Leola M. Van Atta

One of Eastern Montana’s last pioneering women, Leola M. Van Atta, 92, of Vida, Mont., passed away from natural causes on Nov. 6, at St. John’s Nursing Home, in Billings. A visitation will be from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 9, at Michelotti-Sawyers Mortuary, 1001 Alderson Ave. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 10, at St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church, 2055 Woody Drive. Memorials may be made to Montana Talking Book Library, PO Box 201800, Helena, MT, 59620-1800; Blind and Low Vision Services, PO Box 4210, Helena, MT 59604, or the charity of your choice.