After a brave and lengthy battle, Shirley A. (Algard) Wyse, 68, of Billings, MT succumbed to complications following a liver transplant and passed away Easter Sunday, March 31, 2013 in Jacksonville, FL. at sunrise.
Born in Big Timber, MT on March 1, 1945 to Arthur and Alice (Ronning) Algard, Shirley had one brother, George Algard, who passed away August 3, 2012.
After graduating from Sweet Grass County High School in 1963, where she was a cheerleader and homecoming queen, Shirley attended Montana State University, graduating as a nurse in 1966. She offered tender care and compassion to the Billings community throughout a career of over 40 years.
A devout Lutheran and avid gardener, Shirley loved the Spring and rebirth of the flowers and treasured her time as a member of the Bible Study Fellowship.
Shirley is survived by and will be dearly missed by her loving husband of almost 30 years, George Wyse; 3 daughters from her previous marriage to Jim Fillerp – Jami Eaton, Sheri Moran, and Carrie Fillerup; 3 step-children – Steve Wyse, Jim Wyse, and Carrie Popp; plus 12 grandchildren, Jessica, Jordan, Darien, Caden, Lexia, Roy, Sarah, Mason, Brooke, Jenna, Rachel, and Emily. Also surviving is Shirley’s sister-in-law Susan Algard, and her niece Janna Flick and nephew Kurt Algard.
A celebration service in her honor, officiated by Pastor Tim Tostengard, will be held at American Lutheran Church, at 5 Lewis Avenue, in Billings, at 11:00 a.m., on May 1, 2013, A light lunch will be provided after the service, and internment will follow the lunch at Yellowstone Memorial Park at 3605 Grand Avenue in Billings.