Shirley Mae Dick passed away on Friday, Aug. 15, 2014, at Billings Clinic, surrounded by family and friends, after a short, courageous battle with lung cancer.
Shirley was born on April 19, 1942, in Havre, to Charles and Aileen Han. She was raised on the family farm south of Inverness, where she learned the value of hard work.
On July 11, 1964, Shirley married James E. Dick in Inverness. they worked on the farm until moving to Billings in 1971. Together, they raised three children. They later divorced, but remained very good friends.
Shirley worked hard at various jobs, often holding down two or three at a time. She worked for the Holiday Inn Hotel for 29 years. Shirley was a terrific mom and grandma. Christmas was her favorite holiday. She baked a variety of cookies and candies. She enjoyed decorating her house and having family over. Shirley loved spoiling her grandkids. She also liked cross-stitch and word search puzzles and going to lunch with her “ladies.” Shirley was very kind, not only to friends and family, but to everyone she met. She had a very caring heart and will be deeply missed by all who knew her.
The family would like to thank the staff at Billings Clinic for their outstanding care of Shirley in her final days. A special thanks to the nurses and CNAs in the ICU unit.
Shirley was preceded in death by her parents and brother Chuck (Vietnam). She is survived by her sister, Dotty Dick (Chuck) of Hardin; her brother, Don Han (Jayedee) of Rudyard; her daughters, Gail Flemming (Pat) and Darlene Dick; her son, Bruce Dick (Lori) of Billings; 10 grandchildren, three step-grandchildren and two step-great-grandchildren.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 24, at Michelotti-Sawyers Mortuary, 1001 Alderson Ave.