Dorothy Ileene Eklund

1922 - 2013 Obituary Condolences
Dorothy Ileene Eklund Obituary
Dorothy Ileene Eklund January 16, 1922 - September 13, 2013 Dorothy Ileene Eklund passed away at her home on Friday, September 13, 2013. Ileene was born in Williston, ND on January 16, 1922 to Paul "Doc" and Ruby (Fletcher) Ferguson. Ileene grew up in the Judith Gap, Montana area. As a young woman she moved to Bakersfield, California and lived there until 1973. She later moved to Barber, MT, residing there for 26 years before moving to Lewistown, MT in 1999. Ileene was a loving wife and mother. Prior to moving to California, she worked various jobs as a cook and waitress on ranches and at the Fergus Cafe and Gem Cafe in Montana. Ileene was a member of the First Christian Church. Ileene is survived by her son Richard and daughter-in-law Gail of Oildale, CA, son Ralph of Lewistown, MT, son Robert and daughter-in-law Lena of Las Vegas, NV, and daughter Lynda and son-in-law Darrell of Coarse Gold, CA; 9 grandchildren; 14 great grandchildren; 3 great-great grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her parents, four brothers, three sisters, and two grandchildren. At Ileene's request, cremation has taken place and no services will be held. A private family gathering will be held at a later date. Memorial donations can be made to the . Cremation arrangements are under the care of Creel Funeral Home. Condolences for the family can be expressed at www.creelfuneralhome.com www.bakersfield.com/obits
Published in Bakersfield Californian on Sept. 18, 2013
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