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Juanita Doloris Heller

June 9, 1925 August 30, 2020
Juanita Doloris Heller
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Obituary for Juanita Doloris Heller

Juanita was born, June 9th, 1925, to Dwight L. and Nora A. Dundom Smith in Lewistown, MT.  They resided at Woodhawk, outside of Winifred, MT.  She attended Woodhawk Elementary School until entering high school in Winifred.  After graduating high school, she moved to Lewistown for work. 

On February 19, 1944 she married Marion Heller.  Marion had happy feet and they moved from Glengarry to the Missouri River bottom, to Landusky, Lewistown, and Alaska, before finally settling in Lewistown. 

Juanita was involved in the Art Center and was a watercolor and oil artist.  She never lost her love for the Missouri River Breaks which showed in her numerous paintings. 

Juanita and Marion had a truck garden for several years.  Juanita was an accomplished gardener, seamstress, cook, artist; but most of all, wife and mother. She always said her talents were a gift from God.  She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints since 1963. 

Juanita and Marion were married for 64 years until his death in 2010. Juanita Doloris Heller, 95, passed away peacefully in the early morning of Sunday, August 30, 2020. 

She was preceded in death by her husband, Marion Heller, Sr.; parents, Dwight and Nora Smith; sisters, Wilma Johnson and Reatha Kingsbury.  Juanita is survived by her children, Dennis (Helen), Marion Jr. (Lisa), Penelope a.k.a. Susie Balzer, Deborah (Ted) Manuel, and Marion Duane Heller; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and siblings, Mason Smith and Frieda Smith. 

A Graveside Service will be held Friday, September 4th, 2020, 2:00 p.m. at the Winifred Cemetery.  Memorial donations can be made in Juanita’s honor to a charity of your choice. 

Arrangements are under the care of Creel Funeral Home.  Juanita’s family and friends can share memories and condolences at www.creelfuneralhome.com

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Graveside

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4

Sep

2:00 PM 9/4/2020 2:00:00 PM
Winifred Cemetery

Cemetery Road
Winifred , MT 59489

Winifred Cemetery
Cemetery Road Winifred 59489 MT
United States

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Winifred Cemetery Final Resting Place

Cemetery Road
Winifred , MT 59489

Cemetery Road Winifred 59489 MT
United States

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