Dorothy Virginia Bone
1930 - 2021

Dorothy Virginia Bone

Dorothy Virginia Bone was born Dec. 5, 1930 in Forsyth, Montana. She was the youngest of five daughters born to Charles and Amanda Tatum. Dorothy graduated from Billings Senior High School in 1948. She spent most of her career in the Clerk of District Court's Office in Yellowstone County and later in Carbon County. Dorothy died peacefully Feb. 6, 2021 after suffering a short term medical issue.

She loved music, live theater, and travel. One travel highlight was escorting her elderly mother across Europe. She proudly served on the Red Lodge Mountain Auxiliary Ski Patrol and the Beartooth Elks Lodge 534. She amassed an impressive collection of miniature carousel horses, always prominently displayed in her home.

She was preceded in death by her parents and four sisters, Marge Sommerville, Jean Korich, Catherine Tatum and Ruth (Allene) Anderson. Her beloved son and daughter Larry Robert Turner and Vickie Lee Card also preceded her.

Dorothy is survived by her daughter Lynne Turner Fitzgerald and son-in-law, Steve Galloway; grandsons Taylor Fitzgerald and Caleb Addy; granddaughter Amanda Addy; great-grandson Oliver Tudor; nephews Kim and Rick Korich, and Mark Anderson.

The family would like to extend heartfelt appreciation for the kind, loving care she received from Riverstone Hospice Services (she was especially fond of Nurse Jessica!) and the 'family' she grew to love at West Park Village.

Cremation has taken place. No services are planned at this time. A graveside service will be held later this spring.

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Published by Billings Gazette on Feb. 11, 2021.
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Lynne, I am so sorry to hear about the passing of your beloved mother. I wish I were there to hold you, my dear, beautiful friend, just as she is enfolded in the loving arms of our Lord. God bless you and your family during this difficult time. Please know that I love you so much, and am thinking of you.
Shelley Van Atta
February 24, 2021
Dorothy was very knowledgeable and professional at her job at the Yellowstone county clerk of court's office. When she helped you at the counter, you knew everything was done correctly. Such a lovely lady. We had many fun chats over the years. I admired her for her competence, dedication and friendly disposition. It has been many years since I had the pleasure of speaking with Dorothy, but I have never forgotten her. My condolences to her family.
Wanda Watson Abelman
February 17, 2021
A lovely lady inside and out! She loved her family so much! We had many visits over the years! She will be missed! Prayers and hugs to the family
Sherri Jacobson
February 12, 2021
Dear Friend Lynn - I´m so sorry to learn of the passing of your beautiful mom. Even after all these years I recall going to your house on Stone and meeting your mom. She was so very professional looking, complete with makeup, coiffured hair and beautifully painted nails. She left an impression on this ranch girl.
Monita Weldon Nemitz
February 12, 2021
My condolences to the family . May you find comfort in your treasured memories and Gods promise to return our loved ones . 1st Thessalonians 4 : 13 & 14 .
February 11, 2021
I want to express my sincere sympathy in Dorothy's passing. We were friends for many years, both skiing at Red Lodge Mtn. and working together in the Clerk of District Court's office. She was such a pleasant person.
Bev Wallace
February 11, 2021