P. DeLoris Sammartino


P. DeLoris Sammartino


P. DeLoris Sammartino
P. DeLoris Sammartino

P. DeLoris Sammartino, our much-loved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, sister-in-law and friend, left us on Christmas Day, 2012, to rejoin with all who rejoice in a better place.

Born in Andersonville, Ind., to Lester and Hilda Johnson on Sept. 11, 1922, she grew up in Sheridan, Wyo., with nine siblings. She served in the Women’s Air Corps during WWII. She married Al Sammartino on May 25, 1942, in Arlington, Va. They enjoyed 63 years together. Four children joined them to make their family.

Her husband Al and son David, as well as many loved ones, preceded her in death. She is survived by her sons Allen and Mike (Toni) and daughter Linda, all of Billings; seven adored grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; as well as several sisters, brothers- and sisters-in-law; many well-loved nieces and nephews, friends and neighbors.

A memorial will be held in the spring.

Our sincere gratitude to St. Vincent Healthcare providers and staff, especially the nurses of 6 Tower.


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  1. Dear Allen, Linda, Mike and family,
    Your mother set the example for all of us with her poise,intelligence,grace and kindness. She truly was part of the Greatest Generation. I feel fortunate to have called her godmother,aunt and friend. I am truly sorry for your loss. I hope it brings you comfort to know that her spirit and love live on in my heart. Your mom was a very special treasure….to everyone ! With Love and Sympathy, Verna

  2. Dear cousins~ Aunt Dee was truly one of a kind. I remember when I was in my teens & I got to stay in Billings, and boy Aunt De spoiled the hell out of me! I really enjoyed mozzarella cheese omelets for breakfast.I Love you Aunt De and will miss you. Richie

  3. Dear Family
    The fondest memories are made when gathered around the table; and it seems no matter the reason we were always warmly welcomed to the Sammartino table to share more love, laughter and special sauce than was humanly possible. On high school wrestling trips to Billings i was blessed to experience the aroma wafting from the inviting kitchen and Aunt Dee insisting that I eat now and worry about making weight later. As we get older, and smarter, we realize that we are who we are because of our family. Aunt Dee was a very special part of that family and her memory will live through the aromas I smell, the meals I partake and the stories I tell my grandchildren about that uniguely wonderful Aunt Dee. Thank you Aunt Dee, and God Bless !
    Tom Lentz

  4. Linda,I am so sorry to here about your mother. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

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