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Dorothy Spaulding

Dorothy Elizabeth Spaulding (Sticka)

Sunday, March 29th, 1931 - Monday, August 31st, 2020
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Dorothy E. (Sticka) Spaulding was born on March 29, 1931 and passed away August 31, 2020 at the age of 89.

Dorothy was born in Sheffield, North Dakota to Leonard and Minnie (Ehrmantraut) Sticka. The family moved to Fromberg, Montana and eventually settled in Belfry. She was one of 6 children born to Leonard and Minnie.

Dorothy met the love of her life in Belfry, Sam Spaulding. They were married for 53 years before Sam’s passing in 2004. Sam and Dorothy had 4 children. They farmed and ranched in Belfry in addition to milking 25 cows morning and night. Many families in and around Belfry bought milk and eggs from them for years. Their doors were always open to visitors.

In addition to being the Belfry Cemetery Secretary she eventually took a job cooking at Belfry School. This was a true love of hers, feeding people her delicious cooking. She even started making all homemade bread and cinnamon rolls. The chili and cinnamon rolls at Belfry School have been the topic of many discussions.
Dorothy loved to cook, and she provided many meals and treats over the years. This is what people remember most about her. As a retirement project she took a summer job at the B4 and L-T Ranch near Cooke City, MT. This was a highlight for her and Sam. They were able to enjoy cool summer days and the beautiful scenery of the area.

One of Sam and Dorothy’s favorite activities was taking many picnics throughout the summer. One of their neighbors said Spaulding’s were the first ones to go on a picnic in the spring and the last one to go in the fall.
Dorothy is survived by her 4 children: Dean (Dena) Spaulding of Belfry and their 3 children Denise (Doug) Aisenbrey, Doug Spaulding, and Dustin (Angela) Spaulding; her son Jim (Debbie) Spaulding of Lakeside, MT and their 5 children Jennifer (Chris) Gendreau, Jamie Spaulding, Andrea Effertz, Bria Effertz, and Colter (Chrystal) Effertz; her daughter Shona Wieting of Billings, MT and her 2 children Matt Herden and Sammi (TyRay) Hageman; her daughter Jonni (Dan) Weisgerber of Kamuela, Hawaii and their 4 children Hans Sommerhoff, Maggi Sommerhoff, Charlotte Sommerhoff, and MacKenzie Weisgerber. She is survived by 10 great grandchildren and nieces and nephews. She is survived by her sister Kathy (Elvin) Kaufman.

She was preceded in death by her husband Sam, 3 brothers Adam, John, Arnie, and one sister Leona.
The rosary and vigil will begin at 6:15 p.m. on Thursday, September 3 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Bridger. Funeral Mass will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, September 4 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Rite of Committal will be held at the Belfry Cemetery following Mass.

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  • Visitation

    Thursday, September 3rd, 2020 | 6:15pm
    Thursday, September 3rd, 2020 6:15pm
    Sacred Heart Catholic Church
    209 S. 4th Street
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    The rosary and vigil begins at 6:15 at the church
  • Service

    Friday, September 4th, 2020 | 10:30am
    Friday, September 4th, 2020 10:30am
    Sacred Heart Catholic Church
    209 S. 4th Street
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    Father Masilamani Suvakkin
  • Interment

    Belfry Cemetery
    BELFRY, MT 59008
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