Sheila Marie Rakes, age 58, passed away on Thursday, June 16, 2011 at the Glendive Medical Center in Glendive, MT.
Sheila was born on April 21, 1953, in Terry, MT, the daughter of Thomas and Ruth (Heitz) Roos.
After attending school in Terry and graduating with the class of 1971, she studied accounting at Miles Community College. On July 7, 1973, she married Clinton Rakes and settled in Fallon, MT. Clinton and Sheila raised two daughters, Tracey and Jenna. In the mid-1980s the family moved to Terry, MT.
Sheila was a bookkeeper for many years, originally with Rowland & Thomas and then with Rittal Tax & Accounting. She loved reading, crafting, spending time working in her yard, and her daily crossword puzzles.
Sheila is survived by her husband Clinton Rakes of Terry, MT; daughter Tracey (Jim) Cornelia and grandson Derik of Billings, MT; daughter Jenna Rakes (Josh Kinsley) of Eugene, OR; sister Marilyn (Bill) Huft of Fairview, MT; and two nephews: Scott Huft of Fairview, MT and Greg Huft of Richmond, VA.
Visitation will was held on Tuesday, June 21, 2011 from 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at Stevenson & Sons Funeral home in Terry. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, June 22, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. at the Community Presbyterian Church in Terry. Rite of Committal will follow at the Prairie County Cemetery. Stevenson & Sons Funeral Home has been entrusted with the arrangements. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.stevensonandsons.com.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.
Published June 22, 2011