Mary Lee Stephens

CUT BANK Mary Lee Stephens, 83, a lifelong resident of Cut Bank, died of natural causes Sunday, Jan. 6, at the Northern Rockies Medical Center.

A vigil/rosary service is 7 p.m. Wednesday at St. Margaret's Catholic Church. A Mass is 11 a.m. Thursday at the church. Inurnment will follow in Crown Hill Cemetery. Whitted Funeral Chapel is handling arrangements.

She was born Sept. 20, 1929, in Cut Bank to Martin and Bessie (Gillespie) Goldrick, where she grew up and was educated and in 1951 married William H. Stephens. Along with being a busy homemaker, Mary worked as bookkeeper for the Gene Boyle accounting firm for more than 20 years.

She was an avid reader, card player and bowler, but mostly loved being around her family.

Mary was a member of St. Margaret's Catholic Church, where she was active in the Guild.

Survivors include her children and spouses, Greg and Linda Stephens of Santa Barbara, Calif., Shelia and Steve Hall of Missoula, Lana and Jim Leishman of Cut Bank, Kent and Rene Stephens of Moses Lake, Wash., and Scott and Wendy Stephens of Vancouver, Wash.; 18 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Bill; brothers Jerry, Donald, Kenneth and Gene Goldrick; and sisters Noreen Stordahl and Clela Grealish.

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Published in Great Falls Tribune on Jan. 8, 2013