Shelley Lee Bales
1954 - 2021

Shelley Lee Bales

Shelley Lee Bales was born on Jan. 19, 1954, in Hardin, MT to William and Lucille Cooke. Shelley served in the hospitality and gaming industry her entire life and was an extremely spirited, trusting, kind and generous woman with well-intentioned ambitions to continue to live life to the fullest. Anyone who knew her would describe her as a survivor. She lived a quiet life, and her loss was unexpected. Shelley died on Jan. 1, 2021. She loved her family and her pets.

She is survived by her son, Clayton, and her four siblings, Sandy, Chris, Cliff and Tara. Shelley will be dearly missed but is reunited with her ancestors and has found peace now. If anyone would like to honor her life, please consider a donation to the local Humane Society.

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Published by Billings Gazette on Jan. 10, 2021.
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My Deepest Sorrow for my friend Shelly in our earlier growing years. and Sister Sandy for her loss of her Sister.In loving Memory. Donna Jean
Donna Jean Taylor Gonzales
January 19, 2021
May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief.
Debbie Crawford
January 14, 2021
So sorry to hear about Shelly thinking of all of you
Kim Sullivan Dresch
January 10, 2021
Shelley was a wonderful friend. She had a very kind nature and loved to have fun... Wish I would have had more time with her...
June Rose
January 10, 2021