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925 S 27th Street
BILLINGS, MT 59101
Phone: 406-245-6427
Fax: 406-259-3558
Mildred Eyre

Mildred Clarice Eyre

Monday, December 13th, 1909 - Sunday, July 21st, 2019
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Mildred Clarice (Peterson) Eyre passed away on July 21, 2019 at age 109, at the home of her daughter, Donna and Jack Marmon, in Roundup, MT. She was born on December 13, 1909 in Ulen, Minnesota to Martin and Carolina (Vehle) Peterson.
Millie came to Montana the spring of 1910 with her parents and three siblings on the Immigrant train and homesteaded at Hingham, MT. When she was nine years old, the family moved to Arrow Creek, MT. where Millie graduated from high school. By this time, she had four younger siblings. She then attended Normal School in Lewistown and taught in rural schools where she had to start the fire in the schoolhouse every morning to have it warm when her students arrived. Millie next attended Intermountain College in Helena, MT where she met the love of her life, Don Eyre.
Millie and Don were married on July 3, 1936. They were married for 76 years before Don passed in 2012 shortly before his102nd birthday. They moved around Montana, living in seven different towns until settling in Miles City, MT in 1955. Millie was quite a sales lady. While in Hardin Millie worked at Bylunds Jewelry and for John Stockhill Jewelers in Miles City. She loved her work and was an asset to their businesses. She then worked for Don at his State Farm Insurance office and sold hail insurance on the side until they retired in 1978 and moved to Billings, MT.
Millie learned from her parents at an early age to do “everything in moderation”. She ate plain food (no fast food) and exercised. Her papa also taught her reflexology which she studied and continued doing for many years. She never let a birthday number slow her down (“Am I that old? I don’t feel like it”). She has pages of notes on how to cure most anything naturally and gave people good advice when they asked. At the time of her death she did not take any prescriptions drugs.
Her family was the joy of her life. She enjoyed their visits, trips together, and special occasions. She made and decorated gingerbread cookies for the family until her 100th birthday. She loved playing her piano for everyone. She was proud of her Norwegian heritage which was the theme for her 108th birthday celebration.
Millie and Don were active in the Elks Club and both loved to play bridge. She won first place in cribbage at the Senior Arts Festival in 1999. Until a month ago she was still winning. Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy were a nightly event for decades. She liked to go to a local casino for a break and family reunions in Las Vegas, once staying up all night because she was winning at the nickel slots.
“Life is a Gift” – that has always been Millie’s mantra. She had a smile and a twinkle in her eye for everyone. She read her devotions every day and was a true servant of our Lord. There are not enough words to describe what a wonderful, generous mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, aunt and friend she was to everyone.
Millie is survived by her son, Dennis (Judy) Eyre of Salt Lake City, UT, daughter, Donna (Jack) Marmon of Roundup, MT, five grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren, Tracey King (Justin, Lexi) of Billings, MT, Dave (Michelle) Marmon (Jake, Chase, Luke) of Great Falls, MT., Steve (Michelle) Marmon (Addison and Halle) of Bellingham, WA. Carolyn (Todd) Stutts (Jesiah, Tobias, Jacobi, Aria) of Billings, MT. and Kate (Josh) Sandfoss (Weston) of Cold Spring, KY. She is survived by one brother, Dr. Kenneth (Joanne) Peterson of Hermiston, OR. She is also survived by many nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews who adored her.
Millie was preceded in death by her husband, Don, parents Martin and Carolina Peterson, siblings, Alvin Peterson, Esther Kitchel, Olga Wolff, Clifford Peterson, Orrin Peterson and Dolores Hollingsworth.
Visitation will be from 4-6 Friday evening, July 26, at Smith Funeral Chapel, 925 S. 27th Street, Billings, MT.
A graveside service will be held Saturday, July 27, 2019, 2:00 pm, at Mountview Cemetery, 1704 Central Ave. A Celebration of Millie’s Life Reception will be held immediately following the graveside service at the DanWalt Gardens, 720 Washington Street, Billings, MT.
A special thank you to Stillwater Hospice of Montana and Synergy HomeCare.
In lieu of flowers memorials in honor of Millie can be sent to Musselshell County Council on Aging, PO Box 556, Roundup, MT. 59072, Yellowstone County Christian Homeschool Athletic League, PO Box 20474, Billings, MT 59104 or a charity of your choice. Condolences may be left on Smith Funeral Home online guest book at www.smithfuneralchapels.com
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  • Visitation

    Friday, July 26th, 2019 | 4:00pm - 6:00pm
    When
    Friday, July 26th, 2019 4:00pm - 6:00pm
    Location
    Smith Funeral Chapels Downtown
    Address
    925 S. 27th Street
    BILLINGS, MT 59101
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  • Service

    Saturday, July 27th, 2019 | 2:00pm
    When
    Saturday, July 27th, 2019 2:00pm
    Location
    Mountview Cemetery
    Address
    1704 Central Avenue
    BILLINGS, MT
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    Graveside service

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Bernita Fowler

Posted at 07:08pm
We just noticed this obituary. Mildred and Don were so good about visiting my in-laws, George and Stella Fowler. All the Fowlers appreciated their friendship. What a life well lived. I know you cherish many memories and are thankful for the heritage you have in her. With sympathy, Bernita Fowler (Leo's wife)
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Kipling J. Peterson

Posted at 05:43pm
I was very fortunate to begin developing a relationship with Aunt Millie & Uncle Don in the early to mid '70's. By this time they were -(in name only(!!))- "Senior Citizens". As brothers, sisters, cousins & parents grew & changed, Aunt Millie was forever, beautifully, frozen in time and ALWAYS appeared exactly the same (if not better!).
From coloring Easter Eggs in Hermiston ("Make one for "M.E."!) to watching my ballgames, happy times in jet boats, weddings, meeting in Las Vegas, family reunions in Montana, meeting up with Aunt Millie & Uncle Don & their "Orange Pumpkin" of a jeep, as well the sad times at funerals or when the Space Shuttle Challenger went down during one of their visits. A lifetime of memories.

Tanya & I especially treasure the XMAS card with the picture of Aunt Millie & Uncle Don in a boat, by themselves, as they approached 100 years of age! Only SLIGHTLY less treasured are the many dish washing scrunchies that Aunt Millie made and so graciously gave away.
Aunt Millie was ALWAYS so kind, loving & interested in what was going on in everyone's life (and ALWAYS tried to pick up the check at a restaurant!).
She became a legend to my co-workers, business associates and friends, who, after learning of "The Amazing Aunt Millie", would subsequently ask each time we met, "How is AUNT Millie doing?".

In today's climate, when there is no longer any consensus on any subject and nobody agrees about anything, it is a fantastic blessing to know that there is one last unanimous truism: EVERYBODY LOVED Aunt Millie.

God Bless all of Aunt Millie's wonderful family.
KJP
JH

Jo Anne Herem

Posted at 03:16pm
I found it!
DRINKING FROM MY SAUCER (by Bill Anderson)
I'm drinking from my saucer cause my cup has overflowed
You know I never did make my fortune and I guess it's a little late now
But I never did worry about that much
No shoot I was happy anyhow cause you see
As I have journeyed down life's road
I have reaped a lot more than I've sowed
And I'm drinking from my saucer cause my cup has over flowed
No I'm not a man of riches
No sir and sometimes the going gets kinda' rough
But I got me a good family an old horse and a dog
They all love me well that makes me rich enough
I thank the Lord for all these bless the mercies he has bestowed
I'm drinking from my saucer cause my cup has overflowed
Oh I've had lots of times when it seemed everything went wrong
I could feel my faith get well just a little bit thin
But the rain would stop and dark clouds would roll away
The sun would come shining right back down in my life again
So Lord don't let me gripe too much about the rough row I've hoed
'Cause I'm drinking from my saucer my cup has overflowed
I'm drinking from my saucer my cup has overflowed
And now Lord if you can just give me the strength I need
And the courage when that old road gets steep and rough
I'll not ask for any other blessing 'cause I have been blessed more than enough
And Lord don't ever let me get so busy that I can't help another with his load
And I just keep on drinking from my saucer cause my cup has surely overflowed
I'm drinking from my saucer cause my cup has overflowed
Thanks Lord

Thanks again, Millie.
JH

Jo Anne Herem

Posted at 01:56pm
To the family of Millie--I hardly knew this woman, but I loved her. We met her while she was living at Highgate where my parents were also living. I couldn't believe what fine shape she was in for being 100+ years old, and there was usually a twinkle in her eye. One time we went downstairs at Highgate as you guys (her family) were throwing her an open house birthday party. A favorite poem of hers was recited that made me adore her grateful heart. I wish I had it, and am hoping someone will type it out on this wall. Something about having such a full and wonderful life that her cup runneth over, and she was drinking from the saucer. I think of that poem often, and of her. Rest in peace, Millie. ---Jo Anne Herem---
ML

Mary Ann Liles

Posted at 02:33am
Dear family members of Mildred, She was one of my favorites when I was growing up and I loved Don as well. We were honored to see them at their Golden Wedding anniversary many years ago and at my parent's 60th anniversary party in Miles City as well. Mildred was indeed a marvelous saleswoman and Dad valued her immensely. She was a no-nonsense lady, but with a tolerant smile and that ever-present twinkle in her eye. I'm not at all surprised she lived to be 109 years old! I will remember her with joy. Mary Ann Stockhill Liles in Cottonwood, Arizona.
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