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Ruth  Yost

Ruth Irene Yost

Sunday, April 1st, 1923 - Wednesday, June 24th, 2020
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Ruth Irene (Hilderman) Yost passed away peacefully on June 24, 2020, at the age of 97. She was born on the family farm in Edgar, Montana to Jacob and Katie Hilderman on April 1, 1923.

She attended schools in the Billings area and graduated from Billings Senior High in 1942. After high school, she continued working on the family farm for three years, then moved to Billings to work in the office of Rex Laundry and Dry Cleaners.

Ruth married Richard B. Yost on May 25, 1947, and they moved to the Yost Ranch in Melville, Montana. They farmed with Yost Farm Company until 1954. They moved back to Billings where she worked in the home and for the County as an election judge. She enjoyed gardening, canning, and baking and loved playing Bingo. After Richard passed away in 2006, she started volunteering at the Southside Senior Center, the Council on Aging, and the Northern Plains Resource Counsel. During the holidays, she helped at the Montana Rescue Mission serving meals. She was a former member of the Riverside Extension Club and member of the Pilgrim Congregational Church.

She is survived by her son, Dennis Yost of Billings; daughter and son-in-law, Susan and Ed Wakefield of Mesquite, Nevada; and brother, Elmer Hilderman of Spokane, Washington along with numerous nieces and nephews.

Ruth was preceded in death by her husband; her sisters Olinda Eckhardt, Helen Eckhardt, Edna Sawacki, and brothers Raymond and Harold Hilderman.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Pilgrim Congregational Church, Southside Senior Center, or Riverstone Hospice Foundation.

Visitation will be held from 4-7:00 p.m. on Monday, June 29, 2020 at the Smith Downtown Chapel, 925 S. 27th Street. Graveside service will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, June 30, at Sunset Memorial Gardens, 1721 Central Avenue. Condolences may be shared at
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  • Visitation

    Monday, June 29th, 2020 | 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    Monday, June 29th, 2020 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    Smith Funeral Chapels Downtown
    925 S. 27th Street
    BILLINGS, MT 59101
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  • Service

    Tuesday, June 30th, 2020 | 10:30am
    Tuesday, June 30th, 2020 10:30am
    Sunset Memorial Gardens
    1721 Central
    BILLINGS, MT 59102
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    Pastor Steve Heppner
  • Interment

    Sunset Memorial Gardens
    1721 Central Ave
    BILLINGS, MT 59102
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Marilyn R 1067-6/25/20

Posted at 11:16am
Dear Dennis, Susan and family.. please accept my deepest sympathy in the loss of your mother.... I KNOW exact the emptiness and heart ache you are suffering. My Mother, Esther Chidley, passed away 7 1/2 years ago—December 25,2012 , and I miss her daily... and u probably remember my brother , Howard Hintt, who also passed on Memorial Day 3 yrs., ago now... I truly miss him too... I’m not sure I will make your moms service but rest assured she will always be in my heart and both of you in my prayers. God Bless all of you...she and mom can meet again and continue their visiting. I’m sorry I was not aware where your mom was or I would have contacted her. Take care... MArilyn Hintt Richardson Campbell.

Irene Hefenieder Posted at 06:09pm

My sincere sympathies on your loss. I spoke with Ruth on the phone over the years until she moved. Irene Hefenieder

Susan Wakefield Posted at 08:22pm

Thank you for your condolences. We will sure miss her!! Susan

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