Donna Rae Brents (1937 - 2015)

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Donna Rae Brents, 77, of Belgrade, Montana, passed away April 3, 2015 from complications of dementia. She was born June 12, 1937 to Raymond and Fernetta (McDonnell) Haas in Bozeman. Donna graduated from Broadwater County High School.

Donna married Buddy Bailes - now deceased - and together they had three children. She later met and married Dave Brents on Feb. 16, 1964 in California. Later they moved the family back to Montana.

She was an excellent seamstress, enjoyed cooking, and always found pleasure in helping others.

Donna was preceded in death by her best friend and husband, Dave Brents; parents, Raymond and Fernetta Haas; daughter, Margaret; sister, Bonnie Bondeson and granddaughter, Angela. She is survived by her son, George and daughter, Mary Lou; brother, Robert Haas; sisters, Jerry Young and Lila Ankerich; as well as three grandchildren, Jamie Cain, Nichole Maugher, Lillian Smith and three great-grandsons.

Mary would like to thank the 911 Angels, Gallatin County Sheriffs Department and Belgrade Police Department for always having Mom's "back."

Mom's faith in God was so strong, she never went anywhere without her Bible. Our Lord blessed her, taking her home on Good Friday.

Visitation will be held Monday, April 6 from 5 to 7 p.m. at Dokken-Nelson Funeral Service. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, April 7 at 1 p.m. at Dokken-Nelson.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Bozeman Deaconess Foundation, (Memo Line: Hospice), 931 Highland Blvd., Ste. 3200, Bozeman, MT 59715; Haven, P.O. Box 752 Bozeman, MT 59771, or .

Arrangements are in the care of Dokken-Nelson Funeral Service.
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Published in Bozeman Daily Chronicle on Apr. 5, 2015
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