, Meadow & Karlos Mahlmeister of Billings; Arian Makeeff of Billings; Joshua Nave of Billings; and Addison Sunderland of MN. She leaves behind many nieces and nephews, and her two best friends Pat Kendall of Joliet and Scottie Spencer of Billings.

She will be sorely missed by her family and the friends she made in her 83 years of life. She will forever be remembered as having lived life to the fullest.

The casket will be open for visitation on Tuesday until 8 p.m., at Michelotti-Sawyers, and prior to the service at the church. Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 A.M., Wednesday, August 29, at New Life Assembly, 3950 Temple Pl. in Billings. Interment will follow at Sunset Memorial Gardens. Memorials may be made to the charity of one’s choice.

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  1. Bradley, Sharon, and Jarrett Howe

    We have fond memories of Gladys. She was very giving, loving, and fun!
    Our sympathies to you all and prayers of love to you. God Bless her! She was wonderful.

  2. Crystal (Howe), Carlos, Madison and Mason Lowenberg

    Our deepest thoughts and prayers go out to you. Gladys was a wonderful person, who I was proud to call my aunt. I also have fond memories of her and recall her beautiful smile and contagious laugh. All our love, Crystal.

  3. Richard and Vickie Cole Oliver

    You are in my thoughts and prayers. Even though I only met Gladys when Danice passed away, She was an inspiration and a comfort during that week period that Rick and I were staying with his dad in St. Augustine.. Rick speaks of her often. May God Bless and bring you comfort and peace that only He can give.

  4. Carla Lowe Pratt

    I love my Aunt Gladys! I will always remember her hilarious stories about growing up with dad, her laughter, her hugs, and the way she called me “baby”. Somehow it was so comforting. Ellen, Terry, Denise, and Kathy – my prayers and thoughts are with you.


  5. Walt and myself had the honor of meeting both Gladys and Arnie many years ago when he drove for them. I felt it a priviledge to know Gladys. I remember one trip we went on with her with the Golden Oldies group to Medora North Dakota; what a fun time we had. Gladys always had a smile even when she was not feeling good. What a wonderful loving, caring and fun person she was. Gladys was a “Special Lady” and a true friend. Our prayers are with all the family and friends. You will be greatly missed our friend


  6. Dreama, Alanna Klundt

    Our Love and Sympathy go out to the family of Gladys. Her and my mother Eloise Klundt were great friends and my mother and I loved Gladys very much. She never had a bad thing to say about anybody and she was so loving. Now she is with her husband and is not in this world but dancing with the Lord. She will be missed. Sending Love and the Peace of God. Love you all.

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