Leota "Doty" Stiff Pritchett passed away on April 8, 2009. Our beloved wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, aunt, great-aunt and sister passed on to eternity very peacefully as she slept following a long illness.
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Doty was born Feb. 12, 1931, in Bozeman, to Harland and Erline Stiff. She grew up on a ranch, loving horses and ranch work. She later resided in Salt Lake City, Utah; Las Vegas, Nev.; and for the past 20 years in Sun Lakes, Ariz.
She was loved for her free spirit, wonderful sense of humor, positive attitude and infectious smile. She will be missed dearly.
Doty is survived by her loving husband of 40 years, William "Bill" Pritchett; six children, Rick Reeder, Chris, David, Scott, Craig and Mark Pritchett; 22 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her sisters, Bernette (Loran) Casey of Sidney, and Janelle (Joe) Barnett of Belgrade; and her brother, Larry (Rosemary) Stiff of Penticton, British Columbia, Canada.
Doty was preceded in death by her parents, Harland and Erline Stiff; her brother, Al (Viv) Stiff; and infant son, Doug Reeder.
A memorial service will be held at noon Thursday, April 23, at the Country Club Chapel, Sun Lakes, Ariz.
Published in Bozeman Daily Chronicle on Apr. 18, 2009