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Jerrel Roy Brownlee

GREAT FALLS —Jerrel Roy Brownlee, 83, of Great Falls, went to be with the Lord on February 23, 2014.

A private family service will be held. Schnider Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

Roy was born on June 9, 1930 in Huntington Park, California. He entered the Air Force in 1947 and proudly served his country for 28 years. In 1953, he married the love of his life, Dorothy Dandurand. Together they had six children.

Roy enjoyed golf, hunting, fishing and wood working. One of things he was most proud of was building a cabin at Holter Lake with the help of his family. His hobbies included gardening, cooking and entertaining. He very much enjoyed traveling with Dorothy.

Roy is survived by his children, Laura (Ken) Ravenscroft, Lil Waniata, Pat (Mark) Pierce, Roger Brownlee, and Barb Elia; sister-in-law Rita Sorrell of Kansas; grandchildren Alan, Dan, Jimmy and Jonathan Ravenscroft, Brad Elia, Ben and Bill Pierce; and great-grandchildren Valyn and Ryleigh Brownlee.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy; son Tim; grandson Todd Brownlee; and sons-in-law Ken Elia and Don Waniata.

In lieu of flowers, an account has been set up at Prairie Mountain Bank, 3635 10th Ave. S., Great Falls, MT 59405, for Valyn and Ryleigh Brownlee, Roy's great-grandchildren under the "Brownlee Children Trust Fund."

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Published in Great Falls Tribune on Mar. 2, 2014
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