Central Montana Obituaries

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Thomas Brown, 82

Thomas Eugene Brown, born 10 June, 1937 to Francis Elsworthand Elsie Taylor (Conard) Brown in Lewistown, Montana, passed from this life on 3 May, 2020.

He graduated from Fergus High in 1957. Tom joined the National Guard while still in high school to avoid being drafted before he graduated. Graduating was important to him. While in high school he worked for Brown Plumbing and Heating. He was a talented sheet metal worker. As an example that, he made a cowboy hat, a pontoon boat, and a sleigh from sheet metal.

Tom became a Master Machinist/Welder. He worked for Fabian’s Machine and Welding, moved to Seattle and worked for Boeing for two years,moving to Wyoming he worked for Utah International and Mullion Mining as a welder/mechanic in the uranium mines.He belonged to the Intermountain Ironworkers Union, Twin Cities Unionand WyDak Steel.

Tom was a spiritual man and would hold church services and bible studies at his home.  Tom also loved to dance. 

Tom is survived by daughters, Tammy (Tracy) Inman, and Patty (Jerry) Brogdon; son, Tim Brown; sisters, Elsie Jean (Earl) Shammel, and Clara Arlene Cripps; step-son, David (Kim) Dickinson, Collin and Elisa; grandchildren, Taylor Inman and Courtney Brogdon Smith; and great-granddaughter, AloraSmithGraces’ children, Douglas (Annette) Goehring, Stacy (Tammy) Goehring, and Angela (Michael) Vincent;grandchildren, Kacie, Dustin, Clinton, Zachery, Tyler, Savanna, Vanessa, Cody and Lane; great-grandchildren, Isabel, Brody, Allie, Wyatt, Marley and Garrett; andmany cousins, nieces and nephews. 

He was preceded in death by his wife of 34 years, Grace Funston; son, Tyrey Brown; his parents; brother, Richard B. Brown; sister-in-law, Linda (Skagen) Brown; brother-in-law, Kenneth Cripps; and grandson, Shawn Brogdon.

A Memorial Service will be held at a later date, cremation has taken place.Donations in honor of Tom can be made to the Grass Range School or to the Grass Range Volunteer Fire Department.

Arrangements are under the care of Creel Funeral Home.  Tom’s family and friends can share memories and condolences at www.creelfuneralhome.com

Terry Lynn Brooks69

The family of Terry Lynn Brooks is saddened to announce her passing on January 11, 2020.She died of natural causes, peacefully in her sleep. Born in California on November 3, 1950, to her mother Sunny Lynn Brooks, she grew up with her four sisters. She gave birth to her first son, Christopher Flower, and later graduated from nursing school. She then gave birth to her second son, Ryan Borgens. In 1979, she moved to Lewistown, Montana.

Terry had a contagious laugh and could entertain people with her stories. She had beautiful eyes and was very photogenic. She loved the outdoors, whether being at the beach or down by the creek. She enjoyed dancing. She was fond of growing plants and flowers. She was an outstanding cook. She delighted in her dogs.

Terry is survived by her two sons, Chris (Kim) Flower of Great Falls and Ryan (Kristie) Borgens of Lewistown; her father; three sisters;four grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews of California.  She is preceded in death by her mother and a niece.

A celebration of Terry’s life will be planned at a later date by her family.

Arrangements are under the care of Creel Funeral Home.  Terry’s family and friends can share memoires and condolences at www.creelfuneralhome.com


Dick Windels 79 of Lewistown died Saturday morning, May 9th, 2020 in the Central Montana Health & Rehab of natural causes.  He was born February 5, 1941 in Southerland, NE the son of Frederick and Elsie (Holmstedt) Windels.  He lived and received his education in Paxton, NE graduating from Paxton High School in 1959 and then entered the United States Air Force.  He was united in marriage to Frances L. Battrick on May 11, 1963 in Lewistown.  He continued his military services retiring in 1979.  They then moved to Rapid City, SD and he worked at the Rapid City Hospital until 2001 when he retired and they moved to Lewistown.  He worked at the Montana Mental Health Nursing Care Center in Lewistown for a few years and thenfully retired.

Dick enjoyed hunting for arrowheads and fossils, he loved to read, finding rattle snakes and always enjoyed working.

He is survived by his wife Frances of Lewistown; two sons Reed of Lakewood, CO and Cory of Greeley, CO; one sister Donna (Norval) Eberspacher of Thermopolis, WY; two grandchildren, Casey and Cailyn and several nieces and nephews.

At his request cremation has taken place with the Cloyd Funeral Home assisting the family.

Friends are asked to make memorials to the Central Montana Foundation or the charity of their choice and they may be left with the Cloyd Funeral Home.  Condolences for the family may be posted online at www.cloydfuneralhome.com.