Lenoria F. Ulrich left her home here on earth to live with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ on July 30, 2013. Lenoria, daughter of David and Emma Reule Gebhardt was born November 21, 1916 at her parents home on the Homestead near Marsh, Mt.
She attended the Dewald School from first grade through eighth grade. School was about three miles from her home, so she walked daily except in inclement weather. She graduated from Mildred High School in 1936. Growing up, Lenoria and her two sisters would help their dad in the fields. She did some housekeeping as well.
On May 25, 1937, Lenoria married Gottlieb Ulrich in Dawson County. To this union were born two children, Ervin Lee and Lily Mae. They farmed and raised Registered Hereford cattle on the homestead that had belonged to Gottlieb's dad until Gottlieb passed away in 1984. They were active members in the Evangelical church in Fallon. Lenoria was on the Council on Aging Board for a number of years. She was an active member in the Cabin Creek Homemakers club for 60 years. In 1994, Lenoria was named Prairie County Extension outstanding Homemaker of the year. She volunteered at the Prairie County Museum in Terry.
Her hobbies were plastic canvas crafts and quilting. She played the piano for her own pleasure. Lenoria loved to travel, including a large area of the Continental U.S., Alaska, Hawaii, Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia, England, Scotland, Wales, Australia and New Zealand all with either friends or family. In 2002, Lenoria moved to Great Falls to be near her daughter and family. She moved to Bee Hive Assisted Living in 2012 where she resided until her death.
Surviving is her daughter, Lily (Charles) Allen, grandson, Bryan Allen, of Missoula, and sister, Erma Braun of Columbus, Mt. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Gottlieb, son, Ervin Lee, grandson, Kirk (Randy) Allen, sister, Mary Twitchell and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Visitation will be held Wednesday, August 7, 2013 from 1:00 pm to 6:00 pm in the chapel of Stevenson and Sons in Terry, MT. Funeral services will be Thursday August 8, 2013 at 2:00pm at the Fallon Evangelical Church in Fallon, MT with burial following in the Prairie County Cemetery.
Memorials in Lenoria’s honor may be made to the Fallon Evangelical Church, P.O. Box 247, Fallon, MT 59326 or Peace Hospice at 2420 15th Ave. South, Great Falls, MT 59404.
Stevenson and Sons Funeral Home has been entrusted with arrangements and condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.stevensonandsons.com
Published August 7, 2013