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John William Foote

John William Foote passed away peacefully on Oct. 26, 2020. John was born in Sacramento, California, on Sept. 9, 1942, to Milton and Altha Foote. He graduated in 1960 from Norte Del Rio High School in Sacramento, served six years in the U.S. Navy and then continued his career as a land surveyor. John grew …

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Frances Burt

On June 3, 1929, Sylvia Frances Fields was born to William and Sylvia Fields at 938 Terry Ave. in Billings. She attended school in Billings and, upon graduation from Senior High, she worked for Continental Oil for several years. Frances and Lee Burt married in November of 1951 at First Christian Church. They had three …

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Michael Thomas Fargo

Michael Thomas Fargo, 84, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2020, in Billings. Born on Dec. 15, 1935, in Billings to R.C. and Helen Fargo, he was the fourth of their five children. He attended MSU Bozeman, where he studied engineering. He married Murnell Mikkelson on Feb. 27, 1960, and late that same year …

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Russell Lee Hein

Russell Lee Hein, age 86, of Billings, passed away on Oct. 25, 2020. Russ was born on June 24, 1934, to Alex and Mary Hein in Billings. He was one of eight children and was raised on the south side of Billings throughout his youth. His father passed away when Russ was in high school, but he …

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Thomas Carranco

Thomas Carranco passed away on Oct. 21, 2020, at the age of 84. Born to Lupe and Loretta Carranco on Oct. 14, 1936, he was the third child of 10. He and his older brothers were best friends. He had a keen interest in basketball, and played for his home team at Rosebud High School. …

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Dwain Sidney Salveson

Dwain Sidney Salveson, 76, of Billings, passed away peacefully in his sleep on Friday, Oct. 17, 2020. He was born on June 22, 1944, in Martinez, California, to his parents Gus and Alice Bell (Newman) Salveson. Dwain started his education in Crow Agency and graduated from Hardin High School. During these years, he made lifelong …

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Truman C. Jefferson

Truman C. Jefferson, Good Rope, “Baalishiiche,” 69, made his journey home on Oct. 14, 2020, at Big Horn County Memorial Hospital. He was born May 22, 1951, to Pansy Hugs and Lester Jefferson, Jr. Truman was raised by his grandmother, Winona Yellowtail Plentyhoops. He learned the ways of her life as she taught him how …

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Marjorie Ann Blehm

Marjorie Ann Blehm, 84, of Billings, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2020, at Sweetwater Retirement Community, after complications from a stroke, dementia and a short illness. Marjorie was born on April 6, 1936, in Billings, the daughter of Joseph Wallace and Mary Agnes (Hanley) Brent. Marjorie attended Catholic schools through the 10th grade and graduated …

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