Shirley Todd
1927 - 2021
Smith Funeral Chapels - Downtown
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Billings, MT 59101

Shirley Todd

Shirley Louise (Parks) Todd, 93, died on May 5, 2021. We, as her family, rejoice with her that she is Home with Jesus, but she leaves a hole in our hearts that only she could fill.

Shirley was born on Oct. 5, 1927, to Les and Phyllis Parks in Billings, Montana. Sister Lorraine and brother Ed completed the family. She married Hardin Todd on Feb. 25, 1949. Three children were blessed to come from this union of deep commitment and love, Pamie and twins, Ron and David. Shirley loved her family and kept them at the center of her life while working at several secretarial jobs through the years, including the Yellowstone County Auditor's Office, First Security Bank, and as an elementary school secretary at Garfield, Orchard, and Arrowhead schools. Shirley brought her highly refined skills of organization, beautifying environments, and caring for people into these places of work. Some of her favorite past times were needlework, knitting, crocheting, camping, boating at Deadman's Basin, RV'ing in Arizona, dressing beautifully for work and special occasions, and gracing all hand written items, even 'honey do' lists, with her stunning penmanship. Shirley invested in the lives of others as a volunteer at Billings Clinic and at Faith Chapel with Kids' Ministry projects and as 'Camp Grandma' for summer camp. Her love for Jesus and His Word were the basis of her giving heart. There will be a family graveside later this summer. Memorials can be made to Faith Chapel Camp Scholarship fund or the charity of your choice.

Shirley was predeceased by parents: Les and Phyllis Parks, sister: Lorraine (Arlyn) McJunkin, husband: Hardin Todd, son: Ron Todd. Surviving to honor Shirley with love are brother and family: Ed (Audrey) Parks, Doug, Kathy, and Jason and families, daughter and family: Pamie (Curtis) Bevolden, step-grandchildren and great-grandchildren, Evan (Andrea) Bevolden, Kristin (Caleb) Lande, Nora and Ava, son and family: David (Pam) Todd, grandson: Mark (Jessica) Todd, greatgrandchildren: Lily, Haley, Aiden, Logan, Mackinsey, granddaughter: Beth (Shawn) Goodwin, greatgranddaughters: Sierra and Geneva, granddaughter: Amy Todd (Josh Colky), daughter-in-law and family: Becky Todd, granddaughter: Sarah (Matt) Noyes, greatgrandchildren: Jessie and Levi, grandson: Luke (Christy) Todd, greatgrandchildren: Hannah and Tatum, grandson: Sam (Kara) Todd, greatgrandchildren: Eli, Ella, Evelyn, Annelise, nephew: Greg (Kathie) Todd and family, niece: Sandy McJunkin and family, niece: Phyllis (Scott) Johnson and family.

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Published by Billings Gazette on May 9, 2021.
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I'm sorry for your loss, she was a wonderful, friendly lady. I use to live by her and her husband on Yale, I didn't realize it was her when I worked at West Park Semior living until my best friend that lived across the street on Yale told me that was her.
Bridgette (Larson) Ewing
May 13, 2021
What a kind, gentle spirit Shirley was. I loved and admired her so much! From the first moment I met her, she modeled the grace and dignity of a real and authentic child of God. So sweet. So other centered. My love and prayers are with you now.
Anne Jetmore
May 9, 2021
I pray for your family Shirley will always hold a special place in my heart You all are special to me My our family of God comfort when you need
Donna Fox
May 9, 2021
For just a short time, I was her neighbor and she was a very kind and sweet Lady. RIP Prayers and positive thoughts
Michele Cole
May 9, 2021