BILLINGS -- Eunice Carol Halland, 80, died Thursday, March 6, 2008, at home, surrounded by her family.
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She was born Oct. 14, 1927, in Glendive to Frank and Clara Roth. Eunice grew up on the family farm near Bloomfield and spent her high school years in Richey where she graduated.
In 1946, Eunice moved to Billings with her parents and sisters. She was the 11th registered histology technologist in the United States and started her career in the lab at St. Vincent's Hospital in Billings. There she met David Halland, the brother of a coworker, and they were married on her birthday in 1949.
Together Eunice and David raised four children: Mark (Stephanie) of Missoula, Terri (Ned) Johnerson of Bozeman, Heidi (Mark) Carlstrom, and Carol of Billings.
After taking time out to start her family, Eunice resumed her career at Billings Deaconess Hospital, where she worked for 25 years until her retirement in 1984.
Eunice was preceded in death by a brother, Emory; an infant daughter; an infant grandson, Curry; and her husband, David.
She is survived by her children; 17 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; five sisters: Lyla (Clifford) Green, Marlyn Ewald, Jan (Mark) Myers, Anita (Bob) Ward, LaVerne (Bill) Kroehler; sister-in-law, Betty Taylen; brother-in-law, Edwin Halland, and numerous nieces and nephews.
Eunice's life was a testament to her love for the Lord. She honored Him by serving her family and friends. She truly was a Proverbs woman!
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 11, at Faith Evangelical Church, 3145 Sweetwater Drive in Billings.
Memorials may be made in Eunice's name to Clydehurst Christian Ranch, 1650 Avenue D, Billings, MT 59102 or to Big Sky Hospice, P.O. Box 30533, Billings, 59107.
Michelotti-Sawyers is in charge of arrangements, and condolences may be left for the family at www.michelottisawyers.com.
Michelotti Sawyers Mortuary & Crematory
1001 Alderson Avenue
Billings, MT 59102
Published in Bozeman Daily Chronicle on Mar. 9, 2008